Saturday, January 13, 2018
Few journalists have tossed more hand grenades or built more of a reputation for themselves than Matt Taibbi, who covers politics and culture for Rolling Stone when not writing bestselling books -- most recently I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street... In 2008, Taibbi won a National Magazine Award for his columns and commentary at Rolling Stone. With fame comes controversy... Taibbi has come under attack for work that critics say is flat out misogynistic and sexist... Taibbi has published at least two apologies, but the firestorm has barely abated. He says that his support for Bernie Sanders throughout the 2016 campaign is part of what's motivating the attacks on him... Reason's Nick Gillespie spoke with Taibbi about his new book, free speech and the left, the recent negative attention that his work has received, and issues on which progressives and libertarians overlap in powerful, if always uneasy, ways.
1:48 - I Can't Breathe and the Eric Garner case
9:55 - Cell phone videos and their effect on criminal justice reform
11:43 - New York City and the origin of "stop and frisk" policing
18:37 - George Kelling and the origin of "broken windows" policing
22:44 - Crime reduction since the 90s
32:15 - Erica Garner's activism and death
34:56 - How libertarians and progressives can work together
37:29 - Journalism and "the new anti-speech movement on the left"
44:04 - Political tribalism and third party candidates
48:23 - Russian politics and U.S. election interference
51:49 - The sexual harassment allegations against Taibbi and his view of #MeToo
1:00:35 - How to promote heterodox, independent thinking
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