Tim Miller on the need to take conspiracy theories and disinformation seriously
Tim Miller worked in Republican politics for many years but over the last few years he's become more of a writer. One of his latest pieces at The Bulwark is titled, "Taking #Obamagate Seriously: President Trump's Bonkers Theory Explained."
Tim is a veteran political communicator with a good feel for how information flow moves in the modern media environment, and he believes that you can't let half-truths and lies spread unchallenged.
He's spent a lot of time trying to unpack and explain some of the more popular conspiracy theories on the right.
We talk about the speciousness of President Trump's insinuations that President Obama did something wrong, but also about the apparent mishandling of the FBI's 2017 interview of then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Some background reading on Flynn:
- "The Case Against Michael Flynn Now Looks a Lot Weaker" by Eli Lake
- "The FBI Set Flynn Up to Preserve the Trump–Russia Probe," by Andrew McCarthy
- "Why the Flynn Interview Was Predicated," by Barbara McQuade
- "Flynn Redux: What Those FBI Documents Really Show" by Benjamin Wittes & Quinta Jurecic
Outro music: "Flux Capacitor” by Jay Electronica
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