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Hope you can listen to our discussion with Josh Scheer later today, at noon Pacific time, on his KPFA show, on how charges of “fake news” legitimated by the Washington Post against legitimate alternative news and analysis sites represent a McCarthyite threat to free speech. Some of you may already be fans of Josh through his regular podcasts at TruthDig.
You can tune in live at 90.7 FM in Los Angeles and most of Southern California, 98.7 FM in Santa Barbara, 99.5 FM in Ridgecrest/China Lake and on 93.7 FM in Rancho Bernardo/North San Diego.
You can also find a live stream here, and the same page has the audio archives.
Please listen either live or later! And tell your friends. Thanks!
Update: I went by the description on the KPFA site, but Kim Kaufman provided this correction:
It’s KPFK in Los Angeles, not Pacifica’s sister station KPFA, in Berkeley. It’s airs at 4 pm Los Angeles time (Thursday).