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May 17, 2022
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"Stoking Hate in Primetime."

In This Episode

A heavily armed 18-year-old carries out a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York inspired by the same racist conspiracy theory pushed by Tucker Carlson and Republicans in Congress, Biden tests new research by calling Republicans “Ultra MAGA”, and Jonathon Martin joins to discuss his new book This Will Not Pass.


Show Notes



  • NYT: How Buffalo Suspect’s Racist Writings Reveal Links to Other Attacks
  • Salon: Liz Cheney calls out GOP leaders for enabling “white supremacy” after Buffalo shooting
  • WaPo: Buffalo shooting shines light on Congressional inaction, GOP rhetoric
  • AP: EXPLAINER: White ‘replacement theory’ fuels racist attacks 
  • Axios: Court opens way for flood of Texas “censorship” lawsuits
  • NYT: Before the Massacre, Erratic Behavior and a Chilling Threat
  • NYT: Mass Shooting in Buffalo
  • NYT: Washington officials condemn white supremacist ideology and its ties to the far right.
  • WaPo: Conservative media is familiar with Buffalo suspect’s alleged ‘theory’
  • WaPo: Stefanik echoed racist theory allegedly espoused by Buffalo suspect 
  • Salon: Buffalo shooting comes eight months after Rep. Elise Stefanik called out over “Great Replacement”
  • MSNBC: The link between the anti-abortion movement & “replacement theory” 
  • Market Watch: Poll finds one-third of adults say they think an effort is afoot to replace native-born Americans with new immigrants for electoral purposes 
  • WaPo: Biden sees a new threat: ‘Ultra MAGA’ Republicans



  • FreshAirTranscript: Republicans suggested invoking the 25th Amendment after Jan. 6 — but failed to act
  • NYT: ‘I’ve Had It With This Guy’: G.O.P. Leaders Privately Blasted Trump After Jan. 6
  • NYT: McCarthy Feared G.O.P. Lawmakers Put ‘People in Jeopardy’ After Jan. 6
  • NYT: McCarthy’s Lie Puts G.O.P. Hypocrisy on Trump on Display
  • NYT: McCarthy Said Trump Acknowledged ‘Some Responsibility’ for Jan. 6
  • NYMag: The Insurrection That Didn’t Happen
  • TheAtlantic: The Tragedy of the Congress



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