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FEATURING JAMES HOGGAN – The 2020 Presidential candidate debate pitted Democrat against Democrat and showcased the widening rift between so-called moderates and progressives within the party. But there was a third force present during the debate – the CNN moderators, who echoed Republican talking points, and even used the favored words of the extreme right wing to challenge candidates. The level of public discourse has become so toxic under President Donald Trump that one wonders if it is infecting us all?

James Hoggan, founder of the influential and award winning website DeSmogBlog. His earlier books include Do the Right Thing: PR Tips for a Skeptical Public, and Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming. The 2nd Edition of his book I’m Right and You’re an Idiot is just out.

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