Hacks on Hacks
By The Washington Free Beacon
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The Free Beacon's Hacks on Hacks will guide you through the very worst of what we see in the media on a weekly basis. Host Sonny Bunch joins panelists Liz Harrington and Alex Griswold and producer Andrew Kugle to help you find out who is talking about what, and why it matters. Plus: we'll tell you about the worst thing the Free Beacon did each and every week. We don't play favorites here.
||CleanBeto, Beto, Beto!||Beto's hacking history, Beto's feet, Beto's poems: It seems like the whole world revolves around Beto. But should a Reuters reporter have held the story about his history as a teenage hacker? And should lady journalists be gushing over his [checks notes] feet and teeth?||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTucker v. the Mob, Leno v. Everyone, and the Worst of the Beacon||On the latest episode of Hacks on Hacks, the gang discusses Media Matters's campaign against Tucker Carlson, asks if Jay Leno is right about modern comedy, and once again crowns Sonny Bunch worst of the Free Beacon.||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJussie Smollett, Fox News, and Captain Marvel||On the latest episode of Hacks on Hacks, the gang discusses the dangers of identity politics impacting news coverage and wonders if Jane Mayer is the most reliable writer when it comes to chronicling Fox News's misdeeds.||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDi-Fi Dismisses Kids, Writers Dig Up Dead Celebs, and the Worst of the Beacon||On the latest episode of Hacks on Hacks, the gang sends some love Dianne Feinstein's way, asks why we're discussing problematic opinions held by long-dead figures, and castigates Alex Griswold for once again being the worst employee at the Free Beacon.||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJussie Smollett, Lara Logan, and the Worst of the Beacon||On the latest episode of Hacks on Hacks, the gang asks if the Smollett saga might lead to some introspection, enjoys listening to Lara Logan go to town on the state of the press, and reveals which Free Beacon employee was the worst this week. Hint: he's on the show.||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAOC’s Bad Week, Genocide, and ‘Fake News’ Freakouts||On the latest episode of Hacks on Hacks, things get a bit tense as the gang digs into the terrible reporting about the Green New Deal, worries about eco-genocide, and decries the freakout over "Fake News."||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Dies Without Super Bowl Ads, and More||On the latest episode of Hacks on Hacks, the gang discusses the Washington Post's pricey Super Bowl ad, breaks down the whole "learn to code" thing, and wonders how much money the Covington kids should get in their suits against the celebrities that incited a mob against them.||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHacks on Hacks on Covington, Schultz, and the Worst of the Beacon||On the inaugural episode of Hacks on Hacks, the gang takes a look at the myriad media failures surrounding the treatment of the Covington kids, wonders why Howard Schultz and Evan McMullin might receive different treatment, and exposes the worst thing the Free Beacon did this week.||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Pretty good if you hate Timotheee Chalemet.
Otherwise don't waste your time
Can You Say Media Accountability?
You can get lots of pompous self-important media review podcasts. This is the one that actually sticks the knife in where it needs to go!
Hosted by someone whose family apparently cannot come up with new names for male children for 4 generations, assisted by some kind of squish (is that octopus-like?). And the shining star is Liz who serves up steaming bowls of truth with a soupcon of class.
You need to listen, if only to know who was the Worst of the Week.
Dank Podcast; I enjoy
Perfect length too