December 5, 2019 | Reading Time: < 1 minute

me on Ian Masters’ radio show

Ian Masters is the host of Background Briefing, a public radio program in LA. He invited me on to talk about Tuesday’s Editorial Board, “When Does Ordinary Republican Partisanship Turn into Treason?” I try explaining my theory about why someone like Donald Trump can lie so much. Let me know how I did. Cheers! —JS…

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Ian Masters is the host of Background Briefing, a public radio program in LA. He invited me on to talk about Tuesday’s Editorial Board, “When Does Ordinary Republican Partisanship Turn into Treason?

I try explaining my theory about why someone like Donald Trump can lie so much.

Let me know how I did.

Cheers! —JS

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John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition open and available to all. Find him @johnastoehr.

4 Comments

  1. danamo on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    nice!

  2. El Fug on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Ian Masters has the best show on radio. I will check it out.

  3. Thornton Prayer on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    I think you again provided incisive analysis and commentary. The quote about Orwell was particularly pertinent.

  4. Fred Pollack on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    I was raised jewish (reformed), but became an atheist when I was 12 years old. My wife and I raised our kids as atheists.

    Atheists sometimes (jokingly) refer to unitarians as atheists that needed to have someplace to go on Sunday morning.

    Out of curiosity, I’ve engaged in street conversations here in south beach (Miami Beach) with both orthodox jews and jehovah witnesses in the last few months. They have some common beliefs, e.g. the earth is about 6,000 years old (vs 3.5 billion years), and thus, they deny the science of evolution.

    People conditioned to believe their religious leaders, and deny facts, are prone to doing the same in politics, eg believe Trump’s many lies. And, the connection is made stronger when some of these religious leaders say he was sent by God to be President: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLtfq4blS1I – 2.5min of clips put together by Vice News

    But I’ve also worked with fundamentalists that are very good at compartmentalization. At work, it’s all about the facts. Outside of work, it’s all about their myths.

    Although many/most evangelical christians are Climate Change deniers, there are some notable exceptions. Perhaps the most important one is Katharine Hayhoe, who is a well-known, respected climate scientist, with many peer-reviewed publications. For example, she was the lead author of 2 chapters of the 4th National Climate Assessment. She was the lead author of Chapter 4 (Climate Models, Scenarios, and Projections) in Part I (2017), and the lead author of Chapter 2 (Our Changing Climate) in Part II (2018). You can read more about her on her wiki page. She is excellent at communicating to evangelicals the importance of dealing with climate change. At this webpage, there is a 2min video clip at the top of her key message: https://climateone.org/video/katharine-hayhoe-climate-change-christianity-and-evangelicals . She is a remarkable person!

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