Obit omit: What the media leaves out of John McCain’s record of militarism and misogyny

A round-table discussion on the life and legacy of John McCain.

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We host a roundtable discussion on the life and legacy of John McCain, the Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, six-term senator and two-time presidential candidate, who died Saturday at the age of 81 of brain cancer. We speak with Mehdi Hasan, columnist for The Intercept and host of their “Deconstructed” podcast. He’s also host of “UpFront” at Al Jazeera English. He’s been tweeting in response to McCain’s death and wrote a piece last year headlined “Despite What the Press Says, ‘Maverick’ McCain Has a Long and Distinguished Record of Horribleness.” We are also joined by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink, which McCain once referred to as “low-life scum,” and by Norman Solomon, national coordinator of RootsAction, executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and author of “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.”

Guests

  • Norman Solomon national coordinator of RootsAction and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy.
  • Mehdi Hasan columnist for The Intercept and host of their Deconstructed podcast. He’s also host of UpFront at Al Jazeera English.
  • Medea Benjamin co-founder of CodePink.

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