#90 | #MediaLiesMatter

Following the continued presence of stories about unarmed Black people being killed by the police, in particular after the shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and then the shootings of Dallas police officers by a sniper in retaliation, Brandon, Kareem & Ken discuss how news media outlets – both traditional cable networks and online brands – cover such stories, from how the news cycles generally play out, to the biases, to how the coverage affects audiences at home.

They also discuss #BlackLivesMatter, various celebrity reactions the tragedies, the history behind Black entertainers also doubling as activists, and key films about race-relations and police brutality.



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  1. Ernest

    July 17, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    55 min mark. well said Kareem.

  2. AKAalibabwa

    July 21, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Guys,
    Great episode as per usual. Going off of what was discussed in this episode I wanted each of you all’s opinion on how big of an influence you think the current social climate, specifically the Black Lives Matter movement, will have on the story setting and subsequent issues addressed in the upcoming Netflix series Luke Cage? I mean are we all here for living vicariously through Mike Coulter just standing there like a boss as bullets from police guns ricochet off of him?!

    • Brandon

      July 21, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Hey, Ali, We’ll definitely discuss it on the next show we do, but personally I’m thinking/hoping there will be a huge BLM influence in “Luke Cage”, especially given the revisions and updates they’ll need to do to his backstory as-is.