On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we speak to Jason Wilson, a journalist and columnist with The Guardian. We discuss the response of the right in the US to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Jason has written several articles for Teh Grauniad on the subject over the last few weeks:
• Disinformation and blame: how America’s far right is capitalizing on coronavirus (March 19);
• The rightwing Christian preachers in deep denial over Covid-19’s danger (April 4);
• US far right seeks ways to exploit coronavirus and cause social collapse (April 5);
• How the right is responding to the coronavirus: denial, realism or dangerous contrarianism (April 7);
• Why Trump’s media allies are turning against Fauci amid the pandemic (April 8).
Jason was also our guest back in January, when we discussed neo-Nazi terrorists ‘The Base’. In March, Benjamin Wallace published a profile of the founder of The Base for New York Magazine, ‘The Prep-School Nazi’: Before he was Norman Spear, hate group founder and possible Russian asset Rinaldo Nazzaro was just another Jersey boy.
***Note that a longer version of our interview with Jason will be available by way of the podcast.***
See also : Trump, Scorsese, and the Frankfurt School’s Theory of Racket Society, Martin Jay, Los Angeles Review of Books, April 5, 2020.
4.30pm, Thursday, April 9, 2020 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website