Rolling Stone ran an article by Matt Taibbi called, "The Madness of Donald Trump," accompanied with this artwork by Victor Juhasz.
"Insane." "Crazy." "Batshit." "Totally fucking nuts."
Trump's mental health and cognitive capacity is the subject of much speculation, joke-making, and earnest concern. But how should the subject be approached by the media?
On this week's episode of Citations Needed, we explore the ethics of diagnosing mental health from afar, the conflation of mental health issues with moral turpitude, the negative effects of the media's nonstop stigmatizing of "insanity," and how to balance all of the above in the face of the undeniable and unique threat to the planet posed by the American president.
The GuestsThe Idiot Brain.
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Citations Needed is a media criticism podcast, hosted by Adam Johnson and Nima Shirazi, political commentators and media analysts working to call bullshit on (usually corporate) media’s ubiquitous reliance on and regurgitation of false and destructive narratives, tropes and stereotypes.
Citations Needed is produced by Florence Barrau-Adams. Our Production Consultant is Josh Kross. The theme is ‘Nonphenomenal Lineage’ by Grandaddy.
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