Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn SPECIAL — January 3, 2018 — HR 2

January 3, 2018
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The Devin Nunes Deadline Is Today. Will Deep State stop stonewalling and cough up the goods about Trump Dossier and "full trove" of Peter Strzok texts? Matt Dunn guest hosts the Dan Caplis Show. The Wall Street Journal calls it a time for "contempt." Rep. DeSantis says today is the "last straw." Meanwhile, squeezed by the deadline, Democrats and Media have scattered away from the Dossier. Losing control of centralized narrative? Each Deep Stater now for himself? On the Run: CNN, Fusion GPS, Rep. Jim Himes and the New York Times. We consider the preposterous George Papadopolous trial balloon. A Maltese flourish? Paul Callan summarizes Peter Strzok's precarious position. Sen. Lindsey Graham applies pressure, calls for new Special Counsel to investigate DOJ's handling of Dossier. Getting Good Here Folks. With Listener Calls & Music via Helene Fischer and Junior Brown. 

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn SPECIAL — January 3, 2018 — HR 1

January 3, 2018
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Bannon v. Trump. Drudge Report fades? Matt Dunn guest hosts the Dan Caplis Show. We explore the latest controversy over Steve Bannon and survey President Trump's prompt rebuke. Real or Fake? We consider the recent history of the Drudge Report, and opine that something's amiss. Why the change in tone? Fire in Chappaqua, at the Clinton residence. Grounds for suspicion? Manafort sues DOJ, Mueller, Rosenstein. Democrats and Media running away from Trump Dossier, all of a sudden. And fast. Nunes' deadline hits today. Looming contempt? Plus, vignettes on Idi Amin Dada, former dictator of Uganda. With Listener Calls & Music via Billy Preston and Heart.  

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn SPECIAL — January 2, 2018 — HR 3

January 2, 2018
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Making Sense of the Deep State. An Explainer, From 2016 to the Present. Matt Dunn guest hosts the Dan Caplis Show. Fraudulent FISA Warrants, spying on Trump, and the real task of Robert Mueller. The New York Times drops the Trump Dossier, brings George Papadopoulos in for the rescue. We sample brutal responses to the NYT from Andrew McCarthy, Byron York and the Conservative Treehouse. Meanwhile, mysterious "Sanctuary State" signs appear in California, and Michelle Malkin says she wants "the wall, the wall, the wall" for 2018. Establishmentarian Matthew Dowd frets over what he sees as America's "loss of moral authority" in the world. David Brock and Lisa Bloom pay women to accuse Trump. And Kim Jong Un receives a tweet from the American President. The Wolf Moon. With Listener Calls & Music via Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Foo Fighters.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn SPECIAL — January 2, 2018 — HR 2

January 2, 2018
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Matt Dunn guest hosts the Dan Caplis Show. Interview with Finn Murphy, author of "The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road." With Listener Calls & Music via Junior Brown & Red Simpson. 

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn SPECIAL — January 2, 2018 — HR 1

January 2, 2018
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A Guided Tour Through the Deep State. Matt Dunn guest hosts the Dan Caplis Show. Al Franken finally resigns from the Senate, and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch announces he will not seek re-election. Door open to Mitt Romney? Meanwhile, a rattled New York Times "moves the goalposts" on the Trump Dossier story. Their "anonymous sources" struggle to sustain their "collusion" meme, even as it continues to crumble. Rep. Ron DeSantis notes there is no evidence of collusion, and that if there was, we'd have all heard about it long ago. Also, Robbie Mook now says the Russian investigation is "not a winning message" for Democrats. Deep State On The Run. With Listener Calls & Music via Greta Van Fleet, the Black Crowes and the theme music from Jaws.  

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn SPECIAL — December 30, 2017 — HR 3

December 30, 2017
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Trump's Successful First Year & the Existential War for the Soul of America. Matt Dunn guest hosts the Craig Silverman Show. In spite of the Media, President Trump ends his first year matching Obama's first-year approvals. Newt Gingrich looks forward to a golden 2018 as he enthuses over the Tax Cut bill and a growing economy. Never Trumpers eating their words, but still angry. Democrats & Media create "tyrant" and "dictator" disctractions as Deep State crumbles. John McCain's fingerprints on the Trump Dossier. Blacks and Hispanics doing well in the Trump Economy, threatening the fragile Obama Coalition. Orrin Hatch over Mitt Romney in Utah. The Best Movies of 2017: Dunkirk, John Wick 2. Auld Lang Syne. With Listener Calls & Music via Bing Crosby, the Steve Miller Band, the Lonesome Travelers & Dwight Yoakam.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn SPECIAL — December 30, 2017 — HR 2

December 30, 2017
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Devin Nunes on the Warpath. Wants answers, grows tired of DOJ & FBI stonewalling. Matt Dunn guest hosts the Craig Silverman Show. We chronicle a devastating interview with CNN Legal Analyst Paul Callan, who says "Trump is right" to criticize the FBI. Callan blasts the "bias" of the FBI's top brass and decries the obvious corruption of the disgraced and soon-to-retire Andy McCabe. Pension? Rep. Ron DeSantis talks about holding the DOJ in "Contempt of Congress" and Democratic Rep. Jim Himes inadvertently describes the 'nothingburger' of the Mueller Investigation. Meanwhile, the Left vents spleen at President Trump for "defying" the will of America's bureaucrats, and CNN obsesses over the "white truck" blocking their cameras at a Trump golf course. Plus, Ringo Starr gets "knighted" by Queen Elizabeth. With Listener Calls -- one of which compares your host favorably with Rush Limbaugh. Music via Dean Martin, RJD2, Louane de Francais, The Beatles and Ringo Starr.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn SPECIAL — December 30, 2017 — HR 1

December 30, 2017
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Requiem for the Deep State. Confutatis, Maledictis. Matt Dunn guest hosts the Craig Silverman Show. Exposing the failed Deep State attempt to take down Trump. They took a big gamble -- and lost bigly. A "very disturbed" Sen. Lindsey Graham calls for new Special Consel to investigate DOJ's handling of the Trump Dossier, which he indicates was used to justify FISA warrants for spying on Trump. Notes on the FBI's corrupt Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Andy McCabe and James Baker. Has Mueller's real job been to cover it all up? Lacrimosa. Meanwhile, the struggling NFL cancels their Sunday Night Football game, and we marvel at the Trump Economy 2017. We debate which composer's rendition of Mozart's Requiem is the superior. Plus, stepping on Lego's post-Christmas. With Listener Calls & Music via Eric Church, 'Til Tuesday and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn — December 17, 2017 — HR 3

December 17, 2017
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The Emergence of "Intel-Gate." We dig deeper into the intelligence operation run against then candidate and now President Trump, who says this week "it's a shame what's happened with the FBI" as he pledges to "rebuild" the fallen organization. Congressmen Jordan and Gaetz announce plans to subpoena Andrew "Andy" McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr and Nellie Ohr. How many in this cast shall soon plead the Fifth? Will "Andy" McCabe even show up this time around? Rep. Trey Gowdy says he'll be "surprised" if the checkered partisan McCabe is still an FBI employee by next week. Also, we review Mueller's email grab, the worst media defenses of the smoking gun Strzok "insurance policy" text, and offer more details about Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who we learn was treated poorly under the Obama Administration. Stepping back a little, we consider the generalized hysteria of the Left and review attorney Lisa Bloom's planned "paydays" for women willing to accuse Trump of misconduct. Plus, our commentary on what Victor Davis Hanson calls the "larger existential war for the soul of America." Trump the only roadblock to the decades-long progressive revolution? With Listener Calls & Music via Marty Robbins, Buck Owens, Shirley & Company, the Beach Boys, Luciano Pavarotti and Helene Fischer. Sacred Christmas Song from Dwight Yoakam.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn — December 17, 2017 — HR 2

December 17, 2017
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Should our corrupt Deep Staters go to jail? We sample the commentary of many who think so, including Newt Gingrich, Lou Dobbs and Judge Jeanine Pirro. Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom says the FBI's Peter Strzok "belongs in Leavenworth." Columnist Charles Hurt describes the "most sinister and corrupt Deep State anyone could ever have imagined." Tom Fitton, of Judicial Watch, compares today's FBI to the KGB. Responding to such sentiments, CNN's Jake Tapper excoriates such "incredibly extremist rhetoric" and strains to defend Mueller & Strzok against recent revelations. For good measure, CNN propagandist Brian Stelter piles on with trademark tut-tutting. Meanwhile, presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway describes the FBI's "insurance policy" as evidence of how "the fix was in" against Trump from the beginning. Plus, we commemorate the 244th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and offer our vignettes on this week's Swedish Christmas celebration at IKEA. With Listener Calls & Music via the Standells, the Stone Temple Pilots, Dwight Yoakam and Erasure. Also, the Swedish "Sankta Lucia" of Elever Fran Adolf Fredriks Musikskola.