Don't Believe the Media. Are the "credulous" Americans who don't disbelieve now driving themselves crazy? Sure seems like it. Moving on, we chronicle President Trump's visit to Wisconsin to promote his "Buy American, Hire American" industrial policy. The New York Times frets that Trump is "moving against free trade" on multiple fronts, even as the working classes of America and France turn against their globalist betters. We discuss the surprising true meaning of "the invisible hand" in the writings of Adam Smith, and review David Ricardo's concerns that capitalist traders might lose allegiance to their "own country" and thereby turn "free trade" into hostile domestic policy. Meanwhile, callers continue to weigh in on the "spiritual divide" in America. Civil War Potential? Will the controversial Ann Coulter be able to speak freely in Berkeley this week? Possible Martyrdom? Plus, we marvel at the Establishment Media's "89% negative" coverage of President Trump in his first 100 Days. Ironically, Trump's approval numbers are holding fairly steady, with negligible base attrition, while those of media-protected Hillary Clinton continue to plunge. More media backfires? Newt Gingrich seems to think so. With Listener Calls & Music via Jacques Brel, Clean Bandit, David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Gillian Welch and Enrique Iglesias.
April 23, 2017