Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - June 19, 2016 - Hr 1

June 19, 2016
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The "battle for reality" heats up in the aftermath of the Orlando terror attack. Donald Trump points to the reality of radical Islamic terror, while Hillary Clinton and President Obama portray 'access to guns' as the real root cause of the mass-shooting. We review leftist deconstructionist strategies for "framing" issues to the American public. Is progressive thinker George Lakoff right to suggest Aristotelian "categories" of public discourse are "fictions" which can be manipulated at will? Is Professor Steven Pinker right to push back against such "fuzzy" logic which denies a connection to "the way the world works"? Meanwhile, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces plans to release redacted portions of conversations between the FBI and terrorist Omar Mateen -- selectively editing out the "pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups." Is the Obama Administration planning to scrub the "Islamic State" out of the discourse? Also, we marvel at the media's determined circling of the wagons against Trump and express dismay that many in the "sick" Republican Establishment are along for the ride. A terminal sickness? Plus, we address the "binary logic" of the campaign cycle, we ask which Colorado Republican Senate candidate is most supportive of Trump, and we share Father's Day thoughts with Producer Dwayne. With Listener Calls and Music via Billie Joe & Norah Jones, Sade, Pharrell, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Dwight Yoakam.