The horrific stories and images coming out of Charlottesville have sparked widespread outrage and international media coverage. Last week, we saw white supremacists groups carrying torches, guns, confederate flags, and Nazi paraphernalia.
Heather Heyer was killed after a Nazi sympathizer ran his car into peaceful marchers. How are the media covering the tragic history of racial inequality and the rise of fascism in the US? How are the media shaping public perceptions about what we’re facing? We'll also discuss the attack in Barcelona.
A.C. Thompson, award winning investigative reporter with ProPublica, covering the rise in hate crimes in the US for the Documenting Hate project
Sarah Posner, reporter with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, author of God's Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters, and an expert on the intersection of religion and politics
Martin G Reynolds, co-executive director of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, and director of the Reveal Investigative Fellowships at the Center for Investigative Reporting
Propublica: Documenting Hate
Mother Jones: How Trump Took Hate Groups Mainstream