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Media Roundtable: The post-election GOP power grab & George H.W. Bush's political legacy


On the this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the latest move by Republicans to grab power and disenfranchise voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, and Ohio.

We'll also talk about media coverage of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away on November 30. How are the media reporting on the long-term impacts of his domestic and foreign policies?


David Daley, senior fellow at FairVote, former editor-in-chief of Salon, and author of Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy

John Nichols, national-affairs correspondent for The Nation and author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America

Will Bunch, award-winning journalist, national columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, and author of the political blog "Attytood"

Web Resources:

The Philadelphia Inquirer: George H.W. Bush was a family man and war hero who gave America its horribly destructive politics

The Nation: Scott Walker’s Sore-Loser Scheme

The Atlantic: ‘Wisconsin Has Never Seen Anything Like This’

CJR: In Bush coverage, the media finds another foil for Trump

WSOCTV: Second woman claims she was paid to pick up ballots in U.S. House District 9 race




Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.