How to talk politics with loved ones you disagree with
On this edition of Your Call, we discuss ways to manage difficult conversations about politics and current events with loved ones you disagree with.
There have always been dinner table disagreements about immigration, the homeless crisis or taxes. Now, families are losing loved ones to disinformation and far-right conspiracies. From Fox News and Newsmax to white supremacist podcasts and QAnon streaming shows, we are living in a time of massive media manipulation.
How should we deal with this and how can we help loved ones who are consumed by it? If you have a personal story to share, we’d love to hear from you.
Albert Samaha, inequality editor at BuzzFeed News who wrote about trying to get his mom out of QAnon in March, and author of two award-winning books, Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City and Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes
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