I hope it is no secret to anyone who knows me, I am so in love with politics. I use to sit and watch CNN with my grandpa after school and he would try and explain to me how the whole United States government worked.
I always enjoyed this time together and this has had a lasting impact on me. I was inspired to pay more attention to politics after the election in 2016 and had a new found affinity for them. So, of course, I want to share with you my favorite political media.
What I’m reading:
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
I know what you are thinking, come on Hillary it’s way too soon for this book. My answer to you would yes, yes it is but I loved it anyways. It was a bit triggering to have to re-live the events of the 2016 presidential election, but it was nice to finally hear her commentary about what happened.
She accepted a lot of responsibility for how the the events of 2016 turned out but she also called James Comey and the media for her loss. Please don’t judge this book on the experts leaked, they take everything out of context and make it seem like Clinton is very salty about her loss.
She walks you through every stop of the process, from the preliminaries to the night she lost, the book takes on through an insiders look of the election and it’s definitely worth the read.
What I’m listening to:
Pod Save America from Crooked Media
Crooked Media is a media company which originated after the election in response to the media coverage. Two former speech writers for Obama, an NSA official and a policy for director for Obama all came together to create this company. The founders of Crooked Media blame a lot of Trump’s victory on how the mass political media gave him so much coverage.
They claim the mass political media over covered Trump and that is a lot of the reason why he won. They want to change how people talk about politics in media, they go into depth with the topics they cover and have 20 minute conversations on things like the new health care bill.
I love this podcast because it is so detailed oriented in the conversations they have, you leave the hour of listening with enough facts and details about what going on you could challenge your professors on their political knowledge.
What I’m watching:
Currently, I am watching the Broncos game and I will tell you why this is relevant, football has been thrusted into the political light.
After Donald Trump’s outrageous tweet, more NFL players are kneeling during the National Anthem than ever before, some are even unwilling to come out of the tunnel.
In my life time, I have never seen our country so involved into politics in every aspect of our culture. Maybe the election of Donald Trump won’t be such a bad thing after all because we will have to re think how we talk about and cover politics.
Only time will tell though.