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The Surreal News 9-10 AM Friday 10-19-18

Written by on Thursday, October 18, 2018

It is fund drive, and time to remind listeners to support WSLR and shows like The Surreal News that tell it like it is unencumbered by any corporate or special interest pressure who are beholden to no one but you the listener.  All media does not that freedom to be honest as this week’s guest Matt Gertz (above), senior fellow at Media Matters for America, will explain. He noted in a recent blog entry how the mainstream media, much maligned by the president as “fake news,” have perpetuated the myth of his accumulation of wealth and business acumen. Trump would have you believe he grew up in shoebox in the middle of Queens street and by dint of hard work, gumption and smarts became a billionaire. He is by his own reckoning a “stable genius.” However, a well-researched New York Times story recently revealed Trump bumbled along with about $400 million in loans or gifts over the years from his Father (not the much cited $1 million loan at the beginning of his career) and that much of that money was the result of defrauding the United States of America by not paying taxes.