The Trump Media Industrial Complex

Jeff Cohen, Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media/Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (F.A.I.R.) joins Thom. At this point - it's no longer just a joke. Donald Trump could very well be our next President. And if he does end up sauntering - insulting - and bragging his way into the White House in January 2017 - he'll have the TV news networks to thank. It’s no secret that Trump brings big ratings - and because of that -Trump's mug has been on TV non-top since he announced he's running for President in June. The Tyndall Report actually revealed that mainstream nightly news shows - through the entirety of 2015 - spent only 10 minutes of total coverage on Bernie Sanders - as opposed to 234 minutes of total coverage of Donald Trump. And tonight Trump gets what he's always wanted - his own show. He’ll host a two hour town hall live on MSNBC. Yup, just him for two hours on MSNBC being asked "tough" questions by Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

Here's what Republicans and billionaires really mean when they talk about 'freedom'

Thom plus logo America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We'd be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom.