Media Criticism

What the Political Class Should Learn from the Rittenhouse Verdict

Plus, Biden's Build Back Better passes the house.


Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie get meta on this Monday's Reason Roundtable, talking about how the media talked about the Rittenhouse trial. Plus, hear their thoughts on the various freedom indexes and Joe Biden's domestic agenda.

Discussed in the show:

1:42: The Kyle Rittenhouse results and media reactions.

32:08: Weekly Listener Question: How much stock do you put in the international rankings of freedom in the world put out by places like Cato, the Fraser Institute, Freedom House, The Economist, and Heritage?

38:09: The house passed Biden's domestic agenda.

51:14: Media recommendations for the week.

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Audio production by Ian Keyser
Assistant production by Regan Taylor
Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve