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Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer Discuss the Silencing of the Left (Video)

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Chris Hedges
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Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best selling author, former professor at Princeton University, activist and ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 11 books,…
Chris Hedges
Robert Scheer
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Robert Scheer, editor in chief of Truthdig, has built a reputation for strong social and political writing over his 30 years as a journalist. His columns appear in newspapers across the country, and his…
Robert Scheer

In the latest episode of "On Contact," Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer examine the "New McCarthyism" directed at suppressing the left-wing press.

"This time, it's not coming from the rabid right wing---the Joe McCarthys of the Republican Party---but from the Democratic Party," said Hedges, the host of "On Contact."

"I consider this one of the most frightening moments, and I've been around a long time," Scheer said. "I spent 29 years at the Los Angeles Times, legacy media, as a reporter and columnist. And I want to make one thing clear: Fake news has always been a problem. Fake news comes from governments all over the world, particularly when it deals with national security."

Listen to the full interview in the player above.

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