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.