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Leftist goes to a Trump Rally, Internet in Shambles
All the press clips from our organizing conversations with Trump Voters
This is where I hastily scribble about what’s going on. May include righteous anger and typos.
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Every week, roughly, I send one of these out with a crop of recent content. Sometimes is a short TikTok with a transcript including sources and other readings, other times it’s a round-up of shows we went on like today, or…. whatever’s laying around the content kitchen.
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It’s my birthday today! So that will be short and sweet. If you don’t know me, hi. I’m John Russell. I grew up on a farm outside a tiny rust belt town in the Ohio Valley. My politics took their first left turn back then. I farmed for seven seasons, worked/volunteered for a baker’s dozen political campaigns, and ran for office twice. Those last two were crushing defeats, but hey… builds character. I moved back to the valley after about ten years away. Wheeling, WV is the soon-to-be headquarters. And I bartend twice a week to help pay for this media habit! Want to see this stick around?
We had a video go big about a week ago. I went up to a Trump rally in Erie, PA to talk leftist politics with people in line. It went well.
The video was a collaboration with More Perfect Union, whom you should definitely follow right now. I work with a small and absolutely wonderful team at MPU - all-star Co-producer/cameraman Nehemiah Stark, Co-producer and vibe captain Court Fuller, and Editor/Wizard Guy Josh Hirschfeld-Kroen.
This week is a press clip round-up while we work on more pieces for the next round!
TYT with Ana Kasparian
Secular Talk with Kyle Kulinsky and Krystal Ball
Bonus points for this dude being a right-wing flag/cross/thin blue line all on one t-shirt guy.