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GRITtv: Arianna Huffington and Don Hazen on McCain and the Lunatic Fringe

When over 80% of voters see the country as going in the wrong direction, how is it that almost half would still vote for a Republican who has pledged to continue the Bush agenda?

Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and author of Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe joins Laura Flanders and Don Hazen, Executive Editor of AlterNet.org for a rousing discussion, examining how McCain has been given a free pass by the media, how Democrats have allowed the lunatic fringe to hijack democracy.

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GRITtv – Arianna Huffington and Don Hazen on McCain and the Lunatic Fringe

When over 80% of voters see the country as going in the wrong direction, how is it that almost half would still vote for a Republican who has pledged to continue the Bush agenda?

Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and author of Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe joins Laura Flanders and Don Hazen, Executive Editor of AlterNet.org for a rousing discussion, examining how McCain has been given a free pass by the media, how Democrats have allowed the lunatic fringe to hijack democracy.

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Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.