Malcolm Goes to Debate School
The episode features a debate on whether to trust the mainstream media or not. Prominent journalists argue against trusting mainstream media, while New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg and Canadian journalist Malcolm Gladwell defend it. The debaters discuss big stories like the Trump presidency, COVID, and the war in Ukraine. Mainstream media is seen as more reliable and closer to the truth compared to alternative sources. The episode explores professional standards of mainstream media, debate strategies, critique of mainstream media, and the importance of listening in debates.