CPAC, the Bulwark, and Political Puritanism

March 06, 2019

The Bulwark, an offshoot of the now-defunct Weekly Standard, evoked criticism with coverage of the Conservative Political Action Conference. We discuss tolerance for internal dissent within political parties, and how media’s business dynamics shape political debate.

Discussants

Timothy Gill is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. He is currently working on a book, The Future of U.S. Empire in the Americas (Routledge). Twitter: @timgill924

Gabriel Rossman co-hosts The Annex. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He wrote Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation (2015, Princeton) Twitter: @GabrielRossman

Joseph Nathan Cohen co-hosts The Annex and directs the Sociocast Project. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College. He wrote Financial Crisis in American Households: The Basic Expenses That Bankrupt the Middle Class (2017, Praeger) and co-authored Global Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective (2010, Polity). Twitter: @jncohen

This episode was produced by Lisseth Moreno and Joseph Cohen.

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