How Media Uses (and Abuses) the Words of the Founding Fathers
Michael Austin's new book is entitled "That's Not What They Meant!: Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America's Right Wing." In it, he analyzes how both the right and the left have appropriated the words of the American Founding Fathers for themselves, but have also misquoted, misconstrued, and yanked those words out of context in the process. Today, he talks with guest host Mark Burns about some of the more egregious examples of media's misreadings and encourages us to reread the words of the Founding Fathers for ourselves.
—Original airdate: 7/9/2014
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