Rising Up With Sonali

Did Media Hysterics on Russia Drive Trump’s Syria Strike?

US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Syria from the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017.
Trump ordered a massive military strike against a Syria Thursday in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack they blame on President Bashar al-Assad. A US official said 59 precision guided missiles hit Shayrat Airfield in Syria, where Washington believes Tuesday’s deadly attack was launched.
/ AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

In the wake of Donald Trump’s air strikes against the Syrian government, we’ll speak with Norman Solomon today about glowing mainstream media coverage over the strikes, and how hysteria over Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia may have played a role. Plus, Joe Dinkin of the Working Families Party joins us to discuss Tax Day marches happening on April 15th throughout the US, and why it’s important to draw attention to Trump’s secrecy over his tax returns. Finally, a well-timed biography of Richard Nixon is out. We’ll speak with author John A. Farrell about the disgraced president and what the similarities and differences are between Nixon and our current president.Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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