The great Donna Halper is back to talk about the news media and more. You might know Donna as the broadcaster who introduced Rush, the greatest band in the universe, to America. But Donna also happens to be a professor of political communications, so today we discussed the state of the news media during the pandemic and especially throughout the utterly destructive era of Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Fox News and the flooding of the zone with disinformation. Follow Donna on Twitter and on her blog. Meanwhile, please support this show by subscribing to our bonus content at