GUEST: James Hoggan, founder of the influential and award-winning website DeSmogBlog.
His earlier books include Do the Right Thing: PR Tips for a Skeptical Public, and Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming.
The 2nd Edition of his book I'm Right and You're an Idiot is just out.
BACKGROUND: The 2020 Presidential candidate debate pitted Democrat against Democrat and showcased the widening rift between so-called moderates and progressives within the party.
But there was a third force present during the debate - the CNN moderators, who echoed Republican talking points, and even used the favored words of the extreme right-wing to challenge candidates.
The level of public discourse has become so toxic under President Donald Trump that one wonders if it is infecting us all?
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