Thursday, April 08, 2021

Extremist Makeover: US Media Rebrands War Criminal


The U.S. media is doing that thing is does so well: rebranding a terrorist war criminal as a reasonable guy and presenting regime change as an Arab Spring. Abu Mohammad al-Jolani wants the world to know that he's broken up with al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra. He's even traded in his fatigues for a suit. PBS and journalist Martin Smith are helping him with his PR tour. What could ever go wrong? Katie and her panel of Jack Allison, OK Fox ( and Eugene Puryear assess al-Jolani and explore questions that other shows are too afraid to touch like: did Osama Bin Laden have nice eyes? Is that an appropriate question? Was Rasputin hot? Should we talk about Leni Riefenstahl's cinematography? And should we start a "Hot Or Not: War Criminals" Edition? OK Fox is a host of the Art And Labor podcast (; Eugene Puryear is a journalist at Break Through News ( and Jack Allison is a host of Struggle Session ( and Jack AM ( ***Please support The Katie Halper Show *** On Patreon Follow Katie on Twitter: