The Bottom of the (Spanish Wine) Barrel

Since the first six days of October 2020 have felt like 87 years, who’s better to sift through everything that has happened than one of The Dispatch’s own quadrumvirate of podcasters, Steve Hayes? Here to give Jonah the inside scoop on some of the background reporting he’s done for The Morning Dispatch, Steve has some ideas about how Trump’s overly-cinematic return to the White House could’ve been handled better, why there was a communication breakdown between Trump’s medical staff and his PR people, and, most mysteriously, what on God’s green earth Mark Meadows has been trying to do for the past few days.

Beyond these more Machiavellian machinations, they also delve into some of the downright silliness that’s gone on – such as the new pessimism that anything can even be done to stop COVID, since it’s a contagious disease (the stamping out of which has characterized (“Uh… literally the entire history of human civilization,” in Jonah’s words). They also give an update on the State of The Dispatch, and ponder what their place in the conservative media landscape may look like in a post-Trump era – whether that’s sooner or later.

Show Notes:

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The Morning Dispatch

Watch as Sean Conley awkwardly flails

A history of the administration’s bipolar relationship with Fauci

“Why do we actually think we can stop the progression of a contagious disease?” – A thing unironically said by an elected official

Mike Pence’s confessional piece on his negative campaign in Indiana

The Joe Biden agenda

The Dispatch’s opening manifesto to receive “6 Reasons to Use a Donor-Advised Fund”

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