Editors’ Word: Launching at present and working till the ultimate common election outcomes are available, the Deadline ElectionLine podcast spotlights the 2024 marketing campaign and the blurred strains between politics and leisure in America. Hosted by Washington bureau chief Ted Johnson and senior editor Dominic Patten , the podcast options commentary and interviews with high lawmakers and leisure figures. In fact, you may comply with all of the motion in Biden v. Trump 2.zero and extra on the ElectionLine hub on Deadline.
The tempo and intermingling of politics and leisure in America at present is so full tilt which you can simply lose perspective and be caught in an limitless spin cycle. ElectionLine is the place we search a wider view on what’s going and speak to influential gamers on either side of the aisle.
Our visitor on our kickoff podcast is Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who’s main within the polls within the race for Sen. Dianne Feinstein previous seat within the U.S. Senate this yr. Serving within the Home since 2001, Schiff’s district contains areas of Burbank and Hollywood, the house of many studios and the leisure workforce.
“I believe the combat that the actors and the writers and others have been engaged in can be a nationwide battle for working individuals in every single place,” Schiff mentioned. “The those who make the magic occur on the display screen they should be compensated.”
“So, I believe making our economic system work for individuals is absolutely half and parcel of saving our democracy.”
Schiff additionally talks about Donald Trump, deepfakes and the AI revolution, in addition to why he thinks its time to switch or rollback immunity protections for Massive Tech-owners of social media. Out on the strains final summer time, Schiff additionally has one thing to say about future potential leisure business strikes this yr, and maintaining center class jobs in California by way of the state’s profitable movie and TV tax credit.
Coming off every week the place a a lot indicted former president is combating within the Supreme Courtroom to remain on the poll in Colorado and maybe different states, and the incumbent president needed to assert earlier than the nation he isn’t a “well-meaning, aged man with a poor reminiscence,” the MAGA crowd’s obsession with Swift conspiracy theories could look like a foul joke.
If it truly is a joke, it’s beginning to not be anyplace close to humorous anymore.
Lengthy story quick: A plethora of pundits and activists on the far-right have been doom-pledging a situation the place Swift takes the sphere after the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (which incorporates her boyfriend Travis Kelce) beat the San Francisco 49ers on the Tremendous Bowl on February 11. In entrance of the largest TV viewers all yr, and in one of the profitable psy-ops ever, Deep State asset Swift would then announce her help for Joe Biden and unleash her military of voting age Swifties to hold the incumbent Democrat to a different 4 years within the White Home.
Makes one of the best of The X-Information look tame and lame, proper? Properly, hearken to at present’s podcast — to borrow a bit from Ronald Reagan: “You ain’t heard nothing but.”
Subscribe to the Deadline ElectionLine podcast on Spotify, Apple Music and all podcast platforms