Cable news war hawks fan the flames in Ukraine
As mainstream news outlets insist the situation in Ukraine is about to boil over, are war-hungry pundits to blame for stirring the pot? And just what is to be gained from escalating tensions in the region? ‘On Contact’ host Chris Hedges reflects on his time as a war correspondent, reinforcing the industry standard of ‘If it bleeds, it leads’. And as athletes bid farewell to Beijing, we reflect on Olympic firsts (and lasts) that broke the ice over the past few weeks. Ultimate Sports Hub host Ben Holden breaks down the top stories, including another Russian doping scandal and a bevy of rising hockey stars that shined in the absence of the NHL’s usual mainstays. Plus, are you sick of Covid-19 restrictions? ‘Nanny states’ enacted a wide array of public health measures since long before the pandemic.