Recently, the president threatened the post office — and with it, the November elections. On this week's On The Media, a look at how decades of cuts to the mail system led to this emergency. Plus, the “birther” lie reared its ugly head once more — but this time, journalists were ready for it. And, the so-called "rising stars" of the Republican Party.
4. Eugene Scott [@Eugene_Scott], political reporter at the Washington Post, on how journalists have covered the latest unfounded “birther” conspiracy, compared with the original one nearly a decade ago. Listen.
Music from this week's show:
Passing Time - John Renbourn
Cellar Door - Michael Andrews
Turnaround - Ornette Colema
Shoot the Piano Player Player - Georges Delarue
Sleep Talking - Ornette Coleman
Mysterioso - Thelonius Monk/Kronos Quartet
Middlesex Times - Michael Andrews