Episode 116

East Palestine Train Derailment, Dominion vs. FOX

Ravi and Rikki review all the frightening and frustrating developments in East Palestine, Ohio, where a derailed train released huge quantities of hazardous chemicals and left a community uncertain of its safety. Then, Ravi sits down with the Washington Post’s Paul Farhi to discuss Dominion’s defamation suit against Fox News.


East Palestine Train Derailment [3:32]

What we know about the Ohio train derailment (Axios, 2/20/23)
Here’s what the derailed Ohio train was carrying — and what was burned (Washington Post, 2/18/23)
EPA says contaminated soil was covered to rebuild rail line (WKBN, 2/13/23)
Trump’s visit to Ohio derailment gives Biden’s team some breathing room (Politico, 2/23/23)
What we know about the chemicals aboard the train that derailed in Ohio (PBS, 2/16/23)
The EPA has ordered Norfolk Southern to pay for all clean up costs at the Ohio derailment site (Quartz, 2/21/23)
Buttigieg calls for stronger railroad safety rules after East Palestine disaster (NPR, 2/21/23)
E.P.A. Orders Operator of Derailed Train to Pay All Cleanup Costs (The New York Times, 2/21/23)
Norfolk Southern’s Profits and Accident Rates Rose in Recent Years (The New York Times, 2/17/21)
Norfolk Southern releases Remedial Action Work Plan for cleanup of East Palestine train derailment site (News 5 Cleveland, 2/13/23)
East Palestine Train Derailment: A timeline of the disaster and aftermath (Northwestern University Knight Lab)
Train 32N List of Chemicals (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
EPA Letter to Norfolk Southern (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2/10/23)

Dominion vs. Fox News [24:15]

Fox News feared losing viewers by airing truth about election, documents show (Washington Post, 2/17/23)
Fox News sued by Dominion in $1.6 billion defamation case that could set new guardrails for broadcasters (Washington Post, 3/26/21)
Off the air, Fox News stars blasted the election fraud claims they peddled (NPR, 2/16/23)
Fox’s 2020 split screen revealed (Politico, 2/17/23)
Dominion voting case exposes post-election fear at Fox News (AP, 2/18/23)
Why Fox News Lied to Its Viewers (The Atlantic, 2/19/23)
What Fox News Says When You’re Not Listening (The New York Times, 2/17/23)
Will Fox News Win Its Legal War? (Puck, 2/20/23)

Voicemails [46:42]