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Corruption and Homophobia in the Democratic Party: The Smearing of Alex Morse

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alex Morse, while challenging one the most powerful and corporate Democrats in the US, faced accusations that he was a sexual predator who took advantage of vulnerable college students. Thanks to investigative reporting, the accusations against Alex Morse have been discredited as bad faith smears. Join us on 10/12 to discuss what happened! Investigative reporting from Eoin Higgins, Ryan Grim, and others, showed that these bad faith smears had connections with the highest levels of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, as well as local and state media. Join us to learn about how the Democratic Party weaponized homophobic smears.

How involved was the Democratic Party? Why did they weaponize homophobic smears against a gay candidate? Was the national and local media complicit in reporting unverified accusations and potentially ruining an innocent life? Did they correct their reporting when new information came out? Why were prominent leftist groups and individuals so susceptible to believing bad faith smears? Were the homophobic smears effective? What does this mean for progressives in politics going forward? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Eoin Higgins!
Eoin Higgins is an investigative journalist from Massachusetts, whose reporting shed a light on corruption and opportunism in the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Eoin joins us at 7pm on October 12, to analyze the Alex Morse case study, and what it means for the peace movement and progressives more generally. Register now!

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Date:
October 12
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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