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Bad Faith is two shows in one: it's a panel show about politics and pop culture with a rotating cast of performers and politicians, artists and activists, writers and radicals; and it's a two-way podcast where two people from two very different parts of the left make the case for one less terrible world. 

Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) is a former attorney, National Press Secretary for the Bernie Sanders campaign, co-host of campaign podcast Hear The Bern, and a journalist who is early enough in her political career that she remains (tragically) sanguine.

Virgil Texas (@virgiltexas) is an internet user and co-host of Chapo Trap House.

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Mar 9, 2023

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With new legislation being advanced in Congress that's ostensibly designed to address the regulatory failures that led to two Norfolk Southern train derailments in Ohio this year, it's important to understand the causes of that accident and what would authentically help. Glenn Kessler's Washington Post fact check along with some other mainstream coverage suggest that a narrative is emerging that limits the cause of the accident to just one issue -- overheating wheel bearings. Is there a risk that defining the cause narrowly will curb legislation that addresses more systemic problems, like meager staffing lax regulations for hazardous materials? David Sirota and The Lever have done the most comprehensive reporting to date re who is responsible for the crash. Together, we walk though Kessler's fact check, fact check it in return, and discuss the mainstream media disinformation campaign to punt blame.

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