Episode 30: The broken state of journalism and partisan politics

Michael Schaus

Free to Offend Episode 30 | Guest: Sam Toll

The partisan nature of modern journalism is just one of the ways the industry is broken nowadays.

Sam Toll, a Nevada journalist and Libertarian activist, joined the program for a wide-ranging conversation on the state of modern journalism, partisan politics and the opportunity that exists to build a real liberty movement in Nevada’s current political landscape.

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Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus

Communications Director

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership. He is also currently a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute.

Prior to joining NPRI, Michael worked in media as a national columnist, a political humorist and a radio talk show host in Denver, Colorado. Active in both print and radio, he shared his insights and free-market economics perspective with large local and national audiences.

Michael became interested in economic theory earlier in life while employed in the financial sector. As the liaison between a local community bank and the Federal Reserve, he acquired an in-depth understanding of just how manipulative big government can be toward industry and enterprise. It was that experience with big-government intervention that initially led him into public-affairs commentary.