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The Hiring (and Firing) of Kevin D. Williamson, ‘The Simpsons’ and the Problem With Apu, and Sinclair’s Propaganda Machine

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker talk about the shakeup at ‘The Atlantic’ and how ‘The Simpsons’ responded to criticism

truTV Presents: 'The Problem With Apu' DOC NYC Screening And Reception Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for truTV

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker sit down to unpack The Atlantic’s decision to sever ties with Kevin D. Williamson (02:00), how The Simpsons responded to criticism of Apu’s character (25:45), and the statement that news anchors on Sinclair-owned stations read (37:30).