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Dan Pfeiffer – In Person
June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Magic City Books and The University of Tulsa are proud to welcome Dan Pfeiffer, former White House Communications Director, co-host of Pod Save America and author of the new book, Battling the Big Lie: How Fox, Facebook, and the Maga Media Are Destroying America, for an exclusive in-person event on Tuesday June 21 at 7:00 pm at the Lorton Performance Center on the campus of The University of Tulsa.
A functioning democracy depends on a shared understanding of reality. America is teetering on the edge because one of the two parties in our two-party system views truth, facts, and science as their opponent. Battling the Big Lie is a call to arms for anyone and everyone who cares about truth and democracy. There are no easy answers or quick fixes, but something must be done.
Each ticket for this event includes one (1) seat at the event on June 21 and one (1) copy of Dan Pfeiffer’s new book, Battling the Big Lie.
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from the past 48 hours will be required to attend this event. Proper mask wearing is encouraged and appreciated.
Up to four (4) tickets may be purchased per transaction. Please provide the full name and email address of each ticket holder so that all event notifications and information can be sent to all attendees.
The event will be hosted at the Lorton Performance Center on the campus of The University of Tulsa. Tickets will be required to attend the event.
Book pickup information will follow.
If you have a ticket and are unable to attend the event, you will be able to pick up your book at Magic City Books during normal business hours. The last day for ticket holders to pick up Battling the Big Lie by Dan Pfeiffer is Friday, August 5, 2022. We will make an effort to have signed books available for pick up but can not guarantee a signed copy.
About Battling the Big Lie:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author and cohost of Pod Save America—how to combat political disinformation and dangerous lies of the right-wing propaganda machine.
In BATTLING THE BIG LIE, bestselling author Dan Pfeiffer dissects how the right-wing built a massive, billionaire-funded disinformation machine powerful enough to bend reality and nearly steal the 2020 election. From the perspective of someone who has spent decades on the front lines of politics and media, Pfeiffer lays out how the right-wing media apparatus works, where it came from, and what progressives can do to fight back against disinformation.
Over a period of decades, the right-wing has built a massive media apparatus that is weaponizing misinformation and spreading conspiracy theories for political purposes. This “MAGA Megaphone” that is personified by Fox News and fueled by Facebook is waging war on the very idea of objective truth—and they are winning. This disinformation campaign is how Donald Trump won in 2016, almost won in 2020, and why the United States is incapable of addressing problems from COVID-19 to climate change.
Pfeiffer explains how and why the Republicans have come to depend on culture war grievances, crackpot conspiracies, and truly sinister propaganda as their primary political strategies, including:
Republican efforts from Roger Ailes to Steve Bannon and Donald Trump to sow distrust while exploiting the media’s biases and the Democratic Party’s blind spots.
The optimization of Facebook as the ultimate carrier of Trumpist messaging.
Educating the Left to stop clutching pearls and start “fighting fire with fire.”
How to fight back against the trolls spreading disinformation and hate on the Internet.
A functioning democracy depends on a shared understanding of reality. America is teetering on the edge because one of the two parties in our two-party system views truth, facts, and science as their opponent. BATTLING THE BIG LIE is a call to arms for anyone and everyone who cares about truth and democracy. There are no easy answers or quick fixes, but something must be done.
Dan Pfeiffer is a cohost of Pod Save America. One of Barack Obama’s longest serving advisors, he was White House director of communications under President Obama (2009-2013) and senior advisor to the president (2013-2015). He lives in the Bay Area of California with his wife, Howli, their daughter, Kyla, and their son, Jack.