Budd Dwyer

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By Drew Harmon and Jim Cotter, Drew Harmon, and Jim Cotter. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Listener note: we were trying a new audio recording technique, and the episode has some audio issues that we were not able to remove while mixing. We'll get better!
For this episode: while politics in 2020 are mired in scandals that go nowhere, the saga of Budd Dwyer culminated in one of the most horrifyingly public ways possible, and has become immortalized on the internet. Drew and Jim discuss the crimes that led to Dwyer's notoriety and conviction, the choices made by local news organizations as it became public, and the legacy of dirty politics and public displays in the wake of the incident.

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