Mideast Propaganda Wars, Putin’s Popularity, and Fox’s Utopia

We look at the way Hamas and Israel are using social media to influence coverage and opinions of their ongoing conflict. Some say Israel is losing the opinion battle in the mainstream Western media. We also discuss why Vladimir Putin’s popularity is soaring in his country, despite the increasingly messy conflict in Ukraine. We untangle the mystery behind an extremely obscure record that has become one of the most sought-after artifacts for some music collectors. And in our weekly TV roundup, we hear about Fox’s attempts to build a utopia.

Banner Image: Vladimir Putin during annual Q & A conference, photo credit: Russavia