Thu, 18 June 2015
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 18, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: Cenk hosting. Yesterday’s mass shooting at a historic Black church in Charleston, SC has dominated the news today. A 21-year-old White man killed 9 congregants at a Bible study. Conservatives have claimed this is a sign of attacks on religious freedom when it’s obvious that it was an attack on Black Americans based on racism. Video of Rev. EW Jackson telling Fox & Friends that it’s about Christianity and not about race. Steve Doocy called it extraordinary that it’s being deemed a hate crime. Video of Lindsey Graham pointing out that this shooting isn’t indicative of the character of South Carolina, but it’s not about race, he’s just whacked out. Video of Rick Santorum claiming it’s about attacks on religious freedom. Cenk details the many reasons it’s obvious that the shooter was motivated by race. Former classmates talked about how he’d tell racist jokes, calling him simply proud of his Southern heritage. A White Supremacist group posted to one of the murdered Reverends that his group can run for his seat since he’s dead now. While GOPers try to deny the link between SC and racism, there are at least 19 hate groups that reside in the state. Quotes from other racists that mirror the things that are often openly spouted by Conservatives. Apologists have also ignored the strong history of Black churches being bombed in American history. Cenk details why this attack was also an act of terrorism, despite media’s fear to describe it that way. The government’s plan to monitor Right Wing terrorism was vehemently opposed by Conservatives and Conservative talkers, forcing it to be shut down even though it’s the most common form of terrorism in America. The shooter’s uncle talked about how his father gave him a .45 caliber pistol for his birthday after they acknowledged he has some societal issues. Cenk proves the case that this attack is also due to our horrific gun culture and easy access to the weapons. Video of Obama pointing out the obvious fact that the gun culture is partially responsible. Video of EW Jackson making the case for pastors to begin arming themselves to protect “their flock.”
Hour 2: John and Hannah join Cenk for SCS. The treasury has announced it will feature a woman on the $10 bill, replacing Alexander Hamilton. The panel gives their choices of which woman should get the nod. Harriet Tubman has won other polls. Cenk proposes Sandra Day O’Connor and Barbara Bush (George Washington). John proposes Harriet Tubman and Amelia Earhardt. Hannah proposes Eleanor Roosevelt and Beyonce. John rants about some talkers that have said some deplorable things regarding the upcoming change. AJ Plus video about female prisoners in solitary confinement and the unsanitary nature, especially during a woman’s time of the month. Hannah outlines the other mental issues solitary does to the human brain. Famous transgender woman Laverne Cox spoke about the shame men that date trans women feel. They even hide the fact they date a trans woman to everyone they know.