A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 23, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: Cenk hosting. Once authorities finally caught up with and arrested Dylann Roof, it has been confirmed that while being transported back to Charleston, they stopped at Burger King and grabbed him some food. The discussions over the Confederate flag continue as Mississippi and Virginia are also considering pulling the flag from their government buildings and license plates. Video of Haley Barbour telling Morning Joe that he isn’t offended at all by the Confederate flag, but some people are, as he constantly dodged the question of whether or not it should be taken down. Since so many people are claiming that the Confederate flag is about Southern tradition, Cenk breaks down the real origin of the flag, which was introduced and flown as a sign against Civil Rights. Video of Bill O’Reilly claiming that the Confederate flag is a symbol of bravery to many regarding the Civil War. Reading of seceding states’ manifestos over wanting to keep the institution of slavery.
Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. Don Lemon intro that featured displaying the Confederate flag and a poster of the word Nigger. Video of CNN’s legal analyst disputing Lemon’s use of the word. The internet turned Lemon’s intro into hilarious memes. Piers Morgan is arguing that people using the N-word should be jailed since it leads to widespread racist attitudes. This opinion is based in many European countries’ policy that hate speech is punishable with jail time. A BuzzFeed writer posted about her period on Twitter and the idea of sharing details about one’s menstrual cycle took off. This came up after a user posted a picture of a woman lying in bed with blood showing through her pants, and was swiftly banned. Ana isn’t really in favor of this campaign.