A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 2, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Cenk hosting today on the 1st National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Rush Limbaugh went after Sec of St John Kerry for riding a bicycle, falling, and breaking his leg. Videos of Limbaugh claiming that Kerry is too old, is just doing it for a photo op, and that other distinguished Republican Sec of State would never ride bikes. Pictures of the most beloved Republicans upon bikes. Video of Limbaugh railing on “exercise freaks” that hurt themselves all the time and burden the Healthcare system. Glenn Beck and his crew disputed the fact that global warming caused the drought and flooding in Texas, right before claiming that it was because of Rick Perry’s prayer and fasting in Idaho that the drought ended. Cenk remembers that Glenn Beck is really losing his mind, video of him claiming that his time of calling is coming, where giants will be made. Sepp Blatter has resigned as head of FIFA, just days after his reelection.
An 18 year old Black man was shot and killed by police at a WalMart. Authorities claimed he was shoplifting without proof, and threatened to arrest his mother when she asked what was going on. The officer that killed the man has a history of killing unarmed citizens, posting Nazi imagery online, and one of his supervisors warned that the officer is dangerous and likely to cause more harm. Findings show that cops are responsible for 1 in every 13 gun deaths, and that the rate is rising. One third of the time a Black citizen is killed by cops, they are unarmed, and two thirds are all minorities. The crime of manspreading on NYC subways that was created to allow more space for subway riders has been applied to harass and arrest primarily Black and Latino riders. 94% of the people detained via this law were minorities.