A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 17, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Cenk hosting. Now that the Pope’s encyclical on Climate Change has been leaked, Conservatives have turned on him just as Cenk predicted yesterday. Video of Cenk’s prediction. Video mashup of Conservatives going after the Pope. Donald Trump is pushing the lie that the only people crossing our southern border are rapists and drug dealers. He also made false assertions about the economy and job growth. A PPP poll showed that Mitt Romney voters largely see the Duggar family in a more positive light than President Obama, even after the sexual assault scandal that Josh took part in, and they covered up.
The TPP agreement details are being kept secret from the public while the government negotiates with multinational corporations that have tons of money to gain from it. A good cop in Baltimore, named Joe Crystal, was at the scene of a gruesome beating a few of his partners illegally carried out on a drug suspect. When Crystal felt conflicted about witnessing the crime, superiors told him to keep quiet. When the official report came out with egregiously false information accusing the suspect of starting the fight that led to his beating, Crystal pointed out the lies only to have his career abruptly ended. The approach from the top was straight out of a gang movie.
A couple that was accused of having sex too loud and fighting too loud attacked a neighbor after he complained. After they were arrested, it became known that they have been arrested 45 and 31 times since 2001 for various charges. Cenk is amazed that they continue to be released from jail, and wonders how many years a Black citizen would get for doing a small fraction of these violent crimes. A British paper, The Sunday Times published an article that claimed British spies’ names were given to Russian and Chinese spies by Snowden. It turns out The Times published this simply because it is exactly what the government told them to print.