A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 22, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com
Hour 1: Cenk hosting today in the new studio with the new set! During Dylann Roof’s bond hearing, the judge seeing the case said now is the time for forgiveness from the victims. Video of his words to Fox News. Cenk compares this response to what we say after Middle Eastern terrorists strike. He also pointed out that we should recognize the other victims, Roof’s family. It also came out that in the past, this judge told a Black defendant that there are 4 kinds of people, one being “niggers.” Conservative reaction to the murders in South Carolina blamed Obama and tried to make the point that we need more guns, and for pastors to be armed. Video of Mike Huckabee saying Obama is going after our guns, right before politicizing it himself. An NRA board member blamed the murdered pastor for the killings, claiming that he voted against widening gun rights, but he made that up. Ted Cruz continued with his gun jokes just 2 days after this killing spree in SC. Debate about the Confederate flag flying in South Carolina is heating up after the shooting. Video of Graham claiming that having it up “works” for SC. Video of GOP candidates avoiding the issue surrounding the Confederate flag. WH Spox told reporters that Obama thinks the flag belongs in a museum. This half assed response annoyed Cenk. A Republican SC state legislator said he will introduce legislation to take down the flag. Video of Nikki Haley announcing they will take the Confederate flag down from the statehouse. Several other Republicans have begun the back peddle in their support for the Confederate flag.
Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. Erick Erickson blamed Caitlyn Jenner for the murders in South Carolina last week.