Fri, 16 October 2015
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from October 16, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: Ana, Iadarola, and Margaret Howell of The LipTV on the Power Panel. After Sanders supporters were outraged over media outlets claiming that Hillary Clinton won the democratic debate despite every poll showing Sanders as the winner, a new NBC poll was released today showing that she won by 23 points. When the details of the poll were looked into, it turns out that a majority of the people polled didn’t see the debate, illustrating that they were influenced by skewed media coverage. The moment during the debate where Sanders stood up for Clinton about her emails has gotten a lot of attention. Video of MSNBC’s coverage of the moment where they edited out Bernie’s indictment of the media in reporting on the emails. Another video of his full comment that included the media’s part in pushing the nonsensical email scandal. Bernie Sanders’ campaign turned down a $2700 donation from the CEO of the pharmaceutical company that raised the price of a very necessary drug for HIV patients to $750. The CEO thought his money would get him a meeting with Sanders where he could convince him to form a policy that benefits his industry. Shkreli took offense to the rejection.
Hour 2: Book stores in Germany will begin selling Mein Kampf after a ban was lifted on having it. Discussion of whether or not this could be dangerous. A study showed that religious beliefs go to the portion of the brain that copes with issues like death. It also showed that people shocked in that portion of their brain were more likely to be sympathetic to immigrants. A study showed that hangovers at work cost businesses billions of dollars in lost productivity.