Thu, 5 November 2015
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from November 5, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: Cenk hosting today. Ben Carson released an ad where a rapper tries to appeal to Black voters with a rap song about Ben. Video of the ad. This reminds Cenk of Herman Cain’s old ad that depicted two Black men talking about snuffing out their seeds and getting in trouble with one of their “hos.” Jayar talks about the disconnect Black guys like Herman Cain and Ben Carson have with everyday Black people. Ben Carson’s old comments claiming that Joseph built the pyramids instead of Egyptian slaves has resurfaced. Video of him telling a Christian university his theory back in 1998. Video of Carson reaffirming these same beliefs just yesterday when asked about the old video. The Iranian Ayatollah Khamenei spoke to a group about the well known chant, “Death to America” and claimed that it means death to the policies of America and its arrogant reign. The Senate has agreed to pay for the Highway bill by getting the Feds to halt $17 billion payouts to big banks, but in a last minute move, Senate Republicans reversed the move and gave the billions to the banks anyway.
Hour 2: Brett Erlich and Grace Baldridge join Cenk for SCS. There is a new clothing line called Balmain that opened up at H&M stores that caused a bunch of people to barge into stores to get the items ASAP. Serena Williams chased down a man that swiped her phone at a restaurant. Video of the heist and her eventual chase. The new Canadian PM has chosen his cabinet and it’s 50% women. Chemsex is a thing where users take multiple drugs and take part in prolonged sexual activity for days with multiple partners. It is more prominent in male gay relationships. Some psychologists think the reasoning some men do it is because they are trying to escape homophobic experiences in their past. Cenk isn’t buying this assessment.