Wed, 25 November 2015
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from November 25, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: Cenk hosting. Video of the Chicago police officer murder in 2014 of 17 year old Laquan McDonald was released yesterday. The original police story was that McDonald lunged at the cops that shot him 16 times. Video of the reality of the murder. Officer Van Dyke has had 18 previous incident complaints filed against him, and he was never disciplined. Even after this killing from 1 year ago, he wasn’t charged, as he was put on paid desk duty. Video of Van Dyke’s attorney telling CNN that the video shows he was justified in murdering the victim because video is only 2 dimensional. Cenk details the story of a former cop that had countless complaints against him that later admitted his actions were known by the department and was encouraged. After the Chicago killing was released, Bill O’Reilly blamed Black people. Video of O’Reilly’s panel pointing out 2 instances of Black on White crime, claiming the real problem in America is Black people. Bill O’Reilly counseled Donald Trump for his racist retweet, telling him to stop showing his racism show boldy. Videos of O’Reilly and Trump discussing how to spread racism without being so easily called out by “Liberals and the Democrats.” After 5 Black protesters were shot in Minneapolis over another police murder, video has emerged of a couple of 4Chan users that were bragging about heading into Minneapolis to start trouble with the protesters. Video of the racist-filled car ride.
Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. The outgoing Democratic governor of Kentucky has signed an executive order to allow ex-felons the right to vote. A federal court rejected a Wisconsin law that would limit abortion rights for women in the state. Elementary school teachers make a fraction of money that other college educated professions make. A 20 year old man shared his story of being permanently neurologically damaged by a bad ecstasy pill while partying. Video of him showing how his speech and movement have been heavily affected. Ana thinks this is another reason to legalize drugs, so that they can be regulated and monitored. A man visiting DC for a drug policy reform policy was found naked and passed out in the a flower bed, on bath salts.
Tue, 24 November 2015
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from November 24, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: Donald Trump told his supporters that he plans to bring waterboarding back if he’s president. Video of Trump saying “you bet your ass I would.” Video of Trump going on to say that even if it doesn’t work for intelligence gathering, he’d still bring it back because they deserve it. Rapper Killer Mike has endorsed Bernie Sanders in Atlanta after spending some time with the candidate. Video of his impassioned endorsement. A Princeton study shows that public opinion has no effect on public policy. A Marine, Jonathan Criswell, wrote on the WolfPAC wall that he will be donating $100/month to rid the country of unfair elections being won by corporations and corruption. Vicki Strong was one of the voices that helped push Wolf PAC’s victory in Vermont. Video of a portion of her speech.
Sam Harris took to a podcast to talk about refugees and the country’s policy on foreign affairs in the climate of terrorism. Cenk quotes Harris in saying that Ted Cruz’ idea to accept Christian over Muslim refugees isn’t bigotry since it is a fact that some percentage of Muslims will become terrorists, while no Christians will. Cenk deciphers the word games Harris plays to make his discriminatory point without being tied to it. Harris also voiced his support for Ben Carson over Noam Chomsky if he had to choose between the two for president. He thinks that Carson understands that jihadists are the enemy, while Chomsky doesn’t. Ben Carson TYT Exclusive about his 7th Day Adventist beliefs regarding the end times and how the two perpetrators of it will be Right Wing America and other Christian doctrines. Videos of Ben’s church and his thought processes.
Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. Univ of Ottawa has decided to suspend a yoga class due to its lack of concern for cultural appropriation. MMA fighter War Machine was in court over his attempted murder and continued rape of his ex girlfriend. His attorney cited her profession as a porn actress as an excuse to allow this kind of sexual activity. George RR Martin took to the internet to espouse his feelings about our hateful rhetoric about Syrian refugees.