Thu, 3 December 2015
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 03, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: Cenk hosting. More details from the San Bernardino terrorist attack. The dead suspects were a couple that came very well prepared to attack the holiday party at the office building. The man was a Muslim that was born and raised here in America, and his fiance was here on a Visa. Since he had been watching ISIS propaganda films on his home computer, it is clear that he was radicalized. The NY Post headline read, “Muslim Killers” so Cenk breaks down the good and bad about this headline. Discussion of three layers of Muslim followers; from radicalized people, to fundamentalists, to religious Muslims. Republican lawmakers continue to stop a bill that would prevent people on the terror watch list from buying guns, led by Speaker Paul Ryan. Video of Ryan defending the decision to allow these people to buy guns, claiming he doesn’t want to violate Americans’ gun rights. Video of Fiorina saying she prayed immediately after the San Bernardino shooting despite the NY Daily News headline. Video of Carly Fiorina telling Morn Joe that she is for allowing people on the watch list because her family friend was on it for no real reason, and they have guns. There was another mass shooting yesterday in Savannah, Georgia but it was swallowed up by the one in San Bernardino. The New York Daily News headline after the latest shooting confronts political leaders that tweeted they were praying for the victims and families by saying, “God Isn’t Fixing This.” The NYDN concluded that these lawmakers are only giving lip service instead of actually doing something about the gun problem in America. A writer from Think Progress retweeted each politician’s prayer tweet along with information on how much money they’ve received from the NRA to do nothing about it. He also tweeted the top 10 that receive money from pro-gun groups.
Hour 2: An activist named Brother Nut made a statement about Beijing’s pollution issue by sucking up tons of dust from the city’s air and eventually made a brick out of the matter. Kylie Jenner posed for the cover of Interview magazine in a wheelchair, angering many people in the disabled community. Arkansas has decided to not allow the names of both same sex parents of a newborn baby to be listed on the birth certificate. Harvard and Princeton have decided to do away with the term “Master” when labeling heads of departments at the school due to the country’s history with the use of the term master in our slave trade. They claim that the association may be disempowering for Black students.