Mon, 7 December 2015
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 05, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: Cenk hosting. A lone terrorist attack in London happened over the weekend where a man attacked 3 people with a knife. Video of the police tasering him and eventually taking the knife away. Another video of the terrorist being subdued, where a bystander exclaims to him that he’s no Muslim. Cenk compares this attack and arrest to the way we approach these things in America; from the ability for terrorists to obtain assault weapons to the manner in which the police took him down, without riddling him with bullets. Specific example of how American police approach criminals armed with knives. Video of Miami Beach police murdering a would-be bank robber that had a knife. A witness claims that one of the cops flashed a smile and a thumbs up after they killed him. Cenk gives startling details about how many unarmed Americans are murdered by cops compared to Europeans.
President Obama gave a rare Oval Office address regarding San Bernardino and our approach to fighting terrorism. Videos of the speech. Conservatives lost their minds over the sensible approach. Video of Fox’s Ralph Peters calling Obama a total pussy. After host Stuart Varney laughed it off, Fox News suspended Peters for 2 weeks. Video of Mark Halperin calling Obama’s speech a failure because he didn’t reach out to Republicans in a nice, kind way. Video of Presidential candidates refusing to reach out to Obama, blindly complaining about his speech. Video of CBS’ Charlie Rose cutting Hillary Clinton off for pointing out that Republicans are responsible for the gridlock in Congress.