A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from May 4, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com
Hour 1: Cenk and John Iadarola hosting. Carly Fiorina has announced her campaign to run for president on the GOP side. Video of her announcement campaign. John dives into Fiorina’s record as CEO of Hewlett Packard. Video of Fiorina’s old Senate campaign ad that featured a hilariously fake evil sheep. Ben Carson has also announced his bid to become the next president. John reads through some of Carson’s craziest quotes. A waitress in Kansas decided to give the governor a good political statement when she noticed that he was sitting in her section at the restaurant she worked at. Upon delivering the check to him, she cut out the “tip” section and wrote in for him to “tip the schools” since his policies strip the school system in favor of the rich. Despite the note, Brownback left a 10% tip for her. Cenk asks John, a former waiter, if this move was generous or dirty since it was only 10%.
Hour 2: Ana replaces John for SCS. The investigation into the shooting of Tamir Rice is slowly ongoing by authorities as they’ve asked the Rice family to drop their civil suit so that the murderous officers can be protected in their criminal case without their civil suit comments being used against them. Before the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight happened on Saturday night, the media closely covered Mayweather’s history of domestic violence that was previously swept under the rug. In response, the Mayweather crew denied press credentials to Rachel Nichols and Michelle Beadle. Rick Santorum spoke out in favor of Bruce Jenner’s gender identity story, claiming that “if he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman.” Throughout his seemingly thoughtful statement, Santorum mentioned “business” multiple times. Cenk points out that gay business leaders that give them money probably spoke out and told these open bigots to STFU with their anti-gay rhetoric. Others in the business community that aren’t gay are worried about how homophobes are now in the minority, which could hurt their bottom line with consumers.