Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders yesterday delivered his long-awaited speech defining Democratic Socialism at Georgetown University. But if you get your news from the corporate mainstream TV media, you likely have no idea because THEY DIDN’T COVER IT!
They all covered Hillary Clinton’s speech on foreign policy, most even carried it live. But none of them carried word one of Bernie’s speech that answered, in great detail, the “socialist” question they’ve all been asking. The problem is they obviously didn’t want the answers.
I shared a few clips on the show this morning and, again, invite you to watch the entire thing here:
As Bernie was making so much sense, his GOP opponents were falling over themselves to see who’d get the Worlds Biggest Bigot award.
A week has now passed since the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, and let’s just say that the week hasn’t brought out the best in the 2016 field when it comes to rhetoric. Especially on the Republican side. Consider:
- Donald Trump: “I would certainly implement[a database system tracking Muslims]. Absolutely,” he said in Iowa yesterday, per NBC’s Vaughn Hillyard. “There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases,” he added. “We should have a lot of systems.”
- Ben Carson: “Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday suggested that concerns about Syrian refugees in the United States are akin to a parent’s concerns about ‘mad dogs.’ ‘If there’s a rabid dog running around in your neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog, and you’re probably going to put your children out of the way.'”
- Ted Cruz: “If you want to insult me, you can do it overseas, you can do it in Turkey, you can do it in foreign countries, but I would encourage you, Mr. President, come back and insult me to my face,” he said, per NBC’s Frank Thorp.
- Marco Rubio: “[Not saying ‘radical Islam’] would be like saying we weren’t at war with Nazis, because we were afraid to offend some Germans who may have been members of the Nazi Party but weren’t violent themselves. We are at war with radical Islam… This is a clash of civilizations.”
- Jeb Bush: “I do think we have a responsibility to help with refugees after proper screening,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. “And I think our focus ought to be on the Christians who have no place in Syria anymore.”
- John Kasich: “As part of a broad national security plan to defeat ISIS, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich proposed creating a new government agency to push Judeo-Christian values around the world,” NBC’s Leigh Ann Caldwell reported.
After discussing Bernie’s speech and my off-air conversation with Alan Grayson about his endorsement of Hillary Clinton, and calling out the Rethugs for their bigotry, it was time for music and laughs.
Hour two began with the latest news from the Talk Radio News Service.
Then my conversation with Kelly Carlin about her new book, A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George. I finished reading it yesterday and can’t recommend it highly enough! Be sure to use this link (if you’re doing the Amazon thing) so we get a commission!
And to end the week, our Flashback Friday segment today was from November 26, 1996 with Wisconsin’s BoDeans! Enjoy.. .I did!
With that, we’re done with this week. I’ll be back Monday to start all over again, radio or not!