Today is the day that the president has threatened to release his fake news awards, and some Republicans are calling him out on the danger to our democracy. We have the details. Plus Trita Parsi of the National American Iranian Council fills us in on what's happening with the recent Iranian protests and the Iranian nuclear deal.
As today's show ended, we were an hour away from the verdict in the Bradley Manning court martial. I have no numbers to back this up, but I'd guess that if you took a poll of the American people, the vast majority would have no clue that the trial was even happening, let alone who Manning is or what he's accused of doing. I do believe people are responsible for their lack of knowledge; but in this case, the blame rests just as squarely on the shoulders of the corporate media who has a vested interest in controlling the messages [...]
Once again, I have to point out the hypocrisy of the right. Many of your elected (Republican) representatives now want to charge you for the right to ask them questions. From the idiotic freshman nut job Ben Quayle to the wacky's wunderkind Paul Ryan, these people who were elected to represent all of their constituents are foregoing town hall meetings in favor of pay-for-access events. Of course some - like my congressman (Allen West) are still holding events that they call "town hall meetings". But, as I know from personal experience, they're actually lectures where, if you dare to try to ask [...]