Nicole Sandler discusses all that happened over the Thanksgiving weekend, from the Planned Parenthood shooting to the latest nonsense from the GOP presidential field. Guests are media strategist/trainer Joel Silberman and writer Heather "Digby" Parton.
It's a busy Thursday on the Nicole Sandler Show. Driftglass returns to talk Shuck Toad and the news, Harvey J. Kaye explains Bernie Sanders' popularity surge in historical perspective, Congressman Alan Grayson throws his hat in the ring and, as if that wasn't enough, more!
Nicole discusses what happens when you combine the confederate flag with racism and guns... it happened in an African American church in Charleston, SC. Guests are media strategist Joel Silberman and the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Dan Gross
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Last night, the peace in Ferguson, MO was once again shattered by a standoff between police and protesters. According to the police, provocateurs in the crowd fired guns and threw Molotov cocktails at the line of police. According to protesters (as well as media representatives on my show today), the aggression came from the uniformed force of power attempting to disperse the crowd. I'd call the actions of the Ferguson PD and Mayor, of the Missouri Governor and the rest of the "powers-that-be" a "comedy of errors" except there's nothing [...]
Obviously, dear reader/listener, you know that this site and my show is about as far from the "mainstream/corporate media" as possible. So perhaps I give little-known news blogs the benefit of the doubt more often than I should - though I still believe we're more likely to get the truth from intrepid reporters who hold no allegiance to corporate overlords. That said, a dose of healthy skepticism is also a good thing to hold on to - regardless of who is telling the story. Last month, as we were trying to figure out what had actually happened in Syria after [...]