No, Jason Leopold of Vice News is NOT a terrorist, though our government has christened him the "FOIA Terrorist," ostensibly because he uses it to get information they'd prefer not be made public. I know Jason wears the tag proudly, but it's not a moniker I like! I think he's our FOIA hero! Now, after the feds ignored his expedited request for information about Donald Trump before the election, he's filed wide-reaching lawsuit and is asking for virtually everything related to Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the election. He joined me on this episode of the show to bring us all up do [...]
Apologies for the titillating title, so to speak, but if you watched the Al Smith Dinner last night, you couldn't miss them. Now that that's out of the way... Jason Leopold was my guest today on the show. He's been making me as proud as ever to be his friend as I read and watch his work as an investigative correspondent for Vice News and the new nightly HBO show Vice News Tonight. Today, we discussed his being labeled a "FOIA Terrorist" by the government because of his expert use of the Freedom of Information Act to access information otherwise [...]
Hillary Clinton has been caught in massive lies about her private email server, as detailed in the State Dept's IG report issued yesterday. We'll have all the details on why this IS a big story. Vice News' Jason Leopold (aka the FOIA Terrorist) who filed the first FOIA requests for Clinton's emails guests. Plus, Bernie-crat Alex Law, candidate for Congress from NJ, visits in hour 1.
It's caucus day in Iowa, and the 2016 presidential race is officially on. Today, Nicole talks about the campaigns with media trainer/strategist Joel Silberman; FOIA Master Jason Leopold of Vice News explains what's really going on with Hillary Clinton's emails (he filed the FOIA request responsible for the email release in the first place); and comedian Jimmy Tingle is running for President on the Humor for Humanity ticket, and joins us from New Hampshire.
Nicole shares some audio from Jason Leopold's testimony at yesterday's House Oversight hearing on FOIA. He made us proud! Dave Johnson returns with an update on the Fast Track votes in Congress. And Deborah Newell Tornell joins in for another edition of "Oy FloriDUH!"
On the first day of June, Nicole is joined by FOIA Terrorist Jason Leopold as he arrives in DC to testify before Congress about FOIA & how the FBI sucks at it, and Media Trainer & Strategist Joel Silberman on politics & the media, including Santorum & O'Malley jumping in, and the retirement of the last TV journalist Bob Schieffer
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Nicole kicks off Thanksgiving week with a look at the news- from the fight over immigration reform to the wait for a Grand Jury decision from Ferguson. Howie Klein joins in to talk about alternatives to Hillary Clinton, and Vice News' Jason Leopold reports on Ferguson, the CIA's torture report and the FCC's cozy relationship with the industry they're supposed to be regulating.
When Homer Simpson joins in, you know you've gone viral. Although the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised awareness about the disease and a lot of money, there's so much we still don't know about it - thus the need for a campaign like this one. Homer challenged Donald Trump who actually dumped water on that thing on his head, proving that his hair really looks like that! I hope that dump also included a hefty donation! My favorite is still this 2-year old I'm pretty confident in guessing that most people didn't know what ALS was before this month [...]
There is no more news. There's infotainment and speculation and opinion and lots of made-up shit all masquerading as "news," but make no mistake, the news has been canceled. Today's "news" casts on TV are anything but the objective, fact-based reports on the day's events they used to be. A Washington Post obituary of "60 Minutes" Creator Don Hewitt gets to the reason that the actual news can no longer be found on your television set: "60 Minutes" creator Don Hewitt, 86, who transformed television journalism by showing that news programs could generate money, and who helped make TV an [...]