The news hits just keep on coming and the proverbial "other shoe" keeps dropping. Today, I try to cover as many bases as I can in an hour with today's guests: BuzzFeed News' Jason Leopold and Philadelphia Daily News' Will Bunch
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 Sandler joins the world in mourning the loss of David Bowie, who succumbed to cancer last night. Denis Campbell of UK Progressive joins in to talk politics on both sides of the pond, and Jason Leopold weighs in on the 14th anniversary of Guantanamo Bay's prison camp. Plus the Golden Globes and more.
Nicole recaps America's latest mass shooting, yesterday in San Bernardino, CA, where 14 people were killed and 17 others injured. Vice News' Jason Leopold was on the scene, and checks in with us this morning. Harvey J. Kaye returns to talk about the right wing politics of hate and fear. And Howie Klein will let us know which politicians are bought and paid for by the NRA, and more.
It's a big Thursday show, as Nicole Sandler speaks with Democratic presidential contender, Sen. Bernie Sanders. But first, it's the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act & there are new developments. Jason Leopold tells us about his latest FOIA-induced work. Plus, the first GOP debate and the last night at the Daily Show for Jon Stewart.
Nicole talks about the Greeks' rejection of more austerity measures and the rest of the news. Media strategist/trainer Joel Silberman joins in to discuss the latest proof of the Shock Doctrine in action, Hillary's press problems and more. "FOIA Terrorist" Jason Leopold tells us about the first batch of Hillary Clinton's emails, released in response to his FOIA requests.
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!"