When I was young, we used to recite the rhyme
Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me.
That refrain, with “names” replaced by “words” kept repeating in my mind as I played the following video during Amy Simon’s segment on the show this morning:
It certainly is provocative! Their message is spot on, though those words coming out of the mouths of babes rub many people the wrong way.
I was hoping that the people behind the video might be a force for greater good. Alas, they’re a t-shirt company with a message that uses viral videos to see their wares. That’s capitalism at its finest, I think.
Amy may have disagreed with me, as did some in the chat room. Isn’t America great??
Or not? Monica Lewinsky is still being bullied, even after disappearing from public view for 16 years and re-emerging to fight against cyber-bullying. Sadly and not unexpectedly, her foray on to Twitter brought her more cyber bullying.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. CNN called her “shameless” (Hillary was the victim, dontchaknow), and Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal didn’t waste the opportunity to place all the blame on Bill Clinton and smear the Clinton machine in advance of a likely White House run by Hillary, with neither focusing on what Lewinsky is trying to do.
In the first hour, we focused on Ferguson, MO, where still no indictment has been handed down in the shooting of Mike Brown, two months after his death at the hands of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
I was joined by photojournalist and activist Tim Eastman who’s been in Ferguson for the past two weeks, covering the protests and awaiting the results of the Grand Jury which may or may not return an indictment, despite what the mainstream corporate media is pushing!
Tomorrow, we’ll wrap up the week with Harvey J. Kaye, author of The Fight for the Four Freedoms. And for Flashback Friday, we’ll go back to 1994 with Boz Scaggs, radio or not!