It’s a double shot Monday… Midway through this morning’s show, I got an email from Randi Rhodes’ producer asking if I’d be able to fill in for her today. So now, at 7:30 pm, I’m finally sitting down to write today’s post.
Needless to say, it was a busy day! Here’s part one:
Late yesterday, we were treated to more of our nation’s unflattering secrets, courtesy of WikiLeaks. This time, the leaks deal with one of our least attractive features – Guantanamo Bay. To fill us in on what he was able to glean from the files as of this morning, I invited The Nation’s Greg Mitchell to come on the show. He’s been live-blogging WikiLeaks for The Nation for the last 149 days.
Russ Baker also joined in the conversation this morning. He’s the founder and publisher of the investigative journalist site WhoWhatWhy.com, and author of Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, The Powerful Forces that Put it in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America. Russ will be in Miami tomorrow night for a book talk and signing at Books and Books in Coral Gables. If you’re in that neck of the woods, it’ll be a fun and very informative night!
And every Monday morning, I’m joined by Nicole Belle of Crooks and Liars to talk about what happened on the Sunday talk shows – a segment we call Fools in the Hill. This week, I picked the clips…
David Brooks on MTP talking abt energy independence and Natural Gas http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/bluegal-aka-fran/meet-press-david-brooks-just-read
- David Brooks on the Paul Ryan plan
- Bloody Bill Kristol supports John McCain and Pushes for More Bombing in Libya
- Rick Santorum: Gays already have enough rights
And more… Today’s show is embedded at the top of this post. This afternoon’s fill-in for Randi Rhodes is coming shortly!