Abby Martin Breaks the Set on the Media Craze over RT, the Dangers of Pesticides, Academy Award Distractions, AIPAC 2014, and a Small Victory for Barrett Brown.
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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on the ongoing media craze surrounding her remarks on RT regarding the crisis in Ukraine and features a clip of her appearance on CNN where she took the opportunity to call out the corporate media. Abby then speaks with Alexis Baden-Mayer, political director of the Organic Consumers Association, about a recent lawsuit filed against the EPA in an effort to disclose the ingredients found in pesticides, discussing the dangers and negative effects associated with these chemical sprays. Abby then calls out the overwhelming media coverage of the Academy Awards, all the while avoiding coverage of US drone strikes that killed 10 people during the Oscars. Abby then speaks with former CIA officer Phillip Giraldi about the 2014 AIPAC policy conference, going over Netanyahu’s speech and the future of Iran and Palestine. BTS wraps up the show discussing the two-year anniversary of the arrest of journalist and internet activist Barrett Brown, reporting on the news that the most egregious charges related to the STRATFOR hack had been dropped by federal prosecutors.