America and debt go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. However, Lee explains that some of the debt Americans owe, like mortgages in Seattle for example, aren’t even valid. New from Redacted Tonight.
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This week the Koch brothers gave a rare interview with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. Not to say it was a pander fest, but it was a total pander fest. Lee Camp explains why the Koch brothers may be the two most evil men in the world. They buy and sell influence, spearheaded the creation of super PACs, and all but admitted to their intention to control government election. Don’t be fooled by their attempted humanizing interview – these are wolves in grandfather’s clothing.
This past week Professor Sheldon Wolin, who coined the idea of “Inverted Totalitarianism,” passed away. In the same week, U.S. political prisoner Reverend Ed Pinkney had his phone privileges and contact with the outside world taken away. These may seem like two unrelated events, but you’d be wrong. Lee Camp explains how Wolin and Pinkney are connected through “Inverted Totalitarianism.”
The Democratic presidential debate happened and, based on poll numbers, Bernie Sanders won the debate. According to CNN, Hillary won the debate. This may be confusing, considering every poll after the debate gave concrete numbers showing Bernie’s victory. But when it comes to the media, numbers don’t matter – when you can report revisionist history.
Recently, Iceland has prosecuted and jailed three more bankers involved in the Icelandic financial crash of 2008. This is great news, but Lee asks, why aren’t we doing the same? Lee follows up with shocking facts surrounding the number of U.S. bankers arrested and who we are willing to go after.
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For some time now our nation has counted on satirical comedians like Jon Stewart to entertainingly inform us of major issues we would otherwise ignore. In an era when mainstream news media constantly fails in its watchdog role and when most politics seems like a circus, satire has played a major role in providing the public with much-needed information in a format that is fun and engaging. When CNN asks whether Ebola is “the ISIS of biological agents,” we have the perfect proof that mainstream news is more about hype, fear, and spectacle than about information.
We can thank our satirists for helping the public understand the role of Super PACS in funding elections, for exposing the sleaze behind tax-exempt churches, and for consistently hammering Fox News on its lies. But there is one major news story the satirists have mostly ignored and it’s time to ask why.
A Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan was bombed over the weekend. This is a very rare instance of a Nobel Peace Prize winner bombing another Peace Prize Winner. In fact, it’s the first. Also – these doctors don’t just have ironic bombs to worry about, the TPP will make their jobs that much harder as well! Lee Camp explains.
Pharmaceutical companies have been telling us for years to take pills, unless we want to die impotent and miserable at the age of 35. Facts are facts, especially if they’re on drug commercials. Another fact is that we can actually get rid of Big Pharma! Lee Camp explains how.
Competition rewards hard work and creativity. It’s brought about innovations in medicine, technology, and even breakfast cereals! But competition also rewards slander, extortion, and sabotage. Instead of innovating, some sociopaths focus on destroying their opponents. Just look at Thomas Edison.
If the safety of rich white people suddenly became threatened and all their homes and money were lost- there would be a revolution. But when it happens to “unpersons” who really cares?