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.
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A bit of background info: Jebreal is married to the son of Goldman Sachs mogul Arthur Altschul.
Initial criticism with Ronan Farrow:
Follow up with Chris Hayes, after Jebreal’s future appearances on MSNBC had been cancelled:
Abby Martin calls out the corporate media’s incessant coverage of the Cliven Bundy Ranch story, whilst ignoring other important newsworthy issues such as record drone strikes in Yemen, the kidnapping of 230 Nigerian girls and the end of ‘net neutrality’.
Abby Martin speaks with host and founder of The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur, discussing why he left his job at MSNBC, the corporate media’s superficial coverage of news events and the recipe for success in alternative media.
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Host Andrea Mitchell interrupts former Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA) to report breaking news regarding the arrest of popstar Justin Bieber. Aired on Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, 22 January 2014.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin calls out MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry for choosing to focus on Edward Snowden’s international escapades rather than focusing on the more relevant issue of NSA spying.
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American pundits spend a good deal of their time pondering partisan intensity, and how it has sharply increased over the years. At some point in such discussions, it is traditional to note that the sorting of America into ever-more flinty conservatives and ever-more liberal progressives has coincided with the rise of cable television and the internet. The problem, it is asserted, is that too many Americans consume their news from inside an echo chamber that reflects their existing prejudices. Oh, for the time when the nation settled down around the TV to watch the network news from Walter Cronkite and his peers, who delivered a broadly centrist diet of news from home and abroad in a tone of take-your-medicine seriousness.
Some of that hand-wringing is to the point. Attend Republican or Democratic campaign rallies, and you certainly hear the same talking points from many activists there, and many of those soundbites and factoids come from cable, talk radio and the same handful of partisan blogs.
You know this isn’t going to end well when the interview opens with the host saying that she’s been told her next guest is a “big deal” but she’s never head of him. No call for a little research, right? Well, maybe next time. Guest Russell Brand turns out to be too much of a loose cannon to play along.
Brand describes the topic of his worldwide tour clearly enough, but apparently not clearly enough for the dunderheads at Morning Joe:
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“I’m talking about Malcolm X, Che Guevara, Gandhi and Jesus Christ and how these figures are significant culturally, and how icons are appropriated in the news to designate consciousness and meaning, particularly posthumously.”
“And what brings all those people together?”
“They’re all people who died for a cause, and all people whose icons have been used to designate meaning, perhaps not in the manner they intended.”
“Hmm! I kind of like that!