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coming up on our to america c.n.n. retract a story connecting president donald trump to russia saying it did not meet the company's editorial standards legal and media analyst lionel tells us why this is a big deal. the supreme court reinstates president from the travel ban at least temporarily many visitors from six muslim countries. than a list of demands that's what kids are was presented with in exchange for the sanctions against that country when demand includes shutting down al-jazeera that story and more coming up right now.
it's monday june twenty sixth five pm in washington d.c. and tashi sweets and you're watching r.t. america our top story this hour is a major mistake at c.n.n. the cable news network has been forced to retract what was considered a potentially bombshell story connecting it president donald trump to russia saying it did not meet the company's editorial standards or to correspondent on your part poll tells us why the story fell flat to how c.n.n. is responding the most trusted name in news is on the defensive as of friday night when what with sold is an explosive report linking president trump to russian investment bankers was replaced with this editor's note on june twenty second two thousand and seventeen c.n.n. dot com published a story connecting anthony's car mucci with investigations into the russian direct investment fund that story did not meet c.n.n. editorial standards and has been retracted links to the story have been disabled c.n.n. apologizes to mr. skara mucci the story was concerning this man and the scary mucci
and american finance heir who served as an advisor to the trump presidential campaign and sat on the trump transition team it alleged the senate intelligence committee was investigating scar mucci for a meeting he held with kiro dimitry of the c.e.o. of the russian jew wrecked investment fund four days before trump's inauguration all based on an anonymous gresham ill source the report written by a twenty twelve q a surprise finalist said the russian direct investment fund is overseen by the state state run the e.b. bank currently sanctioned by the us government and that the meeting could have included a conversation about the lifting of sanctions on the fund there's just one problem the fund is not in fact operated by the state run bank as a spokesperson for the r a d i have told sputnik the russian direct investment fund our d.i.'s became an independent sovereign fund in two thousand and sixteen
consequently our d.i.'s is not a part of the bank and its operations are wholly independent of the bank the meeting in fact took place at the davos economic forum on january sixteenth and was confirmed by scar mucci to c.n.n. who said dimitri of have come over rather had come over to say hi to him at a restaurant and that he responded quarterly scar mucci told bloomberg at the time quote what i said to him last night in my capacity inside the administration i would certainly reach out to some people to help them the idea was many months ago to have more outreach with russia but also other countries not just russia china other countries of course the whole purpose of the world economic forum in davos is for banking he leads to mingle and several other world billionaires met with the r d i s this year as well meanwhile scar mucci says he except. cnn's apology and is
moving on on saturday c n n money executive branch bar-b. arie said out an e-mail demanding quote no one published any content involving russia without coming to me and jason farkas a c.n.n. vice president implying stricter guidelines for russian reporting may be in order in washington on your part until r.t. and for more analysis we're joined by legal and media analyst lionel of lionel media. well what's fascinating is that this is c.n.n. who has been accused by many many people who are watching their coverage and repour job for a long time of showing incredible bias remember this is the same c.n.n. who's donna brazil was basically feeding questions no problem with that no need for any special statement about that think of all of the accusations all of the instances where people have said you're showing incredible bias or or misrepresentation of what i've you know mention but all of
a sudden the tenor the specifics of this this certitude this the absolute glaring clarity and you bring up a very very good point what journalistic i said is almost comically what journalists are what editorial policies are you even talking about much less this there's a bigger story that's behind i think this not just this particular story the death of the rushing story itself d.n.c. higher ups operatives strategy folks have said we have exhausted this there's nothing there anymore i think there is you know our air there are only tired of hearing about it every time you turn on c.n.n. that's that's all they talk about that quickly ran out of time let's talk you have these new restrictions for c.n.n. so an internal e-mail circulated on saturday advising employees to let all future
articles essentially just go through to people and that also includes social media so does this hurt c n n's credibility and do you expect to see any changes in their coverage. well to those individuals who already know about c.n.n. including i think me and anybody with two neurons this just confirms their their their slapdash way of doing new what they're how they're going to spin this is that see you see what we do what we're what how we handle this what we're informed that we might have been less than adequate this is the type of arduous standards so they're going to spend it accordingly they're going to need to do something but think about this when you see this amount of attention it calls a glaring adjudge you do something that you and i i think have already known the whole time and most fascinating we're out of time unfortunately but always the great and say thank you so much line of media thank you thank you a president trumps ongoing battle with the end goes way back before he was elected into office and network is making headlines after his public rant demanding from
greater transparency from the white house artie's trying to chavez has the story president trump has been in office for only five months but it's felt like a lifetime when you take into consideration his public battles with the mainstream media has the most of us relationship with some of the major news networks has played out on social media mainly twitter where he continues to publicly shame them on numerous occasions mr trump has referred to them as fake news and the enemy to american people he has specifically targeted c.n.n. at a recent white house briefing where the media was prohibited from recording video or audio c.n.n.'s jim acosta went on a rant accusing the white house of stonewalling him and suppressing information so the white house press secretary is getting to a point brooke where he's just kind of useless you know if he can't come out and answer the questions and they're just not going to do this on camera audio why are we even having these briefings or these gaggles in the first place i don't know why
everybody is going along with this it just doesn't make any sense to me and it just feels like we're we're sort of slowly but surely being dragged into what is a new normal in this country where the pro. the united states is allowed to insulate himself from answering hard question former c.n.n. moderator and now fox news chief national correspondent ed henry considers jim acosta a friend but acknowledged his former colleague overreacted in his criticism of the white house he compared the white house to this we this is not the soviet union and if you're going to be a reporter going to be a correspondent these opinions are now no longer coming from pundits it's coming from white house correspondent and he had another tweet saying that this is about the constitution of the united states of america there's nothing in the constitution that says the white house has to have a televised briefing every day having said that as a journalist i of course believe in the principle that jim acosta and others do which is that wake up sean spicer this is twenty seventeen the american people
expect transparency but this isn't the first time c.n.n. has had run ins with the white house and early june comedian kathy griffin who also co-host of c.n.n.'s new year's eve program was fired for her controversial social media post of her standing holding a replica of donald trump bloodied decapitated head something she says has ruined her life for ever what's happening to me has never happened ever in the history of this great country which is then a sitting president of the united states and his grown children and the first lady . are personally i feel personally trying to do it quietly for ever i don't think i will have a career after this i think he i think he i think he i'm going to be honest he broke the broken. and the right way thank you thank you thank you. thank you very few even though griffin apologize for the disturbing image saying that she crossed the line and made
a mistake c.n.n. terminated the comedian twenty six hours later reporting in new york trinity chavez r.t. . well the u.s. supreme court has revamped president trumps travel ban previously overturned by the lower courts the nine to zero unanimous decision by the justices only that the ban on visitors from six muslim countries will go into effect within seventy two hours although with certain limitations that ministration came out with a statement describing the supreme court's ruling as a clear victory for national security at the refugee suspension will become largely effective and that it was an important tool to protect the nation artie's elect reports the travel ban has been one of his most controversial decisions controversial promises made during the campaign maybe along with the promise to build the wall on the mexican border and. try to implement the travel ban just weeks after he officially became president he faced a lot of backlash she faced
a lot of protests and legal action in fact this all went into the courts in march he had to revise the travel ban to accommodate you know all the things that the protesters and those protesting the ban have been saying but basically everybody was against it activists in the streets the media and the courts itself of the two federal courts overturned that ban and now the supreme court bar chile allows this to happen saying that visitors from six predominantly muslim countries like iran libya somalia sudan syria and yemen the ban on them could be enforced as long as they lack a credible claim of bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the united states and also the one hundred twenty day long ban on refugees will also be partially implemented now trump all along has been saying that the decision to protest this battle here is and to fight this in court was cause not by legal reasons living conditions you see the appeal to the so you believe the judges need. a situation. of their country.
and it's a very serious situation so we look forward. to seeing them it's a decision that will be. in my opinion very. second the supreme court will convene again to review the cases after the limited takes a fact. in a seven to two ruling the u.s. supreme court also found the state of missouri unlawfully denied the trinity lutheran church access to a state grant program today the program provides funding for nonprofit groups who want to purchase rubber materials for playground equipment missouri cited its constitution in denying the church's bid for funds saying quote any church sex or denomination of religion is barred from receiving state money critics say this ruling enables religious entities who want to seek out funding from government programs and diminishing the separation of church and state proponents however to the decision to help to protect religious freedoms meanwhile the u.s.
supreme court sent a case involving the family of a slain mexican boy back to a lower court today fifteen year old sergio hernandez good acco was allegedly shot from across the u.s. mexican border by u.s. border patrol agents back in two thousand and ten. coming up next on our t.v. russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson talks syrian crisis settlement that story right after the break. they. are. not. going after the liberation they just lawyer from the old. doctor tonight for me it's like medicine it's like
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to. the conflict in syria has seen a potentially dangerous new developments with the israeli military bombing syrian government positions for the second time in as many days our middle east correspondent paula slayer reports from tel aviv. israelis claim that these strikes are in retaliation for cross border shelling from the syrian military earlier this
morning monday they were again reports that idea of tanks had fired across the border after another round of mortar fire from syria landed in the israeli side of the golan heights but the israeli army has since said that these reports off ols however regarding the earlier two incidents of syrian shells landing in israel there's been no proof that in fact it was the syrian military that fired those shells damascus has said that its forces are currently battling jabhat al nusra terrorists in the area so there's no way to pinpoint exactly who fired the shells damascus has now accused israel of effectively providing cover for the terrorists by bombing the syrian military is one of course has been illegally according to the international community occupying the golan heights since one thousand nine hundred sixty seven israel's bombing of the syrian government forces comes just a week after the u.s. u.s. led coalition shot down as syrian military jet and manned drone u.s.
officials often say that they like to lead by example and in this case it seems to apply to what israel is not doing when the united states and its allies target the syrian military with impunity and that of course stands as a signal to other countries that they might be able to get away with the same kind of thing and as i mentioned the syrian government is fighting on the street terrorists near the border with israel well this might just be another example worth noting because russia has recently accused the u.s. of failing to target this very same terrorist group or. we're still seeing a case of double standards from what we've seen in the fight against terrorism in syria you were under the impression that these so-called. you know whatever it's called now is being speared on every occasion by the u.s. led coalition and its allies now russia whole to its military cooperation in syria with the u.s. led coalition off to the downing of that syrian fighter jet last week a. and this latest escalation from israel's bombing of the syrian military is
a slippery slope for this truly international competition which is being fought on syrian soil. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov and american counterpart rex tillerson have just held a phone call to discuss the war in syria all this comes as tensions in the country peaked following the downing of a syrian government plane by u.s. forces just over a week ago our teeth caleb moppin reports reports are just surfacing about the phone call now we do know this conversation was initiated by u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson and the conversation focused on the crisis in syria they talked about the need to consolidate the cease fire existing in the country and the necessity to fight against terrorist groups and to block against the use of chemical weapons now urged measures to prevent provocations against syrian government troops now this this important conversation comes in the aftermath of the downing of
a syrian government jet as well as the fact that the united states had recently down two different syrian government drones there also been a number of provocative attacks on syrian government forces infantry by the united states so the conversation seemed to be very important and seemed to serve the purpose of working toward consolidating the crisis and keeping the ceasefire intact and closer to home congresswoman tulsi gabbert of hawaii a member of the armed services and foreign affairs committee is pushing legislation to end all u.s. existence to terrorist organizations all this focuses on u.s. military sales and other forms of military cooperation take a listen to what she's proposing. why would you need a bill like this because current u.s. law already exists that say it's illegal for you or me or any american to provide any type of support or assistance to. terrorist groups if one does that then you will be arrested and be put in jail but the problem is that
our government has been violating this principle now for years through cia program specifically that has been providing different types of arms and support teligent and other things to armed militants in syria who are allied with and often working under the command of. what has been known as all this branch in syria all in this regime change war that wages that continues to be waged on today in syria by the united states saudi arabia turkey qatar and these other countries and for more on this we turn to gareth porter investigative journalist and national security policy analyst thank you so much for joining us today and so what are your thoughts on this legislation why is it getting so much attention now when we know that these people have been armed ever since nine eleven happened and all through
the obama administration and all through you know twenty thirteen when it was our minute sunni allies well i'm not sure that i would say that it's a getting that much attention in fact i would argue that it's getting very little attention in terms of its role of importance i mean it's it's an issue that has really been there for years now and it just simply has not been part of the political discourse in this country and that's why the legislation is so important this is the first time that anyone in congress has addressed the issue of the united states government really betraying the fun. the mental interests of the american people in trying to weaken as much as possible the terrorists in the middle east predict particularly al qaeda instead of giving aid and comfort to al qaeda specifically in syria and what has been going on at least since two
thousand and thirteen twenty twelve twenty thirteen is that the obama administration really embarked on what has to be considered to be one of the most egregiously irresponsible policies that the u.s. government has ever pursued much worse in fact than even the us support for the jihadist in afghanistan so many decades ago because what they did was to knowingly continue a policy of assisting the saudis the qataris and the turks in sending arms to the people that they were supporting against the saddam regime knowing that al qaeda was already by by late by mid to late two thousand and twelve the most dominant political military force in the country so so that's really why this is so important i think it's very late in the game but it's still worth doing and so in your opinion if the i.a.e.a. was aware of army these people who were already somewhat extreme as
well in this case it's really not an opinion on my part what i've done is to compile the documentation in one article that just been published in the american conservative very fascinating article by the way thank you all the documentation which shows the fact that the united states through the cia's covert operation initially and then really through. introducing the saudis particularly to the on merchants and eastern european governments who sold them huge amounts of conventional arms including for example three hundred tanks. yes to be sent to the opposition the armed opposition to the syrian government. this is twenty thirteen twenty fourteen and then the united states topped it off by selling fifteen thousand antitank missiles which are heavy antitank weapons
that really are decisively potentially decisive weapons in the war between the the assad regime and the opposition and in two thousand and fifteen turned out to be very decisive they were the reason more than anything else that the assad government was on the defensive to the point where they sought the assistance of the russian government in intervening militarily in syria and it's interesting what you pointed out in your article a lot of those weapons coming from the darfur regime and how a lot of those were being stored in benghazi i think a lot of people have no idea that this is going on well unfortunately you're right i mean this is not as nearly as well known as it needs to be that what what the united states cia did at the behest of president obama was to set up a set of dummy corporations. in libya which were involved in
shipping these on that had belonged to the libyan government the coffee government to syria in order to be used by the opposition. this was not a huge amount of arms compared with what came later this was relatively small but it opened the door legally another way as to the u.s. playing this role of really giving aid and comfort to al qaeda and its close allies in syria and so what do you think their motivation is for us in supporting it through the allies if it's causing this kind of chaos over there well this is really an issue that i think it's not at all clear. i think one has to imagine that the obama administration was being importuned was being pressured by its sunni allies in the region to really what they wanted the united states to do was to arm the armed opposition itself i mean they wanted the us government to take on the
task of sending arms to the sunni opposition against the assad regime and obama himself was very much opposed to that he refused to do it but what he did agree to do was what we've been talking about that is to provide an indirect source of arms to the to the sunni opposition to assad and ultimately told missiles which were really quite decisive at one point in the war and we know you know obama with kind of famous for his term you know assad must go but we never really heard much about if he did want to do away with assad what would be replaced and why would it be you know the u.s. is. the place to make that kind of decision well that's another ambiguity about this story in fact although he did suggest by his rhetoric that assad should go he never really wanted to the united states to be involved in replacing the regime
it was always from his point of view and his close advisors a matter of putting pressure on assad to reach agreement with the op armed opposition but even that was clearly a very irresponsible policy given the realities that they were facing at that point realities which the president himself recognized quite explicitly according to the reporting that came from the new york times so there is a there is a puzzle here that really has never been clarified as to why president obama really agreed to a policy that was so irresponsible certainly and so instead of a fight in a war on terrorism do you believe that the u.s. according. your article is is responsible for actually creating more chaos in the middle east right now absolutely i mean it's created chaos in syria as it did in libya. it followed policies that could not possibly be in the interest of the united states and in my view it was
a matter of trying to satisfy its sunni allies in the region. allies which were providing military bases to the united states as i've said on this program previously and i think you know if there is an explanation although it's not a rational explanation i think that is really what it's about it was that the cia and the pentagon were insisting that the united states had to satisfy the saudis the cutter reason the turks who had these control these bases that the united states really felt that it had to have had to continue to maintain right and if this legislation does move forward do you think it will change anything in the big picture you think if it were to pass this would have a very decisive effect and the reason is that part of the legislation is not just to cut off arms to the cutter is the saudis and the turks it's two to two and two to end all cooperation with those countries militarily
unless they cease their their military operations that are using u.s. arms so i think this is really a very important point whether it's even conceivable that the u.s. congress would pass this that's another question really and how would it be regulated. well you know that's that's an open question how would it really because we haven't got that far. thank you so much for your time here as porter investigative journalist and national security policy alice i always appreciate your insight. and the arab states on the outs with qatar issued the country a list of demands to meet in order to drop its blockade guitar confirmed last friday it received a list artie's someone there was already aware ports that one of those demands is sending shock waves through media and human rights communities saudi arabia egypt the united arab emirates and bahrain recently cut off qatar accusing it of funding terrorism in the region now in order to lift the diplomatic and economic sanctions
the gulf states gave the country a list of thirteen demands from scaling down diplomatic ties with iran to kicking turkey's military out of the country to severing ties with the likes of the muslim brotherhood dyess al qaida and hezbollah before arab states say all of these demands must be met within ten days but two in particular are sparking outcry among media members and human rights activists the countries have ordered qatar to shut down the state funded al-jazeera network and its affiliates and close all other news outlets funded either directly or indirectly by the state al-jazeera first launched in one thousand nine hundred six in arabic and ten years later added al jazeera english according to its website the network broadcasts in more than one hundred countries and employs more than three thousand people from seventeen nationalities with media first released this list of demands al-jazeera responded saying any call for closing down al-jazeera is nothing but an attempt to silence the freedom of expression in the region and to suppress people's right to
information and the right to be heard others came to the networks defense the committee to protect journalists executive director joel simon saying it condemns the use of news outlets as a bargaining chip and calls on all countries involved in this dispute to stop holding media hostage to political disputes adding the goal free. needs a vibrant free press and news outlets based there must be allowed to report freely and it's not just journalists human rights watch said the move punishes the millions of arabs in the region from important news coverage calling it cowardly censorship warning it will fail it will be hard to convince other countries that the demand to close media outlets like al-jazeera has anything to do with countering terrorism u.s. state secretary rex tillerson even said some of the elements will be very difficult for qatar to meet and urges both sides to sit together and continue the conversation and until the conflict is resolved it looks like the u.s. will block all foreign military sales to members of the gulf cooperation council
senate foreign relations chair bob corker telling tillerson monday but instead of working together to fight terrorism these gulf states decided to devolve into more conflicts that only hurts those efforts corker is the top republican on the senate foreign relations committee and no arms sale goes to congress for formal approval without the informal approval from the top democrat republican on both house and senate foreign relations committees in washington simo dollars ario r.t. . coming up on r.t.a. settlements is race and meet the londo castille case paid to him for a back or forth. i think the average viewer user has to want to come up with understand that we're killing stories that our critics can't you know you don't want because their
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during a traffic stop and twenty fifteen the hamilton county judge presiding over the case declared a mistrial following more than thirty hours of deliberations over a five day period well this marks the second time in the trial against officer a ten seen ended in a mistrial despite this the family remained determined they gathered outside the courtroom following the decision to demand another retrial. in saint anthony minnesota the mother of one of castiel reached a three million dollars settlement with the city of settlements will be paid to valerie's has still the family's trustee this comes less than two weeks after officer drawn a million as was acquitted of all charges including manslaughter thirty two year old castille was an elementary school cafeteria worker who was shot five times during a traffic stop while his girlfriend lifestream the bloody encounter with her four year old daughter in the back seat of the car situation escalated after testicle told the officer he was carrying a firearm despite having
a valid permits following the officer's acquittal protesters arrested across the united states. former u.s. army intelligence analyst and whistleblowers healthy men who join new york city's pride parade sunday as a representative for the a.c.l.u. this marks manning's first prime celebration since her release last month she tweeted quote honored to represent the organization manning was imprisoned for seven years after leaking more than seven hundred thousand classified documents including battlefield reports on iraq and afghanistan and state department cables meanwhile other bullets and tear gas were deployed against l g b t q activists in turkey sunday after protesters took to the streets in defiance of a ban on annual price festivities all this marks the third consecutive year that private observances were banned by as temples governor's office altogether turkey's official news agency reports that an estimated twenty people were detained since.
british prime minister teresa mayes conservative party has reached a deal with northern ireland's democratic unionist party to support her minority governments the tory government has promised to invest in additional one billion pounds in northern ireland the agreement will also see a backtrack on a number of election pledges including reforms and pensions as well as benefits and a sissy. kurtz media reports it's been over two weeks now since this crash and burn snap election called by theresa may that took place on june eighth leaving the country with an unexpected hung parliament and now it looks like we do indeed have a deal between teresa mayes conservative party and the democratic unionist of northern ireland in terms of what specifically has been agreed we do know that the g.o.p. have been promised one billion pounds within the next several years of financial support and one stepping stone that's been quite important to watch since we do
know that the do you have been quite insistent on not being huge fans of the hard brags that we have heard now that they have agreed that an exit from the e.u. will benefit all parts of the u.k. if the documents that they have released doesn't get into very much detail this is an agreement that so-called can feel confidence and supply which is a bit of a different format and even with the way that statements have been made on how this deal was reached we did see the g.o.p. leaders speak separately there was no joint press conference so certainly we're just going to be waiting for theresa may to address this deal later on. six police officers were injured in london on sunday after a protest against police brutality turned violent the rally was held following the death of a black man after a traffic stop poly boyko has the details. to
install said last night but it carried on into the early hours of the morning and protesters here were throwing great police station they were. a beer bottles as well and they were trying to pass the bill day the reason they were so angry was they were demonstrating over the death of a twenty five year old local black man his name was. the whole story lately he was known as ed said he was a comic candidate he was pulled a the by police when he was in his car earlier this month and campaign is saying he was brutally beaten some reports even that he may have died as a result of his neck being broken and he died in hospital six days off of that
initial incident with the police so the protest says that when last night was saying that they want to know how mr de costa died take a listen. we just. if we can give you also a moment there family members. mobile cry you should live. in the way. if you don't think the police will do anything to. take you into so many people are putting the police cover up the corruption who will prosecute you nobody so really and truly you can blame the public for being angry and upset but obviously this is a sensitive issue because we know that these things are happening on the cover you know behind closed doors and many people are not getting to here actually go in on the street the people say well you know it doesn't happen anymore racism is not like it was. it's still going on is happening just behind closed doors for the
metropolitan police have said in a statement that as he was being detained mr paul stood on the well they've also been found that no police officer says has been suspended and every result of this incident with mr de costa the police sportstalk here in the u.k. is investigating what led to his death. the independent police complaints commission said and they've already said that in this self a small assembly carried out on missed it a call stuff hasn't indicated that he died from spinal injuries. coming up on r. and c. google makes a major change to its targeted ad policy stay tuned for that full reports. but holds you think you should at least. put themselves on. a big issue.
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google has announced some big changes to increase consumer protections the company says it will no longer scan individual demilich counts for targeted advertising purposes artie's bridges sondos has the latest from los angeles how many people use g. mail services and how will this change improve their protection overall. there are about one point two billion g. mail users worldwide now this includes people who use free g. mail services as well as those paid corporate users now i'm currently google only tracks the individual g. mail users accounts who use the free accounts not those corporate accounts but it says that it is now planning to end these practices sometime later this year stating quote this decision brings g.-mail ads in line with how we personalize ads for other google products ad shown are based on users settings and users can change those settings that anytime including disabling ads personalization right now
google scans the e-mails by looking for keywords in order to target advertisements back at those free g. mail users so they're going to be changing that but google will still be collecting data from users they just won't be going through people's emails anymore instead they will track users information and collect data on them by tracking other google services so if somebody is logged into their google account and they're browsing online or going on you tube google will then take that information and target ads back at people so as this statement says people can disable ad tracking and they can also sign out of all of their accounts if they want to protect their data further and the reason that google is doing this is because they say they want to streamline and make things less confusing for people mainly because they're really trying to promote google cloud services and there's been a lot of consumer pushback in terms of how google is collecting data and it's been
making people not want to use these cloud services which is something that google is really trying to promote over the coming years so that's why they're doing this although i'm not sure how much information is going to be protected from people if they're still able to track our information in other ways natasha good to know thank you so much pretty just antos from our l.a. studio thank you so much as well. well in a string of scandals the u.s. air force academy is making a multimillion dollar investment to rebuild its image according to a colorado newspaper the end president a public relations spending comes after dozens of athletes were investigated for misconduct artie's report naya brings us the story borrowing a page from corporate america the u.s. air force academy has reportedly invested two point six million dollars in a public relations push to polish its image the p.r. investment follows a series of scandals and alleged cover ups involving athletes at the school as first reported by the goods that newspaper thirty two players at the academy were
investigated for a series of scandals in two thousand and fourteen including drug use and sexual misconduct as a result three athletes were reportedly court martialed eight were discharged were dismissed another half dozen resigned and three more cadets were kicked out for on related misconduct a year prior a soccer player at the academy was allegedly recruited by the office of special investigations to spy on his classmates and was alternately expelled the air force academy s new communication strategy wasn't publicly announced it was instead revealed in hundreds of pages of e-mails the gazette obtained under the freedom of information act the academy meanwhile claims its p.r. push is part of a wider effort to show the public it takes discipline seriously in a statement a spokesman says in part with regard to communications academy leadership is absolutely committed to engaging with the multiple audiences who have
a stake in our mission promoting good order and discipline and effectively communicating are not mutually exclusive unquote according to the gazette in addition to the donor money sent to outside public relations contractors the school has grown the academy public affairs office by at least fifty percent since the public relations push began. the academy has highlighted its efforts to combat sexual assault and presented the school to be a leader of prevention however experts say presenting a new public image will only work if the organization follows through on reaching its objectives and actually changes its habits are a formation requiring action not just rebranding marina port naya r.t. miami. russian investigators are looking into the st petersburg metro bombing in april say the attacker and his accomplices used an encrypted message in service to plan and carry out the atrocity. track though has more details on this story the
telegram messaging app is famous for its outstanding levels of privacy with all the encryption but the secret chats just to remind you almost three months ago a suicide bomber killed fifteen people in the st petersburg metro and the investigation into that got to the point where the russian federal security services are saying that at all stages of the preparation both the attacker and whoever assisted him in russia and abroad were using telegram another thing that they are saying is that telegram with all its encryption features has become the most widely used app by terrorist organizations in russia when it comes to messaging now just a little earlier russia's communications regulator ross called zoar said that it could be days away from blocking telegram russian authorities have demanded that the telegram team provide access to the chats and their crypto keys
when and if needed to which the founder of said no and he also added that the privacy and the people's right to it is more important than the fear of terrorism the course is not just telegram there are other as well that a guess could conceivably be used by terrorists as well there's the general public that's got nothing to do with terrorism and genuinely they really praised all the new features that these take this thing out so now like telegram are offering with the new levels of privacy but the authorities are on high alert and they're absolutely not happy with these loopholes and perhaps that is justified because to research. organizations have published at least one hundred reports of jihad azour organizations using telegram in the past you were saying that there are other apps that are grating their encryption facilities like wats app developers of that got
under fire in the u.k. after the terrorist attacks in britain and that was criticism on a very high profile level we want companies to develop tools to identify and remove harmful materials automatically i want to see them reports this file contents to the old storage is blocked the uses to spread it there should be no place for terrorists to hide we need to make sure that organizations like whatsapp and there are plenty of others like that don't provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other we need to make sure that our intelligence services have the ability to get into situations like encrypted whatsapp kevan but the great threat is still out there and since the number of terrorist attacks in europe has only been increasing i guess it is fair to say that the authorities failed to contain it and now they are saying that the only way for them to do it is get access to the chats and crypto keys so in the near future we are bound to hear more debate on that the usual thing security
versus progress. and before we go don't forget to tune in at nine pm for larry king now tonight's guest is a transgender actress candace kane here's a preview of what's to come what was it like the first time. as candace you would know where the man. well it was liberating i mean i would dress you yeah i mean or she would know one of those as the main one is that there's a be the first. what was it like to date men as a woman it was freeing it was liberating i felt like my i felt like myself for the first time you know and i i remember thinking you know. nothing ever really worked out when i was trying to do a man is a man there was never a connection and they didn't you know but you know i just felt like i was truly
myself in that in those situations and that happening in all over the campaign of my life just like walking down the street every day i remember the first time i threw away all my clothes and i went to the airport i had planned a trip to europe and it was the first time i was living as canada and i i you know walked up to the lady checking tickets and you know she was like thank you ma'am go right in and it was just like you know little things like that not most people would never remember but it had such a huge impact on me watching the hawks is coming up next here on r t tabitha lalas joins us for a quick preview tabitha what's and i don't washing odds we're going to dive into the nitty gritty of local government and how it could be the real road for change for americans as the swamp here in washington seems to only get thicker by talking with former internationally renowned wrestler and mayoral candidate for knox county tennessee glenn jacobs you don't want to miss it absolutely not thank you so much
tabitha thanks that all right and that does it for now for more of the stories we've covered that you tube dot com slash our to america and check out our website the art class america you can follow me on twitter at the top this week's question . i'm joe marvin and i will give you what the mainstream media chants the big picture . and wouldn't question more on what you're looking to see. who go deeper investigate and debate all so you can get the big picture.
all the world just you know the news companies merely players but what kind of parties are in t. america party america offered more r t america first lead in many ways you claim it is just like you believe really big names good actors bad actors and in the end you could never hear all. the barking all the world all the world all the world's a stage we are definitely a player. i don't identify as a liberal and i don't identify as a conservative i identify as just a meek individual with
a complex set of beliefs that doesn't fit into one box or another but still i can relate to this story which comes to us from fox news they recently posted an article entitled conservative in hollywood be a democrat publicly industries that affect any article is all about how if you're a conservative you better keep your opinions to yourself if you want to work in tinseltown and boy can i relate to that again not because i'm conservative and i don't live in tinseltown but just because i know how oppressive the other side can be if you don't agree because i live in new york city in new york city is a lot like hollywood the hollywood people that fox gives talks to in the article only spoke on the condition of and this is how worried they are about being outed as conservatives fox news quotes one of them as saying i often tell friends getting into the beers from this day forward you were a democrat publicly and others said it's toxic if you have any leanings towards donald trump or the republican party another said you keep quiet because you don't know if that's going to set someone off who could hire you and that is
a unique scenario because you won't be punished if you are a liberal i firmly to all of that big time even though i don't identify as a conservative i also identify big time with what another seven article which is that people often get so flipped out even if you question their views that is so true right now as a new yorker if you dare to say anything against them. you could actually find yourself in a fight you could actually find yourself being shunned by friends and yeah even potential employers i can only imagine how much was that and how it worked one person actually did have the audacity to go on record for the article. and that was actress mary birdsong who was on a show called reno nine one one of course she was quick to add the disclaimer that she's no trump fan but she did manage to agree that there is a lack of give and take in political discourse now and has the president considering that the rest of the people in the article had to remain anonymous i think that's putting it lightly as birdsong says or so what is the good of free speech if we only get to use it with people we agree with and that this independent
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data. thank you thank. you welcome to another week in the swamp hog watchers when it comes to the divide between rural and urban america nothing could spin the mind quite so much the perspective from each side is that one doesn't know what life is like for the other and the truth is they don't according to a washington post kaiser family foundation survey of seven hundred americans in rural areas and small towns they found was that sixty seven percent of rural residents rated the job opportunities in their communities as fair or poor while urban residents were split fifty fifty between fair and excellent.