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know but our to america another video by investigative journalist james o'keefe this time a few tracks down c.n.n. president jeff zucker. the liberation of itis from western mold the way rock of the internet according to the u.s. led coalition and iraq. and russian president vladimir putin and u.s. president donald trump are set to meet at the g. twenty summit next week in germany. it's thursday june twenty ninth four pm in washington d.c. i'm ashley banks and you're watching r.t. america we begin today with the latest in the so-called c.n.n.
tapes for three days conservative activist james o'keefe has been causing a headache for c.n.n. since it was announced so kids organization a project veritas had infiltrated the network with a hidden camera or to correspondent are you a parent tell us standing by in the r t news room with more so on yet can you tell us anything of major coming from today's report. well kant took a break from releasing any particularly explosive or revelatory reports today and attempted to secure comment from c.n.n. c.e.o. jeff zucker in light of his latest undercover series american proverb c.n.n. take a look at how zucker avoided o'keefe questioning why this is mr zucker is residence on thirty to sixty fourth street in new york city. are you in a moment are about to rush a story. ok that was pretty cowardly there wasn't a. pretty girl and secondly that.
the incident comes after project veritas has released two videos catching c.n.n. employees admitting the network's obsession with russia gate allegations it's a ploy for ratings on wednesday project veritas released a video in which c.n.n. political commentator van jones conceded so far attempts to prove collusion between the trump campaign and russia have resulted in quote a big nothing burger the series has already created quite a stir speaking to our t.v. project veritas communications director steven gordon spoke about what he sees as the difficulties c.n.n. and others have had at responding to their reports been virtually all of the big mainstream media the reason why even yesterday little opposition julie end of the day if you can come up with something because we are on the truth. nobody is
going to like to be doing it the video we put up to date isn't going only one or two minute pieces about our they haven't even figured out the speaking points and how the can we. gordon may have a point considering for example newsweek reports c.n.n. responded to a quest for comment on the van jones video with three letters l l o. meanwhile this week's developments have put c.n.n. under a microscope with some now drawing attention to the network's social media presence according to the website twitter audit which takes a sample of at and accounts followers and analyzes those people's number of followers and tweets in order to determine which accounts may be fake only fifty two percent of cnn's thirty six point five million followers are real their estimates cast a similar number for fox news's fifteen point two million followers while imus n.b.c. looks slightly better with sixty seven percent of their one point five million
followers checking out comparatively r.t. america manages a score of eighty three percent though our overall number of followers is lower than the major mainstream networks while for now c.n.n. c.e.o. jeff zucker has avoided answering any tough questions about his decision to run with russia gate stories at all costs o'keefe as promised more videos are on the way with what he describes as a hidden camera bombshell scheduled to drop tomorrow in washington on your part until our t.v. . the story was first published on twitter and it made a firestorm online even though the major american outlets hesitated to speak on the issue the internet is a merciless and so here at r t we've gathered some of the most notorious cases of online mocking just for you.
led coalition in iraq what has not been as widely discussed though is the cost of the liberation for the residents of mosul argue the rod ghazi have recently spent over a month in the city for us he recalls his experiences there. it isn't over yet they haven't taken the entire city isis is still in a number of neighborhoods in the old city of mosul the newry a mosque that they've taken is him balik because that is where the slum make state was first proclaimed never the less you know if you think back to what price this victory has come it is it is tremendous this is a city that has been basically purged of its population and reduced the north much more than. rubble and it is very difficult to get a true sense of the devastation in mosul through video games and the articles really get an understanding of how bad it is and and how much was sacrificed
when you walk through those very blasts the streets we stopped at this crossroads because the view here really epitomizes what. has been through the neighboring street all but destroyed the streets across rubble the street over there it's the same story wherever you look that's an iraqi. launching missiles. at isis targets in and you can hear isis small arms fire there targeting the helicopter and. precision i haven't yet seen a single house in mosul untouched by fighting isis make sure not to give up. without a fight the iraqi army in the u.s. led coalition seem to make sure to not leave a square meter scorched it's bad what's happened to the city but what's happened to
the people of mosul two million inhabitants before all of this things they went through the as strikes for example countless civilians knew counting how many people of families children entire neighborhoods wiki. strikes plenty of bodies still buried under the rubble on you little little along with your garbage can with the power of you know of now much while the thought of me. in the year comes to me to add much of. a woman as i focus up there i see that i see how different their american after i read your mocking my own my sorry i thought that your father said that about him my out of militia but out of. civilians were i says human
shield they were their defense they hoped that by putting civilians in every house by fighting on roofs in houses filled with civilians that the coalition the u.s. led coalition would refrain from bombing or cut back on its strikes they miscalculated at the end of the day they said basically well this is war civilians die casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation the battle of mosul was never going to be easy that was no wonder standard but obvious from the onset ice is defended with all they have. callously of the civilians of mosul but the approach of the u.s. led coalition and the iraqi army their brutal you could say methods yes strikes the shelling the rocket attacks they didn't do much to lessen the suffering of
civilians in mosul. syria's government along with its ally russia are accusing washington of creating the pretenses for quote provocation today and a statement released by syria's official news agency syria's foreign ministry says it rejects allegations that syria is preparing for a nother chemical weapons attack the syrian official says the objective of these claims are to further justify interventionism including attacks targeting the syrian regime the same and went on to say washington's press release is a distraction from the legal coalition strikes led by the us responsible for the deaths of thousands of syrian civilians attacks like the reported u.s. coalition air strike on a prison run by the self-proclaimed as state and the syrian town of the elder my edina monday at least fifty seven caligula has resulted from the strike that's according to a monitoring group the group reports at least fifteen so-called islamic state fighters were killed in the rate while
a syrian state run television station say that its local correspondent who says coalition fighter jets targeted the building despite evidence the prison helped put a large number of civilians and activists run media outlet in deer as zoar also cooperated the strike reporting it took place monday morning u.s. central command confirmed tuesday it conducted air strikes in al my edina sunday and monday but did not directly reference the president to discuss the recent developments and the risk of current u.s. policy in syria we're now joined by brian becker national coordinator of the anti war coalition answer thanks so much for joining us today brian now it appears the u.s. it's recommitting itself to a policy of regime change in syria are you concerned especially in light of the recent u.s. bombings that we are headed for a direct conflict with russia. well the possibility of
a conflict with russia certainly there are you have russia decisively engaged militarily on the side of the assad government the russians came in in a way that i think irreversibly changed the military equation making it impossible for the us to carry out its original plan which was to overthrow the assad government now two years later two and a half years later the trump administration in the pentagon seemed to be inching their way back to the earlier policy a policy that was an absolute catastrophe a failure of course for the people of syria a failure in the sense that they could not i was the assad government the assad government because of its international allies and a substantial domestic base of support has been able to hold on will they be able to overthrow assad i don't think so the question really is why is the u.s. escalating these military strikes against the syrian arab army positions also against the syrian arab army air force shooting down a syrian air force jet and also drone attacks why is the u.s. doing that i think the u.s.
is trying to become relevant again in the military equation in syria so that in the post isis phase of the syrian war in other words after isis is defeated the u.s. is a factor determining what the new syria will look like in other words the u.s. is trying i think to create its own zone of influence a sphere of influence inside the eastern part of syria that's the reason we're seeing these escalations by the u.s. military and speaking of that we know that the u.s. is a masking an intelligence gathering aircraft near syria on top of that a u.s. aircraft carrier is on its way to a port and is run i want to know from you how would you categorize israel's role in the u.s. war and syria the israelis are quite pleased with the war i mean as long as syrians are killing syrians as long as the different tendencies and factions are fighting each other on israel's border the israeli government is quite pleased the israeli government from the beginning has favored the breakup of iraq the. a couple of libya the breakup of syria another words all the countries that were considered
part of the resistance front that were coming to the aid and support of the palestinian people who have been endlessly targeted by the israelis as an effort to ethnically cleanse palestinians from palestinian lands the palestinians don't have a state they've been reliant on the support of other states syria was once syria gave a lot of support to the palestinians now syria has been engulfed in a war israelis are quite happy with it what do the israelis really want the nation of the war and the continued fragmentation of arab countries that could potentially come to the aid of the palestinians now i want to speak on nikki haley's recent comments on the chemical attacks in syria and the claim that the u.s. just helped to avert a chemical attack by threatening syrian president bashar al assad what are your thoughts on that well nikki haley's comments are a straw dog another words a complete fraud a straw dog is this the american government says the syrians are about to carry out chemical weapons we're going to strike them should they do that the syrians say we
don't have any chemical weapons international inspectors say the syrians don't have chemical weapons the syrians then don't use chemical weapons in a chemical weapons attack in the u.s. comes out and said see we stop the chemical weapons attack in other words a straw dog a fraud a hoax whereby the united states can claim a victory for something that was never about to happen thus showing again the u.s. relevance in the syrian military theater again the u.s. is thinking post isis what kind of role can the american government play there that means they have to continue to intervene escalate and act as if they're the guarantors of people state safety and security when the u.s. and the cia and its proxies of turkey and saudi arabia where the principal forces break in syria apart so that's what we're seeing witness by nikki haley's commons now we know that the u.s. it's violating rather international law by bombing a sovereign state now the u.s. congress never authorized the war. in syria and on top of that this aggression also
violates the war powers clause of the us constitution so brian is this an impeachable act against trump well there's no doubt that it's an impeachable offense the impeachment process in the us congress is for high crimes and misdemeanors when the us goes to war illegally when it carries out a war of aggression it's a violation of the un the un united states is a signatory to the un charter that's making the un signature part of the highest law of the land that's how the us constitution treats treaties now also the us constitution says only congress can declare war when the u.s. is going to syria bombing syria killing syrians that's an act of war congress not only hasn't declared war on syria of course they didn't declare war in vietnam or korea either no time since world war two is congress meant conform to its constitutional mandate think to declare war not only that syria has not even come up in congress congress hasn't even used the congressional authorization another words less than a declaration to give the president this right will he be impeached that's
a political issue should he be impeached for war crimes or a war of aggression of course but so should president obama george w. bush and the other presidents who arrogated themselves this kind of executive privilege that does not exist in the constitution thank you so much very much like we ran out of time that is brian becker a national corner of the antiwar coalition answer thank you so much again. we go now to breaking news the white house has confirmed president trump will meet kouta next week during the g. twenty economic and finance summit in hamburg germany that's according to white house national security adviser h r mcmaster the agenda for this meeting has not been finalized yet we'll bring you any further details as they come in. coming up on our t.v. wiki leaks cables show a shocking request from the u.a.e. crown prince that story right after this quick break.
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a link cable alleges that the crown prince of the u.a.e. asked the united states to bomb al-jazeera prior to the invasion of iraq in two thousand and three the diplomatic cable which was released by wiki leaks documents a conversation between the prince and a u.s. diplomat in which the prince suggests like a tar based television network be arraigned and r.t. the alex mahal of a joins us in rancho with more on this alex given some of the details about the wiki leaks really most of the people we're talking about are u.s. diplomat richard house as well as the crown prince sheikh mohammed bin ziad of the u.a.e. now interesting conversation here starting off by as i have basically telling the u.s. diplomat you need to rein in al jazeera first of all you need to take control of
the media and we would suggest also that you did not have embedded journalist with your troops were during the afghanistan invasion just because the repercussions would be backlash from arab communities around the world when they see what's actually going on there on the ground see people getting killed wouldn't really sit too well with these people so that's what ziad was saying that it goes on and there's another interesting facet of it is the fact that they say that yeah it was actually kind of giggly about this when he was talking about a country conversation between the amir of qatar. he was trying to explain to his father and him were talking about this u.s. the the invasion in afghanistan and the whole the whole issue here in the amir was a little bit ticked off because i had had make these allegations about these bombings of al jazeera and according to. his father had said to the mir do you even blame him how could you possibly blame. so you know this was done in
jest but this is really no laughing matter if you look at the history of what had happened to al jazeera back in two thousand and one the u.s. bombed their office in couple and after they were notified exactly where it was and in two thousand and three the u.s. bombed again a al-jazeera operation in baghdad where one al jazeera journalist was killed as well as another person was injured that was working for al jazeera so as you can see from the very beginning i mean this is really no laughing matter but this wiki leaks cable itself shows the sort of nonchalant ness of this conversation and it directly shows that al-jazeera was at least asked to be targeted. alex like you said this is no laughing matter we know that al jazeera america they shut down just over a year ago back in april of twenty six seeing our life here research out what were the issues that made the station call it quits we don't see interesting i didn't even last three full three years and it was a station that started with
a lot of power a lot of. you know interesting facets that they put together they post a lot of people from some big networks in the states ali velshi move from c.n.n. he's a well known journalist over to al-jazeera america so they have the big names that even had an interview they had a with a well not exactly interview but a tape of bin ladin speaking and this is the way they started off they started off very strong award winning the ad shows that were award winning some great journalism great investigative journalism and then it just kind of went all downhill from there that station actually was bought the spot on the dial if you want to call it that from al gore or from a station that he had al gore ended up suing them because he said he didn't get all the money that he was supposed to from al jazeera we know that they had a lawyer on board who was. really a lawyer discover this guy was a lawyer at all he wasn't able to practice law in the states and i think most importantly there were allegations of both the sexism as well as anti semitism
within outages era of america so al-jazeera when they were shutting down they said you know what we're just switching gears we're not going to be a bricks and mortar t.v. station anymore we're going online like everybody else and we're putting all our money there and that's the way we're going to be reporting in the states fact of the batter is that their ratings were very very low even with some very strong reporting that they had but let's not kid ourselves i mean al-jazeera has been a target for many entities and we know that the saudi arabians and the u.a.e. to this day are targeting them they're hitting qatar they said one of the thirteen points that they want done by qatar if they're going to stop these issues and ideas that are happening in the middle east is that qatar has to get rid of al jazeera so we know they've been targeted so they're. absolutely more to the story definitely alex and as we know al jazeera english is still broadcast it here and this country and then there is a plus that has obviously a presence online thank you so much alex i was alex knowledge it mahal a vigil from toronto thanks so much thank you and cincinnati
a coalition of groups gathered yesterday to demand a former police officer read tenzing phase the third trial and the failed shooting of unarmed black motorist sam devotes this comes after two mistrials were declared in the case against tenzing during a twenty fifteen traffic stop tensing shot to booze while he was employed as a university of cincinnati police officer the prosecutor for hamilton county will announce whether to retry the case during the week of july tenth while in texas a misdemeanor charge brought against the state trooper in the twenty fifteen arrests of sandra bland was also dismissed yesterday court documents show brian and sidney out was charged with perjury for making a false statement about the arrest the charge was dropped after he agreed to surrender his state license and certification and never work in law enforcement again three days after the violent arrest of bland for a minor traffic infraction the twenty eight year old was found hanging and her jail
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believe that's the fault of our president alone or our politicians in general but it turns out the people themselves are starting to lay blame at someone else's doorstep and that's the media itself in a new harvard harris poll survey provided to the respondents were asked who they blame most for instigating political violence and were given the choice between democrats on the left and republicans on the right president trump and the media and thirty five percent of them said it was the media's fault the largest percentage in the surveys results twenty six percent blamed democrats twenty four percent blamed president truong and only fifteen percent blame to republicans of course more republicans blame democrats and more democrats blamed republicans forty seven percent of republicans blame democrats while forty two percent of them blame the media forty percent of democrats blame the president twenty six blame republicans and twenty two percent blamed the media so of course more republicans blame the media than democrats because the media. they lean left
a little in the hills article about the poll they list all the ridiculous incidences of political violence or incitement that happened recently they cite the shooting of republican lawmakers at a charity based buddy kathy griffin's ridiculous publicity stunt of a photo of her holding the president's bloody severed head central parks production of julius caesar that appeared to depict killing the president and johnny depp's pathetic cry for attention when he mused about an actor killing the president all of these incidents are just the most recent one and the media covered them relentlessly having gas and experts chime in to fan the flames and boost the ratings spewing even more fuel on to the violent fire to me there's no doubt the media's responsible for inciting people to violence right now you just have to tune in for about five minutes to any mainstream outlet to witness their blood lust and the best way to combat that is to do what michelle obama told us all to do when