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greetings and salutation. for those seeking to better understand the current moral compass of federal politics and institutions here in the united states of america one doesn't have to look much further than the good old dog and pony show that was on display yesterday at the confirmation hearing of u.s. president donald trump's pick to be the next director of the central intelligence agency jane haskell the rather controversial choice for agency director given her role in the post nine eleven u.s. torture program and its and suing attempted cover up and white washing was according to critics. rather dodgy and light on the details regarding her now quote moral compass. at the hearing hospital valiantly stated my moral compass is strong i would not allow cia to undertake activity that
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i thought was immoral even if it was technically illegal i would absolutely not permit it which naturally leads one to ask if you wouldn't permit it today then why would you permit it then yesterday when you were there torturing folks that was a line of questioning that haskell ultimately dodged with the ice cream sundae of different excuses ranging from well you know is a different time back then to the oldie but goodie i was just following orders out nuremberg of you one of the most telling exchanges took place when maine senator susan collins asked haskell if the cia has a high value terrorism suspect in its custody and the president gave you a direct order to waterboard that terrorist what would you do. which are more than likely new director of the cia replied i don't believe the president would ask me
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to do that really really he wouldn't ask you. i would bring back waterboarding and i'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding. sorry geno we just don't trust your topsy-turvy with glee wildly moral compass because unlike most us senators and all of congress we are watching the hawks. what. it looks like real that this would be. as if you were to pull out of. your. like you that i got. this. week so i. wrote
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a little of what's at the heart right i wrote her up and down at the while it was you know darn gina as if money was also attend that event i noticed the cia tweeted out you this. picture of her all about girl power let's get girl power in the cia and i had a big the m o g for a man's arm muffling arm republican so maybe she is the mike the cia is on top of their twitter account too i mean it is a horrifying by the way the fact that you have to literally show that in order for the have pocker seen as saying always he wouldn't know i don't think so. i don't know that works it's interesting because when gina was. you know facing the senate scrutiny yesterday at one point she got into a back and forth was so under ron wyden of oregon and she said quote after nine eleven i didn't look to go sit on the swiss desk i stepped up i was not on the
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sidelines to me the tragedy is that the controversy has cast a shadow over what has been a major contribution to protecting this country. now that to me is the essence of all that is wrong with. people of her ilk is that they will put the protection of the country over the moral code of the country over the laws of the country that they believe protection far outweighs all else but they didn't press act they made it worse we wouldn't ices and everything else we have today if it weren't for that people whose family members are loved ones were either killed by drones or were taken to places like this you ruin lives and then you wonder why all was a different time it's not a different time for the kid who was ten years old to watch happens family get taken to guantanamo it's not a different time and there's no girl power and put that aside right now period don't even try it there's no feminism and saying well she's
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a girl but there's no feminism and especially in light of the recent new york times that came out this week talking about you know the torture of the united states and what geographical part of that and i say that about this is not feminism not just because i'm an iron grid militant feminist i mean obviously but this is true if you have someone who she oversaw the torture of a pregnant woman areas like that that's what you have to sort of think about when you're talking of this op ed in a new york times this. blue star had written about her two thousand and four detention one of the cia black sites one of the words in thailand. most likely oversaw obviously one of the stock in season but oversaw the hospital in two thousand and two. she said i have no idea how long i was in the thai secret prison because no one would let me sleep the cell was white and stark with nothing in it but a camera and books on the wall they chain me to the hooks because i was meant three
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through my pregnancy i could barely move or said some of what they did to me in that prison was so awful i can't talk about it they hit me in the abdomen just where the baby was. i have no way of even trying to excuse that kind of behavior and it was all because they thought that her husband part might have been running some terrorists or islamic organization out of it and again i ask why are american intelligence and military personnel scooping up pregnant women poor pregnant women on the other side of the world throwing them in secret thai prisons and then supposed to be making me feel like a group where you had to go oh yeah and that doesn't exist anymore save for as you pointed out and i'm sorry whether guilty or not torture is illegal and you know we're going to sit back as a country and say hey you know from obama we need to look forward not back for prosecuting anyone for this so let's end forward under someone who said you know we're going to take a torque for somebody who was involved and we're going to put them in
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a position of power reward them for their acts of torture on innocent people and even guilty people because guess what doesn't matter innocent or guilty torture is still illegal it trumps all in that sense absolutely ridiculous. the democratic national committee watched in horror november eighth of two thousand and sixteen if hillary clinton's preordain presidential when crumbled first they blame the russians then obama james comey bernie sanders sexism journalism and even the fact that some voters didn't go to ivy league schools and chose to vote with their conscience and this one claims of working toward unity in the party we've seen democratic candidates across the country getting little to no help from that party now. now it seems that they're going full trump and demanding loyalty pledges and jim county new york the twenty member county democratic committee is trying to come to an agreement on a proposal that work will require all members of the committee to pledge loyalty to
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whatever candidates are endorsed by the state local and national parties deborah lynch vice chair of the county democratic committee a candidate for county legislator told the intercept that quote it's totally undemocratic and unconstitutional to tell me i would need to support a democrat even if they don't display democratic values going on to say that this has nothing to do with party loyalty it has to do with the establishment wing of the party not understanding why some of us are still upset about the twenty sixteen crime in their primary and all of us are pointing out that the new york democratic party is well known for this kind of behavior. member of the democratic party's unity committee said bertie supporters say the party quote uses fear tactics and deal making on the new york state committee is made up entirely of cuomo loyalists and it seems that when they are bullying progresses and grassroots democrats they are trying to take credit for their work executive director of new york dems jeff
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berman actually sent this request for video footage of a grassroots organizations work to put in campaign ads which is pretty rich since grassroots activism was their other excuse for rigging the primary and lying to cover it up strange the dems say more and more like republicans every day already hate me above where we've been preaching on the mountain tops for as long as i can remember the democrats and republicans aren't all that different but most of your mainstream democrats are really just you know pro pro-choice republicans at the end of the day special comes to foreign policy and rigs like a lot more things than just foreign policy it's clearly going to go so well they don't conduct themselves as a party of ever there was no term of the woods that was the tyrrell really speaking of third person most of us what's the one of the. the tyro really gets upset about in government is that how parker say yes and democrats on the house rules committee sent a letter this week to partner justice chairman jeff sessions rejecting
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a call for a trump style loyalty pledge in order to propose amendments on the upcoming farm bill ranking member of the committee james p. mcgovern state in the letter that requiring members of congress to take a trump style loyalty pledge just to get a chance to offer their amendments is in a word shocking so let me get this right how is there a loyalty pledge to congress and the fair authoritarian gesture of the must be stopped. which it is by the way yet doing the exact same thing within your own party to people trying to run under your banner that's totally acceptable having them sign a loyalty pledge absolutely bonkers to me well it's probably because everything you said is what about asms oh you guys i forgot about as a thing yes making your logical argument of pointing out that some things being a hypocrite is now what about others to get out of ocracy is a pretty good as a critic it's. one of the big things here is about ads it isn't about getting the
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part of the party me and control because the party has a very intertwined system that helps a lot of people that's why it was broke and hillary had to write a big check to keep the lights on there's a reason because you have people like debbie wasserman schultz. that all said hey lots of consultants lots of this lots of because the concerns tell you to get lots of ads and as someone who used to sell advertising there's a reason we tell you that you need big flashy t.v. ads because the consultants get a commission for selling ads and via ads so this whole awful like tail eating monstrosity we've got a couple of people off that give us off the record confirmation that one of the other things that's going around in the democratic party is that non-establishment that. i mean that if they go into run if they want any more any help any support from the d. triple c. they have to sign a pledge another pledge that says that they agree that they will spend seventy five
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percent of their campaign money on ads. which is funny because hillary's hillary clinton all because they figure it's the hillary clinton model it's the obama models but all this money the problem is hillary clinton spent seventy two million dollars on t.v. ads alone and she had the least political looked at it and what they found she had the least messaging on policy of any presidential campaign in the last four races so she spent all the money but she didn't say anything about policy or any any actual issues and that's why people that's a gravel because assuming stuff like this it's like ok so if i want to run as a democrat i believe that we just have to say that the d. triple c. you know the d.n.c. all that they're just basically tell me how to run by a pair and if they don't like my politics apparently as well as a democrat they might not even support my campaign and actually pushed me to their like selective choice yet because you're then you become the dirty grassroots you know downsize they're sitting there going to give us pictures democrats doing
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things that we wouldn't you actually are our organization it's the same thing but there's this idea the thing is traditional traditional concert these conservative democrats are the ones in those rural areas less populated urban areas and these are the ones that are actually a lot more like republicans in value and they they they're terrified of progress of this that's what's going on is you have a whole bunch of a base of people that used to vote republican are pro they are pro-life you know in places like rhode island there is a story about people being about the big terrified of progressive there. they said that they were you know they're pro-life their programs are pro-business they're anti regulation they're patriotic mostly catholic and they don't think people should get free stuff republicans republicans and the whole thing is we can't go to the left you have to keep going the writer will lose people all right well we're not going to. people when we take this break card watchers because we're going to watch it over get to let us know what you think of the topics of coverage of facebook and twitter still poll shows that are to dot com coming up we get the big picture of the battle between journalism and the corporate oligarchs who run the
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news media that is now taking place in of all places colorado is the host of the big picture holland enters the hawk's nest don't want to miss this they to watch the folks. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter to us is over twenty trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crime stamping each day. eighty five percent of the global wealth he longs to the ultra rich eight point six percent market saw a thirty percent rise last year some with four hundred to five hundred three per second per second and bitcoin rose to twenty thousand dollars. china's building two point one billion dollars a i industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only number you need to remember is one the one business show you can't afford
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to miss the one and only. welcome to max keiser financial survival guide. looking forward to your pension account. yanks this is what happens to pensions in britain don't let this happen to you watch kaiser report. join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guest on the world of politics small business i'm show business i'll see you then. he who pays the piper calls the tune those eight simple words that perhaps wall street's messed up fighting created and the greatest motivator for investment
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bankers to get out of bed in the morning but what happens when the folks who are used to buying anything they please try to pay and incorruptible piper that's the question of the day for the auld and global capital group a new york hedge fund that appears intent on buying up the nation's newspaper market as if it were a diner jukeboxes but instead of simply writing the news all then has now found itself in the thanks to an editorial page standoff with its subsidiary the denver post and a stubborn series of protests and public appeals by the hedge funds journalists employees how then do we resolve this seemingly irreconcilable can conflict of capitalism journalism and the steadily withering concept of local news to answer the conundrum we're joined by benteke media veteran and host of the big picture of holland. quite a controversy and while i say this it is it's intriguing how all of a look at the rules of capitalism if you know if you follow the spirit of capitalism would dictate that this hedge fund is to
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a certain extent with them their rights to run the subsidiary as they please why you know why should that be any different the case of you know hedge funds that the news media no wiser be different from news media or the truth tellers. when i first read this story two clues just jumped off the hedge fund as him. and the name of the company is digital first media and this is like the cross you know dracula so if you're in print media obviously the great lady is challenge to in the digital age and they're scrambling to try and monetize the online. the wall street journal and the new york times are pretty good at that unless you can fool your browser into giving it to your for free so well these are challenging times in the newspaper land but this is nothing new one hundred years ago when i worked at usa today you probably didn't want to get caught on the job thumbing through
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a book called the chain gang our newspaper versus the going to empire by richard mccord i found one copy left on amazon today and this was the harrowing tale of the biggest newspaper publisher in the usa acquiring the green bay news chronicle oh all right you have come from out of town with economies of scale and consultants and templates and so it's not a new story and it's not even just a newspaper story you know where i'm from radio in the middle of the night in one thousand nine hundred six amendment to the telecom bill lift of the ownership caps suddenly you could own as many stations as you could gobble up quickly and mom and pop station owners had no intention of selling mom and pop are down in west palm now yeah because wall street came along with more money than the station was worth and to pay the mortgage every month they've been burning the furniture and firing people right and left and it's a crying shame in local news when the local newspaper thins out like that because
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there are fewer words being written there is one less voice and this is not to say that radio and t.v. are doing the rip and read from the newspaper but nobody goes deeper into a story than a newspaper can you only have a half hour for you know for this show but the newspaper can print as many pages as they need to so it's a real loss when these papers thin out like that is because that's that's where you get a lot of the good solid local that was the feeds the rest of us of the world market it feeds the global market yeah and i mean the only thing that really seems to be making money or says they're making money are sort of your high drama. table there is. an address. but this sort of you know what i mean and so is c.n.n. is in the box is the kind of mind they probably make a fair amount of money but this is a distinctly unprofitable business and always has been so how do you balance
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keeping the doors open and keeping the truth and reporting things to go to a local audience that needs it now more than ever in its heyday the sales department was not allowed in the newsroom right c.b.s. you know the tiffany network and now the newspaper will shop a special section or a special insert and decide if there's advertiser support we'll write yeah the advertorial picking the perfect puppy you know if they can sponsor that automotive is a real target now because newspapers got whacked by auto trader and craigslist you know look at the two biggest customers of newspaper advertising car dealers and classifieds so the genie is out of the bottle now and certainly there are challenges in there trying to swap analog dollars for digital dimes and that's why these papers are getting sold and that's why these papers are getting corrupted in terms of the depth of the content warren buffett for years has been
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buying up small town newspapers because he realizes there's gold in the high school sports there is something the local media can still do real well and if you're the only one doing what you happen to be doing that's an opportunity but it still takes a char you got to have the manpower and that's the first thing to go and that's if we've been watching them and t.v. news i mean look at over the last ten years we've watched in every single area of news they have cut researchers they cut fact checkers they've cut copy editors on everywhere you know you don't you're. seeing this all kind of falling apart you know. print journalism even if i mean you think oh well the mood of light and they can sell ads online but again that still is going to shrink the size of your paper down a little bit later because it isn't going to be faster than it is so do you think there's any kind of move forward thinking profit model in mind for news companies as the they should explore in order to stay afloat that doesn't bend turn around
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and say oh you can't talk about this you know why do you not get into our property sort of talk about certain subjects there are a lot of scrappy interlopers coming along some are making money some aren't we've seen people displaced from legacy news jobs who started a hyper local online newspaper that's pretty cool i live in rhode island where the providence journal has been sold a couple of times in recent years and thinned out a lot they sold their landmark building in downtown and moved out to the press how many desks do they need anymore and they have a new digital competitor called go local prov dot com that is breaking stories scrappy operation moving around the state reporting things you don't see anywhere else and it's lean and mean and like these cable news channels in new york you go to a scrum and you'll see eye witness news an n.b.c. four set up right next to news one and guess what news one didn't have to pay for
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that f.c.c. license sooner than that don't worry that they're all doing the same story but one of them just has a smaller not so technology digital technology and self publishing it all has enabled a lot of start up journalists what gets lost in all this cost cutting is editing right because it's on the internet doesn't mean it's true ever since i saw forrest gump shake hands with president kennedy i don't know if it will leave i don't think it's a boy that's going to have. i don't know it's true and you know it raises questions of you know other possible ways to kind of fix that the controller yeah i mean there's this idea of government intervention which i'm not if i'm never a fan of government intervention in trying to like sort of fix this idea of journalism with a problem at this because i don't like dirty government hands on my well if it's the fairness doctrine fell during the term and gave rise to talk radio which is predominantly one sided but it turned radio into two way radio right the president
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the other day is talking about yanking press credentials of people whose stories he doesn't write so our favorite amendment is still the first we hear of our two you know nothing about the government yanking press credentials because the store out there are never happy. but all seriousness aside we also know nothing about sponsors or how to say do this don't do that can't you read the signs yet that's when those crazy things because me and to have been interviewed over the years you know by other reporters what's it like to work at r t and when you tell them that hey you know no one's telling me what to write i don't have a sponsor saying you can't write about me or anything like that when you tell them that their face kind of they don't believe you and i think it's because they're coming from a world where that's where they're not they're told what to write how to write what about to write about all the time what not to say in the story i interviewed john mcafee and i asked him heidi and no the wife i at starbucks and pinera is
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safe and if i was doing a story on c.n.n. i would have had to say how do you know the wife by at the restaurant or the coffee place is safe and it's not a huge change it's a nuance but it just makes the story more relatable because there wasn't somebody from the sales department so now you got to cross that word out and go around you're not stepping on toes you know you get more of an artist news broadcast of do you think there's anything i even with a government intervention we've been talking a lot about merger these keep coming up. the big one was the sinclair tribune merger. talking about like monopoly is and all of this stuff coming together aside from government intervention in those acts is there a way we can stop what's happening which is billionaires just buying up and sort of well as you said it's going to do a segment you you know the you'll go to freedom of the press belongs to anybody who owns one. of your own often attributed to tommy lasorda i think was actually oscar
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wilde you know never argue with people who buy by the peril yeah and there's still something to that i could sit at home and write a blog about what i do on my show here but i find doing it on my show here reaches more people you still need a platform and when you tweeted out that i was going to be on your show i just picked up dozens of twitter followers and go so it helps to have a platform and the folks in the commercial media are just always going to be subject to some kind of compromise because this golden era at the tiffany network is gone yeah it's over the moment that they stop saying that it was this public service that i had to do it every night right a moment it all changed but the holland cook thank you for coming out of bay and giving us the big picture of this fascinating part of the because of the news business and we'll definitely have you back on so that you saw all these enjoy watching the hawks. here on must have the tendency to completely blow
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us away with his ability to help humanity dance its way in the future but sometimes you just disappoints me in a profound way by ignoring major issues like recently musk announced that he would be starting any company because a in a world suffering from food insecurity a lack of affordable housing who doesn't need a third choice for those of us who can't decide between twizzlers and red. then. this morning that he would be making bricks for affordable housing ewing's ing the modern. plane soil removed from the tunnels of the hyperloop projects and if you're thinking oh oh bricks are gone and totally useless and earthquakes well anyone thought of that too turns out the bricks will be rated for california seismic loads and because they'll be bored in the middle they'll be a lighter and stronger than traditional concrete grade well we'll have to wait and see if we can make it forty eight hours without a lawn mosse doing something about the thing we were mad at him for not doing.
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your fucking loves surprising us me and not read a man or had a large show for you to tell everybody to remember everyone in this world we are told your love so i tell you all i love i roll and i'm proud of all i think love watching those folks out there a great day and night everybody. don't trump claims he's the master of the deal but when it comes to iran it is the art of no deal trump claims he has made america safer a dubious claim closer to the truth has probably attempted to force regime change in iran. like for many clubs over the years so i know the game and sorry guys. the ball
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yeah the. palestinian official said that one person is being killed as great. protest along the gaza border with israel continued friday as the u.s. prepares to controversially. monday. protest in iran follows president pull out of the iran nuclear deal facing mounting criticism over the not only from opponents in the u.s. . allies. and i think it's not right to you know a lot only cancel the deal that was agreed upon that was approved by the u.n. security council. international. law
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