Wednesday 6 July '11 show notes

Wednesday 6 July '11 show notes

  • Cliff Schecter, National progressive PR strategist, author. Want to vote in Ohio? GOP won't tell you where.
  • Joe Burns, Attorney, former Union leader and author. How to fight back against the war on Labor and Minnesota shutdown.
  • Tommy Christopher, media correspondent and White House reporter for Mediaite.com. Media tried/convicted Casey Anthony...jury found her innocent.
  • Andrew Krieg, Executive Director of the Justice Integrity Project. Coverup in the Siegelman Case Now Extends to the U.S. Senate.
  • Matt Patterson of the Capital Research Center. Is it time to bring back "The American Way?"
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Let's not erode our legal system with Murdoch-style sensationalized infotainment
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Yesterday – 12 jurors in Florida found Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her daughter. With it’s twists and turns – the trial gained nationwide notoriety – and dominated mainstream news reports for the better part of 3 years. Many were shocked by the verdict – as Anthony’s guilt was a foregone conclusion in most of the media.
 
So not only does this case remind us of just how our legal system works – that it’s up to 12 jurors and not a team of TV pundits to determine guilt or innocence – but this case also highlighted the perversion of our most basic legal tenant – that we are innocent until proven guilty.
 
It’s a strong legal system that keeps our nation from descending into chaos like Somalia. Let’s not erode it with Murdoch-style sensationalized infotainment. Instead, we should consider the old Canadian system of only reporting on crimes after convictions have been made, and never naming an accused in the media.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Is it time to bring back the "American Way?" (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: With a second recession looming, is it time to bring back the "American Way?" - David Selig, Conservative Commentator.
 
"Lone Liberal" Midweek Rumble:
- Heather Cirmo,Conservative Strategist  Twitter
- Jamie Weinstein, Deputy Editor-Daily Caller  Twitter.
 
David Duke...running for President??? - Dr. David Duke, former and possibly future candidate for President (2012).
 
Screwed: Are we becoming a nation of fear if taking a photo of a flight attendant can get you thrown off the plane??? - TJ McCormack, Conservative Commentator/Fox News Contributor  Twitter
 
Daily Take: Who deserves jail more...Casey Anthony or the Banksters?
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Quote: "We have weapons of mass destruction we have to address here at home. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Unemployment is a weapon of mass destruction." -- Dennis Kucinich.
 
Hour One: Want to vote in Ohio? GOP won't tell you where... Cliff Schecter, National progressive PR strategist, author  Twitter
Article: "Ohio Capitol Building Adds Bar" by WLWT.
Article: "How the Democrats Have Lost Ohio and the Presidency" by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman.
 
How to fight back against the war on Labor and Minnesota shutdown Joe Burns, Attorney, former Union leader and author.
Article: "Minnesota shutdown drags on" by Rachel Weiner.
 

Hour Two: Media tried/convicted Casey Anthony...jury found her innocent Tommy Christopher, media correspondent and White House reporter for Mediaite.com  Twitter
 
 
Coverup in the Siegelman Case Now Extends to the U.S. Senate Andrew Krieg, Executive Director of the Justice Integrity Project  Twitter
Site: Governor Don Siegelman.
 
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent  Twitter
Article: "White House Press Gaggle" by Victoria Jones.
Article: "Bill Clinton likens GOP effort to Jim Crow laws" by Darren Samuelsohn.

Hour Three: Is it time to bring back "The American Way?" Thom confronts Matt Patterson of the Capital Research Center.
Article: "The American Experiment Is Failing" by Matt Patterson.
Article: "American System".
 
Article: "How Grover Norquist hypnotized the GOP" by Deval Patrick.
The good: Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy: "Shocker: A Governor Scores a Big Victory for Workers' Rights" by Andy Kroll.
Documentary: "Hot Coffee".
Book: "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger" by Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett.
 
Coming up Thursday on The Thom Hartmann Program 
 
Hour Three: The deadline is looming for raising the debt ceiling...can the President get Republicans to blink first? Thom challenges Stephen Moore, Editorial board member and senior economics writer, The Wall Street Journal  Twitter
 
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