Daily Topics - Wednesday January 11th, 2012

Please welcome progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch in for Thom today

Hour One: Thom checks in from Sweden / Plus, Election 2012 - New Hampshire Primary results...what's next? / And, the latest on Occupy the Courts - Steve Justino, Move to Amend

Hour Two: The GOP's long sad march to the inevitable nominee - Tina Dupuy, Crooks and Liars / Plus, could Rick Santorum be the VP nominee? Fred Sainz, Human Rights Campaign

Hour Three: A look at New Hampshire's media circus - Adele Stan, AlterNet / Plus, SOPA...the end of the internet as we know it? Aaron Swartz, Demand Progress

Comments

Blue Mark's picture
Blue Mark 3 years 33 weeks ago
#1

OK, there is no excitement in the GOP primaries over the nominee, since we have known since 2008 that Romney is 'next in line'. But actually there IS a race on - it is for who will be 'next in line' for the next time.

The 'next in line' rules are
1) any member of the Bush Dynasty (if Jeb ever decides to run, he is automatically "next")
2) a sitting vice president
3) the VP candidate and/or runner up in the primaries.

#3 is what the race is all about right now.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 3 years 33 weeks ago
#2

Okay, from what I can remember, according to Karl, the results of the New Hampshire primary are:

1. Phony (Romney)
2. Racist (Paul)
3. Who? (Huntsman)
4. Serial Adulterer (Gingrich)
5. Homophobe (Santorum)
6. And I can't remember the sixth one (Perry)

I actually can't remember how Karl referred to Perry, but that works out well.

NPR Needs To Clean Up Their House

What happens when the news media stops covering news objectively - and instead becomes a source of very specific opinions that serve a very narrow agenda?

For example - in the case of the democratic primary - consider the news coverage of the mere possibility of Vice President Joe Biden challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's nomination for president.

Latest Headlines

2nd & 4th Husband of KY Clerk who denies issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses says “I’m a redneck hillbilly”

By: Joshua De Leon Josh de Leon is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire www.ringofireradio.com

Guatemalan President Resigns

The depth of the alleged corruption is shocking

Uzbekistan apparently just banned political science studies

Uzbekistan is also known to take aim at pop stars and other cultural figures because the government says they’re not “patriotic” enough
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom Hartmann seeks out interesting subjects from such disparate outposts of curiosity that you have to wonder whether or not he uncovered them or they selected him."
Leonardo DiCaprio, actor, producer, and environmental activist
From Screwed:
"Hartmann speaks with the straight talking clarity and brilliance of a modern day Tom Paine as he exposes the intentional and systematic destruction of America’s middle class by an alliance of political con artists and outlines a program to restore it. This is Hartmann at his best. Essential reading for those interested in restoring the institution that made America the envy of the world."
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"If you wonder why and when giant corporations got the power to reign supreme over us, here’s the story."
Jim Hightower, national radio commentator and author of Swim Against the Current