• Show live from radio row at the annual "Hold Their Feet to the Fire" event in Washington DC where Thom was challenging conservatives from around the country on immigration reform.
  • Guests:
  • Topics:
    • Secure borders & fair treatment for border patrol agents.
    • Immigration reform: healthcare-illegal immigrant coverage in hr-3200 cost the taxpayers too much money?
    • About feet to the fire...what they hope to accomplish with the annual event.
    • Special interests like LaRaza influencing public policy against American interests.
    • "They must be stopped, why we must defeat radical Islam and how we can do it".
    • Improving security for driver's license issuing.
    • "Legal immigrants" and "anchor babies"...who should/shouldn't get health care coverage?
  • Today's newsletter has details of today's guests and links to the major stories and alerts that Thom covered in the show, plus lots more. If you haven't signed up for the free newsletter yet, please do. If you missed today's newsletter, it is in the archive.
  • Bumper Music:
  • Article: Something is Rotten at PBS, Russell Mokhiber.

    Last year, former Washington Post reporter T.R. Reid made a great documentary for the PBS show Frontline titled Sick Around the World.

    Reid traveled to five countries that deliver health care for all – UK, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Taiwan – to learn about how they do it.

    Reid found that the one thing these five countries had in common – none allowed for-profit health insurance companies to sell basic medical coverage.

    Frontline then said to Reid – okay, we want you to go around the United States and make a companion documentary titled Sick Around the America.

    So, Reid traveled around America, interviewing patients, doctors, and health insurance executives.

    The documentary that resulted – Sick Around America – aired Monday night on PBS.

    But even though Reid did the reporting for the film, he was cut out of the film when it aired this week.

    And the film didn’t present Reid’s bottom line for health care reform – don’t let health insurance companies profit from selling basic health insurance.

    They can sell for-profit insurance for extras – breast enlargements, botox, hair transplants.

    But not for the basic health needs of the American people.

    Instead, the film that aired Monday pushed the view that Americans be required to purchase health insurance from for-profit companies.

    And the film had a deceptive segment that totally got wrong the lesson of Reid’s previous documentary – Sick Around the World.


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