(Katie Halper) On this week’s show we talk about Pinochet, Hillary Clinton, Colin Kaepernick, Rob Lowe and Kate Upton. We talk about my least favorite person in the world and play an interesting and exposing trivia game. And we have the perfect plan for Henry Kissinger and Ari Fleischer, which involves daiquiris and foot rubs.Then we talk to Phyllis Rodriguez. She and her husband Orlando lost their son Greg on 9/11. He was 31 years old and worked on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center. They urged the U.S. Government to not kill innocent civilians in Afghanistan in the name of their son. Phyllis befriended the mother of the so-called 20th hijacker, Zacarias Moussaoui and Orlando testified for his defense and against the death penalty. We talk to Phyllis about how and why they were able to be so compassionate despite the loss of their son and despite the jingoism and blood lust that swept the country and appealed to people who hadn’t lost any loved ones in the attack.
In 2002 years ago, college basketball player Toni Smith-Thompson turned her back on the American flag during the national anthem. sparking protests, death threats and hate mail. Today, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick is refusing to stand during the national anthem. But 14 years later, the same attacks are still being used against athletes who take political stands. Toni goes through some of them and debunks the worst arguments being made then and now.
(Katie Halper) FYI: We WILL BE RELEASING AN INTERVIEW WE DID WITH JUANITA BROADDRICK SOON! On this episode of The Katie Halper Show, Katie Halper and Gabe Pacheco talk to Katie Baker, who wrote the Buzzfeed profile on Juanita Broaddrick. In 1999, Broaddrick accused Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978 in her hotel room in Little Rock Arkansas. Not surprisingly, the mainstream-liberal feminist media responded with a deafening silence, which was shattered by Wonkette’s Rebecca Schoenkopf. Schoenkopf, who is a Hillary Clinton supporter, was the only one not on the right wing to respond to the story and wound up issuing a bit of a rape apology. The same week that the Buzzfeed story came out, feminists were tweeting “believe women.” But it wasn’t in reference to Broaddrick. It was in reference to the women who had accused a New York comedian of raping them. Gabe talks about the rape controversy rocking the NYC comedy scene, Kurt Metzger and Amy Schumer.juanita broaddrickkatie bakerbuzzfeedrape culturehillary clintonbill clintonrapebelieve womenamy schumerkurt metzger