(Katie Halper) David Dayen talks to us about the AT&T merger and what it means for fans of Game of Thrones. And he explains one of the biggest revelations from Wikileaks. Becky Bond tells us why a Clinton win would be one step forward but two steps back. She talks about the Left’s shotgun wedding to Hillary Clinton. And then things get personal… between me and Hillary.
(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
We are joined by Zaid Jilani of The Intercept about the Orlando shooting, Islamophobia, Trump, Clinton, and the connection between ISIS & Taylor Swift.
Quote gem: “any terrorist organization is going to use grievances to recruit people. And those grievances that do have some legitimacy, we do want to pay attention to them because we do want to deprive terrorist organizations of recruits. That doesn’t mean if someone says i’m going to shoot up a gay bar unless you give me a million dollars, then we should give into that. But killing less people is a positive concept. And that is something we should take into consideration and understand.”
(Katie Halper) We talk to Jonathan Clarke, an attorney who filed the law suit against New York Board of Elections over voter purges about what the hell happened, what he hopes to achieve and if it could effect the presidential race. We ask Hillary Clinton to apologize for the remarks of one of her surrogate (we think this may be a recurring segment, unfortunately)and talk about why Jonathan may be the Irish-American Bernie Sanders (my words, not his.) Gabe offers a list of women role models. And finally, Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland)talks to us live from outside of the IFC movie theater where his latest film “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change.“
This month’s show features guests who shatter the myth of the Bernie Bro, the alleged white male millennials, living in their parents’ basements, harassing women online and supporting Bernie Sanders. Leslie Lee, a Black writer and teacher was so frustrated with the misrepresentation of Sanders fans and the erasure of his supporters of color, he created the spot on and very funny #BernieMadeMeWhite hashtag, which went viral. Erika Andiola is a dreamer, organizer and she happens to be a National Press Secretary for Bernie Sanders Campaign for President. Jacob Bridge, a VeteranForBernie and conscientious objector who has organized around LGBT rights, is also far from a Bernie Bro. So, come, learn, laugh, nosh and drink at this live and free talk show! livestream here https://livestream.com/thecommons/events/5125512
Wednesday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Commons (388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217)