Friday, August 18, 2017

"Many Sides"

After being criticized for claiming there were “many sides” to the story, Donald Trump doubled down on his comments defending white supremacists after liberal activist Heather Heyer was murdered by a white supremacist, Nazi sympathizer in Charlottesville, VA.  After Trump's doubling down, Republican House speaker, Paul Ryan condemned white supremacy but didn't mention Trump. 

Shortly after the news broke of Heyer's murder by a white supremacist, former vice president, Joe Biden tweeted, "There is only one side."  Recently thousands gathered for a candle light vigil held to honor Heyer on the University of Virginia campus.

HT to Stephanie Stevenson-Sawyer for the image idea.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Adam Davidson

Adam Davidson, staff writer for The New Yorker. Here Davidson discusses with Rachel Maddow his in-depth piece he wrote for The New Yorker about a sketchy Trump hotel deal in Georgia that could make the president an easy target for blackmail by a foreign enemy. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson, chair of African-American studies at Emory University and author of the book White Rage talked with Rachel Maddow about how the affliction of white supremacy is like a national drug addiction. 

Michael Signer

Michael Signer, Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, talked with Rachel Maddow about the gathering on Aug 12th, 2017 of hundreds of white supremacist Nazi sympathizers in Charlottesville.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Greg Farrell

Greg Farrell, reporter for Bloomberg News. Farrell broke the news that the Trump/Russia probe issued subpoenas looking into former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's financial records. This comes after the news of the FBI raiding Manafort's home. The plot thickens. When will justice be served?

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Julian Borger

Julian Borger, world affairs editor for The Guardian. Borger wrote a story for the Guardian about how Trump staffer Devin Nunes secretly sent two people to London to talk with Christopher Steele, the author of the infamously salacious Trump dossier. If the dossier is a fake, which Trump and his supporters claim, then why did republican staffers meet secretly with the author of the dossier? Seems kind of suspicious to me.