This is the Errington Thompson Show. I interviewed the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald who has been in the news after revealing that the NSA was listening in (or is that databasing?) all of our calls back in 2008. Check it out.
Today’s show is full of extra special goodness. I have Glenn Greenwald as my special guest. We discuss his book, Great American Hypocrites. Interestingly, we talk about Bush, the FISA court and telecompanies helping the government listen in on our conversations. This is a great interview. I also cover President Bush’s attack on Senator Barack Obama, as well as his “sacrifice” of golf for the troops.
Jon Stewart blasts Fox News for being Neanderthal, knuckle-dragging twits. Here is what president Obama said on July 13, 2012.
The guys at Fox News thought that was too simple. It made Barack Obama seem… too presidential? In Touch? Human? I don’t know. All I know is that Fox News decided that they needed to edit it to change the meaning. They made it into some government monstrosity in which everyone to be subservient to the government. Craziness. Here’s what John Stewart had to say about it –
President Barack Obama spent more than two private hours with injured victims and families at University of Colorado Hospital on Sunday evening before saying in a televised address that it will be the “good people” and the heroic acts that will be remembered in the theater shootings — not the alleged gunman.
He quoted a passage from the Bible’s book of Revelation that says, in part, that God “will wipe away every tear from their eyes and death shall be no more.”
“In the end, after he has felt the full force of our justice system, what will be remembered are the good people who were impacted by this tragedy,” Obama said.