Daily Archives: June 16, 2020

‘Appalling’ And ‘Lawless’: AG Barr Hammered For Protecting Trump | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


Jun 16, 2020

Former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt joins MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber to discuss Attorney General Bill Barr’s “appalling” actions. Schmidt argues “The attorney general is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, not the president’s personal attorney” adding Barr “has acted in a way that is contrary to every other attorney general’s understanding of their duties in that office.” Schmidt slams AG Barr for acting “like Donald Trump’s Roy Cohn.” (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 6/16/2020.

Evangelical Reverend Robert Schenck: Trump “Not a Believer” | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Jun 16, 2020

White evangelical Christians represent a key support group for President Trump. The Reverend Robert Schenck is a clergyman from this very group. His rhetoric and zeal to shut down abortion clinics helped motivate the 1998 murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian, an OB/GYN in Buffalo, NY. Since then, Rev. Schenck’s soul-searching has led him to a new ideology. Today, he leads an educational nonprofit which takes inspiration from anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed for plotting against Hitler. Schenck speaks with Michel Martin about the importance of embracing empathy in our time. Originally aired on June 16, 2020.

The Virus: What Went Wrong? (full film) | FRONTLINE


Jun 16, 2020

As COVID-19 spread across the globe, why was the U.S. caught so unprepared? An investigation of how America’s leaders failed to prepare and protect us — and who is accountable.

In this 90-minute FRONTLINE documentary special, award-winning journalists Marcela Gaviria and Martin Smith trace the coronavirus’s path across the globe and identify a chain of fateful missteps — from Chinese authorities’ early silencing of dissent around the virus’s emergence in Wuhan, to the World Health Organization’s failure to more quickly sound the alarm, to Italian officials’ slow initial reaction. Then, “The Virus: What Went Wrong?” zeroes in on key moments in the Trump administration’s halting response — including warnings going back to January, the CDC’s inability to manufacture and mass-distribute a working COVID-19 test early on, and a string of missed opportunities to contain the virus before it was too late.

Human Nature: Not So Terrible After All?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Jun 16, 2020

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes famously described the natural state of humankind as “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” More than 350 years later, author Rutger Bregman’s new book couldn’t disagree more. “Humankind: A Hopeful History,” paints quite a different – he might even say, revolutionary – view of what people are really about. Bregman, a writer for The Correspondent talks to Steve Paikin about his ideas.

Dr. Gupta: We Aren’t Flattening The Curve; The Curve Is Re-Expanding | Morning Joe | MSNBC


Jun 12, 2020

Surgeon General Jerome Adams in a public statement on Thursday stated the national coronavirus curve was flattening but that COVID-19 has not gone away. Drs. Vin Gupta and Dave Campbell discuss the surgeon general’s remarks. Aired on 06/12/2020.

Trump Sues Bolton In Desperate Attempt To Stop Tell-All Book Release


Jun 16, 2020

Donald Trump is suing his former National Security Advisor John Bolton in a desperate attempt to block next week’s release of a tell-all book that sources say will detail more instances where Donald Trump committed illegal abuses of power in office, and potentially lead to another impeachment.

I Am Not Your Negro – Official Trailer

Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

Jan 5, 2017

Beijing back in lockdown as city faces new surge of coronavirus cases – BBC News

BBC News

Jun 16, 2020

Beijing is re-imposing restrictions in many parts of the city in response to a new cluster of covid cases. As other countries emerge from months of lockdown the new outbreak is a reminder of how difficult the road to recovery could be.

Questions are still being asked about China’s early handling of the outbreak. The first case of Covid-19 appeared in the city of Wuhan, probably at the start of December last year.

At the end of that month China reported cases of a pneumonia-type illness to the World Health Organisation. Some three weeks later Wuhan and neighbouring cities were placed in lockdown, which would last for 76 days.

In total there were nearly 4,000 deaths and over 50,000 infections in Wuhan.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting from China Correspondent John Sudworth, who has returned to Wuhan to see how the city and China are dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic.

Shocking Information Proves Police Reform Needs To Go Further!

Thom Hartmann Program

Jun 16, 2020

What would we find if all 85,000 reported police crimes were to be studied…. The solution to our problems just got much more complicated. Subscribe for more clips like this: https://www.youtube.com/user/thomhart… Thom Hartmann goes over the exciting information discovered and listens to one caller who says police reform won’t work… and why we need to defund the police.

Malcolm X first interview for British TV (1963)


Oct 27, 2016

Extract from Black Muslims (1963). Watch the complete programme on BFI Player (UK only): http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-b… In a groundbreaking report for current affairs series This Week, Malcolm X is interviewed about his beliefs during a trial following the shooting of seven black men by the LAPD at a Los Angeles mosque. Though the report couches the incident and the popularity of the Nation of Islam in terms typical of the time, much of the film features Malcolm X discussing the tenets of Elijah Muhammad and making his own searing case for reparations and separation. As coverage of a trial in which black men were charged with assault following a fatal shooting by police, this film remains strikingly relevant.