>> we begin with breaking news from syria. the islamic state group has killed another journalist. video showing that they killed stephen sotloff. it comes week after the islamic state group said that it killed u.s. journalist james foley. josh, what more can you tell us about this developing story? >> it seems that the strategy as u.s. airstrikes are becoming more effective on the ground a couple weeks travel the front line dialing with fighters from the iraqi side and the kurdish
side. they completely changed the momentum on the ground so the islamic state is clearly looking for new strategies. >> so, new strategies like what? are we talking about more suicide-bombings? more i.e.d. attacks are we talking more killings, targeting journalists and other iraqis in the country? >> the core group of islamic state, the foreign fighters are extremely media savvy. and they're based mostly in syria. they realize the powerful effect of these videos. there might be an unintended consequence, and that's what's happening on the ground here in iraq. these videos are really angering the americans given the political will to washington to support the fight here. that's not lost on kurdish leaders. several of them have mentioned
them to me in the last several weeks, that they don't mind the effect of these videos are having. it's not just americans. plenty of iraqis and peshmerga soldier was beheaded this week. but when the washington has the political will to support the fight here it changes the momentum on the ground. the peshmerga had to retreat a couple of months ago were able to retake the villages. they were able to retake the mosul dam, and they're also to break two days ago the siege. now that was significant for the humanitarian crisis that was about to happen because they've been under siege for 70 days. islamic state stretches clear across the northern iraq so that kurdistan no longer effectively borders iraq. but when they took amerli, that's the highway from erbil to baghdad and is a corridor
connecting curd stance, iraq and the eastern flank of the islamic state. the situation on the ground here is definitely improving for the peshmerga and the iraqi fighters. but what they're worried about is if washington stalls on the decision to continue in the way of heavier weapons and training to use them, they could lose that momentum. >> josh, in erbil in northern iraq, josh, good to see you. thank you. the u.s. government is trying to confirm the video's authenticity. but there is plenty of action to confirm that stephen sotloff was killed. how is the obama administration reacting to this report. >> reporter: it afierce that it followed through on the murder of james foley. at the end that have video
stephen sotloff was shown on camera with a threat that he was next. that apparently now has come to pass. it is a very sadden washington. officials here. this news broke as the white house was conducting its daily briefing. josh earnest offered his thoughts and prayer without confirming the authenticity of the video. president obama is now airborne a previously scheduled trip for an european summit for n.a.t.o. and wales. over at the state department the spokeswoman there jen saki had strong words to this video. >> we've seen reports of the reported murder of stephen sotloff. if the video is genuine we're sickened by this brow tall act of taking the life of another
american season. we'll provide more information as it becomes available they blame the obama administration carrying out these airstrikes as the blame for the attacks. they say there is no decision on the strategy to combat the islamic state group within syria. the state department official said that that policy is still being formulated and a number of congress members are emphasizing the need of regional approaches. >> mike, what about sotloff's family. just last week we saw a stirring plea for hisless. >> you're absolutely right,
tony. that direct plea to the head of the islamic state group, the self described head of the caliphate by shirley sotloff, the mother of stephen sotloff. let's glitch steve has no control over the actions to the u.s. government. is learned that you the caliph can grant leniency. i ask you not to punish my son over matters he has no control over. >> now, evidently in spite of that heart-felt plea there is a statement out that says in part the family knows of this horrific tragedy and is grieving privately. they ask for privacy during a very difficult time. >> thanks, mike viqueira at the
white house. we go to analysts filmmaker and friend of stephen sotloff and james foley. matthew, good to have you on the program. all the information you have heard indicates that your friend has been killed. what are your thoughts? >> it's very difficult. i lost two friends in two weeks to a ruthless organization, and it's--it's tragic. i've spoken with the families before. i'm sure they're heartbroken. >> had a are your thoughts--it just occurred to ask you this, what are your thoughts about isis, isil, at this point. the cause that they're fighting for this islamic caliphate. >> they're radical lunatics. they take a path that most muslims don't agree with. they've captured people, sold them into slavery. murdered people. beheaded people. it's an organization that is out of control and it's medieval,
really. >> when is the last time you spent any time with stephen? >> i had dinner with stephen a few weeks before going to syria. we talked about syria. we talked about james foley, actually. >> what were your concerns going back in to syria. >> at this time some journalists had been kidnapped. we were both concerned. stephen took the risk seriously. he took precautions. even when you do everything right in syria everything can still go wrong. >> two american journalists, friends of yours, were killed while doing their work. does it feel like open season on journalists in syria, iraq, and elsewhere welcome. >> isis does not respect anything. >> isil says your friends were
called bus of airstrikes. do you agree the u.s. targeting isil fighters with airstrikes even as it is being used for as the rationale for killing your two friends? >> that's a very difficult question. as an analyst, yes, i agree with the airstrikes. i believe that isil needs to be destroyed. i believe we should stop at nothing to get rid of them short of boots on the ground. but we support the modern opposition, we support the kurds and the air campaign. >> you are an security analyst and filmmaker, but you're also a man who has taken up arms to fight for a cause you believe in in libya, and you were telling me a moment ago there was a time that you thought about fighting in syria. >> certainly. i had intended to fight in syria. yes, i explored the option, but in the end the situation changed on the ground that made it
impossible for me to make the contribution in that way. >> you have been fighting along side fighters for the free syrian army. >> yes. >> i'm clearly assuming. >> yes, and if things had worked out that way i would probably be fighting against isis now in addition to the regime. >> matthew, it's an interesting life you're leading. we thank you for you being here and sharing your thoughts on the death of your friends. matthew van dyke, international security analyst and filmmaker, thank you. >> thank you. >> the pentagon said that the u.s. air carried out a strike targeting an al-shabaab leader. now the pentagon said it was part of a much larger mission. >> the operation that we conducted we believe is an example of the u.s. government and our allies and partners commitment to the people and
government of somalia to detect, deter, disrupt and defeat violent extremists who threaten the region and those who threaten terrorist attacks from around the world. >> we more now from mogadishu. >> in an area not far from the headquarters of al-shabaab. they've targeted al-shabaab leaders. sources closest to al-shabaab who confirm that the airstrikes happened, however, they could not confirm whether their leader was among those targeted. across somalia government forces and peace keepers are on the move. they're trying to get as much
territory back from al-shabaab militias who until now has been controlling huge parts of southern somalia. >> the u.s. has been hunting al-shabaab's shadowy leader for years now. his death would be a victory for the u.s.' so-called war on terror. in the horn of africa randall pinkston is here with more on this story. >> reporter: tony, the u.s. is offering a bounty for the leader. he rules al-shabaab with an iron fist, and has transformed the group from a domestic fighting force into a global threat. al-shabaab has been under threat for more than a year. fending off strikes and operations about the kenyan army and african union forces. the group has focused its sources in kenya. the u.s. retaliated sending navy
seals in after al-shabaab's leadership. they came up empty. experts say this most recent strike puts the group on notice. >> saal-shabaab and other terrorist groups, al-qaeda included used a few days before the anniversary to carry out a spectacular attack and feed into the frequency of the media coverage, which is the oxygen for these organizations. >> the leader is one of al-shabaab's founding members. the 37-year-old was born in somalia but went to college in pakistan. he and three others formed what we now know as al-shabaab i in 2003. he took leadership of the group in 2008. joining al-qaeda and expanding its ambitions. late last year he consolidated his power by killing some of his main opponents. without him the group won't be
the same. >> it will most likely outcome is that the organization as we know it will go down to the grave. it might emerge in different form. >> they have begun interrogating villagers suspected of helping the americans. they're committed to defeating al-shabaab inside and outside of somalia's borders. >> for five years from 2006 to 2011 al-shabaab controlled a huge area of the area. including mogodishu. sow nally territory has forced them out of two towns. >> randall pinkston for us. thanks. the ebola outbreak is spinning out of control. the head of the agency said that the window to contain it is closing quickly.
he is calling for a worldwide effort to stop it. robert ray with more now from atlanta. >> six months after the ebola virus raged africa, it still is not under control. the cdc director said that the ebola outbreak in west africa is spiraling out of control. >> there is a window of opportunity to tamper this down, but that window is closing. we need action now. >> reporter: he says this is the first time an ebola outbreak has spread across many countries. >> we need financial assistance. we need human resources, doctors, nurses, clinical management. we need measures for infection control. >> ebola has killed more than
1500 people this year and the "world health organization" said that there could be as many as 20,000 cases before the outbreak is under control. >> we thank you, but we need more from you. and we also need those countries that have not come on board yet. the whole world is responsible and accountable to bring the ebola threat under control. let's do it. action, action, and action. >> on safe burials without proper protection and isolation, there is a spread of the virus. the international health community says we can't count on that. there is no time to wait. instead the cdc is stressing a larger scale of response to combat the ebola virus in west africa. they're concerned it could cross more borders and not just on the
continent of africa. another aid worker in liberia has come down with the infection. he is said to be in good spirits and is isolated. reporting from outside the cdc. robber ray, atlanta. >> spending for the midterm election has passed the $1 billion mark and it may grow to four times that. where is the money going? that's next with power politics. and ali velshi will tell us why the united states has to constantly fund the organization.
>> and in today's power politics the midterm elections are nine weeks away and the latest date spending has surpassed $1 billion. david shuster joins us now with more on this. that is a big number. >> reporter: the midterm election this time around has now newly reached the amount of money analyses say before the november election the figure will be $4 billion which is
about three times the 2012 record. thanks to the supreme court loosening spending restrictions the money is pooing in from outside groups and individuals. most of the money is going towards senate political ads. and today there are a slew of new ones. tom cotton is trying to change the senate seat to th. >> mark prior has stayed silent. he has supported left-wing judge who is have opposed his views from the bench. mark prior is not oppose the boom administration when they put politician head of security. >> the a track is $100 million. mitch mcconnell has launched a new attack add accusingally so
ing allison lund der green grimes. >> and targeting jodie earnest in a tight race against bruce braley. democrats are running this. >> joni ernst wants to cut medicare and end its guarantee. seniors are going to bring thousands more. the lack of compassion bothers me. >> one of the factor in any election season is whiff of scandal, and many are waiting and watching now in the corruption trial of republican governor bob mcconnell. he and his wife are accused of
accepting $177,000 in improper gifts and loans in exchange for promoting a business. the trial revealed the couple's marital infidelities. vice president joe biden is assembling the piece of a possible presidential game. biden spoke yesterday in detroit blasted republicans, and demanded a stop locking opportunity that might help working class americas. >> just give them a chance. once you give americans a chance, they never ever, ever ever let their country down, never. so folks, it's time to take back america as we said. and time to change the tax code and time to make sure you get equal share.
>> biden owns retail politics and fiery speeches in a way that hillary clinton does not, but clinton has the money and organization. senator al franklin former comedian and star of "saturday night live," and he usually shies away from the national media. his political style is dead serious. but his timing and deadpan humor emerged. >> now, election is 68 days away. now, i know that many of you have jobs. many of you have families. ignore them. >> that's the reason why they want him to give national interviews. his timing is perfect. >> i don't know what joe biden was talking about, but i'm fired up. put me in coach. i'm ready for that game. appreciate it.
>> leaders of n.a.t.o. member states will be in week to discuss the alliance including the crisis in ukraine. but if a n.a.t.o. is ever forced into a conflict the u.s. could end up with that burden and footing that bill. ali, the ukraine is not a n.a.t.o. member. why is the alliance so concerned? >> a lot of nato alliance members who border russia, you know, n.a.t.o. meets twice a year. we don't pay a lot of attention to it, but it came into being after world war ii. the aim was to prevent soviet expansion. when soviet fell nato let its guard down. n.a.t.o. leaders were taken back
when russia invaded crimea and took it over. there is now talk of staging more military exercises to boost n.a.t.o.'s rapid response capability. article 5 of the n.a.t.o. treaty said that an attack on any member country constitutes as an attack on all countries and they're compelled to respond and defend each other. you can't build permanent bases that border russia. now n.a.t.o. is talking about building a command center in poland and bases that are not permanent but temporary to get forces up there. now in terms of the money, 73% of n.a.t.o.'s collective spending on defense is by the united states. president obama is going to press his fell low n.a.t.o. leaders to boost their spending defense and pu foot more of that bill. they have been lazy to do it, there has been a real mission
for n.a.t.o. but now they'll try to get them to pony up. >> you know these things, they're required to spend 2% of their gross domestic product. >> 24 of the countries don't spend 2% on their own defensive. if you could spend 2% on your own defense you will be able to contribute to n.a.t.o. when needed. 24 of the 28 countries don't hit that 4% threshold. the united states, by far the biggest, more than 4%. britain at 2.4%. estonia, which is a border country with russia, and greece, an all of greece's defense seems to be spent on turkey. canada spends 1%. if you're canada, you're sitting there, if anything happens in canada the u.s. will take care of it any way. a lot of these member countries are a little bit--they're not
all that worked up about the whole thing. >> what else are you working on? >> generic drugs. americans save $10 billion a year, but the cost of generics are spike. we'll look at why that is happening. >> ali velshi righ on al jazeera america right after. heidi zhou castro walks a path between on a path where many don't survive. we'll look at who the islamic state is recruiting, and who is responding to its campaign.
journalist stephen sotloff. the video of sotloff's death has not been confirmed but if it is true there are fears that it will continue to killing journalists that it has captur captured. >> reporter: we cast our minds back to 2013 that open season almost started then. that summer. which is where stephen sotloff was abducted. i was actually in the same town as james foley in northern syria when he was abducted. i happened to be traveling into syria when he was coming out when he was taken. i might say that that was a lucky day for me because we manage to do so get through that town and no one captured us. we saw the number of kidnappings climb considerably. a lot of these kidnappings have not been reported. stephen sotloff's own mother
asked for a media black out t. of course he wasn't freed, and we all know what happened after that. those who have been taken are in a dreadful situation. the first video with james foley threatening. we believe he has been killed. this next video that was released is believed to be a british has sta hostage. we wonder what will happen to him. >> we go to the vice president of an intelligence security firm. robert, good to have you back. what the appeal. i want to get to the demographics in a moment, but
what is the appeal of this campaign that isis, isil is launching here. >> at an individual level there is a spectrum of different things to movement a young man to join. but you hit upon it, momentum and success. we know from the it was of al-qaeda they would see recruiting booms. so isis by far has the most success if you will. >> you give them credit for being media savvy? >> yes. >> most folks are but i hate to give them credit for anything that brings terror. >> what was different in al-qaeda and iraq, the advent social media. isis and some of the other groups have been very good at demographics here. >> who is joining this group? >> a real good point. sometimes we lose a little bit of the context.
overwhelmingly for isis and other groups, the fighters are overwhelming syrian and iraqi. then next come other arab states. north earthquake in particular tunisia, libya and morocco and saudi arabia by numbers. >> is there any concern, i'm thinking of indonesia as i ask this question, some of the nation's muslim nations in asia might be sending fires. i know there is concern in indonesia these days. >> the figures from indonesia, it's muslim by far. southeast asia just by numbers aren't as high as some of the local. >> what is the attraction for these are yo recruits. >> it begins locally, typically, it's all about the fight. if you're a disillusioned sunni.
that would complain much. if you were a syrian, you may have joined the free syrian army, but with the momentum that isis has, it's shifting. >> what is this whole idea of establishing this islamic caliphate? where does this factor in for these young men who are joining to fight. are they simply getting a paycheck and something to do? >> from my experience most significant, where that kind of belief system whether from the cradle tends to be sincere. however, i note at the individual level it tends to be more complex when you peel the onion as to what the motivation might be. it might be adventure, humanitarianism. >> for the majority who really believe in this, believe in this idea of islamic caliphate
crushing al nusra and crushing isil, it only marines there will be another group to take its place. >> well, quite potentially. right now it is out there as the vanguard. like never in modern history, and it's cutting a whole lot of traction, unfortunately, in that regard. >> do you think these men could be drawn away from the flight if the leaders of these countries could develop a real economy, a real education with the promise of a job, family. >> that's part of the long-term narrative. i know again from experience it is difficult but not hard from the spectrum. >> thank you for joining us. robert, good to see you. thank you. in libya a military jet crashed half a mile away from the parliament's temporary
offices. three people were killed when the jet went down and libya's lawmakers relocated there to escape fighting. and it went down shortly after parliament meant with a british envoy. they "n" german they will continue up the fight. a court in frankfurt ruled that uber does not have the correct legal permits. uber said it is looking over. in nicaragua, cave ins made the ask you effort too dangerous. a cold and silver mine collapsed and four to eight men are believed to be trapped inside. maria ines ferre has the news making headlines across america. >> reporter: halliburton agreed to pay $1.1 billion to 89 claims
stemming from the bp oil spill. it killed 11 workers and sparked the largest offshore oil spill in history. the money will be paid into a trust until appeals over the next two years. police reports describe the moments after a nine-year-old accidently shot and killed her instructor with a an uzi. the girl said the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder. the family thought that she had been injured by the recoil. this did not realize that the instructor had been shot and killed. prosecutors are not filing charge in the case. the police are looking for eight teenagers who are part of a large group who broke out of a large national youth center.
they climb under a weak spot in the fence. the police caught up with some walking along roads or coming out of the woods. others were handed over by their families. another dispute from a reclining seat. another passenger demand that th they land the plane so she could get off. she said she was emotional because her two dogs had just died. she was later released. matt freemer was in his kayak when he began to get sick. >> the waves were starting to break and go over me and everything. once the waves got hick i started getting sea sick.
i had food but i couldn't keep anything down. i had no energy left. >> he said that he plans to make the 80-mile trek solo but after 34 hours he called for help. he was just 30 miles from his destination. >> that close. >> he said he had packed food, a wetsuit to stay warm. >> maybe he'll try again. >> maybe a steam boat next time. >> all right, maria, see you later. a record number of migrants have crossed the border, and their numbers could go up. each day we're taking a closer look at the immigration crisis. today we go to brooks county, texas, an 600 undocumented migrants crossed a desert with many dangers. >> how does it really feel?
you don't know until you try yourself. i reached out to someone who is very invested in the migrant experience. it's 8:00 a.m. 75 degrees and hazy, we're ready to strike off. >> three bottles, change of clothes we're right side to take on the migrant's journey. >> we followed a rancher's trail two miles through the desert. hundreds of migrants lost these standy steps before us. >> i can feel my feel sinking even though my shoes have thick souls. it's really hard to walk. >> by noon it will be more than 100 degrees. in these decision a person
perspires two quarters of water an hour. we head to a highway where cars wait to take migrants further north. many walk overnight to reach this last stretch. when the sun rises it's unforgiving. many are literally dying for water. >> there is a flag placed under a voluntary water station. this means life for many migrants who may have walked in this sand already for more than 20 miles. >> the station is a barrel labored water in spanish. the only water source for miles. it's nearly empty. people had used it before us. >> that tastes really good and it's not hot yet. imagine if it's 110 degrees and you've done this for eight hours. this is a miracle to people. >> you sometimes ask yourself how do children put up with this? how do pregnant women put up
with this? how elderly men and women put up with this. even you say young adults, they're strong. they walk a lot. they can take it. it's deadly for them. >> 400 bodies have been recovered in these deserts since 2009. on this two-mile stretch of trail 19 have perished. victims to the sun, the animals, and the ruthlessness of smugglers who leave the weak behind. >> they walk in line, usually. what happens when you're in the line that say do you have the heart to do this? you have too keep going. >> it's either your life or theirs. >> yes. >> we soon become cross a makeshift cross. >> you see that sleeping bag? >> yes. >> this is where a young man was
found dead in february. >> he was 28. like perez he was from guatemala. >> it makes me sad. what were his hopes and dreams at this time? what was he thinking when he was walking? was he thinking i want to to do. >> it's really getting rough out here. how do you feel? >> i feel like i'm walking forever. >> at this point we're alone. our come are a crew has gone head to meet us at the head of the trail. all around us desolation and empty water bottles. >> honestly we weren't the first to be here. we're sweaty. we're thirsty. it seems like no matter how much
water you drink it isn't enough. this stand, it's awful to walk in. you can see how far down your foot sinks. and at this point it's just putting one foot in front of the other. >> finally we catch up to our crew. >> i want to stop in the shadow and wait for someone to pick me up or for the worst to happen. >> this is just us sampling a little bit of what this is like. and not even a tenth of what people truly walk, and already just--that little bit tells you that this is just a huge--truly inhumane way of trying to reach your dream. no one should ever try this. >> it's now 101 degrees. we agree that we've had enough. >> but what luxury we have to be able to get in a pickup truck and call it quits. we get a ride near the trail's end near the highway.
this is where migrants shed what little they carry. here they summon a last burst of energy. >> this is where we would wait for the smuggler to pick us up on the highway. just a few yards over that way. >> but the thing is we just walked forever, how are they going to have the strength to run over there? >> i guess we'll find out. do you want to try it? >> yes. [ horn honking ] >> it's either sprint or be left behind. those who make it this far are lucky. those who don't perish in the sand. >> right here, allen. >> a grim reminder this journey may end before it begins. >> i have have said this is sliver, not even a tenth what have migrants walk in this desert. you think two miles should be nothing but under this condition
the human body does not perform as expected. and the saddest part of all migrants have no warning this is what is wait forgive them. smugglers charge up front, but once they get the money there is no with regard whatsoever for whether people make it out of the desert alive. >> we go to part two from heidi's report. we go to brooks county sheriff where so many are making this dangerous journey every day. that's right here on al jazeera america. straight ahead on the program it costs more than $2 billion, but today atlantic city rebe revel casino closes. and banks are denying mortgages to people simply because they are black.
>> apple confirms for the first time today that it's accounts have been hawked leading to nude photos of several celebrities being leaked. jennifer lawrence was deliberately targeted. this was not a breach of the entire season. the fbi is investigating what happened and who might be lined this. it is the end of an era. revel casino hotel closed its doors. the showboat casino closed on sunday and another casino will shut down in a couple of weeks, and thousands of people will literally lose their jobs. john terrett is live on the boardwalk, revel opened two and a half years ago. why are these casinos shutting down? >> yes, well, revel nearly didn't get off to a good start to be honest with you. there were problems from the get-go, and now this cathedral
to gambling is gone. as you were saying the one i can see here showboat, a new orleans theme, that one is gone as well. down the road, trump plaza will go, and if you add that to the one that went in january, atlantic club, 20% to 25% of the entire workforce in atlantic city. one woman has been laid off. she didn't want to say very much, but what she doesn't say really speaks volumes to how she and others feel about these closings. >> how do you feel? >> i feel sad. i don't know what to say. it will make me cry. >> don't cry. >> did you enjoy working there j. >> yes, really. i enjoyed it. this is my first casino. >> what are you going to do now
then. >> i don't know. hoping i will find something soon, i don't know. >> here is a shot from the top of the revel casino. you can see how big it is. what will happen about all those people who have been laid off? well, tomorrow in atlantic city there will be a jobs fair for them. we're expecting 5,000 to 6,000 people to turn up for a mass signing on unemployment. we're be live here on ajam between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. and they say they know they have to do something about this. they know the way forward is to branch out the way that vegas branched out. 2.5million people come here every year despite the gambling because of the beach resort that atlantic city is. >> the doors are huge. that's a huge building right there on the boardwalk.
john terrett. thank you. a new york bank is facing charges that it discriminated against african-americans mortgages. the bank may be one engaged in what is called red line. this is an old practice raising it's ugly head again. >> reporter: the state's attorney general said that the bank intentionally denied serving an area of buffalo in up state new york, that is 35% of the city's african-americans. he said the lawsuit is just one part of a wider investigation of red lining or blocking mostly minority communities. as more americans buy holmes new york's attorney general said some people in the city of buffly are not getting a fair shot. >> i honestly never thought i would get a red line in class. this is something that we thought we put behind us more than a decade ago. it's really unfortunate that a bank would resort to sort of
practice. >> reporter: in this lawsuit he's accusing evan's bank to denying mortgages to the city's east side because the population is largely african-american. >> we will not tolerate racial discrimination. >> the blue area outside is the predominantly african-american. this map shows that same area with no branches or atms. >> it is chose on it exclude this community, chose on it discriminate against people who live in these communities. the only difference being race. >> the result is over the recent three-year period less than 1% of the loan application came from african-americans. evan's bank said it will challenge the lawsuit saying these allegations are without any merit. we remain confident that the residential leaning practices
meet all applicable laws and regulations. housing rights advocates say that the city's minorities are suffering. >> a large segment of the city is being excluded from every owning a house again. >> the attorney general's office told me it is investigating other new york banks, too, but it is not ready to announce which banks or how many. >> roxana saberi with us. we told you about this at 4:00, and it bears repeating. researchers put equally diverse men and women on a low-cash diet and found those who ate less carbs and more fat lost more body fat. the effect was similar in both black and white participants. coming up, calls for media blackout after claims that new video released by the islamic state group shows another u.s.
>> as we told you earlier about the new video release by the islamic state group that claims to show the beheading of u.s. journalist stephen sotloff. now they're call for a blackout media response. >> as soon as news broke of the video's release some journalists and twitter users began posting images of stephen sotloff on assignment. ergo writes, remember stephen sotloff doing what he does best. and this is what sotloff's family and friends want you to
remember him by. if you want to share something, share this instead. don't share acitizen video. just as the video of james foley, some twitter users are asking for an isis media blackout with john writing, hope this time at last the video of the behead something discretely removed and ignore from net. please don't watch neither share the video. and nick from "the new york times" writes, don't watch the video of stephen sotloff's murder. read his reporting instead. >> i think that's a great idea. >> reporter: tony? >> that's a great idea. the president has not made a comment specifically about this video. i know there was an issue of getting it fully authenticated
from the intelligence thank you so much. that's all of our time. real money with ali velshi is coming up fo at the top of the hour right here on al jazeera america. >> another american journalist apparently beheaded at the hands ofs islamic state. i'm talking to our journalist on the ground in iraq just ahead. and looking closer at the money behind the treaty that could force america to go to war whether it wants to or not. and plus, the surprising spike in the price of generic prescription drugs, and why a lot of them are not the bargain they used to be. i'm ali velshi, and this is "real money."