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we will see you back tomorrow night. >> cenk: welcome to the "the young turks"." the koch brothers ran nonsense ads like this one. >> i'm an employee of the state, i know i have better benefits than most working target we saved thousands of jobs like mine. >> cenk: i'm going to explain to you how that is part of the g.o.p. effort to systematically destroy the democratic party. also why did apple move their jobs abroad. >> this is where your iphone is born and these are the people who brought it to life. i was first struck by how young they are. >> cenk: i'm going to show you a chart here that explains why all the jobs have been moved abroad and what an injustice it is. you've got to see that.
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plus, our own bill press here at current television gets attacked by the right wing. >> the radical progressive rejection of american exceptionalism the musical critique fine, he can't sing more than an octave wah. >> step back. you've got bell press you've got me. we protect our own here at current. plus you're going to love this guy with his mustache. it's go time! >> cenk: so why the election in wisconsin so important? why is everybody spending so much time talking about in one election? it is actually because it's part of the effort of the republicans and the right wing to
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systematically destroy the democratic party. why? i thought it was about the budget or about unions, well, it partly is about the unions, but not for ideological reasons. not for reasons of principle but reasons of politics. there was an article about this in mother jones. he explains basically what they call "defunding the left 1.0". i'm going to tell what you the new twist is on it. first they went after the union because the unions give a lot of money to the democratic party. they don't actually think that unions are destroying jobs or hurting the middle class. they just think they're hurting the republican party. so they are destroying the unions, and they were brilliant at it. they compare it to when reagan went after the air traffic
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controllers. because of this corporation also get more money and the unions gets less money. number two, i can't say it on television. it's called rad something. why did they name it that? yes, so they go to the naacp and say, we're here to help you. the opponents come and tell you they're here to help you. they say, we're going draw up districts so they're predominantly black so you're guaranteed black representatives in congress. they take all the voters that would go to democrats in different districts. they put them in one district and guess what happened, you got radded. democrats get hurt, and republicans win. so then point number three in
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defunding the left and systematically destroying them was tort reform. oh my gosh, do you know the coffee spilled on the lap why? not because they cared about that in principle. because trial lawyers are one of the top funders of the democrat be party. their objective was to defund the trial lawyers. it was explained best, the political implications of defunding the trial lawyers would be staggering. you see there it is. one of their top guys admitting to it. it's not principle. they just want to make sure that democrats have no money so we can steam roll. so now it's explained there is a defunding 2.0 that they're trying to do. to make sure they do this destruction of 2.0 as well. the next thing they do is go to voteer i.d. laws.
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but wait a minute they're nearly non-existence. we showed nut last three or four years in florida there were more shark attacks than instances of voter fraud. why do they want to do this? voter fraud nonsense because 90% of white middle aged income people have photo i.d. but only 70% blacks have photo i.d. blacks photo democrats. let's photo i.d.s less blacks vote and it makes voting more difficult. democrats will get less votes. the final portion of this is--i'm sorry one more discrediting acorn. a lot of you didn't know acorner. when it broke out i didn't even know about acorn. what it does is mobilizes poor people,-month old class people minorities, to vote. what do they do? they do a hit job on it. they use andrew breitbart, james
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o'keefe, etc. and they use highly doctored videos and go to congress and say look at this outrage on acorn, and they defund it. what is the result poor and minority registration efforts and less votes. and the democrats actually voted with this. how clownish are you? how could you not see this obvious ploy. oh i guess so i'll vote with the republicans. they're destroying you right in front of your eyes. we go to wisconsin because the third leg of this is crippling the public sector unions. why do they have to do this? first of all, it's ongoing. it's exactly what governor walker did. he went after the public sector unions, mainly state employees and teachers. result lower democratic vote, gained g.o.p. governorship and impact funding.
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afscme what is that, state and federal workers exactly who governor walker went after. and then nea and aft teacher organizations. do you think they're targeting the teachers because of political principle? do you think it helps this to say, goddamn teachers! no they do it for the money. they must be destroyed. it's broader than that. when they say the schools suck and we need to privatize, etc. it's not that they believe in privatizing. if they privatize, they have less teachers in the union to pay money. that's exactly why walker pick them. the democrats will have less and less money, less chance of winning and it's a vicious cycle. the koch brothers realize this and poured a ton of money into
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this wisconsin case. part of that went into americans for prosperity. look at who they use and for what purpose. >> i'm a state employee. while i'm paying some of thigh insurance and retirement costs now, i know i have better benefits than most. working together we saved thousands of jobs like mine. >> we kept the cost of government in check. >> and property taxes saw their smallest increase in 15 years. >> in fact, my property taxes actually went down. >> how did we do all this? >> one big reason is wisconsin' reform plan. >> we saved hundreds of millions. >> and we put taxpayers back in control. >> those savings helped to avoid massive tax hikes and layoffs. >> get the facts. >> get the facts. >> get the facts, at www.' >> cenk: it's amazing. these people are yeah destroy
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my healthcare and my pension and cigarette smoking is great for you. ironry. we'll bring on glenn greenwald. tell me why the koch brothers cared about wisconsin. >> they cared about it on a couple of levels. as you pointed out, they cut off funding and it's a relatively inexpensive buy for them. this is what is incredible for them. this is a little bit of money that gives them tremendous rewards in terms of. >> they'll spend $390 million on the presidential race. maybe even higher. >> we'll never know how much they're going to spend because they work to get the laws changed so we don't know how much they spend. >> cenk: literally. here walker raised $31 million.
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that's a relative bargain. right? >> yep. >> cenk: the reason is they want to send a message. not just for wisconsin but other governors, go ahead and shred the unions. there will be no consequence. >> we couldn't disagree with them more on what they stand for but they're very smart. there are things we can learn about their strategy and tactics and they're always on offense. they don't wait. this go out on offense. they go after money, they go after your mind and they do voter suppression in florida. vanguard had a great place spending 100,000 to fight fair redistricting. how can you fight fair redistricting. fortunately they were not successful, but to me it shows that they're thinking all the time how they're going to change the rules, how are they going to work it, and how are they going to get control. >> cenk: for more go to koch
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brothers exposed and it will show you exactly how it's being done. thank you for coming. why does apple gyp jobs abroad? we'll show you why, and we'll show you how perverse the whole system is. >> will it ever stand on the back of an apple product assembled in the united ststststststststststststststststststststststststststst >>(narrator) the sheriff of wall street. >>the leadership of high finance just doesn't get it. >>(narrator) the former governor of new york, eliot spitzer is on current tv. >>somebody somewhere can listen, record, track, gather this data. >>arrangements were made. >>(narrator) independent unflinching. >>there is a wild west quality to it that permits them to do whatever they wish. >>(narrator) and above all politically direct. >>facts are stubborn things.
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(vo) now, it's your turn.
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(vo) connect with the young turks with cenk uygur. >> it's go time. ♪ >> cenk: the company apple uses another company called foxconn to create their products. in fact, foxconn employees 1.2 million people. that sounds great until you find out that foxconn is in china. that doesn't help our cause too much. facts con is accused of having slave-like conditions and sweat-shop conditions. it has gotten so bad that recently you're seeing a picture from a blog about china. apparently a riot of 1,000 workers at a foxconn plant, part of the reason they get into a situation where they're having riots is because they're working six or seven days a week 16 hours a day. these are horrible conditions.
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apple says this is the best way we can make our products or the cheapest way we can make our products. "abc news" has more on this. >> this is where your iphone is born and these are the people who brought it to life. i'm first struck by how young they are. not 13 like some of the horror stories that i heard, but 17 18, no one looked over 30. i know many came from poor villages from the countryside with the hope of making $2 an hour. but the sleek machines that dazzle and inspire and change the lives of people 8 to 80 are mostly made by hand. >> of course those are the best conditions because they allowed the camera in there. apple ceo was asked in an conference here in l.a. hey, are you ever going to make products in the u.s. again? >> you used to have factories and at least one factory i can recall in the u.s. will there be an apple produced ever made again in the united states?
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>> i want there to be. >> will it ever say on the back of the apple product designed in california assembled in the united states. >> it may. it may. >> it may, but probably won't. they used to have plants here in colorado and california but they say it's too expensive. let's take a look at see how true it is. there is some truth to it. their elk grove plant cost $22. singapore, only $6 and taiwan $4.85. i can see well, it cost more to make it here. so they probably are on tight margins so that amount makes a huge difference except when you find out that product costs $1,500. they make a gigantic amount of profit either way. let me show you the profit. this is the pie chart i was talking about earlier that i love. the input of china labor, 1.8%. cost of input and materials,
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that makes sense, you got you know decent chunk for materials, the labor is actually very very cheap combined about 5% or so, non-china and china. what is this big red thing here? apple profits. 58.5% of the money you pay go to apple profits. if they did produce it in elk grove, california, instead of 5% maybe 6% or 7%. but in our culture, it's not good enough. they want more more more if you have to crush people and make them work 14 hours a day, that's what you got to do because i have to make a gigantic amount of profit. the reality is they could still make it in the u.s. and still be enormously profitable. they just chose not to to.
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bringing in david sirota from am760 and a contributor to they have the fiduciary duty to make every cent i can. that's why they ship to china. >> that's true. executives have a legal responsibility to maximize that red chunk in that pie chart that shareholders could sue apple if they had a suit to bring saying you are not doing anything to maximize profit. that's why this story of apple is more of a story of the laws that allow apple encourage apple and require apple to do what it does. we have structured our laws to say to apple this is the business model you must build and you should build. it's time for us to say if we want to bring apple jobs back to
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america, if we want to bring other kinds of jobs back to america it means looking at the policies that essentially create that pie chart. >> cenk: david, there are two policy tracks. there is the right wing track that says we should be more like china. tell me what kind of world that leads us to? >> it's a frightening world. there was a report that said the united states out of all the industrialized countries, the united states are seeing the biggest level of wage convergence with low-wage like china. our southern states are some of the cheapest places in the world to do business in the. if you're a worker in the united states it doesn't necessarily sound great. the conservative vision is to essentially make the united states look more like china standard of living-wise wage-wise, regulation-wise in order to get those jobs to come back to the united states. >> and robert reich has written
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many times how much more we're working, men are working more 800 hours more per week. women who were not in the workforce are now in the workforce. we're going to get to the point where we're working seven days a week, 14 hours a day under these conditions and right wing will say mission accomplished. what would you do differently to bring jobs back to america. >> we need to get rid of the tax incentives that tell companies there is a tax benefit to you moving production offshore. you can keep your profits offshore in tax-haven countries which won't tax you at a rate that the rest of the industrialized world taxes you. that's the first thing. we're encouraging jobs-- >> cenk: there goes the big corporations again. the minute you get to the progressive strike they cut it--no. we did a little bit have a little bit of an issue. but this is the point that david
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is driving at. it's all in the incentives or disincentives that you give these companies. hey, china is not going to tax you as much and we encourage that and don't put a tariff on that, of course they're going to go to china. but if we don't then they keep the jobs here. and it depends on your priorities. if you think apple is making 58% profit, then ship it to china. but if there are jobs in the united states it seems almost unthinkable because it has been so long since american politicians gave a damn about us instead of the corporations and chief executives of these companies. the reason why i was so stunned by that pie chart a 15% profit margin is normal. corporations need to make profits. if they're small businesses people need to make profits.
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we get that. 58% is gigantic! they don't need to have that much profit. it's not to say that you take it away but you make reasonable laws to encourage them to keep the jobs here. we can do that. we shouldn't do a race at the bottom. we should care about our own workers and our own citizens. all right, when we come back bill press is fighting for this country in his own way. he wants us to have a better national anthem. the right wing is lived livid about that. we'll bring on bill press and counterattack. >> all the brave people live here. >> i mean it's just stupid. i'm embarrassed--i'm embarrassed every time i hear it. don't miss this week's "the gavin newsom show" with special guest: hollywood icon oliver stone. >> i'm not an activist, i'm outspoken. i'm a dramatist.
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>>the dominoes are starting to fall. (vo) former two term governor, jennifer granholm, is politically direct on current tv >> what should women be doing? >> electing women to office. ♪ for the land ♪ of the free ♪ and the home ♪ of the brave ♪ [cheering] >> what a rendition of our national anthem. was that not wonderful? [applause] you always wonder when someone is singing the national anthem, whether they're going to be able to hit that high note at the very end. >> cenk: that's mitt romney taking advantage of a so-called controversial stirred up by our own bill press on current tv.
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what he didn't know that he was stirring up a controversy until the right wing went nuts. it started out in a poll. and it said who would you choose to write a new national anthem. bruce spring steen came springsteen came in at number one and dolly parton at number two, bob dylan, i don't know. on his program bill press said this. >> it's an abomination. it ranges two actaves and most people can only do one octave and then when you think about it bombs in midair and all kinds of military jargon. the land of the free, which is kind of nice. and home of the brave? are we the only brave people on the planet?
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all the brave people live here? it's stupid. i'm embarrassed every time i hear it. >> cenk: so the right wing ate it up! yes, the liberals are not patriotic. >> it's this idea that he rejects that america has exhibited more bravery than other countries on this planet. and i think--i think there is a teachable moment there about how much hostility, hostility these people have towards patriotism in this country. >> cenk: hostility. hostility. okay speaking of hostility, let me give you some example. you are not even smart enough to realize you should be embarrassed of yourself. i dare to you make this brave comment before the anthem is sung at a nascar race. susan, by the way that's really brave, threatening mob violence against one person.
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brave. then john writes in. you are a disgrace. you are from california. time to saw the state off the rest of the country and use it for nuclear practice. go to hell a-hole. have a nice day. yeah because that's terrific. i love america, so let's nuke california! logic not required. finally, and there are plenty of these, a lot of people do not like our national anthem for loft reasons but it was chosen as selected for one main reason to represent the greatest country in the world, where we have freedom of speech, freedom of religion, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. if our national anthem embarrassessers you, then don't listen to it. but don't trash it because you don't like it. that's right. we have freedom of speech. we're the greatest country, shut up. logic not required. bill press is the host of "full
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court press" 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. every day, and he joins us now. bill, the first question to you, how dare you! >> yeah, you know cenk, good evening. i said something really outrageous like maybe the president of the united states was not even born in america. he's not even a legitimate president, right! that's okay. that's okay. but you can't say what i said. maybe we ought to do like "god bless america" or maybe "america the beautiful" and then they call me unpatriotic. these guys are nuts. >> cenk: that's the interesting part. i watched your whole segment as everybody in america should, by the way i noticed that none of the conservative articles mentioned why don't we go to "god bless america," what is unpatriotic about that, like you
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hate america. that goes to the next question these guys like to pounce on stuff like this. to paint liberals unpatriotic. how should that effect how we talk? should it affect how we talk? what is your sense of that. >> no. it shows how silly they are. how shallow they are, how pathetic they are that this is all they got. it shows their definition of patriotism is like bizarre if not, you know totally upside down. for them patriotism is waving a flag on the fourth of july and then go out and refuse to pay their fair share of taxes. that's patriotic. they'll bring down the government, shut down the government. they've got it all backwards. the other thing it shows is that they hate--these guys really do hate anybody who has a different point of view. i think what we got to do is fight back. look it doesn't hurt me. i've been taking this stuff for a long time right?
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these guys who sign their e-mails, they're conservatives and you know what else, they are christians. i bet 99% of them, christians can hate better than anybody i know, and i am one. i'm just telling you. >> cenk: what would jesus do, i hope you suffer mob violence like he did? by the way, you're so right about the taxes. when savern the facebook founders, ran away from the country, tore up his passport and re renounced his citizenship and rush limbaugh came in to defend him. why? all they care about is the money. their allegiance is to the incredibly wealthy. fox news was on a personal attack against you, and i'll show that and then i want to you react to it. all right? >> well, i didn't realize he was still on the air. i think the last time bill press was relevant was when bill
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clinton was in office. so i think this really is just a desperate attempt at attention and congratulations. you've got it now, and especially attention from veterans and everyone in this country who celebrated and marked d-day yesterday. >> cenk: so how do you respond, bill? >> well, first of all, criticized by michelle malkin is like being criticized by an ant, get real. but i got news for michelle malkin. i've been on the air for a long time and i'll be on the air for a long time. she better get used to it, i'm not going anywhere. my voice is stronger and louder and i make a hell of a lot more sense. so do you, cenk. >> cenk: they're trying to silence you by saying it's not okay to make this comment. i heard from fox news if you try to silence people, they have a word for it. let's go to bill o'reilly and
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see what that word is. >> bill press compose the moral equivalency apologist citizen of the world anthem-- >> he doesn't want to have to explain the fascist tactics. i say fascist because this is what the totalitarian regimes do. you don't talk unless you agree with us. >> cenk: hmm, if you don't talk if you don't agree with us bill i guess that makes fox news fascist? >> boy it sounds like it to me. they're very good at name calling, communist, socialist fascist. they don't know what the words mean. they just throw them out there. here is my answer to every one of these guys. if they like the ""star spangled banner"" so much, and we'll start with bill o'reilly. he can sing it right now, all four verses and then michelle
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malkin god bless america. that's what i say to that. >> cenk: please don't do that. i love this country too much. bill press, 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. eastern. thanks. >> thanks. >> cenk: let's question some of the things that we are doing in the united states of america. why we want to make the country better. one of the things we're going to talk about is our strikes and what should we do in syria. what is the progressive position on that? that's a good question and we'll tackle that when we come back. >> there is not concern either for, without gettinggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg >>(narrator) the sheriff of wall street. >>the leadership of high finance just doesn't get it. >>(narrator) the former governor of new york, eliot spitzer is on current tv. >>somebody somewhere can listen, record, track, gather this data. >>arrangements were made. >>(narrator) independent unflinching.
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glenn greenwald from brazil from, great to have you, glenn. and michael shure here as well. i need to solid progressives here to figure out these questions. the first is about abu yahya al-libi, was killing him worth it? i'll tell i couldn't we were asking that question. there were 15 people killed in four missile strikes. among them we were told that yahya was killed. there was a report on that. >> yahya ali by was killed. >> they state aid expected militants. i know you had problems with that glenn. who were the other seven? we're not sure. glenn, do you believe the reports they say suspected militants? >> no, what we know for sure is that the obama administration and officials in pakistan have been playing games with the
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definition. they basically count any male of military age without knowing anything else about them was killed in the strike by definition is being a militant. it's a term of propaganda that tells us nothing about the people whose lives are ending. >> cenk: glenn, i want to stay with you for a second here. if you have--if you're the president, and you have abu yahya, who they say is the number two al-qaeda leader, i don't know about that either is there any a chance that you pull the trigger or is there under no circumstance do you kill a civilian. >> if your goal is to reduce the threat of terrorism aimed at the united states, then i would ask the question what is causing the terrorism. i would look at every report done on that question, including ones by the u.s. government where the answer is the reason why there are so many we're continuously bombing their
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country, killing their women and men and thin their and interfering in their affairs. what i would do is to continue what is causeing it, which is what we did over the weekend, as well as targeting rescueers. it was nowhere near worth it to take out the quote/unquote number two. we've done that a dozen of times literally since the beginning of the war on terror. they are easily replace: we create more people who are willing to risk their lives to bring violence and we're creating our own enemies continuously. >> glenn makes a great point. both abu yahya al-libi and anwar al alwalk who we also killed was against 9/11 and denouncing it before we did
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something unspeakspeakable to him in custody, and then he joined al-qaeda afterwards. michael, is there a situation where you do pull the button? >> how do you disagree with anything that glenn just said. and a key on what he said on rescuers and funerals. that is something that we have internationally deplored any time it has happened over there, yet we're doing it. you know one of the hard parts is what glenn is describing. you get this unease about killing these people because it promotes more violence it promotes more terrorism. i suspect if we had yahya, how did i do did i say it right? >> cenk: yes. >> if we had him and only him alone, they would still be upset about it, and this makes it even worse. it's different than carpet bombing a country and killing lots of people. of course it's more surgical. however, i really do think that's a very difficult thing for the united states. there is always going to be a resentment over our presence.
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>> cenk: now the facts are nearly indisputable. 300 suspected militants for al-qaeda in yemen before drone strikes. 700 afterwards. no matter how much we kill them we're killing more enemies. it's counterproductive. but glenn you might like this. an interesting exchange with jay carney. >> is there not any concern that the administration has that there is a precedent being set. we just heard assad blame the massacre on terrorists. any country-- >> a collective rolling of the eyes, or i saw a collective rolling of the eyes around the globe because everyone knows how per fosterrous that assertion is is{^l"^^}. >> cenk: really bold question by the member of the press that you don't normally see. glenn, what are your thoughts on that? >> the question that jay asked
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and in the best possible way when it comes to asking hard questions like that is a really important one. the word "terrorism" is a word without any meaning and one of the most subjective terms possible. we've harbored cuban opponents of the castro regime. we are currently training iranian dissident group that even the united states government says are terrorists. if we assert the right to go around to what ever country we find and send drones over their soil and kill whomever the president decides in secret who is a terrorist and they kill, what objections do we have if other countries, russia, iran, cuba or syria start doing the same to other countries or even to the united states? that really is what is at the
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heart of this issue. how do you see the united states? do you see it as one country in the world that should be bound by the same rules and everybody else or do you see it as a supreme empire that rules by force and exempts itself from the rules it imposes on others. only if you embrace the latter view can you find this justifiable. >> it could be argued and i think intelligently that all of our problems in the arab world started in harboring the shaof iran in the 73s. and--in the 70s. >> cenk: and the coup on iran. and president obama finally conceded that that we did do that coup. we have to look internally and i know right wingers hate to hear that but we want to get better and we want the country to get better.
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that's why we ask these questions. we're out of time. i would love to have you back on another day to talk about what our position should be. michael, i know you enjoy talking about that and glenn you do as well. we have bradley manning. the latest in the court hearings on him. is he going to be able to see the evidence that he's charged with? we'll tell you when we come back. >> we don't make our own decisions. >> it's go time. (vo) at the only online forum with a direct line to cenk uygur. >>if you had to vote for a republican, which one would it be? (vo) join the debate now. [ train whistle blows ] [ ball hitting paddle ] [ orbit girl ] don't let food hang around. yeah! [ orbit trumpet ] clean it up with orbit! [ orbit glint ] fabulous! for a good clean feeling. ♪ eat, drink, chew orbit! ♪
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of 2010. his criminal is coming up solitary confinement since april april 2011 and he was forced to sleep naked and other abuses he suffered before he was even charged. now in his trial there is this kafka-esque where they ask for materials, and they are told it's too broad or too narrow. there is finally evidence that he's being charged here which is good news. [coughing] excuse me i have to cough. there is manning yesterday in court. denver nichs, author of the book. give us some background on the case denver. >> sure thing.
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thanks for having me on cenk. you sound like you're dying over there. a number of issues primarily that is questioning whether or not the government has to turn over internal damage assessments to determine what damage if any was done by the leaks that wikileakss released that he's charged with perpetrating. that ruling will come out tomorrow. one of the questions that has come out recently is why the government is employing such sort of trickery in an effort to undermine the defense case. as you said earlier the prosecution has been playing word games as to whether or not the defense has access to internal damage estimates that may very well show that the leak didn't hurt much of anything. that kind of thing is typical in trials, but the government, as in many instances in this case,
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this seems to be a series of blundering over-reactions, and that may be happening again. >> denver, speaking of overreactions, i think the entire trial is an overreaction. i think the entire confinement has been an overreaction. i think he's a whistle blower. he let us know things that our government was doing and we should know. is it that his case is worse than other whistle blowers like elsberg, the example most often used or has the country changed and has become much more draconian and doing things to bradley manning that we never would have done otherwise in the past. >> that's a great question. as we've seen this week, the obama administration well, there were two "new york times" articles last week. one about the so-called olympic games program that created the cyberweapon. the other about the so-called kill list and the classified drone program, both of which
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reflect really well on the president. those stories were written with information that came from leaks from government officials, information that was much more highly classified than anything that bradley manning is accused of leaking. but as senator john mccain has said repeatedly and criticized the administration repeat lid now there does not seem to be a concerted effort to locate the people responsible for those leeks by the administration. it appears that those leaks may have been authorized by the highest levels of government. however, we have bradley manning on trial for leaking a massive amount of much more locally classified information. >> unfortunately, i'll leave it there, denver, but i got to tell you that is such a great point. the government always leaks information. i think the kill list is
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abhorant but think they it shows that they're tough guys, etc. if you want to prosecute people inside the obama administration like bradley manning. if you want to strip them down naked every night and put them in solitary confinement every night, then we got a deal. otherwise, free bradley manning today. denver nicks, thanks for joining us. >> thanks. great talking to you. >> cenk: let's go to he eliot spitzer. >> eliot: i tell what you i do after the show to get rid of a cold like that. i'm not going to tell you on the air. we've got a great show. we're going to talk syria which is going up in flames. the u.s. is standing on the sidelines doing nothing. and the nfl is facing a big lawsuit, what does it mean, and we've got sheldon adelson cozying up to mitt romney. it's going to be a great show. >> cenk: i hear that the host will not be coughing up a lung
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during that show. another positive. >> eliot: i hope not. i'll try not to. don't get me sick. >> cenk: we'll see you in a couple of minutes. when we come back we have another republican clowning of theclown of theday. you won't believe what this guy is doing. >> this is what i do pull. [gunfire] home of the brave. ♪ ♪ it's where fear goes unwelcomed... ♪ ♪ and certain men... find a way to rise above. this is the land of giants. ♪ ♪ guts. glory. ram.
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eliot spitzer joins the new news network. >>we will drill down on the day's top stories in search of facts that inform. ♪ >> cenk: all right, we're back on "the young turks." we got our clown of the day. today another republican, shocking. ron gould released an ad yesterday for his campaign in arizona's fourth district. in this ad he you literally shoots and kills obama-care. watch.
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>> government-run healthcare. we don't want it. we don't need it. we can't afford it. this is what i do to that law. pull. [gunfire] i'm ron gould and i approve this message because washington needs a straight shooter. >> cenk: there are so many things wrong with that ad. first, let's take a look at this gentleman. you have a police mustache. number two, flat top. get real. number three you're shooting at bill. number four, get serious gun-mentry herman cain did it jorge robles did it. and number five you're in arizona, that's where gabby giffords got shot. don't use a gun in your political ad to shoot things. that's
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