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tomorrow with some great guests. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: mitt romney goes to the olympics in great britain and lights himself on fire with the olympic torch. >> it's hard to know how well it will turn out. there were a few things that were disconcerting. >> it's easier if you hold the olympic games. >> cenk: oh man, they're coming for mitt romney. it's a disastrous trip. i love it. and then the conservatives have engaged a fight over chick-fil-a. they've taken on the liberals. the fight over home phobic chicken is on. >> they need to go to chick-fil-a. >> cenk: we'll have a conservative on the show to
debate that issue. that should an ton of fun. it turns out that the olympics are having a shocking amount of sex. >> headlines as we appropriate theapproach thelondon games. >> people always ask if sex hurts your performance and all that? >> cenk: well, that ought to be a doozy. and then we've got the great rapper on the show tonight. he'll respond to rush limbaugh, nothing but fun. anybody know what time--come on, cut it out you know what time it is. it's go time. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> there is a guy called mitt romney who wants to know--he wants to know whether we're ready! are we ready! are we ready!
[ cheering ] >> cenk: that was london mayor boris johnson. i just love that accent. we're ready! it turns out they're ready to kick mitt romney's ass. he's over there in great britain. he maimly went over there for a fundraiser, but he wants to surround himself with the aura of the olympics. and he's connected to great britain. he said president obama does not understand our angelo saxon heritage. brian williams asked him about that. >> romney: we have a special relationship between statuses and great britain. it goes beginnings, cultural and historical. >> cenk: he took that special relationship and lit it on fire. he took the olympic torch and started--skshhh--it has been a disaster over there are there for romney
why? >> the short time of' been here in london, oh do they look ready for your experienced eye rom it's hard to know how things will turn out. there were a few things that were disconcerting. the stories of the security people not having enough people, the strike and custom officials. that's not encouraging into oh that did not go over well in great britain. he's universally loathed at this point. 500,000 people we showed you in the beginning cheering against mitt romney. i'm not sure if anyone who is uniteed great britain as well as mitt romney in opposition to him. it's not only because he took potshots to the olympics like that, he talked about what it takes to make a successful olympics, he took a shot at the british. >> romney: number three, the people of the country, do they come together and celebrate the olympic moment. that's something that we find
out when the olympics begin. >> cenk: we were so great and we came together, and i don't know if great britain can do it. well how does the prime minister think of that? hmm, let's watch. >> we are holding an olympic games in one of the busiest most active bustleing cities any where in the world. it's easier if you hold the olympic games in the middle of nowhere. >> cenk: oh, damn, that's reference to salt lake city where mitt romney was in charge of the olympics. in fact, oh, my god is that mitt romney in the middle of the ring? what's going on? no no, prime minister! the elbow from the sky. but we're not done yet. then the papers jumped in. you know how the british papers are. mitt romney is perhaps the only politician who could start a trip that was supposed to be a charm offensive by being utterly devoid of charm and mildly offensive. is that mitt in the middle of the ring?
no no, here it comes oh, look out, mitt. take that and see how you like it. now, they're also making fun of him for how he ran the olympics, and by all means they should. honestly, i have for honest with you, i didn't know this until today. when mitt romney was running the olympics in 2002 in salt lake city, not only did he have pins made. he had pins made of himself. as part of the olympics. you see that? who does that? what kind of megalomaniac are you? you can't put that on the olympics. that's our country's olympics. it's not mitt romney's olympics. that's why he brought up the olympics and went to great britain at that time and said, remember how well i ran the olympics? [ chuckling ] here's the interesting part. you know why mitt romney was quote/unquote successful in '02? he took a giant amount of
federal money to do it. he got $1.3 billion from the federal government. in fact, it was record-breaking at the time. it was more than double what they got for the olympics in atlanta in 1996. in fact mitt romney bragged about it. this is what he said when running for governor of massachusetts. quote, i'm in favor of getting more money from the federal government. we need to do a better job getting money from washington. now, you told me that you were small government, oh, no, we don't want anything from the federal government. he also said, i was successful in doing that in organizing the olympics--got record funds from the federal government, and i'll do that here. so basically his big success of running the olympics is because he was a giant welfare queen. he said, federal government, please please, give me more money. he was the registered lobbyist at the time for the olympics to get that federal--in fact, it was controversial at the time. there was a senator by the name
of john mccain who thought it was terrible. here's what he said about it at the time. quote. it was an incredible pork-barrel project. quote, it ripped off the tax paters. quote, it was a disgrace. how do you like your successful olympics now, mitt romney. oh god his trouble in london has been awesome. all right now let's nring in i e e tebook whose wse c cerergg thihi ececonmichaellasasngfrom buzzfeed, from "rolling stone," there he is. all right. now michael talk to me about damage here done from the fallout here. does it effect the minute here in the united states or is it just fine. >> first, cenk, are you telling me you don't want a romney olympic pin? if so, i'm going to give it to steve, your produceer. >> cenk: no, no. >> look, the entire point of a
president--when a candidate goes on a foreign trip during a presidential election, not the incumbent, when the candidate goes on a trip, the entire point is to look presidential. that's the entire purpose. it's a no-brainer. the one thing you don't want to do is to get to the host country and offend the prime minister and the mayor of the largest city in the entire nation. so i think it is pretty serious. i think this sort of stumble. we haven't really seen romney overseas before, and the first view of it is offending the entire population of a nation. look the hashtag romney shambles has been on twitter today. that's not a good sign. >> cenk: it's interesting how little he cares about foreign policy. first of all you've got a trial where he's going to lone. london, then he's bragging about going to poland. that's probably the last country
that george bush was popular in. oh i found a refuge where my party is not hated. but you know, bill krostyl took him to task about this thing where he recounted. ronald reagan once told james baker that he did not want to talk about foreign policy in his 100 days. bill called bs on that. he said of course that's not true. does he have a problem not only request gaffes, but foreign policy itself? >> i've been criminal of romney's foreign policy. clearly it's not a thing that turns him on. he's clearly an economic guy. if you look at his advisers there is no consistency in what he believes. is he a neo-conservative, a pragmatist. and they did not going--they're not going to iraq, afghanistan, they're not going to germany
even to visit american soldiers. but poland, you can tap into the old cold war mentality israel obviously, they think they can score points by showing president obama is not as for israel as they are. and london, the point during the olympics. romney made his name off the salt lake city olympics. that's a big part of his resumé. it makes sense, you go there and you bring your image by doing that. they do not want to be talking about foreign policy. and the one week or two weeks of the campaign where they're supposed to be talking foreign policy, which is this week, started off on the wrong foot. the next beat to this story his wife has a horse in the olympic games, in in the dressage category. it's going to be gaffe and then expensive horse in the olympics and then going to israel. >> cenk: this looks to be a disaster. i can't wait for the dressage
horse to skip and jump into the olympics next. >> the worst part when we looked at his memoir he called england a small island and trashed the entire country in 2010 something that nobody even noticed had he not gone there on his trip. >> cenk: i think he better get his ass to poland right away. i don't think he'll last in great britain any longer. it should be noted for the record one of the reasons he went there for fundraising. he was going to spend time with the now disgraced former head of barclays who was going to attend this fundraiser, but now it's bad p.r. barclays is sending their lobbyist any way. the one thing that romney lives for is banker money and that's why he's going to london. michael hastings, thank you. great coverage as usual. >> thanks. >> cenk: when we come back the chick-fil-a wars.
the conservatives and liberals? it's on like donkey congress. >> calling for a national show of support by eating at chick-fil-a on august 1st. >> cenk: we've got a political food fight. we'll discuss that story in a little bit. and then in my aggressive progressive segment. i totally agree with president obama. >> obama: you're competing against young people in beijing they're not hanging out. they're not getting over. >>(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 >>(narrator) and above all politically direct.
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comments against gay marriage. we decided to ban them, ben michael, shana, went over there. we had our last chick-fil-a sandwich and we're done with them. it's been gaining a lot of momentum throughout the country. we have politicians in boston and chicago weighing in. >> i don't believe a company that speaks out against gay rights in our country should have the opportunity to operate in the city of boston. >> chick-fil-a values are not chicago values. they're not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. >> cenk: all right, that's the mayor of boston, the mayor of chicago weighing in on this. now the republicans are mad and they're getting ready for a counterattack. let's find out. >> two former republican presidential candidates mike huckabee and rick santorum are calling for a national show of support by eating at chick-fil-a on august 1st.
>> cenk: then meanwhile a couple of days later the lgbt community will have a kiss-in at chick-fil-a where they will go and i guess kiss each other. that sounds kind of fun. okay, so they're not done yet. santorum comes in with a tweet. with two of my boys enjoying chicken strips and awesome peach shake at chick-fil-a, see you nexthere next wednesday. i wonder what he means two of my boys. then mike huckabee has this message. what has two thumbs and supports chick-fil-a--this guy. i done understand, who has ten toes and supports chick-fil-a huckabee. they're not clever. they're weird. there is protest going on across the country including laguna hill where they're trying to set up a franchise. >> they're here because this company has donated millions and
million to lgbt hate groups. >> cenk: everyone has free speech but when you put money behind it, that's a whole different situation. now it's a significant controversy in chicago. now here is an alderman talking about it as well. >> zoning and business development i think should be done generally in a vacuum. these folks should be given the chance to compete in the chicago market. >> meanwhile on the high unemployment west side. >> yes it's another business that they believe in gay marriage and they want to locate in my ward, i'll put them next door to them. >> cenk: that's funny and hard to argue but we'll nevertheless have a discussion about this. we want to be fair. we'll bring on a conservative.
a republican strategist, author of "spoken thoughts" coming out on july 27th. looking for to it. lenny, great to have you here. let's get start. >> thanks for having me. >> cenk: what is your thoughts on chick-fil-a. i take it you're not with our ban? >> well, i understand the willingness for a christian conservative, someone who started their business down south who allows their employees to have off sunday to worship to have that day off to be with family and voice their religious beliefs. as long as it's not discriminatory in the practice of giving the services that they provide as a restaurant, i don't have a problem with it. i know people give money on both sides of an issue. there is a way of advocating for what you believe in without being hateful. that's what i would caution my fellow conservatives, as long as
they're not being hateful and standing up for their religious beliefs, i don't have a problem with it. we've seen residences and different organizations as well as communities both before same sex marriages and partnerships in regards to benefits and vote against it as well. i think there is a debate going on in america that we have to be mindful to have it respectfully and not hatefully. >> cenk: let's break that down. i agree with you. they're closed on sundays. that's their issue. i used to eat at chick-fil-a back in d.c. i knew it was because they were religious. perfectly within their right to do that. now so the issue here is a little tougher right? because for example the saying something about the obama-care and the government take cover i don't believe it, but i still eat at whole foods. i want kelsey grammar's shows he's a republican.
who cares. but here they're saying that the gay people should not have the same rights as straight people. they should not be able to get married the way straight people can. what if a business back in the 60s said we think all blacks should have all the same rights but they can't get married to white people and they put $5 million behind it. can you see how that would spark protest and a ban. >> i can see where people's perspective is coming from. and the christian perspective. they believe in traditional marriage between one man and one woman. that may not be a situation where they disagree with civil unions, but when you're talking about the institution in regards to some religious you're also talking about the sack cement of marriage and it's something that goes back thousands of years and they take it personally. when you're talking about beliefs and something that they'll perpetuate, is it a
civil right to get married? is it a civil right to protect marriage and allow civil unions? that's a gray area is it discriminatory to practice your beliefs or something going against the constitution in that gray area as it's written right now. >> cenk: lenny, i care deeply about the first amendment. wrong boston or chicago can actually keep out chick-fil-a and i don't want them to do that. i don't think this is a political issue where we have honest disagreement. one side is where we have a honest disagreement and i'm going to take away your rights because of that. i don't see the difference between that and when they used to use the bible the same exact ching saying whites and blacks can't get married based on their interpretation of the bible. i think that-- >> but the difference with that in the old testament when you start talking about race, that was an interpretation of noah's sons that people read into
versus something that is very clear in the new testament in rebackwards to practices-- >> cenk: no, it's not clear. concubines and 400 wives, it's not clear. it's not clear that it should be one man one woman. >> the current, cenk. >> cenk: you shouldn't get divorced. real quick, what if a company said, listen you know what, we're going to spend all this money against divorce people and you know we're going to ban--they're not banning gays from the restaurant to be fair to them but to say that we're going to take away some of the rights of divorce people, that would be a massive issue wouldn't it? because it effects so many of us. why should it be a smaller issue because it effects a minor of us. >> if you're talking about services against divorced people, services against people that have an alternative lifestyle, that's discriminatory. if you're talking about i
believe in these things. i want married people to stay together, go there counseling and you put money towards those resources that's different. if you're discriminatory, i don't care if you're gay straight america, you have rights to be protected, when you talk about traditional marriage we can be difference in our perspectives. >> cenk: i think marriage is a total right. it effects legal rights in terms of inheritance social security, in terms of salary sally ride that we talked about the other day. thank you. >> god bless you all. >> cenk: god bless you too even though i don't believe it. rock-n-roll. we'll go from food to sex in the olympics. >> the only way it would hurt you your performance is when you do it during the competition. >> cenk: that's a fun topic. how much sex are they having at
(vo) now, it's your turn. (vo) connect with the young turks with cenk uygur. >> it's go time. ñ [ cheering ] >> cenk: the london olympics are about 24 hours away, and apparently that torch is not the only thing on fire. people are very interested in sex apparently. we'll tell you about that in a second. but first a quick reminder of the games coming up.
>> the olympic opening ceremony is friday. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> that's a pretty view on the river. the opening ceremony about 36 hours away. >> it's going to be fantastic olympic, the best. >> cenk: she doesn't even know half the story. the olympians it turns out are getting ready for a massive amount of sex. in the 2000 olympics they brought in 70,000 condoms to the olympic village. they ron out and they had to bring in another 20,000. this time around they've got 100,000 condoms ready to go. my god, how many athletes are there? these guys i guess they're fit. back in 2000 one of the guys who had brought in a duffle bag full of condoms and put it in his room was american target shooter--appropriate--john latcos. he syd everything was coming to the room and kept taking more and more. i'm running a friggin' brothel
in the olympic village. i never witnessed so much debauchery in my entire life. and then summer sanders said what happens in the village stays in the village. this is the funnest village in the world. do you remember hope solo, the famous soccer player. they said, quote there's a lot of sex going on. in case it wasn't clear. but ryan lopte from the u.s. swim team is even more clear when it comes to the numbers. he said, i'd say 70% to 75% of olympians, hey sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. i'm not sure you have to do it. and how do they get everybody to agree? that's like 75%! that's amazing. that's an astounding number. he's just guessing here. but here's one possible explanation. julie foudy said, everyone's beautiful. we'd graze over our food for hours watching all the eye candy
wondering why i got married. she's of course, an olympic gold medalist from 2008 as well. a person who has written about this is sam thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> what's going on here. on the one hand is it just a large gathering of human beings? for instance, strip clubs in tampa are expecting businesses to quadruple because the republican convention is coming to town. is there something randy going on in the olympics. >> these people are younger and sexyier then the republicans. they're all beautiful. even if their face is a seven their body is a 20. >> cenk: so harsh. >> not my words. then you got to remember they've been training for force years sun up to sundown. they don't have any time to meet
anyone or have any fun. they're now far away from home, safe from the reporters parents and coaches. they're going to make memories off the field and in the bedroom and in the hot tub with five or six of their friends. >> cenk: my question is this, does it happen before or after the game. >> the majority of it happens after the games. this is the celebration of a lifetime. it's a crowning achievement for them. and they're going to let their hair down. what surprises me is the amount of sexual activity takes place before the competition. a lot of people feel it's air performance, it's a physical thing of feeling energized and that feeling of being valued. a lot of feel this is an integral part of their olympic training. >> cenk: i remember there was a counter method. the idea was if you had sex before the athletic event it would drain your energy, and you should never do that.
it's funny how it flipped it around. >> i think was rocky who popularized girls feeling weak in the knees. >> cenk: are they just having sex with each other or are they bringing in people. in london, all of a sudden we're having fun. or is it just internal here? >> most of it is standard olympian on olympian good clean fun and nothing that would shock. there is group fun certainly. i have a tale in my story you i guess you would call it an orgy in a hot top. >> cenk: really. >> it's good clean fun. they take care of themselves. they practice safe texts as you net ohednoted. there's 100,000 condoms on hand and they make use of it. >> cenk: i'm surprise it has not become a controversy. they're so open about it.
c-15. this is hope solo again. she said, when we were done partying. we would go back to our stomach yum and at 7:00 a.m. with no creep went on the today show drunk and needleless to say we looked like hell. this is after they partied with celebrities and snuck a celebrity into her village and apparently bedded him and i'm shocked. it's not an issue and never gets them in trouble. >> that's story is unusual. getting outsiders in the village is a security breach. if you flash your gold medal you get certain things. >> cenk: apparently they're flashing a lot of. >> they are, but that's an unusual story. yeah you know, i don't know why the people of today would have been surprised. these girls just won the gold medal. the closing ceremony is over. they're getting on a plane in 24 hours. of course they're going to be out all night and having fun. >> cenk: before we run out of
time i got to ask you who was in the hot tub the track team? >> i can't tell you that, but i believe it was some canadian, some austrians and some germans. >> that's the other thing is it intercountry or do they stick to their own country. >> it's very much a deputy plow mattic relations drip. it's like vegas. what happens there stays there. >> cenk: is this what the greeks envisioned they have the naked athletes. they come from all over. they're supposed to bond. isn't this the real spirit of the olympics. >> it's been around for a long time. i've spoken to olympians from 30 years, it was no different back then. it's different now because we live in a sexed crazed society. you're asking me what is going on with sex and not necessarily what is happening on the field. i think we'll hear more about it
it. >> cenk: that archery shooter. >> whose name you misannounced. >> cenk: i don't care. what he's doing is more interesting otherwise. >> it keeps me employed. >> cenk: thanks for coming in. a real fun story. i don't want them get in troy trouble. let them go. let them have fun. when we come back we'll have fun. do you know how many twinkies your subsidizing with tax pair money? it's a huge amount. we'll tell but that. and then immortal technique is in the house and he's a very political rapper and his opinions on current events is amazing, including ice tea-rush limbaugh feud. all that when we come back. >> you symbolize the voice of truth all around the world in the name of rap music and hip-hop. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >>(narrator) the sheriff of wall street. >>the leadership of high finance
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: now everybody knows that we've got an obesity problem in this country. but according to recent polling some people think it's so serious than it's more serious than our problems with cigarettes and alcohol. 81% were concerned about obesity and only 67% are worried about cigarettes and 47% about alcohol. it's crushing the other categories. now part of the reason that we have this obesity epidemic is that we subsidize it. did you know that in the sense that we give tremendous subsidies to the foods that go in our junk food. we had $18.2 billion to products that end up in our junk food. $18.2 billion went period corn syrup
soy oils. you know what that is the equivalent of? this is amazing $2.9 billion per american taxpayer per year--i'm sorry, per year, not per tax pair. but it winds up being 21 twinkies per taxpayer per yew. you know how many 21 twinkies is? this much. you pay so much subsidies that it winds up being the equivalent of 21 twinkies per year per american. now, how about fruit and vegetables do we subsidize them those? almost not at all. from 1995 to 2011, half an apple a day per american. you get a sense of how we got so fat, literally. and then ages 6 to 11 now one in
five kids are considered obese. that rate has tripled in the last three decades because we're insentizing it. now that's one food story. now another one on meatless mondays. americans are also obsessed with meat. in fact, we've had 270 funds per person per year that we ate in meat. when it comes to beef, 57 pounds perperper person, per year. that's why this line was such a classic back in the day? apparently it's in our stomach. a group wants to promote meatless mondays. it's monday's campaign incorporated. it's associated with johns hopkins, a healthy movement and it's explained here. >> one day a week, right after sunday and before tuesday eat a meat-free male. let's toss chicken sandwiches
fish sticks and hotdogs for side oprah is on board. >> it's very beneficial to the environment. the livestock industry causes more harm for greenhouse gasses, apparently, than transport airplanes, cars, everything put together. it's an idea to enable people to do their bit for the environment. >> cenk: it seems like a harmless enough idea, and they sent an interoffice newsletter encouraging their employees. one simple way to reduce your environmental impact while dining at our cafeteria is to participate in meatless monday initiative. okay but no way. the cattle industry goes ballistic, and they send their hired henchmen over in the senate and in congress. chuck grassley tweets out i will
ate more meat on monday to compensate for the stupid usda recommendation for a meatless monday. king says, i'm going to have double meat on monday. you know what it says, the usda buckles. it was an interoffice newsletter. but they had to backpedal and say usda does not endorse meatless monday. the statement was posted without proper clearance. only in america man. they make everything political and if you offend any corporate industry whether it's meat or these guys, they will come for you because they got to get their subsidies and they'll shove this meat down your throat. don't get me wrong i love my steak, but this does no harm. now nobody will eat that twinkie after i did this. when we come back, emmortal technique, he'll weigh in on the ice tea-rush limbaugh found was
rush limbaugh being racist and why was he being so political when he come back. ♪ repeat after me ♪ viva the revolution ♪ >> cenk: and in fact, there he is at the wall! all right, fun for everybody. you'll see him in just a minute. come right back. guys that always make you laugh. charges come down on rupert murdoch's phone-hacking scan l.
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>> this was in nowhere i couldn't take it. >> he's one of the most dangerous artists in america. >> repeat after me ♪ viva la revolution ♪ viva la revolution >> and immortal technique joins us in the studio. this is awesome. i'll call you tech, if you let me. >> that's fine. >> cenk: i mean, you got a weapon on your shirt i don't want to offend you. tech what is the revolution about? you're always talking about a revolution. what do you mean by that. >> i think it's time for a complete mental revolution. we question the theology of america. this documentary that is produced by viper records
directed by my friend cary stewart is an example of doing that taking the first step. we criticize this country. we criticize it out of love. the same way that a parent sees a child that steals, says stop doing that. we don't it because we want to destroy that child's life. we see a better man in that child than a thief. we see america me being we rather being individuals who want to see a progressive change in america. >> cenk: talk to me about the change. talk to me about the change, specifically, what are you upset about? >> i think when i started becoming involved with the occupy movement i saw a lot of people that were speaking about the same problems, the economic down turn in america. they felt that people had not taken the responsibility for anything that went on, the individuals who were the architects of the war that has cost the lives of thousands of people don't seem to have in anyway shape or form any
remorse about the lives that they've lost. not only that, but the quote/unquote collateral damage they've caused. they scream and yell about abortion. i understand it's a sensitive issue, but where is your righteous indignation for the children of afghanistan that you caused to die. >> cenk: that's interesting. they say all rappers are incentive and some call you thugs and etc. what kinds of thugs kill thousands of people and don't sweat it over a war they never started. >> agingster and a petty crime are related. a real gangster guess to a country and says, you're going to sell me the rights to your oil. if you don't guess what happens, you're not going to be here in a while. a real beginningster says, here is $50 million from the world bank. you're going to change the way you have labor laws in your country. these people are real gangsters and they're more gangster than
anybody in the rap world. they have no business judging anybody and they have no moral high ground to stand on. >> cenk: that's amazing. i got to ask you about rush limbaugh and ice tea. he was in your documentary. >> he was in the documentary too. >> cenk: right. he came out and in support of gun rights to protect us from tyran ny. [ laughing. >> here is this sophisticate from fox news channel 4. he says the reason why we have guns is to protect ourselves from the tyranny of the police. he knows that tyranny comes from government representatives. doubly impressive. >> what do you say to rush. >> he has always been someone who wants to bait. if it's not racism, it's race baiting. he wants to make a conversation.
rush's plan is to get people to call him a racist so he can hide behind the fact that everyone is saying this from the left as a way to circuit vent from having to answer to some of the racially incentive things he has said in the past. right now he's guilty of being a douche rather than a hard core clan member. he is someone who wants attention. he's an entertainer. the more he offends people, the more he's disrespectful the more he twists the facts and patronizing to someone the more he gets rating for the show. >> cenk: that's interesting. he can hide behind the veil of victimhood when he's goading. >> some people believe in order to be a racist you do need a hood on or a burning cross when
it's just being ignorant and not wanting to understand other people's cultures. >> cenk: thank you so much. >> time to sign me out peace. >> cenk: from one sheriff to another. "viewpoint" with eliot spitzer is next. what have you got for us. >> eliot: mitt the diplomat. i can't wait to see what happen--i hope we never see it. imagine if he had to run our foreign policy. every foreign dignitary who comes to visit him he would offend them and we would have no friends left in a heartbeat. mitt goes to london. the disaster unfolds. day by day. more on time geithner, more how he's dancing through the weeds of how he did not enforce the law. chick-fil-a, used to be my favorite place to get a chicken sandwich, and i'm never going back. and a lot of people feel that way, also. it will be a fun conversation. >> cenk: great to have you with us brother. >> eliot: thank you. >> cenk: thank you eliot. when we come back i've got an agreeingsive progressive and i'm agreeing with the president.
look at that when we return. >> obama: playing video games. they're not watching "real housewives." i'm just saying >>(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.
>> obama: you're competing against young people in beijing and bangalore. you know, they're not hanging out. they're not getting over. they're not playing video games. they're not watching "real housewives." >> cenk: now that's tough love but i totally agree with that. we love to scream and yell we're number one but in math, science and reading we're nowhere near number one. china is number one in every category. we're no. 31 in math, number 23 in science and number 17 in reading. in other words we're getting our ass handed to us. this is not a matter of african-american crowd, it's not a white problem or latino problem. it's an american problem. we can't blame the teachers and everyone else. you got
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