We’re all raised to think we’re heroes because every movie is about a hero defeating the bad guy and how brave he is. In reality, very few humans are that kind of brave.
In case anybody needs a refresher…
We had Fox News mole Joe Muto on The Young Turks yesterday. Cenk asked the burning question we all wonder: Does Bill O’Reilly know it when he’s reporting fake news? Click through for the answer.
He lied. It’s not subtle. He said ‘there will be no spying on citizens who are not suspected of a crime.’ He lied. There is spying on all of us, and we are not suspected of a crime. Barack Obama is a liar.
It’s not my fault that they can’t figure out that eating shrimp or the clothes that every single one of them wears are just as much of an abomination as gay sex is.
If you’ve got a country that’s moving in a direction that the people don’t like, you have a crackdown on dissent, and you have an economic engine that’s getting better but leaving other people behind, that’s a recipe for protests.
Economic disparity and religious fundamentalism are two of the driving forces in the Gezi Park protests. Cenk Uygur, political reporter Joe Williams, Yahoo! News political correspondent Chris Moody, and professor and author David Cay Johnston came together on The Young Turks yesterday to discuss how Turkey and America are alike.
I think he’s the Colin Powell of this administration.