Date: June 24, 2022
“British TV host Kay Burley of Sky News recently made a fool of herself during an interview with labor leader Mick Lynch as she repeatedly bounced back and forth between insisting she knows what a picket line is and then pretending not to know what a picket line is, all in an effort to wheedle Lynch into advocating violence against strikebreakers. A more obvious – or sillier – example of a TV host demonstrating the mainstream media’s hostility to any possible advancement for working people you would be hard pressed to find.
Jimmy and American comedian Kurt Metzger discuss Burley’s humiliating performance and apparent misperception that she had “won” the interaction.”
Date: June 24, 2022
“A recent story in Britain’s The Guardian sought to reveal the conspiracy underway to spread Russians propaganda and talking points about the War in Syria, specifically using as a conduit individual journalists, including The Grayzone’s Aaron Maté (https://mate.substack.com). One problem: the Guardian hit piece didn’t include any actual evidence and, contrary to standard journalistic practice, the author neglected to ask any of the alleged conspirators for a comment on the allegations before going to print.
Jimmy speaks with Aaron Maté, as well as American comedian Kurt Metzger, about this piece of journalistic malpractice and the decline of the once-great Guardian.”
Date: June 24, 2022
“A new ruling by the international swimming federation means transgender women athletes that transitioned after the age of 12 can’t compete in high-level international competitions.”
BEING HUMAN ARCHIVE
Date: June 24, 2022
“The lawyers for an accused Capitol Rioter are trying to beg for leniency by arguing that their client “stood no chance at truly grasping reality” when he stormed the Capitol. They went on to blame the misinformation from the Trump campaign for making their client lose their grip on reality, and while that may be true, it so far hasn’t worked any of the other times this defense has been used. Farron Cousins discusses this.
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A capital rioter who has of course pleaded guilty, uh, to participating in the January 6th riot has had their lawyers go to court and argue that this individual could not understand reality enough to realize how bad it was, what he was doing on January 6th. Now, let me read what the lawyers have filed in court, cuz they’re trying to get leniency again. The guy pleaded guilty. They’re trying to get a little bit of a reduced sentence. And in order to do that, they’re like, yeah guys, basically crazy, right? I mean he’s got no grasp on reality at all. So let him go. Yikes. That almost seems more dangerous. Doesn’t it? So here’s what the lawyers argued in their court filing. When these people failed to correct the narrative, talking about the Trump campaign, it left a huge informational void that was filled with the likes of conspiracy theorists, online extremists and Trump loyalists willing to manipulate public opinion for their own purposes, their client. I’m not gonna name him, stood no chance at truly grasping the gravity or reality of the situation. the court must take into account. The enormous influence the president, the media, and the lack of accurate and truthful information played in the months leading up to January 6th, 2021.
Um, okay. I mean the guy’s facing up to six months in prison, a fine up to $5,000 for one misdemeanor count. So parade inside the capitals, what they got him for. So he’s likely probably not even going to jail to begin with, but you’re gonna tell the judge like, Hey listen, this guy is so dumb that he couldn’t be bothered to look at any non right wing news sources for, for months. Like that’s a horrible argument. I don’t know who these lawyers are, but you’re not good at your job. Let’s let’s be very clear about that. You’re sitting there trying to argue like, well, I mean the misinformation was everywhere. No, it actually wasn’t. It was isolated to a few right wing media outlets and sure. All kinds of online nut jobs. Yeah. They, they were everywhere. But if you’re gonna go to court and say that this guy you’re representing is so stupid, that he can’t determine fiction from reality. Then I think the best thing for him is to get hit with the maximum of six months in jail. Honestly, had you not argued that I’d say, listen, you were walking around inside the capital probation, you know, community service, small find you’re good to go. But now that you’ve done this, honestly, I think you’re proving that this guy is more
Dangerous. Like that’s how bad your argument is. You’re trying to get leniency by saying that your client has no grasp on reality that your client has no ability in their head to decipher what’s real and what’s not online. That’s a terrifying thought, right? That’s not exactly the kind of person that should just be allowed to go free because they don’t understand the consequences of their actions. Nope. Sorry. This person needs to go to jail. I hope the judge hits him with a maximum penalty, maximum fine, maximum everything because these lawyers went to court and made the case that this person is just too stupid to know the difference between right and wrong. Sorry, not gonna cut it. Hope you enjoy jail.”
Date: June 24, 2022
“During an appearance on Steve Bannon’s podcast this week, MyPillow CEO whined that no one important will even talk to him. Specifically, he was asked about whether he was called before the January 6th Committee, to which he said no, and then he was asked if Bill Barr ever talked with him – also a “no.” Maybe these people are onto something that the Pillow Man can’t seem to wrap his head around? Farron Cousins explains why no one wants to associate with Mike Lindell.
MyPillow CEO. Mike Linde is a little upset that nobody of any importance in this country actually wants to talk to him during an interview this week on Steve Bannon’s podcast, Linde lamented. The fact that neither the January 6th committee, nor bill BARR, himself gave a rats about any of these so-called evidence that Linde has a voter fraud. Bannon specifically asked Linde, have you been called to talk to the January 6th committee to which Linde responded? No, they haven’t. And it’s really, that’s sad too, because I’ve offered, I’d love to come to your committee as long as you nationally televised Ms. Pelosi, he then asked him. Okay, well, have you, have you talked to bill BARR, former attorney general, then attorney general when you were coming up with all this stuff, Linde responded. No, he’s actually avoided me, Steve. I mean, I put out stuff. I tried to get stuff for him, uh, to him in the past. And it’s a complete block.
Linde also told business insider this week that he’d love to go talk to the committee, right? I mean, absolutely. I am more than willing to come and talk to you, Nancy Pelosi and everybody else, even though Pelosi’s not on the committee, cuz he’s got so much evidence of what he still calls the crime of the century. Yeah. Here’s the thing, Mike, um, your phone records had been subpoenaed by the January 6th committee. You then sued the committee so that you would not have to release your phone records. So you’ve actually been given the opportunity to provide evidence of a crime to the committee. It’s just not the crime you wanted exposed now was it? And of course after they subpoenaed your records, you sued them and all that played out, they decided, you know what? We don’t even need to hear from him. You know, what is this guy going to bring to the table that anybody gives a about?
And honestly, it’s the same thing with bill BARR. Like why should I sit down with this? Whackado when we all know everything he’s telling us is completely made up kind of like the meetings that they were having immediately after the election in the white house where people like Lindsay Graham even admitted that the evidence that folks like Rudy Giuliani were presenting was eh, amateur crappy, weird, and most importantly wrong. Mike ele has been given every possible opportunity to present this so-called evidence that he has. He has held massive events, days long events, where he said he was gonna release it. And then he just didn’t release it. If anybody out there is still buying what Lindela is selling other than pillows, then you are an idiot. You’re an absolute idiot because this man is absolutely Gring you for as long as he can continue this
Gr, which I imagine is going to go until of course we get those defamation trials, which unfortunately are a couple years in the future. So yeah, we have to listen to Mike Linde for years before all of this comes to a conclusion and assuming he loses, you know, the defamation trial, that would be the conclusion. If he somehow manages to win, buckle up folks, cuz this is literally gonna go on forever, forever. So hopefully he loses that lawsuit. But again, until that happens, he’s gonna continue spending in his own words, a million dollars a month says he’s already spent 25 million trying to prove all of this and he’s gonna continue to string along some of the dumbest people in this country promising to present them with evidence and then refusing to do it at every given opportunity.”