This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman / March 10th, 2010
Total Running Time: 60:00
MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members
This Week’s Topics:
–Shirley Phelps-Roper from the Westboro Baptist Church joins us live to discuss her church’s God Hates Fags slogan, and the Supreme Court case involving the church, and we play under over with the words “wrath” and “fag” during her interview.
–New stations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Massachusetts airing Midweek Politics.
–Conservative media misinterprets the Oscar win by The Hurt Locker as a victory for conservative values.
–Democrats should be angry with the current White House and Congress, and we look at why.
–New York Governor David Patterson runs for re-election for a few days, then quits due to a violence against women scandal.
–Charlie Rangel steps down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
–After Harold Ford Jr changes his position on gay marriage yet again for political convenience, a New York crowd does not buy it and heckles him in and out of the venue.
–Discussing whether or not having extremists on a program validates them, or serves to discredit their views.
–The incredible story of California State Representative Roy Ashburn, a long-time anti-gay politician, revealing that he is gay after being caught drunk driving when leaving a gay nightclub.
–The Vatican faces another sex scandal, this time an organized male prostitution ring, the same week that they spoke out against gay marriage in Washington DC.
–Dylan Ratigan kicks a teabagger of his show in an actual example of critical journalism.
–Do we need term limits for House and Senate members? The arguments on both sides.
–Palin cracks the ultimate joke on Jay Leno, who has not had an edgy segment on his show for years, criticizing the mainstream media, and citing it as a reason she joined Fox News. Also, she says she will continue to write notes on her hands.
–Sarah Palin admits to having crossed into Canada when she was a child for healthcare.
–Emails about Orly Taitz, health insurance, Glenn Beck, and more.
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