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Dallas - Sundance Square In Fort Worth To Keep Christmas Tree But No Public Lighting Ceremony Or Santa This Year
"Says. If you've wandered into downtown Fort Worth this past week, you may have noticed the city's beloved Christmas tree and Sundance Square was up and being decorated. It's been a staple in the downtown area since 1947 may have also noticed applause of the three sits and is now fenced off to prevent crowds from Growing in the area as covert 19 cases continue to rise in Texas. These visitors tell the station we're used to seeing at least over 200 or more 500 people in around here and now it's time. Not even if it's always packed and all those shadow I won't be there this year, the tree can still be seen from the edges of the plaza on the sidewalk. It'll be lit until January, 6th every night from from 6 6 6 to to to 11 11 11 P.m. P.m. P.m. in in in
Protestors Renew Calls For Boston's Faneuil Hall Name Change
"Rang a change The name times, Elaine they gather and Dudley Square to renew their call to rename Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, the cradle of Liberty in the city, named after a slave trader. More money is coming through Samuel Hall than all businesses combined in this city. And the fact that there's not one black, not one black propriety. There should be a problem to all of US. Minister. Cars. A door of Roxbury address the gathering. It's a shame that we're here November 28 2020 talking about racism, institutional racism for we're talking about it because it is real. We demand a commitment from the next mayor of focus on the success of black Brown. And all Children of color in the city of Boston. It rocks bring Mike Macklin WBZ Boston's news radio
Atlanta - Georgia at South Carolina by the numbers: Ex-Bulldogs square off
Black Friday crowds thin as shoppers go online but many still show up in person
"Black Friday, Sony's PlayStation five was drawing big crowds. Shoppers lined up both in person and virtually hoping to snag one of the consoles. Microsoft's latest Xbox is also hot. It looks like there will be lots of yoga pants under the tree this year with Lulu Lemon, a big draw among holiday shoppers. Long lines were reported at malls, including King of Prussia in Pennsylvania and Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona. US safety
Black Friday in New York City a bust amid COVID fears
"Friday. Shoppers were out in the city today, but the crowds were not remotely as biggest previous years, and we all know why are critical Asian reports from Macy's in Herald Square because very, very few people, very quiet Few me from Manhattan walked out of Macy's in Herald Square empty handed. Manuel Vasquez is on his way in and woke up at five in hopes of finding good deals for his family and 2020 isn't stopping him from doing so, You know, it's good. It's my system. It's beating very difficult, but we had to do we have no choice. Macy's drew in smaller crowds this year after opening at six Friday morning. Hanson incisors place throughout the store, social distancing markers air on the ground in and out of the store. And, of course, everyone inside is masked. Yeah, I just wanted to enjoy atmosphere over the brook fighter, but it was so different from the usual year. Few Me says he'll come back to Macy's later to see if the atmosphere still feels like the black Friday he's used to
COVID Isn't Stopping Everyone From Black Friday Shopping In Person
"The coronavirus cast a shadow of a black Friday stories, cutback hours, putting plenty of deals online. But that didn't stop some shoppers from heading to brick and mortar stores. Because very, very few people very quiet Few me from Manhattan walked out of Macy's in Herald Square empty handed. Manuel Vasquez is on his way in and woke up at five in hopes of finding good deals for his family, and 2020 isn't stopping him from doing so. You know it's Christmas system. It's beating very difficult, but we had to do we had no choice. Macy's drew in smaller crowds this year after opening at six Friday morning. Hanson incisors place throughout the store, social distancing markers air on the ground in and out of the story. And, of course, everyone inside his masked. Yeah, I just wanted to enjoy atmosphere over the brook fighter, but it was so different from the usual year. Few Me says he'll come back to Macy's later to see if the atmosphere still feels like the black Friday he's used to Macy's in Herald Square Christi. Collision. WCBS NEWS radio 8
Plan released to reduce massive wildfires in US West
"A final programmatic environmental impact statement released by the bureau of land management aims to limit wildfires and promote sagebrush ecosystem restoration in Alice's released Friday does not operate any specific projects and it's still subject to a thirty day public protest period especial se can be used to save time and money and help local land managers comply with the national environmental policy act it affects a three hundred fifty thousand square mile area of the Great Basin and includes parts of Washington Oregon California Nevada Utah and Idaho wildfires continue to impact the high desert ecosystems that support some three hundred and fifty species of wildlife projects to restore sagebrush range land and reduce fuels can reduce the severity of wildfires deputy director Perry Pendley said restoring sagebrush communities improve the sustainability working rangelands and can reduce the expansion of invasive annual grasses I'm Jennifer king
What Will the World Look Like When Crytpo Is Fully Adopted?
"What do you think the world will look like. Once crypto has been adopted. There's there's two sort of visions. I think i don't maybe we can just be honest ourselves. Sometimes i worry about the vision. We have for currency so aware. I started and i have a lot of respect for jeremy in the team at circle. Because back when i was in grad slow boston actually used circle to violate quinlan. So kudos huge you. Jeremy you saved me from my days for buying the clan on craigslist in using fan. So i could do how well yeah. So you obsolete neat stack my my sats. The early days of the coin The i think they're sort of two visions and they're two very different visions the vision. I've always had for bitcoin that i think. Really compelling one is the separation for the first time of money and state. Money has been object of the state since julius caesar stamped his face on a gold coin and i think really the experiment. We're attempting here like the world is no longer defined by physical orders. We live in a very digital world. Anyone could be anyone on. The internet has many different identities many different communities where part of sometimes as our default reality south. Sometimes where donnas you know there are a lot of eggs anonymous individuals citing. We live in this really interesting world that is truly becoming borderless antony. Bitcoin really represents the evolution of money transfer value in that world. But in the same time. I think governments are looking at bitcoin Right now we're living in a world where governments are trying to ban math. They're literally encryption. We done this time and time again. For the last twenty five years since incriptions existed but the advent of central bank digital currencies. In certainly what. We've seen in the asia pacific region in particular the advent of dc p. and Sort of national quote unquote digital currencies. You do have a lot of concerns around the ability for people to have financial privacy. Privacy transactions privacy communications so we have these two very different paths down which we're heading. I don't know if they're gonna coexist. Don't know if it's going to be an ethic collision and i know jeremy also you know than working a lot on uscc which which arguably has replay here. But i think the future of joe currencies in our society is sort of at this. Very interesting impasse. I want bitcoin to exist. Ideally people have the right to privacy that people have the right to sue committee in their transactions. But i think governments certainly do not like that and are advocating now for the antithesis of that which is central bank digital currencies and monetary systems that. Give them complete control the ability to exert financial censorship at every level of society. Driving up tacit. Tiv know early. There's so much there. I i guess i it just as a technologist The to the question of you know. When will this be mainstream or however you wanna call that my view is that you know. Things are mainstream in terms of technology when they disappear when they're invisible people and and when when essentially like people just take take them for granted right and said depending on your age and depending on where you are like. You might take for granted social media. But obviously that wasn't something that existed Wherever x. number of years ago you might take for granted that you have this amazing you know Supercomputer that just like that is reality. That is what the world was but obviously that had changed so at. What point is the use of crypto so ubiquitous and so embedded in so many things that we just take it for granted so were were. We have credited ago on that. But i think we're making really really strong progress. I think when. I also think about that question. I really think about Crypto and blockchain Is is. It's a pretty broad surface area right. You can be narrowly focused and sort of say there's non-sovereign stores value that use of blockchain infrastructure. You know bitcoin cash you know cetera et cetera which i completely agree with melting right. There's this this is this new form of borderless internet money and it will continue to grow and scale. And i'm i'm quite quite optimistic about that. But then there's the the fundamentals of the broader technology right so you know public chain infrastructure as effectively a new operating system layer on the internet. A new set of systems for storing data conducting transactions and executing code. That's what operates systems can help. Do these new operating system layers are very very general purpose in many respects there well suited to what i call fiduciary trust applications but can also be you know i. I was in a hackathon panel with melting the other day and we are looking at someone who built a decentralized messaging application on top of salona. The point being anti-centralized fantasy football fans in so digital games. You know messaging applications all these things on decentralized infrastructure web three cetera. Like that part of this is also a very very important part of this and so and you know something like stable coins like regulated stable coins like a us dc or potentially libra like these. These are also like apps that run on this new operating systems and could be quite popular. And so i think in terms of the question of when does that become mainstream. I think we're really close there. I think in the next twelve to twenty four months many of the most popular digital wallet products in the world that are used that we think of unused like as peer payments. And things like that. They're gonna turn on these protocols they're gonna turn these on and you're going to have you know all of a sudden hundreds of millions of people that can make interoperable payments at each other and that will kind of be in the background. That will be invisible. You'll you'll just you won't be trapped in making payments to people who then mo you'll be able to make payments between van mo and square cash and pay pal and swish in sweden and vips in norway. And you know go around the world to all these different apps. They're all going to speak. These common protocols in i think that's a a mainstream phase in digital currency. That's that's coming. I think ultimately that same number of people who might feel okay like i'm using euros or dollars or whatnot feeling comfortable using bitcoin that will grow to and eventually i would expect billions of people will will wanna use bitcoin to
Here’s What the Thanksgiving Parade Looked Like in Pandemic New York
"This morning, but as you might expect there were covert cause changes this year. This year. They were the big balloons in the sky, familiar faces like Snoopy, Ronald McDonald and Sponge Bob Square pants and marching bands on the street. But the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade had the genuine look and feel of a 2020 event. Coronavirus restrictions in New York minute was without the throngs of people usually scrambling for review or even the balloon handlers who normally hold the ropes. The balloons were attached to vehicles this year and instead of the usual 2.5 mile route through Manhattan, it was all contained to the one block stretch of 34th Street in front of Macy's flagship store. I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas wins wins news news time time 11 11 or or
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes flight in virus times
"The Macy's thanksgiving day parade rolled through Manhattan again this morning but not as usual this is what it sounded like in past years this year there were the big balloons in the sky familiar faces like Snoopy Ronald McDonald and sponge Bob square pants and marching bands on the street the annual Macy's thanksgiving day parade had the genuine look and feel of a twenty twenty event coronavirus restrictions in New York minute was without the throngs of people usually scrambling for a view or even the balloon handlers who normally hold the ropes the balloons were attached to vehicles this year and instead of the usual two and a half mile route through Manhattan it was all contained to the one block stretch of thirty fourth street in front of Macy's flagship store I'm Ben Thomas
'Purple Rain' continues Broadway at the drive-in run in New York City
"Has changed cities across the country in New York Broadway shows her stalled until may of next year. But as the expression goes, the show must go on. NBC's Lionel Louise tells us how one group has found a way to do that. Broadway is alive in New York City through the sounds of one of the most iconic performers. Prince this show is It's really like elaborate concert series. Aaron Marcellus plays lead in purple Rain. It's part of the new Broadway at the Drive in Syriza Radio Park in a story of Queens to see the movie played on then, when the songs come where they're like Thanks. So then costumes and everything. See, you know, you can kind of put yourself into the film cast on stage with Aaron some of the entertainment industry's finest, also featuring Nick Burrows, Shiven Rechy, Bonjour, Boakye and Grammy nominated singer Lanista Randolph. Everyone's wearing masks, even those outside. Um and you can bring food is B y. O. B Or you can order food. You know, it's just the kind of nice to feel like you're at a picnic picnic watching the show. And or you mean your card. They bring the performances of the 1984 film toe life with their vocals and passion by the end of the show, Man, People are dancing in there up on their seat, and they're out, you know, screaming to the top of their lungs because we all have a bunch of stuff we just need to release Radio Park is not only creating a great event to go to, but it's also helping creatives through the uncertainty of the pandemic, providing work and a sense of purpose to not only the singers but also the band, the stagehands, producers lighting it. Sound concessions. The list goes on. We don't have jobs as arts workers, you know, so number one to be able to do. A show in the pandemic is just a blessing. It's a job in the city of dreams at a time. It's gone dark When you think about pandemic relief arts relief was the last and it's the least but we are a huge part of the workforce. Executive producer Jeremy Shepherd self funded the project in planning He wanted to ensure there was a safe space 20,000 square feet where we place 50 pick me Damn. So that is really socially distance. The tables are each in their own mark Box 12 ft Apart. One per group. Guests can also rent one of the 50 parking spots. They're both options. $100 a girl. People are afraid everyone's afraid people are celebrating. Everyone's celebrating. So be able to feel secure and celebrate. Feels like Oh, my gosh, Maybe we're getting some place.
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade Still Happening in New York
"The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City is still on this year but will be much different because of the pandemic. The parade normally has upwards of 10,000 marchers, but officials say they cut that number by nearly 90%. It was in the parade they'll be wearing facemasks executive producer Susan Terceiro says. Folks watching on TV may not see huge crowds, but they will see the popular features like those giant character balloons and floats have our normal events like Broadway and the Rockettes. And then Santa. So all these elements that everyone knows and loves. I'll be a little see that and the normal parade route that will not be used rather just one small section My Herald Square. Parts of the parade her taped That's Scott
David Dinkins, New York's first Black mayor, dies at 93
"Former new york city mayor. David dinkins passed away last night at the age of ninety three. Join now but the reverend al sharpton president the next action network and host of politics nation. Right here on. Msnbc and rev. i've met david dinkins in person because you. I met him through you. I think he was here to do at thirty rock to do an interview for your show. And i'm so excited to meet him. He was such a great man. What are you remember. most about David dinkins well. I knew david dinkins. Since i was a teenager when i was sixteen and started my national youth movement group. He was the lawyer that incorporated us and down through the years. We maintain the relationship. And sometimes i would argue would on call them names and one hundred be more strident and it took time to understand that. He had such grace even under the most tumultuous circumstances and i felt he should be more strident. He said al. You have to learn how to get the job done. Keep your eye on the prize. But i most remember. Is that when we were facing a police. Killing of a young man named ahmadou diablo. Who in the hell of forty one bullets was killed. Nine thousand nine hundred bullets for only gone in his debut. Stick in a key in the door and the police thought. They said they thought he had a weapon. He was just going home. They were looking for someone else and david dinkins. When we started protests every day we would go down to the police headquarters. The main one in new york and sit in and hundreds would be arrested. He called me one. One is at what time y'all have. The demonstrations was a former. I said ten in the morning. he's coming down. I said but we're getting arrested. He's out seeing the morning and he came down and went to one police plaza where he had been mayor and got on a knee way before colin cabinet. He took a knee and was arrested and had them cuffed him with congressman. Charlie rangel and himself and me and we went to jail fighting police reform that he started with that civilian complaint review board. He never left the struggle. He was not wanting to be loud and boisterous but he was firm and made real change happen. Yeah absolutely you know. We started off and we could see charlie rangel and james brown. Lots of people in the photos that are that. I don't know if you can see them. That are coming up as as you're talking and you know we started off by talking about the way that dinkins was taken out of office by rudy. Giuliani this rage. That giuliani stoked already. There in the police against what mayor dinkins wanted to do which was changed policing. I feel like we're kind of having a rerun of that conversation about black lives matter about whether or not police should be free to kill it will in black communities. He tried to do something about it. Wouldn't you take from that fight. Is it dispiriting to think that after great men like this have tried after. You've tried after we've had all of these movements. We're still fighting about this were you. Were you fight you win. You don't fight to say the fight is over in a certain amount of rows. This is not pro boxing wrestling. You fight to you win and every struggle has had long struggles. I remember when nelson mandela gain which you mentioned then david dinkins had me as potted group. That went to the un with him. And just jackson. All of us. And when i thought about it took nelson mandela being jailed. Twenty seven years after fighting many decades around the pon-tae. How can we complain about fighting. We fight to. We win knowing that the victory is certain. And that's what they dickens would always say and as i want more national from new york activism. He said you still fighting. Now keep fighting. He come down national action network rallies. In fact he was there just a few months ago. We had his ninetieth birthday there and we never forgot this. Gentle giant had a had a spine of steel. And he didn't need to be boisterous he just needed to be effective and he was the one that broke that ceiling and made people know you could be the ceo of the biggest city in the world and perform. He revitalized times square. He started this whole community policing and in many ways you are more than correct. Joy is almost like to study donald trump. You have to study rudy giuliani. They took credit for things then get predecessor did and they used race to try and rev up a political career that ended up embarrassing them at the end. Indeed amen. thank you reverend now. It's always great to talk with you. Revenue sharpen. Thank you very much. I
Coast Guard suspends search for fishing crew in the Atlantic
"Suspended its search for four missing fisherman off the coast of the Commonwealth captain Wesley Hester to search and rescue mission coordinator with the Coast Guard's first district, telling WBZ. The decision to suspend the search is never an easy one. He says. Their crews have been searching continuously for more than 38 hours. And during that search that covered more than 2000 Square Miles. The Coast Guard got the emergency radio beacon from the M E Rose, which was based in Portland, Maine, around 1 30 on Monday morning. This came in from about 20 nautical miles off Provincetown, the owner of the vessel reported four people were aboard couldn't get an answer on the satellite phone on the boat on crews arrived there at the scene. They found the radio beacon and the life raft but no sign of the vessel or the fisherman. Again. The Emmy
David Dinkins, NYC's first Black mayor, has died at 93
"Reporter Mac Rosenberg has more on the life of Mayor Dinkins At his 90th birthday celebration. David Dinkins took a moment to say thanks to his friends, Somebody Voted to me this Think where man's growing most begins and ends. And say, my glory, Woz. I had such friends. Well, that's me. Dinkins was elected mayor in 1989, a tight win against Rudy Giuliani after bettering three term Mayor Ed Koch in the Democratic primary, and he walked into City Hall at a time when New York City was facing many problems, one of them being racial unrest. There was criticism for how Dinkins reacted to the Crown Heights riots of 1991 what occurred in Crown Heights in August. 1991 will never ever happen again. He was accused of initially preventing police officers from responding. The state later cleared him. Jenkins did make some positive change. He helped clean up Times Square, spent billions to rebuild neglected housing and hire thousands of new police officers. David Dinkins was 93 at City Hall. Mac Rosenberg WCBS news radio 80. Mayor Bill de Blasio often tells the story that he and his wife
Free face mask distribution available for Dallas-Fort Worth businesses
"Worth. Businesses are eligible for free mass up to 250. You can pick them up in downtown between November 23rd and 25th. Visit Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and Fort Worth now are working together to distribute free Mass to Fort Worth business is just in time for the busy holiday season mask be picked up at the visit center. On 508 Main Street, just south of Sunday and square in downtown for worth, You can pick them up between eight in the morning and two in the afternoon, while supplies last in just the first day over 15,000 Mass were distributed. Around 100 businesses
Shuttle Tire Sensors Warn Drivers of Flat Tires
"Attire sensor is a small programmable electronic device that constantly measures the air in your tire. The sensor transmits information via low frequency radio waves to the vehicles on board computer. If the tire needs air an amber warning light is illuminated on the dash during the space shuttle era. Proper tire pressure was crucial from orbit to landing. The nitrogen filled tires weathered extreme temperature changes due to very heavy loads tires had to be inflated to three hundred forty pounds per square inch but in the early days of the program. There just wasn't a good way to gauge pressure. Flight accurately so nasa contracted with a company to build a tire pressure sensor specifically for the space shuttle after the company successfully delivered the device to nasa. They adapted the sensor for use on cars today. Us law requires a pressure gauge on every car tire. Alerting drivers whenever the pressure is off
PS5 is Sold Out Everywhere
"Tim gatti's win. Surprise you if i told you that absolutely every. Ps five is sold out. According to sony it would not surprise me. But like you say it like that. It's kinda like walls here. Twenty twenty headed for the details on this like i mean. I haven't read the article yet. So i'm stoked to hear exactly what they mean by this at. When is that going to change. So this is from samy barker at push square. According to according to boss jim ryan speaking with russian alad task quote absolutely everything is sold quote. Well there's been a trickle. A ps livestock returning to the retail channel. This week it's gone in minutes and the executive has revealed that after spending much of the year ensuring there's demand for the machine now. He's focused on getting enough devices into the market to meet demand quote. Everything is sold. Absolutely everything is sold. He said i spent much of the last year. Trying to trying to be sure that we can generate enough demand for the product and now in terms of my executive bandwidth. I'm now spending a lot more time on trying to increase supply to meet that demand and quote. We're still waiting for a press release on. Ps fives initial sales figures. But it looks like the company sold every single console. It can manufacture the challenge the challenge that now faces swiftly getting more units into the supply chain because it looks like the product is poised to be a difficult to find for the foreseeable future. So tim not many details. They're basically jim ryan studying and being like yeah man like my job. Early in the year was was to get to get demand up. Turns out i succeeded and these things are sold out. That's baseball and not a big surprise here. But you know. I would have liked to see a couple more actual dates okay by january. We'll have x. Amount more in the wild and blah blah blah. They're not ready to keep going and keep saying all that stuff. I i signed. It might have been on the kind of what he's separated or another suburb. Follow that went along with this story of somebody posted a picture that sony accidentally set the so someone so he set them up there. Ps five with an extra dual sense. Oh wow so box a separate as an accident and then a week later the got another box. There was another peo five with another dual sets. Tabby obviously had the the disc situation which. I'm surprised we did get a follow up and hear other. People have that experience because kevin had that theory of you know the disk versus visit physical of like. They're just like i. Well you know there are less. This disc list version was it. I i believe select been cavern credit. You deserve the goldstar behalf of greg's theory that makes afer this month so far Are is this is the star system back. Are we doing this again. Dhabi randomly give me stars dhabi choice disc. Liz arrived from sony on release and it wasn't a mistake that's interesting. You're the first person i've heard about having a disclose version. This is garbage giving goldstar. A- greg i establish more rules. Okay you're asking a lot of question. I'm gonna give you a gold started just quite you down. I just gave okay. I'm sorry i'm going to latin them star. I'm going to give bless a platinum started. Stop asking questions. Thank you snap dude. I understand kevin likes more than platinum. This is upsetting. I don't like this. I don't like how. This didn't go the way i thought i was going to go with. I like it in theory. Did play out. More people did put on subjects that they got descriptions when they ordered disclose really. Oh there you go
"public square" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"He got the Emirati he's and the Israelis to a peace deal is unbelievable. Unbelievable. and. Sure, he goes about it in an unconventional way and I could go chapter and verse how she has restored American sovereignty. How he has defended religious liberty two hundred federal judges put into place by President Donald Trump since he's been sworn into office and four years, and about a third by any conybeare, it's been really interesting to see the church because I saw a lot of the. Popular Celebrity Pastor people on instagram and they were black tiles. Row Racist country all the sort of stuff and message them and they said Oh don't worry. We're still on you with life. We're still pro-life I said okay. The next time that life becomes a top tier issue in our country I'm GonNa make sure I see just as many. Tiles and by the way if. If they really believed that black lives matter black lives matter there'd be outside of planned parenthood every single weekend protesting against abortion and our country. Let's just be honest. So. A lot of these pastors. And I message a lot of them. I said, Hey, any barracks for the Supreme Court seat are you guys mobilizing your congregations or are you guys speaking out or you guys calling senators because you guys just march in the streets of Santa Ana and San Diego and L. A. With blm signs bringing your kids alongside because you wrongly believed that we're a systemically racist contra, which is a bitter lie. But you told me privately you're going to be with us when we need you, we need you right now we need you to help conform amy conybeare at silence no return left on red. And it really was telling to me. And Because now for the first time in anyone here no matter how old you are you a chance to repeal the on constitutional immoral decision a rovers his way. What residence debut that opportunity? Jesus. Tour, Jesus. Matthew Twenty five where he separates the sheep from the goats and it's interesting. And this is very, very sobering. He says, and then I was separate from my kingdom. The sheep from the goats. Ghosts on my left. He says, I was hungry and feed meals improving in visit me hours naked and you didn't clothe me when when job what what you now What you didn't do for the least of these, you did not do unto me and I would just say be very very the you don't get any more least Than being. Classified. And scientifically non biologically as a just a mere cluster of cells. The party that fights. To murder the least of these do you really think? Yeah, they're the ones I'm going to trust with my health care. They're the ones that are going to trust with my future. Like. Really, they're the ones so. Just rounding third coming, sliding into into home because I know that you've got to get on get on a plane from here. This is probably One of the most important elections of our lifetime and. The Bible teaches us to to look beyond personality to look at fruit. So we keep hearing that Donald Trump is this divisive president and yet he can bring nations divided. The Emerton Israel bring them together at a table. He's been nominated for three Nobel peace prizes. Is a four four now golly gee. I can't even keep up. So so for somebody for somebody who is a divisive racist is unbelievable would you just kind of give us a closing Harare? The Donald Trump that you know that you wrote about in Mega doctrine incredible book by the way. So not all elections are created equal. Not every election means the same as one prior. So the two thousand, sixteen election kind of the ethos of it or the character or the theme was really do our system still work it was kind of a stress test of. You can you challenge multigenerational political dynasties? That's what two thousand sixteen was all about like can the ruling class be disrupted? And the answer was yes. Amazingly because trump didn't just beat Hillary Clinton. He'd beat the Tech Companies Hollywood. He also beat the Bush Dynasty. Beat at all. and. So then then he wins right and. Then sought to punish him for this how dare you challenge us? He citizen they spied on him launched a coup against him the fake Muller hoax everything they accused him of they were actually doing is now come to light that Hillary Clinton was the one that actually started the Russian narrative completely basis baseless a year and a half of investigations full indication totally tearing apart his administration then they impeach him for something unrelated indifferent saying that he was doing something with Ukraine when again it was actually the Biden family that was doing something with Ukraine. They marched in the streets. China sends an Epidemiological Pearl Harbor Against. US Two hundred thousand Americans. Die We shut down our country, a hundred thousand small businesses go under we lose more young people under thirty two suicide than to the virus. The lockdowns will go down as the dumbest decision made history of our country. There is no correlation whatsoever to any country that shut down their country versus those that didn't with hospitalization or death rates. All it does is stalled the inevitable. That's all it does. It is a retreat to safety not towards wisdom or bravery yet despite all of that President Donald, trump's striking distance to get reelected its apps at actually incomprehensible because any other person would have shattered under that under one of those things that they throughout him. So the two thousand twenty election is about this. It's different than sixteen sixteen does system actually work does this we're going to dust off the dears on this democracy thing, right? Now, that we know that the question now in two thousand and twenty s who's in charge that's the real question because this year if there's been one thing that kind of. Twenty twenty it's we've been bossed around by fools all year. That's that's two thousand twenty. We have been. told. That, if you leave your home, you're an awful person told that church is not central but oh, don't worry. We can march in the streets yesterday they had two hundred thousand people at the women's March in Washington DC no social distancing no masks right up against each other yet down the street church is not allowed twenty five or more people in their cannabis dispensaries never closed in the state yet the local bakeries went completely under in those jobs will never. Come back liquor stores, home improvement stores. We all saw the injustice that was brewing there. We now see the tech companies that want to rule our whole country to make you stop from consuming information, and so the two thousand twenty election is not even about trump and by it's really isn't it's against who's in charge it's really about who's in charge they'll tell you what if Biden wins I'll tell you who's in charge it's not the people it'll be Peter Struck. It's not. It's not God center government it'll be google. So the question in two thousand.
"public square" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"More cast their vote for Donald Trump what is the church doing? Now. What is the church doing though to reach out to Minister to shepherd the people that are willing to cast their vote around the guiding principles of freedom and equality to bring them into the church so we go into prisons don't have foreign countries. We try to bring marriages together but wouldn't a pretty easy opportunity be to communicate in the Public Square in the civic arena because you is understand that every person that votes Republican is a Christian I. Know that's a hard thing for some. No seriously. What an amazing ministry opportunity. because. They already believe in freedom they already loved the country. They already loved Liberty Liberties not man's ideas God's idea. And so. I will make the argument. That the Church has missed the greatest evangelist opportunity over the last thirty years by not contesting and political circles when I go to political gatherings and they A lot of people are secular there and get their drinking from the streams of liberty and they want to dive deeper and they want to find it and yet their idea of religion or Christianity is sometimes misaligned with the truth and yet we're quick to go into the prisons where to go and I love all that nobody wrong. But are you guys quick to go to the Republican gatherings and minister those people? Are. You guys quick to go to the local GOP meetings or to the conservative conference down the street where maybe half or not your Bible believing Christians and you just Kinda turn to someone say, Hey, you love freedom I. Love Freedom. Whose ideas freedom. John Mock. Let's go back a little bit. You guys already have a platform philosophical? Foundation man. And it is the church will have its greatest awakening ever if you get into the Public Square. Charlie you you were saying that he was saying that. You know like a church with ministry to marriage people are coming in looking for answers looking for light looking for truth with marriage looking for clarity. Talk about that like. The. Is kind of fail because we stepped away from one of the most. Confusing which party to vote for yet, and just the Bible's the greatest book ever to exist in the history of the world is so obvious and has answers to everything including answers to how should govern ourselves and. For. The church. Not. To. At. least give sermons or teachings. The Bible says about civil governance I think is a complete and total injustice and so. The Bible has very clear teachings on is private property. Okay or not has very clear teachings on life has very clear teachings on even immigration has very clear teachings on all of it, and so if we do believe in the inadequacy of scripture, if we do believe it is divinely inspired if we do believe it, it's the word of God wouldn't that make sense to try to use that book correctly to apply it to a confused and broken conversation around. Civil Governance. And so. It seems so logical as someone who's in politics who a Christian who comes to churches, but you'd be amazed at how many churches refused to do it. It's the no go zone and it's incredible because these churches will do altar call saying that if you do not give your life to, Christ, you will burn eternal damnation. They will say really good teaching on marriage and on fidelity and on purity and on finances. Y-. The one no fly zone is go vote how to vote and what to do, and here's where I think it actually has a very serious consequence in the hyper political times we live in when you're inundated on social media, all your friends are talking about there's a yard sign in every block you're getting doors knocked on new Christians and even Christians, that around the church for thirty years they want clarity on. They it out of their pastors and they might not necessarily agree with the political conclusion but there's no way they can disagree with the Scripture that guides them to that conclusion and so. If you stay away from it altogether. Here's the real consequence. People will have lost complete total respect for the church and I see this all the time where I deal in the secular world more than ideal and the Christian world. We have brought hundreds of people to Christ to the Galatian three model that the law is a schoolteacher or a Guardian to Christ you teach the law, it will get them to Christ as they start drinking out of a streams liberty they're going to climb upstream eventually, they're going to find Jesus Christ. And yet the church has done at the opposite the churches that let's just start with nothing but the Gospel I love it it's terrific. But what about the people that have been burned and one way or the other they had a tough upbringing in some sort of maybe Catholic, upbringing maybe that they had someone in their life that was not representing the Gospel correctly had just been jarred and they're still drinking from that stream of liberty, but they really want to dive deeper and so here's the here's the opportunity and get the challenge for the church. Are you willing to be called bad names and be persecuted and still stand for truth in today's time and this is a real testing. because. What I have found is that Christianity has been incredibly comfortable in America lost forty years. and. That has not been the historical trajectory of Christianity, is that Christianity has always been one that's been persecuted has always been one that has been challenged but kind of as Christianity became the dominant religion in America as Christianity became one where it was. Okay. It was cool to wear the cross where it was. It was really not that much backlash or pushback as you became. After one decade in two decades, they didn't want to lose that comfort and a good way to lose that comfort is yeah. Taking a stance and say. Sixty one million abortions I don't know if I stand for that. That's the question for the church right now. Here's the amazing thing and you're living example of this European. When you do stand when you do articulate your church will actually grow these. That's what these pastors don't realize. Is that when you lean in on these issues, your membership will increase. because. People are searching for answers comprehensively right now, not just on this one small set of topics or issues especially with the over inundation of lies that exists in our country right now. Let me just speak on that. So Leonine took took a stand very, very early because we. We feel very very strongly that this nation that God sent us to that in the book of Jeremiah God said seek the peace of the nation that I'm sitting too which was Babylon because in herpes you'll find peace and so we we adopted America's at home. So we know that if there's no peace in America, there's no peace and L. Hong the we have a civic duty. So so we got we got engaged very very early in politics and immediately immediately filled the backlash. Interesting is that we were pretty much ostracized will pretty much told the you know shut up. Or? You'll have to depart, and so we had to depart from years of relationship and connection in a movement for that because they said, we want to be political but no sooner had we handed in their resignation that they erased all memory of us but replaced it with black lives, Madda squares and other isn't that interesting they don't even see their own hypocrisy, but it's very simple to be black lives matter because it's an echo chamber of the culture and I always find is a very, very dangerous place. If the church is no different to the world, why.
"public square" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Episode to you right now we are crisscrossing the country speaking from national the Wisconsin to Phoenix to Miami. We got a country to save run the frontlines buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie. What you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. Won't you know we are lucky to have charlie? Charlie kirks running the White House. I WANNA. Thank Joe Incredible Guy His spirit? His love of this country's done an amazing job building. One of the most powerful youth organisations ever created turning-point USA. Embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Love this church by the way I absolutely love talking. My pastors pastor. Rob McCoy and I met rob a year and a half ago just about and I originally grew up in the Presbyterian tradition and so I completely resonate with that right if you lift your index finger, that's really don't expository praise you do that on Christmas and Easter maybe right and so I was always told that Christians should stay away from politics and you know I grew up in a great Christian background went to a big church in Chicago that really strengthened my faith but didn't give me the confidence to continue doing the political thing I never knew pastors would ever be involved politics until I met rob. And Rob was mayor thousand oaks and also a pastor and we just hit it off immediately and we have spoken over fifty churches in the last six months. Really bringing this message so awaken the church right now to what's happening in our country is something in that name. And so it's been an amazing journey and we really have I think. Communicated some things that need to be said to the church we now have record amounts of churches that are opening across the country pastors that otherwise never would have commented on political issues at any sort of civic engagement are now going straight into the public square, which is exactly where the church belongs. It's where Jesus told us. As believers go into and we talk twice before in the other services about ECHINACEA, please please do that again. So Jesus is Oh build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it but the word church, they wasn't synagogue guy no wasn't what was it. We really have Tindale to thank for this. Tindale was the great translator as the Protestant reformation was bubbling up and was really trying to starting to catch steam. There was a desire for the Working People for the peasants to be able to read the Bible but the Bible was almost exclusively in Latin and there are a Lot, of there was a big push to be able to have the peasant class to read the same sort of scripture and so English was the language of the peasant class. So tindale said I'm going to go back to the coin. Yeah. Greek and translate the Bible Mind you just. So you know Tindale was condemned and murdered and killed the stake for translating the Bible and he prayed his last dying breath he prayed he said Lord changed the heart of the king and that prayer was answered not too long after when King James took the work of Tindale and created the king. James. Bible. and. Just, a couple of years after that and so. So, Tindale Real. The reason they really came after him though was his translation of one word ECHINACEA. That was what really really caused all the controversy because and I've so many great friends and brothers and sisters that are Catholics but a belief in that time was the unquestionable political at hierarchy of the Catholic Church unquestionable and so this idea that Jesus used any other word except church was a no go zone and he went back into the history and he said Hey Jesus said on this rock build my ECHINACEA. and. So if you go back into what an Cassia was, Jesus could have said on this rock, build my synagogue gay on this rock, build my temple, but he used Cassia and so my pastor pastor, Rob McCoy, he just really piqued my curiosity on this. So I, went into everything I could possibly read on and where did this come from? Was it a mistake because I mean Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world nothing he ever said was a mistake. and. So if you decided to use that word, there had to be significant. And, Tindale was killed over it their self even more that I think we're missing what I found really really motivated me to speak out even more for the church to get into these things, and that Cassia, was a gathering similar to this that was in an inherent political gathering in Greece secular Greece where every citizen of a certain area of corn for Athens or any vessel in NYC of Greece, they would gather. Every that was voting age everyone that wanted to be involved. They had a duty and responsibility to get involved in the Public Square. It was so amazing. They fasted prayed before every meal for every meeting I should say in an area and they all voted at the end every single echinacea of what they were going to do in the local area was so amazing is that they had two words when they gathered necklace you remember that this is not just some sort of you know term that I'm inserting. This is a word that Jesus said himself as translated into the coin group. There are two words is so no MIA, an ele-. Area, which is the Greek word for freedom and equality. Now what? What? country. Has that in their charter documents I wonder if there's ever been a country founded on those two terms, and so you go back to what Jesus said and I and I really believe this that Jesus was arguing for not a compartmentalized. Christianity but a comprehensive Christianity not. So Wall yourself off as the church to be involved in all spheres including the civic and the political arenas. In our country and in the nation that you are in. Amazing. Amazing. So the ECHINACEA. Is the gathering in the marketplace. Under the guise of freedom and equality to to combat to discuss to build up, tear down all the thoughts, all the philosophies, all the ideologies in the pursuit of truth does that sound right? That's exactly right and what may what makes Christianity's so fundamentally different than any other religion is that Jesus was not he didn't just say true things. He was truth use the embodiment of truth and he was one hundred percent grace, one, hundred percent truth and so when you have agreed upon. Kind of just presupposition that truth matters the pursuit of truth matters and that is the predominant. Northstar. With all the every question should be are my actions and what we are doing a reflection of the pursuit of truth and when you remove truth from any sort of conversation when you remove truth from a society will then the master of lies will take over and we know exactly what that means and. You see this in states you this government's you see this in countries that were removed God Jesus or truth from the Public Square. And it's really been interesting over the last twenty or thirty years. The Church has grown a lot in. California? The Church has exploded. For example Calvary Chapel where past Arabas. As a pastor of three hundred and Fifty Calvary Chapel South van is there's more calvary chapels and Dunkin donuts in southern California. Ten thousand percent growth, and that is not transfer growth that's conversion growth incredible explosion for the Gospel. Calvary Chapel for a long time believed we don't do politics. So as the church grew what happened to California since then California. has aborted more children than the entire population of Canada the author of transgender bathrooms no fault divorce and the most graphic sexual education for your children you could possibly imagine leads the nation homelessness poverty. Most unequal hearts for the middle class succeed harder highest taxes as we were doing the church the left is doing. While, we were building churches and expanding budgets, the left was actually doing the public square thing they were running for office. They were running people for positions of leadership they were contributing to campaigns and my arguments. This is that if Jesus used that term and he wanted comprehensive not compartmentalize Christianity that.
"public square" Discussed on The Propaganda Report
"So what's there's been all this international news over the past few days and I think we're weeks event but yesterday and today a couple of things to on the one hand you have what's happening curious Stan this was not front page of the Wall Street Journal today and it reminds me of what's happening in Belarus in and they're talking about fraud. They're storming the presidential palace or I don't know what the pictures but that's the idea bill rue said something similar looked like a totally fabricated service type. Color Revolution Against this guy, it's been powerful longtime story is plausible, but it goes on the heels of him, not taking international money to to spool out the covert narrative. So according to the eventual one, who said you soft power take the rich guys call the president that happened. This said no that reminds me of the confessions of an economic hit man everything unravels but here they're doing i. think what you said they were doing in Hong Kong I think you were correct their modeling protest behavior for us. So I feel like that's on the one hand. Then there's something else their first of all. Isis Beatles. This makes me WANNA. Puke kind of I at Van Halen whatever deserved it. Be E. A. T. L. E. S. the Isis Beatles I can understand what they're gold. That's what they're calling these guys. They're four guys. Fab Four who were arrested or extradited something about. In connection with the James Foley Steven, Satloff and other beheadings. Now, if you would go back in time and I'm sure I'm not sure but I assume that all of this stuff is scrubbed but at the time, which makes me think it was prior to February twenty eighteen but this James Foley Story and the Stevenson's story to me look like complete crap totally untrue. So or whatever the details that we were being shown the interviews with his family all very weird. So I don't and then if. You went and looked at their supposed beheadings compared to actual raw footage of real beheadings with drinking on a puke did not look like the story was real but they're calling these guys the Beatles like their Fab four makes me WANNA puke they're making like pop icons of them whether they be negative or positive it doesn't matter recall the Beatles having a song behead my love. Yeah. Well, that's what these guys are. Probably GONNA Ariffin I wouldn't be surprised if you get a little video on it. But at the so so there you're bringing back the middle, eastern stuff that that violence that excuse for violence is coming back and at the same time unrelated to that is a flare up in hostilities between Armenia Azerbaijan. An area called. NAGORNO-KARABAKH I I. Don't know if I'm pronouncing right but I absolutely recognize it when I see it and I was like, oh, that's where that pipeline goes through there are there are pipelines that take into Europe and there's stats Germany and Ukraine are important up there and in the south it's this stuff Turkey Azerbaijan stuff like that. They have the pipelines that go that take Russian Russian guests into Europe or competing gas into Europe, and this is a place where there's a Turkish deal with Azerbaijan to get gas in from the caucus, and then there's an Armenian deal with Russia that gets get gas in from Russia. That's my recollection of it. I've found. It's an article from two, thousand, sixteen which sent out. There telling us now it's all over the paper Armenians are. ARE BOYCOTTING THE LA Times for taking asser by John's side. But there's unrest there. Today's stories are not mentioning at all the fact that this is gas dispute with Russia, just like twenty, twelve, twenty, thirteen with Ukraine it's about gas going from Russia into Europe and you're not hearing it. So here we have a situation where it's a critical path moment for this really important piece of land to continue to develop pipelines will that be what for Russia so Syria was a similar thing. There's a pipeline coming out of Qatar and it was gonna either come from Iran or guitar I recall correctly anyway. Through Syria and were they gonNA take the Russian deal or were they gonNA take the western deal and Syria was Russia and they've and Ukraine similarly what with Russia and then you see what happens. So if you WANNA talk about the possibility of this thing going hot. I don't think China. There's a really good reason for China to go off but a war with Russia at there is a good reason to go hot because we're talking about physical land that's needed for pipelines for the critical critical market of Europe's gas and heading into the winter. This kind of thing that's when the stuff gets hot. And connecting what I was talking about earlier if they deployed getting the public support for that war is that's the process right go. So if people were to look at this story with Brennan and all and realize that there was kind of a setup and maybe it is not so true that Russia was the main villain of that whole two thousand sixteen Russian interference thing than that would weaken their ability to get that public support for a war with Russia. That's an that this foles in what you're saying what I'm saying and what we were saying that I think is the first rock video or the second one second set. Where they were saying in order to show people how dangerous Russia is let's set up a trip wire. For example, the two thousand, twenty election I mean if this really ends up being about Russia and it makes sense that it would because the powers that be don't give a crap if it's trump or biden signing off on the next three, trillion dollar stimulus package, they do not care trump just tweeted. Oh He just tweeted, Hey, we need this stimulus package. The Great.
"public square" Discussed on The Propaganda Report
"Yeah that also reminds me of an article that I saw earlier today about how billionaires have gotten. Exponentially richer during this crisis, the people who are already wealthy people already empower business industry individual are benefiting hand over fist during this pandemic absolutely and I've seen. Almost no literature press on white I looked up and checked and saw in a couple of different articles that the upper echelons of income earners, which I call the upper middle class because the the upper class idle rich or not income earners, but the upper echelon of income earners, both of the top tiers went down and net worth while the bottom tiers have gone up. So they're closing the wealth gap but I say they're closing the wealth gap with this. Tax Eight Progressive Taxation which neutralizes the most productive more educated class of the citizenry while the rich, the the government connected rich, which is more and more the case these days it'll be exclusively the case after all the effects of stimulus packages come down and the the absolute decimation of small businesses, independent businesses that it seems like this restructuring of society is happening in every sense of the word including class and and the economy The economics of the class structure. Yeah absolutely. Can I tell you about the declassified documents that came out sure recently the director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe at the direction of president trump trump actually tweeted about this saying he was going to release all of the unredacted documents related to the Russia investigation. There are some declassified documents that reveal that former CIA director John Brennan briefed former President Barack Obama on Hillary Clinton's plan to tie Donald Trump to Russia as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server. The declassified notes were were Brennan's handwritten notes and I did look at them. They're mostly redacted trump said that they were gonNA release the unredacted ones we'll see about that but the mostly redacted notes were taken after Brennan briefed. Obama. So he briefed Obama then he took these notes the notes site. A proposal from one of Hillary Clinton's foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service, which was alleged quote alleged approved by. Hillary. Clinton that isn't the declassified notes and Brennan's notes that Hillary Clinton allegedly approved whatever this plan was, and there was also a heavily redacted memo that referencing exchange discussing US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's approval of this plan concerning US presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering US elections as a means of distracting the public from her private email server. I'm surprised there's not more people talking about this I figured this would be all over the right wing news today I figured. This'll be the only thing. Fox's I did see a couple of links to it, but is not trending primarily really anywhere right now, which is why I brought it today because. It's curious. It's IT speaks to what? You know I, personally have never bought in whole idea. I think that I've obviously foreign countries trying to interfere in our election they have for over one hundred years just as we have in theirs but having an impact or it being any different than normal is what I always questioned and I I'm of the belief that the British Chatham House are more were mooring in control of this sigh up. Then then Russia was. So if this is true if Obama was actually briefed on Hillary's plan to tie trump to Russia prior that that's really a pretty big story if this stuff is true that is what people say ask Clinton's. Videos on I. He always focuses on this and I like who cares like well, this is a sitting president trying to undermine the presidency of the process and another president and all this kind of stuff but to me it. I mean this you have to be fully committed to the left to right. To the two party sign up, you have to really believe it for this to matter much. Am I missing something? Well, I? Think it matters because. The foundation of a lot of the new cycles and the arguments people give their belief in reality is founded on this trump. Russia thing that Komi thing that I've been watching it presumes one hundred percent never calls into question that all of this stuff right here is not true and that trump absolutely was under Putin's thumb. One hundred. Works to really support the two parties sigh up for sure and it's working just like co Vida's I. Mean. It's absolutely bizarre to me that I think, if anyone out here sees me without a mask even in my own car if there are other people in the car that they are just going to assume that I'm a trump supporter and that. Bad that true, this stuff just totally supports that to party thing but if you're outside the two party thing, but but I mean I think it would be if they were confident in that I think it would be getting promoted more right now. So what do you? Think's really going her maybe this is true which I I kind of believe this to be true for these aspects of it to be true I think that the British or more behind it than necessarily the CIA CIA. With maybe worked with the British when it comes to the Russian pro Russian Russian. Did it out the demonizing Russia time trump to Russia as a means of propelling us into a world war three. That's what I've thought. Thought is a world war three play along okay. I think two or three in that like no, you're just this is all about anti Russia. Okay. Okay. Yeah well DHS said that Russia is going to have that stuff about the trip wire. Oh, and I have some important international news that you never really hear about that. I think plays right into the Russia thing. Looking for something positive to.
"public square" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"The public square to just voting so the conference as seen from the pew in public square the call the challenge and the commitment god did not just drop all this in me just to sit at home robin shy Maddox is the founder of celebrating sisterhood the group organizing the day long event we're not just to be confined to restricted within the home but now we need to go out and what he is equipped us with our knowledge skills abilities our talents our creativity and that's take this stuff to the street she sighs conferences next Saturday from nine to three for details go to she shop conference dot com Greg kit will be Israel following an election where Virginia state house turn from red to blue Democrats followed their historic win with historic appointments Virginia Democrats on Saturday chose I lean filler corn to become the speaker of the house of delegates sure Neil herring will be its new Majority Leader the choice is a filler corn and herring stork on several levels Eileen filler corn is the first woman and first June when the house is four hundred year history to serve a speaker one of the most powerful positions in Virginia state politics sure Neil herring will be the first woman and first African American to serve as Majority Leader the blue wave on election night last Tuesday turn the Virginia state legislature Democrat for the first time in over two decades Jeff mackay Washington the home and lab over to Coney man who gained recognition as a solar power pioneered the start of the twentieth century has been added to the Philadelphia register of historic places and it happened because of the persistence of a college student who embraced a class project a white a lease mark Abrams report yeah and hold may Temple University graduate was in her final months on campus last spring which you took class where the professor challenge the students to look for a Philadelphia property worth recognition pose as a professor.
"public square" Discussed on AP News
"From the public square sorry and you know this silence you online confiscate your guns voters in Kentucky go to the polls tomorrow trump was campaigning for Republican governor Matt Bevin who is in a close race against Democrat any Bashir the state's Attorney General even as the president again denounces the impeachment enquiring one of his lawyer one of his lawyer Rudy guiliani Sylvia born associates left harness has written to the committees through his lawyer saying he will honor their subpoena testify and provide documents a lawyer cautions his Fifth Amendment rights must be protected house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff says for White House officials who were no shows at the impeachment enquiring are just more fodder for obstruction charges against the president we may infer by the White House obstruction here that their testimony would be further incriminating of the president an Oklahoma City police officer sergeant Keith Sweeney has been found guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of a man who was threatening to set himself on fire in November of twenty seventeen Sweeney was among officers responding to the reports of a suicidal person and found Dustin pigeon doused in lighter fluid and threatening to burn himself up prosecutors say just after another officer shot pigeon with a bean bag Sweeney shot him the jury is recommended a ten year sentence state of South Dakota executes Charles Russell ride to fatally stabbed a donut shop co worker in nineteen ninety two three separate appeals were denied by the U. S. Supreme Court this is a P. news former NFL player Kellen Winslow junior agrees to a plea bargain the A. P. Jackie Quinn has details the thirty six year old Winslow was convicted on a rape charge in June but that jury deadlocked on two other counts the alleged rape of a hitchhiker last year and the sexual assault of an unconscious teen in two thousand three as he was about to be retried Winslow entered the plea deal that reduces one of the charges and limits his sentence to twelve to eighteen years down from a potential life prison term Winslow's attorney said the SEC.
"public square" Discussed on KCRW
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"public square" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Segment of the public square today that can see here with rob rob. That's that's one of my favorite interviews that we've ever done mine is well, and maybe it's because I've read the book of seen the movie, I know the story, but to listen to talk about it and to talk about the time, she got to spend with Louis, you can imagine all the other stories that she heard that maybe didn't quite make it into the book would be fascinating to kind of see her notes, you know, and see what what was left on the cutting room floor after that. But rob you mentioned seeing the movie you could say movies now, we we talked to her before the first film directed by Angelina Jolie ever came out surly before the latest movie of this kind of tells the second half of the book the part that she wanted to leave hanging for everyone to read on their own. Yes. Yes. There's now been a movie made about that part. So you can either read the book or see that movie unbroken? Path to redemption, we do encourage everyone to go see that movie. We took a field trip one day as a staff when it came out. We went to the movies a little Monday matinee some popcorn other things and sat there and enjoyed the movie, and and it was well done. Yeah. And I think it's actually on DVD. Now, I think I saw my parents had a copy. So so, yeah, if you could get that you can rent that. And it'll supplement your reading of the book some people may be asking him why why are we dipping so far into the archives to bring out this interview? There's so many things to talk about today that are happening in our lives right now that we could tackle. But we think it's important that we understand and make sure others are educated on history on the truth of what really happened, and what happened in World War Two is a very important time. You know, that often been called the greatest generation we're seeing the tail end of those brave men served in that greatest generation. Pass away. And it's important to go back and understand the facts. Yeah. Well, we heard Laura mentioned in the show Dave asked the question are we forgetting about some of the horrors of this war? And she said, well, we remember the holocaust and we remember Hitler. Remember the Nazis? We kinda remember those types of things. But oftentimes we forget about the horse that happened on the other side of the Pacific. Yeah. And it's important. We remember those things because we don't want to be guilty of making the same mistakes over again. And I'm married to a history teacher. I think I think I can call her history nerd on the air. She appreciates huge take it as accomplished. That's a very big compliment. She would definitely take that as a compliment and Rachel really enjoyed this book. She enjoyed the movies. And you know, we talk about the importance of young people knowing history as well and Rachel, and I will fourth grade son and we bought him one of his Christmas. Presence was unbroken for young people. There's an adoption for young people that's out there. She mentioned it in the show. She was working on. That's pretty cool. So it's a little it's not quite as long as the original book, and it doesn't go into extensive graphic detail. Now, it's still tells of the horrors of what happens. So don't think it's washed over it's a cartoon version. It's not that way at all. Goes into detail. It just takes them out for those younger readers those younger minds. Well, honestly, I can think of some some adults that I know that maybe that'd be the version for them as well. So I think anybody could could pick that up and get some out of it. Yes. And and it's important that we read these books. These firsthand accounts of what really happened. That's who we need to learn from are the folks that lived it every day, if you're listening to the show, I've got to think that remembering history is probably important to you as well. And so if you want to share this show with friends with family that you think might might learn something from this might enjoy hearing Laura talk about this. You could just send them the link to this show, you could point them to the website, the public square dot com. And rod we've got some stuff coming up for that. Lot of exciting things happening behind the scenes in regards to the website. You're going to see a new website unveiled work cited about that. On the website side. We're also excited about the app. Some things that you're going to be seeing happening. Regarding the app. So a lot of excitement happening at the public square. We have gotten a chance to see some of the the working drafts of this brand new website. And I think people are really gonna like if fresh new look a lot more user friendly and has been sending over these these mockups, and it's been pretty cool to see where it's going to go. I think I think people are going to really enjoy it, very cool, and you can communicate with us at that website, any thoughts that you have maybe any thoughts on the show on this interview. Please.
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"For general, entertainment and information purposes, opinions expressed in the program or silly, those of American policy roundtable and do not reflect the opinions of NewsRadio ten twenty Katie k CBS radio or their Perry. Affiliates. This is the public square had a very special edition because you may be hearing this program a few days after the midterm elections. But actually as we gather in the studio right now, we're only a few hours out and Davidson audion rubber gate if you guys been to bed yet. I think there's been some conspicuous napping going on. Okay. All right. But this is a little bit like the end of a Jerry Lewis telethon. I mean, we we've been at this for two years, and and the last two days, I don't think sleep was any part of the script. Right. I ask that. Because both you and Robin. Rob your here with to fixing your eyelids. Right. I'm here I'm here. Okay. Both of you were doing live radio on election night. So we're going to we're going to hear from the both of you here on the program today because you have you have lots of experience at this Wayne one of the things we're very excited about in very grateful for the opportunity is to do voter information. Now, we do it from a different perspective from the platform of voter start calm, and the reason that we do it in that formula is because we're trying to genuinely be nonpartisan in the sense of giving people the facts, letting them decide and then analyzing what the American electorate is saying what they're doing. What it means for the future? How it compares to the past? And where's the direction of the country headed one of our motivations is for American citizens to vote? We do not judge whether you're voting red or blue shirts or skins Republican democrat, independent we laugh say RDI or Martian, we believe any pluribus Unum. We actually believe that the ideals of America are bigger than parties and bigger than issues, and that if we can focus on what it is that America is supposed to be that that will call us all up to a level where we can be better citizens. So we come at this from a an admittedly altruistic point of view toward first principles. Now, we all have opinions. We all candidates we like and don't like we all have issues that we care about passionately. We tend to speak out profusely about issues, but not about personalities, and we have no affections for political parties at all. In fact, we think there. Hurting this country. And we think George Washington, and John Adams would agree if they were here today because that's how they felt when they left the scene. So that kind of sets up why we go into major radio stations and do election coverage. Right. Well, we want to hear from the two of you here today. But we also have around the table here as always Melanie Elsie. Jeff sanders. Alan duncan. I'm Wayne Shepard. All right. What really happened on election night? That's the key question here. That's the big story. And we're going to try to give you some behind the scenes stuff. Now, let's go to a scripture before we go anywhere else. Good as we come at the starting point of view and around this time of year, people move from elections to Christmas, and I'm mindful of passage of scripture from Isaiah chapter nine for under us. A child is born unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulders. Now when you study the actual Hebrew word for shoulders. It's not talking about something that you would wear on your shoulders like a Garber shawl or a mantle. It's talking about the part of the body where you would haul a burden the government should be upon his shoulders. The very definition of messiah in this passage speaks quickly about governmental authority, and that he carries government. It always is a disdain to me when people have biblical faith tried to say, the politics and governance is in one realm and the God of the bible is in a different realm. Because you can't even get to the concept of messiah or deliver. Unless you understand that God cares about civil government that he instituted it that he gave it to man. And that he wants to carry it for us that we can not be overwhelmed by that burden but that we can be partners in it. So when we enter into this realm of electoral, politics, it's not for money. It's not for power. It's not for political party. It's to be in conformance with the creator of the universe for what reason because he's an angry. God that we must please now because he wants us to be free. The amazing reality is the creator. God of the bible is the deliverer the one who wants people to walk free from bondage, spiritual bondage, physical bondage, all forms of Bunge. So that's the premise of why we touch this subject. So people would understand. Yeah. Thanks for bringing our feet back down on the foundation. Here today. Today's we talk about these earthly things, right? Okay. So what happened last night? Let's talk about the house of representatives that moved from control of the Republican party to the democrat party. First off, rob historically is that an unusual thing to happen in a midterm election. The first time after a new president or new party takes control the White House. No, it's it's very common for that to happen. When you look back through history, I believe President Obama the midterms in his first time in office lost over sixty seats. The Democrats did President Clinton when he was in office the midterms after hit during his first time in office. He lost over fifty seats. So the Republicans lost over thirty. So that's not uncommon somewhat say we didn't lose as much as historically has happened. Well, why is that? I mean, is it some magical formulas at like Bigfoot stirring, the pot? I mean, I I've taken a look at this and historically speaking. And it's it's all about. Turnout. For example, you have to go back to nineteen fifteen to find a time when fifty percent of the electorate voted in the midterm election. It what ends up happening is the party that won power in the White House tends to go to sleep for two years. Does this a lot of work to get to the White House? And then they figure that whoever's in the White House. They put their take care of all the problems they go to sleep. The other party comes in and sweeps the house because those are much more those are much easier racist to win are very localized. And so they they organize at the grassroots level. And that's what happens now. What's interesting is you would have expected that giants sweep that Blue Wave which the media was telling us what's going to happen. But rob honestly was there a Blue Wave did that historical sweep actually happened? The Democrats took back the house was a big wave. No, it was not a big wave. And I think you saw how it was going to play out early on the night. There was in Kentucky in Virginia. They had a couple of districts that were being watched close, and then you moved to Florida and. The Democrats Ryan seven districts there, and I believe the Republicans won five of those. So when that happened early on they knew there was not going to be that blue Sonam e that some had hoped for and also when that happened early on that gave the Democrats a thought especially in places like Florida where is the United States Senate race? There was a gubernatorial race, they said, wait a minute here. If we didn't win over half of the house races, we were targeting to pick up what's going to happen in the Senate and gubernatorial as well, I I'm taking a look at the number of votes cast in house races last night. And you've actually got close to one hundred million votes. When all are counted close to one hundred million votes that were cast last night. And in point of fact, in a presidential election major election year, you'd have about one hundred thirty million votes. Cows knows it that high. Well, so this was big turnout Wayne, and it was big turnout R and D. Yeah. I just anecdotally in my neighborhood. I've never seen the lines as long as they were yesterday. So I'm going to declare this victory. We have been preaching article one for generation. Yes. And last night was the first time in our lifetimes. We've seen an article one turn out people are beginning to pay closer attention to the house and the Senate regardless of who won or who lost. That's good. Yeah. When you look at a state will use the state specific of Ohio in a turnout model as well. They had over a million more voters this midterm election than the last midterm election in two thousand fourteen that excites me Wayne that really excites me. Be forget the consequence of of the outcomes the point is people are paying attention. And that's good. The Republic now, rob can we talk real quickly about about the shift. Now, the the basic shift of the Democrats taking over the house that was altered by the question of redistricting. Right. It was in one state in particular in that state being Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania has eighteen members of the United States house of representatives based on their population early last year, it was thirteen to five Republican then they had a special election for someone who stepped away from their seat and Connor lamb a democrat ran in one in that district. It's important to note though, that Connor lamb ran as a former military guy he ran shooting. I believe he had an AR Marie. Yes. He was shooting in a shooting a gun in one of his commercials. He was not playing towards the typical Bernie Sanders socialist base that the Democrats may play towards it was evident. Western PA was trying to get that seat. Anyone that special? Election. So there became twelve six while then the Pennsylvania supreme court got involved in a said the districts were not drawn fairly in Pennsylvania. And they were going to redraw them. They were drawn by a democrat supreme court and the Republicans knew they were in trouble. So in doing so after last night's results, it is now ninety nine RS and DS in Pennsylvania. Whereas last year at this time, it was thirteen to five he had an unusual race between two incumbents in Pennsylvania had the incumbent Keith Rothfusz versus the incumbent Connor lamb for eight new district. I don't know last time that ever happened. So the point is an outside agency stepped in manipulated redistricting and flipped four seats there. There's a couple of seats in North Carolina. There are similarly controversial in that regard. So when you ask yourself if you remove the judicial activism from the process how big was the wave. It was not historic which goes back to the reality that the turnout was historic. But the turnout was actually for both parties. Yes, the turn out was for both parties and the other thing, and I know we're gonna get into later in the broadcast. Dave is the way that people are now trying to tie issues and candidates together to attempt to manipulate the turnout aspect, rob. I want to echo that. Because I think turnout with regard to the. Party in power is greater when you have issues that come to the forefront right before the election because the opposing party turnouts, always going to be higher in the midterm. That's why so many seats are usually switched. But because it was offset this time because there are some major issues with the cavenaugh hearings. And with the caravan coming through Latin America does that drove out the Republicans as well. Well, I'm sure there's a lot more to talk about on this post election edition of the public square. Remember, you may be listening to this. If you days afterwards, but for us it just happened last night yesterday. So it's fresh in.
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"Are broader questions, the head of CBS the now. Former head of CBS Leslie Moonves was recently ousted after reports of his behavior at the company were published in the press. So who runs these companies CBS is now this week CBS was supposed to was set months ago to determine what who is going to own CBS. It's currently owned by Viacom. There have been other bidders to purchase the network, including, I believe a potentially Amazon. There is a universe in which the platform that brings us Alexa and the kindle, and. In indirectly. The Washington Post could also own CBS. And what would that mean for the dynamics of a story like the cavenaugh hearing, what would it mean had Leslie moon vest been in place at the head of CBS for the way that network covered the cavenaugh hearing. These are good questions. I think I do think Jeff, Bezos owning multiple media companies should raise a series of questions about, you know, his power and influence, certainly. But also speaking specifically for the Washington Post. I mean, many newsrooms cannon do operate independently from their owners. The question of it's hard. I mean, I don't quite know how to speak to the Leslie move as thing just because I, I have no idea what degree of influence he had on the the aditorial suffered anything like that. But I, yeah, I mean, ownership is is meaningful up to a point for sure. I mean, I think that the questions for democracy are the ones that we should be focused on and that the problem with Amazon swallowing, everything is ultimately, you know the the questions are more theoretical than they are specific as it relates to as news unfolds in real time. And it's just do you wanna live there. There's an inherent danger in democracy when you have one company that you know that that owns the controls book publishing because it's the biggest bookstore in the world that owns one of the biggest movie TV studios that owns the Washington Post that owns all these other distribution channels that wants to buy movies. The actually the movie theaters. They're talking about buying right now in the form of regal cinema, and I the, they're just has to be a point where we say, collectively, stop. It's unhealthy, and I do think that the Washington, the Washington Post is a complicated question. So are they owned by Amazon? I they push back when you say that they are, but you know the part of Amazon prime subscriptions. Amazon advertises them on their homepage has ever does them on their own Bauge. I think there's kind of this fictitious difference. But when you're you're owner owns them both. You certainly throw in favor in the direction of the Washington Post. End the paper has improved her Jeff Bezos. I mean, there's no question about that, but it's also influenced by Amazon values in a way that I think is also troubling and that if you walk into the newsroom, it's become, you know, these big boards that show how the traffic the stories are doing our traffic and and on on the social platforms. And they hover over the newsroom in kind of there. There's an extent to which the values of Amazon do become the values of the Washington Post now is not like that's just a version of what's happening elsewhere. But something accelerated did happen when he bought the paper and it shifted a lot of it's technological ambitions in the way that it it it. It spends on resources, and none of this is to say that he's a bad owner per se, but the ways in which he's putting his thumb on the scale. There for sure. I would raise one other business concern that's material here that's aside from the platforms. It's been interesting to watch the advertising actually that's happened back and forth over over the Brett cabinet nomination and hearings the way that, for example, in the past week, campaign was quickly spun up that I saw my YouTube YouTube ads. I think that a lot of a lot of folks probably saw rolling through their Facebook feeds in one way or another actual commercials, testifying to the character of Brad Kavanagh from his friends and associates, Georgetown prep and Yale Law School and elsewhere. Those commercials were funded by someone. That's fascinating. Also, just the fact that he did a an interview on Fox News was really surprising to me. It's not something that I'm accustomed to seeing a potential supreme court Justice operate in the public sphere, the way a political candidate does and the YouTube ads speak to this as well for me. So what is the monetary calculation? I mean, who's paying for those ads and why? And would you to tell you no doubt. That's a good story. She's another form of dark money rate that you have. And it's not necessarily new. I think it's something that's been happening if citizens for Brad, Kavanagh type organizations existed since time. Immemorial can I just point out that the top story on Google news right now that I'm seeing is that a seal slapped a kayaker with an octopus in Enviro video. So like just to, I'm just throwing that out there to to point out that like if you were just like a person's news habits and where they're going to look for information, what does it say bay EuroNews have is Adrienne. It's not. Sign it. I am going to click on it obvious. But anyway, I just really interesting to me like what a platform decides to show you like, I don't know. Yeah, it's and it gets that's probably a good. I mean, the the YouTube thing is actually just an interesting puts to polish just one further beat because you do see this way in which YouTube algorithms lead you from one video to the next and their studies that have been done that show that it actually tends to reinforce extremism or to exacerbate extremism. Because if you see one pro Brett cavenaugh at in order to keep you going, it's going to show you the next and it's going to find ways to amp up your emotions so that you stick around. That's probably a good a place for me to point this conversation forward. Adrian, I'm going to ask you as an editor. What do you imagine is our way out of this as media organizations? What is our true north? What is the compass that your steering towards to try to get the public to. To a clear understanding of what's true. I think we do what we always do is just just careful reporting and rigorous thinking and challenging assumptions. And in terms of if anything changes, I do think being more transparent about the news gathering process without sort of being too pedantic about it can be helpful because there are a lot of sort of standards in journalism that seem really natural in and accessible sauce that people may not understand. So even if it's explaining terms, we use like off the record background or whatever it is, I think just being more transparent about our processes can be helpful in regaining some trust. So Adrian, how do you think that a ordinary member of the public who's making a very different set of calculations should navigate the stew of information and misinformation? I think people should just read and watch and listen to things from lots of different sources and think really critically about where they're getting their information and not. Not just by into assumptions about whether something is perceived as as leaning a certain way or partisan. I mean, I think people should be more like reporters do do a lot of their own sort of rigorous thinking and, and you know, ask questions about where you're getting things you can. I just give my. Yeah, I've not don't. So take something like food. So food is can be enormously addictive. It can be stuffed full of things just like. Facebook posts that are intended to play to the worst things in our brain and to to to to remake are palettes and but with with food, a lot of people have made the choice to sacrifice convenience efficiency to pay a little bit more to consume products that they believed to be more virtuous. So they buy organic food. They go to farmers markets and it may be a little bit trite, but I think we kind of need to do the same sort of thing with the stuff that we ingest through our brain that we need to just take you need to take care. I, it's like, you can't just, you can't just, you know, plunge for the first bag of Doritos that you see like you. You want to. You want to think in in a very intentional sort of way about what you consume. I will say as a devil's advocate pushback point that there's a lot of current swirling questions about the power of media literacy and. Whether or not it is a good as an actually effective answer getting people further towards the truth, sort of putting the onus on the consumer of information to process multiple competing claims. There are a lot of current questions about that from folks who who think a lot all day about those those things. But I want to ask you Frank, if the ordinary person who is navigating this Stu said, you know what? I'm fine being a critical news consumer and exploring a bunch of sources and reporting out what I think seems the most reliable. But I also want as a member of the public to have more leverage over this public square. I want to end some of the corrosive dynamics and and some of the the spread of misinformation and whatnot. What Frank from someone who's studied monopoly and monopolies and technology? What do you think is the biggest point of leverage that a member of the public has in changing the. System of information that we're currently embedded in. So you know, I'm glad you brought it back to the to monopoly as a framework because I think as we've gone on in this conversation, you've seen it rear its head where we've talked about the problem of dependence that media has. We've talked about how advertising has been captured by by basically two companies, seventy three percent of all. Unlined advertising goes to Google and Facebook, and that's just it's an unhealthy ecosystem that we've created. And so politically, I, you know, I, it were monopoly is having a moment and it's I think it's the early stages of its political moment, and we're going to start to entertain the idea of pressuring government to actually break up some of these companies or or the very least to tailor their ability to protect their dominance through. Through through mergers and acquisitions, which is what what you know that's the most profoundly healthy part of this ecosystem is that the companies are able to kill their competitors before they start to make a move on them by by snapping them up. All
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"Me too has made more acute. The question of whether this is a story you perceive these hearings as being about a specific incidents of sexual assault or Brett Cavanaugh. Owns behavior in milieu of of really gross and highly indecorous, shall we say misbehavior by the boys of Georgetown prep. Adrienne. How do you define what these hearings are about given how many conversations are attached to them in the public square? I mean, I think first and foremost, you have to cover them as a supreme court nomination and allegation allegations against a potential supreme court Justice, but you can't fully disentangle them from the larger cultural moment. Certainly. So in our newsroom, our culture team is reporting this with very much with that backdrop in mind. So yeah, I think and also just I, it's very the Atlantic sort of approach to many topics involves the intersection of culture with whatever the thing is. So do you treat this as a kind of quasi criminal court of public opinion trial that this testimony is about whether what was alleged to have happened? Several decades ago happened in the way that Chris Christine Blasi Ford recounted it or in. The way that bright cavenaugh recollected it. Is it a trial ish type of thing? Or is it the question of a supreme court Justice, a broader question, not criminal at all. But the question of what behavior does the public a sanction in a Justice to the nation's highest court? I think it's really, I think both probably. I mean, I think it's, I really, I think the the most important thing to focus on in this moment and again, we're in a real time twenty four, seven news cycle. But in this moment, the question is is not as much what actually happened, but more does this person get to be on the highest court in the land? And so like we talked about this in our news morning this morning like we want to, of course, be watching the the hearing closely and seeing how the prosecutor acts in observing the eleven committee members who will apparently silently be sitting there or not. And but the real will very quickly wanna pivot to what happens next, this guy going to be confirmed. So to me, that's the thing that's on my mind most now, but you really like, can't disentangle that from. And if so, what does that say about our larger culture and where we are and all the rest of it legal just on the initial question, which is how legalistically we think about this hearing in these questions more broadly, and what does that mean for journalism? And I actually journalism shouldn't really think about them in a legal sort of way that if you brought a lot of the Harvey Weinstein cases to court, they would probably fail. But that doesn't mean that they're not extremely important stories or true stories in that legal that that our legal system is set up in such a way where it's not, you know guilt. The pursuit of guilt is not this, not precisely the same as the pursuit. Of truth and that there's a higher standard there in that as journalists are, are we, our standard is to is, is not to establish truth on terms that are are, are are the courts terms but establish them on our on our own terms. Although it should be noted as a counterpoint to to the argument that that as a legal case, this might not be a prosecutors favorite. The cavenaugh case that Bill Cosby was sentenced this week to three to ten years in prison for also years old crimes that he was convicted of. But the one of I think the hardest elements to disentangle if you're not right in the thick of this is that actually behind the scenes of even the businesses of many of the companies involved here, there are
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"Claim, your instinct is to is to treat it with some degree of suspicion because he's, he's already described himself as being somebody. Who's who's extremely tactical. What's a little bit different here is that he has a sworn affidavit, but. Just to return to our broader theme, which is that we live in this world where information is suddenly unfiltered and when you're dealing with something like the war to to fill a supreme court seat in just how the stakes are so high. And it's so emotional, I think we need to tread pretty carefully and they're, you know, you know, Cavanaugh I think I'm I'm totally convinced by the charges against him just because there's a pattern, but largely I'm convinced because the first story was broke by the Washington Post and the Washington Post devoted enormous amount of time and resources in order to to establish the credibility of Blasi Ford. Then it was followed by a story in the New Yorker where they were very transparent about the information that they were bringing forward. And it was surrounded by. A lot of contextual reporting. But then the third and the fourth claim are basically unvetted. And so you know there examples of information that's just kind of flying into the public square. The fourth example was a letter that was sent to Colorado Republican, Senator Cory Gardner, and it was kind of injected into report into NBC news, but it was it was it was so anonymous. So like almost unviable at that stage and it felt like you didn't. I, it's like the Rosenstein stuff. What is the motive here was Gardner leaking the letter in order to make it seem like there was a swirl of anonymous unvetted information that was that was circulating, was it leaked by Democrats in order to apply one more charge to make it seem like the pattern was more than it was and as as. As a citizen since you've kind of made me the vox populi in this whole conversation. I mean, how the hell are you suppose you notice that how to treat a story like that. I mean, you know, you can only do it by fitting it into whatever preconceived notions that you have. Right? And that could never have been the first story that someone broke, but it becomes a debate for newsrooms when it's the fourth person like I and I actually, I mean, I would. I'd have to listen to how you know have to be sitting there with the NBC reporters and editors who debated whether to move with that story, but it's a tricky one. Yeah. The other. The other question I think that's material and then also touches again and brings us back to the platforms and their role in this is there is a big question with the cavenaugh hearings of how the story is actually defined. We should know that these hearings are happening in the context of me to hashtag me to shout out Toronto Burke. This is a. Abroad, confluence, it's a, it's a big. We call it a conversation me to the public square, but it is a whole flora of conversations. It's a conversation bomb if you will, that touches on a whole variety of things from sexual harassment to sexual assault to gender discrimination and pay equity, how you define a Brett Kavanagh's relationship with any of those conversations? I think sets a big part of your expectations. What you're listening to. These hearings for the stakes of this hearing are amplified by the fact that it's part of hashtag metoo me
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"Supposed to process an information bomb? Like Monday, knowing that thousand different newsrooms are having a version of that. It can't. It can't. I mean, we're, this is if you, if you look at the internet at large, it's like this is kind of a microcosm of it, which is that it is kind of a sea of this like never ending, see this ocean of information and oftentimes information that you get the Google, you know. You know, link number one number two contradict one another. It becomes harder and harder in this world to have a sense of who actually has a thority. And then when you look at the forces at work that you know within the Trump White House, as you suggest there, the people who are wielding competing agendas have various motivations. I think for even for authoritative experienced reporters, it's hard to sort through all of that and then this expectation that the public can do it in a way in which even the seemingly authoritative sources like the New York Times and the Washington Post or axios the Atlantic kind of are all giving you competing in. Interpretations of events or competing descriptions of reality. I just don't know how a individual citizen could possibly sort through all of that themselves, but can there be this might be me being overly optimistic, but is there any world in which because like as all of us sitting here, no newsgathering and truth seeking has always been this chaotic in terms of like the actual process of finding out what's happening. It's just that we, as reporters and editors haven't always done it in public in real time. And so part of me feels like peeling back the veil and showing sort of revealing the chaos of finding out what's true to the public, like that level of transparency could ultimately be a positive thing. I, as I. Let's talk about that. And let's actually talk about one thing that has changed, which is the technological scape Frank is you point out there are reporters furiously Google in quote, federal vacancies act in the moment on Monday morning to figure out what happens in the event that rod Rosenstein in whatever fashion is removed from his position. Adrian, as an editor, people are processing this during a ton of places, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Breitbart, dot com. CNN dot com. The Atlantic dot com. Where do you think you're telling this story? What's the platform? How is this story being told. Well, in terms of where people are getting the story. I mean, I think increasingly, it's on their phone, which means that it's being whatever the story is in an urgent new situation. It's being pushed to them or their sort of casually, checking Facebook or Twitter or their favorite trusted website. And and that's where it starts to get tricky is if you have people who are only looking at Twitter and they only follow a certain kind of, you know, a certain partisan group, and they're only looking at one very partisan website in this gets into the whole sort of, like I mean to me, if if trustworthy professional journalistic enterprises can thrive than we can figure out a way to technologically bring people back to the truth. But there are all of these sort of like splintering within this really Caddick information system that creates all kinds of towns. And that's before you even get into the fact of like Facebook and Google on the way they incentivize non truth. I want to get into that free, go and ask you about this. Typically, what is the influence of the platforms in that situation? How do they shape the way the story gets told and then processed? It's very hard to see the influence of the platforms in a moment quite like that quite so specifically, but I think that the broader picture is the one that eighty just described, which is that you have the public, you know, does get information through mediated by these large platform companies through Google Facebook and Twitter, Google and Facebook, get a more primarily also apple news. And so it's the way that those companies filter and sort information becomes incredibly important to how we receive it. And so it clearly influences the reception. And so the source that rises to the top is the source that the algorithm has deemed is going to be the one. Keeps you most engaged in the site. So just to step the pattern is that these companies have amassed all this data on you and that data is this portrait of the inside of your head. They have this graffiti of your psyche, and so they know the things that give
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"This episode of radio Atlantic brought to you by the future according to now a podcast from Fidelity Investments and Atlantic rethink here from those pushing the boundaries of innovation on your favorite podcast platforms or find it at the Atlantic dot com slash fidelity podcast, here's what they call an evergreen tweet. This is a crazy Newsweek from a Monday morning, hurricane of misinformation over rod Rosenstein position at the department of Justice to Thursday's momentous, Senate hearings concerning Brett Kavanagh's nomination to the supreme court. Knowing what's actually true at any given moment is getting harder and harder. What role? Our politics, business and technology playing in office getting the truth. And how can the public get to it? This is radio Atlantic. Hi, I'm Matt Thompson, executive editor of the Atlantic. I am delighted to be joined in studio today by Adrian LA France, the editor of the Atlantic dot com. Hello Adrienne. Hi, thank you for joining us. Thanks for having me. Of course, we are also joined by the Atlantic staff writer, Franklin for Frank. Thank you for joining us this morning. My pleasure. You're taking me away. We're taping Thursday, Thursday mate shit. When are we taping this Thursday morning. Okay. I just screwed it up. No, we could be explicit. Okay. We're taping Thursday morning right at the time when the epic for the ages, historic testimony is happening in the Senate. So it's an incredible commitment to this podcast. Yeah, I think it's from you both. In fact, secretly watching it on my believe Adrian's actually just filing a story. So Frank is right today. We're, it's Thursday morning. We're going to hear Senate testimony from Brett Kavanagh nominee for the supreme court in Christine Blasi Ford. The woman who was accused of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school. Meanwhile, deputies general rod Rosenstein was opposed to meet with the president today who gave his first press conference in months yesterday, all of these events are incredibly high stakes, and it seems like every week, the news seems to get a notch more intense and I wanted to pull back the lens for the purposes of this conversation to talk about the news itself, the so-called public square and the intensifying pressures on it. The big question that I wanna poke out with the two of you today. If it's never been more important for the public to get a clear picture of the truth, what are the biggest obstacles to truth in the public square and how do we get around them? Adrian, you run the Atlantic dot com and you're a former tech reporter. So you're. Are in the thick of these pressures every minute of every day Frank. You've been covering systemic corruption. You covered Ukraine and propaganda your book on the outside power platforms like Facebook and Google. Just world without mind is freshly out in paperback. So you both have a really unique vantage point on this. I want us to start with Monday morning when I'm thinking of his the Monday morning, misinformation bomb around rod Rosenstein the deputy attorney, General Frank. Can you do the tech talk for us? What happened Monday morning. Okay. Well, correct me either of you if I get this at all wrong, which is likely because it was a miss it was. It was a haze of misinformation start at. Yes. Sorry, axios starts it axios as as we know is this kind of new fangled air to politico successor typically ago where it's about getting smarter faster, which means that I think it's actually. Incredibly well packaged product, but it's very, it's bite-size nuggets of information oftentimes conveyed very quickly. So Jonathan swan, who is they're gifted, White House, reporter tweeted an Axial story that said that rod Rosenstein was in the process of tendering his resignation. The tweet, the the words and the tweet were quote scoop. Rod Rosenstein has verbally resigned to John Kelly, so it's already happened, but it hasn't actually happened because there they're there other competing tweets that are kind of racing back and forth. Some saying that he was getting fired. Others said that he was tendering his resignation. Other saying that the resignation hadn't yet been tendered, and there's reporters are madly googling the federal vacancies act to see how succession will go down. Everybody is suddenly expert on solicitor general knoll Francisco and wildly. Speculating about what he's going to do when he assumes Rosenstein post and we, it's just it was like the most intense confusing. Was it our two hours day afternoon? It was like four hours and I'm looking at these push alerts now actually. And if you look at New York Times, ten fifty, nine rod Rosenstein is expected to leave the Justice department. Eleven o four. So five minutes later, the Washington Post Rosenstein has offered to resign twelve fifty six, Washington Post moves and seen to stay in job one sixteen New York Times Rosenstein who was considering quitting. We'll meet with Trump and it goes from there. But I mean, I can tell you what was happening in our newsroom, which is the minute. The axios thing went out. I like jogged over to the politics reporters in basically was like, let's put someone on this. The first question is not is this true? But of course that comes up before you publish anything, but you start moving before you figure out what's happening always in these kinds of news events. In this case, it seems like a lot of that was happening in public. Yeah. So let's talk about. I want to talk about some of the distinct pressures that are pressing against the truth. In this scenario. One of the big ones is politics and power. All of these competing narratives and counter narratives. Rosenstein has quote unquote, verbally offered his resignation. He's resigned. He's been asked to resign. He's been fired. He has. He's joked about resigning. All of these competing narratives have interests, political interests, behind them in political consequences. So what were some of those at this moment? What's the difference between Rosenstein being fired, for example, from his position and being asked to resign or resigning? Well, there the obvious political implications. So you know, because of his position and his relationship with the Miller investigation, the stakes are incredibly high. There's. Also been this question for months of is he going to be fired. So it's something that newsrooms are already like many of them have pre
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