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Fresh update on "washington post" discussed on Politics and Public Policy Today
"This's Washington today, and I'm your host credit. Brauner will get back to the Joe Biden's announcement of Kamala Harris as his running mate in a moment, but first these headlines, according to The Washington Post, the British economy has plunged into a record shattering recession, shrinking by 1/5 in the second quarter. The official data released Wednesday by the Office for National Statistics show that gross domestic product Fell 20.4% in the second quarter. That's April, May and June compared with first quarter. The downturn reflected losses across all sectors after the country went into a tight locked down in the third week of March. An Air Force helicopter on Monday was damaged and forced into an emergency landing in Virginia, resulting in injuries to an air crew member and prompting an FBI investigation. Initial findings are that the helicopter was struck by a bullet resulting in a minor injury. Remember and damage to the aircraft that a quote from an Air Force spokesperson who said in a statement to.
Makeover: Oil Giant BP Promises to Cut Oil Production, Invest in Renewables
"Somebody had to go I. It's no surprise that Covid Nineteen Delta Draconian blow to the oil and gas industry stay at home orders and line shutdowns of dramatically reduced the need for oil and gas prices and earnings plunged well. Now at least one giant oil company says demand for fossil fuels will never be the same again and it's taking steps not just to pivot, but to make itself over entirely. That business is BP the london-based behemoth last week, the one, hundred, ten year, old company announced a seventeen billion dollar quarterly loss and multibillion dollar writedown of its assets. But what generated headlines was its announcement that over the next decade, it intends to discard its identity as a fossil fuel business. Instead, it'll invest heavily in a wide variety of renewable energy technologies on its way to achieving net zero emissions by twenty fifty. Specifically bb says it will cut oil and gas production by forty percent over the next decade. At the same time, it plans to put ten times as much money into renewable energy investments as it currently does with a goal of investing five billion dollars a year by twenty thirty bio-energy hydrogen, carbon, capture and storage investments in electric vehicle charging stations are all said to be on the menu as our wind and solar. From. A business perspective the move does make some sense BP expects demand for oil to fall between fifty and seventy five percent over the next thirty years as the world attempts to slow global warming. In June BP officials acknowledged that the pain caused to the oil business by the pandemic isn't temporary. It's permanent. They say in a statement, they said covid nineteen would accelerate an existing transition to a lower carbon economy as country seek to quote, build back better meaning in ways less harmful to the environment. The shift is taking a toll on BP's employees. The company announced in June that it plans to lay off ten thousand people. BP's dismal second quarter didn't seem to faze investors instead they embrace the company's new renewable energy shift its share price leapt seven percent on the news stuart joyner an analyst at the market research firm redburn remarked that the move was major positive, thoughtful, and largely unexpected the New York Times reported. Unexpected too many perhaps, but close observers of the company may not have been that surprised. BP has spent the last decade clawing back from its disastrous deepwater horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. For obvious reasons, the company hasn't exactly been a darling of environmentalists, but quickly after becoming CEO in February Bernard Looney made a pledge for BP to achieve net zero emissions by twenty fifty it was the first of giant global oil companies to do so. At the time both socially conscious and traditional investors applauded BP's pledge Andrew Logan and oil and gas director at series a climate change advocacy organization said EP was setting a new standard for leadership in the oil industry CNN reported and Barclays analysts called the plan both fundamental and radical. Last week. Looney. said in a statement quote. This coming decade is critical for the world in the fight against climate change and to drive the necessary change in global energy systems will require action from everyone but so far oil giants. Exxon and Chevron have not followed suit indeed mobile continues to expand oil exploration and production around the world despite its own sharp drop in earnings. The Washington Post reported BP has attempted and failed at other eco, friendly initiatives over the years and BP will continue to invest in and make most of its money from fossil fuels for at least another five years. Still observers agree that this is the company's most transformative move yet, and the realities of business may give BP's ecoconscious strategy more momentum than has existed in the past. As reporter Steven muffs wrote in. The Washington Post for. BP. Is trying to get ahead of what climate change might forced the industry to do. Anyway.
Fresh update on "washington post" discussed on Politics and Public Policy Today
"Helicopter on Monday was damaged and forced into an emergency landing in Virginia, resulting in injuries to an air crew member and prompting an FBI investigation. Initial findings are that the helicopter was struck by a bullet resulting in a minor injury. Remember and damage to the aircraft that a quote from an Air Force spokesperson who said in a statement to politico aircraft safely landed and the incident is currently under investigation
Trump pushes forward with executive action on economy despite legal questions
"CNN White House correspondent Boris Sanchez Boris President Trump is defending the executive orders issued on pandemic relief even as the White House is struggling to explain them they're having trouble landing out for the American people. Yeah that's right. Jim The president also spinning these executive actions claiming that they do more to help struggling Americans than they actually do the president dodging criticism even from within his own party that these actions are unconstitutional and also ignoring previous statements that he's made about executive actions. Tonight president trump sparring with his own party taking aim at critics of his new executive actions tweeting that Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse is a Republican in name only saying he has quote gone rogue. Again, this foolishness plays right into the hands of the radical left Dem's SAS tearing into trump's decision to circumvent stimulus negotiations in Congress calling the move unconstitutional slap comparing the actions to President Obama's signing of executive orders after lawmakers could not reach consensus orders that trump himself frequently criticized. The country was in based on executive orders right now Obama goes around signing executive orders. It's a basic disaster you can't do it in theory is opposed to you know the old fashioned way get everybody into a room and get something that people agree on trump was not in the room getting lawmakers together instead spending the weekend at his Golf Club in New Jersey as questions linger over whether the actions will survive legal challenges, members of the administration struggled to even explain them. Twelve, hundred dollars. Are you talking about in addition to unemployment that they're already getting nervous having. that. I. Beg. Your pardon the twelve hundred dollars will come from the payroll tax. It should be eight, Hundred Bucks I beg your pardon it should be eight hundred bucks for the unemployment eight, hundred or four hundred. No should before it should be eight hundred dollars. But White House Chief of Staff Morton Meadows appears more concerned with public comments from the administration's health experts. The Washington Post. Reporting Meadows has admonished Dr. Anthony Fauci for sounding out of sync with trump according to the post. Meadows has also excluded health experts for morning meetings with staff privately sharing skepticism about Dr and Dr Deborah burks questioning their expertise and regularly raising issues on which she thinks they've been
Fresh update on "washington post" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"C and Maryland got a grilling on their pandemic response today, The Washington Post reports in the district. The council wanted to know about the city's progress in identifying new and affection. Sources in Maryland lawmakers wanted details on how the state figures out it's positivity rate. And why it's lower than data from other places. One delegate asked why the number of positive and negative cases don't add up to the number of tests taken. Meantime, the district is reporting more than 60 new cases in a day with no new deaths. Maryland's one date case total is that more than 500 with eight dead and Virginia tallies almost 800 cases and eight dead. 9 22 There's a new report on minority computer communities, policing and lack of services. Researchers hope this will prompt changes in government, The State of Opportunity in America report focused on education, economic mobility and criminal justice reform. The report was basically to go out and start listening to the citizens in these communities was conducted by researchers at HBC use, Dr Harry Williams, president of Thurgood Marshall College Fund says. In the district. 60% of African Americans say they know someone who was mistreated by police. But another finding, he says. Residents in these communities want to see more policing and getting to know the officers where there Really part of the community. The goal is to now share that data with local leaders in order to impact policy. Melissa Howl w T O Penis 9 23 US biotech company is getting over 1.5 $1,000,000,000 to produce 100 million doses of its experimental Corona virus vaccine. It's the government's latest deal. It's already scored agreements with a number of other companies. This new one is Massachusetts base. Moderna, which is considered among the most advanced in terms of development. In November or December. Public health officials will learn whether the vaccine is safe and effective. We'll have a look at your money news coming up. Next. It is 9 24 Big.
Miami - What does COVID-19 does to a child's body? Here's what we know so far, an example from Florida
"From the president's own advisers, warning the number of new infections will rise in the Midwest through the fall, according to The Washington Post, a warning that hundreds of thousands of Children in the U. S. Have not been immune to Corona virus decision is to not be made on the falsehood that Children are not affected by this. It does affect Children. It does, And it's It's a very scary thing in the Florida Keys in a state that's now the Corona virus, epicenter, Leah warblers. Eight year old son, Zane was hit with Cove It and also one of 600 kids who developed the related multi system Inflammatory Syndrome state was in the hospital for three weeks now back home with lingering and mysterious side effects and no guidance on what to expect very scary because they don't know you know, and not knowing what's going on. It'll happen in the next couple years with your child, American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association report. Nearly 340,000 Children nationwide tested positive for Corona virus since the outbreak began. Latest on the
Fresh update on "washington post" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"History. From Barack Obama and Joe Biden. And then, like everything else he inherited. He ran it straight into the ground. Harris and Biden are now holding an online fundraiser. Washington State sides highest primary turnout in more than five decades. With 55% of the state's voters returning ballots for last week's election. The final turn out number won't be known until next week. Facebook continues its fight against Cove in 19 misinformation, claiming to have removed seven million posts from its main site and instagram between April and June. Technology reporter Rachel Lurman has taken a closer look for the Washington Post. She spoke with couples Bill O'Neill, Rachel, that seems like a lot of information Facebook has had to comb through. It certainly is a lot. And even more when you consider that, In addition to those seven million that they've taken down, there were 98 million posts on Facebook alone that they had to label for having coded misinformation. But they decided wasn't harmful enough to fully removed. Now. This obviously is a process the social media platform might find to be taxing. Yeah, that's right, and they have thousands of content moderators that take a look at all of these different kinds of violations or post that might You know, run up against their rules and kind of come through that They also have artificial intelligence technology that is supposed to kind of help them spot what? Something might be rule breaking that we're talking about a lot of posts and a lot of information here. What, if anything, is Facebook doing the quick in this process of going through all of this information? Do they have all of these content moderators, which, actually, they had to spend home in marches. All these offices shut down and It ordered to help them out. They have this technology that kind of like grease through the post and picks out words or phrases that might be problematic to flag to those people. That really helped. But ultimately, humans have to look through. So many of these what is the difference between taking something down and posting a warning on it? What raises to the level of taking down versus just putting a warning on something? Yeah, they usually it has to do with immediate danger. So when it comes to code 19 lot of the poster got taken down Might have been things that were Promoting Take your things like that things that could actually put people in danger if they tried them, whereas some of the ones that they left up that they labeled with warning labels might have been less immediately harmful but still spreading false information. Now, what impact does all of this have on other information Venting Facebook may be trying to do We know there's a lot of political information always floating around out there, especially in what is now an election year. Of course. The other tray and in the Copan misinformation. It has been a huge struggle this year, but they're still looking at millions of post that have to do with hate speech with a post considering you know misinformation about voting things like that, so they've really been cracking down on it since the 2016 election, But there's still So much to dio. I mean, we see, you know, covered Misinformation post Go viral all the time before that they can't even step in and take him down. That's Rachel Lurman read more online at washingtonpost dot com. And that's Como's Bill O'Neill. You drive a Ford? Well, listen, the company announcing a large recall of some midsized SUVs We have a story from ABC is Ryan Burrow, Ford says more than 1/2 1,000,020 15 to 2018 Ford Edge and 2016 to 2018 Lincoln M K X vehicles. They have brake issues. The automaker says some front brake hoses can rupture, causing brake fluid to leak and that could make it more difficult to stop the vehicles. There are no known injuries. As a result, Ford wants drivers to make sure they check the brake fluid and beware of any warning lights. I'll be sending out notifications for service in September. Ryan Burrow ABC news A lawman in Florida, says he does not want to find himself saying, Who was that masked man? Even during a respiratory pandemic? ABC is Marcus more reports on the Florida sheriff. Whose band mask wearing by his deputies, as more businesses and local governments are requiring masks. One Florida sheriff is banning them. Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods is prohibiting his deputies from wearing mask at work and visitors to the sheriff's office to while there are exceptions, including jails, hospitals or dealing with suspected covert patients, the sheriff says the policy is to ensure there is clear communication. And for identification purposes. No Marion County's largest town, Akala recently passed a mask wearing mandate, but the mayor vetoed it. And with all the inconsistencies, the CDC has once again come to say, where a mask it's a key to stopping the spread of covert 19. That brings us to 5 50 you're Komal Propel Insurance Money Update from Seattle Business magazine hears Editor Rob Smith Sorry eyes trying to sell its newly completed corporate campus in Bellevue Spring District, The recreational outdoor Gear equipment company said it would instead locate his headquarters in multiple locations across the region as more employees work from home during covert 19 Dow gained 290 points to close to 9 27,076 NASDAQ rose to 29 the S and P 500 gained 46. Microsoft stock rose almost 3% after the company announced it would release its dual screen smartphone on September 10 for $1399. A smartphone is the company's first android device. This is Rob Smith with Seattle Business magazine for Comeau News. Money News on Co..
Beirut explosion: Death toll rises to 200 as protests continue
"One of the top stories this week, unfortunately, was the massive explosion in Beirut. There was arrested Look for more survivors. As thousands were injured and the explosion there looked to be the result of negligence. There was huge amounts of ammonium nitrate that exploded, they were improperly stored in a warehouse for over six years. Half of the city's destroyed and thousands have been left homeless for more on what we know about this. We spoke to miss you. Ryan, National Security reporter at the Washington Post, You know well, it was really just a catastrophic scene in downtown Beirut. And he said there was a series of explosions. First, this initial fire, smaller fire or explosion. They're different accounts. And then this. Masses mushroom cloud blasts followed by the blast wave course he not across the city, and one would assume that some people were killed in the explosion close to the port. And then there were lots of people wounded and probably dead in the blast wave that broke windows, destroyed buildings and affected people, Miles and miles away. And so people who are on the ground there, and they were just sort of describing this apocalyptic scene where hospitals were overwhelmed. There was nitrous oxide fumes that were potentially dangerous, and this is happening in the country that is already really struggling with Cupid. Pandemic, of course, but then a series of political and economic crises that have triggered inflation and widespread protests over the last year, so this is coming at a very, very hard time for Lebanon. Obviously a lot of people. I know by now, I've seen the video of the explosion. There's so many different angles, so many different videos. There's videos of people experiencing their normal life. And then the blast comes. I saw A video of a family just looking out their window at the fire, and then the windows just completely exploding on them. As the big blast came. Another video I saw was a woman taking bridal pictures and then the huge blast comes and knocks her down and the crew down and everything so just kind of the devastation that that's there and was caught on video is pretty crazy, but I wanted to ask about the ammonium nitrate and why it was there in the first place, and why it was there for so long. Basically, obviously one of the first questions after this happened, Wass what caused this explosion. Initially people were trying to figure out was this some sort of military attack or terrorist attack, But Lebanese officials have said that they believe that it was The result of this improperly stored ammonium nitrate, which we're told was there as a result of basically a stranded shipment that was headed for somewhere else in 2013 or 2014 and was brought And because of a legal dispute in a sort of custody dispute was brought into the port facility in Beirut. And then nobody has really clarify. Why remain there for so long? And I think that that the anger of the Lebanese people ask you why there would have been this highly flammable explosive material stored in the middle of a pact teeming city that's going to be prompting, you know a huge amount of political pressure there already. We've reported that there are some port employees have been placed under house arrest. There are calls or government officials or port officials to be held personally accountable, But I think we're just the beginning of that whole process. And I should add that the U. S government officials that we're talking Tio don't have that much independent information at this point, But what they're saying is They don't have any reason to think so far, and this is evolving that it was anything other than but negligence or an accident. Yeah, it just seems like if this was purely negligence, it's almost worse that if it was a nefarious attack, this is something that could have been totally avoided. You did mention a few of the other things that were going on in Beirut and Lebanon specifically with regards to Corona virus, because the pandemic is obviously affecting the world right now. I know the hospitals are already kind of overtaxed and this is just going to make it worse considering so many people were injured there. I think, they said over 135 dead now and over 4000 people injured and those numbers they're going to change. One would have seemed so. I mean, one of the things that was happening today, with people digging through rubble. Many buildings further away from the port, sort of as he went out, had windows or doors blown out, but structurally or intact, but that no one's closest to the port. Some of them are destroyed. And so people were pulling people out of the rebel today, So you would assume that that death toll would potentially rise and then we have reports of at least 4000 people who were injured. So it was really scary event for a lot of people and then the rebuilding process. Now I've been seeing just people throw numbers around. You never know what the true cost would be. Repairs could cost $5 billion. I mean in the initial area, there was just totally devastated. There's a huge hole the warehouse was One of other countries been doing to offer help. The French president is supposed to visit Lebanon tomorrow. Some of the European countries already sending or talking about sending assistance. I saw reports of Russia operate assistance. The U. S government has so far not said whether or not It'll send eight or potentially logisticians or any sort of personnel to assist. But that's also a possibility. And I would assume that something like that would, of course from the United States as well. One of the other things Teo think about is the fact that there were these massive grain Silas basically right next to the areas, the site of the explosion in the port area that had And them so those were not destroyed or significantly damaged. And so that could really hasten concerns about food security in Lebanon, which it is sort of crazy to think about Lebanon. Being a food, insecure country was always thought as one of the most well to do in the past countries. In the Middle East. It did go through a big punishing civil war in the 19 eighties, but it's really sad to think about Lebanon being in this place. Missy Ryan, National Security reporter at the Washington Post. Thank you very much for joining us. Thank you.
Fresh update on "washington post" discussed on John Howell
"Um, you know, I got this sense that that was a critical part of cement in the relationship, but I don't know. You know, Joe Biden has said repeatedly that he would never send. You know he had a personal bond with you know, he said at one point Ah, come on. Harris has been divided for a long time, which is the highest compliment. How big of an influence was Clyburn on her being picked? I mean, he was. Obviously he was a huge help to Biden reaching the delegates to get the nomination. In addition, I think he's kind of a king maker. Or in this case, a queen maker as Faras Harris your thoughts. Well, um, I soak Clyburn yesterday actually, just, um, known after her name is known, and he did say that he got a call early on Tuesday morning. Come from Joe Biden and telling him the name and that he said that he didn't tell me he was still remembers his kids, even though they were really eager to find out what the rest of us Um, but he was just the idea. The notion that he got that call so early, and we were kind of hearing people getting their calling around four o'clock in the afternoon on the park are but you know, I burn just a fact that he was the only other job. The extraordinary role talking with Annie Linskey. She works for political dot com. She was at the event in Delaware. I thought Biden was really strong in comparison of some of the stuff I've seen out of his basement. He came out firing and your city is quite lucid and to the point and you can tell what they're attack lines are going to be against the president. Obviously. Now why you phony, Kamala, I I don't understand why the White House has come out. What? What? What are they going to paint her? How are they going to paint her as phony? It's really hard to paint her After watching you today as a nasty black radical. How is she phony? What's that line of attack? I think that's right. I think you have You talked to women's groups on the notion of a woman being phony of steak, manipulative plays into a societal trope that people already believe about strong women that there From being Sheedy there being a little manipulative, They're not in honest or forthright, and I'm having that That's what that's about. Apologised. I've just looked in my notes here from the Washington Post, not political. I apologize for that, Amy. All right. Let's do something about it. I appreciate you not correct to me. But yeah, I'm sorry about that. Where do they go from here? Obviously, everything is going to be essentially a TV event. They won't even travel together. They won't even travel. Will they? And and again. I think that that compared to a big trump rally. I don't think they could deliver that sort of spectacle, so maybe this really is advantageous to them. Well, you know, I think the question like whether they go from here, don't you just go right back into the studio and see what I got to go. We have no indication from your camp in. You know, you don't know that Trump or that using the DNA of the hair sample that is stepping up of travel. It's going to be kind of, you know, a campaign that is largely virtual attuned at this point. We're not getting any indication of anything other than that. Annie Linskey, national political reporter, Not from political but from the Washington Post. Thank you for your time. And my apologies. Great stuff. If it makes you feel any better, I'm a subscriber. Okay. Good. Yeah, Let's to the chagrin of a lot of my trumpian listeners that I subscribe to both The New York Times and the Washington Post. But I think they're both both works there. Every penny. Thanks so much for your time. Thank you Take care. That's Annie Linskey from The Washington Post as it's looked at four times and miss read it four times because she's a national political reporter. Okay? Bared their operator error. There can't blame that one on Tyler Mallory or anybody or John Dempsey. Even John Yes, The President really, really, really wants football to return. I've been keeping my eye on someone's comments today, and we have several from yesterday as well. He's quite incense of the Big 10 has decided to call it off. We want to get to that. And I also want to talk to you about potential. Way to make our golf match on Friday morning, Slightly more intense and slightly more interesting. Okay, Lee, OK and painless. Trust me. I can't wait to hear it. All right. Great. Well, get that directly here. A double The US evens inbound.
Washington DC places homeless in hotels to safeguard from COVID-19
"Is paying millions to place the homeless and hotels hotels to to safeguard safeguard them them from from Cove Cove in in 19 19 Washington Washington Post Post reports. reports. So So far, far, more more than than 2000 2000 D D C. C. Residents Residents have have spent spent weeks weeks two two months months in in hotel hotel rooms rooms paid paid for for by by the the D. D. C. C. Government. Government. It's It's seen seen as as an an effort effort that that has has greatly greatly reduced reduced the the spread spread of of Corona Corona virus virus among among the the homeless, homeless, But But the the Post Post Office Office reports reports up up to to 70% 70% of of hotel hotel space space that that the the city city has has purchased. purchased. Some nights has sat vacant with all other vulnerable populations, including those living a living in crowded conditions, not being offered that space. The viruses ranged in Columbia Heights Bright one, another dense, heavily Latino, DC neighborhoods, fewer than 5%. Of the rented hotel rooms have gone to Latinos
Washington releases RB Guice shortly after arrest
"In the National Football League today came from Washington Washington football team. Cutting ties with running back Darius Dice the Redskins, releasing a statement that they had released the running back just hours after he was arrested on a felony charge is one of the accounts of strangulation and this is a situation in the NFL. That is one that leaked. This does not want and when you're the Washington football team As I was still trying to get used to everything of saying that the not saying that the the nickname George, but just off seeing the Washington football team, there has been a lot going on with this organization and the in the the football team, making the Ah the immediate move to arrest to let go of various guys. Following his arrest earlier today. Yeah, that's one of them. You know You messed up, right? You really messed up. It is. It's pretty bad, like if the team is saying, all right, we're kind of cutting bait with you because he's still young. I mean, he basically has it played. He's been hurt his 1st 2 years in The league and the team under Ron Rivera is clearly saying we're going in a different direction. And then you go back on the heels off, which was which probably didn't allow the legal system to play out and say All right is the guilty is the innocent. Any of that is all of the allegations that had been hurled at the Washington franchise to begin with. There was the Washington Post article. I believe that came out talking about the sexual alleged Sexual harassment and misconduct inside of the organization. And now when there is a potential strangulation and domestic abuse or abuse in general Darius Guys, he didn't stand a chance. This is a This is a time when he was in the wrong place. Wrong Time had had been another franchise. They may have been a little bit more patient to see some of the facts come out. But after that, and the name a no way they're not taking Any negative press from anybody does not named Dwayne Haskins, you know, and and when we had John Middlecoff on last hour, just talking about the situation I don't see with with what you say with the injuries. With the the history And now with these latest, you know, following his arrest on the domestic violence charges, I don't see Darius guys being back in the NFL. I just I don't I don't think that I don't even think it's a situation. Well, maybe down line, it would have Tio. It would have to be that he gets exonerated on all charges that it is. Clear that he didn't do it like that's like that's the first thing, and then he's gonna have to go into camp on a minimum contract and prove his worth like He's gonna have to go to a work out to be a few running backs injured, but it's not gonna happen, Probably this season. It will be a next season kind of deal because he's got some legalities that are gonna have to play out which which We don't want to presume his guilt yet Mohr or his innocence for the poor for that bag, But You know, it's gonna have to wait for the dust to settle and with Antonio Brown. It took them a year to quote unquote investigate him and he was in professional purgatory, and he wasn't even facing legal charges. So who knows how long this will take?
Washington DC area parents concerned over schools reopening
"School systems are settling on learning plans for the fall, With most choosing to start entirely online. We have a situation in Montgomery County, in which the health officer is trying to prevent private an independent schools for me opening within person instruction, But what do parents think? At this stage? I spoke on Skype of the Washington Post polling director Scott Clemens about their lives. A survey on the matter are poll found a real mix of use in a lot of concerns about the risks of coming back to school and sending Children back to school but also problems with all online instruction. Altogether 44% Said that they prefer a mix of in person and online instruction. 39% preferred on all online in 16% preferred all in person glasses. Now, what did the pole find as Faras? The outlook for things to change or improve with re opening the long term outlook wasn't very good. Overall, 56% said that it wouldn't be safe to send Children to impersonate classes this fall. When we followed up with that group, Ah majority said that they didn't it would take until at least January or later than that. For it to become safe and did the pole and cover any kind of divide along political beliefs. When it comes to which parents want in person learning and their views on safety. We've had a very stark divide on safety, Uh most Republicans as well as parents who send Children to private school and most whites. Said that schools would be safe to send Children this fall. Ah, but most Democrats and independents as well as black parents in his parent, parents said it would not be safe. A lot of the parents that you talked, Tio talked about the dilemma with wanting to send their kids back to school. But knowing that there's a threat with covert 19 out there seems like there's just a lot of pain oozing out of this pole from those parents. That's right. Parents aren't in an enviable position. They clearly are concerned about both the risk of their own families as well as teachers and the community if students are gathering in schools, But they're concerned about their kid's education is
State Department watchdog resigns after less than 3 months in office
"Stephen A. Card has resigned as the State Department's internal watchdog after less than three months on the job, A card took the position in an acting capacity when Steve Linen who was investigating Secretary of state Mike Pompeo was fired. His last day is Friday. Ah card will be replaced by his deputy, Diana Shaw. Washington Post cites an internal memo saying a card is returning to Indiana to take a job with a law firm secretary. Pompeo has snide linen was fired because he was investigating a deal to sell arms to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval. Rachel Sutherland. Fox is taking a look at
Pelosi: Trump speech plan latest effort to 'degrade' the White House
"Speaker Nancy Pelosi is blasting President Trump for floating the idea of using the White House to accept the Republican presidential nomination later this month. Speaking on MSNBC today, Pelosi said the president has no right to even suggest it for the president, United States to degrade once again the White House as he has done over and over again. By saying he's going to completely politicize. It is something that should be rejected right out of hand. The Trump campaign had planned to hold the Republican National Convention in Florida and North Carolina by canceled amid a surgeon New Corona virus cases. The Washington Post reported yesterday that Republican officials were considering using the White House South Lawn to stage trumps acceptance speech.
New York DA Seeking President Trump’s Tax Returns Cites Probe Into Reports Of ‘Protracted Criminal Conduct’ At Trump Organization
"NYC Prosecutor alleges protracted criminal conduct at trump organization inquest for president's personal tax returns by Larry Neumeister of the Associated Press in New York. A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them citing public reports of extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the trump organization trump's lawyers. Last month said the grand jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith and amounted to harassment of the President Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus. Vance junior seeks eight years of the Republican presidents, personal corporate tax records, but has disclosed little about what prompted him to request the records other than part of the investigation relates to payoffs to women to keep them quiet about alleged affairs with trump. In a court filing Monday though attorneys for Vance said, trump's arguments that the subpoena was too broad stemmed from the false premise that the probe was limited to. So called Hush money payments this court is already aware that the assertion is fatally undermined by undisputed information. In the Public Record Vance's lawyers wrote, they said that information confirms the validity of a subpoena seeking evidence related to potentially improper financial transactions by a variety of individuals and entities. Over a period of years they said public reporting demonstrates that at the time, the subpoena was issued their republic allegations of possible criminal activity at plaintiffs New York. County based trump organization dating back over a decade these reports described transactions involving individual and corporate actors based in New York, county, but whose conduct at times extended beyond New York's borders this possible criminal activity occurred within the applicable statute of limitations. Particularly, if the transactions involved a continuing pattern of conduct, the lawyer said the lawyers urged Judge Victor Marrero to swiftly reject trump's arguments saying the baseless claims were threatening the investigation moreau against trump last year has scheduled arguments to be fully submitted by mid August every day that goes by day plaintiff effectively achieves the temporary absolute immunity that was rejected by this. Court the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court vans lawyer said, every such day also increases the prospect of loss of evidence or the expiration of limitations periods. The precise concerns that the Supreme Court observed justified its rejection of plaintiffs immunity claim in the first place. The Supreme Court last month rejected claims by trump's lawyers that the president could not be criminally investigated while he was in office bans lawyers said trump was not entitled to know the scope and nature of the grand jury investigation but they said information already in the public domain about trump's business dealings provided satisfactory support for the subpoena of. Tax. They cited several newspaper articles including one in the Washington Post examining allegations that trump had a practice of sending out financial statements to potential business partners and banks that inflated the worth of his properties by claiming they were bigger or more potentially lucrative than they were trump's former personal lawyer. Michael Cohen describes such practices during Congressional. Testimony. Vance sought the tax records in part for a probe of how Cohen arranged. During the two thousand sixteen presidential race to keep the porn actress stormy Daniels Model Karen. McDougal from Aaron claims of extramarital affairs with trump trump has denied the affairs cona serving the last two years of a three year prison sentence in home confinement after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations and lying to Congress among other charges. He said he plans to publish a book critical of the President before the November election.
Hispanics disproportionately affected by COVID-19
"25%. Any survey of those affected by covert 19 showing a new pattern emerging across the USA BCS making to Rezian numbers from the CDC. Reveal Hispanics are disproportionately affected by the virus, with one out of every five deaths among Hispanics caused by Cove it, according to a Washington Post analysis in California, 57% of all virus related deaths reported in the last week of
Origin Stories: Joe Coulombes Quirky Legacy at Trader Joes
"From wondering I'm David. Brown and this is business wars daily on this Monday August third. During the pandemic, the news has been rushing by faster than a bullet train. It's easy to get caught up in the daily news overlook the big picture. So this week we're taking a little step back in looking at the origin stories of some of America's most iconic companies I in our series trader. Joe's it's founder Joe Colom died in. March, at the age of eighty nine trader Joe's of course, is the neighborhood grocery chain that transformed millions of people, shoppers, and employees alike into cult-like fans. The impact of his markets has been so significant that the Washington Post called Coloma cultural icon there's no trader Joe's near You well, let me. Step back for just a second and tell you the story. It was nineteen, sixty, seven Joe Coolum. Thirty seven had built a chain of eighteen convenience stores in California when gigantic seven eleven came along and he realized he couldn't compete according to the New York Times. The had to find something else to do one day. Kulam read that sixty percent of young people who were qualified to go to college. We're going thank you GI bill. He also read that Boeing was building a plane, the seven, thirty seven that would give more people the opportunity to travel overseas the assumed more international travel would make Americans pallets more adventurous New York Times reported. The idea for trader Joe's a store with fresh produce, sophisticated flavors and good wine affordable prices was born he opened the first one in Pasadena California that year famously Kulon conceived of Trader Joe's is a store for the quote over educated and underpaid his stores would serve budding foodies who wanted something more than they could get it typical supermarkets but who couldn't pay a fortune for it and something? More was what he built quirky stores with. South. Seas flair shelves stocked with Exotic Cheeses and gourmet foods from other countries and eventually natural foods and organic produce. He also trained cashiers to be both friendly and authentic a tradition that continues. So strongly today that following colognes death one woman tweeted name one mental health professional that could teach me as much about emotional intimacy as a trader. Joe's cashier. The hawaiian-shirted workers often seem so unusually pleasant that people ask why they seem so happy. It isn't simply good customer service training that accounts for the smile. It's no Colom also believed in treating employees well, today according to the trader Joe's claims that its workers are among the industry's best compensated employees they receive annual raises ranging from seven to ten percent health insurance starts on. Day One more than one person tweeted that trader Joe's covered health crises that other companies would likely not such as the woman who claimed that her colleague faced a two million dollar bill for brain cancer treatments. But with trader, Joe's health insurance he paid nothing as the A. P. noted, many workers have stayed with trader Joe's for decades in an industry marked by high turnover. From colognes ethics good food at affordable prices came hundreds of store brand items like Granola in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, two unheard of cookie butter and frozen Mac and cheese
Joe Biden's Potential Running Mate: Who Is Karen Bass?
"Campaign Campaign 2020. 2020. We We don't don't have have long long to to wait wait for for Joe Joe Biden Biden to to announce announce his his running running mate. mate. It's It's expected expected to to happen happen next next week. week. As As the the list list is is narrowed. narrowed. California California Democratic Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass is considered a key contender. She's 66 chairs the Congressional Black Caucus. We talk about Bass with Washington Post political analyst and data columnist David Beiler, who has continued his Siri's looking at various potential Biden. Runningmate. Karen Bass would be governing choice rather than election choice. You know, she's a representative from California, California is not exactly a swing state so she doesn't have exactly those advantages. But her advantages would really come into play. Actually, when buying is in office so fast is widely known as someone who is a compromiser who sort of an incrementalist, not someone who is necessarily a purist, which really sets with Biden's governing style. He talks a lot about wanting to negotiate and compromise with the Republicans as much as possible. She is the head of the Congressional Black Caucus. On DSO. Dominating paths would be a real nod to multiple different groups that have been important to the buying campaign. There's black women who are the most Democratic demographic group in the country. There are black congressional leaders like Jim Clyburn, who helped revive Biden's campaign when it was really on the ropes in late February of this year. Andi. She's someone who I think you've seen in recent interviews has some instincts that are a little bit Biden esque When asked about the defund the police slogan she sort of did to step that. I think you reminded me. A fine one was to say, I don't like defund the police as a slogan, which is smart because that collection of words does not pull well. At the same time, we're sort of able to say they're these elements of the plans that I support. And those are elements of the plans that her constituents like so she kind of has a lot of stylistic things and a lot of talents and abilities that I think makes her sort of governing pick if you well, you alluded to this about the fact that she's from California, and you're not gonna get a Republican victory in California at least on this level. Is that the one downside to abiding bass ticket or are there others? I think the other downside is that the vetting Been relatively minimal compared to some of the other candidates. Now, Obviously, the buying campaign is doing their own betting with every candidate right now, and you know, putting him through the paces and seeing if there's something going on That they wouldn't want on their ticket. But Bass within the last couple months has come under fire for remarks where she called Fidel Castro commandant and Hef and sort of had a tone that lot of other people. Democrats from Florida in particular did not appreciate so the question with passes. Is there more baggage? When you look at someone like Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren? They've already been through the wringer and a presidential primary. Susan Rice has already gone through a Senate confirmation hearing. So the question with bass is also just Is there anything that you don't know that might be harmful, and the answer might be know that by knows everything and that there's nothing else there. But You know, there's some amount of risk in a pick that hasn't been in the public eye so much. David Beiler, political analysts and data columnist for The Washington Post, joining us on Skype.
Miami - Isaias has become a Category 1 hurricane as it heads toward Bahamas and South Florida
"For the possible arrival of a newly named Hurricane Isa. US is a Category one bearing down on the Bahamas wind driven rain from swamping street across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic with waist high muddy water. The Washington Post reporting this morning
DHS compiled intelligence reports on journalists reporting on protests in Portland
"Has compiled intelligence reports about the work of American journalists covering protests in Portland, Oregon. This comes from The Washington Post, which described it is what current and former officials call an alarming use of a government system meant to share information about suspected terrorists and violent actors again. Homeland security
LEC Announces Sponsorship from Saudi Arabia's NEOM and Quickly Retracts
"League of Legends European Championship or C. announced a sponsorship from meal a new futuristic city plan by Saudi. Arabia. Why is a city sponsoring in East sports event? You might ask a great question, but it definitely didn't go as planned because after a day of internal and external outcry riot announced, the sponsorship would be cancelled. So what is NEOM? It's a project from the Saudi, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salaam, whose goals to build a futuristic mega-city. They'll become a hub for tech in tourism on the coast of the red seat, the project is estimated to cost five, hundred billion dollars. The. Saudi crown prince is a controversial figure for a number of reasons in the West. The murder of Washington Post was Jomo. Kashogi is one of the most notable. The city is also controversial for the displacement of tribe about twenty thousand people currently live in the area of the plan city. The Saudi government has been accused of killing people who speak up about the plans for the new city. Finally. Saudi, Arabia's history of human rights issues. Especially, the people who identify as lgbtq stands in stark contrast to the pride themed logo and the company's statements on inclusivity. Many LGBTQ members of Right Games spoke out about how the sponsorship defies any stay admission to align with the. Lgbtq community that includes many of members of the ilise own commentating staff after a day of outcry which many people inside and outside of Right Games chastised the company for this decision. Right decided to remove the sponsorship. Still plenty of damage has been done a few days ago. Blast premier. A notable cs go competition also signed a sponsorship with NEOM as a recording that sponsorship is still in place.
Big Tech CEOs Testimony Before Congress
"Today was the day as I record these words the big tech CEO's are still testifying before Congress. So I'm going to have to do a summary of what I've seen just in the first couple of hours or so and leave some of the juicier question and answer back and forth for tomorrow. I up a note on the format that we've been seeing. Yes. All of the CEOS were testifying remotely. They were using Cisco Webex as the video conferencing tool and it seemed to work fairly well at least right until this very moment as I turned off the stream to go into the booth to record this, they took a ten minute recess because apparently one of the witnesses. was having an issue with their stream or feed, and I'm wondering if it might have been Jeff Bezos because at least thus far were almost an hour and a half into the testimony and he hadn't been asked a single question. Anyway back to the whole idea of testifying remotely if I were going to do one of those rate, my video call backgrounds reports. Bezos look like he was in some sort of executive boardroom, lots of tasteful Chomsky's behind him. Look like he was in a conference room at a high end law firm I couldn't tell what Zuckerberg was sitting in front of it looked like closed vertical blinds almost like I don't know some sort of like a bunker like if you're battening down your house for a Hurricane Tim, Cook was in front of some sort of tasteful plant trough though he was clearly working off an ipad pro. Let's start off with what the Fab four had to say in their opening statements. Amazon's Jeff bezos underscored Amazon's job creation, its investments in social causes and its role in supporting small and medium-sized businesses. And made the case that Hey Amazon is just a tiny competitor in a huge global market quote. The global retail market we compete in is strikingly large and extraordinarily competitive Amazon accounts for less than one percent of the thousand five, trillion dollar global retail market and less than four percent of retail in the US unlike industries that are winner take all there's room in retail for many winners for example. More than eighty retailers in the US. Alone earn over one billion dollars in annual revenue like any retailer we know that the success of our store depends entirely on customer satisfaction with their experience in our store every day Amazon competes against large established players like target Costco Kroger and of course, Walmart a company more than twice Amazon size, and while we have always focused on producing a great customer experience. For retail sales done primarily online sales initiated online are now in even larger Growth Area for other stores Walmart's online sales grew seventy four percent in the first quarter and customers are increasingly flocking disservices invented by other stores. Amazon still can't match at the scale of other large companies like curbside pickup and in store returns and quote alphabets. Soon, Darpa, Chai, said that Google also operates in a highly competitive. Market and that it's free products benefit the average American quote. A competitive digital ad marketplace gives publishers, advertisers, and therefore consumers an enormous amount of choice pichai stated, for example, competition and ads from twitter instagram comcast and others has helped lower online advertising costs by forty percent over the last ten years with these savings pass down to consumers through lower prices in areas like travel and real estate Google faces strong. For search queries for many businesses that are experts in those areas. Today's competitive landscape looks nothing like I. Did five years ago let alone twenty one years ago when Google launched its first product Google search people have more ways to search for information than ever before and quote. Tim Cook of Apple said that the APP store has opened the gate wider for software developers. Also, apple doesn't have dominant market share quote as much as we believe, the iphone provides the best user experience. We know it is far from the only choice available to consumers Cook said after beginning with five hundred APPs today the APP store hosts more than one point seven, million, only sixty of which are apple software. Clearly, if apple is a gatekeeper, what we have done is open the gate wider we want to get every APP we can on the store, not keep them off and quote. And facebook's mark. Zuckerberg said well, but he said a thousand times before that facebook knows it has more work to do on things like fighting misinformation and that you know companies aren't bad simply because they're big. And he took pains to point out that facebook is an American success story quote although people around the world use our products. FACEBOOK is a proudly American company. He said, we believe in Values Democracy Competition Inclusion and free expression that the American economy was built on many other tech companies share these values, but there's no guarantee our values will win out for example China. Is Building its own version of the Internet focused on very different ideas and they are exporting their vision to other countries as Congress and other stakeholders. Consider how antitrust laws support competition in the US. I believe it's important to maintain the core values of openness and fairness that have made America's digital economy, a force for empowerment and opportunity here and around the world and quote. In his opening remarks, the chairman of the Committee David. Sy-. Selena Rhode. Island. Laid out three areas of inquiry that the was scheduled to delve into at least in questioning from the Democratic Congress folk more on that in A. Quitting CNBC, each platform allegedly serves as a quote bottleneck for a key channel of distribution and quote the platforms allegedly used their control over digital infrastructure to Sir Vail other companies, their growth business activity, and whether they might pose a competitive threat and use that information to maintain their own power and third the platforms allegedly abused their control over current technologies to extend their power through tactics like self referencing their own products. Quote. Prior to the cove nineteen pandemic, these corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. Silly said in the wake of Covid nineteen however, they are likely to emerge stronger and more powerful than ever before, and he concluded by saying quote, our founders would not bow before a king nor should we bow before the emperor's of the online economy and quote? But as I say, while this was labelled as an anticompetitive antitrust inquiry, it seems like the Republican Congress folk were primarily interested in probing alleged bias against conservative users. In fact, Jim Jordan. One of the ranking Republican representatives spent most of his opening remarks railing against. which if that continues would basically be exactly what all of the CEOS in the talking head boxes would be hoping for right lots of distraction and no real spotlight on them. In fact, a lot of the most heated questions directed at a company that's not even present. We'll see if that continues but I have to say straight off Chairman Sicily and was very specific targeted sharp questions. He kept interrupting folks when they started to stray into doublespeak and the very nature of the questions from him and others at least so far. This wasn't like previous congressional hearings we've covered where the congress folk didn't seem to even understand the businesses they were investigating, and maybe that was because I don't know if you saw the woman sitting very prominently very obviously behind Mr. Cecil lean. Let me let the Washington Post fill you in on who that was quote as a twenty eight year old law student Lena Con penned a twenty four thousand word article for Yale Law Journal titled Amazon's antitrust. Paradox. The article described how US antitrust law isn't equipped to deal with tech giants such as Amazon. Even as the company has made itself as essential to commerce in the twenty first century in the way that railroads and telephone systems had in the previous century con now works as counsel for the antitrust subcommittee she has worked with Sylvain to develop his case against the tech giants including Amazon and quote. As I said, the questioning is continuing as I speak these words in fact I just heard that they came back from their recess. The whole thing did kick off hour late only getting started at one PM, eastern? So I don't think it'll be done before for five PM at least. So again, I'll put together a summary of all of the juicy exchanges happening now for tomorrow.
"Hi It's Bernie Bach with a topcoat audio clip episode five, three, three. Talking to you on the. Speaker APP soup you're listening and you WANNA see imagery that goes along with these thoughts about. Collaborative. Ticking than that speaker, apple shares some screengrabs. If you listen inside the APP alternatively, there's website inside you that I e were employed posting this ended up, you know play what you're hearing. I WanNa, do collaborative, not taking i WanNa talk to you about that because. I'm about to start another year with students in a creative media did join a nation and game design program three different degrees on the clonmel digital campus of the limerick. Institute of Technology on. It's important that I get from those students how they do not taking effectively and how I might share some of my highest value notes with them. So here's the process it all starts by reading. I have subscriptions I pay for and a river of News I. Get the subs come from things that are on the cover art for this episode, different premium places like the Washington. Post the Atlantic New York, times, the Irish Times tipperary live and several others. As I read through these flows of information. alantic things sometimes, the annotations are very simple. I just saved instant paper to an instant paper allows me to annotate or make notes or to grab pieces of content and make it into distilled nuggets of information. So I read online and I had this one tap sharing-mechanism work wherever I read sometimes I read on the kindle and the kindle is interesting because not only do the books I get. Appear on kindle. But I can email to my kindle were documents from emails from student essays from variety of sources. Were documents become readable in the kindle, which means they can be annotated and shared on the kindle. These processes of reading. And annotating for sharing and up in a place called read. Wise. Wise is clever. Application hasn't API and it allows me to that API and through another service called hypothesis to share stuff that I see through the chrome web browser into the service called read wise and then read wise allows me to push out A. Piece of information, premium information to students or to other readers an instant paper does the same thing allows me if I like a piece of content for that content show up as one of the ten pieces of content shared through the instant paper out. These things are collaborative, for example. If I'm using. If I'm using the same annotation technology is another person. Hypothesis is one of those sharable piece of technology. I can see people annotating and making notes some things they find online. The hypothesis chrome extension allows you to. Grab a piece of text graph, put a note or two next to it, and then to share that in a public space, which could see collaborate and share. In fact, there's a whole plug in mechanism with case studies for blackboard and for muddle. And for other online virtual learning networks where students can collaborate and go down through a reading list of content where they're asked to annotate and share information about this pieces of content. I'm thinking about doing that with my. Next semester of students but it might just be easier to have them read recommended documents that I share inside of Microsoft teams as well as inside one drive system or asked to respond to different prompts. And then to through their response, I get a collaborative input to the thing they looked at. That have to the item that they're collaborating with. Hopefully by the time, my students get to the fourth year their education with me. They'll have a more sophisticated way using chrome extensions or annotations on the fly through a very smart web. Browser. At this moment in time I'm happy to say that what I'm doing is taking and leveraging paid content that I see through my news feeds or through ino reader, a feed reader I use. That I can see that stuff. Save those pieces of information that I went to rise, and then I can share what I want to annotate and what I want to mark up. I like the processes behind the scenes I like how I'm doing it with read wise. I like how it works with instant paper I like how the annotations work of hypotheses I like how the simplicity of kindle or the annotations with a standard book and a yellow highlighter work when extracted through office lens. All these things are possible and
"washington post" Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt
"Brad got a good one for you. This Week List Clark of the Washington Post on that breaking story last week about he toxic and harassment culture. At The Washington redskins. Yes, I call them that with the Washington football club with a soon to be new name. All the things that went on in that Liz and or a writer at the Washington Post will oxen. It's embraced reporting talked to many people in and out of the organization. About what happened with that culture was how young women treated there. Hopefully, we'll have changed ahead with. What's going on? With the lawyer being hired, trying to do an internal review, hopefully, some systematic change will go on, but there's a lot of discussion about what you reported Mayan sites talking a lot about Dan Snyder the owner of the Washington Redskins or The Washington football clubs soon to be a different name than redskins. We will talk about that in the minute I. The ran of the week when we are now at the precipice. The NFL in the NFL PA, or having these negotiations, I've said it for months. This was bound to happen in here. We are a replay. Of? What happened in baseball? Will put aside the overarching question whether we'll have football whether we can have a sport that requires the opposite of social distancing whether we can have a sport when the viruses raging in hotspots whether we have sport where they're not gonNA bubble where they're going to be multiple infections. We don't know they're gonNA, be infections that required quarantining of entire say offensive line's defense lines the whole team. How do you have competitive Balance Eddie have a team all of that, but putting aside that and it's related. We have this two part negotiation both at the same time that happened in baseball now is happening in football. Health and safety which protocols we have. A mass joined coordinated effort by stars the NFL. Saying what's going on, we don't have our protocols yet. We don't know what we can do. We don't have an infectious disease plan here we go. That's still being negotiated. Listen contentiousness that we're seeing on social media. And number two the money. We haven't even gotten there. We hear about the owners warning forty percent reduction mostly in this year or this year next year, the players wanted to smooth it out in years ahead. We hear about cap going down forty million dollars next year have about bat. This is going to be a problem. No question and that sort of goes away while we hear more about what's the plan. What's thousand safety plan? You combine all this that we have a three.
"washington post" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Get your quote at Progressive Dot, com today we have been talking about the article that drop last night in the Washington Post regarding the culture of sexual harassment within the Washington Football Franchises Office There's been a lot of reaction to it. We were discussing how it almost was a letdown, and by no fault of the content or the women who have experienced these horrible things at their workplace, this hostile work environment, but because of the. The delay in the release of the article, and because of the way that the Washington football franchise has been in the news recently and all of the conversation, circulating around the racism and the sponsors, and all of that stuff people worked for speculating and their speculations were like net flicks, special type stuff like Dirtyjohn type stuff like unsolved mysteries craziness. What happened to ray type stuff? Right like I mean it's just people's brains. We're just going crazy. And so when the article was released talking about this culture of sexual harassment, there was a reaction that was like. Oh! That's it. That's what we got all worked out about worked up about and we feel like that's not fair. Because their story, obviously something that deserves to be talked about it is something that is whether you want to believe it or not rampant in the sports world, and probably elsewhere I can only speak for my personal experiences, but I've got stories Katie. I'm guessing you have stories as well. I don't know that they meant to have two women on the Dan Lebatardshow. The day after the Washington Post article about sexual harassment dropped I big. It was purely coincidence, but here we are so another question that people are talking about is what is Dan Snyder's culpability in all of this. Look as you mentioned Katie. He is not a likable character. He's not one of those people that you see when you're looking for. For, godparents of your kids go. You know who would be great Dan. Snyder signed him up for that job. Right I mean like people just traditionally don't like him, and the reputation is well earned. We could go on and on about the stuff that Snyder has done as his own team but we don't have time for that right now. My question to you is what is his role in what these women experienced. Yet that's a tricky question. Right and I don't know the inner workings of the Washington Redskins and how they have everything set up in house right, but I can speak to my experiences with the bucks. I worked for a team the Milwaukee Bucks for a year. And was one of the best years of my life. It was owned by four different owners. Join Owners. Okay. They did not work in the building. They didn't live in Milwaukee the team. A lot of them lived in New York. We saw them at plenty of home games. We saw them on the road. They came to so many road games, and so that's how I came to know the different owners for the bucks. What I'm saying is this they don't? See the day to day. The inner workings of what's happening. At the office, right, what's happening within cubicles or offices, or what's being said from employee to employee. That's on the shoulders of other people. Who they put in place right as an owner who you hire to be your president, who you hire to be your coo in your your C. Suites, your executives that's on you and and it seems that the executives that he hired. Drop the ball on many cases I will say in Reading The Washington Post Article Gen. My biggest concern is why don't they have a bigger? Hr Department like that's. That's a problem to me that the HR Department for the Washington Redskins an NFL team with a storied history only has one. One person that people can actually pick out of a crowd and say hey. I think that's our HR REP like if anything bad happens, I think. Maybe that's the person we should go to and I think that's the person I can talk to to me. That's a problem when I worked for the bucks, I picked out five people five people from the HR department, and that's an NBA team, and so for me I think that the structure of the organization is a problem and the culture. Obviously, that was allowed in in. Flourished there that they allow such inappropriate behavior was the problem and so yeah. I think that's where Daniel Snyder could be on. The Hook is the people that he put in place to make sure this stuff didn't happen and it did under. Their Watch! It's tricky. which is the very first thing you said? Because you don't want to be a hypocrite in this space, right, you don't want to condemn Daniel Snyder, because he's just not a likable guy, and then be okay with Mark Cuban to talk to about somebody in your NBA Space Katie who oversaw something very similar with the mavs, but kept his job. You know made what seemed to be a heartfelt apology about the culture that was beneath him and kind of took the took the position that. I didn't know any of this was going on, but if I had known any of this going on, there would have been swift repercussions, and that you know we would still like. It's hard to sit there and go well. We were okay with Mark Cuban keeping his job and keeping the team and saying that he was GonNa, do better going forward and not give Daniel Snyder. The same benefit of the doubt like that's tricky, right? The problem is Snyder has a longer. Rap Sheet for lack of a better term. Right like he's got all of these other. Perceived errors in Judgment Sharpeville, the least of which is not having a racist name for many many many years, and resisting and saying capital never will I change the name right so like he just doesn't get that benefit of the doubt that we have given to mark Cuban and I. Don't WanNa. Be a hypocrite in that space well. It's like think about the new. England patriots penalty their most recent penalty right like for filming the sideline the TV crew. That's not even on the football ops side when we all saw that penalty, where like a million dollars a third round. That's a big deal. For the charge, maybe not like is the crime worth the the punishment. Probably not, but this wasn't the Patriots first offense right, so it was. A different couple different instances where they told the line or cross the line, and now they're getting a really big consequence coming down for filming the sidelines like for me when I look at Daniel Snyder. He's wrapped up and a lot of different issues right now, negative headline after negative headline, and now this comes down. It looks made. Worse than if this was just a vacuum situation of hey, this culture is terrible. They need to fix it. He didn't know it was going on during his watch now he does, he's going to make the necessary changes and get the right people and restructure the HR department, whatever that would be better, but because to your point, this isn't in the vacuum and a lot of things have transpired under his ownership. It looks worse and it looks bad, and it looks like he is more likely to be on the hook for something like this and then. Then we haven't even gotten into the allegations, Riley. We've been talking about like the lead up to the release of the story. Daniel Snyder's culpability in the story. We haven't even I guess I assume that many people were able to like. Take ten minutes yesterday and read it because the anticipation was so big and everybody's like I wanNA. Know what it is I'm just assuming that a lot of people saw it I. Mean we could dive into some of these things, guys? They're nasty like they're. They're despicable, right? We're talking select cvs the taxi glass. That women had to be careful about walking down because men could literally be beneath them, looking up their skirts. Like the second grade to me like come on like these when you were all. Right, my school jumper, or whatever and you? Sophie shorts underneath to deter that like. How are women having to think about this in the workplace? It's twenty twenty. It's messed up man. For businesses around the world today isn't a restart. It's a rethink that's why they're partnering with IBM to Change How they from supply chains to customer service. Let's put smart to work visit.
"washington post" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"To be involved in this, you're talking about one of the most like terrible people of the last, however long you to go last decade right as far as like what he was accused of, and now you're attaching that to this. All of that was like holy unfair, and again the merits of the article alone there there we need to talk about the systematic harassment, sexual harassment and sexism that exists in these spaces. Spaces but damn if they didn't mess up the process by letting people spin on it for a couple of days, and the reporters who put out like Yo Yo dog I'm hearing some stuff. It's not good like it really was problematic I know and I hate that part because I think twitter as great as it is can be a detriment. Social Media in general can be a detriment and I don't want to. Over hyped isn't the the proper word for it because that diminishes what happened to these women in this article, which is horrible, and they shouldn't have had to have dealt with that on a day to day basis, and they shouldn't be crying in the bathroom at lunch. Break with others who are going through the same thing, and they shouldn't have to be fending off sexual advance after sexual advance via text message. In fear of trying to keep their job, but at the same time you're point like you're reading things on twitter like is he actually a friend of Jeffrey Epstein? was he a part of that circle? That's crazy and that's unfair that so many people's name got dragged through the mud because people were just creating things to create it while we waited and that's that's the detriment of social media and I hate that for some people who yesterday and the day before probably were days of hell for them of wondering. What is this Washington? Post expose GONNA. Be About am I included. I have no idea I mean the whole thing I thought. Wasn't good. I didn't think it looked good from the optics I, thought that it was handled poorly to say the least and I think a lot of people were fueling the handling of it, just from spouting off on their twitter, and that to me was unfair for a lot of people, and it minimized ultimately and I. Don't think he asked intention at all in ended up minimizing the story, because it couldn't live up to the expectations that people had created in their mind. It's kind of like when you read a book and you picture who plays the main characters in your head, and then that gets turned into a movie and you're like no man that's. Like that's not how it went down in my head, and it can't ever live up to the story you created in your brain, and the problem is. This is already an issue Katie as I'm sure you well know as many of our female colleagues in this space know that already gets minimized or already told relax. You're no fun. Just go justin joke yeah. Don't rock the boat. Oh I thought you were. Were Cooler than that, and then you're sitting there, questioning your own judgment going and my being gaslight right now or maybe I am overly sensitive. Maybe this is just how it goes. Hey, I want to be accepted in the space. Maybe I do need to just go along and like if you think that that's not something happens regularly for women in the space. Just scroll through twitter man just scroll through twitter. Twenty four hours and look at all the women who have identified with what those fifteen women talked about in the Washington Post piece. We are going to be joined by Liz. Clark of the Washington Post, one of the two articles along with will hobson who put together this expose on the rampant sexual harassment in the Washington football franchise offices as Katie alluded to many of the people who have been singled out and named the peace have since been fired or left I believe the play by play guy that you mentioned announced yesterday that he was quote unquote retiring from the team. How convenient what it's been! A good run is what he said. What claiming I'm? Sure he's got many many other things that he'll be focusing his attention on now. So yeah we're going to talk more about this on the Dan Le Batard show. We have a lot of other things to get to ESPN released list of the best arena height music. and. We have some problems with it. We were I mean come on like come on, get it. If you get a chance, subscribe to ESPN daily. It was put out in the ESPN daily email. It's a great compilation, but come on Katie I know you were like. Oh, I. Know I actually wrote them down because I'm this invested in Georgia? Take any notes on the Washington Post article, but she has many many on the hype Music List Espn daily put out. Hello. This is your apartment. I need some favors from you. Your.
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"I tell you what I appreciate. The air's that Stugatz on the regular. Because it really lowers the bar, the expectations for what we have to do when we fill in. This is the Dan Le Batard show here on ESPN radio filling in for Dan Le Batard. It's me. Jen Ladda filling in for stugatz. It's Katie George. WHAT'S UP Katie? Should I guarantee mistakes right off the bat just to be my best Stugatz today JEN do. Absolutely I. Feel like it makes the audience and the listeners feel like we get the show 'cause. That's a big thing here, right? Oh, it's a huge thing I learned that the hard way I. Saw I saw I saw your approval ratings. Now you have. To have a better approval rating than I had with Peter Burns it just put it that way. We got a pretty stack show for everybody out. There at lots of things to talk about. We're one week away from the MLB. Season July. Thirtieth is the start of the NBA season. NHL Season starts on August first. We're going to hear from Emily Kaplan. ARE ESPN NHL reporter a little bit? Bit later in the show there was a mind blowing expose sports illustrated, put out about former NFL Kabeer Bajour via Mila and if you haven't gotten a chance to read it, it's all over twitter three parts a read. You've got to really invest some time into it. Maybe take your phone into the bathroom with you, because I know that you're going to spend a lot of time in there. You might get through appeaser to. And the author of that Kaelin Taylor is GonNa. Join US later in the show as well. I mean. This is a deep dive into some very bizarre stuff, so I'd love to hear the process. She went through for that article. We're also going to hear from Liz Clark of the Washington Post she one of the authors of that expose. The scandal story that broke yesterday that everyone was waiting for from dream job to nightmare about more than a dozen women who alleged sexual harassment and verbal abuse by former team employees. In The Washington football franchise so obviously. That was something that dominated talk last night. As the article dropped around. What five PM, Eastern Time Katie. What was your reaction to that story? So I'll be curious to see what you think of this, and so on Tuesday. Right was the initial date that it was supposed to drop. The Washington Post said they had. You Know Earth shattering information that was going to be bigger news than the Washington redskins deciding to change their names, so I thought Oh my gosh, what is GonNa? Come out about the Washington redskins because this is going to be huge. And then they pushed it back to Thursday, and all of this was circulating around Daniel Snyder specifically. Right Daniel Snyder. This is going to be damning information about Daniel Snyder and say what you want about the guy. No, he doesn't have a lot of fans in his corner, and supporters. I think the Internet sometimes is a detriment. Jen because I think over hyped what was supposed to come out and I'm not diminishing the horrify. Items that were explained in this in detail in this expose of what women went through them, but I have to be honest. I was expecting Daniel Snyder to be a part of those allegations personally jen and when he wasn't. For all the people who said this is going to be information leading up that he is going to make him half to sell the team. He's not gonNA. have any other option than selling the team when I read the article twice I don't know if it's the necessary information. To. Make enforce. Daniel Snyder to actually have to sell it because he wasn't personally included in the allegations now what went on in the culture? The cultures messed up and the culture needs to change without a doubt and what happened to those women when they were going to do their jobs and the things that they had to think about while trying to perform and make sales. That's awful to me and it seems like they had a lot of bad eggs. That thought that kind of. Activity and that inappropriate behavior was condoned I'm glad they got rid of a couple of those people and they decided to leave Alex Santos. Richard Man being one Larry Michael the voice of the Redskins for so long, but I, don't know Jin and I'm curious to hear what you think if that's the kind of allegations, because he's personally included in them to force him to sell the Washington redskins. I! Think you make a great point in that. The article doesn't exist in a vacuum, right. It didn't exist Solo. It wasn't by itself. It was affected by all of the things you mentioned. which was this idea? It's been affected by the fact that this team has been in the news recently for being you know having this racial nickname and pressure to change it and the sponsors that have pulled their support of the team. If they didn't change the name like all of that was in there as well, it's not as though this was just like arbitrary team that no one. One was thinking about that. No one was talking about that hadn't been accused already of having a questionable culture right so then like you said it's supposed to drop early and people are like. When's it coming? We're all like salivating. Because we love scandal. We love the dirty details. We love like reading all of that like salacious stuff and the problem with that is exactly what you said when we weren't fed it away when it didn't come when we wanted to write this. Like immediate gratification society that we live in I, want it now. Give it to me right now. Then we were able to imagine and create ideas about what it could be right and so like. That was the biggest issue I saw. Leading into the release of this piece, which as you state has merits all on his own. It's a topic that needs to be discussed. It's obviously something that is a problem in the sports industry and beyond, but it was more problematic that people were hypothesizing, and like guessing as to what it was about, I saw some of our colleagues, names and former colleagues names, being dragged through the mud, like completely unfairly as people were trying to speculate if they were involved in this, you know titillating scandal like that's not right I saw mentioning of like of Epstein like..
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"Want to you agenda very the best to Ryan Crocker joins us now from spokane Washington. He's diplomat in residence at Princeton University versity ambassador Crocker. Welcome back to the program. Thank you for having me so first of all that tape that we heard from you in two thousand sixteen. PUT IT in context. Why are you saying About about your earliest time there in Afghanistan that we didn't even know what the task was in two thousand two overall. I think the task was clear then. And it's clear now. Go to Iran Kate the capacity of al-Qaeda or anyone else operating from Afghan soil to do another attack like nine eleven. The challenge is how do you get there. And in this particular case The the argument debate going on that I could perceive from Kabul Do we simply consider mission accomplished. Because they'll see it as on the run or are we going to have to take steps to ensure that they never come back and that had to do with four levels missions and civilian component. So it wasn't we've we've always known We still know eighteen years later What this is about? It is preventing a resurgence in return to Afghanistan in friendly hands for al-Qaeda. Okay so the mission overall preventing a resurgence of al Qaeda data but Ambassador Crocker. Forgive me because I'm I'm a little confused I think in that two thousand sixteen Cigar interview. You say that whether it's a long term commitment or a minimal commitment is that was that the the confusion as early as two thousand two. Well let me put it this way. They the minimum commitment. Ah An economy of force operation which it certainly was to Take on al-Qaeda. Is that enough do we say we. We've done it and then pull back Or do we maintain a longer term presence to stabilize the Afghan state and to be sure that were in position to react immediately to anything that would look like a return of al Qaeda that that was the debate the Betas I saw it so ambassador Crocker. Give me your big picture. Take here what do you think is revealed in this six part Washington in post series about. US officials approach to the to the war. Our strategy What is your takeaway here? Well I it was an amazing effort by post over several years to accumulate. All of these papers through the Freedom of Information Act and that that is commendable I think though that They are sensationalizing to mark degree to try to produce the smoking gun and so forth that You know lying to the American people when I think the real story is to to to sift through all of those documents all of those interviews and to try to pull together. Some true lessons learned what worked. What didn't why What does this tell us about possible future engagements by the US In other countries ethically military engagement so Again A I I think the real meaning of these papers is yet to come when I for someone or someone some group to go through these meticulously And see what they tell us in toto and I don't think the inspector general all is is that should stop. I mean I think there should be a policy. Discussion and very much in the public is so I think the uh the real meaning of this will be when someone or someones takes it on a long-term mental physical project so ambassador Crocker agreed with you on that vast trove of documents like this. I think probably deserves many iterations of analysis but to your point about the the post sensationalizing this I mean John. Salko ahead of the very agency that conducted these interviews and you were one of the interviewees. Louie's he told Craig what he told the Post. The American people have constantly been lied to. I don't is. He is sopko sensationalizing analyzing his own agencies work. You have to go through And he would have to say Here's the life hi From from my perspective looking at a couple of the big issues out there like the collapse APPs of Kabul Bank In in two thousand ten Yes it was a huge mess. It was also broadly known Because it just remember this is this is Afghanistan no more Taliban government free press. They were correspondent all over Kabul and they were on these stories so I I just don't see the smoking gun and that's why I think the thrust of these papers should be. What does this tell us about what to do? And more importantly what not to do You know that's the story I'm looking for. That's the set of Afghan can papers that I think are really going to be worth reading. Okay so perhaps. There isn't any one I don't even know if there's anyone that's an out lie. But but the the issue is Were the was the. We're the American people misled about the The progress being made in Afghanistan over multiple administrations. I mean you mentioned the couple bank crisis which is a really interesting moment in this story. Right from two thousand ten then when the Kabul Bank collapsed under what billions of dollars of a billion dollars a fraudulent loans including some that were made to then President Hamid Karzai's family now now in the Washington Post story. The Post points out that Carl I can bury who was ambassador In Afghanistan just before you he was pressing Karzai to take action on the Kabul Bank problem alum but apparently they say that that changed when you replaced him in July two thousand eleven and let me just read a quote here from a couple of Treasury Department officials who are in the Afghanistan papers abors says they say it was a case study of how fragile and precarious. US policy can be literally literally overnight. Our entire policy change Crocker's attitude was is to make the issue go away buried as deep as possible and silence any voices within the embassy that wanted to make this an issue that's from Treasury Department officials. Now the reason why I raise this is because because again about the American people not being leveled with here is not an example of the self defeating nature of US Policy Policy Neff Ghanistan over many years because we know you cared deeply about corruption. You've talked about that for years. But here we have treasury officials saying you didn't want to alienate Hamad Karzai in push him on anti corruption efforts because of the US troops urge coming under President Obama. Almost at the exact same time respond to that it it wouldn't be a question of Pressing President Karzai. I'm I did that. I had multiple meetings with him Multiple meetings with other senior officials on this issue I think the real question out there is Should we have decided that couple bank and it's they know mom was You know the single issue should drive our presence that if they don't come clean on Kabul couple bank think we should pack up and go home No we should not So it's there's a big difference here between handling selene multiple items on it and gender and making your whole agenda The issue of corruption What President Obama asked me to do ninety sent me to Afghanistan? Those two things renewed the relationship with President Karzai which was in tatters at the time and to negotiate a long-term long-term bilateral agreement between Afghanistan and the US We did both and President Obama came to Kabul to sign that agreement so is corruption important. Of course it is it is it is utterly corrosive. Should it have driven every decision we made in which case we pulled out So that's that's the difference Well you know you. You have spoken a a lot about the problem. How big problem? Corruption was not not a uniform problem of course but a big one that was perhaps inadvertently only of the. US government's own making right. I mean in the in the Afghanistan papers you're quoted as saying our biggest single project sadly and inadvertently of course may have been the development of mass corruption. Once it gets to the level I saw when I was out there at somewhere between unbelievably hard outright impossible to fix but it was the. US pouring these hundreds hundreds of billions of dollars into an extremely fragile state right and even a believe humanitarian groups on the ground. Were saying there isn't the infrastructure. Sure here to be able to to soak up all that money in a legitimate fashion. So I'm wondering why do you think the White House or the Pentagon and why didn't they realize know or believe that that flood of money could be a source of flowering of corruption in Afghanistan. Well that's precisely the point. We need to remember that Afghanistan was new dimension for us at the time We didn't quite know what to expect after the Taliban were unseeded One one of those hard lessons painfully learned. I think is the just just to describe it to you. inability of A A a country status system To to manage these these kinds of inflows That that was all new Lewis. And that's why I think again. The lessons learnt part of this is so important. And that's what are those do- The major projects Early on because it's going to take you someplace you don't WanNa go. We didn't know it. Then we know what now I knew actually in very short so just two quick quick quick questions for unite appreciate your time But you said the inability of the sort of receiving nation that's just experienced. US military military action the inability of that nation to cope with all the money is one thing but are we also not talking about the unwillingness of Pentagon gone and White House officials to listen to their very own advisers on the ground right. I mean there is an example in the in the post story saying one contractor was saying he was doling out three million dollars a day for projects in one Afghanistan district where the infrastructure amounted to mud huts and no windows and there are people. Were saying. This is crazy but I'm getting a sense. That officials weren't listening whether is always that disconnect between headquarters and field ask any foreign foreign correspondent about the editorial staff back home As a field guy and that's a constant refrain. Listen to the folks in the field but again here I I said the one of the interviews. This is a glass half full for me Because I got to see what it was like in two thousand and two when there was nothing And it's very much that's the case that we have made a difference. Look there were one hundred thousand troopers in. US troopers in Afghanistan When I left in twenty twelve There were about ten thousand housing there now Casualties have dropped hugely. Think this And yet the Afghan government is staying. The course with this troop presence is one tenth. What used to be So is that winning well It has kept the Taliban from taking over the country again. They don't hold a single one. Thirty four provincial capitals with a now vastly reduced. US investment. I would say that's a pretty cheap insurance ENJ- policy to prevent another nine eleven. Well my final question to you ambassador and again I'm grateful for your time is look I just keep returning your point well taking but I still keep returning to the the the notion. That's what's shot through this. This investigative series is the American people weren't levelled with so I'm just wondering you know not just the American people but all the the members of the United States military who have served more than two thousand of them who gave their lives so to their families as well bill. Can you tell them that. They should trust the messaging given given to them by officials of the United States government when it comes to military action abroad should we trust what are officials. Say One of the great strengths of American society is that it is an open society citing We are allowed in this country. We are insured in this country that we can be out in question authority and we should always do that. I think it is very important At the same time I think that Those who have lost loved ones in Afghanistan Should also also take some comfort in the fact that Their their daughters and sons answered the call to duty Went forward into A real war and paid the ultimate price Is that sacrifice without me absolutely not it. It represents all that is good in this country So I think you can you you can handle both a a A sense of our right in our media the citizens to question authority but at the same time to to realize that these sacrifices were for the security of the United States. And I would tell anyone that as we sit here in twenty nineteen The fact that the Taleban has not been able to come back that al Qaeda is not able to get the time space and security to plan another nine eleven They have sacrificed for our national security and our security is better for it. We'll embassador Ryan Crocker served as US ambassador to Afghanistan from two thousand eleven to two thousand twelve. He was charged a fair in two thousand and two. He's a diplomat in residence at Princeton Princeton University. And he recently published an opinion piece in the Washington Post titled I served in Afghanistan. It's not another Vietnam. We have linked to that at one point. Radio DOT ORG Ambassador Walker. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me well Craig whitlock posts investigative reporter..
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"Says there's unmistakable evidence that. US officials knew the war had become unwinnable but may never have had a winning strategy in place to begin with and now members of the military who served in Afghanistan are reacting here. Shane Reynolds who served as an Army combat medic in Afghanistan in two thousand ten for all of us that went over there and worked so hard into our families through so much and there was never a strategy. We were just going through motions chasing ghosts through mounds. This hour point will dig deep into the Afghanistan papers and we'll speak with a former. US official WHO's quoted in them and joining us from Washington is Craig Whitlock. He's the investigative reporter Behind the series the Washington symbol series the Afghanistan papers and we have a link to his reporting at on point. Radio Dot Org Craig. Great to have you back. Thanks for having me so you know we wanted. We talk to you on the day that the first part of the series was published earlier this month and we wanted to have you back for a full hour because quite frankly in in this particular news cycle. I just thought that like in any other reality. We'd have your stories would be the big stories of the year and they risk getting a little buried. So let's let's let's spend some some significant time on this first of all for folks who haven't been able to read through the six part series just tells. What are the Afghanistan papers? Sure so these are interviews more than four hundred interviews that An Obscure Government Agency called the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan conducted with people who played a direct role in the war there. They range from generals and diplomats White House officials to aid workers or where troops in the field as well as Afghan and NATO officials. These interviews were conducted between twenty fourteen in two thousand eighteen as part of a lessons learned project to to discuss mistakes made during the war in the hopes that they wouldn't be repeated in any future conflicts We obtain them took three years and in two lawsuits under under the freedom of Information Act but it took us a long time to obtain them but the first time we've been able to make public these interviews and transcripts and notes in their entirety Birdie. Okay well let's listen back to a moment from two thousand one from October eleventh. Two thousand one just a few days. After the United States began bombing in Afghanistan and President George W Bush held a primetime press conference at the White House. Reporter asked him how he had planned to avoid being drawn into another Vietnam like quagmire quagmire. The president said we learned some very important lessons in Vietnam. You said rely on Special Forces not a big army and then here's what President Bush added people often ask me. How long will this last? This particular battlefront will last as long as it takes to bring al Qaeda justice it. It may happen tomorrow. It may happen a month from now. It may take a year or two but we will prevail and what the American people need to know what our allies no. I am determined to stay the course and we must do so. We must do so President George W Bush in October of two thousand one so quite a Resolved tone of voice there from the president early on Craig but what does what not the Afghanistan papers reveal about how quickly the United States realize that it was not going to be a straightforward military operation in Afghanistan. Oh I think it took a while at first the whole mission was to go over and retaliate for nine one one to capture and kill al-Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and in the first six months we accomplished most of that you know al Qaeda's leadership was was dead captured or had fled to places like Pakistan unlike Osama bin Laden did so we really accomplished the the main objective of the war early on but after those first six months that's when things started to drift and part of the the problem was of course of Bush administration got distracted by its planning to invade Iraq But we also the the objectives became mushy at that point became unclear. who were we fighting? Why were we continuing to fight What responsibility did we have for the government of Afghanistan to try and rebuild the country You the things got kind of mushy after that right so muddled strategy at best or no strategy at worst and how does that. So so the core of what your reporting shows here is is that truth is in great contrast to what officials were consistently telling the American people for years on end. So what are some of the things things that that The American people heard right so the talking points throughout the world have been pretty consistent you get a US military commanders and diplomats or people at the White House and they pretty much take the same line. They've said we're in a tough fight. There's a lot of challenges. We might have some setbacks but invariably they say we're making progress and it set phrase. We're making progress That has been repeated Month after month a year after year neff Ghanistan even when it has become apparent That we're not making progress. We're stuck in in a stalemate or a quagmire but what's interesting in the Afghanistan papers is not just as our the tone of things completely different people admitting there were real problems and the war or was was really suffering from a policy and strategic level but there are actually some interviews with individuals both military headquarters in Kabul and people people who worked at the White House who said there is a deliberate effort to distort to statistics or measurements to spin. The word to always make it seem like we're making progress when these people in fact knew we we were not winning a deliberate distortion. I mean that's the thing that I keep coming back to. That's a unveiled in each one of the pieces. Uses in your in your series Craig but about the not the consistent truth of the fact that the United States wasn't making progress in Afghanistan. I mean you've been here you in the Washington Post Since the series came out have been hearing from members of the military who served in the region and for example. Let me just play a bit of tape here from from the Post. This is Greg. Frost Romi served as an army intelligence officer over four deployments in Afghanistan from two thousand six to two thousand seventeen. And here's what he told you. There's a lot of years sex. You're just pushing the Rock Hill and you go home for six months and you come back and the rocks at the bottom of the hill. And you're like well now I'm GonNa start pushing it again. You know why so Craig. What kind of reaction are you? Hearing from members of the military I think enlisted members of the military or junior officers who served in Afghanistan particularly those who serve multiple errors. who were sent back it again and again? There's there's a real frustration Anger even the they feel like they put their lives on the line. They carried out Their orders and what they were told to do very tough assignments and I think for a lot in into reading the Afghanistan papers their commanders or senior officers in the US government who are now looking back. They're admitting that things were really screwed up. I think these these veterans are you know feeling a sense of betrayal. The why did you send us back. My friends died in the war. People I served with were killed. Shouldn't you have been more forthcoming all along about how this war was going and maybe we should have had this national conversation. Many years ago Well Shane Reynolds that Army combat medic that we played the tape from earlier in the show. He also said that we felt there was no plan. There was no strategy. There is no will to change anything about that. All of our leaders you saw them on television giving speeches on leadership and publishing their self help books or their leadership books on retirement. They had abandoned us. Abandoned abandoned US many of us before we even got there the war to them. It was a box to check something to do in their career. That's Shane Reynolds a an Army combat medic. What response has the Post Gotten Craig from From the from the ribbons and brass as Shane says from from the Pentagon well. They've been pretty quiet but I don't think there's much they can say in the sense that when you read the Afghanistan papers what's startling is that As set soldier just mentioned it felt like on the ground there is no strategy. But what's what's shocking artery these interviews with commanding generals who say the same thing There's an AH army general. Dan McNeill was a two-time military commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan. And he very bluntly said that you there was no strategy. said he was just told to go over there and and do good things and he asked Higher ups at NATO in Washington before he went to Afghanistan in two thousand seven he said you know I asked people to define for me what winning men and nobody could and he was far from alone. There is a British general who's in charge of NATO forces forces in Afghanistan General David Richards. And he bluntly said you know. We had a lot of of tactics but there was no coherent long-term strategy General Doug Lute who is the Afghan words are in the White House for Bush and Obama said you know we didn't have the foggiest idea of what we were undertaking in Afghanistan So these are the generals in charge easer the brass. There's they're not disputing their comments. But it's pretty startling to hear that kind of assessment. Come from the people the top well Craig got a minute and a half to go before the break when we come back from the break we're actually going to be talking with someone who's Quoted in the Afghanistan Papers Ambassador Ryan Crocker. So set up our conversation with him for us a little bit. Who who is he and why is he a key player in the Afghanistan story so Ryan Crocker is very well known and accomplished diplomat In the State Department he served as the top diplomat in Kabul twice twice both in two thousand and two which was just. After we reopen the embassy Afghanistan was really in a shambles at that point but he came back as ambassador. You're under President Obama during the surge Several years later so he he has a good view of the Afghan war from from different time perspectives. He also served as has. US Ambassador to Pakistan The neighboring country which is also a key player in the world so he has a lot of perspective in the war over time. We'll talk with Ambassador Ryan Crocker when we come back from the other side of this break and.
"washington post" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"How did the Washington imposed obtain the Afghanistan papers? What can we all learn from these secret interviews about the war? What are we all need to know about what's happened in Our Name? I'm your host Brian stelter and as you know this weekly podcast is our chance to go. In depth with media leaders and newsmakers was talking about how the news is made how the media works. And this week we've seen an incredible example of the news media at its best a project. Three years is in the making from the Washington Post by investigative reporter Craig Whitlock and a team of dozens of people who helped honor these secret interviews about the Afghan war a major investigation by the Washington Post major revelations about the nearly two decade long war and Afghanistan top. US officials officials repeatedly misled the American public to conceal doubts about the likelihood of success in Afghanistan. This is deeply deeply disturbing being alarming and it should be for for the American people a campaign of lies. The Afghanistan papers project was published by post on Monday morning. Now it's Friday morning and I'm thrilled to be joined and by Craig Whitlock. Who led this project? Craig thank you so much for joining me. Thanks for having me. You've been working on this in secret for very long time. Take me back to the beginning gene when you start to think that there was something the public needed to see. That was being kept secret so I we didn't know in the beginning it was August twenty. Sixteen this all started with an old fashioned tip. We got a tip. That Michael Flynn the retired army. General had given unpublished interview with Thin Obscure Government Agency about the war in Afghanistan. And you have to remember back in August. Two Thousand Sixteen Michael Flynn was becoming well known maybe even notorious he is for his supportive of then candidate trump dislike of Hillary Clinton but when he was in the military Flynn was known as A pretty straight shooter and someone who wasn't afraid to criticize how things were going within the ranks. So we're very curious what he said in this interview and we put in a public records records request under the freedom of Information Act and we thought we get our hands on this pretty soon but the long and short of it is it turned into a three year legal battle and you discovered there were many many more interviews. How many interviews? With other people what we didn't know it I we I just requested the the Flint interview but later we found out that that this was part of a bigger project where they had interviewed hundreds of people and even at that time we didn't know how many hundreds but ultimately turns out they've interviewed more than six six hundred people who played some kind of role in the war from generals or military commanders to diplomats to White House officials but all the way down the the the ranks to aid workers people in the field. We managed to finally get our hands after three years on more than four hundred of the interviews. And we're still fighting thing for the rest and these interviews were conducted by this agency is Edson Obscure Agency the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction or were. Is it SEGALLA. How do they pronounce Cigar Cigar and this organization? Did you even know it existed when you were starting out. Did he covered national security issues and had covered. The Pentagon has a beat for several years. And so this agency. Their job is to investigate. Waste and abuse in Afghantistan and make sure money's being spent properly like you would expect from an inspector general but they did something different With these interviews back in two thousand fourteen fourteen. They decided to start a program called lessons learned where they would interview people involved in the war to see what mistakes were made in the hopes that they could avoid making these mistakes again if we got stuck in another war like it but the context again was interesting back in two thousand fourteen. Everybody assumed the war was finally coming to an end. President Obama had promised to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the time he left office and he had in fact declared an end to combat operations. Even though in fact we were still fighting over there but at that time people thought the war was was over was ending and so they were perhaps talking a little more freely than they would've otherwise. I think it's so interesting that it starts with a single tip about a single interview and and then snowballs you never know when a single tip is going to lead to too well and this one. We didn't know because we were just pulling on the string and we kept pulling but it was hard. We kept getting doors slammed on us. We thought it was a pretty straightforward public records request. This interview is not classified. This agency in fact doesn't even have classification authority when you deal with the military a lot of times the immediately invoked national security reasons. We're not giving information but this agency didn't I didn't have that same with authority but again we thought we would get this in in short order but once Flynn was named National Security Advisor for trump This agency finally denied us and we had to go to court to fight to get it and we did win but it took awhile and you mentioned. They're still more. You're fighting for in court tussle tussle but more about that you know the the journalistic and legal background to a story like this when we say you're fighting in court. This means multiple lawyers right multiple court sessions. This is not sheep for the Washington Post. It's very expensive. Unfortunately we have a terrific in-house counsel who deals with these issues. But once you go to court you need to hiring outside counsel and we did in this case again very good lawyers you WanNa make sure you put your best foot forward in federal court case but the court cases take a long on time and what's unusual in this instance as we actually had to sue twice we sued I for the Flint interview and we won that and we thought that would essentially they serve as a test case that surely this agency the Inspector General. After we won the first time they would cough up the rest but they kept dragging their feet. We need to take them to the court a second time which you know we were sort of banging our heads against the wall. But that's what it took to pry loose all four hundred interviews. And why do you believe that this was worth doing. What was the I think I think I can understand? Why but articulate what the the motivation is something like this? Well if if you go back in time there's really never been a public accounting for what happened in Afghanistan. There is no nine one one when that happened. AH The government created the nine one one commission to try and get some answers to figure out the lessons of how that could have happened and even in Iraq there have been attempts to do lessons. Learned Programs Army did a big like two thousand page history of what went wrong in Iraq and later declassified that but nothing like that's ever happened happened with Afghanistan. There have been some congressional hearings but hardly any in recent years. Nobody's really done a top to bottom review of what went wrong so we thought maybe this this would be a way to get into it and once we got the Flynn interview He was really forthright and he was in fact pretty blistering in his criticism of how the word been portrayed to the public. He said time after time by the time the public messaging was given to the American people. They're always told we're making progress. We're doing better. We're winning. And yet he said that intelligence reports from the ground made cleared the complete opposite that we were losing and he said it was almost a crime. What had happened happened out? The American people were misled about the nature of the war. Once we saw that we were like well. We want to see the other four hundred interviews. We want to see what the other other people said. We knew. Then I think that this was a potentially very important story. I used to think during the height of the Iraq war that when we're we're covering. US military claims government claims come with a warning label a warning sticker that says governments often lied during wartime and yet we. Don't I believe that sometime deep down inside and we hope history doesn't repeat itself every single time but you're saying it's pretty clear from his interviews. History did repeat itself again. Country was lied to for years. They were certainly misled. And that's the power of these Afghanistan papers is I think I mean we knew and had reported that the war wasn't wasn't going. Well just the fact the war that takes eighteen years by definition that were not going very well certainly. Many of the problems have been reported on on on all sorts of news media for many years but was different about these papers. It was the people who are in charge of the war. The people running the show so to speak they had had these grave misgivings and doubts about the strategy about the mission about how things were being portrayed and they were just enormously blunt about about it in these interviews and that I think gives them the power of the contrast between what the American people were being told in public and what these same people felt in private There's been some criticism however of the way the posts characterize this for example Dartmouth Professor Jason Lisle Road Analysis for the post website. WHO said If you're surprised by what's in the Afghan papers you haven't been paying attention He's citing the scores of quote rich accounts from journalists about election fraud corruption. Human rights abuses mucis battlefield setbacks and failed reconstruction. What do you say to that? Well he's right in the sense that that's been well reported. The posters reported this CNN CNN is reported this. I mean who. WHO hasn't we've had correspondence air for eighteen years reporting these very same issues and certainly You know scholars like Dr Lyle. I'll have been studying these issues but again I don't think anybody has ever uncovered statements in black and white hundreds of interviews of people involved in the war for admitting that it was a disaster. intones that are frankly pretty stunning i. I haven't seen that anywhere and I think that's why these reports in our coverage bridge of it has resonated. We've entered enormous response from my readers. And it's been very gratifying. I think we finally broken through with the truth about the war. And that's something that seems so hard to do To get sustained focused attention on what's going on in the conflict folks zones that America finds itself in Afghanistan chief among them but other other conflict zones where they are drone strikes and other accident went on all the time and pretty pretty easy to look the other way. If you're just going about your day to day life consuming the news did you feel you how to desire or motivation to break through that. Well we were going to try. I mean I knew going into this. One of the things was going to happen once. We published either. It would sink like a stone and nobody nobody would pay attention because everybody is obsessed with politics at the moment or perhaps it would grab people the way I thought you know why the way it had grabbed me when I read these documents and we spend a lot of time not just preparing these documents so he could show them to our readers we went to great lengths so that when people read these quotations -tations and the articles e could actually see the experts from the documents themselves. We'd audio excerpts of people like Michael Flynn and Ambassador Ryan Crocker telling these kind of blood-curdling stories almost about what did go on during the war. We thought if we could present it in the right way again we hoped it would would strike a chord with readers and I think it worked out. I think it was incredible the way the post rolled this out on Monday morning with All of your articles in a.
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"Showing you again folks how I believe the FBI. I was duped into initiating a bad investigation which they continued shamefully later knowing the information was garbage Lisa page. FBI lawyer who's appeared in the news. Obviously yesterday we covered her on our show who is just playing victim now and one of the most pathetic things I've ever seen in my life here's lead. FBI lawyer and the biggest political spying scandal in US history. I'm sorry you know we offended you by calling you out on it. I mean seriously but I do you believe Lisa page was being genuine when she went up to Capitol Hill and she gave some testimony. She was asked very specifically by Mark Meadows about where the FBI and the CIA where they got their information from and who their sources are remember the central tenant of what we're discussing. I have to continue to harp on. There's as you understand this. Is the scandal the FBI stories been. We got the information from Downer. And that the information we may have got from the CIA. That was from different sources. They didn't know anything. Anything about the dossier. Why because Brennan just told you we didn't know about the dossier and steal really put up her testimony? I want to read this again. So Mark Meadows. He tells excellent Congressman from North Carolina Tells Lisa page in this testimony. Hey We know there are multiple sources paid says. I know that I know all the information found. Its Way to a lot of different places certainly in October. Two Thousand Sixteen but if the CIA is early as August in fact had those same reports thus steel. I'm not aware that I'm not aware of that. And redacted meadow says so you say our source is your source arse was he working for you page says well no sir. Well I mean how could he be exclusively your source. I believe they're talking about steel. Oh potentially helper paid. Says I don't know if the CIA had Mr Steele Open as a source. I would not know that folks. Listen I don't l.. Trust Lisa page as far as I can throw. I can't throw anybody very far. No what I want to. I'm simply suggesting to you that I don't believe she's lying here. I believe she is telling doing truth. Do you get what she's saying. She is still under the impression that the F. B. I.. Open their massive spying investigation at the Donald Trump because they believe the information they were getting from the intelligence community and the CIA in the East See. The electronic communication was coming from verified separate separate sources folks. The information was likely coming from steele the exact same source they were using and they don't know it. It's not verified defied. It's the same thing she goes on. It gets good here. Lisa page says yes sir because with all due honesty if director Brennan so we got that information from our source right. I'm just reading this directly the FBI got this information from our source if the CIA had another source of that information. I am neither aware of that nor did this EAE provided to us. If if they did. Because the first time we meadows interrupts we do know there are multiple sources page comes back. I do know that. And then she goes on to where we were talking about before. It's a backwards but it's important. We put it that way. You get where I'm going with this. The the bureau was involved in massive malfeasance for continuing a spy investigation. Continuing an investigation. They knew was was predicated by the latest January of two thousand seventeen when they're interviewing steel sources on bogus information and they kept swearing in any way I'm telling you the malfeasance how feasible is rife. We are only discussing the initiation phase initiation phase now the disagreement out in the Washington Post piece. We're talking about right now between borrowed hearts is based only on that. And I believe Horowitz if if I'm not trying to get ahead of this but I wanna discuss this piece because it's in the news and you need to know about it if Horowitz's conclusion Russian on the report coming out this Monday. If his conclusion the inspector general is they opened up the investigation properly. This is not an out for the deep state. Why Joe and please tell me? This makes sense. Because Horowitz doesn't know so what the. CIA is not lying about and if the FBI produces a file saying hey this is the information we got from Brennan. Of course we were going to spy. I on the trump team Brennan told us there was a massive scandal. Then Horowitz may be right makes sense and bar may be right to how can they both be right. The FBI investigation was properly opened the FBI investigation. Wasn't there saying different things. No they're not. No they're not Lindsey. Graham Kinda hinted at this last night. Everybody take a big fat juicy timeout. We don't know what's in the report if Horowitz's report says yes. It was opened based on information they got from the Intel community and then dorms report coming out hopefully weeks or maybe a month or so later. We haven't seen dorms report. Says that information they got was based on lies from John Brennan who didn't tell the FBI he was using the same sources. Folks this is not aww pass for the deep state at all everybody chill. We don't know yet joe. Please tell me that made sense. Yeah good we don't know yet shares rebounding could be right right it does not give up the media of course is jumping to paint this as no the FBI did nothing wrong. They were investigating based on solid information. Bar saying you all don't know where the information in Cambridge yet right. Now take away number two from this Washington Post piece last night. They kind of throw this in at the end. This a throwaway now to reset where we are on this because this is important. The Post is saying well Horowitz's suggesting you know this was properly predicated. What is the FBI FBI officials story about what it was predicated on? I already told you the officials stories. We open the investigation. Because I'm a diplomat. told us they talked to his trump campaign member popadopoulos palace who told them about dirt on Hillary who popadopoulos heard from Russia age. That's the official left the story and the FBI story to how. How do we know that? Because he's the only person refers to Mifsud who talked to popadopoulos initially by the dirt on Hillary allegedly cozy only one who refers to Miss Sudas of Russian Asia. No no one else. Not even muller not branding. Either I would call me say that because co me. I told you is going to stick to the script that hey the Intel we were fed from Brennan and the Intel Community said a Russian agent was talking Popadopoulos. That's what we were told told you. Get the official version of events relies entirely on Serbian Russian agent so Devlin Barrett throws this little throwaway Away in at the end from the Washington Post piece came out yesterday in the.
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Here's John Brennan in a Congressional Congressional hearing chatting with tray gouty when he was still in Congress we'll call that chatting and gouty s McKee question. 'CAUSE gowdy knows the whole story at the time and says to him. Hey John when did you learn about the dossier that Ben let me just say that the FBI already acknowledged was the central core four of their warrant to spy on the trump he. When did you learn about that and listen to Brennan Shady shifty answer this guy such a liar? Check this out you. You know who commissioned the steele dossier. I don't rely on no one because we we did. It wasn't part of the Corpus of intelligence Information that we had. It was not in any way used as a basis. This is for the intelligence community assessment. That was done. You sure about that. Do you want to revise that answer. Now remember John Durum keep in mind the players here folks. This is like a big elaborate play. You have to keep in mind the actors in this player the protagonist in the antagonise bill bar. Obviously the attorney general you know that John on Durham is his United States attorney bars in the United States attorney. Hours the Department of Justice we pay who is investigating this it is clear he is either interviewed or is looking to interview Brennan. Brennan's answer. You already saw it as on the record you just start. We didn't manipulate that. That's a full cut only again cut for time to fit into into the show. Brennan is already on the record and Congress saying I did not see the dossier. I didn't know anything about it. It had no role ever and Joe Sadness foreshadowing element the beginning of the show. It was not part of the Corpus Diligence we used we got we clear on that John. Brennan CIA yea. We knew nothing about nothing about nothing about this dossier ladies and gentlemen really. Let's go back to an older piece by our good friend. Lee Smith who has a terrific book out now called the plot against the president. Lee Smith wrote this piece. In December of two thousand seventeen lease been read in on this case for a long time. This piece will be up in the show notes and the benefit of our Bongino report in the show notes is we include older articles as well that are now relevant again today the title of the piece. It's a must read even though it's older. Did President Obama read the steele dossier in the White House last August. Wow that's not possible. Joe Because is this primary intelligence guy. John Brennan didn't see the dossier he didn't know anything about the dossier to win December. So someone that's what he told. Chuck Todd let's go to Lisa a little screen shot from the peace and take a look at least this is a little longer but this is important. You hear this because remember what Brennan said. He hasn't seen the dossier till December this case with the FBI. Joe Started because of Downer Popadopoulos. Not The CIA right waken and on. Here's Lee Smith from that piece in contrast to the FBI. According to Jacoby Mary Jacoby Glenn Simpson from Fusion. GPS as wife who hired to dig up dirt on trump by the way according to Jacoby the CIA quote hop to and immediately worked to verify this dossier by August of two thousand sixteen by August of Two Thousand Sixteen folks remember the by the CIA had verified the key finding the dossier yea to the point that the Washington Post revealed it was having is only top secret meetings with Obama. That's not possible folks. How is is any of this possible? How is the CIA? But by August not in August in other words they verified before for liberals listening by August. How is the CIA verify dossier that's already been debunked and John Brennan? WHO said he hasn't even seen? How is this? How is this happening happening? How is this happening? Let's go back to the lead Smith piece. I gotTa Tell You Paul. You're on fire after a rough start. You are on fire with the pieces today. Nice work just giving me that. Look these MRS wife former CIA director. John Brennan testified in front of the House Intel Committee. This may that the dossier gay quote wasn't part of the Corpus of intelligence information we had. It was not used in any way as a basis but Mary Jacoby Obi Glenn Simpson says he brought it to Baba it seems that Glenn Simpson wife may be correct again. In April. The New York Times reported that last Summer Brennan was so concerned about Russian efforts to help trump remember that only exists in the dossier because it's fake that he briefed top lawmakers including Harry Reid in the August briefing for Mystery Times reports. Mr Brennan indicated that the the CIA focused on foreign intelligence was limited in its legal ability to investigate possible connections to trump. It goes on this is critical. The briefing talking about branding briefing read August about these Russian connections. which only exist in the dossier unprompted Harry Reid to write a public letter to the agency responsible for collecting domestic intelligence on August? Twenty Ninth Harry. Reid wrote to Director Comey. FBI that the threat of Russian interference is more extensive than widely known and may include the attempt to falsify official election results in recent classified briefings from officials in an interview have left them. Fearful that President Putin is goal is to tamper with the election by August. So by August the CIA verify the dossier John Brennan claimed he hadn't seen by August there. Briefing Harry read about information and the dossier about Russian interference. It's clearly fake Harry Reid because John Brennan can't domestic domestically investigate. PBS No law enforcement powers into running an Intel operation at the CIA. John Brennan Pushes Harry Reid to write a letter to the FBI to start investigating rating trump folks based on a dossier Brennan. seen this Lee Smith piece peacecorps pieces of gym. This is one of those evergreen pieces. You should keep up on your iphone. It is so so worth your time. Keep in mind. This is all being written. Keep in mind. The actors protagonists antagonists on out there being written put out there in the social media ecosystem by Glenn Simpson the fusion. GPS TONER WHO's paid by Hillary. This be written by his wife. Leigh Smith goes on in the piece. It gets worse. Believe it or not in in this piece. He's discussing here. Keep this on June twenty third. Apparently June twenty third of two thousand seventeen some bombshell arrives at the White House writes the Washington Post. Someone hand delivers a bombshell document to the White House. Lee Smith reports. This is from the Washington Post he says inside was an intelligence bombshell rights. Greg Miller L. Nakashima Adam Antonio so the Washington Post they right in the Washington Post a report tron from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detail Putin's direct involvement in a cyber campaign disrupting disrupt and discredit the US presidential race. That's what's in the envelope but went further Joe. The intelligence captured Putin specific instructions to the operations nations objectives defeat or damage the Democratic nominee. Hillary Clinton and help elect her opponent. Donald Trump you. No one wants Simpson's wife. Mary Jacoby writes that Facebook Post. About how the CIA had verified that you know the date on that. It's the date after that Washington Post piece I thought see. I hadn't seen the dossier till until December so. How is it that the Washington Post is reporting that an envelope which ladies and gentlemen I assure you contain some information from likely even how how or steel that made its way into the dossier made its way to the White House? But Brendan's saying he hasn't and seen any of this yet. Mary Jacoby the day after the Washington. Post report Brennan his seen some of this and actually delivered it to Baba. Clint Clinton Simpson's wife who's reading on this whole thing because they're running this Intel operations fusion. GPS is writing about on facebook. And then deleting the post accordingly Smith two questions here. Don't forget where we came in. Remember Pink Floyd. The Wall is where we came it. Don't forget where we came in the leaks to the Washington Post about this earlier. The about to say this case was predicated. Fine fine no big deal the FBI had great information started bill bar time out. Pump the brakes ABS. You don't have to pump the brakes anymore. We may have some information from the intelligence community inspector general. You don't have remember remember the official. FBI story is. We didn't start this investigation. Based on information from the CIA Brennan. We started it because Australian diplomat down or told us about Popadopoulos so now I've led you down the path. What are the two questions we still have open the envelope? Lee Smits writing about that June of two thousand seventeen. That's delivered to the White House. Ladies and Gentlemen God forbid a bit in that envelope was information from stealing helper because then we would know conclusively with a period exclamation Asian point at the end of that sentence. Both we would know conclusively that John Brennan was lying that John Brennan lied lied under oath was familiar with the steal. Information that made its way into the dossier. Don't get confused with whether it's in the dossier or not. It was steals information if steele was getting the information from Stefan however a spy. Who if you listen to yesterday's show was undoubtedly being paid by the US government spying spying slush fund the office of net assessments? Then Ladies and gentlemen I'm telling you we blowing the doors off this thing and it explains exactly why the leaks leaks coming out the leaks. Don't worry the FBI's investigation was properly predicated and done why. It's based on an incomplete data. Set because Horowitz doesn't have the authority to go investigate the intelligence community. He's the Inspector General for Justice the FBI the FBI is going to say what I've been telling telling you the whole time we were due. It does not give them a pass. They continue the investigation. Knowing the dossier was garbage garbage that may be even worse than the Intel community. But get ready be prepared mark this show today cab this information at your fingertips protests because the liberal narrative with their media pals which the Washington Post Endeavour Barrett is preparing for. Now.
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"Did I tell you? What have I been pumping on this? Show for eons now Joe I know I know you were better guest on this show with me multiple times as my producer. Have we not been telling you the entire time and please listen to what I'm telling you before. Are you send me every time I say this. I get nasty emails please please I humbly. And with the greatest of respect begging you to listen to what I say before you send me a nasty gram I have been telling you for a while now that I believe the FBI was lied to by elements in our intelligence agencies led by John. Brennan who mistakenly pushed them into opening up an investigation based on information formation the FBI thought the CIA was getting from credible source. I am not this y s you listen to all of what I said before because I know you're getting emails right now stab given the FBI. Pass I'm not doing that. Exclamation point not period full full. Stop the FBI screwed this thing up huge. I'M GONNA prove this in a second huge and the leaks. Some of them were voted maybe criminal. I'm simply suggesting to you that the impetus to start this thing. The initiation component of the scandal not the scandal the wholesale. There's the initiation the midpoint endpoint. The initiation of the scandal of the spine is more of a John Brennan scandal than an FBI. Skin the continuing of the spying is unquestionably Chablis. NFL scandal so. Please send me an email. Debbie I'm giving the FBI. I am not shame on the FBI. He I leaders for continuing the spying when they knew it was bogus that piece from the from the Washington imposed the devil and bear again was a Media Co conspirator in this whole thing was in the co-conspirator give recipient of the information's probably appropriate. Where he he knows all these people they are clearly bar? No something Horowitz. Doesn't that's the takeaway from that snippet from the Washington Post piece bar knows something harvest doesn't Joe. Why would the attorney general and his investigator on this John? Durham who was an assistant United States. The United I state's attorney has subpoena powers grand jury powers. Why would they know something? Horowitz doesn't because folks Horowitz is not a US attorney Horowitz cannot panel a grand. Jury and Horowitz is the inspector general for what for for the Department of Justice Not for the intelligence community. He doesn't even have the power to investigate the intelligence community outside of referrals. Keep that in your head. Yeah that's good to know now remember. Yeah Yeah So. If Horowitz's point you understand the conflict now that the Washington Post Selena bar is saying according to the Washington Post Bar saying hey listen the FBI was duped. You should not have opened up this investigation. Harwich saying no they weren't it was fine. They had the appropriate fact pattern. Bar is saying you. You don't know everything here we have. We're looking into the intelligence community to Horowitz. is saying okay. Maybe but that's not what I'm going to write my report bar are saying and maybe you shouldn't have wrote that in your report because you don't have enough information you dig Now before I move onto partout this joe foreshadowed in the in his corpus opener sniffing Corpus.
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"Bongino go today all right Joe partly so there is a according to The Washington Post and listen folks. I am applying the Bongino rule. This came out last night. I am waiting before I determine the authenticity of this piece and how how much of it is fake news. How much is propaganda? And how much of it is real. But the genesis of this Washington Post piece. Is this the gist of initiate. Say precision definitely matters here is that there's a fight brewing in the DOJ between the attorney. General Bill Bar. And the Inspector General. Michael Horowitz who is is investigating the FBI's behavior in the spying scandal on Donald Trump and the gist of it is that bar believes the FBI investigation wasn't predicated correctly. In other words they shouldn't have been spying. On trump and Horowitz. This is according to the Washington Post nine Horowitz's report they're suggesting suggests that the FBI investigation was was pretty was predicated. In other words. They may have screwed things up the fact patterns ugly but the FBI had enough information to start this. That is not true. They did not have enough information to start this. Check out the piece of listen. I put this up in the show notes. I'm hesitant to do it but it's important because this is one of those stories that even no excuse me it's The Washington Post it's A. You should read it because there are some nuggets notice that the author is one of the spy gate media players Devlin Barrett as well Who shows up in the text came the headline of the pieces? Washington Post Bar disputes key. Inspector General Finding about FBI's Russia investigation. What is going on here again? The DOJ this conflict is barred does not believe according to this piece that the spying operation on on the FBI the FBI was conducting was properly predicated based on a set of facts that would indicate spying necessary. Apparently according to the GEE report suggests otherwise now a couple of things here. Let's go right to the report and read their works. Why can explain to you? What's really going on and again why you haven't been wasting your time here for two years? Check this out from the Washington Post piece quote Attorney General Bill Bars privately. Contended that Horowitz. The I G does not have enough information to to reach the conclusion that the FBI had enough details in hand at the time to justify opening such a probe. So this is a bombshell. Arielle statement in and of itself. Hold like that up there. So we're suggesting that bar saying listen you don't know enough to conclude that the F. B. I. was appropriately spying on Donald trump. They go on and the Washington Post piece Barr argues that other. US agencies agencies such as the C. A. May hold significant information. Joe that could alter Horowitz this conclusion Asian on that point according to people familiar with the matter who spoken the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. What.
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You know what audiences care about what they value you how to actually create utility when it comes to that relationship And that's where I think like the bigger partnerships That I'm really excited for our team to focus on can can so. How does that change the type of salesperson that you end up bringing it's going to sound trite but the consultative What does that mean everyone race saying it it it does? It'd probably gets thrown around a lot. It means first of all it means somebody that's passionate and gives a crap about what the other person across the table for them cares about. I mean if it's all all about if your entire reason for being is just to go in and like talk about some of the things that you have to sell and close a deal that is not something. I think that we'll get rewarded by the value exchange. Got Actually know your clients your clients business. You actually have to not only sell a program but then recognize recognize that the real work starts once you know the the program begins because you know. I think one of the things that one of the bumps in the road that publishing hit was everybody was taught that native content was going to save The industry against automation right. Yeah so everybody got really excited when you could sell six. Six seven. Figure deals based on Riemann rooms of just original content but at that transaction. Everyone forgot that they had to perform or or there had to be extremely good customer service and project management or we end up kind of where we are now at. Those deals had been really hard to renew so. Explain that a little bit more because we had a josh a stint combs in here and he's talking about the very same thing. Passers historically are not not really good at then. Yeah Yeah and I will say I think to me and and this comes back from even when when I was At Quartz like performance performance is probably as important as process and process sometimes outweighs performance because if you Sell in a big complex flex program to a client but your project management is crap It ultimately the clients haven't actually grown their capacity or how many people are on their side. Had to help manage these programs right. You have a lot of clients now who are sitting there saying great. We are doing bigger programs than ever before. But it's not like I got more headcount to support that's so multi You know in the best cases they they have ad agencies. who help them manage that? But a lot of it ends up hitting them directly. Because it's so reliant John you know their content or their insights so the ability to just a lot of publishers. I spent a lot of time setting up big great creative teams names for the presale process but really skimped on the project management team. And that's felt and you have conversations with clients all the time talk about just you know having PTSD from the execution of a program and you see it when it you know you can tell that it took fifteen to eighteen. Months wants between like someone announcing a big program and you ever seen that and on the web because it is time intensive and if there isn't a team team that is focused on essentially the success of this program feels like a big waste of time More people yeah and lower your margins. I think that that's where comes down to. Where are you focusing your people because four the things that can become automated and should become come automated? Let that happen and and focus that talent on project management. Okay so gotTA learn. Some agencies indices have been in this business for a while exactly exactly and you also can't rely on it as you're only mechanism for revenue. I think you know the idea of of something like content and I think you saw this happening so for a little while you saw a few publishers talking about how they are not only going to create studios but those studios are going to be ad agencies. They are going it'd be creative agencies and you've seen that get walked back. I think probably because this idea that you know you WANNA create a consultation agency Those agencies don't tend to be the most profitable thing I mean there's people the agency business when I don't know if you remember when when Google Google store hired a couple of people from Ogilvie for like oh no google advocacy business and I remember talking with an attitude. He's like what seriously he goes. They can and have it. 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"washington post" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"There's a lot of podcasts out there and only small number get large audiences digitally podcasts and a few others. But how do you get? I mean, the brand of the post means that it's going to get a gigantic boost. Yeah. But how do you build an audience? I'm sure you get a lot of people ask this. Yeah. How do you do it? I mean, we we are lucky that we have a strong brand. And one of the things that we have thought a lot about is how we leverage that brand to grow the potential audience for a podcast. And this is something that actually the daily has been very smart about as well, you know, we know that there is a group of people who are avid podcast listeners and research shows that people who love podcasts love podcast, they listened to many multiple podcasts in a week many hours of podcasts in a week. And then there is a larger group of people who never listen to podcasts. Maybe don't know what they are certainly don't know how to open the app on their phone, and that's a huge opportunity. And it's something that because we have a strong brand already. We can make a lot of efforts to try to reach out to those people and to give alternate ways to listen to podcasts that were making. And so I won't say that we've solved it, but we're working on it a lot using our ability to reach people through our website thinking about how we might deliver a podcast to someone who doesn't know what it means when you say go, right and review this in podcasts, and the more that we can play with sort of that strength that we have in audience and reach the better off. We are podcasts. What is going to expand the the podcasts audience because I feel like yes, there is a small passionate and growing podcast off. Audience. But for the number of podcasts, it's you know, the Pakistani and says very well served. I feel. Yeah. I so I think the answer is that the podcast ecosystem is going to have to develop this sort of. You know, it's very apple podcasts Centric right now. There's a very small percentage of the listens to the post podcasts happened through apple. And some we have pretty similar to everyone else, which is majority coming through. The apple podcasts platform we also promote heavily to apple podcast, Google podcasts. Sure. The sort of par sweet Spotify. Iheartradio. Jeff mention all those. I'm just going with the ones I mentioned. So you know, we we make it try to make it as clear as we can to people sort of where you can get these things and what app to click on on your phone. But I do think the next step in podcasting. If we're going to solve this problem of sort of glut of material most of which is very hard to to find. If you don't know what you're looking for is going to have to be some sort of professionalization some development around the way that people get their podcasts. And there's some, you know, new apps that are developing right now to try to solve some of these discover ability problems, it's something people have been working on for a couple of years. I don't know that the answer is up there yet. But the question is very much out there. And that's at least that's at least if I step, and and like, I said, you have people like us can have thinking about what are the other ways that we can make sure that we're exposing people to this kind of material. So if somebody doesn't know. What to do with the word podcast? They can at least still understand. Here's an audio product. And what you do is click here and listen to it. How do you make money adds we base? That's. We we do you'll hear ads on some of our podcasts right now, we are really focused mostly on developing as a department and kind of figuring out what the Washington Post is in podcasting. So we're we're we're focusing on sort of audience growth, and you don't need to make enough money off the squarespace adds to support the nine people. Just yet isn't that what we're looking at to justify whether or not this department exists. Yeah. Okay. That's good. Good for Jeff Bezos..
"washington post" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"I think what the daily did was highlight in a way that people hadn't realized before how much of a market there was for news on in the podcast ecosystem and not to say that. There wasn't news before right NPR and other public radio stations of always put their news out onto onto podcast platforms. But this idea that you could cross something that felt really podcast native. It didn't feel like as being repurpose from a radio broadcast, and that people would be really excited about that. Yet. I how different is it doing a daily podcast versus a weekly podcasts. Faster. If did even more of them. Five times. Like every single week. You know, the principle is the same. Good audio is good audio. The reason why you're telling the stories you're telling doesn't change the staffing, certainly quite different, right? We have to have more people working on our daily show than like, how many people are separate now is nine so executive producer hosts and seven producers, and that's you know, we felt really strongly when we were thinking about doing daily, and we thought about it, forever Snapchat. Discover channel for that. We have not discoveries. I know, but I'm just saying it takes nine people. Yeah. I mean, that's like the of them. I don't know that much I set discovered, but we felt we've really strongly about if we were gonna do a daily, and like I was saying we thought about it for really long time that if we were going to do it. We didn't want to do it just to do it. We wanted to do something that felt like it was going to add something into that ecosystem, and it was going to represent. What we want the Washington Post to be in audio. And so we didn't do it until we were kind of shore that that was the investment that we wanted to me subconsciously or consciously re like it has to be different from the daily. Come on pianist. No. I mean, of course, the daily it's, you know, it's it's there you can't ignore that. It's there, but we did. And I and I don't say this as sort of like. And people wrote about it. We wrote about it. Yeah. The daily is going to be like in like paragraph three maybe Fagor for your might be imperative for one. Yeah. But I mean, yes, we always we certainly knew that comparison was going to be there. Of course, you know, we we listen to the daily. So it was in our minds. But it it's not rewriting history to say that we made the choice to do a daily news podcasts sort of air not saying we're going to intentionally go a different way than the daily or even saying we're going to do this because the daily exists. It really came out of what do we want the Washington Post to be doing an audio? When people say you should listen to the Washington Post. What does that mean? And I think it it just so happened. I think in in a really lovely way that a lot of the things that we felt like we could bring our core assets of the Washington Post led to us differentiating ourselves. From the daily to create a program that runs in the afternoon, and is sort of a not summer ization of the way of the day, but taking that kind of step back from the the just headline kind of kind of news. We knew that one of the assets that we wanted to highlight about the Washington Post was the breadth of our coverage that news is so much broader than that one kyron just politics. Not just politics. We people think about Washington Post, and they think politics. Yeah. And we're super proud of our politics coverage. I would put our reporters up again anybody in the world for our politics coverage. But our newsroom we cover everything. We cover culture we cover the economy. We cover the environment. We cover weather. We have a restaurant critic we have arts critics, you know, our our idea of what the news is much broader than politics. And we couldn't have believed that most. People's interests are much broader than politics that we could offer something that will kind of speak to the greater variety of human interest. And that led us to wanting to create something that was multi segment instead of something that was just one story over the whole episode. And so those two things they're different from the daily, but they're not different from the daily..
"washington post" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"We are really really glad that they're excited about what we're doing. And it is a great opportunity to teach them more about. Okay. So what do the reporters then get wrong about? What makes for a good podcast compelling podcast. So there's two there's two things typically, and it's more. It's not about what makes a great podcast as much as it is about what makes for a great Washington Post podcasts things that fit into what we're trying to accomplish. So what we're trying to do. The Washington Post is reflect the best reporting and storytelling that our newsroom has to offer highlight our personalities highlight this incredible kind of depth of experience that we have in our newsroom, and so all of our programs are oriented towards that we really focus on high quality reporting, high quality storytelling, and we're pushing into. To that Rome much more than that, kind of talk discussion kinds of podcasts that are proliferating out there. So when we hear an idea that's not going to be for us. A lot of times it is. Hey me, and my friend half these great conversations, and we should sit down and record them. And first of all just me, and my friend have great conversations is usually not a good podcast, they do exit require editing and pre thought, but they're certainly not in the direction of what we're trying to do at the post, which is this more polished approach to helping people understand their world through the depth of experience that we have in our room. So give me give me an example of a post podcasts. Like it. Not just a good podcast, but a good Washington Post podcast. So I think, you know, post reports which is our latest launch is a really really great example. It is just highlights the complete ethos of the Washington Post every single day you. You can go to that podcast. You hear three different stories everything from politics to tech to culture and using the voices of our reporting to to explain why those stories are happening. What they mean give you a peek behind the scenes of how they got reported and done. So in a way that feels really polished that uses music and sound in a really integrated way to create something that feels like a experience while you're listening to it. I think another great example, there's a podcast we did we last year year and a bit ago called letters from war. And this was a collaboration. We worked for almost a year with our military reporter, Dan Lemouth, he had gotten access to this trove of letters that were written back and forth by one family during World War Two. And it was these four brothers. They wrote almost every single day. And it's you read these letters, and it's just the most incredible story. They all served in the Pacific. Of the war, and between them had sort of every experience, you could have in World War Two one of them fought in one of the very first battles and was injured in came home with PTSD and suffered PTSD their as-as life. Another one came home sort of a massive war hero from two of the biggest battles of the Pacific front. Another one was an airplane mechanic and ended up serving on the island from which they were launching the attacks, and ultimately, the the bombs onto Japan. So just you read it, and it's like this incredible story and right from the very beginning of that reporting..
"washington post" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"What if the reason they cannot agree on a date anyone for the at this point who was involved in the spy gate scandal on trump what if the reason they can't agree on the date is because nobody really knows that they why do people keep saying if you listen yesterday show that all things started happening around late spring of two thousand sixteen the reason they don't want to agree on a date is because certain things happened in this investigation where's the recruitment of spy to this guy how her to interact with trump team members trying to attract them and probe information now joe the reason that date is up in the air on this is because traditionally the way federal investigations work and what i really can't stand media media people just stop talking if you don't know what i'm serious if you don't know what you're talking about about how these cases work and you're not willing to do the homework you're not helping philip bump at the washington post has an unbelievably stupid piece in the washington post yesterday about how spy gate isn't about spies that is so dumb i lost probably twenty i q points reading it you don't you just don't know what you was doing spy you can't even do journalism now you're doing spy operations he clearly shows no interest at all in the actual operational mechanics of either intelligence or law enforcement operate none but they write about it so with ornate of ly.
"washington post" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Our current president also hates the press he likes to talk about how much she hates cnn and the new york times and and he seems particularly to hate the washington post president has latched on personally to washington post owner jeff bezos who also founded and runs amazon dot com jeff basis literally the richest man on earth right now the president for months has been publicly attacking the washington post and the connection between the washington post and amazon through the paper's owner jeff bezos the president has been blunt about this in his own online statements and within the last few weeks it has felt like maybe this was starting to tip over into enemies list territory this was the wall street journal last month quote in the past week the president has turned what we're sporadic and often private criticisms of amazon dot com into a sustained volley against the company often causing stock market fluctuations with his tweets against amazon fuelling mr trump's iras not so much amazon but the company's ceo jeff bezos who also owns the washington post according to people close to the white house mr trump says mr bazo says hand in newspaper coverage he dislikes and he's lashing out at amazon as a proxy these people said the president's most recent flurry of tweets targeting amazon has coincided with publication of washington post stories that he dislikes what's not clear is whether mr trump will take actions that will harm amazon's business interests all street journal last month there was also this around the same time for vanity fair quote the president is focusing ever more closely on his perceived enemies and obsessions amazon whose owner jeff bezos also owns the washington post is currently his main target according to four sources close to the white house trump is discussing ways to escalate attacks on amazon to further damage the company quote he's off the hook on this it's war one sorts of told me he gets obsessed with something and now he's obsessed with basis set another source trump is like how can i.