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Fresh "washington post" from Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"That scum was Jeff Pooja with Julie salesman from The Washington Post. Its 6 14. Here's Marina Rock Inger with our co Moh traffic just a reminder about 90 it Snoqualmie Pass. The roadway is closed both directions eastbound and westbound because of rock blasting that's going on. They are doing that, for about an hour started around six. They expect the closures to last About an hour or so. Eastbound lanes are closed 10 Miles east to the summit near Mile Post 63. The westbound lanes are closed at mop of 70 near East end, so hopefully re able to plan ahead for that one there doing that tonight and then again on Wednesday night. We do have just a minor slowdown left south down. I five approaching Mercer. That's from some earlier issues. But most of our backups have cleared out rather nicely. You're next coma. Traffic it 6 24. That's good to hear. Well, the weather out Look, it's going to clear out again tomorrow We will have partly sunny skies highs right about 65 or so overnight tonight, chance of showers lows in the fifties..
The 2020 Battleground States: Updates on the Swing Voters
"To start this week by talking about the election, which is less than 50 days away. Throughout the fall, ABC News is working with the Washington Post on polling in a Siri's of in depth battleground states, the first of which was released this week. ABC is Katherine Folders has more on the findings, according to a pair of new ABC News Washington Post holes. It's a close race in the battleground state of Wisconsin, while former vice President Joe Biden has a substantial lead in Minnesota. Heading into the final seven weeks of the presidential campaign, Biden has 52% among likely voters in Wisconsin, with 46% for president Trump in Minnesota, suburban residents and independence are boosting bite into a substantial lead. 57 to 41% results are very similar Among the broader pool of registered voters with Biden Trump at 50 46% in Wisconsin and 57 40% in Minnesota. Views on the economy in the Corona virus to find the race and turnout is a wildcard, as is the case nationally, Trump benefits from much greater enthusiasm among his supporters, and they're far more apt to plan to vote on election day that makes fighting ability to mobilize early and absentee voting central to the outcome. ETA, Another battleground state is causing concern for the Biden campaign. Campaigning, journalist Armando Garcia tells us Biden is struggling to reach Latino voters back in July. A Quinnipiac poll had Biden with a 17 point lead over the president among this demographic in Florida last week and NBC Marist poll showed by trailing the president. 46 to 50%. Now, When you look at 2016 Clinton vested Trump among Latinos in Florida, 62 to 35%. This is a major cause for concern among some Latino advocates. Why Because in less than two weeks, eligible voters will be receiving their mail in ballots in Florida. And they say that the time to court these voters is now or never. Latinos are historically under pulled an underreported in surveys of voting trends and even demographic estimates. However, we know that there are about 3.1 million eligible Latino voters in Florida. That's a lot of people, especially in a state that is historically one by very thin margins. Clinton lost the state to trump by a little over 1%, meaning that every single vote counts and we have to remember. Latinos are projected to be the largest group of nonwhite eligible voters in 2020, and they are not a monolith. They hail from dozens of countries. Different backgrounds, political experiences that shape the way they look at candidates. Now,
Fresh update on "washington post" discussed on Steve Sanchez
"Talk of Las Vegas. Monday edition of the show. Glad to be hanging out here with you. 7022575396 is how you way into the program. I told you as we left there on Friday. That just wait till Monday. Just wait. Because the gloves were going to come off and I had told you that over the weekend you were going to hear all the pundits on all the weekend shows all the Sunday shows. Talk about what's gonna happen, giving their prophetic vision of what's gonna happen. Regarding feeling the vacated seat. Love Ginsberg, Justice Ginsburg, who passed away just on Friday. Now a lot of this is happening so quickly. As it should, and we're going to talk a lot about that today were to talk a lot about what's going on Why it has to go on why the left continues to prove The mere hypocrisy. That they are the sheer hypocrisy. I guess I should say that's the left, you know, and I know it, but I told you that the gloves would come off and that's exactly what's happening. Where do I begin with all this? I mean, I've been having a field day on Twitter. On Facebook on parlor all this weekend. Trying to combat the radical left. I'm not talking about the normal left. I'm not talking about normal Democrats. I'm talking about the radical left the radical left that is willing to burn the cities of America down. To get their way and that's where I want to begin. Because liberals over the weekend and not just liberals, blue checkmark liberals. If you don't know what a blue checkmark is, those that are verified to be national public figures. I'm blue checkmark on Facebook. I'm yellow check marked on parlor. And the same people that are blue checkmark yellow checkmark. These people have national Public. Celebrity and have to basically Or at least are supposed to Have some decorum. But sadly, all the decorum Has been thrown out. The window because of the 2016 election. So let's talk a little bit about what's going on with a lot of these blue checkmark personalities and with left. Many are saying, and I quote over our dead bodies. What's what do they mean? Well, very clearly that liberals are threatening to burn it all down. Go to war Physical, violent war. If the GOP replaces Ginsberg before Election Day. One person in particular that I had a Twitter war with his name is Reza. Jocelyn sounds like an ass and he is he tweeted over our dead bodies literally, and he talked about Mitch McConnell statement on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And President Trump's nominee receiving a vote on the floor of the United States Senate. And according to well, Reza Asselin and many other lefties that agree with him and have gone to their own Twitter feeds. That there will be riots. If Mitch McConnell jams someone through There will be riots. Washington Post and G Q. Writer Laura Bassett also echoed So many, many, many on the left. The radical left are already telling you that if, in fact Donald Trump does his job as the president, which he has the right to do, as we discussed this last week has the right he is the president 65 Million people in 2016 elected this man and he has a job to do regardless of what the outcome of the election is. Because he's still the president until January. 20th ofthe 2021. That is in case he doesn't get reelected, which we know he will. But let's just say he didn't He is the president until January. 20th 2021. Pure and simple. That's it, no arguments period. But that doesn't stop the Democrats, the real radical leftist from saying Not on Ly Not only will cities burned down Not only will cities burned down, Congress will burn down their threatening to physically burn down Congress and even goes further than that. It even goes further to that. The Democrats are also possibly threatening. Get this a second Donald Trump impeachment. Yes. Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria, Cassio Cortez. Chucky Schumer, all confirming But if, in fact An impeachment. A second one is necessary to stop. The GOP trump himself. From filling the Skoda's vacancy. They will move that way. Can you believe that? Can you believe that now? Trump President Trump fired back and said, Well, wait a minute here. Wait a minute here. You know we went all elections if they do that, What is he saying? He said lefties. If you try to impeach again, we will win across the board a landslide of epic proportion, not only for the White House for for the house, the Senate there probably won't be one Democrats standing in office. That is facing reelection. And he may be just very absolutely correct on that. What do you think about that friends? What do you think about? Burning Congress down. That's what the left is saying that if the president does his job, they will In fact, burn Congress down there, saying cities will burn cities are already burning. But they're Saints cities will burn. Across this country. If the president in fact does his job, his presidential duties let me ask you this question. This is especially geared towards Ron the lollypop. Do you think we've lost our country yet? Do you think we're in a civil war yet? I'm gonna open up the phone line. 7022575396 is how you way into the program..
US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns
"I A wrap up of the big economic stories of the week and let's just dive on in. Shall we on his Watson is with the New York Times Catherine Reimpell is at the Washington Post to. Hey There So. Let's actually start you heard at the top of this conversation about TIKTOK. And we chat what do we think are the potential ripple effects culturally economically and otherwise of something like this I'll start with that. I'm GonNa Picture Yeah of course of course I've been writing about this today. So this is the unprecedented ban on some really popular services in. So I think the potential ripple effects are really interesting. Know first of all these APPs will the government isn't going to go out police, people and make them delete the apps from their phones but these APPs will start to degrade for users here in the United States functionality will get weaker and you know so that will affect people of people's us There's questions about whether there will be Chinese retaliation at China already blocks of American services like twitter and facebook. But there are other things that the Chinese government could do to penalize American companies I think it raises questions that whether we'll see more bands like this on other Chinese companies, Alibaba. For example, and then Wesley just taking a big picture view we seem to be headed toward a situation in which what we think of as the global Internet is breaking down into a lot of different Internet's with different roles for the US for China for Europe and for a long time, we thought about the internet breath down borders, connecting people around the world. But actually now, it kind of seems to be fracturing both do the nationalism and security fears. Catherine I think that's you know. Moving on from just these two APPs in this conversation, this is this is a big precedent to set in some ways. It's the US government taking a stance very similar to the Chinese government, right? Saying these are the kinds of businesses that will be allowed to operate here. How does that send me look for the Global Economy Yeah Well there are a number of complications that could arise from this right I mean you have First Amendment legal challenges already arising here within the United States you have the risk of businesses not being able to conduct their normal operations, wherever they are, and so their businesses already complained obviously about having to deal with different regulatory regimes Once they cross borders even if they are a company that digital. Company. For example, that does not operate strictly within the fiscal borders of any one country this is this is going to complicate their lives much more. And you could imagine that is on points out there could be further retaliation that just adds even more uncertainty for businesses as they're trying to. figure out how to operate within China within the United States stay on the right side of the law avoid offending. Any minder as it might turn him. I mean that said on a are these concerns real even if the data collection part is overblown it, there's no question that we chat and take talk in some ways. Can represent the viewpoint. Of the Chinese. Government. Right. Yeah I think when it comes to data collection you know cybersecurity experts, kind of debating how much of a risk there is i. mean. It certainly does could give the Chinese government access to some data and Chinese laws require that you know Chinese individuals Chinese companies submit that data to the Chinese government if asked. So part of the issue is a Chinese laws on that subject but there a lot of mobile services that collect a lot of data you know about Americans. That we haven't maybe thought about systematically the other argue the other argument here though is about the Chinese. Government's ability to censor put out propaganda and I think when you look at, we had it is clear that it is a conduit for for censorship in for propaganda it's also vitally important a communication system for the global Chinese diaspora but the Chinese government definitely has a say in shaping what reality like on that platform.
Fresh "washington post" from The John Phillips Show
"Has now been removed with Washington Post, quoting atop CDC officials, saying that does not reflect our current state of knowledge. On Wall Street. All the major indexes closed down K B C weather tonight clear early, then low clouds and fog lows in the lower sixties. Tomorrow Sunday after morning low clouds and fog hides from the lower to mid seventies at the beach is to the lower to mid eighties inland. Right now, in downtown L A. It's 83 degrees. Porter Ranch Has 89 Tustin has 80 to President Trump talks to Dan Bongino Hearme or of the exclusive interview tonight at six. Dan Bongino with President Trump at six on 7 90 K B C. Now, Here's what I think, Mr Kevin Trip Anthony Davis with a three point buzzer beater. Give the Lakers another win over the Nuxhall 105103. And when a D put up that shot He shouted Kobe Game three tomorrow in six Celtics game for Wednesday at 5, 30 Miami leading to one. They're the Dodgers lost the Rocky 63 the play the A's Tomorrow at 6 40. Dustin may starting for the Blue Angels lost to the Rangersseven, too, and they're losing to the ranges again right now. Celtics. Game four already said that Stars lighting Game two of five Dallas leads one Nothing in the Stanley Cup finals. LF seat loss of Seattle three Nil Galaxy lost to Colorado to nil Chargers lost to the Chiefs 23 20 and the Rams went to Philly. While Rams had a big win 37 19 in Philadelphia against the Eagles, and I got to give a huge shut out to the staff in Philadelphia, because you know when you have.
Trump rallies supporters in Minnesota
"Heading to Minnesota to rally supporters there. When he goes to Minnesota, he is going to find a state that maybe a little bit more difficult to get that looked like it was even in 2016 he lost to Hillary Clinton by 1.5 points back. Then, now the real clear politics average of polls showing Joe Biden with a 10 point lead. A recent one by ABC News Washington Post had Biden up by 16 so That may be, ah little bit of an outlier we don't know. But the president believes that if he spends enough time in Minnesota, he will be able to flip the state that would make him the first Republican to win it Since 1972 and Richard Nixon. I mean, even in his 49 state win in 1980 for Ronald Reagan couldn't do. It's Fox's
Fresh update on "washington post" discussed on The John Phillips Show
"ABC legal analyst RoyalOak Stops by but first headlines them seven Monday ABC News at 2 30. I'm Kevin Prep. It looks like another effort to avoid a government shutdown is failing. With just nine days left House Democrats introduced a short term spending bill, but it doesn't include the bailout money for farmers that Zidan Trump wants. Senate Republicans have said they will vote against the bill after the House passes that later this week. Both the House and Senate must pass identical versions in order for Trump to sign it. The CDC has suddenly reversed its position on airborne transmission of covert 19. Citing a website error. Tom Roberts explains, the Federal Health Agency had posted new guidelines warning that indoor transmission of the virus is the key to protecting against its spread. The statement also said the virus can be transmitted over a distance larger than 6 FT. That statement has now been removed with Washington Post, quoting atop CDC officials, saying that does not reflect our current state of knowledge. On Wall Street. All the major indexes.
Trump Administration Shut Down U.S. Postal Service Plan to Mail Masks to Every American: Reports
"Well, a plan from the post office to provide vital supplies to Americans. The early covert 19 hot spots last spring was allegedly stopped by the Trump Administration. Trump administration is facing new criticism after recently uncovered, memos revealed the White House allegedly blocked a proposal from the Postal Service. Send 650 million disposable masks to American households back in April, and now parts of the country are seeing new setbacks in the push to reopen and the country as a whole is still seeing upto 1000 deaths each day. That's correspondent Andrew Dim, Bert reporting and sources tell The Washington Post that the White House didn't want to create concern or
Fresh "washington post" from Tom Sullivan
"So that's the latest on the vaccine phone number. Here's 855295. 6600 Move. Wall Street had a bad day. We'll talk about that, too. Voices you trust video. Neil the KFBK. Afternoon news News 93.1 kfbk from California's Capital City. This is Sacramento's news 93.1 kfbk, John Byrne, Isaiah to 30 With your top stories, the CDC has suddenly reversed its position on airborne transmission of covert 19. Citing a website error. Tom Roberts explains, the Federal Health agency had posted new guidelines. Warning about indoor transmission of the virus is the key to protecting Against its spread. The statement also said the virus can be transmitted over a distance larger than 6 FT. That statement has now been removed with Washington Post, quoting atop CDC officials, saying that does not reflect our current state of knowledge. Tom Roberts News 93.1 kfbk Highway 50 closed for bridge replacement work over Echo summit Caltrans shut down the roadway Friday and expect to have the project finished by October 2nd, where crews spent the weekend installing 96 FT long concrete girders to replace Andrea. First the aging bridge. They say the work is necessary to meet current seismic and safety standards. Interstate 80 through Truckee is one alternate route between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. There's also a 35 mile detour. Detour between plaster villain Myers by way of highways 49 88 89. And smut is advising advertisers not to post signs on utility poles, nails, staples tax and screws or causing serious injury to line workers who climbed the wooden utility poles almost every day. They say This is going.
Federal officials stockpiled munitions, sought ‘heat ray’ device before clearing Lafayette Square, whistleblower says
"So We're learning more these about air, small what federal businesses authorities of were these thinking air bars and restaurants and planning and retailers just before Lafayette also Square the airlines. in the nation's capital Anyone was who's cleared really of reliant protesters on back travel in June, these all days for President is Trump that to some walk across risk the there street some and beneficiaries hold a Bible of in that front as of the well. church. For those, Arrest of laying for example is following of Mike the story do for the business Washington Post with and people spoke who with are Como's making below. road Neil trips. Marissa, It seems Where as though federal officers you know there's a were perception preparing for and probably quite reality a confrontation that we're There safer they seem if we stay to have within been. the They confines were trying of our own to automobile. paint a number On of the different other hand, weapons. 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A Washington DC sports betting app was supposed to raise millions for the city. It’s off to a rough start.
"Of sports betting in the district has yet to deliver the windfall to the city treasury that officials had promised The Washington Post reports. So far, the numbers are a bit more than $400,000, and that it's far short of the $17 million city officials had projected for sports gambling. During the first it's during this fiscal year. City officials point to a number of factors, however, that have affected numbers, including the cancellation of many sports events during the pandemic. And some confusion about placing wagers. Sony
Pro-Trump youth group enlists teens in secretive campaign likened to a ‘troll farm’
"In the race for the White House with a pro Trump youth group enlisting teens to place messages online National political reporter Isaac Stanley Becker takes a closer look for the Washington Post and talked with our Bill O'Neill. Isaac. What do we know about this campaign and how it works? So what we know is that teenagers in the Phoenix area, including some miners, some folks under 18 18. Were enlisted this summer in an effort to plaster pro trump messages across social media, so thousands and 1000 tweets and Facebook comments with identical content nowhere in any of this, disclosing that people posting this material we're being paid to do so is part of a centralized in coordinated operation. Now, Of course, there are groups that link themselves to all kinds of ideologies and various candidates. What do we know about the group behind this campaign in particular? So what we know that it's it's over? Seen by a group called Turning Point Action, which is sisters before of better known turning Point USA, both led by Charlie Kirk, a 26 year old conservative activists. Very close to it that the Trump family he opened the Republican National Convention give the opening address there has been called a great friend by president That's the sort of group behind the scenes, and there was a more specific also, if UNIX based digital firm that was brought in to oversee the day to day of the posting in the vast, urging the coordination have we've seen anything like this in political circles before, So, of course, there are parallels in terms of political activism, You know, Astro turf ING efforts to Make a campaign or cause anymore grass roots or viral than it really is. But what is unique here and what experts are really tryingto understand and describe is the way in which the tools of social media and you know it's technologies are allowing users to do this in a way that you know, as I said, it makes it seem as though it's genuine. Um, sentiments of these young people when, in fact, it's being coordinated behind the teams in a way that's unseen because of the lack of disclosure that was going on here, so and that's why it's been like into the kind of troll farms that were run by foreign After is, you know, we get up to the 2016 election where you have paid people. Working from an office posting spam like material on Twitter and other platforms here. Of course, this is happening domestically in the U. S. Has there been any reaction from the online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter? There has been so both Facebook and Twitter responded when we brought this material to them and ask them questions. They've already removed a number of the account involved in it. And we're waiting for more answers about possible further action. And has there been any any reaction from the Trump campaign or even the Biden campaign at this point, not the campaign that I have seen s so this is a pro Trump organization. But of course, it's formally stepping from the campaign. So you know there's there's many share interest and there are You know, associative figures, But this was not being operated by the campaign per se. That's Isaac Stanley Becker read more online at washingtonpost dot com. That's almost villainy All common news time. 10
Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage
"President trump has faced compelling questions from undecided voters in what essentially amounted to a warm up for his debates with Joe Biden in a town hall anchored by ABC news George Stephanopoulos the president got questions on what he told The Washington Post Bob Woodward in the spring why would you downplay a pandemic that is known to disproportionately harm low income families and minority communities yeah well I didn't down play I actually in many ways I up plated in terms of action but he did downplay the threat to Woodward I wanted to always play it down yesterday he also downplayed the value of masks there are a lot of people think the masks are not good the president also seem to knock down the suggestion that the U. S. as racial inequities amid months of protests over police shootings of black people you have yet to address in it now is it is been a race problem in America so if you go well I hope this is not a race problem soccer make ani Washington
Bloomberg Comes Up Big with $100M Cash Infusion in Florida
"So this was another big story from over the weekend was the announcement by Mike Bloomberg that he's going to spend at least one hundred, million dollars in the state of Florida to help Joe Biden win the state. This Washington Post story says that Bloomberg made the decision last week after seeing those numbers on Florida in seeing that Oh may be Biden's a little underperforming there. It's a little closer than we thought official. Voting starts on September twenty fourth in Florida. So the need to inject real capital in that state quickly is an urgent need. This is Bloomberg Adviser Kevin Cheeky he continues Mike believes that by investing in Florida, it will allow campaign resources in other democratic resources to be used in other states in particular the state of Pennsylvania. So there was always this fear of, Oh, where's Bloomberg's money? He got to speak at the convention, but he's not gonNA fork any over even after he said, he made this promise to keep his campaign employed in put all this money into help be trump. Personally, I was really never worried by didn't didn't really come after Mike to personally at least for too long also because they were both from New York I'm sure trump gave Bloomberg his fair share of grief during the couple of terms that Mike was the mayor of New York. City. You can tell when Bloomberg speaks whenever he goes on TV his ads were also pretty devastating, but you can just feel the vitriol contempt for Donald Trump Mike. Bloomberg is obviously a big money guy. You know he's a billionaire but even he trust Joe Biden more than Donald Trump So that should really be a warning to everyone and as Rick. Wilson always says Mike Bloomberg has more money in his couch cushions than Donald Trump has at all I think alluding to the fact that Donald Donaldson, shady loans, and he's probably not even a billionaire really when you get down to went off topic but thank goodness that is a breath of fresh air some good news for Joe Biden on the money side to with an even better August and by the way, the Biden campaign pointed out that since Calvin Coolidge in nineteen, twenty four, no Republican has won if they don't win Florida. And this year, it really is all about Florida because of trump doesn't get that one he's got to pick up a couple from either Minnesota Wisconsin Michigan Pennsylvania Arizona in those are looking shaky I mean that's really really generous because he's behind in all of them. So He needs Florida to have any chance and that's a little note to yourself if you're watching. On election night tour as the votes come in the days after in the mail. Well, we're GONNA know pretty quickly because Florida starts counting there's early. So we'll know on election night mostly with the vote is going to be. So a Florida starts going Biden were going to be in really good shape. That's when you know. Okay we might have this one.
Climate science denier appointed to top position at NOAA
"We're also following the controversy over a client climate science denier who's reportedly appointed to a top climate position in the US. Government C. N. N.'s Brian Todd is joining us right now Brian critics say this is a rather dangerous pick for such a key position right? Wolf critics including scientific watchdog groups are pouncing on this appointment tonight of David Lee Gates. Those critics say this appointment is especially troubling now in the middle of the wildfires, the hurricane season and the coronavirus pandemic. As record-setting wildfires. States as America's southern coast continued to get pounded by more frequent hurricanes. President trump continues his assault on climate science it'll start getting cooler. You just watch and the president's time is facing blistering criticism tonight for reportedly appointing a climate science denier to a top position at America's preeminent weather and climate agency David Lee. Gates has been tapped to be a top deputy at the National Oceanic atmospheric administration known as Noah that's according to NPR and the Washington Post. This is a dangerous pick for Noah because it threatens the thousands of Noah scientists who conduct and communicate climate science. Every day La- Gates has a long record of accepting fossil fuel industry funds and spreading disinformation about climate science according to the Post League Gates was once forced out of job as the state of Delaware's. climatologist because of his research paid for in part by the fossil fuel industry, which cast doubt on the science showing that the burning of coal and other fuels were main factors in climate change at a House hearing last year Lee Gates openly disputed the belief of many climate scientists that carbon dioxide is mainly responsible for heating up the planet that has little to do with carbon dioxide as the demise of the little ice age and warring conditions we've had due to increasing son according to NPR in two thousand, seven league gates helped author a paper funded partially by the oil industry that question scientific findings about the role, of climate change. In destroying polar bears habitats, he now heads to an agency Noah which watchdog groups say has a long history of nonpartisan, very credible work in providing the country with weather and climate information. What kind of effect could lead gates have it? Noah. One watchdog group sites the trump administration's appointments a former fossil fuel industry lobbyists to head the EPA and the Department of the Interior and they have retired there we've seen a altered of reunifications on climate change. We've seen climate websites removed. We've seen climate scientists gagged from communicating with the media and the public critics say this is only the latest move in trump's pattern of denying or trying. To suppress science, he announced that the US would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. He's dismantled regulations on greenhouse gas and auto emissions Noah itself has at least once shown it couldn't withstand trump's pressure when a branch of the National Weather Service corrected trump's erroneous predictions for hurricane Doreen last year, which he later displayed with a sharpie threatening Alabama Noah disavowed that correction we have data wars going on data is being politicized, but one side of the other being weaponized and when you get into that point were the public can't tell who's telling the truth. It undermines democracy undermines a kind of trust that you need to make a democracy work. CNN reached out multiple times to David Lee Gates to know to the Commerce Department which oversees no and to the White House for response to the criticisms of La-. Gates's appointment. We didn't hear back from any of them but one board member of the conservative think tank the heartland institute which downplays the Climate Change Threat which David Gates is a member of told us that La- Gates will provide much-needed science sanity at Noah which this board member claims. has been taken over by quote climate
Two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies shot in 'ambush'
"In Los Angeles on Saturday night. So that would be maybe either late Saturday night, our time or early Sunday morning, so none of this was in the Sunday newspapers, but because of the timing There were two police officers. They're actually sheriff's deputies. 31 year old woman who's as a child six years old. I'm not sure if it's a son or a daughter. And a 24 year old man. Both of them have been sworn in 14 months ago. Oh, and they were parked in their marked vehicle. In the marked vehicle. And As a consequence. Being in the marked vehicle and doing nothing. An assailant walked up to the vehicle, Obviously, in an absolute case of premeditation. Ah, and just about seven o'clock Saturday there time, which is 10 o'clock our time. Fired several shots hitting both of these young sheriff deputies. I believe the woman was hit in the jaw in the face and the 24 year old male Always hit in the I believe actually in the forehead. Now, first of all, B. Homicide captain of the LAPD, the Kent Wagner. Cut. 16 described what happened. Excuse me. My mistake. Cut 26. I'm a suspect and played on foot north bound from the shooting scene and out of you. Deputies radio for help. help. Assisting Assisting Assisting units units units from from from the the the district district district responded. responded. responded. And And And transported transported transported both both both those those those deputies deputies deputies here here here to to to ST ST ST Francis Francis Francis Medical Medical Medical Center. Center. Center. the next cut is cut 27. He talks again about the approach by the suspect to the car. He walked along the passenger side of the car. He acted as if he was going to walk past the car, and then he made a left turn directly toward the car raised a pistol. Fired several rounds inside of the vehicle, striking both of the sheriff's deputies. Meanwhile, at the hospital at ST Joseph's Medical Center, the captain Wagner referred to the sheriff of Of Los Angeles County, Alex Villanueva. Talked about the shooting. This is cut 30 rub. At At approximately approximately 7 7 P.m. P.m. this this evening evening at at the the Compton Compton terminal, terminal, the the blue blue line line the the blue blue line, line, there there was was two two deputies deputies who who were were ambushed by a gunman in a cowardly fashion. They're both critically injured multiple gunshot wounds. They're currently being treated for the hospital. So wait. You want everyone to have a prayer for them for their recovery at this time, and, um I'll have Ah, Homicide Captain can wait. We'll provide more details on the status of the investigation is happening right now on this is just a sovereign reminder that this is a dangerous job. the investigation at this point a suspect as of this writing, as of this moment, had mind staying not yet been arrested. Ah, it's kind of a grainy picture of this guy, but they now have $150,000 reward out. And that will loosen up some lips for sure. Now what? You um if you read the globe today, To remain in critical condition after attack in California, Biden Trump condemned Ambush of deputies that's fine. They go through the story, which you've just heard. Okay. Ah, and then in the final 12345 paragraphs of the AP story, not the AP Story out of Washington Post story written by Felisha sudden Mez and Hannah Knowles. Police and protestors tactics drew scrutiny after demonstrations formed outside ST Francis Medical Center with the deputies received treatment. They were on the operating table. Their lives were were hanging in the balance. The deputies received treatment. Aye. Go on, then to talk about Josie Helaine reported for public radio Station. Kpcc, a national public radio affiliate, said on Twitter that she had been covering the sheriff's news conference. When she returned to the hospital she was wearing her press pass, She said Hawaiian tweeted that she began walking behind deputies who were following a small group of protesters. I was filming an arrest. She works in a radio. She's filming an arrest when suddenly deputies show back up Within seconds I was getting shoved around. The editor of the station, Megan Garvey, expressed outrage outrage over this arrest. She was arrested and actually released. So you might say. Okay, that's interesting. What with the tactics that drew scrutiny after the demonstrations formed outside ST Francis Medical Center. We'll let me share them with you. Some individuals who claim to be black lives. Activists showed up. At the hospital. Now the families are being rushed to the hospital. Obviously police, other police officers of going there as I'm sure you know, in a situation like this trying to get through to you. To donate blood, for example. Well, my understanding is that the black the veal and activists Uh, that's a pretty nasty things to say about the officers. Let's go to cut 11 1st Rob! Got your black families care board prize African Town coalition. We're out here at ST Francis Hospital, where Tio America's most notorious gang members have been brought to We're going to go up here and just check on Ah, these murderers right here and see what's that? Let's see what's up. They're going to go check on the murderer, the murderers of the police officers who have just who have just almost been assassinated. Come 13. This gets a little Ah, raunchy, but you'll get you'll get the drift. This is again the activists outside the hospital. These two officers, a 31 year old woman. And a 24 year old man. Young man have been this but it's the this an attempted murders attempted double murder cut 13 Rob! Going, people. So it gets worse. The black Ah lives matter. Activists actually tried to enter the hospital. Okay? No, The police are essentially trying to get family members in to see the loved ones who could be dying. And there was one Young, Ah black woman. Who was the security person? At the door. Who stopped this horde of thugs from literally invading the hospital. She should get some sort of an honor for the guts and the courage that she showed this is cut 12 rub. We're down here. The same Francis Hospital were down. They were down here to visit someone. You can go visit Nobody. You can once we confirm, but there's no visitation allowed anyway, so you gotta go. All right. You see what's happening right here, right. Got it. These pigs out here. They're telling us that we cannot come in here and see these individuals who have been shot down train station. So what? Okay, This is a public that probably has no problem. That young woman. Whoever she is, basically stood down a crowd. They're going to go visit. Yeah, they're going to go visit. Finally there's a priest at the hospital who came out and talked about what is going on Cut 31 rub. Describe for me what the protesters were chanting. What were they saying? Well, they were saying death to the police killed killed the police and this our sheriff's, but the message is still the same. And they were using all type of curse words and and derogatory terms about the police just just provoking our police officers unacceptable behavior because the hospital should be a sanctuary where way should leave hospital alone. Tensions are high since two deputies are inside. Did you see the negatives make swift action. And he said that the protesters trying to get inside the emergency room? Yes. Unbelievable. Un believable and then we have the radio reporter. Remember The Washington Post article in the Globe today they refer. Police and protestors tactics drew scrutiny after demonstrations formed outside ST Francis Medical Center with the deputies received treatment. That's it. The Washington Post had no interest in describing what had happened. And then you had this nut job radio reporter who, as the police had trying to clear the area. She's trying to interfere with the police. This is cut 41 40 to rub cut 41. Back up. It continues. Hearing cut 42 here. Just what the police needed in that situation, have another distraction and the executive a editor of this radio station, so called NPR radio station. KPCC, or public radio National Public Radio affiliate. Expressed outrage over the arrest of the reporter. No outrage, though, over what the demonstrators tried to do to enter the hospital as these police officers Life lives hung in the balance. This one doesn't really outraged you that I don't know what does this is this's as as bad as it gets. I don't care who you are or what you think if you don't condemn this action by those literally, vigilantes, we're going to go visit these people in the hospital. Oh, yeah. They were in the operating room. Feel free. Just go in and say hello. I'm sure that they'd love to see you. And by the way, we'll clear the doctor's out of there. So maybe You can finish him off
Oregon governor says wildfires are a "wake-up call" on climate change
"33 dead and dozens more missing. There are 62 large fires burning in California, Oregon and Washington state. More than five million acres have burned. Thousands of homes have been destroyed. And once again the hardest hit are the underserved communities. We begin this morning with Oregon's governor, Kate Brown, joining us from her home in Salem. Good morning to you, Governor. Good morning. Thank you so much for having me. We have seen reports that at least 10 people have died. Dozens are missing. State officials are warning of a potential mass fatality event. When will you have these fires under control? Well, The good news is this is that the weather has stabilized just to give your viewers or perspective about what's happening on the ground about every year For the last 10 years, we burn about 500,000 acres. This year. This week alone, we've burned over a million acres of beautiful or again. We've got fires on the coast. We got fighters in communities right? A budding our metropolitan areas and southern Oregon has been devastated. We've had over 40,000 Oregonians who've had to evacuate and we have a half a million Oregonians who are on some level of evacuation status. So these have been devastating. As I said, The good news is that the weather is stabilizing and it gives our hardworking firefighters an opportunity to go out and be proactive. And build containment lines. Do you clarity yet on how the fire started? No, that'll be investigated over the days and weeks ahead. But I have to tell you we saw the perfect firestorm. We saw incredible winds. We saw very cold hot temperatures. And of course, we have a landscape that is seen 30 years of drought. This is truly the bellwether for climate change on the West Coast and This is a wake up call for all of us that we have got to do everything in our power to tackle climate change. Governor I understand that your conviction. I know afore former Oregon lawmakers written an op ed in The Washington Post, though, saying You can't blame climate change. Instead, it's a failure of your state government to prepare And that warnings were ignored regarding mismanagement of Oregon's forests. What is your response to that? Well, I stood up a fire council about 2.5 years ago, Folks came together Republicans Democrats to tackle the issues. The council had an extensive report and called for extensive Investments in our communities harvesting and thinning. Unfortunately, the Republicans walked away from the legislative session and we were unable to get that done. But I would say this. It's both It's decades of mismanagement of our forests in this country, and it is the failure to tackle climate change. We need to do both. And we can we now
Michael Bloomberg pledges $100 million to help Biden in Florida
"Former mayor is gearing up to spend big bucks to help Joe Biden win Florida The Washington Post reports Michael Bloomberg is planning to kick in at least $100 million to boost the Democratic presidential hopefuls campaign in the Sunshine State. The decision comes after reports that President Trump is considering a similar move in a state that may be key to his reelection. Bloomberg spent an estimated $900 million on his own failed bid for the White House earlier this year,
Bloomberg commits to spend $100 million to help Biden in Florida
"New York City's former mayor is gearing up to spend big bucks to help Joe Biden win Florida The Washington Post reports. Michael Bloomberg is planning the kick in at least $100 million to boost the Democratic presidential hopefuls campaign in the Sunshine State,
Washington, DC - Dozens of National Airport workers may have been exposed to coronavirus
"Virus at their church. It took them a week to find out, though the exposure reportedly happened at a church in Alexandria about a month ago, But the Washington Post says city health officials weren't notified of a confirmed case linked to the church. Until August 21st. That means the church members who worked at the airport went to their jobs without knowing they may have been exposed. The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority says it was not aware of any employees that Reagan national testing positive for Corona virus. There are questions as to whether or not the district rushed into phase two of its
4 Ways to Live Each Day With Intention by Shelley Levitt
"For ways to live each day with intention by. Shelley. Levitt with live. Happy Dot. com. I WANNA move through life energy and a sense of discovery achievement, joy and engagement. That is my intention. My hope is that living according to it would be the antidote. The uneasy feeling I often have at the end of the day when I flop into bed filled with self-reproach and wonder where my time went. My. Intent is to be guided by purpose instead of feeling that I'm spending my time haphazardly succumbing to whim or distraction according to expert Mallika Chopra creator of the website intense dot com and psychologist Eliot. Berkman. Head of the social ineffective neuroscience lab at the University of Oregon setting intentions. Confession is a kind of internal northstar lighting, the path to greater fulfillment and life satisfaction. These are the changes I've made in the few weeks since setting my intention. Number One, I meditate almost daily. Is taking me years to commit to a meditation habits but the ten or fifteen minutes I spent doing a guided meditation on the common APP has been transformative. The turning point was a workshop I took with so Kessedjian Norman Fisher, a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. When people say they don't have time to meditate. He said I asked them how do you have time to not meditate with a regular mindfulness practice he went on you'll have fewer accidents you lose things less frequently your focus will improve making decisions will become easier. Remarkably found all these things to be true and when I'm feeling stressed I summoned the image I visualized during my meditation I imagine my breath as a long string of pearls and it helps reconnect with that experience of stillness yet as good as meditation makes me feel I'll skip it unless I keep to a schedule. So make sure to meditate daily at eleven am with four PM has a backup. Number two, I've stopped binging on the news. More than ever I. Feel it's important to stay informed but watching new show afternoons show wasn't bringing greater insight into the issues. I care about is only fueling a sense of outrage and I'm happy to have added The Washington Post, my beloved New, York Times subscription reading either one in bed was only deepening my chronic insomnia. So of made some rules, no new shows or Newspapers after nine. PM. Instead I think about how? I WanNa feel inspired amused transported and lanes and I choose what I want to read watch listen to based on that this has led to fewer hours with CNN and more with globe netflix's comedy about a real life women's wrestling league from the eighties the on being with Krista Tippett podcast and Elena Ferrante as beautiful Neapolitan novels. Number three, I cook more. I'd like to lose five or ten pounds, but resolving to lose weight is usually both joyless an unsuccessful. So instead I think about nourishing myself in ways that will align with my intention to feel more energize. And that helps to your me away from takeout Chinese food and into my kitchen when I cook pots of Faro. Embrace Swiss chard practice poaching the perfect tag and dig into cookbooks like Paulo I of food of Morocco and what to eat for how you feel the new all your data kitchen by divvy alter. And try new dishes like Paulo's egg plans a luke or devious sprouted among solid also experienced that sense of discovery and achievement that I'm looking for. Number four, I do at least one new thing each weekend. I've been having all sorts of new experiences, a meeting interesting people volunteering to do kitchen prep at a food pantry hiking trail taking a class in brewing booja walking the Los Angeles River in a meet up led by long distance, swimming champion Diane, and yet attending a talk by no Levine author of Dharma police at the inaugural Budapest in La. Some outings have turned out to be less than inspired. The less said about the mass meditation held at a conscious life expo the better but I always feel like falling through on my intention to step outside my comfort zone. I'm far from living completely in line with my intentions. Three countless ways I stray from the path but feeling courage rather than defeated I've more clarity about the way in which small things Afar too messy desk and unmade bed can undermine your vision of how you want your life to unfold and I think it'll be able to put some new habits in place soon.
Virginia removes Confederate statue in Charlottesville
"Fox News. A crowd cheered today's workers in Charlottesville, Virginia, removed a Confederate statue near the site of a violent white nationalist rally three years ago. The Washington Post reports that the process of removing the stats you began this morning as workers of fixed straps to the £900 statue to prepare to remove it from its base. The statue has been outside the Albemarle County Courthouse for
Drug-Company CEOs Sign Pledge on Covid-19 Vaccine
"Week. The CEOS of nine drug companies that are developing corona virus vaccines all signed onto a pledge not to seek regulatory approval until the shots have been shown to work in late stage clinical trials. This is all an attempt to calm fears that have seen may be too soon for political reasons many Americans are skeptical about taking a vaccine if it seems a development and authorizations were rushed for more on, this will speak to Christopher role in he's the business of healthcare reporter at the. Washington Post. The stakes couldn't be higher obviously and what we've seen unfortunately from this administration since the pandemic began is a number of hyped and rushed through decisions through the FDA and through other political statements that have had the effect of kind of undermining the public's faith and exactly what the FDA is going to approve. The biggest example is the. Hydroxy Cork when debacle, which the FDA gave a emergency youth authorization to it, you know at the behest of trump in the White House really with very little two zero hard evidence that it would have any effect as a treatment for coronavirus for covid nineteen and when some more hard studies were done for hydroxy core Quinn by June, it became apparent that the drug pad dough benefit. And in fact, posed dangers of dangerous heart arrhythmias. The FDA had to rescind its way which was a big black guy for the agency and kind of set the tone for the relationship between the White House and the FDA, and so you've seen trump expressing frequent displeasure with the pace of FDA deliberations, and then what you've also seen was just recently two weeks ago trump totally over hyping the. For Congress and plasma for treatment of Corona virus, and then his own FDA Commissioner, Steven Hahn completely botching the roll out of the statistics and totally exaggerating what the effect of commerce and plasma is for what the benefit is. It's actually of somewhat potentially some use, but there have been good randomized clinical trials that even show what it does. That's the backdrop to today's announcement by the drug companies where they are want to rush in and here, and so the vaccine is a much bigger deal obviously than hydroxy Corcoran or convalescent plasma, and if people don't have faith in the vaccine, the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and not enough people signed up. To take and accept that it's GonNa inoculate them from growing virus. It won't stem pandemic I mean you need at least fifty to percent of the people taking it to build hurt immunity. It's GONNA be a couple of year endeavor and to rush something into the marketplace without having it appropriately tested is a really dangerous course and so that's why you're seeing the drug companies you know sort of tacit or implicit criticism of trump's path here. So they are you know boldly saying would normally not be bold at all. Don't worry folks. We've got you the headline for their Stevens said former leaders unite to stand with science, SCO right there sounds kind of. Sort of an unsubtle dig I think. The political environment, a lot of the top vaccine makers that are in contention right now that are in stage, three trials and others have signed on this. List a few those if you could please. So the ones that are in the most advanced stages three that are in phase three trials, Astra Zeneca Pfizer and Moderna each of these is not a traditional vaccine you know you have what's called deactivated virus and then you use the deactivated virus in some sort of growth grow it in like Ed Whites or And it's a very painstaking and long process with these genetic based vaccines. You can rush them through the manufacturing and development process much more quickly, and so that's what they've done. So that's why those three manufacturers are ahead of the game ahead of the pack and our manufacturing large volumes of vaccine in the event that they do prove safe and effective through massive stage three clinical trials. Clinical. Trials for vaccine take about thirty thousand people and that's an important distinction that these vaccines are made a different way because we don't have a vaccine that has been made in the way that they're going about it. So they really do need to do all the due diligence in these late stage clinical trials to make sure it's safe and effective. Well, that's a great point. Really. Yeah. These are novel technologies. So they do show in early stages they've shown clinical effectiveness and they've shown a decent safety profiles. And so it's encouraging. But until you have the really large scale population scale clinical trials that were, you can see that it's actually preventing people from getting infection out in a community. You really won't know how the other thing is. You gotTA figure out how long it's GonNa work that'll take even longer you'll see is a an e Ua before we know exactly whether or not the effect of the vaccine will last one year, two years, five years. So no one will really know that for quite some time as well,
"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.