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who despite what many pundits politicos and war hawks claim was actually reelected in what international observers on the ground deemed legitimate elections the observers even went so far as the pen an open letter to for greek immigrant the high representative of the european union for foreign affairs and security after the e.u. and others around the world challenge the twenty eight team but as we have an election stating and they stated to her we were unanimous in concluding that the elections were conducted fairly that the election conditions were not biased that genuine irregularities work separately for you and one of their one of a very minor and one a very minor in nature but that hasn't stopped nations around the world led of course by president donald trump the united states to declare the manure as illegitimate and that one we know is now the recognized interim president of venezuela and that the quote unquote material regime has no immediate future. they will have no immediate livelihood and they will have their days counted. if
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they choose any action that the united states deems the route of violence yes the appears to the money that regime change war hawks here in washington when it comes to venezuela every option is on the table including the us military because in the twisted bloody views of the marco rubios mark penn might princes of the world horrific actions and ultraviolence is nothing more than a means to an end because capitalism was to always come before democracy and make no mistake capitalism versus socialism is ultimately at the heart of the speech that we see which is why we must always be watching the honks. what. it looks like. it's like. as if he were to pull out of it. but they like you that i got.
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with. with. this. because. while they were on the watch of the hawks i am tyrol vinter and that i have a thought while they were on the watch of the hawks i am tyrol vinter and that have a philologists tab of the another day and more saber rattling and more and you know no one knows what's going to happen next in venezuela except now it looks like a us really wants to get in there and regime change yeah i was there africa is there right now like there are people who know what's going to happen there it's the people that are going to do you know which is people who are pushing the idea of wanting to have. this idea of wanting to have some sort of military conflict and wanting to have people suffer of wanting to have people be in a bad situation or wanting a military violent militias. doesn't it smell like that you can almost like deal
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with the air of it like there's this thing every time one of these things happen is when it's like you know somebody the u.s. is deemed is an evil enemy of the united states of the it's always this kind of thing but what and what gets lost in this kind of hunger for violence is how much we are at fault for this like the current state of it as well because you have the people that are always there economically deprived destroyed all of this and there's this idea that it's all it's the socialism you say it's like capitalism versus socialism oddly enough capitalism helped fund their socialism and venezuela until we stepped in and other countries step down and there's. brought these sanctions things. like trump you know i'm no fan but you can pretend as if trump is brought sanctions and he's the first person who's ever done that he's the first person and put together what's in venezuela no not at all not at all we've got a long history of doing this all right over i mean the trump sanctions built off
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the obama sanctions which held off bush presidency has failed coup attempts. and. and then obama's administration declared that member they made the thing about venezuela being a major threat to national security how is that possible you know it's like the big names like how is venezuela a threat to our national security i don't know but i think looking at trump going going down this road and sort of going with rubio down this road again is like rates are going to be like everybody else you're just one of three presidents that last three last presidents who tried regime change in venezuela. you know we get it there is oil there so that's the big point yes. when you grow up during the day when you when you grow up watching the full force of the iraq war in the lives of a little hard to not feel like oh the biggest oil reserves in the world. it's a dozen alexander main notes for the center for economic and policy research the recent science of the trumps you know unilateral and illegal financial embargo that
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he recently put on the country you know essentially cut venezuela off from financial markets essentially assuring the they would have the economic debate of that because they had no way of rebuilding the. you know they have the rebuilding the government and rebuilding their economic infrastructure they've had two major consequences the first it causes even greater some shortages of essential goods including food and medicine second it makes economic recovery nearly impossible since the government cannot borrow or restructure its foreign debt and in some cases even carry out normal import transactions including for medicines which is money because part of the things that maduro dead one of the things he wanted to push was limiting you know what's coming venezuela law was limiting foreign investment and limiting these things because historically it's put them in a bad position and then suddenly they're owing to people outside or you have people who have some kind of say in it when they're foreign and this is what happened yeah
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we cannot sit back and say oh look at how shocked we are that there's all this turmoil there when you can clearly see the line of late you know. u.s. spring group including the two or more will build one. according to the u.s. led bureau of labor statistics between two thousand and fourteen and twenty twenty four the number of jobs available in the news business will shrink we will see a nine percent loss for all reporters and correspondents positions five percent loss for editors and a shocking nine percent loss for digital reporters and correspondents and this week those estimates are ringing true as a number of major publications and their parent companies announced staffing cuts buzz feed which is still in the headlines after one of its reports recently was discredited by a special prosecutor muller and his investigation announced it would cut fifteen percent of its staff for around two hundred twenty people this came just one day after verizon media announced plans to layoff seven percent of its staff from horizon media companies such as post a.o.l.
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and yahoo last but not least newspaper giant gannett is letting go or offering early retirement buyouts to some of their most senior staff including a pulitzer prize winner but what is destroying journalism while the establishment media would tell you that it's trump's fault that would actually be fake news as journalist michael tracey told twitter there's a rich irony and how trump has been breathlessly portrayed as a grave axe the central threat to journalism when the exponentially bigger threat has always been the same old predictable corporate stupidity and malfeasance and huff post senior reporters at carter i'm sure if he still has a job today pointed out who those stupid corporate corporations are when he tweeted was happening to american journalism isn't a mystery google and facebook are eating this industry alive and taking down american democracy with it so hot water is the problem really our rhetoric or is it the hedge fund and corporate behemoths trying to profit from its effects the others the could move the others the ball was
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a powerful question and it's tough to answer because i can see the blood both sides being young and. corporatism doesn't doesn't help journalism now you know at the same time. we're also shooting ourselves in the foot. politically what's interesting and i want to point this out real quick is the what we know is newspapers and what we know as this paid newspaper. business is not how it was for one hundred fifty plus years you know we had a subscription based service and you had very specific things you had like you know publications that were for specific neighborhoods or were for specific areas or specific groups of people and you paid a subscription then it came out never got he started selling that's the pulitzer sent her started selling on this idea will give you crime and you know all of these things and then what we do is sell the advertising back so i never thought you could just keep going on that same so yeah. and these are deep cuts that were
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sitting there so yeah it would come through yeah so one of the things that i think was really interesting is that the entire opinion section of the huffington post. was cut including their senior editor. usa today most of its music critic staff. get it vice president corporate communications jeremy gans actually told the huffington post again it's like literally companies that are laying it out there are talking to each other about their layoffs again why it's so crazy usa today he said usa today is working to align its staffing levels to meet current market conditions which means we don't care about the quality of the product we're putting out we're just going to figure out a better way to do it now one of the ways that we've. seen and buzz feed is that they're looking to move more into license content and e-commerce so we're going to south. and we're just going to go videos cute cat but you know one of the most of the big questions they always come up with was you know how much was television you
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know the. networks are warning us about how much was told. television helped kill journalism. journalism started its authors again recently white house press secretary the senators of all people responded to claims that she doesn't cooperate the media by saying we're in the business of giving information to the american people making stars out of people who want to become contributors and oh. i think like i said of my she's right it's the broken clock of the trumpet ministries and they're all kind of hit that one point where you're right it's not about you know jim acosta and his new book it's not you're supposed to be there getting information you know you get that information it's you know it doesn't matter whether you're doing it on t.v. or your polling but when you're a reporter it suddenly becomes very important otherwise you're not going to have that job or that time on air the next and that's a good point and really everybody ends up being a pundit and what the question was you know it's easy for us in this business to
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know all the sky is falling oh margaret well it's never happened before right but it is the saloon thing in journalism you know everybody's seen this coming at the minute that you have bloggers and that became a thing when gawker started heading around like mid two thousand everybody started getting worried about what was going to happen to legacy media and all of that. columbia journalism review that sort of herd us because newspapers had mass layoffs at the time and in two thousand and seven they had a piece called the long view of layoffs and that they predicted this idea that journalists needed to think more like those bloggers but in not in this not in a business sense what they actually said was quote they can the why they were successful if this is in two thousand and seven said they can also stay with stories longer and quote alit sources often ignored by their institutional counterparts so i you know we journalists all real journalism yes so here we are
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a decade you know a decade later at the establishment corporate media goes after journalists who aren't backed by a massive conglomerate. that and they consider anybody who's not in that group big conspiracy theorist or fake news but at the same time you're not really helping yourself and at the end of the day there's a week because digital journalists are losing nine percent of their jobs too so obviously it's more than just an the thing that we are you've got to remember now it's got the good was that people do have a search for a hunger for truth they want it it's just not being provided so what happened is they're not paying attention and they don't believe you anymore all right as we go to break our quadrant don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered on facebook and twitter and you tube and see our poll shows at our t.v. dot com coming up we examine the bubble of idiocy but surrounds washington d.c. and capitol hill with award winning author and journalist matt taibbi stay tuned to watch us.
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and the instant media darling and certainly a fresh face the newly minted congresswoman alexandria ocasio cortez is rattling some democratic establishment cage's she calls herself a democratic socialist and she has some big plans is the democratic party and america ready to take a seat. little about. the right location but. who oh it will be able through all. of us who are old and old out. because we do not use the rest of.
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the fact that the face of the. something back in to that these islands off there but the reality is there may still be a ship and. have it in this fine lair of my car plus they want to see you carry. the biggest thing and show that we've ever had an empty chair. like the contents of the something of an album. people often think of and they just throw them into the water as disposal it may not be harmful for that little fish that it's one fragment a classic but once it makes its way up to us in the food chain it's getting to levels that are harmful. us veterans who come back from war often tell those same stories. were going out
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for the people who were killing civilians they were not interested in the wellbeing of their own soldiers either there already is several generations of them so i just got this memo from the circulating branches off that says we're going to attack and destroy the government and seven countries in five years americans pay for the wars with them money those with dives if we were willing to go into harm's way and willing to risk being killed for a war surely we can risk some discomfort for this for. what i'm about to say might be shocking for some of you but if you poll us citizens you'll find that most are actually in support of a seventy percent tax tax rate on the top one percent a majority of citizens supports universal health care
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a great great many disapprove the job the u.s. congress and president are doing in fact across the united states. if you walk into any bar drop in on any water cooler conversation or sit down on a dinner table when politics comes into the conversation more often than not you'll find a great disconnect between the priorities of the many and the policies of the washington view one of the many factors that have exacerbated this disconnect is the we know better than you we know more than you stepparent style dismissal of any legitimate populist candidate or idea that dares to try and puncture the capitol hill plastic bubble of agreed upon politics joining us today is a man who was well documented the great chasm between the needs of washington d.c. in the needs of the rest of us as well as the news media that has helped kind of cheerleading dig this chasm deeper is author and journalist matt taibbi thank you for coming out of there matt thank you so you know i got to ask what first is this kind of great there's a great misconception i think people have of politicians that has helped create this bubble of disconnect between the rest of the country that they're smart and
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then washington you know what is this what is that misconception just but they are smart well i think a lot of people don't really understand how politics works very often. in this isn't true of all elected officials obviously there are a lot of people who are in congress because they have very powerful backers not because they're particularly shining lights of intellectual power but because they they have good supporters and they're they're doing they're either agents of the defense industry or whatever the pharmaceutical industry or whatever it is and they come to washington and they're essentially there to do a job they're there to vote vote yes on a couple of appropriation bills. and but the problem is over time a lot of the people who. are in office they start to believe that they're actually beloved so the tribunes of the people when actually they're they're really just sponsored by powerful interests and they they start to talk out of turn after
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a while and we're seeing this a little bit with this alexander acosta cortez situation when some. many people are devout singer yeah and that's it's interesting because the two politicians over the last couple of years that have just blown me away at how much they wound up this the establishment media and sort of the corporate media now is trump and alexandra ocasio and sanders two and sanders to be out there they just cannot handle it right any of them at all and you know they're on opposite sides of the political spectrum but what what do they have in common that so distresses that he sees that and capital well i think in the case of a true trump and cortez there's one thing in particular that really drives traditional politicians crazy normal politicians when they if they have to get a message they have to have a longstanding relationship with a reporter they have they have to get elected first of a lot of money behind them they're not going to attract coverage on their own they
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don't have their own social media presence is public is interested in what they have to say trump in a cost of cortez. have their own sort of self generated popularity. as a result they don't really know anybody here you know in order to say anything to the public they can just simply go on twitter and get their message out and that bothers a lot of people because that's not traditionally the way things are done in this town traditionally you know if your relationship with people and meet the press you have to go through all the motions and before you get to say something you have to go work you were up the chain they don't have to do that they're jumping on and i think that drives some people crazy is that like let me ask you real quick because we talked about the changes and journalism now the journalists must be very confused now because a bunch of people were taught this old way you make these relationships with these politicians and now they're not like they're being sidestepped absolutely that's that's that's that was
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a huge factor i thought when i when i was covering. you know having covered a lot of. as a national campaigns in the past. reporters really enjoyed the power of the sort of implicit power they always had over candidates like if you want to go ahead and succeed you need our assent you don't need our approval if we want we can destroy you in a second the way we did with howard dean or gary hart and they they really disliked the aspect of trump that he just ignored them constantly and picked on them and he had his own twitter following and also that it was getting tons of free media that that their bosses liked which is another huge factor so there's there's a lot of animosity there there used to be a very. predictable clubby relationship that existed between reporters their aides and politicians and that has been kind of blown up by the social media model you know you've covered politics for tragically too long probably for the for your
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own life expectancy but. it's interesting because i've seen over the years that in elections the term populist now is kind of thrown around like it's a negative trait well if you refer to a kind of off the populist candidate other than they're bad but you know when you look at the term you know it's like bernie sanders and his populist ideas but like i would kind of sit back and go away when did populism become a badge of the dishonor why is populism suddenly a horrible thing well this is a lot to do with cultural changes that have gone on in the business you know i grew up in the media my father was a reporter i've been you know hanging around newsrooms since the the mid seventy's and there was a time when every city. big city in america had somebody like a mike royko or you know jimmy breslin there was that blue collar voice you know that kind of spoke on behalf of the ordinary person those people started to be replaced in the eighty's and early ninety's with the new class of journalists who
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typically came from the ivy leagues they were not. the working class people and and so they have a natural animosity and hostility towards the whole idea of populism whereas the the journalist of the old school you know that was not a panacea either because it was you know they were all white men back in the. class was you know back in the forty's and fifty's and sixty's the journalist tended to be more of a working class iconoclast that kind of a person who didn't who had more sympathy you would think for you know a populist movement now if you open the new york times in the washington post that's it's white collar urban meritocratic you know highly educated point of view it doesn't speak on behalf of ordinary people though doesn't know how dangerous is all this because if you like washington has so disturbing we over
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estimate i think hillary clinton was a perfect example in that election and what happened in like wisconsin and michigan is a perfect example of this they overestimate their own importance their own. popularity on the ground they sort of as you said they favor they're so pumped up with all of this money and advertising that they don't really know how dangerous is that that overestimation of their own importance here in washington and politicians like what what does that do to the people. and what is that what's the future of that country . you can't fix that i think it's a huge problem because look if you watch the last election there were all these incredible moments like the national review did this sort of unprecedented thing where they got twenty of the biggest most influential conservative you know pundits from the last twenty years together glenn beck all these people in the do not vote for donald trump you know he's going to he's going to ruin the party and it landed
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with a complete and total look at turned out that conservative media which had been you know the scribes all powerful for a whole generation had absolutely no power in a moment of truth like the people of this complete turn them out and what i think people in this city they tend to overestimate the impact that they have you know the the big newspapers television stations if we say you don't vote for this person that you know we expect that they're not going to vote for this person well there's a disconnect now i think in the post trump era you know voters the figured out that they don't have to listen to us anymore and that's that's an interesting thing and also i think what's what's key about what you're talking about is the parties haven't figured that out they they have not realized that they have no institutional importance anymore for ordinary people you know the republicans spent over fifty million dollars on jeb bush and they have three delegates exactly. and so it's interesting how you said that because because they haven't figured that out
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they haven't realized that i think the future of politics really will be the personality over the part where you know the it's because of twitter and social media it's really going to come down to how does this person actually connect with people as opposed to how we tell people that this person connects with what is your actual voting record what money but money to take i think they weren't expecting the entering that to become a resource for your normal everyday person can go and look and see who gave you money that sure yeah but in the and also to the. parties are finding out that if a politician brings up something that's actually popular with people they don't have a way of suppressing you know this is in the past for it like in the old days you would just call up all of your columnists and have them say it's impossible to have a seventy percent tax rate on the top one percent you would it wouldn't work you would crush the economy in the new would be forgotten a few days later well now somebody look because you're cortez can keep going on social media and saying well no actually you know here are the here are these
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economists who say it could work and. yeah they're trapped in the brave new world and it could be interesting moving forward meant to be always a pleasure having you know there's been so much ink you know that. a recent study from professor mary tyler grosso from the university of pittsburgh school of medicine suggests that a racing our memories could be a key to curing addictions that's right scientists got a bunch of rats addicted to cocaine then played a specific audio visual cue pavlov's experiment with dogs the rats associated the audio visual cue with the cocaine making it the trigger for its drug addictions what scientists didn't pags was once the stuff of science fiction when they produce a rabs of brains they found that the craving response came from the image dilla the brains of emotional processor then they use something called out to genetics to a race the memories of the audio visual cue and so marked reduction the drug seeking behavior but don't expect to see it for humans any time soon as you would
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have to erase all of the memories from the rat to get the effect scientists say another audio visual kill could send the addiction right back though i think quite a few of us would be willing to raise a few years term memory banks in order to break ourselves of bad habits or just not remember her as you say earlier today too little sunshine of the spotless rat yes. i have so many things i would like to forget. but i don't know if i want to scientist help are you hearing about. alexander where my keys are i'll keep my memoirs out of there so for you to remember everyone in this world we are not told that we are loved enough so it's all you all i love you i am to open up and i'm happy i'm watching those hawks out there and have a great day and night everybody. in
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