Episode

Thursday, January 20, 2011

January 20, 2011

Guest: Professor Eric Kingson

All those that listen to the Majority Report know who has the most trusted name in news (ahem… Sam Seder) but when Public Policy Polling asked what network was the most trusted name in news last year, for some unknown reason Fox News came out on top.  Well, there’s change in the wind and this year they find that Fox News is the most distrusted name in news.  From Hero to Goat.  From the First to the Worst.  Sam seems to think the spread of Beck may be the cause of many of Fox News’ problems.

The LGBT community is finally getting hospital visitation rights.  It’s sickening that this is just happening.

The repeal of the health care overhaul, which is really only a symbolic vote, was approved by the House of Representatives yesterday marking “a fulfillment of a campaign promise.”  Leaders of the Democratic-controlled Senate will not act on the repeal measure. <Hey! Wha Happend?> <I don’t think so!>

Sam believes that anyone who writes emails in all caps are probably crazy, so guess how Representative Joe “YOU LIE” Wilson tweeted the repeal vote yesterday:

Sam’s right.  That is a sign of insanity.

Next Sam welcomes Professor Eric Kingson of Syracuse University’s School of Social Work and discusses his experiences being on staff on the 1982-3 National Commission on Social Security Reform and asks him to offer his expertise on Social Security issues. (Listen to the interview here.)

Strengthen Social Security… Don’t cut itWebsite and Twitter

Make sure you listen to the Sam’s interview with James Galbraith from Tuesday’s Majority Report to hear his views on actually lowering the age in which you can get full Social Security benefits.

Finally, in the soon to be sequestered MRP, Sam covers some news stories he didn’t get to in the main show (Lanny Davis/Joe Lieberman whore-off, Obama’s SS lies, Rep. Phil Gingrey is back) and takes listener IMs – Don’t miss it! Become a Majority Report Member or just spread the Majority Report Word across the internets to support the show!

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Rep. Phil Gingrey is back in the news! Check out today’s podcast to hear what this douche is up to. In the meantime, enjoy this Break Room Live classic starring Gingrey and Rush.

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