Episode

2/24 David Sirota: The Wolf of Sesame Street

February 24, 2014

Journalist and Pando Daily contributor, David Sirota explains how PBS News is corrupted by corporate money, the former Enron trader, John Arnold, who wants to destroy public pensions, why handouts to the wealthy through corporate subsidies are leading to attacks on public pensions,  John Arnold funded PBS’s Pension Peril series in violation of numerous PBS ethics rules, how PBS triad to hide Arnold’s funding, why conservatives use PBS to launder their political agenda, how the underfunding of public journalism sets the stage for corruption,  PBS’s absurd violation of its own ethics rules and how PBS finally backed down.

On The Fun Half: More ways Michael Bloomberg hurt the homeless, breaking down the new CBO’s new report on increasing the minimum wage and joblessness, Random Rush, Virginia State Senator calls pregnant women “hosts” and your calls and IMs.

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