February 21 - Outing Arizona's Politics; Exposing the "Pravda" of the Republican Party; Right to Life and a Lust For Death

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We begin with a discussion of the bizarre politics in the state of Arizona, where tomorrow the remaining Republican presidential candidates will be holding a crucial debate before next Tuesday’s Michigan and Arizona primaries. Rudolfo Espino, a professor of Political Science at Arizona State University joins us to explain how a right-wing anti-immigrant Sherriff running for Congress who was exposed for threatening to deport his gay Mexican lover and has since “outed” himself, became the State co-chair of Mitt Romney’s Arizona campaign.

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Then we talk with David Brock, the founder and chairman of Media Matters and the author of a new book out today, “The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network Into a Propaganda Machine.” We discuss the un-American phenomenon of a so-called news network that acts as the Ministry of Information for Republican Administrations and the “Pravda” of the Republican Party, all the while posing as paragons of American patriotism.

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Then finally we discuss the moral disconnect between the “holier-than-thou” religious agenda of Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich who have all accused President Obama of waging a war on religion, while they themselves compete over who will be the first to bomb Iran. David Cortright, the Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame joins us to explain how apparently the sanctity of life and the defense of the unborn does not apply to the killing of thousands of people living in foreign lands.

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