Sun, 12 July 2015
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Adam Johnson, associate editor at AlterNet.org and contributing writer to Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). Johnson outlines the bogus terror warnings promoted by the FBI ahead of the Fourth of July and then deconstructs the latest absurd development, where FBI Director James Comey claimed terorrism suspects arrested in June were the July 4th threat. Johnson goes into detail about what drives media outlets like CNN to hype terror warnings that cannot be backed up by specific threats.
During the discussion part of the episode, the show's hosts cover a federal judge's order to prepare the release of videos of a former Guantanamo prisoner being force-fed, a major review showing American Psychological Association officials protected national security psychologists involved in US torture, the one-year anniversary of Israel's Operation Protective Edge, US strikes which killed over 100 people in Afghanistan, and Lindsey Graham calling peace activists dangerous as he bellows about bombing Iran.