The Obama administration has finally decided to stop looking “forward, and not backward” and hold someone accountable for wiretapping! Unfortunately, it’s the NSA whistleblower, Thomas Drake. (http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/04/15/prosecutions)
Citizen Radio discusses the complete lack of accountability for illegal wars, torture, and wiretapping, including the revelation that a CIA official said, "[T]he heat from destroying [the torture tapes] is nothing compared to what it would be if the tapes ever got into the public domain.” (http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/04/quote-9.html)
Goldman Sachs has finally been accused of securities fraud, and has been accused of creating and selling a mortgage investment that was secretly intended to fail. (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/17/business/17goldman.html) Allison interviews Drunken Uganda, Jimmy Chucklenuts (and Ricky The Racist Rhinoceros), and Rod Blagojevich – at the same time! This makes Jamie tired, for some reason.
Then, it’s time for LISTENER MAIL! Your comments/questions this week involve infiltrating young Republican clubs and a new court ruling that allows students to carry guns on college campuses.
Finally, Citizen Radio has a very exciting, very exclusive interview with RUSH LIMBAUGH! (kind of). Rush promised to leave the country if health care reform passed, so now that health care reform has passed, Allison and Jamie want to help him find a new country to relocate to. (http://ihatecomedy.com)
Upcoming guests: Joe Rogan, Alice Walker, Norman Finkelstein, Ralph Nader, and MORE!
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