Archive for October 2011
With Jake taking a month-long haitus from the show, Gene and Walt carried on with reports about the latest efforts by European bankers to settle the Greek sovereign debt situation. Plus, President Obama announces in the same week a greater reach for the HARP program for holders of underwater mortgages that will help less than a million people at the same time that he announced that the troops would be home from Iraq by year's end...and no one noticed.
This week we reported on the death of Muammar Gaddafi. We also has Fox News legal Analyst Lis Wiehl on the program, who for some unknown reason called in from a very noisy location. She explained why she feels that the actions of the Occupy Wall Street folk have been unacceptable, particularly their threats to tie up the legal system of New York over their civil disobedience arrests. Walt pointed out that the Boston Tea Party was also an act of deliberate civil disobedience in violation of the laws of colonial Massachusetts, but that didn't seem to matter to Ms. Wiehl.
This week Walt reports on the Dexia Bank failure in Europe, which got virtually no coverage here in the U.S. despite the fact that it is the largest bank in Belgium. Also, Gene covers the Herman Cain 9-9-9 plan and how he's used it to catapult himself to the top of the Republican field with massive tea party support, this despite the fact that the tea parties all along have been screaming, "no new taxes!"
The guys were joined by Zak Carter of Rock The Revolution, who talked about his plans to stage a series of concerts around the nation in support of the candidacy of Republican Ron Paul. Also, they took a first, in-depth look at the Occupy Wall Street movement that is beginning to take shape across the country as in NYC.