On MSNBC Talking About Bradley Manning Verdict

By: Wednesday July 31, 2013 3:32 pm

I was on MSNBC yesterday with Tamron Hall talking about the Bradley Manning verdict. The sentencing phase begins today, and Kevin Gosztola is reporting live from Fort Meade.

Dylan Ratigan’s Righteous Rant

By: Wednesday August 10, 2011 11:23 am

Ratigan’s rant did not pander to his audience with cheap talking points that reinforce tribalist divisions — as well as the status quo. Instead he made everyone profoundly agitated by speaking the hard truths that throw the whole game board up in the air and scatter the playing pieces on the ground.

Cenk Uygur on Why He Left MSNBC

By: Thursday July 21, 2011 9:57 am

I have, and always have had, tremendous respect for Cenk Uygur. His contract with his audience is that he will never put himself in a position where he cannot say what he really thinks.  And in turning down MSNBC’s offer to host a weekend show so he could give his audience a fair appraisal of what happened, he honors that contract.

Jane on MSNBC: Bradley Manning’s Abuse Will Only Stop When People Ask Questions

By: Monday January 24, 2011 3:13 pm

Firedoglake.com’s Jane Hamsher went on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show this afternoon to discuss Bradley Manning’s imprisonment at Quantico Marine base, and how she and David House were detained at Quantico for two hours yesterday.

Hamsher explained that the government’s goal is to completely isolate Bradley Manning. When Dylan Ratigan asked if she feared her appearance would further endanger Manning, Hamsher replied that “the only thing that’s going to stop the abuse of Bradley Manning is when people start asking questions.”

Video: David House on MSNBC about Bradley Manning’s Detention

By: Thursday December 23, 2010 3:21 pm

Twenty three-year-old computer programmer David House is the only person besides Bradley Manning’s aunt and attorney to visit him in prison, as Manning almost enters his sixth month in extreme isolation while awaiting trial at Quantico Marine Base.

House appeared on the Dylan Ratigan Show today to discuss his Firedoglake story about Manning’s detention, revealing new information about Bradley’s health, the Pentagon’s deceptions, and the weak accusations hurled at Manning by Adrian Lamo, the one man whose story the government used to arrest and detain Bradley.

And Now a Minute and a Half of Righteous Alan Simpson Anger From Cenk Uygur

By: Thursday August 26, 2010 5:56 pm

Cenk Uygur on the Alan Simpson experience (now officially “Tit-gate,” per Brian Beutler): He thinks you’re milking the system, as if it’s his money. YOU paid into Social Security. It’s YOUR money. You’re not milking a damn thing. And: Who killed the pig? Simpson and his friends in Congess, who spent all of your money [...]

Bruce Fein on Marijuana Legalization: “If It Is Broken, Then You Need to Fix It”

By: Tuesday August 3, 2010 3:42 pm

Ronald Reagan’s former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Fein, a member of the Just Say Now advisory board, appeared earlier today on MSNBC to make the conservative argument in support of allowing states to legalize and regulate marijuana. When Cenk Uygur asked why Fein is supporting efforts to legalize marijuana, Fein’s response was simply that [...]

In Which I Get To Rant on Ratigan About Marijuana

By: Friday July 30, 2010 3:12 pm

I appeared on MSNBC a couple of weeks ago and said that what we were calling an immigration problem was really a drug cartel problem.  The video surprisingly traveled all over the internet, so they asked me back to talk about it and let me give Dylan’s “daily rant.”  It was fun.

Transcript: Daniel Ellsberg Says He Fears US Might Assassinate Wikileaks Founder

By: Friday June 11, 2010 3:21 pm

Daniel Ellsberg, the former US military analyst who released the pentagon papers in 1971, appeared on MSNBC today with Dylan Ratigan.  He said he fears for the safety of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, who is reportedly on the verge of leaking secret State Department cables.  The Daily Beast reports that Assange is currently being [...]

Glenn Greenwald and Eliot Spitzer on the Gaza Flotilla

By: Wednesday June 2, 2010 7:39 am

You don’t often get a piece of cable TV this good, so it’s worth transcribing and posting in its entirety. Yesterday, two Netanyahu propagandists appeared on MSNBC prior to Glenn Greenwald, painting a picture of the flotilla raid that was so grossly distorted it was unrecognizable as the incident that is being rightfully condemned around [...]