27 June 2019


Bloggingheads.tv videos — February 2012


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Feb 8, 2012 — Conor Friedersdorf & Phoebe Connelly
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Conor and Phoebe delve into the controversy surrounding the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Planned Parenthood, and how social media is changing grassroots campaigning. They deconstruct so-called “lady blogs” like Jezebel that are targeted at women and discuss the social-media site Pinterest and the curious backlash against it. Conor reveals his engagement and offers a critique of the wedding-industrial complex. And Phoebe concludes by musing on the strange online meta-debate about the musician Lana Del Rey.

Feb 6, 2012 — Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack
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The Glenn Show
Harold Pollack joins Glenn for a discussion of social policy. Newt Gingrich’s proposal to employ poor kids as janitors is discussed, and Harold stresses the importance of social skills for poor kids by citing evidence from his work in Chicago. Glenn reminisces about growing up on Chicago’s South Side, and Harold expresses alarm at how the economic crisis has devastated the black middle class there. Harold and Glenn also talk about Mitt Romney’s concern for the poor, or lack thereof.
Feb 5, 2012 — Robert Wright & Matthew Lee
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The Wright Show
Bloggingheads United Nations correspondent Matthew Lee reports on the vetoed Syria resolution and the behind-the-scenes machinations that led to its failure. Bob wonders if the world would be better off with a “get out of jail free” card for deposed dictators. Plus, Matthew has a shocking report on a Sri Lankan war criminal becoming a UN peacekeeping advisor, which leads him to inveigh against the UN’s lack of accountability.
Feb 3, 2012 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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The Week in Blog
This week, on The Program Formerly Known as TWiB: Why Matt is dreading going to the Conservative Political Action Conference. How will the CPAC crowd respond to the presidential candidates? Will Romney run right or run center in the general? And Bill and Matt try to figure out why Ann Coulter, Matt Drudge, and Jennifer Rubin all seem to be in the tank for Romney.
Feb 3, 2012 — Robert Farley & Heather Hurlburt
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Foreign Entanglements
On Foreign Entanglements, Rob and Heather talk about the tightening of sanctions on Iran, including the domestic repercussions in both countries. They also discuss the situation in Syria: Rob has doubts about airpower, and Heather and Rob work through some of the problems with the Responsibility to Protect. Plus, a mini-review of “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”
Feb 2, 2012 — Conn Carroll & Armando Llorens
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Pros & Conn
On this week’s episode of Pros and Conn, Talk Left’s Big Tent Democrat (aka Armando Llorens) talks about Romney’s win in Florida, how Cubans think about immigration, why Romney doesn’t care about poor people, and the power of Erick Erickson and Markos Moulitsas.
Feb 1, 2012 — Adam Serwer & Daniel Foster
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Adam and Dan assess whether the Florida effectively ended the GOP race, and whether immigration reform is effectively DOA. Should we, unlike Mitt Romney, worry about the very poor? Dan calls b.s. on both Occupy Wall Street and Romney. Plus: hip-hop as the purest expression of American capitalism.