February 14, 2020

2277 - Exposing Bloomberg's Racist Past & Present w/ Emma Vigeland & Ben Dixon

Sam hosts Emma Vigeland of TYT (@EmmaVigeland) and Ben Dixon of the Benjamin Dixon Show (@BenjaminPDixon) to discuss the week's top stories. On today's show: Hero takes selfie with Bloomberg, gets him to say "stop and frisk!" Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) joins us to discuss his discovery and viral propagation of the racist Bloomberg video. How do we get this information out to black voters to stop this oligarch from buying the Democratic Party and ruining our democracy? Ben has thoughts. NYT video on Tyquan, a stop and frisk target during Bloomberg's administration. 2008: Michael Bloomberg says ending redlining caused the housing crisis(!) Bloomberg claims we improve education by cutting teaching force in half, doubling class size. Study Hall offers microgrant for memes that spread the truth about Bloomberg. Warren attacks Bloomberg for trying to buy the election. Bloomberg's sexual harassment lawsuits. Bloomberg says he's friends with Trump. Bloomberg claims dummies in flyover states don't understand trans people. On the fun half: Bill Barr says Trump's tweets make it impossible for him to engage in a cover-up. Kamala grills Barr in Mueller hearings. Giuliani is losing his mind on Ukraine disinformation. Former Ohio state wrestler testifies Jim Jordan called him crying on July 4th. Virgil Texas (@VirgilTexas) of Chapo Trap House brings the wonk party re: the NH primary, voter turnout, and the biggest threat to Bernie. Dennis Prager says it's not fair white people can't say the N-word. Katie Porter questions census director on RNC mailers "2020 Congressional District Census." And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Hunt a Killer thrusts you and your friends or family into an ongoing murder mystery investigation. Go to HuntAKiller.com/MAJORITY and use promo code MAJORITY at check out for 20% off your first box. Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube  and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
  • 1 hours, 38 minutes
February 13, 2020

2276 - Strikes in France and Why Single Payer is the Way w/ Eric Blanc

Happy Thursday! Michael Brooks hosts Eric Blanc, author of Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics, to discuss his experience organizing, the state of strikes in France, and why single-payer is the way forward on healthcare. On today's show: Woman protests Bloomberg rally in Tennesee. Eric Blanc, author of Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics, joins us. What's going on with the protests and strikes in France? How Emmanuel Macron's attacks on the French welfare state sparked an explosion in class struggle. How workers in red states managed to triumph in recent labor battles here in the US. How Medicare-for-all would help unions by taking healthcare off the bargaining table. On the fun half: Bernie says he has more union support than Pete will ever have. Why the head of the Culinary Union in Nevada is spreading disinformation about Medicare-for-all. Bernie responds to James Carville's crusade against the Sanders campaign: He's a hack. One of Amy Klobuchar's biggest backers is an evil agribusiness company. Warren impliesss that Bernie has super PACs and ssssucks up to wealthy donorssss. If Bloomberg gets the Democratic nomination, should people vote for him? Bloomberg responds to pushback over his racist 2015 Aspen Institute speech about stop and frisk. Jumaane Williams says Bloomberg had 10 years to apologize for bad policies, says Bloomberg can't be bought because he's doing the buying. The Fat Jew takes a stand. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Third Love: This is hands down the most comfortable bra you’ll own – with straps that won’t slip, tagless labels, and lightweight, memory foam cups that mold to your shape. Quip: Quip makes dental health simple, starting with an electric toothbrush, refillable floss, and anticavity toothpaste. And if you go to GET QUIP dot com slash majority, RIGHT NOW, you’ll get your first refill FREE. That’s your first refill FREE at GetQuip.com/majority And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube  and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or anywhere free podcasts are sold. Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
  • 50 minutes
February 12, 2020

2275 - Bernie Wins NH Primary & Trump Trumpets Control Over Justice Department

On today's show: Bloomberg with Christine Lagarde at the IMF in April of 2018 on the virtues of regressive taxation. Bernie wins NH primary! Trump to AG Bill Barr: "Congratulations" for undermining Roger Stone prosecutors. Trump asked about Roger Stone, says he has an "absolute right" to tell the Justice Department what to do. On the fun half: Jordan Peterson's daughter gives weirdass "update" on her dad's health, news outlets uncritically convey it. Bloomberg is sorry he took so long to understand the effects of stop and frisk. Jamaal Bowman, Matt Binder tweet damning facts re: Bloomberg and stop and frisk. Bloomberg's horrible record on racial justice. Mark Levin calls Bernie a "radical statist Marxist" who has never changed a tire or taken blood and is racist for moving to VT. Ben Shapiro says Bloomberg was right to defend stop and frisk and that he distrusts Trump's criminal justice reform because "a lot of these people" are going to increase the crime rate if let out of prison. Trump still blames 2016 loss in NH on voter fraud, "hundreds of buses" from MA. Van Jones comments on CNN that Bernie is a phenomenon but cable pundits won't talk about him. Sunny Hostin takes Amy Klobuchar to task for her record as a prosecutor after highlighting her lack of support from POC. Nina Turner on with Chris Hayes responds to Culinary Union leadership attacking Bernie on healthcare in NV. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out today's sponsor: Blinkist takes the best, key takeaways – the need-to-know information – from thousands of nonfiction books and condenses them down into just 15 minutes that you can read or listen to on your phone, tablet, or web browser, For a limited time Blinkist has a special offer just for our audience: Go to Blinkist.com/MAJORITYREPORT try it FREE for 7 days AND save 25% off your new subscription Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube  and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM. Get your tickets to the Austin TMBS live show here! Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn  
  • 1 hours, 4 minutes
February 11, 2020

2274 - The New Hampshire Primary Preview w/ Dave Weigel

Happy Tuesday! We're previewing tonight's New Hampshire primary with Dave Weigel proprietor of the Trailer from the Washington Post. Looking back at the last week of electoral primary, Weigel says the most significant outcome from the Iowa app debacle was how it shifted the narrative, helping Pete Buttigieg surge in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Weigel diagnoses what went wrong with the Biden campaign and explains how the Bloomberg 2020 campaign is changing the way billionaires can dictate a primary on the Democratic side. Sam and Weigel conclude their conversation with a discussion about how to motivate voters who low-information, low-stake voters to go to the polls in November. And in the Fun Half: an A/B comparison of how Bernie and Buttigieg approach issues of race and criminal justice, Virgil Texas calls in to give his predictions, Jamie gives us her view from the Bernie NH canvassing operation, approaching family that is resistant to understanding how voting impacts marginalize people, Verdict w/ Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles is the new podcast on the right that all leftists fear, AOC is on fire in New Hampshire, Kasie Hunt needs a progressive producer, Chris Matthews gets fact-checked by Ro Khanna, plus your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Hunt a Killer thrusts you and your friends or family into an ongoing murder mystery investigation. Go to HuntAKiller.com/MAJORITY and use promo code MAJORITY at check out for 20% off your first box. Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube  and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
  • 1 hours, 8 minutes
February 10, 2020

2273 - Welcome to the BS Economy w/ David Dayen

Happy Monday! Sam is back from his quick trip to New Hampshire and is joined by the executive editor at the American Prospect David Dayen to discuss his latest, "Welcome to the Bullshit Economy," which examines why our economy rewards grift over competency. Sam and Dayen take stock of the Democratic Party leadership after its chaotic week in Iowa. Dayen expounds why projects like Shadow and Acronym typify our Bullshit Economy, where self-dealing and denial of responsibility are endemic to its survival at the expense of average Americans and our most essential institutions. Sam and Dayen also look forward to tomorrow's primary in New Hampshire and how it might shape the field for the Nevada caucus and the South Carolina primary.  And in the Fun Half: Joe Biden's Dog Face Pony Soldier, Bernie Sanders' new defense against "socialist" critiques, Obama's record on the housing crisis, a ground report from Las Vegas ahead of the Nevada caucus, Pete Buttigieg McKinsey-speaks his way through his dread policing record, Amy Klobuchar offers empathy she can't deliver, how to convince your friends to not vote Bloomberg, the Kennedy legacy in Massachusetts, the importance of the Romney vote to remove Trump from office, Lindsey Graham completely flummoxed defending Rudy's claims that he "has the goods," Clinton's 2016 modeling problems,  Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: ZipRecruiter doesn’t depend on candidates finding you. It finds them for you. See why ZipRecruiter is effective for businesses of all sizes. Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/majority. With over 50 fabric and leather options, 3 shades of wood, and over 250 unique silhouettes — do the math, Joybird’s got A LOT to choose from. It’s time your furniture matched your fearless style. Go to joybird.com/majority25 and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code MAJORITY25 Lamps Plus has been helping customers love their everyday spaces for over 40 years with Chandeliers, Ceiling Lights, Table Lamps and more — and the light itself is like jewelry for the home. Get up to 50% off hundreds of lighting styles between February 11th and February 23rd. Go to LampsPlus.com/majority to start saving today. Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube  and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
  • 1 hours, 13 minutes
February 7, 2020

2272 - The Irrelevant 'Party Unity' Narrative & Patronage Daisy Chain w/ David Feldman & Alex Pareene

Comedian David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) and The New Republic's Alex Pareene (@pareene) join us for Casual Friday. And check out Alex's new podcast at the New Republic The Politics of Everything. On today's show: 2017: Mayor Pete extols Bernie's ability to work across the aisle and the Senator's consistency. 2o2o: Pete says his issue with Bernie is his "my way or the highway" approach. The Iowa disaster, self-dealing, and the circle jerk of patronage that led to the Shadow/Acronym app situation. MSNBC analyst says it's disingenuous of Bernie to say he won Iowa. Jimmy Dore says Iowa is the reason we don't have serious policy discussion. David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) joins us to talk the Democratic primaries, party unity, and being a lefty from way back. On the fun half: Trump exoneration speech: calls FBI scum. Trump says deep state was trying to overthrow him. Larry King interrupts Dave Rubin State of the Union live stream to talk about baseball. Jason Johnson says Bernie has raised more money, but Warren has more donors. "Why didn't you stay in Mexico?" Racist white dad interrupts Mexican dad at diversity and inclusion meeting at Michigan school. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Pitchfork Economics is a convention-busting exploration of who gets what and why in the American economy, hosted by Nick Hanauer. Each week, Nick is joined by some of the world’s most provocative economic and political thinkers - like Yuval Harari, Pramila Jayapal, Robert Reich, Stephanie Kelton, and Cory Booker. Pitchfork Economics explains how the rich and powerful use tax cuts, deregulation, and wage suppression to keep things working in their favor - and that if we don’t do something about rising inequality - the pitchforks will be coming. Pitchfork Economics is on The Young Turks network and available anywhere you get your podcasts. Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube  and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
  • 1 hours, 53 minutes
February 5, 2020

2270 - The Fight To Defend Medicare w/ Dr. Rob Davidson

News with MR crew and Dr. Rob Davidson (@DrRobDavidson) joins us to discuss Medicare. On today's show: Steve Kornacki explains the convoluted Iowa caucus delegate count. Dr. Rob Davidson (@DrRobDavidson), ER doctor and Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Medicare, joins us. Davidson discusses his confrontation with Mike Pence over "block grants," a GOP strategy to force states to make cuts to Medicaid. What block grants mean and the major upcoming votes. How the Medicaid expansion has impacted patients. The longterm damage to productivity incurred by cuts to public healthcare programs. How doctors' conversion from small business owners to wage workers has impacted their support of m4a. Find out more at committeetoprotect.org. On the fun half: Trump panders to POC (but not the ones from other countries) in SOTU. Trump lies about less people on food stamps. Trump lies about protecting patients with pre-existing conditions. Trump lies about USMCA. Rush Limbaugh surprised by medal ceremony which had been reported by multiple news outlets. Would the MR crew ever vote for Bloomberg? Trump says "stankuary." A caller on how unions in Nevada may play a role in that state's primary. Nancy Pelosi applauds Juan Guaido faster than anyone else at SOTU. Pelosi tears up Trump's speech #nancytheripper. Jason Johnson gets mad at Nina Turner for calling Bloomberg an oligarch. James Carville is losing it over Bernie Sanders and Democratic strategy. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out today's sponsors: Honey has found its over 18 million members over 2 BILLION dollars in savings. That’s a lot of money. Get Honey for FREE at Join Honey.com/MAJORITY. Capterra is the FREE online resource millions use monthly to find the best software solution for their business. Visit Capterra.com/majority for free, today, to find the software tools you need for your business. Get 10% off your first order and free shipping on all the new sheets when you use the promo code MAJORITY, only at Brooklinen.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube  and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Get your tickets to the next TMBS live shows! Brooklyn  and Austin in April 3rd with Abby Martin and Ana Kasparian! Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
  • 55 minutes
February 4, 2020
February 3, 2020

2267 - The Iowa Caucus Preview w/ Dave Weigel

Happy Monday! It's finally here, after more than a year of campaigning, the Democratic presidential hopefuls put in their final pitches before Iowans head to their local precincts to caucus. Dave Weigel of the Washington Post's The Trailer joins us to give the state of play in the Democratic race. And we'll be back for live coverage this evening around 8 PM EST. Weigel recounts his 60+ days in Iowa and fills listeners in on the story behind the scrapped Des Moines Register poll. In trying to predict how the 2020 Democratic primary will shakeup, Weigel admits it's hard to tell because of the lack of polling this cycle. Then, Sam compares the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign to the Howard Dean campaign in 2004. Weigel then describes each candidate's closing message before tonight's caucus and why Buttigieg has not pulled away from the pack the way Obama did in 2008, despite imitating the 44th president's message. Sam and Weigel consider why power players have not attacked Sanders more comprehensively. Finally, the two conclude their conversation explaining the process for tonight's delegate count.  And in the Fun Half: Chris Matthews' contempt for leftists, looking forward to Super Tuesday, how Trump will treat his exoneration, Chris Christie is right for almost 80 seconds about Mike Bloomberg, understanding China's economy, an upcoming mansplaining convention, the Bernie Sanders campaign's organizing has checked all the boxes in Iowa, reports from precinct captains, in 2016 Rachel Maddow congratulates Bernie's efforts to help Hillary, Rashida Tlaib is fed up with Hillary's comments about Bernie, how to best address Hillary's attacks on Bernie, Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: ZipRecruiter finds candidates FOR you, and its technology identifies people with the right experience and invites them to apply to your job. Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at our web address: ZipRecruiter.com/ majority Harry’s doesn’t inflate blade prices or add unnecessary features to their razors like flex balls or heated handles, because Harry’s is a return to the essentials: quality craftmanship at a fair price. Harry’s has an amazing offer for listeners of my show: New customers get $5 off a Trial Set at HARRYS.COM/majorityreport One of today’s sponsors is Newsvoice, which is the first ever entirely open, crowdsourced and democratized platform for news. And you can download the app for free at https://newsvoice.com/app/majority Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube  and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
  • 1 hours, 54 minutes
January 31, 2020

2266 - Dershowitz's Absurd Defense & the Unnamed Temporary Sports Blog w/ Chris Hayes, David Roth, & Matthew Film Guy

Happy Friday! Sam has a full slate to help recap the week's top headlines, including, Chris Hayes, David Roth, and Matthew Film Guy! Chris Hayes returns to the Majority Report for his first appearance in three years to discuss the Senate impeachment trial, Alan Dershowitz's absurd defense of executive power, and what lies ahead for senators up for reelection in purple states. Then, David Roth, formerly of Deadspin, is back to spread the word about the new Unnamed Temporary Sports Blog, which will publish the blogs the Deadspin writers couldn't after they resigned en masse last fall. Finally, Matthew Film Guy shares photos from Sundance Film Festival, where he did everything but go to film screenings.  And in the Fun Half: John from San Antonio shares the latest polling and delegate counts in the Democratic primary, Donald Trump never discussed Biden corruption before the former Vice President launched his 2020 campaign, Trump's lies about farmers like he lies about any marginal group, an ER doctor tells Mike Pence that block grant Medicaid will hurt patients, right-wing Jewish family members, Jimmy Dore doesn't do his homework, Pam Bondi struggles during the question period of the Senate impeachment trial, manufacturing consent amongst capitalists, plus your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Skillshare is an online learning community for everyone from creatives, to freelance business owners, to people who just want to get better at their hobby or learn a brand new hobby. And anyone who goes to https://skl.sh/majorityreport5 is going to get TWO entire months of totally free access to Skillshare’s entire library of THOUSANDS of online classes. One of today’s sponsors is Newsvoice, which is the first ever entirely open, crowdsourced and democratized platform for news. And you can download the app for free at https://newsvoice.com/app/majority Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube  and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
  • 1 hours, 40 minutes
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