Sundry versions of Auld Lang Syne. Review of media techniques in Propaganda. The “pathologization” of dissent from mainstream narratives. The role of Truth in modern discourse. Media now realizing North Korea not involved in Sony hack. The awkward juxtaposition of the left’s “anti-torture” narrative with concurrent normalization of relations with totalitarian Cuba. Possible plans from the left to nationalize American police forces? Plus music and listener calls.
Interview with Jennifer Kerns. First Annual Backbone Radio Year-End Awards. The Winners & Losers of 2014. Best & Worst. Heroes & Goats. Champs & Chumps. The Plussed & the Nonplussed. Banana Peels, Lemons & Raspberries. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly. 2014 in a Nutshell. Plus music and listener calls.
Discussion of US-Cuban relations. Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev and the nuclear codes. On Che Guevara and “rebel” symbolism. Who are today’s true rebels? Blunt concerns about a Jeb Bush presidential run. On the hypocrisy of left-wing writer Joan Walsh in the wake of 2014 NYPD assassinations. Members of NYPD turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio. Growing support for police across America. Plus music and listener calls.
Matt Dunn of Backbone Radio filling in for Dan Caplis. Topics Include: Further discussion on Immigration. Support for Police increasing across America, Jon Bon Jovi gets involved. On vintage cars in Cuba. On the top countries for expatriate Americans. On the implosion of liberal “narratives” and the wholesome pursuit of truth. New data shows wealthiest donors supported Democrats in 2014 midterms. Plus listener calls.
Matt Dunn of Backbone Radio filling in for Dan Caplis. Topics Include: Statistics on “White Christmases” in Denver. A critique of Jeb Bush. Does the “Establishment” always win? European citizens now protesting lax Immigration policies. Review of European concerns with Immigrant “assimilation” in Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, France, England. Is this “xenophobia” or just common sense? Plus listener calls.
Further conversation about the slain police officers in New York City. A contrast of on-the-field Quarterback styles: On the trash-talking Tom Brady vs. the exceedingly polite Andrew Luck. Which style do you prefer? Author David McCullough narration on Christmas 1941: "In Dark Streets Shineth." Shakespeare on Christmas, passages from Hamlet. Darius Rucker sings "White Christmas," which proves controversial in certain circles. Plus listener calls.
Professor Thomas Krannawitter interview. On the Sony hack and actor George Clooney's courageous petition to protect property and free expression. Should conservatives stand with Clooney? Discussion of the "Ruling Class" concept in American politics. On the current state of the Republican Party and conservative movement. Review of the increasing power of "progressivism" in recent American History. On how to expand the "freedom movement" in America. Plus music and listener calls.
Initial discussion of yesterday's "assassinations" of two police officers in New York City -- Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. Interview with Jennifer Kerns. Racial tension building in America. Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik says Al Sharpton and Mayor de Blasio "have blood on their hands." How will race relations be affected by this terrible incident? Will Democrat leaders face new strains in their tenuous political coalition? Plus music and listener calls.
Charles Johnson interview. Discussion of media “narratives.” Assessment of Noam Chomsky’s theories on the “agenda-setting” media. Is free speech alive and well in America? Plus music and listener calls.
Jennifer Kerns interview. The “Cromnibus” spending bill clears the Senate. Is the apparently passive GOP strategy a sound one? Thoughts on Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie for 2016. Poll Data: Majority of Americans oppose Obama’s Amnesty. Plus music and listener calls.