18. The 3 Muckrakers: Guns, Greece, Grits and God edition

best smallerRepublicans began their Presidential food fight as 24 candidates scramble to get the nearly $1 billion dollars the Koch Brothers will spend this year. David Cameron may actually debate on telly and the EU worried over Sunday’s Greek Election, will they stay, go or be tossed out.

Welcome to the SPIN-free politics zone. Every week we discuss and debate the confluence of global politics and media. Hosted by Denis Campbell, editor of UK Progressive magazine, Phil Parry former BBC anchor and editor of WalesPolitico.uk and Falmouth University’s Dr. Dario Llinares (DarioLlinares.com).

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This week Dario Phil and Denis discuss:

  • Republican Presidential Freak Show
  • Four major events last weekend
    • Iowa Freedom Summit with Steve King
      • Cruz, Walker, Huckabee, Palin, Santorum, Trump, Perry, Carson
      • Palin’s bizarre speech
    • Koch Brothers Palm Spring summit
    • Louisiana evangelical prayer meeting called ‘The Response’ featuring Bobby Jindal (Cameron’s porridge man) and led to the firing of Bryan Fisher by the AFA,
    • And hush-hush (on page one everywhere) meeting between Bush and Romney in Salt Lake City
      • RNC wants to limit the crazy this cycle… Not working
      • Codel to Israel by the GOP
      • Netanyahu going to speak to Congress two weeks before election there
      • Obama will not meet.
    • Hillary to announce in April
    • David Cameron to join the UK debates (maybe)
      • Daily mailbox filled w Conservative e-mails
      • Fracking bill snuck through
      • Drilling application slowed in Lancashire:
      • Oil at $40 a barrel
    • Greece had an election
      • Austerity thrown out
      • Two finger message to EU, World Bank, Germany
      • Throw them out/they leave
      • Coalition formed with far right (Lib Dems/Tories)
    • Stock market rocky week
      • Euro and Pound depressed against dollar
    • Air Asia crash
      • We have the flight data recorder and voice recorder
      • Several Indonesian ATC staff re-assigned
      • Search in shallow waters of Java Sea
    • Twitter hammered me over my support of Boston hosting the Olympic Games.
    • US Super Bowl Deflategate
    • And much, much more on The Three Muckrakers podcast!
  • And much, much more on The Three Muckrakers podcast!

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Denis G Campbell
Denis G. Campbell is founder and editor of UK Progressive magazine and co-host of The Three Muckrakers podcast. He is the author of 7 books and provides Americas, EU and Middle Eastern commentary to the BBC, itv, Al Jazeera English, CNN, CRI, MSNBC and others. He is CEO of Monknash Media and a principal with B2E Consulting in London. You can follow him on Twitter @UKProgressive and on Facebook.

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