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The Young Turks – 01.17.14 Hour 2

Gina Grad joins Ben and John for SCS. Three African American brothers that play on a high school basketball team in a small, White town in Wisconsin have been suspended for posing with three fingers up to represent a three point make in the local newspaper. A mannequin display for American Apparel in NYC added huge patches of pubic hair to their display, showing the hair in see through underwear. Vladimir Putin welcomed the gay community to Russia for the Olympics, as long as they leave children alone. The ex-cop who murdered a fellow moviegoer over texting is trying to use stand your ground as a defense. A man that appeared on Doomsday Preppers show has been arrested for owning and shooting a gun that he is prohibited from having. He also spoke about his plan to rob his neighbors in preparation for the end of the world. Israel is making it illegal to say the word “Nazi” or display any Nazi symbols. After the “affluenza” defense made headlines last month for a rich kid that killed a few people while driving drunk, California responded by preemptively banning this defense before it’s presented.

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The Young Turks – 01.16.14 Hour 2

One of the Fullerton police officers who was acquitted for beating and killing a schizophrenic man is suing to get his job back. New recording of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza calling into an Oregon radio show to talk about Carla Nash a year before the massacre. Coverage of climate change rose in 2013. Ana and Ben get into a conversation of what some of TYT’s most popular stories are versus stories that are actually important.

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January 15, 2014 Hour 2

Hilarity ensues with CNN’s “Gone to Pot” series, as a reporter caught a contact high before reporting to Anderson Cooper. A strip club on South Beach has been identified as one that had a 13 year old girl dancing there. She was forced to turn over all of her money to her pimps every night that she worked there. Their excuse was that she looks older than she is. A photographer is being sued for $1.1 million by the Empire State Building for doing an impromptu photo shoot of a topless woman from the observation deck. Cenk thinks they should drop it. CBS has obtained video of two firetrucks running over the body of a teenage girl on the runway after the crash of her flight at LAX.

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January 14, 2014 Hour 2

Ana joins Cenk for SCS. The two Fullerton police officers that killed a suspect have been found not guilty. Video of the murder. A man that was texting in a movie theatre got into a confrontation over it with a retired police officer, which led to the ex-cop shooting and killing the man. A man looked into how many scientists don't’ believe in the science of climate change being caused by human activity. Among the ones involved in peer reviewed studies, only one isn’t buying it, .000109% of the community. Sen Inhofe claimed that fewer and fewer members of the U.S. Senate are sympathetic to this cause.

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January 13, 2014 Hour 2

Ana joins Cenk for SCS. Fox Business show Imus and his guests spoke about the Satanists’ desire to erect a statue of Satan. One panelist said that they should put it up, then be shot dead right next to it. Fox News refused to do anything about it, or even comment on it. Study of several countries’ response to hijabs vs. burqas. Another question asked if women should be allowed to choose their own clothing. Swedish Dr. successfully transplanted 9 uteruses in women in need. They’re hoping to impregnate them next.

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January 10, 2014 Hour 2

Ana joins. Update on the CNN research on athletes not being able to read. One of the researchers, Mary Willingham, has been receiving death threats due to her work, and has drawn the ire of some universities. They get into a conversation on the dominishing value of a college degree. Study on whether or not ultrasound laws deter women from getting abortions, finding that it doesn’t. White people think there is increasing discrimination against them since the 1950s.

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January 9, 2014 Hour 2

Dennis Rodman update - In an apology, he says that he was drunk when he was on CNN and being asked about Kenneth Bae. Update on the Omaha Police Association “thug cycle” video scandal. The child in the video has been taken into child protective services. Viral picture of father fixing his daughters hair is discussed and the implications on gender roles and parenting.

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January 8, 2014 Hour 2

Ana joins Cenk for SCS. Continuing story of Dennis Rodman’s N. Korea trip to play basketball. Video of Rodman singing Happy Birthday for Kim Jong Un before the games. The question of the level of education of collegiate athletes is being scrutinized after a study was done by CNN about the low reading levels of many of the students.

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