News / Government
In this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on two high level White House resignations, including Press Secretary Jay Carney for unspecified reasons, and the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, who stepped down in disgrace following the revelations of criminal neglect within the department. Abby then reports on a study by the Marine Ecology Progress Series, which says that between 600 and 800 Thousand birds have died as a result of BP’s 2010 gulf oil spill. Abby then calls out corporate media anchors for their superficial analysis of Edward Snowden’s NBC interview, whilst avoiding any discussion on his comments related to how the expansion of the security state does nothing to thwart terrorism. Abby goes on to feature an interview with comedian Lee Camp, talking about the launch of his brand new show on RT ‘Redacted Tonight’, as well as a few of the more ridiculous news stories to hit the airwaves in recent days. BTS wraps up the show with a performance by folk music duo ‘The Chapin Sisters’ performing the songs ‘Palm Tree’ and ‘Let Me Go’, as well as an interview with Lily & Abigail Chapin joined by Kitama Cahill-Jackson, grandson of legendary folk singer Peter Seeger promoting the upcoming ‘Seegerfest’ to be hosted in New York City.
Source: Breaking the Set