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Video: Norman Finkelstein Exposes Benny Morris As Propagandist

by on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm EDT in Middle East, World

Here’s a heated debate on Russian Television (h/t Mondoweiss) between Norman Finkelstein and Israel’s ‘famed historian’, Benny Morris.

Finkelstein, as always, displays an impressive command of the facts, leaving Morris looking frazzled for much of the debate.  On Gaza, for instance, Finkelstein cites the details of the Goldstone Report (details which had been cross-corroborated by all the major Human Rights groups) to make his case while Morris conversely interjects with filibusters and flimsy, unsubstantiated claims:

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Watch: Dylan Ratigan Blasts Debbie Wasserman-Schultz For Spinning Health Care Bill

by on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm EDT in Healthcare, Politics

This is quite entertaining!

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) goes on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Meeting’ with Dylan Ratigan, and starts reciting all the White House talking points in support of the ‘Liebercare’ health bill in the Senate.  She says she is going to “jump at this chance to pass it” in its current state.

Ratigan then embarks on explaining why this bill is so flawed — that it does NOTHING to break up the Health Insurance Industry oligopoly/monopoly — NOTHING to reign in costs — and MANDATES that the American public has to purchase from them.

They get into a tussle that gets so heated that Ratigan tells her she’s good for nothing, but reciting talking points, and cuts her off:

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Heh heh heh.  Fabulous!

UPDATE

Dylan Ratigan apologizes on the air to Debbie Wasserman for being rude:

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