Summary: Our guests include Stacy Rector, executive director of Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing, Chip Forrester of Tennessee Democratic Party, and Media Matters for America research fellow, Elbert Ventura.
Part 1 – Is it 9 O’Clock Yet? While Mary waits not so patiently for the end of the show, Freddie drops the news tidbits – Judge Sonya Sotomayor, Massachusetts’ big gay agenda, John Ensign’s extra-curricular Christian activities, and Vice President Dick Cheney’s own private CIA. [17.28MB download mp3]
Part 2- Interview with Stacy Rector Stacy is the excutive director of the Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing (TCASK.org). She tells us the story of the release of death row inmate, Paul House, one of the most underreported news items in Tennessee. [25.5MB download mp3]
Part 3 – Interview with Chip Forrester of the TNDP and What, You Want a Medal from the Secretary of State for Disenfranchising Folks? Tennessee Democratic Party chairman Chip Forrester joins us to talk about his call for the General Assembly to fire Secretary of State Tre Hargett. After Chip leaves the studio, we continue to discuss Mr. Hargett and his decision to give one state legislator a medal for disenfranchising Tennesseans. No, really. [27MB download mp3]
Part 4- The Media Matters for America Smackdown, The Remo Report, and It’s Finally 9 O’Clock!Media Matters research fellow Elbert Ventura talks to us about how the news that our President checked out some girl’s a** bumped the Republican sex scandals from the top story of the day and how even though the bogus story originated from the slimiest source of all – The Drudge Report – it made its way to them mainstream media without any verification. Then, if you think your phone is being tapped then it probably is. And Mary’s dad Remo calls in from his home in Nevada to give us an update on his Senator, John Ensign. Will he or won’t he resign? [23.76MB download mp3]