Greg Bishop hosts Saturday Session with Bishop every Saturday from 3 to 7p CST on 970 WMAY. Listen online at www.WMAY.com. Tonight on the show, we'll explore the unemployment data, the fraud that is known as the CPD, Turkey and Syria plus so much more! We'll also be playing clips from the documentary Human Resources (which is free to view online here), plus clips from the NBC primetime drama Revolution.
We'll have to cover the unemployment data that was conviently released Friday. For weeks before the numbers were "revealed" the press had been hammering that no incumbent president ever got reelected if the unemployment numbers were above 8 percent. Like clockwork, the last jobs numbers to be released before the election came out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (a Federal department fronted by an Obama appointee) had the unemployment rate at 7.8 percent. We'll dissect the numbers and criticize who the number doesn't include all unemployed people--just those seeking unemployment benefits. Was this number crafted to give the Obama admin a boost in the polls?
The first presidential debate took place this past week with the incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama going up against GOP Nominee Mitt Romney, Libertarian Nominee Gary Johnson, Green candidate Jill Stein, and Constitution Candidate Virgil Goode.
Oh, wait, you mean the last three weren't in the debate? It was just Romney and Obama? What a crock! Learn more about the fraud that is the Commission on Presidential Debates and how they are trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the American people. This cannot stand! Also, be sure to set your calendar for October 23rd for an all inclusive debate from Free and Clear. Get details here.
Turkey and Syria
The drama continues ... and the body count ticks upwards. We'll get the latest info on what is developing in Syria and how it seems to be bleeding into Turkey, an ally of the US and something that NATO Sec. Gen. Rasmussen has said could lead to NATO intervening. Are we on the verge of a "humanitarian" mission in Syria? It worked out real well for the Libyans!
Predictive Programming with Revolution
|Frame from "Revolution" showing the St. Louis Arch split in two|
If you haven't been watching the NBC primetime drama called Revolution, you may want to take a few moments to watch the show. It's compelling and quite frankly to a well versed media critic, it's downright frightening. You can read past blogs about the show being predictive programming. That was written before the last two episodes were viewed. Now things are even more creepy. Tune in for some highlights that paint patriots as terrorists and rebels.
News on the March
There's a ton of other news we'll cover with Saturday Session. Something you think was undercovered that we missed? Be sure to sound off with Saturday Session! Call 217-629-7970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music for Manning
From a press release:
"Central Illinois Musicians, Activists, and Artists to gather in support of the release of Bradley Manning. Manning, who was subjected to “cruel and inhumane” (according to a UN Rapporteur on Torture) conditions in the Marine Corps Brig in Quantico, Virginia, is accused of releasing to Wikileaks the famous Collateral Murder video, the Afghan War Diary, and the Iraq War Logs, which reveal war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the U.S. Diplomatic Cables, which helped spark the Tunisian revolution that set off the Arab Spring.
"To protest the charges against Bradley, for which he faces the possibility of life in prison (being charged with a capital offense), community members from across Central Illinois will gather for a day of music, speakers, art, and community. Currently 24 yr-old Bradley is held in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and has been awaiting trial for more than 860 days.
"In addition to working to create a dialogue to call attention to the mistreatment of Manning, and the military’s attempts to use him as an example to suppress war crime whistle-blowers; Music for Manning seeks to support the goals of international democracy, government accountability, and the humane treatment of prisoners. "Help us sound the alarms that we have built from our history as we draw awareness to the plight of Bradley Manning with some of the area’s best live, local music and some truly awe-inspiring speakers.” said Josh Bailey of Prairie Asunder. “All donations to Bradley Manning's Defense Fund are currently being matched by a benefactor, so we can accomplish some real progress for Bradley right in our own backyard." Musical acts The Josie Lowder Band, Tom Irwin, Jeff Williams, The Chris Maxey Trio and more will be providing entertainment. With 3-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Kathy Kelly, Dr. Richard Gilman-Opalsky, Greg Bishop of WMAY, and others will be speaking throughout the day. Get all of the current info in a digital flyer at http://manning.prairieasunder.com."
Be sure to put October 20th in your calendar and come out to Douglas Park in Springfield between 1:30 and 9p to support this important rally!
A ton of documents highlighting what appears to be corruption in Sangamon County have dropped on Bishop's desk. Over the next week, we'll be revealing some of the documents, working to confirm the information, and for Saturday Session, we'll have a huge expose to highlight how things are not so pretty right here in Sangamon County. Be sure to stay tuned for news from the WMAY news center, also get an advanced heads up by subscribing to bishoponair via Twitter and also Bishop On Air on Facebook.