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Been following fellow Kossack bluebarnstormer's insider accounts of it?
Well, have you seen him on CNBC, making so much sense of the situation that even the hosts have to concede his point by the end of the segment? (Skip ahead to about 2:30 into the segment for the relevant part.)
A great segment, right?
Did you see how at the end, Mike has presented them with the unassailable argument that he was forced to turn down the offer of poverty-level wages, from locust capitalist privateers who'd already stolen his pension money right out of his pocket? Not much to say to that!
Well, here's what happens if you make too much sense on CNBC, actually fairly presenting the union side of a labor dispute: they have you back on to "debate" a lobbyist for an anti-union fantasy tank. (I won't dignify them with the label "think" tank.)
Right off the bat, one of the hosts steps right on Mike's very first answer, so you know it's going to be a long day right then and there. And the rest of the segment is par for the course. Both the more aggressively anti-union host and the anti-union lobbyist they've brought in freely talk right over Mike, insisting that they know more about the situation and the negotiations involved than a member of the union that's party to them actually does.
Infuriating, of course. But how would you like to hear Mike get a chance to make his case without interruption, like he did in his earlier appearance?
Well, we've got that for you, from Daily Kos Radio's broadcast of the Kagro in the Morning show. In fact, we added a third hour to the show today to let Mike have his say. We finally get things settled and Mike lets it rip right around the 2:05 mark. Check it out!