From last night on the Ed Show! We were down at 30rock yesterday and had a blast in the studio. We met one of the producers who chatted with us for a while and it was very refreshing to hear progressive voices behind media doors.
From his first appearance:
On air Jesse did a fantastic job! I feel he spoke perfectly about UC Davis and that the tents are a physical manifestation of an idea - but you can not kill an idea. Hell you can not evict an idea. We need to be hearing more of this.
CHULTZ: Well, you heard the professor in the last segment saying
this is pretty much standard operating procedure. He`s seen the movie
before. They rough up the kids, put a cop on leave for a few days, paid
administrative leave, they`re back at it, and squashed out and the next
protest is handled the same way.
So, what has to happen?
LAGRECA: I would hope nothing has to happen. I would hope the police
would do their job and protect the citizens in compliance with the rule of
And I don`t see anywhere and any policeman across the country where
it`s standard operating procedure to apply pepper spray before you arrest
someone. I really feel if Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today he`d be
getting pepper sprayed in the face and arrested with us. And we are a
continuation of the civil rights movement, of that fight for working class
people to earn a decent salary.
(Bold text diarist)
Thank you for bringing up Martin Luther King Jr last night. I think it should be noted every day that he spent the last three years of his life fighting not only for civil rights but against economic injustice.
SCHULTZ: And I have to ask you this. This is coming up later in the
program. But I need to ask you, have you taken a bath today and do you
have a job? I mean, what`s your response to Newt Gingrich when he says
something like that to people who are exercising their First Amendment
LAGRECA: I think Newt Gingrich is a morally bankrupt example of the
pervasive power of politics right now. I think he`s a career lobbyist
who`s willing to say anything. I think Newt Gingrich as president will be
exactly George W. Bush, only with more ex-wives.
Epic win. One for our side.
Jesse has also been invited to return as a guest on Wednesday night!