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AlterNet Radio: How The U.S. Military Turned a Blind Eye to Neo-Nazis and Gang-Bangers ; The Right-Wing Media Goes Off the Cliff

Also: Lance Armstrong Stripped of Tour de France Championships.
 
 
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This week on the AlterNet Radio Hour: we speak with Matt Kennard, author of  Irregular Army: How the US Military Recruited Neo-Nazis, Gang Members, and Criminals to Fight the War on Terror. At the height of the occupation of Iraq, there were a number of news stories about how the military was relaxing recruiting standards and offering "moral waivers" that allowed convicted criminals to join the service despite a long-standing ban. Kennard's book provides the first comprehensive account of the lengths the military went to maintain its numbers.

Then we're joined by Oliver Willis, a fellow at Media Matters and contributor to The Daily Banter. Oliver and Joshua Holland look at the conservative media's reactions to the 2012 presidential election. They're not holding up well.

Finally, we'll speak to Dave Zirin, the radical sports writer for The Nation, about Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his Tour de France championships for doping.

If you're in Washington, DC, you can tune into the show at 4 pm EST at 1480 AM. If you're anywhere else, you can stream it live at  We Act Radio, and if you miss it, check back later for a podcast. 

UPDATE: here it is!

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