AlterNet Radio: Romney's "47%" Is a Grotesque Lie; What's Really Fueling Middle East Protests; The State of the Election
This week on the AlterNet Radio Hour, RJ Eskow -- a fellow at the Campaign for America's Future and host of The Breakdown -- and Joshua Holland untangle the ugly fiction that half the country are indolent "takers," while half are tax-paying "makers." It's not true -- but what does it mean that a candidate from a major party would suggest that it is?
Then we're joined by former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, who explains that it wasn't some dumb movie-trailer that's set much of the "Muslim world" on fire.
Finally, at a moment when the polls are all over the place, political scientist John Sides -- a professor at George Washington University and proprietor of The MonkeyCage -- gives us some insight into the state of the presidential race, and the outlook for the House and the Senate.
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!