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Mike Malloy September 4, 2012 hour 3 segment 3: Useless political conventions; erosion of democracy

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Published on Sep 7, 2012

Mike reads two listeners' emails: the first on how the national political party conventions have become obsolete, degrading from serious events that determined the candidate to mere dog-and-pony shows, the second from a listener in Canada complaining about PM Stephen Harper's anti-environmentalist agenda and observing the corporatization of American politics.

OPENING BUMPER MUSIC: "Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
CLOSING BUMPER MUSIC: "I Saw It on TV" by John Fogerty

PHOTO CREDITS:
Romney: http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2012/08...

Bush/Gore protests: http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/06/...

Bush crime family: http://www.thelangreport.com/featured...

1956 Republican convention: http://www.cathymunoz.com/page/More-P...

Reagan and Ford shaking hands at the 1976 Republican convention: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:197...

Clint Eastwood talking to the chair: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politic...

Chris Christie: http://www.blackenterprise.com/news/c...

(According to Thom Hartmann, Christie's speech was largely narcissistic and self-promoting... see the video below)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfG1RA...

The Romneys and Ryans at the RNC stage: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_16...

Book covers in the video:
- "Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and Murder of the President" by Candice Millard: about the events leading up to the assassination of Pres. James Garfield and summarized the 1880 Republican convention
- "IBM and the Holocaust" by Edwin Black: Title says it all...reveals how IBM aided the Nazis in 1930s.

Photos of Langley, Washington and North Vancouver, B.C. from Wikipedia articles about the cities.

Stephanie Miller and Mike Malloy: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi...

Infographics from Think Progress Facebook page.

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