Thursday, April 01, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

As if there couldn't be any more bad news for The Vatican, now there is word that a German bishop, Walter Mixa, appointed by Pope Benedict had allegedly been "ritually beating and punching children at a church-run home during the late 1970's and 1980's."

The Vatican is currently hitting back at the New York Times for their coverage of the sexual abuse scandal, with Cardinal William Levada saying that the Times "lacks fairness" and is asking the paper to "reconsider its attack mode about Pope Benedict XVI and give the world a more balanced view of a leader it can and should count on." We'll get in to all things Vatican today.

A judge has ruled that Bush's warrantless wiretapping of was illegal, and could mean have implications for all Bush terror policies.

We've been talking about the Department of Justice using dated testimony in defending the constitutionality of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. Now there are charges that the DOJ is misrepresenting testimony given by Nathanial Frank and Aaron Belkin of the Palm Center over testimony they gave regarding privacy concerns in 1993. We'll discuss the DOJ's misrepresentation this afternoon.

The furor over Sarah Palin's new Fox show - and celebrities who claim their interviews are being used for it -- is growing bigger. We'll discuss.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - Nancy Sherman, author of The Untold War: Inside The Hearts, Minds and Souls of Our Soldiers, joins us this afternoon to talk about her interviews with forty soldiers at various stages in their military careers and examines the full life of combat, from deployment, to the battlefield, to the soldier's return to civilian life.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Nathanial Frank, Senior Fellow at the Palm Center and author of Unfriendly Fire, joins us this afternoon to talk about the distortions the DOJ has made with quotes he'd given regarding repeal of DADT.

Today is the day that the government is expecting every citizen has completed the Census form and is in the process of handing them in. According to the New York Times, "By Wednesday, 32 percent of the surveys mailed to New York City addresses had been returned, compared with 52 percent for the country as a whole. Stacey Cumberbatch, the city’s census coordinator, said she was disappointed with the rate so far, adding, “It should be higher, and we have to work to get it higher.” Have you mailed in yours yet?

And we'll read listener survey comments today, as every Thursday.

All this and more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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