Monday, May 17, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

Dr. George "Rentboy" Reker's resigned from his position at NARTH, the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality while NARTH continues to stand by Reker's practices of "curing homosexuality." Now we've learned that one of Reker's earliest therapies was a "swat" therapy, where an effeminate boy was given chips, blue chips for masculine behavior and red ones for effeminate behavior. The red chips allowed the child's father to slap the gay out of the boy.

On CBS "60 Minutes" blew the lid off of BP's negligence. We're approaching the one month mark since the BP oil rig exploded, causing a massive environmental catastrophe in the Gulf Of Mexico. Now BP is actually claiming victory while oil still gushes into the Gulf. "BP engineers achieved some success on Sunday when they used a milelong pipe to capture some of the oil and divert it to a drill ship on the surface some 5,000 feet above the wellhead," officials told the
New York Times. Can you consider this a victory though, when there are also reports of a oil plumes in the Gulf Of Mexico, "including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots" and there are perhaps 100,000 barrels spilling a day while this pipe might collect, according to BP, 1000 barrels a day? We'll talk about the reports coming out of the Gulf this afternoon.

/ 3:30pm EST - Sarah Ellison, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and author of War at the Wall Street Journal: Inside The Struggle to Control an American Business Empire, joins us this afternoon to talk about her new book which she details Rupert Murdoch's inserted his power into the Wall Street Journal.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Lisa Margonelli is a writer of energy and environment with The Atlantic. She joins us this afternoon to discuss the recent history of oil drilling and why the spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be The End Of Magical Oil.

A few weeks ago, we were talking about Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American man accused in the failed Times Square bombing, and what lead Shahzad to almost kill people in the heart of New York. There is now an interesting report documenting his path to discontent, after speaking to those close to Shahzad. "His argument with American foreign policy grew after 9/11, even as he enjoyed America’s financial promise and expansive culture. He balanced these dueling emotions with an agility common among his Pakistani immigrant friends." Well continue talking more about Shahzad and his "
Long Roots of Discontent."

Last night, Rima Fakih was crowned Miss USA 2010, sending nutty right-winger
Debbie Schlussel into a froth-frenzy because Fakih is an Arab-American. Schlussel says of the Fakih win, "We know that political correctness and bending over backward (and forward) to all things Islam, are the rules of the day. I had a bad feeling they’d pick her to try to pander to the Islamic world some more because–ya know–the collective American nose isn’t yet brown enough from ass-kissing Islamic butt all around the world . . . at least according to the conventional wisdom of idiots." We'll discuss the latest outburts of right-wing hatemongering.

Meanwhile, runner up, Miss Oklahoma USA Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, was asked about the Arizona immigration law and says she supports it. Way to take a page out of the Book-Of-Prejean.

We'll get into these stories and more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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