Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - Last week, the FDA’s Blood Products Advisory Panel met to discuss lifting the government’s 31-year-old ban on blood donations from gay men. Currently, any man who has had sexual contact with another man since 1977 is barred for life from donating blood.  However, the panel closed its discussion without taking a formal vote on the matter, singling their endorsement of the current ban.  Joining us today to discuss the FDA’s Blood Products Advisory Panel and the ban on gay male blood donations is Mark Joseph Stern who covers science, the law, and LGBTQ issues for Slate.  You can also follow Mark on twitter.

5:05pm ET - As more and more women surface with allegations that Bill Cosby had drugged and raped them the comedian has not said much to the press about these multiple rape and sexual abuse allegations.  However, the New York Post’s Stacy Brown did get Cosby to talk to her, and while he didn’t say much other than praising his wife’s fortitude, he did tell Brown what he expects of “the black media”.  Joining us today to discuss Cosby’s interview and his request for reporters in the black media to “uphold the standards of excellence in journalism” and “to go in with a neutral mind” when covering these allegations is Alyssa Rosenberg who blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.  You can also follow Alyssa on twitter.

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