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[The Nicole Sandler Show] January 27th: Jack Talks Media in the Trump Era

I appear on the Nicole Sandler Show on January 27th at 3;30 p.m. e.s.t. with my old friend Nicole Sandler.  She have known each other since the Air America days and beyond.  President Trump has declared war on the media and his watch dog Steve Bannon has upped the charge.  He says the the Media should just shut up and listen.  That's fascinating considering when what Mr. Trump continues to say is verifiable lie after verifiable lie. By the way, I am not using the term lie here loosely.  What he is saying regarding a whole series of things has been verified false by source after source after source.  When POTUS continues to repeat the lie and claim that it is true, regardless of how many times it has been pointed out, I believe that the term lie is appropriate.  We will talk about the role of the media and why now, more than maybe ever, the media needs to stand up to politicians.

On a separate issue, we will also discuss torture and the CIA.  Apparently, POTUS believes in waterboarding and may be arguing for its continuation.  This is quite extraordinary and should result is an amazing conversation.  I have some very specific ideas about it and contemplate what it might be like to prosecute this President in the Hague for crimes against humanity.  

This promises to be interesting.



[Russian TV International] Monday, June 27th: Jack Talks CIA Weapons in the Wrong Hands.

A story broke today about CIA weapons meant for rebel opposition groups in Syria are ending up in the wrong hands. Wasn't this foreseeable? I'm shocked! I'll appear on RT international out of Moscow to discuss at 7 pm est.

When I frist heard about this story, the first thing that came to mind was Afghanistan in the 1980's.  Then, I started thinking about almost everytime the U.S. has provided weaons to oppostion groups, this has happened.  And yet, the U.S. continues to do it.  Why?  An interesting question.

Hope you can catch it.


[RT Appearance] Monday, June 9th: Jack Talks CIA and Twitter


[RT Appearance] Wednesday, May 14th: Jack Talks Possible Mercenaries and Greystone in Ukraine


[Jack Rice Show Appearance] May 12th: Jack Talks with Congressman Adam Schiff About the Recent CIA Op - Part 1


[Jack Rice Show Appearance] May 12th: Jack Talks with Congressman Adam Schiff About the Recent CIA Op - Part 2


[MSNBC Video Appearance] Wednesday, May 8th: Jack Talks CIA Leaks and Success

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[KoPoint Appearance] Wednesday, April 11th: Jack Talks CIA.

I sat down for a long conversation on KoPoint on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.  It was interesting because the show takes generally one or two topics and digs really deep into them and is pretty free form.  As a result, the occasional diversaion can become the main topic.  Actually, I loved the freedom that the conversation allowed.  I expected that we were going to talk about the Supreme Court and we eventially did.  However, I spent a lot of time talking about the CIA, power in Washington and how it actually plays out in proactice.  I don't know if I have ever done this before.  

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[Al Jazeera Appearance] August 31st: Jack Talks Petraeus and CIA

I appear on Al Jazeera on August 31st.  Gen. David Petraeus will be taking over as Director of the CIA on September 6th.  However, what happens when a career military man who was the consumate politican's politican at the Pentagon takes the reigns in Langley?  Further, what happens with the further militarization of the CIA? What about so-called group think?

This should be an interesting conversation.  I always like appearing on Al Jazeera because their perspective if frequently broader and they bring more to the table themselves during the interview.  This should be fun.

Hope you can catch it.


[RT Video Appearance] Wednesday, April 27th: CIA Director Goes to DOD, Military Takes CIA