Occupy DC was threatened with a shutdown by police. One protester who taking down notices of the camping ban was tased and the incident was caught on tape. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
Wikipedia no longer wants to be hosted by GoDaddy.com because the domain registrar has showed support for the Stop Online Piracy Act which Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales opposes. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.
As Ron Paul’s campaign is hit on civil rights (again), Alternet’s Adele Stan tells Cenk, “The sinister genius of the Ron Paul agenda is that there’s this one piece of the anti-war rhetoric that acts as a siren call to progressives and turns off their brain to the rest of the agenda.”
Stan adds, “A lot of kids in Iowa are going to end up voting for Ron Paul because they think it’s all peace, love and no jail for pot.”
Laura Ling and Euna Lee join Cenk to talk about the death of Kim Jong Il. The two journalists, who were held captive for five months while reporting for Current TV, say their time in prison there helps them understand the lifelong indoctrination many North Koreans experienced.
“There’s such an intense level of fear,” Laura explains. “Even if they do believe differently, people are hesitant to say that.”
Of news images showing North Koreans weeping over the death of their “Dear Leader,” Euna says, “Sometimes when you same the same thing over and over, when you hear the same thing over and over, it becomes true, whether you believe it or not.”
And it’s still unclear whether Kim’s son will hold onto that power. “There hasn’t been enough time for that propaganda around [Kim Jong Un] to really reach a fever pitch,” Laura points out. “It will be interesting to see what the people believe about him.”