LUMPENPROLETARIAT—As a decades-long listener of free speech radio KPFA (Pacifica Radio, 94.1 FM, Berkeley, CA), one of the most sincere voices I’ve heard on KPFA is that of one Abby Martin. Abby was one of the few voices we heard in the public realm who made it a point to challenge the USA’s two-party dictatorship as a matter of course. This impediment to democracy has been of perennial interest to some of us. Abby, founder of MediaRoots.org, was a contributor to Project Censored on KPFA at the time. Abby, later, went on to do Breaking the Set on RT, until recent events led to the end of her TV show.
Abby recently spoke with Joe Rogan again on the Joe Rogan Experience (episode #634). (See videos below.) Among many other things, Rogan asked Abby about her rise and fall at RT. In discussing how she came to get a prime-time international TV show on RT, Abby raised the importance of the issue of challenging the USA’s two-party dictatorship.
Abby Martin: (c. 18:28) “But I think that, when you’re looking at RT—and I wasn’t easily definable because my whole angle was coming out of party lines because I’m so disgusted with both parties. And I think that that’s why people are so disillusioned because they—[deep breath]—they’re watching the media and they just think that there’s two camps, two parties. And it’s bullshit. And both are perpetuating really disastrous policies on the domestic and foreign policy front. They’re indistinguishable when it comes to war.”
“The Joe Rogan Experience #634: Abby Martin”
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[last updated 17 APR 2015 09:51 CDT]
[Thanks to RDM for bringing Abby’s new interview on The Joe Rogan Experience to the attention of Lumpenproletariat.]