RT America -- November 3, 2014

Audio recordings obtained by the Associated Press prove that the no-fly zone imposed over Ferguson, MO during the August unrest was designed to prevent the media from getting a birds-eye view of police activities. The Federal Aviation Administration closed more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding the St. Louis suburb for 12 days, supposedly for safety reasons after police claimed shots were fired at a helicopter. The recordings, however, prove other motives were involved. Georgetown University Professor Christopher Chambers joins RT’s Manila Chan to discuss the efforts to shut down the press.

Democratic candidates across the country are running from President Barack Obama’s embrace this campaign season, fearing any association with the commander in chief will harm their standing with voters. With citizens increasingly dissatisfied with both Obama and the country’s direction in general, the president’s presence is suddenly toxic to many Democrats, as RT’s Marina Portnaya explains.