Zero Dark Propaganda, Cholera in Haiti, Good Cops, Bad Wife Beaters
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to Human Rights Attorney at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, Beatrice Lindstrom, about the cholera epidemic in Haiti, the UN’s complicity, and their refusal to take responsibility for the initial outbreak. Abby then highlights an anonymous police officer from Texas who gave a hundred dollar bill wrapped inside a ticket after learning of the man’s financial woes as today’s hero, and calls out the villainous Patrick Moran, son of the Congressman Jim Moran, for the second time for physically assaulting his girlfriend in front of two police officers. Abby then talks to RT Producer Adriana Usero about RT America’s top 5 most influential people of 2012. BTS wraps up the show with a look at films that glorify war, by highlighting the recent film ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ as an example of an over-sensationalized historical narrative.