News with Ed - April 19, 2018

‘Optimistic’ to believe the truth on Syria will come out – former diplomat

RT America’s Ed Schultz is joined by former US diplomat Jim Jatras, to discuss the shifting narrative surrounding the alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria. In the aftermath, Western and Eastern media are putting forward competing narratives. Meanwhile, Jatras points out a ‘deliberate decision was made’ for the resulting strikes by the United States, France, and the United Kingdom to result in a zero casualty count.

Farm bill ‘dead on arrival’ – Farmers’ union leader

A draft farm bill was approved by the House Agriculture Committee and is set for a vote on the House floor, but critics say it will be dead on arrival due to drastic changes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union, talks about the lack of support for the bill with RT America’s Ed Schultz.

Philly police commissioner apologizes after Starbucks arrest backlash

Philadelphia PD Commissioner Richard Ross has said he failed miserably when responding to last week’s arrest of two African-American men in a Starbucks. Starbucks’ response has also received nationwide backlash. RT America’s Dan Cohen reports.