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January 30, 2013

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Today on The David Pakman Show / January 30, 2013

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On the Show:

–Erica Scharrer, Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and expert on violence in media, joins David to explain that, regardless of what the NRA and other groups say, there is no actual link between consumption of violent video games/movies and real world violent acts, including gun violence.

–Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick selects his former Chief of Staff Mo Cowan as John Kerry’s interim replacement until a special election is held on June 25th, and a new poll from MassINC shows that Scott Brown, even though he hasn’t yet decided to run, has a 22 point lead over Democratic candidate Ed Markey.

–Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who never served in the military, says that two of President Obama’s appointments, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, are “less than ardent fans of the military.”

–Even though Republicans want smaller government, and President Obama has reduced public sector jobs while increasing private sector jobs, conservatives are angry about the reduction of 20,000 active duty US Marine jobs.

–69-year-old Georgia veteran Phillip Walker Sailors shoots 22-year-old immigrant Rodrigo Abad Diaz, killing him, after Diaz accidentally pulled into Sailors’ driveway because of faulty GPS directions.

–The Dow Jones Industrial Average hits new recent highs at the same time that President Obama’s favorability hits a new 3 year high of 60%.

–Fox News ratings hit a 12 year low in the important 25-54 demographic.

–Colin Powell asks Bill O’Reilly: Why do you only see me as an African-American?

–An incredible and bizarre Craigslist sex predator scam that a viewer tells David about.

–Voicemail on loving the show, gays going to hell, and cases of wine.

–On the Bonus Show: Nickel worth millions, miner sued for filing discrimination lawsuit, UK considers taxing sugary drinks, more…

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