The Rundown - Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Peace in the Middle East?; Getting out of Paris; So much for juice; Don't fire Colbert

President Trump met yesterday with Palestinian president Abbas. I think it was a mistake to give Abbas the platform, a much smaller version of the error Trump made by saying he'd be honored to meet with Kim Jong Un. President Trump said he thought it wouldn't be that difficult to get to peace, while Abbas said a deal should be based on the 1967 borders, which would be suicide for Israel. 

 

6:15 AM Guest: Pat Michaels, Director Center for Study of Science Cato Institute, Research Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, for thirty years.  Past President American Association of State Climatologists.

During his big rally in Pennsylvania the other night, President Trump pondered aloud the possibility of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. I think he should. We'll walk with Pat Michaels about what the agreement does and why we should get out.

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7:06 AM Guest: Dr. Heather Ferris, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia

Co-author of a paper and a Washington Post article about the healthiness of fruit juice being a myth. How much fruit juice have I bought my kids, thinking it was good for them?!?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/04/26/people-think-juice-is-good-for-them-theyre-wrong/

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After late-night talk host Steven Colbert's fairly repugnant anti-Trump rant including what a bunch of snowflakes are calling a "homophobic" comment, there's a "trending" movement on Twitter to #FireColbert. Colbert addressed the question Wednesday night, basically saying while he'd change a couple of words, overall he would still go after Trump: "I don’t regret that. I believe he can take care of himself. I have jokes, he has the launch codes, so… it’s a fair fight."

Conservative opinion leader Sean Hannity opposes the "boycott" of Colbert and his advertisers:
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sean-hannity-opposes-stephen-colbert-boycott/article/2622043

FCC Chief Ajit Pai said that the FCC has little authority in this area, but more importantly made the point that it's a free country and unless something is truly obscene (obviously a subjective call to a degree), it's not the government's business.

 
 
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