AmeriNZ 118 – Shock mount

Like my microphone, the world has had to absorb shocks lately. Today I talk a bit about the financial crisis and how it’s affecting New Zealand and Australia (not much). But I spend most of my time taking on a right-wing attack in the US. It’s a little controversial, but sometimes you need that.

In coming episodes I’ll talk about issues, like healthcare, from my perspective living in NZ. Sometimes what the US media says isn’t necessarily so, and I offer a different perspective. Other special episodes are coming up, too.

Today’s link: McClatchy Washington Bureau: Private sector loans, not Fannie or Freddie, triggered crisis

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5 thoughts on “AmeriNZ 118 – Shock mount

  1. I’d say the shock mount is working beautifully.

    I don’t know anything about the financial stuff you were talking about. It’s all so confusing. I think I just have the optimism that things will change in the right direction once Obama is in office.

  2. Big Fatty Was it? Why I hadn’t noticed… 😉

    Okay, the truth is, I wanted to make a short episode, and what better number than 20 minutes? I heard you mention on ArcherRadio how you do it, so I thought, why not? And I did.

    Archerr: Yeah, so far, so good with the shock mount, but the real test will be when I used it at a table with a guest.

    The financial stuff makes my head spin, but I have a lot more faith in Obama being able to sort it all out than the other crowd.

  3. Good points on Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac NOT being the lenders who created the mess as McSmirk and others are trying to posit- I had noticed that fabrication as well. I had thought it was just stupidity and didn’t realise, until you pointed it out, that it’s an attempt to redirect blame from deregulation policies of the last 7.5 years. Thanks for that!

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