May 20, 2013 - David Sassoon

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ABC's Jonathan Karl lies about the Benghazi scandal, Stephen applies for Tea Party tax exemption, and David Sassoon shares his e-book, "The Dilbit Disaster."

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>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT, EVERYBODY.

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GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

>> STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

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>> Stephen: OH, I LOVE A ZOMBIE

ARMY.

HAVE A SEAT.

NATION, YOU KNOW, FOLKS, IF YOU

WATCH THE NEWS LIKE I DO, IT

SEEMS LIKE LATELY PRESIDENT

OBAMA CANNOT SWING A DEAD CAT

WITHOUT HITTING SOME SORT OF

SCANDAL.

WHICH REMINDS ME, WHAT'S HE

DOING WITH ALL THESE DEAD CATS?

THE CHALLENGE IS, FOLKS, WHICH

ONE TO COVER.

AS ALWAYS, I LOOK TO MY

JOURNALISTIC HEROES: CRONKITE,

MURROW, BARKER.

SO TONIGHT, I AM PROUD TO

INTRODUCE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON

THE COLBERT REPORT THE OBAMA

SCANDAL BOOTH.

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WELCOME.

WELCOME TO THE OBAMA SCANDAL

BOOTH.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY MAZDA AND THE

SCANDALOUSLY SLEEK REDESIGN OF

THE ALL NEW 2014 MAZDA SIX.

MAZDA: IT'S NOT YOUR FATHER'S

OLDSMOBILE.

BECAUSE IT'S A MAZDA.

NOW INSIDE THIS BOOTH ARE SLIPS

OF PAPER, EACH WITH THE NAME OF

A WHITE HOUSE SCANDAL: I.R.S.,

A.P., BENGHAZI, IMMORTAL

SCORPION SOLDIERS.

OH, IT'S COMING OUT.

AND JUST MOMENTS FROM NOW,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I WILL

ENTER THE BOOTH AND, LIKE MY

COLLEAGUES, GRASP WILDLY AT ANY

ACCUSATION THAT FLOATS PAST.

TEN SECONDS...

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JIMMY, TEN SECONDS ON THE CLOCK,

PLEASE.

JIMMY.

LET'S GET READY TO SCANDAL.

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AND TONIGHT'S SCANDAL IS

BENGHAZI.

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YES, BENGHAZI.

FOLLOWING THE TRAGIC ATTACKS OF

EIGHT MONTHS AGO, BENGHAZI AND

THE RUMORED COVER-UP HAS BECOME

PROBLEM NUMBER ONE FOR THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION.

>> SOME REPUBLICANS SAY THE

BENGHAZI SCANDAL WILL CAUSE

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S DOWNFALL.

A SURVEY FROM PUBLIC POLICY

POLLING SHOWS 41% OF REPUBLICANS

CONSIDER IT IS TO BE THE BIGGEST

POLITICAL SCANDAL IN AMERICAN

HISTORY.

>> Stephen: YES, BENGHAZI IS THE

BIGGEST SCANDAL SINCE SLICED

BREAD WAS CAUGHT FUNNELING MONEY

TO NICARAGUAN DEATH SQUADS.

FOLKS, IF REPUBLICANS ARE ANGRY

NOW, IMAGINE HOW THEY'LL FEEL

WHEN THEY LEARN WHERE BENGHAZI

IS.

>> OF THE REPUBLICANS 39% DON'T

KNOW WHERE BENGHAZI IS.

6% THINK IT'S IN CUBE I CAN'T...

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>> Stephen: FOLKS, I SAY THIS

JUST PROVES THAT THE SCANDAL IS

GLOBAL FROM BENGHAZI, ARGENTINA,

ALL THE WAY TO BENGHAZI, JAPAN.

THIS COULD EVEN HURT OBAMA IN

HIS HOMETOWN OF BENGHAZI,

ILLINOIS.

NOW, REPUBLICANS HAVE ACCUSED

THE WHITE HOUSE AND STATE

DEPARTMENT OF PARTISAN,

POLITICAL WHITE WASHING OF THE

TALKING POINTS THAT AMBASSADOR

SUSAN RICE USED ON THE SUNDAY

SHOWS AFTER THE ATTACK TO HELP

OBAMA'S RE-ELECTION.

BUT WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN JAY

CARNEY REPEATEDLY DENIED THE

WHITE HOUSE OR STATE DEPARTMENT

MADE SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES TO THE

TALKING POINTS BUT ON MAY 10,

ABC NEWS SUPER SLEUTH JONATHAN

KARL UNCOVERED AN EMAIL FROM THE

WHITE HOUSE'S DEPUTY NATIONAL

SECURITY ADVISOR BEN RHODES AND

JOHN KARL QUOTED, QUOTE, WE MUST

MAKE SURE THAT THE TALKING

POINTS REFLECT ALL AGENCY

EQUITIES INCLUDING THOSE OF THE

STATE DEPARTMENT.

A WHITE HOUSE EMAIL IMPLICATING

THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND BOOM

GOES THE SCANDAL-MITE.

YOU SEE WITH THIS EMAIL JAY

CARNEY IS A LIAR AND THESE FOLKS

ARE IN THIS SCANDAL UP TO THEIR

BALL-GHAZIS.

END OF STORY.

EXCEPT THE ACTUAL STORY.

>> WE OBTAINED AN ACTUAL COPY OF

THE BEN RHODES' EMAIL.

AND HE DOESN'T MENTION THE STATE

DEPARTMENT.

HE DOESN'T MENTION TALKING

POINTS.

>> THERE IS NO EVIDENCE, SCOTT,

THE WHITE HOUSE ORCHESTRATED

THESE CHANGES.

>> THERE IS NO INDICATION IN ANY

OF THESE EMAILS OF ANY PARTISAN

DELETING, SCRUBBING OF THE

FACTS.

>> Stephen: SHUT UP, CHRIS.

YOU'RE ON FOX NEWS, FOR GOD'S

SAKES.

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I MEAN, WHAT PART OF "FAIR AND

BALANCEDDED" DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

ANYWAY, SO WHAT.

JONATHAN KARL DIDN'T NEED THE

ORIGINAL EMAIL.

HE HAS A SIMPLE EXPLANATION.

"THIS IS HOW I REPORTED THE

CONTENTS OF THAT EMAIL, QUOTING

VERBATIM A SOURCE WHO REVIEWED

THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS AND

SHARED DETAILED NOTES."

YES, KARL NEVER SAW THE EMAIL SO

WHEN HE QUOTED FROM IT, THOSE

QUOTES WERE IN QUOTES.

I MEAN, THAT'S JUST WHAT YOU

CALL JOURNALISM.

NOW I WAS SURPRISED...

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I WAS SURPRISED THAT THIS PAST

SUNDAY JON KARL WASN'T ON "THIS

WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANAPOLOUS"

OR AT THE VERY LEAST "WALKING

BACK YOUR STATEMENTS WITH THE

STARS."

BUT NATION, TOMORROW NIGHT, I

WILL HAVE AN EX-CLUES I'VE

INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN KARL TO

DISCUSS THE BENGHAZI EMAILS.

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THANK YOU.

THAT REALLY WASN'T NECESSARY.

I JUST RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION

EMAIL FROM JONATHAN KARL HIMSELF

IN WHICH HE WRITES, QUOTE, I

WOULD LOVE TO APPEAR ON THE

COLBERT REPORT.

MY NAME IS JONATHAN KARL.

P.S., MY LOWER BODY IS MOSTLY

RACOON.

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NOW, I AM AWARE THAT SOME

QUESTIONS HAVE ARISEN.

IS THAT EMAIL REAL?

YES.

DID I WRITE IT MYSELF?

PERHAPS.

DID I PERSONALLY SIGN UP FOR THE

EMAIL ADDRESS "HOT KARL 4 YOU AT

G-MAIL DOT-COM?

YES.

BUT IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH

THIS STORY.

THE POINT IS, I QUOTED THAT

EMAIL VERBATIM.

AND IF NEED BE, I WILL GET

CONFIRMATION.

LET ME JUST MAKE A LITTLE CALL

HERE.

IT'S CONFIRMED.

ARE YOU SURE?

YES.

CONFIRMED.

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SO BENGHAZI, DONE.

WHAT'S NEXT?

LET'S HEAD BACK OVER TO THE

MAZDA SCANDAL BOOTH.

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WELCOME TO THE MAZDA SCANDAL

BOOTH.

MAZDA, IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

JIMMY, LET'S SWIRL UP SOME

JOURNALISM.

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IRS.

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THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE,

WHICH REMINDS ME, IF ANYONE

ASKS, THAT BOOTH IS MY HOME

OFFICE.

ALSO MY SON.

FOLKS, THE I.R.S. HAS RECENTLY

ADMITTED SINGLING OUT

APPLICATIONS FOR TAX-EXEMPT

STATUS FROM GROUPS WITH WORDS

LIKE TEA PARTY, PATRIOTS, 9-12,

OR SAID THEY WANTED TO MAKE

AMERICA A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.

THESE FLAGGED GROUPS WERE WHICH

LED TO MASSIVE DPLAIS A PROCESS

WHICH FOX NEWS DESCRIBES AS SLOW

WALKING WHICH ALSO DESCRIBES

THEIR VIEWERS.

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AND LAST WEEK, THE SCANDAL

CLAIMED ITS FIRST VICTIM.

>> NOW TO WASHINGTON WHERE THE

I.R.S. SCANDAL HAS CAUSED THE

MAN AT THE TOP TO LOSE HIS JOB.

STEVE MILLER HAD BEEN ACTING

COMMISSIONER OF THE AGENCY FOR

JUST SIX MONTHS.

>> Stephen: YES, OBAMA DUMPED

ACTING I.R.S. COMMISSIONER STEVE

MILLER AND I SAY IT'S ABOUT

TIME.

MY SOURCES TELL ME HE'S A JOKER,

A SMOKER AND A MIDNIGHT TOKER.

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AND OFTEN USES THE ALIAS

MAURICE.

NOW, THE TAX EXEMPT GROUP

SINGLED OUT BY THE I.R.S. ARE

ALL SOCIAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS

KNOWN AS 501(C)4s.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING FOOTAGE

CON TAPES GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS OF

THE U.S. TAX CODE.

>> THE C-4 DESIGNATION GREW IN

VALUE IN 2010 RIGHT AFTER THE

SUPREME COURT SAID CORPORATIONS

COULD SPEND UNLIMITED CASH ON

ELECTIONS, C-4 APPLICATIONS MORE

THAN DOUBLED.

C4s ARE SPECIFICALLY FORBIDDEN

TO MAKE POLITICS THEIR PRIMARY

ACTIVITY BUT ONE ADVANTAGE, THEY

DON'T HAVE TO REVEAL THEIR

DONORS

>> Stephen: A C-4 IS LIKE A

SUPER PAC THAT DOESN'T HAVE TO

REVEAL ITS DONORS WHICH MEANS

THEY COULD BE ANYONE FROM ONE OF

THE KOCH BROTHERS ALL THE WAY TO

THE OTHER KOCH BROTHER.

AND IT IS ALL PERFECTLY LEGAL AS

LONG AS POLITICS ISN'T THE

GROUP'S PRIMARY ACTIVITY MEANING

YOUR 501(C)4 CAN SPEND 49% OF

ITS EFFORTS PRODUCING ADS

CALLING BARACK OBAMA A SOCIALIST

AS LONG AS IT SPENDS THE OTHER

51% DOING SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE

COMMUNITY LIKE EDUCATING OUR

CHILDREN THAT BARACK OBAMA IS A

SOCIALIST.

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NOW, MANY OF YOU MAY KNOW I HAVE

MY OWN 501(C)4, COLBERT SUPER

PAC S-H-H OR SHHHH.

AND FOLKS, I HOPE YOU'RE SITTING

DOWN BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER

RECEIVED I.R.S. APPROVAL FOR MY

C-4.

(AUDIENCE GROANS)

>> Stephen: VERY GOOD.

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THIS WHOLE

SCANDAL IS REALLY ABOUT ME?

I'LL CHECK.

>> IT'S ABOUT YOU.

KNEW IT.

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WHEN WE RETURN, WE WILL GET TO

THE BOTTOM OF ME.

WITH SUPER STARRY LECHES LAWYER

TREVOR POTTER.

WE'LL BE RIGHT

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>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

FOLKS, IN CASE YOU JUST JOINED

OUR BROADCAST, IN THE A-BLOCK OF

TONIGHT'S PROGRAM, WE DISCOVERED

THAT MY 501(C)4, COLBERT SUPER

PAC SHH WAS TARGETED BY THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DESPITE THE

FACT THAT EVER SINCE THE SCANDAL

BROKE THE I.R.S. HAS APPROVED

DOZENS OF CONSERVATIVE TEA PARTY

GROUPS.

YEAH, THE SCANDAL BREAKS AND THE

I.R.S. CAVES FASTER THAN A

SPELUNKER ON METH.

HERE TO TELL ME WHY I AM ON

OBAMA'S HIT LIST, PLEASE WELCOME

GENERAL COUNSEL FOR THE 2008

McCAIN CAMPAIGN, FORMER F.E.C.

CHAIRMAN AND MY PERSONAL LAWYER

TREVOR POTTER IN THE MAZDA

SCANDAL BOOTH.

TREVOR POTTER, EVERYBODY.

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TREVOR, THANKS SO MUCH.

HAVE A SEAT.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW, TREVOR, LET'S TALK SCANDAL.

THIS I.R.S. THING IS ACTUALLY

BAD.

ISN'T IT?

>> IT IS.

IT'S A REAL PROBLEM FOR THE

I.R.S. AND THOSE EMPLOYEES DID

SOMETHING THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE

DONE

>> Stephen: LET'S GET TO THE

HEAT OF THE MEAT.

WHY HAS MY APPLICATION FOR

TAX-EXEMPT STATUS FOR MY 501(C)4

NEVER BEEN GRANTED?

>> BECAUSE WE NEVER FILED IT.

Stephen: BUT I HAVE A

501(C)4.

>> YES, YOU DO.

IT'S DELAWARE CORPORATION.

>> Stephen: YEAH.

IT'S DOING BUSINESS

Stephen: HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS HAVE PASSED

THROUGH IT.

>> AT LEAST

Stephen: NOW HOW IS THAT

POSSIBLE THAT I DIDN'T APPLY?

AM I BREAKING THE LAW?

>> NO.

YOUR LAWYERS ADVISED YOU THAT

THERE IS NO LEGAL REQUIREMENT

THAT YOU FILE WITH THE I.R.S. AN

APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION

>> Stephen: SO, WAIT A SECOND.

SO YOU CAN FORM A 501(C)4

WITHOUT ASKING TO FORM ONE.

>> RIGHT

Stephen: SO THESE TEA PARTY

ANTI-BIG GOVERNMENT

ORGANIZATIONS DIDN'T HAVE TO ASK

BIG GOVERNMENT FOR PERMISSION,

BUT THEY DID ANYWAY?

>> RIGHT.

Stephen: WHAT?

WHAT A BUNCH OF PUSSIES.

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OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THE I.R.S. IS TAKING A LOT OF

HEAT.

>> A LOT OF HEAT

Stephen: ANYONE WHO APPLIED

FOR TAX-EXEMPT STATUS RIGHT NOW,

LIKE CONSERVATIVE TEA PARTY

ORGANIZATIONS THE I.R.S. WOULD

BE UNDER SOME PRESSURE TO

APPROVE THEM.

WOULDN'T THEY?

>> THAT WOULD PUT THEM IN A VERY

AWKWARD POSITION.

IT WOULD LOOK POLITICAL.

>> Stephen: THAT SOUNDS LIKE

SOMETHING I WOULD LIKE TO DO.

OKAY.

SO COULD I APPLY NOW?

>> YEAH

Stephen: OKAY.

WHERE WOULD I GET AN

APPLICATION?

>> YOUR LAWYER WOULD DRAFT ONE

FOR YOU, A 1024, GIVE IT TO YOU

TO SIGN AND THEN WE'D FILE IT

>> Stephen: DO YOU KNOW OF

ANYONE WHO MIGHT HAVE ONE OF

THOSE?

>> I JUST HAPPEN TO, YES.

IT'S RIGHT HERE.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

TREVOR, CAN I FILE UNDER A

DIFFERENT NAME BECAUSE COLBERT

SUPER PAC SHHH ISN'T

SUFFICIENTLY TEA PARTY ENOUGH

FOR ME.

>> SURE.

YOU CAN DO A NICKNAME LIKE A

"DOING BUSINESS AS" NAME

>> Stephen: SOMETHING TO PUT A

LITTLE BIT MORE PRESSURE ON THE

I.R.S., OKAY.

I WAS THINKING MAYBE "MAKING

AMERICA A BETTER TEA PARTY

PATRIOT 9-12 PLACE TO

CONSTITUTION AMERICA TEA PARTY

NOMINALLY SOCIAL WELFARE

CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ACTION

TEA PARTY SECRET MONEY LIBERTY I

DARE YOU TO DENY THIS

APPLICATION OF AMERICA TEA PARTY

PARTY."

>> THAT OUGHT TO DO IT.

Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

RIGHT HERE?

>> RIGHT THERE

Stephen: THERE THAT IS AND,

TREVOR, LET'S DO THIS THING.

TREVOR POTTER.

>> THANK YOU.

Stephen: TREVOR POTTER, WE'LL

BE RIGHT BACK.

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>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS A PULITZER

PRIZE-WINNING ENVIRONMENTAL

JOURNALIST.

TO PICK HIM UP TONIGHT I SENT A

FLAMING LIMOSINE.

PLEASE WELCOME DAVID SASSOON.

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HEY, MR. SASSOON, GOOD TO SEE

YOU.

THANKS FOR COMING ON.

YOU ARE THE FOUNDER AND

PUBLISHER OF SOMETHING CALLED

INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS.

THREE OF YOUR REPORTERS WON THE

PULITZER PRIZE THIS YEAR.

THOSE STORIES HAVE BEEN

COLLECTED INTO AN E-BOOK CALLED

"INSIDE THE BIGGEST OIL SPIFF

YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF."

>> THAT'S CORRECT

Stephen: FIRST OF ALL, WHAT

IS INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS?

>> INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS IS A FACE

OF THE NEW JOURNALISM.

WE ARE AN ON-LINE PUBLICATION.

WE COVER ENERGY AND CLIMATE NEWS

AND FILL THE GAPS THAT

MAINSTREAM JOURNALISM IS LEAVING

UNCOVERED

>> Stephen: YOU'RE THE FACE OF

THE NEW JOURNALISM OUT THERE.

DO YOU GUYS HAVE A SCANDAL

BOOTH?

>> WE DON'T

Stephen: EVERYONE IS GOING TO

DO THAT.

FROM NOW ON, EVERYONE WILL HAVE

A SCANDAL BOOTH.

WHY ARE YOU COVERING

ENVIRONMENTAL STORIES?

BECAUSE A LOT OF NEWS

ORGANIZATIONS ARE CLOSING THEIR

ENVIRONMENTAL DESKS.

"NEW YORK TIMES" CLOSED THEIR

ENVIRONMENTAL DESK LAST YEAR.

THAT'S ALL THE NEWS THAT IS IS

FIT TO PRINT.

DOESN'T THAT PROVE THAT YOUR

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS IS NOT FIT TO

PRINT?

>> NO.

Stephen: OR BLOG OR WHATEVER

YOU KIDS CALL IT.

>> THEY MADE AN ERROR IN CLOSING

DOWN THEIR ENVIRONMENT DESK AND

GETTING RID OF THEIR TWO

ENVIRONMENT EDITORS

>> Stephen: YOU'RE MORE LEFTY

THAN THE "NEW YORK TIMES."

THAT'S WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE TO

ME.

>> NOT AT ALL

Stephen: YES YOU ARE.

THE ENVIRONMENT WRAPS

EVERYBODY TOGETHER IN ONE

>> Stephen: IT MAY, BUT TALKING

ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT IS LEFTY.

>> NO, NOT AT ALL

Stephen: IT IS TOTALLY LEFT.

THE FAR RIGHT FRINGE TALKS ABOUT

CLIMATE INCESSANTLY.

>> Stephen: WHY?

BECAUSE THEY WANT TO SAY IT'S

NOT HAPPENING

>> Stephen: IT'S NOT THOUGH.

IT IS

Stephen: THE CLIMATE ISN'T

HAPPENING.

WE'RE IN THE CLIMATE.

IT'S NOT HAPPENING.

SEE THIS AIR.

SEE THIS STUFF BETWEEN US.

THAT'S CLIMATE.

NOTHING HAPPENING.

>> RIGHT

Stephen: THAT'S THE

ENVIRONMENT.

THIS IS OUR ENVIRONMENT.

CAN'T SEE IT.

>> WE IN THE BUSINESS DON'T SAY

CLIMATE CHANGE.

WE JUST SAY CLIMATE.

I MEANT TO SAY CLIMATE CHANGE IS

HAPPENING

>> Stephen: LET'S TALK ABOUT

PIPELINE SECURITY.

YOU GUYS WON THIS THING BECAUSE

OF SOMETHING CALLED THE DILBIT

DISASTER.

IT HAPPENED IN KALAMAZOO

MICHIGAN.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

ONE MILLION GALLONS OF

DILUTEDDED BUY DUE MEAN THAT

COMES FROM THE TAR SANDS OF

ALBERTA.

IT STARTS OUT ALMOST MIKE PEANUT

BUTTER.

THEY DILUTE IT

>> Stephen: WITH WHAT?

JELLY?

>> THAT'S GOOD.

IT MIGHT BE BETTER.

>> Stephen: THIS IS STUFF THAT'S

STILL IN ARKANSAS.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

IN ARKANSAS TOO.

>> Stephen: I HEARD ABOUT THE

ARKANSAS STORY A LOT.

HOW COME I DIDN'T HEAR MORE

ABOUT THIS KALAMAZOO?

>> BECAUSE IT HAPPENED RIGHT

AFTER THE BIG B.P. OIL SPILL IN

THE GULF.

NOBODY WAS PAYING ATTENTION.

EVERYBODY THOUGHT IT WOULD BE

CLEANED UP IN A HURRY.

GUESS WHAT.

IT'S NOT CLEANED UP YET.

THREE YEARS LATER.

THE REASON IS THE PEANUT BUTTER

AND THE DILUTED STUFF, THEY MAKE

IT FLOW THROUGH PIPELINES WITH,

OKAY, WHEN THE PIPELINE

RUPTURED, THE DILUTED STUFF

EVAPORATED AND THE PEANUT BUTTER

SANK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER

>> Stephen: SO IT'S GONE.

NO.

Stephen: I CAN'T SEE IT.

I CAN'T SEE IT.

OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND.

YOU'VE HEARD OF THAT.

>> YOU CAN SWIM IN IT

Stephen: I DON'T SWIM IN

KALAMAZOO.

>> YOU CAN EAT THE FISH THAT

COMES OUT OF IT

>> Stephen: DON'T EAT FISH IN

KALAMAZOO.

>> IT'S A PROBLEM

Stephen: I'M SURE IT'S A

PROBLEM BUT WHY DO WE HAVE TO

TALK ABOUT IT?

IF WE IGNORE THE ENVIRONMENT

WON'T IT JUST GO AWAY?

>> NO, IT WILL HIT YOU UP SIDE

THE HEAD

>> Stephen: GOOD LUCK BEING THE

NEW VOICE OF JOURNALISM FOR THE

WORLD.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

DAVID SASSOON.

INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS DOT-ORG.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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