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This is a partial repeat of my post from May 8th.

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Too be honest, I don't know why Katie & Matt appear to be having such a hard time with membership perks. Just keep it simple.

1. Members only Early Access with ENTIRE show & the WHOLE Interview, posted on Friday.

2. Clips are posted to YouTube on Monday.

* OR post ENTIRE show as Audio Only on Friday, and video clips Monday.

Or pick a different 2-day combo.

The lack of a reliable format or rules reminds me of how Katie's show is posted.

Sometimes the Entire Live show is available on YouTube the next morning.

Sometimes it's not and there's a couple clips from the Live show.

Sometimes the Entire show doesn't appear until a few days later.

It feels like Useful Idiots is following the KHS model.

At least give us the ENTIRE SHOW as early access. You can dick around with YouTube clips later.

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Absolutely agree. This has been a running line of comment for weeks now by multiple paying subscribers. This needs to get fixed!

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Very good points. It's Sunday and I'm looking for the rest of the interview with Abby. When can the paying members view it?

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At the end of the free segment we are told to go to substack to see the rest. Well here I am and there is nothing new. This is really annoying. It's not really hard to figure out. Post the entire video for subscribers first. Post an abbreviated version a day or two later for free.

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I'm going to keep repeating my post. I love Matt & Katie, so this has zero to do with content. I am paying purely for the Early Access WHOLE show, like UI did wjhen they were with Rolling Stone! I'm not asking for anything more, and I think the majority of paying members feel the same way.

It's SUPER SIMPLE ~ Post ENTIRE SHOW WITH EXTENDED INTERVIEW as Early Access. Period.

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I canceled my subscription. It will still run until next March and maybe they will fix this by then. They don't seem to read the comments or care about their paying customers.

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It would be greatly appreciated if you would post the interview only on YouTube. Especially this interview, where Abbey talks about the events that precipitated the brooding war in Gaza is the kind of information we really need out there. I’d love some short clips of important information like that. Bet you it would also be good for your substack subscription.

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could you put up the extended episode at the same time as the regular episode on youtube please? i can't keep track of what extended episodes i've missed and i only notice a new episode when it comes out on youtube.

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Ouch. Katie really bit it there. Few things are worse than misspelling something while going out of your way to correct another person's grammar.

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Love you, Abby! Thank you for standing up to the truth!

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Oh man... I shut off the vid @ the section where Katie tries and fails to make a funny regarding the slaughter of a 13 year old girl. Her descent into offensive humor is now complete. Starting w/ the necrophilia ethical dilemma while w/ RS, last week she went full scatological w/ Frank, and now she's finding it funny to criticize a headline involving a child being turned into hamburger while still alive.

And Matt didn't call her on it.

Could the admins of this site respond and tell me if there's a way to get my $ back?

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I agree - not funny at all - pretty sick really.

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At 28 minutes in the video, a full explanation of how the gun exploded can be found at the beginning of the video "Earth-Shattering ka-Boom! How (and Why) Guns Explode" by Forgotten Weapons on YouTube. At the beginning, Ian McCollum explains what happened in that specific incident.

Also, Matt Taibbi is confusing two very different guns. The gun mounted on Humvees that can "cut a car in half" is a Browning M2 .50 machine gun, which is a fully automatic heavy machine gun. The gun that Scott DeShields, Jr., was firing was a Serbu RN-50 rifle, a single-shot .50 caliber rifle. He was using it to fire SLAP (saboted light armor penetrator) rounds into a fire hydrant.

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Will gently introducing Henry Kissinger's corpse's anus to my dildo count as necrophilia? If I give gentle kisses to his back, will that count? I really don't want to do either - touch Henry Kissinger or eat shit.

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Yo where’s the full version

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The al Aqsa mosque was not on fire in that video. It was a tree and there was no damage to the mosque. It WAS Jerusalem Day and they would have been facing the Western Wall anyway, Katie. I'm disappointed that you two would be so gullible.

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-05-10/tree-catches-fire-outside-jerusalems-al-aqsa-mosque-no-damage-to-mosque

You can see the tree at the end of this video:

https://youtu.be/mLs6R4VG-Bg

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This is really interesting and did not see this coverage anywhere else.

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Agreed - this was a mischaracterization of the situation, manipulated by some to further stoke tension. NOT Katie. Again, use of the word "clashes" by corporate controlled media, this time Reuters via US News. They were CLEARLY NOT clashes. It was an armed force w/ body armor against unarmed people w/ no body armor protesting outside a mosque. How exactly did the tree get set on fire in the first place? Was it the Palestinians protesting & praying, or the firepower of the assaulting force (on Ramadan)?

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Agree about the corporate media. What word would you use instead of "clashes".

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It's an assault. An unfair fight. An ambush, if they didn't see it coming...

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Also i guess worth pointing out that these are filmed days earlier so very possible it wasn’t known at the time.

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Greenwald actually corrected his tweet about it almost as soon as it happened. So he knew somehow

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love you so much Matt ... I'm right there with you. The News totally Sucks !!! ... when democracy is DEAD ? ... Look at me, I'm in tatters! I'm a SHATTERED - sha ooobie SHATTERED ... Does it fucking matter?

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New subscriber here. I learned of this podcast after reading Matt’s great book, Hate Inc. That being said, I was very surprised there was no push back from Matt or Katie when Abby Martin stated, “And then you see very disturbing images of thousands of extremist settlers chanting outside Al-Aqsa mosque as it burns.” As someone who has been following this story quite closely (reading coverage from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, and The Atlantic) I found it extremely unlikely that not a single one of these would cover such a huge story. Turns out the “burning mosque” was a burning tree that BBC has named a “false and misleading claim.” Will Useful Idiots issue some sort of formal acknowledgment of this misinformation from Abby Martin in a future episode?

From the BBC: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/57111293.amp

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Thank you so much for pointing this out. I felt the video was completely out of context and have been wondering about this myself. A simple follow- up question was in order and would have created a far more constructive and information discussion.

I wish UI would address this misinformation and have Abby and another expert on the show to discuss this and to dig deep into what lead up to and triggered the Hamas strike?

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Entertaining as always.

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I subscribed today but can get no more content from the A. Martin interview than I got from YouTube. What's wrong?

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The 2nd half is usually released on Sunday

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Thank you for that prompt reply.

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And sometimes it isn't. When people are paying for a service, it's not too much to expect to get the service.

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Matt, Katie, I think the .50 cal is some kind of older sniper weapon, being, it would seem, single shot, so not the modern heavy machine gun.

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