Has former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gone too far? Comments he made this past weekend about President Obama have some of his fellow conservatives crying foul. Among other things, Gingrich accused Obama of having a “Kenyan, anti-colonial” agenda and worldview.
He made these remarks while agreeing with an article in Forbes by fellow conservative Dinesh D’Souza. But do the claims in the article and the comments by Gingrich stand up to the facts? Are Gingrich and D’Souza simply trying to fan the birther movement for political gain? Are any Republicans defending them? Tonight on 360, we’ll look at all of that, plus the White House reaction. We’ll also hear from Democratic strategist Paul Begala and conservative commentator and former speechwriter David Frum.
Filmmaker Michael Moore has jumped into the battle over the Islamic center and mosque planned near Ground Zero. Over the weekend, he wrote that he wants the center to be built directly on Ground Zero, instead of two blocks away. Did he really mean it? What point is he trying to make? Anderson interviews Moore tonight.
There’s new video of the horrific natural gas explosion that killed at least four people in San Bruno, California. Some of the images were recorded by surveillance cameras as the blast happened. An amateur video taken moments after the blast shows the intensity of the inferno that destroyed dozens of homes. There’s also new information tonight that the utility at the center of the investigation, Pacific Gas and Electric, was warned about risks posed by an aging gas line. Keeping them honest, Ted Rowlands investigates.
We’re also launching a new segment tonight called Political Theatre. Think of it as a fact-check of the most outrageous political ads airing in this overheated primary season. Do the bold claims and accusations stand up to reality? We’re cranking up our Keeping-Them-Honest-ometer.
See you at 10 p.m. eastern.
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