The Pete Kaliner Show

A daily podcast covering local, state, & national issues from North Carolina

The inconsistent standards of media coverage. Plus, my theory on why NC Gov Cooper might be targeting bars
January 17, 202100:16:4315.35 MB

The inconsistent standards of media coverage. Plus, my theory on why NC Gov Cooper might be targeting bars

I joined KC O'Dea on Friday morning to discuss his recent interview with WRAL's reporter Travis Fain, as well as the way NC media covers certain stories. Plus, I am now becoming more convinced that Gov. Roy Cooper must've been beaten up by a gym rat at a bar in his youth. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

People who couldn't condemn their allies' violence have no credibility to condemn their opponents'
January 16, 202100:07:527.25 MB

People who couldn't condemn their allies' violence have no credibility to condemn their opponents'

Democrats in Western North Carolina want Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-11) to be punished and leave office for telling attendees at an event last month to: "Call your congressman and feel free, you can lightly threaten them and say, you know what, if you don't start supporting election integrity, I'm coming after you, Madison Cawthorn is coming after you, everybody's coming after you." Pete joined Mark Starling to discuss how it's a completely inappropriate thi...

Big Tech Purge: But could the banning of Parler be good for the internet?
January 15, 202100:53:5049.33 MB

Big Tech Purge: But could the banning of Parler be good for the internet?

In the wake of the attack on the US Capitol, Big Tech corporations are banning users and even kicked the social media app Parler off the largest internet backbone - essentially killing it. Some see this as a signal of increasingly emboldened leftists stamping out opposition. But Chris Riley from the R Street Institute says banning Parler was a good thing - that might help save the internet. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omny...

Democrats impeach Trump for the second time & position themselves as party of peace
January 14, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

Democrats impeach Trump for the second time & position themselves as party of peace

House Democrats - along with ten Republicans - impeached the President for "inciting insurrection." But unless Senator Mitch McConnell brings the Senate back into sessions to convict, it appears like that's the end of it. Plus, what we're seeing in modern politics is what Eric Hoffer detailed in his seminal work "The True Believer" back in 1951: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements." Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystu...

Democrats push to punish NC's Rep. Cawthorn for speech
January 13, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

Democrats push to punish NC's Rep. Cawthorn for speech

Western North Carolina's Congressman, Madison Cawthorn, speeches at two events have prompted call from Democrats to have the newly-elected Republican ousted from his office. Plus, WRAL reporter Travis Fain goes on the KC O'Dea radio show and exhibits a lack of self-awareness that is fueling a lot of the anger on the right. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

FBI warns of more armed protests amid questions of missed warnings
January 12, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

FBI warns of more armed protests amid questions of missed warnings

The FBI issued warnings of armed protests being planned at state capitols across America - and at the US Capitol - in the days before the January 20 Inauguration. This comes amid questions about how so many law enforcement agencies were seemingly unaware of the potential for violence at last week's Trump rally. The only way forward is a thorough and credible investigation of both the 2020 election and the Capitol riot. Support the show: https://www.patreon...

Insurrection, double standards, & censorship
January 11, 202100:53:5049.32 MB

Insurrection, double standards, & censorship

Arrests are being made of the alt-righters, Q-Anon, Proud Boys, and Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol last week. Democrats and their allies in Big Tech are seizing on the riot to target conservatives and Republicans - even those who condemn the violence. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Storming the Capitol & NC poor COVID-19 vaccine rollout
January 10, 202100:25:0322.99 MB

Storming the Capitol & NC poor COVID-19 vaccine rollout

I joined Joe Catenacci this week on The Big Talker in Wilmington to discuss the Trump supporters storming of the U.S. Capitol, as well as NC Governor Roy Cooper's poorly-managed rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

COVID restrictions and lockdown lunacy
January 09, 202100:06:175.79 MB

COVID restrictions and lockdown lunacy

I joined Mark Starling on WWNC this week to discuss the latest COVID restrictions in Buncombe County, as well as the lunacy of lockdown threats. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The destructive escalation of political violence is underway... and has been for a while.
January 07, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

The destructive escalation of political violence is underway... and has been for a while.

Yesterday's insurrectionist attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters is the latest chapter in the escalation of political violence we've seen for the past decade. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The inconsistent standards of media coverage. Plus, my theory on why NC Gov Cooper might be targeting bars