tv Lou Dobbs Tonight FOX Business July 3, 2013 10:00pm-11:01pm EDT
>> we spend the whole hour tellg you tomorrow how do you do that? you won't want to miss that. that i it for tonight's "willis report." than. i hope you have a wonderful fourth of july and a great night. lou: good evening, everyone, thank you for being with us. president obama recently exercising his executive power again to direct the envinmental prtection agency. repeatedly wiping sweat from his brow, declaring that climate change is happening now. >> i do not have time for a
meeting of the flatarth society. [laughter] >> it's not going to productive from the coming storm. lou: one of the top climate adviser said that president obama is using an orchestrated assault on. daniel stein told "the new york times" that the white house declaring a war on coal. but there is more than a little hypocrisy in the obama administration's war. at the same time, the obama administration is committing a huge increase in coal exports. the administration encourages
those that have a dismal record when it comes to clean coal technology. coal exports doubled during the president's first term. that was in part because it went from 2% of our total exports in 207225% last year. this president wants to kill coal. and this president delivering to blockbuster rulings on gay marria. two victories for equal rights, striking out a key element of the defense of marriage act and determine that the defenders of propition 80 in california, a ban on gay marriage, did not
have legal standing to uphold proposition eight. shannon bream has our report. reporter: there wer two significant wins today i'm a striking down a portion of the defense of marriage act. anthony kennedy said the statute is invalid for no legitimate purpose enters those by its marriage lawsprotecting personhood and dignity. justice antonin scalia was unconvinced that this particular decision wasn't passing judgment on the underlying issue on the legality of same-sex marriage. their words so that they might
have covered honor today and it was their debate could settle and we will respect their resolution. edie winsor cried when she heard the news, she was the original plaintiff. >> thank you for affirming the principle of this justice under the law. reporter: former president bill clinton who signed the law. the pentagon is rolling out federal benefits for legally married same-sex couples. the supporter of california's proposition eight measure, which amended the state's constitution between only one m and woman did not have egal standing to defend the statute after state officials refused to do so. what is left is the district court's decision which struck
down proposition eight. >> people justice under the law. today, we are closer to that. reporter: aditional marriage advocates say that it is still up to the state. they urged supporters to stay engaged. >> activists and politicians are very involved and they will be debated about this for a while or nt it is a technical step %-general has asked the court to take immediately. lou: our first guest sing today's ruling by the supreme court doesn't have any affect on existing ste definitions of marriage.
it immediately affects how some 15 states will be able to implement laws, including voter identification requirents without having to ask the justice department for permission. joining us now are two state attorney general's. we will be joining them in moments. first, it is so good to have you with us. let's start with these two decisions on equal rights. >> the citizens of alabama passed a constitutiol amendment in 2006 i expected to remain in effect. these issues are to be decided by the voters.
that is the principle that i hope will show through on today's doma decision. lou: it leaves existing laws intact. it also seems to be, at least in the early interpretations, not to be infringing upon right. >> i think that the point, the shelby county case dealt with the voting rights act that allowed our constitution and people to be treated equally. it allows people to challenge any activity by any government
body that they think has a right to vote. lou: alan wilson, attorney general of south carolina. great to have you with us on the broadcast as well. sorry for the audio problems that minister for your participation or for a moment. what is your reaction to the doma decision, the proposition eight deficient in transition and i want to get to the voting rights act that i have been talking about. >> but we can tell right now is that this is not going to have a foreseeable impact on south carolina's definition of marriage. also the court is kind of reaffirming that the federal government cannot interfere with this. lou: how much of a competition
is that? both of ou have pointed out that marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman, basically banning same-sex marriage. >> in my opinion, it goes back to the people of eac state should be able to decide for themselves how they would ke to define marriage. i think in thategard it is important. what is going to go on a happen from here, i can't imagine what will happen in the future. i think that anytime you see how people want to govern themselves, that is the right way to approach the issue. lou: it looks like a constitutional republic with a strong federalist structure. i'm not sure what is going on. i will have to catch my breath here a little bit. if i may, i'd like to shareome statistics and point out that
alan wilson won an important case last year. in which their voter identification laws were upheld by a federal panel. much i'm sure to the surprise and disappointment of his attorney general that is eric holder. but i wanted to share with you what the statistics are and 76% of registered voters are black and the actual percentage of thosevoting it is surprising.
>> first i want to say that i support the voting rights. i think the voting rights act s a necessary law. i might add that it was amended a year before i was born. the one you are both pointing out how young you are. >> i am the youest in the country in this position, i was told. [applause] >> i am impressed. the point is that south carolina and alabama and other jurisdictions are now, after 40 plus years, there are noncoverage jurisdictions that they apply to that have worse african-american voter turnout. i think that when you are looking at this nd trying to determine a way to prevent racial discrimination, you
should do it in a way that is narrowly tailored and focused. using -- going back o 1964 election, using a 48-year-old formula is not the appropriate way to address that kind of conduct. south carolina and alabama have come light years since the 1960s. lou: as has the entire country. i have to again say that i am disappointed that ou national leadship has not sezed the opportunity of these decisions this week, which are historic by any measure. the progress that has been made and it expresses deep disappointment. hat is lookingstuff of objectively. this is a remarkable nation on every level and should be accorded the respect by readers.
luther strange and alan wilson, we hank you for being with us. controversy is good for business. what a controversy. twa flight 800 exploded off the coast of long island 17 years ago. was it a massive government cover-up or an accident? a new documentary tres to reveal the trth. the director and coproducer join ♪ [ villain ] well mr. baldwin... it appears our journey has come to a delightful end. then i better e the capital one purchase eraser to redeem my venture miles for this trip. purchase eraser? it's the easy way to erase any recent travel expense. i just pick a charge, like my flig with a few taps, it's taken care of. impressive baldwin. does it work for hotels? absolutely thank goodness. mrs. villain and i are planning our... you scare me. and i like it.
joining us now is a guess who is going to discuss the cause of the explosion. >> the primary conclusion was it was something other than the fuel tank. but the explosive forces came from outside of the plane. lou: joining us now, the coproducer of the new documentary twa flight 800, it is great to have you with us, tom. and we have the writer and produc of the documentary as well. thank you both for being with us. so what is it tat brought you to this subject.
>> i was sitting on my couch one day. and the fbi came on and i thought, that is the story of the twa flight. and it just struck a chord with me soon as he began looking at this, they brought in one of the theories, those who had approached the aircraft. lou: were the revelatns after so many years to convince you that this was really a worthy
investigations. >> welcome to the eyewitness account. these are the individuals who actually handled the investigation. it presents forensic evidence and the eyewitnesses and the eyewitnesses account that dovetails th the present evidence. yonkers welcome it takes years to come to the conclusions. then to have so many unresolved issues that you documented -- what are your own conclusions? were your conclusions at the end of the day?
>> first of all, we disapproved of the original. by using the radar data. it dovetails with the witness evidence. the data recorded the explosion. it is just incredible. stories like this can go on and on. lou: did you find out why? a lot of the people were investigators and government employees smack the back stories that the fbi came and very early. it was very possible a criminal
event. the problem is that the fbi are not accident investigators. they really didn't inclu these expertin very important things like interviewing witnesses. the fbi does not record their witness testimony like the ntsb does. they take notes and write up the notes. there are different questions to ask. so there is a lot of problems with the painting of the evidence of. lou: do you believe your documentary will result in the case being reopened and what
happened? >> they know what they are doing. they are remarble professionals with a very tough job. now what they e doing. they are remarkable professionals with a very tough job. >> yes, that is correct. lou: thank you for being with us. the documentary airs on wednesday, july 17, on our website it will be posted -- 8:00 p.m. eastern time. it will be airing on the ethics premium channel. we thank you again. thank you so much. we wish all the very best to you both. again, i hope you will come back and we can discuss this
lou: a message to all the men out there we need to g step up our game. they are falling behind in our e economyec, the society and it is about time to pay att attention and get concerned. we thought the numbers may n help you.ta take a glance. college education for right now been make up 43% of o college graduates. w this is astonishing. 57% of women. think of those ratios 10 or 5420 years ago. of unemployment on the 7.9% as of last month. 7.1% of women.
married. what has happened?m, a t of them now are livingli at home with their parents parents, a 13 percent of men aged 25 to age 34 now it is 19%. baum is doing laundry. fatherhood men who becomeec fathers are becoming more and more absent. in the 1960's, 11 perccnt children of lived away from their father. now it is 27% live apart s from their dad and since more women are raising kids without a father they're mo likely to have fewer children. the average fertility rate was 3.seven in the '60s. each woman on average was bearing jstunder fourre children. now it is 2.o% just below
replacement level.hese with all of these shattering statistics it is no wonder the erectile dysfunction andoo market is topping at $5 billion per year. that little blue bill a introduced 15 years ago now the makers boast there the most counterfeited drug in the country. so what does this mean in? i it is all or -- open to an torpor to should we will bring that up next with the author of men on strike when men are boycotting marriage marriage, fatherhood in the american dream and why it matters. and does i
controversial new book, been on strike dr. smith it is us. great to have you. >> thank youor having mebo on. lou: the issue of men. why have men gone on strike? >> because they feel like the incentive is just notmore there with the risk ofks marriage and a lot of things are high a and in the past we had so many things and they got respect, the mo freedom, more male spa but today when they get married they feel they are losing freedom, there is a r financial risk and so many things that happened.me with have risen up to becomeea the breadwinner but at the same time not looking at the domestic world the way they are treated in society.. lou: that is fascinating because we went through all the forces at work to find
the wages r men are less today, the median wage is less today 1968. the implications are extraordinary. they cannot support a familyea >> they cannot support a family but lower income women do not want the menti and they're getting married us all ages. not only that they are on strike but women don't want. lower level ben. also women considerhe themselves highly educated w and men don't want to go to college because it has become so feminized that it starts early. lou: what do you mean feminized? i think tha resonates. >> everything is about what girls and women need not boys. foyers are into masterr, skill, competition
and no schools hirschfeldople was only reading books or study skills that are for girls and boys are interested in other things. they want to learn in a different way. and they allowed to sit still. the are boys that can readg ab but nobody does anything about that but also female teachers that only 60% of our men in elementarylo schools. and according to the london school of economics study, a female teachersmi give lower marks to the boys. lou: the reality is becoming such s a constraint with highth orthodoxy that women are doong well buts maybe not as well as inferred. and one research study recently showed an women were up 40 percent of their o
breadwinner's but if you look at thoseumbers, a 63 percent of those women on average are earning $20,000 per year.upon they are dependent on the state it is the wrong term. they're not winning. >> they don't need many more.om the state is the husband. lou: that is a great way to put it. it is a level of dependency that will alter the way we live. you think the american dream yourself -- itself is ato risk? >> to say that men are not important as a part of tha society to have many men whoic often participate but more. and more men there was a book called coming apart.ou a great book that more men are dropping out ofen wor because they do leasing'hi
because they cannot keep upt any more. a woman can make 40,000 fromrom the government or other sources she doesot need them anymore and there is a lot of respect. lou: comeback and continue the conversation. an it is a very important book it is called men on strake n -- strike it is online. -hank you very much. >> the supreme court stkes down a key part of the border rights act and the president says he is disappointed but much of the country is celebrating 50 years of the dances in civil rights. we are on the case. "dobb's law" next.
lou: as senator cruz says the supreme court today recognize the enormous progress made to voting equality since the voting rights a passed in 1965. they issued the statement the court rightly decided the used decades ago to subject democratically elected state legislators who are second-guessing by an elected federal bureaucrats no longer survives constitutional scrutiny. with the best truing and opinions from the high court tomorrow we have lease real in criminal defense attorney in criminal prosecutor let's start with does the senator have a right? >> if you show a bad crime scene with a magnifying glass but we're in 2013
let's not talk about 1965 standards it if you look at the numbers they tell us why to voting versus minority they are right here when they used to be like this. >> there is no quantifiable data that says the problem we're having in 1965 is still happening now. you can't have a lot of the books that does infringe on states' rights. if the gvernment wants to impose the burden on us which is very expensive costing about $1 blion to implement, then you have to have to stay terested they could not show one. lou: we have an african-american president,
the attorney general has pointed out to me that in every instance of which he is aware that we have seen the inverse of what the justice department claims. minority participation actually rises can that is th end of the discussion. don't you think? that is what you were saying >> from the perspective of accomplishment, sit down there is nothing else to talk about. from the political perspective? >> the supreme court says no we don't. >> but they left it open that if you rewrite the law and they left the door open. lou: that is always open. that is always open to the congress to write the law but the likelihood they can ever come again given the experience of the last 50 years, what i found interesting was president
obama, attorney general holder both expressing disappoiment in the case of thepresident with deep disappointment ignoring all of the accomplishment and achievement and success from legendary civil rights activist to see jesse jackson deboning this decision when in my opinion he should be looking to say thank you martin luther king and to all who made it work because this country is working. the peop who are bringing it down in respect of the credit -- critical purpose or prece, they have to step aside to look at what we have accomplished. senator sessions said today let's take a look.
you heard senator cruz. it is that straightforward. it is the time for celeation. that the voting rights act works and the ted -- attorney general said disappointed but i would say he seemed angry. even a law enforcement officer. lou: he is a political officer. be straightforrd. i will not indulge with that pretense he has politicized that i think in moments of honesty and clarity we would say in the unprecedented fashion certainly withhe nixondministration but turning to the severance trial, are you kidding me?
baster the case with profanity y and the knock not joe? >> i have never seen a defense attorney in second-degree murder were his client looks at life in prison and he starts off with a knock knock joke? lou: he is a peculiar sounding fellow. >> the entire case is a cornucopia of everything. you have a law school examination questions whether u can go from being the hunter to the hunted because there is the issue of his pursuit does that mean he can't use se-defense because he was the initial aggressor? is a race an issue? racially profili or the neighborhood watch man?
>> that is where the 911 calls come in. >> keeping the man's parents out of the court room? >> that does make sense because they will be witnesses later in the trial. if you will be a witness, no, no, no. it is fundamental laws of you cannot be in the courtrm until you have taken the stand. i am fine with that. >> also the outburst outside of the courtroom the last thing the judge wants is to lose control of an already potentially explosive situatio if you talk to a mistrial can you imagine? >> i come from a little place i watched trials as a kid. and to think people are being denied because somebody thinks they will be colored in their judgment, this is suppose to be open court system but with those participants it
is hogwash and an american and i don't care who says otherwise. but six women on the jury coming is it as important as some are suggesting? >> what is fascinating to me when they did selection and must have thought it was good for them. even the prosecution. lou: who doesn't favor? >> studies have shown women tend to acquit more before a person tends to convict. jury selection is all about right here. if i connect with you and you listen to me. >> those lawyers were not connecting with anybody on either side. it was pretty bad. lou: to put this in legal
terms they made fools of themselves and i would not want to be a client for either one. personally. thank you very much. if you want to be a client these ar the best. [laughter] coming up the deadly virus spreading in the middle east we will assess the risk the boys us double miles from their capital one venture card tfly home for the big family reunion. you must be garth's father? hello. mother. mother! traveling is easy with the venture card because you can fly any airline anytime. two words. double miles! this guy can act. wanna play dodge rock? oh, you guys! and with double miles you can actuay use, you never miss the fun. beard growing contest and go! ♪ win! what's in your wallet?
77 cases of mers reported worldwide. 40 of those have resulted in death. joining us now is dr. marc siegel professor of medicine at n.y.u. medical center. good to have to hear. this is touted by the world health organization as the deadliest thing around and in recent memory, how concerned should we be? >> it is too early to be concerned but not too early to pay attention that the wa joe has a history to overreact this is the same common cold by wrist. t2 which was probably the most serious example was not as bad as they thought at the time. it infected 8,000 in killed
770 in they thought itould be worse but when sars started the for the first few months it was deadly at about 50%. i am not making light of that b here's what happens over time the virus once to survive it will change and mutate to be less deadly also look at the hospital out in the committee -- community there are more cases that haven't been reported. >> that is the strange thing talk about 34 deat in saudi arabia. it seems impossible that no matter how good the who is could have a specific knowledge with the exact count? give us your thoughts. >> aig think this is many
more cases because as the virus spreads out it should be less deadly but it is important we talk about it to isolate people that are set those in italy storer germany where it has been know how to recognize it so they isolate themselves. it is pretty contentious so it does show that it is in it is making people sick barrier early also a concern i still thin the biggest virus is a fear in me get one every couple of years i don't think we can keep comparing to sars. it was not as bad as we thought. lou: 774 fatalities. >> looked at the fallout they close out the whole continent of asia and billions of dollars worth turnout in they willay the
fear mongers are on the program to say cordoningff the save the world but i don't think so studies show it was not as contagious as we thought. lou: one statement from the fear monger the coronavirus is a threat to thentire wwrld that fear monger is thhead of the degree joe. >> i do think she is a fear monger but monday other hand i will give theixed message is worth paying attention. it is deadly and killing people and it is spreading for right now it is small we should be monitoring it to get a rapid detection tests but not currently a worldwide threat to. >> we don't see that our audience is so smart they can hold competing ideas.
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>> i know the fireworks come tomorrow but i have been waiting the president all but promised them monthsgo by a still waiting all the talk about blowing up the irs to get to the bottom of the mess is a dead. welcome, everybody. i am neil cavuto. it has been a month since the white house promise their investigation into this mess there was a lot of questions and they were get the answer. find out why a tea party groups are targeted and scrutinized and how they could possibly pull this off without headquarters it in washington knowing and if they did you knew