Tom Robbins Talks to WNYC About Breaking the NYPD Anti-Muslim Training Video Story (AUDIO)

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Former Voice columnist and CUNY Journalist-in-Residence Tom Robbins was on the Brian Lehrer Show this morning on WNYC, talking about the fallout from the NYPD showing an anti-Muslim training video to 1,500 personnel.

It was great to hear Robbins credited for breaking this story (a full year before Michael Powell's follow up in the Times) in a January, 2011 Voice column titled "NYPD Cops' Training Included an Anti-Muslim Horror Flick."

Here's the full audio. Take a listen as Robbins explains to Lehrer about a cop tipping him off, NYPD spokesman Paul Brown's initial denial that the video was being shown, and Brown's full final acknowledgment that not only was it shown, but that he arranged for Commissioner Ray Kelly to sit for an extended on camera interview, even though Robbins (nor any of us at the Voice) could even get Kelly on the phone.



Here is also the actual film in question, which Robbins got Brown to admit was "wacky," though he declined to admit his role in facilitating Kelly's interview in it until this week.

@steven_thrasher | sthrasher@villagevoice.com


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Pete
Pete

Uhhh...what is the problem with this video?

Gjman
Gjman

That is the Jew York. To Protect and to Serve Jews.... One Nation Under Zionism.No Israel = Know Peace.

Motherfuckinghardcore
Motherfuckinghardcore

Of course this "film" was funded by a right-wing, Israel-firster group. We might as well call it all part of the plot for the further Israelization of the USA.

Strelnikov
Strelnikov

Loon.

And I mashed the "liked" button by accident.

Motherfuckinghardcore
Motherfuckinghardcore

Truth hurts. Isn't that right, traitor? Interesting how you can't rebut the facts...because the facts I noted above are indisputable.

Strelnikov
Strelnikov

 I don't like what Israel does, their polices toward the Palestineans, the growing nutball population of religious zealots. The trick is, I think you are an anti-Semite, Motherfuckinghardcore, and the anti-Zionism talk is just a cover for your hatred. That's why I called you a loon.

Motherfuckinghardcore
Motherfuckinghardcore

Once again, you offer no contrary evidence. The hyper-Zionist agenda of this shitty film is ample evidence of my thesis. Just look around you for more. Or maybe you're a Zionist, aka an Israel-first traitor.

Strelnikov
Strelnikov

That still does not change the fact that you're CRAZY, America is not being "Israelified." It's a shit documentary, true, but the cops have always been paranoid about something beyond stock crimes. In the 1980's it was Satanists and child molesters, in the 1950s it was Communists. Today it's a jihad that isn't happening.

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