‘ED Show’ playbook: Wed., Sep. 12

Updated

The American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is under attack and Mitt Romney just can’t wait for the facts to slam President Obama.

Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, are killed, but Romney doubles-down.  Now, even some conservatives are shaking their heads.

Tonight, we’ll hear from Spencer Ackerman, Senior Reporter with Wired Magazine on American national security, and Hillary Mann Leverett, Foreign Policy Professor at American University, on the tragic events in Libya. 

Then, Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, looks at the Romney campaign’s desperate move, and the backlash.

Diplomacy has traditionally been a bipartisan effort, but Romney seems to be at a loss.  Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) will join us to discuss the Romney response.

Some Republicans are jumping to defend Romney’s desperate attack on the president. 

We’ll have a debate that with nationally syndicated talk show host Michael Medved and Lawrence Korb, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and the former Assistant Secretary of Defense under Ronald Reagan.

 

While the world mourns the death of four American diplomats in Libya, one is being remembered in a very different way.  We’ll look at how online communities are paying tribute to Sean Smith.

And new census data shows the income gap between the rich and the rest of us is growing. But it also has some good news when it comes to the number of insured Americans. We’ll have all the details.

It’s going to another blockbuster @EdShow at 8pET on @msnbctv.

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'ED Show' playbook: Wed., Sep. 12

Updated