Millions of Tax Payers Dollars Spent on Pro-Sports Patriotism

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Elaborate celebrations of America’s military are common at professional sports events.  It turns out that the leagues are being paid by the Pentagon -- with your money.  

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Arizona’s Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are staunch conservatives.  McCain was a POW during the war in Vietnam.  But he and Flake have released a report harshly critical of the Pentagon’s spending of taxpayer money to pay for patriotism.  We hear more from Les Carpenter, who writes about sports for the Guardian US.

Credits

Guest:
Les Carpenter - Guardian US - @Lescarpenter

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer, Charlotte Duren, Andrea Brody