As reality journalists focused on Trump's 2017, massive protests broke out in Iran. As the protests grew in strength, foreign media outlets reported two deaths. What exactly are they protesting? Some say it's over unemployment and the lack of economic activity while others claim it's a reaction to the government's funding of terrorist groups in the region. President Trump has already tweeted that the world is watching. We'll speak to multiple voices in Iran about what they're witnessing in the Iranian media. What do they think will change as a result of these protests? Are Trump's tweets helping or hurting the protestors? The end of the year is here and Voice to America will tell you what to expect in the coming twelve months. What will happen with North Korea? What effect will Trump's tweets have on foreign relations? Will the recent protests in Iran shape the future of the Middle East? Are world governments going to regulate social media and cryptocurrencies? Will the reality journalists stop reporting why Trump won the election? And finally, the question we all want answered: Will Don Lemon get wasted and have his other ear pierced on New Year's Eve?
This week President Trump decided to sell anti-tank weapons to the Ukrainian Army. It's something Obama promised but Trump delivered. If you're watching american corporate media, the only thing you hear about Trump is that he's in Putin's pocket. This move puts tremendous strain on US-Russia relations. Putin came out and said Trump crossed the line and will only make the conflict worse. We speak to voices in the Ukraine and find out what the people think about the controversial move. Will the American weapons help to ease a war that's been going on since 2014.
Then we head to Catalonia where they've voted again on secession, this time, backed by the Spanish government. Much to the Spanish government's dismay, they got the same result. We'll speak to Mar in Spain and find out if she thinks the Spanish government will honor the election results.
Why did President Trump make good on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel? Also, the media says the Palestinians are angry and unruly but is that the truth? We speak to our voice in the region about what, if anything, Trump gets from his proclamation. We also find out what life has been like in Israel since Trump's declaration. Then, we're headed into Europe where government officials are reluctantly moving toward Brexit. Is the British government slowing down the process on purpose? We speak to Mark in Europe about the slow-moving Brexit and what the future holds for the relationship between Britain and the US. Finally, another social media social media company executive says the business he helped build is destroying society. That is, until he walked back his comments on Facebook shortly thereafter. All of these executives are going public just as world governments consider regulating tech giants like Facebook and Twitter. They're confessing to a bank robbery as the cops close in.
Just as we reported last Sunday, President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the reality journalists went wild. But is the sky really falling? Erdogan is not happy with the decision, nor are most of the countries in the Middle East. We speak to voices in the region about the president's declaration and what the blowback may actually be. Then, is ISIS really done? This week, the Iraqi government declared ISIS defeated. Russian government followed suit, reporting the terrorist group had be eradicated from Syria. Is this true or wishful thinking? We speak to our voices on the ground and find out the validity of their claims and discuss if there's a way they could come back. Finally, this week's Change is Hard segment is all about retractions. We'll use our anonymous sources to show you the latest round of news blunders and talk about why the corrections seem so disingenuous.
This week, President Trump may recognize the Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. What's wrong with that? Well, the Palestinians also claim the biblical city as their capital. When the American popular media spend the twenty seconds-per-hour on the story, the facts get lost, but what do the Israelis think? What dangers would this pose to the Israeli people? We speak to a voice on the ground in Israel and find out what, if anything, will happen if Trump decides to recognize the capital of the Jewish state. Then we're headed to the Pacific Rim where the Kid Dictator has launched a very serious missile capable of reaching most of the globe. We speak to our voice in Japan about what Kim Jong Un is expecting to accomplish and what the US response must be. Is it time for more diplomacy or military intervention? Regardless of what the pint-sized protagonist does next, there must be an overall strategy. And on Change is Hard, we ask the toughest question in modern reality journalism: Where in the world is Matt Lauer? This week, all the news actors and Today Show viewers lamented the fall of a trusted member of the family. All we can say for sure is, if you still won't admit Matt Lauer was playing the part of Matt Lauer, then change may be impossible for you.