Friday, October 4, 2013

Foreign Press Confused, Laughing At U.S.' Dysfunction (VIDEO)

"American exceptionalism has been in full view of the world in the last few days, but not in the way that people usually mean. Since Monday night, the U.S. government has reminded the international community that it's one of the few -- maybe the only -- that can actually shut down.

Foreign press correspondents, left trying to explain an inexplicable situation to their audiences back home, are dumbfounded. TPM talked with Washington reporters from around the world, everywhere from South Korea to Sweden to Turkey, to ask them what they thought about the first U.S. government shutdown in 17 years."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

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