Documentary film maker Dan Gifford joins Scott to discuss the new television show documenting the Waco massacre, recalls how he became interested in revealing the truth of what happened at Waco, and says if there’s one thing people take away from the interview it’s this: never talk to the police without a lawyer present. Gifford then explains the role that gun control and religion played in the standoff negotiations and raid and the subsequent destruction and corruption of evidence in the aftermath. Finally Gifford describes the setting of the final day of the standoff and the actions of the government forces during the raid and the setting of the fire—and then the cover ups that followed. Gifford’s latest article is “Will ABC really tell us what happened at Waco in 1993?”
Dan Gifford is the Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated producer of Waco: The Rules of Engagement and a former investigative reporter for CNN, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and other news outlets.
Discussed on the show:
- Waco: The Rules of Engagement (documentary)
- Waco: A New Revelation
- The FLIR Project
- Cliven Bundy
- “Judge dismisses charges against Cliven Bundy, orders him freed from prison” (The Hill)
- “Conviction: This Decade’s Most Important Film,” by Dan Gifford (Brentwood Patch)
- Kalief Browder
- Homer Cummings
- Good ‘Ol Boys Roundup
- ATF officers displaying confederate flag
- Janet Reno
- Ashes of Waco, by Dick Reavis
- “Andrew Breitbart’s Death: Some Uncomfortable Reality,” by Dan Gifford (Brentwood Patch)
- Church Committee
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