R Kelly‘s Road To Conviction (Biden‘s Struggle & A New Kind Of Grisham Novel) - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

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This week, Marion trawls through a bizarre week in America. R Kelly was finally convicted and Jarlath wants to know why it took this long. Marion explains how the legal establishment has facilitated hush money and NDAs. Will the conviction force the hand of legislators to prevent situations like Kelly’s from occurring again? It looks unlikely if Britney Spears’ toxic conservatorship is anything to go by. This week she aimed to lift the thumb of oppression she has lived under for years. Sarah Grisham’s hilariously titled tell all book is in the crosshairs as Marion pokes fun at some of the revelations contained within it. The Biden vaccination mandate demanding certain government workers take up their doses or lose their jobs appears to have backfired. With police threatening to retire, Jarlath and Marion compare this situation to the NBA’s standoff with some of its biggest stars. Finally there is news on a student political campaign that Jarlath helped to manage.

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