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"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"But again you know the the ground. The rubble of that of my drinking is the foundation for the rest of my life. So it's turned into a great gift. Well you know the same way the brat pack to bring it back to that for just a second is that it was what i perceived to be this very negative thing ultimate been one of the greatest blessings of my life you know. I could have been in the exact same movies. And if the brat pack label didn't exist we wouldn't be talking today. You know it elevated all of us and as as much as it contained us and stigmatizes it elevated us all into this kind of culturally iconic position that would never have existed if it were just simply the movies. You talk about your reluctance to brand yourself. You didn't have a word for it then but it almost was as though that article had done that for you and i imagine brandon brandon's brat. Burundi's unprofessional untrained. That was one of the things that really bothered me because one of the things that you went to brag about not being trained and i was very oh i wanted to do was trying to be an actor so it just felt like i was awake. This isn't who i am. And so i felt unseen like we were talking before about people. Wanting to be seen and heard i felt unseen. I felt for something that i was not and that and i felt utterly powerless to alter that. And that's why later. When i started writing and travel writing things i was very careful to write for the new york times and national geographic and all these outlets were respectable. So the when i was outed for being this actor go. We'll know he's you can't dismiss him because he's ii branded myself. You know. I was very actively conscious about that. And directing too. I wanted to direct good shows. So that it's you know you're very quickly you know boxton and unless you actively don't be you know what was the transition between acting and writing. Was there sort of a period in the middle where you're figuring things out was it sort of seamless was an overlap. I've successful for six seven years enacting really and then i chase it for another decade you know and i discovered Travel writing at the. You know that's a longer story. But i began traveling a lot. That book to book And so yeah you know. I wrote for about years before i actively started to try and do something with my writing because i was a terrible student school and i didn't feel i didn't feel i was smart or Capable of providing in that way. So i just wrote for myself and then eventually i wanted to do something with it and then i became successful at that because an largely because i the same thing we were talking about about directing. I knew to tell a story and you know so pie employed tools. I knew from acting. And then later that helped me with directing the notion of tell a story because in directing you to be you have to be very objective and bird's eye view. Then you have to be very subjective at the same the next moment you know so all those kind of things went together and then back to just your first role which was as the artful dodger in your high school production of oliver. I wanted to know. At what point did you know you wanted that role because it seemed like you were the opposite of a ham ham and it'd be allowed mouth than a bagel musical and that cockney you know that's like the the is role in not him. Yeah oh no no no. He's ham udal. he's very. I've been playing the same part. Ever since i mean it was the best roy ever had and i play every role this a joke but quite conman. He's not a comedy he's just very clever and observant and fessel and k and very affectionate anyway I know i love this. I'm gonna talk about artful dodger. But how did i know i wanted. I didn't when i was auditioning and someone else was going to get the part i was. I remember clearly. When i you know i'd been cut from the basketball team. My mom said. Try out for the play and i wanna be in the play. I want to be the point guard. And i tried out for the play and with that guy was gonna get it and then this other kid matthew quilty is lovely guy and he had a very much prettier voice than i did and was taller and better looking than i was so he was suddenly favored. For the part. I remember wanting for the first time in my life. That's mine and stepping up. In a way that i had no wariness of doing ever before an or ability to do before and just getting that and then of course then i stepped out on stage as the dodgers end. My life just changed. It just was like i've there i was. I think i just have one more question. Which i think i asked you already but i'm gonna ask it again. 'cause it's important. Did you set out to make us all fall in love with you tapping into wanting to be loved by every woman watching you on screen over and over and over again or was it. Just a lucky Just lucky accident. Just luck of the draw. You're killing me. Andrew mccarthy his book brat. An eighty story is available for purchase at your favorite local bookstore. It's a great read. Thanks to our friend. Julie clouds ner for interviewing andrew. This week julie is the host of the very very funny podcast double threat alongside our friend and upcoming bullseye guests. Tom sharp ling. So give double threat of. Listen julie's the best. That's the end of another episode of bullseyes bullseye created from the homes of me and the staff of maximum fund in and around los angeles california. We are once in a while inside the office. These days my producer. Kevin was at our office overlooking beautiful macarthur park and he saw a man riding his bicycle down the ramp that goes into the leg to scare away geese or something but then. His bike fell over in the water. God albro somewhere. So our thoughts are with that guy. the show is produced. by speaking into microphones. Our senior producer is ferguson. 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"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"All the above us post but you know for my ego and vanity. I enjoyed the singular position of directing. There's no one else on the set. That's directing eso. I i think. I enjoyed having that unique position and i still enjoy that aspect of it. I like you know. I know how to work now. I've worked one hundred two hundred directors most of them not barely competent Kate a couple terrific most of the good craftsman but nothing you know most time directors particularly television or not concerning themselves with acting they just million things to think about mostly the clock and getting the and just getting it done getting together and i understand that completely so whenever i which i because i come from whenever i give attention to act shocked. Oh my god thank you for paying attention you know And i do pay attention because i cringe. I can't if i'm cringing back. i just can't take. I'm not going to tolerate i. Can't we fix this. You know you can't. I can't be cringing back there. And i have every actor neuroses. I understand them until. I'm able to help an actor and i can talk to them very quickly about how to get out of it and it always comes back to acting one. Oh one which is you came in here to get something get it. you know. it's the first thing you learn i. I've acting school and it's the thing people forget instantly you came into get ten dollars ten dollars from you. You don't wanna give me ten dollars. We have seen. We have conflict. And i'm gonna get ten dollars for their. I seduce you or browbeat you or whatever many different ways that i need that ten dollars. We're going to be fine. And i tell new actors and you know i say to jane fonda jane remember. You came in to get the ten dollars. Jesus thanks hackman. So i digress. What are we talking about is fun. Directing james spader on black jimmy. Because he's he's all the things i was talking about before he's you know he's very smart and he's very well prepared. You know the one thing that i find shocking. How unprepared so many actors are that you can show up unprepared. I find that shocking And so many are and because it's so close themselves so much problems so many problems by trying to pretend that they're not unprepared and it's just like transparent you don't know your lines here so okay let's just take it bit by bit. Then let's just call it what it is though. You didn't do your work what you can't. Of course say you know. People ask me of being acted as good preparation for directing. And i always say yeah to somewhat but really the best preparation for directing is having small children in is because you have to constantly redirect people from their own foibles neurosis into something else and you create a space and gocha. Here's the space this is. You can do anything you want in here but these are the boundaries. Yeah okay and you're mark. Hit your mark kid that and also just sort of like you. Don't tell the other actor what to do all handle that. You know what i mean. Don't worry you know one of the anyway. There's lots of things. But i i find it. I enjoyed it. And i love the technical aspect of it which was a great relief to me and it was great to me not to be stared at you know so when i started directing to not be the absolute focus of attention and yet have a unique position upon the set. I liked that. We'll wrap up with andrew mccarthy in just a minute when we come back from break has kids now kids who have seen weekend at bernie's the weird morbid comedy where two guys go on a long vacation with a corpse which begs the question. What do andrew mccarthy kids think of weekend at bernie's yeah that's right. We're not afraid to ask the tough questions. It's both high for maximum fund dot org. Npr investigations into police. Use of force and misconduct were secret in california until now we have two hours of interrogation tape to find out who'd assistant of police accountability really served. And who does it protect. Listen now to every episode of the new podcast our watch from npr and kick you dean. This message comes from npr sponsor discover- discover matches all the cash. Back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically with no limit on how much you can earn. It's amazing because of all the places where discover is accepted ninety nine percent of places in the us that take credit cards so when it comes to discover get used to hearing the s more often learn more at discover dot com slash match twenty twenty one nelson report limitations apply back. Welcome back to bullseye. I'm jesse thorn. Our guest is andrew mccarthy. He's an actor and director was a charter member of the brat. Pack in the nineteen eighties. He started opposite. Molly ringwald in pretty in pink and in saint elmo's fire along with being an actor and director. He's now a writer. A few months ago he released a memoir called brat an eighty store. It's about the brat. Pack era and how strange and painful and uncomfortable and thrilling. It was to be the epicenter of a cultural phenomenon. Mccarthy is being interviewed by our friend and correspondent julie klausner. I'm gonna ask you a couple of questions about pretty in pink which is one of my favorite s- and i hope that your affectionate toward it. I think it's it's very clear for the book how affectionate you are towards the films. That sort of may. I was particularly happy. To see that you had affection for mannequin. For example i love. I love mannequin. I mean i'm embarrassed to say a save space. Yeah it's i love all those movies now you know it did take me years as i ran from them. You know and but i love all of them are and for different reasons but monica's particularly sweet because it's such an open hearted innocent movie and for pretty in pink. Were you surprised when it needed to reshoot. Well no i wasn't particularly surprised Surprised to a successful like you know as a wrote in the book there. I didn't like when the original ending was there where i sort of dismissed into. Don't show up for the prom with her and all that kind of stuff. I mean i thought i have to back up. I thought the movie was ridiculous. Movie about a whole movie's going to be about a girl. One go to a dance and making address. I mean this is going to hold. And so clearly i was wrong and the original ending where i was. I thought you know unsatisfying. And so luckily when they did they did the test grading and the audience felt the same way. They loved the movie until that moment and they hated the movie. And you know john hughes being smart businessman. He is said okay. Let's shoot and that's your fault for being so dreamy. Well you know. Yes naturally joking but Well that was written to be that lovable tamale. You know because. I've molly got me that part. Because as you say the movie the part was written for like high school jock jock type square-jawed broad-shouldered kind of you know that guy and i was clearly not that but molly when i went into addition molly. You know. that's the guy and join us said that wimp and the rest is history as they say. But yeah that was all molly cost us thousands and re-shoots. Well yeah i mean but it had to end that way because there's a fairytale but it was just a little fair that that moves a little fairytale so.
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"This is bulls eye. I'm jesse thorn. our guest. Andrew mccarthy is an actor and director and a member of the brat pack is memoir is called brat an eighty story. He's being interviewed by writer and actor. Julie klausner you are very aware of the. I think we sort of touched on it. The emotional accessibility. You have as an actor but you also talk about having this sort of push pull of aloofness and sort of staying in your own internal perception of yourself. How do you reconcile that. You're not an actor that stays in character the whole time right you talked about how in pretty in pink really didn't talk to molly when you guys weren't shooting. Well no you don't have to walk around. Set calling me blaine. No not that literal I always found that kind of odd when people were literally doing that. Did you seemed weird to me. but emotionally. I certainly would try and keep myself into sort of zone. I suppose but. I had a lot and continue to in my life. Have a lot of ambivalence about most things you know. And that is. I think hindered some of my ambition Because he one step up two steps back and three step half step back you know the people that just sort of have no reflective gene and just drive forward. I look at them with. Aw and they always succeed. Wow look chew. I mean you have no shame you have no and they just succeed wildly and i'm just i marvel at them and i envy them but i don't really a part of me does But i very much have a of always you know question. So i'm always i do questioning and then i'm examining so you know it makes it uncomfortable existence at moments and it certainly hindered my Career if i and my ambitions certainly but it's on the other hand it's helped me to have a certain awareness and ability to see things from a different perspective as opposed to just my own and it's also i imagine part of the exercise of writing. This book was looking back and seeing well. That wasn't a missed opportunity. I just didn't want to do it. You talked about turning down an invitation to dinner with warhol and some of the factory folks. Yeah i well. That was interesting in that. It took me twenty years in someone else dimension it to me for me to stop feeling ashamed at missing. Ed saying no to that opportunity. You know that was so classically me. At that time i went. Yeah i wanna do it. Uncle i'm happy to have. Didn't you know they called me up. And so you didn't with andy tonight and sure love to and is it. They were just more and more anxious. Till finally i call them up for Cat jumped out the window. I i can't come. You know this ridiculous and for twenty five years. I think was just like oh man that would you idiot. You've missed so many opportunities like that. My wife we walking through a warhol exhibited a museum. My wife and i told her that story and i was expecting her to say just that. They'll they'll why do you always just get over yourself dude. She's we'll maybe just didn't want to be exploited or you know. Seen as an amusement i think is what she said out. Oh my god that's so largely true and there's also the diety of the social anxiety of it but there was also largely that part. I just didn't want to be you know so took me quarter century and someone else's insight to realize that what i did was fine but there was so much of i. Guess what writing. The book helped me discover that i did just fine and that so many of what i perceive we're mistakes and missed opportunities with simply who i was who i am and that it was fine. Fine and the things that limit me and stop my progress. Also part of my assets and you were turned off by hollywood after experiencing some of the most hollywood easy things that would make people say. I'm staying here forever. Which is living with jackie bissett. Well quit showbusiness right. That the second. I left jackson. You went out to dinner with liza and then you ended up at sammy's house later night. I mean these are hollywood. Experience did have you know. And i didn't turn off to hollywood so much. I just i enjoyed it. I i just didn't wasn't for me in my life. You know it wasn't interesting to me so it wasn't yes but going out to dinner and sitting next to lies and then go up to. Sammy davis junior's house. And you know and shooting pool with sammy and you know. It's so bizarre for this kid from new jersey at twenty one twenty two kind of how the hell did i get here but you know those people are all very kind to us and to me. You know. that's an old hollywood stored of still was around a bit and you know they regret and jacquelyn. Bissett was extraordinarily generous to me in kind and patient and loving he. You know and i was appreciative. You know i was in appreciative. Young person you know. I was a bit lost in. That wasn't hard to see and those people are very generous. And you were unstaged that something that you preferred or it was just different than acting on film. I know that you have this curiosity with the camera that directing was studying in theater program at nyu. When i got the i was kicked out of school. But i had been studying in school Theater and i always imagine. I would be in the theater because i couldn't have imagined being in the movies and i love doing you know i'd have to say to the state of the happiest times i've had professionally always been in the theater but i have such a nerves. I think on on first nights that i've often. I've sworn i'll never do it again. Every time i'm gonna first night and apply. I don't care how good it gets a little. Never do this to myself again. The anxiety and stress. I thought it was so much. But i i have the most satisfying i've ever felt was when i was on stage it professionally because that's a very alive experience but then having said that i didn't pursue it A you know dabbled back and forth in it over the years and didn't dedicate myself to that. So what is your attitude towards acting now. Because i know that you're definitely a more prolific director currently. Well yeah no direct. Use my day job now And yeah i mean direct. Lots of tv shows and travel writing. But i you know. I acted again. I'm just going to go out next week to act in something i direct. His show sometimes called good girls. And i been acting on that a little bit and i'm going to go out next week and do it again and i hadn't acted number of years till i did this. Bid on good girls. You know i was working with producer. Said you want this thing of this guy you wanna do which yeah sure i do. And then i found it very It was really much more fun than i remember. Being in an acting always used to cost me such anxiety. When i was younger and i just found it to be sort of that joke of the to fish swimming in the water and the one fish passes the differences pay into water. Find today and the other fish says what water. And that's how. I felt when i started acting again when i on the show just like all timidly who i am. You know i. I used to say it's not who i am. It's what i do. But i think it's it's who i am. That's how i located myself. I when i was fifteen years old and discovered acting. I discovered who i was. It helped me feel safe in the world and have my place in the world. And as i got away from it into other things but i think going back to it was Exciting in a certain way and sort of liberating. So you know and i have great respect now. Because i'm doing directing people all the time now and you know when i see good acting itis love it. How much of your attraction to directing had to do with your curiosity around the camera and what it does and how much of it is sort of more about having been on the other side of it and thinking. Oh it would be nice to be in control.
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Found it you the minute. You label anything. You're done exploring it or examining entered being curious about it. You're that's what that is and we do. Have i do it every day. Still you know all the time we all do it. We just said there that yeah. I know what that is not interested and were wrong so often you know because just sort of see a headline or see something and then we box it and be done with it and I didn't i found that limiting. But you know all. That's what writing the book did for me was helped me to realize you know what the broad has become now all these years and decades later so i that we're still talking about it's ludicrous. And yet it's come to be this affectionately. Iconic term for generation of people about their recalled youth. it's not even about. I'm an avatar of people's youth. Now in a certain way they they they hear the brat. Pack nego- oh yeah remember man when we were in school and we went to those part and they're thinking and already they're talking about themselves. They're not even talking about movies. And that's what that. The broad pack is grown to become as that kind of touchstone for generation of people for that moment in youth when people are just coming into their own lives and stepping out and discovering who they are and there's no more exciting moment in life you know and so much of your career is sort of your own use captured in this battle and you talk about just the freshness and the nascent see in the discovery that you were able to sort of have a record of as a young actor you got the you know the the bad phases too but But for sure. I mean there is. I do talk about that in the book series. That moment when it's so attractive and people when they're just blossoming. It's like a flower that's opening up. You just stop and go. My god look at that rose. It's it is beautiful. When it's something is blossoming and there are scores of examples of people through the decades. You know james. Dean in east of eden is blossoming onscreen. Leonardo dicaprio in who's didn't greatest blooming onscreen and just like. Oh my god. They're wondrous and then. I'm talking about the acting. The acting happened to be very good those cases but it's more equality than skill said so and that capturing that and that's what i certainly had in my version of that in like pretty in pink almost fire and so that's what people respond to think about me. I i mean i might i might cringe a little bit some of the acting that i did. But the certainly that quality of of awakening that is attractive. What i think is also attractive about that. Area of your career is that you seem to be an acknowledgement of your romantic co star in the same way that you experience the wonder of watching yourself having this discovery you as an actor are so gifted at reacting to the object of your characters affection the way you look at her the way you fall in love on screen that i wonder if that's sort of part of it as well well. I like women so easy to fall into. Sometimes you know you can just fall in that thing and and we've all been there you know so you just sort of opened a floodgate a little bit and people project upon you but did you set out to make us all fall in love with you. Because it's not fair. This how you look at molly ringwald or even cottrell and mannequin. And you just had this sense of you know you're a little self deprecating about you. Know about your looks and your commented about rob lowe's but i think your status of a dream boat which i'm you're kind of like ambiguous about has so much more objectify me. He's exploiting clues. But i wonder if you see in your acting and obviously you cringe but just how beautiful you take in your partner. And i think as a girl growing up with your movies and falling in love with you as i had no choice but to do so much of that has to do with your regard for your partner. I don't know if there was some method in it like you really in love with molly ringwald. Even when you were an onscreen i was not in love with molly but i think one of the things about being in love is that you're interested in the other person and one of the things about could acting as you're actively listening and you're actively interested in you you you and it's like you want to drink someone up and i mean i i understood that and i understood what being in love is that i just the more baskin you wallow in you the better i feel so i'm just gonna keep wallowing in you. You know and i think i understood that and love stuff is unspoken. So it's just it is looks and things so turn on the turn on the air conditioning over here but i mean everyone wants to be seen and heard that just that everyone universally whether and when you direct your gaze and your full attention it someone. I remember meeting the actress. Linda hunt once years ago. Is it gonna do movie with her. And she took my hand and said hello to me as the only person in the room like i. She'd been waiting to meet me for years and she had no idea who i was. I had her full attention for the miniature grabbed my hand and set her nice. It was to meet me. And i was putty in her hands for the whole film. Because of that instant you know. So i think when we really stop and get over ourselves in turn our gaze out particularly that age the as is so often and and for some of us it never turns out but when we turn that gays out. It's you know it's powerful even more with andrew mccarthy still to come stay with us. It's bullseye for maximum fund dot org and npr. 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"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"It's bullseye. i'm jesse thorn the brat. Pack as you may know is a term for a group of eight or so actors who starred in about a dozen movies in the nineteen eighties. Various configurations areas molly ringwald. Emilio estevez damore a bunch of others and among them. Andrew mccarthy mccarthy starred in saint elmo's fire played molly ringwald. It's love interest in pretty in pink. Beyond the brat. Pack movies mccarthy also performed in mannequin the joy luck club and another eighties classic. Weekend at bernie's in the last couple of decades he's been working more and more behind the camera. He's directed episodes of orange. Is the new black. The blacklist and good girls mccarthy always kind of pushed back on the label of being a brat. Pack actor he was an end into the whole nostalgia thing. But as you're about to hear something changed in mccarthy in fact he wrote a whole book about it brat. An eighty story is a memoir. That looks back on an era that changed his life forever. It talks about the strange position that he and the other members of the brat pack found themselves and back then barely old enough to drink but being labeled as the voice of a generation our friend and correspondent julie clouds. Ner read the book and was so taken by it. She sat down with mccarthy to talk about his memories of that time. Let's hear a little from an andrew mccarthy classic. I this is from pretty in pink. If you don't remember pretty in pink follows molly ringwald character. And she's torn between duckie her best friend and blame a preppy heartthrob mccarthy dream is he is of course place blame in this clip. He visits andy at her job to find a new record. We just got this glasses and really didn't like that. Oh my god record o q hip. Maybe two hip. Well thank. you can recommend something else that it was political something flannel ritchie. Teena marie madonna dov with deep. Very deep she's got such great style. Listen that's you andrew mccarthy. Welcome to bullseye. I loved your book and the first question kind of an obvious one. I'm sure you've heard. Why did you write this book. But i know that you didn't want to write this book originally and you certainly had issues with being associated with brat pack. So how did you write a book about not wanting to write a book about not wanting to be associated with the brad pack. Well that's the whole thing. Isn't it there Wh question to answer. I i for year. Well over the years. People have occasionally asked me if i would write a book about the brought back. I always said no instantly because it was just not of interest to me. And i think i'd spent my entire life since The brad pack since the mid eighties. I guess running from the to to some degree. And i finally sort of instead of running dragging it behind me just turned around and looked into it and i. I thought you know it had been this thing that dominated my life and my life is altered by those several years that i spent making those movies and being associated with the quote unquote brat. Pack so i you know and had changed who i became. You know much. And i had never looked at that and i thought you get old enough and you just kinda go. What what the hell went on there. And i just thought i could take clear. I look at it a couple of years ago. An editor asked me. So would you be interested in writing a book about the brought back and my answer was maybe which was surprising because it had always been a such a quick no so anyway i thought about it for six months and then i just started writing one night when i came home from work and i just started writing because i wanted to see if i had something to say for first of all if i had five remembered stuff i mean i used to drink a bit so you know i wanted to see if i remembered things and if i had something to offer and if i had something to learn from it myself. There's a joan diddy line. I'm paraphrasing but you know i right to find out what i'm thinking and i kind of scrapped. It out and to sort of what. What where my feelings about all that stuff. Which i found out you know i. Yeah you know so. That's why took so long. I suppose i just had run from well the brat pack article the sort of infamous article dubbing basically the casinos fires the brat pack. You wrote about it in terms of having done a lot of damage. I think both personally and then in terms of the culture at the time. And maybe. In retrospect do you think that the press is good. Press thing is a new idea. Is it always been a false idea. What do you think about exposure for the sake of exposure and what that article did and why it was. In your opinion. I guess negative. I don't know if it's always been a bad idea. I don't know if it is a bad idea. Now press is good press. I don't know if that's i. I don't know that. I totally disagree with that. But the brunt came about like you say he was supposed to be a small feature on amelia for Cinemas fire and he invited the writer out with him for drinks which is probably a good ill advised in hindsight and he took a little judd nelson and rob lowe and they went to the hard rock cafe and you know it would young guys who are in the movies and drinking do and those writer turned off to his subject and then it became this cover story of You know kind of this article quite sort of skate. Really and i remember. When i saw the photo of the on the cover of magazine. I was in the photo originally because he was a promos still from cinema fire and i think my elbow is still in it and i remember thinking they cut me the photo and then i read the article and i was like thank god. They cut me out of here fudo. And but i digress. I don't even remember you question you. All press is good press. There are people that would say. Hey at least tell handle it. I mean i reacted to negative way. I found it very pejorative which it was intended that way. But someone like rob blow just went and just embraced it from day one. and what. rob understood intuitively. I didn't get was it. The public never viewed it in this pejorative negative way that the media portrayed or the movie industry sought us and they always sort of Brought back. I love those movies. This guy you know as the ultimate sort of in group and who wouldn't want to be a part of that so rob who was smart enough to just embrace it and oil at a pass right through them whereas i found it very I took it personally and i. You know no who wants to be called a brat. And i.
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on On with Mario Interviews
"I mean that's the thing. John's movies and even using and of this umbrella ter- movies of that time he really took a young people's struggles seriously. You know in a way that people hadn't before you know. I mean we look down on him it's adulting. Which is the dance. he'll be fine. You'll bit over where young people like. Now this is life and death can tell by amazon nineteen years old now and he's in love with first time and i can assure you that he's the first person to ever be in love. United mean how. I know that. Feeling i remember. That's how we feel it so like that. All of it jazz. John understood that and took it seriously and gate. Young people respect and so consequently people identified and young people today. Even the movies are probably you know. Point dated with a lot of weird hanger. Emotions is still the same. You know. So that people act. And what's that how many. How many kids do you have. I have three feels like thirty now. I have three myself. Have they seen all the movies. Do they wanna watch. My kids. don't like to watch my stuff. So i'm curious. Never my kids. Not why should they be interested in like ancient history and my son my nineteen year old. Watch we bernie's few years ago and he said that le'veon just movie i've ever seen come on. That's a classic. Did we need to those. That's the point eight. It's my daughter watched the trailer brazil. Principal would watch supertrawlers cranston. Watch pretty in pink. Says she wants a trailer and she saw me kissing mali. Shoes like you know she's fourteen. She said i am not watching some. Reveal your kissing mother. that's skill. is it true that you've never watched peter pretty in pink. I don't know where this came from urban legend idea. If i watch the whole thing. I mean i know what happens and i've seen certain clips of it but i'm not sure if i've ever. I certainly haven't liked any movies. You know straight through years decades. Although i didn't watch out bernie but five or six years ago i was doing some jared watched it audience and i heard great it is. It's so much fun. There's a lot of memes that come up on social media. Bernie meds nappies right. He's just keeps. Get the giving the get congratulations. I cannot wait to check out the book brat. An eighties story before i let you go. I want to put on the spot. Quick questions. quick answers okay andrew. What are you currently watching on tv. Or streaming right now. Just finished watching the hemingway biography on. Pbs old. And the but i watched no actually have on my cue a good..
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on On with Mario Interviews
"Mario lopez join me on zoom actor director and andrew mccarthy. Welcome to the show andrew. How are you man you do. I'm doing well. Are you at home office. Where where we speaking to them. Today i am in upstate new york my home upstate nice is that is that where you're from. Originally i grew up in jersey. And i lived in new york and sort of escape. Escape pod up here in manhattan beautiful of they're good for you. We'll congrats on the new book brat. An eighty story love the title dying to read it bunin eighties kid myself or were you. Were you reluctant to relive. This era. Could not wait to get back to it. Did you embrace it. Tell me about it. Well i avoided in brand from effort. You know since the eighties. It took a while to get back to it. But eventually i just got a few years several years gonna alter the trajectory of my life. So i I figured eventually sort of looking at it because it had been in such a big deal until we people remind me of it on a near daily basis. So i eventually kind of said what actually happened so i started. I founded berry i. I didn't think i'd be able to remember then. Ultimate by the time i finished. I think i embraced it. In a way i never anticipated never anticipated embracing it because i ran no brat pack label for so long and founded such as jar term that along long journey. I took to get into graceless interstate. Will you look good. That's why people are able to recognize you. And i think you should increase. Isn't it. well you know because not like oh back in the day. And i looked at you. Cut your hair. You look your look good so why not embrace it. That's why people able to recognize you end up bringing interesting to public. Always brace the whole brat pack thing which and always on the kind of cool in gang and iowa. I'm the one that sort of sort of like this negative pejorative term rape..
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Keep the shipments coming back with andrew mccarthy brad and eighty stories available now on amazon. I m So glad we stumbled into this pretty in pink thing Also i'm from north hollywood. I'm from the san fernando valley. So i used to just watch saint elmo elmo's fire and go what is this life over here. We have like brick buildings with ivy on the side of them and seasons and like it. It all seemed bizarre to me. Coming from north. Hollywood any recollections from saint almost fire well hosted that the back lot in north hollywood. Aw we're only a couple of weeks in. Dc are everything we're all built on the soundstage. Yeah did you film that at radford studios out here and we oh man so you film that thing like four miles from where i was living wondering what this crazy land would would be like to live in. That was great. That was a lot of fun most of the time that movie you know i i for me. I felt like i for the first time ready to go. You know. I felt like i knew i was the right guy in the right part at the right time and i knew i knew it and i had i had a ball and i knew where i fit in that group too just often side of it had my little opportunities to chime in score and i. I really enjoyed that would be. I know you're doing directing now Orange is the new black and blacklists and gossip girl amongst others is that how much acting versus directing versus writing are. Where are you into now. In my day job. The last ten years has been been well traveled running for a while and then in the last decade. Mostly i have been Directing television which you know which i am enjoy doing you know it's an interesting. It's an interesting job. And at the end of the day. I think it's ultimately very much job but As opposed to a vocation direction television but But i can you know. I have all the accurate morosi that there are so i understand all that about the actress so i i enjoy the you directly. Although i started acting again recently just in some shows that i drafted that. I do good girl sometimes acting on which is really fun to i. I'm surprised that much joy sort of acting again. I hadn't done a number of years and it to be able to step in and do it without days. I used to 'cause I like it a lot. You know kinda just skim past the travel and the writing. And i know you're an editor at large at national geographic travel magazine. Can we talk a little about that. I mean that sort of got into that about you early in sixteen seventeen years ago or travel writing the vaccine deadly and that right my acting sort of fizzling inside me. It was bat lost a lot of interest in. It wasn't doing the kind of things that i don't really want to be doing so i. It was sort of a reinvigoration of lines of creative life for lack of a better word. I guess i've just been travel writing. Which is a great job. downwardly mobile from in the movies. But it was. It was a lot of fun. it's i love. I'm a big believer in drought. I think travel changes people changes people's lives. I'm not talking about vacations. Particularly but i'm talking about is that mark twain line travels fatal prejudice bigotry narrow minded. I think that's true. I think travel just trim changes people so anyway. I got into that that i stumbled into Directing and actually took off while travel. Writing is a great thing. It doesn't put three kids through private school. So he the tellers director of the thing about. I had this sort of bazaar thought about travel. As i was driving into work today because i know the kind of travel you're talking about is a little more interesting and probably more exotic but i was just thinking as i was driving in just behind a bunch of cars on the freeway. I went all the towns abandoned and all the shows have done all over the country. It was just sort of thinking about all the places. I've been just here in this country. Just mostly doing shows. And i just thought right now someone sitting in that town and they're behind some car and they're basically having the same experience. I'm having here but when you're here and you never leave here. You don't really know that exists. A you don't know i mean you understand. Intellectually people are somewhere and they have a house and have a car and they have a commute. They have work or whatever. And when you start getting into an international way. And i think this is kind of what you're speaking to kind of opens you up. You realize all this stuff is going on all day every day in your kind of pretending like it's only going on within a ten foot radius of you but that's really true and i think that's a to be able to sit in your car kind of all of that guy cans. He's probably going to be able to do that. And actually own that unexperienced levels changes. Who warned that. That's better person somebody who's never left. La and is sitting there with only docker spectacle on the world. You know what i mean. And that's you know that's adds a lot to who you are as a human and even just observing it on that sort of level in places the world. I go like god. They're still doing up at. They're still doing that kind of rotation that elephant thing like every day. It wasn't just today. i was there. They do that they do riding monday. It's nice in the world out there happening. you know. Most of the world is very different than we've been told the fear allow role in all that. It's just not the case not my experience. Anyway he stay in touch with any the old cohorts. I didn't for a number of years. And then you know as i've grown embrace sealed back. I was on I talked to rob lowe last week and talk robin decade. We at united states podcasts Imas great to talk to him and his great is. We're getting so old. That is something about those moments of you than we share a group of shared something that very few people share it and so to connect over. That's kind of cool. You know. I see.
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Serrano they're breaking down a conic hip hop albums every week. Basically and Here's the first one they did. Oh oh it's richard trying. I love this album. This takes me back to la. The jimmy kimmel live green room. Two thousand three where we're finishing. The show is at nine o'clock and finished at like ten. Oh five point that and then everyone in the green room and it was this fifty cent album stoop dogs beautiful there couple others but it was distinct era of music. That is just very very near and dear to my heart. Anyway you can listen to know skips with jinx shave followed on spotify. Get every episode as it comes and it's good one Speaking of podcasts. On the podcast. That were three watchable. 's we did lethal weapon to last week. We have one of the most important movies we have ever done on that. Podcast coming on monday night. I didn't even know need to tell you what the movie is. Because you don't need to watch it ahead of time because you've already seen it a bunch of times and It's one of the greats and we did it in person and it was super fun and they go you know what else is. Fun this podcast. It's a fat one. We don't split up our podcasts into multiple parts here we just you. You could just sift through whatever you wanna listen to. I think you'd wanna listen all of this because we have. Jackie macmullan talk an mba. We have worn sharp breaking down. All the nfl scheduled two thousand twenty one quirks and then andrew mccarthy anytime i get offered in eighties movie star. I'm taking it is just one of my rosaire so this is a really fun. Podcast i think we have to bring in pearl jam. Come on guys all right. Jackie macmullan is here. We're taping this. It's thursday afternoon pacific time to say. It's an action packed basketball weekend. would be an understatement. Totally macro great..
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"Andrew McCarthy as he's known officially contributing editor of the National Review Senior Fellow. National Review Institute and former Chief Assistant US attorney I wanted to get you on to talk to you about the the the whole smell of this hunter Biden thing and and there's another stanch that is coming up and that is the fact that this is really kind of becoming dangerous to talk about twitter and facebook shutdown the New York post social media making it hard for anyone else and not only on this story. But anything they deem damaging to their chosen candidate. What are your thoughts on this? Well I'm as astonished as you are lined. Bye. Bye. How blatant it is right? It's it's been obvious for a long time. To add serves. Yeah. But I just think that it's a broad shot conservatives and the the sort of camouflage of it is trump. So you know for a long time, they've taken the physician that trump is such an unusual president. And he was elected under such unusual circumstances. You know losing the popular vote by as much as he did yet eking out a victory in the. Electoral College. At the story is that he's illegitimate. And, they have used that as a basically a rationale. To treat him differently than any. President has ever been treated, and now it's kind of blood over I. Think. So treating. People. In his. In his camp were perceived to be in his camp. And in particular any stories that might help him. Get elected are looked at with the same tainted illegitimacy that they basically tried to bake for. Four years, and now that we're down to the short strokes, it's really. Become embarrassingly blatant that they are politically in the tank for this guy, this is not like a media thing. This is an adjunct to a to partisan political effort. It's quite amazing because we fight the sensors all the time they have suppressed us recently, I did a story on the ancestors of of hunter by I'm sorry I of Joe Biden on slaves. We had one of the best researchers and research firm of genealogy in the country do the report they gave it to us and it was all clear all buttoned up but it still took us days and days while they were suppressing us they by the way, we just got a letter last night saying. Oh Jokic gets you're right but they suppressed us and suppress that story. Yeah I think it's even It's more insidious than that. I've had the experience net three times. In the last several days where I sat down and went through twitter and try to reach. We'd a couple of things something that we. We'd put out at national review about the Hunter Biden stuff. a report by a terrific reporter named Jerry Dunleavy at the Washington examiner on some of the same information and one other story. I can't remember what it was a off the top of my head. But as soon as you try to reach tweet it, they put a little sign up that says, wouldn't you like to read this I? like I mean they have no way of knowing whether you have you haven't but I, bet you, they don't do that for I. Know they don't do. We know we'll story. You've. Yeah so I I just think it's creepy How how this is how this has happened not just their tactics but the fact that they. They don't seem to be ashamed or embarrassed in any way at how obvious it is that they're putting them on the scale for one part. It's inside. So what do you see andy happening if Joe Biden wins and the Democrats win I mean you know. I think even the Republicans have lost their nerve, some of them, not all of them but some of them lost their nerve going up against these guys and they will you know only a few Republicans are actually threatening to do something the Republicans that did threaten to do something say we're subpoena we're bringing a subpoena against guys you come to Congress now the other. Republicans worst out and said well, we'll wait until after the election. I'm worried Glenn that they will join with Phil. You'll get elements on the right and elements of the left that'll come together and do something that'll be bad for the country. We have a situation here that obviously needs to be addressed, but I think it can be addressed by amending. The. The provision that controls all this were supposed to section two thirty in a way that takes ambiguity out and makes it clear that if you're going to engage in content. editorializing you know any way that you. You'RE GONNA share content. If you're gonNA let stuff go from one side but not the other side and you should be treated. A publisher and that doesn't mean that you're doing anything that's illegal. You're allowed to be a left wing website if that's what you want to be, but that's what you are and if you WanNa have the status of an Internet media platform that it in a an even-handed way just transmits information so that you can get immunity from lawsuits. Then you can't editorialize by content things to me that would be the easiest way to do it the the best line in one of your one of your write ups was immunity is a benefit lack of immunity is not a punishment. Yeah Right. and I. Think we need to see it that way what I'm afraid of is that these guys are going to get together and have a government board. Oh. Yeah oversee. How these these outfits operate and that's a disaster for everyone. Yeah that is what will let me ask you why is that a disaster?.
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"So you know they may have a obviously it stinks to high heaven and it's it's obvious corruption in a in a common sense kind of way. But in terms of is this a prime crime that you could prove in court where you can prove a quid pro quo beyond a reasonable doubt on the circumstances where you're dealing with all these different entities and people will come in and well, you know Hunter Biden was a really bright guy that was why we wanted him on our board. You have to you have to make sure you have evidence to overcome all that I wanted to get you on to talk to you about the the the whole smell of this hunter Biden thing and and there's another stench that is coming up and that is the fact that this is really kind of becoming dangerous to talk about twitter and facebook shut down the new. York. Post social media making it hard for anyone else and not only on this story. But anything they deem damaging to their chosen candidate what are your thoughts on this? Well as astonished as you are Glenn Bye bye. How blatant it is right it's it's been obvious for a long time. Yeah. But I just think that it's a broad shot at conservatives and the the sort of camouflage of is trump. So you know for a long time, they've taken the physician that trump is such an unusual president. And he was elected under such unusual circumstances. You know losing the popular vote by as much as he did yet eking out a victory in the Electoral College. At the story is that he's illegitimate. And they have used that. As a basically a rationale. To treat him differently than any. President has ever been treated, and now it's kind of blood over I think to treating. People in his in his camp or perceived to be in his camp. And in particular, any stories that might help him get elected are looked at with the same taint of illegitimacy that they basically tried to bake for. Four years, and now that we're down to the short strokes, it's really Become embarrassingly blatant that they are politically in the tank. For this guy, this is not like a media thing. This is an adjunct to a to a partisan political effort. It's it's quite amazing because we fight the sensors all the time they have suppressed us. Recently, I did a story on the ancestors of of hunter. By I'm sorry of Joe Biden owning slaves we had one of the best researchers and research firm of genealogy in the country do the report they gave it to us and it was all clear all buttoned up but it still took us days and days while they were suppressing us they by the way, we just got a letter last night saying. Jokic guess you right but they suppressed us and suppress that story. Yeah, I I think it's even It's more insidious than that Glenn. I've had the experience now three times. In the last several days where I sat down and went through twitter and try to reach. We'd a couple of things something that we had aditorial. We'd put out at national review about the Hunter Biden stuff. a report by a terrific reporter Jerry Dunleavy at the Washington examiner on some of the same information and one other story I can't remember what it was off the top of my head..
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"So to all of the people involved listen to this quote from Time magazine in September my belief was a more virtuous capitalist system as possible and it was reaffirmed by an initiative of the forms International. Business. Council led by Brian Moynahan of the bank. Of America, they released the stakeholder capitalism metrics. So the metrics are what is the gender pay gap in company X. How many people have diverse Were hired and promoted. What progress is the company made towards reducing its greenhouse gas emissions how much did the company pay taxes globally per jurisdiction and what did the company do to hire and train new employees they? They will have a federal office are sorry a global office if they get their way. That will will go and look at all of these metrics for every single business in the world. I don't know about you but. It doesn't sound fun. No no, that's exactly right and a lot of this stuff was spelled out the principals were spelled out in agenda twenty one, the United Nations, Agenda Twenty thirty the sustainable development goals, and all of these things what this is is it's an it's an attempt to take those sustainable development goals that came from agenda Twenty one agenda Twenty thirty and and impose those on corporations and businesses and how they behave so that it's not just what government is doing in. Government programs it's how government can force businesses and corporations to do those same things to enact those sustainable development goals. So it's forcing businesses to to become less institutions engaged in social justice causes and you're going to use the power of the government through regulation through taxes through incentives, and all these other things to force these companies to engage in this behavior. That's the plan, and it's it's incredibly well documented and it is being sold now by Time magazine the entire. Edition of Time Magazine this week or next week. Do, know it already came out at already came out. So it is out now and I suggest that you get it and read it It is the great reset calls for the introduction of far left progressive and socialist policies such as government run healthcare Magin, that basic income and the green new deal if adopted, the great reset won't be subtle. A radical and dramatic departure from the existing capitalist system and one that would demand changes to America and the World Social Contract in an article published on the World Economic Forum's website. Schwab said quote the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies from. Two social contract to working conditions. Every country from the United States to China must participate and every industry from oil gas to tech must be transformed. In short, we need a great reset of capitalism. and quote. This is something you must understand before. Election. Day. If the Democrats get in the great reset will be part of the American society. It will become what we are a a stakeholder capitalist society. That's how they're selling. Either Fascism just exactly the way the Nazis at it or Chinese communism. If you believe that is the way America should go then you should vote for the Democrats. If, you believe it shouldn't. You might understand why they're fighting so hard to make sure that Donald trump is destroyed. This is something that you must understand and the article is available now at Glennbeck Dot com also the blaze dot com don't.
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"Best of the Glenn Beck Program. Justin Haskins. He's the editorial director for the Heartland Institute. He's also the CO author of a Of A new book we're working on right now called the great reset He's editor IN CHIEF OF STOPPING SOCIALISM DOT COM been a fan of the program for a long time, and I've been a fan of his for a long time It's funny 'cause just you called me what was it two months ago and said, we've got to do a book on the Great Race set, and then I was just about to call you. We've got to do a book on the great reset because it is terrifying it's out in the open shockingly going to be the full issue of time. Magazine. They, don't seem to be afraid of it and it is barreling towards us. Yeah. That's exactly right and just think about how astounding it is that Time magazine just a less than two weeks before the election would devote an entire issue to this one topic that shows you just how important it is to people on the left and just how powerful this movement is going to be. Joe, Biden went K.. So here's the thing I want you to know if you go to the blaze dot com or you go to Beck Dot Com we. have an article on it right now that you can spread with your friends. So remember listening in the next few minutes and when you want to share with your friends, what's going.
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"Morning America this cat's roundtable chunk cheese years Sunday morning Labor Day weekend back to work weekend while usually is back to work. But we still don't know what's going to happen in big cities. Our does this morning is Andrew McCarthy a former. Assistant US attorney prosecuted Sheikh Omar and the bombing in nineteen, ninety three and is kind of new book on. The ball of collusion Andrew McCarthy morning how are you? I'm doing just fine, John. How are you gonNa tell us about your book. Well, I wrote a book about what we call Russia gate now, which basically argues that the real collusion and the twenty sixteen election was not the trump campaign and the Kremlin but rather the Obama administration putting the law enforcement and intelligence apparatus of the government in the service of the Democratic Party I think that's the real collusion and the book tr- SORTA. CIA traces my argument through. The misuse of intelligence and the misuse of law enforcement processes for political purposes. You've been common to me a lot in the legal process in our country lately and. I don't even know where to begin. What do you hear about the Michael Flynn? Trial the the Justice Department says dropped a case. And the judge refuses. Yeah. Well, this was a big week as far as that's concerned because the the court of Appeals that was considering that is what people may remember is that the justice? Department has moved to dismiss the case as you as you're pointing out against General Flynn. The judge so far has not dismissed it. He hasn't said he won't, but he has he has done it either. So to try to force his hand General, Flynn's council moved for what's known as a rib. Mandani, which is basically to Get the Court of Appeals to order the judge to dismiss the case, and originally, they had a three judge panel. Most appeals are heard by three judge panels where General Flynn One But then there were allowed under the law to ask for the full court. That's all the judges on the circuit, which would be ten in this case to hear the case and they did that a few weeks ago and on Monday they came out with a decision that General Flynn lost. So basically, they sent the case back to judge. Sullivan and then the next day Sullivan issue an order to try to schedule what's going to happen going forward but it looks to me like he's trying to slow walk the thing past the election. So he's basically telling them. You know in three weeks, we'll have the scheduling order, and then we'll talk about the violence some briefs, and then maybe we'll have an oral argument and so I think what's going on here is He's trying to push the thing beyond election day because he realizes president trump does not get. Reelected and we have a Biden Justice Department The likelihood is that the Biden Justice Department would not dismiss the case against General Flynn and that would really force president trump to pardon plan before he left office. So I think..
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"I'm John not sure this is the John that's our show Andrew McCarthy at National Review online that is the kind of American greatness here gentleman a detail I headline that got lost in the tragedy of these last days but we sought immediately which is that congressman Devin Nunez of the house intelligence committee has indicated that he's made more referrals there were eight referrals to Attorney General William Barr last spring of results of his investigation at the committee now more up to ten more referrals following the remarks by rod Rosenstein former deputy Attorney General before men's Lindsey Graham's committee Andy on my presumption because I talked to Devin a deal but I don't have any inside information but my presumption is that following testimony before Congress when things that are said things are said that are out of step with previous statements to Congress that does call into question whether persons deceiving or just has a bad memory does that rise to the level of a criminal referral or would this be in another direction that Mr Rosenstein in your opinion well it it it's not just my opinion John and Roger stone's case it rose to the level of a criminal prosecution not merely a referral if you have false testimony made to Congress that's a that's a crime that's perjury now I to my mind it doesn't get prosecuted nearly as often as it should but and there's a good argument that it was done selectively by the smaller people in the sense that you know they go after someone like Roger stone but a lot of very questionable testimony has two kids and in Congress in this escapade it only seems to be the trump people that they've gone after but it's it's absolutely clearly a crime the one other thing I would say about it for what it's worth is that just as an experienced prosecutor I would think at this point dorm is down in the weeds as far as the potential criminality he goes and he probably has a better handle on it than most members of Congress do and I only I only and then saying that for the to make the point that at this point in the investigation the justice department is probably a lot more interested in in what dorm comes up with and referrals from Congress I'm not saying that referrals in Congress won't get any attention but what's going to decide how this goes to the dorms investigation at this point that is we have a couple of minutes quickly and even differentiate rod Rosenstein being essentially prosecuted for perjury and McCabe as we talk about what Andy McCabe he was a very difficult case to prove you laid out the reasons why would Rosenstein be any different well I don't lows in steam wrote that what do you what do you think is false is prosecutable false testimony was for the referral at at at this point okay well I here's the problem I think they have with the with Rosenstein that they don't have with with somebody like McCabe is that McCabe's lies were very black and white and not only with a pretty black and white McCabe even apologized alternately to some of the investigators for misleading them so I don't really think there was a lot of questions to my mind at least about whether he whether he lied or not with respect to Rosenstein it's a very different issue because his role is not the role of an investigator so he's got an out in terms of misrepresentations that were made to the court in the sense that he can say he was relying on the actual investigators and his testimony is not black and white characteristic of everything we've observed about him over the last number of years it's very slippery which makes it hard to improve things beyond a reasonable doubt perjury cases are tough Andrew McCarthy at National Review online that is macarthur American greatness I'm John bachelor you're listening to the John Batchelor show you're listening to the John Batchelor show you're listening to the John Batchelor show during this.
Ignore the hype — this is not an impeachment inquiry
"New Developments arise in the connection between the trump whistleblower and house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff the State Department inspector general opens another mess and president from goes off in front of the head head of Finland. I'm Ben Shapiro. This is the Ben Shapiro show. I mean I do have to say you have to feel a little bit bad for the foreign leaders who sit there while president trump goes because man when president trump does these press conferences and goes off on the press and then goes off on the Democrats Democrats and you are like the president of Finland the Prime Minister of inland and you're sitting there looking like you just cannot wait to get out and Jim from the office. It's pretty it's pretty spectacular. Alerts stuff well a lot breaking in the news. I I think that it's important to make a note that Andrew McCarthy makes today over at the hill he of course is illegal correspondent for National Review and he gives them important Gordon information about the background of this whole impeachment inquiry and that is that so far it is basically Kabuki theatre meaning. It's not an official impeachment inquiry for all the talk about impeachment inquiry and we're supposed to put all of our focus into impeachment. Nothing has actually fundamentally changed. Here's what Andy McCarthy writes today. He says there is no impeachment pitchman inquiry. There are no subpoenas. You're not to be faulted if you think a formal inquest is underway and the legal process has been issued the misimpressions completely understandable if you've been taking in media coverage in in particular reporting on a Haughty September twenty seven th letter from House Democrats presuming to direct Secretary of State Mike pompeo on pain of citation for obstruction to cooperate in their demands to should oppose State Department officials and review various records. The letter is signed by not one but three committee chairman. Remember your elementary math. Oh Zero is still zero even when multiplied by three what what is portrayed as an impeachment inquiry is actually just a made for cable TV political soap opera. The House of Representatives is not conducting formal impeachment inquiry to the contrary Sandy McCarthy Congressional Democrats are conducting the twenty political campaign. The House has not voted as a body to authorize an impeachment inquiry while we have here are partisan theatrics preceding under the Ipse Dixit of Speaker Nancy Pelosi raises the profile but not the legitimacy of the same impeachment inquiry and they're no subpoenas a secretary pompeo observed in his fittingly tart heart response on Tuesday what the committee chairman issue was merely a letter. It's huffing and puffing. Not withstanding the letter is nothing more than an informal request for voluntary cooperation. Legally it has no compulsive the power if anything it is rife with legal deficiencies and McCarthy is pointing out here that all the talk of impeachment inquiry Democrats have actually utilized the power that they have in Congress in order to subpoena members of the executive branch why will because then get litigated in the courts because that's the way this stuff works you subpoena somebody in the White House. The White House has no and then it ends up in court and the court. Hashes it out but that leads to delay instead what the Democrats are doing is they are issuing fake subpoenas basically request for people to show up. If the White House says hold up a second they then accused the White House of obstruction. This appears to be manufactured. I mentioned this yesterday. The Democrats are now using a wide variety of theories in order to justify their push for impeachment as it turns out that the quid pro quo arrangement supposedly evident from the trump Ukrainian presidents Lewinsky's phone call falls apart as it turns out that allegation doesn't make any sense in the absence of any information that Ukrainian leadership believed that the president was withholding military aid as that becomes clear the Democrats are now shifting the narrative on impeachment. Maybe the impeachment is not about pro after all. Maybe it's about President Trump mouthing off. Maybe it's about President trump yelling at the whistle blower. Maybe it's about obstruction of justice well. What if if the Democrats basically boxed themselves in here what of Nancy Pelosi went off half cocked because she believed that it was important to get her base on board because she couldn't hold them back any longer because Nancy Pelosi isn't actually in control of this process. Remember earlier this year. Nancy Pelosi tried to take out the squad earlier this year. Nancy Pelosi tried to marginalize the radicals in her base and president trump basically prohibited her from doing that by attacking the radicals in her pace forcing her to rally around them well that meant the Nancy Pelosi is now subject to their whims and that means ironically the president trump unifying Nancy Pelosi with the radicals in her base led to this fo impeachment inquiry was anti McCarthy writes standing committees. He's do have subpoena power so why not use it well because subpoenas get litigated in court when the people or agencies on the receiving end object. Democrats want to have an impeachment show inquiry on on television they don't want to defend its Bona Fides in court and they certainly don't want to defend their letter threatening obstruction the Democrats media grabs note the chairman's admonition that any failure by pompeo Oh to comply shall quote constitute evidence of obstruction of the houses impeachment inquiry what a Crock as McCarthy points out in criminal proceedings prosecutors constantly demand information and defense presumptively resists and then ends up in court he says Congressional Democrats know all of this. Many of them are lawyers. They're issuing partisan letters. That pose was legally offensive threats rather than subpoenas because this is a show not impeachment inquiry subpoenas that don't require chest-beating obstruction. Everyone knows their compulsory but everyone also knows. They may be held up in court so what this really looks like. Overall is the Democrats basically trying to drum up something something upon which they can get trump in the public doc mind and that became an eminently clear when it became clear that the whistle blower in this particular case was probably coordinated with Adam Shifts office before the whistleblower complaint was even elevated to the level of the Inspector General of the intelligence community.
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"So Andrew McCarthy has a piece today suggesting that the Obama administration had a shady plan to go after the Trump campaign McCarthy says. In Senate testimony last week does in the New York Post attorney general William bar used the word spying to refer to the Obama administration spying on the Trump campaign. Of course, fainting spells ensued with the media democrat complex in meltdown. Former FBI director Jim me tut-tutted that he was confused by Byers'comments since the FBI surveillance have been authorized by a cord the Pearl clutching was predictable less than a year ago. We learned that the Obama administration had used confidential informants a spy approach Elise. Three Trump campaign officials in the months leading up to the twenty sixteen election straining to find proof that the campaign was complicit in the Kremlin's hacking of democratic emails as night follows day, we were then treated to the same beltway, beltway hysteria. We got this week. Silly Samantha carp semantic carping over the word spying, which regardless of whether h authorizes it is merely the covert gathering of intelligence about a suspected wrongdoing wrong to her organization or foreign power. There's no doubt the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign has made clear the real question is what predicated the spying was there? A valid reason for it strong enough to overcome our norm. Against political spying. Or was it done? Rashly? Was it politically motivated we're gonna find out soon enough? Presumably any McCarthy suggests that he thinks that there is something to ferry is going on here. He says the FBI was fine. It was doing. So an investigation of the Trump campaign. That's why for over two years. Washington has been in France by the specter of Trump collusion with Russia not page or popadopoulos collusion with Russia. James Comey went to extrordinary lengths has held the FBI. It's tell the world at the FBI was not merely. Zeroing in on individuals of varying ranks in the campaign. The main question was whether the Trump campaign self the entity had coordinated in Russia's espionage operation. Mccarthy concludes by saying the Obama administration decided that all the norms did not apply to the Trump campaign. If all the Obama administration had been trying to do is check out a few bad apples with suspicious Russia ties. The FBI could easily have alerted any number of Trump campaign officials with solid national security credentials Rudy Giuliani. Jeff Sessions, Chris Christie, the agents could have have asked for campaigns help instead Obama officials made the Trump campaign the subject of the counterintelligence investigation that only makes sense if the Obama administration's premise was the Donald Trump himself was Russian agent, and they didn't have evidence of that coming up. We'll be talking about Bernie Sanders who seizes control of the democratic primary process. I I know this is an awkward thing to talk about but sex, especially within a marriage. It's one of the crucial aspects of a healthy life like any other aspect of our health sometimes things don't work the way they're supposed to that's nothing to be ashamed about he's just got it solved. And that's where our friends at Roman. Come in studies show that seventy percents of dudes who.
"andrew mccarthy" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast
"So now we get our wonderful fish out of water story of a bunch of aliens on planet earth, but not before we set up our a plot of Courtney Cox, a young high schooler who is apparently moving to jersey before the end of her senior year to be there. Because her parents are dead. My. Why wouldn't tell her not to go to go to the shore and fist pump with snooky. It's everything, everything about her story. It's just like, I'm so sad to miss everything out here. We'll don't move no Ghada well, close to New York when not at close. Yeah. Glorious New Jersey for her, you know, restart in life. It's kind of interesting. Absolutely has to be like, well, I could get a job in New York, but like New York prices. Only seventeen and not graduating high school here. Hoboken's. Nice. Yeah. So she meets up with her boyfriend that she's breaking up with because she's moving to jersey played by the dude who would be like one of the leads on Star Trek Voyager in the nineties. That's crazy. I didn't put that together until I again was doing the research for the show, but that's why recognizes phase. What's funny is that every time I looked at him, I kept seeing Anthony, Michael hall. Yeah. Yeah. And I thought to myself, did they want Anthony, Michael hall McCarthy? He looked at me like budget level, Andrew McCarthy. Macneil playing Kevin Corrigan. He's also a producer and director on Chuck did a lotta shit afterwards, not hurt his career at all. Some fairly, not hell. Leah Thompson bounced back from Howard the duck. So I guess anything's possible. True. So she meets up with Kevin and brings him ribs in a bucket for dinner, chicken, whatever. Ribs. The chicken and ribs combo, of course, who wouldn't. I do think there are probably fishing for like a Kentucky Fried Chicken sponsorship. At this point. Get it. Yeah, exactly. He's, he's like, oh, well, you know you, you should move to New Jersey and she's like, yeah, but I'm gonna and he's like, okay, these gonna come by and see the sound check that I have for my band playing are fucking prom. We come to my soundcheck. She's like, yeah, totally. Ed soundcheck apparently is just Kevin. One in this Bank. We didn't know before that happens. We then get to see that Kevin was early live. Looper is what I was. Okay. Yeah, we see that the he man crew has landed on earth. Apparently just outside of this chicken and rib shack. And they are so hungry that they use a grappling gun to steal a bucket of ribs out of someone's car while they are just making out furiously in the parking lot. Awkward joke father telling his daughter that he used to bang her mom in a car. Yeah. Doing that with your mom before you were early? I think I was doing that before you were born? It's like, I would assume because she had to be born. I still do it. At which point we then learned that apparently like everyone on Turney except for man at arms is like fish vegetarian, fucking hardcore vegan since like what this is flesh. Here's..