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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, backed by the king, moves for absolute power
"It is easy to forget that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz. Al Sowed is not actually technically ruler of Saudi Arabia. That title belongs formerly to his elderly Father King Salman however since his appointment as crown prince in two thousand seventeen. It has been widely understood that. Nbs often known is the heir designate. Power behind the throne and at the age of thirty four very much the future of Saudi Arabia in this unofficial role mb has furnished considerable cause for concern he has overseen a terrible onslaught against Yemen and a blockade of Qatar. Neither of which appear to have accomplished much. He has interred dozens of his fellow royalty. For a time in a Ritz hotel and more or less kidnapped the prime minister of Lebanon perhaps most infamously. Nbs is widely supposed responsible for the murder of Washington. Post columnist. Jamal Khashoggi even by those standards. This week's palace intrigue in Riyadh is remarkable. Several members of the court appear to have been arrested at MBA's instruction including one of his uncles and one of his cousins dozens more army officers and civil servants are also reported to have been rounded up east this NBA swatting a coup. D'etat conducting one of his own. If he does manage to reach the throne when King Solomon's time comes. What does he want to do with it and is in BS? Perhaps not quite the Mariah Carey loving modernizer. He would have us believe. This is the foreign desk when you bring in Mariah Carey and all these singers and pay them views amount of money but you do not have an any universities anyplace to learn music. There is no department in any Saudi university to learn. Play ride to a drama making this these other forms that you should look for. And whether this massive youth constituency what she has to some extent manage to bring behind him is still behind him in five years time because young people need to get jobs. They need to be able to get married. They can't subsistence promises forever. So I think Basch is going to be the key determinant his credibility rather than some of the things that I looked with more interested in the book. We must remember that. Donald Trump has given unequivocal support. D'amato Vince on who is heavily implicated in the killing of the journalist. Jamal Hasha he. Trump has had his back on that one and I think as as long as trump remains in power that this relationship will continue quite strongly. You're listening to the foreign desk. I'm Andrew Miller on today show. I'm joined by Ali Al Ahmed and Laura James Ali. Ahmed is a Saudi Scala. The Institute for Gulf Affairs joins us from Washington DC. Laura James is senior Middle East analyst at the Global Advisory Firm Oxford Analytica Ali. Al Start with you and I'll start with well it's not always an easy question to answer with Saudi Arabia's concerned which is the the pretty basic one of as far as we know what has been going on this week Mohammed bin Salman the heir apparent of King. Solomon who has a lot of political ambitions obviously has members of the ruling family who are his rivals and they do not want to see him become king if they would like to see him ousted some just by talking and some by plotting so what has happened is Hamad discernment is extremely insecure about that and he took measures to stop any attempt to remove him. We have two groups here those who are talking and then the sort of speaking ill of Like his uncle Ahmad but Abdelaziz who who thinks that he has better in terms of becoming king and you have his cousin especially the younger ones who rallied around the his main rival. Hamad bin naive to try to dislodge him for power by by force even and that is why we have seen these steps of arrest and monitoring hundreds of members on family who are eyeing the throne Laura to bring you in his they one fundamental thing looking behind this extraordinary shakespeare in intrigue. Is it a reasonable assumption that MBBS is trying to nail down his future in anticipation that King Mohammed who is eighty four years old and not in good health? Con- last forever. I think he's done really since he became Crown Princeton before has been based on that assumption. It's been about shoring up his position within the family and I think if when his father succeeded nobody would have predicted that he could have done it. This effectively. He is essentially unchallenged. Do we understand. If the differences between the rival factions are actually political or is this basically a more atavistic. Instinctual family feud. I'm not sure that you can draw the distinction very clearly in Saudi Arabia between family in politics the two very much Banda with each other. I would say one difference between Mohammed bin Salman. His rivals is that he thinks that the anyway food. Saudi Arabia is essentially for one person to be in clear charging for that person to him whereas some of the people who oppose him wants to get back to a more consensual style family managed rule and Schering of resources and consensus in enslave change whereas if a political as well family reasons bin Salman says no that model work for Saudi Arabia. Dunga all these possible to be clear on rich factions of the house of sowed supporting. Nbs this point. Does he actually have the numbers? I think? So the most important in Saudi government and the ruling. Saudi Arabia is not even the ruling family anymore. It was about power previously. The model like Laura speaking about the there were centers of power at King. Abdullah had the national guard was his own militia guns so he can force his His agenda and his position and so on the delayed crown prince was also minister of defense so he had the army under his control so he can push his agenda and most importantly then the ministry of the interior with late conference knife had the interior ministry. Which has the largest number of security personnel and across the country and so he can use that to push himself to the throne in all of these people reach the throne. Some some did some died before they they got to to become king now all of these powers the Army National Guard and the Interior Ministry has been gutted and removed. Everything that's powerful about. It has been moved to something called the State Security Agency and the control of bin Salman so our bin Salman controls all the military and security apparatus in the country. So who is his real challenge? No one they can speak. They can talk about. They cannot do very much. There are members of the family who want to see him out. This is not strange to the Saudi ruling family King Faysal was shot and killed by his own nephew. King Salad was overthrown by his brothers. And also there was an assassination attempt on his life after he was deposed and expelled. This is nothing new in the history of the family so I expect to see some harsh measures against some of those younger princess like Nawaf bin Ni- F- Who was arrested and Mohammed bin? Naif who is basically the boss the boss of this of this of these people because he has the best chance in rivaling Ahmed bin Salman let us remember. It was the Obama Administration C. i. a. A and Obama who brought Hamad Knife as the future king and gave him a lot of accolades And supported him and tell trump came and push 'em B. S. INSTEAD AND MR. I'm mad but was pushed out and he still. Mr Benign has a lot of support in Washington in day democratic side. So that was the fear that MBBS had Laura how much might MB S.'s? Stature in court or credibility in the court of being damaged by his own somewhat petulant impulsive behavior over the years whether that's launching this war in Yemen his involvement? In the murder of Jamal Khashoggi would there be a concern in the rest of the court that he might be quite the loose cannon concerns among some parts of the ruling family and very strong concerns internationally. I think there are two distinct issues. One is about foreign policy mistakes. And as you've said in terms of Yemen in terms of Qatar in terms of the confrontation with Iran and particularly in Lebanon. It seemed that. His foreign policy initiatives haven't worked very well. I think within the country that's less important like the Ritz Carlton and this latest. Crackdown are actually less important than the nuts and bolts of vision twenty thirty which is his transformation plan so Mohammed bin Salman has stepped forward and said we know we need to change. The oil is going to run out. We've got to move into a new era. Diversify the economy. Be ready for this. Get Jokes Young People Change Society? I need a huge amounts woods that intensive transforming the way in which Saudi Arabia
Fresh update on "andrew miller" discussed on Moose & Maggie
"I moved back in with you here on Monday midday the fan in New York City 877337 66 66 is your number to call And you know, as we're talking about a little bit about Major League baseball, Maggie I mean baseball's also got an issue here with the testing and the lack where you've seen A couple of camps here, a number one where the test results. They have not gotten the test results to be able to run the camp effectively. It's it's a problem. It's a concern where players or not feeling safe on a weekend in which we saw David Price for the Los Angeles Dodgers say he's not going to compete this year. You know it's a long list, but you know, there are names that are now building up on that list of players on joining Ryan Zimmerman and others. They have decided not to give it a go this year. Major League baseball. What exactly? I don't understand your you're using a testing facility in Utah, right? If your major league baseball and cross the t's dot the I's Rob Manford hopped on with Anderson Cooper on CNN. Remember that night? And he was he was telling about the testing policy and the health and safety protocols for Major league baseball and what they're exactly gonna be. How exactly when you finally finally enact this 60 game season, and then you're taking bows last week for doing that, and tryingto, you know, Spike the baseball in the Playersfaces. And now you have an issues where teams air not getting the results of these covert 19 tests quick enough to be comfortable to move forward to practice. Yeah, with nationals camp and hearing Jerry's update and taking a look. Nationals camp not open today. Because of that. I mean, these days are valuable. We What are we doing here? If you're actually how is it possible, though? How do you do all this all this time? How do you not have your ducks in a row? How do you not have all of this? Why is this? Why is getting test results now on issue about there was one There was one team that didn't have enough test. How is this a problem? Year if your major league baseball and you think that you're going to be able to play the season 60 games, What, 63 66 days and be able to do this in order, get to the bread and butter, which is the money maker, and that is the postseason. Yet you're having issues just at the start of reopening of of summer training camp. I have to hope that these are just some bumps in the road before things get smoothed out. And maybe your best laid plans on paper don't translate and that we need to give baseball a little bit of a grace period here, but it's embarrassing for them Without a doubt. You got 100 pages of protocols. And yet you guys can't put it together where tests are being turned around in in the amount of time that you said they would be. It turned around it, which is about 24 hours. Instead, he got Sean Doolittle. The nationals has been really outspoken on a lot of these things, not only saying that the tests were coming back in a timely fashion or anything close to what baseball had promised. Also, not enough personal protective equipment possible when you get to the clubhouse, how do you not have a 95 mass? How do you not have gloves? How do you not have gowns? Whatever they were promised in those protocols. I mean, how do you not have that ready to go? And, yeah, I can understand why that a guy sits there, like do little. Who says? I'm not even sure if I actually feel comfortable to play this season, and I'm sitting here in camp, he got Andrew Miller, who comes out and says he's not even 100% sure they're goingto have a season and word camp like That That's the problem most when he gets sidetracked from what the main thing is, The main thing always should have been health and safety because that's the only way they're going to get through a season. Instead, the main thing became a contract negotiation, and that was the main thing and like we're talking about last week how the Knicks are gonna zoom call with Jason Kidd and couldn't possibly spare anyone from the organization to listen to what the commissioner had to say about the Delete eight bubble in Chicago and those plans honestly, like, Can we not multi text here until we can we not have, you know people who are dedicated to figuring out the health and safety. That is all they are doing to make sure these protocols and these things are running smoothly. We're talking about people's lives here. We're talking about people's health. And not make sure that runs smoothly while also doing a contract negotiation. I get it. We're spread thin, but seriously, this is what you do. This is what you do, but not just that. You're exactly right. Here's Nat's GM Mike Rizzo. Without accurate quote without accurate and timely testing, it is simply not safe for us to continue with summer cat. Major League Baseball needs to work quickly to resolve issues with their process. And their lab. How is this a problem? Someone's got to explain to me someone has got from Major league baseball. I need to understand how this is now. A problem. You mentioned a personal protective equipment. Maggie dead on Correct How is testing and getting test results? From the For Major League baseball. How did you not button up this issue before you're starting to ramp it up and you mentioned but of an issue? There shouldn't be any bumps in the road here. It really shouldn't be. We're going through a global pandemic. We've been dealing with it and different spikes around the country. But we're the epicentre here in New York City, right? We know there has not been professional sports here. We're trying to get sports back. Whether it be happy later on early, all guest Basque people later on this month baseball later on this month, we'll see about football in the fall. How if your major league baseball How is there an issue this early? There's no travel here. Teams are showing up at their at their whole ballparks and working out. How is there a problem this early? In getting test results for Cove in 19 for teams toe where they don't feel it's safe to open up their facility and continue the summer camp this early and then you're going to mean a mind to tell me that it's going to go smoothly during the regular season when teams air travelling Yeah. I mean, I mean, how is this possible? I mean, your major league baseball. I mean, how many black guys can you possibly take? How many punches to the face? Can you possibly take? You want to tell me and they're Maggie? We're not even dealing with the spread on a team. No, I know we're not dealing with any of that. We're not deal with losing six or seven or eight guys on the team. And all of a sudden that the team looking distinctly different. We're just looking for teams to get results back of tests they conducted with their players and the players aren't going anywhere and Major League Baseball can't even get that right with their lab in Utah, and we are sitting here it's July 6th..
Carlos Beltran Out as Mets Manager After Astros' Cheating Scandal
"We got the news about one o'clock today that yet. Another person untied to the Houston Astros. Cheating scandal has lost his job. Carlos Beltran recently hired by the mets to be there next managers out of his job before even having having a meeting in spring training. That's because he was named in. The Commissioner's report released the other day for his role in the Astros signed stealing scandal of two thousand seventeen eighteen Beltran and the mets both indicated. Today that this was a mutual decision but I suspect that a week or two weeks ago even those with knowledge of the science dealing details from two thousand in seventeen believed that Houston. GM Jeff Luneau Astros Manager Aj. Hinch Red Sox manager Alex Cora now Carlos Beltran would still have have their jobs and they're all out and that's where we are probably Vera covers baseball for ESPN. She knows. Carlos Beltran now score very well Marley. How you doing? It's been a crazy week. I think crazy is a very good adjective buster special like no that totally can managers. Were highly touted. I don't have a job today. Unbelievable let's let's start with Carlos Beltran. That is the the most recent news. I'm going to also ask you about Alex. Corsie is we go forward but but I about Carlos. I thought that when the mets didn't put out a statement immediately on Monday evening after the Commissioner's report came out out the fact that the mets didn't come out right away and have a statement from Jeff Wilpon from Brody Bandwagon. And saying this is our guy. Carlos Beltran is our manager edger. And that's what we're going to do moving forward because what was in the report involved the Houston Astros in two thousand seventeen. The commissioners made it clear that Carlos this is not going to be disciplined for his role in that because he's the player at that time but the fact that they didn't put out that statement on Monday and then dragged out into Tuesday day and then Wednesday. You could see that the mets they were weighing their options and just as someone who covered the mets back in one thousand nine hundred seven having worked in New York market for a long. I've never seen an organization that is more affected by public opinion than the mets. And I thought Yep that he at some point. They're going to let him go. What what did you think absolutely couldn't agree more with what you said? And not only that the fact that you know one of the reasons why they hired Beltran was because it was excellent in publicity. Ns S you. And I know spending so much time covering baseball in New York. The mets have failed many times on the PR department. And this would hiring hiring Carlos Beltran. They bought themselves all this goodwill right the return of the prodigal son with everything that had happened when he had left the comments of the Wilpon when he used to be a you know. Oh a mets player. Everything gets kind of water under the bridge. There's just you know one of the most impressive press conferences that I have attended you know at city field so it was just as big. Pr Moment and then all of a sudden I agree with you. They got swayed by public opinion. And one of the things that Carlos Beltran and as you mentioned before which is important you state. The aren't family our friends of mine. So my activity here Sometimes can be a little bit swayed but the point is that can handle the media. He's been you know he was a player for twenty a years worked on a capacity assistant with the Yankees and so on and I feel that this was in my opinion. Definitely a wilpon decision muster. Oh No no question. The way this was described I think Carlos but at a statement they talked about a mutual decision. No way like this like Carlos I think absolutely was set on going forward but they say as all the conversation was taking place in New York to columnists were were taking aim at this and they are asking questions. Well what. What did the mets ask Carlos about? After the first athletic story came out about the signed stealing. And how would the mets feel about Carlos not having credibility with the media and it became a real hot topic on talk radio here and one stat ball started rolling downhill and then Aj hinch losses job and Jeff Luna lost his job and Alex. Cora lost his job. There was no way the mets leadership was going to stand in the way of that momentum and stand up and say in the past it was in the past which by the way is what Brody van wagon and said back in November. He kind of indicated like well. That's not really a mets problem. That's an astros throws problem. But their their their words their tone definitely changes week the only aspect that I can you know Ah have gone in this process. One of the things were Carlos may have had some input. Devil's advocate here. Is that one of the things that Carlos Beltran they'll turn and and you and I have covered a great deal of is the fact that he does not like off. The field distractions buster. And I think at that is the part or they'll go. You know what this is the right decision. He is one of those guys that likes to talk baseball. I remember what it was like the whole scandal with Iran in the Yankees Yankees Carlos Beltran was part of the Yankees Organization at the time as a player and he refused to engage in sort of those conversations so there is an aspect of how much he doesn't like the distraction and then that part certainly you know he could have had any input on but I I agree with you. This isn't you know the mets founded selves in an island. Having to make a decision and they got swayed by Jim Crane did and obviously you know what the Boston Red Sox decided to do. After the imposition of a penalty suspension to Alex Score. So let's breakdown go by the way. Yeah exactly breakout some other elements of this What do you think the mets miss out on? Not Having Carlos Beltran altron their manager. Carlos Beltran is an excellent leader. And I think that's one of those things that has been a little bit missing the New York Mets Organization. He drives arrives you. He's one of those guys that inspires others other players and he also galvanizes clubhouses right. He he was the player for the day when he was with the Yankees. Hanky along with Andrew Miller he always has always been so well spoken and he crosses that kind of you know barrier quote Unquote Latino players. And you know the players that are not Latino and I felt that he could galvanize that clubhouse very very well and I think that's the number one thing that the mets are going to miss out on and this is a man who obviously has left the game for a long time doesn't need the money this isn't right and it was honestly doing this job because he truly wanted to make an impact in organization that really has lost their way a little bit in the last couple of years so I think it's a huge loss. So they mess. We're GONNA do not have Carlos Beltran but I do understand the decision. In terms of the whole quote in quote distractions off the field now. I'm not as close to him as you are if I was I think and he asked me my advice in this situation. Now that he's lost the job of the mets would. I think I would tell them was Carlos you need to hold a press conference in New York have rent out a room at a hotel or restaurant invite all the reporters to come and basically say I'm here to answer all your questions about what went on with Houston with me back in two thousand seventeen eighteen. Because I think that's the only way he's going to be able to manage at some point down the road and all I heard for the last decade is this is someone who absolutely terrific manager in the future future. He has to be great at this job but I think that would allow him to and let's face he's never going to move past this. It's already cost him his job but at least to get past those questions would be to tell the writers. I'm here to answer every question you people have about what take place and I'll tell you exactly really what happened. What do you think about that? I don't know that I mean I. I would love for that to happen. Let's be very clear. I don't know that the benefit for for Carlos it's worth it If if one of the drugs and he said this in an introductory press conference specifically said I didn't want any job I don't need need a job. I wanted to stay in New York. Carl has very very young children. They're all right like very yes. Three kids are all very young during school in your this is where they reside the kids go to school will. So there's only two baseball jobs that he would apply for the New York Yankees and the New York mets and he's not gonna get either one of those jobs so I just don't think that at this point point it benefits the family anyway and I do think that Carlos will do what's best for his family especially having young children Buster and I know you know that you had young children at one time. It's the point that these kids have to see the paper tomorrow. They're going to be in school. They're old enough. You know and I feel like it would rehash a lot of topics. Is that right now. Maybe people are going to move on you know and and just gone from that now if he later on when the kids are a little bit older he wants to do something else. Maybe at that point but but at this point I just don't see the benefit.
Fresh update on "andrew miller" discussed on Total Information AM
"You guys will possibly start the season will be so much optimism. And because of the unknown and possibly because of covert that the season might have to end prematurely. You know what if there's anything that this coveted thing has taught me throughout. This is to not worry about what Tomorrow brings. I mean, that's just you just will literally spin yourself into the ground thinking about all the different scenarios. What if this what if that was this? I try to show up every day today literally woke up. And knew exactly what I wanted to get done in two field came to the field got it done, and then we'll worry about tomorrow when he gets here. They met. Sylvie said yesterday that there's really no final list of guys that you could see being the DHD different times that is Matt Carpenter discussing baseball and Cove in 19 with reporters yesterday. Adam Wainwright, revealing what he carpenter and others said to a group of players inside the clubhouse. The message from yacht here myself and Dexter and waiters and Andrew Miller and Karp was listen. If we see all stepping out of line, we're gonna let you know about it really quick because there's no room for a selfishness right now. During this part of the season, where everything has to go just perfect for us to play, so there's a lot at stake. There's a lot of livelihood is at stake. There's a lot of enjoyment at stake for fans there are going to watch. You know y'all need stuff to write about. So there's a There's a lot of people that have stuff riding on what we're doing right now. And so it's very important that we that we do what we said earlier we talked about Being careful being safe, Controlling what we can control on DH Not going too crazy for three months. We're talking about two or three months. You know, after three months We can't dictate what you're doing anymore, but for three months we need everybody to kind of be good soldiers over the weekend, the Cardinal's announced two pitchers that it tested positive for covert 19 Ricardo Sanchez in Hennessey's Cabrera. Mike Schultz Cardinalsmanager joined me on sports on a Sunday morning about asymptomatic, so that's You know that's a positive based on pay them not being any discomfort on then be, you know, doing like that, Based on that. Um, you know, once they get through the negative testing phase they can. They can wrap up physical activity and, um, get backto, join us and ready to participate. Then 1/3 player tested positive, and it was announced yesterday. That player also asymptomatic Ellery Ce Montero, the Cardinal's third base prospect. You heard one of the follow up questions. Matt Carpenter was about baseball. There is an attempt to talk about baseball through all this, after all, in fact, John was a lock. The president of baseball operations told me that yesterday he finally had a chance to go sit in the seats and watch a little bit of it. You know, it's been really hard to focus on the baseball part of this because of all the The logistics and complications of just getting everything running and running on time. So you know, I think today was really the first time I've actually been outside the experience much baseball, which is welcoming But I think we have time. We're still trying to understand all the nuances of What we have to go through from the testing program from those protocols. And open it Lee the goal of this scene, keeping people healthy and hopefully winning from games, But you got to get number one right first reliever Andrew Miller says. It's no slam dunk. It's going to take a little lock. He's trying to move forward, but says there are some doubts. You'll hear those comments on the way at 8 15 on the home of the Cardinal's cable X J..
An Iraqi Spring?
"Some of the people who have been demonstrating across Iraq in recent weeks had not been born in two thousand and three when the United States led an invasion which was supposed is to turn the country into a beacon of liberal democracy at least four hundred of the people who have demonstrated across Iraq. In recent weeks we'll never know if such an outcome ever occurs the response of authorities has been brutal with several instances of live fire used against protesters. The protests tests began in early October. They have persisted despite the heavy handed reaction of Iraqi police and other security services last weekend. Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi admitted defeat and announced his resignation. It is unclear who or what comes next. Iraq's new protests protests a brief venting of frustration or is it something bigger than that a delayed addition to the Arab spring or a contribution to a current global eruption of rage. And will they change anything. This is the foreign desk. A lot of these really young demonstrators. And you're like kids. were like seventeen years old going to these really dangerous places where there's live bullets and all of them will stay universally. I'm not afraid I'm ready to die for this and asked him. Why aren't you afraid? And many of them will say something like you know I've gotten used to. This isn't something that scares me anymore. which is a hard thing to hear coming from early on kids? Mel Of the question is what you're on will do or will not do. It's what the the Iraqis will do or do on mainly the Iraqi political elite who are having constitutional legal and ethical obligations awesome to insulate the country from foreign influence. I would consider what we've seen in October until now this year is probably the greatest existential essential threat to the post. Two Thousand and three Iraqi State even when Isis rose the Iraqi parties and the people were together in condemning Isis and there was a clear strategy to remove isis assist. There is not a clear strategy of what needs to be done and I think the political leaders sat in Baghdad or feeling. You're listening to the foreign desk with me. Andrew Miller my first guest today is pressure Mageed a journalist based in Baghdad who has been covering the protests since the beginning of October tober pressure. First of all. Let's talk about what's been happening this week. What point have the protests got to now so the protesters have really dug in their heels? At this point. They've we've kind of set up their own mini infrastructure within Dr Square. They have tents people are sleeping there for weeks at a time. They have blankets. They have emergency health facility. Salihi stood up for people who are injured and people are really prepared to stay there for a very long time. Well let's go back to win. This started in October as as far as it was possible to tell. was there any particular thing that sparked it off obviously underlying these demonstrations a great many eh deeply-held grievances but was there. One particular thing that seemed to bring people out into the streets so at the very beginning of October the protests I I think we're kind of like normal protests right so there were huge huge huge huge numbers at the very beginning and they were protesting after office. The fact that there was no real change. They were protesting also to a certain extent military leader. WHO's popular removal from office? But they really. I think started growing quite intensely after the the government's violent response to those protesters you know. They started using bullets at the beginning of October. And I think that's part of the reason why the protests have have grown to such an extent you know there's the endemic economic issues. There's the corruption that people are just exhausted with and then there's the fact that people are just so angry that they're seeing so many people being and killed in the streets. The authorities in Iraq went incredibly quickly from a standing start to firing live rounds at civilian protesters as anybody buddy yet understood how why that happened. It's been reported by Some of the agencies that the Iraqi government gut advice ice from costumes Sulaimaniyah the head of the Revolutionary Guard on how to respond to the protests in that might have been part of the reason why the response was so violent and Y- it seems like you know how they felt at the time was that they could not allow for any protests whatsoever that they needed to stamp it out as quickly as possible. And when you say revolution regard the you are of course talking about the Iranian Revolution regard and it has been a theme of these protests that Iranian targets have often come under fire will will quite literally. We've seen several Iranian consulates and other buildings burned down in some cases repeatedly. was that something that was already in the the era kind of resentment at Iranian influence over Iraq or did that come about because of this perceived Iranian involvement in the the massacre of at least at least four hundred that we now know of demonstrators. I think it's both I mean. People were definitely already angry at Iran for its influence over Iraq and especially it's seen as the power behind zone of some of the political parties that many protesters regardless very corrupt in as one of the main reasons that Iraq is in its current situation. And and then you know people definitely Blame Iran to a large extent for the violence. That's occurred I mean you know it's not like they don't blame government as well well but you know people definitely see that. Iran is kind of like the power behind the throne
Fresh update on "andrew miller" discussed on Total Information AM
"Fun. I was excited, and in fact when he came in and everybody screens have a lump in my throat on the verge of tears, it's exciting. One of the highlights was when JI toe a toasted ravioli out of the cup. Charlie Gino was 87 years old. Now animal exports from the new ball. BMW Toyota Sports desk as you're in the news third positive test for Cardinals player Hennessey's Cabrera and Ricardo Sanchez before Valorous Montero Here is Cardinals reliever Andrew Miller. If we're going if this is gonna work if Major League baseball's going have a season, it's gonna be because players have been responsible and staff. It's not. You know, the the Tier one and here too, And you know the individuals that Could potentially bring this into our bubbles. That kind of terminology. Everybody's loving to use right now. It's Ah, It's a large group of people in the responsibility for them Tow. You know, I master obviously a hot topic in some places, and, you know I won't get too political on my thoughts or anything. But if we want to play, I think that we're gonna have to be You know, very bought in tow the protocols that the union and Major League baseball came up with. I think that you know we're going to be uncomfortable. There's things that we're not going to want to do, and at the same time there's a responsibility. There's there's people's health and safety. I You know, I don't want to bring it in and give it to somebody else and then gives it to somebody else and find out that somebody got really, really sick. That You know it was doing their best to avoid it. And yet somehow I met fault. You know, I don't want to be the one that brings down a season which billions of dollars of people's livelihood and this is the guy that goes beyond player salary and owners earnings. You know, we have People in this room that are relying on a baseball season. I assume too. To make ends meet. So it's AH, There's a lot of responsibility and, you know, I think that there's gonna be a little bit of luck to be completely honest, in my opinion, but the responsibility part of somebody doesn't If guys don't take that seriously. I don't think we have any chance we will have more coming up. It's 7 45 and 8 15 with John Mozeliak and Mike Schultz and you can hear those full interviews..
The future of diplomacy in the Twitter era
"You're listening to the foreign desk with me. Andrew Miller on today's show I'm joined by Carolina Age and Richard Seymour Caroliina is independent diplomat cyber security and technology lead. She joins us from Milton Keynes. Richard Seymour is a journalist and author of the twittering machine. He joins joins us here in the studio. Welcome both Richard. I'll start with you and we'll start with. I think first principles we are where we are twitter and social media but twitter twitter in particular new things but the clearly not going anywhere in a hurry or something like the muse going to be something that diplomats will have to deal with breath. Is there any way at all now. You can not be on twitter if you are engaged in diplomacy. Could you just decide to rise above it now. I don't think anybody nobody in power can turned on the communicate of advantages of it but we should be clear that there's different ways of interpreting diplomacy you know if you're talking about making peace if you're talking about striking negotiations all all the rest of it twitter's nor very good platform for doing that. It's much better for showboating and sabre-rattling and grandstanding ending the kind of trump approach. If you like so I would say that really. It's not so much that you can avoid it but if you're really interested in diplomacy it might be a bit of a curse us because what's happening here is that we've got this a very elaborate system of global writing in which the rules have fundamentally changed a no one really fully understands how it's possible that war is being fundamentally rewritten but that is changing the rules and it makes it a nightmare. If you want to do what we would traditionally understand US diplomacy which would involve concessions climbed arms thinks that might be difficult for politicians things that would be difficult to maintain in in a sort of an environmental you know Phibro attention economy you know where everybody's struggling for likes and attention and so on and where a lot of the culture is driven by outrageous sentiment Caroliina are there any ways in which twitter has enabled diplomacy that it's actually made diplomacy easier or better or opened up constructive new ways in which it can be done. I think it has when we think about diplomacy in modern times really really realized in three pillars the first of these international law a complex subset of sort of the legal systems across the world and tweeter always it has very little impact on that but then manure start getting towards the second pillar of political strategy of negotiations of states wanting to achieve certain something in the the international system twitter might rate start playing some sort of a role but the third pillar which is public diplomacy of trying to get your message across I to audiences abroad. I think this is for twitter sort of potential of of just disseminating information in a way we can obviously debate whether it's not always positive information that gets resprayed around but it does have the power of getting messages across and then when we're looking at this third pillar of public diplomacy the twitter can have quite positive impact on on sort of statecraft. Richard does toy into your point. I think about how twitter is a useful tool for showboating. Thank sabre-rattling and grandstanding in fact. That's pretty much all anybody ever does with twitter but to what extent are those useful tools though to any ambassador the all or indeed state. Oh sure I mean there are absolutely vital tools their tools of war so I think it's very clear that if you look at the troll armies that it almost every major nation state has some form of troll army in other words they have paid individuals they have sock puppet spots and all the rest of it who exists to disseminate information that is likely to be destabilizing embarrassing problematic. Maybe fake it may be untrue but is going to cause problems for political industrial and other forms of opponent and even beyond states you think about a formation like the Islamic state which used the Internet to recruit the Grand Army for mobile theocracy never happened before and how did it do it. It did it by creating sewn own version of an online Omar a sort of almost like a national community from which it could draw resources recruits and using Hashtag jacking meaning and all the rest of it so obviously the standards are proving very useful but what's proven to be useful in terms of diplomacy as cyber war is often enough the the anticipated emerging properties of the system like nobody programmed the system for trolling for example that just happened to emerge out of it. Nobody programmed Graham D- Youtube to be good at so called Red pilling that just happens to be a feature of the system so actually I think a big part of our struggle now this to understand not what are the formal protocols and properties of twitter facebook all the rest of it but what are the emergent properties. What are the unintended consequences. What is if you like the unconscious of the
Fresh update on "andrew miller" discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"I don't take responsibility at all because we were given a A. Set of circumstances and we were given rules, regulations and specifications from a different time bought. If West is on the ballot in a substantial number of states in November spoiler, alert He. He may well split the manifestly unqualified Showbiz who vote to the disadvantage of the incumbent. Four I'm Andrew. And that was Andrew Miller bringing us some good news on a Monday with twenty four. Seven thirty seven here in London. Let's have a look at today's newspapers to help us do that. I'm delighted to say I'm joined on the line by. Yes, means Abdulmajid, the Sudanese Australian writer and broadcaster welcome back to the program. Yes, mean let's begin with something. We mentioned in the news a few moments ago. Australia is now closing borders. Yes, of course story here from the age, which essentially has the headline, the Victorian New South, Wales border to shop for midnight on Tuesday and this is something that hasn't happened for over one hundred years. And comes off the back of Victoria having. Its highest ever daily increase in cases so one hundred and twenty seven new cases. And also we've seen some really. Some would say draconian measures over the weekend so over the weekend Victorian police. ring-fenced nine public housing tower blocks over with around three thousand residents, all of them, obviously a public housing, residents and lot of a lot of them, migrant, black and brown communities, and so on, and some of the tablets didn't actually have any confirmed coronavirus cases. The they now have A. Police on every floor police out the front and residents an all out to leave for the next at least the next five days, and so we've seen the premia, Daniel Andrews the Victorian Premier Dan Andrew, really sort of going hard, and it's interesting. Because Australia was one of the places in the world where people thought. They responded quite rapidly and was looked at as a place that was really opening up. And, so it'll be interesting to see whether. This really. Tough really tough measures will work or whether I mean you know what will essentially what will happen next and I think of the the frustration for a lot of people on the ground that I've been hearing from his. That although. Yes, it is good to. Sort of tough measures might be helpful using policing in this way particularly. For communities that may not necessarily have. The best relationship with the police doesn't doesn't always end the best message into this quite I mean. Lots of details haven't haven't been sorted out so lot of. The people in the public housing. I'm Muslim for example and the food that was provided by government because look. This sort of happened very quickly. People couldn't leave the house to go to the shops and get food a lot of the food that was dropped by. The council on wasn't halal food, and so the Muslim community was like well. You've provided US food with pork, and and we eat that and even the police will look. The consulted on this, so there's this rapid movement, but not a lot of planning to back there. It's a suggestion that because they're now dealing with what many would consider as a second way that lessons are being learned, or as as you described the the draconian measures, being implemented and people standing on a on sort of landings to to to patrol and control something that ultimately the residents of New South Wales and Victoria will push back against because we got this difficult situation, haven't we that the virus can only be controlled by Drake Onen measures, but the way people go about it. What is really counts in terms of sensitivity. One hundred percent and I think that is what people are really pushing back at its her. We understand and we've seen around the world that making sure people stay at home. Making sure people are listening to public health messaging. All of that's really really important, and it is something it is a virus that can grow exponentially. That can spread exponentially, so you really WanNa, make sure that that risk is managed, but the levels of reliance on policing the. Policing in the aggressive policing is something that. I think states see is an easy solution, but tends to be something the. Erodes Trust essentially says the people don't trust the you know if we say that state to we tell you to stay in the House that you will that we don't trust that. You will want to look after your community and so on, and so I think that's kind of where the tension is. It's like yes. Controlling viruses important list I. Echo Boris Johnson's words, but. How we go about it really really not to move. To Saudi, Arabia and plans. I think some people are quite surprised at the hajj is going ahead this year. Given the fact that in the past when we see images of the hajj, we have people in extremely close quarters. We have had deaths in the past because of people being crushed and squished together, but nonetheless it's all going ahead again this year, but with social distancing meshes. How's that GonNa Work Yeah I was quite surprised to see. See this headline actually I've got family members, who good every year and you know lots of didn't expect it would go ahead, but it's announced protocols Saudi. Arabia has announced protocols to ensure the safety of pilgrims during Hajj, so they've sort of said. There's going to be social distancing people travel around the Gaba. There's going to be cleaning every day sanitizing every day. There's going to be lots of signs in different languages, but when you think. A wonder why genuinely wonder why they've decided to go ahead? And perhaps you know part of it might be the case of. Not. Not being sure religiously. Allowing people to go to hedge would have been a cold. They wanted to make and now they're going to reduce the.
Explainer 181: Brexit: will it ever end?
"The british people have voted to leave the european union and the will must be respected. It was not a decision that was taken lightly. Blink not least because so many things were said by so many different organizations about the significance of this decision. If anyone is still keeping ping score it is now one thousand one hundred and sixty eight days since a narrow majority of what was then the british electorate primarily the non london in english electorate voted to take the united kingdom out of the european union as we go to where it is fifty six days until the u._k. Is due to actually leave the e._u. Having missed a couple of deadlines already there is something undeniably opposite in the current prime minister boris johnson being a former journalist. It is not too late to save pretzel boris. Johnson's government had a working majority she just about thanks to the expensive acquiescence of the democratic unionist party of northern ireland on tuesday that waifish advantage vanished when philip levy conservative member bracknell defected to the liberal democrats. I wish i wish i wish i followed later you too in the week by former labor and independent group m._p. Luciana berger. It's not impossible that by the time you listen to this jo swinson might be running the country and kyle the prime minister what advice she has for women across the country on how to deal with those men who think they could we do a better job are not prepared to do the actual work none of which it turned out made much difference to the week's crucial votes in the house of commons as we learned a number of conservative m._p.'s also oppose not deal brexit enough to vote against their own prime minister and in so doing prompt their prime minister to expel them from the conservative benches. It says everything you need to know about the polarizing effects of brexit that these rebels now outcasts were comprised of the mildest characters on the tory side of the house including former chancellors philip hammond and ken clock and cynical assumes the grandson of winston churchill. I want to make clear that i've always believed the referendum. Results must be honored and indeed. I voted for the withdrawal agreement on every occasion is is being presented to the highest which is more than can be said for my right on the front of the prime minister the leader of the highest and all the members of the cabinet who ciro disloyalty has been such an inspiration to so many any of this to speak. These punishments were followed by the resignation of m._p. Joe johnson the brother of boris johnson. If we are take boris johnson at his word and there is mountainous evidence that this is a hazardous course he still wants a withdrawal deal but wishes to keep the no deal option shen in play as a negotiating ploy this makes on the face of it since it is rarely wise to limit your options in such circumstances although the no deal brexit strategy is not so much a threat to walk out of the rug shop as a threat to shoot yourself in both feet and then sort of bleed all over the stuff while screaming but parliament seems reasonably enough to believe that i know deal brexit which is the present legal default bolt is not a risk worth running. The obvious resolution to the impasse would be a general election but the u._k. Appears now to find itself in the curious position of having a prime minister who wants a general election but says he doesn't squaring off against positionally who doesn't want to general election and says does as we wanted an action photographing is the appeal of an early election suggested date is october. Fifteenth is clear enough to johnson the plan would be to win a mandate condemn the labor party to to further disarray use a majority to pass some sort of withdrawal agreement and claim a great triumph and even if it doesn't work out quite like vast he'd still it'll be prime minister until at least two thousand twenty four. It's just as easy to see why johnson wouldn't want an election just after a new deal brexit especially if it's as bad the government's own projections predict people deprived of food and medicines unlikely to behave gratefully at the ballot box but due to the arcana no no of the u._k.'s fixed term parliament act it is not possible for johnson to simply cold and election. He requires an amount of cooperation from the opposition who do not seem inclined to give it at least not yet on wednesday night. Labor voted against johnson's motion for a general election lead jeremy corbyn corbin said that the bill blocking a no deal brexit would need to become law. I the offer the election. Today is a bit like the offer of an apple to snow white in the wicked queen because what he's offering is an apple or even election but the poison of ano- dale said an election in october still seems is likely the not the large bets on the result would be ill advised the u. K. you may have noticed is in a strange mood on the basis that the usual usual foam with brexit has been whatever is the most ridiculous theoretical outcome is probably what will actually happen. Another hung parliament causing another election within in six months seems a decent punt and or an amount of comic justice may be at hand the key underpinning of boris johnson's korea in public. Life is his hotly debatable conviction of his own destiny as some churchillian colossus it would be something if the shambles he did so much orchestrate ashes him into the footnotes and pub quizzes as britain's briefest prime minister while we're keeping score of things he's still seventy six days short <music>. I'm andrew miller <music>.
Chinas surveillance state
"One of the crucial stories of the last few decades has been China's extraordinary surge to catch up with the rest of the world in manufacturing technology. And in economic military and cultural power, one of the other crucial stories of the last few decades has been the erosion of privacy in the online era and on that front China is pulling a distance ahead. China is in the process of assembling an immense and pervasive apparatus of surveillance, which will monitor and punish and reward, the most every day of behaviors and interactions of more than a fifth of the world's people, the prophets of doom of the pre computer age. Imagine that any such system would have to be imposed by a dictatorship even George Orwell did not envisage that the population of airstrip one would voluntarily surrender personal information to the state, the communist party of China is assuredly a dictatorship. But has it also understood that a great many people below? Leave privacy to be over rated. What is the reality of China's surveillance state how might develop in future? And is it a case of today? China tomorrow, the world, this is the foreign desk. They intend the system to record every single action transaction by each Chinese citizen, whether it's economic transactions social actions are moral behavior. And then in the end create the system that ideally, in real time can sanction you and censor your or reward. You also, we've known for a long time that Goodland Facebook's business motor profit revenue has come from essentially selling our attention and that requires having a sense of what we interested in also kind of maximize the value of our time spent on decision. But I think maybe we just the fact that for all the convenience truly the enjoyment, we might get from these services. There is a price to be paid into the day some. Oh, my friends, when we want to talk about something that we think, well, public Ed attention from the police, we tried to, like, okay, let's meet offline less meeting cafe. And to have a discussion more and more. I don't want to talk about. Real issues out, like we had wayball. You're listening to the foreign desk on monocle twenty four with me, Andrew Miller on today show on joined by Caroline can and keisters matter, Caroline can is an editor a China dialogue, and the author of under red skies, memoir of growing up in China. Caroline joins us here in the studio in London and Kayce strip matter is a journalist and the author of we have been harmonized life in China's surveillance state. He joins us from Copenhagen welcome both KAI. I'll start with you. Just so we can define some terms here and make it clear. Exactly what we're talking about. China's surveillance state as referred to in the subtitle of your book is a common phrase. I suspect it's one of those, which is rather more talked about than understood. So when we talk about China's surveillance state. What is it exactly? We are talking about. Well, actually we are talking about a whole youth thing now. China was always the dictatorship. It was always a civilian state, but what heating paying. The communist party's doing now that they're basically re inventing their dictatorship with twenty-first-century information technology with artificial intelligence, and with big data and stuff. So basically we're going to see something developing their that the world has never seen that before. Caroline, what's your sense of it as somebody who lives in Beijing? Because a recurring theme of your book, certainly in the time you've been alive since one thousand nine hundred nine is one of state intrusion into people's lives, which would be regarded as extrordinary in most countries. Is it your sense that it is exceleron getting exponentially, because of the technology and the way that Kyd describes? I think when I was younger, there was a time when there was more and more freedom, and especially with the development internet. But then clearly like since the year two thousand twelve or two hundred thirteen I could feel that freedom has been shrinking. And now as kaija said, almost every street in Beijing any city. I you see the sec- TV's cameras catching any images of people whatever people are doing. I also have the fear that Wease the big data technology like people would ever they do Welby, so closely monitored. And to me, that is quite worrying, Koi, again, to return just to the basic idea of how this actually functions. We're not talking yet. Are we about one immense, centralized technological panel to knishes still a, a mishmash of overlapping dot networks? It is at the moment. Yes. Very much. So. I mean, a lot has been written, for example, about the Social Credit system, which is part of this whole effort, but it's only one piece of the puzzle, and there are many, many other different pieces of the puzzle and of course, the central government tries to sort of get a grip on all of this, and maybe especially the state security apparatus would like to have in the end one big database. But of course, the big question is like in all those used bureaucracies, will they actually be able to make it work exactly in that way? But even if they won't I would say there is enough to be worried about Carolina Social Credit system, which is something which is attracted a lot of attention in the last couple of years in particular, again, I think the some of the reporting of it may have focused perhaps overly on the lurid science fiction imagination of it, as Chinese citizen, who lives in China. How does it affect you on a day to day? Level as you go about your life. It is not like something that you see every day. Oh, you feel like getting so close to your every day. Maybe there's something that you don't have access to review your own Social Credit. Like the only thing I noticed in my life, a kind of, related to sort of crowded is, there's alipay like an app by Alibaba and there's a function of borrowing money. And if we repay back the money in time that you cried you score at rising. So that is the only thing I see so far about it about, of course, I heard stories about people who don't pay money in time, and they got the candle blocked from going to buy a train tickets or of flight tickets. And this kind of like being black list, and I don't know how was you up, like least how do you get rid of that list? So that is something that I, I think that will affect the people's live. Corey, how does that differ, though, or how might it different future from credit writing systems that you have in any developed country, really whereby an frankly, not unreasonably if it becomes the case that you are a credit risk? If you have a history of paying back, things late or not at all, then it does become increasingly hard for you to borrow money or get a mortgage. How different scale we talking about here in, in the Chinese experience. Well, the interesting thing is that actually Allah systems, probably were sort of starting point for the Chinese system, but the main difference, of course, is that it doesn't restrict itself to financial transactions the aim of the government in the end is they intend the system to record every single action in transaction by each Chinese citizen,
What does the Freedom party scandal mean for Austria?
"Earlier this week, a video was released, which showed Australia's vice-chancellor conducting an unwisely amenable conversation with someone claiming to be connected to Russian money in the video shot on either in two thousand seventeen Heinz Christians rocker of the ultra-conservative Freedom Party appeared to be offering government contracts for political favors. He has now resigned and the Freedom Party has quit the government plunging Austrian politics into crisis. It is an extremely we'd scandal. Indeed verging on inexplicable, if you are a remotely sensible politician is only one rational response to any suggestion by anyone with a Russian accent, that quantity, rubles might be on offer in return for certain surreptitious services rendered that one sensible response. Is this stand up? Thank them for the drink and declared as loudly. And as clearly as possible in the direction of any lamp shades handbags that might be secrete. Eating cameras that you are. Absolutely not interested. Not now not ever. Not for the first time angry. Populists have demonstrated themselves temperamentally unsuited to actual governance. Can Austria's chancellor Sebastian Kurz survive this and seeing as how he brought these dubious far-right Yahoos into power does he deserve to this is the foreign desk? He tried to distance himself from this a little bit, and tried to portray himself as having been sort of transformed, but that infect was not completely true and could took one and a half years. Now to say that this is really enough. And he didn't do this. I mean this video just showed too much of the moon face of his coalition partners. You don't have to take very far to understand that Russian money per meets European politics in a really big way. Loads of Russian money makes its way into European parties through think tanks through various kind of campaign. Pledges. There is a huge problem post himself as somebody who suffered who week demised himself for the nation for the country. But this is sorry to say nonsense, because it was him who built this collision, it was also him who would have had so many possibilities and options to say something nobody told him to suffer. You're listening to the foreign desk with me, Andrew Miller on today's show. We'll take a detailed look at the scandal, which has both up ended and bewildered. Australian politics and ask, if there is a lesson here for voters elsewhere, in Europe, considering supporting populist outsiders, like, for example, don't but I currently of Monaco's correspondent in Vienna outlines what has become known as I beat the gate. It's hard to convey to the outside world, the extent to which the scandal has gripped the Australian imagination everyone who was talking about it in every cafe in every home up enough to guess drinking video was, he comes Alexandrian, a quarter of the population watch that historic speech by chancellor Sebastian courts last Saturday. The one where he said that enough was enough skin. Skin is and that was in the same night as Eurovision and in the spirit of vision. The scandal has given a new lease of life to this nine thousand nine hundred nine hit song by the she adults group, Bengals gets cold. We're going to be, so it's at the top of the charts in Australia. Why? Well. Because of course it was on that Spanish on that the secret video was recorded. Seriously, though, the video came as a complete bombshell, but the fact that it was the Freedom Party, the FBI mass down. So spectacularly was actually not that surprising until compared to if the social Democrats and the conservatives have long very long tradition on their values on their ideology on their programmatic basis, and this is quite different to f f is a party that opposes and not creates. And this is one answer why they always fail by themselves, did Luke was a spokesperson for the former conservative chancellor, Vulcan Schuessel, who also led a coalition government with the F the in the early two thousands. She was that, when that government collapsed would say their challenge is not being. A responsible party who governs? It's more being a party of the opposition. And this is a different role and blow up. It was their own failure. It was not the failure by others. Nobody would think about having another if a if a coalition for the next future. So I think they really knocked out themselves. Is in trouble then. So is the of a pay the conservatives, but things could go either way for them. It all depends on whether their leader chancellor courts survives the no confidence vote on Monday courses being under five using the fat his own ends, and Fulmer coalition with the F the fest place. His public statements have the past week. Have also come in for some criticism. He post himself as somebody who, who suffered two week demise himself for the nation for the country. But this is I'm sorry to say nonsense, because it was him who built this nation it was him. Baba taught is reporter working for the Viennese weekly defaulter, the only Australian publication that was given access to this talk video before it was released. She's written a biography of court since she's been watching his behavior in the public's reaction stood closely Ostrom people. They're beginning to scrutinize in to deconstruct would he's doing because. It's, it's easy now to see. I'm the anchor and I will guarantee stability, but people are beginning to ask, who's he takes responsibility for this crisis, and that's him. So it's going to be not so easy for him to have the same run during the election. Like trees Sebastian codes loses the no confidence vote on Monday. He'll remain the most popular politician in the country. But what does all this mean for the? All the all fall ride going to slip from political infamy into political obscurity. Alost word from baba told no Mike, my answer would be no. Because we believe experienced the end of the F in the beginning of two thousand to two thousand three some thought, it's the end in the one thousand nine hundred eighty s so I would be very careful to say. It's the end let's, let's remember, do not Trump during his campaign when this recording. When pop Nick, where he talked about what he does with women, and everybody was shock. Then everybody thought this is going to be the end of Donald Trump. And he was he was elected. Similar to this. I think it can even help to mobilize Motus, who will see the effects, the something.
Explainer 166: Was Australias shock election result really that shocking?
"The results of the federal election held in a stray Lee. This past weekend was one delighted the country's bookmakers except the one betting firm regarded the thing as such a foregone conclusion that they paid out on victory by the opposition labor party before vote was counted. Believed in miracles. And tonight we've been delivered in the what. Not for the first time in recent memory, the electorate of a western democracy declining to do as pundits and posters. Had confidently predicted a stray Lia returned to office, the conservative liberal national party coalition, led by incumbent prime minister Scott Morrison, despite more than three years of polling showing a consistent lead for the labor party led by Bill shorten. I, I. And we'll wanting to hold out of the also, it's obviously not all of them. It is, perhaps, tempting four to cast Morrison's, unlikely victory as yet, another populace tantrum thrown by these spoilt, people of a wealthy and orderly nation comparable with the Brexit vote of two thousand sixteen the election of Donald Trump the same year and the handing the reins of power in several European countries and regions to sorted varieties of cowboy. But this is not that the result of the two thousand nineteen Australian federal election is instead, something of a political paradox, being both surprising and predictable. It is surprising inasmuch as nobody expected it, at least not this time, but predictable in the sense that it is the nineteenth occasions since the end of World War, Two on which ustralia has elected, the liberal party and its conservative coalition partners, far from being another furious, incoherent tipping over of the tables, this may have been a rare vote for steady as she goes business as usual looked at like that. When contemplating the global context, it might even be vaguely reassuring. Which brings us to the question of what kind of prime minister Scott Morrison will be not before Saturday question that many thought even worth asking Morrison became prime minister in a party room coup only last August, and it was widely suspected that he was destined to be remembered if at all, only by these setters of pub, quizzes seeking to start arguments among competing teams over the identity of strenuous, twenty fifth florist serving prime minister. Instead Morrison finds himself with a full three year term ahead of him and every chance of being the first Austrailia and prime minister to complete one for more than a decade. This is not just due to the against the odds victory Morrison one at the weekend. But the manner of it Morrison whose pre politics background walls in marketing substantially sidelined, the rest of his front bench and may Delek Shen all about him hoping that he's slightly labored, persona of an awkward Ernest suburban dad would connect of let a few things about the prime minister of the last couple of days of whipped up on this visit that we've both chosen well, in terms of MRs body Miranda, and gin you, and I, maybe punching a bit above are white, but nevertheless, that the tactic worked is self evident, but Morrison will not necessarily find the going easy from here, though his win on Saturday was remarkable. It was also close and on a few key issues. Morrison is comfortably in minority among his fellow Australians. He is a Pentecostal Christian and instinctive social conservative. Not a common outlook in a largely secular and increasingly small l liberal country and Morrison is if not an outright climate change skeptic, then a climate change equivocated who now finds himself leading a people who consistently list the environment among the most pressing concerns. This seems to have been one of the reasons though the list of possibilities on this front is not short. Why the voters of were ringer, a hitherto, solid liberal seat on the proverbially, prosperous, north shore of Sydney dumped their long-serving MP, and former liberal, prime minister and big weirdo, Tony Abbott. It doesn't hurt to lose, but sided I'd rather be a loser and quit. Perhaps more interesting question than how the liberal party and Scott Morrison won this election is the one asking how the labor party and Bill shorten lost the supposedly on lose -able. They may have been an answer. In the notably bipartisan national mourning prompted by the death a couple of days before polls opened of Bob Hawke, one of shortens predescessors, as leader of the labour party and prime minister of stray Leah from nineteen eighty three to nineteen ninety one this government, Mr Speaker has the resources that talent and the skill maj, this dramatic vices better, and stronger, and even more prepared to put the interest of the ordinary threat in the country. Was by any measure, a substantial prime minister, but he was also a supreme political communicator, who understood the country needs to see something potential leader of what it is, or what it wishes to become in a stray Lia the liberal party traditionally offers the status quo labor. The vision Bill shorten in the estimate of a majority of the stray Leah's voters offered, neither his successor as leader of the labour party has both need and an opportunity to think big. Monocle twenty four. I'm Andrew Miller.
Coups detat: do they ever really work?
"Primary opposition figurehead on Guido appeared in an online video surrounded by men in uniform announcing that he intended to end the rule of President Nicolas Maduro Madero did not however respond as despots traditionally do if they military's desert them. There was no desperate skedaddle to the airport. Suitcases clanking with the contents of the national treasury a step ahead of an angry more brandishing. Pitchforks, though, Guido may well have another crack at it. The choosed a coup at least is an entry in the annals of failed overthrows, but the coup data as a means of acquiring power appears to be enjoying something of a Rene Saenz. This decade alone has seen coups attempted or accomplished in Egypt Mali, Malawi Guinea, Bissau Cote, d'ivoire, Chad, Libya, Lesotho Thailand, Gambia Burundi mcanuff also Turkey, Gabe. Bon Sudan, Montenegro and Zimbabwe, and we may have missed a couple. So what's it like to live through a coup? D'etat? What's it like to be in on one? And are they ever a good thing? This is the foreign desk. Most of the democratic transitions transitions from authoritarian governments to democratic governments have occurred with a coup being part of the process in. So the question is not our who's good or bad. But rather who is the coup against and more importantly, what comes after you needs to keep the patient on India needs to actually demand that the military is to do things the way as in bubbling expect things to be done in human rights expected the law should build tainted we have victory one. We don't have Gabby pets. We've still have the system that was best may Mugabe divide and transfer of power. He's not something that historically tends to go. Well, for anyone least of all the people at the bottom of the hape who are suffering as a consequence back governments anyway and certain Ku's second place in west Africa. They have ready if f. Any benefit people that they were supposed to be liberator. You're listening to the foreign desk with me Andrew Miller when the overstaying Zimbabwean tyrant Robert Mugabe walls, unloaded by Imbaba as military in November two thousand seventeen it's fair to say that any unease about the means of his removal was drowned out by celebrations of the indices rule, but is the short term gain of a coup. Even again as considerable as the end of dictatorship as ruinous as Mugabe's worth the long term damage to a country's political fabric. Grace Mutunga is a journalist in Harare and author of the memoir the power and the glory grace. Let's go back to those events in Zimbabwe before the military stepped in and removed Robert Mugabe from office was that expected or was the whole thing that complete surprise. He twice both really rule and expected in some way because people always used to say that the only way Mugabe would be moved with the bag. Me 'cause they didn't believe that the opposition hits the capacity to move over to Gabby. What happened in two thousand eight refused to stand down after Morgan's gray hit one or testimony into that. So in a way, some people expected that they would be cool. But we're not very sure that it would happen because we thought the soldiers we very in with the with Robert Mugabe. So when the the did get set in motion, what was your personally, I understanding that this was actually happening on the eve of the CU we saw military vehicles coming into town. And somehow we hit this sent that things will two k, but we're not very sure by any hours of the morning. I remember waking up head something that sounded like a bomb going off guns. Something I don't know. But we tend out later. That some ministers in the Mugabe regime hit been visited by the AMI hours of the morning, and they'll get blown off to gain access. And then by foyer 'em when you know the soldiers then came onto the national TV because I switched onto network TV, which I really watch because I thought something was really going on. And there was this woman out circulation that there was a cool and away around for him. That's when regarded more you then came on in announced that former President Mugabe was safe in December safe in the waking to remove elements around him that we miss the
Benjamin Netanyahu set for record 5th term in Israel
"Are few countries whose elections command widespread international attention and very few such countries as small as Israel approximately the size of El Salvador with a population roughly comparable to that of Papua New Guinea, but Israel since its foundation in nineteen forty eight has become accustomed to being a story in which the whole world is invested. Israeli elections are never straightforward not once has any party won a majority on its own and government is always by coalition. And the this week's election was close. It allowed a narrow path to continuing power for Benjamin Netanyahu who now prepares to serve a fifth term as Israel's prime minister Netanyahu is by now for better and for worse. A very well known quantity. Many have interpreted his reelection as an indicator of a gathering right would drift by an increasingly uncompromising country. But and this would be a first where is. Rayle is concerned. Is it really that simple? This is the foreign desk. That he does not in buddy. Now represents all Rayleigh. He is elected prime minister. He knob in related for fister, certainly means a lot. But if you get this is what he's trying to do when we we accept that. Whether we're falling observers always Riley with thing along with him. Would completely expected. But what was not really expected, and what's is a little bit. Weary and problematic with Russ tinian. It was the right wing victory to that percentage. Israel has always been self conscious of its image around the world, and Israel has always known that it has one huge friend, which is America and San Yahoo. Who was not in great terms with the previous American president. And all of a sudden now, you have Trump is president and is released like Israel has been Netanyahu's position has been vindicated. You're listening to the foreign desk with me Andrew Miller on today's show on joined by Dr Dali Shenlin and show Feffer dully Shenton is a public opinion expert and strategic consultant who joins us from Tel Aviv and show Feffer is a journalist and author of BB the turbulent life and times of Benjamin Netanyahu and chill joins us from Jerusalem. Dalia? Is there a consistent reason? Do you think why the people who have voted for Netanyahu vote for him? If you were to ask his most loyal voters. What is it that appeals to about Netanyahu? What would be their response people who are stable supporters among them. Some of them are longtime traditional Likud voters Likud is one of a few parties left in Israel that has a traditional vote going back generations, certainly back to nineteen seventy seven and some of the people who vote for Likud just continue because it's part of their identity to vote Likud. But in addition to that, of course, they support Netanyahu. And I think it's a little bit of a miscarriage. Irritation. You hear frequently in this election that it's all about Netanyahu's personality people really support his policy those who have voted for him. They support the fact that he has not moved ahead on his Palestinian negotiations in a way that would lead to a Palestinian state. They believed that he is restrained when it comes to wars and escalations and doesn't always jump into wars and most of all the love his foreign policy. And the reason why new people voted for him is very similar to the reason why some of the supporters vote for him, maybe without the kind of long-term identity based reason for supporting we could before we look at Walt Benjamin Netanyahu's fifth term might entail, Israel, we should examine the likelihood of him actually getting to serve all how big a threat to his immediate political future of these corruption charges still looming against him there, quite a major threat. There was through cozy three investigations which have been. Wrapped up by the police with recommendations to indict him for bribery. The attorney general has accepted most of those recommendations and ready issued his official warning that he intends to for bribery and one case in for fraud and breach attrition to others. It's still has the right to a pre trial hearing, which will take some time Pepsi few months, but one that is over and assuming his lowest fail to convince the attorney general's every case, and we all the care has been taken into sending these I find it hard. I think it's not happening this we'll be we'll be facing charges in cold within some six twelve months. So if he's threatening the jeopardy of his victim just to fuller that up and Joel has there been any discussion at all of how he can hope to govern in any meaningful sense while actually appearing in court defending himself against what are quite serious charges. Well, there's been a great deal of discussion about that foot for quite a while. Now, that's now saying in the open that I don't believe that charges will be we'll be pressed because I will prove in the hearings that has nothing in these charges. They hasn't privately that if the charges are brought in. He intends to to stay with this kind of being prime minister despite having to pairing now, another people in Israel, including some of coalition members believe at that point. I it would it would be ridiculous permitted to remain. There's no precedent for Israeli law is does not stipulate that he has to resign. But there's there's widespread disbelief that he could hold on after that, then he'll try and who knows he's he's defiant. We had a team in other cases. Maybe it's maybe it will succeed as well. But it is really the main obstacle facing. And the biggest question Mark moving moving over his future. Dolly one difference in this election. Obviously was the emergence of a new position alliance, or at least a new opposition figurehead, which is the the the former idea chief general bennigan's, do we get a sense yet of whether Gaunt's intends to stick around as an opposition figure. And if he did whether he would be regarded. As a credible implausible one by Israeli voters. Oh, divi- divide generally tend to take the view that you had your shot and you failed and you are therefore done our bike to enter that. But I I do want to augment by. I response about why people support on Yahoo to follow up on the issue of the indictments just briefly, we should point out that I think I've heard a lot of people who were not planning on voting the cooed before. But said they changed their minds to vote Likud because they felt the indictments are either overblown exaggerated or agree with Netanyahu's own a narrative that there is some sort of a collusion or conspiracy. If you will between the forces of the left, the media, and they are pressuring the the judicial law enforcement system, and I think we need to take that into account. In addition to the issues of people who were simply supportive Netanyahu everybody who thinks that he is guilty. And then he does represent a certain form of corrupt governance and has been self serving. And we'll do anything to stay in power and represents the corruption of our institutions. Those are the people who supported Ganz and other members of the opposition. But I think that Ganz his party in relation to your second question really got the votes of a wide swath of people from the Israeli center. Many of them from the Israeli left and probably some from the Israeli right which seems to have lost three seats as a block many of them coming from other parties, but some of them clearly wanting to replaces on Yahoo by supporting Ganz now will he stay around. There's no way to know Israel. We have to remember that he is positioned himself as a centrist party and Israel. Does not have historically a great history with centrist parties, they tend to stick around for one or two cycles before kind of diminishing and then sometimes even collapsing. So I think it's not only about Gant's, but about the role for these kinds of parties that try to avoid taking a strong position on some of the most divisive issues in Israel, particularly, of course, the Israeli Palestinian conflict. And then we'll see if either he continues as a politician or whether his centrist party, which is. Strange coalition of three other party, three parties altogether. Whether they can see eye to eye on policies enough to keep them together. As a party until Bergamo McNeil who has worked I think coin to seed you asleep both in Israel and over seas to portray himself as the embodiment of the Israeli nation. And for that reason, certainly when I think is very looked at from overseas. People tend to regard Israel through the prism of Benyamin Netanyahu. We're going to talk in the second part of the show about how Netanyahu operates in the world and about how he plans to operate in the world. But when that view goes back the other way when people look at Israel and think of Benjamin Netanyahu. What are they not seeing what part of Israel that is still alive and vigorous now, he's not being represented in the government or the character of its prime minister. Well, yeah. I mean. Agrees with with this. But I think ace Pat to characterize the election as having been a referendum on the suit the busy for offense. And if you look at the numbers, this was a you're you're quoting from London where the issue of a referendum is still very much alive. Two and a half year after Brexit. This was a fifty three forty seven results. So forty seven percents of his railings, despite that's overpowering charisma, very successful campaign, and you just make ten years of successful governments in in terms of economy and relatives communist real and improving foreign relations despite everything that people thinking that's forty seven percent voted against him. Which is I think quite an impressive numbers almost half of the country. So is not represent Israel. If you look at their own party votes than he does certainly and did they could property which they needed for so long, but the view that he and buddy. This is what he's trying to do. And when we we accept that. Whether we're falling observers always Riley's where basically playing along with him
Islamic State's foreign fighters: What happens to them now?
"Syria. Islamic state is a state no longer earlier this week, the Jihadist group which at its peak controlled an area of Syria and Dirac lodge of Austria and imposed its brutal rule upon eight million. People was chased out of its last pocket of territory by goose a town on the frightens river near Syria's border with Iraq in losing its territory is Lennox state lost many of its fighters, but it didn't lose all of them. Thousands of the caliphates foot soldiers are presenting themselves and their families at refugee camps and presenting the countries from which many of them hailed with a considerable political legal and ethical pickle. Which is basically this. What is to be done with them? There have been some calls for an international tribunal. But it is surely impossible to put so many people on trial. They cannot simply be abandoned, and it would be a brave politician willing to bet their career or a society willing to bet it safety on these. Jihadists returning home as altogether reformed characters. This is the foreign desk. Hot is pre programmed to think of every defeats as a test in. There will never see anything in as permanent defeat because it has already pre-programmed into their minds mindset and into their psyche. If you send these people to Iraq, they will be killed. So you have this dilemma of western countries that don't want their people back. Some of them are willing to send them to Iraq to be put on trial there. But they're sending them to Iraq with a full understanding that they're going to be put on trial and going to be held in conditions, which could very well include torture and result in the death sentence. The tendency that we have in western Europe amendment to say, it's not out problem. They left us. They took up arms against us. We want nothing to do with them is all very well by the peasant doesn't cease to exist. So I think it behoves the society which broken up to consider why has this Cussing taken on against us? And what should we be doing about that not with the individual concern? Sent only but also with society as a whole. You're listening to the foreign desk with me Andrew Miller today will be hearing from a former director of global counterterrorism at M I six and from the full member of al-qaeda to look at what can be done, and what should be done with defeated jihadis. But I for a view from the ground from Syria on joined by Jane, Arraf international correspondent with NPR. Jane, stop by asking you to set the scene forest where he speaking to us from exactly what have you been able to see over the past few days. Well, I am in a which is one of the cities in the sort of a ton of Mus Kurdish region of Syria. And this is also where some leadership the Kurdish leadership is these officials who are trying to persuade other countries that they should have an international tribunal here in this northeastern part of Syria and been able to go to a couple of the camps where they're holding foreign his wills Iraqi. And Syrian ISIS families, and I've also been able to speak to one of the foreign fighters. Those foreign fighters have been apprehended by Kurds and the US coalition the US led coalition in many cases, they've been in US detention in Syria detention centers, actually, run by the US, and now handed over back to Kurdish forces, do you have a sense of what kind of numbers we're talking about in terms of the ISIS fighters currently being held by the codes. And that's all of the Iraqi Syrian and foreign there are said to be about seven thousand of them. So that is mostly Syrian and Iraqi about a thousand of them eight hundred two thousand or said to be foreign fighters accused foreign fighters, we have to make clear that they haven't actually been tried or convicted yet, but they are suspected to be foreign fighters. So that's all the way up from eight hundred to about a thousand is the estimate you generally get from US military officials as wills occurred. In what sense you able to get a what kind of conditions that being held in? Well, compared to what they came from which was almost certain death as US air strikes in waters attacked the last bit of their territory. It's, you know, not bad the conditions of interviewing these fighters preclude either asking for getting detailed answers about how they're being held in where they're being held. But one of the ones that I interviewed he was a Canadian fighter had been held in solitary confinement for quite a while. He also said that he was having trouble getting medical care. Clearly was well enough to do an interview. But certainly medical care seems to be an issue, but having said that, you know, having covered this battle against ISIS the war against ISIS over the entire ISIS territory. It's much better than the fate that befell a lot of them which was basically being obliterated by air. Yikes. Mortars and in other cities, if we boil this entire story for the moment down to this one Canadian fighter. What sense were you able to get all of his views on gun to assume it was a he his views on now on the subject of the ideology. He joined up to fight fo did you get the sensitize east had much in the way of a rethink? Yeah. Pretty much all of them have. And this was really interesting because I found this as well. In the case of the women who were married to ISIS fighters. They have now been for several months at least in detention with either Kurds or Americans, this particular foreign fighter told me that you know, he'd had a lot of time to think, but not only that he'd had a lot of interactions with the Americans who interrogated him and with the people who are holding him and with the Kurds. He said, for instance, but one point the Americans had given him novels to read one of the women. I spoke with told me that she had. Been aware. And I'm not sure if this is true, but she said she hadn't been aware of that ISIS held slaves. You know, they took thousands of UCD's from the tiny ziti religious minority as slaves massacred, the men and took the women and girls as sex slaves. She said she'd never met one until one of them was brought to the detention center to talk to them. And she said, and that's when I realized it was true. It wasn't just rumors. What they did to these women. So yes, in many cases, certainly in the case of this Canadian fighter. I it seems to have had an impact another foreign woman who is married to ISIS fighters told me that she was happy that she wasn't sent straight back to her country. She was from the Netherlands, and she said had she been sent back. She would still have been radicalized. But as it was her views of changed a lot. She said in being held for months and months by the Kurds because the biggest question, I guess the overarching question that we're looking at in this episode is with the ideology. Of ISIS will survive the destruction of the caliphate that the whole selling point of Islam state, and there was a clue in the name was that it had conquered territory. It was building a nation. It was building a homeland. If it is seen to have filed in that central enterprise. Do you think it's still going to be able to recruit people who might be inclined towards jihad? Or is it you'll sense from talking to the people you just mentioned that they kind of starting to realize that they might have back to lose a well there are a couple of things here. One is that in terms of ISIS being able to recreate a territory the caliphate had held which ranged for seventy thousand square kilometres, roughly and encompassed major cities. No one really believes they'll be able to do that. Again. In part of the reason, it's very apparent in Iraq. For instance, the people of Mosul, which is the second biggest city in Iraq. At first, many of them will tell you. They welcomed. Isis five years ago when ISIS came in because they so hated the Iraqi government and security forces, and then they realized what ISIS actually was which was indescribably brutal. The also they will not make that mistake. Again. They know what ISIS is now they know the dangers. But having said that there is a real fear that there is another ISIS in the making because we're talking about roughly in the case of Iraq thirty thousand members of ISIS families. Now a lot of those are children. So let's leave aside the children because children are children. But if you take the adults in those families, the women, for instance, a lot of them do still believe in the ideology, there is nothing that has changed their minds since then as for the foreigners. You know, a story I hear over and over and talking particularly to these foreign women is I didn't know what I was getting into. I don't understand Syria. I married. The sky might boyfriend told me to come. So those ones seemed to have had an awakening. And those are certainly the ones that want you to know they've had an awakening the, you know, I think we also have to realize that there are lots of those people in detention in these camps who are not talking to us because they believe were infidels because they still believe in the ideology and in the coun- recently in L hall camp, which now has more than seventy thousand people in it in northeastern Syria, some of the people running the camp told me that there are new arrivals all the time. And it's those new arrivals who are the most still radicalized that they've been saying in some cases that the head of ISIS abo- becquerel daddy ordered them to come to the camp that they will stay in the camp. But then Baghdadi and ISIS will take them out of the camp. So there is no one who does not believe that ISIS is still a threat those ones who will. Speak to you. Then what do they want to happen now, especially the ones who have come from outside, Iraq and Syria have the old discovered. A sudden enthusiasm for democratic G prosise. Yes. Well. It depends where they come from. So there was a group of women. I met Dutch women they want to go back. And some of them said we understand we broke the law. We want to stand trial. But it's our children were worried about they wanted their children to be handed over to their relatives. In many cases. These are very small children toddlers, really young the others. It depends again depends entirely where they come from a I met quite a few women from eastern Europe. And there was a Chinese woman. They are all terrified of being sent back to their countries because they believe they would be executed not only that they're even afraid to contact their relatives because even by contacting their relatives their relatives would end up in jail. They say so the ones who come from western countries tend to want to be sent back there. But as you know, the problem is these countries don't want to take them. They don't want to take them mostly for two reasons. One is it's really not clear how much evidence would carry over. If they were to stand trial in their own countries. And then the other thing is they could actually pose a danger if they can't be put on trial. They can't be prosecuted for things they may have done here. Then they will have to let them go, and they will be free in their own countries. So it's a dilemma you mentioned that there is some enthusiasm among the Syrian Kurdish leadership for the idea of an international tribunal have they talked at all about what they see as the scope of that they can't realistically intend to put tens of thousands of people on trial on the they can't know and by its very nature and international tribunal would have to be set up by the international community. And there isn't a whole lot of appetite for that for one thing the Kurdish leadership here is not internationally recognised. That's a big deal. And then these things will take years and years. There has been a move to send some of these fighters in any case from countries that don't want the. Back to Iraq and Iraq can prosecute them. If they've also been in Iraq because a lot of these fighters did come from Iraq from Mosul the foreign fighters, even when they were driven out of Mosul, they came to Syria, so they could be prosecuted in Iraq. Now, the problem there is those are not transparent trials, they're not run, according to international standards, and in a lot of cases, they do end up with the death penalty. That's one thing that the Kurds keep saying if you send these people to Iraq, they will be killed. So you have this dilemma of western countries that don't want their people back. Some of them are willing to send them to Iraq to be put on trial there. But they're sending them to Iraq with a full understanding that they're going to be put on trial and going to be held in conditions, which could very well include torture and result in the death
Explainer 157: Oh Brexit, where art thou?
"Uh-huh. The beginning of this week, and such is the effect. Brexit has on our perceptions of time the beginning of this week. Now feels like something that happened before the ball war. There was a gathering consensus that didn't you want to the Brexit fiasco was at last looming. The UK's Prime Minister Theresa may now making the limbless and defiant black Knight from the one and the holy grail seem model of philosophical pragmatism was seeking to put her EU withdrawal deal to parliament full the third time uncowed by the fact that its previous to submissions had resulted in the biggest and fourth biggest defeats ever inflicted on British governments Bill the is to the right. Two hundred forty two the nose to the left three hundred ninety one. View was nevertheless forming but maize plan for another. Go was not quite as mad as it sounded that with the March twenty ninth deadline looming. All but the most crazed of Brexit ahead. Bangers would understand that maze? Root out of the EU was now the only one realistically on offer and fall in behind it, a vote cast reluctantly counts the same as any of them. They might still have been a delay. It is far from clear that parliament has time to enact all necessary legislation before much twenty nine but the two thousand and sixteen referendum result would be honored. The UK would be leaving the EU may had emphasized and correctly that any delay without defined end. Would risk this blessed event not occurs toll. And as I say there is a danger. Failure to agree. A deal that actually could end up in a situation where we have no Brexit as. On monday. However, the speaker of the house John berko in the manner perhaps of a boxing referee, taking mercy only battered barely conscious contender and calling the fight confounded may scheme. Bucko invoked a splendidly vintage president of parliamentary procedure dating back to sixteen four which precludes governments from pestilential repeat introductions of bills previously voted down. The government kennel legitimately do is to resubmit to the house the same proposition ball substantially the same proposition as of last week, which was rejected by one hundred forty nine. Thanks main seemed genuinely surprised by coz intervention, though, she should not have been mostly because berko a piece to have a legitimate point. But at least, partly because throughout the Brexit process bucco has given every indication of very much in. Enjoying the bright of the neutral spotlight has shown upon the speaker's chair. Unless substantial changes were made to Theresa May's Bill ruled berko, it would not be readmitted, given that substantial changes to not seem possible without the acquiescence of the EU who have already made it clear that they won't be any that would appear to be it. Unless inevitably this being Brexit. It isn't. As we go to a various ruses being suggested for dragging maze. Withdraw agreement back into the ring including vote to overrule. The speaker will even asking the Queen to prorogue the current session of parliament and then open a new one. Although again with barely eight damn days to go until Brexit is supposed to happen. It is debatable that there is much more time for such nonsense. If it's hard enough to make sense of what has happened making sense of what will happen is like teaching dog to play the banjo. You can try, but what would be the point. It's possible to say what the possible outcomes are the current default of a no deal Brexit, an orderly Brexit next Thursday as planned a delay to Brexit general election, a second referendum, but such has been the up ending of logic by breaks that VO one of these surely has to occur. They all seem somehow unlikely we have reached the point at which an invasion of England by Scotland wouldn't seem all that surprising on balance and mood in many respects be a relief. Meanwhile in keeping with the satirizing tradition, which has characterized Brexit from the off this past weekend. The unrig generate Brexit ultras of the leave means leave campaign commenced, an epic March from Sunderland to London to protest what they perceive as the imminent, betrayal. In miserable. Cold, pouring, rain. The few dozen would be golden souls who reported for the March to leave as it is known will lead by Nigel Farraj at least for about the first five hundred yards. Very arguably, not the first time Farraj has got a bunch of credulous saps round up about some vainglorious fully and then left them to when the going tough. As we go to where little is known of whatever survivors applauding grimly own on shed. Joel seeming they have not given up a run wild and resorted to cannibalism these full-on footsore stragglers shortly June Pontefract, they are entitled to observe. However that lonely wet and or deluded though, they may be they have a better idea of where they're going than the rest of the country. Does. Twenty four. I'm Andrew Miller.
"andrew miller" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"Everybody. This is Richard. I'm welcome. The sports media podcast producers always Pellegrino two segments this week. But I think you really gonna find that interesting. I up this James Andrew Miller, the best selling author of books on ESPN, Saturday Night, Live and CA and someone who is chronicled ESPN for more than a decade. Now, we go pretty deep on the firing bad NAN Virk and as you'll see from from Jim. Miller's passion and fire on this podcast to say he to say that he believes this is a over punishment would be quite the understatement. So we get into that. And I think you're gonna find that really really really interesting after that is Chad fan of the Boston Globe and AJ Peres of USA today. Both of those guys cover media, and we talk about the Super Bowl viewership ninety eight point two million linear television, super super low, and we get into the reasons as to why we think that happened and all. Both of those guys also give their opinion on what went down with Adnan Virk, so Jamila for about forty minutes or so and followed by Chad Finn and AJ Peres coming up on the sports media podcast. My guess this week is a familiar one. It is bestselling author and writer James, Andrew Miller. He is the author of many books that people are familiar with on this podcast, while the oral history of Senate live CAA ESPN, of course, and he is the host of the Argentines podcast. And there is a new Arjun podcast next month. Check that out on cadence thirteen apple podcast, etc. Jamila welcome back to the podcast. Thanks for having me. All right. So we're going to be we're going to do this entire entire podcast on Adnan Virk and ESPN's decision. Earlier this week, or I guess I should say yes PS decision last week is we're taping this to fire. Adnan Virk for what they termed as as leaking as providing proprietary information to a reporter credit, Andrew Martian of the New York Post for breaking the story of the firing. And then getting the details of what happened check that story out a think fair to say, I'm Jim Nile sort of expand on it. But the the main facts in in Andrew story are certainly correct. But but of gives an brings up a lot of a lot of an interesting places to go to especially for a place that has made its bones and made its money and made its fame on sources providing information to them, and that is ESPN. Our Jim I want to start at the beginning. And that is let's just sort of go generalize. What was your reaction to and and Virk being fired? And and how do you look at that situation while it made me carsick, and I think you know, the truth is that. We all know that. There are every day. There are a lot of conversations that happened between employees of ESPN executives producers talent, otherwise on background with creatures like us. We also know that this is a guy who would work there for nine years. He bled ESPN. He's got four young boys. He's got a moral compass, despite the fact that some people now are saying, otherwise, and here's the other thing too. Which is how the fuck did that get leat? So we're talking about a situation where somebody is fired fired not suspended fired for being on background, which basically is confirming something, and we'll get into that later, and then somebody from inside ESPN leaks to the press. And so it's not even like this guy..
Flags: whose is best?
"Us. Very few people whether they're happy admitting it or not are entirely indifferent to the hoisting of the country's flag. For a survey of what different flags mean to the people of different nations. We consulted the riot Asli multinational stuff here at monocle. I'm the foreign editor here at Monaco. Canada's flag the maple leaf was introduced in the sixties as way to set itself apart from the Union, Jack, which was on our previous leg since. Then it's probably most notable around the world as being spotted on backpackers backpacks as this rose in the seventies. When Canadians did not want to be mistaken for Americans during the Vietnam war when they were traveling, and that's continued on through the Iraq war and even today. I'm actually betting with Trump. There's been a bump in backpack sport in Canada flex. I'm Stephanie's Kia, and though I may not sound like it. I grew up in the United States where the flag is held in sacred esteem when we were very young we were told that it was not allowed to touch the ground and friends of mine who attended senior schools at after I left had to swear allegiance to it. It's a symbol that is everywhere in public life. You'll see it in the grocery store and at the gas station. I'm Karen Miller. And I'm the culture editor at Monaco. Now unity is not an easy thing to combine Italian politics or for that matter in its citizens national identity, but it is that precious and rare feeling that the Italian flag represents and celebrates over the years. It has naturally been used by people in all signs of the political spectrum from partisans to fascists, but somehow it has managed not to become just a preserve of far-right and theorists. It remains overall a benign and relatively neutral symbol of Italy's institutions its constitution and its young Republic, not particularly incendiary symbol. And when was the last time anything to do with the Todd politics felt fairly sedate? I'm Ben violent a producer and present at monocle twenty four. Now, I've got to say that the Estonian flag has long been a fairly contentious issue. Although overwhelmingly it is seen as a positive symbol. I would say that considering that indigenous Australians aren't necessarily represented on the flag. He can lead to a bit of misunderstanding to the types of issues that indigenous people do phase now importantly indigenous people do have their own flag. And that is why the respected among the strains as well. It's often seen at sporting events and the international events as well. So it's not as if there is no representation whatsoever. But when Austria tries to pitch it's flag as one fly, the represents all stray liens one. Does get the feeling that. Actually, there are a large number of stray into might feel as though in fact, they're not represented by that one single flag. I'm page and I'm a research app. One cool twenty full, and I am from the exotic southwest suburbs of London for me the Union Jack is actually quite an aesthetic flag, very bold colors at symmetrical and very recognizable. But it's still interesting. It's not just a Colo this sort of intricacy to the pattern. In fact, it's service Leszek that I chose the Union Jack to be on my bed sheets at my in my first year of university. And I studied in Dublin this proved slightly problematic as any later that I sort of realized that the eight hundred years or so of oppression was a factor. I should have considered before the junk on my bed sheets. And I think that's why maybe people feel a little bit uncomfortable about the Union Jack of it is so closely associated with the Royal family and colonialism, and it's got that nasty hangover sense about her. I'm your lane if affair and where I'm from. A nation is divided as Belgium split between the Flemish in the north and the loons in the south the flag has hardly anything to do with patriotism. It is almost exclusively used at sporting events. When at least we're little while the nation feels United even separatists don't mind waiting the Belgian flag and the World Cup from his will be merely seen as supporting the Red Devils. This is the foreign desk on monocle twenty four I'm joined once again by two Marshall, and we wanted to close out the program by by trying to set the oh, I'm sure not at all vexed question of whose flag of all the countries in the world ease best. I've drawn up a little list of my own come up with five that I really liked for various reasons be interested to see if they overlap with yours, we have not shared notes. Maybe if we start with what what are your top five over there? Okay. To be boring. I'll have to say that it is subjective. And if you'd say what are the best flags that work? I would give you different lists giving them even example. I like the Kenyan flag because the designs crying good. But the the the shield in the middle of it is a mess, I warrior shield now the messiah only about one point five percent of the Kenyan population. If it'd been a shield who are about twenty percent poppulation that would be a serious problem. It would be a bad fly. Leg because why do they went into the mess? I nobody's really bothered is simply something. Oh, yeah. It's symbol of our nation. So it's a good flag, Mozambique. It's on my list right for bad flags. I hope I caught like, okay. Well, I think it's a bad flack because it's got an AK forty seven on it, which isn't good. I believe but also because it's so similar to the flag of from yellow which was the organization that took on joined the independence fight full moat, Mozambique. But the problem is they represented overwhelmingly woman, particularly ethnic grouping in Mozambique. And so they pretty much said right off lag is now going be the national flag. So I think that's also that's a negative flag. Right. Good flexible flex. I. That's through the good flags. I like the Japanese flag simple, but effective, and when you know, a will the sun never sets, and you know, that behind Japan there is nothing except the sea. And then that sun, which is why I love the Macedonian flag is just mad. It's on my list. Okay. The sunburst it comes from Alexander. The great that they think was Macedonian, of course, the Greek student agree. It's just so not in the grouping of European flags each their South Korea is nice. It's not on my list. But it's in the Yang light. So over there in eastern and the little things in each corner. Actually, they mean, something to the South Koreans Brazil. Yeah. Good co- bit fussy. If you wanna talk, I let's believes but. The stars on the Brazil flag are in the position. They were on the day that independence was declared in the sky, which I like an I also liked the colors. But that's where the subjective thing in how we imbue meaning to it. I like the Brazilian football team and they play in those colors. And so it's kind of more attractive was in and of itself is just blue green Italy simply because it's such a fantastic lease simple and beautiful flag that immediately says good food. Bit again, that's the reverse engineered projection things. Actually, I also had on my list. I had Pakistan's flag, which I think is is simple and beautiful until the story of the country and has become trees. Placing the little stripe down the left hand side of the flagpole side is to include all the minorities of the indeed. So I I think it's a lovely flag. The practice may not have worked out quite like the theory. But I do like to play it's important that you have there. It's like I said the American flag doesn't always live up to its idea until the factors is if it's the thirteen stripes for the thirteen colonies, and they fought for liberty against the oppressive Brits. So in the flag is the concept of liberty. And it's important to have it there. Even if you don't always live up to its value. The ones I have mostly in aversion to flags which have the map of the country on them. So that Cyprus and Kosovo I think Cambodia's is annoying because it's just being tourist attraction in the middle of Bosnia. And Kosovo both looked like they were designed by committees. Try not to upset. Anybody and I guess understand. Also, I know the man who designed the Bosnian flag so much will pass it on to. Which might your list of disagreeable, Mozambique for reasons that we've gone into ready in the K forty-seven Greenland. It's just read in top and white at the bottom. And then the circle in the middle of it, which is white at the top. It's just boring. Uganda? Uganda's is black horizontal stripes. Black yellow red followed by black yellow red. It's like you've taken the German flag in the Belgian flagging sewn them together. And in the middle is this bird. It looks like a sort of chicken, you get an Endo's. It's actually the crane which is a national vase just it's just too fussy Nigeria. Green white green. Great country. But no such a like, and then Antarctica again the same guy that designed the Bosnian flag design how to hand in designing the talk to flag two thousand and two NET simply on a blue background for neutrality. And then the shape of enter Antarctica on it. It's just the best for like in the world. But the best flag in the world. I think we have agreed is Macedonia's. No, we have. Agreed. It's yorkshire. Is there a Yorkshire flank? We'll call is what's on light blue background with the white rose of Yorkshire Brian there in the middle, which I happen to have exactly the same thing. Tattooed on my right shoulder. So officially then the best flag in the world is Yorkshire Macedonia. Running a close second for my lecture notes on social thank you for. But he's it for this episode of the foreign desk went back next week and lookout for the foreign disc spleen available every Wednesday the foreign desk is produced by Yanni Goffin and Bill Bill so edits the program. My name's Andrew Miller. Thanks very much for listening until next time. Goodbye.
President El-Sisi: The interview Egypt didn't want aired
"When he sat down with us el-sisi was apparently surprised by our questions because his government has asked us not to broadcast his interview. This is an American citizen in two thousand fifteen he was sentenced to life in this prison. His crime was transmitting false snooze news, which offended the man we met recently in New York, President Abdel Fatah El Sisi. Do you have a good idea of how many political prisoners you're holding? Says who we don't have political prisoners, nor prisoners of opinion, we're trying to stand against extremists who impose their ideology on the people? Now, they are subject to a fair trial, and it may take years, but we have to follow the law. Nabet, president the organization human rights. Watch says sixty thousand political prisoners that you're holding today as we sit here. Other than me. I don't know where they got that figure. I said there are no political prisoners in Egypt. Whenever there is a minority trying to impose their extremist ideology, we have to intervene, regardless of their numbers. Mama gonna do. The extremists. As he calls them made up Egypt's largest political party, the Muslim Brotherhood. The brotherhood is controversial. It stated goal is peaceful pursuit of Islamic government. But over its ninety years members have committed violence in two thousand thirteen El Sisi outlawed the brothers as terrorists. But President Trump hasn't designated them the terrorist organization, nor did President Obama when Andrew Miller was Egypt director in the national Security Council while individual Muslim brothers clearly have resorted to violence many have left the party before doing so precisely because their discontent with the peaceful gradualist approach of the senior Muslim Brotherhood leadership. The brotherhood was one of Egypt's largest, education charity and healthcare associations. Many members are middle-class academics. Doctors and lawyers modern Egyptian history is a cycle of tension. In between generals and the brothers. But this time critics say El Sisi has gone too far CC began by jailing, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist. He extended it to secular opposition groups, and now he's even going after poets and artists and bloggers people. You wouldn't normally think of as political activists or primary public players. Why would he do that? Because he views any opposition to him as a threat to his standing as a threat to his objective. We have to remember he is a military officer. He spent his entire career in the military before he became president. And the idea that someone wouldn't obey or listen to his orders Naff Matan how CC rose in twenty eleven Arab spring.
President El-Sisi: The interview Egypt didn't want aired
"Does not give him any right to represent the people. He never did. He never win represent the people vs. Mr president. I've spoken to a number of your countrymen who refused to call. You Mr President because they say, you're a military dictator. I don't know who you talk to thirty million Egyptians took to the streets to reject the ruling regime at the time. It was a must to respond to their will. Secondly, the maintenance of peace after this period required some measures to restore security. What else she calls measures to restore security include the massacre of at least eight hundred Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo's rebuffs square in August, two thousand thirteen after weeks of protests, Egyptian forces moved in the mung. The survivors was Mohammad Soltan the Egyptian American imprisoned for reporting. False news Soltan was released twenty one months after the Obama administration intervened. Those targeted I was targeted because I had a camera had a phone, and I was tweeting where we shot shot in my left arm. I was rushed to the hospital where there was blood and bodies injured bodies everywhere piled upon each other the robust square protest camp was assaulted while el-sisi was in charge of security. Did you give that order? Mobile allow me to ask you a question are you closely following the situation in Egypt from where do you get your information? There were thousands of armed people in the city in for more than forty days. We tried every peaceful means to disperse the shut. Human Rights Watch issued a report which you may have seen describing Rebecca and it says and I quote using armored personnel carriers bulldozers ground forces and snipers police and army personnel. Attacked the protest encampment with hundreds killed by bullets to their heads necks and chests was that necessary. The peace and stability of each entity. You're calling the Human Rights Watch report a sound statement, which is not true there were police personnel. And they were trying to open peaceful corridors for the people to go safely to their homes. Though, el-sisi told us thousands of protesters were armed at the time. His government said just over a dozen weapons were found. Show your military man, you were educated by the US military does that sound like proportional force to you. I don't know how come they had fifteen or sixteen. Firearms Limbaugh, Sarah, I would like to tell the American people the situation on the ground could've Australoid, the Egyptian state and caused massive instability more than could be conceived whenever there's an armed confrontation with a big number of people. It's difficult to control the situation and to decide who killed him. Me the situation in his prisons is within el-sisi control. And they're according to the US State Department the killing and torture continue in the last six months of my imprisonment. I was. Utter isolation. I was systematically, psychologically, tortured. What do you mean? Like control spotlight to keep you from sleeping. Yes. To keep me from sleeping thirty six hours Strobe light until I got I went to a seizure guards that were assigned to me right outside myself would pass razors under the doorstep and officer. Doctors will tell me. Hey muhammad. Cut vertically, not horizontally, you can end up faster prison is a tool of politics in Egypt. When el-sisi ran for reelection last year. He jailed one of his leading opponents and won his government says ninety seven percent of the vote Elsie sees himself as a guardian against the chaos that destroyed Syria, Libya and Yemen, but critics including Obama national security official. Andrew Miller argue that repression stands to make Egypt more explosive not less. This is the most repressive government in modern Egyptian history, you have death sentences galore and mass trials it's extremely concerning. But Cici would tell you that. He's the reason that Egypt is stable. It's a curious way to describe Egypt. The call it stable since I took office living standards have declined the country's crumbling the insurgency problem in the sign. Deny has only gotten worse. It's backed by the Islamic state entering its sixth year. And you've seen the mass incarceration of peaceful activists alongside hardened jihadists which threatens to turn more gyp shins to terrorism that seems to be a recipe for the very instability that CC claims he's preventing president is fighting terrorism last month, a tourist bus was bombed near the great pyramids. The next day. Egyptian forces killed forty suspects in two thousand seventeen ISIS affiliates murdered Coptic Christians at church and three hundred eleven Muslims in a mosque in our interview el-sisi revealed officially for the first time that his military is cooperating with Israel in the Sinai. Would you say that this is the deepest and closest cooperation that you've ever had with Israel? That is correct. The air force sometimes needs to cross to these rarely side. And that's why we have a wide range of coordination with Israel. It's been estimated there were about a thousand terrorists in Sinai with more than a billion dollars in US military aid every year. Why haven't you wiped them out? Why hasn't the US eliminated the terrorists in Afghanistan after seventeen years and spending a trillion dollars, President Trump met L, C C and king? Salman of Saudi Arabia in two thousand seventeen to open a Saudi center against extremism ironic after Saudi officers murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal kashogi and the US State Department said el-sisi is guilty of disappearances and torture. Why should the American people continue to invest in your government this from? They're investing insecurity instability, in the region. The United States is in charge of security worldwide. Mr President, your critics critics in the United States, Congress critics within the United Nations say that you are holding tens of thousands of political prisoners that hundreds of people on armed people have been killed in the streets of Cairo. They claim that you have blood on your hands. How do you explain all of this? We're dealing with fundamentalists and extremists which caused damage and killed people over these last years. I can't ask injections forget their rights with the police and civilians who died how couple engaged on the show. For now, the White House, calculates that fighting terrorism is more urgent than the threat that Al CC's
Trump now describes his border wall as "steel slats"
"She's on the second floor and a gallery with other dinosaurs. And plant and animal fossils from her era. Sue was moved from the main floor to make room for maxima one hundred twenty two foot long Titanic sore. I'm Kim Gordon with neighborhood news sponsored by wintrust Chicago's community banks. And now WGN sports. Here's Kevin Powell. Thank you, Judy. The Blackhawks have played much better over the past week going three one in one and they've won consecutive games. They'll look to make it three straight when they visit the avalanche in Denver tonight. I of five meetings between these two teams Colin Delia probable in net for the hawks. Chris Boden has your pre game at seven thirty here on WGN face off is at eight. The bulls will be without Zach LeVine and Bobby Portis tonight and the foreseeable future. Both dealing with ankle injuries bowls currently with the worst record in the NBA. They host the magic tonight. Final game before nine day holiday break for the northwestern. Wildcats they're eight and three they host Oklahoma. Welsh Ryan arena the Sooners with just one loss this season. Cats coming off a forty two point win over Chicago state earlier this week David and Joey Meyer have the call at seven forty five on AM one thousand and WGN radio dot com. Doesn't sound like Eddie Jackson Aaron Lynch will play on Sunday against the forty Niners. Matt Nagy says there doubtful Jackson dealing with an ankle injury. Lynch an elbow bear still fighting for a top two seed in the NFC they enter week sixteen tops in the NFL with thirty five takeaways. San Francisco is last with just five and in baseball. Daniel Murphy headed to the Rockies on a two year deal in the cardinals have added relief pitcher, Andrew Miller, the home
Andrew Miller, Saint Louis Cardinals And MLB discussed on The KDKA Radio Afternoon News with Robert Mangino
"Break the Saint Louis cardinals have signed two-time time all-star reliever Andrew Miller to a two year deal. Andrew report from the MLB players association says the average major league salary dropped this year. For the first time since two thousand four and for the fourth time in fifty years. The average was just over four million dollars down fourteen hundred dollars
Discussion of the happenings at the MLB Winter Meetings 2018
"Yankees. Mets Marlins deal that would involve JT real Muto Noah Syndergaard Miguel and do Har. I'm Ed Rosario. Couple other moving parts real Muto into any with the Mets. The. Yenkey would end up with Noah, Syndergaard, not sure really what the Marlins would get besides Ahmed Rosario would have to be a lot more than just that for them to give up JT real Muto. I mean, no question about that. So it just comes down to just what's fun going on there at the winter meetings. We're going to check in in Las Vegas momentarily. But I'll tell you what it's just always fun to see the rumors, and how about this one, Lance Lynn. Gets three year thirty million dollar contract. I must be getting old here, but the amount of money that teams throw around on mediocre players is stunning yesterday. We talked about Andrew mccutchen whose past his prime getting fifteen million dollars a year. Now, you're talking about Lance Lynn getting ten million dollars a year. Now, it's a step back from the twelve million you made last year, but still he's not crying poverty making ten million dollars a year as an average pitcher coming off a season with a four point seven seventy IRA. Lance Lind's were ten million dollars. You can't be serious. Producer Shawn Watson Makia. Lance Lynn's a ten million dollar player in today. You're getting from the Yankees this year. Eight and a half is it. So then yeah is worth ten million dollars. Yeah. Is he worth more than of course, a bath is thirty eight and going on thirty nine these finished. But still had a better here than Lance Lynn. Right better longer. That's true. That's true. I wouldn't give in ten million a year if that's the case. So here's what I don't understand yet. What's the market going to be like for the closers like these relievers? Right. What's the market gonna be like for them? I think the market has gotten bigger and bigger for relief pitchers. And I just think that honestly like when you're the Andrew Miller's of the out of venos- or the kimbrough's or the David Robertson's Zach Britain's of the world, what's the money to be like for those guys because are they more valuable than a Lance Lynn in today's baseball. Right. Yeah. Right. I mean, are they more valuable? They are right. Well, let's in is reliever. Well, don't forget that. Well, but he's more starter. Right. He can do both. He could eat. Yeah. But I think they're bringing them in to be a starter. I would think. I think that's why you're gonna pay Lance Lynn ten million bucks. It's not my money though. That's the funny thing it's not my money. But it's just always like unfathomable to me when I look at the amount of money. Some of these players end up getting it just really incredible. I don't think we'd have the law jam like we had last year. You remember Lance Lynn didn't sign too late. He was one of those guys that was taking part of that crazy camp in Bradenton Florida the free agent training camp. Remember the spring training for the the free agent players. So he at least has signed early it. Seems that look I think what's interesting is when you talk about Manny Machado, and you talk about a Bryce Harper. You could eliminate ninety five percent of the teams in baseball from being involved in that. Right. I you know, that there's going to be ninety ninety five percent teams that are not gonna get involved. And those guys are already shopping in that bargain-basement been they're the ones that look at a Lance Lynn and say, hey, maybe there's good value there. That's the market for those guys. So I think the question's going to be for the big market teams. That may be interested in a Bryce Harper. Manny Machado when are they going to put some pressure on? The Scott Boris is the world saying, look, we gotta get something done here. Because in the meantime, other guys are signing elsewhere, right? If you're looking for an outfielder and Bryce Harper's who you've looked at and you end up not getting Bryce Harper who's going to be. Left on the market in two or three weeks, depending on when he's going to decide to sign at some point. You say, okay, we got a pivot away because we haven't gotten any word. Do we sign the Andrew McCarthy since the Phillies, frankly, did they make a statement by signing mccutchen? Which is. Yeah, we'll go and get ourselves the infielder Machado. But maybe we're not going to go after Bryce Harper. Like a lot of people say we are. Or are we going to now go out and spend another ridiculous amount of money and get Bryce Harper. We've brought in two new outfielders into the mix with Andrew mccutchen. And Bryce Harper. That's the interesting thing to me when you look at what's happening because I think teams don't wanna be used against each other. Right. Nobody wants to be put into a bidding war, and that's exactly where Scott Boras makes his money. He wants a bidding war for Bryce Harper. He wants a bidding war first clients. And the fact is a bidding war, though takes time. And if you have a bidding war teams going to get involved, and because the money is going to be so incredibly large. Then if you're willing to go thirty to thirty five million dollars a year on Bryce Harper, and you don't end up getting him. And then you have to pivot quickly away the warriors what's still left on the market by the time. I'm eliminated from the Harper competition or what's going to be left. If I'm looking for a shortstop slash third baseman wants Manny Machado signs, and I'm left holding the bag and the other names out. There are Freddie Galvez, and I'll Sita's Escobar and a Denny hetch of Iria guys who can't hit a lick. So I think that's what teams have to weigh here. Sean in terms of what exactly they need to do and getting involved with the big names, and how long are they willing to sit there and kind of have that money sitting there in escrow because they don't want obviously go out and start using it on other players to Bryce Harper makes a decision. They might be like crap we spent too much. We can't make that deal for Bryce Harper. Well, I mean, that's a possibility. But I don't see that happening. Because teams have an idea about Bryce Harper. They're talking to Scott Boris. They know if he has interest, so they're going to save the money until they hear his final answer. Yeah. But then they may hurt themselves. That is true. That's the problem. They may be hurting themselves. See I think the Phillies as much as I think they overpaid for Andrew mccutchen. Right. I think what the Phillies are looking at is. Look we need to outfielders. We're going to be in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes. Because we have a lot of money to spend. We got fifteen million dollars on the books this year and outfield with Andrew mccutchen. We can still fit another thirty thirty five million with Bryce Harper. Maybe another thirty million with Manny Machado, whatever it is. And maybe they can go out and make a big splash with everything. Right. That's the team that I think is going to be intriguing because if there's any team that potentially will go out and we'll get not just Harper, but also Machado. It's the Phillies. There's no other team in baseball right now, you can see spending money to bring in both Harper Machado and adding sixty to seventy million dollars payroll. The only team that can absorb that type of hit is affiliate because their payroll number isn't very high for next year. That would be fascinating, Sean. If the Philadelphia Phillies come out of the winter meetings or come out of the two thousand eighteen year, and they have signed Harper and Machado. And by the way, it's not crazy to think they could do it. Seriously. Heard that too. It is crazy that signing both of those guys. Why not? Why not six million? In two players for the next ten years. Yeah. They got the money. Got the money crazy. Seriously. They got the money to do it. Why not love to see it happen? I seven hundred million. Yeah, they're not doing that. I don't remember the Phillies are about to start their own regional networks soon to okay. They have a terrible TV deal. They're about to start their own regional network. To me be interesting to find out what that means financially. Because I thought there a big market team people show up at citizens Bank park, the Phillies, you know, are they make money. The question is if they get their regional network, they can be making a heck of a lot more money. If that's the case. Yes. Seven hundred million dollars over the next ten years from shadow and Harper, and you know, how packed the stands. No question about it for ten years going with those two big names. All right. So what did Tony LaRussa say backing up Harold Baines for a hall of fame induction? We'll tell you next going deep. Dan, Schwartzman, NBC sports radio in the NBC sports radio mobile app.
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"So it was really hard to have your own feelings and everybody else's feelings. You know, it was just intense. So we go to the sag awards. It's my turn to talk when we win the samba award, which is petrifying. Okay. I am the most night good talking in public of the whole bunch, right? Like, really horrible. And I absolutely have had Michael Patrick, right me some jokes. But I forgot. So I was just like, oh, God, what am I gonna say? But it was to the actor. So I thought well, I want to acknowledge the male actors who've helped us because I would look on his and there were so many of them. But then there was like a long pause and then Kim. Thought that I didn't know what to say she came in. And there was like weird. And I was just like, I'm too tired even deal with this. So then I went home, and I just cried for like three hours. Basically, what show is airing this ad? I could cry nothing the show ended, and then you came back and did movie then there was more space than he did another movie, and I have to tell you that seeing where you're in the restaurant. You see big you go into the streets, and you water breaks that was the first day of shooting. Can you believe Michael did that to me? I was like. But in some ways, it was fun because I love working with Chris because Chris great, great, great, actor and fun to work with and super supportive. The thing that I didn't know was that they were going to be like five hundred people standing on the street, including journalists with notepads, and there was a time where they're like, let's take some pictures. So we would go over to the fans to take pictures. But then in the middle would be like people from us weekly with no pads and Christmas start talking which, you know, Chris you can't ever tell crystal and I I have to have go. to go. Chris stuff because we were under like super intense pressure not to reveal anything. But of course, I had my baby bump, and I had said to Michael, you know, are you? Sure. I mean, I've got to get from my Taylor to the set. I don't know how we're going to do this. And he was like, it's okay. I was like, okay. I was always on your side. Harry now now. I'm not gonna cry knocking away tears on you. I curse the day. You were born. I think my water just broke. Twenty-three in me's named for twenty three pairs of chromosomes that make up our DNA. It's a personal genetic service. That helps us understand what our DNA is..
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"All right. I'm Irish Catholic. So now, here's Catholic family. The joke is like coming out that you have sex at all not that you're coming out as a gay person. It's like, you know, I have sex. That's the shocker I'm having sex. You don't say that either. So the idea that it it all became just wheelhouse of what I wanted to say about being an outsider being somebody claiming their own right to not remember when we were doing the show. There was not a thought that gay people would ever get married ever. So we were the ternal single people. So it was so easy to fight for those four ladies because I was always going to be single. I was somebody who was never going to be married. I understood that there's something that is not available to me, which is what they were afraid of something not happening for them. And then, of course, the Samantha part was the warrior belligerent, I don't ever want it. If I can't have it. You know, part of me. He's okay. Okay. You're Audrey Hepburn awaits save out this wedding. We're gonna do everything according to tradition, we're going to smash the glass, and the signing of the ca tuba the Hora be careful God forbid, you fall off the chair of the horror the horror in how about the actual scenes themselves. You had some pretty out there scenes was that a learning curve for you? I mean, I certainly had never done anything. Like that before. I've never done anything. Like that since I thought it was important. I guess the thing that made it less difficult was that we were in our home terrain. Right. It was our show. And so as uncomfortable as we might have been the poor men coming in were far more uncomfortable. And that I always felt like just speaking from my own character that the sex scenes, I mean, sometimes they were romantic, and sometimes they were sexy and often they were like horrible and uncut. I mean for the characters not type at the actors, and so there was that realism about it. So it wasn't like I felt like I was having to debt all human feelings where welcome in those scenes because often they were comedic -ly, you know, bad what was happening the sex was happening with the popularity of sex and city globally. Burgeoning? Everyone involved had to get used to more and more attention sometimes to their displeasure Kristin Davis had lived on the hit Maurois place, Cynthia Nixon had won a Tony and had been up and down the lights at Broadway. Chris noth had collard many suspect on legendary law and order and Sarah. Jessica had already been successful actor for two decades. But none of them were prepared for anything like the ultra fabulous far out fame that sex and the city began to bestow it just seems to me that people come to this town..
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"So it's not my role to dictate anything. But to get to know the actor and to work with them to just stay out of the way, if that makes any sense. You know, it was about fashion. It was about what women are concerned with their looks. And I try to just do my part, and then escape into the Easter what was it like being the male characters around by four very distinct strong female characters because usually it's a bunch of guys in the token woman, and you had to reverse forget, I was just a part of her life and the biggest part of your life in the show with those girls. So I go in and do my job, and I wouldn't think much about it took a little bit longer because you know, make up and hair. And all that stuff is different. You know, literally on a side though, like law and order, I fall out of bed get into the makeup share with my hair, fifty different directions, and it would take about two minutes. And then we'd be on shooting them. You know, I would call my hair with towel. Once again sex in the city, creator Darren star are used to the beginning of doing this show that like why am I the person doing sexy? Why am I doing a show about, you know, women about sexual relationships from this female point of view? But I think first of all that's what writers do they sort of put themselves in the shoes of other characters and the mindset of other characters, and I have a lot of empathy for my female friends. And I think I'm able sometimes you're able to see the humor in somebody else's situation. When you're not quite as close to it, and it so first of all, I think men and women aren't as their different. But we're all people, and I think that it really is just like, you know, it's a leap of imagination. It's really sort of what you're meant to do as a writer. I think men can write women the same way. Women can right men, and we had women in the room, you know, in the writer's room. Michael I were not there inventing the wheel all by ourselves that we certainly did most of the heavy lifting together the first season. I'm really amused by women. I love writing female characters I feel like their emotional. And they say what's on their mind. And we just cited that you know, what Samantha was going to be as absolutely body and sexual she wanted to be and sort of as blue as we could possibly make her an I've known all these women, you know, I can point to all these women, and I'm sure, you know, probably everybody has these women in their lives that they can say oh my God. I know that woman who talks about sex and has zero shame about it. You know? And I know the woman who is who is just career driven uptight insecure. Another woman who is like just feeling like she wants to play by the rules and just constantly getting screwed by it. But beyond that, we had really great women on staff, and we've talked about our own personal stories at length. And I always felt like you could not do show about four men talking about women in the way that you could turn it on its head and do a show about four women talking frankly about men because there's hadn't seen it before. So some of it, honestly, it's like. You know, a leap of imagination, and we sort of got it right next on Arjun sex in the city episode to the stars, the writers and others responsible for this apprise hit talk about testing the waters of sexual candor. Yes, it's HBO. But how far could they go? How much frankness did the audience demand after all? Now, they were paying. Thanks as always to Chris Corcoran, Spencer Brown, Nick Freeman Lauren Cohan. Pam Kramer, Josephina Francis. And the rest of the team at cadence thirteen and specifically to my main man, Chris basil who was always in the trenches with me and our younger cohort, Terrence Malegaon. Finally, thanks to all of you. For listening to us in your homes cars and through your headphones doing this for you. So if you have any thoughts you'd like to share please feel free to hit me up at James at James, Andrew Miller dot com. Onward episode to Arjun. This is Jim Miller cures..
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"When I asked about her journey from being Darren starts assistant to a key writer producer involved in the entirety of sex in the cities run from there. She went on to be executive producer of the show prequel the Carrie diaries and co wrote the movie just my luck, which starred Lindsay Lohan Harris's, evidently an optimistic. You will hear her thoughts on dating while working on sex in the city, but in two thousand nine she married. Division director Jason Riley later, the father of her daughter was sort of blown away by like, yeah, they were just being human in that moment laughing. And then it's like, yes, that's what we want the humanity at this moment. And then of course, the end of that story for me why sitting at the premiere with my parenting, very proud to show them show. I was working on. And then realizing that halfway through the episode that there was going to be a whole up the discussion, and my dad's arm is next to my on wedding and getting more and more nervous. And like, oh my God. Is he just going to be so uncomfortable? And then it was even worse, which he was laughing hysterically and thought it was hilarious, which of course, made it even worse. 'cause I was hoping he was going to be offended. But he thought it was hilarious. And so then I just had to think about my parents, and I was completely freaked out. Once again, sir, just Parker's agent, Kevin vein. I was very clear that she was never gonna do nudity. I put that in her contracts because I needed to. She's never felt that that was necessary. And they had to know that that was going to be the case. And it was never gonna affect the quality of the show. But she was adamant there was never a problem. I mean, there was the original like, I'm not going to do nudity. Great. So that just became Carey. Carey doesn't do nudity. And we worked around it. We got we did one Dali by a scene where she was having sex with her bra off from behind. And that was just the only thing. I mean, she did it all is long as it was done. Well, there were times particularly at the beginning when it was Michael and Darren when we didn't have any female writers yet where they would come to. Us as women, and we were like, their female experts on being women and everything from, you know, sex to your period to you know, there's like they have no firsthand experience of it. So they would come to us and ask us sometimes embarrassing questions. It was really thrilling. And I felt like, you know, those dogs on those really long leashes in a yard. They don't even know they're on a leash. That's what it was like working at HBO for me because I'd come from the networks where the leash was really tight. And when I got to sex in the city, I really felt we were tethered, but very lightly and really the only thing that pulled us back with our own tastes level. Former HBO president of entertainment Carolyn Strauss. Like the shows that sounds like okay here check and make your show. Like, we have a lot of creative conversations at the top. You know, we were in with casting, and we've gave no stuff, and I think the notes that we give or at least tried to give. I think it was like we're all coming from a place where we understood what the goals we were trying to achieve. And so I think our value was being somebody who still a little outside of the moment to moment of making show and being able to say what about there's have you thought about that? I'm feeling this. And I think that you get to a point of hopefully that point of respect with the show rhino where they will your opinion not that they take it all the time certainly have plenty of arguments. But they understand I'm coming to them as a partner and not as a I am the boss we had a D bag situation. Oh, I understand just breathe through your notes. When you're sucking is bone. So. Start thinking about hairy leaves his old teabags around there. Oh, I thought you meant tea bagging. Why is it called? I get it because they pay and the dipping great now. I've lost shoes. M my appetite. I was with a friend this summer to store helping pick out a couch..
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"Feel that the players, I think understand his intensity and what the expectations are, but he's not uptight to to me, there's a difference and I was just it was just great to talk football in just his evaluation of players and watching the recruits in their families, walk through a loved it. When we talk about your journey as a coach and as a leader, how would you characterize Nick savings effect on you as a leader and as a co? I think a lot because of the importance of the process in because in our game, there's so much failure and that to me is. Why you have to focus on the process, not the results because your lifetime three hundred hitter you're a hall of Famer, right? You can't use until you can't get it wrong in baseball, right? Because you you're going to get raw. You might go for sixteen over twenty. But if your focus is the process, you might go for twenty ten rockets. If your focus is the results. You're not going to be at your best the next day. If your focus is the process and what I need to do in the judgements that I need to make is everything. Okay, you're going to be okay, and you're going to get through the hard times a lot quicker in our game than you would. If you're focused on results, I'm about to spend some time Scotty, Cochran his. Their symbiosis th the way that Nicolas him the license to be the person that he is. And in some ways, the leader that he is, I just the more and more I study at. I find it utterly fascinating. Obviously, a key element for success. Were you able to witness that and be? Did it feel your desire to amp that up at the Yankees a little bit? Well, when I look, it's Scott Cochran in the job that he's done. You see that his players, physically superiors, players, conditionally superior other clubs, and it's the work that they put in in its foundation that they set for success because you don't have your health and your strength on a football field. You're in trouble and speed and all that. But to me what it what it says about coach Saban, which people probably don't think. And I tried to coach as well is the people that he hires. He trust to do their job and allows them to do their job and you see them flourish because you can't micromanage everything you you. You just can't at that level at the level I was at you gotta trust your coaches. And I think that's what I love seeing about him that he trusts his Scott. He trusted his offense coordinator. He trusts his defensive quarter. Now he saw something he was going to tell you about it, but he let them do their job. And I think that's really important when you're in a position of leadership like he is in or, you know, managing a baseball, you'll let people do their job and he shows a lot of trust in his people. And the other thing that I love about him, my favorite man is Rolling Stones and he listens to give me shelter after every went, right. That's not my favorite song. It's one of my favorite ones, but I love the fact that he's a huge stones fan. Thanks for listening, be sure to subscribe to Arjun with James, Andrew Miller on apple podcasts or wherever you get your done. Once they're, you can listen to the entire arches library including full chapters on curb your enthusiasm and ESPN plus many more to come far Jains. I'm Jim Lehrer..
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"I do because. You go through practice in Alabama and in the month of August, it's going to be hot. You're going to be tired. You're physically gonna, get beat up. He's going to continue to push him, but they trust him that he knows what he's doing. And that's so important. And that's true. An argument guys get our game is different, but it's a grind. You know, you play hundred six games. You get four thirty in the morning, you know, from a road trip, you're playing that night and then you gotta day game the second day after that. So now all the sudden you're going to bed at four thirty. You have a night game that night. You're up. And then the next day you have a day emits. It's physically hard. We don't get the bumps and bruises, but it's physically hard and that's where that trust becomes important. The players know that they can communicate what's going on in their lives, how they're physically feeling. If there's something that's bothering them, that they can come in my office in talk to me or talk to him about coach. I wish I could. You know what I need to do this, what do I need to be on the field? And you can be honest with them and they, they believe you, let's go back to any Cal talk to the Yankees at your invitation. What was the reception like? Because there is a disparity obviously between when you're talking to young men in college versus froze, who have big contracts and managers, and you know, all these their own individual brands apart from the club brand. Right. Did that transfer? Well, what were they eager to listen to him? What was the experience like? I think anytime you have a chance to listen to someone who is accomplished as much as he has as a coach, you're going to listen because obviously he has a lot of right formulas and there's going to be a lot of wisdom. You know, maybe for some of the Mississippi State guys, they, they weren't so excited to see. But. You know, the one thing about athletes as they usually love other sports in kids that went to college to get involved with college football watching games and they were excited to see him. Did you remember what he said about being there and talking to the Yankees? I mean, the pros was that, well, he grew up a Yankees fan. He grew up in West Virginia, and I think it was he used to go to his friend's dad store and they used to listen to the games on the radio, and it was, you know, I didn't know that about him before I met him that he was a huge Yankee fan and you think house a young man from West Virginia become such a Yankee fan and he was, and I thought that was that was interesting, but I could listen to him all day when you hear about Nick Sabin taken on people like lane kiffin and stark as Ian people who have had some detours or potholes in their career path, but then he decides that he is going to give them new life. What does that say to you and what kinds of things do you see inside. Him that make that happen. Well, I think sometimes, you know, he's viewed as a tough individual. He's kinda huge heart. He believes in helping people and to me, that's why we've been put on this earth is to help others, and he helps people revitalize their careers, gives them second chances. Third, chances. Yeah. I mean, he expects perfection. I mean, that's that's who he is. He expects people to do their job, but he gives people a platform to get back to where they want to get back. I think about a lane kiffin defensive coordinator who just who went to Tennessee and Kirby smart who went to Georgia. He gives them a platform to grow and he's not intimidated by that. He wants to help others succeed. And obviously, I think he probably saw that somewhere maybe saw that in his dad growing up that his dad wanted to always give back and help other succeed. And I think he's got a huge heart in a huge love for the game and really wants people to be successful. Bleacher report's journey has not been without its puddles, but all too often setback served as incentives. Here's Bleacher report CEO day Finocchio..
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"I'm gonna. I'm everyone's going to Homer. No, no, not at all this. I'm trying to be objective. I mean, that's just what I saw. You know, go tell us all at the end of the day, Nick saban's going to have a remarkable legacy, but does she strike you as a person who is content with his life? I mean, he's always driving for success, but does he strike you as a as a happy person is a person who is content with all the success he has and is at peace with himself. I think there's a misnomer out there that Nick Sabin is miserable right people look at his life. They look, you know, they, they see him grinding on the sidelines, always looking frustrated or focused, or however you want to say and they think, man, that guy is not happy. I think Nick Sabin loves the grind more than anyone I've ever been around. The guy loves the grind. He absolutely loves what the time or he's skipping around is every single day of practice. I've never seen anyone who loves practice this much. This. Guy loves president. He loves teaching. He loves coaching. He absolutely loves what he does. So I think he he loves it. I don't think he's miserable. I will say this. I do think in the probably the past five or six years, I think it started hit him a little bit. You talk to those people close to. It seems like he's being a little more reflective about his legacy. You know, like I think he's starting to think about those kind of things as far as you know, what will people say about me when I'm when I'm done coaching when I'm gone. Right? I can see just kind of the way he, he acts the way he takes a little more time to kind of talk with us former players. It seems like it's, it's hitting him a little bit the, you know, he wants to have a great legacy, you know. And I think this is a whole long story, but I, I really think that that tornado in Tuscaloosa kind of changes perspective a little bit. I, I saw a change in him from that point on, never forget that meeting either call it everybody in. We had a long snapper who was seriously injured and we wanted to make sure every player was accounted for. This was two thousand eleven. He called us in. In and saddest down. And you know, he actually said the opposite of what he said in that other two thousand eleven meeting. He said, I want you guys to forget about football. I want you to take a few days. I want you to go get in the community serve other people because some things in life are bigger than football, right? Which I sounds obvious, but for Nick Sabin to say that that's a, that's a big deal. And I think that kind of changes perspective a little bit that he kind of realized, yeah, we're playing football, but, but it's about a little more than that, right? It's about I'm having an impact on a lot of people. Obviously a lot of great things through his charities. He's built a lot of houses for tornado victims. He has a great charity calls Knicks kids called Knicks kids. I think he does a fantastic job with that stuff. And in my mind, just knowing him, I think it's something you start to think about a little more. You can come in to see it in the way acts that he's being he's getting a little sentimental. He's getting a little more reflective because I think it is important to him. He wants to be remembered as a guy who had an impact on a lot of people, and I'll just tell you, I mean, from in my life, he had a tremendous impact and there's I can. I could find your line a mile long of guys who love playing. For him who say, I'm a better man today because I played for Nick Sabin. Well, I can't thank you enough. Pat enjoyed the show. Hopefully it works out. Let me don't text when it comes out, love to listen to. Oh, absolutely. I can't thank you enough. Our Jim, have a good day and take care. Bye. Thanks for listening. Sure, to subscribe to Arjun with James, Andrew Miller on apple podcasts or wherever you get your done. Once they're, you can listen to the entire art library including full chapters on curb your enthusiasm and ESPN plus many more to come far Jains. I'm Jim Nolan..
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"Is that the most difficult or is it a top three top five of your career? That depends on how you think the conversation went. You know, there's a lot of different stories out there about what really happened, so I don't wanna get into that. I'm just talking about in terms of just you processing things and you having to go through things as leader and as an individual, both, you know, again, triumphant and difficult. Was it the most difficult or was it one of the most difficult things that you. Had to go through. The difficult thing for me was watching the game, and if they're gonna lose which obviously I want them to win. It would have been a lot easier if they were just lost by twenty eight points or something. The fact that the game was so close, you know, the third down struggles on offense. You know, Jalen 's play obviously is the quarterback coach coordinator. You're directly responsible for in the game to go down to one play, you know, and I would hope anyone to. So this is not ever. Again. We would have one if I was there. I would hope anybody would say that. So that's not I've. I've said it before and people think I'm Marianne for saying that. Well, I would hope that if if it's a one play game that the coordinator which is the only play caller that the true freshman quarterback new, you know his entire career, you know, isn't there all of a sudden, you know for you for the final game. So I would hope no matter who it was that would have made a difference. So that was a difficult thing for me knowing how are those players worked there? The. Fire your offense, defense special teams, how hard it is there and all the work they put in that to come down to the net close to when championship was tough to watch. Did you reach out to them afterwards? Yeah, within our, yeah. You know, looking back on those years, obviously some of the tensions that you guys had are documented and the national championship game, but I have to believe that there were good elements in solid dimensions to those years. So can you talk about that about the positive experience that you had or some of the things that you took away from it in a positive way? Yeah. I look at things as you know, when you're hired somewhere, look at the body of work, and so and then say, okay, if you could go back to the beginning of hiring head, coach insistent coach, whatever it is, and this is what happened years later. Would you take it or would you leave it? You know what? You re hire the person. And I look at this place like Alabama, especially Alabama. You're hired for one reason to help win games. Period in produce your side of the ball or your position whenever you go ch. And so we were together for three years and one three SEC championships, which is hard to do. I mean, it just won the national championship didn't win their division. So when three in a row in when I got there have been on a two game losing streak. When we left the two of us together at one twenty six in a row and on offense, we had three SEC offense players year every single year dolphins player of the year. You know, Mario Cooper, Derrick Henry, and then Jalen hurts the first two freshman to win and since nineteen Eighty-one Herschel Walker. So in that perspective, I think Dalby on people, the people that hired us, the fans, you would've told him that at the beginning of the three years, they would've said, where do we sign up? So I look at it as you know, if you grade it a. You know a three year span of how things went, you know, as far as production is APRIL's in that's credit him because this was his plan to change offense and his plan to hire us. So you're glad you did it. Definitely. There's. There's not a day that I regret that. Right. All right. Well, thank you. Us. Gotcha. Thanks for listening, be sure to subscribe to Arjun with James, Andrew Miller on apple podcasts or wherever you get your done. Once there, you can listen to the entire Arjun library, including Phil chapters on curb your enthusiasm and ESPN plus many more to come far Jains. I'm Jim Nolan..
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"Ninety nine percent is psychological is because that's all I need to focus on because I know the rest of it's going to get handled because of code savings going to make sure it does. So two last quick questions. One is how have you up your game for this twenty eighteen season. You demanded of the players. Tell me about what you've done to yourself or for yourself or for coach saving in terms of your own game. You know, during my vacation time, try to go meet and speak with people about body parts about the strength and conditioning side of this game, whether it be ankles knees, shoulders, and this year. I spent more time on that than the psychological side than I normally would. Normally, it's going to be all psychological and not to go try to see coach, let me go see. People have them come see us so that. So for me, my first thing was to get some things look that where that I could do a better job in the weight room for them and in the conditioning. And then Secondly, the psychological side of something, and I'll never, I'll never be able to whip that our grasp that because every single day I feel like I get hit in the mouth just as much as I want them to go hit the wall. I feel like every single day there's a challenge that I'm faced with it. I'm trying to figure out how to get through to a player. Why won't he just by in it's so easy. If he just takes the easy route when he takes this difficult route, it's going to be harder later and still may have great success. But is it going to last for. Ever heck, no. And that's the one thing about this sport. I love this time tells all. And last question please share with us a favorite Nick. Sabin story tells something that on the field off the field that embodies MU the man is or like maybe a time that you saw him laugh. No, I'm just kidding. I'll tell you one. We had a player that had some issues and graduated and decided to leave, and it was a bad move for the young man. It was it was not the best move for him and it hurt us a little bit too, but it really was not a good move for him to do. And when when that guy called in said, hey, can you call a team for me even know he got his degree from us, but he transferred. Can you help me get this interview and coach saving? Did it. That is a tough pill to swallow to me for him to humble himself and say, you know, this kid's still needs me even though he didn't listen to me to me that right there is a reason why you get up and go to work is because you're working for a man. Who you know who can forgive and forget and say, I still got your back because you chose to come here and you got your degree and you may have not finished at the way we wanted to, and maybe we would've won that year, who knows? But it wasn't about him. It was about a twenty one or twenty two year old making a mistake and coach being able to say, heck out call for you. Hey, listen. I just interviewed lane kiffin but coach. Talk about second chances. Right? Are you guys gonna win again this year. Come on, come on, you trying to solve me up for that question. Come on a, we're going to do everything we can. You know everything we can. Thanks for listening, be sure to subscribe to Arjun with James. Andrew Miller on apple podcasts. Gore, wherever you get your done once they're, you can listen to the entire arches library including full chapters on curb your enthusiasm and ESPN plus many more to come far Jains. I'm Jim nowhere..
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"So there's a technical aspect and there's a mindset that you're always trying to create, you know, throughout your team, which is, you know, basically what reflects the culture in the long run of the kind of team you wanna half. And that's something that you preach sell. Try to get people to buy into and understand that buying into these things in everybody buying into the principles and vise in the standards is what's going to help us have a chance to be a good team. This is an exciting time of the year for you, or is this a time when you're. Like a little on edge because you want all those things to to play out the right way. I don't think I'm, I hate to think that I'm on edge. I'm always sort of have a certain level of intensity mental intensity in terms of the issues that we faced a sense of urgency, immediacy lamb wanna think things through intelligently so that you don't make mistakes, whether it's in personal development of the team characteristics such trying to develop or the technical aspects of which trying to develop. I can't thank you enough time. K. appreciate it. Thanks for listening. He sure to subscribe to Arjun with James, Andrew Miller on apple podcasts or wherever you get your. Once there, you can listen to the entire Arjun library including full chapters on curb your enthusiasm and ESPN plus many more to come far Jains. I'm Jim Lehrer..
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"What makes a champion. Who makes a champion. I'm James Andrew Miller, bestselling author and host the podcast series Arges an August eighth Arjun is back with its newest chapter margins of champion, Nick Sabin, and Alabama's crimson tide. In this three episode event, I'll bring you inside the mind. Arguably the greatest coach in the history of college football, Nick Sabin, and we'll discover how Alabama is preparing to defend its national championship in the season. Just ahead. Come along for rear look into savings journey from playing peewee football in the hills of West Virginia, to wasting trophies early and often we'll open up savings bag of tricks including a deep examination of his quote process and learn what it's like to be in the field with Sabin as coach mindset of the team is something that's a process and it's ongoing. It's a work in progress all the time. We'll go to Tuscaloosa to hear from Sabin himself and talked with faint, Alabama, strength, coach, Scotty, Cochran. If you wanted to get their best yet to know what they want former Yankee manager and saving server, Joe Girardi he makes them better people as players, ex, Alabama, offensive, coordinator lane. Kiffin really wasn't teams played as far as toughness, former players, bear Jones and Greg McElroy. He'd sets a clear expectation for every single person in the building ESPN's Tom, Rinaldi, he's always seeking it different way and the coaches most important teammate, his wife of more than forty, five years Terry. University, Alabama to come together. There was a readiness, you'll find this incredible tractor when you search partial, which seems Andrew Miller on apple podcasts or wherever you download your pots, origins of a champion, Nick Sabin, and Alabama's crimson tide premiering Agassi Domus.
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"I think I think we'd be having a different conversation, but you know the Friday before the Super Bowl, you know, it's the traditional sports in Africa who also the last one before us and then come Monday is to people, you know, conversing on a topic for five minutes at a time with no topic bars. No graphic support. No-one now just two people talking, you know that frankly, I'm still at six o'clock audience who the hell of these guys metal flat him. I think they all knew we were and you know, they had Thomas on. The first show is interview on a couch. It just it was just too much too much too fast. And I think, yeah, people made up their minds the first day week month and we never got a chance to make a I in for a second chance to make a first impression. But you know, like we made some mistakes, no question about it. But I think the biggest mistake was. We never truly picked Elaine stay net lane. May the viewer get used to. It did it consistently, but did it better and in a loud people to adjust and adapt to the change before we allow the narrative to take whole that we weren't doing enough sports. It's like that's not true. I says, that's not sure we would doing all the news and more. We didn't know we were doing thirty stories a day. I was counting have a nickname for me. It's called checklists. Mike, if nickname for me on the staff checklists, my was because we were, I was trying to fit thirty different stories in the show at one point twenty to thirty three today we'd be doing, were you aware of what nor v and Dave Roberts coming on board meant, did you understand what was going to be happening to the show. I had an idea. I, I had an idea because I I know I know the paradigm in which norby operates as it relates to sports NS. I had an idea we and we also talked very early. I can't remember exactly when we talk. We talk, you know, pretty soon in that during the transition. So I, I had an idea. I be honest, I didn't anticipate that it would be as extreme. But it it's not just be we got to where we are and where we have been lately, not just because of nor being Dave Robinson for a variety of reasons. So right. I was stunned about how the pace and the depth of it. I mean, basically, your commentary was shoved aside pretty soon. And quite frankly, just FaceTime was reduced by like maybe fifty percent. I'm just guessing, but it was pretty extrordinary the disparity between the way the show look beforehand and after and I was just wondering what it was like to go through that. Well, it was because the yellow Kamar so much was going on during the same period like it wasn't as simple as you know, nor being Dave coming in, and you know. Changing the way we do things the first two weeks. I believe I'm not mistaken on the timetable. The first two weeks of norby's. Presence on the show coincided with Bill suspension. If I'm not mistaken. I think I think the first day she was suspended was his first day in charge of us. So when you, you know, what was it like to go through it?.
"andrew miller" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Yeah i think so i think there always is they have a bullpen that could be historically terrific yes as they have had for the you know since andrew miller was here you know that they have a depth at bullpen in that electric you know on type guy that later on you green became a multi inning weapon they need to to get his mechanics back look like he was beginning to do that towards the end of spring if he looks more trustworthy right.
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"Okay so nothing happened for a while and you get a promotion that's right it was only until years later when i got the job to run all of programming in two thousand two that i didn't really have to ask anyone's permission but the business plan together put the model together get the right format get the right producer get the right talent talk to george bodenheimer batard and your greenland so is it fair to say that after getting programming pti was on your headless is still were convinced it would work i think in the first couple of months you acted on her right i kept this idea i kept the fresh i was convinced it would win and find them when i got the job i went right about rebuilding and i also felt our ratings were in the tank other than adding in some new sports it was the same programming format the bornstein from years earlier had developed it hadn't changed and i will tell you at that time the culture of our company are programmers didn't even look at ratings for the most part ratings wasn't a fabric of the culture how we do in houses lead in houses lead out compatible programming counter programming that really didn't exist i mean i gotta tell you jim folks loved the debate they loved to be heard they all have different points of view if your sports fan you're always arguing back and forth david person is the president of cbs sports and a former key executive it he has paeans programming department who work closely wish bureau for more than four years the games are clearly the largest driver of audience the key really was what you do around those games and leading into games leading out of games that's obvious that's easy and we did that relatively successfully the key was really building up audience in the the rest of the day what we try to do at espn is to become a destination outside of live of that's that's really the key so tell us about five thirty and who do you wanna make sure is watching it's a challenging time slot you have younger folks that are home from school or hanging around you have some adults.
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"The new tube your wounded origins treat the birth in pedigree of curb your enthusiasm larry david's comedy series the just completed its ninth season on hbo now with arjun chapter two we move from comedy to sports not that the to always be chilly exclusive with each of the five episode capturing individual elements from the world of espn or over the course of origins chapter to we will navigate our way through numerous ariza venus paeans thirtyeightyear history from its soap humble start to the more challenging and sometimes mistakeprone periods of the present day hearing episode 1 use pnn social media he troubled marriage we will see the media giant embrace rustle and even detest he critical and still burgeoning facet of its business every company has a one loss record given espn's astonishing success over the past three plus decades in programming marketing sales rights acquisitions cable fees and more it's surprising how much trouble espn has had dealing with and adapting to social media on too many occasions social media has been used paeans kryptonite he rather unfortunate relationship given how inextricably linked many sports fans now or to their twitter instagram facebook and snap accounts in this episode we'll ask among other questions why does he is beyond seemed to have more problems in this area than its competitors how do various personalities at espn regard social media and in the end is it a plus were negative for the network as is our practice yard arjun we start by going back to the beginning cut by way of up civil current or former espn earners share their initial thoughts on those media we call social espn president john skipper had a full head of hair before all his dealings with social network okay not really but still we found that sort of odd above people coup pro mile frank at twitter would not public could they would vote for perot for though every public pure of public could do about trump isn't that a bit all and and after that or somebody tweeted pictures of a thorough i thing for proud of fraud doubt that they were public very few espn employees get to be mentioned by name from the podium.
"andrew miller" Discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"I think that the stories of startups even from the most humble beginnings are always the most interesting have you ever wondered how the unheard of idea for great new tv series was first heard of a win a band came together turn music on its ear for wine incredibly popular movie made despite itself and who wouldn't want to hear about these magical moments directly from the people who created their magic i'm james andrew miller author of bestselling oral histories of espn saturday night live ncaa the creative artists agency and i want to introduce you to a new podcast called origins in which i'll take you back through the beginnings for the most iconic movies television shows record albums media companies and more as we relive indelible turning points then went down in cultural history and changed it arguably forever remembered the saying you had to be there now you wilby you'll be there for the untold true tales of these creative adventures the beginnings are so interesting because it is this wild marriage of luck brilliance and fortitude starting in september will open origins chapter one with a five episode cycled digging deep into curb your enthusiasm the emi winning hbo series created by larry david of seinfeld fame that reinvented situation comedy you don't want people told my after they showed their ended up it had to leave the room for thumbed themes because they were rendering i'm they couldn't bear to watch it like it with our motivation i had no idea whatever metal fact on people and i'd like the we'll hear from larry cheryl hindes suzy asman more than a dozen key players retrace how curb evolved from mir smash hit to a turning point in television.