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 Donald Trump's disregard for our transition rituals threatens democracy

The Beat with Ari Melber

07:05 min | 4 d ago

Donald Trump's disregard for our transition rituals threatens democracy

"Have you noticed. This is not normal. The president openly trying to say only the votes for him should count talking about sailing election. No legal path to succeed. We've been reporting on how those michigan republicans were welcomed at the white house after being shamed in their own home state for what they were doing. And donald trump is also taking petty moves that basically delay or mess with aspects of the transition. They won't mess with the transfer of power. All of this. We want to show tonight with. The evidence is a radical break from a longstanding. Bipartisan approach to the peaceful transfer of power in america that look forward to talking to the president so honored that he was attended with hospitality to me. And my wife. Yesterday didn't need to do this. And i am most grateful that He would do so good morning last night. I had a warm conversation with president. Elect barack obama. I congratulated him and senator biden on their impressive. Victory told the president-elect he can count on complete cooperation for my administration as he makes the transition to the white house. My number one priority. In the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures dental is successful. We turned presidential historian. Michael beschloss what contrast you see from there to now well once again are a donald trump tonight as a category of his own. Go all the way back to john adams who lost to the guy who was at that time as you know his political enemy. Thomas jefferson. Adams was angry about being defeated by jefferson. And he didn't hang around for the inauguration that tradition adopted established yet so adams got an a stage coach and went back to massachusetts before jefferson was born in but it began this tradition. That even when you have an incumbent president who is angry at the guy who beat him for reelection. Herbert hoover in one thousand nine hundred ninety three and franklin roosevelt over to the white house to talk about how they should transfer power even when they rolled up to the capital roosevelt and hoover sat in the back of an open car. They shared a lap robe. If you could believe it didn't talk much. But that's a tradition. And as you say the tradition is running alongside both the rules constitutional requirements and the norms that much abuse a framework or term in the last four years That provide a buffer a provide a context all this. We just showed the outgoing president's michael stays with us. We want to show michael. And our viewers the other cases where we have seen the candidates as mentioned who lost just conceding with some eye on their place in history john mccain making what for him was a painful concession to barack obama in two thousand and eight hillary clinton in that loss that shocked so many including many in the republican party. She got up the next morning and gave that speech pledging cooperation to president-elect trump and sixteen we've seen presidents who lost reelection like trump did face the music the people of the united states that made the choice and of course. I accept that decision. But i have to admit not with the same enthusiasm that i accepted the decision for years ago. People have spoken. And we respect the majesty of the democratic system. I just called governor clinton over in little rock and offered my congratulations. he did run a strong campaign. I wish him well in the white house. You know michael you deal with facts and evidence you have a rigorous process between where you start and publishing one of your history books. How do you measure class. Because what i see there is something. That's hard to prove. But i feel it inside which is across ideology in parties. We've just seen many different presidents showing a type of class or even grace that is absent right now at the white house. We're going to ari. I've got two sons who are now in their twenties but they used to play a little league and every time they played a game even if they lost they would shake hands with the winning team and say good game. That was assumed this. That's that's american. What is not. American is to claim when you didn't win to be a poor loser you try to be out of keeping with the tradition of all those guys you just showed even richard nixon who is not thought of in history as a particularly gracious winner. Nineteen sixty gets beaten by john kennedy. He was very angry about it and it was very sad about it but he goes out and tells us supporters in los angeles in america. Once a decision is made we unite behind the candidate who was elected that was even before the final results were. Yeah that's great a great example. You're given off as we say off the top of the dome michael We have one more for you. And that is al gore. Who did have this tight legal challenge. Everyone remembers frustrating. For both sides in the run up to it and then of course frustrating for the person losing so narrowly having won more votes overall total across america. Al gore take a look now the. Us supreme court has spoken. Let there be no doubt while. I strongly disagree with the court's decision. I accept it. I accept the finality of this outcome. Which will be ratified next monday. In the electoral college and tonight for the sake of our unity as a people and strength of our democracy. I offer my concession. If i may be a little optimistic here at the end of the week michael ask you to guide us. What would you as someone who cares deeply about america. What would you tell citizens both parties neither party whatever. What is incumbent upon the rest of us to do if we never get that concession from this president. What do we do from here together. We just say the. Donald trump is a gross aberration. Get him out out the door. The door doesn't hit him on the way out on the twentieth of january and say we demand our leaders that they do. What all those other candidates that you show tonight did show some graciousness and understand that democracy is more important. Listen to what al gore said. He didn't say. I agree with the supreme court decision in bush v gore. He says for the sake of our democracy. I offer my concession. Most canada's most presidents love democracy want to unite the country. Donald trump is a gross aberration and exception to that tradition. Soon he'll be gone. Michael beschloss gets the word on that. Thank you sir.

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Fresh update on "ari melber" discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

00:00 sec | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "ari melber" discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Years job. They cut unemployment is a big deal is the obviously the need is is tremendous been was city team for nineteen years. And i've never seen Need like this. This is the worst hunger crisis in modern american times. Less the federal government does something big and quick. We're gonna see starvation conditions like this country. Hasn't seen since the great depression if it wasn't for this place we don't know where we get food many of sacrifice in so many ways in this long year but we did want to reflect and remember all those in the neediest wish. Everyone is safe and happy thanksgiving with you and yours. Thanks to watch. Tv with ari melber. Hi it's msnbc's alley belsey these days. There's just so much news to.

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Former President Barack Obama criticizes President Trump

The Beat with Ari Melber

04:26 min | Last week

Former President Barack Obama criticizes President Trump

"Presidency and the vice-presidency is bigger than any of us. So i have instructed my team to work as hard as we can to make sure that this is a sex successful transition for the president elect president obama four years ago showing professionalism and class to an incoming president who offered very little of that in return so perhaps it's a fitting final contrast for everyone to see. Donald trump is incapable of meeting that standard. You could call it. The obama enter. You could also just call it the typical presidential transition standard if you want but it is one more reinforcement of these times. We're living in tumult revolt. Fear an america veering between presidents. That are so obviously different. Obama to trump to buy the former president waited deliberately until after the results to offer some more personal candor about all of this. Obama has intentionally held his long awaited presidential biography until after this race a choice that would of course keep the spotlight on the democratic nominee and the current president obama made that choice of course before he knew the nominee would ultimately reflect his own choice back in two thousand eight for who should be president if not him. Joe biden and as part of this new book tour. We are now hearing from obama for the first time about some extra donald trump as a severe aberration when donald trump won. I stayed up until two thirty in the morning. And i then called donald trump to congratulate him his margin of victory over. Hillary clinton wasn't greater than half. Joe by martin over him i think about john mccain calling george and laura bush welcoming you and michelle obama to the white house interest not have been more gracious. Everyone knows obama doesn't really take a lot of cheap shots if anything his own. Supporters have been frustrated sometimes now measure he can be he will look for any reasonable interpretation of opponents actions. He'll try to think through their views. He'll discuss that in public. I think those traits actually made him an excellent writer and lawyer by the way so it is notable that today and these new remarks obama does not even see any reasonable way to cut donald trump emotional or theoretical slack. Barack obama is not joining this odd snowflake chorus of enablers who say donald trump needs days and days of processing time that no other politician ever gets or the conservatives who suddenly think one man's delicate snowflake ary and narcissistic foolery should hold up the national security transition of this country. No no sir. Today in these two interviews barack obama hits the stakes and the costs of donald. Trump's failed to concede and active choice to fan misinformation. Which could hamper civic life for a long time to come. They appear to be motivated in part because the president doesn't like to lose and Never admits loss. If you're listening to some of the talk radio that trombone are listening to if you're watching fox news if you're getting these tweets. Those allegations are presented as facts. So you've got millions of people out there who think of there must be cheating because the president said so. Where do we go from here for. President obama is telling everyone it's bigger than trump addressed his top republicans abdicating their responsibility. They obviously didn't think there was any fraud going on because they didn't say anything about it for the first two days. But there's damage to this because what happens. Is that the peaceful transfer of power. The notion that any of us who attain unelected office whether it's dogcatcher or president are servants of the people. It's a temporary job. we're not above the rules. We're not above the law. That's the essence of our democracy. that's deep. The jobs are temporary. we are all temporary. What we're trying to build to on our best days democracy injustice. That's permanent.

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Trump: Separated children were "so well taken care of"

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

01:15 min | Last month

Trump: Separated children were "so well taken care of"

"A fact check on tonight's debate. No shortage of work for our friend and in-house Counsel Ari, Melber host of the six PM Eastern. Our on this network also happens to be our chief legal correspondent. So it's kind of in his title but Ari I. I was thinking of you during the event not knowing quite where I'd start if I were you but go ahead. Thank you Brian Good to be with you. There was more star with as you say, because this was quite frankly a more audible debate there was more back and forth between the candidates whatever you thought of it, and a big thing we want to start with on policy and law which some of our anchors of have touched on already is that exchange about child separation and immigration. Basically, the president was trying imply that the previous administration, where, of course Joe Biden Vice President had the same or a similar policy and that's not true. We'll put some of the data up here regarding child separation under the trump administration you. Have this three thousand children separated from their parents as mentioned, five hundred and forty five children have parents who are still essentially at large as far as the US. Government's concerned as four. What the Obama Administration did they had family detention centers they had harsh exploitation policy which were controversial but a key distinction here what makes trump's claim false? They did not as policy target families for

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Is Trump Losing the Midwest?

The Beat with Ari Melber

08:53 min | Last month

Is Trump Losing the Midwest?

"Welcome to the be I'm Ari Melber and we are tracking some new sides. Trump campaign is worried about losing the Midwest and thus the entire race to Joe Biden trump spending precious time and resources on defense and state carried by wapping ten points. Last Cycle Iowa Biden is closing that gap and putting the state in a dead heat I was one of the thirty nine states Kobe is surging appointed his greeting donald trump's visit many voters their view this campaign homestretch through the prism of covert. And the criticisms not just coming from Joe Biden or the Resistance Iowa leaders, public health experts, independent writers all noting the trump is coming back now for votes after turning his back on the crisis there take the influential Des Moines Register stating that after jeopardizing our live from far. Trump decides to visit Iowa in person. Or take a look at this. You can't pull up trump's I will rally tonight without seeing this massive billboard pointing the way to yes. A super spreader of. Trump is plowing forward on breaking CDC guidelines lying about the risk of Colbert and the timing of vaccine and repeating two thousand sixteen claims in that state and in other key battleground states that from what we're seeing on the ground and our reporting may not play as well. Right now Democrats, say many measurable signs show that some voters are now onto the con- take a local paper in the state of Pennsylvania noting that trump is just recycling is two thousand, sixteen jobs message, which may work less during the current recession while the president blows up these stimulus talks this week. And his key groups like suburban women turn on Donald Trump that's according to internal polling newly obtained by politico or senior citizen's wavering on trump group that he needs for a winning coalition in several of these states, and since we were last on air just last night, roughly three more million ballots are in leading to nearly fifteen million total ballots cast, which again is vital because it may lock in votes at a time when Donald Trump appears down. So. If you follow all this stuff, you could see the facts trump's record are hurting him. But with the second debate canceled this week, not everyone's falling all the details which is important to keep in mind and that's true. We checked even in some key states that the candidates are visiting even for people who do read the paper. Take Florida which so many politicos obsessed over even when the candidates are on the ground I wanNA show, you hear a fairly typical big city paper, the Orlando Sentinel, the twenty, twenty race it's not the very top story or line. It's not top two on the right. You have to squint there and find it. We put it in red for you below the full in the very lower right hand corner, and that's with the nominee Joe Biden on the ground. Elections are one on preference and turnout. Popularity or preference really helps. But turnout commander more. That's how unpopular person like Donald trump managed to eke out a win in the electoral college in the first place even though remember he never pulled very high. He never pulled past fifty percent and he finished with few voters supporting him in our weird. Constitutional System. By right now, thanks from that evidence. We showed you in what we've been showing you throughout the week that they are up. So they're laser on taking that preference and trying to get the turnout with these growing leads states that trump won in two thousand sixteen big leads in some places above the margin of error and the question is, can the Democrats actually turn all those people out? I want to bring in someone who knows all about this polling Guru Cornell Belcher who worked on both Obama campaigns and wanting to taller the national political director for supermajority, which focuses ongoing political opportunities for women good evening to both of you. Cornell when you see the numbers up. What is the vital part for campaigns in October as voting's begun interning turning preference in turn out into victory? I think are a couple of things are really important. The numbers that are structurally different from twice I wanted to make that plex a lot of people still nervous about twenty sixteen. Structurally this is different than twice a couple of ways. One is different than to sixteen. In that in all these polls are driven showing by actually has a majority. And that is critical I. don't care if you're five, six, seven points. If you're below majority crazy things can happen. But in most of these bound states and certainly the national polling, he's now at a majority in Washington Post polling which I which I pay attention to hear because they they have the third party candidate in there as well. He's still at a majority you remember. Hillary was always ahead in the forced to way choice coastal majority but with the third party candidates who. Turned up the instrumental she was never had a majority of that. She got in nationally law with what what we saw with third-party Cornell just to pause on that point you raise because this matters you're pointing out that sometimes the question the voters get on the phone is different than what they're going to see. If they turn out, they get presented with two and it can change the actual science of what we're getting when they're gonNA go in the ballot box and see three or more explain to us exactly what's different now or what you think that there's more optimism for Biden compared to that. There was a protest right and we understood that that that that the third party candidates were repealing. A inaudible segment of the electorate who who, who was my time voted for for Bronco Rock Obama and nowhere is that more crystal clear than the State Wisconsin, what you saw those young people third party forty we also understand that the Russians have had a big play in and try and direct some of those specials and African American voters toward party candidate candidate candidates here. But even with their and candidates right now structurally, Biden has a majority of which is which is good and it's a stable majority. Are This is unusual in that you can't go back in the last two or three decades seeing where a Democrat has held a double digit lead nationally embattled most these battleground states for not one month that two months, three months. But basically, since June so structurally, this is very different and within the numbers is very different because when you look at right now you know among College White Women, the Horse Races Twenty seven, sixty, nine ad from the Washington. Post poll so know. So, you're talking about structurally this lead in and his support is very different than what we saw. Hillary Clinton Sixteen in two thousand sixteen quite frankly I'm gonna Bama and teen got but this is structurally even different than what we saw for Brock Obama. In Twenty, eight, twenty, twelve in two. Thousand eight I'M GONNA bring. You Anita? But. You're saying it diplomatically are you saying you think the number support a bigger margin for buying than what Obama One? Is Is blasphemed don't Tell Brak. Obama but I. Joe By going to beat it by. Wow don't you know it doesn't work when you say don't tell someone, but you're on live TV. That's really you are I mean again, I just want to underscore this. Again, we're following the the numbers and I've tried to show viewers we're GONNA continue report for you. Particularly, the votes cast the voter registration were at fifteen million votes. The election has begun, which is different than a hypothetical poll six months ago so we have an Obama pollster. Saying tonight, he is seeing the elements of the larger victory for Biden and Obama that you own that. Not Me that's really interesting coming from you cornell. Elliott. said it you're not telling you. There's no things what they're. Not. GonNa, let you forget this. I don't see it. But what I do see is absolutely the margins nationally the margins in these battleground states are undeniable but also an organizer. So first and foremost I'm always going to default to this is a turnout game. It is all about the people get showing up. I am absolutely looking at that almost fifteen million votes cast number and have optimism optimism about what we can expect to see as we get closer to the election cycle and I'm also a woman optimistic about women boating and turning out their friends and their. Families to make sure that binding gets over the finish line because what what is interesting here is Bala failures that you mentioned about trump and your opening are like boater boater spill that and voters are living that every single day. So on top of all them enthusiasm for a Biden Harris, they're taking their lived experience in an ongoing pen to make that didn't have to be this way in an economic recession that again didn't have to be this way but are here but we're all here because of trump and his administration's ineptitude.

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Trump to hold first White House event since COVID diagnosis

The Beat with Ari Melber

04:03 min | Last month

Trump to hold first White House event since COVID diagnosis

"Trump announcing new campaign rally in Florida and a White House event tomorrow on the very balcony where he of course returned. From the hospital. Monday all of this political reinforcement of Donald Trump's yes. Failed governing model on the virus breaking his own administration CDC guidelines featuring a medically contagious person that will be addressing a crowd which reinforces the largest problem facing trump's reelection. What Nicole, and I were just discussing fifty-nine percent of voters disapproved straight up how he handles cove it. This is a substantive soon on me, it's hitting Donald Trump's reelection. It has bringing as well. Another moment I'm going to show you right now that many politicos thought they'd never see. I'm talking about the moment when Donald Trump's cove evasions get so secretive. So extreme. So basically, information ridiculous there too much for even his ally. Sean Hannity a trump supporter who literally spoke at a trump rally while working as a Fox News anchor who defends trump nightly, but who felt compelled to press the basic question on the president's health about testing, which of course, informs the medical risk trump poses to others right now. And here it is the moment when Sean Hannity asked if trump's been tested and trump ducks and hannity follows up and trump ducks again and handy even goes there a third time and trump talks again. Have you been tested recently. Too. So the doctors today they think I'm in great shape I'm in great shape. and. I'll tell you it took regenerate. It's phenomenal. Have you had a test since your diagnosis a week ago? Well, what we're doing is probably the tests will be tomorrow the actual task because there's no reason to test all the time. There you have it. Have you tested negative won't say. Did you have a test won't say, when did you have your last test won't say. This. Is a tell. Everyone knows trump has covert so it is hard to see a benign reason to hide a negative new tests while the interview itself featured trump understandably showing some signs of the virus. With three debates with Hillary and Or I think I debate They. They. Related the Mike, but I will say this absentee is okay. Because absentee ballots. Excuse me absentee ballots. It's okay to cough. It's okay to have symptoms. It's okay to feel medically week. The problem is the president denying this going forward. To, pose a risk to others he spent the week in hiding while releasing these videos I'm not playing much of them, but they're government-controlled videos designed to suggest the opposite they are edited by your government, a tax payer accents, public appearances we can't journalistically or information to get much out of them but this morning trump did contradict White House claims by saying he might not have recovered at all. And I recovered immediately almost immediately, I might not have recovered at all. From Gobert. That may be another lie and maybe an exaggeration, but it is very different from the story. That we got from Donald Trump's doctor who now claims that not only is he doing great, but it's completely safe for him to return early to public engagements. If this doctor has medical evidence to prove that claim he must release. He's not. and Donald Trump was literally been caught lying more than any politician in history facts won't even say to Sean Hannity that he has tested negative. Now, that alone wouldn't even be evidence because it could be another lie, but it is something it is telling. That he didn't even do that, it would be something. But in the White House where at least thirty four people have been infected and the public's business at stake on this matter of public health as Donald Trump plows towards government campaign gatherings, he is offering absolutely nothing.

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Breaking down the VP debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

04:48 min | Last month

Breaking down the VP debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris

"Comma Harris and Mike. Pence came face to face though through plexiglass for the first and only vice presidential debate of this cycle the barriers, twelve feet of distance between the candidates, all reminders of the pandemic that has upended the campaign, the White House our entire country as well as what's at stake in this election. The. American. People have witnessed what is the greatest failure of any presidential administration as the very first the President. Donald Trump has put the health of America first they knew they covered it up. The president said, it was a hoax. China is to blame for the coronavirus. President trump is not happy about it. Joe Biden has been very clear. He will not raise taxes on anybody who makes less than four hundred thousand Sunday here peel the trump tax cuts. Let's vice president speaking. Speaking. We have seen a pattern with this administration, which is they don't believe in science climate is changing. We'll follow the science. Are you Joe Biden going to pack the court if Joe Jamie CONYBEARE is confirmed American people are voting right now and it should be their decision. About who will serve on this most important body for a lifetime we need reform of our policing in America and our criminal justice system, which is why Joe and I will immediately ban choke holes and karate Geor-, George. Floyd alive today if we did that, there's no excuse for what happened to George Floyd. Justice will be served. But there's also no excuse for the rioting and looting that followed, we will not let anyone subvert our democracy with what Donald Trump has been doing as he did on the debate stage last week when again in front of seventy million people. He openly. Attempted to suppress the vote president trump and are fighting every day in court houses to prevent. Joe Biden Kamla from change in the rules and creating this universal mail in voting little create a massive opportunity for voter fraud. Again it is bracing to hear a sitting vice president talk about efforts to combat mail in voting during a pandemic. But that's policy for help and separating some of the fact from fiction that we heard tonight. During this debate, we are joined by our friend, Ari Melber host of the six PM Eastern our on this very network also happens to be our chief legal correspondent Ari. There was a lot there. There was a lot there in as you and others have covered Ryan. We heard more of it more audible and civil debate, which is good for voters good for civics because their claims and we're GONNA. Go through a couple of them. Briefly here was vice president pence making a claim which may sound to you like a stretch take a look. Our air and land or cleaner than any time ever recorded our water is among the cleanest in the world. Fact check false indeed during the pendency of the trump administration. To pick one example, the air quality has been fifteen percent worse more on healthy over the past two years. You can see that here with some background, the Associated Press. Now, we'll move forward on CO VID vice president pence was often trying to basically turn things back against the Obama administration's record. One of the things he mentioned may have struck out too many people was this claim that there were sixty million cases of swine flu in the previous administration, and as you can see right here, that is true. So he gets partly true on this claim. Had He stopped there he'd. Be Fine Brian but then the vice president went on to argue that somehow if you apply the virus death toll right now, the swine flu, you'd have even more death under the Obama Administration bit of a Hypothetical Hypothetical Bank shot also, not true they have different fatality rates and some medical experts have pointed out it is also a bit of a stretch to take your own administrations death-ray, which is higher than any other developed democracies and then project that through math hypothetically on a different pandemic that was less deadly third, and finally because I want to keep it moving Brian I did have this moment that really jumped out take a look. Let's talk about respecting the American people. You respect the American people when you tell them the truth, you respect the American people when you have the courage which we've leaders. Which we've always done the claim there from a representative of the trump pence administration that is a big giant false indeed. The Washington. Post and other fact checkers have found that Donald Trump tells more lies and falsehoods than any president in either party in history to count is over twenty thousand,

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Covid: Trump back at work in Oval Office days after testing positive

The Beat with Ari Melber

02:58 min | Last month

Covid: Trump back at work in Oval Office days after testing positive

"Ari Fleischer. Who is a Republican who obviously knows his way around the White House and communications he said this today if trump returns to the White House, they'll be tempted to go to the oval he can't do that. This is from Monday. He can't break quarantine or do things. The rest of us aren't supposed to do if we get covid how he handles himself is a metaphor for how he handles the nation. This White House must realize that like so many other tweets reverend this felt like a plaintive cry he's hoping the Republican White House realizes it. They don't this tweet has an age well given that they're violating all of that. But your thoughts about how important it is in storytelling in challenge tonight on that debate stage. For Comma Harris to say, do you WanNa know how their policy works look at how it fails to protect that? Absolutely it gives the storyline to counter and you really don't know. If you vice-president. Pence how you defended the narrative that the Republicans and and the president and vice president has tried to sell is that everything is all right is not as bad as you think. Trump comes out of the hospital and say, you don't let it dominate your life. So. That's why goes to the Oval Office. Today yourselves with two hundred overturned and eleven. Thousand people have died millions infected alley route you. Would you say those two hundred eleven thousand people let it dominate their life. They're not with US anymore. Yeah. It in their life. That's how much dominating but. The city and I'm looking at it via with stages. I wasn't all four with the primary debates. The setting is he's got to defend this through Plexiglas I. mean the visual will cancel out anything. It's like me sitting in jail looking through the boss talking about I might go on vacation you like you out of your mind looking. Glass trying to tell everything tell everybody and everyone's all right. That's one. Secondly, he has no idea where this president may be doing while he's talked I mean can you imagine sitting on stage and you have twitter in chief that make the undermining anything you're saying like he may tweet in the middle of the debate I've changed my mind again about. Having covert release, old less changer back I want to help the airlines. This man is not well in a normal circumstance who knows what the medicine is doing to, and for you you have been have to defend that case almost makes me feel sorry for vice president turns only reason I? Don't is easy Josh. He is the whole highlight of this disastrous, right we're on.

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COVID rules broken by Trump and the White House

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:48 min | Last month

COVID rules broken by Trump and the White House

"Trump's approach dangerous himself and others consider that right now the White House is one of the more dangerous hotspots compared to other places that includes places with less funding less doctors. She regards because many other places are just filled with people following basic rules but trump spent months discouraging mass undercutting his own CDC guidelines and rules for their use in the West Wing. The masks it's going to be. Really a voluntary thing you can do you don't have to do it. I'm choosing not to do it. A lot of people don't want to wear masks. There are a lot of people think masks are not good. Many in the White House followed his lead skipping mass even tight indoor spaces holding that recent super spreader event with two hundred guests packed in like sardines. When this outbreak hit trump's team head crucial information about the viruses spread posing extra risk to his own staff. These are people who have security clearances they have inside access, and yet they found themselves learning about the spread in the news as has been, the case ever sets according to senior trump official just as trump stage-managed returned featured him. Just ripping his mask off before going inside leading experts to ask. What White House staffer would still want to go to work tomorrow epidemiologists WANNA. Vomit. Now. I just want to take a step back to stress the obvious here. Most public policies are not tested on the people who make them or on the White House itself. The president has a policy for schools or farms or prisons. The policies not tested in real time on the president and his team. Obvious But because this virus can hit anyone rich or poor powerful or not the nation is actually witnessing this strange process right now, you're living through a piece of history. The empirical medical fact check of the president's approach to covert. Which shows the approach failing. It fails to keep himself safe. Even with the advantages, the best security and healthcare in the country. The results are in trump's policy didn't protect his team. We're approaching twenty people who now Kobe ranging from government advisors to the people running trump's reelection campaign. This is obviously not what trump wanted. Being sick having teams sick drawing the campaign focus back to Kobe when he spent months trying to shifted away to other things law and order. Crime Supreme Court basically anything coke. So. Why? I mean we know from Bob Woodward's reporting that got so much attention and other evidence. Trump new covid was deadly. He pushed the propaganda downplay to trick other people. So, what happened? Well it's clear at least two thinks i. Trump broke a cardinal rule from Mafia movies to the ten crack Commandments. He got high on his own supply but began as a political effort to trick others boomerang with people in trump's own orbit apparently believing all this propaganda that came from their own side to trick other people. How else can you explain this visage of these relatively informed adults some of them senior citizens taking such risk against their own self interest. So that's part of it. The other piece of this is the sense of false security because well, trump did endanger himself the also relied on these hypocritical measures that he thought would protect himself. And that brings us to the third and final part of this approach that I mentioned Donald Trump's moves on covert because he did secretly demand people around him would wear masks and follows CDC style rules. Just. To. Protect him.

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Louisville under state of emergency ahead of Breonna Taylor decision

The Beat with Ari Melber

00:30 sec | 2 months ago

Louisville under state of emergency ahead of Breonna Taylor decision

"Update in this Brianna Taylor case the Mayor of Louisville Kentucky declaring a state of emergency ahead of a potential decision on whether there would be charges against the officers who shot and killed Taylor in her home. Last sprain decision could come as soon as tomorrow, and all of this news comes a week after the city did reach a settlement that we reported on with Taylor's family in the wrongful death suit. There are some who view the announcement of the emergency situation as a clue about what the decision might be on charges. Of course, we don't know what they'll do until they do

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Trump Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Former Model In 1997

The Beat with Ari Melber

01:48 min | 2 months ago

Trump Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Former Model In 1997

"A new accuser steps forward against president. Donald. Trump, this is former model, amy. Doris. Who tells the Guardian trump sexually assaulted her near a bathroom in his VIP box at the US Open this was in New York in one thousand, nine, hundred, seven she was twenty four years old at the time trump then fifty one. When I came out of the bathroom Donald was waiting outside the bathroom I don't remember what he said but he was. Talking. Said something but I was just like, no no, and I was like. Nervous laugh laughing like, no, you know get away with and he just grabbed me. And he just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing them off in the nets won his grip became tighter and. Hands kind of. Very groupie. On the record the Guardian also reports there was able to corroborate aspects of the story. The doors told her mother and a friend about this alleged incident immediately afterward. But she also says, she saw trump on two other occasions shortly thereafter, she also told other friends about it and her therapist in later years. NBC News is reporting. This story was not immediately able to independently confirm those details at the Guardian chased out. We should note as well. Trump's lawyers deny these claims they told the Guardian she never raised the allegations with police or Donald trump the trump campaign also denying the account and a new statement. To NBC, news it calls the allegations quote totally false NBC News has also. Reached out to the white. House official comment. The wider context is that over a dozen different women have accused the president of a range of sexual misconduct and assault that includes a writer aeging, Carol who has a defamation lawsuit against trump over the way he denied the claims that's also currently working its way through the courts

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Philadelphia Pastor Who Confronted President Trump Over MAGA Slogan Not Satisfied With Answer

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:36 min | 2 months ago

Philadelphia Pastor Who Confronted President Trump Over MAGA Slogan Not Satisfied With Answer

"President trump still on defense and trying to spin away from what he called a set up and just having to speak with you know real voters at a town hall and a moment we are joined by Philadelphia Pastor Carl Day who press trump last night. Let's take a look on just what the Maga slogan means to different people. You've coined the phrase make America. Great again when has Been Great for African Americans in a ghetto of America, are you aware how tone deaf that comes off to African American community? Can say this we have tremendous African American support statement is don't make it great again. So historically, the African American experience. especially in these, these ghettos have been our red line historically these ghettos systemically instead of yet to address in acknowledged, he has been a race problem in America. So if you go I hope is not a race problem. I can tell you this done with me. I have great respect for all races for everybody. We turned out a passenger call from Philadelphia. I should mention he serves on that city's racial reconciliation committee which the mayor formed after the police shooting at the police death I should say of George Floyd. Killing of George Floyd. You pose that important question. Many people. Saw It now please let us know what did you think of the president's answer Well I think the president failed to. Answer. The question because the true answer is that he came point to actual time in history The America's been great for African Americans. Especially, those that have been living in these undisturbed, intentionally set up a red line ghettos of America in which we see today. This to something really fundamental which is. The type of history and nostalgia that Donald Trump has invoked. Sounds different to people. I'm curious in your work which we mentioned. and. In the way you want to educate people. What do you say to Americans and specifically white Americans who say well. They don't see it as a problem because there were plenty of things they think used to be better. What do you say? Well. I would sell them the same thing that you know push in any political room that I sit in. Journey with the people. That you try to happen to. You know we heard the president various Tom's alluded to it being a democratic issue and just blaming it on the Democrat politicians. But the truth of the matter is you have to start to a search. The root causes a problem. What causes symptoms at what point? That these communities ahead so much access to guns and drugs, which they quite frankly weren't growing themselves. They quite frankly didn't have the financial economical structure to just go ahead and bring you know an army full of guns cities. How did this get here at some point we need? White. Americans all kinds of people to actually answer any engage these communities talk to the people who've actually lived there. Instead of just leaning going media narratives leaning on the president giving you a shock value stats about unemployment going down find out how much does it actually cost with these residents in major cities in Johnson actually have access to Those are the things in which so so it's all about love your neighbor getting to no two people that are around you or if you're really concerned as much as you say, you are go to where they live built meaningful relationships and at least hear their perspective rather than debate political bar.

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'The Uterus Collector': Horrifying Allegations Against Gynecologist at ICE Detention Center

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:02 min | 2 months ago

'The Uterus Collector': Horrifying Allegations Against Gynecologist at ICE Detention Center

"We're not a report on new allegations of mistreatment of immigrants held and trump administration ice facilities. For Context over twenty thousand immigrants are currently detained. The new details here are difficult but significant a nurse and four lawyers representing several unnamed detainees in Georgia. Alleging that quote women are routinely being sent to a gynecologist whose left them bruised and performed unnecessary procedures including hysterectomies, the nurse who served in the Ice Facility Don Wootton filing the complaint with the Department of Homeland. Security Wootton says these extra operations are happening even as detainees were not getting things like Standard Cova tests and other medical care needed. The complaint states virus safety precautions ignored. And not only that. But that the way they're doing it attention make social distancing impossible of course, violating the administration's own guidelines plus reports of officials misleading about data on the number of infections. Ice Reports in that now, contested data forty-three cases of virus at this facility as of Monday and we WANNA play for you the nurse who just spoke about all of this is disturbing allegations to NBC's Jacob Sober off today. You're quoted in the complaint of saying that's his specialty. He's the uterus collector. Is that how people refer to this doctor. Dessau the detainees referred to this physician. They refer to him as I headed to tainted S. she said, well, what is he doing this collecting uteruses? And I just looked at her puzzle. Because I didn't have aunts. Federal rules authorized internal watchdog to investigate. We should know president trump though he's been ousting several such federal watchdogs that he views as simply to independent. But. Trump administration's ice agency responding that it's reviewing this allegation, but it adds anonymous unproven allegations made without any fact checkable specific should be treated with the appropriate skepticism and quote there. That's not all. There are many critiques of the cost of privatizing government especially in areas like prisons or detention, and you should know this facility is not really completely under the government's control but rather run through a private company LaSalle corrections which has not responded. NBC. News is request for comment. And there's a ton going on right now from Cova, to the recession to the wildfires the campaign. But we asked tonight should also be a priority in Washington. The information is recent but I can tell you the very top Democrats in Congress. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Now, calling for an investigation on this very issue for saying, whistle blower is alleging a staggering abuse of human rights. That's a fitting point to reflect on because whatever you think of immigration policy or people that are in detention or even imprisoned. Under our system, they all have equal human rights that must be respected.

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Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires

The Beat with Ari Melber

08:11 min | 2 months ago

Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires

"Are these historically large wildfires continue to rage out west fifteen people have already died a whopping four million acres already devastated across California as well as Oregon where you can see right here why the mayor there declared a state of emergency, the governor also publicly pleading. For the trump administration to support its governmental emergency response officials on the ground, say Donald trump failing them through fashion. Some critics compare his sort of public denial of even admitting what's going on with the wildfires that posture to of course, is deceitful approach to cove it. Who reports today are the things are even worse than all of that because right wing conspiracy theories supported publicly by Donald, trump are leading to dangerous activity. Again, we're living in a time where misinformation can be dangerous to your health and officials are warning. They're getting flooded with false phone calls fanned by Q. Not which incorrectly try to blame the fires on trump's perceived opponents. Translation what happens on facebook doesn't always stay on facebook a real world emergency political propaganda is making it harder for these firefighters to get the real information warnings they need as they go out and do their work and risk their lives. That's why sheriff's departments are pleading with people with messages like this just stop spreading rumors stop calling nine one one with political pranks. They say it has now gotten to the point where it is hampering their bandwidth to respond to the fires in real emergencies. It's twenty twenty. So sometimes, we have to state the obvious around here. Do not call nine, one one with Q. Non trumpy fake news propaganda. You do have the right to say whatever you want. Typing it up on the Internet you do not have the right to deceitfully thwart firefighting in the middle of this very real crisis for those calling from the West Coast some of these calls have been traced. If you need to think about it like this. Misinformation is expensive in the house you save could be your own. As mentioned, we're thrilled to have married trump live in the hour but I want to begin with some of our analysts, Jason, Johnson professor of politics at Morgan, State University and Katty Kay Washington anchor for BBC News. Good evening to both you. Evening Jason There's much talk about misinformation and people don't like lying even when it's just verbal if you want to be that specific. But given these twin crises, your view of the cost of this kind of misinformation. Rex It's massive. I'm in California right now and the difficulty the difficulty that local officials are having in managing people when it comes to these wall fires is immense and is partially because accused on, it's partially because the president basically sort of thumbs his nose that these sorts of Issues v rate of destruction that is happening out here. Basically, the size of central park is being burned every other day in northern California Oregon Central Park. Every other day is being burned devastated. varies a haze over the sky on a regular basis at the bottom. Of A pool, you can see ash settling after every single night. So the idea that people are wasting public resources with crazy conspiracy theories because they think that the fires were created by you know five G. or invading Muslims or George Soros doesn't help the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of people were either going to be out of their homes or not able to stay safely in their homes. During the time, we have a pandemic where rescuing people in putting them into shelters is all the more difficult. So yeah, this is propaganda that's Live when trump lies people are dying. Well. Caddy at the White House has often tried to reposition the Cova conversation in the election as well. This hit everywhere. This is global thing. it seems that this week there is a rightful focus and scrutiny on the president's leadership on his honesty on his approach, which is relevant. As, you go into election about who you want to continue to deal with this crisis or do you want to change the commander in chief? Yell the the virus has hit everywhere but my fourteen year old daughter is an online schooling here in Washington. Her friend in France in class. A. Friend in London is in class her friend in China is in plus her friend in Senegal. is in class and a friend in Germany is in class they're all going to school. And the reason they're going to school is because those countries have handled this better. So that's a direct comparison and in a globalised world. Our children here in the United States make no mistake about it that losing out because those other kids are in class going to school at advancing while orchids not advancing. So we're kicking this down to the next generation as well but. We elect leaders to be able to walk and Chew Gum at the same time. It is totally possible that you can give people a facts that you can trust the American people with the facts of something it is at also be inspirational and motivational and lift them up with a plan and show leadership. Those two things are not mutually exclusive and I think that's what the president is mistaking when he says, he didn't want people to panic and so he downplayed the virus. And gatty talk about how that stacks up in a global context that I think is very interesting to remember, and then how people are receiving these messages reporter. Jim Acosta spoke. To some people going to the trump rally take a look. Our about him because there's no. It's a it's a fake pandemic created to destroy the United. States of America. The president said the Bob Woodward there is a virus but corona virus that it is devil that's his opinion. Chatty. Where do you start i? Mean you stop by asking all of our leaders to come out with consistent clear accurate honest messaging when I really felt for Anthony. FAUCI. In that interview because I've interviewed g and he is so careful not to wade into political waters where there's going to be a difference between him and the president because he said that will be the only story and he is trying to get out the public health story doesn't WANNA make it a political story about. A disagreement he clearly feels now he has to set a Mauka. He has to wait into the politics of this and say, no when the President says, we are turning a corner. We're not actually turney. We're in this for the long haul because when the president says, we're turning a corner when he says, we're about to get over this or that is magically going to disappear what happens that guy doesn't wear a mosque when he attends a rally because he thinks it's not there. That's the risk. Door Jason. Trump can say you know he can see the light at the end of the tunnel. All we once it's a train right it's a train coming at us. We are about to head to fall which is flu season. This is a time where you have kids going back to school but you have people who have to shelter in place more because it's cold you can't eat outside and that makes us Much more difficult and I think are the real danger here is that as we recognize that the president is grotesquely incompetent, right easies driven by sort of racial malice and paying off his friends and everything else like that. At the base of all of this, we cannot forget to key things. One that the president is still trying to steal the election with the post office that you still have. Right. Wing Supreme. Courts in Wisconsin right now that are trying to people get absentee ballots. It's you have the president, the Republican Party suing in Iowa to prevent people from getting their absentee ballots that he's still trying to steal the election at the same time that you have literally millions of. Americans. Now, out of work who be out of their homes who are being evicted, which will make it more difficult for them to. Actually vote. So as much as the president is, is a horrible human being and trying to bankrupt this country and pay off his friends and stay in office. He is also doing things isn't competence has disrupted the ability of regular people remove him from office in a democratic way. We can't ever lose sight that because we can't get rid of him everything that's happening. Now we'll be ten times worse by nature.

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Trump Campaign Halts TV Ads as He Struggles in Polls Against Biden

The Beat with Ari Melber

01:01 min | 4 months ago

Trump Campaign Halts TV Ads as He Struggles in Polls Against Biden

"And the trump campaign is caught going into a very exposed defensive crouch the campaign hitting the brakes new reporting shows they pause television and radio ads for a fine tuning of the campaign's strategy. Now that alone is a major political sign. This is the period when campaigns do key persuasion you drop message in the summer and early fall, and by the time that voting and mail voting starts you move from the persuasion messages to turn out. And of course, you need to have persuaded people to your side before you start turning them out, you don't want to give a ride to the polls to someone who supports your opponent. Now, that is the basic political context for this trump campaign problem they have stopped running persuasion ads. This is breaking today. This is the news night they're not on the air. And it's out of fear by some trump as that, what they are doing isn't working NBC News. Also reporting the campaign has virtually no ads booked on TV or radio through August

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Supreme Court rules against Trump on tax records

The Beat with Ari Melber

01:34 min | 4 months ago

Supreme Court rules against Trump on tax records

"Trump reeling from his big loss at the Supreme Court paving the way for a New York City prosecutor to get trump's tax records Manhattan, Federal Judge Today, ordering attorneys for both sides to inform the court by next Wednesday morning how they expect to proceed now trump calling the supreme court ruling political prosecution, but this is really legal, and the stakes are very high for him. The court ruling that trump is not immune from criminal proceedings meaning that Manhattan District Attorney Sivan's can continue his investigation into hush money. Payments made to stormy Daniels vans, calling it a tremendous victory, adding no one not even a president is above the law and that. That his investigation will resume now. We don't know exactly what the investigation is, but the case is now headed back to the lower courts. Where Mr Trump's lawyers, we'll presumably make new arguments at the subpoena for financial records is improper, and then the New York Times reports should Mr vans eventually win as many legal experts expect the tax returns will go to a secret grand jury that will delay the release of that information to the public. If it is released at all now, this legal fight is new. Every president since Carter has voluntarily released his tax returns, but trump continues to refuse maintaining the same excuse for the past four years. I'm under a routine audit and it'll be released. And as soon as the orders finished, it'll be released. His taxes are under audits, and when they're no longer under audit, he will release them.

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Supreme Court Paves the Way for New York Prosecutor to View Trump Taxes

The Beat with Ari Melber

01:34 min | 4 months ago

Supreme Court Paves the Way for New York Prosecutor to View Trump Taxes

"Trump reeling from his big loss at the Supreme Court paving the way for a New York City prosecutor to get trump's tax records Manhattan, Federal Judge Today, ordering attorneys for both sides to inform the court by next Wednesday morning how they expect to proceed now trump calling the supreme court ruling political prosecution, but this is really legal, and the stakes are very high for him. The court ruling that trump is not immune from criminal proceedings meaning that Manhattan District Attorney Sivan's can continue his investigation into hush money. Payments made to stormy Daniels vans, calling it a tremendous victory, adding no one not even a president is above the law and that. That his investigation will resume now. We don't know exactly what the investigation is, but the case is now headed back to the lower courts. Where Mr Trump's lawyers, we'll presumably make new arguments at the subpoena for financial records is improper, and then the New York Times reports should Mr vans eventually win as many legal experts expect the tax returns will go to a secret grand jury that will delay the release of that information to the public. If it is released at all now, this legal fight is new. Every president since Carter has voluntarily released his tax returns, but trump continues to refuse maintaining the same excuse for the past four years. I'm under a routine audit and it'll be released. And as soon as the orders finished, it'll be released. His taxes are under audits, and when they're no longer under audit, he will release them.

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:07 min | 5 months ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"HAP- when you I was hit before it happens, so these people taught us this tola that and taught me how to adjust to it. like I, remember I tunes Cam. About is still CDs. But when switched. We learned how to millions like I was averaging four, five billion I tunes, a Mutt like I did over six hundred million items over billion record sales over four hundred billion streams. since I've been in the game so I was able to switching and learn the hostile about it. Instill Board all wait. Yeah that. You said hostile I mean. That's a big part of it because. Everything's easier if you have more money and resources, but we've seen big companies get crushed by the transition. I mean Code Act. With a big company and they had money, and they had photographs, they had technology whatever and the revolution came, and they went bankrupt, and you're like instagram where we're talking right now. Like Kodak couldn't figure out how to become instagram right even though they have money and you're you're you're talking about just always adapting being ahead of it? Not as you sit behind the eight ball music list is still fall under my craft music mills going. Up Hang on well, you know people need the music feelings you know like we're going to numb music. I could get us through these hard times in life is music is a major part of life, just like TV thing music is up a very caught of life, and we're just having to choose music on sale in in different ways hundred, but that's why like. For me, it's like a trip 'cause I've been listening to you. Talk for twenty years right. Like just talking to you real talk, it's like trips me out. Because I can think of the places I was when I, heard this or that song. As long as I just penned comment from what are your? What are your fans? Saints done I WanNa, thank you and what you mean to them, and that's true with so many artists. Let me tell everybody one more thing about what we're. GonNa, do and then give you any final thoughts. You want to say to the people mad because I love you. Making the making the time here today, and I know people here from you appreciate it. As a way of Reset People Burbank page of Ari Melber from MSNBC Berkman is coming on the beat, so watch out for that at six PM Eastern will have us tomorrow, right? When they made I think we're GONNA do it, Monday. And I think it's GonNa. Be You and your brother on the beat so everybody? WHO's GonNa? See that on TV. Mark Your calendars. Everybody I wanted to give shot to that and I. WE'RE GONNA be talking more more beyond what we did here. We're GONNA. Be Talking about some of what you guys are doing that I'm David to put on the news, so that's my bit and Burma any final words to everybody. Just stay safe. Stay strong in on guard I whenever you believe in Gopher on nonstop I, mean nothing outside of going famish and then matter. Whatever you believe in one hundred percents, Birmingham baby down man. We've got to soon as air down man I'd be on PJ just to come. Up..

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

06:46 min | 5 months ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"I have known what I did he is. So to go from being the strange the strange fruit. To make that to make that that that that that. Transition to make that transformation. Yeah it's it's it's pretty. It's profound. It's Cathartic. But. We all we all. We'll go through it. On and we all go through it. It's the journey. Is The journey that we're on, and you know really really just comes down to perspective Unfortunately, the respective comes with the heavy cost in this case of. Justice versus injustice. and. And this is what we're. This is what we're. We're we're. Wrestling. In the eighth day of people taking to the streets in order to. In order to get to in order to get to a better place, that's what that's. What this alternate. About sustained chaos. This is about this is about disruption And purposeful friction in order to get to a better place, yeah! Yeah so before you know before I lose you. I'll just read one other part. I'd love for you to talk to us about. In May I remind you. This. Is Address to the divine you the highest high the? You are loved by the by the light in your eyes is where godless is I am a man. I am civilized. Come stand on. The shoulders breathe deep. Focus right now. All roads stemmed from Minnesota. When Bright Star collapsed, the world had noticed the so called social contract needs a make over. John? That's it. I wanted to be very very clear. I wanted to be very very deliberate. Wanting to be purposeful I didn't want to mince words. I wanted. To. Write the lyrics. ooh, that people didn't have to search for what I was saying. I wanted to be as clear as as as as I knew. So. Thank you for I. I've Seen The Convent Ari spitting. Thank you, thank you for. And I'm glad I'm glad to learn in your hands because. Yeah. That's exactly that's exactly what this is about. It's about oral tradition. Right like I'm writing this. I'm writing this as a protest song, so this is in the sense of Joan buyers. This is in the sense of the last poets. This is in the sense of Marvin Gaye. So these lyrics should be passed around. This story should be shared, and that's what the that's what you know. Art During these times is is about that. That's the contribution so I love the fact that you could not hear that song, and then, and then here at once had the lyrics in your hands, and then be able to hit it so rhythmically on pointing accurately that yes, it's the it's the transfer of. Energy and and it felt good, so thank you. Thank you. Berman how you doing, thank you for doing this. Thank you bye. Real to have you know introduction is needed. Basically baby. It's Birdman. Tell people how you doing conver- everybody man. Slow most you know. Taking one day at a time moving real slow. See like seemed like. Thank getting the data so. Able to move a little bit, but still taking me so most yeah, do you? Do you find? I'M GONNA tell everybody coming in because I know your people will keep nailing the room. I'm watching the numbers Grosso. Hello to everybody follows man. Thanks Ari Melber work in the news. Covering was going on out there as well culture music and I'll say a top Berman's coming. Events coming on my TV show, so we're going to get get to all that I'm excited to have people see you on the TV show. I would think slow down for a minute like you do so many things you buy like this is a receptor you. It makes you look at things and let definitely this the first time we ever experienced something like this and our life, and just in the business that. for the be slow down like that so on. It makes you look at times. We different end is definitely a reset fan and everybody is definitely reset when it's shut down the country like that. Even studio, just how we make limited stage and everything, so it's definitely set. Yeah let's talk a little bit about new. Orleans Some of that we're going to save and and provoke watch. We'll get into I. think in more detail. When when Burbank comes on the? V Show, but here we are live. In New Orleans first of all I'll just say real. Talk I go down there for gas best. The people love you down to our toes. I sit I mean I always was taught. If you can win, and you'll see, you can't win. The win the world and I love where I'm from a give a Lotta. My everything to where I was raised in my city motivated. They summon life and Wannabe summary. WanNa be something that means something to live so. Dedicate all city we came. Right beat jazz fest right by not GonNa, be starting right by not so true. As part, we all don't Miss. How do you you know one of the things that I've noticed? This is true in music, and it's also true in politics. Is Food Life people who really? Represent communities and keep it real are true to themselves. The people can kind of TAP, and you've done all these big things including in music and business, but you're very much one hundred percent the same person. We remember same guy when you were coming up. How does that? Is that something you think about? How do you keep it real in your day to day even though your life changes. Especially when I go home. When, you go to New Orleans. They have a different passing so many because I really come from the streets on the wrong so this to see that I was able.

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

01:59 min | 6 months ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Of information, history and context on the National Movement that has been growing in the wake of the George Fillet Death, so let me tell you exactly what we have coming up right here. Because it special and some of it, you may not have seen on the regular editions of the. First? Our attempt to give larger context to what is happening and really listened to leaders, both now and historically in the civil rights movement. This is taking it all in as we reflect over the weekend, and then after that I'm joined by. Professor Michael Eric Dyson one of our favorites. That thinking about race and history I'm joined by Amy Cheryl if that name rings a bell. That's because she is an African American artist, a painter who was actually picked by Michelle Obama to do her official portrait, and then recently may not have heard about this, but the trump White House along with apparently signs from the Obama folks decided. They are breaking the customer, not doing an Obama portrait unveiling. WHO Better to discuss that? Then the painter herself and if you don't know her work, she also does a lot around how to present black Americans in her art. That's an important conversation. It did not air on the beat, but it's one. I want you to hear and after that Michael beschloss historian, giving us some larger context, so that's all ahead on this special edition of the be with Ari. MELBER podcast. I want to go into the fundamentals of this moment and I hope you'll stay with me so I'm going to try to do A. A few here from looking at the latest on the ground to looking at the seeds of these issues in history in this report, but there's no single image or clip or quote that can capture everything going down right now, but we can begin with scenes from this week that depict the turmoil that's permeating our whole nation right now and some of emerging voices that could define this moment. Please keep in mind as I. Show you. This next clip is series of clips. Really at some of what you're about to see can indeed be discerned. I watched a wide office. Assassinate a black man, and I know that tore your heart.

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The Troubling Issues Regarding Police Use of Force

The Beat with Ari Melber

02:05 min | 6 months ago

The Troubling Issues Regarding Police Use of Force

"As for the police conduct that's did set off these wider protests. History has ben with us a long time. The repeated use of excessive force and killing. which begins incidents, but then worse becomes formerly legitimised in a US criminal justice system that allows and defends it. And we can report that to you tonight as a fact. Because the facts show vast majority of the allegations against police in these instances result in no firings. Let alone criminal charges in the few cases, the duly to a charge take fifteen per year over ten years. It's about ten per year of charges of manslaughter or higher and the convictions for those very rare charges I can tell you. are even more rare. There's a bowling green professor Philip Stinson. He tracks all on-duty incidents that resolving death with policing and he found over several years there were literally zero such convictions in the whole country. You widen out to a fifteen year period of time that he used in his studies. Five officers in deadly on-duty shootings were convicted of murder. The reason why that's all lopsided on the far right of your screen, and this is so vital to what's happening in. America right now is that four of those five were convictions from after 2016. So what little change we've seen came after the black lives matter movement, and after the spike in cellphone, video recordings and other way to say. Be Killing continues. It was rarely ever caught or punished, and the few handful of changes I just showed you. They have come at the margins when there is a combination of an extremely incriminating video and public pressure and often yes, people in the streets so well know law abiding citizen is going to support crime or violence. When we stop and listen to the history and listened to those who risked their lives for social change, while also advocating peaceful methods for change. Tonight as we look over everything that's happening. I want to tell you. It is worth listening. Dow, even they. Put Riots

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

13:06 min | 6 months ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Much guessing music playing. Thank you very much. That was the ephemeral is right there. Shout out and the only thing better than the first draft is every draft. That comes after so. We are second draft Jeremy L. Harris now with cigarette. And how long it's GonNa take what survivors right now. What are you sipping on what you smoke? What are you doing to keep yourself creative? You would tell us about playwright and everything else a judge. Everyone jumped back into more people in the room. Now that we did five minutes ago I love that well so it's one eleven here. I'm in London right now and One of the things I've been doing creative is living fully nocturnally one of the things that's making all of my friends. Go crazy that they're waking up at nine. Am like it's normal day and then having to exist inside of a day where they can't go outside or do any of their normal activities whereas remaining. I figured it out and I'm like no wake up at four. Pm get good a good four or five hours of some time and then right when the sun's going down and you want to get motivated to move again you can't because it's dark outside you. Oh it might as well just walk let flicks so look. I'm not. I'm not minimizing by comparison. Incarceration but what you are describing. Real talk is very similar to because I I do my work. I report and talk to. People is very similar to what I've heard some inmates talk about. Which is you will be raking the walls if you let them to find you and say oh. I'm in this room so I'm going to read in this dramatic writing this dramatic people. Tell me I'm GonNa pray in this room and then I'm not breaking against the wall now obviously not saying yes. But you're saying for your creative process you're like. I'M NOT GONNA run around and pretend that it's a normal day you're gonNA at night. You be home tonight exactly and I really exhilarate about that. So I I have not left my apartment. I'm saying this really quarters department in Finsbury Park apartment. I was staying in right before I play got shut down in London and decided not to get the plane because I didn't want to risk Kobe Especially because the only places like go would be back in Virginia with my grandmother. Who is so I WANNA exposed to To La where my boyfriend lives who has severe asthma Manuela exposed to it? And then my -partment where my roommate is living with his partner right now and that's really fun. Being with another couple in court in the middle of New York sounds like its own version of. How will shout out to chateau Gerald's boyfriend earlier in his time? Maybe he'll come up in the comments. You know Wayne says about asthma. Jeremy what does he say he says? I am wheezy baby but I only. Gosh wow what is everything okay? Yeah everything's fine. I'm just breaking this apartment as an AIRBNB. Just break it. Sorry we're we're getting the real bugs me. Tell everyone who's in ear. As I mentioned earlier I was excited. Jeremy Harris the playwright on. You're seeing him right now. Live from London. He's been on the beat. He's been all over. The place made a very interesting play. That went to Broadway. Now you're doing I read online so it's not a secret that HBO Pre Cova came to you. And You I thought you said your first answer was no and then it evolved. Do you want to tell us about that? Yeah I mean so I am someone who came to do theatre to do theater and I lived in. La for six years. And it like attempted to become Lena Dunham there. I was like I'm going to be the black gave Lena Dunham. I'M GONNA make a show like girls and it'll be major and everyone was like we don't give a fuck about you and we don't care about what you had to say right now. So no thank you and so I was like okay. Jeremy like why are you trying to fall in love with medium that doesn't want you NBA? You didn't start out wanting to be a part of like you always wanted to be a theater person. So re engage with the theater. Go to New York like take it seriously so I did that and when I made that decision I said I wasn't going to be a playwright that abandoned the theater in order to be the new because a lot of playwrights had seen in the mid two thousand mainly because the financial crisis and how much everything changed For the economics being living playwright. Thank you know when Tillerson Williams was writing? Plays you got put up the Ritz Carlton when you're doing tech and got to stay there for months while you're working on your show you got eight weeks of Rehearsal Etcetera. That are real paychecks. Now that doesn't happen for playwrights playwrights. Don't make money unless they do theater army of TV or film and then they stopped writing for the theatre. I was like Jeremy figure out a way to working leader and make a living in the theater. And don't leave and and then. Hbo came to me after slave. Play at a couple other organizations came to me in one it's translate planes movie or TV. Show and I said No. Thank you Because called slave played for reason on play would make like a good netflix reality. Show I mean I think they already tried that with. Love is blind and I didn't get that again I I I just wanted to keep the play situated in its own space you know. I think that there's something important about that. And so I moved on from all of those offers. Hbo Came Back to me. Was like we would really like to offer you a Of a full deal and guys like this is so kind mazing. But I'M GONNA have to say now because what's most important to me as theater and the only way to do it if I don't know you guys were going to invest in eater world. So thank you by in the left. And let's pause on real quick and folks listen. It's this Jeremy O'hare successful playwright talking about working in the creative field in. Hbo When you said that. Will you being Jeremy saying no? Were you being Jeremy Negotiate? I was being Jeremy saying now like I was literally just like 'cause it's a thing in my mind. It was such a thing that no one say yes to because no one's ever happened before amd because you're kind of someone who does what they do well feel does TV well. Yes and you're saying I want supporter. I want you to be involved in this other industry and it could be theater or it could be a go farm and it's like no disrespect to go farming but like that's not really the business there. Yeah exactly even even if you are wait for it the go-to Broadway yet. I think Tony Kushner has that. Has that That crown but maybe one day but yeah the the people. Hbo Came Back to me and they were like great. Yeah we'll do it. What do you want and I was like what what do you want? I was like well if I'm not going to be in the theater community for two years three years working on some TV. Show with you. Guys that I want to make sure that the nutrients I took from theater. I was able to get back to new plays so they said cool. What is that look like? I gave them a really big number that I thought they say no to. They said Yes to it. And so now. I have this fun that I can invest in new clay's new writers and theaters around the city in to keep the soil replenish with nutrients or at least the nutrients of capital. I love that. So what what do you look for in the artist's that you're supporting through that well I mean I think that one of the things that's always a fact of the theater and why everyone was so excited this week. That Michael Jackson won the Pulitzer Prize is the fact that generally institutional support does not come to work that is complicated experimental and deeply honest Ray Like most fields dishonesty pays really well. That's why so many people watch Fox News but like when you are working in an honest liked rigourous manner. It's difficult to get financial support for that. And so I want to be able to support the next like writer who wants to write a musical as fucked up in gorgeous as a strange loop or play right that wants to work on a play that says like discombobulating to the senses as is got his by Lucia Harris or find a way to invest in a playwright like Adrienne Kennedy. Who is one of our foremost American playwrights and is an eighty nine year old black woman who now lives in Virginia and I want to go to her and be like. Here's a fifty thousand dollars. Do you want to write something and have it? Produce and have the money to help pay for the production of this eighty. Nine Euro Woman's Expressive complicated gorgeous. Play that people would probably be too afraid to put the capital so that brings you something that you said about slave play which was initially not only controversial but it was whether you want to call it. Contested dispute or attacked sight unseen. And then I got to see it when I was getting ready to interview on TV and it would just blew me away. And I liked theater but it really was extraordinary and I'm going to continue to stick about it in a no spoiler format but it was like. Whoa and then you later said that The work want yeah which is not guaranteed when the work can be shared because the very inherent definition of a clay of theater performing. Yes you can read it. But the inherent nature of a play particular New News. People got to see it. Yes and not. Everyone can see it for all the reasons. Even though you've talked about how. You're working to broaden that out. So what did you mean when you said? The work wanted for those joining us. I'll do what we radio. Call the reset. I got Jeremy L. Harris. The playwright with me live from London just like Ross. He has a flat in London. Recross for my people out over a flat out in London. But what did you mean when you said? Oh you made this controversial about race and sex and sexuality and slave references and all that and it won't work I mean I think it's the fact that like I. I was able to have a play that in most other seasons would be sort of ignored or derided or put to the margins of coacher and because a lot of the right people saw it at the right time they were able to recognize if there was something really exciting. Interesting inside of the ideas of this play and because the ideas were good And New in some ways and fresh in their presentation The work attracted a bigger audience than a play. Like that normally gets like slave play was a play that was I got Google alerts from Japan Germany France Ethiopia like all over the country for small off Broadway play. That was meeting two hundred bodies a night and people were not only excited about the idea of the propagation of the play but they were excited about the text of a play. Like slade. Play has been Is about to enter. Its third printing right now that it's the fastest selling play. Tc G. HAS HAD SINCE APRIL AMERICA. Apparently and that's really insane. An amazing Because it does mean that like be ideas inside of the work one in audience over and not a lot of things that That can win an audience right like it wasn't a celebrity in the play. It wasn't like I had you know Jake Gyllenhaal. And LUPITA on the inside the display the play mirrored at near two workshop with eight people. That generally aren't huge celebrities in the world of not elite eater but like the world you'd have no disrespect but it wasn't a patriotic hip hopper. Yeah it was not right people. I came into Hamilton. I mean when it was still at the public like early like Ari. You like the founding fathers..

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

02:33 min | 6 months ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"This is a podcast exclusive. We read your comments and ratings many of you said you like it when we go beyond the daily show the interview clips. Here we go. This is an exclusive pod interview with. Playwright Jeremy Oh Harris. We've been doing a little more of these type of interviews. Due to social distancing this was originally recorded on instagram live. You hear references to comment and this and that but really it was just like we would do on any special podcast exclusive. Because Jeremy and I got the chance to go in depth he was joining me from London where I should mention. It was late at night and he was having fun. Smoking handled tobacco cigarette and we discussed a lot of things. His controversial and groundbreaking work as a playwright his friendship with Riana including his views of racialist policing of the theater. Why he thinks tiger king is basically graded on a curve. Because we're all lockdown his optimism about during this pandemic. I hope you really listened closer to that part because I don't know about you but sometimes all of this weighs me down. It can wear us down and then you start to feel like beyond the things that are bad which nobody denies you start to feel like maybe things are never going to get better and Jeremy O'Hara's here gives his views on. Why even with what we're going through a lot of what's happening can still spark and trigger and get going all kinds of important artistic cultural and yes political conversations and reforms so based on what you guys have told me. I think you might enjoy this. Stay tuned for my interview with Playwright Jeremy L. Harris. What's up everybody at first? You don't succeed you try again. Although I think we were succeeding I was having a great time talking to Jeremy. Harris is about to come up in here so come on in here with us. Welcome everybody that you was.

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

04:25 min | 9 months ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"I'm thrilled to tell you that we are joined right now by. Abc legal analysts and of course MSNBC veteran Dan Abrahams. He has a new book. John Adams under fire about the role Adams played as a pre revolutionary attorney in the wake of the Boston massacre Dan. It's always great to talk to you about everything under the Sun. Let's of course focus on the new book out. Why did you want to tell this story because I think this was probably the most important case in early American history? This was the incident that almost led to the American revolution happened. Two hundred and fifty years ago five colonist killed by British soldiers immediately. The colonists want revenge. They WANNA THEY WANNA do more than just bring them to court but they're brought to court and no one wants to represent them. John Adams agreed to represent the British soldiers. He lost half his business. He had rocks thrown through his window and yet there was a legitimate defence. This was not as it's been portrayed even in school books with a line of British soldiers firing at columnists this was a fight that had ensued their rocks were thrown snowballs and the question became exactly what happened was it was it. Manslaughter was it. Murder was justified et CETERA. And so it's just a fascinating case that set standards. I mean this is where we got. The reasonable doubt standard from this is the case where John Adams coined the phrase. Facts are stubborn. Things it was just such an important case and we had the two hundred and seventeen page transcript from the trial to serve as as the heart of the story well then there's so many parallels now so many people concerned about what the rule of law means in the trump era but it's it's a framework that we've had for a long time so we have some history for walk us through what your research and writing shows in the book about why the rule of law perhaps a younger concept then with Gordon to atoms. Well because I think that it was the faith in the legal system that prevented violence it because without the faith in the outcome and without the faith in the in the process the fact that people were okay with how it went. They felt it was fair. If that hasn't happened there would have been violence and I think that's what made this case so important. And so- seminal in American history. Put aside all the precedent etc that said if you look back at it today. It's so important and reminding US why talking about why we shouldn't attack our judges personally Supreme Court District Court. You name it. You can criticize them totally disagree. With this opinion. This was wrong. That was wrong. This judge got it misunderstood the law. But when you start attacking judges personally you undermine faith in the system and the only way we're going to have a constitutional crisis in this country is if people start ignoring court rulings and that is why. I just think it is so important to retain that faith in the legal cyst that makes a lot of sense to me anyway Final question is people always look to verdicts. Lawyers will tell you that when the system works by definition you cannot agree with every single verdict. It is a question of whether justice was more. Broadly served in your book. How do you explore the verdicts here? I think that the verdict will right. I mean I actually agree. With what the verdicts were the verdict. For the captain there was a captain and eight soldiers. The captain was acquitted because he didn't order them to fire. It's clear the soldiers fired on their own and so then the question became OK which ones fire. And why did they fire and I will tell you. There were two who were convicted of manslaughter. Not all eight but the sentence is what's wild in this case and while people could certainly google it I will. I will happen two hundred and fifty years ago I I. I will still leave that one for people to read the book. Because it's a wild sentence in this case for the two people that were convicted. If I'm not mistaken Mr Abrahams you just used a television style. Teaser for your written book is true for top.

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

04:28 min | 9 months ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Is probably the tip of the iceberg. There's probably other patients who are getting this disease. Who are more mildly affected who have not come to medical attention who out there in the community and that means that everybody in the community is a risk. What are people supposed to do with that information that this may be hard to detect that there are people walking around with it? That don't know they have it What do we do with that? Yeah so This is a virus. that in many ways in terms of how you would protect yourself. It is a virus like the flu in that context and that you should wash your hands if you're frequently with soap if you're sick you should stay home As a preventative. Measure not to get others. Ill You should be as on the community. Level community should be preparing themselves if It's not time to cancel public events in schools. But there should be plans in place if there are not a case for where you. WanNa see panic buying a panic buying but if you are somebody with diabetes or hypertension you might want to think about Having medicines in advance should there be a scenario where there's a stock how those are the kinds of steps. You can be taking but mostly what you want to do is to prevent yourself from getting sick by Hand Washing and prevent others from getting sick by staying home. If you feel Fill fill. I mentioned Mike Pence Mick Mulvaney. The present chief of staff also speaking about this on behalf of the Federal Government Brief statement from him. Take a quick listen. Are you going to see some schools? Shut DOWN PROBABLY MAY UC impacts on public transportation. Sure but we do this. We know how to handle this. Finally what is your assessment of the federal government's messaging here and trying to get people ready for the idea that even if there are those types of measures say in certain regions people are told to avoid the public areas. If possible or shutdown gatherings are schools that that also shouldn't automatically be a cause for panic. Is that the right thing for everyone to keep in mind. It is right thing to tell people not to panic so that part is quite positive. The two concerns. I have around the federal response. This week is the potential restriction on health officials like ficials at the nature. Cdc Speaking We have this country is the envy of the world. In terms of the experts we have gone infectious diseases. The Community Really. The public needs to be hearing from them directly. So that's important the second I am concerned by some of the statements that have been made this week that have suggested that this is a hoax or a political strategy. What we don't need is to see this virus be politicized. People need to get accurate reliable sober-minded science based information about what they can do to protect themselves well shoutout to being sober. I think you've been that in this conversation. Which is appreciated? And there's some key things everyone can keep in mind boise. Thank you so much There's another developing story in Washington. We want to give you the update on Donald trump announcing that he intends to nominate John Ratcliffe one of the most loyal political supporters of the president and the Congress to be the director of National Intelligence. Now if you having some Deja Vu it is because Donald Trump previously also announced the intention nominate this person rackliff with a job. It was just last summer but serious questions came factually about his qualifications including allegations he had deliberately inflated his resume and it was not Democrats but Republicans in the Senate that basically pushed against this very pick even Mitch McConnell declining to publicly back him. I look forward to meeting with them. Generally speaking would lean toward breslau nominees. When you don't have Mitch McConnell and the Trump White House that tells you something. This is a huge fight and it comes against the background of course of the president accused of meddling only in-intelligence in the Russian meddling and the questions about how Democrats were being informed of ongoing twenty twenty meddling but also a lot of questions about politicization of the Justice Department. That's a big story breaking on a Friday. We will obviously keep you appraised of it in broadcasting tonight and next week but we continue here in the South Carolina primary..

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

01:51 min | 9 months ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"With But the younger generation they orrock an extra hardwood Bernie Sanders right now including in the black community and the younger people are talking to their grandparents talking to their parents and the parents are inclined to listen to their kids because their kids are the future. You know we're GONNA see people turn out for Bernie Sanders. Unlike what people are expecting. It's not going to be twenty teams. Well let me. I want to get your counter argument because that's a story. Obviously that's that's you just heard of the argument from one South Carolina. Parents there that he's he's trying to basically lobby and he made the case pulling them from Biden Sanders. What would your counter argument? Because by the way they could be watching the vote tomorrow. What would you mentioned? Obviously we're friends before says so to the difference between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders primarily. And what's happening tomorrow? Is there were two candidates on the ballot and to sixteen so the one hundred percent of the vote had to be split between now. You have numerous candidates on the ballot and so you have to have a number of votes going to other moderates who were appearing on the ballot in South Carolina and also on Super Tuesday and into March. So you're never gonna see the spread you saw from a Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders primary in two thousand twenty. But what you are going to see is all of the moderates numbers adding up to look more like a Hillary Clinton number showing that the Democratic Party is hoping to get a moderate on the ticket rather than democratic socialist. And I would. I would just say this that we cannot have this conversation in a vacuum president. Trump is the person who African American voters and all voters are looking at defeating. If there's one thing that Unites Democrats getting rid of Donald Trump and talking to my own black.

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

05:32 min | 9 months ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Representative Justin Bamberg director the South Carolina Democratic Party. Amanda Love Day. She's a senior adviser to a super PAC. That is a supporter of Joe Biden. Fix All reading here. We're going to get to the surrogate starting with a journalist who's followed so many of these races. What do you see in this pivotal homestretch? Right now it's interesting is the poll numbers before Congressman Clyburn. 's endorsement of vice-president Biden. We started seeing poll polls come out. Clemson University and others showing that the gap between Vice President Biden and Bernie Sant senator. Sanders isn't five points in single digits. It's in double digits. It's in it's in a range that people had come to expect to happen between Biden Sanders. Then the clyburn endorsement hits. It's emotional. It's powerful and it's we will find out tomorrow whether it's effective and then the other thing that's happened. I think is probably wind. Underneath A vice-president sales was a story that came out that talked about the difference between the the polls and the actual vote the actual win and the winds have always been much greater than the final poll. And so for if you're Vice President Biden. You're hoping that past is prologue. That that happens to him that the the vote total he gets is bigger than the poll the latest polls come out that Congressman Clyburn the legendary Congressman Clyburn. His endorsement will be that push that he needs for not just South Carolina but also Super Tuesday because as much as we talk about the importance of the African American vote here in South Carolina and it is super important since African Americans. Sixty percent of the democratic electorate. There are other states on Super Tuesday. That also have significant. African American building populations that could stand a their votes could inert to the vice president's benefit and you're pointing out. That Biden has evidence of doing better here and it was doing worse when he was doing worse when people say they finally heard some fight from him. Everyone knows Barack Obama style. He is chill and he does well when he's chilling. There's a lot of people who feel mandate Biden. When he was chilling it wasn't working and they liked the fight and I talked to voters today. Who said you know? It seems like he's getting back up off the Mat. Take a quick listen to Joe Biden hitting Bernie Sanders the fact that someone lists himself as efficient independent not even a Democrat except to run for the office of President and then lists himself as a socialist. That doesn't fly there all I know is I'm gonNA run hard to help down ballot folks win. Is He looking better with voters here as he actually doesn't take anything for granted and fights for his political life absolutely? There's two pieces that are going to give him the momentum. He needs to win big tomorrow. I is this continuous effort of his. He did well in Nevada heated. Well at the debate he did well in this town hall and he got Jim Clyburn endorsement. I mean that is a list that any politician would dream of second is he? Is continuously going out there and showing confidence. He is steady. He's on message. It's something that South Carolina voters and voters across the country. Have been waiting for and it's here and he's the candidate that we've been hoping to see for months. Justin I think Bernie Sanders is making way way way. Ground here okay. This isn't twenty sixteen There are African American voters in particular in South Carolina. Who understand that Vice President? Joe Biden is not Barack Obama. Obviously Barack Obama can't win the presidency if he picks a vice president that is exactly like him. African American voters voters in general in the Democratic Party for fired up about Senator Sanders Joe Biden seems to have lost step so to speak. I think we've seen it as the vice president of the United States. He should be performing better in every state then he has been doing Think about it right. Twenty six teen. We were talking. Hillary Barney and the talk was hilary's GonNa hit seventy percent of the vote. Bernie's GONNA get thirty. We're talking about what ten points at this point Joe Is the only candidate who could quote unquote win in South Carolina. Instill lose at the same time Bernie Sanders is GonNa perform extremely well here He's GonNa be competitive. And I think that the numbers are going to surprise a lot of people in this day and we are seeing the outlines of a debate at times between Sanders and Biden and we have brand new reporting. I WANNA share. This was as mentioned just about about a mile from where we are right now at the Bernie Sanders Rally and I spoke to several voters. I WANNA play one voter in particular young voter. Who was telling us about discussing with his parents. Their vote here in South Carolina and about voting for Biden Sanders. My parents will be South Carolina. Are They GonNa vote tomorrow? That's the arguments. Have you had the conversation? I had a conversation with them months ago. There were more Biden in the beginning but they weren't really following the race. I mean they just know Biden Obama. I kind of to you know. Pull them along tug them a long answer knowing. Hey guys this is Bernie stance both whites. It'd be important by mother. Is that when she's doing? Okay thank she's not right now It was it was the education.

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Rip It Up Like Nancy Pelosi

Hysteria

02:32 min | 10 months ago

Rip It Up Like Nancy Pelosi

"High Erin. I have a question for for you. What is it okay? So how long do you think it'll be before. Rip It up like Nancy. Pelosi will be a rap lyric and when that happens. How long after that do you? I think it'll be before. MSNBC's Ari melber passes out okay so if we can just exclude Ari from the conversation because he actually makes me not like music so much. The question is how long before we get it tattooed. Oh there's lots of places in Los Angeles people want to put stickers acres and do stuff to their bodies all over the place so I could do that as soon as today. I mean I just think that that would be like a the proper testament. So it's like you know the we can do. WIT like sign from the forties really does make muscles and our muscles should say rip it up. Oh my gosh yeah was that was delicious. That was a moment although I heard Nancy Pelosi for those who didn't watch the state of the Union. And if you didn't congratulations to you you have lead it and we did. You have two more hours in your life to live than we currently do I but you spent a doing fun things like looking at your phone staring at a blank wall or watching paint dry but yeah at the end of Donald Trump state of the union. Last night Nancy Pelosi stood up and very dramatically ripped the speech copy that she had in front of her in half and there was a kind of mixed response to it people who wanted to do that. The whole time really rejoiced is people who didn't who think president trump is the best thing since I don't know Orange Marmalade said that it was rude of her but Elissa. So what did you think of it. So here's the you know me Erin I am. I'm a bit of an `institutionalised I kind of like things to work. The way they're supposed to work and you know a list of two years ago would have been like Nancy girl. What are you doing last night? I literally hooted and hollered let me tell you why because because when he came in and she tried to shake his hand he was like back off bitch and just like turned around. Didn't shake her hand and then his speech was full of lies so many lies that. We're actually what I was waiting for. After she ripped up the speech was for her to burn them. And make a smokey eye and And so anyway I was like I don't know I found it Cathartic. I think that so many of us felt like traumatized by his speech. And just were shouting at the

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

10:14 min | 10 months ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Hey everyone listened to. The podcast is our Melbourne. We are back with a podcast exclusive. You guys said you like it when we do these impeachment trial week so we're doing what we've been keeping you up to date of course each night on some of the developments from trump impeachment trial both on air and in the show and in our special extra segments which are always available to you on Youtube if you look for them but right now is a bonus episode. I'm going to summarize the final day of the prosecution's opening arguments there against Donald Trump. Then I'm going to play something that you may not have heard or seen because it wasn't on the beat but it did make some waves quite honestly. It is an interview where I go through both the pros and cons of this trump defense and get really into detail with someone so you've probably heard of Mark Meadows Freedom Caucus Chair and on the trump defense team as a republican in the house. We go into a lot of stuff. It's back and forth. It gets a little fiery but take a listen. Listen to let me know in the comments. What you think or if this questions We missed it and ask and then finally our report on why this week the truth hurts. Yes like the lizzy Song Song. All of that up ahead. On this special edition of the beat with Ari Melber. The opening case against President trump has hit the home stretch democratic prosecutors finishing finishing their third day of arguments with a compelling case about how trump approach this Ukraine probe like the molar pro. Something he had to stop in order to hide the truth. President trump tried to cheat and then he worked hard to cover it up a scheme to suppress evidence and orchestrate a massive cover-up who ordered the cover up of the call record no so the delay wasn't meaningless. Real people. Real lives are at stake. Orienting them to defy congressional subpoenas. The question for for you is whether it's okay for the president to withhold tax payer money for a personal political benefit their president wage to campaign of intimidation. There's a toxic mess at sixteen hundred Pennsylvania Avenue it's not okay to me this is how alliances wither and die and how Russia wins the Democrats detailing their case for impeaching trump based on obstruction of congress. And what they say trump did after he got caught. They're arguing. That obstruction is key because it also shows Donald trump knew he was doing something wrong before anyone was even talking about impeachment or quid pro quo bribery. Remember the Democrats say Donald Donald Trump was suspiciously telling his ambassador Gordon Saul and he wanted no quid pro quo. which is a response to an accusation? He wasn't even facing yet now now. Republican defenders contest that interpretation. They're seizing on something. You may actually remember from George Costanza in Seinfeld the the idea from Seinfeld. It's not a lie if you believe it and some are writing about this today well and that is technically true but think about it like this. There's no tooth fairy but kids who talk about about the tooth fairy. They believe something untrue. They're not lying parents. who talk about the tooth fairy? No they aren't telling the truth. So trump defender Lindsey. Graham is is going full George Costanza saying whatever trump did it was right in his own. Mind all I can do well. You is it. From the President's point of view he did nothing wrong in his mind if he thought he was doing something wrong he would probably shut up about it in his mind. There may be a lot more along these lines as Donald Trump's lawyers get their turn on the Senate floor and this argument. Let me be clear this can work up to a point. Criminal Law often requires tires bad or corrupt intent. In your mind if you forget to turn off your oven and a fire starts you. Don't go to jail for that honest mistake but if you don't turn off your oven in order to start a fire that could be arson. Same Action Different Mindset and there you get the crime. So why am I telling you all this you you need to know this to understand where this trial is headed because this is an impeachment trial not a criminal prosecution if a president abuses power by hypothetically really ordering the army to block voting booths and cancelled the election. Well it doesn't matter if the president thinks in his mind it's the right thing to do the congress will reach its own judgement of whether that's an abuse of power. It is as for grams other hypothetical that trump would shut up if he really was doing something wrong. We'll house managers insist it's it's trump's very inability to shut up about it that's provided the evidence take this thundering argument by Adam. Schiff many are saying we'll be in the history books. We're GONNA go through right now. Some shifts argument on the floor adding in the extra evidence that we all know about from the public record beginning with I the public conspiracy. What happens if China got the message by the way likewise China started investigation into the by? Now you can say well. He's just joking. Of course he didn't really mean China's should investigate the binds. You know that's no joke. Second Shift presented evidence is trump ousted the professionals because he opposed the facts. He chose Rudy Giuliani over his own national security advisers. We have have no information. That indicates Ukraine interfered with the two thousand sixteen presidential election. Details are both convoluted and false and during your time in the White House you explain that to the president right date is not only a conspiracy theory it is completely debunked when all of them were telling him. MM This Ukraine. Two Thousand and sixteen stuff is Kooky crazy Russian propaganda. He chose not not to believe them he chose to believe Rudy Giuliani. And there. You go even beyond the conspiracy theories shift arguing sending your personal fix or does reveal your motive votive which was back on display during this very trial this week. He chose Rudy Giuliani over his own national security advisers it's shocking crimes at the highest levels of both governments. That makes him dangerous to us to our country. Am I going to cover productive. The Democrats and the media covered up absolutely not all of them. Were telling him this Ukraine two thousand sixteen stuff is Kooky Kooky crazy Russian propaganda just just attacking me. Why would anyone in their right mind? Believe Rudy Giuliani over Christopher. Wray and then you get to a really devastating part but aside partisanship and shift went on to remind everyone including the very jurors who know this so personally they themselves have long questioned trump's integrity and fitness for the very powers hours. He now stands accused of abusing. You know you can't trust this present do what's right for this country country. This man is a pathological liar. Does anybody really question whether the president is capable of what he's charged with. I think he's a Kook. I think he's crazy adding he's unfit for office. No one is really making the argument. Donald trump would never do such a thing. Donald trump is a phony a fraud his promises whereas worthless as a degree from trump university. Because of course we know that he would and of course we know that he did filing their the president's own words about abusing abusing power part of the impeachment trial it will surely be remembered. Not only for Congressman shifts emotional closing last night but for its schilling logic. I think what will be remembered may be this shift noting that if the Senate ultimately runs a trial which lets this man completely off the hook with not only only no conviction but with no censure with no accountability with no criticism even in with perhaps no witnesses for the public record that kind of trial trial risks inviting him to do it all again. He'll do it now. He's done it before he'll do it for the next several month's he'll do it in the election these allowed to. I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose any voters. Okay then I have an article to where I have the right to to do whatever I want as president this is why if you find him guilty you must find that. He should be removed. The House manager. They're arguing when someone tells you who. They are brags about the thought of literally getting away with murder. Who does that and that all of that is out in public for you to see? The argument here is to try to get the senators. All of them no matter the party to at least twice about that. And that's what trials are four to see the evidence to stop and listen whether it is exciting or not as has been debated and then to take that all in and deliberate as the Senate does that. Perhaps many in the nation will be joining them today. Democratic house managers will be presenting oral arguments on the abuse of power charge here something president. Trump's lawyers claim is not even impeachable in the first place joined now by Congressman Mark Meadows Republican from North Carolina. A member of the president's Impeachment Defense Team also remember the oversight committee. Thanks for in here Sir. Good morning great to be with you all good morning to you. Take a listen congressmen to what Congressman Schiff said on the floor. Yesterday you you will hear the president's lawyers make the astounding claim that you can't impeach the president for abusing the power of his office. Couldn't go to bill bar for that opinion. Couldn't go to even Jonathan Turley their expert in the House for that opinion. No they had to go outside of these experts outside of the constitutional constitutional off to a criminal defense lawyer and professor and why because they can't contest the facts and here is that exact evidence. Bill Barr writing. Trump was president in two thousand eighteen..

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

09:55 min | 1 year ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"If you want to control the means of production a third way is something kind of I think in between utilize plus wherein a chain for someone who's never had any money and ben kind of looked down upon or felt marginalized their whole life is a way of saying. I got something now because I notice and I'm curious what you think I noticed. Just watch it on instagram. The younger rappers at twenty getting money for the first time it goes to the chain it goes the watch but they're twenty and what's the twenty year old in any context thinking about right there. That's the mentality of a young person. The ones who stay in the game were succeed right. Jay's not wearing the same level right buddies building power in other ways. I'm I'm curious especially for our listeners some of whom I'd say Oh of course I came to this is awesome and other say okay. I'm learning something new. What do you say to them about hip. Hop Sort of complex relationship with that materialism and when young men sometimes from poorer community saying OB- finally getting my it goes back to early hip hop on the MC has always been on the one that that paints the pitches and sets has to scene and His Majesty nation is exaggeration for things is what created that that wow l. moment at at at the party and one of the things that I am sees always did was brag about things brag about having Avin. Thanks maybe as a measuring stick or sometimes too big. Dick Cellphone after school or take a dip in the pool. Which is why you know what I mean yeah. I rap record. was you know but again it was it was it was rap as being egotistical right now you got. A. Dj College saying our pool is bigger than conyers right now. They're comparing who has larger pool exactly and that that's the that's the way it goes for a lot of people the media the media aw starts a lot of that too young to me but yeah. I mean in the beginning it was you know us being egotistical testicle imaginative and things of that nature but then it did turn into almost stereotypical thing where you know if you're a rapper you're supposed to have this. APP This on not only from the individual but even you know people looking at rapids will be like. Oh you you were rapper was your bodyguards. Where's your big chain wizard. That became a way to confer the legitimacy of hip hop as you need to have. That's why people say you know. Mc Hammer was like I guess I'm supposed to have this entourage says if you can afford it we can do whatever you want. Well let me let me ask you before I let you go. There's two things I wanNA talk about your titles and then some of the concepts of creativity in the book on the title's you know Ebro big a big hip hop. Dj Seven he made his list top fifty rappers of all time so this isn't just twenty years ago all time he has you in the top ten billboard billboard. has you in the top five rappers of all time and the source magazine. has you number one on their top fifty list of all time. I X. L. put it in a really a funny way. I think they said rock'em is your favorite rapper's favorite rapper. What does that mean to you as that's dope. That's that's. That's going to let me know that I did something good. home. I on spy people but also I guess inspired a staff where it it. It's GONNA outlast my career. You know what I mean and and it's a dope APPs my sable. Who's your favorite rapper and they say such. What was your favorite rapper. You know what I mean so I it's like it's overlapping my career and going into other people's career okay so is one of them things where you know feel the moral and good about you know about the grounds that I laid man and oh no we all want to. We all want longevity careers but we also want our music stand tested time impossible. Ns S. one of the ways that I could say on along that way along that route where you know maybe you know I can be remembered for a long time after after my career well after you know passed away so that's making me feel good about you know doing some oh goodness sitting. Goba people yeah that's wild and then there's the creativity you talk about in the book you talk about purpose inspiration ration- your spirituality consciousness and energy and this is the other quarterb. I'm hoping you'll read because some of these lines you know they echo for years for people so let's hear you again reading from the book sweat the technique which people can get out now and then. Let's talk about on the other side if you if you share this passage with us yes the passages. I said never let the Mike magnetising me no more to emphasize this. Although the Mike is the Mike is used to have control over me now now. I have control over it I used to it used to draw me. Excuse me I got my glasses on. It used to draw me in like a magnet but now memorial MC in my relationship with the Mike Solomon Control Yeah so people read this book Doc. They know the legacy. You're trying to do something very difficult which is opened up a little bit of your creativity. That passage is helping us think through how you take these structures and draw them out out what will people. This is the part of the interview. It's both interesting but also our little book pitch. What will people listening get from reading this book about how to tap their own creativity because I saw some of the messages and lessons is brought it and you might work. We words some lyricism. Other people might work with other things but it's more broad than in the book. Yes yes. It's about people being able to because entertaining you know sports whatever it is a lot of times we look for different things to different people for inspiration trying to explain that we also by ourselves to and if we dig deep enough you know sometimes when you there's no inspiration like I'm a writer Sometimes you know you get to the point where your pin gets slow. Some people like to call a writer's block. I'm stubbing. I don't believe in writer's writer's block okay so I believe once my pen slowdown I gotta go live or you know just relax for a minute you know regroup group dig deeper and and you know focus in and let it flow we all have a natural choose source of energy in our body otherwise we wouldn't be able to get up to anything hard wooden beloved flow so we are energy so if I if we can realize realized that and tap into it in understand that it also works for creative process we can inspire ourselves to do the same thing that James Brown inspired me to do not saying that you know I'm great enough all better than James Brown or you know but got the inspiration. A lot of times that we're looking for outside of us is in us we have we have the ability to push ourselves far beyond we know and understand so. I'm trying to get people to understand that no it consists within them and tap into it because a lot of times you know using different people as racing a lot tops. James Brown is not going to give me everything I need inspiration. Marvin Gaye is not going to give me everything I need for inspiration Michael Jackson all of these famous people you know I love Michael Jordan but he's not gonNa give me everything I I can watch them and be inspired but when I get on that court it's GonNa take a little more than me knowing like in Mike to be good. you know what I mean so this is my way of telling the people that what we look for exists within us and we just gotTa Chapman and know that greatness is Dan just you know pull it out of yourself and and and take them troll greatness as they're pulled out of yourself ESA fitting thought for us to rest on a meditate on Cam. Thanks for coming on court and a beat. I hope you come back. No doubt would welcome at nine and keep up the good work and I love to come back. Maybe after the book hit the people. Maybe we come back. Talk about a little more. I love that you've been listening to record with Ari Melber the Great Lyricists Rottkamp and the book sweat the Technique Yours yes..

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

12:22 min | 1 year ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"The podcast. This is our Melbourne and this is a special podcast extradition of uncorked with Ari Melber and we are thrilled to be joined today by the hip hop legend Rackham from Eric Buracam how you doing yes yes peace and love man peace and love welcome. I'm thrilled to have you here. I'm going to tell people exactly how it's is really going down. You and I just sat down and we recorded with Katy Tur fallback Friday but I said we also want to extra conversation so viewers and listeners can hear more more about what you're doing your new book all that and uncorked is something people are going to hear right now. I gotTa beat Glass Right here and if you listen closely you might hear getting filled up. I heard that you like to keep it pretty low key during the day so this is a sparkling. Thank you apple CIDER and cheers to you and cheers. Here's to everyone at home and by the way we have the wine glasses so you know you can always fill them up with whatever you like to get going and so Rackham. There's so much I want to get into with you. Let's start with what people might be thinking. If they know your music you hailed by the sources of greatest lyricists of all time MTV says Eric debut album was actually the best hip hop record of all time. This is history. This is for hip hop. This is like dillon or the stones or any other. You know foundational thing. So why at this point in your life. Are you writing down in this new book so at the Technique some how you got here for a long time. people used to push me to do a book write a book. Write a book one of the things that come along with entertainers you know but never felt that was interesting enough. You know so always kind of held back on the book but I realized realized that at this point that I think my career is will definitely more important than you know me speaking about my life story. I think my career story was more important so we found a way to reach out to the people in and get some things across. I know doing this book right here. It was real important in a long overdue for me. I have a couple of quotes what's that jumped out at me from the book and I thought rather than meet sometimes in the news. I read things to people yes but I'd love for people to hear you just a short excerpt here of of talking about a way of thinking yes sir I always believe that there was a hip hop way of thinking because of listening to this music was like taking musical steroids. It was a sonic confidence image. You buy par stand up straighter. Stick out your chest or sticky chess out more with your ego. Wow and I wonder about that because I want to get right into the the politics of it the race of it you know hip hop scare a lot of people especially when I came on the scene because impart it was black man from often inner city you or big metropolis is saying hey as you just put it. We have power we should have power and and sometimes that message was very direct. If you have the police you know people around the country. WHOA you're music was talking about financial power political power. How much were you thinking about how people are going to react to that or were you just doing your thing. I I wanted them to pay attention and and listen to it in China taken into consideration you know always for some reason felt that I was supposed to spread a message or it was hard for me to do a song without putting some kind of consciousness in it MHM but in that that that plays a big part from you know what what I grew up listening to a lot of music back then was was inspirational and also informal and I think growing up you know listening to Marvin Gaye and and a lot of those heavy artists. I felt that's what I was supposed to do. So I always wanted to try to bring awareness. You know in any way I could if it was politics if it was something going on in the neighborhood vote if it was you'll anything to bring some kind of again consciousness or where this man. I thought that that was my job so became my trademark. and that trademark is also very calm. Cool is a funny word you know how words come and go but the cool has stayed in the vernacular for decades and you were cool and I happen to think that as as a listener but let me read from the New York Times. That's that's like when you go okay Mama. We made it New York Times. Yes Sir Reading From The New York Times quote. It's undeniable that hip hop in the nineteen eighties changed radically after the arrival of Rockingham his stoicism dexterity. His unerring calm his gift for narrative storytelling. There were all pathbreaking those who arrived in his wake rarely improved on him he wrapped in stern clusters that expanded the genres poetic range and its formal ambitions a how do you feel with shadow like that in New York Times and be how deliberate was that style here and that is is both humbling and empowering. You know You WanNa get noticed by you know people that are people that understand. Stan what's going on and and know the difference between rap hip-hop but just you know just getting noticed for what you do you know is the best part being artists. You know like you you put you somebody drawing something and in some people might come up. Look at and say that's nice pain and then you have the other people that have come up and say oh. That's a nice pain. I like the way you did the colors and start art explaining what you did. That's that's kind of what you look for. So you put you put specific things in in in doolittle things just for that extra extra notice. You know what I mean and you know that right there personifies you know what I was trying to do in you know to wire and were you. Were you calm and cool before you entered hip hop. That's just you yes. That was a problem I had when I went to Great Molly Malls House. the first records we did would be as president and my melody He may be you know. We told them what we wanted. He hooked it up for us and when when he gave me the Mike I started rapping and about half week though he was like Yo that sound good but could you put a little more energy in it. Did you say no no. I said okay he started to music over. I started rounded snout at the same and sitting on the couch to Tom so finally said well. Maybe if you stand up it'll and at this point I realized what he was trying to do and I didn't like that so I was like well. Molly man don't matter if I stand in a percentage of sound yeah yeah he was getting a little frustrated with the process man but and was he a big deal than you at that time. Oh no doubt Molly Mall. You're the type of person though because it's always interesting for us to learn about how creatives work yes you respect molly mall big but you're not. GonNa Change who you are for him. Not at all aw what what I realize is I was a laid back person in style that are finally picked fit fit me best and I knew that so you know as much as I love fan of Molly. Mall you know Molly Mall out. Mc Shan Roxanne's Sean from Queens Bridge in you know he was the biggest producing the game but I know what was best for me again in our you know. I'm glad I stuck to my guns and I said Molly Man. You know this is it. This is my style. This is how WanNa do this. You know it's not that I don't WanNa Rhyme uh-huh disavow. What a door so long story short the record came out maxine molly and Shane at a show we was about to do they it was standing by the back door walked up and I thought it was gonna be you know the hey come you know rock can with his laidback staff that Bob but you know I looked up that a smile on the face and when I walked over to him and it was like we get it now we get it and I looked at them. They was was like well. Iota to the record is dope. Get it now so you know if felt good you know when they said that they you know it just reinsured me and I felt even better bacchanal like understanding. Why and you know what my stylish and and you know so it was it was a go fill? A man like you know trying to fight for what you believe and finally people you know get it so it's a good thing for a while you mentioned the of course the famous record. Eric B is President Gordon President why does hip hop so often bring up the the politics weather that's social consciousness and civil rights policing thing which is one part of the impact politics or straight up saying at that time. Let's talk about you know a rapper being president. What did that mean. How literal was that. Tom. I think I think he was trying to make a statement is false hip hop but also. I think we couldn't ignore you know the big factor matter what we did as individuals on matter what we did in our city you contender today. You know things boil down to the decisions. That was a you know in politics so you. You look a lot of rappers. Take a lot of different titles from a lot of powerful people with gangsters. If you know anybody anybody you know that was powerful which people we like to say you know. I'm just like that guy or and when you look at it you know again. Dan You know you could be a gangster you can be you can beat at but I think the president we started realizing at that time was more powerful than we thought even if if not in a reality sense if that makes sense you know but as far as if you're going to pick somebody. Powell then won't you be the president of the world or I mean the United States. Then you know this way you can make decisions you you can make decisions that might help people so it was one of them things but we was trying to make a hip hip hop statement but also use metaphor to try to say like it's bigger than we think by paid in full detail what album came from looking at a check and on the check says painful and you know we we was you know dealing with reality in in trying to figure out what effective people most and you you know from titles two albums and things of that nature we always try to pick something that can kind of make people think yeah you you mentioned she painful part of hip hop especially later after you first burst on the scene was seen as glorifying wealth materialism there are many strains of that one is the straight up you know puffy a mace jumping around the camera and that vision another is what Jay z's doing now which is saying you gotTa. Own own the company and own the product..

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

14:28 min | 1 year ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"We also laugh to show that too but I think that a I I think it's important whether it's black or whether you're white to show the human condition. I think it's so stifled often with the somebody's bullshit the TV and film nested. I see I'm not impressed by much. You don't watch the final cut of your work after it's done why not why you know. I've done it. I know either good or it is good. Most time it is good once my friends have criticized and beat me into a pulp of what their thoughts are and and I sort of collaborated with whomever it is I'm good. I don't need to see it if the audience doesn't a moat. Are you not doing your job mode yeah even if they're cringing. It's they're there must get off on that. I really get off on I mean I think that that is probably that's my ego right there. I I. I'm not like if I'm not pushing your buttons and I'm not watch your face. Watch the screen. I know that I'm not doing my job as a filmmaker as an artist. I'm about to Billie holiday right now and I haven't as I told you I haven't worked since the Butler on film and so I don't I know what you know. I don't know what to expect. I've got some incredible actors and why Billie Holiday I've tackled issues that have been personal. All of them have been very personal experiences and I haven't really tackled my sobriety yet. You know I haven't really tackled the what it's like to live in sober. It's very uncomfortable being sober and and yet it's really great but it's an uncomfortable ness. It's uncomfortableness that you feel something positive even midst the difficult yeah. You'll good good look good. My head space is great but there's this. There's this uncomfortableness with. You is uncomfortable right here. What is that uncomfortable staring at. You could be now. Is that uncomfortable living being sober yeah when people need to understand that I think a billie holiday was either sexually fluid or bisexual and living as a black artist you as time goes just. I can't imagine living at a black artist as a black artist in a time where that I I can't imagine it I mean I know it was like living black artist. Now I know it was like living in a back as a black artists thirty years ago you know ideal even imagine what she went through and as you just put it dealing with challenges and sobriety. She didn't care you know. She didn't care about what what people thought and she. She did it her way with that with that uncomfortableness it comes as a force of nature that I see a lot in myself of her. You know not taking no. Oh porn answer. Even this movie right here is has not been no studio one would think after all of the success that I've had with film that it would be that I could get film financed by a studio and that has not been the case. They got studio movies but it's what they want to do what they wanted. They wanted to action. Oh would you call it a superhero. You know yeah but it's not it's not the gyms is not the pearls is not the diamonds that that are in the rub that changes his lives. I think and you laid out everything Billie holiday live through and still made work that wasn't just the loved but challenged racism in a man that violet writer now right in the eye but I've learned that I didn't. I didn't know what I know now. I mean like I I can say that there's racism now and wholeheartedly you know look you in the eyes and say hey man this this country's. This country's messed messed up. I didn't know that when I was young I didn't know that I didn't I wouldn't have been able to dream. You know if I really believed that. There were the people that hated me just because of who it was I am I don't. I don't know I probably still be back in the ghetto someplace in jail or did I dreamed big. I dream big and I thought the best people always thought that people were good people. Yeah I have a couple lines from strange fruit. I love for you to read them right here. Pastoral scene of the gallant south the bulging is in the twisted mouth scent of Magnolia sweet and fresh than the sudden smell of burning lesch ouch ice ice baby. Stop collaborate elaborate listen. What is she mixing there. The pain the merger the genocide with something in that she says is sweet and fresh. What does that mean to you. Is What my work is about. We thought that the government wanted her down because she was using drugs. That was just an excuse. They wanted her to stop singing that song because it was dividing the country apart and not only African forget Americans a wide Americans saw the truth and the power in that saw. What does it mean to you that black Americans can make art that will move part of White America that will open up this conversation but then the powers that be and other white Americans if if we're looking at it through a racial lens say no then that art has to be put down de-legitimize marginalized in some case criminalized. I do you see any echoes of that interplay Billie Holiday's era tonight. Which is the reason why I'm doing. I think that this is times had things have not I change. It is interesting. You know it's all good saul convoluted because what happens is is that there is a lot of white guilt going onto but that's liberal light guild so what's happening now is that a lot of non talented people are getting away with mediocrity mediocrity because of a white guilt in Hollywood and also in literature and art and that is bullshit. Explain explain just that yeah. I think you should speak for itself not because you're black. You deserve a look at me. This work is incredible. Your worship speak for itself so I'm no different than any white ardizzone Puerto Rico in Asia. My work should be should affect you for what it is. Do you think Hollywood has become quote unquote politically correct now so politically correct that I want to run away from it. I was well before woke was even word. Some people say you're woke af I'm so woke. I want to go to sleep I do. I got one more clip. Precious for a lot of people wasn't just stay movie. It was like sitting down and going through something. When's the last time you watched it back. I haven't okay okay. Let's take a look at me. Beat me rape me. Columbia Anibal Klis big wasn't love precious ashes. Your baby loves you right what I remember that about that was really pushing the actors to almost nervous breakdown getting those performances nervous breakdown they were. We're all three having the three of us. We're having a nervous breakdown. I didn't leave until we got it. It was hard hard. Truth is hard to tell. It's hard to hear is hard to execute and did you think people would be. He's scared to tell their friends to even go see this thing again. I don't do I mean I mean somewhere deep in my mind. I guess I gotTa have a hit but I don't think of it like that. I think of as as long as I'm telling something that I know affect people that that I made a difference world. I'm going to read you. One critical review. We've talked a lot about the love and the celebration the inspiration your whole body language has changed yeah. Let's here ah I don't read those review. No I read a review once I literally was in the bed with the covers down cook over over my head for two days. Oh No oh yeah it's takes one word so get hit hit me with Lee. I'd also I'm sober now. So okay ahead the Washington Post one of the leading publications in the United States the Frankish -ness of Lee Daniel's the Butler undermines the serious statements the Star spangled film is striving to make about race class in politics viewers may be forgiven for wondering whether Lee Daniel's the Butler might have been titled Lee Daniels Forrest Gump. It's hero challenge morally rather than mentally but watching history and a gumby and fashion as a series as of cameos viewed through a slightly clueless days okay. I bet you that review cry his eyes out her eyes out and said Dan that Lee Daniels you you know that's what I think and that's what makes artist I mean. You're going to either love it or you're. GonNa hate it this thing out of theaters at precious literally matter in the theater that Shit. I can't watch that you know what I mean or. They're not ready in their life. They don't want to watch it accent for garbage. Have you changed the way you you deal with. Conflict and business disputes or what in the street is sometimes called beef over the course career or you basically handling it the same way you always have because you're a lot bigger. Now and more people coming for you. Sometimes I think one of mold old look. I'm sixty so you know and I to again. I hate to bring it up. I'm sober so there's all different way of looking at things in three. I'm wiser I didn't have the regular path that any other filmmaker had or or the opportunities at any other filmmaker had so I had to do what I had to do to get my cinema to be seen and sometimes there were things that I'm embarrassed about that. I had to to get done what I had to get done and I mean that's part of my journey and is my kids are proud of me really proud of me and that's all it matters at the end of the day lightning round. This is easy park favorite project. 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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Podcast. And we have a very special extended bonus addition, my conversation with six members of the legendary Wu Tang clan. You're going to hear from goes face. Kill Rizza mass to kill you got inspected deck and capita, they join me on the roof of thirty rock. It was the day. They were also taping a performance Jimmy Fallon, and we talked about everything how they grew up in New York together how they got into martial arts films. How risen wants their albums to be like movies, his view of J Cole, and the sort of middle child approach between different generations of hip hop. We're talking about all kinds of stuff. This is extension of my new show on MSNBC where we go deep on news and culture, hope you enjoy the extended conversation. It starts right now. This is the b- with Ari Melber. And I'm joined for a very special interview by the legendary retain clan. Donahue. Got expect a deck. Mass killer, thank you for being here. Thank you for having us you have a tour. You have the new project of Mike, some men on Showtime, and I just want to get into the music Rizza. What does this project mean and what does it mean to you? When you see a new generation coming up excited about TEK, well, the new generation of soil, Bob music, and our culture and infusing today's, it's a, it's a blessing to me all the hard work, we put in or two hours or the travel was we, we use no being away from our families, and dedicate into art is like we planted those seeds, and now they're sprawling, you know, and I think it's, it's, it's, it's the greatest reward this documentary was so cool about it. I think you'll you'll hear things about us that we didn't even know about each other because I think it takes a man, a certain age. Right. Or certain evolution to be able to express yourself. You know what I mean? And we. At that evolutionary stage in our lives. We're not chairman anymore. It was. You will see that you'll see on the town. We but we're not caving anymore. Thank about evolution. Is that if any man sees another man fly, we all fly? Right. So when, when these kids, anybody wants moutain dock and they see our struggle, and still we've been through. I'm sure it will inspire them. It will inspire the hip hop generation, that's present. And it will inspire hip hop generation, that's coming up. You know what I mean because they'll get a chance to see a path..

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:04 min | 1 year ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"I think not a lot of enough. Attention probably has been paid to that. Because if it were then the question would be all right. So what are we doing to prevent that from happening again? And then the second piece is. That notion that notwithstanding that Russian effort, no American has been charged with conspiring or colluding with the Russians that's also incredibly significant if we we're gonna learn a lot perhaps from the Miller report, and what happens next, but those those points, I think bear emphasis, and I'm actually not convinced that the social media campaign didn't have a significant. Impact on the election. And that's because if you look at the research between sixty six percent and seventy nine percent of Americans get their news on Facebook, sixty six and seventy nine percent. And if this campaign is as successful as the Muller investigation and profound then we don't know what the impact of the social media campaign was it's fair point. Yeah. That could be fairly significant don't want to jump ahead to the media portion of the discussion. But you know, when I go to events like this people always want to talk about MSNBC, and FOX and CNN, and I always try to point out that the more important, perhaps all I think really the more important media phenomenon is the Facebook algorithm. I that you know, what you see on your news feed. Is is just is perhaps more important even than Ari Melber, which is hard for me to. But. I think the other thing is as Ari said, I mean, you're talking about thirty four individuals three Russian businesses seven guilty pleas four people sentenced to prison a two year investigation that is a landmark investigation, and you have the president of the United States saying, you know, which hunt witch-hunt witch-hunt this is a hoax. This is a hoax. Well, that hoax found a lot of witches and every single witch was talking about Russia of sunny in. So in fairness, though, I think what what the president was talking about when he talks about which is his involvement in his campaign's involvement in that effort. And and so, you know, he says all right, maybe, but let's assume he actually knows that the Russians, you know, worked hard to tamper with our election. Let's assume that, but I think what he's saying is except I know I didn't do anything is the president. I know my people didn't do anything to conspire to collude with people didn't do anything because Paul Manafort was his campaign. Pain chairman, and but wasn't charged with conspiracy or collusion. Russians, and he was talking about Russia, but unwritten jail for things unrelated Flynn, everyone in his circle talked about Russia. They weren't talking about jersey. They weren't talking about Malta. They were talking about Russia rights..

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Center sensors tunnel detectors, I would respect push you and ask even if you feel that way, perhaps the president's drawn a different conclusion is he exceeding his thority here. Well, I think he's exceeding his authority in part because a there's no real emergency now. But be he is a voiding the appropriations power of the congress. The congress has appropriated funds the president has unilaterally deciding I'm going to reach into this. Appropriated fund and put it. On the border. The last thing I wanna do is fun. Are you ready to have some fun? I'm always ready. You were the type of government official who is so stern and careful in your public life that you're actually hard to impersonate. Did you know that? I've been told. Yeah, you're pretty no nonsense. And we saw that when you were DHS, but SNL took a shot. I'd like to revisit this with you since I have you here for the first time Krista wig who's so talented doing Napolitano. Potential Attorney General Janet Napolitano, I grew up in Albuquerque. Hey genetic. What do you think we should do to border security legislation? Let's revamp it. You didn't give her a lot to work with? Did you? That's pretty thin. She seems almost normal like she just seems like another normal person saying word does pretty funny that before I appreciate you coming on the beach and Apollo Tano and the book is how safe are we? That does it for the beat with Ari Melber. Thanks for watching. Hi. It's Stephanie rule if you loathe MSNBC where your heart on your sleeve gear up with t shirts. Hoodies hats and more from Belgian rule and all of your favourite MSNBC shows at MSNBC store dot com..

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"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

02:59 min | 2 years ago

"ari melber" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Hey everyone listening to the podcast this is ari melber speaking to you exclusively for our podcast extras this weekend special edition is the interview i did with comedian dave chapelle explaining why he's endorsing for the first time ever a candidate in politics it's his friend a man who's running for the governor of maryland democrat ben jealous so we talked about why should getting involved in politics why criminal justice reform marijuana legalization is a key issue and after the interview you'll hear another special thing that we did on the show my breakdown of dave chapelle 's comedy and his critiques of the trump era we're putting this together because you guys have told us that you do like when we have these podcast extras so we're happy to serve them up you can also leave a comment letting us know what you think of this on rate us if you want we appreciate five stars but obviously just rate your heart whatever you think is fair and here's my discussion with dave chapelle with me now is ben jealous candidate for the governor of maryland and comedian david chapelle thanks for being here both of you my question ben after all your work in civil rights why are you running for governor now and dave why are you endorsing him when you don't usually get involved in endorsing candidates then he wanna go i sure go first aria hook i'm running for governor because i have a vision that we can finally fully fund our schools we can finally pass single payer so called medicare for all and we can end this era of massive student debt by ending mass incarceration and a big part of ending mass incarceration in maryland is finally legalize cannabis period and so that's part of why dave is here is that we've been talking about frankly our experiences when we were young and the need for us to have just set of laws to help to reduce the number of people in our prisons as for me are men and i are like family literally like our fathers were best friends and my father was ben's godfather so i met been in in person when we were seventeen with bilas at columbia and we became fast friends unbeknownst to me the plane was ben was supposed to convince me to try to go to college and they plan obviously failed miserably thank god but we'll dave me seven hundred and fifty bucks tell jokes in washington square park and fifteen minutes and i was like i college is not gonna help you do better dave you had you dave had you gone to college you might have become rich one day yeah that's that was the myth the legend i think everything worked out better than i imagined but you also have to understand the my godfather was on a tear because dave was the first male and his family not to go to college since slavery and so there was a batting average he wanted to keep up for the family and i was on a sacred mission but when.

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