35 Burst results for "Berenson"

Lawyer James Lawrence Fights the Big Tech Goliaths

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:05 min | Last month

Lawyer James Lawrence Fights the Big Tech Goliaths

"With former Trump administration employee James Lawrence, who is now representing conservatives who are fighting the goliaths of big tech and Palo Alto. You were in the middle of the story with regards to Alex berenson, the case you once again, you won against Twitter, where you said the First Amendment strategy didn't work. You didn't have, you know, smoking gun on that. But then you went for this breach of contract. I am fascinated because as far as I'm concerned, it's tilting at windmills. Don Quixote is a mission to go up against these guys. So what did you have to prove, how did you succeed in this case? Proverb 6 two talks about the wicked being caught up in their own words. Not to call Twitter the wicked necessarily. Why not on this show you are permitted to do so, so what are the wicked words that you caught them up in? So here is what happened. They promulgated a specific policy. Their COVID-19 misinformation policy where the company went out of its way to define specifically what is COVID-19 misinformation and what is not. And what we did in Alex's case was that we lined up what Twitter said is COVID misinformation in this information with what Alex said. And simply explain to the court why Alex never violated the policy. And because we did that, it was enough in the courts view to allow the breach of contract theory to move forward and for the case to go and to discovery. So the case really does stand for the broader proposition. That if a tech platform is going to go out of its way to create a speech code, like it did in the case of the COVID misinformation policy. That if they don't follow that speech code and if you say something that doesn't actually violate it and they ban you anyway and they punish you anyway that it gives rise to a breach of contract

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Lawyer James Lawrence Unpacks Alex Berenson's Permanent Twitter Ban

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:45 min | Last month

Lawyer James Lawrence Unpacks Alex Berenson's Permanent Twitter Ban

"Lawrence. Welcome to America first. Thank you so much for having me. Pleasure to be here. All right, well, I'm looking at your credentials. We've never spoken before on the show. You have worked as deputy general counsel for HHS. You've worked as chief counsel under president Trump for the FDA. So that's good enough for me and especially given what Alex said about you. Will you tell us what was so utterly egregious about what happened to Alex? Sure, happy to. So in Alex's case, he had started really providing insights on the pandemic that no one else was providing going back to march of 2020. And had a reported and really gained a lot of traction and following to the point where when he was banned in August of 2021, he had close to 400,000 followers on the platform. Wow. What led to his suspension or his at the time permanent suspension is no longer suspended of course. Was claims that he had made on the platform that, among other things, the vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccines do not stop infection or transmission and COVID-19, which even when he made the claim at the time, or made the statement tweeted that out to as following, was not untrue. And in fact, was view that was held by other people in the public health. Well, which was confirmed last week by CDC. To correct in the way that they're treating unvaccinated and vaccinated people really without any distinction anymore.

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Lt. Col. Oliver North (Ret.) Reacts to the Mar-a-Lago Raid

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:22 min | Last month

Lt. Col. Oliver North (Ret.) Reacts to the Mar-a-Lago Raid

"North, your new book, I'm on it, launches today. You've got to get it. It's the giant awakes. It's about this FBI tough guy, one of the good FBI agents, Jake Cruz. It's a classic classic thriller. But I have to ask you, given what we've witnessed in the last ten days in America, and I love I've worked closely with the FBI for years. Some of the best guys there are former marines, lots of marines in the bureau, but how do you react to the events at Mar-a-Lago? Are you as horrified as I am? Oh, absolutely. I mean, it's unprecedented. I know that this afternoon they released some redacted portions of the so called affidavit that led to the raid, I very quickly let students before we sat down. I don't see anything in it that justified what took place. What I believe is about to happen said, is it probably right after the beginning of the final phase of the campaign for 2022. You're going to have a press conference held by the attorney general and probably the director of the FBI that announces that in the documents that they seized, they found evidence of a crime and the crime was remember, this was a fishing expedition. This wasn't going after a specific document. Here's what's kind of like the old days with a special prosecutor. I know, give us the man. This is right out of the communist doctrine. Give us the man. We'll find a crime.

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Big Tech Censorship With Alex Berenson

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:18 min | Last month

Big Tech Censorship With Alex Berenson

"Going to read something to you that is truly shocking. It's an internal document, a communication on something called the slack platform from inside Twitter. And it's real and it's about a journalist. And it is about The White House wanting to take action against the journalist. They quote, they, The White House, wants to know about Alex berenson and the Slavic COVID adviser, suggested that they have seen data that he was the epicenter of disinformation towards the persuadable public. That description of what was going on inside of Twitter is chilling. And we are delighted to have with us the man who won his fight, at least one this battle against the censorious owners of Twitter, mister Alex berenson investigative journalist par excellence, welcome back to America first. Thanks for having me, Seth. All right, so I know you won a settlement, the courts served you well. But tell us what happened to you and your Twitter account and what you found out had been done with the collusion of The White House. Sure. So I will just say quickly before I go into the full story, that isn't actually the worst communication that we found so far. Go ahead. The worst one is another discussion on a Twitter slack channel against slack is something that employees at big companies use to talk to each other internally. Where they again reference this meeting that they had at The White House in April 2021. And in the language, I don't have the communication directly in front of me, but it almost says verbatim, they wanted to know why Alex berenson had been kicked. Oh, oh, oh, I'm sorry. That's the other part of the article that I highlighted. Okay, hang on. Let me give you the words right here because he's working off memory. Then this is the report of the discussion with The White House. They had one really tough question about why Alex berenson hasn't been kicked off the platform that Twitter employee wrote. Yes. Yes. And I expect I'm going to have more to report in the near future. And I expect that as soon as this practical, I'm going to be suing The White House and Andy slavitt,

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Trump's Attorney Christina Bobb Describes Tension During the FBI Raid

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:21 min | Last month

Trump's Attorney Christina Bobb Describes Tension During the FBI Raid

"You are very professional, very diplomatic. However, from another source, I have heard that it got rather, let me say this heated, the behavior of the FBI was less than respectful to the office of the person whose home they were raiding. Did it get somewhat tense that day? Yeah. Yeah, it did. Initially, when I first got there, of course, I was heated. I was somewhat aggressive demanding to see the warrant and wanting an explanation for why they were there. They responded in like kind. And so yes, initially it was very heated. Neither of us wanted to create anything worse than what we were already experiencing. So it didn't get further than colorful exchange of words and kind of posturing and it only lasted for a minute or two with the FBI. It quickly calmed down and everything was fine. You know, the Department of Justice, the assistant U.S. attorney on site that I spoke to. It's the same type of thing. We were both kind of posturing trying to hold our ground and keep as much ground as we could in the situation. The AUSA made sure that I knew they had every right to do whatever they were doing. And that's all. Switching off cameras, not giving badge numbers, absolutely outrageous. That is the FBI's behavior.

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Sebastian Talks to President Trump's Attorney Christina Bobb

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:30 min | Last month

Sebastian Talks to President Trump's Attorney Christina Bobb

"An eyewitness to what happened at Mar-a-Lago last week. She is an attorney to my former boss president Trump, Christina bob. Welcome to America first. Thank you so much. I'm so excited to be here. All right, so let's do a sanity check. You're gonna be our verification. This is a former FBI agent called Stuart Kaplan, who gives us his understanding of what happened at Mar-a-Lago, cut 8 play cut. We know through her own statements, she was restricted and kept out if Christina bob was allowed to come in, she would have said, hey, guys, what are you looking for? Let me make your life a lot easier. Here are the documents here in the boxes. Be on your way and leave. I can only conclude one thing, Dan. The fact that they would prevent a council or a lawyer or the target of a search warrant to be prevented from watching just as a bird's eye view and keep in mind, I understand officer safety. We don't want to let anybody impede or obstruct the search. But it would always be one reason. And that stand because they came in there, not really knowing what the hell they were looking for. It was a fishing expedition. They went through everything. They rifled through everything and they were hoping they were going to find some smoking gun. No, I don't know if you're like a triple quadruple black belt in ninjutsu, maybe you're a super dangerous person to 300 pound FBI agents in ceramic plated bulletproof vests. But what actually happened? Is that true were you kept out of the building? How did the raid go down? Give us a blow by blow, please, Christina, as eyewitness. Yeah, he was exactly right. I arrived on scene after I got a phone call that the FBI was braiding Mar-a-Lago, and I needed to respond so I got down there about ten 30. They had been there for a while, so I'm guessing they got their maybe 9 o'clock, probably no earlier than 8 o'clock in the morning. And I reached out to the FBI agents in charge there and I said, you know, I want to see a warrant. They pushed back. They originally didn't even want to let me see the warrant. We fought for I got to stop you here. I'm no lawyer. I'm no longer, but even if you're going into a crack house, my understanding and correct, I know I'm an immigrant. I only became an American citizen in 2012. My understanding is you must show the front page of a warrant to the person whose property you are rating. Am I wrong on that? Right. That's my understanding as well. And of course, I made that argument loud and clear

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Do Students Need to See More People of Color?

The Officer Tatum Show

00:56 sec | Last month

Do Students Need to See More People of Color?

"I think this gentleman name is Alex Barron's berenson. I think that's his name. He was, he was kicked off the site, kicked off a Twitter, and he sued them. And it says that Alex berenson is back on Twitter after being banned for nearly one year over COVID-19, misinformation. Last week, the former New York Times reporter settled his lawsuit against the social media company, which admitted errors and restored his account. And in quotes, the First Amendment does not apply to private companies like Twitter, mister berenson wrote last week, and he says, but because the Biden administration brought pressure to bear on Twitter, he believed that he has a case that is constitutionally rights that his constitutional rights were violated.

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How the Biden Administration & Tech Platforms Censor Dissident Voices

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:10 min | Last month

How the Biden Administration & Tech Platforms Censor Dissident Voices

"Facebook and Instagram, removed Robert Kennedy, junior's nonprofit. For misinformation, it's called a children's health defense. That's the name of the group. And it's kind of a, you know, a vaccine skeptic group that counters the government's policies. And Kennedy, this is Robert Kennedy, junior says, quote, Facebook is acting here as a surrogate for the federal government's crusade to silence all criticism of draconian government policies. Now, there's a key distinction that's being made here between medical information, pure and simple. Something like what are the results of studies that show that vaccines work or work very well or work somewhat well. They don't prevent transmission, but they do restrict the severity of a disease. That's the medical side of it. But then there's the policy side of it. We're going to have vaccine mandates. So we're going to have a mandatory shutdown and we're going to allow parlors to stay open, but not churches. These are policy decisions. And I think what Kennedy is saying is that Facebook doesn't distinguish. If the government is against it, it's misinformation, and you're going to be shot down. Now, I've had on this podcast Alex berenson, by the way, a very well respected journalist. He used to he's worked both for The New York Times. The Denver post. And he's a COVID vaccine skeptic. Now Twitter, banned him in August of 2021, and Alex sued. Alex sued Twitter and one of the benefits of a lawsuit lawsuits were expensive, all kinds of reasons not to do them, but Alex evidently has the means and so he sues. And forces Twitter to release discovery of internal communications that are going on at Twitter about Alex. And about why he should be banned. And evidently, the banning of Alex was not due to Twitter. In fact, they were Twitter employees who thought that Alex had not violated any of their policies. But the pressure to ban Alex came from the Biden administration.

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Dan Horowitz: Pfizer Knew About Maladies From COVID Vaccine

The Dan Bongino Show

01:48 min | Last month

Dan Horowitz: Pfizer Knew About Maladies From COVID Vaccine

"What do you think is going on I mean this is really troubling what you're putting out there And by the way almost nobody's covering this outside of you day berenson and maybe Phil kerpen I mean people with profiles I haven't seen anyone else even touch this stuff I don't think people are mostly prepared for the implication of this And look Dan as you know we came out with pre orders rise of the forthright and we do believe it does rise to that level we need to reaffirm the number of code on informed consent And we need a nurnberg like trial for what happened What's going on We don't need to speculate anymore This was not January 2021 We have a wealth of information And you look at Pfizer's February 2021 document This is only a small percentage got it So you could have raised the red flag right then We already knew about almost 1300 categories of maladies that are those 9 pages are worth a challenge I just discovered sperm anti sperm auto antibodies in their new about all of this stuff So we have over a thousand peer reviewed studies on vaccine injury now Every single one of them isn't that Pfizer document The new about it now We know that all of this the auto of the neurological certainly the cardio It's not something you have to uncover to him It's out in the open It's just a matter of okay is it 300,000 killed or 500,000 killed so far Is it 2 million disabled 3 million disabled Like 9 million clinical injury 12 million You know what I mean That's what we're kind of groping in the dark with And then also the people that didn't have an issue so far is faster long-term What is it Do you long term This is insane So let me stop you there

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Support Good Independent Journalists.

Dennis Prager Podcasts

00:55 sec | Last month

Support Good Independent Journalists.

"I increasingly now subscribe to good independent journalists. I pay them, you know, I pay the money. Not everybody can afford it, but most people can. When life is habits, bad habits and good habits. So once you get used to, let's say, subscribing, I did substack the other day. What did I pay for? I paid $60 for a year. Was that forbearance in specifically or was that for subset? For each one, that was for berenson? Interesting. All right, anyway, I'm going to support him. I don't agree with everything he says, but he does great work. When you get in the habit of doing that, it's a beautiful thing. It becomes easier.

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Facts Have to Matter With Daniel Horowitz

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:44 min | 3 months ago

Facts Have to Matter With Daniel Horowitz

"At some point, facts have to matter. Elaborate on that point. You're talking about facts matter. We have to follow the truth no matter where it leads us. Daniel Horowitz elaborate on that. Sure, I'm speaking to Republicans. Democrats obviously they're part of the genocide. The problem with Republicans is this. Facts, they're impervious to facts as much as the Democrats are. Because they set up this image that they want to evince to the public. This is the nice Goldilocks thing. I oppose mandates, but I love anything called a vaccine. And that's where they are right now. And obviously as you all know, when you're doing that, you're not effectively opposing the mandate. It's either hence we still have the military mandates in the worst things. Kidney transplants being denied and they're not doing anything about it. But the problem with that, as I said, I said, you'll be made to care. At some point, you can allow anti vax to become the new racism. At some point, it has to matter. Thomas solely used to say this on a legal immigration. People would be like, I'm pro immigrant, and he's like, I'm pro shoes. He wrote a column like 6, 7 years ago, the abstract immigrant. You know, well, the details matter. I mean, okay, like, I love vaccines. Okay, but this one has over a million adverse events reported to VAERS over 30,000 deaths over 200,000 hospitalizations and over 14,000 categories of maladies, and we know it's woefully under reported because it's so impossible to fill it out. So it's like, Jude, we kind of got a problem here. And then they say, now we're going to introduce it on babies and I thought, okay, they're going to rebel. And there was no one home. It was one governor, the Florida governor opposed it every other one and promotes it. And in the Senate was wrong John and maybe Rand Paul and that was

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Why Daniel Horowitz Just Got Kicked Off of Twitter

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:45 min | 3 months ago

Why Daniel Horowitz Just Got Kicked Off of Twitter

"I've told you many times that one of the great patriots in the last couple of years has been Daniel Horowitz. Now, there's been so much destruction that has come out of COVID. We've destroyed our currency, the borders are wide open. Most suicidal alcohol addicted drug addicted generation, but one of the positives is that COVID showed me who was real and who was a pretender. I got to see very clearly who was wise and who was a fool. And someone who passed that test that, in fact, went to the top of the list, and has had some of the most insightful and brilliant commentary. Is Daniel Horowitz. And you just got kicked off Twitter, which it was just a matter of time. Daniel, welcome back to the program. Hey, great to be with you. Our enemies will always tell us who and what they fear. That's exactly right. So you got kicked off Twitter for doing what exactly? For saying that there's negative efficacy to the shots after every country's data shows that the more you inject the more you infect, but that is the issue they're really clamping down on. If you look recently, they've kicked off all of the people. You could kind of rail against fighting for freedom or something. But when you expose what Pfizer has done and things like that, that is a no fly zone. That is the thing we've noticed everyone that has devastating information on the fraudulent trials on the negative efficacy and most importantly on the injuries that is totally a no fly

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Highland Park Shooter Was Lost to Reality

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:02 min | 3 months ago

Highland Park Shooter Was Lost to Reality

"Thing. It's not a tweet. Berenson has been kicked off Twitter for telling the truth. What was it about? Why was he kicked off about vaccines? Naturally. It's so ironic. The people who have health Uber alles want no discussions about health to be allowed. So let's see. Berenson has on his sub stacks. Or on substack. Hi, I knew the rapper not berenson. At one cow tools. Robert slash Bobby primo. We used to make news together around 2015, 2018. He's not antifa. He's not some maga overlord. I know that SH sounds really interesting, but it's not the truth. He was an isolated stoner who completely lost touch with reality.

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What Was the Motive for the Highland Park Masacre?

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:09 min | 3 months ago

What Was the Motive for the Highland Park Masacre?

"The guns issue. What else? So is there a racial issue? No racial issues. A white killing white. Is that a political issue? We have no reason to believe whatsoever. It was politically motivated. Was the impoverished no. He was a middle class family. So what is the reason? It would seem to me, in this case, quite evidently, unless other facts come out, he was a nut, a true bonafide crackpot. There's a Alex berenson. Is that who it is? Yeah. He tweeted out an ear retweeted a tweet from someone who claimed to have known him some years ago and played music with him in a band. That he was a loner and what else was the word used? And I lost touch with reality. That was what the claim was. He had lost touch with reality. He was a stoner.

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Charlie Hurt on the Left Weaponizing Basic Known Facts

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:39 min | 4 months ago

Charlie Hurt on the Left Weaponizing Basic Known Facts

"Kind of in this final moment. You've been in the conservative movement for quite a while longer than I have. Are you starting to see a difference in how conservative especially kind of those conservatives that could go either way, you know, either be with the base on certain issues or be with kind of the chamber and the moderates. Are you starting to see kind of a turning moment where the kind of attacks from The Washington Post and The New York Times and the kind of weaponizing of name calling matters less? Are you starting to see a sea change in that regard? I think so. And it's not just weaponizing it's weaponizing basic known facts and the perfect example is this idea and even you and I have fallen for it. We get into these arguments with people about whether there are two genders or 18 genders, right? And the mere fact that we're having that discussion means that we are not having a serious rational discussion about anything. We're just and also, by the way, we look ridiculous. Engaging in a. Mud smearing fight with an idiot. I mean, no one comes out of that looking intelligent. And if that's what happens, then they win. Because then they go to the next thing. And I do think that so and part of the reason that they do that, of course, is so that rational, common sense, good meaning Americans tune out. And they assume that political discussions are about whether or not there are 8 genders.

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Charlie Hurt Joins Us to Discuss a Post-Leftist American Experience

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:53 min | 4 months ago

Charlie Hurt Joins Us to Discuss a Post-Leftist American Experience

"With us is Charlie hurt the smart and great American Charlie. Welcome to the program. Thanks for having me. But it's so funny. I get it too. And when I hear your name, I'm like, why what's going on here? But then the worst for me and this isn't a problem for you because I'm not a step up from you. But when I get introduced as Charlie Kirk, I'm like, what, wait, wait a minute, I'm not that smart. I'm actually the dumb version of Charlie Kirk. So this is going to be like this interview is going to be really disappointing if you're expecting Charlie Kirk and you get Charlie hurt. I don't know about you. But some people, even dumb people need representation, a voice in Washington, and that's what I'm here for. Very funny. So Charlie there's a lot of different stories that we could unpack. I just want to kind of ask you a broader question. Where do you think we are politically? I did a whole kind of monologue I guess you could say a thesis trying to basically making the argument that we're in this final phase, that conservatives were not falling for the bait from the left anymore. We don't care what names they call us. And basically the left in a kind of last move of desperation, they become just basically enamored with brute force, punishing and politicizing the criminal justice system against their political opponents. Where do you think we are just from a 35,000 foot view? Wow. I think that I think we're actually on the exact same spot on this. I think we are emerging into sort of this post leftist world. And I hate to almost take saying this publicly because I don't, I don't want to sound pollyannish, and I'm not trying to sound hopeful. But I can't help but be hopeful because you captured perfectly. I think that all of their ideas have run their course.

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"berenson" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:51 min | 4 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"With us right now is Alex berenson, who deserves a lot of credit for his research throughout the entire pandemic and kind of being a contrarian data focused voice, which I think he deserves just our praise because he became a great cost for him personally and professionally Alex welcome back to the program. Charlie, thanks for having me. Alex, I want to talk to you about a different book though than your commentary on COVID. And it's just interesting because our audience has mixed views on this. My view is pretty well known. I'm not a fan of marijuana or weed, I think that there's an untold story around the consumption of marijuana that isn't always highlighted in the media. You wrote a book called tell your children the truth about marijuana mental illness and violence. Tell us about the arguments you make in the book. Tell us why you wrote the book and did you come into like beginning with any sort of opinion before you went on your research journey? Sure. So tell your children came out in 2019 about three and a half years ago now almost. And I wrote it over the previous couple of years, my wife is a psychiatrist, a forensic psychiatrist, actually. So that means she deals with the criminally mentally ill. Mainly. And she had seen a lot of patients who had committed crimes under the influence of cannabis. And sometimes other drugs too, but and sometimes alcohol. But cannabis really was the thread that was common in all of these. So she encouraged me to look at this connection and, you know, I'd been a reporter for The New York Times for ten years and I'd covered mainly the pharmaceutical industry, but I really didn't have much of a view about cannabis legalization. I'd used a handful of times in my life, but it was not a drug that I'd used a lot or cared particularly about. Either way. And what I found was that she was right. You know, of course she was right. She treated these people. And knew what she was looking for and knew what had happened. But there's a huge body, a huge and growing body of scientific research that canvas really is dangerous to a lot of people's mental health. It's not just that it can SAP your motivation or make you sort of fat and lazy, these sort of these tropes about stoners. It's that if you use too much, especially at a young age, if you started a young age, if you start in your teens, your early to mid teens and you use heavily. And it is addictive, so people will, you know, a lot of people wind up using more than they think they're going to use. You can have psychotic episodes, and you can sometimes some people probably people with a genetic predisposition, although it's not always clear, may develop permanent psychosis, a permanent psychotic condition known as

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Alex Berenson Talks About Weed and It’s Crushing Effect on Society

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:51 min | 4 months ago

Alex Berenson Talks About Weed and It’s Crushing Effect on Society

"With us right now is Alex berenson, who deserves a lot of credit for his research throughout the entire pandemic and kind of being a contrarian data focused voice, which I think he deserves just our praise because he became a great cost for him personally and professionally Alex welcome back to the program. Charlie, thanks for having me. Alex, I want to talk to you about a different book though than your commentary on COVID. And it's just interesting because our audience has mixed views on this. My view is pretty well known. I'm not a fan of marijuana or weed, I think that there's an untold story around the consumption of marijuana that isn't always highlighted in the media. You wrote a book called tell your children the truth about marijuana mental illness and violence. Tell us about the arguments you make in the book. Tell us why you wrote the book and did you come into like beginning with any sort of opinion before you went on your research journey? Sure. So tell your children came out in 2019 about three and a half years ago now almost. And I wrote it over the previous couple of years, my wife is a psychiatrist, a forensic psychiatrist, actually. So that means she deals with the criminally mentally ill. Mainly. And she had seen a lot of patients who had committed crimes under the influence of cannabis. And sometimes other drugs too, but and sometimes alcohol. But cannabis really was the thread that was common in all of these. So she encouraged me to look at this connection and, you know, I'd been a reporter for The New York Times for ten years and I'd covered mainly the pharmaceutical industry, but I really didn't have much of a view about cannabis legalization. I'd used a handful of times in my life, but it was not a drug that I'd used a lot or cared particularly about. Either way. And what I found was that she was right. You know, of course she was right. She treated these people. And knew what she was looking for and knew what had happened. But there's a huge body, a huge and growing body of scientific research that canvas really is dangerous to a lot of people's mental health. It's not just that it can SAP your motivation or make you sort of fat and lazy, these sort of these tropes about stoners. It's that if you use too much, especially at a young age, if you started a young age, if you start in your teens, your early to mid teens and you use heavily. And it is addictive, so people will, you know, a lot of people wind up using more than they think they're going to use. You can have psychotic episodes, and you can sometimes some people probably people with a genetic predisposition, although it's not always clear, may develop permanent psychosis, a permanent psychotic condition known as

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The Connection Between Violent Crime and Marijuana Usage

The Officer Tatum Show

01:36 min | 4 months ago

The Connection Between Violent Crime and Marijuana Usage

"I got Sean sent me an article about marijuana usage in its residual effects. And just because, you know, correlation denied always mean causation, but at least you have the facts and understanding, you know, according to an article called cannabis causes psychosis, a psychosis caused violence written by a gentleman, a doctor named Alex berenson on May 25th in an article he describes some of the correlations between marijuana usage and violent criminals. Mister, I don't like even like to say the guy's name, but it was confirmed that the shooter and Yuval di had issues with using marijuana. Don't know how much he used, but he was upset because his grandmother and mother allegedly would not let him use marijuana. Nicholas Cruz, which is a Florida high school shooter, was heavily used in marijuana, and that's what he told the police in the police interview. Devin Patrick Kelly, who shot up a Texas church and killed 26 people on 2017 before, you know, obviously killing himself had a THC in his system when he died, Darryl Brooks junior last seen allegedly racing through the walk of Christmas parade, self described as a stoner and here's some statistical data that may become relevant. It says, meanwhile, the cities like Portland, Oregon, have suffered an explosion in violence, following the legalization of cannabis.

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"berenson" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:50 min | 10 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"I want to just reiterate the book title pandemia, how coronavirus hysteria took over our government rights and lives. So let me ask you a broad question and we can kind of navigate it. Has there been any evidence to show that the death count is there a difference to have dying with COVID or because of COVID? Is there truth to that line of questioning? So this is an interesting one. And this is one where I think because I'm not a conspirator conspiracy theorist. My my view on this is quite a bit more nuanced than it's made out to be. And you may have read or you may have heard, oh, only 6% of people who died from COVID actually died from COVID. You know, the CDC says. And that's not true. Okay. What the CDC said was there were no underlying conditions in 6% of people. Here's the thing, COVID definitely killed a lot of Americans and people around the world last year in this year. We know that because and I go into this in the book, overall deaths were up quite a bit last year in the United States and Europe and in other parts of the world. I mean, they weren't up nearly as much as you would think if you'd watch CNN and MSNBC all the time, but they were still up. A couple million people died from COVID last year. And, you know, 60 million people die worldwide, a couple million from COVID. So it's a real killer, but it isn't, you know, it isn't a top 5 killer. Here's the other thing. And this is the most important lie about COVID that's, you know, that was told from the very beginning. Most of those people were very old and very sick and many of them who weren't very old or very sick were morbidly obese, meaning their life expectancies in many cases they might be three months, 6 months, a year, two years. The idea that COVID strikes down people, not just in the prime of their lives, but sort of healthy 60 year olds is just not

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"berenson" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:05 min | 10 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"Alex berenson is with us who I'm a huge admirer of he is an honest, courageous, fact first individual who is the author of a phenomenal new book called pandemia. How coronavirus hysteria took over our government rights and lives. Alex berenson in a prior life was a reporter for The New York Times, a financial fraud reporter and author of tell your children the truth about marijuana mental illness and violence, but we are here to talk about pandemia Alex. Welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Well, thank you so much for having me. And so Alex, let's just start with the whole kind of theme of the book and your journey with this topic. Let's start there, which is please before. It's interesting because you mentioned that I wrote about, you know, financial fraud for the times. And I did, but for a number of years, I covered the drug industry. And I think that that actually really informed a lot of pandemia and certainly my coverage of the vaccines in the last year. Because it really taught me about the complexities of what drug companies do and the way they can manipulate clinical trial data and science without lying, but manipulate it in ways that really work to their advantage to the disadvantage of the public. But even going back before that, you know, because I was a reporter who focused on finance, very sort of numbers have I was not a political reporter. I was not really a personalities reporter. You know, when I started to see stuff, it didn't add up in terms of what the government was reporting. And not so much, you know, it's not like I'm saying the government made up data what I'm saying is the way the data was presented was fundamentally untrue. And so I had the confidence to speak out about that on Twitter from, you know, from sort of very early on from late March 2020. And it made me, I guess, you know, a prominent voice in the anti lockdown community. And it also made me hated by the people who I had worked with at The New York Times because I mean, honestly, I think they viewed me as a class trader. I had these opinions that people who they worked with weren't supposed to

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"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

06:21 min | 10 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"The songs you hear on The Rock and roll right here. How about that Alex berenson pretty good, huh? Oh yeah. It was short though. We have to get him back. We have to get him back. Now, our two today we're talking to our buddy Kevin McCullough. I don't know if we can get him in for hour one, but we've got so much stuff to communicate now that we might as well just let's just try to communicate it. First of all, I have to say, really heartbreaking really heartbreaking. I heard yesterday I was shocked that Marcus lamb has passed away. A lot of people listening wouldn't know who he is, but he was someone he and his wife, Joni lam, run day star TV. I've been on their programs many times. They're in the Dallas area. He was relatively young. I really was amazed to hear that at age 64. He passed away from COVID. I guess he had diabetic issues. But just heartbreaking. So if you know who that is, you share my grief and the grief for the lamb family, just had to mention that. I've absolutely amazing to hear that tough news. But let's be positive for a second. We're supposed to believe if you're any kind of a Christian, you believe Jesus defeated death. And I always want to say this because I think I was just reading yesterday where the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. He asks Lazarus sisters. He says, I am the resurrection and the life. He believes in me will never die. And he says to them, do you believe this? And I thought, that is this Sunday when I preach in San Diego. I'm going to use that as my text, because that's the question. Life is hard. There's death all around us that do we believe that Jesus defeated death? Do we believe that if we believe in him, we will never die? That's the really the only question that matters in life. If you really think about it. And when I read that, it just pierced my heart when I read that line where Jesus is asking his sweet Friends, Mary and Martha, do you believe this? Anyway, it's got me choked up and so I want to say that when you hear about somebody like Marcus lamb passing at age 64 on the one hand, it's heartbreaking and it's shocking. On the other hand, you say, wait a minute. We, those of us who believe in the God of the Bible, we believe that Jesus actually defeated death. It's not a metaphor. It's not a nice idea. And I think we have to ask ourselves, do we really believe it? Or do we say we believe it or do we hope we believe it? We need to believe it. And I think that I've been doing all these interviews around the new book is atheism dead this morning I was on with governor Huckabee. And I think this is ultimately the question. Do you believe that the Bible is true? Do you believe God is real? Do you have to really, I think that when things aren't tough, we are all able to kind of kick the can down the road on whether we really, really, really believe these things. But when things get tough when you're facing death when you're facing utter chaos as we are in the United States and every level, you're forced to think, do I really believe this? And I want to encourage people that it's not an issue whether you believe it. The issue is it is true. So then the question is, do you know it's true? So I didn't mean to go there, but just when I think about Joni lam losing Marcus at such a young age, I mean, the only you get, the more you realize, like, 64. That's not the age you're supposed to die. What's going on there? So I just thought I wanted to mention that they're just the sweetest people, privilege to know them. I was going to segue, you mentioned truth. You know, preaching on truth, do you believe? I know we're not really a new show or sort of a hybrid, but we don't often do news retractions. And I wanted to bring up a totally unrelated off topic, news retraction. We got a lister email from Athena whose last name I won't mention, but she wanted to know about, I guess I wasn't on the show, but you mentioned that I was off on a bike trip, Lake Lake county. I was left all alone. This is, I don't know, a month ago, what was this? I was left all alone. You were gone, Alban was gone. You know, usually if Alban has to go, you can fill in. I was all alone. And so I made up I guess you could call it a lie, a white lie a fib, and I said that the two of you were taking a you were on a tandem bicycle going through the Lake district or the Cotswolds or something. That's right. The special, you are an especially bike tour. Just the two of you working on your relationship. Now, to be clear, the Lake district, that's the United Kingdom. Is that yeah, England? Of course. Yeah. Of course. I take a bike trip around Massachusetts. No, no, no. You want to go to England? Yeah. I was actually in New Jersey, doing no such thing at the time, I believe. So we need to retract that because that wasn't true. Because I had made the sardine sandwiches or something that they like over there for the trip. I think you mentioned I had a parasol or something in the basket, maybe not. I don't remember anything. Anyway, I guess this is our confused way of telling people that we actually got a letter from a woman who believed my silly story and who really did think that the two of you were on a bike journey together working on your relationship in the Lake district in England. And yeah, I said something that Alban had packed a picnic lunch and they were scones and clotted cream and it was really beautiful and stuff and of course I was joking, but we have people who write us letters and some of these people they're either not listening carefully or they don't know my sense of humor..

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"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

06:21 min | 10 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"The songs you hear on The Rock and roll right here. How about that Alex berenson pretty good, huh? Oh yeah. It was short though. We have to get him back. We have to get him back. Now, our two today we're talking to our buddy Kevin McCullough. I don't know if we can get him in for hour one, but we've got so much stuff to communicate now that we might as well just let's just try to communicate it. First of all, I have to say, really heartbreaking really heartbreaking. I heard yesterday I was shocked that Marcus lamb has passed away. A lot of people listening wouldn't know who he is, but he was someone he and his wife, Joni lam, run day star TV. I've been on their programs many times. They're in the Dallas area. He was relatively young. I really was amazed to hear that at age 64. He passed away from COVID. I guess he had diabetic issues. But just heartbreaking. So if you know who that is, you share my grief and the grief for the lamb family, just had to mention that. I've absolutely amazing to hear that tough news. But let's be positive for a second. We're supposed to believe if you're any kind of a Christian, you believe Jesus defeated death. And I always want to say this because I think I was just reading yesterday where the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. He asks Lazarus sisters. He says, I am the resurrection and the life. He believes in me will never die. And he says to them, do you believe this? And I thought, that is this Sunday when I preach in San Diego. I'm going to use that as my text, because that's the question. Life is hard. There's death all around us that do we believe that Jesus defeated death? Do we believe that if we believe in him, we will never die? That's the really the only question that matters in life. If you really think about it. And when I read that, it just pierced my heart when I read that line where Jesus is asking his sweet Friends, Mary and Martha, do you believe this? Anyway, it's got me choked up and so I want to say that when you hear about somebody like Marcus lamb passing at age 64 on the one hand, it's heartbreaking and it's shocking. On the other hand, you say, wait a minute. We, those of us who believe in the God of the Bible, we believe that Jesus actually defeated death. It's not a metaphor. It's not a nice idea. And I think we have to ask ourselves, do we really believe it? Or do we say we believe it or do we hope we believe it? We need to believe it. And I think that I've been doing all these interviews around the new book is atheism dead this morning I was on with governor Huckabee. And I think this is ultimately the question. Do you believe that the Bible is true? Do you believe God is real? Do you have to really, I think that when things aren't tough, we are all able to kind of kick the can down the road on whether we really, really, really believe these things. But when things get tough when you're facing death when you're facing utter chaos as we are in the United States and every level, you're forced to think, do I really believe this? And I want to encourage people that it's not an issue whether you believe it. The issue is it is true. So then the question is, do you know it's true? So I didn't mean to go there, but just when I think about Joni lam losing Marcus at such a young age, I mean, the only you get, the more you realize, like, 64. That's not the age you're supposed to die. What's going on there? So I just thought I wanted to mention that they're just the sweetest people, privilege to know them. I was going to segue, you mentioned truth. You know, preaching on truth, do you believe? I know we're not really a new show or sort of a hybrid, but we don't often do news retractions. And I wanted to bring up a totally unrelated off topic, news retraction. We got a lister email from Athena whose last name I won't mention, but she wanted to know about, I guess I wasn't on the show, but you mentioned that I was off on a bike trip, Lake Lake county. I was left all alone. This is, I don't know, a month ago, what was this? I was left all alone. You were gone, Alban was gone. You know, usually if Alban has to go, you can fill in. I was all alone. And so I made up I guess you could call it a lie, a white lie a fib, and I said that the two of you were taking a you were on a tandem bicycle going through the Lake district or the Cotswolds or something. That's right. The special, you are an especially bike tour. Just the two of you working on your relationship. Now, to be clear, the Lake district, that's the United Kingdom. Is that yeah, England? Of course. Yeah. Of course. I take a bike trip around Massachusetts. No, no, no. You want to go to England? Yeah. I was actually in New Jersey, doing no such thing at the time, I believe. So we need to retract that because that wasn't true. Because I had made the sardine sandwiches or something that they like over there for the trip. I think you mentioned I had a parasol or something in the basket, maybe not. I don't remember anything. Anyway, I guess this is our confused way of telling people that we actually got a letter from a woman who believed my silly story and who really did think that the two of you were on a bike journey together working on your relationship in the Lake district in England. And yeah, I said something that Alban had packed a picnic lunch and they were scones and clotted cream and it was really beautiful and stuff and of course I was joking, but we have people who write us letters and some of these people they're either not listening carefully or they don't know my sense of humor..

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"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:55 min | 10 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"That, but you're right, that doesn't explain why the rest of the world did exactly the same thing why it shut down exactly the same way. And I think, look, I think there was a lot of fear very early on. There was fear based on some of the videos that came out of China, some of the data, and the data, you know, I think we now know we can't trust the data from China at all, but nonetheless, that set government policy and public health policy and really only Sweden stood up in Europe or and said, no, this shouldn't happen. We're going to take a less restrictive approach and in the U.S., there are a few southern states, a few red states that stood up. Their governors faced tremendous blowback. I mean, I think Ron DeSantis, Ron DeSantis, you know, if I could write another book kind of just about him and like how he played this because I think he's a genuine hero in this for, you know, even if you think he was wrong on certain details, just having the stones to stand up to the media and what he was getting from the public health establishment, I think, you know, he's somebody who is courageous and believed he understood what was going on and was going to stand for that. But as you say, there are very, very few people in the media in politics or any science, unfortunately who are willing to do that. So are you because I haven't really followed your career? Have you been vilified as somebody who is now what a conservative? I mean, how are you treated today? Because if somebody said to you, who are you 15 years ago or what are your friends think of you 15 years ago, would they have described you as particularly conservative or particularly anti establishment? What are they saying now? A little bit anti establishment, even though I worked for the times, it was obviously an establishment place. Most of my reporting was if you had to classify you'd say it was sort of corporate investigative reporting. It was anti corporate. It was, you know, here's what this company did that they don't want to tell you about. And so now, no, I think I've lost a lot of friends. I mean, I have very few friends left from my days at the time. Yeah, they call me a conservative. They think I'm a conspiracy theorist. What's interesting to me is I have lots and lots of quiet support in the scientific and medical communities. There are a lot of those people who reach out to me. They read what I've written. They read my sub stack. They're going to read pandemia. They reach out to me. In the media, they don't read me. They just smear me. And so it's really, it's upsetting to me because not only not only am my Friends, I stood and believed in The New York Times. I put my life on the line to be a reporter in Iraq for The New York Times. And now, you know, my joke is it's not just that the ship has sailed. It's that it's been shot into space. You know, I will not be working for The New York Times again. Right. Well, you know, there are worse things. Let me just say Alex that it's good to know that there are folks like you out there. I'm sorry that there's so few of you. But the book is brand new. It's called pandemia, how coronavirus hysteria took over a government rights and lives. Clearly, we've just got a minute or so left. So I hope we can get you back to continue the conversation. But clearly to me, there's a kind of a cultural Marxist element here. Now, there's just something that has infected American life. It was there, but it never took root in the way that it has in the last couple of years. That's what's frightening to me that the fundamentals about freedom about who we are as a people. Those things have been shoved away. Yeah, I mean, I agree and what's happening with big tech and with censorship of technology. Unfortunately, it seems to be getting worse not better. You know, if you believe, I mean, Jack Dorsey and Twitter, I think Dorsey actually believed in free speech at one point, and now he's leaving Twitter, and I think Twitter is going to become more suppressive in just the way that YouTube and Facebook are. And I think that's a very dangerous thing for all of us. Whatever your politics, you should want speech, speech is one of the foundations of the United States, free speech. But let's face it, even to understand what that means. You have to have some semblance of an understanding of truth. Is there such a thing as truth? If you don't believe that, what is free speech? It's all about power. It's all about critical theory. And that's kind of where we are right now. And it's why we find ourselves having this conversation. I'm sorry you have to go, but it's a joy, at least to be introduced to you. I hope we can continue the conversation. I can't think of anything much more important to talk about. So Alex berenson, thanks for pandemia and thanks for your time today. Thanks for having me. Let's do it again. Oh. This all works..

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"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:55 min | 10 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"That, but you're right, that doesn't explain why the rest of the world did exactly the same thing why it shut down exactly the same way. And I think, look, I think there was a lot of fear very early on. There was fear based on some of the videos that came out of China, some of the data, and the data, you know, I think we now know we can't trust the data from China at all, but nonetheless, that set government policy and public health policy and really only Sweden stood up in Europe or and said, no, this shouldn't happen. We're going to take a less restrictive approach and in the U.S., there are a few southern states, a few red states that stood up. Their governors faced tremendous blowback. I mean, I think Ron DeSantis, Ron DeSantis, you know, if I could write another book kind of just about him and like how he played this because I think he's a genuine hero in this for, you know, even if you think he was wrong on certain details, just having the stones to stand up to the media and what he was getting from the public health establishment, I think, you know, he's somebody who is courageous and believed he understood what was going on and was going to stand for that. But as you say, there are very, very few people in the media in politics or any science, unfortunately who are willing to do that. So are you because I haven't really followed your career? Have you been vilified as somebody who is now what a conservative? I mean, how are you treated today? Because if somebody said to you, who are you 15 years ago or what are your friends think of you 15 years ago, would they have described you as particularly conservative or particularly anti establishment? What are they saying now? A little bit anti establishment, even though I worked for the times, it was obviously an establishment place. Most of my reporting was if you had to classify you'd say it was sort of corporate investigative reporting. It was anti corporate. It was, you know, here's what this company did that they don't want to tell you about. And so now, no, I think I've lost a lot of friends. I mean, I have very few friends left from my days at the time. Yeah, they call me a conservative. They think I'm a conspiracy theorist. What's interesting to me is I have lots and lots of quiet support in the scientific and medical communities. There are a lot of those people who reach out to me. They read what I've written. They read my sub stack. They're going to read pandemia. They reach out to me. In the media, they don't read me. They just smear me. And so it's really, it's upsetting to me because not only not only am my Friends, I stood and believed in The New York Times. I put my life on the line to be a reporter in Iraq for The New York Times. And now, you know, my joke is it's not just that the ship has sailed. It's that it's been shot into space. You know, I will not be working for The New York Times again. Right. Well, you know, there are worse things. Let me just say Alex that it's good to know that there are folks like you out there. I'm sorry that there's so few of you. But the book is brand new. It's called pandemia, how coronavirus hysteria took over a government rights and lives. Clearly, we've just got a minute or so left. So I hope we can get you back to continue the conversation. But clearly to me, there's a kind of a cultural Marxist element here. Now, there's just something that has infected American life. It was there, but it never took root in the way that it has in the last couple of years. That's what's frightening to me that the fundamentals about freedom about who we are as a people. Those things have been shoved away. Yeah, I mean, I agree and what's happening with big tech and with censorship of technology. Unfortunately, it seems to be getting worse not better. You know, if you believe, I mean, Jack Dorsey and Twitter, I think Dorsey actually believed in free speech at one point, and now he's leaving Twitter, and I think Twitter is going to become more suppressive in just the way that YouTube and Facebook are. And I think that's a very dangerous thing for all of us. Whatever your politics, you should want speech, speech is one of the foundations of the United States, free speech. But let's face it, even to understand what that means. You have to have some semblance of an understanding of truth. Is there such a thing as truth? If you don't believe that, what is free speech? It's all about power. It's all about critical theory. And that's kind of where we are right now. And it's why we find ourselves having this conversation. I'm sorry you have to go, but it's a joy, at least to be introduced to you. I hope we can continue the conversation. I can't think of anything much more important to talk about. So Alex berenson, thanks for pandemia and thanks for your time today. Thanks for having me. Let's do it again. Oh. This all works..

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"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

05:48 min | 10 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"I have the privilege of speaking with Alex, berenson. Some of you know him, some of you don't. I think that covers everybody. He is not so difficult to sum up. He's a journalist. He has written a book called pandemia, how coronavirus hysteria took over our government, rights, and lives. Alex, you were a reporter for The New York Times for quite a while. Are you no longer with the times? I am no longer worth the time. You know, as we sort of said to each other, we're both class traders, I think. You know, I went to Yale, I worked for the times for ten years. I left in 2010. I became a novelist. I wrote a series of spine novels that did pretty well, but in the last few years I've gotten pulled back into journalism mainly because I feel there are huge stories out there that my old Friends at the times and elsewhere are just either covering terribly or not covering at all. But what's a little cowardice among journalists? So listen, you have bravely been covering what's going on out there. And for folks like me, it's a very difficult thing to get one's head around the idea that things we took for granted, even though they were flawed institutions like The New York Times and the so called mainstream media that they would get the basics, just like the military basically would defend the country. There might be scandals, but basically they understood what their job was. That has gone away and the virus madness has exacerbated that and accelerated that. And you've been covering that. A lot of us have seen you on Tucker Carlson. What is in the book pandemia for folks who are utterly unaware of you and what you've been doing? I mean, I think that's a really good way you put it. You expected that the military can defend the country. Maybe they spend too much on a plane or whatever, but they can do their job. When I worked at the times and you know, I was there, not for a cup of coffee for ten years. I believed our job was to report the facts. You know, and of course every human being has bias and there's going to be bias in story selection and stuff, but that my job was to get to the facts of a particular story as best I could. And I do think that that's gone. And in writing pandemia, which, you know, it's only been two years, but to see mistake after mistake that the public health authorities and governments made and the way that the reporters didn't just not question what was going on, but really abetted what was going on. I mean, those are some of the themes in the book. I think people have sort of lived through this. We've all lived through this maelstrom in the last two years, but when you step back and you see how, for example, school closures, I've talked a lot about school closures, and I talk about them in the book. They were a terrible idea. And it was clear almost from the beginning that they were terrible idea. I am on record on Twitter before Twitter banned me saying they're a terrible idea in March or not march. In April and may, not of this year, in April and May of 2020. Okay, so that happened. And we all sort of agree that school closures now took a year of schooling away from kids, did no, did nothing for them, zoom schooling is terrible. And yet the media basically doesn't acknowledge its own role in that doesn't acknowledge the public health authorities gave terrible advice doesn't really question how this happened has just moved on to the next. Orders given by whether it's the Biden administration or Fauci. They are all cheerleaders. And that, to me, is one of the central lessons in the book is that you just, you can't trust, even after a mistake has been made and it's obvious, you can't trust these people to go back and acknowledge that at all. Okay, well what happened, you know, I've written a book on Germany in the 30s and trying to understand what happened there. Now if you're a racist German hater, it's very simple. They're uniquely evil, and we don't even have to worry about that. But if you have what I call a biblical view of reality, you realize we are all messed up and we're all susceptible to certain kinds of mistakes and sins and sometimes history has a field day with that as we saw in Germany in the 30s. What I see happening now is at least similar. In other words, it's an unprecedented level of people covering their rear ends looking the other way afraid of losing cultural capital. In other words, doing whatever it takes, short of saying heil Hitler, which Judy, you want me to kill today. In other words, we're not there, but it's the same kind of dynamic where you need everyone to do his job, but most people are just thinking, I don't want to lose my job. I don't want to lose credibility. And so it falls to just the tiniest handful of people like you to do what was once considered basic 5 minutes ago. That's my summation of it. What do you think? I mean, I think that's very true. Look, I think in the United States, there clearly was a recognition in the media that the pandemic was terrible for Trump that he'd mishandled it that his, you know, he's clearly not the most empathetic guy in the world and that that did not serve him well in this setting..

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"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

05:48 min | 10 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"I have the privilege of speaking with Alex, berenson. Some of you know him, some of you don't. I think that covers everybody. He is not so difficult to sum up. He's a journalist. He has written a book called pandemia, how coronavirus hysteria took over our government, rights, and lives. Alex, you were a reporter for The New York Times for quite a while. Are you no longer with the times? I am no longer worth the time. You know, as we sort of said to each other, we're both class traders, I think. You know, I went to Yale, I worked for the times for ten years. I left in 2010. I became a novelist. I wrote a series of spine novels that did pretty well, but in the last few years I've gotten pulled back into journalism mainly because I feel there are huge stories out there that my old Friends at the times and elsewhere are just either covering terribly or not covering at all. But what's a little cowardice among journalists? So listen, you have bravely been covering what's going on out there. And for folks like me, it's a very difficult thing to get one's head around the idea that things we took for granted, even though they were flawed institutions like The New York Times and the so called mainstream media that they would get the basics, just like the military basically would defend the country. There might be scandals, but basically they understood what their job was. That has gone away and the virus madness has exacerbated that and accelerated that. And you've been covering that. A lot of us have seen you on Tucker Carlson. What is in the book pandemia for folks who are utterly unaware of you and what you've been doing? I mean, I think that's a really good way you put it. You expected that the military can defend the country. Maybe they spend too much on a plane or whatever, but they can do their job. When I worked at the times and you know, I was there, not for a cup of coffee for ten years. I believed our job was to report the facts. You know, and of course every human being has bias and there's going to be bias in story selection and stuff, but that my job was to get to the facts of a particular story as best I could. And I do think that that's gone. And in writing pandemia, which, you know, it's only been two years, but to see mistake after mistake that the public health authorities and governments made and the way that the reporters didn't just not question what was going on, but really abetted what was going on. I mean, those are some of the themes in the book. I think people have sort of lived through this. We've all lived through this maelstrom in the last two years, but when you step back and you see how, for example, school closures, I've talked a lot about school closures, and I talk about them in the book. They were a terrible idea. And it was clear almost from the beginning that they were terrible idea. I am on record on Twitter before Twitter banned me saying they're a terrible idea in March or not march. In April and may, not of this year, in April and May of 2020. Okay, so that happened. And we all sort of agree that school closures now took a year of schooling away from kids, did no, did nothing for them, zoom schooling is terrible. And yet the media basically doesn't acknowledge its own role in that doesn't acknowledge the public health authorities gave terrible advice doesn't really question how this happened has just moved on to the next. Orders given by whether it's the Biden administration or Fauci. They are all cheerleaders. And that, to me, is one of the central lessons in the book is that you just, you can't trust, even after a mistake has been made and it's obvious, you can't trust these people to go back and acknowledge that at all. Okay, well what happened, you know, I've written a book on Germany in the 30s and trying to understand what happened there. Now if you're a racist German hater, it's very simple. They're uniquely evil, and we don't even have to worry about that. But if you have what I call a biblical view of reality, you realize we are all messed up and we're all susceptible to certain kinds of mistakes and sins and sometimes history has a field day with that as we saw in Germany in the 30s. What I see happening now is at least similar. In other words, it's an unprecedented level of people covering their rear ends looking the other way afraid of losing cultural capital. In other words, doing whatever it takes, short of saying heil Hitler, which Judy, you want me to kill today. In other words, we're not there, but it's the same kind of dynamic where you need everyone to do his job, but most people are just thinking, I don't want to lose my job. I don't want to lose credibility. And so it falls to just the tiniest handful of people like you to do what was once considered basic 5 minutes ago. That's my summation of it. What do you think? I mean, I think that's very true. Look, I think in the United States, there clearly was a recognition in the media that the pandemic was terrible for Trump that he'd mishandled it that his, you know, he's clearly not the most empathetic guy in the world and that that did not serve him well in this setting..

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"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:42 min | 10 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Com. But you could get one of your other 50 books at right. And you can get the bonhoff for poster. So anyway, I just want to say those things. But let's talk substance just amongst us chickens here before we get into it with Alex berenson before we get into it with Kevin McCullough, just you, Chris, and Alban, today is a big day in America because the Supreme Court I believe now while we're taping this is hearing the oral arguments in a Mississippi case that could end up being what overturns roe V wade. And I just want to be on the record and say, there's a lot of false information out there, okay? When people who are pro abortion say that overturning roe V wade will be some dramatic horror. I just want to say to those people, there are plenty states in America where if roe V wade went away yesterday, you can still get your late term abortion. So you're fearing you're hearing a lot of fear mongering from people who act as though, you know, we're going to go back to the 1820s. And I just want to be clear that even if roe V wade ends up being overturned, and the scheme of things, it's nothing. We're still going to have plenty of abortion in America. The only thing that will change is that we are not going to have a preposterous federal law that says every person in America is somehow entitled by the constitution to an abortion, which is ridiculous. Even if you are pro abortion, the idea that our constitution somehow guarantees abortion into the last month, it is preposterous. It's bad law. And on this program, I always just want to be clear about what we're dealing with. So abortion doesn't get wiped out if the Supreme Court undoes roe V wade. So this is a lot of fear mongering you're hearing on the other side and you're going to get a lot of we're just going to have a lot of that. You're going to have a lot of people freaking out. And I just want to say, I don't even know what you're freaking out about because abortion will still be legal in America, unfortunately. Right. In some states it will be legal in some states it will be illegal. You know how they talk about carrying firearms across state lines? Well, this will be you would be carrying your unborn child across state lines for an abortion. Was there was there a joke in there? Let's back to the joke. Well, no, but I mean, the fact is, yes, you'll be able to get on a bus or getting a car and drive someplace and heavily torment abortion. So I just want to be clear because people never talk about this, at least I find that let's be realistic here, folks, before 1973, there were plenty of states in the union, like New York, where I live. Where you can get a late term abortion, legally. So to go back before roe V wade, it's not going to change that much. So when people, I mean, first of all, I think it's fantastic nonetheless, because it sends a signal, and it's very, very important. I think it has spiritual significance. But I just want to be clear about that that when you hear people talk is that where we're setting back the clock, I wish we were sitting back the clock, but we're not going to be setting back the clock. We're effectively going to be going back to the status quo, which was evil in 1973. So I just want to be clear about that. Before we go to Alex berenson, just to end on a semi positive, I want to say that my book is atheism dead is selling really well. I thank God for that. I was just on the Huckabee program this morning. That's going to air this weekend. But I just want to say this morning was amazed. It's just selling really well. People are getting the idea. We'll be right back with Alex barons informally of The New York Times. Hey folks, I've got to tell you a secret about relief factor that the father son owners Pete and Seth. Talbott have never made a big deal about, but I think it is a big deal. I really do. They sell the three week quick start pack for just 1995 to anyone struggling from pain like neck shoulder back, hip or knee pain, 1995, about a dollar a day. But what they haven't broadcasted much is that every time they sell a three week quick start, they lose money. In fact, they don't even break even until about four to 5 months after if you keep ordering it. Friends, that's huge. People don't keep ordering relief factor month after month if it doesn't work. So yes, Pete and Seth are literally on a mission to help as many people as possible deal with their pain. They really do put their money where their mouths are. So if you're in pain from exercise or even just getting older or the three week quick start from 1995,.

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"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

05:10 min | 10 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Welcome to the Eric metaxas show with your host. Eric metaxas. Hey there folks, Alvin, Chris, James, the engineer hiding. Today is Wednesday, the 1st of December. Did you think we would finally get to December? I know theoretically, every year we get to December. But this year I was having my doubts. I was really praying for the rapture. Yeah, so was I. By the way, you didn't even mention. I've got a different hat on today. That's because I'm a man of many hats, you see? Well, I didn't mention it because it's a radio program and nobody believes you, album. But unless they're watching it, why would they even think that, you know, we're wearing clothes? It's radio. But you gotta tune in to rumble or Frank speech at 3 o'clock. You got to do it. Okay, let's hit the highlights and then we'll move backwards. Okay, number one today. In our next segment, we're going to be talking to Alex berenson. Some of you know that name. He's a big deal. He was The New York Times reporter for ten years. And then, and this is kind of the larger narrative of our of the time in which we live in America. Something happened. And straight on reporting was no longer acceptable. So he has found himself kind of doing his own thing. He's been on Tucker Carlson quite a bit. He's got a new book out called pandemia where he's talking about what most people on this program know that whatever is going on with this so called pandemic, the powers that be the government, they have overreached. They've used this as an opportunity that has really turned things upside down. And that's why we find ourselves in this very strange place. So in a couple of minutes, Alex berenson, brand new book, it came out literally yesterday, pandemia. We're going to be talking to him. We also will be talking to Kevin McCullough. Right? Oh, yeah. Kevin McCullough, but he's not going to be wearing his turban today. We got a lot of information to cover. We need to talk about the roe V wade thing at the Supreme Court. We need to talk about Chris Cuomo leaving CNN indefinitely because he was caught doing something with Jeffrey toobin, at least that's the report I'm getting on camera. We're going to be talking about that. But before we get into anything really substantive like that, I want to mention, I'm going to be in San Diego this weekend preaching. It's the Balboa campus of awaken church. Evidently I've been moved to the Balboa campus. It's their big campus. I'm preaching three services on Sunday. And I hope I will have my nasal issues cleaned up by then. Yes. I know. There's something going on with your nose, I think. People can tell that I'm sort of still stuffy or whatever because I'm recovering from various things. But I want to say I'll be in San Diego. I'm gonna be in billings, Montana next Tuesday night, speaking at an event. So I want to mention that and I also want to mention before we get into the news of the day because we've got time today. We really have time, but we have time to get into the news that they just amongst ourselves and then later on with Kevin McCullough. But before we get into that, I want to remind folks of two things. We're doing a fundraiser for CSI. You know, that CSI Christian solidarity international, we partner with them just about every year now. Because they're doing God's amazing work. And I think that when things are really dark, when things are really difficult when things are really confusing, God always tells us, do the next thing. In other words, rather than getting your eyes on what's in front of you and what just focus on me and do something good that you know is good, right? Pack lunch for your kid or for your spouse. Do anything that's good. We'll see a they are literally freeing slaves in sedan, who we find it hard to believe that this can be real, but we need to face that there's really evil in the world and we can do something about it. So we want you to go to metaxas talk dot com, click on the banner and give to CSI. This is the time of year when, you know, you do have to think about those that are less fortunate. And I can not imagine, even in a country like America, where there are people struggling with all kinds of stuff, I can't imagine what it would be to live in a place where there's actual slavery. Actual slavery where people are being enslaved because of their Christian faith by radical Muslims, fulani tribesmen, who literally believe that this is okay, right? We live in a world where everybody knows it's wrong. They live in a world where they say, no, this is the way it's been since the beginning of time. And we can do something about.

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"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

05:10 min | 10 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Welcome to the Eric metaxas show with your host. Eric metaxas. Hey there folks, Alvin, Chris, James, the engineer hiding. Today is Wednesday, the 1st of December. Did you think we would finally get to December? I know theoretically, every year we get to December. But this year I was having my doubts. I was really praying for the rapture. Yeah, so was I. By the way, you didn't even mention. I've got a different hat on today. That's because I'm a man of many hats, you see? Well, I didn't mention it because it's a radio program and nobody believes you, album. But unless they're watching it, why would they even think that, you know, we're wearing clothes? It's radio. But you gotta tune in to rumble or Frank speech at 3 o'clock. You got to do it. Okay, let's hit the highlights and then we'll move backwards. Okay, number one today. In our next segment, we're going to be talking to Alex berenson. Some of you know that name. He's a big deal. He was The New York Times reporter for ten years. And then, and this is kind of the larger narrative of our of the time in which we live in America. Something happened. And straight on reporting was no longer acceptable. So he has found himself kind of doing his own thing. He's been on Tucker Carlson quite a bit. He's got a new book out called pandemia where he's talking about what most people on this program know that whatever is going on with this so called pandemic, the powers that be the government, they have overreached. They've used this as an opportunity that has really turned things upside down. And that's why we find ourselves in this very strange place. So in a couple of minutes, Alex berenson, brand new book, it came out literally yesterday, pandemia. We're going to be talking to him. We also will be talking to Kevin McCullough. Right? Oh, yeah. Kevin McCullough, but he's not going to be wearing his turban today. We got a lot of information to cover. We need to talk about the roe V wade thing at the Supreme Court. We need to talk about Chris Cuomo leaving CNN indefinitely because he was caught doing something with Jeffrey toobin, at least that's the report I'm getting on camera. We're going to be talking about that. But before we get into anything really substantive like that, I want to mention, I'm going to be in San Diego this weekend preaching. It's the Balboa campus of awaken church. Evidently I've been moved to the Balboa campus. It's their big campus. I'm preaching three services on Sunday. And I hope I will have my nasal issues cleaned up by then. Yes. I know. There's something going on with your nose, I think. People can tell that I'm sort of still stuffy or whatever because I'm recovering from various things. But I want to say I'll be in San Diego. I'm gonna be in billings, Montana next Tuesday night, speaking at an event. So I want to mention that and I also want to mention before we get into the news of the day because we've got time today. We really have time, but we have time to get into the news that they just amongst ourselves and then later on with Kevin McCullough. But before we get into that, I want to remind folks of two things. We're doing a fundraiser for CSI. You know, that CSI Christian solidarity international, we partner with them just about every year now. Because they're doing God's amazing work. And I think that when things are really dark, when things are really difficult when things are really confusing, God always tells us, do the next thing. In other words, rather than getting your eyes on what's in front of you and what just focus on me and do something good that you know is good, right? Pack lunch for your kid or for your spouse. Do anything that's good. We'll see a they are literally freeing slaves in sedan, who we find it hard to believe that this can be real, but we need to face that there's really evil in the world and we can do something about it. So we want you to go to metaxas talk dot com, click on the banner and give to CSI. This is the time of year when, you know, you do have to think about those that are less fortunate. And I can not imagine, even in a country like America, where there are people struggling with all kinds of stuff, I can't imagine what it would be to live in a place where there's actual slavery. Actual slavery where people are being enslaved because of their Christian faith by radical Muslims, fulani tribesmen, who literally believe that this is okay, right? We live in a world where everybody knows it's wrong. They live in a world where they say, no, this is the way it's been since the beginning of time. And we can do something about.

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"berenson" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

07:22 min | 10 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

"Most awesome pipes in dock radio. So bastion gorka. Welcome back to one on one with none other than Alex berenson. So Alex talked to us about first the mortality figures because we have this one figure that Americans, according to your book, thought that they thought they would die at a rate 25 times or sorry a hundred times greater than the actual rest of them. So talk to us about the first thing you found out about the disparity between expectations and actual data. Sure. So and by the way, the substance is the best place to go. I'm very active on that since Twitter kicked me off and you don't have to pay for it. You can sign up for free. Most people are signed up for free. It's called unreported truths and just check it out at subsect. But so yes, when Americans are surveyed and the survey is not running anymore, but it ran for actually over a year. About what they thought their risks of dying if they got the coronavirus were I think the number came in at 20 to 25%. So people thought they had about a 20% risk or 25% risk. People would die. That's correct. And that number is off by a factor of about a hundred. You know, you can argue about it a little bit, but it's about a hundred. And by the way, if you do this about hospitalizations, people think that there's like a 50% chance or more that they're going to have to be hospitalized with the coronavirus. And once again, aside from the elderly, the number, it's in the 1% or less range. So people just have a completely skewed idea of the coronavirus risks to them. And talk to us. I think the one that's most of an affront to anyone who just takes a moment, just 15 minutes to do a little bit of primary source research. Can you talk to us about children and mortality rates? Because I tell this story on my radio every single layer, every morning I walk my dogs and I walk past this beautiful playground and the kids are in mosques, and the parents are in moss and it blows up my mind because I know these aren't kids from a children's hospital with leukemia. These are dozens and dozens of children from the local community who are masked. So Alex, talk to us about the truth about how dangerous COVID is based upon the data to those under the age of 18. So the truth about the risk of COVID children and teenagers that it is in healthy children. I'm talking when I say healthy, I don't mean like your kids about to run a marathon. I mean somebody who isn't severely ill with a bad genetic defect or late stage cancer. So I'm defining healthy very broadly. The risk to those kids is so low that it is essentially impossible to track. In the UK, which has about 60 million people, 65 million people, 12 million people under the age of 18. They looked. They found 60 deaths that in the last 18 months that were related to coronavirus. When they really looked, more than half those deaths were absolutely unrelated. They were just, you know, somebody who had gotten COVID, a positive test, and then maybe they've been in a car accident or something like that. Absolutely unrelated. So you're down to 25. Of those 25, 19 had either again late stage cancer or really severe genetic problems or basically those two things. So if you actually counted the number of healthy people under 18 in the United Kingdom, who died of the coronavirus in the last two years, you get 6, 6 out of 12 million. And the statistics are, they're directionally almost exactly the same in the U.S.. The U.S., you know, we're claiming 800 kids under 18 have died. Now that's out of about 80 million kids. So the top line number and this gets, you know, all the people who want your kids to stay home forever and never to get to go to school. They'll say 800 kids died. Well, first of all, that's out of 80 million. But again, in reality, once you look and you count the ones where once again cut away the kids who are really ill, you get to a tiny number. And I'll just tell you about two cases. One was a four year old in Galveston county, Texas. This was back in September, she was reported to have died of COVID and just a couple of weeks ago, the Galveston county medical examiner said she didn't dive COVID. Well, guess what? The first story made national news. And the second one, and by the way, I don't know what she really died of, but the case never made any sense. And here's another one in Alberta, Canada, a 14 year old was reported to have died of COVID, and his sisters got so angry. They actually went to Facebook and posted and the government of Alberta, Canada had to acknowledge this. They said, our brother died of terminal brain cancer. He had stage four brain cancer. He caught COVID at the end of his life when he was already hospitalized. So the relatives of somebody who died was so incensed. That's correct. They had to correct the record because nobody else would. That's correct. And this has happened repeatedly. Children are just not at any risk from this. I'll tell you, said, the thing that I am proudest of in pandemia and in general in the last 18 months is that I took a strong stand against closing schools very early. This is what I want to go to. So let's talk about not just the children, but what COVID did to our educational institutions. So tell us why you're so proud about unveiling some of the insanity talk to us about what we did to ourselves and our children. Our children and our college and university students, and even sort of graduate students, they've all lived these insane lives the last year and a half. And for no reason, there are no risk and it also appears, you know, certainly younger kids, they clear to the coronavirus so quickly, they don't spread it to adults for the most part. They tend to get it from adults. There have been studies done in Sweden and elsewhere showing that teachers are actually at lower risk than other adults in general for getting the coronavirus when they're in school because they're in a relatively safe place for a lot of the day. So we did this we closed our schools and when you look back when I looked back in pandemic in writing this, it was crystal clear that the teachers unions thought that they could punish Donald Trump with this, right? So when the schools are closed, parents can't work normally. Parents have miserable lives. Children have miserable lives. And if you can blame that on Donald Trump, and by the way, your members don't have to drive to work the school to go to school, they're getting paid, they're not getting fired. It was a great deal for the teachers unions. And I will say, parents are no longer in on this joke. They do not like this, and that's why I think Virginia has Republican governor.

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"berenson" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

07:40 min | 10 months ago

"berenson" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

"May contain pre recorded material. This is America first, and here's your host doctor Sebastian gorka. Anybody who's looking at this carefully realizes that there's a distinct anti science flavor to this. So if they get up and criticize science, nobody's gonna know what they're talking about. But if they get up and really aim their bullets at Tony Fauci, well, people could recognize there's a person there, so it's easy to criticize, but they're really criticizing science. Because I represent science, that's dangerous. To me, that's more dangerous than the slings and the arrows that get thrown at me. And if you damage science, you are doing something very detrimental to society. Well, you heard it there. He is the God king of science. How dare you question Doctor Fauci? Because while your questioning all of science if you do that, you know what he really means. You're not allowed to question him because if you do, you may get canceled and that brings me to a very special guest today for America first, one on one. If you turn on Tucker, if you listen to my buddy Dan bongino, you will hear this guy. He pops up everywhere. Yesterday his new book was released by my publishers. I didn't even know that so proud that regnery have got pandemia. How coronavirus hysteria took over our government rights and lives by none other than Alex berenson, Alex, welcome to one on one. Thanks for having me. Alex, you strike me as somebody who's, you know, a bit old fashioned because you're a journalist that actually looks for the truth and the fact. Can you explain to me as such, why you don't have a Twitter account anymore? What happened? Sure. Well, you know, I want to say something right off the top. There's probably a lot of things that you and I disagree about. I think that is a fair bet. Right? You know, I think we probably disagree pretty strongly, for example, about January 6th. But the reason that I, you know, I basically am a conservative media person now in terms of who will have me on is because the left is so intolerant of discussion about the coronavirus about the value of non pharmaceutical interventions by which I mean lockdowns and masks and school closures and other stuff that we did last year that basically proved useless as a lot of data shows. And now it's gotten even worse with vaccines and this is why I am no longer on Twitter. You know, I was very, very critical of a lot of things last year, but when I started to ask questions about the vaccines that people didn't like, you know, that's ultimately what got me banned from Twitter. And the irony is a lot of the stuff that I said, you know, starting both both last spring, but especially over the summer about how the vaccine seemed to be losing any power to stop infection or transmission. I mean, those are essentially conventional wisdom right now, which is one reason why there was this desperate push for boosters. But you know I said it three months too early and I got banned for it. It's crazy to me. So what was their actual sin? What was do you know the overlords of Palo Alto tell you what the final straw was? Yeah, so I know what, you know, Twitter has this 5 strike policy. I know what my 5th strike was. And the tweet began the vaccines don't stop infection or transmission, which we know. Which we know. I mean, and then I said, don't think of them as vaccines. Think of them as Therapeutics, meaning sort of like more traditional drugs with a bad side effect profile. And I will completely stand by that too. I mean, a vaccine should be permanent or semi permanent and it should produce something close to immunity. And that's really, if not complete immunity. That's really what the definition of vaccine is in the FDA's own documents. And what the CDC's definition used to be. Until they changed it recently, of course. Until the plasticity of words was hyped up and everything is now fungible. We're talking to Alex Branson for those who aren't familiar with him. We've got 3 million lists on the radio and then pass all the others on video. Let's talk about, you know, where you hailed from, who you used to ride for. Tell us that the potted version and now you are a favorite of conservative media, but Alex, before that happened before the coronavirus, what was your beat? Where did you work and where did you come from? So great, great question because one reason I think I engender so much dislike from the left is that I'm a class trader. I went to Yale. I worked for The New York Times for ten years. I don't, you know, and I was a reporter elsewhere for about 6 years before that. And my reporting was basically I mean, I went to Iraq for the paper a couple times, but essentially I was a financial and corporate reporter who spent several years towards the last sort of 5 to 6 years at the time covering the drug industry, the prescription drug industry. So I know the prescription drug industry and healthcare in general quite well. And so and so that's why I think one reason they hate me so much is I'm supposed to be on their team and instead I'm raising all these uncomfortable questions. So tell us tell us the evolution of your new identity that made you a pariah for the legacy mainstream media. So did you just stop writing about COVID? Did you go off by yourself or were you given a new beat? So walk us through, you know, the last two years for Alex berenson. Sure. So I left the times in 2010, and people on Twitter that sometimes say I was fired from the times which is completely categorically false. I left on good terms. I left because I was writing novels, which were selling very well. I wrote, I wrote 12 novels, all of which were best sellers. And the first one which came out in 2006 was the paperback number one bestseller in 2008. And it turns out that, you know, that's a pretty good way to make a living. So ultimately, in 2010, I decided to leave the times, wrote novels for a number of years and then my wife is a forensic psychiatrist. So she deals with the criminal and mentally ill, and she, you know, is sort of a mid decade started talking to me about all the terrible cases of cannabis related violence sheet she was seeing in patients. And I was actually quite dismissive of this at first. I didn't really believe her. And she said look, there's a lot of science around this psychiatrist all know this. And ultimately, she convinced me to start researching it, and that became a book called tell your children, which came out in 2019. And that is about the dangers of cannabis correct Alex. That is absolutely correct. It is sort of at the mental health dangers of cannabis. And by the way, I explicitly say in the book, you can know that cannabis is mentally can have psychiatric consequences and still be in favor of legalizing it. You know, alcohol causes lots of problems for lots of people and it's totally legal. Okay, but let's be honest about what the problems are. Well, that book, Malcolm gladwell actually wrote a very nice review of it in The New Yorker, the rest of the I wouldn't say review, but he wrote a piece that was based.

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"berenson" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"berenson" Discussed on 790 KABC

"Small business owners pack up and move away in with aerospace there were certain I mean primarily in southern California but there are certain areas that were heavily depended on it if the small business owners in mass leave the state of California that's going to hit every single county that's gonna kill every single community in it's going to be devastating they were we don't there will be an all hall of the middle class and upper middle class in California and New York will become even more than they are now places of super rich and the poor and you know you know what would have to displace all become like Columbia right I mean I'm still where you're actually yeah exactly I mean and that that will be bad for everybody to so you know I look there's a lot of it a lot but I don't understand about this but the yet the political response in the blue states and why these governors don't want to do everything possible to get themselves re opened right now is another one maybe maybe they you know they're looking at the polls and Cuomo saying you know what I got a twenty five percent bond you know in April from this and I'm gonna worry about I'm gonna worry about re opening on my numbers go back down I don't Alex Berenson we're gonna have to leave it there always fascinating chatting with you thank you so much for if you are all that you do thank you and don't forget to follow Alex on Twitter at Alex Berenson let's go ahead and take a look at the roads KBC dependable traffic vandalize the four five south bound before victory crash blocking the two right lanes and stop traffic from Roscoe north is heavy from the little one the van when commerce on the seven ten south bound between the five in Florence left lane closed for bridge work flow through that work zone Downey on the six oh five north bound before the five cross clear to the right shoulder it's stop and go from the one oh five banning on the ten eastbound near twenty second street Caltrans has two right lanes closed you got slow traffic through their industry and Ontario are slow on the sixty eastbound because a Caltrans worker has some lanes closed that's dependable traffic I'm.

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"berenson" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"berenson" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"A longer story and the keeper there says there doesn't seem to be any correlation between the lockdown of people and whether or not the act of the epidemic has spread wide and fast do you realize how contrary to the conventional wisdom that is I did that those are fighting words from Alex Berenson there doesn't seem to be any correlation between locking people down and whether or not the epidemic is spread wide and fast there might be on I'm not using Berenson here if there's one Berenson there's a bunch of them out there we just don't know who they are there may be a tsunami building as people start to realize that most of what they're being told may not be true may be partially true may not be credible because all of the models have failed all of the models have been wrong or have been wrong if a model has to be tweaked every time new data comes in that's a bad model stop and think you have a model it's gonna project death and hospitalization due to corona virus you plug in your numbers factor in social distancing and hundred thousand two hundred and forty thousand dead then.

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"berenson" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

06:20 min | 2 years ago

"berenson" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"You or previously right Berenson how many times in a conversation and you say like we just need to stop the the the Cup the parks that he should stop right and it was a constant theme of like this just there's bad goals goals are going and where you know you you you look at the film later you're like you you just can't give that one up and that's the one thing that I haven't seen him give up for much all this year no he's been going and and they just add so much confidence your team when you give up a bad goal I mean you can just see the sag and you're right we we haven't had a guy stepped forward in the in the national conversation or have the numbers at straws as in in a long long time and it's nice to have that and nice and always only a sophomore we just got to keep around of that that that's a becomes the other the other issue by dead no he's been very good you can just see of Michael ease the leadership that he exudes not only on the ice but off the ice and the ownership he's taken on this team and when he says something now in the locker room your guys take notice because you have to go and do it you know if you say something you got to back it up it's easy to call your teammates out or or or make a comment but then you got to go out there on the playing field on the court in the pool you know on the ice and you got to do it if you don't then those words really I don't say they're meaningless but they're not as relevant or important because here you are saying all these things you can't even go and do what you gotta do it and he's doing it well that's one thing that you always talk about and that's been a staple of this program for as long as I've covered for twenty twenty years or so is is a you know I know this is the right ism but I'm sure you've borrowed from is is you need the guy's gonna put that Siena's during but the C. on your Jersey guys go where Hey gonna be a senior you gotta go out there and perform because we you know you need those guys to be on ice leaders to be white leaders in the in the locker room and you know the guys got us the Sears Jersey in and he's a you know the first or second line left winger and he's got three goals on the season at the halfway point the guys really follow that person well I eight did you have to be a special individual and you can't you can't no question about it I'm one comes to mind Luke Glendening maybe was never at the top scorer topline guy but boy oh boy yeah I mean his his his effort and heroes commitment level not only on the ice in the classroom in the community everywhere I mean you have a ton of respect for a guy like that but no question will lock was done a great job you know he's without a doubt what you know if not our best Ford one of our top two or three strikers really start to come on and then on the back and grip loosened look Martin a plane accident I I have never seen with Martin play like this in my my two years here with him he is playing his best hockey that's what you want and that's what you want on your your leaders like you talk about they're the guys have to go out and and perform and and and they've done a great job for us we're talking mission hockey coach bill Pearson coming off their suite at Notre Dame the first sweep on the road since two thousand seventeen eighteen season the second sweep of the year Mel a couple of guys got off the snide a little bit to Nick grant of its first goal of his season I think his first goal is Carter's correction and Jacob Hey hers to you brought in as a transfer and someone that you're you know counting on for office I know he was a more of a playmaker than a goal scored the past I know the empty net goal not a you know beating the goalie type a goal but even to get that empty no on that goal and I thought it was really good of Garrett van why he could take a shot once across the blue line he said he gave up the park to to Jake up just the I mean we thought so many times work as a group in the sticks in the the old monkey the proverbial monkey off the back I gotta believe it's gonna help of both of these guys well no question grand what's is look going to you know that the road games we've played along he's played in some tough buildings he's been really good and then he said a couple so so games at home so I don't know if it's it's a pressure being home with family and friends and everything else going on but on the road he's been good so we put him with with you know which Johnny Beecher and Wallach way here we got a freshman is god no go all the coaches put this kid with with a first round draft pick and and and well Lockwood your captain well you know what what do you do in college yeah the line was really good and then obviously the hijacker pay her C. I. A. he's is he with ease I'm gonna tell you he's his first half was a little bit of a disappointment you know and and he understands that we thought we would get more out of them and he's a guy though who played extremely well against Notre Dame yeah maybe not picking up the points but he created a lot of things in in those games and he has I mean I've seen much more out of EM since we've come back from the Christmas break and he's another guy in that the beauty of our team as we've got a lot of guys who played okay and played extremely well in the past you know what's there so that's the good thing if they just all play just a little bit better we needed just a little bit better in the first half to maybe a flip our record from what it is but we're starting to see that come now and and we're excited and like I said we've got to we're halfway through our big ten schedule we got twelve games left and we're in a good position to get through this weekend and then the the schedule really changes we only had two home games out it'll be like out of thirteen yeah after this weekend some crazy thing like that and we found a way to to chalk up some wind so were were anxious to get home but we gotta get through this weekend before I get home and and then get on a roll yeah it's pretty incredible I mean if you if you have passed at home December sixth and seventh but you go back to November sixteenth right and it's one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven yeah eleven out of thirteen away from home waiting going to neutral site any troubles are still away from home absolutely and you get to a six out of your last ten at Yost ice ring or OR one a Joe Louis or sorry little Caesars where where the home crackle only three true road games in there and you know it really you know only two out of the state so we gotta get through this weekend all the focuses is going down to Penn state we've beaten them thought we should be on the second night so we've had success down on and when it's not a Happy Valley take out and our whatever is so we'll go down there and have an idea well we'll talk more about that Penn state series coming up in the second game the three one victory over Notre Dame on the other side talking about Pearson this is a lot on sports talk ten fifty W. to get.

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