17 Burst results for "Frank Bruni"

"frank bruni" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

The Diane Rehm Show

01:39 min | 5 months ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

"Of that coming from the person who is the head of our government and supposedly the you know the highest ranking representative the American people, what is that due to a generation of children? What does that do to our already polluted corroded toxic discourse in this country I mean those are just some of the things I worry about I could go on before we go. Is there anything else you'd like to say to our listeners? Would like to save vote. This is this is a very challenging and in some senses scary period, you know think about voting a lot of people have reservations doing in person for good reason if you're one of those people get mail in ballot. Mayo. It early make sure your signature is as close to what you've done in the past and the other thing I wanna, say his is. Great political cliches is, are you better off than you were four years ago? Right? Trump is saying, don't ask that question because it would be a resounding. Yes. But for the corona virus, but the corona virus came along and the corona virus has taken a toll on this country that is disproportionate to every other country in the world and especially disproportionate when you look at other affluent, Western. Countries I would say to people look at that take stock of what's going on around you and just answer this question. Honestly would you be better off or worse off right now including the coronavirus if donald trump were or weren't president, and if you have the answer to that question, take that answer vote accordingly if people do that I am relatively confident Donald Trump will get another for. Thank you frank. Thank.

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"frank bruni" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

05:50 min | 5 months ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

"But I think it will be a minor one and I think it will be a minor not because of her but because I'm firmly in the camp that believes more often than not the vice presidential nominee doesn't make a big difference to the outcome of election I mean when people look back at history, they have an easier time finding elections in which the vice presidential nominee seem to be a non factor than ones in which I think I think Palin depressed McCain's vote. Count beyond where it would have been but even there McCain would've lost even if chosen a different running remember just kind of like he wanted to choose Joe Lieberman, he wanted this kind of cross party unity ticket I. Don't think that would have changed the result of that election. The reason I think Carmello could make a minor difference is I do think lack turn out as crucial here black turnout did not happen for Hillary Clinton to the degree that it had for Barack Obama had it happened in a much bigger way? It could could've made a difference in some of these key states. And it's hard for me to believe that to some extent and I can't figure out what extent will be Kamala Harris is opportunity to make history here her presence on the ticket that has to be inspiring to some voters, and so I think she could make a minor positive difference for by but mine. So how do you think that debate will go between pens and Kamala Harris I think that debate is a much more dangerous one for pens than for her right I think kind of symbolically semiotics whatever in terms of the optics Mike Pence I mean he he works. He works among trump's less fervent supporters who aren't necessarily interested in embracing how diverse the world has become at are not kind of modern for lack of a better word in their orientation. Mike Pence just talks dresses appears sends off the energy of such a cultural throwback, right and Kamla obviously does the opposite. and. When I think about those prized suburban voters, we keep hearing about reducing reducing a much more complicated segment of the electorate too cliche. Is. Today two, thousand Comma Harris will be much more relatable figure to them in my pants. I also think she had some weaknesses as a candidate in the primaries when I saw her on the stump, she didn't know his move me. She didn't have often exude the warmth at one could get from other candidates but she did show she can be a very fierce debater and she shows and. She showed that in Senate committees every time she questioned someone I. Think it's GonNa be fascinating I'm going to predict if this is true this will drive president trump crazy art predict that vice presidential debate well, absolutely have better ratings than at least one if not two of the three presidential it's shouldn't Joe Biden Heb in more outspoken during this Republican convention when all these charges were being made the..

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"frank bruni" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

05:46 min | 5 months ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

"We can continue at are various pursuits here Kellyanne in the White House need George Conway, the Lincoln Project you know on on my twitter feed and watch our family disintegrate or we can say wait a second there is one thing here that's more important. than. Partisan battle. An answer family and so I take it on face value and I, actually think there's a way in these horrible times when there's such. There's so little public hatred look at an and be inspired by. I choose to see this as the Conway's making a very responsible insensitive decision about their family's emotional and mental health, and I hope that's what's going on and I hope people look at it and say you know that's a good example of tending to love ones when those loved ones new tending to what kind different do you think could hidden to trump's campaign. I, don't think he'll lands departure will make a big difference I i. don't get the feeling at this point in time she is one of the key key key figures in his ends reelection campaign. He kind of had fewer people to call on when he was a candidate in two thousand sixteen because a lot of people thought that was losing enterprise people thought it was a losing enterprise, any of his justice unsavory to a Lotta People Venezia's now but he's now the president of the United. States. He has. He has the ability to call more expertise and to get more help than he didn't two thousand sixteen and so I think the prisoner of someone like Kellyanne is less crucial now perhaps was. What did you think how the president is painting Joe Biden. Is the kind of character assassination. He is doing likely to stick in the minds of swing voters. You know that that is that is the sixty four, thousand dollar question because the election could turn on that precise question. They're different parts of the caricature of the vilification of Joe. Biden and I think different ones have more in less weight right so his caricature of Joe Biden as someone who is at this point. So enfeebled mentally and physically he is going to be easily manipulated by whoever around him is the most expert manipulator. That so far I don't think is working and I think that probably won't work as long as the Joe. Biden, that the public sees is the Joe Biden who gave. A very animated more animated than trump's really was shorter but more animated gave a very animated, well delivered convention speech if Joe Biden who shows up at the debates is the same Joe Biden who debated Bernie Sanders and I use that point of reference because that debate during the Democratic primaries, the Biden Sanders debate was the only debate were Joe. Biden had to really feel full complement of time up until then there were ten people on the stage or eight people on stage or sixty onstage if Joe Biden shows up for the trump debates in as good form as digital one on one debate with Bernie Sanders I don't think the enfeebled caricatural stick and influence anybody now. The NOT GONNA be able to stand up to all of the leftist in the Democratic Party Democratic Party has been taken over by leftists and he's bound to be influenced by at an expression of that. That worries me more only because. Of what's going on in Kenosha only because Republicans are doing such a and unabashed. And in its in its misleading and selective way forceful job of trying to pin any violence that people see on the news on Democrats they they do such an aggressive job of saying the mayor. There's a Democrat governor there's a Democrat..

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"frank bruni" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

04:29 min | 5 months ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

"You said. You wish that the press had covered this story a little more. What of job do you think up press is doing on trump's lying I think it's doing the best that it can in an impossible situation and what what I mean by that is when the lying is the default setting, right? It is trump when it happens at the magnitude of the frequency, it's happening. You're calling it out becomes white noise to people right. But I don't know what the alternative that is we live in such a fractured and partisan information ecosystem where almost everybody has used the kind of tools of the digital age to curate and filter their information in their news feed in a way that they have echoed back at than the precise reality they already ascribed to. The I don't know how one covers donald trump in an effective way in terms of calling him out in unmasking him to whichever small segment of the population that is that is still forming impressions and willing to change their judgments over time. So at the end of the day I, think the media in this current information ecosystem is in an impossible situation. That takes me to tape Pelosi's argument that Joe Biden should not debate donald trump because all he will do is lie. And how Duh or how do the moderators call him out on those lines. I could not have more respect for Nancy Pelosi in terms of UH especially in terms of recent history I think she's wrong about not debating trump. I think there is a tradition here this longer in larger than these two men. Yes. Trump is going to get up there and he's going to say whatever version of reality wants to. It's what he did last night it's all the speakers at the Republican National Convention did. But part of the point of that as it gives Joe Biden an attempt to say, that's not quite right here. The facts I think the moderators need absolutely. pushback on what are demonstrable wise but I think they have to be very careful about the tone in the way they do that because when it gets seen by people who kind of A. More impressionistic attention to this stuff than perhaps you and I are busy they've got a lot going on their lives. They're not kind of metaphorically sitting at their TV screens or computer screens with a magnifying glass and fact checkbook at hand I think tone is really important when the media seems to be correcting in criticizing Donald Trump in in an almost no kind. Of Blood lust way or or in a way, that is is is it emphasizes humiliating him I think it can turn off again that very small group of voters who perhaps still movable but I do think you can in real time save excuse me Sir that number you decided you know that that's not consistent with the record here it is and Biden if he prepares adequately for the debates and I think he does have a lot of this information is already he can do that too I in debate debates are GonNa be fascinating I a whole. Different concern, which is I don't want Biden to be drawn into kind of nasty tit for tat I, think the way to debate donald trump. is almost kind of like, oh, there he goes again and go on with what you WANNA. Say I think of Joe Biden essentially seems unflustered like Donald Trump is this nat- or the this buzzing around I think that will drive Donald Trump insane and I think donald trump and circumstances like that can be his own worst enemy. Let me tell you how I'd to see the debate. I'd like to see them done on sume. The two candidates in totally separate places. and. The moderators in a separate place and no. Live audience. I think a live audience really defeats the purpose..

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"frank bruni" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

The Diane Rehm Show

04:11 min | 5 months ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

"Diane? Mine. Republican national, convention that broke all the rules. Public Health Guidance President trump accepted the Republican nomination in traffic pack. Proud of himself on the White House. Thursday night. With Hugh face capturing insight. As my guest New York Times opinion columnist Frank Bruni says. This has been a story of the Republican convention message. We as speaker after speaker presenting a picture of. America. Does not line up with reality. But what did steal affected? As Frank bruening Friday morning. What.

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"frank bruni" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

02:40 min | 1 year ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on Here & Now

"To do out here. Lou is a river city right here. Along the Ohio River back in nineteen thirty seven we had the great flood of nineteen thirty seven inundated two thirds of the city. It was a huge deal. Here and DOC is a looming threat today threat that continues to get worse the worst climate change gets right now we have one of the largest flood protection systems in the country but it it was built in the forties and fifties much of it and it's outdated of just last year we had somebody die here in the city due to flash flooding and that's that's something that is going only going to get worse and you've got something particular to your region. The need to transition from cold and in your state people want to deliver deliver adjust transition as you've told us to economically depressed regions. That's a real tension for you. Yeah it is a huge deal. You know call tangentially really related to climate change in that is a big contributor to the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. We've seen the decline of coal over the last few years much less because of renewables and more because of natural gas but that's something that we have to deal with here and we have a governor's race going on right now. That's there's going to be an election in November and earlier this year. During the primary particularly the Democratic primary this was a major issue you saw the three candidates each had their own plan for how to deal with the environment and and particularly create adjust economic transition for these communities that are depressed because of the declining coal revenues so and you've also told stories of people surviving floods in Thailand about the record breaking heat in Arizona you all I mean it's just wonderful what you've done but I'm GonNa. Ask You all about your your focus now. We've got some terrific tips from David Trag. He's a geology professor at Harvard was on former President Obama's Council of Advisors of science and technology and he's got some tips for covering the climate crisis and one of them is change. Your focus climate change is here. It's going to be with us for thousands of years. Don't focus because on stopping it focus on communicating the realities of it molly your thoughts on that well we already do that. You know wave comes to for example after bution science explaining exactly what it is due to climate change and what did other factors when you when you have a forest fire in California on you. There are a lot of factors that go into what makes a fire worse. Climate change is part of that. It's not the whole picture so we've been communicating a pretty nuanced picture of that Keedy Caridi for quite some time. It's funny you mentioned you know what causes forest fires. You have to be careful as reporters.

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"frank bruni" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

13:24 min | 1 year ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"And he's Eric Harley. I'm Gary McNamara. Eight six six ninety redeye just was listening to some audio from the Thirty-seven-year-old mayor of south bend, Indiana beat the judge and just he's he was on with Stephanopoulos, and I just want to play the short audio cut. I mean, it's he's easy to tear apart anything, but they were talking about socialism. And the fact that when he was in in in high school, he wrote a an essay complementing Bernie Sanders and his socialism and they're talking about socialism, socialism, socialism. So he starts getting into some of the labels out there. And here we go. But that that trick has been tried so many times that I think it's losing all meaning I mean, it's going to work the Affordable Care Act was a conservative idea. The Democrats borrowed and that's wrong. A conservative think tank. Brought it up doesn't make it conservative. Right. It was not a free market solution. No. So does it if a conservative brings it up doesn't make it a conservative idea. It makes it a more socialist idea brought up by somebody who calls themselves conservative. Right. That's when I remember when it came out. I was doing talk radio when it first came out. And that was floated I forgot which conservative think tank did it, and I said that's not a conservative idea because you have to separate this is why we believe it's so important to separate the people from the idea. Yes, exactly. Because and I think there's been a greater example of that in the last couple of years. Gosh, everything from. Well, people calling themselves conservative, and then now espousing different ideas. And we got that anecdotally. But, but it was a number of callers who said the same thing while I'm a staunch conservative, but I have to look at the single payer thing. And then they go on and and they would cite some experience in their life. Right. Then you have the I don't know the whole. You know, nationalism. And and and everything else where the definitions started to change people can call themselves, whatever they want when you get down to what the ideas are fundamental values. If you can still even have. A a list of conservative ideas because the point being is that so many people will challenge that day in day out. But there really are. A number of conservative ideas and principles just as there are with liberal ideas and principles. There are plenty of people that want to call themselves conservative claim that they're conservative. It doesn't matter. If they do that, the people come and go, the ideas are true. By the way. But a judge who is running for president United States the article that that. That came out the New York Times. I don't know if you saw it. Frank Bruni column mayor Pete is plenty gay. Because there's this whole thing because there's this question that well, he doesn't and there've been articles written over the last couple of days, which are hilarious because it's all coming from the left don't say that he's normal for a gay person. Right. Well, I mean now I will I will say this though, when when he starts because he was attacking the president in question the president's religion when you're four late term when you're for abortion late-term abortion. And you don't criticize your own party uninfected really as we've talked about this week a couple of times, you might not want to mention God. Yeah. Don't bring the bible into. Yeah. But how about you know, he he did that? But I just I it's he is he's being portrayed as this guy is the intellect not and the the funniest thing about the interview that he did yesterday with George Stephanopoulos. You're saying we need to run we need to run the country like well run cities because he's being criticized because you know, he's a mayor of a small medium sized city south, so it's like medium sized city. So we so we need to run the government like it. Now, we need to do this and have Medicare for all and spend money on this and do this. Well. Cities can't go into debt. So that just blows that right out of the water right there. Everything that you're proposing would increase the debt, by the way, and he believes in the green new deal would absolutely cripple the debt in this country. So don't come out and say, we need to run the government light we need to run the federal government like a small run city. No because you can't go into debt. You can't go into the depth of the kind of the federal government does. So stop stops trying to portray this. I am going to have so much fun over the next year. Because there are so many candidates to pick apart. Yeah. And again, they all have to set themselves apart. You know, they're going to have to at some point. They're going to have to start one upping each other on on the promises. On the freebies. Well, not the promises, but how they how they tried to position themselves like as well. You know, he's this guy's really he's a he's a veteran. And and the Democrats brought he's a veteran. He's gay. And he is the intellectual side right now. He is the intellect of of of the candidates that are in there right now, I was reading that the other day, and I went. What? I'm just going to try to position myself to portray something that's false to begin with. Oh, we need to run it like small we need to run government. Big government like small cities. Do they can't go into debt that shoots a hole in your whole argument? Now, you've got nothing go from that point on. All right. I'm a socialist like everybody else. Yeah. Welcome to the club. Because that's what it gets down to their offering. They're trying to position themselves. And that's why said I'm having so much fun here because it is I maybe it's unfair because a lot of candidates will position themselves. But really after AL in my mind, it's like everybody has these childish arguments or childish debating points that are junior high. Again, my apology my apologies for junior high arguments. But that's what it seems like to me is when he said that you know, and there's Stephanopoulos. Oh, yes. Run it like a small city just blew his whole argument. He's for the green new deal. He's for taxing the daylights out of people that you could never get away with a local level now. No. And so I'm I'm done. Well, I can't be done on for a while longer. I mean, I'm done with that rant. Yeah. It was it was interesting to watch the debates. The competition on stage. I just love that New York Times article, look, he he is gay. He's plenty gay. He's letting out there. He look he's legitimately gay. Don't say he's not legitimately gay. That's the talking as if a gay I've seen that guy's gay trust. Guys understand how you sound. And by the way, this is argument for all the Democrats. This is not this does not include the Republicans. This is the the the fury that's going on. How dare you say? He's not plenty gay. Plenty gay. Right here. It's an app on my phone. Right there. See that needle of the right? This is so much fun. If you'd like to join the fun eight six six nine. Div redeye Tim Ryan. To bring jobs back from China. Sounding all Trump like. The others guys. Really trust me, really really really gay. Do you understand how you sound? They don't. It is. It's it's honestly fuels the fire. I don't know. How it it? The fire is is not. Drawn down by the lack of clocks in in the room. You know, what I mean is that I don't know how it's not burning itself out. And it's not it's like it's spreading to another room and starts all over. Again. I I will say this it because this is what I think is fascinating about our society. As we the public demand. More integrity and honesty from our politicians. They ramp up the B S two levels. And and be as strategies that stretch the mind. That's the only way I can play. And that's just said this petition up each other on every level. First of all they're going to have to one up each other on all the promises. Wait for it. I mean right now, they're kind of doing that. But wait until they're on a stage with each other. Then then they've got us then they've got to prove that they're more liberal. Then they've got to prove in order to prove that they're more liberal. They've got to do. Well, what we were just talking about. Oh, no, plenty gate. Identity politics and trust me, plenty gay. It's just as far as it gets. And then of course, the ultimate I hate Trump more. I'm I was victimized by Trump more I stayed in bed longer and cried in the fetal position for more days than you did. Okay. Which of you democratic candidates had the most therapy after Trump was elected. No, no, no. Then the answer will be not me. I didn't get any because I couldn't get myself out of bed to get to the therapists. It was that bad. It is. No, no, my healthcare didn't cover that. No. I couldn't get up to Google. I couldn't I couldn't muster the strength to use my thumbs to Google if my healthcare. Coverage covered it. Oh, wait a minute. I don't have healthcare. Oh, and I also need thousand dollars a month. When I'm afraid of. Is the fact that you know, the night that they have the first debate that will start playing audio and nobody will want to hear us because the it'll be so entertaining. Yeah. We'll be thinking about the first debate. And I don't know how they're going to do it. I mean there how many will be on one stage, but it will be zoo, by the way, swallow running on gun control. Are you? Are you phrase? I forgot about small. Sorry. I forgot one today. Are you crazy? That's your issue. Gun control. We're aiming for a full twenty percent of the vote. I mean, the point being is that if you look at the polls. What have you seen even in the weeks after in the wake of a mass shooting? You still had strong support for gun ownership rights in this country. Not that everybody was. A gun owner, but the recognition and support of the rights has actually grown. That's the whole point. Swallow. Well, well, why don't you just announce that you're announcing so you can quit? I'm announcing that I'll be quitting. I an exiting race. I don't make too many predictions. I feel safe in this one. He will not be the democrat nominee for president of the United States on Castro at a bar somewhere few months from now going well. Okay. Well, well, at least we at least we said something. Open borders and gun control. Loser. And loser. Eight six six ninety.

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"frank bruni" Discussed on KARN 102.9

KARN 102.9

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on KARN 102.9

"Spring of of twenty sixteen the obama administration and they're not sure who was at these national security council meetings but normally the very high up people were were being briefed on carter page you know by by komi not sure the context of it right now but then they talk about another meeting that he had with loretta lynch on that which means all the parties knew a lot earlier what was actually going on so as these stories continue to break down as the american public here's that you know there was a spy in the trump campaign the reason that democrats but frank bruni or whatever from the times are panicking is not because people are just sick of the russian collusion and we just want to move to something else it's said everything that they defended over the last well really since you and i came in on january third and it was or january second of of twenty seventeen in it was sudden we said where did this come from the narrative that trump now colluded with the russians to hacked the election which then change which then changed over to change the outcome of the of the election evolved into that that the narratives because completely different now because there is no evidence or never been even a new allegation on trump after all these months and by the democrat definition of collusion we now know that it was the democrats that colluded with the russians in order to change the outcome of the election and then you look at everything else that surrounds it that could be illegal activity and it's all in the direction of of the democrat in the obama democratic administration and that's not that's not good and so you see you know some of the primaries going on you see that the moderates are saying geez we this seem brings a moderate i'm saying but the the moderates and the democrat party where do we go there we we have nothing we don't have an economic we don't have an economic plan you know we you got schumer up there saying well we need to change direction and we need to go after trump that's not a change in direction as you.

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"frank bruni" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"At ten this story is one that i've heard talked about it starting to gain a little traction it's the it's the question of whether or not the muller investigation is shielding the president from harsher criticism nah i'll i'll say this is the beginning i think they're the networks are pretty tough on the president to the point where there in some cases cheering for him to fail or to or for bad things happen but there's a there's a recent opinion piece in the new york times written by columnist frank bruni that called into question the muller investigation into the russian collusion question of obstruction of justice and whether or not that's helping the president i'll read a little bit from it and then i'll give you my take on it without mother and russia scott pruitt would be closer to center stage with an even brighter harsher spotlight on him the liberal comment communists continued then exactly evading scrutiny but he's being spared the relentless top of the screen started the newscast treatment that he would likely endure if lawmakers journalists and other watchdogs weren't so mesmerized by the convoluted twists mother versus trump and britney also expresses concern the muller invested bessie you might not find evidence of collusion between trump and russia trump knows that sets the bar at at evidence of him and putin huddled over a hillary clinton voodoo doll he just might clear columnist wrote and he knows it for americans are fixed fixated on collusion they are concentrating on much else that's good for him and terrible for the country i don't think there's any way you can look at media coverage of this president who has his wards freely admit that and say that he's being spared the sabre are spared the the harshest of criticism or opinion i sample a lot of these programs i see what they say i watched hours of this stuff he's being dissect it.

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"frank bruni" Discussed on Katie Couric

Katie Couric

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on Katie Couric

"At a at a very very great risk on the other hand at a time when journalism is being so kind of trashed by the president the first amendment kind of questioned by the administration fake news the moniker just you think the noble uh ca is the answer to that no not necessarily on this wet but i guess the rest of my question was were statement was at a time when these are being so challenged is it a time for solidarity and for members of the press to say hey we believe in a search for truth and we think that we're a really important part of a democracy i don't know i guess i mean i've just i'm just giving the opposite point of view but i but i don't think that point of view is anything to do with the actual fact in details mechanics of the white house correspondent association dinner i mean that dinner brings together right there on the days the very people who are trashing us you know sarah huckabee sanders kellyanne conway so how does that dinner represent a solidarity act in defensive or utility to are essential role in democracy that dinner is something is is is a bit of frippery entirely to the side of that let's talk about this now penchant for evaluating past works through a modern day lens or sensibility most recently molly ringwald wrote in the new yorker a piece about sixteen candles and other john hughes movies i guess the breakfast club well the burden pain breakfast and sort of talked about some of the themes and some of the characters and some of the dialogue in those films and you know she in retrospect thinks they were offensive what say you frank bruni i think everything that she pointed out in those films was offensive and that was interesting and she's right to look back and say that those weren't necessarily constructive rygiel situations but i found myself a little heart sick of the selectiveness.

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"frank bruni" Discussed on Katie Couric

Katie Couric

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on Katie Couric

"And smash boom best at brains on dot org or wherever you listen to podcasts and now back to our conversation with frank bruni frank i want to ask you about another definition of political correctness which is the one that president trump uses and in my view he basically applies the term as a cover for racially charged if not racist views that it's okay to say anything if you can dismiss criticism or controversy around it as mere political correctness and i'm curious what you think about that it's one of the reasons why i think we have to retire the term you know because i think it has been co opted misuse i think we all know president trump in that regard is being hideously cynical and opportunistic and he's just it's just we know the answer to that he believes that if you simply kind of say that person's being victimized by the sanitize type of conversation we're all supposed to have that then all of these sorts of sentiments in any sorts of remarks off in the same basket and that's not the case that's not the case at all we have actually clip of a president trump or then candidate trumps speaking on on face the nation in december of two thousand fifteen let's take a listen to that if we could so everybody wants to be politically correct and that's part of the problem that we have with our country have people been too politically correct with muslims in america i think so i think so and with maybe other things too but i think certainly so as you know i came out with one vigilance i want real vigilance and whether it's mosques or whatever it has to be.

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"frank bruni" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"Clarence thomas episode um you know we had this conversation to some degree uh during impeachment and all of that with the clinton white house th the notion that sexual harassment is epidemic in the workforce is not a new one but the stories that have come out over the last four to five months six months i lose track of time um the amount of tension they've received were clearly this is a this is a moment that's gonna stick this is a transformative moment and we are waking up um to kind of pervasive treatment of women that has been that is you know unconscionable um and i think we are going to see any number of productive an important changes that are hopefully going to present some of this in the future i'm but the other place we are right now is um we're grappling now with some of the shades of grey right so uh there's a very i think fascinating and important conversation going on right now some of it um around the as he's i'm sorry story about making sure we draw the right lines between what is um you know sexually gross behavior were sexually bullish behavior and what is actual you know a assault harassment etcetera um and i think we're in a difficult part of a difficult but important part of the conversation that i think we will get through will come to some very good conclusions in which we have got to learn to grapple uh.

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"frank bruni" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"And and that leads to an another question is it because the democratic candidate hillary clinton just did not inspire any kind of passionate following the way barack obama did when he ran and it almost became uh well i mean if anybody else ran i would vote but the the the the choices may have been as bleak as they've ever been in any election that i can remember oh great hillary clinton had trouble connecting with voters in uh in israel bus number and uh with as much passion as barack obama did that's a 100 percent true um it's complicated do i mean when you say like the choices we're so bleak um i know a lot of people don't find hillary clinton to be honest um and and she has behaved in ways over time that that you know that explain in feed that um and i know that a lot of people just found her unappealing at a whole bunch of other ways but if we're gonna be fair here she had an extraordinary qualifications i mean she had a resume and a lifetime of experience and learning that makes it hard to look at her and say wow what a bleak choice i mean when i look at how again in my view when i look at how unprepared trump was entous proven himself for the presidency and when i look at her level of preparation it's hard for me to say jeez there were no there there were just too.

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"frank bruni" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"Trump presidency and i was um i wish i was very unhappy when he was elected because i think the way he campaigned i think the things he says i think he does not represent um what this country should represent um that said the electoral college is the system um and uh that was the kind of the board on which both candidates were playing so when people say trump is illegitimate president just because he lost the popular vote that's not fair either because that's not the way rules have been set up in that's not the way we've been playing the game i mean there are other questions you know the people i think can rightly lasko there were never going to get answers that are going to be fully satisfactory about okay so he won the electoral college that was still by very few votes rudy of one by that margin if there hadn't been russian interference that's a question were grappling with them will probably never get a definitive fully satisfactory answer um i sometimes wonder whether when you look at i think it was seventy thousand votes across those three states pennsylvania wisconsin the michigan that essentially handed the electoral college to trump and that's not a lot of votes um i've always suspected in a number of voters stayed home because they thought it was over they were reading the media they were looking at polls we were looking at polls and we were sending out the message because it was the best information from those polls that hillary clinton seemed to have the election in the bag we'll never know how many people stayed home and didn't vokes they just didn't think it was that important.

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"frank bruni" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"In many of these rust belt states we're voters who voted twice for barack obama so for instance we have to be careful when we say trump's supporters are all racist well meaning of trump supporters are racist but clearly not all of them are floored racist because some of them voted twice for barack obama right so we have to be able to talk about this stuff in the complicated wants total ways that are true to reality because when we pains with two brought a brush um we end up caricaturing people we end up making them feel belittled little misunderstood and nothing good comes from that well and and to your point about you know not everyone trump supporters are racist uh not every not every supporter of barack obama was a liberal uh looking for you know uh a harvard grad um an east coast elite uh and yet at the same time if we're all being honest and i'm a best will coach so it you know anybody that wants to criticise my opinion and say i don't care it's and you know there's two things in world there's experts like you and there's guys we have an opinion like me and right now in the world we have more people would opinions than we have more exports so my thing is then you know uh all the african american voters in this country that came out the vote for uh barack obama hillary clinton wand the general election by 3 million votes correct.

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"frank bruni" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"I couldn't agree with you more on that you know i came over from italy when i was seven i walked in the right first catholic school classroom second great and somebody said wow that must have been really difficult well it was difficult because i didn't speak the language and i had the are now to speak the language but i gotta break because the way people looked at me was okay this kid doesn't speak and they're so we're gonna teacher my spirit but i was the same colour as them so when i watch to a rumor i did something nobody knew that i couldn't speak english by looking at me so the the color of one skin and automatically sets people thinking a certain thing and and and i always wondered how much of what the backlash was against president obama who i really uh personally got to know and and found him to be you know grier disagree i i could care less would have anybody feels about his policies but as a human being i just found him to be uh absolutely engaging in intelligent and dignified and considerate how much of the backlash from the republicans would ju attribute to the fact that he was that he was black and i would pay a great couldn't here's where we have to be careful on where we have to be willing to talk in new whilst in subtle ways i think the answer to that is a considerable a considerable measure of that plan of that backlash absolutely was informed if not entirely determined by president obama's race but not all of that backlash and one of the problems is we tend to talk in these sweeping terms in this country where we can't sort of see that did things are a little bit this way in a little bit that way so you know there are a lot of people who when they begin um lamenting the backlash sort of make uh sweeping statements uh did make it sound as if all of it is racial and racist some of it undeniably is but not all of it i mean let's let's remember um the twice you know he was elected president this country and some of the very same people who put trump in office in two thousand sixteen some of the very same voters.

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"frank bruni" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

02:33 min | 3 years ago

"frank bruni" Discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma

"And you know sometimes they're choosing sources uh that are dealing with the bitter ernest wellintentioned sources and sometimes they choosing sources that are driven by very fierce partisan agendas i don't think they always understand um which are which you know people talk about the new york times i will for the times people say that we lean left you know in that we privilege a liberal point of view um and i i understand that and certainly if you look at our editorial page which is supposed to have a point of view it is 100 percent of more liberal than conservative point of view but when you go to our news pages we are much more trustworthy much more evenhanded purveyor of news than a lot of other organisations and i'm not sure people are i'm not sure enough americans are making distinctions between those decimals of information that are purely partisan and those that are trying imperfectly um to do something more evenhanded objective in illuminating well along deadline because they're so much time to to fill and so much time to kill on cable news is there an unending ending supply of uh of information going out to people that uh in on dates them to the point where they just completely stop listening and then is just noise yeah no i think that's a great question i great observation i do think um that what you see happening with some americans is a kind of numbing right um and that's been especially true over the last year uh whether you are a trump uh tractor um and and i think he's a dangerous precedent that's my viewpoint or whether you're trump supporter he is um his presidency has a chaos to it and the melodrama i mean that are that really are chaos melodrama any way you look at it it means we are constantly constantly um lurching swerving kind of from one provocation one outrage to the next and i think people are losing track of which of those provocations now outrages are truly truly alarming and which are just unpresidential and i think they tend to shut down and just as you said here at all as a sort of a sort of noise um and i think one thing that we in the media have to really think about and get better about is picking are hits picking our targets.

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