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Fresh update on "her new york times" discussed on Ground Zero Media
"And so anything from ten dollars to start to seventy three dollars a year and of course we have friends and family. Which is you and three other people for a hundred three ninety or so. Check it out. It's aftermath dot. fm and supports the show. We really appreciate those. Who support the show. Thank you so much so last night. I took the time to actually watch the harvest moon. It was beautiful and as i was glancing at it. I saw it at the corner of my eye. Something that i thought was unusual. It was brilliant brilliant light it was moving towards the moon and i thought that whatever it was it made the whole moon affair less beautiful more spooky. None not saying that. What i was seeing was flying saucer or an alien spaceship at it could have been. You know who knows. And then i thought yeah could be one of elon musk's toys anymore. You have to be careful not to be fooled by bright lights because they can be almost anything now in the sky is they're doing a lot of launches and see a lot of strange things spooky things appear in the sky. Witnesses have often been reluctant to report them for fear of mockery by others especially in the halls of government. These days fewer people are laughing. Ufo's and people who see them and identified flying objects unidentified aerial phenomena. That's what the government calls them but they have now been taken more seriously by. Us officials in recent years starting in two thousand seven with a small secretly funded program that investigated reports of military encounters. The program whose existence was first reported by the new york times in december twenty seventeen was revived by the defense department last summer as the unidentified aerial phenomena task force the department said that the task is mission was to detect analyze and catalog sightings of strange objects in the sky that could potentially pose a threat to the united states. National security service members were newly encouraged to speak up. They saw something with the idea. Being that removing the stigma behind reporting something weird would provide the authorities with a better idea of what was out there while it's been three months since the government filed their report about the u. a. ap ufo incursion. That was reported by our navy. The reports really gave us no idea what was going on. Because as usual the government's two faced and full of misleading answers when it comes to safety and wellbeing of people stories about strange phenomena continue and report suggests that these ufo sightings are increasing and yet the media has ignored them because the government is issued their statement. So the media's abandoned their interest in these matters in it's like the siding increase is happening but the media's put all of a citing stories on whole they used to be novelty now not so easily persuaded to put these stories on the air. The idea that aliens had frequented. Our planet has been circulated among ufologists since the post warriors when a polish integrate by the name of georgia danske claim to rendezvous with the race of kindly nordic looking venetians who were disturbed by the domestic interplanetary effects of nuclear bomb tests in the summer of nineteen forty seven. An alien spaceship was set to a crash near roswell new mexico conspiracy theories believe that vaguely anthropomorphic bodies had been recovered there in the crash debris had been entrusted to private military contractors. Who raced unlock and hardware. Before the russians could documents unearthed after the fall of the soviet union suggested that the anxiety about an arms race supercharge by alien technology wasn't mutual affair. All of this ufologist claimed had been covered up by majestic twelve which was a clandestine governmental organization that convened under executive order by president. Truman many many people who know ufo history of all this before and is crazy. It all sounds. This was our first attempts at disclosure and even though a relatively small crowd started listening there were plenty of scientists and skeptics. They're always here to say that nothing was there to be seen so most of these stories are just left a discernment now. We can say that for decades. Ufo alien stories have reached the point of folklore and urban legend. Hollywood hasn't helped either and there are a few newspapers news reporters at love to mock people. Who've been you've seen something in the sky but justice belong. There doesn't belong to anything here or in some respects. They're definitely a few people that are trivialize the subject saying well i don't believe in. Ufo's i wanted to bunk. Ufo's with thing is if you see something on identified to the sky. It's a ufo if you identify that it's not a ufo anymore so saying you don't believe in ufo's you should say as you should say. I don't believe that what i see in the sky that strange is being piloted by extraterrestrials. Be unrelenting denial of possible extraterrestrial alter terrestrial activity on this planet by the. Us government has precipitated and uninterrupted daleus. You've accusations acts of co intel pro and cover ups and other things and this contributes to conspiracy theories fringe speculations fo- scientists queries in a growing multitude of reports of unacknowledged encounters in abduction cases in addition the subjects. It's become so thoroughly inundated with obvious. Disinformation here's saying manufactured artifacts not only that but forged films hoax films videos of alien autopsies misunderstandings by the media missing information at added in applicable information again provided by the media and a myriad of other conflicting data which had made the subject hard to grasp for those who consider themselves. Skeptics are skeptical when you try to break through misinformation. Disinformation has always been wise to realize that no matter how smart you think you are if you are operating with erroneous ring complete information. You'll never uncover find solution any issue. So i find it so discouraging that there are certain individuals that tend to have a myopic view of what is around them and that they fear the idea of opening their minds to the new understanding of old ideas. There seems to be this willful ignorance that can be worn comfortably by individuals of different political and religious beliefs that contributes greatly to a dysfunctional and hypocritical society but the fight for truth continues and some people in places of power are giving subtle hints. That they know there's at least something to be said about alien interactions with human being. We go back in history. And we look at we look at presidents like truman or kennedy. Ford carter and reagan. They all told us every one of them told us that flying saucers were real. It.
It's Hilarious That Rachel Maddow Suddenly Cares About Free Speech
"One piece of irony though I have seen about this You remember Russia Rachel maddow MSNBC host She spent three years of our lives lying to everyone about this fake collusion hoax and she's very smart She's a Rhodes scholar I believe She knew she was lying and she lied anyway on the air She told this Russian collusion fairytale over three years She had to know she was lying She's not stupid because the alternative is that she was dumb and fell for this first grade level hoax that any idiot and some young kid could have figured out But Rachel maddow ironically was complaining on her Twitter account I find this to be ironic and kind of hilarious She's complaining to Google because Google it's alleged that according to a New York Times story that Google did Vladimir Putin's bidding and blocked anti Kremlin content as voting in Russia and their national elections started up So Rachel maddow is all upset about that You know Google interfering in free speech which is tragically hilarious because it was Rachel maddow and others who were pushing the collusion hoax while her leftist buddies she adores were pushing censorship on conservatives like me and elsewhere who warned people like Rachel maddow for years that she was propagating a hoax And she didn't have now all of a sudden She's into free speech when it's Russia That is hilarious Hilarious that she's all of a sudden a warrior The Joan of Arc of free speech That's a good
Fresh update on "her new york times" discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"They aren't wasting any time going straight to subpoenas as the fbi warns about the increasing threat of domestic terrorism and the pictures from our southern border. What might they say about us and our society. It's one of the things we'll talk about. What they noted new york times columnist all of it as the eleventh hour is just getting underway tonight the investigation into the attack on our capital the attempt to overturn our election is about to ramp up with subpoenas from the select committee expected within a week. They appear to be prepared for pushback. Adam schiff telling nbc news in some cases we're making requests where we think they'll be complied with in other cases. We're going straight to subpoenas where we think. We're dealing with recalcitrant parties. Well with us tonight to talk about of juanita. Oliver veteran political strategist to progressive candidates and causes and stuart stevens veteran of the mitt romney and george bush presidential efforts. He's now with the lincoln project his latest book. It's important is. It was all a lie. How the republican party became donald trump. Well good evening. And welcome to you. Both and stuart with your past a near party and in politics in mind. Do you agree with liz. Cheney who just this week said that there may not have been anti more important congressional investigation than the one underway right now one hundred percent. Look this was an attempt to overthrow of the peaceful transition of power which is the essence of democracy. The key element of democracy is someone has to be willing to lose and republicans have decided that they're for democracy when they went in there not for when they lose. It means. they're not a democracy if you let this slot if you don't get to the truth if you don't hold people accountable It's a cancer. And it will eat it. Our democracy and i think john mccain was absolutely right about the grave state democracy is hanging republicans had a chance to hold trump responsible. And they didn't. And i think it's a moment. Liked him unique accord they'll chamberlain was a much more well intentioned person but ramifications of it are stunning. They have to get to the truth. Do you agree with. John's sense of urgency stewart. Yeah i think. John might even be an optimist here The republican party isn't actively any democratic autocratic force in america and blows my mind. I'm saying that. After all the years i worked in the party but those are the the stone fax. May john laid it out Republican party is that donald trump Was the legally elected president which means we don't have illegally elected president which means we don't live in a democracy which means were occupied country and his. John pointed out the last time that happened was around eighteen. Sixty and how did that. Work out. i i think we all have this great desire for normalcy. Now we have a normal president thing sort of look normal but if we allow ourselves to think that this moment is normal it's gonna be catastrophic because the people who are autocrats in this country. They're organized your patient. They're not stupid. They have these buffoonish characters out front. They're not buffoonish And they think they're going to win and if we don't fight them we don't come together and put aside these purity tests and democrats have to really challenge themselves here. This is a character tests for democrats. Republicans failed their character. Chest but democrats have to be willing to come together and put aside differences and five for democracy. Because they're really the last best. Hope we have here juanita. I've never heard a setup any better for a question to you about whether democrats can put purity testing aside. We saw it again today. We'll see it tomorrow. Are they up for the fight. As described by john stewart. They're already demonstrating that..
Fox Reporter Peter Doocy Hammers Psaki While Defending Haitian Illegal Immigrants
"Us is starting to try to repatriate more and more of the illegals the migrants in del rio somebody wanted. Somebody said this. We gotta go to del rio mike and do your show from there. Yeah that's what. I want to hang out with thousands of illegals guarantee. A whole bunch of them have covered. I don't want to go down to hold of the bathroom. I nervous i shook. Somebody's hand yesterday. And i was so paranoid. And it's all me. It's it's not normal. I know goofy lot of us are living this way. Because we're just kind of in fear with these thousands and thousands of migrants so they're starting to deport them. You know with the new york times take away. Is i kid. You not headline deported by. Us haitians are in shock. I don't know this country. This is an actual article in the new york times. These haitian migrants longed for the possibility of a better life in the united states. Well wait a minute circle back. Pataki said they're not even stand very long. What do you mean. There's look long in for a better life. They don't want they just want to go to disney world for a weekend then go home again right circle back said that yesterday. Pretty fascinating exchange with peter. Doocy check this out. this is cut number one. Here's jen psaki. With peter doocy yesterday at the white house. What's going on at the border. It's somebody asking the foreign nationals. Who are locked in del. Rio texas and setting on this side of the border for proof of vaccination for a native kuban test. Well first of all i can. I can re address for you or we re talk through what steps we take people who fly into the country so somebody walks into the country right across the river. Somebody asked them to see their fascination. Well let me explain to you again. Peter our process works as individuals as individuals. Come across the border and they are both zest for whether they have any symptoms if they have symptoms they are. The intention is for them to be quarantined that our process. They're not intending to stay here for a lengthy period of time. I don't think it's the same thing. It's not the same thing to you. Let me just explain this our process if they have symptoms they're quarantined will wait a minute. We've been told over and over again. You can walk around with cova without symptoms for a while before you get symptoms. Can't you transmit the virus. A symptomatically would faucher told us so. I guess circle back doesn't believe ouchi.
Fresh "Her New York Times" from The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Conflict in afghanistan and as we close this period of relentless war. We're opening a new era relentless diplomacy and we are not seeking new cold war or a world divided in the rigid blocks. United states is ready to work with any nation that steps up and pursues peaceful resolution to share challenges. Biden continued focus on foreign policy when he got back to washington and the oval office where he held a meeting with uk. Prime minister boris johnson. Would that. Let's bring in our frontline guests on this tuesday night. Lisa larry national political correspondent for the new york times. Doctor irwin redlener. Founding director of the national center for disaster preparedness at columbia also professor of pediatrics at albert einstein. College of medicine and jon meacham is back with us as well. Pulitzer prize winning author presidential historian. Currently the rogers chair and the american presidency at vanderbilt. He occasionally advises the president on historical matters and major speeches. His new podcast by the way is called it was said and the newest installment importantly looks at some of the most important speeches in the history of sports and our society Good evening and welcome to you. All and lisa. I'd like to begin with you. We asked a few democrats today about what they view as plan. B if indeed The vote goes down and the debt ceiling is not raised and the government shutdown. We'll sample that and discuss on. The other side is the plan being. We're not gonna let them off the hook well. The plan b. is there's there's no plan b. got you've got to pay your bills and what happens if the republicans with what's applying that's on the republicans so lease a very direct question. What do they do well so the quite a situation. I mean this is not the only problem facing the administration democrats right now. The courts have these very deep divide over the centerpiece of vines domestic agenda. Which is this very expansive. Three point five trillion dollar economic package a the infrastructure bill which the bipartisan infrastructure. Bill has not been finalized or signed into law. You have issues at the border. You have a his immigration agenda delta major setback this week with the senate. Parliamentarian saint couldn't be included in that economic passage. Hackett so what you really see is at the biden. Administration's domestic agenda is hanging by a thread right now. In the first year of his administration of course courses political catholics the highest. It's going to be and on top of that if the issue of the debt ceiling which could cause catastrophic economic effects. We've had shutdowns before they have not been good for the economy We've never had a government shutdown in the middle of a pandemic. And i think that's what's scaring a lot of people both In congress in outside of congress and just sort of normal americans trying to get through a rather uneven economic situation right now. So jon meacham. The challenges are many. We've just been talking about domestic policy. Foreign policy was on the president's agenda today post botched withdrawal from afghanistan and to top. It all off using the parlance of diplomacy. We've managed to piss off france. What do you make of the state of his presidency right now. Well i think democracies hanging by a threat is not just the president's agenda and i don't mean to be hyperbolic but let's just look at the clinical facts of that. We had a country that you reported of the previous president. Attempted to y and skiing is way too overturning. The constitution that's what that was all right You have a significant number of people calling so republicans believing that they would rather put their faith in an authoritarian rather than the constitutes. They are in flight from that. They are in flight. from truth. Privileging the will power over the checks and balances and inherent imperfections and compromises of a constitutional order. And so i think this is a lot bigger than a political. Who's up who's down Questioned the president was elected. Eighty one senate with a pinnacle of our to try to see if democracy can deliver if democracy can work in an era of kind of weaponized propaganda in a domestic sense High anti immigration sentiments corrosive identity politics all of which are perennial forces in american life but which are flowing at such a pace right now that torture the metaphor of bit. The waters are about to jump the leading. And so i think that what. I hope we're going to see here. Is that if you're out there. And if you want to see democracy work what you need to do is get on the phone and get on the email until republican senators that you want this financial problems taken care of and then you can fight about whether you want to spend x. amount of money or why not. Why not mine but President kennedy. I really do believe democracies our maximum data. Well with that. In mind doctor redlener over to your expertise and the ongoing pandemic and i want to quote for you dr. Leana wen put it simply. She is to cnn what you are to us. She's the former health commissioner in the city of baltimore and she writes this just as vaccinated people are making different decisions about their risk tolerance for everyday activities. They should be able to choose whether they want. The added protection of the third dose so dr noting that people of means and access are already getting their own third doses in your view if we could put government aside for a moment should adults be able to choose well brand. I don't think really. It's a matter of sort of a personal choice. This is a matter of what works. And what doesn't work. And what are the. What is the health community suggesting recommending. And i just wanna say just listening to lisa and john. I am amazed about this fat. Which is that. The president and the white house of the country are.
Biden, Un General Assembly And New York Times discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing
Fresh update on "her new york times" discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"She told me she couldn't go even if we flew her in the private jet. She asked me who's gonna take care of my kids. What about my job. I can't miss work. So after hearing stories like that from his patients for four days in a row on on the fifth day. Dr braid says he made a choice quote on the morning of september. Six i provided an abortion to a woman who those still in her first trimester was being on the new limit in texas. I acted because i had a duty of care to this patient as i do for all patients and because she has a fundamental right to receive this care was written by longtime san antonio physician allen dr allen brayden dr braid started as obgyn residency before roe versus wade guaranteed the right to obtain an abortion in all fifty states. Now today dr braids says he feels like he's back in nineteen seventy-two all over again now that texas has banned essentially all abortion and the state and set up a system that allows for private citizens to sue anyone who helps a woman in texas. Get an abortion. That's the way of enforcing the new band in texas have private citizens sue and that last part the vigilante part of this new law in texas. That's part of the reason. Dr braid says he knowingly and openly violated the texas abortion ban a few weeks ago. He did it as a way to try to stress test. The legality of it in court. He writes quote. I fully understood that there could be legal consequences. But i wanted to make sure. Texas didn't get away with its bid to prevent this blatantly unconstitutional law from being tested and of course tested. It will be after that public admission. Dr braid has now indeed been sued by a private vigilante who is exercising his newly established right under this new texas state law to bring the doctor to court. The man suing. Dr braid is not from texas. He's a convicted felon. He says he's a disbarred. Lawyer is currently serving out his criminal sentence on house arrest. His no obvious connection to the abortion issue at all in fact doesn't even say that he's necessarily anti abortion but it's hard to discern. The suit is kind of crazy but this will now be the first challenge of the constitutionality of texas's new abortion. Van it work joining us now. To help us understand is our friend. Joyce events for me use turney joyce it is great to see. Thank you so much for making time. Thanks for having me rachel. So we've talked in recent weeks about how texas devised this law to work in this specific way to shield from federal court scrutiny But it's been mostly speculation until now as to whether or not that enforcement mechanism would do more than just shield law from federal scrutiny. Whether the law would actually work to punish abortion providers and people who help women in this state. How do you think this is gonna play out. So this is a very interesting situation. And i think this statute which is designed to outsmart the justice system may be too cute by half because in creating this private vigilante mechanism it sort of becomes taos and so we have here this by his own. Admission disgraced and disbarred former lawyer who is filing this lawsuit and it opens a huge hand of worms but the biggest can of worms it opens for the state of texas is the possibility that now that the law is actually in effect that there will be a challenge to the law lawyers. Call this als applied constitutional challenge and this may give opponents of the bill a much more certain path towards having a court blocked the law enjoying the law during the pendency of the litigation so the vigilante element of the law is no longer hypothetical it exists it is a concrete process that is that is observable provable and thereby therefore sort testable in court is that effectively. It i think that's right. And this is vigilantism. Perhaps even of a higher caliber than texas legislature could have imagined this is just rank vigilanteism. Someone from out of state of texas with no connection whatsoever to the doctor or to the patient in this case and the complaint that he filed his really interesting. Rachel because texas law authorizes a minimum ten thousand dollar bounty in this this situation but the plaintiff here oscar still says that he'd like one hundred thousand dollars for his loss but he'll settle for ten thousand. I will say going through his complaint. Today was an exercise in trip in without taking drugs There's a lot of weird elements to it but if this is going to be the if this is going to be the camel's nose Gets the gets. The tent opened there. We go joe joyce careful what you ask for yes. Exactly you're going to invite does around the world to sue on as basis as as the means by which you're going to enforce this law well welcome to the world of ranchos and their and their litigation a joyce while i have you here. I really hope you do not mind that i do this. And you are totally welcome to shut me down and not engage with me on this at all but since our last commercial brick since we asked you in the chair a little piece of news is broken at the daily beast concerning the former president and his niece mary trump and i would like to just i am reading this. I have no nothing about this. Other than what is in the daily beast I we're going to read you. They're reporting and i'd like to get your response to it but again. Shut me down if this is an appropriate thing for me to ask you the headline here as you see that. President trump is is has filed a lawsuit. Donald trump sues new york times and his niece overtax story. Here's the entirety of their reporting at this point former president. Donald trump has filed a lawsuit against the times three of its reporters and his niece. Mary trump claiming hatched an insidious plot to obtain his private records for story about his tax history. The lawsuit was filed today in dutchess county new york at alleges that the paper convinced mary trump to quote smuggle records out of her attorney's office and turn them over to the times despite her having signed a confidentiality agreement. The suit demands damages in an amount to be determined at trial but believed to be no less than one hundred million dollars. Each of the words capitalized. One hundred million dollars from both mary trump and the times mary trump in giving a comment to the daily beast about this said quote. I think he is an effing loser and he is going to throw anything against the wall you can. It's desperation. The walls are closing in. He is throwing anything against the wall. That will stick as is always the case with donald. He'll try and change the subject..
Officials Urge Killing of Invasive Spotted Lanternfly
"If you live on the east coast of the us especially in new york or pennsylvania and see a visually striking spotted lantern fly. The state governments would like you to forget any humane ideas about carefully moving it from one spot to another and instead to immediately kill it the spotted lantern fly is an invasive pest that is not native to the us and apparently is threatening to over seventy of the plant species that feeds on feeds on meaning draining sap and leaving them weakened and vulnerable to disease among those species. Is the atlantis autism or tree of heaven which the new york times points out is best known as the tree from betty. Smith's nineteen forty-three novel. A tree grows in brooklyn but this pernicious beast who has delicate grey wings spotted in black with a bonus set of bright red wings also spotted with black underneath. I arrived in the us from asia seven years ago and entered new york city last year. During the pandemic environmentalists ecologists are encouraging people to kill the bugs site because they have no natural predators here and no organic pesticides that can take them out here. New york the department of agriculture is additionally asking people to submit the location where you found the lantern fly on their website in pennsylvania. If you're caught moving the insect from one location to another you could be fined. Abort from the destruction these little lantern flies could cause on native species. Governments are being so intense because they know that the lantern flies are quite striking. They're not the kind of bug most people would want to kill. Unlike some other invasive species like the asian longhorn beetle that caused a massive deforestation throughout new york in the late nineties. According to the new york times
Fresh update on "her new york times" discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"Joining me now. First-class father dennis michael lynch welcome to first-class fatherhood. Now thank you for having me. I gotta you. I love what you're doing. Well it's an honor having on the podcast here. Let's start just like this. How many kids do you have. And how old are they. I have four kids going from top to bottom. It's boy is twenty five girl twenty three boy twenty one girl twelve while also i got four myself. We had three boys. Dan got the girl on the final try. Otherwise we'd have five by now but we got her. She runs the show over here. There's something special about little girls now especially in that little girl so you blessed three foot so we both have four kids so you know that they drive you crazy but there's nothing better in the world and having each other. Yeah well said. Do me a favor here. Dennis take a minute to hit my listeners. A little bit about your background and what you do. Well will i guess. Now i mean. I know where you found me promise from facebook lives. I mean for the past twelve years. I wound up finding myself in the media. Business doing films doing news did a lot on fox news for years then had my own show on newsmax awhile. Then i left that and since then started my own media company so i have what's called the d. m. l. news at we aggregate news from all over the world and last week. Actually we were at the top of the apple charts. We beat fox news. Cnn in new york times for total downloads. So we do that. I make films. And i have my dennis mike lynch podcast and then on top of that. I started a cd. Company got one of the most successful cd companies in the country. Dlc cbd dot com. So i'll may a a serial entrepreneurs the best way to really put on. I got three businesses charity for kids a wife and so i'm always keeping busy but that's really. It stemmed back from a business. I started my own business. When i was eighteen so it was always about being in my own business i think i got that factor should say i know i got that from my father because he was an entrepreneur and with that being said it's been the greatest part of my life other than being a father a husband. I have loved being in business. Men incredible people have been able to make myself pretty nice living Comfortable work my azoff but this great country is giving me the ability to do that. I should also note in there that i live nine eleven so you being from new jersey. I'm from long island. And originally i live in florida now but i was there on that day i ran from the building and that is really what changed my life. That's how i got from being a ceo and founder of a computer company to then now being in the media so sort of a lot of story just crunched in their foia. But you know people who do know me. Now who get me usually because my facebook videos gunfire and then a guy like you'll be like this and then before you know it they figure out a way. I love the the ability that we all have now to connect with one another where years ago it would be almost impossible to connect with so many people to get them on shows like this so i love what you do. I respect the hustle and take me back to the beginning. Follow her journey. Then i know you said you have the four kids about. How old were you when you first became a dad and had becoming a father kind of change your perspective on life. Oh my goodness well. I just told you about all my successes. I think my successes stem back from the fact that my father wasn't a good far. That's an important part of state. He was a one nine marine also labelled as the walking dead and vietnam so when he came back he had terrible. Ptsd alcoholism drugs him. But hey mom had me right away and then it was rough going when you got a dad who's really screwed up from the war in defending his country i can. You can help me on here to ten hours. I wouldn't have every story. But i took that negative and i took it into a positive and i actually think my dad for what he did not only for the country but teaching meet what not to do so i took the strip the what he did and i flipped it and everything that went wrong as a kid. I've made sure that. I kept that far away from my family and use those lessons as a way of making what i think is the greatest family in the country i mean. I don't think there's a tighter family than lynch tribe with that said. I met my wife. Mary on the first day of high school in ninth grade. And i remember going home and telling my mom i said i just met the girl. I'm going to marry and she obviously laughed. Her dad were divorced biden. She's like okay. I got that one right so. Mary and i have been together since we were in ninth grade. We had our first son dennis. I named him after myself. And after my dad. When i was twenty five years old so i guess you'd say all started promise. Twenty-five that first child came out. I can tell you that very moment right there. And i don't have to tell you that four kids that very moment right there changes everything because at that point my life everything was really about me house mike businesses. Doing how am i. How much money am i making. What's merrymaking me for dinner..
Bill Maher Blasts Mainstream Media for Terrifying People Over COVID
"Here's bill marr. The comic on hbo he was with the jimmy. Kimmel scolding the mainstream media. Or who. I call the beast for terrifying people for leading like the guy in the target with the ugly hat and the stupid badge on saying he's been vaccinated leading people to chase people down in a target bothering them because they don't have a mask on bill maher says that's the mainstream media fault decide a survey that was in the new york times which is liberal paper so they were looking for this answer but they were talking about The question was what do you think the chances are that. You would have to go to the hospital if you've got covert and democrats thought that was way higher than republicans. Seventy percent of democrats thought. It was way way way higher than it really was. Liberal media has to take a little responsibility for that for scaring the people. And the reason why i'm bringing this up is because it's much harder for every touring act to sell tickets and blue states. Oh interest they're afraid to go out of the house i see is in red states. It's all good to go. He's right he's absolutely right. I don't like the guy. The guy hates people of faith. It seems he questions faith. He's anti religion. But bill maher and i will never forgive or forget the way he insulted our troops and and call them. Cowards essentially said that the terrorists have nine eleven at least weren't lobbing bombs from foreign from far distances and that it was just such a terrible slur. He lost his. Abc gig over that. But you know he's parlayed it into a great career and he's very successful on. Hbo this guy speaks a lot of truth. And he's right about the the the mainstream media the liberal media scaring the crap out of people leading people to lose their ever loving
#1 Book 'American Marxism' to Be Published Internationally
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The Johnson & Johnson Booster Shot Conundrum
"Minaj. The big rap superstar has expressed vaccine hesitancy. Something about her cousin and trinidad. I mean i don't mean to be vulgar here. But it has something to do with her cousins friend. In trinidad and his swollen testicles. I don't know i. She thinks maybe the vaccine caused and listen. I don't want any. That's not what i don't want. Swollen testicles okay. I draw the line that. I'm against that so i would like not to get that but now i'm struggling with having to get the booster. 'cause i got the j. and j. shot. The single dose new york. Times had a big article this week. What about everybody. On the johnson johnson regimen with nobody ever talks about the booster shots for us and now. There's a suggestion in the new york times anyway. The doctors who have gotten the johnson and johnson single-dose are going to get a single dose of the pfizer or moderna vaccine as a booster. Now i'm no doctor. On a like the idea of mixing up vaccines swollen testicles. Might be the least of my problem after i get all these vaccines merged.
Who Is Exempt From Biden’s Vaccine Mandate?
"Who's exempt from biden's vaccine mandate members of congress and their staff are exempt from biden's vaccine mandate newsweek dot com biden issued two executive orders however biden's order on federal workers applies to the employees of the executive branch the house of representatives and the senate belong to separate legislative branch and the courts judicial branch of the federal government. The plan says quote building on the president's announcement in july to strengthen safety requirements for unvaccinated federal workers. The president has signed an executive order to take those actions. A step further inquire all federal executive branch workers to be vaccinated. Now when you look into some of the commentary regarding this vaccine mandate it's stunning to see how the propagandists in the media. They're not just at war with the unvaccinated which by the way every person starts out unvaccinated like a normal breathing healthy functioning individual. It's the new social caste system you star on yourself. You are the unvaccinated get over here. You're not allowed to our restaurants. You're the unwashed which many of most of whom by the way are black people so here you see again the racism of white liberals in the ruling class that want nothing to do with black people hispanic people but this one clip from sheryl gay stolberg where she says. Look getting vaccine. It's not a personal choice. It's something that we do for the community. Your personal choice ends. Were my right tanaka killed by infectious. Disease begins okay. Well sheryl gay stolberg under that belief by. They're going to use the same sort of narrative to confiscate guns very soon just so we're clear public health. There's no guarantee for you. Sheryl gay stolberg when you get in the car. You might not become one of thirty five thousand automobile fatalities every single year. No guarantee part of life in part of living in a free society means that things might happen to you that you might not expect. That's what a mature society does instead. The new york times health reporter says that there's no personal choice. I'm gonna tell you what to do because of me. Do you notice that the argument here has now flipped. Originally the moral argument that was being made was go get vaccinated for the people around you to save your grandmother to save your grandfather to go save other people or at the very least get vaccinated because you'll be protected however now the argument is changing. Now you have to get vaccinated to protect me
Jonathan Capehart Says MAGA Movement Is 'More Worrisome' Than Foreign Terrorists
"To be talked to like adults. There is not a collective more that binds us together and the terrorists apart. There is a lot tearing us apart right now. You want evidence queue up for me Cut. Three. Jim. This is Jonathan Capehart, one of the dumbest guys on television. The only reason we put them in my dopey talking head Olympics because candidly nobody knows who he is. So it doesn't matter anyway. But occasionally he surfaces with some pearl of stupidity, not wisdom. And here's him this weekend on PBS or whatever. Was he on? Jim was a PBS usually, uh, PBS. See, Jim's always great. He actually puts it, I send them clips. I never put any details. He had poor guys to fill them in. So here's Jonathan Capehart on PBS with the ever hapless David Brooks from The New York Times who pretends to be a conservative, you know, shaking his head to an agreement with it, like Bozo the clown. Here's K part but the silliest man on television talking about how Maga Yeah, the Maga move, Make America great again. Moving is definitely more worrisome than the the terrorists. Check this out. I think, um Marga and the domestic terror threat is much more worrisome. Then any foreign threat we could face. And David Brooks is over there with his spectacles on going on. They have bozo the clown. I agree, uh, morons. And again you expect me to? It's going to let let's just throw cliche nonsense out there to an audience. I would have no respect for you at all. There's so much more to get back to 9 12. There's so much more that binds us here. No, there's not. No, there isn't No, there isn't cut the crap. Stop talking to people like they're idiots. Now there isn't anything I share in common with this moron Maga. People are more
September 13th, 1922: The Straw Hat Riot in New York City
"Day was september thirteenth nineteen twenty two in new york city. A group of teenage boys grab the straw hats of some factory. Workers stopped them flat on the sidewalk and then ran like mad later that evening. The boys did the same thing to some dockworkers but this time the hat wearers fought back. The ensuing brawl grew so large. It stopped traffic on the manhattan bridge and police had to be called in to break it up the following day. The new york times reported that quote scores of rowdies on the east side and and other parts of the city started smashing hats. Police reserves were called out straw hat. Bonfires were started and seven. Men were convicted of disorderly conduct in the men's night court. And here's the thing is a wild is all that sounds. The straw hat riot was just getting started by now though. You're probably wondering what's with all the hat smashing to answer that. We have to talk a little about men's fashion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries at the time buildings didn't have air conditioning or central heating so menswear tended to follow a seasonal shift going from heavier fabrics in the fall and winter to lighter fabrics in the spring and summer. This changeover also applied the hats. Most men of the time wore hats every day typically felt once but they would switch to straw hats in the summer as a way to stay cool over time in unwritten rule. Emerged similar to the idea that you shouldn't wear white after labor day. In this case a man could only don his straw hat between may fifteenth and september fourteenth when the fifteenth rolled around it was time switch back to felt hats for another eight months. This became such an accepted norm that a tongue in cheek new york times article proclaimed that any man who wore a straw hat passed. The cutoff date was quote. A communal enemy and a potential subverter of the social order
The Hidden Hand of the Chinese Communist Party Over Washington, DC
"The only peer the only peer or near pay a threat that america faces at a strategic level is communist china. I know your your ambit isn't the broad scope of national security but given that you focus on china day in day out. Would you put it in that. Category of mir pir competitor. I think they're they are an enemy. I mean point blank. And i think about the role of pair. Oh yes certainly. But i think what's so interesting and what we've really dug into it. The national polls is how. The chinese communist party has really kind of crafted the narrative about their rise in the united states. So we're talking about For example trips that have been organized by the china united states exchange foundation which is one of these many many many foreign agents that operate in the united states. It's essentially funded by the chinese communist party. It's part of what's called the united front which is a multibillion dollar effort that that's linked to china's military who's really sole goal is to compromise american elites and get them to push policies that china support so. I always joke. It's hunter biden except the people don't get caught and so much of this group's efforts was actually paying for journalists from every mainstream media outlet washington post new york times You name it. Msnbc literally all you can go check out the story. Every single media taking his journalists on trips overseas to china and upon return when you read the documents that these journalists were forced to basically outline what they were doing they had to provide favourable coverage of the chinese communist party and what they were doing in the united states and more broadly what that effort represents and keep in mind. There's over two hundred fifty registered foreign agents on behalf of the chinese communist party in the united states right now. The people who are formally registered the doj to lobby on behalf of china. Yeah and you know part of it. Is that these. People have set out to endeavour to change america's perception of china. And they kinda wanna frame it in the context of oh well doing business with china's great the two most powerful countries. We need to work together. It's just the way the world But i also think it's important. They also set out endeavor. The you to change the perception of how americans view america. And i think we've done similar reporting actually believe it or not on how the same group. The china united states exchange foundation. Whose sole goal is to get american league's american journalists types really echo the claims of beijing and the american media landscape. They're actually longtime partners of the talk group that sued the trump administration For trying to ban critical race theory from the federal government. So there's just you know you're asking how i kind of got into this and that's kind of the broader story when i really started looking into it and realizing the extent kind of the hidden hand that the chinese communist party has over dc but more. Broadly the united states and really frankly the whole western elites fear. You can't unseat it
Biden Announces Vaccine Plan for Employers
"Vaccine requirements just announced by president biden are not out of the blue. They're not even the first ones we had for. Covert nineteen as new york times notes today. We've already got experience with large employers starting to require vaccination at among other things. But we've learned from that experience so far. Is that the requirements work. They succeed at their goal of getting more people to get the shot last month. For example the pentagon announced that active duty military personnel would have to get vaccinated that has just been announced so far. They haven't hit a deadline for it yet. But already the proportion of active duty personnel. Who had the shot has gone from. Seventy six percent to eighty three percent. Same deal with the. Va seven weeks ago. The va told its frontline. Health workers they had to get the shot since then the number of va frontline workers who've been vaccinated has gone from seventy seven percent up to eighty two percent and still rising same deal at private sector employers like united airlines for example employees. There were told last month that they'd have until october. Twenty fifth to get vaccinated. Well s- only september tenth. Now there's still plenty of time before that deadline hits but already just since laying out that eventual requirement the majority of united airlines workers who weren't vaccinated before that announcement have since become vaccinated. We know it works and we've had plenty of other vaccine requirements throughout our history. That have also worked. But as the president indicated today we also know that republican governors and republican elected officials will sue and try to stop these new policies as if they're totally novel as if this is some brand new idea. The united states supreme court has ruled multiple times going back more than a century that it is not unconstitutional to require americans to get a vaccine. Even if a person doesn't want to in the context of a serious public health threat you can be required to be vaccinated. They ruled that way back in one thousand nine five in the context of mandatory smallpox vaccine requirement in massachusetts. They ruled that way in nineteen twenty two in the context of vaccines being required of students if they wanted to attend
Media Ignore Racial Attack on Larry Elder
"I hear that the energy at your rallies of course. I spoke at one of them but You've got really big rallies. The energy is analogous to a trump energy. I think that's right Dentist i have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm. Men coming up to me crying saying thank you for saving california. Thank you for doing something about the crime. Thank you for doing something about the rise of homelessness. Thank you for doing something about the way this man shut down the state to the point. Dennis where a third of all small businesses are now gone forever. Many of which were only by black and brown. Asian american people. I only mentioned their race because people like avenue some themselves on caring about people like that And then i hear from women. Were telling me finally. I'm going to be able to have a choice. I can take my kid out of an underperforming government school And put him into a private school or charter. School or private school or home schooling. This is the kind of stuff that i'm hearing. And if i'd never ever imagined that it would be this kind of reception to my entering this race. I know. I know you didn't glow could you. You're just you're not an arrogant man to begin with so i. I have no doubt that this is taken by surprise and well-deserved by the way the smear campaign against you. Which is something i am used to reading about about anybody who was ineffective conservative. I'll give an example aside from the black face of white supremacy which should have rendered the author fired by the los angeles times but An example. I think i don't know if it was the new york times or or or wherever that you don't believe there is racism in america. Yeah well of course i. I've never said anything. Of course is is what. I've challenged that business about whether they're systemic racist The idea that the police are pulling people over in using voice against white people just because they're black that's been re the study. It's nonsense is what the left does to divide america to scare black people because they convinced a large number of black people. Dennis of that social justice is the primary issue in america. Not quality of schools not crime. Not where the nacho able to get a job and so they do this because they want to try and get that monolithic lactoferrin which they cannot survive at the presidential level.
Biden Orders Sweeping Vaccine or Testing Requirements for Millions of Workers
"President biden unveiled a plan to combat the delta variant of cova nineteen. That will require employers with one hundred more workers those in the medical field and federal workers to be vaccinated or undergo at least weekly kovic nineteen testing. The president is also ordering vaccination for executive branch employees as well as federal contractors with no test alternative. The new mandates will cover about one hundred million workers or two thirds of all workers in the united states. The plan calls for using the defense production act to accelerate the production of rapid at home tests for covert nineteen. The administration is procuring about two billion dollars worth in the rapid point of care and over the counter at home. Kobe tests all of the almost three hundred thousand educators who work in the federal head start program that provides early childhood education and other services will have to be vaccinated under the plan. The labor department's occupational safety and health administration plans to issue an emergency temporary standard implementing the new requirements for businesses which will cover about eighty million private sector workers businesses. That don't comply can face fines of up to fourteen thousand dollars per violation. The employers will also have to give workers paid time off to get vaccinated or to recover from any side effects of getting vaccinated. The country is now averaging more than one hundred and fifty thousand new cases a day with about fifteen hundred deaths reported daily. That's according to a new york times tracker biden's moves come with just over. Fifty percent of the overall. Us population fully vaccinated. That's according to the centers for disease control and prevention tracker. The president's plan would also double fines for those airline passengers who refused to wear a mask.
How Are We to Trust Dr. Fauci, Who Has Lied to Congress?
"If you knew an individual From whom you seek advice. Who's been in the federal government for decades. Just like you, Biden. That he runs and agency That provided funding That provided funding for gain of function research that is Taking a virus and making it even a bigger killer virus. How is it that that individual isn't fired? How is it that that individual continues to be a top adviser? How is it that an individual continues to be a a major draw claimed to have authority on CNN and MSNBC with The New York Times with the Washington Post? These bombs shall documents that were released. By the intercept, which is a left wing site. We talked about this. Joseph Wolfson at Fox pointed out allegations are fueling that Dr Fauci lied to Congress over whether or not the U. S government funded Gate of function Research. How can Roger Stone was trashed? And others are trash being accused of lying to Congress.
Why Isn't There Outrage Against Larry Elder's Attackers?
"Him and his security team were attacked with eggs. Punches. Fists were accosted, screamed at yelled at called Disparaging names by a person wearing a monkey suit. And that candidate happened to be black. Harry Elder. You can't tell me with a straight face that you wouldn't be demanding everyone be arrested and FBI civil rights investigation. Every person be canceled. The camera man be canceled the street be torn down a comment to hit this section of California where it happened to scorch the Earth. A bacteria side dropped afterwards to make sure no pathogen or any other organism ever lives in that area again. You would, because That's what you do. And we'd be rightfully angry to you would hear conservatives saying that's pretty disgusting. We shouldn't do that stuff. Of course, we wouldn't want to comment or any of that because we're not crazy like leftist, But it's kind of weird because the candidate's name is Larry Elder, not Harry Elder, and he happens to be a black Republican attacked by a crazy person in a monkey suit. Throwing eggs and punches at him and his people. It's It's weird. You don't you don't you? Don't say that. We don't We don't want to hear anything. We don't hear much at all. Not a front page story in the New York Times, Jim. You know what happened, Jim? Here's the problem. You know, if Juicy, small A was there would have been different if Juicy. What is David about justice for juicy? Right? If juicy, was there? It would be totally different press would be all over it. They'd be like, Oh, my gosh. Someone threw an egg and juicy. It would be a huge deal, but juicy wasn't there It was just a black Republican. So apparently, it's OK for people in monkey suits to attack people with eggs and punches and kicks and screams and yells and all of that stuff. It's okay. As long as that black man happens to have and are in front of the same that say, Okay, you know what That means? By the way is the FBI on this for the hate crimes investigation. Just just
Remembering Michael K. Williams & His Legacy
"Today's episode. We remember the magnificent character actor. Michael kenneth williams. Who was found dead on monday of a suspected drug overdose at the age of fifty. Four williams was a five time emmy nominee for best supporting actor in a limited series or tv movie for bessie in two thousand fifteen. The night of in two thousand sixteen and when they see us in two thousand nineteen for best informational series or special for vice in two thousand eighteen. He was an executive producer of the show. And for best supporting actor in a drama series this year for hbo's lovecraft country indeed. Even before his tragic passing he was the favourite to take home. His first statuette on september nineteenth williams also appeared on the sopranos alias. Boston legal happened. Leonard and many other acclaimed. Tv shows as well as in films. Such as two thousand seven's gone baby gone two thousand nine the road and two thousand thirteen twelve years a slave which won the best picture oscar but he was best known for his work on to other. Hbo drama series for which he criminally never was even for an emmy the wire on which he played omar little and boardwalk empire on which he played chalky white the wire which was created by david. Simon is considered by many including me to be the greatest show in the history of television. And he the greatest character on it a gay shotgun-wielding stick up man who terrified even baltimore's most hardened criminals whistling hunting. We will go as he stopped the streets and famously warning one challenger you come at the king you best not miss. The new york times described the character quote one of primetime preeminent anti heroes in a tv era defined by them close quote
Remembering Michael K. Williams & His Legacy
"Today's episode. We remember the magnificent character actor. Michael kenneth williams. Who was found dead on monday of a suspected drug overdose at the age of fifty. Four williams was a five time emmy nominee for best supporting actor in a limited series or tv movie for bessie in two thousand fifteen. The night of in two thousand sixteen and when they see us in two thousand nineteen for best informational series or special for vice in two thousand eighteen. He was an executive producer of the show. And for best supporting actor in a drama series this year for hbo's lovecraft country indeed. Even before his tragic passing he was the favourite to take home. His first statuette on september nineteenth williams also appeared on the sopranos alias. Boston legal happened. Leonard and many other acclaimed. Tv shows as well as in films. Such as two thousand seven's gone baby gone two thousand nine the road and two thousand thirteen twelve years a slave which won the best picture oscar but he was best known for his work on to other. Hbo drama series for which he criminally never was even for an emmy the wire on which he played omar little and boardwalk empire on which he played chalky white the wire which was created by david. Simon is considered by many including me to be the greatest show in the history of television. And he the greatest character on it a gay shotgun-wielding stick up man who terrified even baltimore's most hardened criminals whistling hunting. We will go as he stopped the streets and famously warning one challenger you come at the king you best not miss. The new york times described the character quote one of primetime preeminent anti heroes in a tv era defined by them close quote given this week. Sad news i thought i would resurface an interview that i recorded with williams just over a decade ago. Shortly after the first season of boardwalk empire
Mark Levin Calls out New York Times' Paul Krugman
"There was a piece in the, uh, New York Times by Paul. I don't know if it's Krugman a Krugman He's supposed to be the best. The The radical left has as an economist. But of course, he's pathetic. We've been trying to get in touch with this man. For how many days Mr. Pitt is here. Since Saturday. We've emailed. We've tried to contact and we've heard nothing. I put out a public challenge to him to debate me about my book. We've heard nothing. And I want to put out that public challenge again to, uh Mr Dr Krugman or Krugman to come on the show. 30 minutes, maybe an hour. Let's debate the substance in my book, the substance of the book. Cause you're a gutless coward. You're a fraud. I'm calling you out. And my time with a little munchkins. I'm calling you out. Tough guy, Big guy, right? And he twists and turns Frederick Kayak and so forth, and and I want to get into this with him. Starts as paragraph remember Austrian economics in the aftermath of the 28 financial crisis. Number of conservatives rejected Cain's economic prescriptions and claimed instead to be devotees of the Austrian school, especially Frederick Hayek. Question about how many of these sub proclaimed Austrians actually knew what they were endorsing in general, when right wingers talk about intellectual history. You want to fire up your fact checking For example, Mark Levin of Fox News has a best selling book, claiming not just that the current American left is in the thrall of European Marxists. But more specifically that their followers or Herbert Marcus and the Frankfurt school except that he keeps calling it the Franklin School, and that's where you lose it.
"her new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Yeah yeah. They need to prove that people your two and three are willing to make and that's a big jump to it's not a little introductory pricing is way cheaper than your two and three bracing so we think the f. cases how do they. How does this not work. They re by the red sox a reasonable way that this could go super south. Let's see. I mean. I'm tempted to say that they get their value aggregated arbitrage. Whatever you wanna say by aggregating and social networks. But i feel like everybody's learned that lesson like that's unlikely to happen very unlikely facebook's even paying them for content now they do have a deal. Yup i guess an f. scenario for the future for the times could be that like the hyper partisan environment that we've been in that this is just the beginning and it gets worse and worse and worse and worse and worse than there literally. Is you know no room for anything in the middle even whether you think in new york times is the middle of the not. It wants to be the middle right and that is just an untenable position. It's so funny like even today. I always thought it was a widely held belief that the new york times at least during the trump presidency was moderately that a common perception is that it's left leaning in this person who is left leaning was like what do you mean like they publish that terrible op. Ed with that Because tom cotton op ed. And they did all the stuff with hillary's emails. They got trump elected. Like they're not live. Why are you kidding me. And so like. I think there might be more and more a david. Exactly what you're talking about. What if the you gotta pick and there is sort of less room to be a or at least have a large addressable market as someone who's trying to be a centrist. Yep i hope that's not the case. Yeah me too for all of our sake. Yeah one thing. I do want to point out. That i thought was pretty interesting. Because i i got pretty deep down netflix's rabbit hole on. What do you have to believe to believe. This kind of looks like netflix trades. Around ten times they're trailing twelve month revenue and the new york times is only trading at about four point eight x trailing twelve months. And certainly if you look at revenue growth. A new york times doesn't have to be anywhere close to net flicks but if you're looking at digital subscriber growth and a very similar business model albeit probably smaller tam. It is interesting to see that the new york times is on a relative basis definitely undervalued Flex would assume the subscriber growth rate is higher than flakes good question. I think if i remember right. Netflix tries to grow revenue thirty percent year over year. And so i'd probably charts exactly to subscribers and times grew last year the lakers forty eight percent. Yeah so if you really believe that like you just ignore the rest of the business and you believe that revenue will catch up. It's a much faster growing distance than than net flicks with a very similar cost structure. Yeah interesting just just thought that was an interesting one to point out all right. Carl routes yeah carve outs. We haven't done carve outs in a while. We had we such super log episodes now like people..
"her new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Where they they start to kind of taper in the fixed costs required to produce what they produce and they're able to just turn on a machine to continue acquiring subscribers which is a little bit of a risk to make because while we're still in a fast new cycle environment we no longer have the trump presidency. Hopefully we won't have the coronavirus soon. Like willing twenty. Twenty two is a a. We can go by an offer. Get to check the news and it'll be awesome. That won't be great for the times worth calling out that is counter to their interests. I've been thinking about that though. I don't think that's likely to happen anytime soon. Look at how crazy twenty. Twenty one's been. Yeah just like this for like by own life and sanity. I think we just gotta accept that we live in a world of accelerating change which means lots of frequent disruptions of all types. All of which is probably good for the news business. Yep yeah and this turns into kind of like a be if they're not able to fix cost base able to just continue the subscriber tear that they've been on but just sort of like modestly linearly. Continue to to acquire subscribers. I think the there's like an absolute a case. If they do keep making investments in really turned into more of like a tech company of experiment. Learn rapidly iterating. The new york times has revenue opportunities lying around all over the place that they're not taking advantage of literally. Yeah like if they can figure out a way to monetize those in a way that feels authentic to the times but also like a you know a really good Business strategy. Which i feel i. I'd give him a seon so far. Maybe a b minus then. There's like then i don't care about. Hey let's taper off the hiring. They go higher. Google levels of people and go build more and more stuff than double down on. What's working even just sticking on the media side you know they've done some experimenting with video and streaming content And they've done deals with netflix x. With prime with hulu with fx You know that's all in underwhelming. It's been very underwhelming and like you know. We probably beat the drum enough on this episode of the times completely whipping on video but like an a plus would be. They don't whiff on video this time around because obviously the opportunity is enormous. Yeah so then you know the c case i think is very much. This like new subscriber. There's one more one more piece today. A case which is they have to increase our arpaio for subscribers..
"her new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Was more of a startup and in twenty ten to twenty fourteen decided to do the stuff that buzzfeed was doing or any of these new media companies that were all the rage and they decided not to put such an intense focus on the quality of the journalism and the daily report. Look at where all those companies are today. Like yeah none of them worked and like the vox is sort of the closest in in sort of having a successful set of of Media brands underneath it but for the most part they got washed out and ag in the family sort of insistence on core values that endured for one hundred sixty years before and now have endured another ten. I mean they almost got destroyed it in adapting for digital but in sticking to. It's kind of like a government. The government is intentionally supposed to not be able to adapt quickly. Because it's supposed to be enduring and the times is very much like that. Where like they did come out of this as number one because they didn't compromise on their values. Yup that also makes me think of two other playbook themes that are classic media the that this story reflects to you. I think which is one. Content is king Remains true today..
"her new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Know you're just like dripping to talk about that. And i'm gonna talk about branding because rarely do. I think that a business has brand power. Ooh i like it. I like it like most of the time because it takes so long to build up brand power and so much trust and so much repeatable years and years and years of convincing customers like hey. I keep delivering on what i say. I'm delivering on that rarely. If you hold out you know the bottle of advil versus the generic like has invested a ton of money and time into winning that battle but like most companies especially tech companies that we cover on this show. Just don't actually have brand power. The new york times has incredible brand power. They can print things that i wouldn't even believe if some blogger printed it but it's literally the exact same story in the times one hundred percent. I will take that as truth. Yup well it's Tests is the same product. If it had a different name on the masthead. In this case would you value it differently. Yeah hundred percent. There could be the exact same words article In different places and it would be valued differently. Yeah this might be the clearest. I think example of brand power that we've had on the show far right like i pay for the new york times if it was a different mass and it was all the same articles like i probably wouldn't be paying for it. Joe totally okay. Scale economies interesting. Like i think the business has probably both iterations of the business had scale economies. Certainly the old school print newspaper business. Did because you need president distribution that worked to get your paper out. There does scale to support that you know good like printing paper and sustaining it. And then as we've talked about in the new school business You know this we keep harping on it but the salaries that they pay reporters in the number of reporters and journalists they employ By being able to amortize that across much larger subscriber base can certainly outgun any other organization out there yup total classic example is real else in here. This is Going out on a limb and may be tenuous as so often with this power. But i'm just wondering if maybe we might finally be able to make an argument for process power and my thought on this is that there is literally one hundred seventy year tradition and institutional knowledge of how to do high quality journalism in this organization started by family by like a single sort of you know shared value set people yup and could you say that that is so wrapped up in the organization that it can't be transferred out..
"her new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Where if you're really going to be the paper of record and you're really going to be the paper for everyone the authoritative source. Your business model actually should not be to get a small number of people to subscribe to you. It should be to get your content to the largest number of people in america in the world and not limit your reach at all by your business model. I mean the the argument that if you were a very would make here is. Subscriptions are furner niche providers. Like do you should be figuring out how to run a successful advertising based open publication for the internet. If if what you really want to do is be the neutral paper of record because what you're doing creates an incentive for you to create strong affinity with a certain group and whether that group is liberal subscribers people who don't like the president or whoever you think they've attracted over the last few years the new york times without a doubt in this business model has every incentive in the world to identify a sort of large niche and create high affinity among that niche. And that may not necessarily align exactly with pure journalistic neutrality super interesting aside. I forgot to include in the history and facts the paper of record the new york times as the paper of record that saying quote actually comes from a very specific business strategy from the times really. They added the index to the times that they published. I believe quarterly in nineteen teens. The index was literally an index of every topic and person institution that appeared in the times over the past quarter and the reason they started doing that. And the invested in doing it was so that librarians and researchers around the world would start using the times as their main news source because it had this index and then they would get into schools and then they get you know and so. That's where the paper of record idea comes from but to your point it's Well actually it may be sort of counter like they were sort of specifically trying to target a niche group of lake. We're going to get into the elites in like of researchers and academics in schools. But yeah it's interesting. Yeah david it's interesting like this. This really raises the point of to be subscriber. Only really your motivation is to create really strong affinity from someone such that they're willing to pay for your content and you could do this by being really niche but the question is is there room for sort of one subscription in everybody's media diet where the way that you're creating that really strong affinity is by saying we are just the highest quality most neutral journalism that you could find. Does that stimulate a by decision in the same way to that going to someone and saying i'm gonna appeal to all of the biases that you have and say like i'm gonna keep giving you more of what you love like. Can you actually build just as big a business if you are the one scale player to really have these subscription for everyone. It's just saying. I don't know i mean i. My mind goes back to the fox news discussion really. I don't think anybody would argue. Maybe maybe some people maybe we'll get emails and comments in the slack. But i don't think anybody would argue. that fox. news has a target demographic of political conservatives. Right it depends on your definition of niche. It's a huge freaking niche. While right that's the thing it's a huge brick knit and you know. Even with that business strategy they built a five billion dollar fifty percent ebitda margin business right and i guess the question..
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"Plus another one point six million to the standalone products digital revenue surpasses print revenue for the first time ever. They've retired all the debt. They buy back their headquarters. They have no debt on their balance sheet at twenty nineteen completely debt. Free completely debt free. They have all of this. Incredibly high margin subscription digital subscription revenue. That no other deuce organization in the world has they have multiples more subscribers than the wall street journal which is when you say that no other organization in the world has so that the new york times i think the today i think it's seven and a half million new subscribers. V closest one is the washington post was somewhere like two and then after that it drops real far the l. a. times has like a half million or less and like it goes on and on down from there and when you look at the number of subscribers that they ever had in print like ever in two thousand and two they had i think one point one million. The new york times was the number one print circulation newspaper at least in america only a million subscribers to the print edition so like they figured it out and just at the right time and then had this frigging unbelievable tailwind happen with with the trump presidency. Yeah and in the meantime like you alluded to in the hook at the beginning of the show they're hiring like all the best journalistic talent in the world to come right at the times and they're paying them more than anyone else because they can afford to because they've got essentially a netflix. Like business model at this point. Did you know that new york times average salary for a journalist is over twice that of the industry average. Yup i think the i think the average starting salary is over one hundred thousand dollars. It's like who thought in ten years ago that a news media a newspaper would be paying over one hundred thousand dollars starting salaries to journalists. Yeah it's definitely be to be congratulated before we dive into today and then get into the of this episode. Which my gosh. How are we not. We've brought a lot of analysis forward we want to think vouch..
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"Thousands so in nineteen ninety three. They purchased the boston globe before one. Point one billion dollars for the globe and i think they got a couple of small regional papers as well with that In nineteen ninety four they did. This is the other thing they did get into the cable network industry by buying a forty percent interest in the popcorn channel. If you've ever heard of the popcorn channel bed and we all made some mistakes in the ninety s dino was now seems okay well. That's i thought like popcorn channel. Maybe it's like an hbo knock offer something. This is a cable network. Its sole reason for existence. Was it showed previews like movie previews and displayed local movie times. Why the new york times invest in this is beyond me then in two thousand one. They team up with john henry in boston to buy a seventeen point. Seven five percent stake in the boston. Red sox so the new york times owns closed percent of the boston red sox. Yeah that's a good idea. i think didn't they also take a minority interest in fenway park itself. Yeah there was also part of the madness madness. I think there was like some kind of nascar team that they owned. Half of think they They bought golf digest. Golf world like a bunch of magazines like family circle snow country. I mean it was like yeah this is like what were they thinking. And and really like fifteen to twenty local papers. The santa barbara news press the press democrat gainesville 's paper i. It's like cap. Cities gone wrong. The amount of fees that investment bankers must have been making off the cells burger family at that point in time. Boy who in march was it was juicing the stock and it was jason revenue to be to be totally fair like the times today has less revenue than it had during this. Go go era hundred percent. They also acquire about dot com for four hundred ten million in march two.
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"Then flip it and start All the carriage debates and whatnot and you know. Hey we're gonna fox news from dido comcast if you don't write in and tell them veto upset you're going to be cetera. So this isn't credible. I i i knew this from working at news corp like that fox news was a great business. It is an incredible business so by two thousand two. So that's eight years after launch. Fis news is the number. One news. Work network on tv becomes number one passes. Cnn it remains number one every single week from then for literally nineteen th straight years until january of this year after the capital riots when they lost a lot of years like literally nineteen hundred eight years. It is the most watched news network ought american television. That is unbelievable. Yeah so whatever you think of fox news as an organization like for we're not here to judge one way or the other it brings in so this is fox's total cable network segment of fox. News is by far the lion share in twenty nineteen generated. Five point four billion dollars in revenue and two and a half billion dollars of so. That's like a fifty percent fifty percent ebitda margin. That's facebook good. Yeah i just found this so interesting lake in so many ways now. People think of the new york times on one end and fox news on the other end like even the new york times would absolutely assert. We are in the center and we are in in on no end totally but this is like an espn level business. That the times would have built something different. But i think they got into broadcast television. They're getting into the internet missing. The boat on the opportunity for cable news was huge. Here yeah it's interesting. I never if you would if you hadn't told me about all the diversification that new york times had done and you knew of it today just the way they are sort of single brand single pseudo. Single product company and said should the new york times. go into cable or should they have gone into cable. I'd be like no. That's not what they do. Is their core competency like barely do video on their website and their mobile app. Well they definitely shouldn't do that but clearly they were trying stuff and they were willing to do stuff like this and just it yup. Yup they frankly just missed it and d- did they miss it like one question i have is the times. Doesn't have it in to do something. Outwardly an intentionally partisan and so maybe they saw the opportunity but didn't believe that it was there for a centrist that good existed in does very well So i think it could have been different and it would. I think be very unlikely that the times would have said okay great. We're gonna make a cable network but we're gonna target liberals specifically right so it's certainly complicated but i just like i wanted to go dive into.
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"He becomes infirm and he is succeeded his oldest child. His oldest child is a daughter by her husband. Orville dreyfuss this guy orville dreyfuss is the timothy dalton of the new york times family succession like he is definitely for any james bond fans out there. Like he's the one that was kind of like in one or two movies and you're like wait that guy play james bond and then quickly you're onto the next one like. Yeah no. he's the gil amelio. A comparison lasted two years two years. Unfortunately because he died unexpectedly. But so his wife marian sulzberger daughter like she came up with the idea for people magazine. So like all of these women involved at the time. Zelic dollars maybe. Here's an idea. Keep them yeah exactly. So when drivers dies in sixty three then the youngest arthur youngest child who is their only son. Arthur ochs nicknamed punch sulzberger. Six has publisher. And because they're all a something salzburger. We're just gonna call him punch the rest of the budge he's got like arthur or we've got adolph ochs than we've got arthur sulzberger than we've got pilots. Well i mean you drive. Timothy dalton gil amelio punch then. We'll have punches son who will call junior. Who is a arthur arthur sulzberger jr. yet right after after him so we'll just call him junior and then there's a g who's the polish today. Yes exactly all these things for everyone keeping score at home so punch ends up being publisher sort of like his father for Almost thirty years he remained publisher until nineteen ninety-two and he really led the times through a lot of change but it was sixty three who when he took over and of like what is a huge huge change. Besides all the change. That's happening in the sixties. In america. Television is out there so not only does the times have a competitor like the medium has a competitor now and they realized and i think as best as i can tell. A lot of this was punch that the best way to differentiate from. Tv news was that they needed not just to sorta report the facts anymore. Like what the differentiation that newspapers had was. They could go deeper there. Like the acquired of news report interpret the facts and the meeting behind the facts said tell people why this is important and why this is happening and dow is really a big sort of change. I think for the times newsroom. Because if you think back to two ox it was all about like just the facts impartial. No no judgment and you know here. You can't help introduce some judgment but like there's a service of lake explaining meeting as well right and and not just on the opinion page but choosing what context to put around a story in just reporting in reporting the story. You know you're you're introducing your own bias your own judgment in choosing what context to include around the facts. Yup so punch developed saying that i actually a g. The current publisher. I i read a quote from him that he still references Of you that people don't come to the time for news. They come for judgement so in the kingdom and the power gay talese rates. Of course the trick was to do this. without editorializing. there was a difference between interpreting editorializing izing than executive editor a catalog. Turner knew that the line between the two was sometimes thin and if the time was to achieve the goal and yet avoid making a mockery of oxes motto about objectivity it had to have a more vigilant copy desk more unchallenged. Authority in new york and here again rose the problem of power..
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"Nothing would crumble his foundation faster than family squabbles. Selfish ambition or short-sighted goals his successors would have to make money but not be enticed by would have to keep up with the trans but not be carried away by them would have to hire talented people but not people so talented or you go centric that they could become too specialists. Writers are indispensable as editors or or else they'll go start a sub stack. Yeah exactly thank god. Subject didn't exist in her. What would have done the times. We've go on indefinitely. He hoped towering over all individuals and groups in its employees and his family would work together. Repressing any personal animosity. For the greater good and if possible choose mates in marriage who would also be wed to the times. So how does he set this up. He creates this trust. That goes to if you gene and arthur and their descendants so we don't have the details of the legal documents of the original trust but it was recast a few times as generational transfer happen and i was able to get a hold of from the Proxy statement. I think from the nineteen ninety maybe ten k. Of the new york times. The proxy statement the some of the language in the nineteen eighty-six trusts there were then several trust amongst branches. The family but they were all linked together. This is what it says in the organizing documents of the trust. The trustees of each one thousand nine hundred six trust subject to limited exceptions described below are directed to retain the class b common stock held in the trust and not to sell distribute or convert such shares into class a common stock and to vote such class become common stock against any merger sale of assets or other transaction pursuant to which control the new york times passes from the trustees unless they unanimously determine that the primary objective of the trust which is to maintain the editorial independence and integrity of the new york times and to continue it as an independent newspaper entire here. It is entirely fearless free of alterior influence and unselfishly devoted to the public. Welfare can be better achieved by sale distribution bob block wait so it's it. It's primary purpose. The primary purpose of the family trust is to ensure yes then commission times to ensure one that the family continues down the new york times and two that the mission of the new york times to continue as an independent newspaper entirely feel is free of ulterior influence and unselfishly devoted the public welfare data is the purpose of the show so he sets this up so that all of his descendants in perpetuity the only way they can maintain the wealth associated with the times and their ownership of the times and all of the the dividends at the time but wealth. That comes with it is. I'm not selling it and by supporting this mission and so like anything that goes against..
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"Set it up this way that each of the three of them had a vote because he wanted if a gene he wanted to essentially make sure that arthur was a good husband to her because she had the deciding vote between him and crozon to be a publisher which is like really weird and sexist and kind of strange but also like super crafty style building up of ox. we've done. This is not the only time throughout history but it will be the first sort of part of the new york times history where you sort of have to look at it with a squinty eye and go. Ooh that's a little bit of a black mark. Yeah so if it's so. She went to barnard and was college-educated. See double majored in economics and history. She was super super smart. As you would expect of like the only child of adolph ochs and it's hard to tell exactly what she wanted but some accounts say she did want to take over the times and become the publisher. Unfortunately that wasn't in the cards but she remained on the board of the company for pretty much her whole life. She lived to be ninety eight years old. She didn't die until eighteen ninety. And there's some debate on this people might know Audience does sort of nickname of the times is the gray lady. And there's multiple sorta origin stories of degree lady. Nickname wanted meat. Did it later become the good gray lady or where does good come in. Maybe that's part of it So i think the origin is the bank of england was called the good lady or something like that and so it's sorta borrowed from that. Some people say the gray came from like looking at the patriots. Bunch of gray data. Do sprayed it's a great paper. Became the gray lady. Alternatively if gene is the gray lady she was a presence on the board and sort of the link to ox and the Moral fiber if you will of the company for ninety years until nineteen ninety. It's crazy and this is really introducing the very first of many not necessarily outwardly contentious but inwardly contentious succession decisions. That happened the new york magazine quote continues from earlier. If gene being the deciding vote supported her husband thus cleaning a fault line in the family that was never repaired and that you can imagine generations. Go by this thing really starts to compound because there starts to be massive numbers of cousins. Who are you know the same way related to adolf that the people who ended up sort of succeeding adolf and you know five generations later. They're sort of the same amount related but there's not sort of the chosen bloodline to pass down the paper through and it has always been a male air that has become the publisher now to five generations. Even though there are plenty of daughters in the family so ox crafty lake. He is he sort of his. so gay. Talese the great writer from the fifty sixty s seventy s who actually worked as a reporter at the new york times for a while. He wrote sort of the definitive Book about the new york times in in i think he came out in nineteen sixty nine called the kingdom and the power which. I don't think the family loved like this one. I was reading the the trust from about right around year. Two thousand refers to the kingdom of the power. And i think he was always after we released. That kept it a little bit of arms length. Yeah so he writes about this. He says how long the times would survive would depend largely on. How will oxy's airs got along in the decades ahead..
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"The time until this. I'd apparently i did find this. The trask and the rest of the committee that was dealing with the bankruptcy of the times was in favor of a different plan to merge it like to basically unload the assets merged into a different paper. Wipe their hands clean and say look we got something for it and instead adolph's walking in here with like a whole different plan of like i am going to figure out how to revive this thing and make it great and of course. There is some wicked financial engineering. That he promises a that he really has to make the case of like you. Don't just it's not a cash by here like you're going to have to believe in in order to make this work. Yup so cleveland writes back with like a letter of endorsement and he walks in there with a letter of endorsement from the president of the united states. Incredible so the bankruptcy committee accepts his plan. He pays seventy five thousand dollars up front to the creditors which he also scraped together with borrow money because remember he owes one hundred thousand dollars right. This is the craziest thing. This guy buys the new york times he will eventually have a controlling interest in it and as it says in the trust. This is my passage. The yoko from tennessee had accomplished the impossible. He had bought the new york times using none of his own money. Amazing this the minnow swallows wail from when cap cities body bc hundred percent. So how does it work exactly. There's like seventy five k. that he quotes puts up. Actually he goes in like gets people in tennessee to put an upright. He'd like rounded up the money from some people in new york. Some people in tennessee. I think he waved around the letter. From cleveland to a bunch of people so that was a small part of the consideration. The other part is he uses salaries notes again of six hundred thousand dollars in debt to owed back to the creditors that they will pay off over some number of the coming years from prophets. He'll generate by running this paper. That has nine thousand subscribers in his bleeding. I think on the order of about half a million dollars a year at this point in losses. You can see why if you're trask or the existing bankruptcy committee. You're like i think we'll take the merger like this doesn't sound like any kind of guarantee this guy that no one's ever heard of. He's coming in from tennessee. Like you gotta sympathize with the original plan. Yeah totally but somehow he gets it done so he emerges with the new york times and he has just like one problem which is okay. How are you gonna are. You gonna turn this thing around okay. So what's the plan. What what's the play on..
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"Chattanooga times but he needs one hundred k. Like faster than four years. He's not gonna cut it. He does know he can turn around newspapers though so he starts putting out some feelers traveling around the country looking for another newspaper that he could buy and take over just like he did with the chattanooga times and we should say a key component to the success of him turning around the chattanooga times comes from the fact that chattanooga was this sort of melting pot of north and south and adolf really believed in that and he really believed in the chattanooga times as unbiased paper of the people representing a balanced view of the world and chattanooga was sort of the perfect place to pull that idea from totally very very very much. So that's when he hears he gets wind of the bankruptcy proceedings going on in new york for the new york times. And i he's like supposedly he's like. That's too big. Like i can't go. You know adolph ochs from chattanooga tennessee. I can't go like take over the new york times and at that point even though it was in dire trouble the brand of the new york times it was the best newspaper brand of the country. Still it was total definitely thought of as like the the paper but some mentors convince him that that he can do this so in eighteen ninety six. He packed up his bags. Hops on the train goes up to new york. Leaves his family behind running the chattanooga times and he scrapes together so the times in bankruptcy proceedings. He scraped together a plan to the creditors and to the receivers bankruptcy to take the paper out of bankruptcy and take it over. This is incredible. So he's like this this. I think he was late. Thirties at the time from tennessee shows up in new york. Kinda walks into the bankruptcy court has like believe me. I can do this and two convenient the thing about the the interbank transfer who no i. Don't he convinced a chattanooga bank to wire money to a new york bank so that if in new york people check to see like. Are you wealthy. He had a bank account with money in his name and to the chattanooga bank who he knew well he wrote them a personal check and said look. I'm good for it. I promise wire the money. I i don't intend to use it. That's a vase it's like there's incredible huckster stuff going on that he. He's sort of pulls got entrepreneurial. Hustle so did you find. Did you read about the other thing. He did to convinced the creditors of his legitimacy. You know this is amazing. so president. Grover cleveland the time like you as president had come through chattanooga. I think on his while he was campaigning. And as the leading newspaper publisher of the chattanooga times ox was on the welcoming committee so he got to meet grover. Cleveland was campaigning at you. Know he he kept his address at sixteen hundred pennsylvania avenue where to find him so he writes to the president while he's going to new york and he says he writes cleveland. He says i am negotiating for controlling interest in the new york times and have fair prospects of success. I write to respectfully ask that you address by return. mail a letter to mr spencer. Trask chairman of the new york times publishing company giving your opinion of my qualifications. Newspaper publisher general personal character. My views on public questions judged by of course the chattanooga times in other words say what you can have me as an honest industrious and capable newspaper publisher this incredible and he needed that support..
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"C could reach a whole new mass market so here we are in september of that year of eighteen fifty one the well-known new york journalist and politician henry jarvis raymond and his friend and former Banker and merchant. George jones embark on a new venture new newspaper venture in this brave new landscape and they published the first edition on september eighteenth. Eighteen fifty one of the new hyphen york. New york daily. All right rosenthal. You've made your point hyphen with hyphen. So who are these guys. so jones. As we said was a former banker he had also though worked as business manager at horace. Greeley's new york tribune which was then sort of premier paper in new york and that was where he had met raymond. Jones had family money and lots of connections about town from his wife's family. Do you know his wife's father's name. Ben you're not gonna get this. But i had to put it in here. His wife's father's no. I have no idea. Benjamin gilbert the well no. New york's really yeah really. I saw that it was got got. Include this here this research this so he puts up twenty five thousand dollars of his own family. Money to to finance this new venture they want to get to one hundred thousand dollars so he goes and he raises the other seventy five thousand dollars. This is a lot of money in eighteen fifty one from just you know some like casual family connections. He has like you. Know several members of the morgan family and up financing this like j j. Pierpont morgan yeah exactly. Wow as you do this shows up in like all these old stories like. I feel like everyone somehow was getting financed by j. p. morgan and these days totally so that's jones. He sort of the the business guy. He brings brings the capital. But it's really raymond. Who's the real force behind this. So who is who was henry. Raymond he was quite the interesting character as we mentioned he had worked at the tribune with your own switched where they met and that was the premiere sort of respectable penny paper out there as they were known for the one sent papers He had also been very involved in politics. And when i say very involved. I mean very very involved. Ben do you know what other organization henry. Raymond is well known for co founding. Besides what would become the new york. Times i feel like i should remember this from ap us history. But i do not. A little organization called the republican party of which he was a founder. What five founding members kind of incredible like this is this blue mind doing the research literally. He's known as the godfather of the republican party is also the founder of the new york times and all of this was happening concurrently. So what's it like a mouthpiece for the republican party in the early days well not quite okay. So before he jones decided to start the times raymond had actually left the newspaper business and he was a politician. He was a member of the new york state legislature where he was a member of the whig party at the time the precursor to the republican party. But he'd step down and then he decides to start with jones to start the times which they do but then shortly after raymond is running the times he is managing editor. He's the publisher like jones. The money but raymond is really running it While he's still running it. He goes back into politics leading up. To abraham lincoln's presidential campaign. And that's when he. Along with lincoln and also along with horace greeley from the tribune they in a couple of the people. Start the republican party and of course is abolitionism and the abolition of slavery in the united states..
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"San francisco and we are your hosts for over one hundred years. You would have been hard pressed to find a better business in the world than an american newspaper. Each one had a local monopoly. An incredibly profitable advertising business and it was one of the earliest examples of a reasonably low marginal cost business. It's cheap to just print another copy of the paper. The newspaper business was for a long time. Warren buffett's canonical example of a franchise. Like the best type of business. You can possibly own indeed and this today listeners is. The story of the paper that loomed large over all the others the new york times today we peer into what i think is the oldest company we've ever done on the show founded over one hundred and seventy years ago before the civil war the times has seen the majority of american history and for the majority of its life. It's been controlled by a single family and for many of you a family you've probably never heard of. This is a family whose paper shaped the american perception of current events through world war one world war two vietnam. I mean really their newspapers shaped your perception of america itself and your parents perception and your grandparents perception you get it. It is probably safe to say that the five generations of the oxo's burger family has been the closest thing that america has ever seen to a dynasty after a century of near continuous prosperity. The new york times has seen an incredibly dramatic fall and then rise just in the last twenty years the internet and social media on top of it brought ruin to the entire traditional journalism industry in the late two thousands the new york times got to such a low point that they even sold their office building to free up some cash while they rented it back from the buyer roof. I can't wait to talk about that part of and yet somehow today they've been accused of being an -opoly in the journalism industry and they have more digital subscribers than they ever did in print and they employ the former editors in chief of buzzfeed recode and. Vox as columnists. So how did they turn it around. Who is this mysterious family. And what does the future hold for the new york times. Today we dig in if you love acquired and you want to be a deeper part of what david and i do hear..
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"Editorial page as well or opinion pages well like I, don't see an incredible array of wild leftists and incredibly hardline rightwingers. They're like it seems to me to be pulling people gravitationally towards. What it uses a reasonable center now, no, I agree with you one hundred percent on on the way that Fred Hi although. He, did I think get a lot of criticism from the left for being a neo con, or for that for those pages to reflect the views of neo conservatives, which I think was unfair so I mean. Even. If you push toward the center, you're to in some ways you're going to get. You'RE GONNA get. You may get hit even harder by both sides. Let's talk about just for a moment as we wrap up here. The Philadelphia Inquirer because they're the offense was running a piece under the headline. Buildings matter to and look the point. Leave aside the headline for the moment which you know may not have been the most sensitive headline writing There was I. mean the point of the piece was there was indeed violence specially those first few. During these protests. To say that is not in any way to take away from the fact that there was legitimate outrage over what happened to George Floyd and legitimate outrage over the way African. Americans have been targeted by police, but there were I mean I live. I live in Washington that the on Sunday night a week ago. You know there was a burning. Nursery at Saint John's church. There were stores broken into not far from my home and looting that took place and I guess the concern is when the executive editor of the paper gets. Out Over perhaps infelicitous headline, the concern is that reporting core facts such as yes, there have been violence at some of these protests becomes expendable that perhaps that doesn't get reported because people are too intimidated about offending the woke brigade, so Richard totally reasonable for people to cover the idea that you can't cover the beyond vandalism at times, destruction of property, the idea that businesses and communities have no stake in the question of whether storefronts or shattered and inventory looted is wrong. It has to matter it has to be covered. It's part of the community and you see that. That not only from columnists in the Philadelphia, inquirer or stayed pillars of the establishment, but also some of the protesters themselves people who have fought for years to build up their communities to establish strong foundations on which to construct a strength particularly for people of Color, particularly for people in working class communities in neighborhoods, often ignored by politicians, they understand that the destruction of property and the the hitting businesses can have a real repercussion and last and endure, and we saw that in cities across the country in you know more severe and sustained rioting in say, nineteen, sixty eight. After the killings of the killing of Martin Luther King, for example and other places so. And other incidents I should say so. This is an important thing. They headline did suggest in the minds of reporters in the enquirer that somehow the paper was. Equating destruction of property the loss of life, but usually editors don't lose their jobs over a single mistake. Ben Bradlee fortified by Watergate. Doubt didn't lose his job over Jimmy's world in which Janet Cooke. invented. A A a a US tiny you know I think he's supposed to be seven years older something who was a heroin addict and built a huge project around this fictional person. That won a pulitzer that had to be returned about as big as a global embarrassment. A newspaper can get into Bradley. Had Reservoir of goodwill Bradley had A. You know a record to stand on? It rally also incredibly for about returning thing and and being contrite, even though its top leaders had essentially warned him ignored some warning signs that have been. Set off by some of the editors who had interacted with her on the project so I think in this case the question is, is this just some sort of French revolution where people who are being taken out to the Guillotine or You know an individual circumstances. Did people not have effectively the political capital and I don't mean ideological, but the the goodwill reservoirs of goodwill and trust within their newsrooms to survive the these controversies on this subject, and at a certain point, even beyond the merit if you can't. Read your newsrooms. It's not going to be useful for you to do it. That's different than saying that you should be fired or forced out over a single. A single mistake, the publisher Philadelphia said that she wanted to set the enquirer on a new course. Rethink the way in which the newspaper dealt with issues of race in light of the convulsions that the nation's going through for the past. You know weeks. And that probably This editor wouldn't be you know a a white male in his late fifties. I believe wouldn't be the best one to lead the paper this time well, I was GonNa say it is also the case with James Bennett who is otherwise an excellent journalist, did a terrific job editing the Atlantic magazine, and did a lot of good things at the Times magazine, but over the course of his years as editorial page editor. At The Times, there were a number of mistakes. There was Sarah Palin defamation lawsuit. There were a couple of columns by Brad Stevens that were controversial, so he may not have had the kind of certainly didn't have the kind of capital that a Ben Bradlee had. Probably is part of the story here. Cure I just think there's. A lot of this is generational journalists, instead of things evolving over time at the panel discussions that schools of journalism and public policy are sort of arguing things out in slack channels on text and on social media in real time, and you know I covered a story in Pittsburgh this week about a black reporter who was sidelined for a tweet, she did that sort of was flippant about the effect of looting in Pittsburgh comparing it to the aftermath of tailgating parties. That kind of trash the area around Kenny Chesney concerts. Pittsburgh and she was told by her. She couldn't cover the protests because she. She had shown her hand now turns out. She's the daughter of a retired State Trooper and retired probation officer, so it's hard to make the prima facie case that obviously she's pro looting, an anti law enforcement, but she's one of the very. She's one of a relatively small number of African. American journalists at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. She was sidelined that same day. A white reporter was about a tweet. He sent out calling a man accused of looting by police. He sent out a tweet tagging and story. He wrote about this in which he called the man who had been accused a scumbag. And is that her said don't do that. We don't think that's appropriate, but he was not pulled back from covering issues, leading to protests, violence and vandalism in the wake and two days later. The Union pointed out this disparity thing. A white journalist was cautioned, but not punished. A black journalist was preventing prevented from covering issues about race and justice in her hometown. Pittsburgh and then what the newspaper decided to do to prevent the white reporter from covering the protests two minutes after the union left a meeting with top editors so. You're seeing you know that's an instance in which you know. These two journalists, one, twenty, seven, one, twenty, eight, both of them from Pittsburgh. Both of them felt free to sort of maybe show a little bit of where their heads are added a moment in a way that. Before social media, they couldn't do, but a reporters who had done so saying basically, Hey, there are times where people do violence and. y'All. Don't get that upset about it. Let's at least think about it. She was sidelined and remained sidelined a week later and I you know I, think that newsrooms are that newsroom is in tumbled as a result of this episode as well and newsrooms are kind of grappling with this issue in the leaders. Don't have control of the narrative I. Think is what I take from this rather than right or wrong is that leaders don't have control of its social media is giving an outlet for journalists in the rank and file to speak out and to find support. And I think it's very unsettling for those who seek to run these major institutions at this time. Well, it does sound like newsrooms across the board are a engulfed in tumult. Although I should probably say it's, it's virtual tumult since. Most people actually aren't in newsrooms these days, and it does make me wonder if that's a factor here. The fact is that nobody is actually sitting next to each other anymore. Talking these things out, but just hurling Bromides as we are, all want to do on social media might be contributing to it, but David I really WANNA. Thank you for your always helpful insights, and it sounds like you'll have lots of media issues to talk about on your next on point God knows. Thank you always a pleasure to join you. THANKS TO NPR media, correspondent and host of.
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"Fighting with each other the place is a reflection that fight the same way that the Internet is this Weird Amalgam of the military industrial complex. Hippies like what like? They're sitting there protesting each other but quietly they're building this new thing. That's coming out you know and so I think that when you look at the tender rights fights you look at the gym be movement you look at all these different things happening in cities whatever the whatever the like trajectory will go on next is gonNA be. I think we'll look at this time as being like. Oh Oh wow that's how we got that thing but it'll be something when you and I can't even imagine right now because it just seems to strange so my point is I actually think that forty years from now somebody hopefully me can go. We'll go back and look at this period and the bay area at that time because I mean all the implications for democracy I mean who even knows the hall of these companies that are being created there and the effects. They're having on voting and social all. The stuff that were reconciling with every day. Whatever future we're going to have a horrible future. It might be a better future. I feel like we could see the seeds of it in this story. Yes I was thinking futures Better than you fear but worse than you wish. Well it's been my you know there. There are definitely points when you'd have been wrong but in general that's how it's worked out. The name of the book is Golden. Gate's fighting for Housing America. The author Connor Dougherty. Thanks so much connor. Thank you and now the Spiel man. Does THE NEW YORK. Times hate west side story when producer Scott Rudin announced. He was bringing the Leonard Bernstein and lyricist Stephen Sondheim musical Broadway in a new production directed by Ivan vanhove. You figure that everyone in the Times would give big cheer but everyone. There gave a huge sneer. Could it be yes? It could a new production. That's not very good but the thing is it is pretty good. According to most people have seen it other than New York Times not everyone but man does the times hated. I mean the New York Daily News called the show a gripping west side that you watch with both appreciation for the power of the young in love and a profound sense of all American doom. This is what Broadway can do when it focuses relentlessly in how it wants to make its audience feel the La Times said west side story blast back to Broadway kinetic bloody and modern to the core entertainment weekly gave it a b but the times critic Ben Brantley ripped it which is fine others did too. Anyway there's a new Spielberg movie coming out so if a show like this will give sorrow. You'll meet another one tomorrow. But it wasn't just the critic the main Broadway critic his appraisal. The new show has been subject to a torrent of negative coverage rotten reviews and outraged op eds. They've written to stories about the protests outside the theater aimed at the productions Bernardo Amare Roma. Sorry Roms are. When with the New York City ballet received naked photos of a company members? Girlfriend The New York Times ran and OP ED. That was against not this production specifically but the very idea of west side story being performed at all the headline let west side story and it. Stereotypes Dye sub. Had the latest Broadway. Revival can fix the painful ways it depicts Puerto Ricans the author their lights into this or any other revival of the show arguing quote these continuous revivals. Reinforce America's colonizing power to determine who Puerto Ricans get to be the Times Ran Brenton's main review calling the show a curiously unaffected reimagining of a watershed musical. And then it keeps. The drubbing wasn't complete and from all corners. They ran a dance specific review by Jia corless which decried the productions dancing as operating quote to varying degrees like wallpaper. Choreography doesn't make this west side story. Breathe there are other questionable moments. The review goes on as when the sharks jets position themselves on either side of Maria. Tony to pull them apart after the couple meets the gym it's an image embarrassingly more suited to an instagram post which is sad but fitting. This is an instagram show. The review which actually was I liked it was an insightful piece of criticism but I did think it also trying to start a rumble with a few of the other times critics. Who As documented? Load the show for other reasons. Jia Cordless wrote the production seems to be aiming for that cheesiest of words gritty cut to the Brantley review the irrepressible iconoclast van. Hove it was said would be taking a grittier roller approach. He wrote Gritty cheesy gritty. That's not witty. But shitty at you right by the way that diddy I feel pretty is not in this version of the musical. The opinion of the New York Times is obviously vital to a Broadway show so important that the publicity machine for this west side story took a straight news article written about the show and cobbled together a Frankenstein's monster of disconnected thoughts than bought a print ad which gave the impression that the New York Times said the show was quote gravity defying Daesh uncompromising passionate and beautiful. Some of those words are actually in many cases. Variations of those words did appear in the original times article but they were not applied to the show or the quality of the show itself. That ad did run in the New York Times lying about the New York Times and today the New York Times announced it was pulling that ad I guess. The producers of the show were desperate to see something less than scathing about their product in the paper of record and if they had to buy their way in with lies well they still thought there is a place for us. I'm not sure what's really happening with this. One Institution The New York Times on the corner of Eighth Avenue and West Fortieth and this other institution currently playing on the corner of Broadway and West fifty third. Is it a turf. War Isn't a culture clash. All I know is there seems to be a lot more to this west side story and that's it for today's show. Priscilla lobby is the associate producer of the gist. Where she's drawn the line so keep your nose is hidden. She's hanging signs saying visitors forbidden. But don't worry she's kidding. Oh wait hold on. And she ain't kidding. Daniel schrader just producer knows a boat. 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