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"john ward" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

08:13 min | 4 months ago

"john ward" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"They deleted a sentence and got coal busted Apparently they thought Tucker was too dumb to figure it out Here listen to Tucker described the situation last night This is just radio gold right here Check this out We had to clear the other day from a reporter at Yahoo News called John ward John ward wanted Joe if we thought patriot purchase or documentary on that day he encouraged violence And we said of course it didn't In fact the documentary explicitly opposes violence as the show does We've consistently denounced political balance of any kind no matter who commits it even when places like Yahoo news were giving a pass to the BLM rioters who killed dozens of Americans So why don't you watch the documentary and you'll find that out we said well I have watched he replied And he sent us this transcription from the documentary You'll see it now on your screen This is a quote from the very end of patriot purge Quote they're pushing you toward violence and they're doing it on purpose Tell the truth build the country love your family and each other be the light That's how it gets better I wrote that that's my voice over at the end of the documentary But you'll notice that transcription there's a series of dots between two of those sentences These are called ellipses They signify that something has been removed from the original quote So what was removed from this quote from our documentary The phrase don't fall for it was removed As in they're pushing it commit violence but don't fall for it That's what we said We said as clearly as we could Remain peaceful Don't commit violence Love your fellow Americans make the country better If you don't believe us you can watch the video yourself if you like and you should Yahoo news watched it then they edited the transcript to suggest we were promoting violence It's not often you see a clearer example of media dishonesty What can we learn for that Oh my gosh I mean really But are the kids say bro Really Really Folks this is I promise you this is not an isolated incident The media is the clown class Again the purpose of this show is so you leave every day With the mental ammunition necessary to go fight the fight for freedom and liberty I don't just talk about this to because it's comic relief for oh you know Dan you're making fun of the media again No I'm trying to warn you that this stuff could happen to you You thinking about running for office You thinking about becoming an activist You need to be prepared for exactly this They do this all the time It has happened to me gosh at least 20 or 30 times where they will selectively edit or take some words out of a quote and make it appear you did something you didn't do because that's what they do People on the left wing media condone left this violence They love it So in order to make it appear to their audience that they're the warriors for truth because nobody likes men of sane person once political violence they make it seem to be a look we're fighting that evil Tucker is condoning violence No Tucker Carlson said the exact opposite Don't fall for it and they cut that out That's like me on the show that I could see this happening today Jim What did he say in the beginning to show something the effect of a political violence is a bad thing That's like cutting the bad out Deadpool Gino said political violence It's a thing baby Just like Austin Powers No no I didn't say that I said it's a bad thing No no no we missed that We didn't hear that All we heard was political violence It's a big thing No I did say bad I said but you can rewind it to him It doesn't matter These are the most dishonest of destructive human beings They do this all the time This happened to me and Mark Levin Right before right around August of 2020 before the presidential election the Biden Trump election Michael Anton who we've had in this show who's a very talented conservative writer He found this document that these hardcore leftists are drawn up Called the democracy integrity project T dip the democracy integrity project right They were hard leftists but these were not small timers folks These were serious players in the D.C. swamp on the Democrat side It wasn't a bunch of tomato cans or ham and eggers It was real legit powerful people So Anton found this document about their plan for the 2020 election This is their document No one disputes it No one argues the authenticity of it It's real It's by real players on the left And within the document Anton found this stunning line I think it's on page 11 You can look it up The documents call preventing a disrupted presidential election and transition In there they write and I want you to listen to this very clearly That planner is talking about election planners This is Democrats These are Democrats talking to their people Need to take seriously the notion that this way this may well be a street fight not a legal battle Technocratic solutions courts and a reliance on elite's observing norms are not the answer here Folks that is a direct quote look it up yourself August 3rd 2020 democracy integrity project preventing a disrupted presidential election a transition That is a direct quote of hardcore leftist would power an influence in D.C. right before the election Saying that technocratic solutions the courts reliance on elites and legalities are not the quote not the answer here that they should prepare and plan for a street fight This is what the left actually wrote Now rather than being applauded Anton Mark Levin and me for pointing out hey this doesn't sound right guys We don't do street fights during a what the are you talking about We have our fights are in the election but we don't do street fights And just in case you think it's a euphemism they are literally calling for a street fight In case you're confused they say not illegal battle not technocratic solutions not the courts and not a reliance on elite They say that's not the answer Prepare for a street fight They tell you to take it seriously the notion about a street fight Folks it's right here if you're watching on Fox nation home there it is that's the exact quote look it up yourself So me and Mark Levin and Michael Anton literally quoted the left's call to violence telling them the plan for a street fight not figurative And Davey Alba from The New York Times a grotesque along with Emily basil on another hack proceeded to not congratulate us on a look these guys on the right are calling for peace and calling for a peaceful transition of power and calling for the change to happen in the election No they attacked us Suggesting we were calling for a coup I am not joking I'm not kidding Here's the headline of the article by Emily basilone in October The First Amendment in an age of disinformation This is for me Keep in mind I'm quoting the left literally quoting them She says by mid September Michael Anton's article which was about the tdap piece was one of the most shared links in extremist online communities that typically means conservatives According to a newsletter published by this think tank Dan bongino a podcaster and Trump supporter covered Michael Anton's essay and the imagine coup in several videos One video tag they are telling you what they are going to do Just two of his videos didn't mind pulled in at least 6 million views The title of my videos was in fact they are telling you what they're going to do because they are They were literally calling for you to play it for a street fight And Emily bass a lot or whatever it is from The New York Times is blaming us for quoting the last calls for a street fight Folks disregard these idiots Davey Alba and other clown Joker hack disgrace from The New York Times Did the exact same thing Attacking me and Mark Levin for pointing out the left calling for a street fight an elections.

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Merrick Garland's Radical Plan To Combat Voter Suppression Is Not What It Seems

Mark Levin

02:45 min | 11 months ago

Merrick Garland's Radical Plan To Combat Voter Suppression Is Not What It Seems

"Garland. I wonder the Democrats. Desperately wanted him on the United States Supreme Court. He's not a moderate, He's not thoughtful. He's not reasonable. Is another one of them. Them. Radical. I want you to know what he's doing. We have the head of the Civil rights division of the Justice Department who is a flat out her name is Clark as I recall flat out racist, she said, and written some of the most unbelievable stuff. I think Susan Collins voted for confirmation to but nonetheless, there she is. And having secured that position. At the request of Biden and this attorney general. What's happening now? According to Yahoo News, John Ward. Attorney General Merrick Garland. Said that the Department of Justice will dramatically increase its focus on preventing voter suppression. Now you have to understand something. Voter suppression for the Democrat party means what Means state legislatures having rational voting systems in place. Not anarchy. So he's going to increase its focus on preventing voter suppression by doubling the number of lawyers in the civil rights division. In response to a rash of lawsuits or look Excuse me. Laws that have been made made it harder to vote in many states. Now you have to understand how lousy the media Made it harder to vote in many states. So if I want to leave Virginia and vote in, say, Maryland and they say you can't because I'm not a citizen of Maryland. You see, Maryland has just made it harder for me to vote in Maryland. Mr. Producer you understand? It's just disgusting. Our media have really killed this country. We will use all existing provisions to ensure that we protect every qualified Americans seeking to participate in our democracy, Garland said in one of his Castro like speeches Garland compared his action to that taken by former Attorney General Robert Kennedy, who said the Justice Department needed a lot more lawyers to combat laws and said says nothing to do. With what Robert Kennedy had to do during segregation. This is so outrageously disgusting. They're going to double the lawyers and the civil rights division and unleash them on our country. Harass the state legislatures try and push this H R one s one into law, forcing states to adopt them. Because Congress couldn't pass it. That is exactly what's going on here.

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"john ward" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Flashes of brilliance that he goes into long slumps Joe Maddon actually sat him down for a few days through the first base bag is overs overs as normal of another fourteen buyers at two ninety two thirteen homers and fifty one RBI it'll be an old one to the toll right hand hitter no deals in sight one one what I like about Myers is he looks like he's an aggressive hitter who's able to hit the ball words put these in home runs here to write and of course right here is a short way to go here but that's a good sign that he's not full crazy that is visible hard summer very good looking ahead of it'll be a one one one one one two Meijer is twenty two years old born in nineteen ninety from high for high point North Carolina one two it was a breaking ball two weeks if you notice that we're getting to the point John ward kids coming up were born in the nineties which I've noticed as well nineteen ninety this is we got here just before that we missed the two to swing on double play ground ball to short cut first double three D. no I always had a good fastball but what he's done is he's doing a lot of to see more fastballs loosing with the same fish different terminology and the ball his sinker goes down and into the writing and down and away from the left the anyway he gets a lot of ground balls with it and rumors last of the great start to the end groundball after groundball and most of them were ground balls.

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"john ward" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

04:55 min | 2 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Dot com and then the second hour day John ward nineteen sixty tiger swing by guest that should be very interesting and then we got a good guess lined up the next couple weeks I said yesterday too Nick certainly from the positions former Preston player coach ray Scott a week from life form tiger catcher lance pursue managing me what Michigan team for the Tigers and then two weeks from Sunday Ramon Santiago I prefer the new tiger surveys coach first place last year he was surprised you tell me and I see you I could believe it well that's good he's a good man mon sunny got promoted from first to third base okay what Sir first of all it's the scoreboard shop there for football which Greg be we just a minute one that will take him first and go to school we can input scoreboard baseball been best model forget the the red wings are playing that's when a little while later okay back to the call we got thank you Mr positive from law how do you see what's going on I try me see Hey real quick I missed your Lima Peru they will get going on today you listen show yes you did you no idea of this is with me are you will fail under that John ward Tigers he's my guest on our John warden from the Tigers of sixty eight I remember him W. H. A. R. T. O. N. real quick do you watch my Los Angeles Lakers yesterday I don't want to crap it's an exhibition okay I don't want to run an eighty are definitely telling I'm very pleased and I don't think I don't I don't think he wants to play anymore at all you've played just to make his money he's a producer now he wants to do that he missed some of last year with an injury and then he wouldn't play defense after that Greg and he wouldn't play any defense and the fans boo him and only they don't see that very often Bron James good pool but you know he's see what the White Howard will do they're not Dwight Howard's got some incentive because I was gonna say a nine and nine last night I don't care that blocked out those impressive monument realize what I saw on mission but what I'm saying what do you think okay what I'm saying is I don't think he wants to play I don't care if you get a hundred points less I could care less so it's not it's an exhibition game don't get excited about that I'm agency what Dwight Howard does over there because a he's been a star in the past you know much last couple years but the interesting part about the contract he signed with the Lakers it's a non guaranteed contract so that I mean he's not guarantee his money hello yeah in being a basketball star like that he wouldn't be yes even surprised he used to be a star is nothing anymore he's he's going down hill the last three years good to my chagrin Tom Brady is gonna pass the greatest quarterback of all time in total yards and touchdowns I am very disgruntled I love paid notice your enemy and Peters great quarterback who is the latest Tom Brady I would think you'd be the greatest I don't like to say that because I think his baby Brady okay I what I what our C. remembering the I'm gonna use that instructions to my running she maybe you go away thank you thanks he was doing thank you very much for because taking a call no problem let's go to John in Riverview Hey John Hey are you don't body great day out hello out there man give me joy while you can the falls coming well falls here but I mean winners not too far ready for the first for.

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"john ward" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

02:52 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"A fight with his estranged wife saturday harden county sheriff john ward tells wwl kyi hill pulled out a hatchet and went after her swinging it trying to hit her in front of their fourteen year old son is intervene and he attempted to strike his son with with the hatchet also ward says the woman had received a domestic violence order against hill in march if you don't respect there is not worth the paper that it's that is put on he says the woman and her son were not seriously hurt hill is charged with two counts of attempted murder criminal mischief and violating kentucky devi oh his bond is set at two hundred fifty thousand dollars suzanne duval newsradio eight forty w. h. a. s. it's six oh two at news radio eight forty w. h. a. s. horse racing fan keeping a close eye on a meeting today in lexington evolving the breeders cup board of directors the deaths of dozens of horses at santa anita in southern california have the board worried about holding the breeders cup there this year some feel that the event could be moved among the places it could go louisville's churchill downs we go down to miami where lively exchanges and no personal attacks highlighted last night's i debate of the democratic primary season in the first democratic debate the republican senate leader became a unifying figure do you have a plan to deal with mitch mcconnell elizabeth warren called for structural change in government any cova chose approaches more cautious but she kept her disagreements to policy not personality say there's three women up here that have fought pretty hard for women's right to choose gentle debate on n._b._c. show democrats united in determination to beat president trump but with differences over how to make it happen aaron katersky a._b._c. news miami the second half of the democratic field will go at it tonight at nine on n._b._c. it was not so gentle going in the pennsylvania senate all out screaming match on the floor of the pennsylvania senate sparked by debate over a bill aimed at helping the poor and disabled the chaos began with the republican attempt to blog democrats offering amendments to keep benefits for military veterans cancer survivors and others the bill ultimately passed the g._o._p. controlled chamber on twenty six twenty four vote to republican sided with democrats against it new york city officials now accepting proposals for the rebuilding of world trade center site number five that site previously home to the deutsche bank building was heavily damaged in the nine eleven attacks officials are seeking development team to lease or buy the sides with commercial or mixed use projects to meet the intended use new york governor andrew cuomo says the rebuilding will be one step closer to completing lower manhattan's rebirth and especial taylor swift concert is coming up but it's only.

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"john ward" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

02:39 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Injuries closed highway in southern Indiana overnight. I'm Jerry bloom, NewsRadio eight forty W. H S story in a minute. First weather. On wwl Q. I'm meteorologist, Suzanne, Oregon. We do have the risk of scattered shower and thunderstorm activity forte, especially during the first part of the day. Highs later in the afternoon hours recover into the lower to middle eighties on Sunday. We'll watch out for more scattered showers and storms with highs around eighty nine degrees. And finally, as we head back to work on Monday still holding onto the chances of scattered. Sharon thunderstorm activity with highs around eighty seven I'm wwl Kym meteorologists, Suzianne, Horgan, sixty five at News Radio, eight forty. W H, A S, our top story, multiple agencies responded to a crash and closed. The highway overnight, an incident happened on I two sixty five eastbound at the two mile marker. According to the Indiana Department of transportation all lanes in the area were closed. They were reopened around eleven thirty pm. At least one vehicle was involved in whether appeared to be a factor. Police have not said. And how many people were in the car? New Albany, Indiana state new Albany fire all on the scene. Officials have not released further. Details as noted weather was a factor in could continue to be a factor, all day today is heavy storms move through the area. These weather patterns could cause torrential downpours ponding of water on the roadway and flash flooding make sure you use caution while travelling in the area today. A central Kentucky teen is charged with murder of his seven year old brother harden county sheriff John Ward confirms the fifteen year old suspect is at a juvenile detention center board says officers and EMS were called to a home in Ronnie Ville just afternoon Thursday. It was the boy's mother who called nine one one, the boy was rushed to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Short time later. Ward calls the situation tragic for all involved, the investigation is ongoing. Suzanne Duval, NewsRadio, eight forty H A S sentence, passed for person who killed a twelve year old boy in the Louisville park, Joey Cameron was sentenced to thirteen years in prison for the stabbing death of Ray Ethridge in Cherokee park in two thousand fourteen Cameron was twenty one at the time and lived in a homeless camp. Not far from where Ethridge is body was found at was also homeless along with his mother and stepfather. They spent a lot of time at bid city mall.

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"john ward" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Stress call that someone calling you. Sheriff John Ward says the boy was rushed to the hospital where he died. He had been strangled. The fifteen year old brother was taken into custody. Linda Kona lives in the neighborhood and tells wwl kY my heart just fell to my feet on every just unbelievable. Yeah. To me how can someone do that to their own sibling? The little brother. There's no clear motive and the investigation continues. A Louisville woman will not be charged with attacking eighty-two year-old protester outside the states, only abortion clinic, the grand jury declined to indict thirty two year old Janae, Gregory, on an assault charge following an April incident outside the EM w women surgical center on market street. Gregory was accused of knocking down, Donna Dern, as she approached her outside during who spends five days a week outside the clinic was trying to hand Gregory, a flyer when she fell during was hospitalized with a broken femur, and a cut to her head the Washington Post reports mass immigration rates could begin in major US cities, this weekend rates that were previewed by President Trump, who said millions would be rounded up now the leader of one St. is reacting in a statement counter former governor Gavin Newsom saying, quote, the president's proposed raids are cruel misdirected, and are creating unnecessary fear and anxiety. The governor is issuing Californians. They have protections regardless of immigration staff. atis he calls california place of refuge including schools courts hospitals and clinics which he argues are off limits to ice a._b._c.'s alec stone in los angeles president trump confirms that he called off air strikes against three sites in iran only ten minutes before the scheduled launches trump tweeted today that the u._s. was cocked and loaded after iran shot down an unmanned u._s. military drone house speaker nancy pelosi agrees with the decision to call off air strikes but was hoping for more communication from the white house speaker of the house nancy pelosi saying she wasn't informed military operation was underway last night against iran i did not receive any heads up she pushes the administration to work with allies to de-escalate tensions.

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"john ward" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

02:35 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"Tomorrow morning's commute as well. Dan will have more coming up in just a few minutes. The twenty nine year old Glen Whitman who was high on drugs when he slammed into a car slammed his car into three other vehicles at a gas station in Wayne killing three people is facing numerous criminal charges. Twenty nine year old Jason Bandari was driving. His Honda pilot at excessive speed when he crashed into a car fueling up at the delta gas station number twenty three fifty year old John Ward Beck and his seventeen year old son were killed as well as a gas station. Attendant Bandari who has a history of drug arrests. Being held pending trial taking on the issue of opioid misuse among high school athletes. There's a new policy in New Jersey that requires students watch an opioid education video before their season starts and j cares director Sharon Joyce says this is a good time to get in front of a vulnerable population. And make sure the stand their risks and options opioid abuse alternatives. That won't be at the decisions about when to go back to play how to support your teammates. Maybe sidelined state law currently requires athletes receive a fact sheet on opioid use and misuse the state rested. Its case this morning after several weeks of testimony in the Sarah stern murder trial a detective testified that alleged killer Liam McIntosh's knee access. The stock watch app on his phone December second twenty sixteen. That's when prosecutors say MacIntosh any timed how long it took stern to die after he strangled her. Authorities say the now twenty one year old killed stern in her Neptune city home to rob her of one hundred thousand dollars, and then with the help of a friend dumped her body off the route thirty. I five bridge into the shark river Stearns body has never been found. The defense is now preparing its first witness for every diaper changing station in a women's room there better be one in the men's room as well. That's the gist of a proposed New Jersey law targeting public places like restaurants and shops, they can accommodate more than twenty five people Mary Lou Halverson with a New Jersey restaurant and hospitality association says that minimum is still too small and just not feasible for certain establishments. Fifty person restaurant is not even all that large. And typically the states that they have allocated for restrooms might not be able to accommodate that the idea behind the bills of the typical family structure is continually involving men are becoming more involved in the daily care of their children. Rutgers will expand beer and wine sales at sporting events. Starting this fall. The university says the sales will be increased at department managed venues and the money raised will help offset the sixteen million dollars spent annually on scholarship costs for more than six hundred student athletes. What is your drive look like for the afternoon commute? Chief meteorologist Dan's arrows complete forecast is coming up New Jersey fast traffic in one minute Bill Spadea.

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Root of Evil podcast launches

podnews

02:08 min | 3 years ago

Root of Evil podcast launches

"Root of evil. That's the new turn podcast network show root of evil, which has its first episode today. It's a companion podcast to a t and t TV show. We caught up with Tyler moody VP of Turner podcast network to ask more about it and the concept of companion podcasts in general Fatih shows. And of course, we also had to ask about the Spotify acquisition news, you'll find the Cuna in full in our show notes and in our newsletter. Happy world radio day Hindenburg is offering special discounts for its audio editing software today, it's part of their annual work with cultural survival to promote their mission to advance indigenous peoples rights and cultures worldwide through radio slate has announced a new podcasting membership platform allowing podcasters to offer page shows just for subscribers. The product is called supporting cast podcast ads are as effective as television ads say. Some new research from Westwood One podcast advertising represents a way for advertisers to make the same branding impact. As television in a far less cluttered environment says the company they've also announced the appointment of John Ward, doc as their executive editor for podcasting. What joins from similarly named rolled at the Wall Street Journal and was previously running the radio. Arm of marketwatch rub Greenlee has spotted three podcasts. One called. You can't make this up and other call the human algorithm and a corporate podcast as well. From the only company that can truly call itself the net. Flicks of podcasting because they are net. Flicks. Rogue one does what's going on there? His new app Curio as launching shortly. And it lets you capture and save clips from podcasts the founder, Monica wolf explains the apps benefits on a video. She wants also to talk to Moore podcasters and Bill Gates has been interviewed by the. ABC news podcast start here. He's on today's episode and you'll find a cheery photograph of him wearing a jumper

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"john ward" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

04:26 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"All right when you are at Starbucks near you're like, I would like a cocktail. But I can't get a cocktail Starbucks. I'm going to go to the bar next door and order a vodka tonic. John in that circumstance, it what will you be chattering about as you have that bucket on? Well, I'll be generally chattering about Camelot's end candy versus Carter in the fight that broke the Democratic Party by John Ward. I talked to John for the CBS this morning podcast. And it's a. The the nineteen eighty battle between Kennedy and Carter for the nomination of the party of Democratic Party is so there's so much. That's interesting about it. And that I think is also it's a good, you know, while people are are getting engaged and starting to get engaged in twenty twenty race looking back at that fight in the Democratic Party. And what it was about a lot of it's very similar healthcare was a huge part of the debate. And also, the the legacy of Ted Kennedy, and, you know, the Kennedy family and Camelot and the kind of Democratic Party before the Clintons came on the scene and changed it. It's just a lot of rich good American history and also electoral history that I think is useful in our current moment. And then also you just have to really I think interesting characters Jimmy Carter gets more interesting. The more I know about him and his presidency to. And then of course, Ted Kennedy with all of his various seasons of his life being asked by Roger Mudd. You know, why do you want to be president again, you know, one of the great softball questions? But Kennedy's inability to really have an answer when it was obvious that it was going to be asked. And when it was obvious that everybody thought well reason was be presidents because his name's Kennedy. And it's kind of what you do and his and not being able to answer that question. It's anyway, there's a lot of fascinating stuff. So I recommend it. Emily when you're at the bar having that vodka tonic. What are you gonna be chattering about I not normally someone for whom like the creepy -ness of master Valence like keeps me up at night. But there is the story in the appeal in the intercept this week that really got to me it's by George Josephine, Debbie Nathan is about the idea that prisons across the United States are as the headline says quietly building databases of the voice prints of people who are in jail or prison. So first of all I'd never heard of a voice print, but this is idea that like if someone has you recorded, they can then recognize your voice saying lots of other things, and like do a big search and a database for your voice and the way the prisons are creating these big databases of voice prints are without consent. Sometimes just like taking the the voice recordings of people who are in prison or jail from there recorded phone call. And sometimes by saying to them if you don't like, let us do this or even repeat certain phrases into voice recognition software. We're not going to let you have calls with people in your family or visits from your family. So the consent here just seems like it is entirely missing. You know, it is true. The jails in prisons have a lot of leeway in how they treat the people who. Reside in them. But this just seems like so deplete unfair. And who knows what's going to happen to this huge database of voice prints and also who will be next. But do we really want the government taking this way of recognizing our voices people's voices in like, creating some huge new repository? Just anyway, got to me check it out. It's in the intercept and the appeal. Chatter is. I'm going to do it basically because John responded, so derisively to tweet of mine and made me think like, well, you know, what if that tweet had had heart behind it and had reason behind it. And so the tweet I had so I was talking to one of my colleagues about who's writing a story about pistachios now all stashes in America, essentially, come from a single pistachio that was brought from Iran some decades ago that basically entire commercial pistachio industry in the United States, which is now more than half of all stashes and the grown comes from the single.

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"john ward" Discussed on Powerhouse Politics

Powerhouse Politics

03:51 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on Powerhouse Politics

"Welcome back to powerhouse politics. We are joined now by John Ward, author of Camelot's and Kennedy versus Carter. And the fight broke the Democratic Party. Jon ward is senior political correspondent for Yahoo. And a longtime friend of mine. Welcome to power politics. This is exciting. Thanks for having me. Well, congrats on this book. And I we were just joking that that I feel like I've been talking to you about this book for about a decade. But I guess it's only six years. Yeah. So that's quite a decade. So congrats and finally getting it. But but truly a terrific story. And I I want just just start with the the big picture of what brought you to writing about this this this is this is the greatest inter-party primary challenge to a to a sitting president that we have seen. We saw Buchanan go against George H W Bush in ninety two this is bigger, right? This this this one is just a phenomenal story. Why did you decide to spend the last six years of your life working on this? Yeah. I mean, if you're going to compare just as a prelude to that. If you're gonna compare Buchanan to Kennedy, the two challenges, I think you could like it's hard to come up with a comparison for Kennedy now because he was such a huge figure, but the Buchanan thing would be not in terms of ideology, but in terms of significance. It would be like Larry HOGAN challenging Trump this coming year. I think. At this point. Just not not that significant. So I got interested in this back in two thousand thirteen I was at a DNC meeting. I ran into a lane K, Mark. And Jeff Berman Berman was bama's delegate counter. Really interesting guy. Elaine was on the stage at the convention, and she started. They just I don't remember why. But they started talking about the scene on the stage at the convention nineteen eighty democratic convention. Yeah. When it was unclear I mean, was Kennedy gonna come down was going to be a big moment of unity. I mean, the bitterness and the and the battle went right to that moment and beyond. I think that was probably the most humiliating and embarrassing moment of Jimmy Carter's life products planet to describe what what that moment was all about Kennedy had given his dream will never die speech two nights before that. And that was a remarkable moment in political history. It's one of the great speeches and politic- politics for the last half century, at least greatest convention speech of our. Yeah. Yeah. Right. And but he wasn't the nominee. She made the nominee and Carter gives his speech two nights later and afterwards. The speech is kind of a dud afterwards. The waiting for Kennedy get there and Carter really wants to get this photo of them with their hands raised in the air together. So Kennedy takes twenty minutes to get there. Because at the Waldorf Astoria rather than in the hall and the applause dies down after a few minutes. So they start pulling up every cabinet secretary up to the stage to try to keep it some applause going. It's really it's it's a it's a slog to even do that. Kennedy. Find the gets there and the place goes nuts. And so he goes up and shakes hands with Carter, but won't do hands in the air thing and Carter keeps at it for like five six minutes. Kennedy circulates the stage he goes around shakes hands with everybody Carter shakes hands with them like three or four more times. And one time. He actually gets them close. He likes starts the handshake it like. Older level to try to move it up, and and Kennedy won't do it. So the people I was talking to at this meeting said that Kennedy was drunk on the stage, and they described to basically as Jimmy Carter chasing Kennedy or on the stage on national television Carter himself also claims that Kennedy was drunk Bob shrum claims he wasn't so because you you interviewed.

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"john ward" Discussed on Powerhouse Politics

Powerhouse Politics

03:53 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on Powerhouse Politics

"Sure. And I wonder if the president's public statements in that sense or aimed at maybe North Korean audience that he knows that flattery might be working with Cam. And that even if he's assessing things publicly differently than his than his intelligence agencies. Would that there's a larger plan it at play there that it's not simple blindness to fact that it is something there's something else going on when he is saying these things maybe similar on his on his statements on ISIS? Who knows? I mean, it's it's hard to square. You actually really can't square what he has said that we've defeated ISIS, and we're coming home with what Dan Coats said at this at this briefing, or what the facts are as as become obvious in ensuing. We. Weeks. We've seen capital hoping to step up on that and begin to clip Mitch McConnell. Hardly a photo of the president among those who are saying that there needs to be a strong sense of resolve about the need to defeat ISIS present tense or going forward and not to get out of Afghanistan not to get out of Afghanistan critically as well. But, but I to me when you look at these things you have to see it as a bit of a window into the president's thinking and begin to divine how he could be coming to conclusions that are that different because you're right. These neligence youths didn't go. They're trying to say the president of liar or the president's wrong. That's not their job. But it was just a much different assessment of the world. So before we get to our conversation with John Ward, I have one other topic from the week, and there's much to talk about whatever leave our discussions of shutdowns and the Goshi nations and all that for for for another day. But I I do wanna get to the big political announcement on sixty minutes Howard Schultz, founder CEO Merida's of of Starbucks declaring his his potential independent run. Recuperate kind of critical of this. But can I can I can I point out lead before we go. And we talk about you know, this is a this is an effort that will not pan out. This is an effort that ultimately probably helps only one person, and that's Donald Trump if it takes away anti-trump votes. I'm connected unpack a couple of these things. Please go for first of all politics is a little hard to predict as you know, as a political director. I don't know that we should jump to the conclusion that Howard Schultz if he decides to go through the run alternately. Hurts trump. I mean, I know that's the conventional wisdom, and there's a lot of good helps from you. Hellstrom? I'm sorry help strong. And that's why Democrats are so outraged and people are wanting to show cut, Starbucks and all this stuff. Do you? Remember guy, we we had a billionaire on do you? Remember, this Ross Perot Ross Perot and the conventional wisdom and even see it in some of the write ups on on Scholtz is that oh my God. You know, a pro- hurt hurt. Bush incumbent president because pro was a little bit more right of center, you know, Schultz a little so he hurt the Republican and helped to elect helped elect Bill Clinton. I do not think that the data supports that in at all. I think you're right. I would I would argue back Ralph Nader and as candid on the left to not a billionaire. Do you want to argue that he didn't hurt Al Gore in Florida for the margins were the margins were certainly tight race? It was like there was a toss up. What NATO was not running as a centrist. But okay. But I'll I'll I will. I will grant you that grant you that. And I do think Nate silver's made this argument, I think pretty well in the last couple of days, and we all respect our colleague native five thirty eight. And I think that the when you picture a couple of months when our a year from now the potential for a three way debate stage where say it's Donald Trump and Howard Schultz and comma Harris or Cory Booker or Elizabeth Warren, the idea of two white billionaires going at it may help third candidate totally totally fine..

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"john ward" Discussed on KQED Radio

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09:31 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on KQED Radio

"That's the thing. John is a senior political correspondent for Yahoo news. His new book is Camelot's end. Kennedy versus Carter and the fight that broke the Democratic Party. We'll talk more after just a moment. This is fresh air. This is fresh air. And we're speaking with Yahoo. Senior political correspondent John Ward. He's covered Washington politics for twenty years, and he has a new book about the battle between president Jimmy Carter and Senator Ted Kennedy in nineteen eighty it's called Camelot's end. So we have the situation where Jimmy Carter. Known as a nice decent, man. But not the most effective politician is struggling against an energy crisis and all kinds of things inflation unemployment late in his first term and people are thinking, maybe Ted Kennedy will run against him. There's comes a moment where the energy crisis was boiling over there were violent incidents in gaslines riots. In a riot in levittown Encarta was actually away at some meetings in Japan. This is an interesting course of events what happens. Yeah. He was on a a trip abroad and was actually planning to stop in Hawaii on the way back with his wife Rosalyn. They had I think four or five days maybe three or four days plan because they had been going at a breakneck pace, just traveling doing events here in Washington, but they have been traveling a lot abroad that time of the year. What happened was their advisors? Basically said you need to get back here now or else we can lose his presidency right now. But yeah, they're they're kind of planning to stay in Hawaii. And then they get called back to Washington, and he's planning to give this sort of regular speech, and there's a disagreement among his advisers. Some of them want him to give the speech others want him to scrap it and do something. Different. And you know, one of them his pollster says, you know, this is a spiritual crisis the American people need to hear something different. And so to answer Carter goes with him. That's Pat KC academic, right? The other thing is fascinating about the stories that he comes back. He's schedules a energy speech because it's clearly a big energy problem abruptly cancels it and then kind of disappears. He disappears. What was he disappears? He goes up to Camp, David. He doesn't tell really anybody his advisors. Don't even find out until I think the next day. And so imagine if that were to happen today, the president just disappears, and we don't even actually know where he is that days. Yeah, that's just unthinkable. And so that throws everybody for loop. What happens is he ends up spending ten days at Camp, David he holds a series of meetings, basically, a summit and gets input from all kinds of leaders in different sectors of the country, political and otherwise. And then he comes back after ten days intended to give a speech, and this is what becomes known as the Malays speech. However, can I just interrupt there? I want to ask you you spoke to Jimmy Carter and this period when he comes back from Japan. Did did you talk to him or did others talk to you about what was going on his mind why he seems? So suddenly, I dunno frozen and decisive the best comment I've heard on this is from Bert Lance who was his budget chief had the problems in seventy six, but also was a close friend and adviser from Georgia. And Lance knows Carter. Well, he just basically said he thought he had panicked at that point. And he was overwhelmed overwhelmed with exhaustion, and so that combination of panic and fatigue really led him to to make some some mistakes there. However, it's easy to second guess because the speech when he first gave it was incredibly well received and has his approval rating went up, and it wasn't actually the speech that caused him to lose support. It was actually the firing of the cabinet. And forcing most of them to resign. In mass that caused everybody to go, wait a minute. What are you doing here? And that was what caused the bottom to fall out, which is since then colored the way that we see the speech, which is really interesting. Yeah. Well, you know, let's hear just a little bit of that speech. This is you know, what's interesting is that it was not a policy address at a time. When I guess some people expected, you know, a firm leader to to take the wheel and guide a clear way forward. He kind of said we have an existential problem as a people, and he talked about it. Let's listen. It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very, heart and soul and spirit of our national will. We can see this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the laws of a unity of purpose for our nation. The erosion of our competent in the future. Is threatening to destroy the social and political fabric. Of america. And that's president Jimmy Carter speaking in nineteen seventy nine amidst an energy crisis. So this is interesting. You've got a leader rather than saying I see the way out we're going to go forward together. The problem is the state of mind that we all share. And yet you say initially it came off. Well, I don't think that we've had a president give a speech quite like that address ever since then. In a couple of different ways. I don't think we've had a president be quite as blunt and honest about more existential matters such as the state of our the spiritual state of our nation. And I also don't think we've had a president really ask the country to sacrifice in a way that Carter did in that speech since then. And so I think it's that's a speech. That's it's ill served by dismissing it as the Malays speech. I think it deserves a lot more study in terms of its themes and the moment it was in the yes, it was well received at the moment because you know, he had obviously. Surveyed a lot of people. He had talked a lot of people. He was also pretty self critical in the speech, he criticized himself he took responsibility for his mistakes. The speech was also a bit of a mismatch because he did the front end of it was about the spiritual crisis in the second half of it was sort of a hodgepodge of policy proposals. So not the greatest speech in that sense. But it was well received. And then the cabinet crisis was what caused everybody to lose confidence. Let let's focus on that. So he does the speech she talks about you know, we as a nation need to rededicate ourselves to rethink our relationship with events. And then he fires every single cabinet member. Why? I haven't seen it reported or written about anywhere else. I was at the Carter Center at the Carter library, and I came across a memo from Hamilton Jordan his chief of staff. In Jordan, basically, recommended that he fire all these people to show strength journal had actually been against opposed to him going to Camp David in the first place. He wanted him to give the standard speech. But once he decided to do that German decided, okay, we've got to do something dramatic in addition to the speech to show people that we mean business to ship people that we are strong. And so. There are many many inputs into any decision. The president makes for Jordan was a key confidante had a closer relationship with Carter. It was really his call as far as I can tell from this memo that Carter fire these people fire the cabinet he'll out a couple of stay on. But far most of them, which I don't think has ever been reported before about about why he did it. Yeah. I don't think the nemo has ever been a reported before. Yeah. So what you have is the speech. That's impressive. And then kind of turning the government upside down makes him look like what someone who serve scrambling panicking. Yeah. Panicking. Exactly, it makes them look like he is sort of picking things off of a tree as fast as it can just to try to throw, you know, to mix metaphors to throw things at a wall and see what sticks and not really sure what course he wants to to go on. John Ward's new book is Camelot's end. Kennedy versus Carter and the fight that broke the Democratic Party. After a break. He'll talk about the primary battle in one thousand nine hundred eighty and the convention drama that left Carter victorious. But deeply wounded also John powers tells us about the new H B O movie, Brexit, I'm Dave Davies and this is fresh air..

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"john ward" Discussed on KQED Radio

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09:44 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The thing. Jon ward is a senior political correspondent for Yahoo news. His new book is Camelot and Kennedy versus Carter and the fight that broke the Democratic Party. We'll talk more after just a moment. This is fresh air. This is fresh air. And we're speaking with Yahoo. Senior political correspondent John Ward. He's covered Washington politics for twenty years, and he has a new book about the battle between president Jimmy Carter and Senator Ted Kennedy in one thousand nine hundred eighty it's called Camelot's end. So we have the situation where Jimmy Carter. Known as a nice decent, man. But not the most effective politician is struggling against an energy crisis and all kinds of things inflation unemployment late in his first term and people are thinking, maybe Ted Kennedy will run against him. There's comes a moment where the energy crisis was boiling over there were violent incidents in gaslines riots. In a riot in levittown Encarta was actually away at some meetings in Japan. This is an interesting course of events what happens. Yeah. He was on a a a trip abroad and was actually planning to stop in Hawaii on the way back with his wife Rosalyn. They had I think four or five days maybe three or four days plan because they had been going at a breakneck pace. Just travelling doing events here in Washington, but they had been traveling a lot abroad that time of the year. What happened was their advisors? Basically said you need to get back here now or else we can lose his presidency right now. But yeah, they're they're kind of planning to stay in Hawaii. And then they get called back to Washington, and he's planning to give this sort of regular speech, and there's a disagreement among his advisers. Some of them want him to give the speech others want him to scrap it and do something. Different. And you know, one of them his pollster says, you know, this is a spiritual crisis the American people need to hear something different. And so to answer cargoes with him. That's Pat KC academic, right? The other thing that's fascinating about the stories that he comes back. He schedules a energy speech because it's clearly a big energy problem abruptly cancels it and then kind of disappears. He disappears. What what was he disappears? He goes up to Camp, David. He doesn't tell really anybody. He's advisors. Don't even find out until I think the next day. And so imagine if that were to happen today, the president just disappears, and we don't even actually know where he is days. Yeah. That's just unthinkable. And so that throws everybody for loop. What happens is hands up spending ten days at Camp, David he holds a series of meetings, basically, a summit and gets input from all kinds of leaders in different sectors of the country, political and otherwise. And then he comes back after ten days intended to give a speech, and this is what becomes known as the Malays speech. However, can I just interrupt there? I want to ask you you spoke to Jimmy Carter and this period when he comes back from Japan. Did did you talk to him or others talk to you about what was going on his mind why he seems? So suddenly, I dunno frozen and decisive the best comment I've heard on this is from Bert, Lance. Who is as budget chief had the problems in seventy six, but also was a close friend and adviser from Georgia. And Lance knows Carter. Well, he just basically said he thought he had panicked at that point. And he was overwhelmed overwhelmed with exhaustion, and so that combination of panic and fatigue really led him to to make some some mistakes there. However, it's easy to second guess because the speech when he first gave it was incredibly well received and has his approval rating went up, and it wasn't actually the speech that caused him to lose support. It was actually the firing of the cabinet. And you know, forcing most of them to resign. In mass that caused everybody to go, wait a minute. What are you doing here? And that was what caused the bottom to fall out, which is since then colored the way that we see the speech, which really interesting. Yeah. Well, let-let's here just a little bit of that speech. This is you know, what's interesting is that it was not a policy address. And at a time when I guess some people expected a firm leader to take the wheel and guide a clear way forward. He kind of said we have an existential problem as a people and he talked about, let's listen. It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very, heart and soul and spirit of our national will. We can see this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation. The erosion of our competent in the future. Is threatening to destroy the social and political fabric. Of america. And that's president Jimmy Carter speaking in nineteen seventy nine amidst an energy crisis. So this is interesting. You've got a leader rather than saying I see the way we're going to go forward together. The problem is the state of mind that we all share. And yet you say initially it came off. Well, I don't think that we've had a president gave a speech quite like that address ever since then. In a couple of different ways. I don't think we've had a president be quite as blunt and honest about more existential matters such as the state of our the spiritual state of our nation. And I also don't think we've had a president really ask the country to sacrifice in a way that Carter did in that speech since then. And so I think it's that's a speech. That's it's ill served by dismissing it as the Malays speech. I think it deserves a lot more study in terms of its themes and the moment it was in. But yes, it was well received at the moment because you know, he had obviously. Surveyed a lot of people. He had talked a lot of people. He was also pretty self critical in the speech. He criticized himself took responsibility for his mistakes. Speech was also a bit of a mismatch because he did the front end of it was about this the spiritual crisis in the second half of it was sort of a hodgepodge of policy proposals. So not the greatest beach in that sense, but it was well received. And then the cabinet crisis was what caused everybody to lose confidence and let let's focus on that. So he does the speech she talks about you know, we as a nation need to rededicate ourselves to to rethink our relationship with events. And then he fires every single cabinet member. Why? I haven't seen it reported or written about anywhere else. I was at the Carter Center at the Carter library, and I came across a memo from Hamilton Jordan his chief of staff. In Jordan, and basically recommended that he fire all these people to show strength German had actually been against opposed to him going to Camp David in the first place. He wanted him to give the standard speech. But once he decided to do that German decided, okay, we've got to do something dramatic in addition to the speech to show people that we mean business to ship people that we are strong. And so. There are many many inputs into any decision. The president makes but Jordan was a key confidante had a close relationship with Carter. It was really his call as far as I can tell from this memo that Carter fire these people fire the cabinet he'll out a couple of stay on. But fire most of them, which I don't think has ever been reported before about why he did it. Yeah. I don't think the nemo has ever been reported before. Yeah. So what you have is the speech. That's impressive. And then kind of turning the government upside down makes him look like what someone who serve scrambling panicking. Yeah. Panicking. Exactly, it makes them look like he is sort of picking things off of a tree as fast as it can just to try to throw you to mix metaphors to throw things at a wall and see what sticks and not really sure what course he wants to to to go on. John Ward's new book is Camelot's end. Kennedy versus Carter and the fight that broke the Democratic Party. After a break. He'll talk about the primary battle in one thousand nine hundred eighty and the convention drama that left Carter victorious. But deeply wounded also John powers tells us about the new H B O movie, Brexit, I'm Davies and this is fresh air. The Neubauer family foundation.

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"john ward" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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06:48 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is fresh air. And we're speaking with Yahoo. Senior political correspondent John Ward. He's covered Washington politics for twenty years. His new book about the battle between president Jimmy Carter and Senator Ted Kennedy in one thousand nine hundred eighty is called Camelot's. And so this convention ends with this kind of Kennedy playing the star on the stage of the convention Carter, not getting the real endorsement from the Senator that he wanted the real kind of embrace and Ronald Reagan wins. The election beats Carter. You say that this is kind of a turning point in American political history. So Democrats had. Been the dominant party since the new sense FDR in the new deal for much of the twentieth century. But once the civil rights movement, kicked off they began to quickly lose the south at the same time, you know, political party bosses in the big midwestern rust belt cities were losing power. And so they began to lose the ability to corral, white ethnic voters towards the Democrats and civil rights, quite frankly, also really angered a lot of the white ethnic voters in in that part of the country. And so. Jimmy Carter was. The president who was able because he was from Georgia to appeal to the south, and he got a lot of southern states back in his corner in seventy six. But the Democrats had a problem because there are major constituencies where the for a long time where the south and the midwest and rust belt, and they were losing both of them. And so what happened in nineteen eighty is that Reagan was able to defeat Carter and much of the south as had been happening up until Carter, but he was able to take that away from Carter the southerner and get much of the midwest. And so that that was sort of the final shattering of that coalition, which was really the the FDR coalition. Kennedy had been trying to run on sort of yard type policies, the old style, liberalism, you know, trying to be a populist, but the midwest the rust belt didn't really. You know, didn't really buy it from him. And and so for the next twelve years Republicans kept the White House until Bill Clinton a southerner came along and won back, some southern states. One thousand nine hundred a certainly a turning point in the lives of these two men Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy. Just remind us a bit of the courses that their lives took after. Both of them have really interesting stories after this episode. It was such a. Really bad period for them for both of them, a really tough defeat for county in the primary for Carter in general. And so I think for Carter, you know, he goes into a post-presidency at a pretty young age. And he's he's the president. Who has redefined what we know as the post-presidency? He starts the Carter Center. He becomes a a philanthropist, a human rights activist overseas elections all over the world overseas, you know, hostage negotiations mediates between in conflicts in different countries and radicals disease in places like Africa, and I will say in in doing this project, my respect for Jimmy Carter has really gone through the roof. I mean, he is somebody who has a deep in an and devout faith, and he lives it, and you know, he didn't have a successful presidency. But you really can't fault. The guy's character. He has character flaws. Like, we all do and probably not the most fun. Guy to have a beer with. But you can't really knock him for his integrity and Ted Kennedy stayed in the Senate and accomplished. Yeah. And this is a little more complicated. Because there was a famous piece written in g q in nineteen Ninety-one. Michael Kelly who is a famous journalist who ended up being killed in the Iraq war. And it was called teddy. Kennedy on the rocks in it really detailed a lot of bad misbehavior, most of it involving women with teddy Kennedy and Chris Dodd who was a Senator from Connecticut at the time. And it was Teddy's, you know, good friend and and rabble-rousing companion. You have the incident in Florida where Teddy's nephew is accused of rape and Teddy's there. So it's not as if teddy goes from sort of playboy to line of the Senate all at once. But he meets Vicky Kennedy in the early nineties, and that really stabilizes his personal life. All the time though. He is learning how to be a good Senator. I really think it's interesting that the the thing that makes teddy a good Senator is the thing that made him less interesting than his brothers. Both of his brothers were more dynamic and charismatic and able to succeed at the presidential level. Teddy was probably not as quite as sharpened dynamic that made him. More of a hard worker when it came to understanding policy and really deciding to grind away three yards and a cloud of dust getting to a bargain to get to getting to see an accomplished piece of legislation, and that's really both bipartisanship. And the persistence are the things that made him a really great Senator. But there was never really a warming of their relationship. That said when I asked Carter about Kennedy. You know, he gave a very nice compliment to him. And it's the last line of the book. You know, I asked Carter, you know? Do you think that teddy achieved redemption Carter said I don't think he needed redemption? I think he was one of the finest senators who ever lived. And so I think after Kennedy died after he'd had time to reflect. And Carter has come to a place of maybe less resentful feelings towards teddy Kennedy. Jon ward, thanks so much for speaking. With us is a privilege. Thank you. Jon ward is senior political correspondent for Yahoo news. His new book is Camelot and Kennedy versus Carter and the fight that broke the Democratic Party coming up. John powers tells us about the new HBO TV movie Brexit, this is fresh air. WNYC supporters include fiddler on the roof in Yiddish after its downtown run. This new production of fiddler.

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08:33 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Nine FM and AM eight twenty NPR news and the New York conversation. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry. Gross. Who's off this week? We're talking with Yahoo. News political correspondent John Ward about the nineteen eighty democratic presidential. Primary battle between president Jimmy Carter beset by the Iran hostage crisis and domestic turmoil and Senator Ted Kennedy who had the prestige of his family name, but also damage to his reputation from the nineteen sixty-nine Chappaquiddick incident. John Ward's book is called Camelot's end. So in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine Ted Kennedy who has this terrible personal scandal. With just ten years before suddenly has a huge opportunity open to him. Should he take it? What did the poll say about how Democrats felt about replacing president Carter with Ted Kennedy as their candidate in nineteen eighty the polls showed that they wanna Kennedy, and I will say that. According to Ted Kennedy. It was after the Malays speech that he really said I'm gonna I'm gonna lean towards running against Carter. He didn't officially, you know, make that decision until Labor Day, but this was June. And he and he tells the story of basically saying after that speech, this is not the kind of leadership that America needs that I could provide that leadership, you know, I wouldn't blame the American people. And so by the summer and early fall of nineteen Seventy-nine polls show Kennedy beating Carter by two to one in the primary, and and so we enter the fall of nineteen seventy nine with pretty much a widespread. Conventional wisdom expectation that take him, and he's going to be the democratic nominee Carter has the lowest approval rating of any president up until then I think George Bush surpassed him in that in that measure. But but Carter, you know, is really the underdog going into the primer. Right. His his his ratings were lower than Richard Nixon. And Watergate, right? Yeah. Can you how how is that possible? Right. Right. So it looks like Kennedy has a wide open path. It all goes completely wrong for him. There was the Iranian revolution. And then they stormed the US embassy and took fifty two American hostages which caused Americans to rally around the president as tends to happen in an international crisis. So that helped his numbers, and then the Carter people really understood how to organize a primary campaign a lot better than candidates didn't they they did. Although I would say I was really surprised by the fact that the hostage crisis helped Carter. I just I think the way that we remember history especially for somebody like me who hasn't lived through that period the waiver remember history or think about that time is that the hostage crisis hurt Carter. But it really did help him. In the first couple of months after it happened because it rallied Americans to the presidency and it starved Kennedy of the ability to get into the news cycle because he couldn't criticize Carter on it. That was be one way to get into the news cycle without hurt him politically. And he couldn't really agree with Carter on how he's doing it because that's not gonna make new. So he was really stuck there on that. And then when it came to organizing Carter had just you know, he had one in seventy six because he understood the ways that the primaries were changing. And so you throw that in there you throw in the fact that Kennedy is sort of northeast elite celebrity does not really play well with farmers. It doesn't help that Chappaquiddick is still lurking in the background which the candidate people thought it had been long enough. Maybe they deceive themselves into thinking that because the opportunity was so great. I think that's quite likely. Right. So he started losing delegates. When everyone thought he would win them. As this campaign got underway. I mean, often win politicians of the same party have their eye on a nomination before they start shooting. They will get together and talk is there a way we can work this out. Did these guys do this? What what did you hear from Jimmy Carter and from associates of both sides about how they felt about each other. I mean, they did talk about it. They had a conversation. Over the summer. I think just before Labor Day when when Kennedy made his decision, I think he info or maybe just after Labor Day. I think he informed Carter. There was never a huge amount of negotiation on this as you mentioned, the didn't really like each other very much a lot of that was really just style. I think Carter looked at Kennedy as somebody who had been given everything in life. And and we've mentioned, you know, how hard he had to work to get everything he got. So I think he really resented that. And look down on Kennedy for that. I think Kennedy just saw Carter is sort of a backwoods nobody who was going to was going to be gone. You know in in a couple of months, and he really had contempt for him in as having not a lot of accomplishments and not a lot of pedigree. So they were just from alien worlds. I think that played a world that were alien to each other. And I think that played a lot into why they couldn't understand each other. Right. There is this little incident where you report that Jimmy Carter. I mean, the president, and you know, the devout Christian is talking to some senators about how he used the campaign. What does he say? Yeah. He says I'm going to whip his ass which people today people, then didn't really think of Carter as a as a person who swore, but his political people push that out there because they wanted they wanted people to know like that that Carter was not afraid of teddy Kennedy, and he wasn't he? One of the really great stories in the book is about an incident in nineteen seventy four were were Carter just really showed Kennedy up at a speech in Georgia. And he had never really been intimidated by Kennedy, which is really interesting. All right. So summer of August of nineteen eighty democratic convention in Madison Square Garden, a chance for the party to unite put all of this awful stuff behind them the United around Jimmy Carter. And it does seem to work out that way Kennedy issues a statement saying it's clear I can't win he concedes. But he doesn't exactly do what Carter wants. He has a chance to speak Carter gave him a primetime speaking slot. What does he do with his his moment in the spotlight? He he gives sort of obligatory praise and support to Carter. But then he really gives a speech that's about his own campaign and about his own ideals. Kennedy really talks about maybe the more, you know, moral and idealistic aspects of his candidacy doesn't really talk a lot about policy, and he gives this speech, which is really no now is one of the great political speeches of the last several decades at least. He uses the phrase, you know, to sail against the wind, which is a famous phrase from that campaign, and by the end of the speech, the whole convention hall is really, you know, in his in the palm of his hand, even you know Carter's advisers can feel the amount of appeal the amount of motion the amount of momentum that the speech has created and there's like a thirty minute. What's known as a demonstration? I don't know if we really even have those anymore, but those were things that used to do they would cheer and dance and applaud and so they did that for thirty minutes after that speech. And so after that speech there was a vote on these policy proposals. And the Carter operation just had to basically concede to Kennedy on two of the three the Kennedy magic at work, and there's a huge a huge embarrassment for Carter to agree to these proposals. Right. The speech it was it was really the Kennedy magic again kind of. Appearing? Let's listen just to the end of the speech. This is Kennedy where he's kind of talking about his campaign not to yield. For me a few hours ago. This campaign came to an.

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08:55 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Weekday afternoons at three on ninety three point nine FM. This is fresh air. And we're speaking with Yahoo. Senior political correspondent John Ward. He's covered Washington politics for twenty years, and he has a new book about the battle between president Jimmy Carter. Senator Ted Kennedy in nineteen eighty it's called Camelot's end. So we have the situation where Jimmy Carter. Known as a nice decent, man. But not the most effective politician is struggling against an energy crisis and all kinds of things inflation unemployment late in his first term and people are thinking, maybe Ted Kennedy will run against him. There's comes a moment where the energy crisis was boiling over there were violent incidents in gaslines riots. In a riot in levittown Encarta was actually away at some meetings in Japan. This is an interesting course of events what happens. Yeah. He was on a a trip abroad and was actually planning to stop in Hawaii on the way back with his wife Rosalyn. They had I think four or five days maybe three or four days plan because they had been going at a breakneck pace, just traveling doing events here in Washington, but they had been traveling a lot abroad that time of the year. What happened was their advisors? Basically said you need to get back here now or else we could lose this presidency right now. But yeah, they're they're kind of planning to stay in Hawaii. And then they get called back to Washington, and he's planning to give this sort of regular speech, and there's a disagreement among his advisers. Some of them want him to give the speech others want him to scrap it and do something. Different. And you know, one of them his pollster says, you know, this is a spiritual crisis the American people need to hear something different. And so to answer Carter goes with him. That's pet Goodell academic, right? The other thing is fascinating about the stories that he comes back. He's schedules a energy speech because it's clearly a big energy problem abruptly cancelled it, and then kind of disappears. He disappears. What what was he disappears? He goes up to Camp, David. He doesn't tell really anybody his advisors. Don't even find out until I think the next day. And so imagine if that were to happen today, the president just disappears, and we don't even actually know where he is that day just. Yeah, that's just unthinkable. And so. That throws everybody for loop. What happens is he he ends up spending ten days of Camp, David he holds a series of meetings, basically, a summit and gets input from all kinds of leaders in different sectors of the country, political and otherwise. And then he comes back after ten days. Intended to give a speech, and this is what becomes known as the Malays speech. However, can I just interrupt there? I want to ask you you spoke to Jimmy Carter and this period when he comes back from Japan. Did did you talk to him or others talk to you about what was going on his mind why he seems? So suddenly, I dunno frozen and decisive the best comment I've heard on this is from Bert Lance who was his budget chief had the problems in seventy six, but also was a close friend and adviser from Georgia and Lance knows Carter. Well, he just basically said he thought he had panicked at that point. And he was overwhelmed overwhelmed with exhaustion so that combination of panic and fatigue really led him to to make some some the stakes there. However, it's easy to second guess because the speech when he first gave it was incredibly well received and has his approval rating went up. And it wasn't actually the speech that caused him to lose support. It was actually the firing of the cabinet. And you know, forcing most of them to resign. In mass that caused everybody to go, wait a minute. What are you doing here? And that was what caused the bottom to fall out, which is since then colored the way that we see the speech, which is really interesting. Yeah. Well, you know, what let's hear just a little bit of that speech. This is you know, what's interesting is that it was not a policy address at a time. When I guess some people expected, you know, a firm leader to take the wheel and guide a clear way forward. He kind of said we have an existential problem as a people we talked about it. Let's listen. It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very, heart and soul and spirit of a national will. We're going to see this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation. The erosion of our competence in the future. Is threatening to destroy the social and the political fabric. Of america. And that's president Jimmy Carter speaking in nineteen seventy nine amidst and energy crisis. So this is interesting. You've got a leader rather than saying I see the way out we're going to go forward together. The problem is the state of mind that we all share. And yet you say initially it came off. Well, I don't think that we've had a president give a speech quite like that address ever since then. In a couple of different ways. I don't think we've had a president be quite as blunt and honest about more existential matters such as the state of our the spiritual state of our nation. And I also don't think we've had a president really ask the country to sacrifice in a way that Carter did in that speech since then. And so I think it's that's a speech. That's it's ill served by dismissing it as the Malays speech. I think it deserves a lot more study in terms of its themes and the moment it was in. But yes, it was well received at the moment because you know, he had obviously. Surveyed a lot of people. He talked a lot of people. He was also pretty self critical in the speech. He criticized himself took responsibility for his mistakes. Speech was also a bit of a mismatch because he did the front end of it was about the spiritual crisis in the second half of it was sort of a hodgepodge of policy proposals. So not the greatest speech in that sense. But it was well received. And then the cabinet crisis was what caused everybody to lose confidence. Let's focus on that. So he does the speech she talks about you know, we as a nation need to rededicate ourselves to to rethink our relationship with vents. And then he fires every single cabinet member. Why? I haven't seen it reported or written about anywhere else. I was at the Carter Center at the Carter library, and I came across a memo from Hamilton Jordan his chief of staff. In Georgia, and basically recommended that he fire all these people to show strength journal had actually been against opposed to him going to Camp, David in the first place you wanted him to give the standard speech. But once he decided to do that German decided, okay, we've got to do something dramatic in addition to the speech to show people that we mean business to ship. Boop people that we are strong. And so. There are many many inputs into any decision. The president makes but Jordan was a key confidante had a closer relationship with Carter. And it was really his call as far as I can tell from this memo that Carter fire these people fire the cabinets he he'll had a couple of stay on. But fire most of them, which I don't think has ever been reported before about why he did it. Yeah. I don't think the memo has ever been a reported before. Yeah. So what you have is the speech. That's impressive. And then kind of turning the government upside down makes him look like what someone who serve scrambling panicking. Yeah. Panicking. Exactly, it makes them look like he is sort of picking things off of a tree as fast as you can just to try to throw, you know, mixed metaphors to throw things at a wall and see what sticks and not really sure what course he wants to to to go on. John Ward's new book is Camelot's end. Kennedy versus Carter and the fight that broke the Democratic Party. After a break. He'll talk about the primary battle in one thousand nine hundred eighty and the convention drama that left Carter victorious. But deeply wounded also John powers tells us about the new H B O movie, Brexit, I'm Davies and this is fresh air..

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"john ward" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:44 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on Skullduggery

"We are now joined by John Ward. John welcome to skulduggery Jackie guys break to be on. We were all fascinated by a mitt Romney's op Ed in the Washington Post the other day in which he clearly a staked out ground as the anti-trump Republican. Maybe that's going too far. But he did say the president's character falls short. And he wrote some pretty extraordinary things saying that he wouldn't comment on every Trump outrage. But would then these are his words speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive racist. Sexist anti immigrant dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions. Well, Mitt Romney had two choices and most people who are elected to the Senate just still predominantly male. But so most people, you know, elected to the Senate come in. And I think the most famous example of this in recent memories, Hillary Clinton, she came and she kept her head. Down. She paid deference to more senior senators and she learned the ropes of the institution. It's not keeping your head down. What Romney did this is not keeping his head down. And I think, you know, the the reason is that the moment is a very different moment. You know, I think for somebody like Mitt Romney. He feels the stakes are pretty high right now. And I think he does have a pretty visceral dislike for Donald he's. So let's get face. Let's cut to the chase. John this about mitt Romney's legacy. Or is this about Mitt Romney running for president or both? Well, I think I think it's too early for to talk about him running for president. And I think much more so than somebody like we were just talking before we came on about Cory Gardner from Colorado. He's somebody who could end up joining with Romney if things really go south for Trump and there's debate over impeachment. In the Senate somebody like Cory Gardner, he's in his forties. He has to worry much more about his political prospects. Romney doesn't have to worry so much about that. Because he's older and he's accomplished more. I do still think he would jump at the chance to run for president though. And so it's in the conversation, but so much has to happen between now and then between now and twenty twenty or twenty nineteen in the next year. Really? All right. We're for that to happen. It's it's I think it's premature. Yeah. I agree. I don't wanna make too much of this idea that that this was about a possible presidential run. But I will just the last thing on this. This particular point is we had a conversation yesterday in which you made the point that it was actually Mitt Romney who made it part of the conversation..

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Skullduggery

04:42 min | 3 years ago

"john ward" Discussed on Skullduggery

"Yes, there's lots of grounds to be suspicious about some of the transactions. The Trump organization has been involved in and certainly the prior comments from done junior. And Eric Trump about all the money. They make from Russia is a red flag right there. But does anybody think they're going to get cooperation on that the idea? That the house intelligence committee can do a really thorough investigation of Trump's finances getting records from the Trump organization, then they're going to resist a subpoena on that of the Deutsche Bank. That's getting into quite a morass. I don't see any easy or quick resolution of that that strikes me as a prescription for an investigation. That's going to go on for the rest of all the pri-. The problem is he talked about there being probable cause a legal term if they're truly was probable cause that crimes were committed. It might be easier to to get them this up because of the public pressure that that would ensue, but at this point they're just trying to connect dots. There's some smoke and to mix metaphors they're trying to connect. So I agree with you. I think it's going to be tough and same thing goes for other areas that he talked about pursuing. I thought it was interesting that he talked about wanting to pursue the whole Saudi question. In the wake of the killing of Jamal kashogi and the SS involvements in that and talking about whether Trump has been compromised by his financial dealings with the Saudis. But there again, they haven't connected the dots. And it's going to be hard to get that kind of evidence. So I agree with you. I think that there are a lot of different avenues to pursue. The question is can they actually hit pay dirt? And will they be pursuing too many of them spreading themselves too thin? And I think maybe Adam Schiff will think they need to be more focused on where they think they can really make a difference. I it strikes me that what's wallows trying to do. Here was strike a balance between you know, that part of the democratic caucus that wants to really aggressively pursue the Trump organization, and and the president and the administration and those who are cautioning that this could have some political peril. If it looks like they're hounding Trump unnecessarily or. Or just trying to score political points. It's a really interesting balancing act. I think swallow went further than I expected him to go in talking about the investigations, I thought he'd be a little more tempered and moderate on that. But he wasn't. So he's staking out grennell as he made clear. He's also certainly thinking about running one last one last point on this. And I think evidence of him to be more balanced is he was pretty clear that he doesn't think the Democrats, and he's also on the House Judiciary committee should pursue the Cohen illicit payoffs. Two porn stars pursue that as grounds for impeachment. That would be the Democrats kind of overplaying their hand. And that would not be a winner for Democrats politically. He's obviously seeing some of this through that political prism because he is seriously considering running for president and clearly the democratic. Base wants investigations on all fronts, but he also has to tread carefully. Right. Right. And just sort of final point on that. It sounds like he is planning on running for president and the ground. He's going to stake out his one calling card here is he's the Russia guy. He's the guy who's going to say I investigated Donald Trump Russia connections. I investigated his finances. I know this issue, and he's that, you know, that's the niche. He's gonna try to carve out in a very crowded democratic field. Yeah. Where by the way, these issues did not really play all that big joined the midterm elections. They tended to be Britain butterick issues like health care. So it may be that he's placing his money on on Bob Muller, and what Bob Muller actually produces in his report because if there really are serious serious evidence of collusion than he might be in a better position than. If it's more of a muddled by result. And now for a another perspective from the Republican side of the field. We have our colleague John Ward knows Republican party politics as well as anybody talking about the extraordinary statement op Ed from a Mitt Romney this week..

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