35 Burst results for "La Times"
The Left Wants to 'Columbus Day' Thanksgiving
"In today's Los Angeles Times about how Thanksgiving should go the way of Columbus day. It should be noted it should be noted that you can not have the Thanksgiving. Without the LA times. Yeah, no, that's correct. It's not just Thanksgiving. Remember what The New York Times did LastPass over. It was, for every religious holiday, The New York Times, the LA times, I don't know about The Washington Post, but I would presume it would be similar. We'll write an article debunking the validity of that holiday. People who have nothing hate those who have something. And I don't mean, in terms of material possessions. They have nothing. They don't have religion. They don't have love of country. They have nothing, and they hate those who have something. I wrote about this many years ago in explaining George Soros. George Soros has no religious or national identity, and he hates those who do have a religious or national identity. The left is their identity is the identity of biology. And I don't even mean male female because they don't even have that. It is the identity of blood. That is the only identity the left has. The identity of race.
The Pursuit of Conservitism
"One of the most, I think one of the most brilliant points that I've heard I read it actually so I should say that I've read in the past year, I think I've mentioned this before. It's from John O'sullivan, who is a British speech writer for Margaret Thatcher. He had this excellent point, it's true of public schools. It's true of higher Ed schools. It's even true of something of the LA times, which a hundred years ago was one of the most conservative right-wing papers in the country and now it is just saying to say his left wing is an egregious understatement. But John who's Sullivan had this brilliant brilliant theory that any individual group or society institution, really anything that is not actively practicing conservatism, like every single day, vigorously pursuing a conservative way of a life. Will naturally drift to the left, because that's just, in most societies, the natural drift of things is leftward. Certainly in this society because our media and our schools and everything. All the influences around us are left. Wouldn't you love I wonder if you ever fantasize this. That you got an hour to speak to all of the students at Harvard. Well, that's how we started the conversation about the bullhorn. I just wanted to trust me. I would love that. I would get booed off the stage. You know, you know what? You might want to write. You should write if I could go back to school. Well, that was my senior speech. That's true. My senior speech that I gave was, which is on YouTube for those who haven't seen it. Yes, he did.
Larry Elder Joins Trish to Discuss Racial Inequality
"Larry, good to have you here. Chris say hello to the black face of white supremacy. As I was called by the LA time when I ran for governor by a columnist who the bank email was initials are Erica D Smith, oops. Yeah. Look, I know that what you're doing comes from a very good place. And I know that in part just because I know you, but also you've really over the years, pointed out the policy flaws that I think have left so many black Americans disenfranchised. This new movie, and by the way, I say this is actually a sequel to the uncle the original Uncle Tom that you wrote. But this is the second one. And you get into some of these things. People ought to know, there was a lot of success was there not within the African American community long before the war on poverty in the 1960s in my estimation really destroyed so much of it. Absolutely. And by the way, it's a collaborative effort. Both these films, the director is Justin Malone. He's absolutely brilliant. It was scored by an amazing composer, a named Damon Chris well and co written by the star chattel Jackson, a guy named rival writer Ansel and myself. So it's a collaborative effort. But you're absolutely right about the success of black America. The first one talks about post slavery. When you're talking about an environment with the Klan, lynchings, Jim Crow, still black people kept moving forward. Why? Basically four reasons. Reliance on family. Even during slavery, a black child was more likely to be born under a roof as biological mother and biological father than today. Reliance on American values. You look at speeches by people like Frederick Douglass and they're replete with references to patriotism and to American values, even though obviously America was not living up to those values when it came to black Americans.
Newsom Slams Red State Governors on D.C. Trip
"Parents the headline that is straight out of. The book of the absurd. This is the largest book in the America today. Newsom, this is the LA times Newsom slams red state governors on D.C. trip. Spoke stoking speculation about his future. Now, let me tell you something, folks. If I've ever seen presidential material. It is Gavin Newsom. Governor Gavin Newsom said he's frustrated with Republicans and Democrats. He's tired of conservatives criticizing California and rolling back right. And he's irked that his own national party is in fighting harder in the culture war.
Why the Press Gets so Much Wrong
"So I'm going to put before you the proposition that I have said to my listeners and in speeches for some years now. If I may be just a drop autobiographical, my field of study was communist affairs. There were 7 students at Columbia who, for whom that was their major who graduate school. And I learned Russian in order to read proud of the Soviet communist newspaper, and I never thought that that would prepare me for anything in America. There was the last thing on my mind. I was studying a foreign ideology in country. And now I realize that I apply the same reading skills to The New York Times LA times Washington Post, et cetera that I did to prove them. Is that over the top? Other than it's not as bad as a communist dictatorial totalitarian outlet. It's right on target. What happened? It's simple. The media took it upon themselves to go beyond old liberal conservative split, which we all knew the press was biased. But make it one cultural and to get Trump. The press decided that they needed to reverse and fix the results of the 2016 election because the American people aired and the press knew it. And so they, from their position of superiority, decided the American people made a mistake and press would write the wrong. And too many of them became unleashed and became activists with a approval of the editors at the top.
The Left Denies the Greatness of America's Founding
"Post piece. The Washington Post, The New York Times, the LA times, well, I can't speak for The New York Times. I want to, one of The New York Times published on July 4th was an analogous to the LA times in The Washington Post. I am always precise, so I will just speak about the two I know of in this case. Did you bring the July 4th paper? I guess I don't remember seeing it. Yeah? So do you remember looking at it? And then he doesn't matter. Washington Post in Los Angeles Times, I assume, but I can not state for certain New York Times. Just those the first two were enough. All they did is publish how terrible America is on July 4th. But there was a very, there was a line in the in the piece in The Washington Post that I think and I mentioned this yesterday that I really thought. Was a critical one to understanding the left because they're very difficult to understand. Because they're for only tearing down. I don't know nobody knows what they want to build. They only destroy whether it's beautiful architecture, great art,
Was Bruce Willis Exploited by Slimy Producer Randall Emmet?
"As we know, as we spoke in about Bruce Willis, has retired from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia. Which is a condition that affects the brain's language and speech centers. But due to his timing, one of the last movies I'll ever see him star in is a third rate piece of shit movie called wrong place. And it's directed by who gives a shit and costar in a perfectly nice looking woman whose most recent recognizable credit was 24th billing in the 2018 YouTube red original series called step up high water. But if it's any solace, wrong place may also be one of the final credits for his producer, a guy named Randall Emmett. You know him through me. Okay, there's a big expose about him in the LA times. And Randall's been accused of all manner of unsavory behavior, including but definitely not limited to exploiting or at best willfully ignoring Bruce's declining health as the pair cranked out one razzie worthy movie after another. But if Randall drowns in the dozens of lawsuits, he's currently facing it won't be because of Bruce. Us Weekly says that Bruce's lawyer insists that Bruce continued to work well after he was diagnosed because he wanted to work. Not because some reckless idiot like Randall Emmett made him work. Randall Emmett is so toxic right now and I told you this three three four years ago what a piece of shit he is. So ahead of the, I'm so ahead I'm behind. He's toxic,
LA Times' Lazy Journalism to Challenge Hutchinson's Testimony
Gun Laws Should Be Reasonable, Not Politically Convenient
"Telling you about the difference between The Wall Street Journal editorial and those of the others Washington Post New York Times LA times doesn't matter. Theirs is all about guns. By the way, I am receptive to the idea that guns would be available only when you're 21 years of age. Or at least some restrictions, but there is a problem. It is a constitutional problem. The constitution says that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. We have people want to pass an amendment, saying that in that case, it's 21, the danger with that, however, is that there is no instance in the history of the left, that they stop, then it's like civil rights, it all began with the completely morally correct law of not discriminating on the basis of race. The idea that human being because of his or her skin color can not stay at a hotel, is obscene.
The Border Is on Fire, So Where Is Kamala Harris?
"But let's get back to Kamala because she's clearly realized this is not a winning situation at all. And I found this really fascinating. If you look at her schedule that the LA times actually keeps tabs on, what you would see is that actually in the last 8 months, she hasn't done any events. On the border. I mean, wow, right? Talking about a shifting focus, which is exactly what they call it. In fact, the title of this section in the piece in the LA times is called Harris shifting focus. The subject matter of the events has also changed they write over time. According to our analysis, the times analysis of the text of her schedules, these charts of the frequency of events for select categories over time and you see all the categories and what do you know, immigration has declined significantly. You see, it is a no win issue for her. I get it, but this is a problem, right? This is, this is intrinsically so much of the problem. Because you get a bunch of politicians out there that are just doing what's right for them right now. They think, okay, we'll just play in Peoria. If it does, great, if it doesn't, I'm running from that issue as fast as I can. And so nobody's actually trying to solve anything. She's not actually trying to fix this. She talked a good game about the root causes, right? Why we have these immigration problems? The root causes are the reality that you get tons of corruption. You get socialist regimes down there. You've got violence, you've got drug cartels, and instead of saying, hey, we don't want it here, I don't know what she's trying to do. She's trying to say she's going to fix it all. Good luck, okay? You're not going to fix it. You're just not going to fix it overnight. Certainly. I don't have the money in the wherewithal to fix it. So don't you want to kind of prevent it from coming here?
'The Great Quest' Author Os Guinness Asks the Central Question to Life
"Folks, welcome back. We're talking to my friend Oz Guinness, whose new book is called the great quest invitation to an examined life and a sure path to meaning. The former editor of the LA times called the book a masterpiece. He says Guinness brings a breathtaking range of thought to aim at the key question of life. What is the meaning of life and how do we individually determine it? This is a summa and a gift to questing souls of all persuasions. Oz on behalf of those questing souls, thank you for writing the book. It is the central question of life. What is the meaning of life? Is there meaning to life? I do think we touched on it earlier that many people are not asking that question until something happens. And then suddenly they wonder, what's it all about? And is it possible that it's all about nothing? I remember in my early 20s wondering whether there is meaning to life. Maybe there is no, it's the horror. Maybe there is no meaning to life. So I assume you deal with that question as well. Well, I also deal with the way you began this section, and why people don't think. In other words, if Socrates is right, the unexamined life is not worth living. Many, many, you could almost say, most people in America are leading lives, not worth living. They haven't thought enough and cared enough to start thinking, and that's the tragedy. And I've got a discussion of the two main reasons why. One is one you referred to, distraction. Pascal, the great French mathematician, he called it diversion. We don't want to face reality. We're going to die mortality. So we surround ourselves with busy, entertaining, distractions. And the other reason people don't think is what's called bargaining. I'll do it later. You know, when I graduated, when the kids are a little older, when the mortgage is paid off, when I'm retired and have time to think. And of course, eventually, no more leaders.
What's the Cost of Standing for Biblical Truth?
"Ask John Macarthur Jack cibs and these other pastors, are your ties and offerings going up almost every single one of them will say yes. Is your attendance going up every single one will say yes. What is the LA times say about you? Oh, they hate me. That's the cost. The cost of standing for biblical truth is not that your ties and offerings will go down. No, the lord will bless you in this moment. In fact, he's equipping his church with a harvest at this time to be prepared for the battles ahead. No, no, no. The cost, the only cost at the time is that you might have disagreement, and you might have bad names thrown at you. Now for some pastors, that's a big deal. In fact, most pastors are intimidated and get into a posture of retreat. The second type of pastor is the pastor that is cowardly or weak. I'm not going to say any names here at this conference. You guys can all fill it in. But these are the passwords that say, hey, we're not talked about these issues here at our church. I don't care about the future of the country. I don't really care about what's going to happen to America, not my role. I'm just going to preach the gospel and that's it. I'm all for preaching the gospel, everybody. But if we don't stand for liberty, we're going to be preaching the gospel and we're all going to be having a prison ministry pretty soon. And that's not an exaggeration.
"la times" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"I was excited to get the invite. It's great to generate discussion, I don't think the viewpoint of the non SEC conferences is really really been put out there as much as the other viewpoint. So it's there. It's there to be had and people can have that ready to come back, please. And we hope to see you soon. Absolutely. Anytime. Freddie McAuliffe from the LA times. As he was hanging up, I just looked down and I saw a tweet, I have to share this with you. This Brady McCullough from the LA times needs to stick to reporting about their Kardashians instead of college football because he has no clue what he's talking about. We'll get your reaction to that right after this. 90 minutes to go. I'm not sure we have enough time to react to what Brady McCullough said there are insinuating the SEC was the loser. He tried to blame the commissioner for blowing up something that he was trying desperately to make happen, but anyway, that's what his opinion and let's get to the calls here and check in with Kenny, who is up next. Hello Kenny. Hey, Paul. How are you? We're doing great. Thank you. Hey, for this Brady to suggest there's devices among the SEC teams and the. Athletic directors because of something that Paul sankey floated out there is really asinine. It's a stretch. It's a reach. Because if anything, the SEC, it's obvious. It's really don't need to expand to add SEC teams into the playoffs. And then even into the finals. If anything, school is upset about it. I mean, a and M last year had no. Could have had a gripe, but this year other than Alabama and Georgia. Nobody else was really part of the equation. That's right. And if anything, thanking you by expanding the maybe an opportunity to get two or possibly three SEC teams in. And did I hear him Ryan Paul? Did he suggested it possibly four or 5 SEC teams? That's really off the reservation. He may have been taking a short trip to Colorado recently or something I don't know, but I mean, I struggle with this because I, you know, like you and everyone watching and listening, we live this in real time, the SEC gets a call and late spring from Texas and Oklahoma. And if they say, you know what? We don't want you. Guess what? Those guys are going somewhere else. So they would. Yeah. Nobody's mad about that. You need that leverage. You're not been trying to get into you for a while to have this conversation. Because you've touched on this, you know, the few times that I've been able to listen and then thank you touched on it. Sure, there's stalemate with the current four team playoff system that we have. Because of the dominance of the SEC, I get that. And you've hinted at this to bring energy and to use statements thoughts, energy and enthusiasm back to college football by other fan bases, then you expand it, but Paul, I think you do it in baby steps in my opinion. I think you do it with an 18. And then down the road, 5 years, once that becomes stale and all the arguments and every angle has been talked about, then you go to a 12 team. I mean, what are your thoughts on that? I will tell you, I originally, before all this happened, I was in favor of the 8. I get the 12, it's a stretch because of once you get after 5 or 6, the quality of the teams drops precipitously. Hey, thank you very, very much for the call. Let's get a little more. Some more analytical reaction to this by our resident. Roll.
"la times" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Tune in app to get started. Yeah, well, if you just look at the decision that was just made and you look at that by itself, I do think the SEC, there is an argument that the SEC lost more by this not going through because Greg sankey has the answer to shoots. Presidents or chancellors from 6 to 8 truly, when you throw in Texas and Oklahoma, truly like elite college football programs who want to be in the playoffs and want to have a chance to play for a national championship. And their odds of getting there just decrease by the addition of Texas and Oklahoma. And so I don't think those conversations are going very well. I don't think the SEC presidents want that one would have wanted to add those teams if it was going to be a 14 playoff. They just decreases their potential to break through and have the kind of year that LSU had in 2019 slaying the saving dragon and putting together that remarkable season. The more the less spots available on the playoff for the SEC, the less opportunity there is for those schools to have that kind of year, the kind of year just had. So I might take away just the win was so there for the taking and the way that it had been put out there with 12 teams and you can imagine an SEC and a really good year taking four or 5 hell, maybe even 6 of those spots. But four or 5, sure in a good year. And that's the vision. That's what Greg said he wanted to do for his schools and he wasn't able to do it. And I think that's a bigger loss than the PAC 12 in 24, 2024 and 2025. Having to play their way into a four team playoff, the pack 12 isn't in a position to win a national championship right now. They've got a lot more things. They have to do internally and the way they run their league, the way that football is prioritized out west before they can even sniff a national championship anyway. So I just think overall. Irrelevant, you know, not getting in the playoff wasn't even going to be germane to the league for the next two or three years anyway. Is that what you're saying? Yeah. And that's part of why when just in the analyzing what was lost by this not going through, I think the SEC lost more. It doesn't mean that they're not still way ahead of the pack 12 for crying out loud. No, no. It just means that in this area. I mean, we spent enough time preparing the SEC here. That's unnecessary. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. So I want to go back to what you said about this, though. And I heard clear cough was here a couple of weeks ago. I mean, I heard what he said. And I will tell you, sitting there, you know, he makes a very compelling argument. I don't agree with it, but he still makes her compelling argument. But I ask you, and I know that these dots don't always connect, but what in the world was saying, he's supposed to do when two of the biggest names in the history of college football jointly want to join his league. I'm not a commissioner of EFP and while he had a role in putting that proposal together, he was one of four as you well know. Yeah. No, I mean, I don't think that, I mean, of course, saying he's going to take Texas and Oklahoma. I mean, that's not I'm not debating whether that was a good move for the SEC. The great move, but I think it was a move that was, I think that there is no coincidence that Oklahoma and Texas make that move with the feeling that there's going to be a 12 team playoff. And so that's what I mean, the thing is connected. And it's the first sankey, of course he's going to try to put all that together. And get Oklahoma in Texas. So no, I don't know if a grudge would think that Brady is, I mean, he's the commissioner of the SEC. You know, whether we have a 12 team playoff or not, yeah, he would like it. He gave up something, but his obligation is to the future of his league, not to making sure that the CFP runs correctly. Absolutely. He's done everything he can for the league, and I don't think that, you know, I just think in this instance, they lost some leverage going forward and the negotiations that are going to happen about this playoff in the way this was handled. I think it's going to be not to be a conspiracy theorist here, but I will be. And that's assuming the SEC goes along with everybody else in the future. And I think that there's going to be a major battle about that. I think that the SEC is going to try to say that we don't need everybody else. We can have our own playoff. Well, I think there's going to be some really, really contentious discussions along those lines. And you know, maybe we are going to have a separate separate playoff down the line if all sides can't hammer out the things that they want for their particular content. How have your Twitter mentions been in the last couple of days?.
"la times" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Power that getting playoffs. Other basic food, but I really think that it would help those of our overall to expand it. You know, you're probably but yeah, listen, I agree with you. And that's what we're going to be talking about in just a minute. We'll be talking to one of the top college football writers in America. Brady McCullough from the LA times has a very interesting perspective. On the winners and the losers, spoiler alert, they differ from ours. And we welcome you back. A lot of conversation about the playoff. We had a rest go on earlier. We talked to so many other commissioners. We're joined now by Brady McCullough, who well-known college football writer for the Los Angeles times, his latest identifies the winners and the losers of the recent debacle. And you may find his analysis interesting. Brady, thank you. It's been too long. I hope you're well. Good afternoon. Hey, Paul. I'm great. Thanks for having me on. Yeah, we have your headline up on our screen right now that may give pause to a lot of people that the PAC 12 took heat for delaying the playoff expansion, but the SEC came out the biggest loser, Brady. First of all, I don't even know if I can allow you to answer that question on the SEC network, but go ahead. Yeah, no, you know, if you read the headline and you only read the headline, which I know plenty of people did on social media and responded without actually reading my analysis and full picture of where I came down on it. Yeah, it's a pretty shocking thing to say and I definitely understand why the reaction has been what it is and you're part of the world. But really, I just looked at it from the perspective of everything that Greg sankey put in play back in the summer and then over the last two years and putting together that 12 team playoff proposal and being clearly the leader of that movement. And then adding Oklahoma and Texas right around the time that that proposal was announced and almost triumphantly announced as if this was the foregone conclusion there would be expansion. Everyone would get behind it. Three first year commissioners in the power 5 hadn't even had a chance to sign off on it. And it was a strong, strong move. But I do think that not getting it done at this moment in time, I think the SEC lost something there. And I think more than the PAC 12 loss by not having two years there where they could potentially get a team into a 12 team playoff. Let's expound on that a little bit because I know a lot of people are reacting even in real time here like how in the world could you say that based on what they have heard and you understand that as well. So. What did sanke do wrong? If you believe he did something to cost us having a playoff earlier. Well, I don't know that he did anything wrong. I think that the setup of the way that the way that the proposal was announced in June as if this was going to happen before it had even been vetted by three power 5 commissioners who were all new in their roles, I'm just not sure how sanky thought that that was going to he was going to be able to get push that through so easily. And they set up this expectation then from the fans who have every right to have been excited about this expansion. I mean, I've long time been a, yeah, I think four teams is the right number to maintain what's great about college football's regular season, but still really make sure that there's not a team left out that has a national championship kind of resume or but the 12 teams is really exciting. And so to put that out there and get that expectation set that that was coming before it had even really been vetted in the room, I think put everybody in a bind and I don't know only Greg sankey knows what the thinking was behind that, but I think I'm sure his hope was that the momentum created by putting it out there and the excitement nationally about it overall was going to be able to Trump different concerns that people were going to bring forward and they were going to be able to push this through. And Oklahoma and Texas are going to be able to know confidently that they had made this move and that they were going to get to be a part of a 12 team playoff in the most powerful conference in the country. Brady and you can't go back and take the Genie out of the bottle, but if you think we had not heard about Texas and Oklahoma on July 22nd, right in the middle of SEC media days, do you think this would have been different? I think that's a great question. And I really do think that if that hadn't been leaked, that this could have gotten a lot more momentum going, obviously, there would have been no alliance at that point. There would have been no reason for it. That was clearly an act against quote unquote, SEC aggression, and so if you don't have all of that happening, then I think the proposal is analyzed and differently with a lot less suspicion behind it. And then maybe in the early part of the fall, that thing gets moving and gets the go ahead that it never was able to get. So yeah, I mean, I think that was a, that was a big issue in the plan there. And I am sure that the Texas a and M fans are probably feeling very conflicted about their role in that. And Brady, I know you've heard all these commissioners speak. You cover college football. So nothing that I bring up here is news. You've heard sankey repeatedly talk about the fact that what was he supposed to do when he heard from Texas and Oklahoma. I understand the issue about when it came out. We're still not exactly sure what brought it out, although there's a lot of suspicion, so I come back to one of your themes, though, about the SEC coming out, wanting were lacking here. How did the SEC lose anything in all of this? Well, and that's the thing I think people have struggled with sort of getting past in reading the column, particularly I think people in the southeast and who have SEC leanings. I'm not the point isn't to say that at any way the SEC is still the dominant football conference. And we continue to be. And I know I was a newspaper reporter once. I never wrote a single headline, but that is your headline. That's the headline that is disseminated. And when the SEC fans read biggest loser, they're going, how are we the biggest loser when we're.
Left Wing Columnist Calls Freedom Convoy Racist
"Meanwhile The Washington Post published a opinion piece, portraying the freedom convoy as explicitly racist. And the writer, who is a PhD candidate in the department of history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania. I guess she's not a member of the swim team. She said that the members of the freedom convoy in Canada were quote explicitly racist. And arguing for freedom is a quote key component of white supremacy. You sure she's a candidate for a PhD at the department of history and sociology at Penn, as opposed to candidate for, calm with the LA times?
Why Biden Should Declare the Pandemic Over
"It is manifestly clear that the panic phase of the COVID-19 pandemic has to end. The costs are too high. I don't mean end as a state of mind, the pandemic has to end officially as a matter of stated public policy by the U.S. government. President Biden needs to declare publicly that the pandemic phase of COVID is over. So people can resume a living in a reality, not dominated by masks. Tests or vaccines. If you want to know reason one of the hundred reasons, you should not vote Democrat if you are a good person in the few think rationally, why you should be anti left, read the Daniel henninger piece today in The Wall Street Journal. Is there anything comparable in The New York Times from one of its members of its editorial board or The Washington Post of the LA times and go down the list? Of course not.
The LA Times' Editorial Hypocrisy
"There was an editorial in the LA times. That's the paper who have a writer named Erica Dee Smith. We invited her on the radio show. She refused to come on. She's the one to refer to me as the black face of white supremacy. Editorial in the LA times about a city councilman, who decided not to run for reelection, he's taken some positions that have ticked off his constituents. And as a result, he decided not to run reelection. For example, he opposed an ordinance that outlawed homelessness on city street and public areas. And he supports soft on crime positions. Now, what could possibly go wrong? In a city where crime is going up and where homelessness is a huge problem. So the only times editorial, and if toil is the official position of the newspaper, with the following headline. The vitriol in politics is driving good people out of public service. Says the newspaper that hired a columnist who referred to yours truly as the black face of white supremacy. You've been warned.
Why Do Women Keep Marrying Nic Cage?
"Nick cage is gonna be around doing interviews, which is a good thing because he's no, he's not gonna win an Oscar, but he did get some noise for the movie, the pig, which is really fun. It's good. It's one of the most serious movies he's made in a while. And I think he was really good in the film. So he's made the circuit with interviews, and it's always fun when he's on this circuit because he says, while things in it, make sure you think about his life again. And he's one of the most colorful people we have in Hollywood. But no matter how weird he gets women, keep marrying this guy. His latest wife is 27 years old. I think they're always 27. Nicholas cage keeps getting all the wives stay 27, I think. And at one point, this wife RICO shibata, Japanese chick at one point, she said, I do want to eventually divorce you. She said that to him last February. But he's telling the press now, she's a keeper. I know 5s a lot, but I think I got it right this time. Isn't this interview in the LA times? He mentions that he loves his cat Merlin, who he calls his best friend. I get it. Tootsie is my best friend, I think. And of course, his son's Weston and kal el and he has two other animals, a cat named tigre and a crow named hoogan who lives in a geo geodesic dome in his Las Vegas home. I don't know what that means. But he doesn't list the two pets on his favorite things, but he says tigra, the cat doesn't give a shit. If he's second place to Merlin and Merlin, this guy is so fucking
Everything Fauci Told You About COVID Is False
"So hi everybody, Dennis prager here. Everything I've told you about COVID turns out to have been accurate. And everything Fauci told you turns out to be false. Everything The New York Times LA times CNN told he was false, and everything you heard from me was true. Just for the record, for example, lockdowns don't work. For example, masks are useless. And oh, for example, natural immunity is better than. Vaccine immunity. Oh, all and that you're engaging in very risky behavior by vaccinating children. That a child is more likely to die of the vaccine than of COVID.
"la times" Discussed on Business Wars
"Riano, you're listening to the times, daily news from the LA times. To fight climate change more and more municipalities across the United States are banning natural gas lines from being installed a new buildings. That means no more gas stoves politicians and lawmakers in those municipalities Berkeley, California being one of the first, are asking instead that people use electric appliances, like stove tops, or even the more advanced induction stove top. But the natural gas industry is fighting back. Today we talk about this multi-million dollar battle being fought between gas companies and municipal and even state governments. And that battle is being wage especially in your kitchen. That looks like a good sear. It's great. It's so quick. Right? That's Orange County based chef, Bridget Boucher, and she was talking with my colleague Evan halper about how much she likes to use induction stoves. For the past year, Evans United States of California series has examined how the Golden State influences the rest of the country in all sorts of policy matters. And one of those stories, he examined the war over natural gas taking place on cooking ranges. Evan, welcome to the times. Hey Gustavo. So when I think of a gas stove, I just think of turning on like voila and you get fire. But the natural gas that uses actually has a pretty heavy environmental footprint. Yeah, it's interesting. Natural gas in houses has quite a heavy environmental footprint. The stove doesn't use so much of it. It's a small fraction of it, but it is the one appliance that people are most wedded to. So those who are looking to get natural gas out of houses are focusing on the stove because if they can get people off their addiction and gas cooking, they feel like they have a better shot at getting buy into these bands of gas hookups in homes. There's also teams going out in Washington, D.C., all over the country. This is something that scientists are now looking at as they're trying to assess the extent to which these gas stoves are harmful to health. Yeah, the first U.S. city to ban new natural gas lines in homes and businesses was berklee back in 2019 just a couple of years ago. How did it come to decide that? You know, that's really caught the gas industry by surprise. Berkeley went kind of out on a limb here. This was something other cities were not really looking at doing, but this is a very progressive city, as you know. And they were losing patience with the speed at which state and the nation were moving head on climate. And this seemed to be a way they hit on that they could actually make some real change really fast. Obviously, if you pass these gas bans and start to ban hookups in new construction, sort of cutting off the natural gas industries like blood. Berkeley is looking at going beyond that. I mean, right now it's new construction starting in the next few years, but they're looking at also passing ordinances that in the future could require people who already have gas lines in their house to start transitioning toward electric. Wow. Yeah, you are seeing municipalities even in Southern California start to move on. I mean, this is very much a movement that was born in the Bay Area in large part because PG&E was on board with it. Whereas in Southern California, it's much more complicated with the gas company just finding it with everything they've got. But you know, even Los Angeles is talking about, look, we've got to move toward electrification and we've got to do it pretty rapidly. So you're going to start to see a lot more movement in Southern California and then there are 20 cities in Massachusetts that are looking at moving in this direction. And of course, the big one New York City just a couple of weeks ago passed its ban. But the gas company must have noticed this movement picking up, what have they done to push back on these bands in other states? The pushback from the natural gas industry has been impressive. They have led this campaign that is persuaded. I think it's 20 states now to actually pass these bans on bands. They call it a kind of preemption, which is really interesting because these are almost entirely red states they're conservative places and you know there's some places that always used to talk about states rights and local rights, but now they're basically banning their communities from passing an 80s bands. They talk about gas choice. They talk about consumer choice. Yes, choice. Wow. And as you mentioned earlier, the main cudgel, if you will, for the gas industry, is stoves, guest stoves. Why that focus? Because people just have this emotional attachment to their gas stove. And I talked to a lot of people while I was working on the story who are home cooks who are progressive people might even qualify as climate activists and they're like, I just, there's no way I can cook on one of those electric things. A lot of people have had bad experiences with the coil stoves of the past. I mean, these are the things that were around when I grew up. Yeah, there's currently three types of stoves you can buy gas stoves, which my wife and I have in our House. And two types of electric stoves, one that uses a coil, like those small hot plates that people sometimes use if they live in an apartment. And you were once called induction stoves. Gas ones use open flames, of course, while traditional electric ones use electricity to heat up a coil. But the induction stoves also use electricity, but use copper coils to magnetically heat the Potter pan directly. That's like super advanced feature science. And that idea is a little too foreign a concept for some cooks like me, I'll admit it. I like to see fire touch Michael my, you know, but some people do like them, like the chef Bridget Boucher. Sometimes I think people just like cussing out their old electric scope. And then I think we've also been convinced that gas is the best because most professional kitchens on a line have some form of electric and gas in their lineup. It's been something that has caught on in Europe and it's very popular there. And other parts of the globe, they look at us in the U.S. and just can't understand why people are so perplexed limits by this. But gas ranges have been very trendy in the U.S. for a very long time. The gas industry has put a lot of money and effort into marketing them. You know, you have to look at it like you look at the electric car. I mean, when these models rolled off and the early 90s, they just seemed like such a curiosity and why would you even drive one of these things? They don't work that well. But over time, they started to work better and better. And now people are clamoring to buy a Tesla. And now suddenly there's this huge push and we'll see if people go for it if this is the next Tesla or this is just one big flop. The technology is improving like it is with all things electric and I know people are hesitant about these kinds of stoves, but if you haven't looked at one in 20 years, you should go take a look. It's interesting to see the campaign that the gas industry is using to push gas run stoves and be against induction burners. The video that the LA times shot that you appeared in, I saw a lot of chefs that actually know and they're talking about the glories of the flames and how induction burners just don't get it. And I'm sorry, but like, who am I going to be paying attention to when it comes to this? Am I going to be paying attention to a politician or a chef at one of my favorite restaurants? You're exactly right. And the activists who are pushing this and it's a growing group of activists and it goes from the Sierra club down to these local groups that are lending out induction hobs to anyone who wants to borrow once they could experience this, they are working hard to recruit chefs themselves. So you have celebrity chef Martin Yan is in their corner. There's some other chefs who are joining this movement. But yeah, it's a tough sell. There's a lot of ground to make up. The gas industry has been working on this for a very long time. And a lot of these chefs who have been working with gas, their entire careers, they just can't even imagine a kitchen that doesn't have gas. And so it's not a hard sell for them when the gas industry asks will you appear in a video just talking about cooking with flame and why that's important. It's a huge cultural adjustment and making this shift is tough. It's a tough sell, but what's interesting about it is that the folks who are really promoting this, they're so confident in the technology they believe that, look, if we could just get Yugoslavia to borrow one of these induction hobs and try it out for a few days, you will see it's really not going to put a damper on your cooking and you can do some amazing things with it. It's safer. It's cleaner and it's more precise and they just want people to try it. After doing all of this, any chance that you're going to switch over to induction burner? If I were in the market for a new stove right now, I would definitely get induction. We talked about the costs and right now everyone I've talked to said don't rip out your gas stove and put an induction one in, even the issue of where do you even recycle all these old guest stoves? And what do you do with them? That creates an environmental problem itself, but yeah, I moved into a new house about a year ago and it had a huge 6 burner like it almost looked like industrial scale gas stove. I was so excited about that thing. Now I look at it and it makes me very nervous. So, you know, if I'm moving again and I had the.
"la times" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"la times" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"And I know it's important to a lot of families. And it's an idea that we have taken and we're going to do something with. It's just one representation of getting closer to community. And I think there are lots of ideas that people have of how we can bridge the gap between us as journalists and those who we want to consume our journalism. Sometimes before you get people to subscribe to you. You have to have them understand you and you understand them. And them to see you. And to know you. And so I think a lot of it even before you get to subscriptions sometimes it's like you have to do that groundwork. You have to lay the groundwork for the subscriptions. Yeah, if we're going to do portraits, let's make sure not to go through Kmart because those portraits get yellow like 20 years later. We have some of the best photographers in the country. So I think we'll be all right. You know it? So what kind of journalism do you want people to come to the LA times four? We're in a time where people seem to want more bias and news, not less. And younger reporters are questioning the very idea of objectivity and journalism. Historically, columns and opinion pieces were about feelings and the rest of the paper was about facts, but some want those walls completely torn down. You know, I think the newspaper, it's really a smorgasbord, a storytelling. You have the opportunity to hit people with a lot of different a range of storytelling. You know, for some people, it's utility. If they want to have the world explain to them, they want to also know where the best hikes are, the best burritos are. They want to know where the wildfires are. They want to know when and how to spot earthquakes. There's a lot you do there. And others, they want really strong local accountability journalism. When you get to opinion, I'm a big fan, I'm a big proponent of extending opinion. More first person essays more commentary in different forms and video and audio, opinion is a catalyst for understanding and to stir debate. And so I think if anything I want the journalists to be even more ambitious, I want us to be more ambitious on the biggest topics that people are paying attention to. And so you have to build a big edifice where you have ambitious journalism and you have a lot of other ways for people to come at storytelling. We could have the most ambition and the best stories around, but it doesn't matter if we're not making money and thank God we have a benevolent billionaire owner, but how are we doing financially right now? We certainly was a tough year, a lot of people have had tough years. $50 million lost in 2020 before you came on. In COVID, a lot of businesses have struggle. That's the reality of it. You have to figure out how to make money and sometimes in the challenging industry. And we have both a mission, you know, we're a civic institution. It's also a business, right? It's not a nonprofit. So we balance that with our civic responsibilities, the sense that we should be there for people to be a place where you can get really good informative information to hold institutions accountable and all of the other things that newspapers traditionally have been. And yet we have to continue to try to build revenue. Last year, The New Yorker did a profile in our owner, doctor Patrick soon, and in it, you said that you and doctor soon still hadn't found a quote cadence, have the two of you at least found a common melody so far? The question I was simply asked was just do I have a regularly scheduled meeting? I see him. I talk to him or text him, communicate with him, as often as I like and him with me. He's a very accessible owner. In my experience, you know, never had one who owned a company and has as many business interests more accessible to him. You know, and I worked with Jeff Bezos, too. So I'm not worried about that. Okay, so what are we going to do in 2022? What are the things that you could tell our listeners to watch out for the times that we're going to do this year to just dominate? We're going to continue to build our podcast slate. We're going to do more to use the term with our IP. We're going to do a lot of ambitious journalism. One of the most undercover topics that we have that cuts across a lot of lines is mental health. You know, I think there'll be a lot more attention to that topic. In terms of ambition, you'll see some new exciting storytelling and some other surprises that I don't want to spoil. Are we sacrificing our journalism, though in this quest to make ourselves more relevant? Not all. I haven't seen any sacrificing of journalism. I think the journalist has really been strong. You know, we have a lot of award winning journalism that we've done, right? I mean, California medical board reporting about that. You know, our coverage of the rust shooting involving Alec Baldwin on set. We've been dominant there. We essentially are reporting pretty much change the whole architecture and how the Golden Globes would perceive. So I see no sacrifice in the journalism and no let down in the journalism. Yeah, I think the reason I ask because I think I see the news of us hiring 15 people for a meme team and expanding events and outsiders will think, well, that's not really journalism. That's just like, you know, trying to boost up our Cred for the youngsters or something. Well, I don't see it that way. I think one of the things that you have to have in today's world. Everybody has a strong social presence. Social media is the way that so many people consume what we do and how our work gets amplified. And you have to create social content. You have to take your journalism and sometimes create work to bring people to it in the platforms where they are. And so it's a big driver. It's a very competitive space. How people come to you is really important. And so investing in.
The L.A. Times Previously Endorsed Proposition 47, Now They Want Us to Reconsider
"Because of the rise and crime, a calmness with the only times, says we ought to reconsider proposition 47. That's relevant because the other times endorsed. Proposition 47. That's a proposition that allows you to steal up to 950 bucks. Without fear of going to jail, all you've done is committed a misdemeanor. It also allows you to possess the three grams of meth. Without committing a felony and the sheriff of LA county says, therefore, remove the stick that they used to have, because a lot of the people who are homeless are people who are doing drugs. We can no longer say either you go to rehab or you go to jail because there's no fear of going to jail that it's in his view, one of the reasons why our homeless population has
"la times" Discussed on It's All Journalism
"You had a number really great points in there. Is there any advice huge. Who give to another news outlet who maybe once stick their toe into virtual events How should they get started. You know what things you should. They try with things issue. They avoid turn right to sam. She's reading every day. You know one of the people reading right sam. That's not hooking up. That is absolutely a start. Where what are people reading. What are people talking about in relation to our coverage Other in the comments on social media. I would encourage everybody to think of these virtual events as an extension of our journalism if not just standalone journalism in its own rate. It doesn't necessarily have to be directly related to something that your publication has written but it certainly should be something that you know your audience hairstyle. We were very lucky at the la times to have a great partnership with spectrum that allows us to use a in house tv studio. We have a tv studio at the only time we ever live truck. And we've got all these resources but everybody has the ability to be on clubhouse to start a facebook live there. It's so easy to start these events. Now video audio. What have you Even like alive twitter chat. That's taxed or slack chat so i would start small and build up from there And really connect with your dance. And i think the thing that you can never sacrifice is the quality of the conversation no matter how famous or influential ear you guest might be or your subject. Might be if the conversation isn't focused in tight in intelligent. Your audience won't care so focus first on those things getting equality conversation going tying to something you know that your your usual audience cares about and just using the platforms that make the most sense for the conversation and you'll be said yeah. Newsrooms are full of brilliant people The bench is deep. You know your beat reporters know so much we turn to our staff and if we're gonna do Do an event around a subject. We looked to see who knows that. Best in our office. So that having a good interviewer who has good really good questions. And we use our reporters we use our editors. I'll give you an example. Someone reached out to me and said would you do a poetry event. And and i thought well you know what kind of poetry event. How can we make it. Relevant and event we ended up doing in september book club in poetry. Like what will the book sub readers could. Well we found our way to do a poetry event that was so compelling. We didn't event called black poyton in time of unrest and we had a national book award winner are l. A poet laureate came and talked and she did a conversation at the top of the show with our arts friday. They had previously spoken before. So they were comfortable. It was a very brilliant conversation and then we had a lineup of eight powered performers who perform poets of the moment of la right now of the experience of being black and entering the pandemic the protests. It was it was so compelling. We had that was another big one. We had that night for over the next twenty four hours..
"la times" Discussed on Comments By Celebs
"Really crazy that somebody functions in this world and is very high functioning actually with this lake lack of ability to just kind of coexist. Absolutely just the amount of discomfort that it brings her to talk about anything that she can't partake in or that she has to just listened to and maybe doesn't know about or have her two cents to add in. It's like she can't handle it and it's so annoying and frustrating. We feel this way. Imagine how people sitting around the table with her feel or people who wanna share other ideas or opinions. It's like i'm so over it. Yeah i'm over it. I'm just not. I need this to be over like i'm sorry i don't i don't wanna downer. I just end this discussion here. Because i have nothing productive to say were broken record. I have to make a point because a lot of people are talking about like maybe we're not getting a reunion or it's being postponed like they're not filming at ramona just posted. She's in aspen for a month and member. There's all that drama about it. Maybe not happening in ebony. Ramona like i. I don't know what was true or not. But i don't feel like i necessarily need a reunion but i do think if it could be one or two parts just to get some answers. It does feel satisfying to kinda tied up in a bow that way. Yeah i don't know. I land on that. I have to say that if they came out and said they weren't having a reunion. I think that i wouldn't even be the slightest bit upset to be totally honest with you right whereas if beverly hills said that i would be in physical pain i wouldn't give it to sleep at night. I mean why. Would you even say that i don't i just like i'm just. I like to keep it all in context. Also we're coming off of fucking binder gate from potomac. Mike reunion part one of the newark reunion with kinsley and dorando last season and then plus binder gate with potomac really set the very high. I gotta say. I think the best reunions are. Oc not last season. You know. I feel oh see potomac atlanta and recently beverly hills those four have been so good and the old school. Oc reunions like tamra and vicky are what they bring to. Reunion is us unparalleled. I'm a little nervous. Also heather rose filming and she said we will like this season. She's a little bit disappointed but she feels hopeful and will be surprised by what we see so everyone cross your fingers for oc. Because i cannot have a repeat of last season we won't. I really missed hammer. Like honestly if i had to bring back one housewife. That's a bold statement but that was the first one. I can't try mind. I guess i would just say. I would love to see her back. She's she's also a perfect housewife. She's a perfect housewife. God if they do an all stars in they had giselle and tamra together now forget it and porsche. Oh my god for gatt about it and not robin you need. Not because not robin. But i mean like giselle without robin. Yeah and like renna like all pot stirs you know. Yeah and then they see. How can you get a taste. Their medicine yup. Okay well anything else. You'd like to mention no. There's nothing else we love you guys watch. We'll see you next week. I'll see you on monday for our regular episode and as always. Thank you for letting us do this. Giving us a place to talk about this the best thing ever. And i feel like we're creating little lane. It's really fun so thank you..
"la times" Discussed on Comments By Celebs
"Uncomfortable with shaming in this episode about wendy's body in what she was wearing kind of like frowning upon it when like it just it's not replaced but also what she's the most conservative woman like she's not around all these women who just loved address sexy are proud of their bodies. It was like. Why do you just single out wendy about that. Something is clearly bothering her. And she's trying to get to the bottom of it and you know the thing that was frustrating. Meeks i so agree with you is like there are a lot of things that wendy is doing this season that actually do have grounds to call her out on the fact that she's putting on this persona and then acting in a way that is actually very performance. Not at all aligned with that. That's a really legitimate thing like. Let's call out hypocrisy there. Let's call out about how it seems a little bit like an act but this is something that impacts your life zero percent and if she wants to come out nipples boobs outlet or do it yes. You're not hurting anyone. She's not hurting anyone to me. I'm loving it me too. Okay when mia meets zone robin for drinks. This was a pleasant turn. It was like. I almost wanted to make the meme how it started. How it's going. yeah. I was really glad this went down in the way that it did. And i think you know if you're mea i don't necessarily think walking into giselle robin clearly. The two closest cast mates who you just had an issue with is probably the most welcoming environment and so i thought she handled herself beautifully. And i thought that they all kind of really went in wanting to cut the bullshit. Yes i agree and think they all had good attitudes and it was productive event in conversations. Yeah i really like. I said in the beginning i like not only is opening up with us but clearly. She's now opening up at the women. And i think that when you're like that especially when you're talking to someone lake giselle it's very disarming when you leave without vulnerability not the giselle is gonna mirror it immediately but you have a better shot at getting her to be a little bit more vulnerable. If you are. I also really loved robin and musa's energy in their connection. I mean they related on really like deep serious topics with wants parents and me as parents and just so many different things in got really deep really fast. But i felt like they have a little bit of a connection that was interesting to see especially while zella sitting. And we don't see robin. Sort of splitting off from dissolve. That often and i kind of liked it. I loved it anytime. Ravenous i appreciate it. Nato okay on the bus. On the way i love when zoologists tells kanshi invited ashley for the day. Same the burgle phenomenal. And the editors adding the tip number on the bottom like i. It's just it's pure entertainment. I know mea works apple. Yeah i mean what else did you expect okay. So when they get to the house and they have that little ramon moment with the rooms. Which by the way was glossed over. Well i guess there's like different etiquette in every city or friend group of like candidates to saying here's how the rooms are going to go like that wouldn't fly in new york or pretty much anywhere. I guess and i think they were all feeling like okay. We're being put in like the b-list little house especially when you saw what the main house looked like. They're saying oh yeah the obamas state here. That was one of the most gorgeous houses i've seen on a house lives trip in a long time. Yeah and i think. I listen on top of what you said about canvas choosing for them. I'm more so referring to robin basically telling me a- just a you know don't get you comfortable because that's not gonna fly and that is the epitome in my opinion of the. Oh gee energy well. That was also a stark contrast to what i was just saying about how they really connected on. I think robin was really starting to respect me on like. Oh here we are. You know like this fun crew in the main house but it was robin wanting to be with giselle and of being like oh no. We don't separate aka ramona's sonia. We get the room with the bathtub because we share. Were two people right. Okay giselle ask the table. Would anyone like to apologize before the trip get started and a great intro. I like it. I liked it neutral opening and here we have karen just gunning for her and it was two people that are on such different pages. Honestly i love. Karen you and i speak so highly of her i think she is the core of potomac. I want her to stay forever. And ever i appreciate her. Give you a list of adjectives. That i like respective about her. However this cannot be the hill she dies on because what she is not rising as it only makes her bat was listen which is l. said by no means was wishing death on ray. The only thing you maybe want to call it if you want to stretch it as she was potentially age shaming him fine but it was said as a response to his common towards her which was entirely worse in the sense that it was very misogynistic it was very looks based and it.
"la times" Discussed on Comments By Celebs
"By bravo. I feel about the episode this week. I'm feeling like a lot of different ways me too. I really beverly hills just carrying un this week. Yeah it's like beverly hills is carrying us. Potomac fell somewhere in the middle. Wasn't a filler episode. But it wasn't groundbreaking and new york was just the other end of the spectrum. We're not gonna talk about new york. We're not gonna waste precious time in our intro talking on your show. I won't waste another minute of your week dealing with that one. Good news though in the state of new york that i think that we should mention. Is that during this house. I guess is rentable. And that's something that we should celebrate. Yup you can rent bluestone manner for. I think it's only for a day or two that she's putting it up on airbnb. And i just know that whoever clicks at the right time and gets to stay there is gonna get the best content because we can't have it any other way. Yes and i also honestly think i didn't read enough about it so i could be totally off that what it was mentioned that it was kind of a temporary thing but i don't think it's the craziest thing that she would want to see how this goes and then depending on the interest depending on how she feels. When is being rented that this could become a huge moneymaker for her. Yes but it's her house. And i feel like there's at a certain point. Are people going there and going through her closet like her daughter has a room and what happens when she puts her christmas decorations up. You know she doesn't want anyone breaking a santa claus snow globe. So i'm curious to see how this goes down and this is a public service announcement that if you end up going. Just be respectful for for the good of the group to one versus. That may be listening. Also the crossover loosen amana rectal. Magic person listens to this podcast. Is it just a public service announcement. I feel like the chances that whoever ends up renting it could listen to this podcast or their friend could are pretty high. Yeah or there's the complete opposite and somebody just happens to see this beautiful house in the berkshires and has no idea of anything bravo related and they walk in there unaware as to the cultural artifacts they're stepping on. Can you imagine someone happens to click on her house at like eleven fifty nine fifty nine before it goes live in books it without even knowing the gravity of what they're doing sinful sinful it won't happen. I know there's going to be a waiting list so listen as you guys know. We really left at one of the most intense cliffhangers last week. Arcos having a full blown panic attack in the bathroom and this week we didn't know what we were walking into. I personally after finding police arena said last week. About how arrogant production had that fight. I didn't know the extent of the content that we were gonna get post breakdown. I didn't know if she was no longer going to be filmed for the day to me. That wouldn't have even been so improbable. Yeah i didn't know where we were going to come back into. I didn't know if. Erica woods it back down or if she would leave or if the episode would come back and it's the next day already so i was kind of happy to see that we picked up exactly where we left off in could see every second of the follow up the aftermath of this conversation. Yeah my stance from last week is the exact same in terms of is still believe garcia wholeheartedly. When she says she had no indication or understanding that her bringing it up at this moment was going to strike accord i do not think she was incudes with production and i still think that her level of feeling bad for erica was as genuine this week. It was last week. And i can't help but think she doesn't want to say this because i think it just add salt to the wound but the way that i'm feeling too is wise arca so upset about this twenty four hours ago. The girls were all asking her a million questions about cheating and his health and money and she's opening up about how he was so dismissive of her in like really dark bad so it just seems sort of random that this is what caused her to break down so bad and they get into this later about how. There's so many other layers to this. It wasn't necessarily about walk. Ourselves said more circumstances of the situation. But i just can't help but think and put myself in guard sell shoes of. Why is this the trigger right. I mean we find out later on that. Would it seems to be erica's knowledge of the la times. Article coming out with strengths and things up for her and she was probably second guessing everything she had said out loud on cameron. You know as we know who knows what was going through her mind and what she was consulting with among her lawyers. But i completely agree with you about how gardell had this moment of like. Wait a second. Don't shoot the messenger here right. And she's like wait. What did i miss. I thought that everyone says she's been so open and think about the questions that erica was answering when they were sitting up on the mountain on the rocks. Those questions to me. And the whole conversation was way. More probing and kind of revealing than garcia mentioning. The thing about the phone calls overall was it may be not perfect garcetti. That had been said sort of on the side with a smaller group. Maybe but it's not wrong ourselves to assume that other women there are much closer friends. So if there's something that she kind of off the cuff oursel- why wouldn't it be okay to bring up in front of these women who she considers family. Dr yeah exactly. And i still stand with what i said. Last week of if this was so important to erica. She better have made damn sure that she looked both crystal. and garson. the is said. Please do not bring this up. She said it to crystal and garcia was already in the car and that was where she went wrong. Step number one and you know. Listen i so agree with you that technically she didn't mean to say in front of the group i understand that garcia was taken aback by it. She had already mentioned it to erica. She didn't need to bring it up again. Yes fair however and you see this via theme the kind of plays out through this episode. Garcia's hyper aware that arrogance closeness lies within kyle renna and dori kind of og group. And so if anything. The last thing dr sally i think would be upset over. Is hurrying something up in front of the people that presumably no erica. Better right and she is just such a hard situation. Because i think ourselves just wants to make it better and she doesn't wanna keep rehashing it but i just get where she's coming from. I also think like you said if erica was so adamant about that shoot. Make sure that you heard and by the way if crystal thought it was that big of a deal and knew that garcia deniger argosy catch. She would have said. I don't know if you heard this. Erica doesn't want us to bring that up in front of the group. But i don't think crystal thought it was that big a.
"la times" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"That would be hilarious. That would be awesome. But they're never going to do that. You know yeah yeah go ahead. I mean Yeah no it's funny. Because i'm on social media of course and I usually because i writing reviews. And i try to you know. It's like qualitative differences. It's like that you know people some have spent you can craft a very thoughtful twitter threat or something in which i was. Why not just read a piece published. Whatever but it's like yes in the main i like you know we're all just sort of Screaming opinions on twitter and elsewhere And i i try not to do too much of that Because i again don't have to but yeah but it's also part of the fun. I of course i love re i actually like lurking on on on tweets and seeing gauging the reactions which sometimes inform your own but yeah just it's funny. I would too with the soccer thing it's like. I was reading the story about the study the they released. Which is one of the interesting things that in this past cove year you know with with sports being played with audiences. They've noticed noticed that you play player. Racism racism but players of african descent apparently did like three percent better. How larry truce when you're not when people are not heckling. You people are not doing without being racist. You perform better. That's crazy just like it's actually really. I was stories about this. Um where they also because of. Yeah so i i. Yeah you heard it here first. Okay justin chang saying that there should be no fan again. And i i can get behind this. No fans are the worst. Now it's crazy. I we as we go into. The olympics to going to the olympics fans stater free olympics. I don't know yeah. Who knows who knows what's going to happen. Just one last question here but you know we kind of we're kind close up shop here. I know we've talked about marvel you know. And they're finally gave an asian guy marvel movie and we've talked about see mulu and how people kind of already hitting on him a little bit because it's the right guy wherever he is he not hot enough or whatever the fuck it is even though he's like flaming hot Are you as nervous as we are about. 'cause we're like we're like hinging on this this okay. This better be awesome. I gotta go watch no matter what you know. I know you're film critic and you you're very good at like not you know you have a lot of i would call it journalism. Honor you know. You're like okay. This is who i am this. I have a lot of integrity which hey come on get with the times and there is no such thing anymore all right out the window. All right let's just have inflammatory tweets and that's it but you know what are you are. What are your thoughts on this movie. Do you feel like we're yes it you know. I looking forward to it as someone who is not a marvel fan fan. I up either out any of the various Comic book factions whatever. And that's not i could be. It's not like it would be an impediment my job but general. It's just not what excites the ics import. Obviously i think it has cultural weight. Sometimes it's the only thing that people are paying attention to movie wise. Which again. I think is unfortunate. Obviously there's a lot riding on it. And i just think that So do i hope it's good. Sure i do. But in the way that i always hope a move. I don't wanna watch a bad movie if it's not good I don't think it's the end of the world. It's not gonna crush me personally or anything and in a way. I feel like it wouldn't be hard. I don't think it's hard for me to write what i think about that movie because the truth is sometimes you don't wanna come across as just mindless booster so you like the idea that like oh just because you know if i were native american critic therefore feeling Obligated to write a good review. It's like no one in a way so you know. Obviously i hope it's good. I hope i i have i. I don't know what my expectations are. Or anything You know it's going to be. This is a big year for. I think asian fans of marvel because clubby jobs. The eternal is coming out all so so there's obviously the the two of those a the one to those two movies. People are going to be watching that very closely and carefully. And and as i am i think it's interesting. I'm not disinterested at all. But i'm not going to be personally crushed if it's not the the because i don't know i've just i i'm excited about up different kinds of movies and you know what i love about you. You bring you bring that critic energy into the room. You're like listen okay. i know i. I'm not going to be sad if this is not good. But i will be disappointed in your okay. That's what i like. Okay that's actually worse. Alright better you just crushed me in the criticism but no Justin thank you very much for doing the podcast. I hope you had fun so much fun and it went by fast. I know we're having we'll be we'll we'll we'll have you back. It'll it'll be great when you want to eviscerate shanti so it'll be it'll illegal disappointed Where can our fans find you and your work. justin Yeah thank you they can read me at. La times dot.
"la times" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"I mean else. There are no second chances you because if you fail it is it is absolutely attributed to your race rather than just. Oh you had a bad day. You know white why people get an endless numbers of bad days apparently So i it's it's i mean this is so i have a bunch of buddies who are british and you know they were on on pins and needles throughout this whole thing and you know sort sort of larger context is like this is. This is kind of more and more the way that the uk is looking. This football team was like more looked more. Like what k- looks like. Now it's not just a bunch of bunch of white with bad teeth anymore right. it's it's all different kinds of folks. And i think though that it's interesting because unlike in america where there is supposed to be a hodgepodge people there's definitely in especially in england this remember. This is england not just the uk this is in england. There's like there's an there's an. There's an english nationality. You know what i'm saying. We're england where white faulk we drink warmbier or the bucket is And i think this expression your english when you win your black when you lose perfect remember too. That england hasn't gotten this far in international play like forever. They've just been terrible does like this is their jam is to lose okay. They're like whoever so. I think people forget about all that like they were. Everybody was all about it. This is the furthest that they've gotten. They almost one right and he got down to penalty. Kicks which is like. i know. It's kind of exciting for for casual walkers. But it's very i think very annoying because it's it's kind of luck it really is. I don't think this is not a it would be like if the nba finals was decided by free. Throw shots you know what i'm saying. Freeze which is what the fuck is that. That's not even your playing basketball anymore. Yeah you know what i'm saying. You're playing the pedal kick penalty. Kicks like the flip cup of soccer. Okay he's like So it's crazy and then of course you know this nastiness comes out. Which is i think people forget like also like the coach. Put them in as the. Pk yeah so which means they're good enough to be in the consideration but like people just throw all of that away you know they. They put them in there because they have the best chances of of making other thing. I want to talk about you. The comments obviously there visas an extreme example. But it's like super racists very hateful but you know. hey you're critic in a in a weird way internet trolling. Internet comments is a form of criticism. In my opinion. I think. Perhaps i mean to be honest with you like i don't. I don't read a lot of film. Critcisms pieces not. Because i don't know just like it doesn't really. I don't see it on my instagram. the. I don't get anything against film critics award job but it's not something i read on the rag but but i do read a lot of like tweets about like black widow and it's not funny and i mean you brought up black earlier. I think it's just so funny. How like out say my criticism is. I know the dad was supposed to be funny. And he picked like a factor this the death from stranger things but again going back going back to why we don't have a asian super bet. I just think it's so ridiculous. We're like you get if you get asian guy on our marvel movie or a black guy or ending guy. They're the hottest best actors in the biz but then like scholar. Johannes dad is just like he just just a fat white guy who can't fit into a thing and it's funny you know but we don't get to have like bobby never gonna play a funny you know like if he played shanxi's dad..
"la times" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"Asian has there ever been a movie where your your opinion of it is like completely opposite of everyone else's i remember once we had this conversation. This was like a while ago. But we were at like you know. I think you're actually at my aunt's house and we're all hanging out and we started talking about la la land and how i was like i thought it was just so okay and you're like yeah it was just okay and then you just were dropping mad knowledge on me about because i was just like i didn't like it because you know i didn't like the dancing there but then you're talking about. Oh yeah well it's about amateurism and all these things and all this stuff. And i was like whoa. This is like crazy. But i just i remember at the time everybody was loving it and i was like it's fine. It was entertaining. But is there any movies. Yeah go ahead. No no no. It's kind of funny. Because i actually. I like law and a lot actually but if that moving through so many waves of like when something is received as like this is so great you can call it a backlash that's at backlash. It's just it's just as more people see it cycles through and you get very something that was kind of beloved at first becomes very polarizing and so It's like. I don't think it's the greatest thing ever it's but it's not the worst thing ever but but but no i mean it's funny because i get this question. Is there something where. I always wish i had an interesting answer is. I'm sure it exists. I actually you love boss baby want. You're just like a maybe there's also question the budget of like is it where i am against the critical majority on something or am i gets the the audience majority of sometimes those things are different one. You don't want. I want to start beef okay. Starts i mean twitter beef. Oh my god i mean. There's always this thing where i try not to be too much of the whole critic audience. Divide because i think. I always think like look i am. I am a moviegoer part of the audience. I you know. I just maybe more. Just do this professionally. But that doesn't make me so different from whatever joe popcorn or whatever so i think that there is this thing where like you know. People often invoked like forrest. Gump even the shawshank redemption of the world where audiences perhaps like those movies more than critics do. But i'm trying to think of the one critics not like. Oh gosh redemption. Some do more. So the i i don't i do not much care for the russian that oh my god i find it really. I'm a non fan. Well i haven't seen. I haven't seen that one in many two decades either so many how come but like are you know what i mean. What was it about. And just find it really. I don't know i just find it. Really sentimental kind of provocation of like the talk of prison life really god. Why did i bring that up. Because it's like. I haven't seen it recently enough to have you know i don't have nights at against i don't hate it. I'm just not it just kind of left me you know. Yeah i just don't agree with the imdb users. Were like where it's been like number one for like Yeah yeah yeah but i. I don't have knives out for it or anything. But it's one where it's where i may be out of where a lot of greg's maybe out of step with the general consensus things all right all right. Well we're going to get some twitter about that so you know us. Because we're we're at asian asian. We're only about shank reduction and we are back with insperity segment. It is news. This one happened a couple of weeks ago. I didn't actually didn't even know that. I knew the euro couples happening. I knew a big deal. You know my my bosses british. You wouldn't stop talking about it when it was happening. Like the primary. The the first round in two rounds or whatever..
"la times" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"It does feel like if you're going to be an actor or a writer or something like that. The brass ring is to just make the the marvel movie because then you're getting paid boom and then but then then you don't have room for anything else because you kumail right like he was doing all these old fund little things and then he got just sucked up writing the thing you know. I want that we need that guy to get fat again. You know we need chill and make a funny goofy movie you know so it it. It's it's crazy times man. i don't know. do you have any thoughts about like This is something we talked about on this podcast. But when michael saying like oh you know asian-americans od meetings movies with a lot of times. Hollywood i think andrew t said this. He was a writer in la. He's saying a lot of times. Hollywood groups in asian americans with just like straight up chinese consumers in china with a lot of malaya and so and they have they may have more power because there's more of them over there and that's where the money's at right now and so like me you mike. You know we i to see like an asian super bad but yeah that's not really gonna fly in beijing. You know they they wanna they wanna see some sort of crouching tiger hidden dragon shut. Maybe i like that kind of stuff where they really amplify like really beautiful chinese authentic culture shit or whatever which like means nothing to me. I mean not nothing but it's like. I'm not even chinese and i didn't grow up. You know what i mean. So it's different even chinese american chinese american friends. I'm not sure of that. That means i think our asian super bad might be our version of the crouching tiger hidden dragon that we need. It's true i mean and also just you know. Comedy comedy is so hard to to import to i mean. That's that's the generalization doesn't travel well And there is no. It's very true. I find somebody thoughts on this. Because it's like they're obviously the difference between the asian audiences in the asian american audience. Those already such huge non monolithic groups to begin with And yeah. I find this to in my out to say that. Sometimes you know i watch. I don't watch nearly enough. But i always try to keep up with movies that are being made in in asia coming out from korean cinemas. Some of the most exciting particular. And you know i mean. It's like spunk. juno hello recently. You know who had a huge parasite all the stuff. I mean even before that i was part of my part of my work as a critic is i'm always trying to write about movies. That are outside the us for my readers It's like an. I have one of the expectations of my job is of course that you know of course. I covered the big stuff that that everyone here wants to read about. But it's kind of like a you know okay to for you one for me kind of thing. So if there's something. I want to run out and it's in that can be very you know because people pay attention people are i. Try to bring those gems to light. I guess that's part of the. That's and that's another reason. Why i think what i do or what we do is critics hasn't allieu Because we are trying to. The joy of this job is not in punishing ripping yet. I mean there there can be. I mean i did. Just i did. I did just sit through space jam. Legacy and i hated pat dunkin on the only the only time that the only time in asia duncan lebron. Like lebron as an actor. I mean he was one of my favorite things in trainwreck. That the schumer movie that comedy. Yeah i actually think he's. I mean he was buying himself. United doesn't space jam but i actually think he's got kind of a winning screen presence but it's like laugh he's just. Doesn't you know a lot of these big movies they just whoever's in the or whoever's making them they just suck the light out of life out of everything and so it almost doesn't even matter say an asian person or latino actor or a black director whoever was making that it just kind of chokes. You know there's no chance to actually express anything personal in these china's computer generated. Yeah machines that they are so but yet but to get back to the you know the whole sorry. The difference like what i would say that sometimes i find myself neglecting. What's going on in the asian american scene. Because i am actually really fascinated by you. Know what say you know. say bunk jehovah's directing or here kuzma coordinator great japanese maker my love And it's funny because those are not you know. I grew up. Here that is i that was part of my development as As a movie lover is watching movies that were made in china. Movies star made japan reality. Just all over. And it's like it's not that i love those more than others but that was actually kind of board that was in terms of representation kind of thing. Oh here's here's a country. Where these filmmakers do not experience discrimination where they are the majority and they are free to make the moves and it's essentially something really beautiful about that and i know over here. It's like that's why you know. Asian american voices are in a very you know they are. You know it's much more difficult. Obviously and so and i actually feel like i should kind of pay more attention to what's going on there and and be more of an advocate Bobby honest you know. I mean i. It's you know it's not like it's my job to do that. But sometimes it's a mix of so championing. What's going on here but also sometimes i want to say but have you guys actually seen the stuff. That's coming out of asia. It's really reliable. Some of the coolest stuff. That's being made anywhere. And i that i mean i remember. I was watching some movie. Caution i watched lush. Cocteau horny kid that is. What's it's really funny because it's you know it's it's it is and yet it's also really like coldly antibiotic because it's like really i love please. It's a great movie and this is just like a small example. But like i remember watching it and i should. Who's actor in in it. And he you know he's a he's yeah oh my god he's so good and is amazing he is he is so good. And i remember there was like you know it set in like World war two. And it's about like you know this. These these spies trying to dislodge time. Trying to assassinate a collaborator right. And it's so sad and it's all it's all beautiful in the in the forties and everything like that and then all the not all of them but like the only white people that appear are background actors. Who are just like. They don't have any lines. They're far away from the camera. And i'm like oh you could just have people in the front two i didn't i didn't i know that wasn't the point of the movie but it was just something that for a second i was like. Oh well okay like we don't have to listen from those guys perspective. We can just listen to what this really interesting story here from this amazing actor in this from there's amazing actress and this amazing director and i know they're not asian american but i thought it was just one of those things i like in my brain. It just like showed. How kind of a little brainwashed was about. Oh wait a minute. We don't have to do this. One view yeah. Absolutely and i mean is someone who i. I love many of his movies. Not all of them. But i i admire him so much too and he has a cultural chameleon because he directed you know. He directed that you'd have to crouching tiger of course which foods point earlier by the way. That's a movie that was embraced in the us. Much more than it was in china. Because you know it's interesting right because it's like they're over there they're like we have already have enough martial arts word of..
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"la times" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"I think that you know we could talk so long about what the internet has done for for for for film criticism for any type of journalism that democratisation effect that people talk about which is both a good thing a bad thing. I just say you know. I know that i have a very great and pretty powerful platform in the la times. I don't take that lightly. I'm very grateful for it and That's the only reason people would probably pay attention to what i have to say. But that said it's kind of is sort of see myself as when i'm writing I think about my readers. I keep them in mind. But i'm also really just. I am writing for myself. And i'm trying to be honest about my reactions as possible even though yes i'm a critic i've been doing this for for more than fifteen years. Now which is a while when i think about that. But i've seen yeah i've seen a lotta movies. I i spent more time thinking and reading and writing about them than the average moviegoer. That said i never think of myself as smarter than the average. No i actually try to. I try to write for readers assuming that they are smarter than i am may not have quite say maybe specialized bill knowledge or taste that i do. But that's okay. That's what i am trying to write up rather than down if that makes any sense as far as the whole kind of tension between critics and creators set to say that You know we we don't. We don't love everything. How could we. But we don't hate everything either so that the kind of sometimes the stereotype of the the gruchy. The gretchen were making the boards. Now known critic keyword. I'm just kind of out to just destroy people's lives and reputations. It's funny because sometimes you will get. Why think about this. When i'm writing about independent films by especially by young emerging filmmakers where you're refused especially in variety which is sometimes you know a big publication in one of the first to weigh in on a movie of. I wish i could not think about those things because if my is just to be as honest as possible. I don't want to think about the impact that my words could have of. This could make a difference in somebody's paycheck or somebody's career. I will say that. I think there is room for kindness. I think there's room for you know that you don't wanna be dishonest but you don't need to eviscerate something unless it really really is terrible deserves it and i do say that when you're when you're when i'm reviewing a big hollywood blockbuster it's not that i'm grading on a curve but i feel a little less bad about it because this is like there is a difference between seoul as overinflated crap that comes out of hollywood and somebody's perhaps misguided independent. This there. the stakes are different. Yeah these sources are different. And so i'm not. I'm not grading on a curve. Being i go easier on Independent films but But how you bright your argument how you frame it. That of course is going to be a little bit different. Yeah that makes. I mean that makes have you have you ever gotten flack from the fan base. You know what. I'm saying. You go after fucking you know spiderman or some shit and all the spidey heads are just like you know where you live. You know it's funny because you you hear a lot of horror stories like that and you know when say like the dark knight rises cubs out their death threats butterball football fans and by the way you know. I like christopher nolan a lot. And i like more of his movies than than i dislike but Bush and i always find that really appalling when friends and colleagues of mine get that kind of treatment is much worse. Needless to say for women. Yeah yeah especially. Women writing about blockbusters women writing about superhero. Just though the misogyny of of the fan base You know it's so much worse for them. That i i you. And i find myself. Surprisingly not as on the receiving end of that. I don't and i am grateful that i haven't gotten too many racist reactions. A in my as i look back over the long arc of my career. I haven't gotten too many. I didn't very much like the new black widow movie. Oh my god. How dare i'd gone. That's gone to cancel. yeah. I know. I didn't really hear about that. It was fine people kind of get it but yet even though the marvel dc the warring comic book fan bases are are legit and legendary so Sometimes you get hit you know. Sometimes you'll get an email from the film maker of course from readers who don't like your opinion of something I found that. In from hollywood filmmakers very rarely there is a degree of professionalism. Bander that this is how it works so unless you buy something extremely personal nasty which again i do try not to do. Try to be balanced. It's usually pretty pretty pretty polite. Yeah understood. I mean i acid because You know ever one of this is episode. Twenty or something of this podcast. When mike and i were just on my couch and we hossam. Anheuser comedian former correspond. The daily show had released this stand up special kind of one man show. Thank god young homecoming king about his story of going to prom at his high school. Basically the stories that you know he. S white grow out. She said yes. She goes over to their house to take pictures and her parents said. Her parents kicked him out and said hey. Don't think it's a good idea if you go with our daughter. Because you're you're brown. Right that's kind of arkham show and it's very funny. And i remember reading a new york times critique on it and it was written by a white guy and one of the critiques was he was saying an cannot eloquently worded. And then your time style but it was something along. The lines of isn't unfortunate that hassan spends an hour. Sort of sort of berating. You know things like cultural appropriation and racism and all that stuff while he is copying the speaking and speech style of african americans. Because sometimes you know just hassan moves and those hand motions maybe similar to black comedians. Or sometimes the way they talk. Or you remember black. Black black american jargon is to me american jargon and it's every day it's just changing. You can see.
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"Underscore bruce art on twitter. Chris broussard sixty eight on instagram. George where can they follow you on social media man. I'm consistent everywhere at george roster w. r. g. h. s. t. e. r. For those who have trouble spelling it all right on twitter. Instagram and twitter is linked linked. Tick tock face would wear wherever you haven't been dancing on tick-tock but i am getting more into talk. Just just because it's a way to connect with people more. And i actually put like you know some little short takes on there when when stuff comes out so yes okay. I'm tok danced on you if you had kids. They actually like you. Then you have been invited to dance on. Took right right. That's the only time. I was ever on tic tac and we then i must admit i was cutting a rug up. It is fun. It is fun but we got brad. Turner the la times. Beat reporter for the lakers joining us at the bottom of the hour. And we're going to get into some lakers stuff in our next segment because there's a lot bruin or at least a lot being talked about. I don't know how much is actually bruin. But there's a lot being talked about so that'll be coming up shortly but first we're going to go to the nfl and as we know training camp is right around the corner in fact started for the cowboys but the team that everybody has their eye on everyone is the green bay packers and not for the right reasons. Obviously they're sensational. Future hall of fame quarterback aaron rodgers. His future is up in the air he clearly according to all reports and just his actions does not not want to be in green bay and they do not want to trade him. So will he show up for training camp or won't he. That's a big question but now it's gotten even worse and devante atoms their star receiver..