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Has Scott Morrison spent too much?
"Me. If you've already heard me mention this but one of my favorite quotes during the covid crosses a pdf the guardian. This is the British lift wing newspaper. Now, this was the heart of the coronavirus crisis. It would have been light much quote just as there are no atheists on a sinking ship, there are no free marketeers during a pandemic. Now, the author of that apt quote Jonathan Freedland, he was referring to the audio logical revolution within the British conservative. Party. Now, according to Freedland Boris Johnson's his have defied four decades of thatcherism small-state free-market, thinking I to spend staggering amounts of money and then subsidizing the wages of workers. Could the same thing be said about Australia's Liberal Party they're the party of Howard and Costello now embraces big-spending high deficit government interventionism. And is a permanent state of affairs poor kilis editor at large of the Australian US pipe and Judas Brit is emeritus professor of politics at Latrobe University poll judy welcome back to the show. Hristo Paul, you've written to calms about this subject in the past week, summarize your faces. Will Martha is that all parties and all governments have to respond to the times in which they find themselves on display in Australia. Now we face an extraordinary economic crisis and the response reveals the nature of Scott Morrison, his prime minister and the Mars and government. So Morrison, not responding as Liberal Party progressive or is it Liberal Party conservative? He doesn't see himself in those terms his responses pragmatic selects able and practical. He's not inhibited by former policy and audio logical icons of the Liberal Party. Say What we say is the government has abandoned the long-term syllabus aspirations. It's A. Big Spending government it's a government government intervention focused on Keynesian demand management. It does however on the Liberal Party tradition of tax cuts will see next week. So it's prepared to regulate or deregulate according to the situation according to what's required. So to sum up say that Morrison wants to be defined by results and outcomes not philosophical principle. Okay. You mentioned the tax cuts leaving that aside traditional liberal governments are about balancing the books Paul, how much an as do you think aries in the Liberal Party about in the parliament and outside about these handouts to preserve jobs and livelihoods? Are. I. Don't think there's much on these at all OPTIMA and Tom. and. A couple of reasons for this if there is to be on, he's He's will come through the down the track, but essentially what's happening here is to govern is following the Orthodoxy or what you might call the new Orthodoxy in terms of meeting the financial and economic crisis. So roller response is sort of radical. It's also conventional. The official family is working together very closely. The Treasury the Reserve Bank, what the government is doing is essentially supported by private-sector economists. It's in law and with Patrick amended by the VCD and the IMF not the cabinet is very nodded, the Prime Minister and the treasurer are working very closely together so far the results look good. I think the Overwhelming sentiment on the back benches. Support, the government strategy in the hope that this gives individual employees, the chance of actually being reelected and my will give the government the chance of being reelected. So the reinvention of Australian liberalism is on full display with this budget judith break you agree with Paul Kelly about the the audio logical significance of these changes but actually think the government had much choice in that sense I do think we can see something audio logical preferences in a couple of the policies poor mentioned the tax cuts they've chosen tax cuts over for example, committing to a permanent increase in new act now co Job Seca. They've also, for example, if we look at the way, they wanted to stimulate the housing market. They've gone for giving money to individual owners rather than, for example, embarking on a social housing project. So I think in some of the means, we can still see some of the ideological preferences of the Patty. One of the things I've wondered when I've been watching the events unfold. If Labor had won the last election was in government with the Liberals have supported the same levels of spending or would they have if you like stayed in the sort of ideological bunker bean and attacked the blow out of the deficit? I mean, it's a hypothetical. In some ways I think we've been very lucky that it's been the liberals and the coalition in government because they can sense being able to Ghana much more support. I, think than I have been able to do for the same levels of spending but isn't cameras response to the COVID crosses more consistent with other Western governments during the pandemic Judy. Yes that's what I think. I had much option but the question is if the coalition of being opposition, would they have supported a Labor government going? You've written a lot about this have many many decades about when orthodoxies or overturned. It's usually bipartisan is that you'll since if the coalition cypher argument's sake wherein opposition I would have gone along with this big spending interventionism. Look are essentially agree with what Judy's said about this I think in a sense we're. Fortunate, if you liked that the coalition's in government because it's taken all the big spending decisions. and. Lay has been prepared to go along with back. In fact, it's argued that there should be even more spending. So in that sense, we've had a broad degree of thought-out ship within the economic framework. It is hot the typical of course to tron speculate about what would have happened if alive had been in office doing this but I do think that the coalition in opposition would have been tempted to make caught a lot of criticisms and to suggest that the spending had gone too far. There's a big difference for party thing in government managing across and being an opposition. Cape with this theme of a political realignment among center right parties around the Western world. If you think about Donald Trump in two thousand sixteen, he tapped into widespread anxieties. America's rust belt. What can class constituencies? Boris Johnson showed last December, he resonated with traditional British Library voters in the Midlands and northern England. Judy. Do you think that Morrison in a wise doing the same thing here in Australia? Now, I think they're very different sorts of crises. I mean the pandemic is an external. Crisis, it's not being caused by politics in any way it's not back nationalism versus globalism or any of those things, and so I don't agree with that. I agree with what Paul was saying earlier that Morrison's shown himself to be pragmatic and quick footed in this and I think we're lucky for that. But I I don't think that this lines up with bricks and with trump's appeal to the rest spilled poor Kelly. Well I think conservatism is changing if you look at. America Britain Australia and there's not a dopey getting very significant changes into servitude. Thought. Different changes argued very strongly that there are very substantial differences between Donald Trump and Scott Morrison. I think people who argue that. Morrison is a pilot version of DONALD TRUMP MAUREEN DOWD in the New York Times by the way, but go on. I think. I think turned him mentally misunderstand the situation I. Think the change in conservatism is very dramatic in the United States. If you'd like because we've got the transition from Ronald, Reagan who a generation ago was the great conservative champion, and now we have Donald Trump, who if you lock is a populist conservative? And that transformation is simply enormous install ending content I mean trump violates all the virtues of conservatism in terms of restraint prudence disciplined respect. Regard for the political system, he thrives on division. So he likes all the traditional conservative norms, and then when looks at his policies. Well he's sabotage the global trading system. He's an arch protectionist. He's engaged in this trade war with China he's appraised dictators and suspicious about. So I guess one of the Fundamental Christians here is the extent to which trump is an aberration. And the extent to which post trump American concert is we'll have to try and create a new position cognisant of the damage that trump has done to the traditional Republican Party
"maureen dowd" Discussed on Pivot
"ARE THEY GONNA want to go back to old school mind boring politics some while some wealth. All right bartending last question. I want to Maureen offer you a chance to weigh in on on some of the stakes and the setup is this. We have federal law enforcement, a bludgeoning kidnapping harassing members of the public. We've seen the use of the military to exercise violence against peaceful protesters right outside the white. House. We've got an attorney general who has become the dog, the attack dog of the president that he has always wanted and we've heard this term authoritarianism used a lot but I would love your take on not. The entertainment, not the media frenzy, but the real world consequences of the risks of authoritarianism and what that looks like should this president stay in power? Yeah. I guess you know how I do think he tries to be an authoritarian and is in some ways but I guess I don't get as scared as other people because I feel that he is so self destructive that he self. With every breath he takes, he diminishes himself. You know I told our publisher wants we could probably just put a nanny cam on him and get to the same result because like with the post office eventually just spit out exactly what he's trying to do, and then you can try and combat it whereas to me someone like Dick Cheney was much scarier because he came in this form that Washington was used to mold style Paul you know that everyone respected and he'd been a source for a lot. Of reporters. So when he began to create this illegal war, it took people a long time to realize what he was doing because he was so highly respected like trump at least self emulates in real time then you can mobilize against him in real time how that's a real. So we're we're worried about very smart trump, an area of art. Then we don't have to worry right right. That's unless he's got a partner in Mitch McConnell or his chief of staff or the department, of Justice, or the. Services with Department Homeland Security the Republican. Party yeah yeah, I. Having. Much Shakespeare trump is just a walking bundle of fatal flaws who self describes it every moment of the day you know. So he it's hard for him to be an effective authoritarian. Surprisingly, resilient in surprisingly effective for incompetence. which we're talking okay. Yeah. All right. Well, we'll see what's to come. Maureen. We really appreciate you coming in I know there's a rainstorm going on outside and because I can hear it from Mary Atmosphere. It's very atmosphere. It does feel it feels like King Lear he's King Lear right if we're going to take. Ling at the moon that's stored. Those yeah. Anyway Maureen. Thank you so much forward to watching the convention with your things. Thanks. Thanks a lot. Okay. Thank you. All right birth date excellent job one more quick break. We'll.
"maureen dowd" Discussed on Pivot
"Yeah. I loved the teenager who met fight him because he had a problem with stuttering to me. That's. I've ever seen when by vice president a friend of mine was a top aide to him and and I said to her you know Biden could be a lot better speaker if would stop repeating the same phrases over an hour and she goes, he does that because he had a stutter in, it's a way to hold onto one thing like the banister until he gets to the next phrase and that was why he'll say thinks three times and I never have realized that and You know that shows I. It's amazing that just the simple decency of what Biden did with that kid is such a contrast to the president we have and I thought five in speech which was very vied in. Mantle Irish poetry hoping his three and light and dr I thought you know not going to deep into policy and making it a contrast between light and dart was to need very effective star Wars Lord of the Rings that light and Dr. The Life Father in the dark father you know the bad father in the good father will that work or we dark people? I. Mean I are we like the empire strikes back people well, Harry you would be able to answer. This is what I always try to figure out is you know has trump made us meaner or did the internet make us meaner and lay the groundwork for someone like trump to be successful I mean always the image of America was wrong in silent you know greatest generation and then somehow now what we're mean and Chatty, you know I think we're mean I the whole thing that's playing out with Claudia Conway and Kellyanne Conway Church Conway all of these sideshows Steve Bannon, you know there's an now Malani is former aides that she is taped. Malania. Now and Mary trump taping trump sister. There are these crazy side shows to the circus you know which tell you from the very beginning Paul Manafort was the convention manager last time and you know from that time everything has spent a casino game beneath trump everybody running your own casino games and that is just intensified now with Ban and all these people tape. Yeah live. Shots be while. So Sunday what do you think so I think all these New People are copying omarosa playbook. We let us not forget. Well, actually let us forget her name I'm so sorry invoked her I. Think this whole light dark thing. So I recognized and loved the Jeddah's of Biden's tone and speech I live at. Elevated the state is not about marginal tax policy Yes is light and dark, and so I did appreciate that I think in terms of who the American people are. We are always been both we're in nation as most humans have been of contradictions I. Don't think we are solely a dark people destined for doom, but we're just not a city on a hill providing light to everyone else out there during all those times we were doing that we were also interning the Japanese? and. Not Letting women vote in suppressing black people through formal terrorism and disenfranchisement. So yes, to both, and then the question in this moment is which way do we tip ourselves? What do we try to evoke from ourselves and have dominate in our personality, but we can never fully extinguish either. So let me ask you a question tonight. This is what I do with tech people. The time is you either a star Trek person a star wars person in star wars no matter. What happens the dark side always wins or it comes back you know you empire strikes back and then when you beat the empire strikes back than another empire shows up, you know I. Mean. It's just as bad and even at the end of that movie, it wasn't good. You know what I mean it just wasn't. It didn't end happily and star Trek's on the other hand. They have a team of people are the most diverse people on Earth go off and they. Fight Villains who they then either shift towards them and make better or defeat but they're complex victims and interesting and worthy of villains excusing up victims, and then you always end up having hope and we're going to go out and meet people were gonNA diversify, and we're going to make everybody love you to the. There's two versions of America that are star Trek versus stars in the question is which one are you? Which one? Do you actually believe I think our country's star wars. I think our country and our tech people and everyone else. Star Wars was based on the template of Joseph, Campbell which in the. Of the hero goes out in the world makes his way, and then he comes back and makes love to his mother and kills his father. was never like it. You know. Thank you for. Ordinary. Race Yeah. Okay back to trump. oops. Sorry. So when you're looking at the election coming up, I want you to make some predictions Maureen what you what is your wide view what's going to happen in the next ninety days and then how will this be remembered in a decade? Ordinarily when a president has a huge crisis mom, the American people have this sense of fairness and they say, okay, we're going to give you another term this thing out like w and nine eleven in the wars and then Obama, and the financial crisis but in the case of. It's a different thing because people are looking at his in confidence and you know it's Russian roulette whether they're sending their kids to school full and whether they can keep their parents alive and I'm not sure they will give a longer chancer a second chance to trump on that. He's trying you know he's doing this emergency FDA thing and he's trying to find a vaccine but basically, it's very hard to get beyond the fact that. He had a completely incompetent anti flying with bonds. And twenty years how do you look at ten years? Twenty Years in twenty years how we'll see? We'll all be dead but go ahead. Well it's it's hard to say you know it's interesting because this convention is being produced by producers of the apprentice. Francis is the reality show that allow Donald Trump to present himself in framed himself as the leader of me leader, and now it's Sorta some medical thing where the convention is continuing to even though we have all this evidence to the contrary present him as a strong leader and so you know it's one guy from the apprentice who was the Miss Universe judge and one guy who did the comedy rose comedy sense in other words the best. Yeah Yeah exactly. So we'll have to see whether we'll look back in tunnel. Trump will be this crazed the clownish aberration or whether this was the moment where entertainment and politics used and social media, and it just became a different creature Primera of pronouncing. Half of this, a third of this and from his does said genius at that form of communication and you know now that people are used to being entertained on reporters are getting twenty amazing stories a day..
"maureen dowd" Discussed on Pivot
"Not that's what it is anyway. Okay tune it. We're joined today by friend of Pivot and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd Maureen. Bancaire. So we want to talk about the conventions I. Mean if you WanNa talk about the last one, the DNC or would you like to talk about the upcoming one I want to talk about all of them with you how you think they're doing. I thought the Democrats did what they needed to do. You know I was never that big of a fan conventions and modern history 'cause they weren't really any decisions. So it was just. Kind of a bad reality show. So to me there wasn't that far to fall. I thought they did okay the Democrats but I am much more looking forward to the Republicans. Why tell us tell us what out for one thing you're gonNA see something that you're a fan of which is Malania giving a speech in her new Rose Garden. Right God. Weaving about that would. Be The rose. -actly, what was formerly known? But I have to disagree with you care I did love her Christmas if I could decorate my house that way. I would definitely do that. Okay. All right. But what do you expect from them besides his Shitty Garden? What do you? Nationally Gerizim remarks. Steve scalise was on Fox. This morning and he said they are going to present a picture of trump that behind the scenes he is very caring and informed. That, you might not always realize that. So that's a pretty daunting tasks that set up for themselves, and now they're saying it's going to be very optimistic not quote unquote dark like the Democrats. But of course, you know it's going to be like the red wedding it's GonNa. Be He trump is already on trashing all the usual suspects this morning he just talked for an hour trashing bezos San same. We're going to be a socialist stay and you know basically it's not so much about their policies as. It is about just pissing off the media and owning the lab says, some Republicans said that Tim Alberta, piece, today Maureen what do you think this bear day? Hello ranch. What do you think about the focus just on trump the idea that he is going to speak every day most likely that essentially people are coming out in support of the Republican Party or particular platform or some policies but a person yeah I mean in a way it's inevitable because the whole country has been subsumed to basically his. Like we're all like living in his it. So this is the natural conclusion i. e beheads all his opponents you know. Then everyone thinks some principles. Republican is GONNA stand up to him and get their party back but that never happened. So now he is sort of celebrating the fact that he is the party. You know it's like when Oprah Rachel, Ray, put themselves on the cover of every single magazine everything. This week is GonNa be him and his family and getting Napoleon, crowned himself emperor after he was already in charge of France, it's like that it's GonNa be like crowning himself, the emperor of chaos. And is that a good thing what are the aiming for? If he's trying to be like I I know I saw the Mark Meadows thing I can read. He can read. I've seen him read more than anybody like they have to go over the top, which is really kind of odd can't just say, yes, he does read. Of course, he does when you're defending the president of the United States abilities to read advert. Surprising thing. Yeah. I'm the league tape of his sister. Well that in a second there was there was a hilarious thing early on when I got in the White House that his aides in order to get him to read briefing papers before he would go on foreign trips would have to put his name in every sentence or every graph because otherwise you would just totally lose attention. You know it's just GonNa be late todd same Wa. Others do you think are going to be interesting? Milania will just be like it is what it is. Borrow Mushonga. You've got to admit carries the greatest troll of all time is in the Rose Garden and turns it into a Mary a conference. Right to who do you think is going to be interesting of the of the ones that are speaking, who are you looking at? Yeah. Last time Ivanka I called her the fabulous fabulous me she. She presented this ferry sunny picture of her father in an otherwise very dark Dr. You know hailstorm of a convention meant. So she's obviously GonNa try that again but it's even you know it's more absurd now than it was the last time. And what about other politicians are not trump's there's a lot of trump's going. Toward the Bonnie and Clyde of Saint Louis you know wave they're. Gone at the black lives, matter protesters will be there to I. Guess. Wrap. Up People About Council culture. And Will they be carrying their guns? Would be great if they came on stage with their gods I think they will right don't. You Think Burton I. Think it's a requirement. Yeah. No masks though. I mean, it is weird that that we're going to have a presidential election that in a large degree will be decided by this medical accessory. Of Biden's convention came down to making that contrast, it's very odd historical thing. I wanted to know and I know you wanted to talk about our but we before we are subsumed into the deeper version of the torturing us all what stood out to you from the DNC not substantively whether a speaker. was there a moment? was there something emotionally that got to you in a way through this format that might not have happened with the funny hats a big credit convention center..
"maureen dowd" Discussed on Pivot
"Right is beyond disgusting. It doesn't seem to impact. I have to sell you now I holding his you know everyone said, there were secret trump supporters i. think there are secret people exhausted by that. That's what I mean like That's enough this guy. Yeah. But I don't know maybe maybe we will fortunately we will be out of this prediction zone. Yeah. In scores of days are end and we will have an updated answer to how many yeah and how low will this country go I I also try to send but thousand know that like I get caught up sometimes right like get irrationally exuberant. Comes around. Yeah, and all of a sudden. I'm like screw you Germany. I don't have strong feelings against. Went. German people but you know you get into these matches and ellison I got I got thoughts about Latvia. What does that come from this team mentality? It's this mob mentality like my side versus your side, and so there's a part of my mind that can understand it and hopes that for some of these and I know it's not the majority but just some of the fever breaks and that when more of a speak up and say, Hey, Hey, right and wrong and you know the difference that you come out on the other side and you're like man I don I must have gotten real drunk drunk on that. Blame the Mexicans Beer. I am so sorry like I really lost my mind for like four years. So maybe five percent of the thirty five percent will happens all the time. It's comback. It's so common if you go back in history, it really is. We're not. We're not special. We're just humans you one of the things that I thought was really striking was the efforts to use in the Kamla Harris attacks. There's a case in San Francisco and was prosecutor. She had this program to try to help people from going back to prison, and sometimes it worked sometimes it didn't it sort of had a fifty fifty. You know what? Success Rate Essentially in one of the there was a seven who was emily lyle, and so they are combining illegal aliens and it with people you got out of jail for it was for first time drug offenders and. which seems like smart to do not to get people into the system in a smart way, and they're immediately going Willie Horton and I remember Lee atwater many years ago when he was, you know that was the George Bush. You're sort of looks fondly upon the bushes now although I don't got us into the longest running war in American history bankrupted. US. Yeah. Exactly and I thought Willie Horton to meet was one of the worst examples of that the the scary scary. An ugly moment of race. They were doing it again with her with you know it was really like nothing changes in its. I wonder it works so well in the non social media era, how does it work here? You know I'm watching for that story to see if it takes off not just some Fox. News GonNa obviously employ that else where and so that's to me an interesting thing is bringing back golden oldies of hatred and seeing if they can make them work today I, think that'll be as so it's not a question about them and what they're willing to do. Right. I know what they're willing to. They're willing to kidnap children right? They're willing to let one, hundred, seventy plus thousands of others. Yeah, die now. So their campaign methods and their propaganda tools as such on their own, not that interesting how we receive them yeah. Is a little more interesting day still work in this reality will see I. Think they do. Well, we'll be talking about that in a second with New York, times columnist Maureen Dowd because one of the things that lasts talked about here is that poll showed Republicans fifty, seven percent thought the loss of life was acceptable which I thought was amazing. I thought that was amazing. That was the most dispiriting number, but then I thought well propaganda works and also To me it's inseparable from. Who Lives? In Hyannis you know we have this multiple of black and Latte necks and incarcerated and indigenous people, and this is a party that embraced disposing of all of those people right from the highest levels. So it's not entirely surprising. I was still struck by it. I didn't think they would go quite that far I. Thought it would be maybe in the forties as leasing tend to be but a fifty seven numbers really maybe awarded where does your hope? Where does that come from? The prize not hope to me I, read it as hope if you're yeah, you're right. They'll surprise at a majority are okay with it. After all we've seen like, what are you calling onto that makes you think Oh that that disappointed me I am tricked by the persistent idea we have a better country than we do which don't which history shows us we do.
The Life of Mike Nichols
"Ask Carter and Sam Kashmir join us now they wrote together an oral history of Mike Nichols it's called life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred and fifty of his closest friends Sam Ash. Thanks for being here. Just thanks for having US thank you. What was was the genesis of this project? Well after Mike's Death I was at Vanity Fair and wanted to do an oral history as much as we can get away with the magazine and ask had worked as a PA.. With Mike. And I knew him mm somewhat and so I thought it best to join forces and so we did this for the magazine originally and it was so interesting and there was so much material that it just kind of presented itself as a book kind of instantly. As soon as we saw together in the magazine they must have been painful to have to cut. Had it down to magazine size well. The piece was originally assigned at six thousand. Words ran at eleven thousand and still not a word practically about his theater career hear about his time at the compass. Players is a founding member of Improv. I mean there's so much still on the table Ash you're very lucky person having worked as the PA.. What did you work on? I worked on Charlie Wilson's war. That was my first job out of college. I was so upset on hangs Julia Roberts. What was that often? Yes Oh right. Of course. It was a big movie so very often. You felt very distant from where the the real real action was taking place but still. I really feel blessed who've been able to be as close as I was. So you mentioned Charlie. Wilson's war my immediate reaction. Shen is Oh my God. That's Mike Nichols. Also the thing that I think people don't even fully appreciate now is just how incredibly accomplished. He was and for so long so if we could just kind of begin with his I think I real fame fame was with Nichols and may but before we go into each of those stop. Just take us through because I think people may be associated him with the graduate and a couple of other major projects. But let's just list some some of them so people have a sense. Well there was the great success of the Nichols. and May Elaine. May and Mike Nichols as a comedy team. which kind of transformed formed Comedy really and Mike as Director. He and Neil Simon joined forces and he really kind of in a way. Reinvented invented Simon. For Neil Simon. You know with barefoot in the park and the odd couple and as of film director his first film was the Richard Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor. Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf which frank rich other people believed to be the maybe the best reputation of a of a stage play for film ever the graduate which was second film his second film shocking. JFK transformative you know and Oscar worthy. And then there's all all the stage work Tom Stoppard's the real thing David Raves hurly-burly streamers. Yeah camelot and S- Pamela camelot idle. I mean it's kind of prodian extraordinary range of of gifts that that he I mean. He Directs Spam Lot. I I think two years after doing angels in America for HBO. I mean that's range. I don't WanNa go too much into his early life by. I think it's important to point out that this was a person who arrived here. Didn't speak English. Not as first language goes to the University of Chicago right he meets Elaine. May let's start there. What was it that made that pairing so extraordinary? What did they do? You said that they revolutionized comedy Elaine may was the dangerous genius that entered Mike Nichols life and and changed him she was kind of a combustion engine and he was the steering wheel a little bit. Steve Martin told us the first time. When you listen to those records those bits or you know the sketches? which is he said that the that I heard irony brock kind of modernity to comics situations and things that comedians did not go? Nya such as the cost of funerals was is the time of Jessica Mitford the the American way of death. And you know I mean these are weighty subjects adultery a- adultery right the previous generation of comics from the fifties where people who came from Vaudeville and the Borscht Belt Nichols and may had a theater background around. And you know both the classical repertory but also as Improv actors and by the way they're also both at analysis and brought a level of psychological acuity to comedy that really hasn't been seen before let's just a clip of them from that period some day Arthur. You'll get married and you'll have suit of your own and honey when you do. I only pray that they make us suffer the way you. That's all I pray to mothers. Okay mom thanks for calling you very sarcastic. I'm doing my best now. You call me on on the telephone I me. I'm sorry I'm sorry that bothered you and look I didn't make you feel bad. Are you kidding I feel awful. Oh honey if I could believe that I'd be the happiest mother it's true. What do you think I feel crummy Arthur honey? Why don't you call me sweetheart? That's the one bit. That's kind of in a way close to auto biography at least for Mike that was sort of his mother in a way and and he had a difficult very difficult relationship with her. Are you know after the death of his physician. Father they were really plunged into poverty into serious poverty in in New York. He I used to have to go in the olden days to the Museum of TV and radio to watch these old clips. But now I I'm imagining that. You can see all of this on Youtube. Yeah there's a lot of great stuff and Youtube I encourage people to also look up there The award for total mediocrity that they did at the Emmys when you're in the nineteen fifties so that's just breathtaking. I just actually making fun of their own mirror. You know I mean they're making fun of show business with a successful right away. They were both part of this. Very heavy kind of avant-garde guard group called the compensator in Chicago and the two of them just clicked as their manager. Jack rollins later said there. They were like ham and eggs. They were a local will hit first then they came to New York. He signed them up his clients started booking them at local nightclubs and they were hit right away and then they started going non Jackpot and omnibus and they were hit nationally. So yeah it was. It was really just like that. It was that quick. How does it get from that to? Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf well well they had a great success Nichols and may on Broadway at the Golden Theatre was an evening with Nichols in May ostensibly directed by Arthur Penn.. You know but not really and Elaine was just sort of tired of doing it and in a way was the comedic version of of the Beatles. Breaking up people were just. I just chop fall in. You know it's tragic. Yes yes yeah. It was kind of a loss in a way They would wind up working together. Other eventually you know as a screenwriter and director but but Mike it kind of put him in in the wilderness for a while He was really at see if we rely on a little bit. When he's got that evening on Broadway with a lame the theater? They were in shared an alley with a theater where her camelot was on stage with Richard Burton and they would kind of hang out after after the show and that's how he kind of got to know him and it was. It's essentially through that meeting Richard in that alley and threw him Liz. They were the ones who hired for Virginia Woolf. When you think about the collaborators he had the people he got to work with you mentioned Arthur panel the you know lately Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor Dustin in Hoffman Jewels pfeiffer on carnal knowledge? It's just you know on and on Meryl Streep the biggest names and your subtitle is is Mike Nichols as remembered by hundred and fifty of his closest friends. Did He. Frequently form friendships during these professional collaborations was. He's one of those the people that everybody felt like they knew. And we're close to make exactly this actors and and many was writers really kind of fell in love with him. I mean we could have called the book seduced by Mike Nichols you know Natalie. Portman really wept recalling. Her work with Mike Sue now. Yeah and that was much later and the closer yes. Yes but also they did stage work together so they were totally devoted to him. I I mean Tom Stoppard. For example said I think his advice memorial you know he thought to himself who is there to to write for he so he was kind of an Avatar to all of these. She's tremendously gifted complicated. People and the friendships were very deep. And Very Real Maureen Dowd. Your colleagues said that he was a null coward figure with the Jersey Kaczynski past and unlike a lot of other people who had a really horrible childhoods he did not kind of wear it on his sleeve and he we've talked about it and didn't particularly want to spend a lot of time thinking about it and I I mean I think this is kind of the key to his career. Longevity Eddie is that he was. Somebody really always wanted to be living in the moment. And kind of looking forward to the next project even up until the end of his life when he had several things that were in progress including masterclass terrence. McNally's play that he was gonNA adapt for. HBO With Meryl Streep. Yeah I mean in a way. Our title is taken from a a model of Mike's life isn't everything but it's kind of a misnomer because it was everything to him. You know in a way I mean he could be difficult to and and some of the people in the booker occur quite open about yes. That Emma Thompson is one right exactly Thompson who who adored him. You know said we're not talking about some saint here so you know and in fact Mike toward the end of his life felt that he had been cruel to people and had betrayed others. You know but he did develop a music also about someone who sort of as much of a genius as he was you know he was also complicated difficult cat and felt like there were people to apologize to. Some people presumably wouldn't talk to you Elaine. May of course wouldn't what about Diane Sawyer and were there other people who you pursued and just said you know what no now. We did approach. Diane we wouldn't have done this actually without her been addiction you know and she gave us the same response that initially initially Sam Beckett gave to digital bear you know which is. I'm not going to stop you but I'm also not going to help you all that much. But when push came to shove and we needed the people such as Meryl Streep she was helpful behind the scenes and Elaine. She did. Give us a blurb. Although we didn't use it and the blurb facetiously officiously said well I I would tell you all I know. But they're going to pay me millions of dollars to write my memoirs something. You'll never do you know. She meant it as kind of a joke before before we go one final question what do you each of you. Thank was Nicholas's greatest work and then also so perhaps a personal favourite may be less known or just something new especially leaden. And why. Let's start with you ash. I would say probably the graduate. It's not the most original choice but I just have seen the movie so many times and I think that it it just has held up so much better than a lot of other youth movies of the time that it was sort of lumped in with that plus the the comedy albums is sort of where my original enthusiasm for him started. But you know I I think catch twenty. Two for example is a movie that has not really gotten. It's do. I think it's actually kind of a brilliant movie that was overshadowed by Mash at the time though it is I see no reason why the existence of Mash prevent people from enjoying it today not an easy novel to adapt to know and but I think him and Buck Henry and we did a credible job adapting it. Sam will I mean. It's so hard to choose. My mother would choose working girl in or Silkwood you know an but are you. Seeing your mother would be wrong. My mother never wrong But for me it's you know the stage work is kind and of extraordinary. I mean the Philip Seymour. Hoffman death of a salesman at the end of life using that was really just is an extraordinary unearth accomplishment. Really it brought him Full Circle Because that streetcar with the two original productions that changed his life really all right. I'm hoping that this interview. If nothing else forces everyone to go to youtube everyone to go and stream every single thing that Mike Nichols did that was available. He was such an incredible credible talent ash. Carter Sam cash. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you so much thank your new book is called. Life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred
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"Six thirty two twenty eight eight five five two three six thirty two and twenty eight but we begin this hour with how the media are treating the aftermath of the democratic debate in New York times does this thing where they surveyed the members of their op ed page and then see how they think people dead naturally the op ed page loved Elizabeth warning you can tell who the partisans are by how they actually applied their particular standard of performance to this debate to naturally they think it was with warm one why because they'll love those before before him and they all thought Elizabeth Warren was great before she started and I thought she was great when she ended the only person on the New York times editorial pages even mildly interesting on this stuff is Maureen Dowd because more in doubt is kind of a an interesting bizarre thinker but if you look at sort of the typical the typical far lefties people like Michelle Goldberg over there. the people like. like Melanie price those folks were already in Warren's camp. rusty had I thought was exactly on the money about was before he ever six out of ten you said another solid performance overall but she lost the opening exchange on healthcare disappeared entirely for the first hour brings out. right on the money she's more free stuff and and be warns expertise is appealing the age of trump though like president Obama she tends to lecture that seems about right now the fact is she basically disappeared in this debate now if you think she needs to make a move is a bad day for her if you think you can just sit there and everybody else collapses around her like sand castles on a beach it was fine and she didn't collapse shouldn't have any big boo boos there is no moment where she demonstrated she was completely exposed she's too smart for that but she really didn't have much to say the waiter said she was highly invasive on her health care plan overall she was completely forgettable I think that's exactly right now wait until the New York times is totally skewed in their view the op ed page of these candidates is that they said the second best candidate on stage last night was Kamel Harris are no come here is was a disaster on stage last night she was terrible not only did she declares you just throw away the constitution and then laughed Minaya Klay like a bond villain she also suggested. open late on the stage that Donald Trump was like a small person hiding behind a curtain in the wizard of oz gentle these prepped serve laugh lines and they all fell flat and then she laughed hysterically because no one else was you must be a real hit at parties I get Maureen Dowd gets this one right since she went all Brechtian and broke the fourth wall to talk directly to president trump but it's hard for her to be commanding well she still trying to calibrate our prosecutorial record she still doesn't have the vision thing. Ross you had said no terrible moment a few good ones nothing to stop or slow fade out of the top tier. I don't think that's right. well such is relaxing well coached and laughed a lot of her own jokes what you found that charming then I guess all right but most people I think watch them they're like this is weird he winter again gets this one right you say she decided to cozy up to Barack Obama and ever fired Donald Trump she got off some good lines against him but it doesn't help that you absolute too hard at her own joke especially about the wizard of oz they give Cory Booker six out of ten I think that's about right. Maureen Dowd those says again I think are in doubt as is right on these these I've never said these words before rained out is right about this Maureen Dowd said he's not much of a presence I think that's about right I think that's effectively true. the judge they gave him a sex but most people just said Matt petering out. again I think that that is correct they get Beto some pretty good marks. Maureen Dowd was very enthusiastic that he said he's gonna come grab guns. Ross you had I think points out correctly extremely well coming for your guns Beto might be an improvement on pointless waste of campaign dollars battle but only a marginal one. it got Joe Biden at a six so basically they're default was six if they had nothing to say about you ended up in a sex. which means that nobody actually moved right even in the New York times sort of. informal poll that was with warning seven point five in and Biden six betting gonna do any damage to buy. yeah Biden is old he is slow he is not going to he is not going to be as energetic as some of the other candidates on stage but he's also less alienating that a lot of the other candidates on the stage now Cory Booker is trying to gain momentum by doing what only in cash or tried to do on the stage last night who in cash from the stage. basically suggested that Biden's brain without fever I'll bet that Biden had lost control of his bladder and capacity to speak Cory Booker did the same thing right after the debate goes in the spin room and he says there a lot of people concerned about Joe Biden fumbling and I'm sure there are fewer than are willing to vote for you Cory Booker so there's that. is a lot of people who are concerned about Joe Biden's ability to carry the ball all the way across the.
"maureen dowd" Discussed on The Young Turks
"All right now. Here's why we need them. All all right House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to demonstrate that she saltier than the Dead Sea when it comes to Freshman Democrats in fact earlier she was attacking Freshman Democrats for the way that they voted against giving border patrol troll billions of dollars with no strings attached <hes> and that was an interview with Maureen Dowd in the New York Times. Now Politico is reporting that Pelosi had a caucus meeting closed-door meeting where <hes> she decided to continue going after these individuals who continue to challenge her failure to lead her failure to actually resist trump's policies in fact she is only enabled trump when it comes to the treatment of migrants. Let me make the case now. Alexandria Cossio Cortez has has been very clear in her reasoning as to why she voted against the appropriations bill that would give border patrol over four billion dollars four point six billion dollars and she tweets about it. She's very open and transparent saying digest. An ice are flagrantly violating congressional orders just as we said they would yet it is Ilhan Omar Ion Presley Rasheed had to leave and I that were wrong to oppose throwing more money to abuse agencies right so I WANNA give some context there because there's two different <hes> proposals that the the four of them voted against one was the Republican proposal which eventually over one hundred Democrats voted against and Nancy Pelosi needed <hes> Republican votes to pass in fact more Republicans voted for Nancy Pelosi's ultimate <hes> legislation than Democrats did so Pelosi must be so proud. I'm sure she can get a bipartisan pat on the back from all the mainstream media <hes> but that's a Republican bill that Pelosi Pass period it was Republican bill in the Senate and majority Republicans in the House and trump was thrilled to have it with no conditions but there was also an earlier house version and those voted against that one too because that House version said okay here are conditions but they're not really conditions there. They rely on the goodwill of the trump administration right. That's why A._O.. Sees gives that tweet has that goodwill the trump administration working out for you exactly and I love that she brought that up because like you're you're you're gonNA attempt to honor system with the trump administration. I mean they have exactly they are as dishonorable as as anyone could possibly be but Pelosi took notice of how uses social the media and it's not just A._F._C.. It's other freshmen Democrats how they use social media to communicate with their constituents and to also give a little transparency into you know why these decisions are being made and so in a closed-door meeting Pelosi said quote quote. I'm here to help the children when it's easy and when it's hard some of you are here to make a beautiful pate but we're making sausage most of the time okay what you're right so that was strange or I want to talk about that too so she's being dismissive in such a hilariously elitist way with reference the Pat Pay Okay I. I guess I'm a barbarian is the thing with liver is that no okay okay so whatever right but to her because remember Maureen Dowd Yeah Okay the thing we're live. We confirmed it. We do a new show here. Okay so the the Maureen Dowd interview where more were Nancy. Pelosi also took potshots at A._O.. See and other just Democrats. She was Maureen Dowd was like she's holed away in her bunker in inner vineyard at Napa Valley my guess is they're very she's not eating sauces there. She's eating beating Pat Day..
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"The latest at three o'clock on NewsRadio six ten WTVN group yard of forgotten soundbites the archives, December tenth two thousand six. Remember Obama was elected in two thousand eight December tenth two thousand six New Hampshire after Senator Obama held a press conference. He walked straight over to New York Times columnist at Maureen Dowd and had this. Exchange with her. When I was a kid about. Were you able to hear that see I can't? I just heard what I thought were camera shutters and stuff I couldn't hear a single word with that. Except for her. We're trying to tough you. So he said you talked about my ears, and I just wanna put you on notice. I'm very sensitive about what I told them once I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears. We get trying to toughen you up. Think about Donald Trump and orange hair. Yeah. Caller was right. These people basically bunch of babies, and they couldn't handle there's not a one Jim Acosta. Jim Acosta can't handle five minutes. Of what Trump gets Obama couldn't handle the day of it. Hey, folks, bollandbranch makers of some of the world's most comfortable sheets are now manufacturing their own mattresses. And because I am a powerful and influential member of the media, I have been testing one, and I'm gonna tell you like everything bollandbranch does this mattress, and I was really looking forward to it too. I just had a I had a I had a feeling this was going to be great. I had a feeling it was going to be special, and you know, when you have those kinds of expectations. The odds are they're not going to be met. But I was going solely on their reputation solely on when they say they've got the most comfortable sheets, and you know, that that's true. I was excited to see what this mattress was. It is first class. It is all about comfort..
"maureen dowd" Discussed on WJR 760
"From Michigan state, basketball and football. Spartans radio seven sixty WJR. Gotta get back to the phones. People have been waiting patiently out there. We do have a couple of Trump soundbites coming up from the joint presser. Brazilian President Trump said that we're in the twilight of socialism, and yet all these young millennials think capitalism has failed them why is that they it any millennial who wants a job can get one. Obviously, what is it? That makes them think. Capitalism has failed of I tell you what I think one thing is student loan debt. I think the student loan situation is crushing people. They are going into debt to get degrees. Many of them worthless degrees. They're going into debt getting degrees that they've been told they have to get college is mandatory gotta do it can't do without it. Gotta get it. Done gotta go. Everybody says public pressure peer pressure. You gotta go to college. They do they it so important it so mandatory that they take out loans. They borrow more money than he ever dreamed. They would bar because they've gotta go gotta go. They gotta go. Everybody says you've got to go to college got parents peers everybody. Tech people telling you got to go to college. So they occur. All this debt. They come out with four year degrees. Many of the decrees are worthless. And they've got this mountain of debt. And who are they going to blame that on? Gonna blame it on the American economic system is zone fare. So you you you might be able to make the case that they. Could blame capitalism. If they associate capitalism with the student loan program. Aside from that. It's a massive disconnecting education, but we'll get into that in more detail as the programs today and tomorrow rest of the week unfold here is Todd in Saint Cloud. Minnesota your next it's great to have you with us. Hi, greetings, and salutations from many DC Ota. I was calling about Kellyanne lesser half. And how was diagnosing the president with his issues? Oh, yes. I I dunno narcissism narcissistic disorder all that stuff small hand disease. You name it, exactly. What what does? He do. They have that. That's what they do full time that they get up in the morning. They hate they spew hate. And they gotta go get him. I am not a psychiatrist, but you know, thinking a little bit is I don't know if it's obsessive compulsive disorder or it's somebody got in my Wheaties. A great question while all these people are recusing, Trump of massive, psychological and pathological disorders. How about the never Trump brigades, both our never Trumpers and the Democrats because we're dealing with clear irrationality at the best. The best case, we can make Fordham is there irrational. In the never Trumpers. The former Senator McCain was part of it. And I think we can all agree. What President Trump has said it hurt him hurt. Hurt McCain and it was disrespectful for McCain service. But I think we can all agree that Senator McCain was the most conservative democrat in the Senate. Hey, I caught you can't get away with democratic. And you can't it. Okay. Oh, wow. Very clever on your parts are very very most conservative democrat that we held as you put it that way. You do have a do have a point. I mean, you look at his history and all that. But yeah, I just you listen to these people, and you know, that that TV cable TV news station that has less audience than you have. I mean, I listened to him. I I look at it. I want to get a perspective from all sides, and it just it's just visceral their hatred for the president. And just think it's forty four received half of the hate news media coverage that President Trump has received. All how would he be human? Let me tell how would he deal with it? How would Obama deal? Let me let me remind everybody is something let me remind everybody in one of Obama's early press conferences. Maureen Dowd asked him something about his ears. And he glared at her. He glowered at her gave some answer when it was over. He sought her out afterwards. And told her he was very sensitive about questions about his ears. And she said don't worry about it. We're just trying to toughen you up. Remember that Snerdley? We're just trying to toughen you are guarantee. If Obama got one day of what Trump got he would've sick Michelle on these people, and who knows what would have happened. Then. He was he was telling me he was telling me he was telling me Republicans not to listen to me. That's not how things get done in Washington. Now, you're that's another great point, the irrationality and the pathological disorders of all these people in the drive-by media about Trump is beyond describing the irrationality of hatred. And I can explain it, by the way, it would take me a while. But I can explain it. It's because I understand their psychology. Trump wasn't supposed to win. And he did they were supposed to make sure he lost. And they didn't Trump is an outsider. He's not an elite. They are Trump upsets the natural order of their daily existence. It's a total equilibrium. Distrupt disrupt her, and they they they can't they can't stomach that. This has happened, particularly when their job is to make sure it didn't happen. They can't believe Hilary lost. Even though they they know she was a rotten candidate. They'd like Trump's hair. They don't like the way talks. I mean, it's it's a never ending. List of things, but it is real hatred. And real hatred is a poison and they have been poisoning themselves daily ever since Trump got into the race. Speaking of which let's go these two soundbites that we have from Trump's presser with the Brazilian, president era Bolsonaro joint press conference. A reporter said look you tweeted in support a congressman notices suit against Twitter. Now, there's that's part of a larger discussion about making social media companies liable for the content that's on their platform, which they're not currently not currently held liable. Is that an idea or a change in law that you would support they have many many millions of followers on Twitter, and it's different than it used to be things are happening names are taken off people aren't getting through you've heard the same complaints. And it seems to be if they're conservative if the Republicans if they're in a certain group, there's discrimination and big discrimination. I see it absolutely on Twitter and Facebook something's happening with those groups of folks that are running Facebook and Google and Twitter. And I do think we have to get to the bottom of it. Yeah. I'll tell you what this is tied to. In a recent supreme court case Justice Clarence Thomas. Lamented that it is too difficult for public figures to sue for libel and slander in the United States, it's because of the case Sullivan versus New York Times or New York Times versus Sullivan. And it basically is the case that holds if you're a public figure, screw you. They can say anything you want about you. And you have no recourse because given that you're a public figure, you already have a platform or platforms that you can use to reply so public figures in the United States cannot seek damages when they are slandered or libeled and Clarence Thomas thinks this case needs to be overturned or revisited I should more properly say, and I think that Devon notices lawsuit against Twitter is the first step in trying to get that case Sullivan versus New York Times or a version of it back before the supreme court because what Trump described let me describe it a little bit better. Trump has how many followers on Twitter does anybody know off top of your head? It's millions right? Are you would figure Trump tweets something out that of that millions and millions a significantly large number of them would re tweet it would they not? Okay. So Trump tweets out a video or anything. He's got millions of followers. Then you look and you see eleven thousand retweets sorry, folks. That's not mathematically possible. Somebody who has millions and millions and millions of followers tweet something out on only eleven thousand retweeted that's one of the things Trump is talking about here. The shadow Trump is being shadowed band, Shah, Trump is being limited. As are a lot of conservatives on Twitter and Facebook and all the Facebook, apps, there's messenger, there's Instagram Facebook controls a lot of these things. And there's no question that there's censorship. Twenty five point four million, followers and a video. He tweets gets eleven thousand retweets. That's not possible. There ought to be millions of re tweets. Trump is perhaps the one of the most popular Twitter users ever, and they're doing everything they can the limit Trump's popularity and reach, but they are private concerns. It's. Their business. They can run it. However, they want. Sad to say. And intrigue is to them to be fair are going to be met with deaf ears. Because they are also leftist activists as as well. Here's one more Trump bite. Continues with his thoughts on on censorship. That's occurring and collusion. That's occurring on social media. You know, the incredible thing is that we can win an election, and we have such a stacked deck, and then includes networks, frankly, you look at the networks. You look at the news. You look at the news casts. I call it fake news. I'm very proud to hear the president used the term fake news. But you look at what's happening with the networks. You look at what's happening with different shows. And it's hard to believe we win. But you know, I'll tell you what it really shows that people are smart, the people get it. They'll go through all of that whatever it is they're fed. And in the end they pull the right lever. It is kind of amazing that the odds as stacked against Trump and Republicans as they are that victory. Still happens here what happened to ROY blunt in Missouri right blunt? A Republican from Missouri. Senator voted. Four the resolution can gaming Trump's declaration of a national emergency. He was one of the twelve Republican senators essentially voting against Trump. He was disinvited in his hometown. From speaking at a big time Republican fundraising event after that vote in his hometown. It's not far from not far from Springfield, an other obscene profit timeout and a quick return. How does he squeeze.
"maureen dowd" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Gotta get back to the phones. People have been waiting patiently out there. We do have a couple of Trump soundbites coming up from the joint presser Brazilian, President Trump said that we're in the twilight of socialism, and yet all these young millennials think that capitalism has failed them why is that they any millennial who wants a job can get one. Obviously, what is it? That makes them think. Capitalism has failed of I tell you what I think one thing is student loan debt. I think the student loan situation is crushing people. They are going into debt to get degrees. Many of them worthless degrees. They're going in debt getting degrees that they've been told they have to get colleges. Mandatory gotta do it can't do without it. Gotta get it. Done gotta go. Everybody says public pressure peer pressure. You gotta go to college. They do they it's so important it so mandatory. Did they take out loans? They borrow more money than he ever dreamed. They would barbeque because they've gotta go. They gotta go gotta go. Everybody's got to go to college got parents peers everybody. Tech people telling me you've got to go to college. So they Kerr all this debt. They come out with four year degrees. Many of the decrees are worthless. And they've got this mountain of debt. And who are they going to blame that on? Gonna blame it on the American economic system is zone fare. So you you you might be able to make the case that they. Could blame capitalism. If they associate capitalism with the student loan program. Aside from that. It's a massive disconnected education. But we'll get into that in more detail as the programs today and tomorrow rest of the week unfold. Here's Todd in Saint Cloud. Minnesota your next. It's great to have you with us. Hi, greetings, and salutations from many DC Ota. I was calling about Kellyanne lesser half. And how he was diagnosing the president with his issues. Yes. I I don't know narcissism narcissistic disorder all that stuff small hand disease. You name it, exactly. What what does? He do. They have that. That's what they do full time that they get up in the morning, they hate and they spew hate, and they gotta go get him. I am not a psychiatrist, but you know, thinking a little bit is cook at all if it's obsessive compulsive disorder or it's somebody got in my Wheaties. It's a great question while all these people are recusing, Trump of massive, psychological and pathological disorders. How about the never Trump brigades both our never Trumpers in the Democrats because we're dealing with clear irrationality at the best. The best case, we could make Fordham is there irrational. In the never Trumpers. The former Senator McCain was part of it. And I think we can all agree. What President Trump has said it hurt him hurt McCain and it was disrespectful for McCain service. But I think we can all agree that Senator McCain was the most conservative democrat in the Senate. Hey, I caught yet. You can get away with just very democratic. And you can't say. Okay. Well, very clever on your part serve very very most conservative democrat that we put it that way. You do have a you do have a point. You look at his history and all that. But yeah, I just you listen these people, and you know, that that TV cable TV news station that has less audience than you have. I mean, I listened to him. I I look at it. I want to get perspective from all sides and just. Visceral their hatred for the president and just think is forty four received half of the hate news media coverage that President Trump has received. All how would he be? How would he deal with it? How would Obama glue? Let me let me remind everybody is something let me remind everybody in one of Obama's early press conferences. Maureen Dowd asked him something about his ears. And he glared at her. He glowered at her gave some answer when it was over. He sought her out afterwards. And told her he was very sensitive about questions about his ears. And she said don't worry about it. We're just trying to toughen you up. Remember that certainly we're just trying to toughen you I guarantee if Obama got one day of what Trump got he would've sick Michelle on these people, and who knows what would have happened. Then. He was he was telling me he was telling Denver. He was telling Republicans not listening to me. That's not how things get done in Washington. Now, you're that's another great point, the irrationality and the pathological disorders of all these people in the drive-by media about Trump it is beyond describing the irrationality of hatred. And I can explain it, by the way, it would take me a while. But I can explain it. It's because I understand their psychology. Trump wasn't supposed to win. And he did they were supposed to make sure he lost. And they didn't Trump is an outsider. He's not an elite. They are Trump upsets the natural order of their daily existence a total equilibrium distrupt, disrupt her, and they they can't they can't stomach that. This has happened, particularly when their job was to make sure it didn't happen. They can't believe Hilary lost. Even though they shut they know she was a rotten candidate. They like Trump's hair. They don't like the way talks. It's a never ending. List of things, but it is real hatred. And real hatred is a poison and they have been poisoning themselves daily ever since Trump got into the race. Speaking of which let's go these two soundbites that we have from Trump's presser with the Brazilian, president desirable scenario a joint press conference. A reporter said look you tweeted in support a congressman newness is suit against Twitter. That's part of a larger discussion about making social media companies liable for the content that's on their platform, which they're not currently not currently held liable. Is that an idea or a change in law that you would support I have many many millions of followers on Twitter, and it's different than it used to be things are happening names taken off people aren't getting through you've heard the same complaints. And it seems to be if they're conservative if they're Republicans if they're in certain group, there's discrimination and big discrimination. I see it absolutely on Twitter and Facebook something's happening with those groups of folks that are running Facebook and Google and Twitter. And I do think we have to get to the bottom of it. Yeah. I'll tell you what this is tied to. In a recent supreme court case Justice Clarence Thomas. Lamented that it is too difficult for public figures to sue for libel and slander in the United States, it's because of the case Sullivan versus New York Times or New York Times versus Sullivan. And it basically is the case that holds if you're a public figure, screw you. They can say anything you want about you. And you have no recourse because given that you're a public figure, you already have a platform or platforms that you can use to reply so public figures in the United States cannot seek damages when they are slandered or libeled and Clarence Thomas thinks this case needs to be overturned or revisited I should more properly say, and I think that Devon notices lawsuit against Twitter is the first step in trying to get that case Sullivan versus New York Times or a version of it back before the supreme court because what Trump described let me describe it a little bit better. Trump has how many followers on Twitter does anybody know off top of your head? How many millions right? You would figure if Trump tweets something out that of that millions and millions a significantly large number of them would re tweet it would they not? Okay. So Trump tweets out a video or anything. He's got millions of followers. Then you look and you see eleven thousand retweets sorry, folks. That's not mathematically possible. Somebody who has millions and millions and millions of followers tweet something out on only eleven thousand retweeted that's one of the things Trump is talking about here. The shadow Trump is being shuttled band, Shah, Trump is being limited. As are a lot of conservatives on Twitter and Facebook and all the Facebook apps messenger. There's Instagram Facebook controls a lot of these things. And there's no question that there's censorship. Twenty five point four million, followers and a video. He tweets gets eleven thousand retweets. That's not possible. There ought to be millions or re tweets. Trump is perhaps the one of the most popular Twitter users ever, and they're doing everything they can to limit Trump's popularity and reach, but they are private concerns. It's. Their business. They can run it. However, they want. Sad to say. And entry visas to them to be fair are going to be met with deaf ears. Because they are also leftist activists as as well. Here's one more Trump bite. As he continues with his thoughts on on censorship. That's occurring and collusion that's occurring on social media. The incredible thing is that we can win an election, and we have such a stacked deck, and then includes networks, frankly, you look at the networks. You look at the news. You look at the news casts. I call it fake news. I'm very proud to hear the president used the term fake news. But you look at what's happening with the networks. You look at what's happening with different shows. And it's hard to believe we win. But you know, I'll tell you what it really shows. The people are.
"maureen dowd" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And joining me now in our studio to reflect a little more on the life of president, George H W Bush are New York Times columnist, Warren Dowd. Presidential historian, Michael Beschloss Bush family friend, David Bates who worked in the Bush, forty one White House, and until recently, our former chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner. She's now a senior fellow at Yale university's Jackson institute for global affairs. Hello to all of you. What a day it has been. I have to say it was a state funeral. But it was his personal to me as any official thing I've ever seen. There were accolade. There was humor, and there were tears. I mean, I was wiping away tears here at our at our anchor desk. Maureen Dowd, what did you take away today? Well, judy. It was heart warming to see ws. Incredible emotion tortoise father. But it was also. Oh kind of heartbreaking because. You know, I spent decades covering the family and the father, you know, constantly worried that Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld were leading w a astray on the Iraq war and the Neo cons were leading a mistrial. And I think w did not want to seek his father's advice or hear what he had to say about the invasion of Iraq. And then it took years and years before he came around and realize his father was right and distance himself from Rumsfeld and Cheney, but by that time it was too late. It was the worst mistake in American foreign policy. So you know to see all that emotion. You just wish that they had been more. Mentor and protege during the time when he needed it a lot of complex strands running through that relationship and his relationship with other others and his family. Margaret warner. You also covered him as a candidate you covered. You've known the Bush family did they capture the complexity of George Bush. I think it's very hard to capture the full complexity. I mean, the anecdotes are wonderful. I think perhaps with didn't come through is. He also was a man of great ambition. I mean, he was very humble either reported along cover story for Newsweek years ago. About how that came to be how his mother would say, I don't want to hear more about the great. I am and his father wanted the great. He cared about was does not claim more than his fair share of attention. So on the one hand hard for him to put himself forward on the other hand he was very ambitious and he set asides for something. And just as on that plane. He was determined to get there even after losing in seventy nine eighty a candidate. And right, David Bates, you know, the family going back many years you worked for him and several of his campaign. You were in the White House when he was there. Did you see the George Bush knew come through? Yes. It did. I I thought it was a wonderful service to me. There was a great feeling of love in the in the federal. And are they gonna have appropriate because he is a beloved figure, and I thought h Baker offered a unique perspective on his life and character. And I thought it is as difficult it is to capture alive. This is Margaret said if someone is complex is is and a life. So full is is his thought thought each of the each of the speakers did a very good job of kind of encapsulating his life and character, Michael Beschloss, you pay attention to a lot of presidents. How does how does remembering this one compare to what you remember of how we've reflected on and honored other presidents? Well, I think you know, every generation looks at a president a different way. And one thing that I love about this is that the George Bush that we've all been talking about during the last four days or so is very different from the George Bush that people were talking about in January nineteen. Ninety three when he was leaving office. And they were talking of him as out of touch many people are saying that president shown by the fact that he couldn't even manage to win a second term miss manager of the economy. Yes, he did and the Cold War, but we don't care about that anymore and nineteen Ninety-three twenty-five years later, you look back and see not only were these great, historical achievements. But we see qualities and George Bush that we're not appreciated at the time the modesty the ability to reach out to the other side to try to include everyone every generation as I say looks different things from a president. Here. We are in the age of Donald Trump, a very confrontational politics, and the politics of George Bush seems like something that was light years ago. But perhaps one day come back. Maureen Dowd Michael reminds us what a painful loss that was for him in the ninety two election when he lost to Bill Clinton. You were you wrote this? About your wonderful correspondence with him being in touch with him over the years. How did he work as way through that? Oh, I think that was that was very hard for him to take because he was at ninety percent after the Persian Gulf war. And then one day in the press office. He sort of admitted that he had no interest in domestic policy. He really just loved being in that, you know, global club Muslim man's club. And he really didn't want to deal with the domestic side. And I think he kinda miss the moment where Americans were getting anxious about the economy and other things, and he just really gloried in the fairs part of it. But but then then as as as as we were saying, I mean, he lost, but he managed to live a full life after that. And you again in that piece you wrote this week you captured. A lot of that. I mean, the humor came back the zest for life came back. Well, I think Michael's right. You know, when we look at it through the prism of Donald Trump. You know one way to look at it is. Bush senior would drop the first person pronoun, pronoun, personal pronoun, because his mother always told him not to use the big I not to glove, so he would start sentences like the Dana Carvey. Taste, you know. You know can act just have to be me. And then now we're living in this world. That's all about the eye with Donald Trump. You know, the whole world is having to pivot to Trump's narcissistic, I and. You know, one heartbreaking thing was when in Bush's book of letters. He wrote a letter to his son Sonny said if you ever need to distance yourself from me when you're running don't feel bad about it. Wow. Margaret warner. You were part of a story that lives in history. You wrote your reporter for Newsweek magazine, and you done a lot of reporting about his campaign in the in the nine eighty s when he was planning running for president and your editor at Newsweek gave it the title of the wimp factor or fighting the wind factor factor. Tell us about that and his reaction. What I'd spent almost a year doing speaking to every member of the family was trying to get at why this person this man who was courageous in his day as a young man who achieved so much that there was this image problem that he wasn't his own man. He didn't want to separate himself from Ronald Reagan, and so on and I really got I think if the nub of his character, including the self a- face, Matt. And while he never uses the word, I and then because I think Newsweek they just wanted to jazz it up they wanted to make a splash. And so we've never known the news media to do that forever. So came out the day he announced, and if it was just devastating to the family is daughter Dora Burston who spent time with me burst into tears in any event, he then. And so I was in agony about it. Because I did feel it was cruel and gratuitous. I wrote to him an amazingly one day at home, he called me, and I don't actually recall every detail. But I do recall him saying there's one person in this household who won't forgive and forget far his wife. Boss wife. Barbara Bush, David Bates, we're we're trying to capture it and just a few minutes again, the complexity of this man with the humor, the, you know, the the tough thing, and the fact that you almost guide when he went into the Pacific what Jon Meacham was remembering today. And yet in the end he did a lot as president. I mean, he was only there not only he was there for four years. But there was he was managing a foreign policy at a time. When Europe was the world was changing at the end of the Soviet Union. I mean, he he managed to pull off a lot. He he was a very consequential president. And I think secretary Jim Baker said said it best, and he's certainly the best one term president that country's ever had. And and and I agree with Amy's. He's one of the most outstanding presence we've ever had. But he had a he had his record on in foreign policy is is well known to many in the Cold War without a shot being fired which. Probably unique in history. Rename renegotiation of Germany, which was just which was opposed by most Wieder layers of western Europe. We know we know about the first Gulf war and how successful the diplomacy wasn't that. But on the domestic side. Clean Air Act amendments, which essentially. Ended acid rain which was which was a very critical problem before that Americans with disability act, which really put disabled people into the mainstream of society, and in a very very tough spending control piece of legislation which also had Senator Simpson mentioned revenue increase he recognized what he was getting done. I believe that body it in ninety two ninety in ninety two after he lost. He may not have he may not have been recognized. You know, how how successful his presidency was. But I do think that. Senator Simpson alluded to that with with some years looking back on his presidency. I think he was very very pleased with with how how his loss was the loss was very very tough. But it wasn't a way. I don't think his sons would have been elected governor of Texas and Florida or or is been elected president. If he had won a second term set, Michael Beschloss. We're always asking historians. How to presidents way? I can't compare to one another it's too early. But what what are you saying? Well, during those four years with twenty twenty hindsight the one thing I'd want from a president is that he makes the right decisions about any the Cold War. He built this relationship with Gorbachev made Gorbachev feel that Bush would not exploit him if Gorbachev opened the Berlin Wall eastern Europe goal. Let Germany reunified with the NATO George Bush made some mistakes. He was not a perfect, man. One thing. Drives me crazy is that he he did not do what effective presence do which is. He couldn't explain to American's when he was making unpopular decisions effective presidents can surmount. But. The one thing I'd want from is what he did on the Cold War. No one else who could have been plausibly than president would have done that. So I think that qualifies George Bush to be thought of as at least a near grade president, and certainly a very consequential Maureen Dowd quickly. I mentioned the piece you wrote this week reflecting on your long correspondence and relationship with him reporter politician. Capture for us. How that went? I mean, the the line the con- efecto, I can't do Justice. Some of the language used in writing you. Well, he just was trying to agonize. He was he would say doctor for Dr Yang. Dr Phil help me, you know, he didn't understand how we could still maintain this correspondence with me when I was being so hard on this, son. But he as Margaret as pointed out, he was capable of great decency and forgiveness and. You know, we just had this wonderful correspondence for decades and. You know, he was a very special guy. Margaret just quickly remembering him, I agree with Maureen completely. There was this core this decency and warmth and graciousness about him that really comes through the letters tomorrow and back very much. But I also agree with Michael that I covered that whole period at the end of the Cold War and also the Gulf war, and that could have never been brought together that coalition. I was with Jim Baker..
"maureen dowd" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"Right, right, producer get out. He's actually, he was actually one of Harvey Weinstein's like protege who came up with Harvey Weinstein, and there's this great interview with Maureen Dowd in the New York Times that he gave he talked about sort of, I don't know the Stockholm syndrome of working for Harvey Weinstein, but you can see in take the good lessons of having worked with Harvey Weinstein in terms of being the sort of super producer. Being this force being this real champion for stories, and you know, and bring that to John that he really loves, which is were. And it's funny I was I was talking to him about, I don't know. I've been hearing this phrase a lot prestige, horror or this idea that you know get out winning an Oscar means that you know horror is now this elevated John RA at Hugh. He did not like that at all, which was great. He was just like, he's like, I feel like procedure is what people say when they don't emit that they just like to horror movie. They just want to call it prestige war and he was like, obviously, the Oscars are great. Obviously, we're glad we got an Oscar for get out, but he's like, but I don't want the snobs invading our John RIA. I keep them out. So it was. It was an interesting, you know, ignore the power, obviously that we talk about all the time of the kademi awards that that it encourages. Maybe I don't know art house directors or or different kind of director too. Take a chance on horror. And I think you're seeing that throughout this festival like the big splash of this hustle I would say is look what anaemia superior, which is obviously comes on the tail of his Oskar run for call me by your name. This was this is in the works for years before calling your name. It's not like he did call her name is gonna do a bloodbath about which is you know sort of thing next, but it is interesting. The overlap, we see between Oscar contenders of recent years and you know, horror, I think that's fascinating. Juiston bloom. I mean, it's a little disingenuous for him to act like the Oscar just happened to get out. I mean, didn't he principally make it happen by spearheading giant campaign and persuading universal to get behind it? I don't think I don't think he would say, you know, he didn't want the award. I don't think he was, and he was, you know, he's like, I'm on the board of directors of the kademi museum. He's like, I'm not. I'm not down on Oscars. He's like, but I think he's just saying, I don't think it should change how we think about horror. I think if anything it should hopefully from his mind, open the door for him to approach different filmmakers that he might otherwise be able to approach with Haredi is for them to direct in terms of spiritually like because when that premiered advanced and then all the other lineups festivals came out and there was some kind of like, I don't know whether it was, you know, people were skeptical of why didn't play at telluride or Toronto or New York Film festival, and they said it was not playing anymore festivals. Well, it did..
"maureen dowd" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Estate agents i trust dot com you are listening to pat gray on the blaze radio network pat gray returns on the blaze radio network to shave some journalists love barack obama would be maybe the biggest understatement ever made some of these journalists actually i think almost maybe beyond almost they worship the guy it did you read maureen dowd's article over the weekend on barack obama i did not oboe yeah he's you know what the problem was with barack obama what's up he's he's too good for us from sorry for the little people in this country terrible people the despicable is he's good for us okay any of us she writes it was a moment of peak spock they love to call him spock because he's so logical he's so reasonable he wasn't idiological he was pragmatic and logical uhhuh guys stick communists stop it hours after the globe rattling election of a man whom barack obama has total disdain for a tune like cartoon who would take chainsaw to the former's former presidents legacy on policy decency obama sent a message to his adviser ben rhodes quote there are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth unquote so and dowd writes perhaps obama should have used different line yeah because that didn't make any sense made no sense maureen should have used a different line with the celestial thing by shakespeare the fault dear brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves that would have worked.
"maureen dowd" Discussed on WLOB
"Way she cuts off his and the the the heads spins in the blood splatters well they wanted her to drive a car when she was on her way to kill bill and she was worried about driving his car because one of the technicians on the film set told her this is not a safe car a it's a car the car was caught a carmen guia that familiar guys that sound against and she was worried that the she didn't know how to drive it she said i wanna stunt driver i wanna i wanna stump doubled to do this will quentin tarantino through a fit pressured her as the story goes and made her drive the car through this why knee road that was they had sand and he wanted her to hit forty miles an hour because her hair would have been blowing in the wind just the right direction so off she goes and they've got footage of her wrecking the car and hurting her knees and her neck for life she still apparently has neck and a knee pain showing how this article by maureen dowd yesterday in the new york times is as scathing an indictment of quentin tarantino practically as it is harvey weinstein harvey weinstein for all his awful behavior in his predatory behaviour he didn't kill anybody houma thurman alleges that quentin tarantino tried to get her killed by not respecting her enough to have a stunt double drive this car who knew how to drive a car in a in a winding you know difficult conditions and you see the accident the flashing anything is if you read the article they've got the the video embedded in the article because she finally after fifteen years of fighting with them got them to release the the footage and you see her struggling with the car and she's driving and men peuv slams into a tree issues spread over their bodies he vein she thought she could never walk again she slammed her knees up against under the dashboard and hit her head and everything else who what a what a what a business there in over there hollywood filmmaking all right so more tweets for the president i always like to share his tweets with the twitter music he has started out with a very nice complementary tweet congratulations to the philadelphia eagles on a great super bowl victory that he got a.
"maureen dowd" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Louise guiterrez he's not on our side he's not with us no he's not in fact he put up this crazy statement among well throat anna louise guitars crazy sob that he is he's a racist two big racist put out a statement even though i disagreed with almost everything he said for trump the speech was clear at well delivered that's it that's than iceberg now it's over that's over whoever translated it for him from russia and did a good job now this goes back to the poached that quote from who was at maureen dowd thirty five years ago talking about pat buchanan i'm still hopeful but i don't see this congress send this president coming to an agreement that prevent i don't see him coming to an agreement of any kind because of people like you you a little comey troll an agreement that prevents the deportation of dreamers now wait a minute you guys were asking for seven hundred thousand to eight hundred thousand and the president has offered one point eight million and so now you know that luis gutierrez is lying he is a lawyer and a fraud and he's trying to fan the flames of rage and anger among his constituents and he wants them to be racist like him to so i continue the white house agenda is to gut legal immigration that's not true in exchange for allowing some of the dreamers to live here that's not true twice because there is no gutting of legal immigration of any kind to be found anywhere in any of the agrement all iis a oh chain migration is hard see that's the key to the democrat party's future as people that don't speak english and have no western traditions have no american traditions in exchange for allowing some dreamers to leave live here that's what he said i was hoping for some sort of apology on puerto rico but i heard nothing paula j in puerto rico for work but as the as if there was a hurricane there and their infrastructure was not great to begin with puerto rico as a metaphor for how this presidency's latinos and people of color here comes.
"maureen dowd" Discussed on KOIL
"He's not with us no he's not if in fact he put out this crazy statement well trodden lorries guitars crazy sob that he and is a racist two big racist put out a statement even though i disagreed with almost everything he said for trump the speech was clear and well delivered that's it that's the nice part now it's over that's over whoever translated it for him from russian did a good job now this goes back to the poach that quote from who was at maureen dowd thirty five years ago talking about pat buchanan i'm still hopeful but i don't see this congress send this president coming to an agreement that prevent i don't see him coming to an agreement of any kind because of people like you you a little comey troll agreement that prevents the deportation of dreamers now wait a minute you guys were asking for seven hundred thousand to eight hundred thousand and the president has offered one point eight million and so now you know that luis gutierrez is lying he's a lawyer and a fraud and he's trying to fan the flames of rage and anger among his constituents and he wants them to be racist like him to continue the white house agenda is to gut legal immigration that's not true in exchange for allowing some of the dreamers to live here that's not true twice because there is no gutting of legal immigration of any kind to be found anywhere in any of the agrement all i as a date oh chain migration decide see that's the key to the democrat party's future as people that don't speak english and have no western traditions have no american traditions in exchange for allowing some dreamers to leave live here that's what he said i was hoping for some sort of apology on puerto rico but i heard nothing policy in puerto rico for what what is the honor as if there was a hurricane there and their infrastructure was not great to begin with puerto rico as a metaphor for how this presidency's latinos and people of color here comes.
"maureen dowd" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Not on our side he's not with us no he's not in fact he put out this crazy statement i'm on us while throat an will risk of terrorist crazy sob that he has that is a racist two big racist put out a statement even though i disagreed with almost everything he said for trump the speech was clear and well delivered that's it that's the nice part now it's over that's over whoever translated it for him from russian did a good job now this goes back to they poached that quote from who was at maureen dowd thirty five years ago talking about pat buchanan i'm still hopeful but i don't see this congress send this president coming to an agreement that prevent i don't see him coming to an agreement of any kind because of people like you you a little comey troll an agreement that prevents the deportation of dreamers now wait a minute you guys were asking for seven hundred thousand to eight hundred thousand and the president has offered one point eight million and so now you know that luis gutierrez is lying he's all lawyer and a fraud and he's trying to fan the flames of rage and anger among his constituents and he wants them to be racist like him to so i continue the white house agenda is to gut legal immigration that's not true in exchange for allowing some of the dreamers to live here that's not true twice because there is no gutting of legal immigration of any kind to be found anywhere in any of the agrement all i iis a a chain migration is hard see that's the key to the democrat party's future as people that don't speak english and have no western traditions have no american traditions in exchange for allowing some dreamers to leave live here that's what he said i was hoping for some sort of apology on puerto rico but i heard nothing policy in puerto rico for what what is the honor as if there was a hurricane there and their infrastructure was not great to begin with puerto rico as a metaphor for how this presidency's latinos and people of color here comes the racism is racially polarizing the country because that's what the democrat party does he does not see us as equals he does not see us has fellow human beings that what has gone on her there does he harvest.
"maureen dowd" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"People pt his team for a second uh anyway tom hanks said it was great though grew mustache and everything for the rural while the as a committed act yeah it might have been ah a fake moustache i don't know but either way all he would at i might have been a fake moustache for the man who lost like uh seventy pounds for a freak in cast away gave him type 2 diabetes is what happened did it i know he says that's not what happened okay than who did it is what at maureen dowd all right uh anyway yeah we'll smith played agent yeah yeah we're not talking about those men in bombay of an hour i want i want you to to hear something chris o'donnell was originally the role of agent j chris o'donnell's gained a lot away recently as he is he in a movie does he is on pbs show that i saw on a plane the other day and i was like wow he's that's okay town now i'm i his surprise ryan recognized my first and well he turned it down because he's like this characters too much like robin and that is that through yeah uh he be lucky the atarot robin his i'd love to be robin too old to be robin nil he already played robin and he's like i have done this oh i could play robin the ben affleck's robin i don't think to then athletes and i'm not sure how bad it being that in hand for much longer that serve down over wannabe as robin and by the time this episode come ahead ben affleck beta the leading to add to a europe right behind her steen yes um but uh that you know who else turned this down this pissed gm this is not about the men in black movie hits it's not episodes called men in black tom.