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Fresh update on "nixon" discussed on Mandy Connell
"She's since past But she was the person that when when the great female lead in the musical couldn't sing, she was brought on board to do the singing, and she did it several times. First time she did. It was in the King and I Yul Brenner and Deborah Kerr. Debra doesn't sing. It's Morning Nixon getting to know you. Then we had my fair lady. Uh, With who is the actress in my friend? She's friendly. Audrey, Audrey Audrey Hepburn and shoot me? Yeah. Move Marjorie have burned who actually thought she could sing and tried to sing What didn't convince the powers that be. And morning Nixon did her role in my fair lady. Now if they would have been smart and cast Julie Andrews, who made the Broadway head they wouldn't have had to use morning because Julie would have done all the singing, but they didn't They used Audrey Hepburn. Which often happens when a Broadway show goes to the screen. Then there was Natalie Wood in West Side Story. Natalie also recorded all of her songs and in the special two disc Addition of West Side Story you get to actually hear her sing. I feel pretty And you can see why they called on Morning Nixon. She's not terrible, but she hits them real clickers and you know there's no way they could let her do the role and Marni Nixon did it, and his wonderful as she always is. One of the young sun heroes Broadway. We're almost out of time. We're almost ready for of the day. We got two minutes here, so I gotta tell you, this is not one of my favorite movies. It's not one of my favorite musicals. I've seen it probably 15 times. I was a theater major in college where it is blasphemy to say that you don't love West Side story. But the story doesn't resonate with with me. The characters don't resonate with me. The highly stylized dancing doesn't resonate with me. None of it resonates with me. I don't love this movie. Period. Shakespeare doesn't resonate with you. Even though this is not Shakespeare. It's based on Shakespeare. There's a big story doesn't Yeah, who was the head of the Jets? Oh, Bernardo. No number. No riff Riff Riff is the other guy. No, Joe Nemeth was the head of the Jets. He won a Super Bowl. Good rate, the film you too. I'm gonna give it five out of five crop Aggies from Officer Krupke E. I'm giving it five out of five. Dubbed Voice is no one in this movie sings themselves. Richard Beamers. Russ Tamblyn, as Riff is dubbed Everybody's Dub, and I'm giving him two out of five highly stylized gang dances. Well, who would agree to live? That's obscene. I don't love the movie. I don't I don't love it. Most of the critics loved it, and it got 10 Academy Awards. I said, however, hauling kill Called it frenzied hokum. The crying the dialogue was painfully old fashioned and mawkish, and the dancing was a simpering, sickly romantic Balan appalling. Kale was one of the is one of the nastiest critics around. She used to write for The New Yorker. I think Anyway, I've never liked her or her politics. She famously said after Richard Nixon was elected president, She said, I can't believe Nixon one. Nobody. I know voted for him. Yep. There you go now. So bubble. What are we doing next week? Um, on the blue pen next week, Lupin next week? Yes. And do you want to try and do one of these Did the movie that you were talking about earlier, Dave, is that coming out in the theater and on stream at the same time because a lot of things were getting door lease. I believe the father is opening today in both e believe we could do that, when next week as well. Okay, That sounds good. We will do that next week, but now it's time. Hang on one second. Here comes B k. He's joining us. On our zoo meeting here Because now it's time for the most exciting segment on the radio of its kind. And wow of that day, By the.
Fresh update on "nixon" discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
"Was fired. I can't say that it was a direct relationship between the two but it could really change how things are. And if i can just add to what kimberly said. Because she's a one hundred percent right but i think it shows two things. One is the legal counsel opinion about indicting. A president needs to be reevaluated. Because when you get a president who is a criminal like richard nixon or like donald trump. You need to be able to take action against that person. And the other thing is the norms that we have always lived. And we've always assumed would be abided by like complying with the law at a very low basic level hasn't been true in this administration and so some of those norms needs to be enacted into laws. So that you could be arch with a crime or a civil for violating speaking of watergate. He just workers medic. You've said this elsewhere. But it's almost the opposite where you gave the roadmap to congress right for impeachment with nixon and this is the they've also they almost left the roadmap for criminal prosecution for donald trump since since the republicans abdicated their duty in the senate right well. It's even more than that i mean. Mitch mcconnell voted. Stu quit and minutes later. I think i must be hearing someone else speaking. It can't possibly be him saying he is guilty. It's proof beyond a reasonable doubt. He incited this. He caused this death in harmon but There's another way to handle it. Yeah criminal litigation so he he did a reverse watergate roadmap get information so that the house could impeach and he gave prosecutors and civil litigants the go ahead to take this action in order to all someone who needs to be held accountable. We should follow. Bob muller's advice the prosecute on ten counts of obstruction of justice. If from the mall reported cannot stand for precedent choice that appears to be large enough to cover your entire chicken coop. Whatever it is you've just needed during this podcast. I saw you pick it up. What what is it exactly. It's what's called a fair trial sweater. Stephanie its large thank you okay. Thank you for that. Now listen you also pointed out on twitter about you know the doj indictments based on facts and evidence put ally to center. You know. johnson's you know. Whatever you wanna call it disinformation but this is why i just. I mean brennan boyle said to us today. We need criminal investigation with subpoena power because this political nonsense is just the anti thankful to the rule of law. Isn't it what what republicans are trying to do. So when people in congress speak on the floor of the senate or the floor of the house dare not liable for their words. They have sort of a speech and debate privilege when federal prosecutors though filed pleadings with courts when they bring indictments dare responsible for their words and those facts and that evidences submitted under oath in his. Barb pointed out earlier lawyers have a duty of candor to the court they can be sanctioned. They can lose their license to practice live. They violated in a serious enough fashion. So it this sort of goes back. I think joe with making this point or or maybe barbed that that we have an obligation as bystanders to be purveyors of the truth. Doj we should have confidence in when lawyers say things under oath at risk to their future livelihood. You can be sure that they're speaking the truth as compared to some senators who just continue to be the big lion and certainly the republican party in the country had issues before trump became president. He he wasn't the start of it but something that he seems to have been..
Fresh update on "nixon" discussed on Bernie and Sid in the Morning
"And he was a former president. He was 96 years old 93 years old, a former president and vice president. Oh, uh, but after the Richard Nixon telling you to get back of anthrax could begin one Gerald Ford. You know, New Nixon didn't live to be that old and well, I got it wrong. You know, at the time, Gerald Ford was the oldest living president. Now who's the oldest living president now, Bernard? Jimmy Crotty ago. Not the last question. But here we go for three for four. So far. If you get this, you Ty and unfortunately, Jim from my one does not get the gift card. Martin Luther King Jr once famously said the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards what Bends toys. I have no idea. Oh, my God. We have a winner. Are you kidding.
Fresh update on "nixon" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"69 on Wall Street time for the Bloomberg Sports Update. Here's John Stash Our thanks, Vadim the net. So the hottest team in the NBA did get the longest winning streak since 2006 when they played in New Jersey that made it eight in a row with a blowout win in Brooklyn over Orlando Nets outscored the Magic in the second quarter by 22. Then in the fourth. By 17. They won by 37 1 29 92. It's the 20th time this season, the Nets have scored at least 120 points. That's a club record, and the season isn't half over. Yet. While the Nets win with their league meeting offense, the Knicks usually rely on their defense number one of the MBA, But Sacramento has the worst defense, so the Knicks uncharacteristically scored. At least 38 points in three of the four quarters they beat. The Kings won 40 to 1 21, Sacramento's ninth Lawson Road. Nixon won five, the last seven. This is their first win with fans at the Garden. Third period for the Islanders. They scored five times. Four goals in the span of less than four minutes seven different goals, scores and a 72 out of the Bruins. The Devil's Ana Pavel's aka goal in overtime 143 in Buffalo. Much has been made of the Mets attempts to sign recently acquired All Star shortstop Francisco and door to a new contract. He's heading into the final year of his deal, but so is Michael Conforto. To be completely honest. I've been so focused on On Preparing myself for this season. You know, I can't lie and say that.
Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump's call to Raffensperger
"In addition to the events of january sixth. The article mentioned just one other specific event quote president. Trump's conduct on january six twenty twenty one followed his prior efforts to subvert and obstruct the certification of the results of the twenty twenty presidential election. Those prior efforts included a phone call on january second during which president trump urged the secretary of state of georgia. Brad ravensburger to find enough votes. To overturn georgia presidential election results. President trump threatened secretary burger if he failed to do so. I know that that thing in georgia that little episode of attempted election interference by donald trump has been swallowed up by history already. This phone call was eclipsed by the violent attack on the us capitol just four days later. It's like how the resignation of vice president. Spiro agnew got swallowed up in history because watergate forced the resignation of president nixon right after it and so when i wrote a podcast and wrote a book about spiro. Agnew people are like. Who's that guy. He wouldn't believe what a big scandal that was for a minute until a much bigger scandal eclipsed it and made us all forget the earlier one when really really life changing terrible thing happens. It tends to blot out the memory of other really bad stuff. That might have happened just before this and so it is with this georgia call. But there's a reason that this georgia called this january second phone call is the one other specific event that the author author the impeachment resolution decided to include in their charges against former president trump. Because it's because before the january sixth violent attack on the us capitol members of congress. Were already considering a second impeachment of president trump just for that goal because at that point before island attack on the us capitol. His hour-long phone call to georgia secretary of state pushing and threatening george official to try to get the election results overturned there before the attack on the capital that was president trump's most egregious and blatant act of trying to apparently criminally alter and mess with the election results to try to hold onto power. And he not only did it. It was all on tape. So what are we going to do here. But i only need eleven thousand votes found us. I need eleven thousand. Give me a break for you. Know what they did. And you're not reporting it. That's a that's a criminal. That's a criminal offense and you can't let that happen. That's that's a big risk to you and to ryan you lawyers. That's a big risk is not fair to take it away from us like this and it's got to be very costly in many ways and i think you have to say that you're gonna reexamine it and you can reexamine but reexamine it with people that wanna find answers not people that don't wanna find answers. You can't let it happen and you are letting it happen all you know i mean i'm notifying you. You're letting it happen. So all i wanna do is i just wanna find Eleven thousand seven hundred eighty loads. I want you to find exactly enough votes to declare me the winner of the election in your state. And if you don't that's a big risk to you. I'm notifying you all criminal offense by you say you have reexamined. Didn't i actually one or else. And when president trump made that call on january second four days before the attack on the capital he hit already called. Georgia's governor to pressure him. To overturn the state's election results to trump also personally called a level official in the georgia secretary of state's office. The guy in charge of elections investigations and spent a long time. Personally pressuring that guy to quote find the fraud that would result in overturning. The election results in georgia and declaring trump the winner while president trump was making all of these calls personally the top federal prosecutor in atlanta. Us attorney in atlanta resigns under direct pressure from the trump white house because trump felt and communicated to that the us attorney that he was not doing enough to find that non-existent fraud that would somehow allow the overthrowing of the election results. One of the things that made the series of escalating interventions georgia's election so remarkable. Was that it. It was just also blatantly illegal. Not just impeachable but illegal like go to jail illegal. It is against the law in georgia to solicit someone to commit election fraud state election officials to find you exactly the number of votes you need to turn the election result the other way threatening collections officials that they to change vote counts in your favor or else would surely seem to fall under that statute will now even as donald trump's second impeachment trial unfolds in the us senate and what a spectacle it is and that trial unfolds on an article of impeachment that specifically references trump's threatening call to george a secretary of state while nell a high profile state prosecutor in georgia district attorney the largest county in the state fulton county has now opened a criminal investigation that centers on that phone call district attorney. There has sent this letter to george secretary of state governor lieutenant governor and attorney general extracting them all to preserve any and all records related to the two thousand twenty election quote. This letter is notice that the fulton county district attorney has opened an investigation into attempts to influence the administration of the twenty twenty georgia general election. This investigation includes but is not limited to potential violations of georgia law prohibiting the solicitation of election fraud the making of false statements to state and local governmental bodies conspiracy racketeering violation of oath of office and any involvement in violence or threats related to the elections administration quote. This matter is of high importance. Excuse me the this matter is of high priority. The next fulton county grand jury is due to convene in march. This office will begin requesting grand jury subpoenas as necessary at that time
George P. Shultz, secretary of state under Reagan, dead at 100
"In the measure. Former Secretary of state George Shultz has died. He was 100, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, says he passed away yesterday, Schulz served as the nation's chief diplomat during the Reagan administration. As secretary of state for Ronald Reagan. He played a major role in shaping the administration's foreign policy. He also served as Richard Nixon, secretary of Treasury. Secretary of Labor and was director of Nixon's office of Management and Budget. Schultz was one of only two individuals to serve in four
Reagan and Nixon cabinet member George Shultz dead at 100
"Veteran statesman who served in both the Nixon and Reagan administration's has died. George P. Shultz was 100 Schultz had been the oldest surviving former Cabinet member of any administration. He died Saturday at his home on the campus of Stanford University, according to the Hoover Institution. Ah think tank where he was a distinguished fellow. Schultz was labor secretary and Treasury secretary under President Nixon before spending more than six years as Reagan's secretary of state, Schulz negotiated the first ever treated to reduce the size of the Soviet Union's ground based nuclear arsenals. The 1987 accord was a historic attempt to begin to reverse the nuclear arms race.
George Shultz, Reagan's longtime secretary of state, dies at 100
"President Ronald Reagan's longtime secretary of state George P. Shultz, has died Saturday at the age of 100. Short spent most of the 19 eighties, trying to improve relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East. He was labor secretary and Treasury secretary under President Richard Nixon before spending more than six years as Reagan's secretary of state. He had been the oldest living survivor, two former Cabinet member of any
George Shultz, Reagan's longtime secretary of state, dies at 100
"Reagan's longtime secretary of state, George Shultz, has died. He was known for his efforts to boost US relations with the then Soviet Union and to forge a course for peace in the Middle East. NPR's Barbra's front looks at his life born in New York City and 1920 salts enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after his graduation from Princeton University. He went on to hold a string of high profile positions in President Nixon's administration, including Secretary of Labor, the first director of the Office of Management and Budget and Treasury Secretary. Schulz served as President Reagan's secretary of state, playing a significant role in the easing of tensions between the U. S and the Soviet Union. In 1989. Reagan awarded Schultz the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. In a statement. Schultz, his wife says he died Saturday evening and their Stanford home He was 100 years old. Barbara Sprint NPR NEWS
George Shultz, Reagan's longtime secretary of state, dies at 100
"Ronald Reagan's longtime secretary of state, George P. Shultz, has died. He was 100. He spent most of the eighties trying to improve relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East. He also held three major Cabinet posts in Republican administrations during a long career of public service. He was labor secretary at Treasury secretary under President Richard Nixon before spending more than six years as Reagan's secretary of state.
Reagan's longtime secretary of state George P. Shultz dies
"I'm Julie Walker president Ronald Reagan's longtime secretary of state George Shultz who spent most of the nineteen eighties trying to improve relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East has died he was one hundred Schultz had been the oldest surviving former cabinet member of any administration he died Saturday at his home on the campus of Stanford University according to the Hoover Institution think tank where he was a distinguished fellow Schultz was labor secretary and treasury secretary under president Nixon before spending more than six years as Reagan's secretary of state Shilts negotiated the first ever treaty to reduce the size of the Soviet union's ground based nuclear arsenals the nineteen eighty seven accord was a historic attempt to begin to reverse the nuclear arms race I'm Julie Walker
Decriminalizing The War On Drugs
"In the summer of nineteen seventy one president richard. Nixon declared a so-called. You're on drugs. But i consider this problem so urgent. I also found that it was scattered so much throughout the government with so much conflict without coordination that it had to be brought into the white house so that we have not only the responsibility but the authorities to see that we wages defensive effectively an coordinated way the goal was to curb the use of illicit substances by levying increased. Police presence classifying a number of drugs at the federal level and by making longer prison sentences. Mandatory for the use and distribution of narcotics nearing the fiftieth anniversary of that decision. The war on drugs is still very much alive. Millions of people have been incarcerated from windows policing and the advent of stop and frisk to no knock warrants and the militarization of local police departments. All of this born from the so called war on drugs and all have been used primarily target communities of color advocates for reform have long that punitive policies have not only failed to reduce the flow of drugs across the country but also strengthen illicit drug markets creating risky and unhealthy conditions for people who choose to use drugs. Meanwhile more than seventy thousand people died last year alone as a result of drug. Overdoses is clearly failing in the war on drugs and advocates. Say it's because we've gone about it completely. The wrong way by focusing on the criminal element of drug use instead of seeing it through the lens of healthcare access and social justice to talk about this issue. We're joined by muddied sep it is. Who's the director of the national affairs at the drug policy alliance in washington d. c. leads the organization's federal work to end the war on drugs. Mighty snap is welcome to letting you. usa inc you. I'm so excited to be here with you today. So recently a lot has been happening with drug decriminalization but before we get into that. Let's take a few steps back and you know. Set the picture for how we got to this place and this is a place where for example someone could be caught in possession of a small amount of marijuana and they could be sentenced to spend the rest of their life in prison in some parts of the country. Still yes sadly. That's the case. Drug enforcement continues to be a driver of mass incarceration. In fact one person is arrested every twenty three seconds for simple drug possession so it continues to be a a big feeder into not just the criminal justice system but you have to think of all of the collateral consequences for instance a conviction can make it harder for you to put your life back on track to go to school to obtain even get a job in the first place to keep a roof over your head to feed your family so it continues to be something. That is a huge detriment. In a lot of people's lives many drugs that are illegal today such as marijuana opium coca psychedelics if unused for thousands of years for both medical and spiritual purposes but we also know that this country has a long history of pech waiting racialized drug war. I think something that a lot of people might not know is that the first anti-drug laws in the united states were actually built specifically to criminalize people of color. Starting with the eighteen seventies we saw laws targeting chinese immigrants in california. This is the first time we saw anti opium laws pop around. Are you saying that basically opium was around and used once you had the arrival of men and women from china who were actually working on the railroad that that's when it becomes a problem. Yeah so what. We started to see around. the eighteen. Hundreds was that anti drug laws started to pop up. Civically created to target certain communities of color and the eighteen seventies saw the rise of the first anti-drug laws in those drugs were anti opium laws that were targeted at chinese immigrants. Soon after that in the nineteen hundreds in the south we saw that mccain became illegal in that was related target african american men Who were using the substance and then of course in the nineteen thirties. That mexican mexican americans were criminalised for marijuana use. Of course you know when we talk about. Marijuana can't ignore the fact that marijuana itself was a term that was developed to criminalise mexican americans and mexicans who were who were using the plant and this happened with the first individual who was responsible for drug enforcement in the us but these were all intentional decisions by the government to criminalise communities of color to really dejected. People who were not wanted in the society and you know unfortunately those policy decisions still play out today because drug use continues to be something that there is a lot of hysteria around and people of color continued to be disproportionately enforced for drug use and drug activity even though all the data tells us that black and brown individuals use drugs at similar rates and sometimes even lower rates than white individuals.
Legal analysis of Trump impeachment trial
"To the program. Byron York He's the chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner. He's a Fox news contributor in his capacity. The Examiner, he writes the Daily memo. Which is a newsletter. Available each day. He's also author of the book Obsession Inside the Washington Establishments. Never ending War on Trump, Byron. Good to Have you back. Good. Good to Be Here, guys. Thanks very much, Yes, that you've got a lot going on, obviously. And in your latest daily Nemo, you dive into some of these legal arguments and they're really in some ways process arguments. From various Republicans, particularly in the Senate about the upcoming impeachment trial. We know that the impeachment article being transferred over the Senate today with a start date on the trial. February the ninth, so a bit of a delay there, which is what some of the Republicans have been asking for. They've gotten it before we get into some of the other ancillary questions and details about the trial. It seems like and this is based on your reporting. What a fair amount of the Republican opposition to a conviction here in this impeachment trial will be rooted in the question of whether or not it's even appropriate or permissible. To host a trial like this against an official who's no longer in office. Walk us through some of the details and some of the relevant history on this. Well, there's there's been a big debate before Donald Trump River appeared on the scene. There was a big debate over whether a former official can be impeached and tried and removed from office. OK, so the The Constitution, says. Quote Article two section for the president, Vice president and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed on from office on impeachment for and conviction of treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors. So we hear we've heard that Ah lot and Republicans. In this case we're going to say Well when it says the president shall be removed. That means the president. There's only one of them at a time, and Donald Trump is not the president. Besides removal. The you know an impeachment is the Constitution's main methods for removing a president who's committed some sort of serious misconduct. Removal is irrelevant and Donald Trump's case because he's been out of office. His term expired on January 20th. So Republicans were going to say, Why are we having this big trial to remove a president who is already gone? And Democrats are gonna say well, there's an additional penalty. An impeachment if if someone is impeached and convicted, the Constitution says that punishment will not go beyond shall not extend further than two removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor trust or profit under the United States. That means a federal office like the presidency or senator member of the House. So Democrats going to say that the president's the former president Trump's actions were so serious in the first couple of weeks in January That he must be forbidden from ever holding office again. And that's what the big fight is about. And what you there the way you phrase your question, I think is correct, Which is I think there's some Republicans were going to say, Look, we don't even have to get to the merits of this case. That is whether the president incited insurrection because it's just a fact You can't impeach Ah, president who's already Out of office and they might make the argument is well, Byron even if there are people arguing, yes, they can write. It is legally permissible. They might summer arguing that you and people can come back and say OK. For the sake of argument. Let's say yes, you can do this. And obviously that mean the trial's gonna happen. So it looks like the process of Lisa's moving forward. There's also the prudential question of, should you it does is there A good reason to do this right if he's already gone, and for for some who are very critical of trump on what happened after Election Day, all the way through January, 6 in particular. Touchstone. There is going to be accountability and then for others, it's going to be okay. Whatever you think of what happened, And to be sure, Trump acted badly. And maybe we could have discussed a censure. But why are we wasting all this time to remove someone from office who is already removed from office because his term expired? And I guess you know you want to maybe get to 67 votes, which I think will be very hard to do to convict the guy to then bar him from office, which only takes a bare majority, but the prerequisite is conviction. On and you can also Debate whether or not that's the right decision there as well, because, you know, I think I've been very critical of President Trump on what he did what he said the lies about the stolen election and fostering the environment that lead To that violence in the siege on the capital, But I also sort of feel like if voters decide four years from now that they want him back. I kind of believe that should be up to voters in the United States right to to the citizens of this country, as opposed to up to, you know 51 or 50 senators, plus a tie breaking vote. That's sort of how I'm wrestling through some of these questions on I just wonder on the threshold question. Byron of whether or not this is Even allowed it. All right. I've heard arguments on both sides. Constitutionally of this. There's on Lee one tiny precedent right in today involving a non president who resigned from a position of power. Tell us about that and how it might be relevant here or how it might not correct. First of all, we should say that there is no precedent at all for this in the sense of former president being tried from people's just never ever happened, But they do point to a case of a Cabinet officer, a man named William Belt. Knapp, who was the secretary of war in the 18 seventies and the Grant administration. He was accused very credibly is guilty as hell probably of financial corruption. And so on. On this day that put the house is scheduled to vote to impeach him. And a couple of hours before the scheduled vote. He goes to the White House and resigns. He goes to President Grant Any resigns, and then he says, Well, hey, you can't impeach me. I'm a Warmer official. Well, the house went ahead on impeached him, and then it goes to the Senate, and there's a big debate over well, he's a former official. Can we impeach him or not? And they have a vote. And that's a it's a majority vote of the majority says Yes, we can him impeach him. So then they have a five month trial pretty long deal and he's acquitted because you know that you have to get to a two thirds vote to convict and they didn't get to that. And the reason they didn't get to. It was that there were a lot of senators who believe that it was not in their jurisdiction that he was a former Um, a former official and not in their jurisdiction. So is maybe not about it was not about the guilt on the merits necessarily was about Should we be doing this here? Under these auspices for this purpose, given the fact that this former official is indeed former. So this sort of vote the votes against conviction on that principle rather than the facts of the case. Correct. I think he was. There was consensus that he was guilty of what he's accused of. Now, here's the thing. So that is the one president that Democrats will point to here. But there's a lot of other presidents of officials either being impeached or being threatened with impeachment or impeachment has begun. The process has begun, and they resign and then Congress just drops it. Most of all, obviously the biggest issue. Biggest example of that is President Nixon, who resigned in 1974 ahead of impeachment. But most impeachments in this country involved judges and there've been like close to 50 judges who are either under investigation or impeachment had begun. And they resigned. And then nothing was On, even though his judges they could possibly hold a position under the United States in the future, But they were like qualify. Alcee Hastings opted. Alcee Hastings is a Democratic congressman from Florida. Who is himself an impeached federal judge for bring a bribery and corruption. I believe if memory serves, and he was able to then move on and run for the house and women, and he's been there ever since. He was in peace and removed but not banned from holding future office and the voters in Florida decided to send him to the house. And there is so there you have that there are these two questions. There's There's yes, there is one president in the belt nap case before impeaching a former Cabinet secretary. But then there's all these other examples like dozens of examples of Congress deciding to drop an issue once the person has resigned, and by the way, you'll you'll hear Democrats say, Well, gee, if we don't Try President Trump. Then president resigned right before impeachment and escape all punishment, as if resigning is not a rather large punishment for president. You might wanna ask Nixon about that. But the fact is, that's not even an issue in the Trump case because he did not resign. He served out his full term terminated at noon on January 20th. And now he's the former president.
From Presidents to Miss Piggy: Larry King Interviewed Everyone
"To Miss Piggy, legendary talk show host Larry King has died at the age of 87. He interviewed more people than anyone in the history of television. King's media company says he died this morning at a Los Angeles hospital after a battle with covert 19 and some other serious health issues. Next on Larry King Live in the land of talk shows there was once a king who reigned over most of the others. Larry King, who interviewed pretty much everyone. Who was anyone from Richard Nixon. What is it like to do it to ascend meant to die? It's a big being president during the war is difficult to the charmingly irritating this piggy criminals. I sort of forget Blue Piggy. I wasn't making a move for you. King described himself as a poor kid from Brooklyn who grew up to pinch himself every day because he never imagined being a voice heard round the world and I hope that 50 years from now, when people talk about Larry King, they'll say. He did a hell of an interview. Deborah Rodriguez, CBS News is Jerry Seinfeld Interview is a classic King hosted Larry King Live on CNN for 25 years, taping more than 6000 episodes. Before retiring in 2010. Well, thousands of Russian protesters arrested in
'The King of Talk': Remembering Larry King
"Larry King has died. He was 87 in a career that spanned 60 years. Larry King interviewed just about everybody. Reporter Jeff Lunden has this appreciation. With his trademark suspenders and his deep baritone voice tinged with a Brooklyn accent. Larry King spoke with Presidents George Bush is our honored guest for the full hour. Next on Larry King Live World leaders Moammar Qaddafi. The leader of the nation of Libya, celebrities, the brilliant Barbra Streisand, authors, scientists, comedians, athletes and on and on and on. I'm always engrossed in the guest. Larry King spoke with Jesse Thorn on the turnaround podcast in 2017. I'm always listening to the answer. I'm always learning, So I guess I'm better every day at learning. The Brooklyn born King actually was an indifferent student, but said he always had an innate curiosity when we would go to dodge it. All my friends wanted autographs at the injury. I never asked for an autograph, but I would walk with the players is they're going to their cars asking questions. Why'd you bunt? Why they do this in the third inning. My curiosity is still insatiable. King began his career is a DJ in Miami, and it's where he got his name is well. When a station manager told him his given surname, Zeiger was too ethnic. He chose King from a liquor ad in a newspaper. By the late 19 seventies, King had an overnight talk show on national radio. Then the 1985 Ted Turner hired him for his new network, CNN. Media commentator and author. Bill Carter, who's a CNN contributor, says the timing was perfect. Picking up something like Larry King may love sense because he had Establish himself kind of as a guy who could get big guests. They could have big names and promoted and became sort of the linchpin of their prime time lineup, and King stayed there for 25 years. Some critics complained that he was too chummy with celebrities and lob softball questions. It is guests. His strategy was I'm never gonna make the guests uncomfortable. And that means not only will they come back, but they'll tell their friends. He won't ask you about that ugly divorce of yours. You know, he'll ask you about your favorite movie, so he didn't challenge people, But he did get information. He was pretty good at that, like when he talked with ex President Richard Nixon. Well, I don't want to dwell in the Watergate thing that's been covered so well. But some personal things when you drive by Those collections of buildings. The hotel the two apartment houses the office building, You feel weird, funny. No, I never give it a thought. Never given a thought. Never given a thought. That's one place where you just don't look back. As far as Watergate is. I know you don't look up at the buildings themselves. Not at all. Not a matter of fact, I've never been in the Watergate. Larry King famously didn't do a lot of preparation before his interviews, the less I know. Better Now, That sounds strange to people. Like If you wrote a book. I wouldn't read the book for interview do because I would then know too much about the book and I'm in the same boat as the audience. They haven't read the book, but King knew the national zeitgeist. He covered the first O. J. Simpson trial every night, says Bill Carter. He basically started the cable monomania move. We're going to just cover this story. That's it In a way. It was perfect for life because it was celebrity oriented. It was in the news, but it was not political. Ultimately, CNN canceled King show because it wasn't political competition from Fox and MSNBC took its toll on the ratings. But King was a survivor. He was married eight times and had Quinn couple bypass surgery after a massive heart attack, and King took his talk show to streaming video and kept on working for NPR news. I'm Jeff Lunden in New York.
Larry King, television and radio journalism royalty, dies at 87
"Talk show host Larry King has died. A statement by or a media says he passed away this morning at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Here's correspondent Deborah Rodriguez. Next on Larry King Live in the land of talk shows there was once a king who reigned over most of the others. Larry King, who interviewed pretty much everyone. Who was anyone from Richard Nixon. What is it like to do it to ascend meant to die? Being president during the war is difficult to the charmingly irritating Miss Piggy piggy. I wasn't making a move for you Find. King described himself as a poor kid from Brooklyn who grew up to pinch himself every day because he never imagined being a voice heard round the world. It is trademark suspenders. He had a 25 year run on CNN, and before that years and radio he was 87 years old. CBS News Special Report. I'm Cam E. McCormick. The
The Timothy Leary Conviction
"On january twenty first nineteen seventy former harvard professor and so called priest of lsd timothy. Leary was sentenced to ten years in prison on drug smuggling charges but in september of that year. The fifty year-old academic broke out of a san luis obispo facility with the help of the weatherman. The daring escape only added to the mystique of the man president. Nixon wants declared the most dangerous man in america. But just what made leery so dangerous. Well it might not surprise you. That richard nixon may have been exaggerating for his own political game according to authors. Bill minna tag. Leo and stephen l davis nixon's advisors suggested he find a public enemy to distract the public from his own flagging approval rating the war in vietnam and the struggling economy. They leary a prominent figure in the counterculture movement and because the former professor was a proud exponent of hallucinogenic drug use. The president's ir fit right in with his war on drugs narrative timothy leary was something of a self appointed spokesperson for the benefits of drug use. Which heat enjoyed since one thousand nine hundred sixty after an experimental magic mushrooms trip. The already noted psychologist became excited about the possibilities. Mushrooms and similar drugs had on the human brain during his tenure. At harvard he conducted academic experiments on the effects of hallucinogens. Drawing the attention and admiration of other notable nineteen sixties figures famed authors. Like gin berg and jack kerouac willingly participated in leary's experiments and it was perhaps their involvement that catapulted the professor onto the national stage before long leary was touring the country speaking about his research and reportedly brushing up against the rich and famous inevitably a backlash arrived. Leary's teaching colleagues criticized his experimentation with lsd. They believed research of that. Nature should be left to medical doctors not psychologists meanwhile psychology experts who once lauded leary's earlier work now made it clear that his drug centered experiments were less praiseworthy. Despite these blows leary insisted that taking lsd was quote a sacramental ritual one that could expand human consciousness. Harvard university did not agree and fired him in nineteen sixty three but by that stage leary had a new life. He was a counterculture touchstone for the masses and a legitimizing scientific voice in the pro drug movement. He rubbed shoulders with marilyn monroe and sang with john. Lennon and yoko ono in short he was a powerful voice advocating for drug use throughout the nineteen sixties. He even appeared before a senate committee to argue in favor of legislation. That would make it legal for adults to use hallucinogenic drugs. So when richard. Nixon assumed the presidency in nineteen sixty nine leary was squarely in his sights. Ostensibly nixon wanted to eliminate drug use in the country. Leary very much did not. That made him dangerous. So it's little surprise that when leary's appeal of his nineteen sixty five drug-smuggling conviction was overturned. The government wanted a second bite at the apple but any joy nixon and his cabinet might have felt in putting leary. Away was short lived using his network of contacts. The former professor escaped prison remaining on the run until nineteen seventy three when he was detained in afghanistan and sent back to the united states. There he was jailed in the notorious folsom. Prison and briefly befriended charles manson and though his sentence was for ten years leary was paroled in nineteen. Seventy six having served just three. It's a surprising twist day given that so many drug offenders imprisoned for decades on similar offenses then again timothy leary was famous and white which might have had something to do with his early release
"Sex and the City" gets new chapter on HBO Max
"Is getting the revival treatment at HBO. Max. The new chapter is titled and just like that, and we'll star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis came control who played Samantha Jones in the original Syriza is not returning. The revival will follow. Carrie Bradshaw, Charlie York and Miranda Hobbes as they navigate love and relationship in their fifties. Syria's will consist of 10 half hour episodes, and it's set to begin production in New York City in late spring
‘Sex and the City’ Stars to Make More Than $1 Million Per Episode for HBO Max Revival
"Stars of the upcoming sex in the city revival at hbo. Max scherzer cynthia. Nixon and kristin davis are all set to bank deep breath a million dollars per episode further ten episode series episodes. All three are set to star in the show as well as serve as executive producer. So kind of crazy and if you miss me saying this yesterday. Production is set to begin in late spring new york city and that mill per episode. Is it really that crazy right now. Considering a listers like nicole kidman and jeff bridges and reese witherspoon and carrie washington. They all get similar paychecks. Their rules in major projects on platforms like netflix and hulu and amazon
'Sex and the City' is coming back, but it's missing one key character
"Sex in the city will return seventeen years. After its last episode aired for what tencent ten episodes. I'm so excited about this. Your this is breaking news to me. It will star three of the four original leads. Sarah jessica parker cynthia. Nixon and kristin davis carrie miranda charlotte. We'll all be back. I'm not shocked that the other don't like control they i. I was shocked. When i got into this. Deep dive about kim cottrell and sarah jessica parker and their feud and i thought their on screen relationship had so much chemistry. I thought there's no way off air. Apparently it was tense onset. Like they'd film the scene and then partways access is good. That's good acting right there. Because i wouldn't feel fake. It sex in the city will return seventeen years after its last episode aired. Hbo max that's where it
Sex and the City Is Coming Back
"Sex and the city is coming back. You guys parker cynthia. Nixon and kristin davis confirmed it with this teaser. They're bringing the show back to life on. Hbo maxima. here's a twist for one thing. The show has a new name. It's called and just like that. The other big changes. That kim cottrell will not be back. As samantha. super surprise about that part of it. But you guys here for this look. I think everybody has been waiting for this to happen for a very long time. Where that you like. The series are not whether you like the movies are not you know a character. You still know which character that you are. This show holds a place. And everybody's heart. I don't care who you are man ads. but also what if your character doesn't come back. Like i'm a combination of carrying samantha. So half of me is no longer in this series. And i think you know what i mean like me. That really upsets me. I i found out about this late yesterday was like what's going on. I didn't fully understand what was going on. I'm here for it. But the fact that they're trying to use a different title and try to differentiate from sex in the city as much as possible. I just feel like is the juice worth the squeeze like you have such an iconic franchise you did the show for however many seasons. You have two movies the second movie we let pass because whatever we're super fans and we didn't care as much as we should now to revamp it in like a smaller scale with only three of the women when it's really about the four of them and then also to know that whatever feud has gone on behind the scenes is so bad that somebody will not return sort of just jolts. I don't know the the magic of it all a little bit. Like do people want no samantha. In this show one time samantha. But i i. I love the other girls enough that i told him away without her own. No the problem is the show is called. Sex city remarried broadband. We know nobody's having sex in that city. Okay so give me somebody. I need you to cast somebody. Who's going to be that young sexy siren that's going to actually explore the city as a single woman and have these women go ahead and kind of guide her through now over the years i will say sex in the city has gotten a little bit of pushback because of their lack of diversity this is. Hbo's chance and sexy cities chance to show that they can cast somebody in that role at all. I want is a quarterly simmons or isa raid in that role. We had you know. I love the. I also think it's one of those things. Where if you're not gonna bring samantha back and i know i read a little bit about the show this morning. And it says it's about the women navigating friendships in their fifties. Then i think that you need to also include losing friends. People throughout their life people who have been friends for twenty years. If you're no longer going to have samantha around. I don't wanna hear that samantha's in la or central pay or dating. Some man tell us that samantha went awol. And y'all are not cool anymore. Like i love that. And pretend she's gone and it's all fine also. Don't you think that some are Critic his character is going to be like the one divorce because she's so least likely to be divorced. They've gotta have a good twist. They're already been divorced. she's dead. She converted also watch your language. Watch your language because you keep on saying if you're not gonna have some antibac- if you're not going to invite her in samantha. Was the one kristen her name. I'm i can into the one who said she would never do. Another sex in the city again never wanted to play that character again. It was not her. She wanted to move on. So we can't because a lot of people are pointing fingers at sarah jessica parker a nephew of why shouldn't come back but she said she wasn't going to come. Was it on like kim yet. Her but there was. She couldn't get the last. I think we're done with samantha. They hate each other and the fact that they hate each other to the extent that they hate each other and we still don't really know why is fascinating to me couple. Let's get a couple like major things about the story. What do you think so you think you guys both in kristen's karat. Why can blink charlotte. You think charlottesville. What about big and kerry together or broken up together can carry gonna be together. I don't think it's going to be. I think the new adventures are gonna come with the new woman. I think we're going to get the fashion. I think we're going to get the city. And i also think we're going to get a diverse for the character that we have always need it in this series or something like twenty twenty one like i think it's i think it's just give me comoro. You like let me get my life. Yeah i'm excited about this. I am excited to see what it's gonna be and how they're gonna do it. I'm sure it's going to be good no matter what the way. Let's be honest if kim control really wanted to come back on this show. They would have done it. She worked the last two seasons not liking. Sarah jessica parker joy behar and go back and rosie o'donnell crossing each other at a table for three years. These two can be on together at young to be kuenz. Has no interest was over sad. Can
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"About poking on whatsoever so this must be highly sought-after cod you would. He can't be the bulk standard trauma under presumably. I can't tell you what it is showman. x. y. Eleven of one hundred. And it's a hollow picture mean some really really good condition and there's no nicks scratches. He's never been played with japan citing the slip and that's one of a number of cards. He won't support on ebay. So as soon as the guy pay before it and i was like preparing it for shipping. Like where's the money then transferred. Okay sure sure seeing. He's planning a grave his own with that money. that is exactly to. You are binding fluence. Wait until you send him your ebay invoice for this month. Yes yes absolutely right well with that on with the show and now it's time for community news and events. Possibly we'll find out later. And i in the community news allen. The windows calculator is available on lenox five the platform. What is the platform. I'm so glad you asked slightly involved in this. So an owner platform is a a a way to create cross platform applications. We've talked about flutter in the past and do know is similar in the way for developers cray applications and then for them to look native on whichever platform is running on which is quite and as a demo. The people who made this platform recreated the windows calculator on lenox and published in the snap stool for fun so this is the actual windows calculator from windows. It's it has some lineage to the windows calculator. Yes it's it was more of a fun thing to show you his thing this year. I familiar to you from the world and you can. We can compile that and ship it in the store so yeah webassembly shop zamel. I think it's called. So you get one code base which the goal of cross platform and how things open source and bill on monday. Yeah modes rides again. Yeah so i installed this and actually calculators go. This is quite useful because apart from doing the usual. You know. some scientific program aversion it's got converters for volume length weight mass temperature energy areas. Speed time. everything you can think of so it's actually really useful. Because usually when i get into doing things and i go and find some random converter on the internet in order to do that and here is old baked in and tonight running on my machine hairs rather good. It was never intended. This will be the pinnacle of calculation for you on your next test. It's a side. Benefit is useful to you. It was more a demo. A simple walker we will could. We package up The road that people would recognize from another operating system. The we can bring nixon show as possible you to have. One co basin very easily have native looking applications home on all of the platforms. So if if you're a software developer in your interest in creating applications you know see shop perhaps through mono then yeah lookit platform crite martin. What have 'em juban to enduring. This week Well they've been taking a look at the microsoft age browser on lenox and is inspired to do the same. So i have also installed microsoft h on my new computer. Is it ready ready fossil. Yes unfortunately i can't tell you how well it performs to the other browsers because just everything is fast as lightning at the moment. So i can't tell if it's any faster or slower than any of the others as the first world of first world meet is so fast. I can't tell you how fast yes. So yeah i taking a quick look at a at a surface level is very reminiscent of chrome chromium in terms of sorts of the initial user interface. But when you start to dig into a little bit particularly in the settings it is clearly very different from crime at that point and the first thing see when you start up is a little animation that tells you we value your privacy and then not messages is repeated several times. I've throughout the settings of the browser. So there's privacy and cookie settings where that message is repeated. The privy and cookie settings are very detailed and lengthy an considerably. More attention has been paid. That than any of the other parts of the settings. But i also noticed. It's got family safety so it's got parental controls. So you can connect the browsers together. And you can set your children's browsing preferences and site blocking an audit what they've been looking at and stuff which has kind of impressed with interesting and as this thing collections. All about yeah. I've tried that out yet. But apparently it's a way to actually save like archive versions of a site inside. The browns are so it's not a link to a site. it's actually. The cycle has appeared. Time and i i haven't looked into this. Identify
"nixon" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"Turn the tide It's September twenty, sixth, nineteen, sixty backstage at a CBS television studio in Los Angeles, Richard Nixon and Jack Kennedy sit and dressing rooms across the hall from one another going over there, talking points for an historic event, the first ever nationally televised debate both men leave their doors open standing in the Hallway Bobby Kennedy makes small talk with a group of Nixon campaign staffers. One of Nixon's people turns the Bobby and ask a casual question. So, what have you guys done to prepare all nothing too involved present knows the stick to the major topics I think will be fine. The staffer shakes his head. Rephrase the question. What have you done to prepare for the cameras? What have you done? Who is look? In his dressing room, JFK's assistant helps him get ready hearing the conversation in the hallway. JFK yells at his assistant in a loud voice. No makeup. Please I'll be fine. Bobby looks back at the Nixon staffer shrugs his shoulders at his brother's curtness He's in a mood, told him to take an half. Then as the call comes for Nixon and Kennedy to head towards the stage, bobby looks into his brother's dressing room looked great. JFK flashes, smile and heads down the hall toward the stage when the debate begins, bobby stands in the hallway, backstage, watching on television with the other Nixon staffers. One of them turns to bobby asks. So how do you think Nixon Lux? Bobby sheds a grin and response terrific,.
"nixon" Discussed on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe
"And he said he told his ridiculous fable on there, about how remembered in the copy of the ad that he signed calling for the death penalty the penalty they bought now the New York papers. He told this fable about the time you remember when kids were acting up in a diner on the cops came in and. Just kind of kicked them out by the scruff of their neck, and that was when the cops weren't you know supposedly handcuffed. And while it was happening, of course was when these five young men who were boys at the time you know one of them was fourteen years old were literally tortured into confessions tunnel the cops to handcuffed right. And this was basically how Donald Trump saw the world as a black people as threats, white people as threatened and a great symbol of that was in one of his rallies early in the primary campaign, twenty, sixteen, or maybe twenty fifteen. He said that he had a concealed carry permit. and. That if anyone any marauders. Came came upon them. They themselves like the bad guys in death. Wish you know the Charles Bronson movie, which was a huge hit in nineteen, seventy four every time Charles Charles Bronson vigilante would would shoot some. Bad Guy you know, there will be standing ovations in the theater, and you know fast forward to twenty, fifteen, two, thousand, sixteen and Donald Trump is leading the crowd chanting death. Wish death, wish I mean, that's his moral imagination right? Yeah, no I think that is a distinction. Nixon clearly believes some of what he was doing, but it seemed as much. Opportunistic is authentic for trump. This is there's a lifelong. Series. Bunch of evidence, that suggests this is what he really believes. One more question for you, Rick So. Trump also seems to come to his authoritarian instincts quite naturally. This is what he believes. I mean if he could be president for life he would. Nixon hated criticism. You know if you listen to the tapes that comes through loud and clear. Had An enemies. List was incredibly paranoid, but you don't get the sense. He also started the EPA he was td. He was actually a pretty functional. A believer in levers of government. And while he clearly I think went after the press in a way that's inconsistent with our constitution. He wasn't trying to wrote other institutions. I mean at the very end of course within with the Saudi massacre. He did Reagan similarly. Didn't seem to be at his core authoritarian talk about the differences there because there does seem to be as much as people are trying to say, trump is running their Nixon playbook on race and I think there's quite a bit of similarity there. We've talked about some of the differences, but I think this authoritarian desire that trump has is maybe unique in American history. Yeah, I, think the big difference, and this doesn't necessarily make a Nixon or Reagan. By the way is that there was an inside and outside there was a there was a kind of foreground and background, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan I always point out that you know people who talk about the EPA and all of this liberal legislation. He signed precisely because you know Democrats had a veto proof supermajority, you know there were lots of liberal Republicans. It wasn't like he wanted to be environmental as he hated environmentalists, he said they wanted to make us go back and live in trees. But if you look at his. Nine thousand, nine hundred. Nineteen seventy-four budget that he's submitted to Congress. That he wasn't able to actuate because of Watergate, it was Ronald Reagan budget. It was an anti great society. Anti new deal budget..
"nixon" Discussed on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe
"In, which members were recruited by this racist police chief William Parker from the Mississippi Delta. That would kind of get themselves in the mood for patrolling South Central. Los Angeles by saying. Let's shoot a mother fucker tonight and when? The commission that investigated the riots McCone Commission federally interviewed this Guy. William Parker the police chief in in Los Angeles. He said it only happened. Because one of those monkeys picked up a rock, and then everyone else started picking up rocks. So this is this is the kind of thing that people in Watts for living with, but to America didn't know that White. America didn't know that there was just much much. Much much less awareness. We have this new poll. Finding that fifty two percent of Americans agree that that blacks are treated worse than police. You never would have seen that in nine hundred and sixty five, it would have been totally a shock, and then suddenly it's happening every summer. There are more riots in nineteen, sixty six, a massive right in Cleveland Sixty seven. You have riots in which dozens of people died. Sixty eight the riots after Martin Luther King and this kind of seemed to be this kind of permanent fixture and one thing that that. Reactionary right-wing Democrat and Republican politicians. Picked up on. Was this argument that this is almost kind of caused by Great Society legislation that? Basically ungrateful bastards don't know how good they have it and you know one of the guys who who said this was Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina who later became a liberal hero during the Watergate hearings, but he was a segregationist politician, and he said the more laws. You Pass, the more violence we get. An right now. What's happening? Is happening after like a ten year period. Of movements against police violence, a quite effective movement You know we've seen a film about Oscar grant who is shocked by the transit police in the bay area. We saw a wonderful movie. Queen slammed. The came out last year. About a couple that shoots a cop self defense and it's just people are much much much more aware of the racist tragedy of policing in the United States, so you can't really you know this and you see all striking outpouring of sympathy I mean. Did you see the letter that lack lackland? Murdoch sent to Foxx Employees Yeah. It'd be nice if he sent it to his talent he's you know on the air, but yeah, no, it was..
"nixon" Discussed on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe
"The country for fallen rebel candidates, and would talk about thugs and hoodlums, and said you know if you want. This stuff to end vote from these Republicans, and if you want more of the same for the Democrats and very much like Joe Biden now, it's kind of ironic because this speech that he gave his living room, one of the most prominent Democrats Senator Edmund Muskie. Who basically had been Hubert Humphrey's running mate in nineteen, sixty eight. gave the speech calling for compassion calling for calm. Give a wonderful democratic speech about voting for your interests instead of voting your fears. and. The Republicans did terrible. A way underperformed expectations, so there's no hard and fast. Rule in American politics. That Calling for law and orders. The winner I mean George H W Bush tried it nine, hundred, ninety, ninety, two after the La Riots, he said this is what happens when you Kowtow to liberal left wing activists, and Bill Clinton said he has to go back twelve years to make his argument right because you know Republicans have been in office for twelve years, so if Donald. Trump is trying to make an argument..
"nixon" Discussed on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe
"Understanding that period in American history, and there's nobody better to inform us in that then work pearlstine. Rick Pearlstine. Thank you so much for being with US campaign HQ, it's an honor David well, as I mentioned in the Intro I just loved your book. Nixon land the rise of a president and the fracturing of America. I was the reason I read it. Is President Barack. Obama said I had to read it. He was a big fan of it and a lot of us in the White House. Red It back in eleven and twelve so I'd love to get your perspective on. Well you'd probably don't know this, but I'm curious. How much of what trump and his administration and his campaign are doing right now, do you think is based on studying what? Nixon did back both in sixty particularly leading into his reluctant seventy two I. Mean I think that he thinks that he is doing what Richard Nixon did and sixty eight seventy two, but he's he's. As in so many things, not very effective student. Nixon was if nothing else in incredibly disciplined tactically shrewd strategically. Careful guy, you know. He used to have a saying never lose your temper unless it's on purpose. He used to a game plan press conferences by coming up with questions that might be asked writing out answers and memorizing them, so it's Kinda hard to imagine donald trump. Doing that, but in the same way, Richard Nixon and also Ronald Reagan. were very skilled and very careful about The old dog whistle you know reaching out to voters who might support policies that shall we say delivered disparate impact to African American communities. Without making people who support them feel like bigots and you know mega loves the African Americans as not quite at that level of accomplishment. Shall we say yeah right so I? Mean talk about you know so. In Sixty eight Democrats had held the White House for eight years Kennedy and Johnson so Nixon was a challenger. So that's a difference. Maybe the biggest difference Nixon was much more skilled then trump. Could be, quite. Crude off Mica but on Mike. Much more skilled, so talk about so yeah, trump's using the word silent majority. He's clearly engaging in dog whistles. He's clearly trying to suggest there's a liberal minority hoard out there. That's going to ransack your home in your community and you need to be scared, so he's trying to scare people, but talk about what you think..
"nixon" Discussed on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe
"Everybody's David. PLUS WELCOME TO CAMPAIGN HQ. Well. It's an understatement to say our countries going through. Historic things right now, so I want to be quite brief. Actually for me. What this suggest the pandemic? What happened in Minneapolis and all the heroic and really inspiring protesting. We're seeing trump's absurd response to it gassing his own people armed troops on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, trying to divide us by race. It just again. I think clarifies for us. How important this election is and it's all on the line. Mean if you will do these things now when he's still got to face voters, what's he going to be like in a second term and so I know all you believe this, but I think we're going to continue to see that. Trump has no bottom. He's going to continue to do things and say things that shock us. I don't think any of this is particularly helping him politically. He clearly thinks it is, but at the end of the day. You know if you were to write a fictional booker, watch some fictional television series about a president who descends into madness. You know you shake your head and say they never do. Do that they never do that. Trump's doing. We're living through it and so I think our only recourse is to win this election to win it by some margin, so that a message is sent. That trumpism is going to be rejected, not just trump himself, but trump isn't doesn't mean we're going to kill it on election day, but we may wound it. We've got to win by enough of a margin. Here. Joe Biden does to win the Senate Bac, so we can actually enact smart economic policies, smart policing policies smart reforms, so I think the mandates of clear here. We got to win this election. We gotta win it big. Because! We're living through something I think. Many of us have a hard time. Reconciling the country thought we were living in and in many ways. What trump is trying to do is replicate the Nixon strategies somewhat in his nineteen sixty eight race. When? He Kinda of ran on quote, unquote, law and order, but even more so in sixty nine through the end of his presidency when he resigned when he was much more clear about appealing to the quote, unquote, silent majority targeting blacks using the drug war trying to. Create the image of protesters is kind of crazy anti-american figures. That's what trump's doing now i. doubt trump himself as read much of the history, but he's familiar with it I'm sure his team as and that's why I'm excited to have on the program today, the author of the definitive view of that period and the political strategy behind it Rick Perlstein who wrote the Amazing Book Nixon Land? It came out in two thousand and eight I. Read it I back in two thousand eleven because boss then President Obama, insisted i. I read it insisted many of his senior team read it, and was really just a great window into the strategy and tactics that were employed by Nixon some of that carry through Reagan and some of its carrying through today. So if you want to understand you know what's happening today in terms of trump's tactics I'm not sure he has a strategy, but his tactics, and what we're likely to see the book Nixon Landers are really great window into the Nixon Approach, and I'm sure you're going to see more of that. Tweet it today. I'm recording this on Wednesday. Two words silent majority, which comes right out of the speech that Richard Nixon gave back in sixty nine, a speech that was very well received in really gave a jolt as approval ratings. Now things are very different. When Nixon Ran, he was a challenger. There had been eight years of democratic governance the Civil Rights Act had been passed..
"nixon" Discussed on Let's Get Civical
"It didn't even occur to me because I forget I forget that sweet sweet baby Dick Nixon We're all the way to the supreme bream. Dick No oh look at your life. Look at your choices. No Oh good go direct direct and and I love him for it. Birger himself said we'll go go. Google goodbye don't let the door Lord that's very large hate you. I know that area large door guys. I have knocked Ding Dong on that door. It his little hard. Yeah but that's not the door they send you like around. Yes now remonial door and is the ceremony door. That day I will walk through as a the justice of the court but it is not this day not the state but anyways just just lay out lay out some facts for us about United States v Nixon. Okay so this is what happened before this is like what led to the case which is the Watergate water get a towel. Watergate Watergate Watergate so a brief brief brief history. Seven men broke into the Democratic National Committee's headquarters located in the Watergate complex. Veasley quick quick thing to say there are no women. Seven women wouldn't have gotten caught. Women would not have. They might not have done things so stupid but they also. If we did decide to do this I would not have gotten caught. We would've been men. This is this is one of those cases where I'm like. This is the product of men. This is the product of men. This absolute from top Tiptoe is just stupidity of the male species like the Hubris of like thinking. You could do this and this is now. We're not talking about Watergate. This just giving details but just why seven to. I don't know what they were trying to bucket and I think they had multiple things. They're trying to do but for whatever dude over multiple days. Certain people obviously is going to draw attention. There's a lot of people a lot of people people in this room right now..
"nixon" Discussed on Let's Get Civical
"Hey everyone welcome to. Let's get. This is the podcast that breaks down politics government structure and dives into the context of current events Bun all still fun. Way I'm lizzy. He Stewart. Comedian feminist and political junkie. And I'm New Orleans Hausky former Senate intern campaign staffer political. Strategist in this episode. We're talking about the United States. v Nixon so grab your tapes and let's get civil uh-huh Hi guys. Thank you for coming back. Because he was texting accident the other day and she said I can't believe people keep leaving to us is literally. It's it's it's wild when I meet people who are like listen to your podcast. I'm Mike what is this just feels like it feels great way just like just so just for me like a Ed like I do this purely for myself and I think that's how you have to do all artistic endeavors like it'll just be very sad this this little child that we we have created and raised is just for us. Listen I was at a party on Friday night and people are going to you up to now and I'm like we haven't seen this. podcast is Really Fun da Da. This is what it's about really. It's just a two hour stand up experience for me because I get to watch Elizabeth Stuart exist as a human being does like how meltdowns meltdowns breakdowns and just be down and then up and I it brings it out and then it's just it's sort of you can listen to my me. Spiral forty-five minutes every week about any given thing but today I'm going to spiral about can you even guess so. I just want to preface this by saying we. We decided we wanted to do a supreme court case. Yeah that's what we decided arden. Didn't tell me what she was gonNA research. And so I found out like two days ago when she sent me the notes and the United States versus Nixon and I felt that this was my Mary. Is this man that we're GonNa talk about you. I was like I was racking my brain thinking we're GonNa have to citizens united and I was like. Oh I don't WanNa do citizens united right right now. It's being it's heavy. And then you gave me the gift of United States versus Nixon. This is a really good one. It's so much fun. Yep We love of this case. Yeah okay so I just. I'm I'm excited to jump right in because I mean I'm beaming..
"nixon" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"Hi my name's Alison and I'm a producer on my mind Diana's unfortunately that we out the bad cold this week so instead of are scheduled interview today. We're digging into Diane's archives to Twenty Fifteen conversation with author Evan Thomas About his biography of Richard Nixon called being Nixon a man divided President Nixon's name has been in the news quite a bit lately and no they interviewed doesn't focus exclusively on Watergate and impeachment. Who thought you might find it? Relevant to today. Edmund Thomas. It's good to see you. Great to be back. Diane I must tell you avenue and Hamas he gives me very little pleasure to talk about Richard Nixon. I lived through all of that through the burglar it the Watergate through Nixon denial through his farewells to his staff. He's not likeable. And then why did you decide you write a book about Richard Nixon. I think he's the most interesting political figure of the twentieth century. Really You Know He. He's he's the guy who could barely make a conversation and yet he won the presidency twice once why the greatest landslide history on five national tickets only. FDR Did that. How did this introverted? Shy Man become the most successful political figure of his time to me was an endlessly fascinating question. An getting inside the mind. Had anyone pretty tough to do. How did you begin to set about doing that? It is tough and you have to be humble about Nixon. Left incredible trail four thousand hours of tapes thousand page memoir his chief of Staff. Hr Haldeman not only kepting. These incredible diaries but sat there in his office. Writing Down Nixon's every utterance. So you can sit there. And the Nixon Library and read sort of real time stream of consciousness There are in his hometown. Whittier literally hundreds of oral histories of from his childhood. So you can get a pretty good glimpse of that there are any number of memoirs diaries presidents leave an incredible paper trail. And so you know you can you. You truly get inside. Somebody's mind no and I don't pretend to do that. But you can get pretty close with Nixon you can. And you're exactly this sort person and Nixon hate it. I am I worked for The Washington Post Company for twenty four years. I'm a member of our guest. What you call the East Coast Media Establishment Establishment I even went to Harvard. Nixon hated are. He was always saying those Harvard. No more Harvard. None of those Harvard guys get rid of them and he hired without the thing I love about Nixon. He's up massive contradiction his two top aides were RV professors Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Henry Kissinger et. An what did you you want to do with his book. What did you want to show people about Richard Nixon or tell them about him? That hasn't already already been as I said. I come from the Washington Post Company and over there we've shared the cartoon of Nixon as a kind of dark evil man and there was a dark side to Nixon. There was obviously anybody can see that but there was another side to him and late at night he would take yellow the yellow pad which is aids called his best friend and golfing write notes to himself and he would write notes about the Richard Nixon he wanted to be and he would use the word joy joy. This is not a word you normally associate with Richard Nixon and serenity and confidence and decency now Senate could say okay. He's just that's what he wants to be seen. He just wants to use side in Time magazine to write a column about this in. There's something to that but it's also the way he wanted to see himself he did. It often often enough that I'm sure of this. And he did it often with his own family that I'm sure of it. Nixon wanted to be a robust decent. Good Person He. He did not sustain that at the end he was vindictive he destroyed himself but the battle between the Nixon who wanted to be a decent person and the Nixon who was not is epoch. The Great American novel and you say that goes back to his early child was sure he we had a a father was a bully. And a mother was passive aggressive. He described sweet and say lease saintly and I guess she was but leading leading oral histories from his cousins too. She could give you the silent treatment today. We were talking about conditional love that you had to perform for her to get loving and and Henry Kissinger once said. I wonder what Nixon would have been like. If he'd been really loved as a child I can do as exaggerating. Perfect there. But there's something to do that. Nixon felt he had to perform Nixon significantly lost older brother tuberculosis and a younger brother to disease and Nickson mother said it was as if Nixon had to be all three boys himself and to others to to replace the boys they had lost. Little Kid can't do that yet. It's too much to ask. NATO is a very song little boy at least details he would walk around. He'd like to have pressed white shirts. Various festivus he walked around and barefoot carrying his shoes in the bag He hated to be hugged. He was a solemn lonely. Little boy who wanted to be alone. He's a sad little boy. Where was his father? Most the time His father was a running a gas station as father. Poor at first he failed. Lemon Grove Bove in Yorba. Linda and Nixon was eating Fried Mush. Dinner I mean he was really poor at the beginning but then dad actually made some dough running the station but the Nixon was a hard working boy. He got up at four thirty in the morning to go to the markets in La to buy vegetables before he went to school when his older brother was sick. With the Burke Yellow closys mom left and took the boy into the desert to Arizona. Because that's what they did with with TB patients back in the day so Nixon was deprived of his own own mother. He would go there in the summer. Always working always working. Nixon had a very tough childhood. He was proud he would say we didn't even know we were so poor. We didn't now. We were poor and actually compared to some other people to time. He wasn't so poor when he arrived here. In Washington he was a total outsider. The Washington said George said the Washington Post. How they deal with that will now? Well I mean he was People forget this but back in the late forties there was a social set in Washington people. The top of the CIA a top State Department Joe also the columns my old employer heuer Katharine Graham of the Washington. Post and her late husband Phil. They were the the cool crowd. If you will like high all high school they were the cool crap and they sort of checked checked out. Nixon also invited into one of his famous dinner parties after he beat Douglas in nineteen fifty and But of course also introduced Nixon as Russell. Nixon accent got his name wrong and then April Harriman. Who is a pillar of this community and ambassador turned his plate over and said I will not break bread with that man and walked Out Can you imagine how I yeah I inner. Can you imagine how humiliating that was. Why Harriman Harriman? had been you know a A member of the liberal establishment and they thought Nixon was the devil because he'd exposed Alger Hiss to as a Russian spy. Alger Hiss was a member of the oldest advertisement and Nixon was the one who exposed Spy His actually was Soviet spy and so they just had it in for Nixon also. Nixon was stylistically wrong. He wasn't wasn't good at self deprecating humor. He wasn't good at any number he wasn't cool. He didn't carry himself easily. He's sweated a lot. Could be anxious. He could sound phony all the thanks. The Georgetown's set disdains. Nixon was we just didn't stylistically fit in and they were condescending and they were out to get him one thing I got into in this book. That hadn't quite realized was the degree to which Georgetown was out to get Richard Nixon. Mrs Mrs Graham held my Oh boss means she she hated Nixon and and the Washington Post now. He wanted to get the post to He. He tried to take away their broadcasting licenses. Nixon made the mistake of lashing out at his enemies in the press that is ultimately a losing game when you're up against the Washington Post nineteen seventy. You're not going to win that game even if you're president of the United States so who left the dinner party April Harriman or Richard Naval Harmon. Walked out on him. Ever harmon walked down to poor Nixon. Just just sitting there. This kind of thing happened again and again Nixon's best friend. Alice Longworth Roosevelt. Alice Roosevelt Longworth. He thought but I have a scene in there at a dinner party. She's with the British ambassador and all these People Georgetown and she says Oh that common little man even worse for Port Nixon Henry Kissinger singer Nixon's Closest Day who was pretty appreciative of Nixon when he was with Nixon and was really valued huddle duplicity. He would go to these dinner. Parties to Paulie Fritzy as and Joel Sips and he would make jokes about the president about his drinking and and you know so charming. And he's so funny and the Georgetown crowd loved him and embraced him and were only too happy to have the president's national security adviser gently mocking the president in their midst and Nixon knew about it. Of course got back and of course they can't act. Nixon would say as Henry went out the door. There goes does Henry off to talk to his friends and Georgetown Goes Henry off to talk to The Washington Post. Nixon tried to accept it. He said well Kissinger needs this. Needs I ego. Nixon tried to be philosophical about it but of course it was wounded and yet he so needs it Kissinger he did. I mean Kissinger was a brilliant foreign policy adviser Nixon and extremely ambitious foreign policy agenda. It took a Kissinger to execute But having said that it's important to know that the ideas were Nixon's ideas. They weren't Kissinger's. The idea of going to China opening up China. That was not Henry Kissinger's idea and fact when h your Haldeman told Kissinger that the Nixon was thinking of going to China Kissinger responded fat chance now Kissinger brilliantly executed executed Nixon strategy but the idea was Nixon's his paranoia was really profound. I don't know if it was clinical title. But certainly when he got late at night when he couldn't sleep and he started thinking about his enemies. It was pretty bad. You hear it. Reading those Haldeman notes at the Nixon Library are these. These rapid notations their circular. They keep coming back to the press to the wash to in San Enemy. Dan How they have to create a new establishment. We're GONNA win and create a new establishment with people from the West and from the South Not Harvard Not Georgetown. Oh Not New York. And he was obsessive about that and then dumb. who were his friends phrase Yellow Pad? They said. I mean he didn't really have real friends. BB Rebozo who is a real estate developer from Florida. Had the good sense to be quiet around Nixon. He understood that that what Nixon wanted was silence. The Secret Service sitting down below on on the houseboat would would listen and hear nothing. Nixon and BB would be up on the deck. And there'd be no sound for hours they would tell the occasional dirty joke Nixon liked. Nixon had a real weakness for stupid macho talk. One of listening. The tapes is Biz is awful. It is awful Nixon in this is partly generational that generation trying to sound tough by swearing and having having said that I worked for the Washington Post I work with Ben Bradlee. Swearing was not unique to why the White House my share of dumb swearing wearing one of those working at Newsweek But but it's very unattractive and it's kind of this macho in its world was right and they're always wrong. One thing that got to me listening the tapes as they never entertain the possibility that the opposition is right that they have a point and this arrogance really got them in undeterred. Got Them into trouble. It's not the swearing bothers me. It's the arrogance is so when the break in occurred at the Watergate President Nixon in November of seventy three makes a speech to the whole country broadcast press conference in which he denies any involvement..
"nixon" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Hi my name's Alison and I'm a producer on my mind Diana's unfortunately that we out the bad cold this week so instead of are scheduled interview today. We're digging into Diane's archives to Twenty Fifteen conversation with author Evan Thomas About his biography of Richard Nixon called being Nixon a man divided President Nixon's name has been in the news quite a bit lately and no they interviewed doesn't focus exclusively on Watergate and impeachment. Who thought you might find it? Relevant to today. Edmund Thomas. It's good to see you. Great to be back. Diane I must tell you avenue and Hamas he gives me very little pleasure to talk about Richard Nixon. I lived through all of that through the burglar it the Watergate through Nixon denial through his farewells to his staff. He's not likeable. And then why did you decide you write a book about Richard Nixon. I think he's the most interesting political figure of the twentieth century. Really You Know He. He's he's the guy who could barely make a conversation and yet he won the presidency twice once why the greatest landslide history on five national tickets only. FDR Did that. How did this introverted? Shy Man become the most successful political figure of his time to me was an endlessly fascinating question and getting inside the mind. Had anyone pretty tough to do. How did you begin to set about doing that? It is tough and you have to be humble about Nixon. Left incredible trail four thousand hours of tapes thousand page memoir his chief of Staff. Hr Haldeman not only kepting. These incredible diaries but sat there in his office. Writing Down Nixon's every utterance. So you can sit there. And the Nixon Library and read sort of real time stream of consciousness There are in his hometown. Whittier literally hundreds of oral histories of from his childhood. So you can get a pretty good glimpse of that there are any number of memoirs diaries presidents leave an incredible paper trail. And so you know you can you. You truly get inside. Somebody's mind no and I don't pretend to do that. But you can get pretty close with Nixon you can. And you're exactly this sort person and Nixon hate it. I am I worked for The Washington Post Company for twenty four years. I'm a member of our guest. What you call the East Coast Media Establishment Establishment I even went to Harvard. Nixon hated are. He was always saying those Harvard. No more Harvard. None of those Harvard guys get rid of them and he hired without the thing I love about Nixon. He's up massive contradiction his two top aides were RV professors Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Henry Kissinger et. An what did you you want to do with his book. What did you want to show people about Richard Nixon or tell them about him? That hasn't already already been as I said. I come from the Washington Post Company and over there we've shared the cartoon of Nixon as a kind of dark evil man and there was a dark side to Nixon. There was obviously anybody can see that but there was another side to him and late at night he would take yellow a yellow pad which is aids called his best friend and golfing write notes to himself and he would write notes about the Richard Nixon. He wanted to be and he would use the word joy joy. This is not a word you normally associate with Richard Nixon and serenity and confidence and decency now Senate could say okay. He's just that's what he wants to be seen. He just wants to use side in Time magazine to write a column about this in. There's something to that but it's also the way he wanted to see himself he did. It often often enough that I'm sure of this. And he did it often with his own family that I'm sure of it. Nixon wanted to be a robust decent. Good Person He. He did not sustain that at the end he was vindictive he destroyed himself but the battle between the Nixon who wanted to be a decent person and the Nixon who was not is epoch. The Great American novel and you say that goes back to his early child was sure he we had a a father was a bully. And a mother was passive aggressive. He described sweet and say lease saintly and I guess she was but leading leading oral histories from his cousins too. She could give you the silent treatment today. We were talking about conditional love that you had to perform for her to get loving and and Henry Kissinger once said. I wonder what Nixon would have been like. If he'd been really loved as a child I can do as exaggerating. Perfect there. But there's something to do that. Nixon felt he had to perform Nixon significantly lost older brother tuberculosis and a younger brother to disease and Nickson mother said it was as if Nixon had to be all three boys himself and to others to to replace the boys they had lost. Little Kid can't do that yet. It's too much to ask. NATO is a very song little boy at least details he would walk around. He'd like to have pressed white shirts. Various festivus he walked around and barefoot carrying his shoes in the bag He hated to be hugged. He was a solemn lonely. Little boy who wanted to be alone. He's a sad little boy. Where was his father? Most the time His father was a running a gas station as father. Poor at first he failed. Lemon Grove Bove in Yorba. Linda and Nixon was eating Fried Mush. Dinner I mean he was really poor at the beginning but then dad actually made some dough running the station but the Nixon was a hard working boy. He got up at four thirty in the morning to go to the markets in La to buy vegetables before he went to school when his older brother was sick. With the Burke Yellow closys mom left and took the boy into the desert to Arizona. Because that's what they did with with TB patients back in the day so Nixon was deprived of his own own mother. He would go there in the summer. Always working always working. Nixon had a very tough childhood. He was proud he would say we didn't even know we were so poor. We didn't now. We were poor and actually compared to some other people to time. He wasn't so poor when he arrived here. In Washington he was a total outsider. The Washington said George said the Washington Post. How they deal with that will now? Well I mean he was People forget this but back in the late forties there was a social set in Washington people at the top of the CIA. A top State Department Joe also the columns my old employer heuer Katharine Graham of the Washington Post and her late husband Phil. They were the the cool crowd. If you will like high all high school they were the cool crap and they sort of checked checked out. Nixon also invited into one of his famous dinner parties after he beat Douglas in nineteen fifty and But of course also introduced Nixon as Russell. Nixon accent got his name wrong and then April. Harriman who is a pillar of this community and ambassador turned his plate over and said I will not break bread with that man and walked Out Can you imagine how I yeah I inner. Can you imagine how humiliating that was. Why Harriman Harriman? had been you know a A member of the liberal establishment and they thought Nixon was the devil because he'd exposed Alger Hiss to as a Russian spy. Alger Hiss was a member of the oldest advertisement and Nixon was the one who exposed Spy His actually was Soviet spy and so they just had it in for Nixon also. Nixon was stylistically wrong. He wasn't wasn't good at self deprecating humor. He wasn't good at any number he wasn't cool. He didn't carry himself easily. He's sweated a lot. Could be anxious. He could sound phony all the thanks. The Georgetown's set disdains. Nixon was we just didn't stylistically fit in and they were condescending and they were out to get him one thing I got into in this book. That hadn't quite realized was the degree to which Georgetown was out to get Richard Nixon. Mrs Mrs Graham held my Oh boss means she she hated Nixon and and the Washington Post now. He wanted to get the post to He. He tried to take away their broadcasting licenses. Nixon made the mistake of lashing out at his enemies in the press that is ultimately a losing game when you're up against the Washington Post nineteen seventy. You're not going to win that game even if you're president of the United States so who left the dinner party April Harriman or Richard Naval Harmon. Walked out on him. Ever harmon walked down to poor Nixon. Just just sitting there. This kind of thing happened again and again Nixon's best friend. Alice Longworth Roosevelt. Alice Roosevelt Longworth. He thought but I have a scene in there at a dinner party. She's with the British ambassador and all these People Georgetown and she says Oh that common little man even worse for Port Nixon Henry Kissinger singer Nixon's Closest Day who was pretty appreciative of Nixon when he was with Nixon and was really valued huddle duplicity. He would go to these dinner. Parties to Paulie Fritzy as and Joel Sips and he would make jokes about the president about his drinking and and you know so charming. And he's so funny and the Georgetown crowd loved him and embraced him and were only too happy to have the president's national security adviser gently mocking the president in their midst and Nixon knew about it. Of course got back and of course they can't act. Nixon would say as Henry went out the door. There goes does Henry off to talk to his friends and Georgetown Goes Henry off to talk to The Washington Post. Nixon tried to accept it. He said well Kissinger needs this. Needs I ego. Nixon tried to be philosophical about it but of course it was wounded and yet he so needs it Kissinger he did. I mean Kissinger was a brilliant foreign policy adviser Nixon and extremely ambitious foreign policy agenda. It took a Kissinger to execute But having said that it's important to know that the ideas were Nixon's ideas. They weren't Kissinger's. The idea of going to China opening up China. That was not Henry Kissinger's idea and fact when h your Haldeman told Kissinger that the Nixon was thinking of going to China Kissinger responded fat chance now Kissinger brilliantly executed executed Nixon strategy but the idea was Nixon's his paranoia was really profound. I don't know if it was clinical title. But certainly when he got late at night when he couldn't sleep and he started thinking about his enemies. It was pretty bad. You hear it. Reading those Haldeman notes at the Nixon Library are these. These rapid notations their circular. They keep coming back to the press to the wash to in San Enemy. Dan How they have to create a new establishment. We're GONNA win and create a new establishment with people from the West and from the South Not Harvard Not Georgetown. Oh Not New York. And he was obsessive about that and then dumb. who were his friends phrase Yellow Pad? They said. I mean he didn't really have real friends. BB Rebozo who is a real estate developer from Florida. Had the good sense to be quiet around Nixon. He understood that that what Nixon wanted was silence. The Secret Service sitting down below on on the houseboat would would listen and hear nothing. Nixon and BB would be up on the deck. And there'd be no sound for hours they would tell the occasional dirty joke Nixon liked. Nixon had a real weakness for stupid macho talk. One of listening. The tapes is Biz is awful. It is awful Nixon in this is partly generational that generation trying to sound tough by swearing and having having said that I worked for the Washington Post I work with Ben Bradlee. Swearing was not unique to why the White House my share of dumb swearing wearing one of those working at Newsweek But but it's very unattractive and it's kind of this macho in its world was right and they're always wrong. One thing that got to me listening the tapes as they never entertain the possibility that the opposition is right that they have a point and this arrogance really got them in undeterred. Got Them into trouble. It's not the swearing bothers me. It's the arrogance is so when the break in occurred at the Watergate President Nixon in November of seventy three makes a speech to the whole country broadcast press conference in which he denies any involvement..
"nixon" Discussed on Here Be Monsters
"You were hiring a Richard Nixon. What are the traits that you're looking for? It was actually quite hard to know and this has been a process of discovery from for Halcion. I kind of what Aw what is the process of both visually transforming an actor into Richard Nixon and sonically as well so the kind of cadence the delivery needed to be similar than what we did was sat in a studio for three days and we had collected about gosh about eight hours. I think of material Israel of Richard Nixon giving speeches from the White House and then just split them into clips of one two three seconds long we were then given a kind of fairly simple web interface where we would play this to our actor. They would repeat them on a microphone. which would go into this Into this web system and then if we were happy we thought it sounded similar. We will do the next one and we did this over and over and over again day after day recording hundreds I think probably thousands of clips by the end of the three days You then have to pardon data sets you've got this list of clips of of Nixon reading the speech. And then you've got Louis Wheeler who was actor in the end Doing his best is not impersonate but to do. Similar takes of these tiny tiny little clips noted for example that are Republican. Senator I noted for example Republican senator noted for example that the Republican Sagger I have noted for example the Republican Publican senator. I've noted for example that a Republican I have noted for example that Republican senator right. Yeah I've noted for example with a Republican senator. I think burn my throat. Them noted for example that a republican soccer. I have noted for example that a Republican senator. I'm Francesca Panetta. I'm Creative director in the Center for advanced virtuality. She and she and I am one of the directors of in event of name disaster. Hi I'm Halsey. Bergen diamond independent sound artists. Justin technologist and I am the other director co-director of In event of moon after the project will it's it's attempts is is to make people more aware of The types of misinformation light deep fake technologies. But by doing it through a creative means means so. We are making this project around the contingency speech that was written for Richard Nixon. If the astronauts of the Apollo Eleven mission had been left on the moon and not being able to return which there was a possibility and that would happen. His speechwriter. Bill Safire wrote Richard Nixon speech in case that would happen. Is this very beautiful. Elegy that he would have delivered if that it happened. So what we're doing is creating a whole kind of story around this alternative version of history. It's going to be an installations so we're going to create living room set in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine the night of the moon landing and you'll be invited to sit down and washed the television in fact some of it will be Walter Cronkite. Apollo eleven footage and some real footage of Richard Nixon and part of breath. This project will be a deep fake of Richard Nixon. Reading this contingency speech from the Oval Office in the White House the man is about to launch himself on the move expectation of land. One zero all engine running and we have thirty minutes.
"nixon" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Use that Promo Code Charlie. You won't regret it. So basically every media pundits and Democrat out there is talking about how president trump is really Richard Nixon Richard Nixon and trump have all this in common and so look. Let's walk through the facts of this because they are nothing alike well again. I shouldn't say they're nothing like I guess they were. Both Republican presidents hated by the media. But I repeat myself self. Every Republican president is hated by the media. Many of you have probably seen the movie. All the president's men was a nineteen seventy-six American political thriller about the Watergate Scandal. And so the Richard the Nixon presidency came unraveling for lots of reasons a lot of things that president trump has not done and will never do and never engage in so after San. Let's just go through the facts of this this. I'm going to add some color to it and I hope this will give you the important intellectual and historical context that you could push back against your leftist friends. Professors teachers relatives as you come to Thanksgiving making the inaccurate comparison that President Donald Trump is somehow even closely aligned with President Richard Nixon. Now I will say this there are people. Listen to podcasts. That are really big on Nixon apoligism. We will not do that on the show up. There are people at the Nixon Library. Nice enough people that will basically say Richard Nixon did nothing wrong set up by the people within him and he fell on the sword for the Republican Party. I think there might be some very interesting conversation around that. We're not going to get into that. I'm just going to do the facts and I will defend Nixon on some do things but he did do a lot wrong as well okay. So nineteen seventy-three when the Senate Special Committee chaired by a Democrat. which was Sam Ervin North Carolina Democrat? He was overseeing hearings on Watergate. So let's just start on. What Watergate was? Let's give you some context so there was a break in at the Democrat National Committee headquarters and this break in there. There were some people that did it. Young people that were allegedly paid to do this break in and it prompted an entire nation into it and the White House was doing everything it possibly could to distance themselves from this break in and as In articulated in the book and the movie that a lot of you have seen all the president's men which of course had Woodward Edward and Bernstein Profiled in it they went relentlessly looking for facts and looking through sources and of course the famous source was government individual within the governing himself. who went by an anonymous named deep throat on its right deep throat were they met Privately in a parking garage was dramatized and so essentially the more they looked into the Watergate scandal. And this break in the more. They realized that the White House was actually really close to this. And so here's what ended up happening is at Howard powered Baker. I remember that name. Howard Baker from Tennessee ranking member of the committee he deposed mid level White House aide Alexander Butterfield and ask them if there are any tapes of President Nixon's since discussions? He tried to not confirm it. But eventually butterfield revealed that Nixon did in fact had a voice activated system that tape everyone of his discussions as a here. Is what the most bizarre thing thing about this whole thing was. Here's what Nixon did wrong Nixon for his own posterity and for maybe writing his own book and the accuracy of his presidency. He kept tapes in the White House and in the Oval Office at recorded all of his conversations. And there's a great. There's another great movie that I highly recommend all check out called Frost Nixon which was an interview view series. That David Frost did. I Think First Name Was David Frost. We'll get that fact. Check to your on the church. That's what comes to mind. David Frost. He got the exclusive rights to interview. Richard Nixon post-presidency agency after he resigned and sat down with Richard Nixon. And one of the first questions asked Richard Nixon which is just an obvious question that he was never answered is. Why didn't you burn tapes? Which is why would you destroy the tapes that could have been incriminating against you in any way? The committee unanimously subpoenaed the tapes. This went up to the Supreme Court which eventually ordered Nixon to hand them over. In the summer of nineteen seventy four the tapes proved that Nixon directed the FBI and CIA to cover up the break in at the Watergate Hotel which was the debt which was right near the Democrat National Committee Headquarters Ten Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee who had previously voted against impeaching. The President Committee all announced they would now support peach mint even even very goldwater went to the White House and now very famous meeting which is now famous to tell President Nixon and he'd lost support of Senate Republicans the following day Nixon announced his resignation nation is approval rating in the polls at this point. Were just over twenty percent which meant that half the country. Republicans probably more want an exit gone by the way. Nixon won the nineteen eighteen seventy two election in an absolute landslide. He was a little biography on Richard Nixon. That people don't actually remember Richard. Nixon serve as eight years but two terms terms as vice president under Dwight D Eisenhower. They're two different types of Republicans but they made it work and then Richard. Nixon ran for the presidency in the now famous. Nineteen sixty election against John Fitzgerald. Kennedy were Kennedy won by some would say stealing the election in Chicago in the middle of the night. well-documented voter fraud that Richard Nixon then conceded that election Richard Nixon waited his turn and and then ran again in. Nineteen sixty eight won pretty decisively in one even more decisively nineteen seventy-two with one of the most decisive landslide electoral victories in the middle. Where where the the left? I actually think we might be heading toward nineteen seventy two election where the Democrats nominate ridiculously radical candidate. So contrast nineteen seventy four Nixon and twenty thousand so Nixon lost half of Republican Party support in one thousand nine hundred four right now. Donald Trump's approval rating in the Republican Party is as unified as ever has been one of the most popular Republican presidents within the Republican Party in history at ninety five percent approval rating. Here are some huge differences. One Nixon's tapes affirmed. He broke the law. Trump's transcripts of firm he didn't to Nixon actually spied on the opposing party. Trump was spied on by the opposing party. And and trump has an obligation to uncover corruption and foreign metal huge difference number three. Nixon resigned due to overwhelming bipartisan support. WE'RE DONALD TRUMP. The only bipartisan partisan's support in the house was against beginning the impeachment inquiry four. Nixon had no Senate Republican support. Donald Trump has basic full Senate Republicans support and unanimous Animus House. Republicans support not single defection. Other words he will not be removed from office. And you might remember. Richard Nixon resigned from the presidency and Richard Nixon really mishandled has handled the later part of his presidency. By getting too cocky and too confident and emboldening really bad people with his within his White House do far too much. President trump was rights to to hold the Ukrainian president in check to try to check out crowd strike which was foreign meddling. The comparison is baseless. The comparison is just trying to pick out a formerly. Almost impeached resigned president with someone who they walk to be impeached. The evidence and the historical context in no way supports this at all in fact Donald Trump and his presidency is much closer to not Richard Nixon and not Bill Clinton but I think his presidency and one that is about. The revitalization of America is much closer to Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan was hated by the Democrats. Ronald Reagan was hated by the media. Ronald Reagan was called the errant cowboy. Albouy who might be having health problems you Ronald. Reagan went through so much negativity and he was shocked he was shot and almost killed in the streets. Something something you think would bring the country together and actually have people respect him and not challenges mental capacity. No Reagan was shot in the streets and still he'd succeeded seated in his presidency by crumbling. Soviet Union creating one of the best economies in American history in shrinking the federal bureaucracy. And guess what Donald Trump just like Ronald Reagan ran on those famous words to make America. Great again all right. I want to talk to you about an amazing partner. We have and as you know we pick our partners very carefully at the Charlie Kirk show. I had a really bad back injury back in January. And I'm still trying to recoup from it and those that know me know that I almost always walk around with tennis shoes and not dress shoes just just because of my back injury dress. Shoes are so hard to wear around but now I have these amazing comfortable shoes that are for People Wanna get stuff done okay and again. I'm really picky with my shoes. I'm picky would I wear around because I'm always moving. 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"nixon" Discussed on Not Guilty
"The Senate Select Committee investigating the Watergate scandal. Oh was determined to uncover how high up the chain. The cover up went did heard several testimonies that inch closer and closer to the truth but the next witness former White House counsel John Dean would lead them straight to the Oval Office on Monday. June twenty-fifth Nineteen seventy-three dean sat down at the table facing the committee alone. This was a market change from the previous witnesses. Who had their attorneys next to them? Dean was sending a message. He was going to tell the whole truth regardless of the consequences. Dances Dean told the committee that he didn't believe Nixon fully understood Watergate or the cover up before he went any further. He wanted on the record that he believed. Nixon should be forgiven for whatever role. He may have played but rather than taking questions from Senators Dean announced that he was going to read a two hundred forty five page prepared statement outlining the Watergate break in the documents started with those early meetings with g Gordon Liddy and continued to the day that Dean was forced to resign as White House counsel in Dean Statement which took an entire day to read. He admitted he was present for the initial meetings. Jeb Magruder described but at the time Dean told Liddy he wanted nothing nothing to do with his outlandish gemstones scheme and if the campaign went through with it he didn't want to know so when the plan to break into the Watergate or gate building was discussed deem simply wasn't there. He heard nothing about the matter until the break in actually happened. Dean testified that.
"nixon" Discussed on Channel 955
"With me sitting courtside nixon let's give me by downtown jefferson oh was wrong probably trying to please was no one treated so let me in coming much much i much knowing that i love one ten nah.
"nixon" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"Third person something i had never heard anyone due before not even members of the british royal family when nixon was president he'd say his dark eyes flickering over his guests as if he expected one of us to challenge him what nixon was president and leader of the free world as a leader of the free world were also an office to which he had been elected roused by the announcement the dinner was ready we filed into the dining room where the first course proved to be a contribution from mr abc lanao who had branched out from manufacturer of aerosol vows for spray cans to untrumpian noor of smoked fish why are we adar smoked tuna smoked trout and smoked salmon the real purpose of the dinner became apparent the massacre of the chinese student protesters in tiananmen square had occurred only two months earlier and nixon was debating whether he should continue with his plans to revisit china the former representative and ambassador to nato robert ellsworth brought up the key question the piece de resistance as it were which was how america was reacting to tiananmen square and the weather nixon should go to beijing and shoe and the other diplomats came to full attention at this i could not help admiring the way nixon had managed to get somebody else to raise the question and the way he gave it careful scrutiny as if it had caught him by surprise he nodded his browse i believe that there is more to be gained by going that not tom people he frown darkly trump people naysayers parlor liberals professional skeptics would doubtless criticized nixon nixon is used to that it's never stopped nixon in the past the chinese nodded great powers cannot allow their foreign policy to be determined by the scalpel or prejudices up the liberal media a deeper nod with a hint of puzzlement from the chinese for whom media scruples were surely not a problem the and the good relations of two such powers as china and the united states are more important than transitory event ordinary americans like and respect china and are not dismayed by the horror stories he lame the closed to hand xu who continued to eat methodically and with enthusiasm while the translator whispered in his ear what nixon was president and leader of the.
"nixon" Discussed on The Global Politico
"The white house that president trump has constructed has a lot of chiefs if she had become president the wherever still be this complicated this will probably get manolada trouble but i do think there is a degree of admiration for a strong man i'm sorry i have never seen anything like that he puts his flat out why welcome to the global politica i'm susan glasser and each week i'll be taking you backstage in a world disrupted join us every monday morning for new episodes rate and subscribe to us on our tunes or whatever you're preferred podcast platform is and do email me any time at s class her at politico dot com and now this week's show every watching watergate the rerun is richard nixon the inescapable analogy of the trump era or are we crazy to be talking so much about impeachment when donald trump has only been in office six months as of this week i'm susan glasser and that's the subject of this week's global politico with our guest elizabeth drew forty years ago elizabeth wrote the book washington journal as a real time diary of how the american political world handled the spiralling investigations of 1973 in 1974 and the book even today unfolds is a true washington thriller with congress and the courts the white house and the political parties all pulled in the watergate morass before it ended of course with nixon's resignation on august eighth 1974 elizabeth an ice book this week at her georgetown home about how nixon is an isn't like trump why our new president has already in her view committed an impeachable offense and whether congress is up to the job of dealing with a constitutional crisis once again.
"nixon" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"One thing nixon had was intellectual and one thing i now there are people of if i want to cheap laugh when i'm out on on the trail people say what's the difference i say will nixon read books and is true ben trump is has not said proudly i don't i don't read books naturally yeah hmm wean when did nixon no there are signs that he knew it was over as early as the spring seventy three um when her own alderman in early c'mon left nourishment actually said you should resign to you should be quitting too in this in april of nineteen seventy three um uh you know just very quickly what happened is that that that there were there was a break it wasn't seventy two the kept a covered up through the election he won a big reelection and then all of a sudden um the washington post gifts would burst and keep the story alive and then judge john surrick a threatens all the defendants with huge huge a jail terms if they don't come clean and the first one cracks and that so in the spring of seventy three you have this amazing second i firestorm the second one being six months later um when he fired a special prosecutor but nixon at that time um actually went to his daughters an and said to them in a what do you think do you think i should resign of course tricia and and julie being good daughters in um an apparent that with one thing i found during the story was what a great fan.