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"press corps" Discussed on Channel 33
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"press corps" Discussed on Channel 33
"It sounded like baid baid. Yeah i don't think there's a lot to deliver wasn't being particularly deliberate in either direction when someone told me. When i saw the tweet about it i should say. I didn't realize there was a controversy when it was all the sweeter bed. I said yeah sure. I said like like that definitely did that. Here's the thing first of all. I've found myself prior to this. Now i call like everybody in my house babe right because it's somewhere between summer between my wife babe and like just the you know having a baby who i referred to as a baby and then some additional general affection. I have everybody here. There's a lot of words that are interchangeable. That aren't you know. I definitely call my twelve year old by nicknames that in a vacuum might be variable. Hurries off or whatever. But it's just like we all just sort of interchangeable. whatever so. I've noticed myself doing that. I think i'm sure we'll be recording. I know exactly what was going on my wife and and probably some number of the children were like walking in and out of the house behind me because we were vacation. And i was like my i was already moving on to whatever we were as a family were about to do as soon as i stopped recording the podcast so i was you know that was probably addressing. The sort of spirit of of my wife as she walked by. But that said. I don't want that to come across as me having any less love for you brian as the members of my family. You're definitely in the baid category as i've broadened it. You're very nice and i would i. You can call me whatever you want. You and i have known each other for fourteen years literally. I think you and i are also in like twelve year old son nickname zone. If we looked at the things we call each other when we were roommates In new york and the all days it would be really really weird. Somebody had a funny third says. I think david got caught on the air between brian. And dude that's al baid came out of your mouth. That definitely could be the case too. But i do think i mean. I do think. I do a lot of babe. It's david. shoemaker guesses. These strained pun headline all right to friday's goes headline about the july. Fourth end of pandemic travel scene was planes strains and automobiles. Today's headline comes from michael salerno. It's rem newsday out there on long island. The occasion was the mets. Pete alonzo winning the homerun derby for the second year in a row. It might be helpful. David to know that alonzo's nickname is polar bear polar bear Was newsday's strained pun headline God okay pete. Alonzo polar bear He won.
Vladimir Putin Is a Thug and the U.S. Cannot Show Weakness
"How do you explain this morning when they're in Geneva? They're not in Russia. At the Russian security teams kicking out the American press. I'm telling you why it was all agreed to in advance. The Russians probably said Yeah, yeah, sure. 12 and 12 winking or not, folks. Yeah, sure. 12 and 12. And then they probably put out the command from up top. Hey, the American press people. This will be on live video. I want to show right away who is in charge with Biden? I want you to kick them out and have the Russians kick out the Americans. Again, folks. Little things you notice when you've been behind the scenes with with this kind of operation for a while. Had been to Russia twice. I'd work with the Russians and the Czech Republic again. I don't find their security teams that impressive. I found others far better. The Israelis. The checks were great, but they always want parody. It's an act. It's an act. They do. They agreed to these press people in there. There's no question in my mind. They agreed to it knowing they were going to pull this stunt this morning so Putin could look like a tough guy on the cameras. Hey, we'll kick out whoever we want double barreled middle finger to the American security team in Biden, we're going to Make you look stupid in front of your own press corps. Who needs a thug folks. He's a thug. He's always been a thug. He has people working for him who are thugs. He has always been a thug. And they're pressed their end up and the press staffer got steamrolled this morning. I have no doubt. You got to do with our remember what? Who was the one? Uh gosh, we were They were over on that that South Korea North Korea Summit. She's grabbed the press and hold them and that's what you have to do. Well. Stephanie Grisham. Yes, that's right. That's right. Glad Jim, producer Jim to the rescue. The V O g in my ear. Very nice. Stephanie Grisham grabs our press flips the double barrel middle finger to the the North Koreans that says we're getting in that room. You can't establish weakness in front of these people.
President Biden unveils multi-trillion dollar infrastructure plan
"During the american presidency of donald trump the phrase infrastructure week became as well loved running usually deployed by weary white house. Press corps to signify yet another new cycle which had degenerated into scandal and chaos president. Joe biden will probably therefore steer well clear of the phrase but does appear to have embraced the idea unveiling what he described as a once in a generation investment in the united states ricky roads railways and bridges two trillion dollars
President Joe Biden to hold first press conference
"Questions on the border gun control in Who knows what else? The White House press corps is going to be judged as well. It won't only be Joe Biden gives judge and if the White House press Corps acts like either Anderson Cooper or George Stephanopoulos, who both had interviews with the president. Then it will be a game of softball. I'm Jessica Rosenthal could do heavily populated blue states soon
The Lady Bird Johnson recordings and what they tell us
"Thursday may fourteenth. Virginia in mid may is bombed for any troubles. No silent spring here. The green archer fresh bring leaves almost met over the rutted country. Would occasionally you would see a bright. Little chipmunk perched on radio fans it's been a bad week in washington lady. Bird finds herself in the rare uncomfortable position of being the subject of some pretty scathing press. So she's fled. Dc to get out of the spotlight and come to hunt. Land and estate in middleburg virginia about an hour outside of washington. Lbj and lady. Bird had made high profile tours of appalachia. I mainly on poor whites for one of the administration's first initiatives it's war on poverty and they've quoted massive press coverage tv radio and prince. Johnson continues the president's attack on poverty as she travels to the economically depressed areas of kentucky. The forty five counties making up this area present one of the nation's worst pictures poverty several times. Mrs johnson holzer motorcade degreed local school children who have gathered along. The roadside ladybird has been a public face for this up until now the media has loved her. There's actually no vice president at the moment because lbj was the bp under kennedy and according to the constitution there's no automatic replacement for him lbj's going to announce a running mate at the convention in august at the press corps. Traveling with the first lady has started referring to her as mrs. vice president. How serious is that. i don't know not fairy. But they've clearly picked up on something real about the way. She works with lyndon in a typical piece. Editorial in the lexington herald in kentucky asks. Why not an lbj and lbj ticket. Look no farther lyneham. Your big problem of running mate for this fall is now solved. It's none other than that. Charming texan. lady. Bird johnson ladybird lasted off but all this recognition has also made her a target. Read the papers and absorb the shock. Aptitude republican congressman's visit to my tenants that i pogo county. A couple of gop congressman decided to take their own poverty. Tour to alabama where ladybird has almost four thousand acres used for cotton and timber farming that she inherited from her mother's family. The congressmen go see lady bird tenants and put out some grainy black and white photos showing their ramshackle conditions tin roof shacks with collapsing foundations. No running water basically. She's being made to look like a slum lord and those optics as they say in politics are terrible. It could have been worse. I've got to thank some way to turn it into. A constructed in ladybird been in public life for decades. And she's savvy about the press. She understands the story could deal them real political damage so her first constructive step was to avoid the press by getting out of town. That's what's brought her to hunt land back in. Washington linden's really struggling. His civil rights. Bill is stuck. In congress is war counseled dean rusk mcgeorge bundy and robert mcnamara all holdovers from kennedy are pressing him on vietnam and he has a raging toothache and i was almost asleep. A little after tway out. He called me. It was a sad happy. Talk large about the alabama tenants and about his restive desire to seek a way out of the burdens. He carries but the real source of his pain. He's actually thinking about not running. November linden is fundamentally insecure. He knows he wasn't elected that he's just there because kennedy was assassinated. He doesn't believe he has a mandate and he doesn't think he can win despite an approval rating of seventy four percent. You could argue that. This is all in his head but part of him. A big part just wants out ladybird invited. Lbj's to longtime doctors to drive out to hunt one for dinner Linden had a major heart attack at heartland almost ten years ago in nineteen fifty five. It's never really out of mind for either of them so at dinner that night with the doctors. She'd heard what they thought about his fitness. And we're going to give him a thorough medical going. The next morning and night we only talked about the psychological aspects. I don't know though that either one really understands the depth of his pain winning af faces up to the possibility of sending many thousands. American boys vietnam both ladybird linden can see the writing on the wall. Vietnam could easily derail his presidency. Their ambitions for civil rights the sweeping great society programs. He's just laid out for his doctors leave to go back. Washington bird hands them. An envelope marked personal but its contents are political to on the phone the night before linden had asked her to set out the pros and cons. I wrote at for london about a nine page analysis of what i thought he situation was. I she types out that press release. It's a bit of psychology. This is what it would feel like to announce you're not running. Then on a spiral bound steno pad ladybird writes those nine pages laying out his options This letter or what. I think is more accurately. Her strategy memo is been sitting at the lbj library forever. Pretty much overlooked by historians.
Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: Influencers, Activists Are Taking a Stand
"Month in honor of women's history month where featuring conversations with women and nonbinary leaders who are working to address the issues in their communities this week. We're speaking with amanda win. Amanda is the ceo and founder of rise a millennial driven social change incubator for citizen lawmaking because of her work passing legislation for sexual assault survivors. She was nominated for two thousand nine hundred nine nobel peace prize more recently amended has been working to mobilize a nationwide response to the surging attacks on asian americans. Since the beginning of the pandemic asian americans across the country have reported being targeted in three thousand hate incidents according to nypd data anti asian american hate crimes are up nineteen hundred percent in the last year and just weeks ago and eighty four year old. Thai american man was murdered in san francisco. A ninety one year old man was shoved to the ground and oakland's chinatown a sixty four year. Old vietnamese woman was assaulted in san jose and a filipino. American men was slashed in the face on a subway in new york city these assaults are happening during a pandemic where asian americans have disproportionately lost their jobs or had their businesses boycotted response to the recent attacks and the relative silence of bean stream media. Amanda posted a now viral video on instagram naming. The attacks and calling for media attention and public action. Amanda is here today to talk about this wave of violence. And what she's doing about it. Amanda thank you so much for joining us today. You for having me. I want to start with this viral video that you posted on february fifth. What led you to make that video saw. These videos of people being horrifically attacked in my community. I didn't see the mainstream media covering adding see anyone else talking about it. And so i thought to myself if no one's going to talk about it i'm going to use my voice and i'm gonna use my platform and ask people to help me get the word out and over night. Millions of people responded to it so three million people viewed it overnight and then in the following eleven point four million posts went up on tiktok response to it the next business day. The white house press corps asked the president if he has seen the video. Were you surprised by the reaction or were you like. No this makes total sense because nobody else is talking about this. I honestly was really surprised because this isn't the first time i talked about this issue before about race. General and every time that i had posted about race i have lost followers so when i turn on my camera that day to report that video i thought that i was going to lose more followers and i told myself you know it doesn't matter i am going to do this because it's the right thing to do and because people are literally dying to be heard right now. I want to talk to the larger race dynamics of these attacks but actually i wanted to ask why these attacks may be personal to you. You identify as asian american and have talked about your family's immigration story. And i was wondering if you might share some of that story and tell us a little bit about how it is affected your experience of these attacks and your response to them. Yeah of course. I'm so glad you asked that question because so many of these interviews. I've been doing of just been focused on the world. Terrible parts of it. I'm so proud to be hyphenated america and my experience it's been asian-american be means merican and my parents are from vietnam. They went into death to seek life and to reach these shores where they thought that they would find freedom in freedom for us has not only been you know the freedom to exist that persecution it also is the rest of the things that is afforded to us constitution including the right to petition the government and for me at least it's not only a privilege but our responsibility to keep pushing our country to be a more perfect union for me growing up as an asian american. I grew up in corona california. Where darn actually many asian-americans. I remember being one of the very few in elementary school middle school and even still in high school and comes with experience when you are really a minority and you look around and no one looks like you eat the same food that you do and then you grow up and then you see that all the things that you were made fun of for all of us and become really trendy when the communities appropriate at so. That's part of the immigrant. Unfortunate part of the asian american experience. Of course there's this perpetual foreigner stereotype. I think every single asian american has been asked the question. Where you from no really. Where are you from. And while that is and could sound like an innocent question at the heart of it at the root of a is idea that you don't belong and when you keep insinuating perpetuating this idea of uttering a whole group of people what you have are consequences that have resulted in. Lives being lost. Did you experience or did your family experience racism directly in the community or was it this. Pervasive or in addition is pervasive feeling around belonging. I mean it certainly is anxiety about being killed on the street. These attacks have happened. Have been two people doing everyday. Things like walking on the street or going grocery shopping. They one of the things that really stuck with me. In a scarring way was of twenty twenty. A man stabbed family in that stabbing. He stabbed two year old and a six year old because he thought that they were chinese burmese. And he on the record said that he thought they were spreading cova. So you know there's been a threat of people saying well. How do you know if these are really hate crimes. not only. are these con camera. They're also being fully admitted to buy the perpetrators
New White House press secretary holds first briefing of Biden presidency
"Getting to work today after taking the oath of office buying quickly signed a stack of executive actions. Well. NPR's Scott Detrol reports that the new White House press secretary met with the press corps four years ago. The Trump Administration's first briefing set the tone for a contentious, often hostile relationship. Between the White House in the press. Jen Psaki began this briefing on a much different note. There will be moments when we disagree on there will certainly be days where we disagree for extensive parts of the briefing, even perhaps, but we have a common goal. Which is sharing accurate information with the American people, Zaki says the Biden White House will brief the press every week day another departure from the Trump administration. In the briefing, she announced that Dr Anthony Fauci will join a World Health Organization meeting Thursday. I didn't is bringing the US back into the W H O. Reversing Trump's decision to withdraw. Scott JETRO NPR NEWS
"press corps" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Like scene in Forrest Gump. Right? Well, I think it wasn't LBJ goes, I kind of see that shows him the injury on his butt turns around to the press corps to canned hams, right? They're showing it to the press corps. But no, it didn't happen that way. And so the whole thing was, you know, Mike Pence is supposed to give Confidence to the American public that the Corona virus vaccine is safe. The Fizer version right away is the one that he got. Here is our former mid day guy speaking about it today. Karen and I wanted to step forward and take this vaccine to assure the American people that while we cut red tape We cut no corners. And thanks to Operation Warp speed, thanks to incredible research companies, thanks to the great work at the National Institute of Health and the great and careful work of the FDA. And the leadership of our president in Operation Warp speed. The American people can be confident we have one and perhaps within hours to safe and effective Corona virus vaccines for you and for your family, So it's visor in the second one he was talking about is Madonna in minutes Still doing some, you know, dotting the I's and crossing the teas, all that kind of stuff. But the modern Oh, vaccine will be approved, probably sometime today. Now, in case you missed it earlier, because he did this kind of early in the day. I think he really missed an opportunity to make this like a prime time special. This is what it sounded like when the vice president Mike Pence. Got that shot for his Corona virus vaccine.
Kayleigh McEnany: White House press secretary tests positive for Coronavirus
"White? House Press Secretary Kelly mcenaney says she has tested positive for Cova. Nineteen. White House Press Secretary Kelly mcenaney says she has tested positive for nineteen. This comes days after President Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus. mcenaney says in a statement that she tested positive Monday morning and is experiencing no symptoms at this time. She spoke briefly with reporters Sunday evening. But says that no members of the White House press corps spent enough time around her to be considered close contacts. She says that she is beginning the quarantine process and will continue working on behalf of the American people remotely.
White House press secretary tests positive for virus
"House Press secretary goes into quarantine because she has the Corona virus now. Same with one of her top deputies. And yet the president wants to return to the White House today are live team coverage on his covert 19 infection continues now Corona virus at the White House, White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany will quarantine and work remotely for 14 days. Meanwhile, ABC Cecilia Vega reports changes are coming to the White House. They're gonna be doing some staggered shifts in order to enforce social distancing at the White House, for example. Folks coming in earlier. Some folks coming in later. That'll keep folks apart because of the space inside there in the West Wing is not a very big one, and you're really not just the press corps. But the White House officials were working on top of each other were
Congressional report blasts Boeing for deadly 737 Max jet failures
"A congressional report this morning is blasting both Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration for actions that led to two fatal crashes of the 7 37 MAXjet. Max remains grounded. Marketplaces nervous office on the line. What's this? House reports say? Well, the language in this report is stunning. David, who's a sample house, Investigatorsfindings Max. Pressures were quote. The horrific culmination of a Siri's of faulty technical assumptions by Boeing's engineers. Ah, lack of transparency on the part of Boeing's management and grossly insufficient oversight by the FAA. That's just one passage in this 250 page report. It goes on to side disturbing pattern in his calculations. That's what it calls it and mismanagement of bowing. People in charge didn't necessarily understand everything about the Max is designed, the report finds. And how does this square with the views of the FAA and boing? Well, they've both been saying that they're working to improve their servitude practices now, But Boeing had been working to also is also working to redesign the plane, the Mac's plane and the caste system that automatic system that pushes the plane's nose down. It's been faulted for the crashes. But I remember being in the room in Chicago at the bowling Shareholdersmeetings David when then CEO Dennis Muhlenberg first held a press conference after the planes were grounded, and the press corps was puzzled because he was saying that Boeing had done everything he was supposed to during the design process, and we were wondering how can all procedures have been followed? In the result? Be a faulty plane will now the this report is shedding light on that the FAA technically finding The max development processing compliance even after the first plane crashed report concluding that the current regulatory system is quote fundamentally flawed.
Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks about new memoir and Woodward book
"Sanders is a former White House press secretary. Newly released book is entitled speaking for myself. Faith Freedom. And the fine of our lives Since of the Trump White House. You can fell around Twitter at Sarah. How could be good? Marty said. Good to talk to you. Good morning. Thank you for having me. Yeah. Sarah, tell me what's the one thing you want is to know based on the book about this president that either of supporters and detractors do not know. Well, I think the biggest takeaway there have been a lot of books written about the president and about the Trump Administration and after 2.5 year, spending nearly every single day of those 2.5 years with the president, I wanted people to see the president that I got to know the Donald Trump that gets up every day fighting for our country and that really loves America and wants to see it succeed and be at its very best. And I tried to write stories and moments that highlight that that show a different side of this president, sometimes a softer side, the compassionate and generous side that I had the privilege of seeing every day. There. We had Jonathan Karl on that that long ago here on the farm. I think they believe he had written a book as well. And he talked glowingly about the president out spine of the relationship inside that White House press room, but Is this common with the president and in some of his detractors I think they're certainly always been tension that exists between the press corps in the White House staff and the president specifically, But it has ratcheted up in this administration, the amount of negative attacks and the tension between the press and the White House is higher than it's ever been. But there are certainly I think plenty of good moment to and there are good reporters out there that are trying hard to get good information to the American people. Unfortunately, they're usually overshadowed by the loud Most people in the room her looking to be more of the story, then to report the story and that became too common in this White House and in this presidency. Speaking with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former White House pressing, sir, of course in the recent released a brand new book entitled Speaking for myself, Faith, Freedom in the Fight for Our Lives Inside the Trump White House, Sarah the Woodward book. I think one big question that a lot of the present supporters have is this. Why did he give him such Accessibility. I think that after Woodward's first book about the president that was so negative, the president was hopeful that if he injected his own voice into the story, he could change the narrative. Unfortunately, Bob Woodward's been writing books about presidents for a long time, and very few have ever been positive. So I'm not sure that he was going to be able to change anything. He has. Woodward has a formula. He sticks to it, and he sells books and has done very well in doing that. I don't think I would have advised the president to spend that much time with him. But one of the things I find refreshing about this president if he isn't afraid to take questions from reporters, he does that almost every single day whether it's in the Oval Office, the briefing room or the South Lawn of the White House, he is accessible in a way that we have never seen a president be in modern history. There was. This has been a lot of criticism of Bob Woodward if he believed he had information and the president on tape. Of things that the president claim one thing in public and a love thing behind closed doors. And it would impact health and well being of the United States and its citizens. He had an obligation to report that did he not. Absolutely. He would have had a moral obligation to do that. That's why I don't think he felt that anyone was actually in danger as if he was more focused on selling books. Look, Let's not forget the president started talking about the Corona virus in January In his state of the Union address, he took early actions banning travel from China at the same time that Democrats like Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi were attacking the president for taking that action. I think the president has really tried to do everything he could to keep the country calm, not collapse our economy completely while protecting lives and protecting livelihood. Having said that, did he lie? That's that's the sexism by his critics. But I don't think so. I think the president again he didn't want to create panic. I think we saw the similar rhetoric come from both from Joe Biden, he said. We don't want hysteria. We don't want people to panic. I don't think it is abnormal for the president of the United States for the leader of our country to want to keep our country calm and to keep people focused on defeating Disease and keep park economy from completely collapsing. I don't think that that is is wrong for the president to try Todo. The name of the book is speaking for myself. Faith freedom of the fight for our lives Inside the Trump. White House By Sarah Huckabee. Sanders. Sara. Thanks best look to the book to you as well, Thank you so much. I appreciate it.
China's military power has outstripped the US, Pentagon reveals
"A recent report finds the U. S. Military losing ground to China at sea boxes Jennifer Griffin at the Pentagon Pentagon report, known as the China Military Power report, has been required by Congress. For the past 20 years this year. For the first time, the Pentagon did not brief the Pentagon press Corps on its findings and has tried to downplay its rollout. Its conclusions this year are damning. It's not just advances in China's air force, technology and aspirations. But in the past year, China's navy surpassed that of the United States in its 2019 report to Congress, the Pentagon said. China had the largest navy in Asia. Now it's the largest navy in the world. China has 350 warships
The surprising danger that deepfakes pose to the presidential elections
"Deep fakes. Those digital manipulated videos. That look scary. Real pose a threat to the upcoming presidential election. Real danger will surprise you. I'm Roger Chang and this is your daily charge me reporter John Salesman. Thanks for joining me Joan. Yeah it's great to be back on the daily charge so we've all heard of deep fix but you don't think there's actually a real risk in say candid footage of Joe Biden. Donald trump actually saying something crazy and swing voters. What's real danger deep fix with this election? The Deepak experts that I talk to yes. They said that they're not most worried about a candidate depict like that like something where Donald Trump or Joe Biden is admitting to a hot button. Crime or saying something really inflammatory with. They're more concerned about are two things. One is known as the Liars Dividend. And that's this concept that as more people know that the fakes exists that there can be these completely false highly realistic out there. It gives people who are caught in the act and are guilty more credibility when they deny something when they denial legit video by saying. Oh you heard deep fix. You can't trust what you see anymore. And that just muddies the waters and makes it harder for people to understand and trust what is truth. And what is fiction? Yeah that's that sounds very dangerous because that's like it damages the credibility of basically everything right. Because if you could point to this one thing is oh see this fake. It applies to everything essentially right. Yeah it makes it harder. You know we. Our brains have been wired for so long to believe what we see. And we've learned to you. Know as Photoshop came along and as other sorts of media manipulation have come a long. We've been able to catch up and at least be more skeptical of those but because video is tricking your eyes and your ears because the AI that powers depicts is so sophisticated and so good and making things look real. That's really really deep wiring in your brain telling you all these signals like trust this. Trust this trust this and so when people start saying. Hey you can't trust that anymore. It just means that it's harder for anyone to understand what's even real and speaking of the AI aspect of things you have a nice breakdown of how deep fix work like how how are these videos created defects are created by a kind of artificial intelligence called Ganz that's short for generative adversarial networks and the the the basic way that they work is they have to neural networks. Networks are a kind of learning. That's based on how the kind of inspired by how the brain works so imagine that these two neural networks are actually an artist and an art critic and they're locked in rooms right next to each other. The artist creates a painting trying to make something that looks like a masterpiece. And he shuffles that painting into a stack of other paintings that actually are works by the go or we're in war or whatever they take that stack moving into art critics room and art critic picks out which ones he thinks are a forgeries. The ones that aren't the real masterpieces. That feedback goes back to the artists and the artists gets better and better and better at figuring out how to make a really convincing fake masterpiece up to the point where he's able to he or she is able to. This artificial neural network is able to make something that can trick the critic into thinking that what is fake is actually real. That's how these sort of artificial intelligence systems work. So I mean that sounds complicated by no love this kind of working superfast background but how easy is it for someone to actually make a deep? Do It depends what kind of deep lake we're talking about. You know there are open source tools to make the kind of celebrity face swaps the Elon. Musk sauna babies had sort of thing. They're open source tool sick at that. They're not as easy. Those aren't as easy to make us like a meam or an animated Gif. You need to have technological savvy Know How to get. You need to have a pretty powerful computer you need. Large data sets unique things. That are more difficult than like making taking a photo putting some white text on it of course so those are berry accessible with are kind of acceptable. But what we're talking about here talking about election defects now. These are the kind of things all the experts that I talked to say. You know we have a lower hurdle to suspend disbelief when we're looking at Elon. Musk space on a baby. But when you're presented with a video of a candidate for president or the president of the United States we have a luckily human beings. Have they kind of set a higher bar that you have to clear to actually believe that it's true so what that means is kind of very sophisticated high end e fix that would threaten on election? Those are really reserved for people that work at universities or research centres powerful computers or state actors that have that kind of computing power like China at their disposal. So the idea here. That Kennedy fakes are less of a risk. Like what are some of the defects? We should be worried about what people are more worried about aren't necessarily these candidates it's more an a deep lake that attacks your faith in the election rather than your trust in a candidate so instead of having what are the reasons is at the state in our political discourse where we're very divided. I think everyone agrees that we're divided and our our opinions seem more entrenched than they had before and so in that environment it's harder to convince or sway voters either way with a fake video. You know like if you were to make a video of Donald Trump's hair flying off or something like it will only solidify your beliefs if you liked on trump you'll be like that's a fake. I like Donald Trump. Even more. If you don't like him you'll be like he looks Tom. I dislike them even more. And so a more cunning way to use a deep fake to disrupt the US election would be to create a deep fake of say like an authoritative news anchor or a governor or authority. Figure who not as many people know saying things like. We're in the age of Kobe. Nineteen we have marsh. It's two days before election martial law. You cannot go to your polling place or to create like news. Anchors saying there There are you know there are some sort of you. Know armed militants some sort of supremacists or militants. That are arming themselves. Going to polling places in a specific neighborhood these kind of people need to be scared about showing up to vote and in that way you can suppress votes and you can also after the vote undermine people's faith in the result if you have an authoritative figure saying something about how we have footage of vote-switching from trump to Biden That could so this sort of distrust not only in going to the election but after the election in the results themselves. That's an interesting point because it's it's not necessarily like a defect that would make Joe Biden. Say something like I killed the spurs like this is these are actually kind of believable is right. I think that's your point like this is a lot more coming. It's lot a lot more nuance but I think. That's what makes the lila easier to swallow the fact that it is all what you're saying. It's pretty plausible sounded. Yeah and the other thing to keep in mind. Is that a candidate. Deep fake would. It's kind of like this Yin and Yang. Were like the the head of the snake is eating the tail like a candidate. D. Fake would only be successful if it basically goes viral and lots of people see it right but when it goes viral. One thing that the. Us has say what you will about the US press core. We have a robust free Press we have a robust free press entrenched in our country other countries where there are dictatorships or more emerging democracies. They don't have that quite at their disposal as much as we do. So if a candidate of the president or Joe Biden were to come out. We do have the capacity here built into our democracy to have a force of people trying quickly as possible. To debunk it. Whereas if you were somebody that wanted to make a deep fake that could actually just robbed or suppress boats. It would be more successful if it doesn't go viral if it's not something that draws the attention of an entire press corps. That's entirely focused on this on this election. And so and that way could also kind of be the most successful not going viral kind of existing on the radar enough to disrupt people in say one or two counties that are really important in a swing states. And that wouldn't draw the attention of a national press corps debunk it well defects captial of tension and headlines is really just sort of one way to manipulate the Info right like this. We're looking at it a little bit too narrow. If we're just focusing on defects is that is that the case. Yeah you know. It's it makes sense that people would be scared of depicts because you know as we talked about earlier it. It undermines the species assumption. That if I see it I can believe it. And so that's why. There's a lot of fear around deep fakes and what they could pinch the harm that could potentially cause but the reality is you know because of some of these things we talked before about. How really sophisticated deep picks are still inaccessible to a wide right of people? That's not true for like you said memes for slowing down video like the Pelosi sounding drunk video that went viral. Those are kinds of media manipulations. Sometimes people refer to them as shallow fakes or cheap. Fix that have the power of being cheap easy and still incredibly effective. And so. That's why you know. One of the Edward Snowden slayer. Aclu lawyer this comparison. He said that you know looking at election information manipulation by only looking at depict looking at it through a straw. You're just not seeing. You're seeing something really scary. But you're not seeing the much. Bigger picture of how things could be disrupted in twenty twenty oxygen. Russia played a big role in. You know clouding the two thousand sixteen elections with misinformation disinformation. And you know you talked about how it takes a lot of resources for these fakes to be effective. Obviously Russia's a country with a lot of resources like should we should we be worried about Russia antiques. Well so I talked to one expert on the national security locations of depicts his. Name's Clint Watts. He testified to Congress. He testified to senators about just the sort of thing and he says you know anything's possible but Russia and their disinformation tactics. They are more skilled at the art of this information than they are at the science of deep fakery so they although anything's possible. Russia has lots of oil money could always who knows what Russia could do. But he's more interested in the potential in China or other places China in particular as a place. Where China has you know. They have supercomputers I think Stephen Shanklin expert on nonstop. He always has that but I think they have. More supercomputers than we have in the US or whatever compute they've got lots of supercomputers which is important for making the takes no for sure beyond supercomputers they've invested heavily artificial intelligence. The one leads in the world in a appear that neural network. That's that stuff is a recipe for a lot of potential problems. Down the line. Yeah in China they have completely synthetic television personalities like deep fake news anchors so that a very authoritative anchor can report on something without actually take time out of his day to report on it The fact that a country like that if if they wanted to do that then they could They are the ones that are in the best position to create a deep fake That would disrupt global geopolitics. But you know. State actors could create other kinds of deep fakes. That could cause other kinds of problems. Those are in the world so you know it's just doomsday scenario. No matter how you look at it well that's that's glorious and very positive Just lastly I mean I think we can all figure out that Elon. Musk is not really a baby. But are there giving advice for for like how despotic fake. Or or just a you know how to be a little bit more vigilant when looking at some of the content that surfaces around the web. Yeah so I asked everyone. I talk to you all the extra Saturday. I asked this question. And there's no silver bullet like little loophole that you can find for understanding it's fake For debunking it on your own. If it's a real deep fake than your eyes won't save you like watching it. You won't be able to tell that it's like that's the whole point of a defense that it's an AI. Created where the power of this artificial intelligence outstrips like. Our brains are very attuned human faces. But they're not so fast that they can keep up with how well deep fake technology can progress. And so you know. We don't have computers in our brains that are as powerful as supercomputers at research universities So the advice for normal people that are like hey how do I even know of this fake? It really comes down to like basic hygiene about what you're exposed to if you see a video and it seems like it's so outlandish that it couldn't be true than might not be and if you see a video that is clearly something trying to appeal to some person some segments inflammatory instincts. That's also reason to be skeptical defects just mean. Everyone needs to do what we should be doing with other kinds of manipulated media slowdown. And think before you share. It's hard to do and it's even harder when we're talking about deep ix but it's just as important to act that way what you're presented with a really realistic video as you would be if you presented with a mean or like a cheap slowed down video of a drunk. Nancy Pelosi Right. Yeah well. That's good advice in general whether it's an article or D do a little bit of Homework. Thinks through what you're actually looking at
White House tests journalists for coronavirus before press briefing
"The White House tested journalist for covert nineteen before Thursday's daily coronavirus task force briefing the White House medical unit conducted rapid response tests because a member of the press corps who was at the White House on Tuesday reported having some corona virus like symptoms it was later learned that the reporter tested negative and is feeling better the press office said the testing of journalists was taken out of an abundance of caution
Every Time Trump Opens His Mouth, Lies Fly Out
"I have your article on the press needing to unplug from trump you're absolutely right I mean he's the worst person that could be leading leading and I use that quotes us right now yeah and it's you know it's just part of a larger massive problem right we have this Pat a pandemic with literally no functioning federal government no leadership and so okay but maybe we just had this doddering fool who's president right nobody's do and boy that would be awful but we have something so much worse we have this agent of chaos we had someone who just lives constantly I mean he is lying about the most fundamental facts of this pandemic you can get anyone who wants to can get can get tested there's going to be a vaccine in a couple months and and this is this is his modus operandi name people are like I can't believe you know he's lying about a pandemic he's a pathological liar analogical liars lie about everything is like breathing there is no former calculation Gee I think I can get away with this Gee this is jury session lie about that it is sickness and so he can't stop lying so so many things are going poorly just in terms of the communication every time trump speaks the the market tanks was down two thousand points at the opening bell the whole trade actually and so it started last week and you know he he gave that absolutely disastrous prime time speech that thing the market the only time it worked pretty well I think it was Monday or Tuesday one at you know the afternoon briefing he came out he read a statement and he left the briefing room and that's what has to happen that's what doesn't happen he gave these daily updates over the weekend created just more confusion and so any gains from Friday you could see it at that Friday press conference in the rose garden you could see it over the weekend you can literally tell what the Dow's gonna do just based on how much trump talks about the pandemic because he not only is not you know inspiring confidence he just destroying faith there's absolutely no credibility he you know we've had these you know the the White House rose garden work was supposed to you know I don't announce this elaborate you know testing is that right that by Monday morning ever and realized it was all ball right now all smoke and mirrors Google came forward that we're not working you know we don't have a website ready to go there's still no discussion from the federal government in terms of leadership on unlocking down restaurants nationally Mars and things like that so it's so the point I made on Friday it in my PC you mention is that you know the press isn't as radical position where they really have to decide do we relate truthful information about a pandemic or do we cover the cover the president United States but you can you can't do both at the same time right just can't and it because he is just he he's clearly endangering people he's clearly leading to a sense of panic yeah because it's not something I noticed also on Friday was the press conference supposed to be held at noon west coast time three o'clock eastern time so an hour before the markets closed and you could feel that he was like hoping that that was going to choose the markets because we were having a decent day and then when they kept delaying the start time up now it felt like I don't want to say anything that might mess up these markets right now and that's all he cares about you wanted another Cup crap that he could sign and send to prominent media yeah I saw that oh my gosh the market was up two thousand he sent out autographs you know and I just tweeted cycle path yeah that that I mean how else do you describe it of course is going to go down it's still bright you know I I think you're exactly right you know I think the strategy was you know let's start at the very end the first fifteen minutes of that press conference you know we're kind of encouraging Jesus you know they've got those CEOs from Walmart CVS you know it in theory it sounds like okay we've got a handle on this the longer that thing went the the the the more clear it became the whole thing was it was a charade and then Saturday and Sunday became completely clear there was a charade and again we've had the you know the governor of Illinois the governor across the country saying we have no leadership you know that we're backing Cuomo's begging trump to allow the military to get involved the National Guard get involved in New York state which has set up drive through testing good and and and and and they get no response of of course is just adds to the sense of panic and again it would be one thing if he was just you know in a bunker you know completely it over his head he doesn't know what to do this is so much worse he wants to be out front he wants to be in the front of the cameras he thinks he's doing great and every time he opens his mouth you know he he lives in either the pandemic and and in terms of our response and again I go back how does the press what's the press supposed to deal with this how you know and and I think you just gotta again you either have to cover the truth or you're going to cover trump you can't do both and you know they're in a really tough position one of one of the things I bought a plant we don't have full disclosure we have no look to set you up when you call me came out this morning impressive nasty questions and we have the right millennium what's your decision yeah Michelle center we can talk about that with you Eric yeah but you don't take responsibility but you did disband the White House pandemic office in and officials that were working in the office left this administration abruptly so what responsibility do you take to that in the visuals that worked in that office said that you at the White House lost valuable time because that office wasn't disbanded what do you make of that I just think it's a nasty question because what we've done is and Tony has said numerous times that we saved thousands of lives because of the quick closing and when you say me I didn't do it we have a group of people I could I could ask perhaps it may have been straight should but I could perhaps as to tell me about that because I don't know anything about it I mean you say you say we did that I don't know anything about it you don't know spending happening now so there's certainly no stranger to perhaps they do that you know people let people go he used to be with a different newspaper than you are now you know things like that what yeah right so the background is that of course in in in may of two thousand eighteen you know John Bolton reorganized became an anti you know the whole administration's anti science they got right they get rid of this permanent liaison one of the things with a for a health impediment one of the things that Obama did after Ebola was in the CDC has been emphasizing the three years there has to be a permanent liaison at the White House there has to be a national response it has to be quick and so you know anti trump science the administration John Bolton came and said you know just started taxing everybody out in they said and you know people who understood that the two thousand eighteen because I've been reading the clips they said the number one health crisis facing this is a global health crisis we worry about is a pandemic and this is absolutely got hurt it's absolutely going to hurt us and you know so trump his lies about it and says well I don't know what's going on G. you know I've never heard of that it was widely reported two years ago but I like that because you know my point is that it yeah I I did it my newsletter a press run dot media is that it's time for nasty questions either exactly what we need you know obviously I don't think there's been enough over the last three years I think there's been too much to midi there hasn't been a collective pushback particularly from the White House press corps but I knew it was a great question and we need so much more that because he is just lying nonstop I wish other reporters at Friday would have stood up for her okay all right and just keep it kept pounding that point over and over but my gosh this is the time to speak truth to power yeah we have a little bit of breaking news right now along the lines of what we were just talking about the White House has just announced without explanation at today's briefing has been moved from ten thirty to three thirty yeah yeah at stock market yeah yeah well you know you yeah and and exactly exactly so you can do is the site is AT exactly it and if the stock market truly is a bloodbath look every time we've had what it is it's kind of predictable if you know if the future is down the night before a thousand fifteen hundred point that kind of where the day is this is kind of what we we haven't had a three four thousand point drop yet yes in theirs but I you got my point is if the Dow is down three thousand points it at three thirty I don't think trump shows up yeah there's there's just no way he's going to face that and so these moving of these briefings it all PR and marketing and the point is if you can't run away from this you know he thinks he I guess he thought he had it all figured out Friday because this is the you know because the Dow is up two thousand points the point the reason there is
What are the consequences of Trump's impeachment trial?
"And joining us now John store who is a contributing writer the Washington monthly in the editor and publisher of the editorial board a daily newsletter about politics in plain English for the common good way he just write the article Donald Trump will have his revenge when he does be ready welcome to background briefing John Stoll thank you for having me Sir John last week's activities particularly the closing vote on Friday where the Republicans voted against having any witnesses or any documents in this bogus said thing that they call it a trial in the Senate the impeachment trial there wasn't a trial it was clearly there the vote was orchestrated behind the scenes by Mecom none of it was accidental and you're right that Lamar Alexander is the final act was doing his friend Susan Collins Republican made a big favor with these very Collins I'm popular and facing reelection could safely vote yes said that she could not have campaign at home with her to keep her moderate reputation intact so that's an example of how it was orchestrated so what do you expect in the next couple of days we've got that super ball today Sunday proceeded on fox with an interview between president trump and shown Hannity that'll be a love fest and then more wrangling in the Senate somewhat few trial on Monday and perhaps even on Tuesday state of the union Tuesday evening and then Wednesday the vote to acquit trump says that's the schedule but one of the consequences do you think to the American people well the consequences are going to be that it was a sham trial that is going to not do the president any favors I think the problem is that the American voters have a very short memory and the media tends to track that pattern itself the student is soon as Lamar Alexander voted no that was pretty much the beginning of the end of the media's attention to the impeachment trial in the Senate it will I think by the time we get to Wednesday we will barely even remember that there was an impeachment trial on on on but last week and all of that is that is going to be reinforced by normal things like there's a Superbowl and then there's the the Iowa caucuses coming up and so there's a good a normal things but is going to be deep and much more cynically by Sean Hannity interviewing the president you know during the most watched eight of TV the end of the year and it is it should be troubling to people it might might take in all of this is that we have we all have to be better citizens so it's very easy to point the finger at the Republicans say they're doing this to us Democrats and liberals I can feel a sense of powerlessness like all my god I can't believe what's going on this is terrible and then there's a kind of urge to just walk away well where are you going to walk away too this is a **** this either you're going to you know you're either you're an American or you're gonna leave this country and most people are not going to leave this country and and what do you get what do you want to do if you're going to walk away you cannot vote you know you're not going to participate but yet that reality is that yes a lot of people won't vote they won't participate and that's it exactly what somebody like trump wants to see to see so so everything that I've been writing last week no matter how much doom and gloom that there might be he is really an effort to urge people to goose them into seeing this is really bad but we we really each of us has to do our part and our part is voting apart is talking about this I don't mean like being angry all the time because I don't think that's humanly sustainable but we definitely have to keep these crimes that the president committed at the forefront of our conversation so the impatient process itself of course almost from day one is trump is reminded that the American people every opportunity gets and his supporters do and it resonates amongst the forty percent that support him that the Democrats route to get it from day one and until she the record reflects that I remain of yelling at a local congressman I think very early in the first months of trump's administration when he went to the floor the house and call for impeachment and it's been going on for some time Nancy Pelosi resisted it and finally obviously couldn't resist anymore because of pressure from the base if you will the democratic base but what happened in the Senate is both predictable and inevitable to my mind and my fear is that we have reached a point in this culture in America where right a wrong don't matter win or lose is all that counts and the Republicans are winners and the Democrats to lose and I have a think I have a terrible sense that the Democrats can have a hard time they don't have anybody running for president looks like they can beat trump I don't know that they're putting any effort into winning back the Senate and they could even lose the house so unless they do what you said and they have to do that in droves everybody has to vote every last person has to vote in this country to get rid of this guy because the Russian's potent and they're gonna do what they can to keep him in power they'll cheat and he's actually he'll actually encourage him to change his already done that he done it last time he got caught impeached for trying to do it again and he will do it now that he's been exonerated he'll do it in spades so this is the landscape ahead I mean tell me I'm being pessimistic no no I don't think you're being pessimistic sorry no I don't think you're being pessimistic but I also don't see hopelessness and us either I think it's a very liberals tend to kind of pretend a little bit the liberals and what I mean by pretenders that liberals are liberalism is not is not political liberalism is really a state of mind it's a it's a set of preferences it's it's more in line with fact and reason that's what makes it liberal right if I want something and I worked to achieve that goal I pro as a liberal I would seek a democratic process work toward consensus marshal the facts in my favor or maybe spend them a little bit but but all that's in the interest of using persuasion instead of force to get what I want right well you know conservatives are I put the that word in quotes conservatives don't think that way you know that it's all about power and morals or morality is either an impediment or to tool to exploit to get what what you want and then in the end it in if it if it is an impediment really just run it right over and just you know don't worry about it and you to an you're not worried about appearing hypocritical either because the never matter to you anyway it also liberals tend to be very long term oriented you know they we tend to think about ten years from now what we want right conservatives are very very myopic they think about what's going to happen tomorrow all of this explains Mitch McConnell's behavior you know we a lot of people would say well exoneration equivalents going without exoneration is not much of an acquittal is it and he that may be true but he doesn't care because he will he will win today right now it's complicating all of this is that we have a very this is not that I don't mean to speak in monolithic terms here but for the most part the Washington press corps is entitled moral that's how I put it it is it will not come to a moral conclusion based on facts because to come to a moral conclusion would be a value judgment that the profession tends to purge from its members in in to be anti Marlys actually complementary to the profit oriented ness of the industry so with the problem with this impeachment trial is the problem of his coverage I mean is the most attention was paid to you know Wheeler won't for Republicans vote to call for witnesses and if they do or don't that's the measure of whether the president wins or loses right less attention was paid to the actual evidence pointing to guilt you know and and I laughed because it it it it's ridiculous right I mean if we had a moral press we would be looking at the reality which is expressed by way of evidence pointing to a moral conclusion right but what you get is this the well known both cider ism you know that the Democrats say this the Republicans say that in truth and lies are treated equally and it's a no so the conflict between the two parties is prioritized over the substance of the evidence against the president so all of this kind of being a citizen only know what they know because the press tells them right and if the press is telling them there's just two sides fighting all the time well that's what usually most people most of the time you're going to understand that to be the case when it comes to
How Did White House Press Briefings Go From Daily to Done?
"Brain. GRAINSTUFF Lauren Bogle bomb here in January of Twenty Twenty bestselling novelist Stephen King and Don winslow took to twitter to make a surprising pledge. They offered to donate two hundred thousand dollars to charity. If Stephanie Grisham the Press Secretary for President Donald Trump agreed to take questions from the full White House. Press Corps for one hour. You're in the White House. Press briefing room. The offer reportedly was rejected by Grisham. WHO's since taking the job in June of two thousand nineteen has yet to hold even one former former White House press briefing? Her views expressed an interview with these sinclair. Broadcast Group is that the briefings are unnecessary because reporters get opportunities to put questions to trump himself sometimes over the roar of the presidential helicopter on the White House lawn for the time being at least the trump administration has abandoned what had been in an important part of White House. Press Corps is routine dating back to the late eighteen hundreds before the official position of White House. Press Secretary even existed. That's when President William McKinley. Kenley set up a workspace in the White House for reporters and sent his first personal secretary. John Addison Porter to give the correspondence what the White House Historical Association notes. where I'm I more or less regular briefings? The White House press briefing gradually evolved into a formal event from the time of president. Herbert Hoover in the late nineteen twenties and early thirties. He's to Linden Johnson's tenure in the mid to late sixties White House press secretary's held twice a day briefing sessions in their own offices according to Martha Joint Kumar Book managing the president's message the White House Communications Operation Richard Nixon though no fan of the press still thought the briefings were important enough that he had a swimming pool torn out so that he could convert the space into a meeting room for briefings. That area is now known as the James S. Brady press briefing room in honor of president. Ronald Reagan's press secretary who was seriously wounded during the attempt. On Reagan's life in Nineteen eighty-one during Bill Clinton's time in the White House in the nineteen nineties. Press Secretary Mike. McCurry decided to allow the daily press briefings to be televised that practice continued until the trump white house began barring cameras from briefings in two thousand seventeen before discontinuing them altogether. Oh we spoke by email but former C. N. N. White House correspondent Dan Lowthian who spent five years covering the Bush and Obama administrations. He said I think the briefings were useful full for a number of reasons. First of all it was an opportunity to get the White House response or thinking on an issue on camera rather than a written statement it allowed us to gang up on them around a question they might have been trying to avoid showing them dodge. An answer is sometimes the news briefings also put statements on the record for later. Comparison finally finally every now and then there would be breaking news and as happened after Osama bin Laden was caught lots of great details even if some turned out not to be true. Lowthian Dan who went on to found little park media and to become a visiting scholar at the School of Journalism at Northeastern University recalls that the format for the briefings was fairly constant. He said there was a certain order to who got called on briefings always started with the Associated Press and ended with a thank you from the Associated Press once in a while the press secretary would mix it up a bit but it usually happened around the same time each day and questions from the first two rows came in order. We also spoke by email with Tom. Tom Jones a senior media writer for the POYNTER Institute. A journalism education organization. He said while it's true that the president and his representatives often make themselves available bowl in informal settings such as the White House lawn. It's not the same as press. Briefings the format of shouting out questions under the sound of a whirling helicopter is not conducive to asking complicated policy questions nor pertinent. Follow up questions. The frenzied free for all of these much too brief informal interviews make it much harder to get into the topics. What's that require nuance and specifics? It's so much easier for the president to brush aside or ignore questions. He doesn't like when he's walking along the White House grounds when he or one of his representatives representatives are standing behind a podium a controlled setting they must face the questions that require long substantive answers as opposed to the one or two short sentences that suffice in those informal formal settings let view essentially is shared by a group of thirteen former White House press secretary and Foreign Service and military officials who published an opinion in peace on. CNN's website in January of twenty twenty calling for trump to restore the regular briefings in their view. Having to prepare for briefings helps the government to run better letter. They wrote the sharing of information known. As official guidance among government officials and agencies helps ensure that an administration speaks with one voice telling one story however compelling it might be Lowthian also sees the apparent end the briefings as unfortunate. He said it's a valid criticism that some reporters others use briefings to showboat. However I think when covering the White House briefings aren't important function that allow the public and reporters to maintain daily connections? Sometimes it's routine information other times. An odd question from the back of the room can turn into the story of the day even so Lowthian says journalists who cover the the administration will find a way to get stories he said this new normal might be unfortunate but not paralyzing. Reporters are in the business of getting information whether it comes from the mouth of his spokesperson or sources all across the beltway.
Impeachment Report Reveals Unexpected Calls Between Giuliani, Office of Management and Budget
"You today impeachment hearings on the hill of the Judiciary Committee takes over a couple of experts on constitutional law expected to testify let's get into it with Susan for each year of the sheep compressional correspond to the Washington examiner Susan good morning good morning okay so what's the point of this hearing well the point is for Democrats to bring in some experts who will support their view that there are constitutional grounds for impeaching president trump and this is also a hearing in which they can say they gave the Republicans who are the minority in the house an opportunity to present their case earlier they invited the president or his lawyers to come and testify in and the president declined but the Republicans have invited one witness to this hearing so you basically have it for constitutional law experts three picked by the Democrats want picked by the Republicans in Estes give kind of a two fold Ariel for the Democrats to talk about here are experts saying we're doing the right thing and also here with our our here where the Republicans given an opportunity to participate which they've been complaining about all these weeks is it possible that the Republicans could possibly take this in a different direction since they have constitutional law experts in front of them that they could ask about the constitutionality of Adam Schiff and company getting the phone records of painting the phone records of the president's personal counsel Rudy Giuliani as well as Devin newness and John Solomon yeah I'm curious about this yesterday's surprising news into this thing offense somewhat vague Dan and predictable as we will go along with that were the rat was the revelation that Adam Schiff of who is the Democrats who runs the intelligence committee he obtained phone records that they included in the impeachment report that the intelligence committee released to the public yesterday those records included calls between Rudy Giuliani prince personal lawyer and the White House and between Devin newness who is the ranking member on the house intelligence committee the top Republican and Rudy Giuliani as well as last harness who was the associate a Rudy Giuliani who is now under indictment for funneling foreign money into U. S. campaign so all there were a whole bunch of calls revealed in obtain from eighteen T. and included in this report and that was the big surprising thing a lot of people on the Republican side are outraged by this so I don't rule out them bringing it up at the hearing I don't know what the questions are going to be out but certainly there a lawmakers talking about yesterday you heard that minority leader he was asked about noon as talking to Giuliani talking departed and he said that he really didn't have any problem with with that with newness talked to I spoke to people on noon at the staff who said if you look at these call some of them or like a few seconds long they they probably didn't go through and there was maybe one call that was a few minutes and that newness talks to a lot of people and that anyone a lot of the leaders on the intelligence committee take all kinds of call to talk to a lot of people they say really kind of proves nothing but it just showed to them what level Adam Schiff is willing to go to to try and make their impeachment case and try to make the Republicans look bad that's the reason the viewpoint from from the Republicans on that Susan this is a gigantic story that Devon Nunez obtain the phone records for the president's personal attorney a sitting journalist and a member of his own commit a Devon noon as it is a huge story as not being treated that way by the press a large you are treating it like a big story can you tell me don't know if any of the people involved here were notified that their phone records were being sought not that I can tell and it was obtained from eighteen to you is not attained by people on the call so it raises all kinds of questions I think there are a lot of people were surprised to see it the problem is John Solomon is being painted as kind of like a co conspirator it's very strange instead of just reporter try to record on an angle nobody else is writing about which is the Ukraine angle it seems like most the media got behind this idea that that meant that that a D. bond story line the Russian if somehow participating in perpetuating it along with Republicans who according to Democrats are pushing this you crying saying in a way to go after their political opponents the Democrats see that's the way it's being framed right by the Democrats instead of you know the media look well Susan a alright yeah if if being fed mis information by a foreign government disqualifies you as a journalist the entire Washington press corps should hang up their credentials today given the way that the Russian collusion conspiracy was treated for years I mean I I wouldn't I haven't seen anything to suggest that Solomon should be thrown out entirely as a journalist and I don't think anybody's made that case successfully well we always point out you know you can make this take whatever you talk to dot com is that everything you reported it backed up and documented in that you go and look at it yourself right this is all true there and no one is disputing some of the things that we know that that there was contact between the Democrats new Ukraine government to dig up dirt on on truck there no one's disputing that I think what the damn word what Democrats are trying to do and I think kind of affected in doing it is make it sort of like if you if you believe anything about Ukraine meddling in the election you are therefore are declaring Russia did nothing wrong it's a strange argument they're making and and it's one that I think is proven effective because it's being manic and and echoed by the mainstream media very very powerfully I'm I'm very curious as to how they could get the the the how they could get a subpoena to get the phone records of the president's personal lawyer because you do have the right to attorney client privilege and on wiki how I just want to wiki how to how to get a subpoena and one of its step six do not subpoena privileged communications so how do they get the subpoena if even wiki house says he can't do that yes well they got the call between Giuliani and the office of management and budget they didn't get I don't see that they got any calls between Giuliani and the president himself I'm not sure that some of those calls it's not clear who's who's on the other end of those calls and if it does raise a lot of questions like I said it was a big surprise yesterday when goes call surface I know there is our cases were Verizon and eighteen eighteen other phone companies they do turn over things subpoenaed by the government and I'm not sure what president this is going to set it it's because it's such a partisan impeachment proceeding on Capitol Hill I think get everyone to the knowledge of some credibly partisan that that this kind of rocky rocky is about up quite a bit and I think that that's that's not going to bode well for especially the intelligence committee for the two sides to work together when you have the chairman obtaining phone records of the ranking member that's that's a really that's that's you reaching a new level of of of partisanship yeah and it totally undermining their ability to say that this is a sober impeachment process and when it does it's been anything but Susan Frasier thank you as always thank you for
Turkey-Syria not our problem, says US President.
"Coming up on five minute news Turkey offensive not our problem says US president trump says he thought grieving parents wanted to meet driver of Crash Tober Sixteen I'm Anthony Davis washing his the matic immunity lifted instead trump a national security adviser Robert O'Brien surprised the family by suggesting they meet with the woman in front of the Russian presence and influence in the area in addition to the slaughter of many Kurds at the White House trump said the US had no business in the region trays the Kurdish fighters but stains US credibility around the world and opens up an important region to Russia which is moving in uh-huh US partners against Islamic state extremists condemnation of his stance was quick and severe not only from Democrats but also from republic ends of America's presence in Syria Donald Trump declared today the US has no stake in supporting the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands me three hundred and fifty four to sixty denunciation of the US troop withdrawal many lawmakers expressed worry that it may lead to the revival of is as well as she'll familiar with planning for the withdrawal of the one thousand troops said they are consolidating onto main bases but have not yet begun flying out of Syria grieving parents of a British teenager who was killed in a car crash involving an American diplomats wife wanted to meet with the woman during a White House visit consume have been staunch trump's supporters on virtually all issues the house bitterly divided over the trump impeachment inquiry banded together for an overwhelming in a campaign promise to bring US troops home from endless wars in the Middle East casting aside criticism that sudden US withdrawal from Syria not only White House press corps according to one of the couple's lawyers attorney Mark Stevens said that the couple had no idea the diplomat's wife and Sukur less would be in the more than once trump suggested the United States has little at stake in the Middle East because it's geographically distant the current withdrawal is the worst decision in significant numbers trump downplayed the crisis that followed his decision to pull out of Syria which critics say amounted to giving Turkey a green light if trump's presidency said South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham who meets often with the president and his one of his strongest and most important supporters in Congress a US it but Harry Dunn's parents say they were stunned by the surprise proposition Charlotte Charles and Tim Don traveled to Washington seeking to have the woman's D and not to worry about the Kurdish fighters they know how to fight he said and by the way then no angels trump said he is fulfilling a building when they were there on Tuesday he said the couple wants to meet with sequoias at some point but not in a surprise meeting staged for reporters trump said today that he met with the family in the Oval Office and described them as desperately sad it was very sad to be honest he said they lost their son he was unable to re call the son's name or indeed the name of the parents he'd met earlier trump said seculow told him she was accidentally driving on the wrong side of the road something trump says happens in Europe because drivers in England drive on the left side of the road instead of the right Harry Don was killed at the age of nine free seculow left Britain shortly after though police released a statement saying she had previously told them she had no plans to depart former US President Barack Obama has endorsed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to invade against the Kurdish fighters Donald Trump said he thought eighteen in August when his motorcycle collided with a car allegedly driven by SSA coolest outside a British air force base in southern England used by the US Miller Sean's vote on October twenty first opinion polls suggest a tight race the Obama Trudeau bromance made headlines after the Canadian PM was honored with an official state dinner in Washington they continued their friendship after Mr Obama left office in two thousand seventeen this is not Mr Obama's Marie Election Mr Obama tweeted that the world's needs his progressive leadership now and that he hoped Canadians would re elect the liberal leader Canadian first time endorsing a foreign candidate he endorsed Emmanuel macron during the twenty seventeen French election molly was still in office shortly after Donald Trump was Mr Obama said in an interview that he supported remain provoking outcry from leave supporters elected he told media in Berlin that if he would German he would vote for Chancellor Angela Merkel in two thousand fifteen during the brexit campaign Amazon's Alexa Flash briefing skill follow us on twitter at Five Min news five minute news is an independent production covering policy exc inequality health and climate delivering honest verified and truthful World News daily
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"You know, cares about ideas in, and you know, has kind of you know, it's not and he's coming out of the Bill Clinton era, yet, George W Bush to like, you know, it's like I'm gonna I'm gonna be a guy who's really wants to do things. And you know, the press corps, the Washington press corps was absolutely ready to pounce on that. And by that, you know, they love that idea. Here's a real. You know, here's a real guy. Here's a real politician. Here's a guy that can show us graphs, and you know, be literate with numbers and stuff like that. And then you know, here we are. And it didn't happen. You know, he was not that guy. And didn't even seem to really have any. It wasn't like he was like, oh, I you know, I wanted to be this guy in failed. It was just sort of like once I got into power. I didn't only care about that at all. That was amazing. Yeah. Yeah. No. I think the I mean listen in Ezra Klein's defense. To start a son. Yeah. I mean, he listened. I mean, he wasn't the only person that sort of took the bait. But and he was one of the few to to to you know, admit that even exist for late period that he was. Yeah. That he was wrong to to believe this in this kind of persona. But, but it is you know, I mean he was exact client as reclaimed was like exactly the right age to get taken by this. Right. I mean, and I and I don't it's not. I mean, he's he's thirty four. Now, he's, you know, full grown, man. And it's not there's no saying nothing about his age accepts the he's he just came along at that. Exact right time when that myth was being constructed, and it probably just like, you know, it see it. It did seem like a real thing for a little while, you know, and and did it by the time that it was clear that it wasn't. I think you know, Paul Ryan was sort of saved by the fact that like he was that no matter how unserious he was. He was actually more serious. Or seemingly so than the rest of the Republicans around him. So you know, it waving around charts and graphs does have its benefits. Yeah. Paul Krugman has tweet where he says the Paul Ryan question isn't why he has proved to be a phony. It's why so many commentators took him seriously in the teeth of his obvious fraudulent. I called him out from the beginning, but was dismissed and attacked as being partisan, quote, unquote. And I think that gets us something interesting, which it really was different time in Washington journalism where there was still that sheen and ever lasting hope of bipartisanship, or at least of people who liked each other coming together, and, you know, fighting for their ideals and Ryan really understood that that's where the incentives were at that point in history. Right is to be that guy. You know, it's like being being Newt Gingrich at that point was not was not something that was going to charm, the press corps. Also, mid western, you know, straight laced guy who just I'm just here to have ideas. And you know, we're gonna fight about it and befriends tomorrow kind of thing, and like that was the way to hack the press corps. Absolutely. It was also a great way to have a national platform without without having to commit to any kind of national role. Which is you know, we saw I think a little bit of that the fought from that when he was so resistant to being speaker when the job was offered him. Yeah. You know, this this stakes for being the smartest guy in the room or super low. You know, you can always throw up your hands and say like I have these charts, you know, but but your chart. Yeah. But but to actually have to to, you know, stake your reputation, then we saw what happened when he's actually given a I mean, this isn't even necessarily a reflection on Paul Ryan, the man, it's just it's a it's a different job responsibility. And he got you know, he got a lot of attention for kind of having that having that the. The, you know, the the serious intellectual moniker, and and no more of the, you know, serious priming the the series introspection into what that means that anybody else he was he's got to go down as one of.
"press corps" Discussed on KTOK
"Instagram, Email the live video feed is there to just press play. Also, the blaze radio network. It is the weekend with joepags. Glad to have you along for the ride. Thanks a lot for stopping by a lot to get to this hour. Let lots of we want to talk about governor character and the first step act, which is a very important move for criminal Justice reform, also to give people who have served their time nonviolent offenders, by the way, the opportunity to turn their lives around which I think is pretty great. So we'll we'll talk about that. It seems to have bipartisan support will see. That's the allegation, but the left for some reason always finds a reason to not support with president is trying to do. Are find that to be very interesting? And very stupid. I'm just just put it out there. So I mentioned it many times on this program. And again, if you listen to me during the week Monday through Friday, you know, that I talked about it a lot when I was in Washington. And also when I get back yesterday yesterday being Friday for those listening on Sunday. I was invited to the White House holiday party w oranges at Christmas pack heavily. You're saying holiday cost the actual limitation says White House holiday party and took my daughter Gabby. Who's my eighteen year old? But just what a great experience just a wonderful experience. There are many people who were on Friday. Afraid for me and us because the White House the president had in fact cancelled. One of the parties it was for the White House. Press corps. Now, I'm not in the White House. Press corps, the White House. Press corps are the reporters who go to these daily briefings who fly on Air Force One cover him wherever he happens to be traveling. And generally speaking, we haven't been very nice to him. So the president, and I appreciate this decided to cancel it and good for him too. But this had nothing to do with the part of that we went to and it was just again. It was wonderful. A great experience. I'd been there before obviously the year before to interview the president in the in the East Room, and but this was a very different experience because it was not working. You know, what I mean is walking around incredible paintings and incredible artifacts that you would never get to see, you know, firsthand if you weren't in the White House and. Pain white wine, Donald drinks. I didn't have any of it. But there was great food looked like at a great spread. And then we were there at the at the entrance to the residents and waiting for the president. And the first lady to come down, which they did. In fact, do so let me share some of these pictures over on the livestream. If you're watching there, I'll describe them for those of you listening on the radio, this is a picture actually after the event behind us is the White House and all its glory through some of the shrubbery. And it's Gabby in me. And we're standing there. Very happy. Just had a great experience. A nice guy from Texas was out there any agreed to take our picture, which is very nice of him. So this is actually after we came out of the White House. This is outside of the White House as well as the side entrance. I hadn't gone in that way before the the other time that I'd been there was the front entrance to get into the East Room. But this was the site interest, which was very cool. This is Gabby and her gown leaving and hears me. Pinstripe suit. And here's Gabby with a Christmas tree. I think there were fifty nine Christmas trees there at the White House all of them real and all of them in all their glory. They were wonderful. Here's a picture of the president. He and the first lady did come down from the residents. They addressed us. We were just a couple of feet away from him. And he just greeting us in thanks for coming in so many. I see some faces in the room that have been very helpful to the agenda, and I I got sort of a a nod in Malaysia standing right behind in the first lady looking just great. Then this, of course, is a picture of Gabby getting a selfie to prove that she's right there as the president the first lady, you're speaking. And again, we're just a few feet away. And there must have been two hundred people behind us you'll all lined up to see the president hears comments. And then the first lady at the behest of the president said a few words and merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah and happy holidays and happy new year. Thanks for coming pleasing joy, and the spread all her idea was was all very nice. Here's a picture of me in front of the gingerbread White House. Didn't realize it was gingerbread at the time probably set it right there somewhere. But I it and had I known I would've tried to eat one of the columns would that have been wrong. Do you think? Martin. Would it have been wrong to e part of the red White House while I was there? Nah. I don't think so come on dude hungry. I can just go ahead. Okay. Yeah. So there's me there's Gabby in front of the White House than Jude the gingerbread White House, and then the picture of us and behind us is right. Where the president was just standing in that the the right carpet with the gold around. It is what leads to the stairs that leads to the residents where the president the first lady live, and again, here's that I picture again. So I I it was just a great time. It was a great get together. I also got to get a very cool selfie. Well there with with a guy who's just rummaging around Mike guy doing. I actually didn't say that this, of course, if you're watching on the on the livestream. You know, who this is if you're not watching the livestream in and many thousands of your not I am now showing you picture of yours truly and Dr Ben Carson saw him walking around the housing urban development secretary, obviously brain surgeon extraordinaire, and he's just a good guy. We've had on the show several times and it just a regular guy. Just hanging out of me saved many many lives of these hands. And and as done a great job. I believe as the HUD secretary. Redeveloping some areas where they're downtrodden. They're urban areas are low income areas and giving people an opportunity for the American dream, and we just hung Africa couple of minutes. He knew who I was we he'd been on the show several times, and I reminded him that he said he really likes coming on the show. And I appreciate him taking the time. And there's one more that I want to show you which was a picture that I thought we had to have. And it was in front of a painting and the painting is for my money. This guy was the best president in my lifetime. Although the current guy in the White House agenda-wise policy-wise is giving them a run for his money. But it's it's president Ronald Reagan. That's the portrait there and Gabby and me standing in front of it and just a picture that we had to have. So again, thank you very much. Mr president. Thank you to the first lady for having us. It was quite an experience. If you get a chance to go to the White House in any context. It it is it is not. Well, it's a it's a an infrequent thing. Seldom thing that happens that you get invited to go in and spend time with the with the first lady in the president. And and be the residents and walk around waiting to the residents, but be near the residents and walk around and all that I get that. But you can go to the White House and do a tour with your family and go enjoy this is the people's house. You should go there. You should go. Check it out, and we feel very privileged who've had the opportunity to go and do that. And by the way, the getting in there about five different security checks, you show your idea every time there was a dog there that smell jer yet to go through something. And I guess it's some sort of a a high tech scan of what you might or might not have did not vigor shoes off not figure belts off the line was not very long. And it was inside of a tent in case the weather was too cold probably forty five or fifty on on Thursday in Washington. So again, just a great experience. Glad that we had it. And so happy to share it with you. If you watch or listen during the week already seen those pictures of it's redundant, I apologize. But at a pretty proud dad having brought my daughter there. We had a good time. Let me go we go back to the phone lines and Salo and welcome to line two. It's Dan holding in Syracuse wanting to talk about insurance pre existing conditions ObamaCare that of course, ruled unconstitutional yesterday in a in a federal court in Dallas it'll end up in the supreme court again. So barbecue doesn't go away mmediately, but just re reestablishing it for those of you who are listening now in our three. This is something we've been talking about earlier in the program. Dan, what's on your mind? Hi, hi, Joe. Good afternoon. I'm in our too. So I hope you haven't spoke about this. Everybody's talking about ObamaCare. You know, the the the, you know, the the option where the where you're not supposed to where you're. The the individual mandate and the pre existing condition. Three existing condition. Right. Well with insurance I mean, you shouldn't really have a pre existing condition. Because would you buy collision insurance? You know, if you already had a collision and or life insurance when you're dead, and they had the hard to do. Yeah. And and the only thing I wanted to say is that last night on the news. They said there was like one hundred thirty five million people with preexisting conditions in the US. That's a lot of people. It's a lot of money. Isn't it? Who's who says that I think I heard on Fox News? Mayor is no frigate way that more than a third of our population is a pre existing condition. I would find that to be very difficult to believe. Well, that's what they said. Maybe it was maybe it was three five million. I could have gotten it wrong. Okay. But but either way I mean, if you if insurance continues in follows you through your entire life, which is what I propose then I mean, when you have need for it'll be there, the idea that that we just don't have it anymore after we leave this job or go to that job. We have to change the way that we even think about insurance it should be something that follows us for the time. We're born through our our employment leaving jobs doesn't change. The fact you have insurance different school doesn't change. The fact you have insurance or doing it wrong in this country. I agree. The only thing I'm saying is that insurance companies set their rates according to future conditions, and if they want preexisting conditions covered probably they should be a governmental entitlement because it just because how can you set your rates correctly? If you can't really plan for it. You know? The insurance companies earn sending the rates correctly. Anyway, I mean, they just screwed us everybody after two thousand nine when this was passed. I mean, they absolutely screwed us. That's that's the truth. I'm paying fifty percent more now. And my deductible is three times what it used to be. And there's no reason for it. The reason that they can do that is because the government forced all of us to go and buy their product. It's nuts. I listen. I appreciate the phone call. I really do when it comes to to pre existing Republicans are not trying to get rid of it. Democrats are lying saying that they're trying to get rid of it. That's not true. It is. It's a fallacy. They said that for the election. Many people believe that that's why I believe the house went back to the Democrats, although the Republicans gained in the Senate at some point. We have to realize that ObamaCare did way more harm than it ever. Will do good. It's gotta go away. We've got to come up with something better something that makes sense. And no I disagree with them. There should not be a government entitlement for pre existing conditions. I disagree. I do believe that everybody should should go and get into some sort of a an exchange system privately. Again. I've heard this what it's called. But it's some sort of faith based organization that they pull all their money together. It covers everybody for everything, and it has no government ties whatsoever. No government subsidy. The government does a bad job in managing anything. Budgetarily period of story. There is no balanced budget. Every state has to have a balanced budget. For some reason the federal government doesn't have to their checkbook can be the red forever. And they never have to answer to anybody. That's bs. I don't want the government to heal healthcare. They've done horribly with it. They've done horribly with the VA done horribly with social security that horribly with. Medicare than horribly with Medicaid, the government does a bad job. When it takes our money says are going to do good with it. Let us do. Good. Let the community do good. Let us gather together outside of the government realm. And and do what's right when it comes to healthcare? It's actually a very simple process. It's one eight hundred five zero one seventy eighty joepags dot com. They're.
"press corps" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Seven sixty K F NBA is the number. You got a ton of stuff. We're going to talk about over the course of the next hours, and that'll include no doubt news, it'll break and change in move. We got a I little bit of news here. So Mick Mulvaney is going to go in as the acting chief of staff for the president. I liked that pick a lot. I like it a whole lot not the least a witch because when the president wants them to be the acting chief of staff, and he's okay with that. But I like it because he's a he's a former congressman from the state of South Carolina. And he is somebody who whenever you see him, and it's not often. Hopefully, it'll be more more frequently whenever you see him doing press availabilities, he has just complete disdain for the press. He just he just looks at them like the leeches, and the the harpies that they are at that White House press corps. So you know, what I think it's either. It's terrific that he's going to be in that position. He has done a great job just just sticking it to the PB, which is the most undemocratic, or I should say the least democratic institution ever created by by government. And you look at this. And you look at MC Mulvaney coming in here is the acting chief of staff, I think that is a smart move, actually, really happy. It's not Chris Christie. I'm actually really happy. It's not Newt. I don't know anybody else who might have been a guy did not want it to be Jared. See I'm just going to be. I see. I like Trump's policies. I think the president is an interesting person. But I am just so over palace intrigue and drama and all of that. I don't want Jared Kushner involved in anything else. Jared Kushner got the prison reform thing. Accomplished. And as far as I'm concerned. It's like just stop. I am suffering from Jared Kushner, poisoning and vodka poisoning and all family Trump poisoning. I just I do not I just want to see the president do the job of executing the the executive branch of government. I don't want to see all the other personality stuff going on. I think Mick Mulvaney is a smart pick. I think he's a way better fit as chief of staff, then John Kelly was a John Kelly coming out of the military. He expects or expected a certain amount of professionalism by the people he'd be interacting with. And that that press corps that White House. Press corps is the least professional group of people on the planet. And they're just it's a terrible cadre of individuals who are only looking for the free lunch and the Christmas party. And then they're going to continue to write horror flick things about the efforts being made at the White House to to to make America great again. And so that's that's not. That's not. That's not the job of chief of staff. The chief of staff is supposed to be in charge of personnel. The chief of staff think think of the president as the owner of the team. The chief staff is the general manager of the team and his job is to manage personnel. And I think the fact that Mulvaney he's got as much experience as he had in the in the congress is good because he can interface with Republicans and Democrats at the house level, and at the Senate level he can figure out what the legislative priorities have got to be. He can offer a consistent message to advance a good agenda. He's going to be strong. I think on messaging when you have another supreme court Justice picked come up all those sorts of things are important for the chief of staff to be front and center on because what happens is when the president's not available to answer questions inevitably these people, go and corner. The chief of staff is he's walking around the White House. Reporters do and say, okay. What's the story? What's going on with the how is this going to happen? And the chiefs stacking go, here's our plan. This is what we intend to do. This is where intend to get to. And I'll keep you guys in the loop. That's a good thing. Eight hundred seven sixty eight hundred seven sixty five thirty six to I want to open with something. That's that's not necessarily burning up topic here. But I think it's an interesting time of year. And I think it's interesting to to look at other other stories that are out there, and I'm not laughing, but I'm kind of laughing. Months after allowing girls into the program. The boy scouts of America are facing bankruptcy. Isn't that shocking? Not not another American institution fallen victim to the left's relentless culture wars as a bombshell report indicates that the boy scouts of America's now facing bankruptcy. The venerable organization was bullied into accepting girls last year and announced a rebranding of the more inclusive BSA which would go into effect in early two thousand nineteen the first such overhaul and it store eight hundred and eight year history. Shift was another easy win for those seeking to make others bowed their ideology, notes one blogger on this. So I think it's I think it's interesting that that's the case. When you when you consider what it is. That's that's now happening in our country. So the boy scouts of America they buffalo. They get pushed. They get hammered into admitting girls and suddenly now they're going under. Who else is going under his Johnson and Johnson holy cow baby powder, gives you cancer because of the as Bastos in it. I look. I don't think I've really used baby powder since I was a baby again, I don't think I ever used it since I was an infant. I think I've used it. A handful of times when the cat box needs freshening up. I'll throw a little baby powder and their God. If I've exposed by cats to as best it's now, I feel really badly. Can we get a cat settlement on on that problem? But but now you find out today it all it's all come out because of these lawsuits and did you see look at Johnson and Johnson look at the stock price for J and J at one point. It was down like fourteen bucks a share. I don't know where it ended up closing. But somebody was saying they lost forty billion in market cap off of this because you're going to have thousands and thousands of lawsuits and the problem is just like what big tobacco just like with the smoking. And what you saw happen when the cigarette companies covered up the damage that smoking, and the very idea that anybody at any time in history thought inhaling smoke was health benefit is crazy. But the fact that the tobacco companies sat on that evidence for all those decades while people were dying is scary. The fact that Johnson and Johnson apparently new in the in the day an indication in the fifties. An indication in the sixties they sat on reports in the seventies. Saying. There's no you don't have to worry about it. There's no as best as in in the in the baby powder. I'll no there was. And in fact, do you know how Johnson and Johnson got into the baby powder business? The way they did was originally Johnson. And Johnson originally I'm talking way back in the beginning of time. They used to sell. Plasters? So you would you would take these mustard plasters and things like that. When you were sick to breathe in breathe in the mustard fumes. It would help clear out your sinuses. All that kind of stuff, and what they would sell his pre-prepared plasters that you would put on your chest when you're sick. And then they found that the mustard was actually irritating the skin because it's it's it's not corrosive. But it's an irritant it stings. So then Johnson and Johnson's started shipping out talk talcum powder. Basically two people to put where they had had the mustard plaster, and it turned out that mom's discovered that that powder was really good to handle diaper rash. And thus was born an entire industry and baby powder. But nobody knew anything about there being as best as Senate. Because apparently when you when you mine this stuff, it's very close cousin is the stuff that's in as best this. And you gotta figure out a way to separate it now allegedly. According to the reporting, I read that's not a problem anymore. But. According to the reporting, I read. Some of the stuff's getting mind at China. So who the hell knows what's in that? Really? I mean, I don't know. I do know this company is taking a savage beating. Did you see what their stock price was today? How bad was it? How far down was John down fourteen eighty four. Oh, my fourteen bucks a share. That's a that's a that's a severe beating the that is a severe beating. So yet another iconic American business taking it in the shot. That's a that's a tough deal. I am wondering if you know you now are you now changing transitioning off of talk or you know, logger using talcum powder to feel refreshed. Eight hundred seven sixty eight hundred seven sixty five three six two once upon a time. Microwaved fish was the biggest workplace aggravation somebody who would go into the kitchen and microwave fish was the problem. Now, we have an entirely new problem. We have a new crisis in the workplace, and I can guarantee you this is the sort of a crisis. That is got an age split written all over it's going to depend on your age as to whether or not you are annoyed by it. It is going to depend on your station in life to determine whether or not you are perplexed by this. Ladies and gentlemen. The new workplace crisis. Vaping. Vaping on the job on the job vaping on the job is now the new office outrage. It used to be microwaving fish, and it used to be annoying ringtones. Now, it's vaping. Crazy. Crazy. I'm going to get into this in a couple of minutes because I think it's an important story. I think it's a huge story actually because it talks about the direction of our life..
"press corps" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Fears law firm joining us as he most often does unless he's taking a nap or dead. Thank god. Neither is the case tonight bulldog. How are you? I'm doing great. I'm napped up, buddy. Thanks. Thanks for being here with us. Well, I mean, it's a shame. There's nothing really to talk about tonight. Nah, we're where where what are we start on the nothing? Do we start with Jeff Sessions? Do we start with the results last night? Do we start with the news that just was released? Jim Acosta has now had his credentials cancel for the White House press corps, and after after his activities today, can you really blame the White House. You can't blame him at all. I mean, I've watched that video twice. And I think it's hilarious. Larrea stupidity out there. And and you know, what's amazing is what is CNN MSNBC in the left media. Are they what are they gonna do about a man mistreating a woman like that over a microphone, and it's it's the hashtag metoo era to the you could call that physical assault on woman. And you know, what cracks me up is is to have one Williams. I've watched him tonight. To trying to defend it by saying. Well, Donaldson used to yell at Ronald Reagan. Sam Donaldson, never even acted jerks. He never acted the way confidence here is the president of the United States. And you know, what s your question get your answer and move on. No trying to Paris and humiliate. The president a press meeting inside. It's like, hey, I'm is important as you. Sorry. You're not you're CNN reported. You're not the president of the United States. I mean, it's truly amazing. And I think it's the classic thing. You know, you get more with the Honey and sugar than you do with vinegar is why what what why if I if I was the press corps White House press more, I would suck up to the president more. He gets more. You do your job more effect, right? And you can ask questions in a more respectful way. You can still ask the same question. It's all how you phrase it. And once the president wants the president has answered the question, maybe not to your satisfaction. Like, you're the judge Jerry next cue Schnur? But he's question to ask. That's his answer. It's not going to change. Jim. Right. It is. I I actually agree with Trump. I mean, why would you what that guy to be your guy at the White House? If you're seeing it it actually makes no sets it makes no sense. And he is a jerk. I mean, he's he's he's a, and you know, I I think it's great the way Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the president handle the media. I mean, I mean, you know, they deserve it. I mean, they do serve out there. Put up with their crap. Here's a statement from Sarah Huckabee Sanders tonight, President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his administration. We will however never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman. Just trying to do our job as a White House intern. Wow. How how how more to the point this conduct is absolutely unacceptable? She goes on is also completely disrespectful to the reporters colleagues. And this is another point not to allow them on opportunity to ask a question because there's a limited amount of time. It's not infinite amount of time. The president has been more transparent and more accessible president any president than I can ever recall. Eric absolutely President Trump is given the press more access than any president in history, contrary to CNN's assertions. There is no greater demonstration of the president's support for free press in the event he held today only they would attack the president for not supporting a free press, and that's gonna be they're gonna attack him for not supporting a free press, not supporting the first amendment to the Bill of rights and the constitution. All because this jerk got kicked out of the White House press corps. Yeah. I tell you something else too. I find hysterically funny is when the next guy wanted to ask a question decided he was. Is going to try to defend the CNN guy. Trump coast. I don't really I don't really like you. Oh, he was going other reporters, which they were being rude. And you know, you know, Trump what he goes out there to get on a helicopter key stops, many press conferences off the coffee can barely hear the questions because Marine One is roaring just a few steps away. And yet he does his best to answer as many questions as possible. That guy. He goes, you know, I don't really like you. And and from the side of Democrats and people who don't like President Trump Kim him calling. Somebody rude is like, wow, you play the card. Trumpets. He is funny. You do a very good job. Either. I'd say this all the time, Gary Jeff Trump works if I'm really nice, the Trump Trump would say something. Nice back. Trump disbarred lawyer. The way I have never been disbarred. I would say something like that. You be somebody. Let me be nice. You say, oh, you do really good in. Softening your show. Center. Bartenders? And by the way, your show sucks too. Trumped up Detroit. I'm going to be your friend. Are going out. Insults. You it was interesting to see how the stock market reacted to the fact that this. This thing is over for now. And there's some certainty that there's not gonna be a whole lot of great change going on with the split congress. So I mean, somebody last night was telling me Eric somebody out last night was telling me, you know, what if if the Republicans hold either the Senator the house, it's going to be bad for the Mark. I'm going how this was probably the best result for the guys on the wall and broad today. Right. Let me tell you something. Everybody knows that palace politics. The Republican House of representatives in in in the Republican controlled Senate did not get squat done got done was Trump. Will they got a tax Bill? But what really got done was what Trump did with the supreme court and deregulations in his ten. Let's face. It Paul Ryan. And the Republican House suck. So. Under democratic control except the subpoenas in all the political stuff which politically is going to help Trump. So a there's going to be no laws passed or not no difference. At Republicans kept out. What what's going to help him isn't twenty twenty because with the Democrats nineteen if the president come twenty twenty the American public's going to have enough of it? I mean American Jerry will re elect Trump. So politically in my opinion. What happened last night helped good Wall Street? Yeah. Was good for the president. Good. For Wall Street. Paul Ryan never passed any legislation. Probably good for America. I mean, let's be faced. Yeah. Right. All right. Well, let's we'll we'll talk a little bit more about this the bulldog barking before midnight on the nightcap on this Wednesday after the two thousand eighteen midterms. If you're nice to the president, you know, he's a good guy. If if you're not if you attack the president, oh, he's a child molester. Hang on more in just a moment on seven hundred wwl w. No one should live. Life is on lighten pile of ignorance, Bill.
"press corps" Discussed on Super Station 101
"A referring to what we now know about his incipient alzheimer's during his last years in office harbor she phrase that while that we know any such thing president reagan was was diagnosed with alzheimers years after he left the white house he was the most successful president of the 20th century and i don't think there's the slightest reason to think that he was suffering from symptoms of alzheimer's says when he was in the white house but in any bad dr jackson says no you know if there was any impairment from that source or any other would show up on the test but the white house press corps still not satisfied let's roll the next plan does this president off about how you could call it predescessors songchol to be as fit as barack obama was and a second question do you keep a tally of how much the all the us president plays that is something that office repeatedly does not tell us you keep a tally and you consider that exa son i know i've not had that conversation no i don't keep a tally in yes like everything else being on the golf course there is a certain amount of exercise involved in there the tech to jackson has out about enough of he had suffered he answered those questions pretty brusquely i think bushes positives from it at the first question this reporter has got is have you talked with uh president trump about how he might undertake to be as physically fit as his predecessor barack obama it's obama's been gone now for a year but the white house press corps is still morning his absence they are still worshipping at the shrine of a president whose lack of success can only be explained by the fact that he wasn't trying to do a good job for america he doesn't much like america thanks were too powerful to rich didn't really try to advance our interests overseas or to strengthen our economy at hall but in any event i i suppose by the way of if trump was going to try to match uh barack obama's level of a physical fitness i suppose one thing he can do is take up smoking i i don't know that something they they didn't ask about and then of course.
"press corps" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"press corps" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"When i get the the move of trolling i get the move of scoring rhetorical points but like just truly when does the spin stop and when does the trolling stop it or do we just live in a world where that's all there is on i don't know i mean you can ask the left the second they stopped pushing narratives aaa the right probably won't either so it's it's not like there's there's a certain somewhat of a symbiotic relationship i think between a political media uh and and political affiliations and i don't know i mean if yeah the second the second these stop pochun will stop poking back so it's just a gnanathurai you did two now i mean there's there's definitely i think media right now america's is someone of a battlefield where the left day is trying to control the narrative and the right is trying to control the narrative and there's always going to be that back and forth they're always has been is it all just narratives i mean isn't one of the narratives more true than the other one like if the left wants to push the narrative you've said this couple times that the left wants to push the narrative that the trump campaign was in bed with the russians whether the left wants to push that narrative or not isn't that a separate question from whether it's true well rather than screening about trump the russians continues the i mean yearly hillary there were there were also articles talking about how hillary clinton's campaign had far more in deep ties to the russians then i then trump and why hasn't that been all over the papers but that's a talking point like literally i'm asking you as a human being don't you worry about whether it's true.
"press corps" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"Uh ending with an a yeah that entered and you said it with him so that's a little bit more than playing are apps on singing along to it yeah well it's a different you know i've i personally i also don't think words have i mean i if i had a dollar for every time i was called faggot i really don't think that that words have any power if you don't give them power but again with that specific instance they didn't even mention me you sing along end aid to every word of the song the problem the day specifically have incited was that that music was meant for me and i'll i'll never forget that and so do you do you not believe that there such a thing as hate speech or a speech that can hurt people or be offensive to people i don't know i mean you know i've i've been uh recently of the actual small groups of of 15yearold white nationalist in this country have been attacking me relatively relentlessly on twitter it's annoying do i do i think that a a my incapacitated an and not getting out of bed because of it no it hurts right to be called names it's it's obnoxious it does it doesn't hurt did it hurt you you were younger i mean i'll be i mean i hit being called names always hurts you're i think younger kids but again i mean i i did grow up in the inner city of has heard wary a your relatively frequently even though i wasn't out at the time very frequently called faggot very frequently called a honky in a cracker so you know i i sort of personally became desensitized to it to name calling.
"press corps" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"And i i do think that a lot of if you actually observe that room in these these sort of old guard media people it's a room full of performance artists so what exactly am i doing that differently aside from not complying to the served narrative or a national plotline that they're working off of what one thing they would say as they are pursuing the truth do put any stock in that i i really don't see any more legitimacy in what they're doing then than ideally what i'm doing and i i will note that i haven't even asked a question yet at this point in my my trolling so to speak is is literally confined to just being in the room which apparently really trigger slim so your job in that room is not to dig up new information on is anybody's job in that room to really dig up information has anybody but able to find out something that hasn't been already printed a million times in the new york times the wall street journal able to actually get new information from those briefing room and they didn't even interview us so they they interviewed everybody well i have to say andrew let's to stop right here and asked this question there's a caveat that a lot of white house reporting has nothing to do with the briefing room first of all what is this guy doing there so i think of trolling as trying to incite a specific reaction and so a lot of what he's doing there is just by being there he is getting people to react and that has been successful i think part of his premise is true there is a performance of aspect to that briefing room a lot of the real journalism doesn't happen in that room and so by showing up he's kind of doing almost a send up of the serious journalist persona but there doesn't seem to be much beyond that it's sort of seems to be that's the shik so why is he.
"press corps" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"Oh absolutely someone when they have that remade greatest fleet speaking a source more yet battalion from one world trade center in manhattan this is the new yorker radio hour a coproduction of wnyc studios and the new yorker i'm david rim nicon you're listening to the new yorker radio our andrew maran's has been reporting to the new yorker on the new brand of conservatism the donald trump has brought to washington people formerly on the fringes of the right wing and one of those is a young blogger at name lucien winter which in 2016 winch which began writing for the protrump websites called the gateway pundit and a big part of what he does is trolling basically hill mock women hill mock minorities liberals trans people overweight people you name it winter each himself is gay and he made up the hashtag twigs for trump pretty much anything to generate a little outrage said that you never know how much of what he's saying is real lucien winch which is now right at the centre of american politics as gateway pundits white house correspondent he had no professional experience and reporting and he writes a lot about his confrontations with other white house correspondents' enter moran sat down with him in our studio in april it is clear and i don't know that you would denied us that your beat as a white house correspondent is a little bit different from other people speeds i mean i think most people from the sort of more traditional media they're going in there having sort of background conversations with high administration officials trying to get to the bottom of what's happening at the white house what their connections may or may not be to the russians you're you're not doing that stuff but here's the thing if you have an entire room of reporters he'll in in on this to a humorously synchronized way are asking the exact same questions over and over and over ba essentially performing to the american people and telling the american people what they need to be asking i'm obviously not going to do that.
"press corps" Discussed on No Agenda
"Very roy that was very weak for mr lee very weak this is the way i don't hear all this that he said i don't hear them because they're not saying anything that has taken the knee with everybody else no the i haven't absurd there's one or two but i have not seen any players say anything about it but the white house press corps is using it to stir stir up shit pair varying frying yesterday while he is i mean that's addict question that is a dig westjet no man that is a very dick quit that is bear i have to say though it amongst the press corps viewer there i'm sure you'd get a kick out of good way zimmer was disease louise did you say louie i just said that in my life i like it but it is like louise louise abe i was pretty funny yeah i move on to uh to russia well before that maybe we should do alicia short tribute to hugh hefner were just drop dead in ninety one did you unanswered questions about this about as it is national causes but i'm wondering whether he died in the saddle a shift services goal that is that would be the goal to have that'd be the story and the s well i get that can of a story century mentality is that now there was did he in the saddle a which has not been answered we i have a little thing from cbs your bone.
"press corps" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"Well no one person who has they alternate time secret clarence is who the president rising not estates cause he's the one that can push the buttons and nuclear button with the permission of anyone shop it gets to know everything well and first of all it's it's it's ridiculous that anyone would try and make the allegation that the president is the one to worry about these leagues are clearly coming from outside the administration to destroyed in the straight and it is an attack on the administration on directed attack on the administrator now that being said and do the fact that donald trump has expanded the number of people in the white house press corps will he be asked that question and answer it honestly when one of the you out though shows ask him are there extraterrestrial sf and so that i can't give on the air earned some kind of small me joke but i'm not gonna statement okay yeah i just i own all just pass for now see how we go from serious to fun just a matter of looking trends yes just just just the light and up but and and it's the reason that there were serious doubts here is that you would have there's no way to do this without the knowledge and and essentially bite by default consent of the people who are running this to prep if there with holding he information from the president.
"press corps" Discussed on WTMA
"Within those departments and it happened then it and two of happened with the improve all of the people who were running those departments plain and simple that part of it is plain and simple there's no way around it we can parade that it's not true we should we show prayed that this is not happening so one person who has be alternate secret clarence is who the president rising done state this is the one that can push the but the it we're button with all the permission anyone it's so everything well and first of all it's it's it's ridiculous been anyone would try and make the allegation that the president is the one to worry about these leagues are clearly coming from outside the administration the destroyed image for and it is an attack on the administration on directed attack on the administration now that being said and do the fact that donald trump has expanded the number of people in the white house press corps will he be asked that question and answer it honestly when one of the you out though shows ask him are there extraterrestrial earth some kind of small mean job but i'm not going to say it okay yeah i just i own all just pass for now you know we go from serious to fun just that look right yes just the the light it up but again it's the reason that there were serious doubts here is that you would have there's no way to do this without the knowledge and and essentially biden by default consent of the people who are running missed a part if there with holding he information from the president.
"press corps" Discussed on KKAT
"Well no one person who has they alternate top seeded clarence is so the president resume nine states cause he's the one that can push the but a nuclear button with out the permission of anyone it gets to know every well and first of all it's it's it's ridiculous that anyone would try and make the allegation of the president is the one to worry about these leagues are clearly coming from outside the administration to destroyed in the straight and it is an attack on the administration on directed attack on the a bonus ration now that being said and do the fact that donald trump has expanded the number of people in the white house press corps will he be asked that question and answer it honestly when one of the you i follow shows ask him are there extraterrestrial so earth some kind of swarming joke but i'm not going to say it like okay yeah i just i on all just pass for now seen we go from serious to fun just a matter of little trends yes just just just a light that up but again it's the reason that there were serious doubts here is that you would there's no way to do this without but knowledge and and essentially biden by default consent of the people.