25 Burst results for "Seth Dillon"

Jenna Ellis: 'It's a Great Day for Free Speech'

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:51 min | 3 months ago

Jenna Ellis: 'It's a Great Day for Free Speech'

"Yesterday, Elon Musk bought Twitter. That sounds like a joke. It's like a Babylon bee headline. Elon Musk zillionaire bought Twitter for 67 gazillion dollars. Do you have any thoughts on that today the day after this happened? Because I find myself feeling generally like, hey, that's a great thing. But there's a I just have a lot of questions about it. I just wondered if you had any ideas about it. Oh, it's a great day for free speech, and it is absolutely a great thing. And I think ironically, you mentioned Babylon B and that seemed to be the catalyst when the Babylon be the satire site was suspended on Twitter. Elon Musk, of course, had done that interview with about one B loves all of their work and started talking to Seth Dillon, who's the CEO. And actually had a conversation with him saying, should I offer to buy Twitter? I mean, this is ridiculous. And so what the left is melting down over in people who are so concerned that somehow billionaire Elon Musk is owning Twitter when they didn't really care that Jack Dorsey was running Twitter, then what they're concerned about is that Elon Musk has openly said that he is a free speech absolutist and that he hopes that people who disagree with him will stay on the platform because that's what free speech means. So I think this is a watershed moment in American history because we have not only the government that's forbidden by the constitution to infringe on constitutionally protected speech and free speech. But we've seen that the tech oligarchs have gotten around that and private companies have censored public forums and with Elon Musk saying I'm going to buy one of the top 5 platforms V top platform for political speech. This is going to revolutionize what we can actually discuss and debate

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Twitter Employee Mutiny Rises Amid Elon Musk's New Role

The Trish Regan Show

02:19 min | 4 months ago

Twitter Employee Mutiny Rises Amid Elon Musk's New Role

"Of an explosive issue as we go into next month. Let me repeat that title 42, which has been in place since March 20 20 by the Trump administration. It will be repealed, I believe the date is May 23rd. So everybody's gearing up for some big challenges. You know, look, it's possible. It's possible that maybe the Biden administration will say, huh, that's not a good idea. Maybe we should put it back in place. I mean, you do have a lot of Democrats, including Maggie Hassan, at a New Hampshire John tester at a Montana. Joe Manchin out of West Virginia, along with Christian cinema, who of course is Arizona saying, you know, this isn't really going to work. And we can't actually have an end to title 42. So the drama lives on. Lots of news speaking of drama going on over at Twitter, Elon Musk of course, as we reported the other day, has taken a 9.2% stake in the company and that has a lot of employees. All you know is kind of nervous, kind of mad, kind of upset, threatening to quit, there's kind of a mutiny if you would going on over there at Twitter because Elon Musk is now joining the board. He's been asked to join the board and people are upset about that. They shouldn't be. They really shouldn't be, but nonetheless, this is such the world in which we live. And so according to a Washington Post article, the CEO of Twitter had a kind of ask me anything conversation or is going to have an ask me anything conversation with Elon Musk he had one himself Elon Musk is apparently going to address employees to address some of their concerns, but fundamentally, I think the problem here is ideology, right? For some reason, the left has thought it was absolutely okay to trample over any viewpoint that they didn't agree with. And that's what's been permitted on Twitter that's been permitted within the culture and it's gotten so out of hand that Elon Musk is coming along and saying, okay, this isn't working. It's not working for society. We can't even have humor anymore. Don't forget badly on B, which is a fantastic site. I encourage you, I encourage you to go and look at it, started by a great group of guys, Seth Dillon is running the company and the CEO there. And Elon Musk apparently loves

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:09 min | 5 months ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"I want to go through this one story in particular. So what does satire? Satire, in many different ways, is how we're able to interpret otherwise confusing events. It's the use of humor or irony or some form of exaggeration to expose or criticize people's stupidity. They're ignorance. Satire best done is when it's right on the edge. You're unable to decipher the news of the day from satire. Now there's a great website that does this Babylon bee. They've been getting a lot of notoriety lately well deserved. My friend Seth Dillon runs Babylon bee and does a phenomenal job. I mean, some of the headlines from Babylon bee speak for themselves, such as nation wishes we had our own oil we could dig up with big machines than could transport it around with some kind of pipeline. Or this one. Biden says gas prices are not his fault unless they go back down again. It's so close to the truth. You almost have to do a second glance. You have to do a double take. Is that satire, or is that news of the day? One of these stories that I saw this morning before I looked at the source, I couldn't tell if it was satire or whether it was actually a position of our government to try to solve a looming nuclear Holocaust that could be happening right now in Europe. Regardless of your opinion, what's happening in Russia and Ukraine, this is a 9 11 style moment in the sense that it's going to completely reconfigure the geopolitics in Europe for a generation. And when I saw this story, I said this has to be satire. This can't be true. There is no way that our government would actually do this. And that is, of course, in this should put all of your minds at ease everybody. This should give you a peace of mind that while there might be nuclear war lumen. Don't worry, we are sending our brightest, we are sending our best. To go negotiate and solve the looming border crisis, the Biden regime is sending. Camela, Harris.

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Kamala Harris Going Overseas to Save the World From Nuclear Holocaust

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:10 min | 5 months ago

Kamala Harris Going Overseas to Save the World From Nuclear Holocaust

"I want to go through this one story in particular. So what does satire? Satire, in many different ways, is how we're able to interpret otherwise confusing events. It's the use of humor or irony or some form of exaggeration to expose or criticize people's stupidity. They're ignorance. Satire best done is when it's right on the edge. You're unable to decipher the news of the day from satire. Now there's a great website that does this Babylon bee. They've been getting a lot of notoriety lately well deserved. My friend Seth Dillon runs Babylon bee and does a phenomenal job. I mean, some of the headlines from Babylon bee speak for themselves, such as nation wishes we had our own oil we could dig up with big machines than could transport it around with some kind of pipeline. Or this one. Biden says gas prices are not his fault unless they go back down again. It's so close to the truth. You almost have to do a second glance. You have to do a double take. Is that satire, or is that news of the day? One of these stories that I saw this morning before I looked at the source, I couldn't tell if it was satire or whether it was actually a position of our government to try to solve a looming nuclear Holocaust that could be happening right now in Europe. Regardless of your opinion, what's happening in Russia and Ukraine, this is a 9 11 style moment in the sense that it's going to completely reconfigure the geopolitics in Europe for a generation. And when I saw this story, I said this has to be satire. This can't be true. There is no way that our government would actually do this. And that is, of course, in this should put all of your minds at ease everybody. This should give you a peace of mind that while there might be nuclear war lumen. Don't worry, we are sending our brightest, we are sending our best. To go negotiate and solve the looming border crisis, the Biden regime is sending. Camela, Harris.

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Financial Guys

The Financial Guys

06:07 min | 11 months ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Financial Guys

"Twelve million followers on twitter or something like that amway more than us get less engagement than we do which is interesting. I'm not sure what accounts for that. Maybe their followers soul now they died. I i don't know but they they have the left has created this situation where everybody is walking on. Eggshells offend anyone so a lot of comedians on the left are currently struggling to to find that place like where what's appropriate even joke about. Everything is considered punching down now. Everything is a stereotype that you're not allowed to even touch with harper poll so comedians. I think are really in a tough spot. And it's creating actually an opportunity for like this revolution in in conservative comedy. You know or at least it doesn't necessarily have to be conservative. It's just anybody who's willing to save the things you're not supposed to say or make jokes. You're not supposed to make you know. Dacia pels continuing to do that. Right now thriving result of it so it doesn't have to be like christian conservatives doing like you know cheesy clean comedy it can be anybody who's willing to kind of break outside of those rules. I don't think comedians should be put in those boxes where everything is off limits. So it's a lot of a lot of what they've done to themselves to kind of stifle their own creativity. But i think the other thing. I've played areas. The onions change hands. A couple of times have changed different ownership. that's affected their their content. But you know jokes have to be attached to reality we funny. You talked about that a little bit. you know. there's got to be grain of truth and a lot of the issue. Is some of the jokes that i see coming from the because sometimes they are funny. They're very funny and they always have been but lately just over the last several years. I've noticed a lot of these jokes. They're really based on a narrative not the truth and so there's not as much a you read that it's like that's not really really like how things are like. You're that that's like there's a certain narrative that's trying to say that that's how things are here now joking about that but it's not actually reality and so it doesn't resonate so that might be and the best way to deal with that i think is just continue to there need to be people who have those are unafraid. To say you're not supposed to say and then if people are continuing to do that even when there's all his efforts suppressant silence those voices. It will embolden other people. I think if we also said sir there were just doing the tyrants work for my what's next with a bad one a huge announcements or next steps that we can expansion projects or or anything look forward. Yeah we've got a couple of conversations in the works right now that we can't disclose that could be cool partnerships and collaborations which would be a lot of fun. But i think the main thing for us right now is investing a lot in that. You mentioned that video that the rednecks sitting out there talking about white privilege and you know. I think that. I think that growing that media arm and creating more funny contact like that is going to be huge. You know people are more and more. What's happening on social. Media's people are getting into these video scrolling feeds and they're staying on the app to watch videos and other engaging with links as much reading articles that's really where people's eyes are and the app sort are trying to get people to do that because that's where the monetization that's where people are spending. Add money so. I think that going along with that leaning into that of producing content for that is a big part of our growth strategy moving forward and so we're continuing to look for opportunities to to just build that out to keep it funny..

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Financial Guys

The Financial Guys

08:57 min | 11 months ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Financial Guys

"Media's approach to us has been to treat us as maliciously misleading fake news. The ideas that were our intent is not to make people laugh or think but actually make them believe the wrong things which is just silly and absurd. I mean we're a satire sight but that's the that's the argument that they're making for the purpose of having a steep platform. They're saying these guys shouldn't be on social media because they're spreading misinformation. If you care about this information you'll block these guys and take them down so it's been a real concern of ours for several years and we faced threats to beady platforms de monetize account. Suspended or male check account was just recently suspended. So there's always this conversation about what are the alternatives and my my personal perspective on that is that the the platforms that were currently on. I think we have a right to be on now. When i say that i'm not saying based on like present law but i'm saying based on the fact that these companies like facebook and twitter youtube for all intensive purposes are the digital public square. The modern age like it used to be. The public square was like the street corner of the park. You know like the town comments where you would like gatherer to have conversations and share ideas in today's world. It's different and i know these private companies. Everybody will the companies. They can do whatever they want. Other private companies name very unique position with a very unique power that previously only to state hat. So of my though was that kilby shielded from liability. So it's very problematic situation. I realized that the people whose interests are protected by these companies. Don't think it's a problem out situation but we certainly see it as a problematic situation so well the present law treats them as private companies. That can do whatever they want. I don't think they should be treated that way. I don't love calling for government intervention or anything but there's a lot of ideas on the table like the common carrier of our regulations and stuff like that that justice thomas recently floated. So i don't know there's a whole thing to get into the back to the main question defiant former yes defined as a major concern. I don't think that we should be really exploring alternative platforms so much as being concerned with our right to stay on these platforms. Where the public squares. What's that saying. There's a grain of truth in every joke right. You know there's you when you make a joke. If it's so detached from reality like a satirical joke is new satires like a legitimate enterprise in what news satire does is we make up fake headlines fake stories like a photoshop image and put it out there and it's like a funny with a grain of truth to it story that exaggerates the truth to make a point. Well that's that's what that's what satire is. If it was so divorced from the truth that you could never possibly believe it was true. Nobody would think it was funny. It would be interesting. Just wild random joke out of nowhere. That wasn't connected to reality anyway. The fact that these stories are sometimes. Believable is an indictment of the person. We're satirizing whatever. The thing is that we're satirizing. It means there's some truth to the point that we're making and it should be looking at that. That's the problem instead. They focus on us. When we're the ones who are just making a joke about this real issue so you know that's the interesting thing but the project of satire is not in any way abused when people believe that the stories are true. And it's just that's going to happen. It's going to happen bound to happen. And it doesn't mean that people are stupid necessarily on. Some cases does because depending on the story. The story could be so ridiculous if people believe it's true they're stupid but generally the issue is that's the nature center. I think the fact that reality is so insane that it's so challenging satirize. Ah get something biting satire as an indictment of the crazy people making the world crazy place. How many content people do have our creative stuff is actually in california. We have twenty plus people involved now the business producing either the articles or the video content have teamed video production. Now so it's a mix of people. Yeah but smelting how do you find him. Funny people hilarious some of them come to us honestly our current editor in chief. Kyle kyle man. He submitted articles like the week site launched. He was sending articles. And adam who founded the site was like dude. Cuban comedies are good. And it's actually really weird that that happened because since then we've reached so many millions of people and we do not connect often talent. I mean people will send us ideas and it's just you know come on us but by keep your data not a saturday's most of it's garbage but kyle right off the bat sending good ideas at higher part time originally when i took over the site. I heard fulltime chief. He's super talented. So sometimes it comes to us. It's hard to hire just feel like you know. Put out a job posting on indeed in finding a great writer for the since the these people they seek you out a find you or somebody that we know you know through the industry's very connected to some of our current people that are very talented. You know we have our creative director for example has been in the hollywood world for Provide was a writer for veggietales teen. Titans go so he's got. He's got experience with that. So we have connections to that world and have tapped into some of that talent pool from a profit perspective business perspective. Of course we want to financial for an advertising mainly that from the prophets center is a subscription into the merchandising as wants the recipe secrets. When i took it over. It was just a simple basically a wordpress blog. I mean it was not. It wasn't a custom built website was running on a template theme and was only monetize with google since ads. And you know the monetize. Ed sense by driving lots of traffic. Lots of traffic and can make a little bit of money. But that's a very limited of monetization plan and it has weak points huge weak points if facebook de platforms you. then what. because that's where you're getting all your traffic funnel. So then you kept making or google turned to off often. Doesn't allow you to run those ads. New or your traffic is worthless so we we tried to diversify when i got involved in two thousand eighteen street doing other things. We open up a store selling commerce merchandise. We sweep self publishing have published with major publishers of books. We have a subscription platform. Now where you can subscribe for access to exclusive content and also supreme features like commenting on articles pitching headlines to our our team and our headline forum. Which is fun for people to get involved in the creative process so the subscription platform has grown a lot in that has now become primary revenue driver. Since we've added something paid subscriber so the whole point will we really launched at honestly was not to become like this media company that offers tons of premium content. It's worth ten bucks a month or a hundred bucks a year. The intent was to basically build our own like patriot setup patriotic. you know. we're like contact. creators will say. Hey you know chip in five bucks a month. So i can keep making my art going back to my job if i get three. If i get three hundred people to do that can make a living. you know. well you know we lost. This is basically a way of tapping into our audiences saying look. We have weak points with big tech. We could be deformed formed. We don't wanna have all our eggs in that basket subscribing support us and we'll give you some benefits and some perks so it was originally launched in that way and it's grown dramatic instantly layered in some additional benefits and come up with new ways of providing value adding exclusive content. How many podcasts. You guys have just one specific one multiple different people doing those right now. Just one mediocre. Podcast yeah we have. We have the guys kyle and ethan host our main show. Which is you know this kind of banter back and forth on headlines and our latest viral articles interview notable guests. And did that stuff. So it's fun. it's not like it's not like a comedy show where it's just like one joke after another. It's very relaxed dialogue and the guys are funny and witty so as entertaining you mentioned the onion before it seems like i seen anything from them forever. Gone is the less lost all sense of humor anymore. They sleep at around. they are around of..

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Financial Guys

The Financial Guys

05:08 min | 11 months ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Financial Guys

"One of the things that we've dealt with is this like the media's approach to us has been to treat us as maliciously misleading fake news. The ideas that were our intent is not to make people laugh or think but actually make them believe the wrong things which is just silly and absurd. I mean we're a satire sight but that's the that's the argument that they're making for the purpose of having a steep platform. They're saying these guys shouldn't be on social media because they're spreading misinformation. If you care about this information you'll block these guys and take them down so it's been a real concern of ours for several years and we faced threats to beady platforms de monetize account. Suspended or male check account was just recently suspended. So there's always this conversation about what are the alternatives and my my personal perspective on that is that the the platforms that were currently on. I think we have a right to be on now. When i say that i'm not saying based on like present law but i'm saying based on the fact that these companies like facebook and twitter youtube for all intensive purposes are the digital public square. The modern age like it used to be. The public square was like the street corner of the park. You know like the town comments where you would like gatherer to have conversations and share ideas in today's world. It's different and i know these private companies. Everybody will the companies. They can do whatever they want. Other private companies name very unique position with a very unique power that previously only to state hat. So of my though was that kilby shielded from liability. So it's very problematic situation. I realized that the people whose interests are protected by these companies. Don't think it's a problem out situation but we certainly see it as a problematic situation so well the present law treats them as private companies. That can do whatever they want. I don't think they should be treated that way. I don't love calling for government intervention or anything but there's a lot of ideas on the table like the common carrier of our regulations and stuff like that that justice thomas recently floated. So i don't know there's a whole thing to get into the back to the main question defiant former yes defined as a major concern. I don't think that we should be really exploring alternative platforms so much as being concerned with our right to stay on these platforms. Where the public squares. What's that saying. There's a grain of truth in every joke right. You know there's you when you make a joke. If it's so detached from reality like a satirical joke is new satires like a legitimate enterprise in what news satire does is we make up fake headlines fake stories like a photoshop image and put it out there and it's like a funny with a grain of truth to it story that exaggerates the truth to make a point. Well that's that's what that's what satire is. If it was so divorced from the truth that you could never possibly believe it was true. Nobody would think it was funny. It would be interesting. Just wild random joke out of nowhere. That wasn't connected to reality anyway. The fact that these stories are sometimes. Believable is an indictment of the person. We're satirizing whatever. The thing is that we're satirizing. It means there's some truth to the point that we're making and it should be looking at that. That's the problem instead. They focus on us. When we're the ones who are just making a joke about this real issue so you know that's the interesting thing but the project of satire is not in any way abused when people believe that the stories are true. And it's just that's going to happen. It's going to happen bound to happen. And it doesn't mean that people are stupid necessarily on. Some cases does because depending on the story. The story could be so ridiculous if people believe it's true they're stupid but generally the issue is that's the nature center. I think the fact that reality is so insane that it's so challenging satirize. Ah get something biting satire as an indictment of the crazy people making the world crazy place. How many content people do have our creative stuff is actually in california. We have twenty plus people involved now the business producing either the articles or the video content have teamed video production. Now so it's a mix of people. Yeah but smelting how do you find him. Funny people hilarious some of them come to us honestly our current editor in chief. Kyle kyle man. He submitted articles like the week site launched. He was sending articles. And adam who founded the site was like dude. Cuban comedies are good. And it's actually really weird that that happened because since then we've reached so many millions of people and we do not connect often talent. I mean people will send us ideas and it's just you know come on us but by keep your data not a saturday's most of it's garbage but kyle right off the bat sending good ideas at higher part time originally when i took over the site. I heard fulltime chief. He's super talented. So sometimes it comes to us. It's hard to hire just feel like you know. Put out a job posting on indeed in.

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Financial Guys

The Financial Guys

05:12 min | 11 months ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Financial Guys

"I mean it's always a real concern and it's a threat because one of the things that we've dealt with is this like the media's approach to us has been to treat us as maliciously misleading fake news. The ideas that were our intent is not to make people laugh or think but actually make them believe the wrong things which is just silly and absurd. I mean we're a satire sight but that's the that's the argument that they're making for the purpose of having a steep platform. They're saying these guys shouldn't be on social media because they're spreading misinformation. If you care about this information you'll block these guys and take them down so it's been a real concern of ours for several years and we faced threats to beady platforms de monetize account. Suspended or male check account was just recently suspended. So there's always this conversation about what are the alternatives and my my personal perspective on that is that the the platforms that were currently on. I think we have a right to be on now. When i say that i'm not saying based on like present law but i'm saying based on the fact that these companies like facebook and twitter youtube for all intensive purposes are the digital public square. The modern age like it used to be. The public square was like the street corner of the park. You know like the town comments where you would like gatherer to have conversations and share ideas in today's world. It's different and i know these private companies. Everybody will the companies. They can do whatever they want. Other private companies name very unique position with a very unique power that previously only to state hat. So of my though was that kilby shielded from liability. So it's very problematic situation. I realized that the people whose interests are protected by these companies. Don't think it's a problem out situation but we certainly see it as a problematic situation so well the present law treats them as private companies. That can do whatever they want. I don't think they should be treated that way. I don't love calling for government intervention or anything but there's a lot of ideas on the table like the common carrier of our regulations and stuff like that that justice thomas recently floated. So i don't know there's a whole thing to get into the back to the main question defiant former yes defined as a major concern. I don't think that we should be really exploring alternative platforms so much as being concerned with our right to stay on these platforms. Where the public squares. What's that saying. There's a grain of truth in every joke right. You know there's you when you make a joke. If it's so detached from reality like a satirical joke is new satires like a legitimate enterprise in what news satire does is we make up fake headlines fake stories like a photoshop image and put it out there and it's like a funny with a grain of truth to it story that exaggerates the truth to make a point. Well that's that's what that's what satire is. If it was so divorced from the truth that you could never possibly believe it was true. Nobody would think it was funny. It would be interesting. Just wild random joke out of nowhere. That wasn't connected to reality anyway. The fact that these stories are sometimes. Believable is an indictment of the person. We're satirizing whatever. The thing is that we're satirizing. It means there's some truth to the point that we're making and it should be looking at that. That's the problem instead. They focus on us. When we're the ones who are just making a joke about this real issue so you know that's the interesting thing but the project of satire is not in any way abused when people believe that the stories are true. And it's just that's going to happen. It's going to happen bound to happen. And it doesn't mean that people are stupid necessarily on. Some cases does because depending on the story. The story could be so ridiculous if people believe it's true they're stupid but generally the issue is that's the nature center. I think the fact that reality is so insane that it's so challenging satirize. Ah get something biting satire as an indictment of the crazy people making the world crazy place. How many content people do have our creative stuff is actually in california. We have twenty plus people involved now the business producing either the articles or the video content have teamed video production. Now so it's a mix of people. Yeah but smelting how do you find him. Funny people hilarious some of them come to us honestly our current editor in chief. Kyle kyle man. He submitted articles like the week site launched. He was sending articles. And adam who founded the site was like dude. Cuban comedies are good. And it's actually really weird that that happened because since then we've reached so many millions of people and we do not connect often talent. I mean people will send us ideas and it's just you know come on us but by keep your data not a saturday's most of it's garbage but kyle right off the bat sending good ideas at higher part time originally when i took over the site. I heard fulltime chief. He's super talented. So sometimes it comes to us. It's hard to hire just feel like you know. Put out a job posting on indeed in.

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:55 min | 1 year ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Kojak and we use which is not even true but it says this is incredible. Sometimes it's very funny. The next letter is very funny. This letter is really serious and it really moved me to tears. Says i'd dear eric. I just completed your biography of bonn hoffer thank you for such provocative inspiring challenging read. I'm a catholic priest and so deeply appreciative of your work. I assure you writing and preaching will be different now. You have opened my eyes. Thanks john. I'm not going to say the last name but it's a see i. I wanna tell you folks when i get something like this. You know you write books. I prayed so hard. When i was writing the bond hoffer book that god would use the book for his purposes but eleven years later to get a letter like this that this is a priest saying that his writing in his preaching will be different as a result of reading this book. Now i know it's not. My book is the life of bond hoffer but the idea that i had the privilege of writing the book. So if you're looking for good book let me recommend my bag. Fubon hoffer not. Because i wrote it but because it's the best summation book if you're going to read a book you want his whole life and just be clear you don't have to be a priest or minister to read it. It helps but okay. Here's here's a letter now. This letter is serious. But i found it so funny i said i gotta read this on the air. I'm not going to mention the guy's name. But let's just say it's joe l. This is a real letter. The title in the email was. Your selection of only men is short-sighted and then it's it says dear eric after enjoying your seven men book graduates edition i had misgivings about approving recommending or gifting it and wondered why your picks lacked diversity as the number of women is zero. It's unlikely seven men will inspire female graduates. Your selection of only men is short sighted. Man that hurts. So i had to respond to joe l. And i wrote this. I'm not joking. That's the letter i got. And this is my response. Dear sir perhaps you will find my seven women book more diverse. Here's a link for you to purchase that book. But i must warn you upfront. That seven women does not include any men. I'm not sure what can be done at this point. But i thought you should know. Thanks for your email sincerely. Eric metaxas author. That's a real. That's a real letter. Somebody was upset that my book seven men graduates edition didn't include women and i don't really know how to respond to that because it hurts it stings because seven men. It's a fact folks. i'm not going to deny it. You know when you're when you're when you're wrong you're wrong. Seven men has no women in it. I'm guilty. You are seven women to to double down on my non diversity. Seven women has no men in it. Oh what are you going to do. The books are printed published out. People are buying and reading them and being blessed by them. I'm sorry but you know big man to admit all this. I must thank you. You're welcome thank you my next book coming out. Seven drag icons joan collins. We got share regrets. Unbelievable all right. Let me be clear. Dramatic dot com thirty percent off. If you use the code eric. That's this week only. They extended it this week. Not joking jump on it neutral. Medics dot com thirty percent. Use the code eric.

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:27 min | 1 year ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"They get exclusive access to content that they wouldn't otherwise get so they get like the joke like ten minutes before everybody not necessarily they do get like some. They get like the falling podcast. They get access headline pitching forums and stuff like that But but they're primarily. I think most of those people are subscribing to support us. They've they've they see that you know that we're in. This battle is cancelled culture battle. This you know this effort to censor comedy and supporting us and so we. We appreciate that but as far as the future goes. Look i mean. We're we're trying to get into like you mentioned New mediums were. We're working on animation. We're working on video on so we want to keep finding new ways to bring our message to wherever wherever people are where they're consuming so we're going to continue to try to do that in effective ways and and and so we'll continue to grow in that direction. Well as i say. I've been kind of in this. The comedy in the humor world for so long that. I never thought that i would see the emergence of something as good. I mean you guys aren't just not cheesy. It's brilliant i hanging out and i feel that There's nothing better. You could be doing seth dylan lending your skills as a businessman to this. This is very important and listen to sirius. But it's important to the to the future of freedom and to the future of america that we have a healthy free a culture where we can make fun of things where we can. You know lampoon things that need lampooning. Yeah and frankly without you guys I see almost nothing. It seems to me that to everybody who has a talent in this world will be coming to you and it'll be challenged view to figure out how to use them and how to grow it. Yeah but i do hope that we inspire other people to do their own thing and to do it effectively to in their own way and established during unique voice. I i hope that we do that so that you know i. I say this to people all the time. There's so much of a of a feeling among in our culture where people are trying to silence themselves censor themselves and they're doing the tyrants work for him there you go and i think that I think that everybody needs to be willing to be bullying. Look people used to die for their freedom in this you give up their lives for freedom and we're not willing to give up our twitter accounts We're not we're not willing to get band or potentially lose our job. I'm willing to get on. And i got ben. But that's the whole point is that we need to ride yes to lead. Help lead by sending thing that we're doing do not everybody does then. They can't ban assault right. They can't cancel us all on the can't shut us. All up will leave it right there. Folks that steph dylan the babylon seth thank you so much thank you. You know what alvin said. We should do another fund segment right now. He did ask metaxas okay. We should now do a mister postman. What's that song mistress. i l. Let's just call it. Let's just call it a listener rights. Okay ladies and gentlemen are now a segment of a listener rights listener. No one album. I just got a letter from a listener to give his name. No well it. Rhymes with jack conley. I'm not gonna. I'm not gonna i wouldn't say it. Okay i'll just the initials j. c..

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The Future of Christian Conservative Satire With Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:01 min | 1 year ago

The Future of Christian Conservative Satire With Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon

"As far as the future goes. Look i mean. We're we're trying to get into like you mentioned New mediums were. We're working on animation. We're working on video on so we want to keep finding new ways to bring our message to wherever wherever people are where they're consuming so we're going to continue to try to do that in effective ways and and and so we'll continue to grow in that direction. Well as i say. I've been kind of in this. The comedy in the humor world for so long that. I never thought that i would see the emergence of something as good. I mean you guys aren't just not cheesy. It's brilliant i hanging out and i feel that There's nothing better. You could be doing seth dylan lending your skills as a businessman to this. This is very important and listen to sirius. But it's important to the to the future of freedom and to the future of america that we have a healthy free a culture where we can make fun of things where we can. You know lampoon things that need lampooning. Yeah and frankly without you guys I see almost nothing. It seems to me that to everybody who has a talent in this world will be coming to you and it'll be challenged view to figure out how to use them and how to grow it. Yeah but i do hope that we inspire other people to do their own thing and to do it effectively to in their own way and established during unique voice. I i hope that we do that so that you know i. I say this to people all the time. There's so much of a of a feeling among in our culture where people are trying to silence themselves censor themselves and they're doing the tyrants work for him there you go and i think that I think that everybody needs to be willing to be bullying. Look people used to die for their freedom in this you give up their lives for freedom and we're not willing to give up our twitter accounts We're not we're not willing to get band or potentially lose our job. I'm willing to get on. And i got ben. But that's the whole point is that we need to ride yes to lead. Help lead by sending thing that we're doing do not everybody does then. They can't ban assault right. They can't cancel us all on the can't shut us. All up

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"This is you. Christians are to some extent ostracised and in exile in our present culture. You know there's there's a. There's a very real sense in which we are outsiders. And so the babylon b.'s. Jokes really dispatches from exile you know and i think that's also had that nice alliteration andrew when we get yes alliteration babble on but i can't believe you just referred to the to the to the exile of of israel in responding to these dispatches from exile. That's really good. Yeah that's really deep man. Everybody says you're shallow wrong there. Everybody i wanna talk toilet people. That's really sweet. I was i was this. Show the eric metaxas show. Yeah had a youtube channel where we posted all these Interviews there were filming We had two hundred twenty thousand followers and it was really growing and youtube completely wiped it out took the whole thing down and a lot of people said to me. The reason they did that is because you being effective and the reason. I'm only bring bring it up now is because a lot of that has to do with humor. We joke around lot on this program and we go places that you know a more theologically focused or christian focused program would not go And that is dangerous so humor and people who were able to kind of you know surf in the culture. That's scary because we're not supposed to be able to do that. They're supposed to do that and they're having a hard time doing it and we're starting to do it. Yes threatening to them. I think they certainly view it that way. But you know going back to what you said a moment ago about a serious serious discussion about humor. There is a there is a sense in which we get frustrated. I personally get frustrated. Having to have these conversations were like defensively Explaining how we really are satire. we really are comedians. You know like. I don't wanna have series. I just want to keep doing it but can you even imagine you have to do that. It's so stupid but we have your lawyers. I know i know to some extent we have to address it head on. We can't take it lying down but we do. Also you know riff on them and spit it back at them with with the satires well but it is frustrating to have to have so many serious conversations about our humor about how we have a right to do our humor. Just let's just. Let's make jokes. You know that we're bringing levity to stuff and when we're doing it in a very very lighthearted way and not not with any malice behind it whatsoever. So let me late isn't even the fact that you have to say that. Don't even say it because their bathing you into into the preposterous. Yeah you're not lenny bruce and This is far more dangerous than lenny. Bruce ever was lenny. Bruce was you know part of a a movement. That was already happening. He was just the voice of that movement. But you are really. I would say igniting a movement of people to to to learn that. Oh yes. I can laugh at this. Yes i can be witty. Yes i can speak truth into the culture right now me. We knew we need that now. Far more than we did In the fifties and sixties when people are talking about being repressed by this patriarchal white You know we we need to kick back against it. Well that's nothing. Compared were experiencing right right. I agree with that. Yeah so it is necessary to just keep doing what we're doing so what so. What do you see for the future of of the babylon. The i mean what is going on in your world right now. You guys are producing genius stuff every single day. But what are you you know. you're the ceo. So how do you. Where do you see going to three five years out I mean we're gonna continue to grow in the direction we're currently growing. We wanna keep building our audiences. Hopefully we continue to have the platforms that were on. We don't have to figure something out but you know. We have a ton of subscriber support right. Now which i think is a little bit of independence from big tak. We're not so wedded to them. So what is what do you mean you mean. People pay money for some supporters..

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

06:09 min | 1 year ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"This. Yeah so. I think. I think we're gonna need to work together so i get excited because look let's be. Let's be honest doing this stuff if you do it at a high level and it works. It's fun it is fun to collaborate In in comedy. I've done it. Chris hines who's my producer was With snl for a number of years. I mean there's so many people that i have known who are in that world but if you're christian conservative kind of stuck you have to go work for us and all you have to go work for whoever so the idea that this is happening. Veggietales was that for for a season began out. But but the idea that people with these sensibilities that we have could You know make cultural products gross term. It's exciting. We're living in exciting. It is and like. I said i think that the the the the environment is right for it. I think that the left has created an environment for it. By by my stifling. Comedians voices on their side. They're not gonna be as funny as they were right. You're not going to be. We have the opportunity to tell all the jokes that you're not allowed to tell right and so there's a huge opportunity and people have asked me like you see this competition. Do you wanna own this market. And everybody's like no there needs to be more conservative. Absolutely absolutely it will only be beneficial. I think there's more of us. Okay now we're gonna have to get serious for a moment. Okay this long enough and okay. Now we do have to get serious because you this is. This is really serious. But it's also hilarious. You guys at the babylon be doing intensely. Larry obvious comedy have been attacked by. I don't know the new york times snoops saying that you're putting out false information so please explain because i'm not even joking. That's the world we. We're allowed living in so talk about that. Yeah yeah so. Yeah i mentioned. There's you know. The left is killing comedy by spike choking it. But they're also trying to censor it and what they're trying to censor specifically is comedy like ours. Where their target of it you know. They cannot to be laughed at. They can't bear to have their ideas mocked so instead of just laughing it off a or responding to it with their own jokes They've gone down this route where they've actually tried to smear us as being source of misinformation and the. There's a reason they're doing that so this is to me facebook twitter. You know all the all the social networks were really trying to crack down on misinformation and block it and keep it off their platforms. the left took advantage of that and thought to themselves. Okay well maybe that's how we get rid of the babylon be lump them in world news right and so they started writing all these news articles. The most recent one was the new york times saying that we're far right misinformation site that sometimes traffics and misinformation. I'm quoting them. That's what they said. We had to send them a demand letter and tell them to to remove that from their piece because it was defamatory. It was going to get us band on social networks thing you know. Our wikipedia page is going to say that we're not really a satire sight. Where where we pretend to be. We can mislead people. It's interesting how brilliant they're pretending to be journalists and there's in fact using misinformation smears his being a source of misinformation so the irony like sony layers of what you just said they're pretending to be journalists. Yes that unfortunately is not a joke bright. That is actually true. They think they're journalists. They no longer know what ganal is. And we're at this. What is saying earlier like. We're living in truly strange times. There's a strange threshing winning wing separating where we don't know how it's going to end up we've never at least in my time lived in a time that is so Well you can just feel like new. Things are emerging. We just don't know that you know these trends. The trends are over the last decades. Have kind of come to a point where it's gonna break differently. We're seeing it already. I mean the fact that you guys exist but but the fact that they would push back in that way yeah. That's it's just amazing that we're we're in a culture where that they would feel the need to do that seriously right. Yeah like they're scared. They guess they are. I'll tell you it's when people ask me what they're scared of. I think it's the effectiveness of humor. Humor like you said a minute ago. Humor is a vehicle for truth delivery. Only one of the ways. You can speak truth to culture. I often quote. I quote g k chesterton on this. He said humor can get under the door. Seriousness is still fumbling at the handle. And i love that quote you know. He's really highlight. Sure i said that for. It's so good because it just illustrates for when rap a message in the package of humor. It's more easily delivered. Emerson it hang on a second. We're going to break folks. We're gonna continue this very serious conversation about humor with sept- dylan. Ceo the babylon talking to the ceo. That's i believe chief executive officer you can check that out on google. That's right of the babylon be. Nobody really. I shouldn't say nobody. I have never like drill down into the title. The babylon that alone is hilarious. A lot of people. I would guess that a lot of young people by the way. I'm talking to seth dylan. Who's the ceo of the bombay lada. Young people wouldn't even get the reference now because i grew up in dan. Rea connecticut and right next door is newtown connecticut and they've got a paper that's like two hundred years old. The newtown town be. But it's a very old term that some newspapers would have right so obviously calling. The babylon be sacramento. There's a lot. Yeah well. I forget i forget but in my neck of the woods. There's only one beats the newtownabbey. Please make a note of it. Yeah but the fact that you call it the babylon you know again unless somebody's tuned theologically. They're not really getting you know. Babylon represents whenever you want it to represent. Yeah well we've got so you had you had god's people in exile and in in in the old testament and so you've got this This corollary to that. I guess what adam was going for when he named it..

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Now we're gonna have to get serious for a moment. Okay this long enough and okay. Now we do have to get serious because you this is. This is really serious. But it's also hilarious. You guys at the babylon be doing intensely. Larry obvious comedy have been attacked by. I don't know the new york times snoops saying that you're putting out false information so please explain because i'm not even joking. That's the world we. We're allowed living in so talk about that. Yeah yeah so. Yeah i mentioned. There's you know. The left is killing comedy by spike choking it. But they're also trying to censor it and what they're trying to censor specifically is comedy like ours. Where their target of it you know. They cannot to be laughed at. They can't bear to have their ideas mocked so instead of just laughing it off a or responding to it with their own jokes They've gone down this route where they've actually tried to smear us as being source of misinformation and the. There's a reason they're doing that so this is to me facebook twitter. You know all the all the social networks were really trying to crack down on misinformation and block it and keep it off their platforms. the left took advantage of that and thought to themselves. Okay well maybe that's how we get rid of the babylon be lump them in world news right and so they started writing all these news articles. The most recent one was the new york times saying that we're far right misinformation site that sometimes traffics and misinformation. I'm quoting them. That's what they said. We had to send them a demand letter and tell them to to remove that from their piece because it was defamatory. It was going to get us band on social networks thing you know. Our wikipedia page is going to say that we're not really a satire sight. Where where we pretend to be. We can mislead

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Babylon Bee Attacked in ‘False and Defamatory’ Claim That It Pretends to Be Satire

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:40 min | 1 year ago

Babylon Bee Attacked in ‘False and Defamatory’ Claim That It Pretends to Be Satire

"Now we're gonna have to get serious for a moment. Okay this long enough and okay. Now we do have to get serious because you this is. This is really serious. But it's also hilarious. You guys at the babylon be doing intensely. Larry obvious comedy have been attacked by. I don't know the new york times snoops saying that you're putting out false information so please explain because i'm not even joking. That's the world we. We're allowed living in so talk about that. Yeah yeah so. Yeah i mentioned. There's you know. The left is killing comedy by spike choking it. But they're also trying to censor it and what they're trying to censor specifically is comedy like ours. Where their target of it you know. They cannot to be laughed at. They can't bear to have their ideas mocked so instead of just laughing it off a or responding to it with their own jokes They've gone down this route where they've actually tried to smear us as being source of misinformation and the. There's a reason they're doing that so this is to me facebook twitter. You know all the all the social networks were really trying to crack down on misinformation and block it and keep it off their platforms. the left took advantage of that and thought to themselves. Okay well maybe that's how we get rid of the babylon be lump them in world news right and so they started writing all these news articles. The most recent one was the new york times saying that we're far right misinformation site that sometimes traffics and misinformation. I'm quoting them. That's what they said. We had to send them a demand letter and tell them to to remove that from their piece because it was defamatory. It was going to get us band on social networks thing you know. Our wikipedia page is going to say that we're not really a satire sight. Where where we pretend to be. We can mislead

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

08:35 min | 1 year ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Robert accused lately have been accused of punching down punching back. We're not punching down. This is situation. we're culture con. Conservatives are literally on the ropes in the culture battle. yeah and they're defending themselves against this top down attack this top down tyranny from progressive ideology. That's coming from celebrities. It's coming from corporation from politicians. We're not punching down. We're punching back at that stuff. Will so i because i've been involved One way or another with with comedy my whole adult life. I have often felt that. I wanna do something in concert with the babylon because when you see that kind of talent you say okay. This online in the form of words on paper on the screen but it seems like more can commander that it's become a brand in the way that The harvard lampoon became the national in poon. And you know it strikes me that there's room for that because i've always been about the culture more than about politics theology and the problem has always been the talent. We are geniuses. So right you do. Have a number of people at the babylon be. I mean you mentioned adam ford who are the other folks ethan. Ethan kohls creative director. Yeah he's got a ton of animation experience. In writing experience he worked for veggietales or worked on veggietales. Whole yes he work because iran veggietales. I didn't know that he has to come. He was writing. Their data was in the hospital and a lot of people just look and then and then a new group came in. He's super talented guy Critical part of our team. Kyle man is our editor in chief. Adam our founder has referred to him as an idea firehose he just has like all day long just spouts out these one idea after another. And he's got one of those minds he can look at wake up in the morning and we scan the headlines. We're trying to figure out what we're gonna write about. Kyle reeves is. He sees. What's going on in the world and his mind immediately goes to that place where he can exaggerate it and just the right way to expose the absurdity or the parker sets. It's like a gene or something that he just has that tongue on in his brain. And it's an amazing thing my producer. Chris himes standing here in the weird jacket. he has a similar gene. And when you know those people you know that's never something that can be taught forever right either. You know how to do that. So you can hone it and you can practice and but but the idea of being able to to just do that. And it's obvious from the content. That the babylon be puts out that you have people like that on the staff does just no way any normal person. Any normally funny person could come up with that many end. Those guys are the faces but it goes deeper than that. We have a whole crew of people who are who are really creative and really talented so and we all play off each other. We spit out. Ideas is the headline. the joke is the in. The headline right is always in the headlines and so we start with the headline we pitch headlines all day long in the iterative on them and we go back and forth. And it's a really fun creative process but it's it's everybody's involved in it and by the time it actually gets onto the website. Most of our writers have had a hand in it to some extent. I it's just such a beautiful thing and of course this is all done. Virtually you're not sitting in a room like on the fortieth floor of feller center now so you guys are all over the country we are. Yeah we do have a southern california office and we also have a south florida office and we have them. Then we have some writers scattered throughout so it is happening throughout the country. So how big has the babylon. It's grown dramatically but like give us some numbers so we have a sense of where you've come from in the last years. Well so in last four years i mean we just reached. We crossed the one million follower threshold on most of our social. You know what i believe. I was the one million follower you and you don't get something. Get something you get like a million what is that. What are the currency in venezuela Laws loyalty no. That's another country. It's worth almost nothing at the thirty cents. You know what that's better than nothing. It's almost nothing but it's not nothing. So a million followers a million followers on twitter and instagram a million followers on facebook We're going on all these platforms on each of them. Yes but here's the thing. That million is worth more than the normal million. What i mean is anybody who appreciates the humor. The babylon be has to be sophisticated. Because it is brilliant humor. it's not broad. it's not stupid. Humor it is it. Is it's brilliant humor. You have to be aware of. Who are who. You're making fun of it. And whatever the funniest sometimes for the low hanging dumb jokes but it goes without saying but generally speaking. I mean the funniest thing. I think i've ever seen was the idea of john macarthur coming out of the rafters to to pile drive or something a joel. That's one of the funniest things i've ever seen. But if you don't know who these guys are right or what. They have against each other then. It's not funny well. Some of those theological jokes are really. That's kind of niche humor. You know there's there's a segment of our audience. It's really going to get that. Those don't tend go as viral as of course not. Yeah but you know. The reason. I'm in because of that exactly. Yeah those are we we have. We have a core base. That really loves that humor any hard. It is to keep making church jokes and and being creative coming up with fresh material along those lines. Look it's way easier to follow the headlines and what's going on in the news cycle than it is to continually make theological jokes or church. Jokes christian worldview jokes. But but we still try to keep that as as a as a major part of an and i think we have to be able to laugh at ourselves right like i am not one of these people. I like john macarthur. I respect him deeply. But i actually like joe steam. It doesn't. I approve of everything. But the point is that i'm not one of these people who is like you know theologically very narrow right but i can still appreciate the humor of the idea of putting these things together. There was actually this morning on twitter. I read the babylon be post about. i guess was. Yeah joel osteen has. He has a new yacht. That's thin enough to fit through the of young. That's the funniest stinking thing. I'm gonna take that to the bank. And i'm gonna talk to seth dylan today folks. We're gonna break. But we will continue talking to seth. See the babylon beach. Check it out off. Talking to seth dylan d. i l. a. win. Who's the ceo of the babylon. If you don't know about the babylon what is wrong with you okay. So have you talked about expanding into other media into short form video stuff. Or whatever. Because i i am surrounded by comedians and comedy writers and stuff but we you know we we all think about that kind of stuff and i think it was even a couple of years ago. I was looking at the babylon being thinking. This is such a sensibility. Such a gay talent that if you really want to take over the culture you can't act takeover coach affect the culture. You can't really do it Only with with with with short pieces like that you want you wanna you wanna go broader if you can have. I'm assuming maybe you've talked about that. We have and we've started to dabble in it. You know we. We are creative. team has the ability to write scripts and do like sketch comedy We don't have like actors on our staff but with our guys in southern california they have access to actors in the la area. So we've been able to pull on some people who either voice actors or or comedians. Who can be on screen and work with us on that stuff so with ethan's experience in animation. We've been doing animations little short animation by eyesight. I've seen that a really really good and we just put together so you may have seen our article. We didn't on how. A motorcyclist identified is a bicyclist. Set a world record dude. And i see all this. We turn that into a short documentary and did an actual like short documentary about the motorcyclist and his his past from becoming a bicyclist motorcyclist oh in the transition there and that was like five minutes long but little like short. Little mockumentary thing. I had a starring role in a film mockumentary thirty years ago. That's how far back. I go in the world of mockumentary. It's true it's called. What was it called woven lou and you can look up online about ten minutes woven lou woke but the reason i say that is because that idea of mockumentary short form yeah people would just you know you talk about going viral. It's doing well. He's hungry for this. Yeah so. I think. I think we're gonna need to work together so i get excited because look let's be. Let's be honest doing this stuff if you do it at a high level and it works..

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"There's a threshing and assisting going on in american culture right now because idea that comedians who would not identify as christian or conservative none of the less. They find that. They have an innate sense of wanting to rebel wanting to to crack jokes about things that people say you. Can't you know it's it's kind of a fundamental aspect of comedy and of truth telling which comedies usually a form of truth telling so it's fascinating to me to see people Who might previously have identified as on the left or something pushing back against the cancel culture and the absurdity of this because they usually the ones who are who are doing that with with the right and the right was making the rules and their puritanical. Of course that has all shifted. So because that's strange shift. You're just seeing sifting the culture. I don't i think most people are really unaware of where it's going to go but we know that any self-respecting comedian cannot tolerate this. You can't function as a comedian. No yeah you can't. I mean if you're if you're going to censor yourself in deference to that power that's above you that's telling you what you can and can't say then then you you are the joke. Yeah making jokes. You are the joke comedians at in our situation. You know what we look at what we're doing. Robert accused lately have been accused of punching down punching back. We're not punching down. This is situation. we're culture con. Conservatives are literally on the ropes in the culture battle. yeah and they're defending themselves against this top down attack this top down tyranny from progressive ideology. That's coming from celebrities. It's coming from corporation from politicians. We're not punching down. We're punching back at that stuff.

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The Babylon Bee's Satire is Punching Back at Cancel Culture and Leftist Tyranny

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:33 min | 1 year ago

The Babylon Bee's Satire is Punching Back at Cancel Culture and Leftist Tyranny

"There's a threshing and assisting going on in american culture right now because idea that comedians who would not identify as christian or conservative none of the less. They find that. They have an innate sense of wanting to rebel wanting to to crack jokes about things that people say you. Can't you know it's it's kind of a fundamental aspect of comedy and of truth telling which comedies usually a form of truth telling so it's fascinating to me to see people Who might previously have identified as on the left or something pushing back against the cancel culture and the absurdity of this because they usually the ones who are who are doing that with with the right and the right was making the rules and their puritanical. Of course that has all shifted. So because that's strange shift. You're just seeing sifting the culture. I don't i think most people are really unaware of where it's going to go but we know that any self-respecting comedian cannot tolerate this. You can't function as a comedian. No yeah you can't. I mean if you're if you're going to censor yourself in deference to that power that's above you that's telling you what you can and can't say then then you you are the joke. Yeah making jokes. You are the joke comedians at in our situation. You know what we look at what we're doing. Robert accused lately have been accused of punching down punching back. We're not punching down. This is situation. we're culture con. Conservatives are literally on the ropes in the culture battle. yeah and they're defending themselves against this top down attack this top down tyranny from progressive ideology. That's coming from celebrities. It's coming from corporation from politicians. We're not punching down. We're punching back at that stuff.

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:57 min | 1 year ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"And when i discovered that there are some conservatives and christians writing that kind of humor the odds that it would be brilliantly funny were zero. we're less than zero. So i may be more than anyone astonished and thrilled at the comedic. Genius of the babylon the e. I want to say that up front to my audience Tell me seth what were you doing before you get involved with the babylon. How did you get involved in wire you there. Ceo today while. I'm very lucky When when when. I answered that question. You know. It's i had an a love for satire. I love like. I love you like to laugh. I like to laugh. I love how the left the left was so effective at because they don't have very good but they're very good ad hominem attacks. they're very good at making. You look silly stupid right. That's what they that's what they've been doing so effectively for so long with with their comedy. Nobody on the right. Was doing that effectively. When i saw the babylon come along. And adam ford is the one who founded back in two thousand sixteen He's a genius absolute genius and we quickly found some really talented people to add to the team to to come alongside him producing some this content and the whole point of it was to do comedy from a christian conservative perspective that cheesy. That didn't make us the joke because it really isn't it funny that we always have to start there. Yeah we're really brilliant. Brilliant but it's not cheesy like we're making films but it's not cheesy cheesy cheesy and it is an amazing thing. I said it before but you guys. It's not just not cheesy it is. It's brilliant and actually in the world in which we live today. It's almost the only stuff that's happening at that level. I mean there's nothing on the left. While i gotta tell you the reason. There's nothing good on the left right now and i followed the onion for years. They've been around for twenty plus years. They used to be very funny. They're less funny now and they're less funny now for very good reason. You know the left has made all these rules about what you can't say and they also have this idea that you can't offend anybody so so in enforcing these rules. they even do this on comedians. They try to make comedians follow rules. You can't say this. You can't say that you can't talk about this. You can offend people. Hand punched down never punched down right and so they make all these rules and comedians by their nature flout rules. They make fun of people who make rules. Let's comedians are supposed to do right. That's their that's really their role in all of this and so two handcuff comedians. In that way leftists are actually create by trying to kill comedy and strangle it. They're creating an opportunity for people on the other side of the aisle to to say the things that you're not supposed to say. Make the jokes. You're not supposed to make And so i think they've just created an opportunity for that honestly there's a threshing and assisting going on in american culture right now because idea that comedians who would not identify as christian or conservative none of the less. They find that. They have an innate sense of wanting to rebel wanting to to crack jokes about things that people say you. Can't you know it's it's kind of a fundamental aspect of comedy and of truth telling which comedies usually a form of truth telling so it's fascinating to me to see people Who might previously have identified as on the left or something pushing back against the cancel culture and the absurdity of this because they usually the ones who are who are doing that with with the right and the right was making the rules and their puritanical. Of course that has all shifted. So because that's strange shift. You're just seeing sifting the culture. I don't i think most people are really unaware of where it's going to go but we know that any self-respecting comedian cannot tolerate this. You can't function as a comedian. No yeah you can't. I mean if you're if you're going to censor yourself in deference to that power that's above you that's telling you what you can and can't say then then you you are the joke. Yeah making jokes. You are the joke comedians at in our situation. You know what we look at what we're doing..

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:19 min | 1 year ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Tell me seth what were you doing before you get involved with the babylon. How did you get involved in wire you there. Ceo today while. I'm very lucky When when when. I answered that question. You know. It's i had an a love for satire. I love like. I love you like to laugh. I like to laugh. I love how the left the left was so effective at because they don't have very good but they're very good ad hominem attacks. they're very good at making. You look silly stupid right. That's what they that's what they've been doing so effectively for so long with with their comedy. Nobody on the right. Was doing that effectively. When i saw the babylon come along. And adam ford is the one who founded back in two thousand sixteen He's a genius absolute genius and we quickly found some really talented people to add to the team to to come alongside him producing some this content and the whole point of it was to do comedy from a christian conservative perspective that cheesy. That didn't make us the joke because it really isn't it funny that we always have to start there. Yeah we're really brilliant. Brilliant but it's not cheesy like we're making films but it's not cheesy cheesy cheesy and it is an amazing thing. I said it before but you guys. It's not just not cheesy it is. It's brilliant and actually in the world in which we live today. It's almost the only stuff that's happening at that level. I mean there's nothing on the left. While i gotta tell you the reason. There's nothing good on the left right now and i followed the onion for years. They've been around for twenty plus years. They used to be very funny. They're less funny now and they're less funny now for very good reason. You know the left has made all these rules about what you can't say and they also have this idea that you can't offend anybody so so in enforcing these rules. they even do this on comedians. They try to make comedians follow rules. You can't say this. You can't say that you can't talk about this. You can offend people. Hand punched down never punched down right and so they make all these rules and comedians by their nature flout rules. They make fun of people who make rules. Let's comedians are supposed to do right. That's their that's really their role in all of this and so two handcuff comedians. In that way leftists are actually create by trying to kill comedy and strangle it. They're creating an opportunity for people on the other side of the aisle to to say the things that you're not supposed to say. Make the jokes. You're not supposed to make And so i think they've just created an opportunity for that

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Seth Dillon's Babylon Bee Is Making Conservative Christian Comedy Against the Left's Rules

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:19 min | 1 year ago

Seth Dillon's Babylon Bee Is Making Conservative Christian Comedy Against the Left's Rules

"Tell me seth what were you doing before you get involved with the babylon. How did you get involved in wire you there. Ceo today while. I'm very lucky When when when. I answered that question. You know. It's i had an a love for satire. I love like. I love you like to laugh. I like to laugh. I love how the left the left was so effective at because they don't have very good but they're very good ad hominem attacks. they're very good at making. You look silly stupid right. That's what they that's what they've been doing so effectively for so long with with their comedy. Nobody on the right. Was doing that effectively. When i saw the babylon come along. And adam ford is the one who founded back in two thousand sixteen He's a genius absolute genius and we quickly found some really talented people to add to the team to to come alongside him producing some this content and the whole point of it was to do comedy from a christian conservative perspective that cheesy. That didn't make us the joke because it really isn't it funny that we always have to start there. Yeah we're really brilliant. Brilliant but it's not cheesy like we're making films but it's not cheesy cheesy cheesy and it is an amazing thing. I said it before but you guys. It's not just not cheesy it is. It's brilliant and actually in the world in which we live today. It's almost the only stuff that's happening at that level. I mean there's nothing on the left. While i gotta tell you the reason. There's nothing good on the left right now and i followed the onion for years. They've been around for twenty plus years. They used to be very funny. They're less funny now and they're less funny now for very good reason. You know the left has made all these rules about what you can't say and they also have this idea that you can't offend anybody so so in enforcing these rules. they even do this on comedians. They try to make comedians follow rules. You can't say this. You can't say that you can't talk about this. You can offend people. Hand punched down never punched down right and so they make all these rules and comedians by their nature flout rules. They make fun of people who make rules. Let's comedians are supposed to do right. That's their that's really their role in all of this and so two handcuff comedians. In that way leftists are actually create by trying to kill comedy and strangle it. They're creating an opportunity for people on the other side of the aisle to to say the things that you're not supposed to say. Make the jokes. You're not supposed to make And so i think they've just created an opportunity for that

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

07:42 min | 1 year ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"But it's not it's obviously a rigged game and if we are not allowed to state plain truths god exists. There's a difference between good and bad men or women. We're not allowed to stay those truths than not only. We're not playing on an even playing field but we've already lost the debate before it's begun. I mean to me the the principal called culprits in this Well let's say there are two but it is Our republican leaders. It's one thing for the left to go crazy but when you have rhinos you have men and women who seem only care about power and who are naive enough ignorant enough to think that's okay To not understand that there's a moral component to leadership and that if you're not willing to be a servant leader elected by the people to represent you huge huge honor that people would choose you to represent them. If you don't take extremely seriously you should resign and we have innumerable leaders on the republican side. Who i would say. They simply don't understand what i just said they take it lightly. They don't understand that the last line of defense in this battle And you know that's the first problem. The second problem is in a sense. We the people who aren't behaving as though we are the government we kind of act like well we we farmed out to professionals. And we're just gonna do our thing. We each have a role in this and screaming when we see absurdity being pushed on our kids or or in the public square. We we have a duty to do that. And if your biggest fears people are gonna think. I'm cool year. What is called traditionally a coward which is a bad thing. Well courage is not only virtue. It's a prerequisite for all of the other virtues and people have certainly forgotten that but your point is so right on on this issue of the rhino week squishy leadership. I i just fear that that kind of squishy leadership is not necessarily. It's in part because of the problems but more than that. It's the consequence of the problems. It's not all john banners fault. John bainer is the consequence of the left. Invading every institution notably the media academia. big technology. Say chamberlain's fault. It's hitler's fault. That chamberlain was howard is not banners. Full does not mccarthy's falter mcconnell's full come on. It's no yeah yes no you need. You need courage. I just mean that too often. The only people who can make it to the top in a system that is now entirely dominated by the left but including our military is now dominated by left that was one of the last holdouts and so the only people who can really make it to the top in that system with few exceptions or going to be the sort of squishy cowards. We're not going to do very well. And so i think that the issue for us is. We need to go in Gradually suddenly we need to retake those institutions. We need to be willing to exercise real political power and reorder the system such that. The more courageous clear-minded a key candidates with substantive vision of a better chance of making it to the top so that the squish aren't leading the sane world general milley. Is it in other words for somebody to rise to where he is and then to say. The deeply offensive anti-american said you cannot function as a general in the american military. If if if you think that way lives literally depend on you. General and i just. I can't believe that somebody like this. Could could i mean in a sane world no one like that would rise to the level of general and would be permitted to say such deeply preposterous offensive things. It's just not it's just not normal in a sane world for that to happen. So that's how you know that somebody that crazy that into thankful to the founders vision. I don't mean slightly. I mean deeply antithetical to the founders vision into the very country. He's supposed to be protecting it's it's magnificently magnificent horror that somebody like that could be general and could be foolish enough to spout off the way he has on those subjects. I mean if you really want to see how crazy things are. As far as i'm concerned he's exhibits a through f well. His is promoting explicit marxist in the ranks of the military. I mean it's really wild and it's not just him. I mean it's sad that you got the chairman of the joint chiefs doing this but it's the chief of naval operations and it's a lot of other guys who were at the pentagon and you. You saw those two ads that came out one from the cia one from the army. The army said you know the the way that i learned to be a tough fighter was when my lesbian parents took me to the pride parades. And that's what's going to scare vladimir putin and the ad there was a woman she said. I'm brave intersectional. Latine cts whatever you know crazy leftist jargon and you think good grief gijon ping is gonna invade tomorrow. But but i think those sure. I'd like to invite him. Like now's your chance powell. Just looking at commercial people wake up. It's game over but i. I think it's intentional eric. I think the reason they're putting out these. Ads is because the leftist signaling. Is they have other institutions. We don't want conservatives to join the military we don't want conservatives in the police force in the cia. We only want people who wear the pink. Hats were woken intersectional. So that you know once they take over even the military name me an institution that that hasn't succumbed in in the united states or are we volume ninety seconds left. Why should we be hopeful. The hope is in these parents showing up to their school boards. The hope is in people saying no. We're not gonna let drag queen story our crt infiltrate our our kids educational places you know. The hope is that yes. There is often a unit party but an elite that's got some republicans and a lot of democrats and they have all the institutions but the ordinary americans don't agree with them on some important issues like immigration for instance. The vast majority don't agree with them. That is the hope they just need to get some political power wielded. Well it is funny though because things have to get really really really bad and things have gotten exceedingly bad Almost irreparably bad for people finally to wake up for nice. Americans finally say wait a minute. That's far enough. I really do think it is happening. we see people getting involved on the local level we see state legislature slow legislators getting involved and understanding that. Yeah i may be. The last line of defense is a state senator Between the end of the united states of america And are having a future. So i am generally hopeful but we have to be candid about how really satanically bad things can get. And we've been talking about that. But i don't want people to leave without hope. intel candidates We need to talk casanovas. Talk and i gotta tell you. It's just a joy to know you. Michael knowles god. Bless you congratulations. The book is speechless. Bread and in your own view. Hey folks are you concerned about memory loss for you or a.

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America Has Lost Its First Principals Without the Bible

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:26 min | 1 year ago

America Has Lost Its First Principals Without the Bible

"We've lost our concept of first principles you know. As as a hemingway describes bankruptcy says it happens gradually then suddenly and this. This happened gradually for at least a century. And then i think we're sort of in the suddenly episode right now so one way. How is it that we've lost a sense of The the good turn the beautiful well because for instance. There's one book that you will not be taught in schools right now. You can be taught robin diangelo. You can be taught from candy. You could probably be taught mine comp but the one book that you can you will go to court if you teach. It is the bible in it in the twentieth century. Some some justices on the supreme court they found in the invisible ink above the nation's beneath the pin number is that the constitution says no bible in schools. It right now in schools you can have a religious liturgy. You can pray to the various secular saints. You can have rituals for or pride or we have a whole month for pride but if you any way pray to god in schools that's going to be a big problem in a lot of places and so i think conservatives fell for this trap where we believe that secular liberalism is just a neutral playing field and the left is going to do. But it's not it's obviously a rigged game and if we are not allowed to state plain truths god exists. There's a difference between good and bad men or women. We're not allowed to stay those truths than not only. We're not playing on an even playing field but we've already lost the debate before it's

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"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"seth dillon" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Welcome to the eric metaxas. Show with your host eric taxes. It folks i'm talking. Michael knowles author of speechless controlling words controlling michael. Because i know that you previous book literally was word his wordless. It's got we won't get into that Well how have we gotten to the point. In america where reasonable people could be so silly that they would not understand why drag queen story our could be deeply harmful. Do they not understand. That child could be deeply messed up by this kind of thing. I mean it's like you know if a child witnesses a rape. What are we going to argue that. It's not gonna make any difference to have. We lost this concept of trauma that just watching something like that could be traumatic. Could i mean why would we even have to discuss this well. We've lost our concept of first principles you know. As as a hemingway describes bankruptcy says it happens gradually then suddenly and this. This happened gradually for at least a century. And then i think we're sort of in the suddenly episode right now so one way. How is it that we've lost a sense of The the good turn the beautiful well because for instance. There's one book that you will not be taught in schools right now. You can be taught robin diangelo. You can be taught from candy. You could probably be taught mine comp but the one book that you can you will go to court if you teach. It is the bible in it in the twentieth century. Some some justices on the supreme court they found in the invisible ink above the nation's beneath the pin number is that the constitution says no bible in schools. It right now in schools you can have a religious liturgy. You can pray to the various secular saints. You can have rituals for or pride or we have a whole month for pride but if you any way pray to god in schools that's going to be a big problem in a lot of places and so i think conservatives fell for this trap where we believe that secular liberalism is just a neutral playing field and the left is going to do..

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