tv [untitled] June 14, 2011 11:31pm-12:01am EDT
you don't retract and say i meant extremist muslim and i think that's going to be you know the key out of a separate that out language is very important and there were some slip ups when they were going through the answer oh it's always entertaining to watch and i can't wait for the next one and hopefully gary johnson will be on the next one i don't know why c.n.n. didn't put him in this time because i didn't ron paul definitely shake things up dave thanks so much for being here tonight you. are we have to take a quick break when we come back it's time for show and tell and that is everything you see on television all part of a larger scheme to brainwash americans a liberal agenda i seriously doubt it but i'm going to speak with an author who thinks just that there's a comeback. is the.
color again this is all coming to line from moscow to headline. people in the lead in capital tripoli remain defiant in the face of the almost daily nato airstrikes and fuel shortages paralyzing life in the city this comes amid fears fighting in the country as rebels stepped up their presence of against oil pools along the mediterranean coast. the u.s. president had with plans to build a base in the persian gulf to top militants and yemen the cia has been tasked with no watching that times described a use of the unmanned aircraft being blamed for the deaths of hundreds of civilians in afghanistan and pakistan. did egypt details emerge around seven thousand people
arrested in the country since president mubarak was toppled the interim military leadership promises to review trials of civilians and to increase the power of civilian courts but human rights groups claim there's evidence prisoners have been tortured. and those are the headlines now let's go back to our washington studio for part two of the early on a show and a look at who has earned the daily tool time award. it was the same or. maybe it's never really it's just being described as one of the worst meetings ever is the organization of petroleum exporting countries or prices if it is used as a real. artist time for show and tell on tonight's program last time we discussed leon panetta
shift to become the secretary of defense we want to know if you thought his leadership would lead to any real cuts coming from the pentagon let's go to producer patrice in a century to find out what our viewers have to say. to fans who are presenting have all federal discretionary spending it looks like an overweight sitting duck for budget cutters we want to know if you felt leon panetta might really succeed at cutting pentagon costs and actually not surprisingly we're jordi of our viewers believe nothing will change i knew two blue low told us the pentagon will only show cuts with the right hand while holding more in the left tom barrett called it smoke and mirrors he said panetta would never be considered if this mission was to cut spending first morgan said any real cuts at the pentagon you can't be serious then there's hourly riza who believes there will be in just enough cuts to fake a campaign move well think about this there's no way the u.s. can continue to fight wars on multiple fronts and do it after a proposed four hundred billion dollars drop in military budget too many people
have jobs on the line and like other government branches no one seems able or even willing to adjust any downsizing so maybe this is just more toothless rhetoric after all. as always we thank you for your responses and here's our next topic for you we just spoke about last night's g.o.p. debate what was and what wasn't included so we want to know what you think what question was left out and what should have been asked of the republican candidates you can respond to us on facebook twitter and you tube and who knows your response just might make it on air. now when you watch some of the most popular television shows do you feel like you're being brainwashed to conform to a liberal agenda it's an argument we hear from conservatives regarding hollywood and even the news all the time that there's a liberal bias now there's a book that tells the story of quotes how television has been used over the past sixty years by hollywood writers producers actors and executives to promote their liberal ideals to push the envelope on social and political issues and it's shaped america and their own leftist image now those are the words of author ben shapiro
and these are just a few of his main targets shows like sesame street that seventy's show the mary tyler moore show and glee. let me see a waitress wait a second there's something now gee i wonder what this could be our new you don't tell me don't tell me. kind of soft and fluffy like. oh ok. well religion line. mr brand i don't quite know how to say this but you're not allowed to ask that when someone's applying for a job. against the law want to call a cop. it doesn't matter to you. or capital. just put your partisan.
so is there any truth to what ben writes and how did you get so many hollywood insiders to open up here to discuss this with me is ben shapiro author of the book primetime propaganda the true hollywood story of how the left took over your t.v. ben thanks so much for being here and much for having me now ok so obviously we showed a few examples here we have the sesame street the mary tyler moore show the single successful career woman that seventy's show you got a bunch of stoners galena now you have the gay character that singing about how you were born this way i understand how you could you could try to say that obviously there's a liberal undertones there but hey that's life right those are some of the people in this country that what's so wrong with representing that why do you think that there is some kind of deeper agenda that we need to brainwash everyone i mean there is a deeper agenda sometimes active sometimes passive people who i spoke to in hollywood admitted that yes we are trying to message our shows very often sometimes
unconsciously in hollywood is a liberal echo chamber everybody tends to think the same way they tend to hire their friends they tend to hire people to hang out with and that's understandable look i'm not saying they don't have a first mother right to. what they're doing i am saying that they should try and open up the industry a little bit because they also admitted to me that there is active discrimination in hollywood against people based on their political persuasion which would be just as wrong as as discrimination based on any other characteristic that makes no difference here ability to write so i think that that's that's the case that i make in primetime propaganda essentially but do you think that there aren't any conservative examples out there if you look at movies if you look at t.v. shows if you look at the torture you know i know there are twenty four and if you look at the fact that now you have the u.s. army partnering with movies like x.-men they're actually you know sponsoring them that basically is selling war to kids and telling them it's just like being a mutant you know there are plenty examples on the isle of man x. men is hardly really like the movie but it also happens to be not particularly right wing take on politics i mean the whole thing is about seed
a phobia. certainly many people on the left who are the messages of x. men but if you wouldn't talk about specific examples so easy to pick one counterexample the question is how many are there on the other side and you know you can pick maybe twenty four from modern day and maybe the cosby show from the eighty's but it's once in a while there's a concern of you know you know the leave it to beaver is every typical of a reason and you have that has the nuclear family involved in it now you have shows like modern family that just show you a different you know changing. amount of ok so this is this is one of the things that people on the left tend to say about television is that it's much more reflective a mirror of american society than transformative of american society i think it is because you're black i mean people people on the left tend to think that because they live in liberal areas and so it does reflect their lives i mean it is reflecting what they see around them in washington d.c. or new york or san francisco or los angeles they go to birmingham alabama that's clearly born transformative of what's going on there so i'm not saying they're lying i'm not saying that what they believe isn't true is true of their specific segment of the population for
a group of people who don't believe in materialism there. are a natural immunity radically that i do you think. is the thing is that people like watching it that you go to the rural. areas i mean these are some of the top rated shows from decade present day and their hits there didn't even grandchildren so you're just scared that people are going to i don't know i'm not going to start to think that maybe we can be like in the cities no imo no i think that the point that i'm making with regard to these shows is that there isn't a lot of choice on television there really is not i mean if you have you know if you buy whatever satellite or some kind of a package you have hundreds of channels this is something that you would agree with they're all controlled by six major corporations. to choose from what he wants for his they're all going to end their own narrow casting i mean one of the things i talk about in primetime propaganda is the fact that so much of television programming is no narrowcast a specific segment of the population is not broadcast to a broad swath of the population you can have a successful show it's geared toward a very specific so that's why when you watch eight hundred channels how many channels do you actually watch course fifteen and you do you have
a right to have the choice there is diversity in terms of the audience is being targeted there's not a lot of diversity in terms of the political viewpoint being presented and that's the real problem with scripted television the people who are in the executive positions in the creative positions in the production positions are all of one political mindset and this is why by the way they focus very heavily on the eighteen to forty nine crowd right i mean this is this is this is really the crux of the matter when you get right down to it the argument that they make that you can just turn the channel and if you don't like it turn off the t.v. look no one's going to turn off the t.v. everybody likes entertaining content and i don't care what i watch i'm going to turn off the very few and i don't encourage people to boycott i just don't see what the big problem is here i guess this is where you and i are not on the same pages as we're going to demand for you politically out of the same page and it sounds to me like conservatives are a little bitter that people in hollywood happen to be more left leaning and more liberal you know that and what i'm bitter about is the discrimination in hollywood which is very obvious and very clear and i'm also better frankly a conservative for abandoning the playing field when it comes to the entertainment sphere i mean it's really allowed the left to take over the environment if you want
to. you know i'm from california from los angeles there's a lot of it is who you know that's involved there too but there's a lot of how much money do you have floating around do you know enough to. i think that you made a good point there that if conservatives actually were to not abandon hollywood if they were to try harder if they wanted to push for certain success there then they could but i think it's worth saying to you that you've said before that you think that reality t.v. that isn't scripted happens to be a little bit more conservative than liberal can you explain that i do think that it is a response to the liberalism of scripted and if you look at a show like american idol right the basic principle of american idol is open competition your background really does not make much of a difference in how well we are liberals not competitive it's not only a conservative element in liberals are competitive up to a point i think that when it comes there's a certain point where affirmative action kicks in at least affirmative action to ask even tyler you know winking and kissing all the young girls on american idol considered to be conservative you know i mean that's who they know obviously not right i mean there's a liberal layering there but i think that it's more of an end. i mean this really comes down to the crux of it which is that if you look at entertainment as
a whole virtually all of it has liberal layering on it and american idol just happens you one of the more conservative shows it's not a perfect conservative show by any means i think that if you look at t.v. and you look at t.v. shows like american idol you see some conservative layering you'll see some liberal layering right it will be hey is this is where flight is going to be home is one of less by i want to ask you lastly to you how did you get so many people to actually talk to you because i've definitely heard some critique that people said that you misrepresented yourself that you didn't tell them that you had a political agenda when you were doing the interview it's not my responsibility to tell them exactly what my political my politics are it's relevant to the actual question being asked i mean i thought seems to me that they're really better that if they'd known i was a conservative they were lied to me you know they thought who i was who i was they told me the truth the fact is there's only you know that you're going to put them in a book that's called propaganda for your own conservative propaganda but i think that makes sense they'd be a lot of talk to me because my last name is shapiro and because i went to harvard law school and they assume that i was a liberal i never said to them i was a conservative i never said to them i was a liberal and told me exactly what the book was about there was no lying that went on the tape recorder was in front of them everything was done with permission and
the question is the same question regardless of who asks it great i'm happy you cleared that up and thank you so much for joining us tonight thank so much for having me. all right still to come one governor gives a very different. into account in the bible the band has stated draconian budget cuts are going to tell you who it is an artful final segment and on tap into happy hour mark zuckerberg will be disliking the latest member of facebook users and a new greek potato chip commercial takes a stab at the dominant strauss kahn infinite we're going to touch on all of that and more with. one stream cascading from. this beauty brings out a speed of more than four hundred kilometers per. hour than a month. in one of the most extreme environments on the planet this is antarctica
a governor who has a tendency of relying on a higher power when it comes to fixing the problems in his state just a short while back we told you that texas governor rick perry turned to god to help the people of texas when they were facing wildfires and droughts on another issue facing his state is the economy and just like the rest of the nation they're suffering too but an interview back in may on james robinson's life today program it seems like perry even thinks that our current faltering economy is a glimmer of hope if you will for our country to return to its biblical foundations think progress posted this clip from perry's interview. i think in america that. from time to time we have to go through some difficult times and and i think we're going through those difficult economic times for a purpose than that to to bring us back to those biblical principles. you know you don't spend all the money you you you you work hard for those those
six years and you put up that seventh year in the warehouse to take you through the hard times and. not spending all of our money not asking for pharaoh to to give everything to everybody and to take care of because at the end of the day. it's slavery and we become slaves to government. there is just so much that minute clip that it's so wrong i don't even know where to begin first of all the reference that he made to the pharaohs definitely a biblical reference however asking progress also pointed out today he made the story a little bit in fact he actually just compared the u.s. government to a slave master but to make matters even worse perry is desperately pandering to people's faith by comparing his not so popular budget plan to the hardships suffered by the israelites in the bible which i find kind of pathetic encouraging people to needlessly suffer because of your poor and destructive policy choices and
then comparing that to these your lights is well that's just about as low as it gets and speaking of poor policy choices take a look at what perry is proposing to cut public schools will suffer a seven point eight billion dollar loss ninety seven thousand teachers and members of school staff are going to be laid off and ninety three hundred government workers are also going to be handed pink slips by the way the texas house ways and means committee allowed a tax break for anybody who wants to buy a yacht over two hundred fifty thousand dollars so let's be honest if you propose legislation that would screw over a good portion of your state increase people suffering during a hard time then you probably come up with some absurd godly reason to write and just like he called on taxes to pray for rain perry wants to be able to get away with passing these measures without taking any heat from the public so just say it's a severe debt is god's way of bringing taxes back to biblical principles when you know what rick perry this move might work on a few of your constituents but thankfully some people actually listen to the crazy
stuff that you say and realize that you're simply using god for political gain i'm not sure what's worse of perry actually believes any of this crap or if he's saying it simply to evade. ability for his actions so for a hiding a behind the bible when it comes to his state's financial troubles governor rick perry is tonight's told time where. ok it's time for a happy hour and join me tonight as our two producer jenny churchill and jim hansen were tired special operations master sergeant and military blogger at black five dot net thanks again for joining me i love happy hour but you know. so we were talking about this tracy morgan thing the other day on our show i am sure you know he went on this whole homophobic rant that everybody thing going crazy over and well if you aren't caught up with the story let's play
a clip to catch you up. morgan said there is no way a woman could love and have sexual desire for another woman that's just a woman pretending because she hates an effing man he went on to say if his son was gay he better come home and talk to him like a man and not hear he makes a gay high pitched voice or he would pull out a knife and stand that little and word to death. tracy morgan said at a comedy show and a lot of people were upset and so that was just c.n.n. recounting what happened and i think one of the audience members but he's been facing a lot of flack for it and so now it turns out that he's working with glad to make a p.s.a. you know. well i think that what he said is wrong it's despicable and it's good we will come out and have to you know apologize or be held accountable for something like that i just feel like that's always the easy way out is now you're like well i'll just go work with the gay people and the law and they'll know that they like
me right just like congress did we are we're talking about this yesterday i'm sorry i was sending pictures of you know my thing to everybody into all these young girls and calling them but i was going to go to rehab for it and i'll make it all ok i think we came up with a great idea this morning that we really should open an inappropriate text or rehab because i think that we could get a lot of clients make money have a lot of good friends. i would be embarrassed if i was gay by them allowing them to do this is obviously a big i mean you don't say something like that out loud in public on purpose and then just walk it back and say well no all i want a computer i love gay people it's just so particular studio in one week from someone saying things like that to the biggest fan and nobody's buying it he looks like a hypocrite and he's doing the same thing that michael vick did when he worked with the humane society it doesn't really get you anywhere everyone sees you for what you are and it's just really transparent to be embarrassed. you guys don't believe in redemption do you know. for rick perry to give him some right ok
now this is something of the. interesting for the internet age you know facebook has been just growing exponentially i think they have something like almost seven hundred million users worldwide now but it just turns out that last month the bear apparently six million americans actually activated their facebook account so is this the beginning of the end i say good for them with all of the ridiculous privacy concerns that facebook has been putting out there i think it's about time we will stand up and say you know i don't actually need you your stupid website i mean recently they started the facial recognition thing which i think it's super scary and i immediately deactivated that but it's it's just insane. but after the show i don't know i just only got on facebook so now that she catches up with the rest of the world we're going to kill all this and she's never going to see pictures of the grandkids again. no i mean obviously none presented me and what i'm most looking sorry to say i think that you know they're trying to get fed up with
the fact that everything that you do can be seen by people even if you don't want to that information is being sold to advertisers you know they don't like the fact that now if you ever want to get a job what you did on facebook and you may have been younger might come back to bite you drinking pictures of every college student yeah that stuff is problematic my daughter i know she has the real issue is that the default is no privacy that you are not informed and that you have to go in and change it to make things private is the real problem it's nice that facebook and google are being unmasked for the data mining privacy destroying evil weasels that they are. well i don't think mark zuckerberg is losing any sleep over it probably still a billionaire let's move on to say that this is this is so hilarious but so wrong obviously everybody's forgotten all about dominance strauss kahn scandal because we are a gate happened but if you remember the chief of the i.m.f. is has been accused of attempting to rape a maid in a hotel and now there's
a greek ship company that actually decided to play on this so take a look. well you know. i don't know if that is inappropriate or is that all good near buck i don't understand how you want to joke about it that could be too soon. but something i don't think there's even attempted rape i thought there was clear d.n.a. involved with this so i think it was pretty remiss of and have i'm joking about it at this point in time i'll go ahead and be offended i mean the greeks have no love for d.s. k. and they're really really upset at the i.m.f. because of us thirty measures and i think that's i mean this commercial is going over really really well and pretty well for tape ok i know that not only tracking
the previous evening of it all is that even though it plays upon this you know sad event away xabi was tragic for this woman it just has a lot of political issue because it's a lot of medical i don't know because i didn't come to him and dragged him out then we're ok i would like that but he was just trying to get on the. right you with a stick i want some i want some physical abuse ok well that's just because you love violence so there you go write me about it i personally can't wait for the d s k themed law and order episode because you know it's coming and house that is for sure and coming out it was a they're really on top. of their stuff that line or i do have to give them that line. this one is just kind of interesting i think you're going to have to have a lot to say about this jim the new book coming out that's been put out by two men who are both fathers and they wrote it together and it's called the art of roughhousing and it's a new parenting guide and well let's listen to
a clip of one of the authors so you can explain a little bit of it myself but dr morris cohen says the. there is an art to horse play it's the subject of his new book and he says it makes kids mart and joyful so first of all somebody's got to poke an eye out. so dominic strauss kahn is going to say i read the book and that's. what. you know this roughhousing this book is embarrassing i'm embarrassed i'm actually embarrassed to stand here and say that there that this book is going to sell and that people in america need a guidebook only though they do have. trendy little neighborhood in alexandria where these people put their kids in these gargantuan strollers and their feet never touch the ground therefore they were croc's these people really seriously probably do need to be taught that their kids can touch dirt you know that they can play the regatta holes in their lives like that this book is about like bring a mattress in your living room so your child can jump out of
a college play with me. let me let me read you from what the book says as ultra simple diagrams for a safe room because pillow fight or a round of human cannonball and they urge you to obey the law and the dictates of common sense if at all times if this is not evidence for you know my theory of the was that of america this was a vacation i mean with you there you need a diagram for a qualified please with that's just the same people who run those us that stuff don't let their kids play. and the kids will have these organized little events kids don't need that stuff if your parents have to be told to knock the kid's room a little bit so they're not sissies we have a. well i have to say i do on one level sympathize with the authors because they were saying that kids are just sitting around playing video games and parents need to get involved but i mean i just think it's so sad and that reporter in that clip was just i mean that if you think somebody get there i don't know literally why do
something physical but you bring up a really good point i think. when it comes to the fact that kids are sit around playing video games the fact that you know parents aren't home anymore so sure there's just not enough of this face to face personal interaction going on anymore now and later in the clip she's really concerned that someone might get bruised earth scratch because that's just a real danger to miss corke book buyer guys thanks for joining me tonight. but thanks for tuning it make sure you come back tomorrow join sanchez and kato be back on the show to get more in-depth about the f.b.i. is the new eludes guidelines that we told you about yesterday in the meantime don't forget become a fan of a lot of show on facebook and follow us on twitter and if you missed any of tonight's show or any other nights you can always catch youtube dot com slash the line show for the post the interviews as well as the shell in its entirety and up next is adam vs the man.
the official ante up location to go on so long called talk from the. lights on the. video on demand. smile you will come. and omissions feet now in the palm of your. machine on the dot com. this is not a problem for the armed. forces to be sure everybody is sure to support the dream they have no idea about the hardships the race. they wanted.