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McCain and Black on America

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Meghan McCain, columnist for The Daily Beast and contributor at MSNBC, and comedian and actor Michael Ian Black discuss their new book, America, You Sexy Bitch, as well as their cross-country road trip and the state of politics in America.

Guests:

Michael Ian Black and Meghan McCain

Comments [30]

Sheldon from Brooklyn

JG - green cards for ex - IDF'ers please...

Jun. 21 2012 11:49 AM
Doreen

This is terrible. Not everyone can go to Columbia? Really? Not everyone can AFFORD Columbia. And all those beautiful Mormons. This was just an awful segment.

Jun. 21 2012 11:28 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

"feminized Jewish liberals" Ha JG, well, all the ex - IDF'ers, I've ever worked with, were illegal, oops sorry - undocumented immigrants. They are too afraid to come on the radio and don't have the time to write books.

Jun. 21 2012 11:27 AM
Kat from New York, NY

Oh wow. 2 "famous" (Black is, McCain...eh) people from other sides managed to have a discussion about politics. How about most human beings who are able to do that? I'm very liberal, a democrat and I have many friends who disagree with me on some or many political elements. I think real people don't need this- we all get it. Yes, there are wing-nuts on both sides who will never listen but by and large, normal people get it.

The people who need some lesson in this are those in politics and let's be realistic- who's going to listen to a comedian and a senator's whiny daughter?

Jun. 21 2012 11:27 AM

MORONS.

Jun. 21 2012 11:25 AM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

I can't believe how uniformly monolithic the comments on this segment are... the hostility and narrow-mindedness is appalling.

Continues to prove the latest scientific studies that show in so many ways how once our minds are made up, we can't hear anything that "threatens" our positions. And all the strategies our minds use to marginalize and trivialize other views....

Jun. 21 2012 11:24 AM
Nick from UWS

Meghan McCain has the extreme simple-mindedness that comes from being a priveledged Daddy's girl. A forehead unlined by thought.

Jun. 21 2012 11:23 AM

2 segments ago we discussed can the political parties compromise.

This segment we get the answer: Yes, if there's a mutual financial motivation - IE book sales!

Jun. 21 2012 11:23 AM
Roger from New York

The idea that Americans must be armed in order to defend themselves in the event of a terrorist attack cannot be considered "patriotic" - it is beyond absurd. No thinking, balanced person can truly believe this...it is a form of insanity. Tragically, this neurosis is shared by so many people, and they make up a sort of "support group" for fellow sufferers.

Jun. 21 2012 11:22 AM
Holly from Washington Heights

This is awful. Brian Lehrer, you're not going to challenge ANYTHING these two say? Your show makes me dumber.

Jun. 21 2012 11:22 AM
lib

Does the Kucinich still support the Syrian dictator?
Or is this not a polite question?

Jun. 21 2012 11:21 AM

:( This is so terrible, period.

Jun. 21 2012 11:21 AM
Amy from Manhattan

I'm curious: how does Ms. McCain define being a conservative feminist? I don't know of many people who identify as both.

Jun. 21 2012 11:21 AM
Bobby G from East Village

These guys can make jokes about the rugged individualism of gun culture, but the facts in New York City are that last weekend in a guy was killed in a shooting at 6th St. and Ave D in the East Village, right around the corner from where I live. Nothing funny there.

Jun. 21 2012 11:21 AM
Kate from Manhattan

I am so tired of hearing that the East Coast doesn't get it, that Arizona is the state that's dealing with "it." That we don't get it. Has she never walked around New York City? Does she have so little understanding about immigration -- documented and undocumented -- that exists on the East Coast?

Jun. 21 2012 11:20 AM
Andrew

This gun discussion is disgusting. Being a supporter of something because it's fun, without considering all the immense negative aspects of it is asinine. Running down children while hopped up on cocaine is probably a lot of fun too but it doesn't mean that we should support it. A lot of things have glaringly negative aspects that we ignore because one party or the other supports them, but that doesn't make it reasonable

Jun. 21 2012 11:20 AM

For whatever reason that scares people?? Really Meghan, you don't know the reason they're soo 'scared'?? Grrr!!

Jun. 21 2012 11:19 AM
Jesse

it's not true to say that the media brands as a racist anyone who isn't unhesitatingly 100% pro amnesty for everyone. that's just disingenuous. also, there's no available reality anywhere in the near where immigration reform is enacted in any but the most "political" fashion. it's just the only way it's going to go down, no matter who's writing the bill or issuing the order.

Jun. 21 2012 11:19 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

So Brian, when you are ever going to have a right wing ex-commando from the IDF come on you show, and show there are Jews who are not afraid to use guns and to defend themselves? Why only left wing, feminized Jewish liberals who can only type for a living? Why not just once a REAL MAN for a change, not the usual paranoid, conflicted, feminized, cowardly, scared Jew-boys?

Jun. 21 2012 11:19 AM

GEEZUS!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Jun. 21 2012 11:18 AM
Elle from Brooklyn

"Some of my best friends are Hispanic" - great.

Jun. 21 2012 11:17 AM
a nyer

Do Megan and Ian think our politicians and the public don't appreciate just how huge our country is and how impossible it is for either party to be ideologically pure where our country is so ethnically, religiously and geographically diverse?

Jun. 21 2012 11:16 AM
Elle from Brooklyn

This is almost unbearable.

Jun. 21 2012 11:15 AM
brian from Midtown

These idiots have not lived in Bushwick or East New York.

Jun. 21 2012 11:15 AM
jpag

Is this segment intended to be entertainment, or instructive in the sense of revealing that persons with no qualifications in any field of endeavor are just as vacuous as one might have supposed?

Jun. 21 2012 11:14 AM
TT from nyc

self defense? terrorist attack? yes she is paranoid. doesn't she know that just by carrying a gun makes you're more likely to get shot?

Jun. 21 2012 11:14 AM
CL from NY

I can't believe how bad the past half hour of this BL show has been. Pure inanity.

Jun. 21 2012 11:12 AM

:( This is so terrible (the Meghan McCain part).

Jun. 21 2012 11:12 AM
TT from nyc

Did she really just say that everyone should go to Columbia?

Jun. 21 2012 11:11 AM
Elle from Brooklyn

Wow, I'm already thoroughly annoyed.

Jun. 21 2012 11:08 AM

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