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Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black
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.
JG - green cards for ex - IDF'ers please...
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.
"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.
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?
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....
Meghan McCain has the extreme simple-mindedness that comes from being a priveledged Daddy's girl. A forehead unlined by thought.
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!
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.
This is awful. Brian Lehrer, you're not going to challenge ANYTHING these two say? Your show makes me dumber.
Does the Kucinich still support the Syrian dictator?Or is this not a polite question?
:( This is so terrible, period.
I'm curious: how does Ms. McCain define being a conservative feminist? I don't know of many people who identify as both.
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.
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?
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
For whatever reason that scares people?? Really Meghan, you don't know the reason they're soo 'scared'?? Grrr!!
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.
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?
"Some of my best friends are Hispanic" - great.
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?
This is almost unbearable.
These idiots have not lived in Bushwick or East New York.
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?
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?
I can't believe how bad the past half hour of this BL show has been. Pure inanity.
:( This is so terrible (the Meghan McCain part).
Did she really just say that everyone should go to Columbia?
Wow, I'm already thoroughly annoyed.
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