Gail Collins: How Did Politics in America Get So Weird?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New York Times columnist Gail Collins joins us for another installment of our series looking at the outlandish things politicians have been saying and doing lately: How Did Politics in America Get So Weird?


Gail Collins

Comments [6]

Calm Down - The "Creepy Islamic music" was manipulated to sound creepy and scary in the ad - he was commenting on the manipulated music.

I don't think LL was stating his personal view on ALL and EVERY "Islamic" music.

I do, however, think he should have called it "Arabic Music" and not Islamic. I know of Hebrew songs that sound Arabic sung by mizrahi Israelis (Jews of Arab descent).

Sep. 28 2010 08:01 PM

Leonard's anti-Islamic bias came right through today.

There is plenty of Islamic music, including qawwalis, ilahis, nasheeds

What is so scary about Islamic music?

Sep. 28 2010 05:02 PM
dalia from New York

Leonard - I know you don't mean it and may have been a slip of the tongue, but there is no such thing as "islamic music," let alone "scary islamic music," which is a phrase you used to describe one of your audio clips. I'm sorry - i just wanted point that out since terminology and phrasing messes with the heads of people who don't know better. Please kindly accept my comment. Many Thanks.

Sep. 28 2010 01:35 PM
Amy from Manhattan

"Pledge *of* America"? Hmm, maybe he was thinking of the Pledge of Allegiance. Didn't the Republicans come out w/a "Pledge *to* America"?

How about making preposition confusion a topic on 1 of Pat O'Conner's segments?

Sep. 28 2010 01:34 PM
Connie from nj

If you eat an excessive amount of beta-kerotene foods, like carrots, your skin will turn orange. Maybe Boehner is addicted to carrots.....

Sep. 28 2010 01:30 PM
Mike from NYC

"Most" untrue, viscous attack ads are Republican? The one you just played from Florida is the first I have heard from Democrats. To say that "both sides do it" is like saying that, "Some biologists do not believe in evolution"...sure maybe there are one or two that you might find, but they are inconsequential outliers from a general consensus. The comparison itself is specious.

Sep. 28 2010 01:30 PM

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