Seize The Day.

Today we explore the mind of Kurt Eichenwald the prolific author and hentai connoisseur. It begins on December 15th, Handsome man, Tucker Carlson hosts Kurt on his show. Kurt was publishing some nonsense on Twitter, and Tucker asks him… “what the f*ck, dude?” [Kurt]: I mean Tucker [Kurt]: You are- Look, you’re not fooling anybody. [Tucker]: THIS IS A LITTLE NUTTY! I GOTTA BE HONEST! [Tucker]: OKAY!
[Kurt]: And I can sit here and I can read them to you [Tucker]: I appreciate it.
[Kurt]: one at a time, and we can talk about what YOU have to say. [Tucker]: That’s pretty good. [Tucker]: Okay I think you’re humiliating yourself.
[Kurt]: So let’s go to- [Tucker]: This is performance art, I’ve never had an interview like this in my life! Before he even left the studio, he was being roasted on Twitter. Then one user, by the alias ‘jew_goldstein’, sent him this Twitter. I won’t show the animated version, but it just flashes in different colors. Now, Kurt says he’s epileptic. So when he saw this tweet, he thought the best thing to do would be to hit ‘play’. Now Kurt’s wife is a prudent woman. So when she sees him writhing around on the floor, she sends out a tweet to Mr. Goldstein… to let him know he’s in BIG TROUBLE. Then she checks her Instagram, and her matches on Tinder, and then finally calls 911. A day later and Kurt is back and ready for a fight. He’s going to sue whoever this Mr. Goldstein is. First, he subpoenas Twitter. [Guy in crowd]: WOOOOOOO! [Kurt uses SUBPOENA!] [It’s not very effective] Then the FBI gets involved… and within a couple of weeks, they have their man. It’s John Rivello, a 29-year-old war veteran. and now this ‘joke tweet’ has him looking at 10 YEARS in prison. Kurt’s a real trooper about his epilepsy though. His lawyer said that it took him “several weeks” before he was speaking properly. and yet here he was, just three days later, on ABC’s primetime. He isn’t showing any medical proof of the incident either. Check out his YouTube channel. Can you believe he edited this whole thing with his eyes closed? Many epilepics aren’t able to drive either because of the flashing lights. But not Kurt, he loves the open road. A couple of months pass and Kurt is producing more fake news and he posts THIS tweet. Shocking, right? Look at THAT. B-Chiku He was looking at japanese anime ladies. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) [Tucker]: And it was a link to hardcore japanese cartoon pornography. It exists and it’s every bit as creepy as it sounds. The Internet ERUPTED. Here’s a little sample from the literature. And then they have sex and it’s pretty graphic. But instead of just admitting he’s a weeb, he tries to get out of it with an even weirder excuse. “No I swear, I don’t love 2D titties…” “I was just looking at tentacle porn with my KIDS…” ಠ_ಠ “to show my wife.” [Tucker]: Well of course, it’s just another afternoon of surfing the Internet for hardcore porn with YOUR KIDS. Makes sense. Except the problem is B-Chiku DOESN’T HAVE any tentacle porn. He claims it was too difficult to find. So let’s test that. Alright, and we type it into Google. and there’s about 8 links, okay what about the images… Yep, every one of those is an affront to God. And with that, Kurt cemented his place in Internet History… as the guy who faps to Hentai. [Mom]: Oh It’s alright, we all have feelings like this sometimes. I’m just glad you’re doing this in the privacy of your OWN ROOM. And when he inevitably dies from smacking his head on a table corner after another fake seizure… he can be proud to know that the thing he is known most for above all else… is his fondness for sexy cartoons.

Hey! Republicans and the Intelligence Agencies

-Republicans have been
dismissing the Ukraine scandal involving President Trump
because the information comes in part
from whistleblowers and officials in
the intelligence community. The most dramatic example came from this interview
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson did with Chuck Todd on Sunday. -The American people want to — -So do you not trust
the Ameri– Do you not trust the FBI?
You don’t trust the CIA? -No, No, I don’t.
-I’m just very confused here. -Absolutely not. After
Peter Strzok and Lisa Page? -Okay.
-After James Comey? -You believe the FBI and the
CIA, the government agencies — -John Brennan. No, I don’t
trust any of these guys in the Obama administration.
I didn’t trust any of them. -You don’t trust them now.
Do you trust them now? -No, I didn’t trust them
back then. -So there you go. He says he
doesn’t trust the FBI or CIA, which brings us to a segment
we call “Hey!” ♪♪ Hey! Republicans, now that they’re
reporting Trump’s crimes, you suddenly question
the FBI and CIA? Would have been nice to hear
some of that skepticism during the War on Terror
when the government was going through
everyone’s phone calls like paparazzi digging through
Justin Bieber’s trash. “Damn it. It’s just cologne
and stupid hats!” When Trump is gone and Republicans go back
to liking the CIA, they’re going to have to
backpedal like crazy. “Oh, wait.
Oh, you were talking about the Central Intelligence Agency. I thought we were talking about the Culinary Institute
of America. Hate those guys. I don’t trust any chef who wasn’t trained
at Le Cordon Bleu.” And, hey, when the intelligence
agencies wanted more power to gather information
on American citizens, you guys literally called it
the USA PATRIOT Act, which, in case you forgot,
stands for the Uniting
and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept
and Obstruct Terrorism Act. And I just want to say any time something has a long,
convoluted name like that, you know it’s not going to
live up to the hype. It’s like when the movie
“The Assassination of Jesse James
by the Coward Robert Ford” came out. I mean, they should’ve
just called that [bleep] “Hottie with a Gun.” So Republicans love — They love
the intelligence agencies when they were abusing
their powers and trampling
on civil liberties, but now, suddenly,
they hate them because Trump
is being investigated. At this rate, they’re
going to have to pass an updated USA PATRIOT Act
called Uniting to Support A Pathetic
And Tarnished Red-faced Idiot Otherwise known as Trump Act. [ Cheers and applause ] And hey, hey, hey. Hey. Democrats. Democrats, side note here —
but just because they’re going after Trump now
doesn’t mean you need to become CIA and FBI
super fans. You can applaud and protect
the whistleblowers and think Trump
is a corrupt, lawless criminal who should be impeached
or removed from office without building a shrine
to James Comey. Although, I have to say,
if Trump does gets impeached, it would be pretty cool
if he was airlifted out of the White House
by a government drone. [ Laughter ] The bottom line is this — Republicans spent years
lecturing the rest of us not to question
the intelligence agencies even when they violated
civil liberties and abused their powers. And now they’re telling us not to trust
the intelligence agencies when they report crimes
committed by an obviously corrupt
president. Republicans, hey,
when you flip-flop like this, you look incredibly stupid. Almost as stupid
as Justin Bieber in a hat. This has been “Hey!”

Mehdi Hasan Is Relentless in His Interviews with Trump Proxies

-I’m so happy to have you here.
-Happy to be here. I want to start
by showing a clip for those who are here who maybe
aren’t familiar with your work. You interviewed —
What is he, you said? -A Trump campaign adviser. -Yes, in charge
of re-election, I guess. -Yes.
-And you interviewed him in a way that many have said, “This is the template
for talking to people within the Trump sphere,” and I just want
to show it real quick. Let’s take a look. -He said during the campaign that there’s six to seven
steel facilities that are gonna be opened up.
There are none. U.S. Steel has not announced
any facilities. Why did he say they’ve announced
new facilities? That’s a lie, isn’t it? -No, it isn’t, because there are
a lot of companies opening up. There are steel facilities
that are gonna be opening up. -No, no. Sorry.
Sorry, Steven. That’s not what he said.
I know it’s difficult for you. I know you want
to try and defend him. But let me read the quote
to you. “U.S. Steel just announced that they’re building
six new steel mills.” That’s a very specific claim. U.S. Steel have not announced
six new steel mills. They have said they’ve not
announced six new steel mills. There’s no evidence
of six new steel mills. He just made it up. -The American people
are doing well. -That’s fine. The American people
can be doing well, and the President can be a liar. There’s no contradiction
between those two statements. [ Cheers and applause ]
-So, well done. Do you think — I don’t want to — I don’t want to put you
inside his head, but do you think
he was unexpected for how prepared you were? What do you think
was happening there? -I think so. And to be fair
to Steve Rogers — that’s his name —
he’s a very nice guy and, you know,
good sport about it. But he does Fox News
most of his time. And if he does
do other cable news channels, it’s the same problem
everywhere. Unfortunately, interviewers
on U.S. television tend to have limited time,
limited resources, and just want to keep
moving things along. And when I interview people,
I try not to move along. I don’t want to move on. I want to stick to it
and try and get an answer. That’s my job. -Well, I think one of the things
you did that was so nice is, again, there’s so much
happening in the Trump campaign that, I think, oftentimes,
as an interviewer, you’re caught with, “I want to hit
11 different topics.” You stayed on one thing. -I was like, “The lies.
Let’s go with the lies.” There’s six and a half
thousand of them. I’ll pick three or four. -But, you know,
and that makes it — I think they are hoping
and waiting for you to move onto the next thing. -There’s a bit in the clip,
which you don’t see. He actually says to me
at the end, he goes, “Let’s just move on.
Ask me another question.” [ Laughter ] I’m not gonna do that. And the problem is,
look, most people would move on because it’s — it’s uneasy. It’s not easy to go up and to just keep asking someone
the same question. I don’t like doing it. You have to relentlessly
keep asking the same question, keep asking for answers,
not moving on, getting in people’s face —
That’s rude, right? Seth, you don’t want to be rude
to your guests. -Of course not.
-It’s socially awkward. And we’re taught
not to be like that. Although I’m British, I’m rude and socially awkward
to begin with. So I may have an advantage
over some Americans. -But what are the differences
that you’ve seen in how the U.K. press
and the U.S. press deals with power? -That’s a very good question,
and I think you guys — Definitely,
there’s a cultural issue. You guys had your revolution,
War of Independence. You kicked the Brits out. And yet, weirdly, you’re
more deferential to power, I would argue, than we are. You know, the President
walks into the East Room of the White House, and the White House press corps
stands up, which I find — British journalists,
for all their sins, would not stand up if the Prime Minister
comes into the room. They’d be lucky to even
pay attention sometimes. You guys have this thing
where it’s kind of Banana Republic-esque,
where you allow your politicians to have their
job titles for life. So, do you remember in 2012, it was Governor Romney,
Governor Romney. Governor of what?
His backyard? He hadn’t been governor of
Massachusetts for five years. Secretary Albright,
Secretary Clinton, Mayor Giuliani,
Ambassador Bolton. If anyone here lost their job, they wouldn’t get to keep
the title the next day. Why do you do that? Why do you do that
with your politicians? It’s weird.
I just don’t get it.

Lucy Boynton’s Audition for The Politician Was Terrifying

-You were in
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” which obviously had
an incredible year and a big awards season. And I heard you were at
the Golden Globes last year, and you got to fan out
on some other actors. Who were you most excited
to meet? -Well, I had to go in on my own,
which was terrifying. But then I saw Jodie Comer
and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. -Yes.
-And I just — -“Fleabag.” “Killing Eve.”
-I know. Well, this is the thing.
I’d only seen “Killing Eve.” And I — I mean, Jodie is such
a remarkable human being. So I kind of immediately
pounced on them, and they took me
under their wing. They were very kind. And we went
for drinks and stuff. But then, unlike everyone else
in the country, I hadn’t seen “Fleabag” yet. -Right.
-I hadn’t watched it. Two years later
than everyone else. Later. And was so mortified
that I hadn’t been, like, cooler around Phoebe.
-Right. You found out later
that Clark Kent was Superman. -I did. Yes.
-You’re like, “Oh! I just thought
he was a reporter!” -I should have acted
very differently. And don’t try and be funny
around people like that. -Oh, right, you didn’t realize
you were dealing with that. -Yes. Stay in your lane.
-I’m sure it was fine. I’m sure you did absolutely
fine. This is very exciting. In a couple weeks,
you’re gonna start filming the second season of this show. Do they give you a sense
of where it’s going to go? Or is that sort of under wraps? -I wish.
-Yeah, okay. -Well, we’ve had, like,
little tidbits here and there. We were kind of guessing
throughout season one where it would go,
and then, actually at the cast and crew screening
at Ryan’s house, we watched four episodes and went to the restaurant
nearby for much-needed wine and then watched the last four. But in that break —
And after he was saying, like, “Wouldn’t it be kind of crazy
if this happened?” And we’d all be like, “Well, you’re the one
with the pen, so…” It would be kind of crazy, so —
-Yeah, I mean, this is — This is Ryan Murphy,
for anybody who doesn’t know. And I would say
there’s no one who’s better at taking shows
into crazy places and making those crazy places
believable. -Yeah, and he’ll always
outsmart you. He’ll always be one step ahead. So anything that we’re guessing,
it will be that on acid. -You — This is —
This is an audition that you did not think
went well for you. -No. No. It was
really terrifying, I think. Just — He’s such
an unreadable person. And that’s all part of his kind
of thing that makes him so cool. But then, also, like, I think auditioning in America
is a very different thing. Brits are all very kind of, like, understated and,
“That’s fine. Leave.” Whereas in America,
everyone’s very effusive and kind and enthusiastic,
and so that was just kind of — -Oh, gotcha. So he was a little
England in the United States. He had a little —
-He’s just too cool. His own thing.
-Yeah. So that was that. And then I was — I —
It went by so quickly. So then I kind of —
It was done, and I left. And I turned right.
And I turned right again. And walked straight
into the bar next door. -Oh, great. It’s very nice
when they audition near a drinking establishment. -It is so considerate.
-Yes. That’s very kind of them. -Noting that for
all casting directors. -From the clip, for those
who haven’t seen the show, you can tell this is not
the warmest of characters that you’re playing.
-Quite. -And I’d heard that your sister
takes credit for this. -She does. For both kind of being
very familiar with that face and also inducing it,
as well, I think. -Gotcha.
-Yeah. When you weren’t allowed
to be mean to each other and you’d just kind of
make that Astrid face over the kitchen table. But, also, it was really —
it was fun. It was liberating
playing someone like that. Like, as a Brit,
I think we’re so apologetic. Like, if you bump into me,
I’ll apologize. -Right. -Then you kind of, as Astrid,
have to shed all of that, and she wears her anger
on her sleeve. -Do you feel like you might
adopt this in your real life? -I think I did a bit.
-Yeah, I think you’re very — You’re very good at it.
-I think I did. When we were filming,
I was like, “Well, no,
she’s very confident, so it feels very good to adopt
some of her confidence.” And then I would catch myself
kind of making her face or snapping something. It was like, “Oh, okay, we need
to reel that back in a bit.” -It’s a fantastic show. I’m so
excited there’s another season. And it’s just so lovely
to meet you. Thank you so much
for being here. -Thank you.
-Lucy Boynton, everybody.

Pro-Brexit Politician Boris Johnson Elected as the UK’s Prime Minister

-Let’s get to the news. Well, today, the U.K.
finally answered the question, “If your friend jumped off
a cliff, would you?” Pro-Brexit politician
Boris Johnson was officially elected
today to become the U.K.’s next prime minister. Great. In 70 years, the U.K.
has gone from Winston Churchill to a roadie for Spinal Tap. President Trump continued
his attacks on minority congresswomen today,
tweeting that, “AOC plus three
are a nightmare for America.” Although, technically for Trump, anything that involves math
is a nightmare. [ As Trump ] AOC plus three.
How do you… How do you add letters
to a number?” [ Normal voice ] Several bars
in Washington, D.C., will open early tomorrow so
people can watch Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s
congressional testimony. So by dinnertime, you’ll be just
like the Mueller Report — mostly blacked-out. [ Cheers and applause ] According to a new poll,
despite Senator Elizabeth Warren having a 67% approval rating,
just 4% of voters say they see her as likable. Now let’s see what happens when we change her name to
Warren Elizabeth. Oh! Okay.
That’s very interesting. The FDA has released a new
anti-teen-vaping ad that features a street magician
performing a trick that turns e-cigarettes
into traditional cigarettes. Because if there’s one group
of people teens will definitely listen to,
it’s street magicians. [ Cheers and applause ] Macy’s is being accused of
fat-shaming customers after its flagship store in
Manhattan began selling plates with marked rings,
indicating serving sizes with names like mom jeans,
favorite jeans, and skinny jeans, not to mention this giant tub
that says “dad jeans.” [ Applause ] According to new data, the
highest-paying job, on average, in New York is anesthesiologist,
because it’s the state with the highest
concentration of people who don’t want to feel anything. Producers at Warner Bros.
have struck a deal with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
to offer special items based on characters from
the sitcom “Friends,” including the Joey, which is
a mango cold-brewed tea, the Rachel,
which is a matcha latte, and the Ross,
which is the bathroom key. [ Cheers and applause ] That’s right — producers have
struck a deal with Coffee Bean to offer
special items based on the characters
from “Friends.” Unfortunately,
they have nothing for you if you take your coffee black. [ Audience groans ]


Logan Paul’s YouTube red show got revived Why are people so mad over the grey avatar guy? And is Betterhelp a scam? This and much more. I’m Gloria Borger, and you’re watching Pew News. Long shelved Logan Paul movie sequel launches today on YouTube premium Hoooorayy *He’s excited in Japanese I’ve been looking forward to The Thinning 2. I wonder what’s gonna happen, is he gonna get thinner? Eeh, so a lot of people, eeh at least in my Twitter feed, or anyone mentioning PewDiePie, kind of pointed out the hypocrisy in this, if you guys remember, Logan Paul’s movie got canceled or put on hold, as a reaction from YouTube, after he showed the dead body in the forest of Japan. So people are saying: “Well you brought back his show, then you need to bring back Scare PewDiePie.” “PewDiePie did a dumb edgy joke and got his show cancelled, Logan filmed then a real dead body and got his YouTube show a sequel.” “If we are gonna release Logan Paul’s YouTube Red show, then where the heck is Scare PewDiePie season 2?” “And following this news, as far as my personal take away, I feel like a ton of people are expecting me to just rip into YouTube and Logan Paul, but I really don’t know how to feel anymore. I mean personally I’m more interested in what someone like PewDiePie feels about this… WHERE IS SCARE PEWDIEPIE SEASON 2? …losing his YouTube Red series, which on that note as of recording of this video, I haven’t seen Felix comment publicly about thi… BRING BACK SCARE PEWDIEPIE Season… *laugh* Okay, well if YouTube is gonna do this, where is season 2 of Scare PewDiePie?” Sorry, what do I think? oeh, well, I’m just Gloria Borger. Pewdiepie is not gonna make a response. Okay? But me, Gloria Borger! Wait… Who am i? Poppy Harlow! *Pop* Gloria quit, I forgot, -is gonna give my response. If you guys remember, YouTube put Logan Paul’s show on hold ten days after the Controversy. It took youtube ten days to come up with this assessment that, well we’re probably gonna have to cancel his show, cause otherwise we look like a bunch of fools, cause we canceled PewDiePie’s show like that. I mean, I was asleep when they cancelled my show. I, I was… *Laugh* It cancelled just as the news broke. That was there, that was no question about it It just, eh, it took nowhere hesitation on that one. But with the, with Logan Paul’s show it was like Ten days after, and, it’s on hold. So it was uncertain whether it would come out or not. Eh, It was due to be released this year. So, I think it’s only natural that you have a lot of people saying: “Just found out that YouTube is moving forward with the second season of Logan Paul’s YouTube premium series, ten month after the suicide forest video, so we can assume PewDiePie will be getting season 2 of his series release as well?” I haven’t seen any indication of, of that Happening whatsoever. I’ve asked about it. I don’t know. Maybe this opens up for new discussions, but it’s kind of amazing how a billion-dollar company can be so inept at leadership. If you want to be taken seriously, you need to apply the same rules for everyone. You can’t just nitpick, eh, whatever you want, then you just look like an idiot, and, eh, people will undoubtedly be upset, and I think that’s what’s happening here So, with or without controversy, The Thinning was coming out this year, no matter what. It was due to be released this year, and it got released this year. So, whatever the controversy was involved had no effect. I mean, what did it change? did it get delayed a month? or two months? what, what’s. There’s no effect there whatsoever Scare PewDiePie was finished. We finished shooting it. It’s ready. It needs to be edited, but that’s it. YouTube made a response to the fact that they released the show ‘The Thinning’, Logan Paul’s show, saying that: “The entire cast and crew worked extremely hard to complete this film last year” I think this is a good point because, eh, Scare PewDiePie, we didn’t work hard. Let’s get real here *Laugh* But anyway: “In fairness to all of them, and the fans, who have been asking for the sequel, we decided to release The Thinning: [the] New World Order.” “iN fAiRnEsS” “IN FAIRNESS” Thank you YouTube for your fairness *Laughing* So, eh, apparently yeah, Scare PewDiePie, we didn’t work hard and, eeeh, Ah, if, eh, that our fans have not been asking for it whatsoever, so I believe this fairness. But then again, they’re not wrong. It, it isn’t fair. I mean, this is why when Logan Paul’s controversy broke, despite me, clearly, I don’t like him, I said, I don’t think his show should be canceled, and I meant that because, you know, punish Logan for what he did, and punish me for my mistakes, But to punish everyone involved on this project, I mean, these parts are so massive. It just doesn’t make sense. It just isn’t fair to everyone else involved. I do understand that I do understand that, there is a difference between Logan’s project, eh, called ‘The Thinning’, it’s not “Logan Paul The Thinning”, you know, eh, here It’s my show; it’s PewDiePie, so maybe that’s why they reacted to it differently Maybe that’s why they’re doing this, ah, different treatment. Maybe it’s because I joked about jews and that’s some more sensitive topics then, uh, Topic then showing a dead body, Bros; Someone making suicide. I think that’s, probably, what some people think at least. I think maybe YouTube reacted a bit hast- hastingly… Is that a word? “Hastily” A bit too quickly when deciding to cancel Scare PewDiePie, eh, it was their most successful YouTube show, as far as I know. I personally believe in the YouTube red program. It’s been criticized so much, but, it’s a great idea. I really do think, eh, it has a lot of potential. I don’t think they realized, that if they did this to me, they’re gonna have to do it to everyone else, because they clearly don’t want to do that, eh, obviously they didn’t. Logan clearly got a different treatment here. I think that’s pretty safe to say. To be honest, good for him. I’m happy for him. I stand by what I said, I don’t think his show should have been canceled, and, eh, I’m glad it got released. Eeh, It is disappointing from my perspective, seeing that, I got different treatment. It’s kind of annoying. I think YouTube is sitting in the same boat, you know, I’m happy that Logan’s got released, but I’m unhappy that mine didn’t, and I’m sure YouTube feels the same way in a sense; I don’t know. MOVING ON! *Pop* What do you guys think, actually? Let me know. BetterHelp *clap* *clap* Meme Review. BetterHelp. If you guys checked out my video on Better Help. Thank you guys for all the amazing support on that video, honestly, I got some of the nicest comments I’ve ever gotten on a video I, It was the most stressful video I’ve ever uploaded, you know, I, I went so… I thought it was like not a big deal, you know, I can do this, but it was stressful, I’m not gonna lie. I, I didn’t think it would be. But regardless, basically to run it down quickly: BetterHelp is an online therapy service. It had a lot of questionable things with it. I pointed those out, and the fact that youtubers were paid per person signing up to this service, To me, uh, was deeply concerning. “Per person that they get to sign up for better help, $200, that’s a lot of money. Just get a thousand people signing up, you just made $200,000. Ever since that video, Better Help has removed all their video testimonies from their website, which I thought was interesting. I don’t think it really matters. There was this whole thing about ‘Julian says’, which was clearly just a guy hired to say the testimony. “You need’nt stay alone.” Jesus (Felix impersonating Julian) “You need’nt stay alone.” “Julian says that is a reliable online platform to receive their… *Random Julian appears* To communicate with a licensed psychologist from home than at an office.” “The center button also has an answer. In…” So people found, ‘Julian’s’ or ‘Julian says’ or ‘Robspence’ fiber page, where he does testimonials. Big props to rob because he, eh, he had a great approach to it. I saw his response. “Actually, you know, I haven’t really done anything wrong here. Yeah, it’s embarrassing and I agree. I do have a really creepy smile at the end.” *Multiple laughs* So better help made a response to all these allegations, and, eh, They made it the same day I recorded my video. That’s why I, eh, Never got a chance to talk about it. So it seems only fair that I talk about it now, Especially the, eh, due to the fact that they’ve been tweeting this frantically to anyone caught commenting about better help on Twitter: “Hey, you may be misinformed. Hey you maybe misinformed, read this.”, so let’s read it. Let’s go through it, uum. It was written by the CEO of BetterHelp on Medium, and I think he went to Reddit as well. “Hi, I’m BetterHelp’s founder. Here are my thoughts.” They basically go on to say how great BetterHelp is, how very few companies can truly say that their value is enable, is to enable a better life, and, eh, just that they’re doing a great job, basically. Strangely enough, they are funny enough, I guess. They bring up the drama between Keemstar and, eh, Phil: “Virtual fight with another youtuber host, who has several million followers” sort of pivoting it as, this was all a reaction to drama, people just wanting drama, and, uh, that’s what cause for it. I didn’t mention anything about Phil in my video, because I didn’t want it to be about drama, I wanted to just be clear, what my criticism of BetterHelp was. They also go on to say, that they have a long process of verifying their therapist, and they can assure that, eh, their therapist are legit. But their terms of service clearly stated completely differently, and they basically said, it was up to you to determine, whether you were talking to an actual therapist or not. This one says that they don’t guarantee the verification of the: “skills, degrees, qualifications, certification, credentials, competence or background of any counselor.” With BetterHelp you’ll be talking to professionals, just be aware that it’s: “your responsibility” to detemine whether they are or not. Uh, you could be talking to some guy in Ur- Ukraine, sending you sad smiley emojis. They also bring up all these conspiracy theory allegations, which I understand, there weren’t a lot of weird conspiracies going on, while trying to uncover BetterHelp. I didn’t bring up any of it, I mean, the biggest one was probably the Julian says one, which I brought up because it was funny. Then they finished off with the ultimate level of smugness, saying that: “Ironically, over this interesting week, we’ve had a record number of new members who signed up.” Congratulations BetterHelp. So they basically don’t care. So what they didn’t adress, was that, why do they market that they cost $65 per week, but they still charge you monthly. This is what it says, when they ask you to enter your credit card information: “Free trial, try the service seven days no risk.” Look, $0. If you’re one of the companies that can truly say that their value is to enable a better life, then why do you need to use these sort of learning business methods, to get people to sign up for your subscription? Why can’t you just say the amount that you will charge you? Why can’t you just be honest and clear about that? Why this level of deception involved? Second, why do you mark it, still, here, as a replacement for in-office counseling? While in your Terms of Service, you still say, that you are: “not a complete substitute for face-to-face examination.” Look how much money you save by not using our therapist. I’ve been getting a ton of messages from actual therapists, or people that have gone through therapy, who said that this sort of idea of online therapy is ridiculous. You need to properly sit down face-to-face with a person, to get the job done, to get to the core of the issue Obviously, I’m not an expert. Why are people saying that they got diagnosed from BetterHelp? They also replied to the bad reviews on the website, saying that: “they can’t vouch for their authenticity.” Funnily enough, that’s what I said in my video. I can’t vouch, that the bad reviews aren’t authentic. But then you can either vouch for the positive ones. It’s such an non-argument So, I think what a lot of people wanted to know, is BetterHelp a scam? And I watched this video from YouTuber Law, which was really interesting. “So with all these different issues, and believe me, there are more and more provisions, that I just don’t want to go through, that are just funny and make no sense and are indicative of the fact that somebody did a cut-and-paste over, off of other people’s websites. Why do I say it’s not a scam? It’s because I’ve dealt with so many of these kind of platforms, and I tell you, they make no money here. These platform makes pennies on the dollars, and as a result, if you want to scam people, this is like the worst business model, through which to scam people. There are far far better ways to do it online.” Basically explaining that their terms of service is extremely poorly written. They most likely just copied and pasted a lot of pieces from it, and, eh, they probably just wanted to save money. So, while they legally might not be a scam, they certainly have a lot of questionable things about them. To be honest, I think it’s entirely possible that they have good intentions, uuh, but the difference between their, what they’re saying in their Terms of Service, and how they market it, to me shows, that they’re very irresponsible at least, and that it shows me as well, where their focus is. They’ve clearly spent a lot more time, on how to market and sell their product. I’m not personally against a company like BetterHelp existing, even if I’m skeptic whether online therapy works or not, or if it’s the best way. I understand that that’s a service that a lot of people can actually benefit from, but clearly it’s not positive for everyone, and combine that with the fact that youtubers are promoting this, getting $200 per sign up, with the topic of mental help, to me, that’s very very concerning. Maybe that’s a personal thing, cause I hate referrals. I understand that they are a common practice in, uh, in business and even therapy, but to compare that with YouTubers telling their fans to sign up; I think it’s completely different, because they have licenses and policies. $200 pr. fan with mental health issues, or struggling with mental health. I don’t like it. But like I said in the video, at the same time, I don’t think these YouTubers knew what they were promoting. I don’t think they looked into it too deeply. I even had youtubers that I showed in my video thanking me for showing the issues with BetterHelp, and, uuh, it was nice to see that reaction. Now, I also want to mention that, I felt like it was important, that I showed how youtubers promoted this service. It was a big part of the whole thing for me. “And he goes through the Terms of Service, and he points out a lot of questionable things, which is fine, and he doesn’t like the service, and he raises good points about it, but the way that he presented my involvement in it, I thought was a little misleading, and a little out of context, and it made it look like, I was way more involved with this company then I was.” “It was, it was gotten so bad that it was basically either: stop making videos or disappear.” “Also this video is sponsored by better help. More information about that at the end of this video.” So basically, I, I agree. I cut this very poorly. I thought it was clear, that this was Bobby’s video and not Ethan’s video. But even then, I wanted to be clear. My point was not to drag these YouTubers. I’m sure Bobby had good intentions while pushing this service, cause if you think you are promoting a service that is helping other fans, and you get paid at the same time, I mean, that seems pretty win-win to me, but that’s clearly not necessarily the case. But I felt like, it was necessary to show, uh, these youtubers, how they was promoted in the video, but that clearly led to a lot of drama and controversies, and I think this is a good lesson for everyone; look more carefully Into what you’re promoting to your fans, especially if you are paid per person using that product. That being said, check out my new merch everybody! That’s right, meme review! *Clap, Clap* YouTube’s favorite merch, actually it’s PewDiePie’s merch. I’m just Gloria Borger, *Pop* I mean Pappy Harlew, showing this merch. It’s only available for four more days, I mean, three more days. NEXT *Clap* NEWS *Clap* *Pop* BBC trending: Why has Twitter banned 1500 accounts? And what are NPCs? You’ve probably seen this meme. It’s been practically everywhere. I’ve been debating: do I show this on Pew News or Meme Review? What are, where is, where does this is belong? I love how Pew News and Meme Review is just been, never been closer together. Me and PewDiePie have been discussing this, but I feel very passionate about this story. This started from a post online saying that: “I have a theory, that there are only a fixed quantity of souls on planet Earth, that cycles continuously through reincarnation. However, since the human growth rate is so severe, the soulless extra walking flesh piles around us as NPC’s, or ultimate Normas. People who are autonomously follow group things and social trends in order to appear convincingly human. I called these people NPC’s because when you talk to them, they just say the same shit every time: ‘Trump is bad’, ‘Just be yourself’, ‘Sports ball’, ‘The new Adele song omg’. If you get a discussion with them, it’s always the same buzzwords.” I love this meme because from a spiritual or philosophical standpoint, it makes 100 percent sense, okay, you have all these feel-good quotes saying like: Oh, there’s just as many stars in the galaxy, as there are, people that have lived on earth in our galaxy. Well, what about the new ones then? Huh? We got more and more people living. NPC theory proven. Thank you very much. We are Pew News here. We report on the facts. The facts, the truth and nothing but the truth. Hello, I am a comedian on television. If you disagree with my politics, you must be mentally ill. Diversity is our strength! So a lot of people that had a problem with this meme, which it just makes it even funnier, the fact that people actually give a damn about this stupid meme. It blows my mind. I think that’s the main reason why it’s funny. If no one cared about this meme, it wouldn’t be funny, but people are saying that it’s dehumanizing. Chad and PC: only watches Game of Thrones, has seen every Marvel movie and can’t wait for the next Star Wars. WAKE UP ‘sheeple’ (people), I’ve been telling this for years. MARVEL MOVIES are TRASH! *Laugh* You like MARVEL? yoUR NEIGHBOR IS TRASH! *Laugh* Unfortunately, this, this golden meme. This meme dipped in gold, has gotten tainted by politics. Which of Donald Trump core values do you support? You have left and right basically saying: ‘you’re an MPC’, or ‘you’re an MPC’. INSULT.XE, so Trump, hahaha. The New York Times’ reporting on this: “What is the [the] NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s favorite insult?” Jesus Christ. Are these Russian BOTS? PROBerbly NOT. Proberbly. 2018 everybody. The beams are, they’re in a strange place, I gotta say. The New York Times even asking themselves: “Aren’t you giving these trolls (the) attention they’re seeking by writing about them in the New York Times?” “Yes,” You are 100 procent giving these people more power by talking about it, but they can’t help themselves. They just can’t help themselves. It’s so satisfying to symbolize something as an evil, eeeh, evil thing. To most people, it’s just a meme. No one thinks about it as any further. So rest in peace NBC meme. This one you can’t blame on Meme Review, okay? I had nothing to, I mean, I never have anything… Last but not least, Shane Dawson finished his series on Jake Paul. I’m only bring this up because I criticized that one episode. Otherwise, I thought it was a great series. I really really enjoyed it, I have a lot of respect for Shane. *Jake Paul saying “like”, way to many times for me to write* They’re really pushing the boundary on, uh, on videos in general. I think it’s, eh, it’s really impressive and inspiring what they’re doing, eeh, so, that’s why for this week’s “Shout Out Week”, I’m shouting out Shane. He clearly needs a shout out from me guys. So, uh, I don’t know if you guys have heard of a Shane Dawson… You probably never heard of him. Small YouTuber. Needs a shout out. No, but for real, I, I, I meant what I said, and especially with me criticizing, eh, one of the episodes. Just cuz I criticize something, doesn’t mean I hate that person, or, eh, have some personal vendetta with it or whatever. To me, It’s very different. And I think the same thing goes with, uh, the BetteHelp stuff you know, I may criticize YouTubers or stuff in general, but I don’t personally hate someone or whatever. I ree-, I especialy enjoyed the last episode by the way, uh, hearing Jake speak so, uh, eloquently, uuh, it was a, it was wonderful to hear Jake… “Like, i got just like, like, like, like even with Erica, I like” Leave like if you enjoyed this video, I appreciate all the support. Consider becoming a sponsor, if you want to, and buy the merch, that’s probably the best way to support this channel. Uuh, It’s really late, I gotta go. Goodbye, god- just goodbye. *Pop*

WOW! Secret Recording Leaked, Kanye Dragon Energy Breaks Twitter, MKBHD Exposes Gal Gadot, & More

Sup you beautiful bastards hope you’re having a fantastic Wednesday welcome back to the philip defranco show and let’s just jump into it. And the first thing I want to talk about today is actually a quick update around Marcus Meacham AKA Count Dankula and his free speech situation We talked about him earlier this week of course he’s had 2 years of legal battle, hosted a joke video where he was turning his girlfriend’s dog into a Nazi to ruin the dog for his girlfriend who’s arrested, there was a threat of real jail time and he was found guilty of committing a hate crime. And earlier this week he ended up receiving a sentence of 800 pounds. Now while some people saw him not serving jail time as a victory there were still those saying it’s incredibly concerning it is a huge problem that he was found guilty some people even speculating that the only reason he didn’t received jail time was because there was so much heat on this story. There was so much press involved so next time maybe that’s not the case. So Marcus Meacham announced that he is going to appeal his guilty verdict in a long way that he launched a GoFundMe for 100,000 pounds saying this is the amount that has been quoted by my lawyer the reason it has been quoted so high as my lawyer wishes to bring in top legal representatives to ensure that we have the highest chance of reversing the standard that this case sets adding Adding I cannot allow the two years of litigation I went through and having my life put on hold to happen to anyone else I will be 100% Transparent with these funds all bills in regards to the case will be made publicly available. And in just one day he reached and passed his goal. And I will say in regards to this story: one, Marcus I’m gonna support you with this And two I’m also going to include a link down below because while Marcus says referring to the 100 thousand pounds as a lot of money And it is if you’ve ever talked to someone that hasn’t had a massive legal battle you know that it can become far more expensive than this I’m more than happy to put my own dollars and probably more importantly my push behind hopefully preserving freedom of speech hopefully making context matters We’ll have to wait and see and I wish you the best and let’s talk about a bunch of small stories about the YouTube space Earlier this week YouTube announced that in the last quarter of last year they deleted 8.3 million video these videos They say violated their Community Guidelines also clarifying in a blog post majority of these 8 million videos were mostly spam or people attempting to upload adult content and represent a fraction of a percent of YouTube’s total views during this time period I’m getting even more detailed saying 6.7 Million were first flagged for review by machines rather than humans and of those 6.7 Million videos 76 percent were removed before they received a single view on my eyes This could just have been a blog post that they were they were scheduling now On the timing of this post specifically how close it is to the CNN story that we covered earlier this week It feels like a response to that with them saying that you know we are working very very hard Especially since you can then pair that to new news today the CEO of YouTube is set to host a conference call with top advertisers top advertising agencies to talk about brand safety concerns And it’ll be interesting to see how things pan out here because as we’ve kind of seen in the past when one Mainstream outlet takes aim at YouTube it often comes in a way also kind of connected to this We’ve seen stories popping up more and more in the news that top networks for Youtubers are dropping you tubers at massive levels one of the most reason to pop up was the network fullscreen which reportedly removed around 160 partners the creator who goes by D Cigs comedy shared an email from fullscreen that stated due to YouTube’s modifications to its partnership program and implementation of stricter content guidelines We’re required to restructure our network to ensure Conformant as a result channels are being removed from the fullscreen network because they no longer meet YouTube’s qualifications or the content on the removed channels, no longer complies with YouTube’s service and community standards adding unfortunately This is a very sudden decision that comes from YouTube and is out of our control But also according to the report later fullscreen then released a different email they adjust to this saying the initial email was inaccurate as far as YouTube’s role in this decision the updated email now saying due to The nature of your uploads and because your uploads may potentially infringe on the right of others or potentially violates applicable laws or regulations including without limitation YouTube’s Terms of Service and/or YouTube’s Community Guidelines we feel it best that we part ways Thank you for your understanding and good luck with your YouTube channel and my personal takeaway is really the only difference between those emails is The first one feels like a lawyer talking to his buddy and the other one sounds like a lawyer talking in court and finally we had a youtuber pop up in the news for not a Bad reason about that youtuber which was refreshing the fantastic mkbhd was blowing up on social Media because he called that gal gadot a pow gal she tweeted out a video which was an ad saying say hello to my new mate hashtag huawei mate 10 Pro somehow when they take photos with this camera They better than with any other camera Mkbhd is simply pointed out that a gal gadot Taurus forever runs their social media account because a lot of those people don’t handle their Own stuff they they posted out this ad for a while way on an iPhone So it look like another massive celebrity supporting a product They don’t actually use which I mean It would be completely shocking and devastating next thing you’re gonna say all those people advertising stuff on their Instagram stories Unenthusiastically if they don’t use those things as well ultimately a gal or whoever runs her social media ended up deleting that post and posting a video again this time from an Android device Although not with hashtag ad on it which some people have argued it turns that tweet into an ad violation That’s that but from that I want to share some stuff. I loved today and today in awesome brought to you by Squarespace Whether you want to domain an online store a website make it with Squarespace It’s so easy to make a beautiful website with their intuitive all-in-one platform You’ve got nothing to install patch or upgrade ever. It wasn’t simple enough They have award-winning 24/7 customer service So if you want to make the smart move like many from the nation already have go to Slash ville start your free trial and when you really like it make sure you use offer code fill for 10% off your first purchase And the first verb awesome isn’t a video It’s just we got the news and I hope it’s great not the name is that Nickelodeon is Reviving Doubleday and my response to this is yes Please double dare is according to with a my romanticized memory one of the best game shows on television up there with legends of the Hidden Temple so hopefully I’m not remembering wrong and hopefully this new thing doesn’t suck then we had a trailer for small foot then we got a trailer for dear white people volume 2 which you might enjoy for one of two reasons either you’re a fan of the movie season 1 Or you just want to check out what the hell that comment section is gonna look like Then the man that inspired me and so many others a man by the name of Zay Frank posted his first video And I don’t even know how long it’s been continued a ssin of his old series true facts He’s got a bunch of videos of the cast of Avengers doing stuff if you want to see the full versions everything I just shared the secret link of the day anything I talked about today links as always are in the description down below and in technology is awesome impressive, but also scary news Let’s talk about the hackers who created a master key to get into millions of hotel rooms reportedly the electronic lock system at the center of This story is known as vision by VIN car it’s built by the Swedish lock manufacturer asa ABLOY, and it is used in 42,000 properties in 166 countries, and it’s likely that if you’ve gone to a hotel you’ve most likely used a security card like this They’re the kind of cards that get you into your room They get you to certain floors at the hotel some security researchers figured out how to exploit flaws in the system according to the report they can do it with pretty much any car according to the report even old and expired or discarded keys retained enough residual data to Be used in the attack then using a handheld device running custom Software the researchers can steal data off a key card either using RFID or the magnetic strip that device and manipulates the stolen key data which
Identifies the hotel to produce an access token with the highest level of privileges essentially making a master key to every room at that hotel Now there is good news and bad news with the situation one according to the researchers this took them over a decade to do although One of them did say that if someone were to focus on this full time They could do it considerably faster at also adding We don’t know of anyone else performing this particular Attack in the wild right now also before going fully public with this story. They work with the lock manufacturer They let them know what happened and so that made it so the company could release a patch to fix the flaws But a lot of buts in the story reportedly the software is only patched at their central server and each lock has to have its Firmware update it requires someone to physically be at each individual lock at each of those 42,000 locations and as of this report coming out today It wasn’t exactly clear. How many hotels have actually put the patch in place now keep in mind I’m not just trying to make you fearful here at one I just think this is very interesting and – maybe just to make yourself feel better If you don’t already just always use that Hotel deadbolt side note if you stay at a hotel that does not have a deadbolt to the top 100 percent of the time Someone is going in there while you’re sleeping and they’re using your stuff, and they’re smelling your hair It’s just a scientific fact that I made up right now, and I’m putting out to over a million people So let’s get that trending on Facebook I start getting those fake news on Facebook views then you’re not gonna believe this for some reason Donald Trump is in the news again. Let it guess lots of activity the first thing it’s kind of a lighter to the side things that the New York Times has reportedly come into possession of an audio recording of NFL owners talking about Donald Trump You most likely know about the Kaepernick story the NFL kneeling Situation Donald Trump’s reaction to it has supporters reaction to it according to the report there around 30 NFL players Executives owners emetic League headquarters in October and there are some interesting quotes that were recorded at New England owner Robert Kraft who of course has been a friend and supporter of Donald Trump’s the stealing the problem we have is we have a president who will use that as fodder to do his mission that I don’t Feel is in the best interest of America its divisive And it’s horrible Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie reportedly saying we’ve got to be careful not to be baited by Trump or whomever else he can really see some of the owners fearful of Donald Trump Buffalo Bills owner Terry Peggle is saying all Donald needs to do is to start to do this again We need some kind of immediate plan because of what’s going on in society all of us now we need to put a bandaid on What’s going on in the country adding to me it is like a glacier moving into the ocean? We’re getting hit with a tsunami and so all of this. I say the fear aspect. Not really that surprising if you imagine What was happening behind the scenes it probably looked like that but the main shocking thing would be Robert crafts response? But I also I would want to hear the audio because it appears that there have been different Understandings of what Kraft says I’m saying when he said divisive and horrible He’s referring to what Trump is using by using this situation as fodder other saying without hearing it altogether He could be referring to the kneeling the whole situation that part I find interesting There’s also some Trump knew is that it does. It doesn’t even really need a deep dive after you watch today’s video. Just go to Kanye’s tweet sunny West recently came back to Twitter and some of his fans are not happy with some of the stuff that he’s posting some of which includes positive tweets about President Romney is showing his support in a variety of ways one point when referencing Donald Trump He wrote, we are both dragon energy He is my brother although if you really wanted to scroll through some chaos He posted a picture of himself in a magazine other of a sign mega hat with a ton of fire emojis the President of the United States has also Responded quote tweeting Kanye’s dragon energy tweet and saying Thank You Kanye very cool So that is also a big that’s happening right now, but then let’s talk about Donald Trump Secretary of Veteran Affairs problems if you don’t remember Trump nominated Ronnie Jackson be the next Secretary of Veteran Affairs after David Shulkin left amid improper spending allegations This is a really interesting nomination because Jackson is currently the White House physician specifically he became a White House physician in 2006 became physician to the president in 2013 he also achieved the rank of Rear Admiral in the Navy And he was also previously an emergency medicine physician in Iraq during the Iraq war Jackson is also a relative outsider and that his policy views are mostly unknown being also seeing criticism of Jackson in the past because he Was the person to announce the results of Trump’s first physical while in office at the same time you also had former members of the? Obama administration saying no jack axons great Well the whole situation Drastically changed as of Monday Monday reports began to emerge a Jackson was facing allegations that could derail his confirmation hearing so what are the? allegations
What is being reported one that he oversaw a hostile work environment as White House physician sue he over prescribed drugs and three he drank On the job now as far as the specifics that were being leaked to the media as far as hostile work environment according to AP 2012 Navy Medical Inspector General report found poor morale in the White House medically an accident another physician by the name of Jeffrey Coleman reportedly Were jockeying for power working environment was described as quote being caught between parents going through a bitter divorce And there is a severe and pervasive lack of trust in the leadership that has deteriorated To the point that staff walk on eggshells and that report also recommended that Jackson Coleman or both be replace senator Jon Tester the Veteran Affairs Committee also spoke to NPR say you were told stories where he was repeatedly drunk while on duty where his main job Was to take care of the most powerful man in the world That’s not acceptable regarding the over prescription of drugs the Washington Post speaking with two former colleagues of Jackson is reporting that he was nicknamed quote the Candyman this because of how freely he distributed medication the medication that people have been talking about has been used to promote sleep or wakefulness On long trips so the allegation is essentially being that he was freely handing out Provigil and ambien to people as far as drinking on the job according to aides for Senator tester on a trip during Obama’s presidency White House staff need to reach Jackson, but they ended up finding him passed out in his hotel room after drinking Or sources also reportedly telling CNN then 2015 Jackson banged on the hotel room of a female employee while intoxicated One source saying that was so noisy that Secret Service had to intervene and the Senators of the recomending Veteran Affairs Committee are taking these Allegations very seriously and a postponed his hearing indefinitely. It was scheduled to happen today It is not happen and these senators reportedly interviewed around 20 people who had worked with Jax senators Johnny Isakson the Republican chairman and John tester the top Democrat issued a joint statement saying we take very seriously our Constitutional duty to thoroughly and carefully vet each nominee sent to the Senate for confirmation We will continue looking into these serious allegations said on Tuesday. We saw the two senators Also issued a statement requesting the White House provide a slew of information dating as far back as 2006 We then saw the White House and Donald Trump respond to the situation spokesman for the White House Hogan ghibli issuing a statement Praising Jackson saying Admiral Jackson’s record of strong decisive leadership is exactly what’s needed at the VA to ensure veterans receive the benefits they deserve Trump speak on the topic yesterday when he had a joint press conference with French president Emmanuel macron what he said made it feel like the Jackson nomination was going to die I told Admiral Jackson just a little while ago I said what do you need this for? This is a vicious group of people you gotta had a know that seemed to be around the criticism of Jackson’s and Experience and as far as experience is concerned the Veterans Administration which is approximately 13 million people is so big you could run the biggest hospital system in the world and it’s Small time compared to the Veterans Administration, so nobody has the experience I’m going on to say that he supports Jackson But if he put himself in his shoes. He wouldn’t go through it. Oh, I would definitely stand behind him he’s a fine man How were him? Actually in many ways I’d love to be him But the fact is I wouldn’t do it. I wouldn’t do I really don’t think Personally he should do it but it’s totally his I would stand behind him totally his decision now following this Jackson ended up meeting Trump at the White House and It appears that Jackson has decided to continue moving forward with the nomination and since then even more so than before the White House has Come out supporting Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Also had a press conference today where she came out in defense of Jackson regarding his background She says that there have been four independent background checks on him And he’s come up clean this including an FBI investigation when asked whether the White House was aware of any of the allegations against him before the Nomination she said nothing came up from those four separate Investigations as far as when the most recent background check was she said that it was when Trump took office white households releasing information that showed Obama praised Jackson in 2016 were Lee Sang Ronnie does a great job genuine enthusiasm Poised under pressure and credible work ethic and follow-through mark Schwartz Trump’s top legislative affairs aide saying he felt the allegations were politically motivated That it was unfair that he was being dubbed the Candyman saying every year the Department of Defense comes in they do a review of the White House physician’s office on things like Prescription and every year they have said that he is in total compliance with what he has been prescribed and there are also positive Accounts of Jackson from former officials the AP reporting that one official that was familiar with the 2012 Inspector General report that we talked about Earlier is out of 2013 assessments that the office environment had improved by that time the rival dr. Coleman had left Obama’s chief of staff for National Security Council saying he doesn’t recall Jackson drinking to excess I think I’m not even sure that I ever saw him in a hotel bar David Axelrod a senior adviser to Obama saying he always seemed to be alert respond Responsible my impressions were positive my interactions were positive I never heard any complaints now all of that said a note that I do want to hit on is there are still allegations coming out in fact a document compiled by the Democrats on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee was just released one of the allegations being That Jackson crashed a government vehicle while drunk wearing the aap Ronnie Jackson denies this because this is coming out just as the show is ending a link to the document down below and we’ll talk about It either Thursday or Friday, and so that’s where we are as of right now now It’ll be really interesting to watch is how this moves forward because this is a new focus around Ronnie jacks and I fear is that part of the Conversation that it will fall off is that Ronnie Jackson does not have the experience of running a group this big He currently has a staff of 70 when you’re talking about the VA. You’re talking about 360,000 ish employees right and they’re serving millions and millions of veterans right so instead of the conversation being about Ronnie Jackson’s Managerial experience and expertise is becoming more about him as a person And if he’s able to deflect on at least one of the three things that he’s being accused of I think he could honestly be Fine right as far as hostile work environment if you have to think of like two heads of a group They don’t get along they think their way is right or the other person is horrible Or doesn’t be an internal conflict internal politics And then that person is gone as far as over prescribing drugs the details that we’ve seen so far involve people on these massive long trips where they’re on a plane for 13 hours right so the doctor on board wants the Representatives of the country who were on this massive flight to be able to sleep when they can and then be up when they need to be up right That’s also an interesting situation because it makes you believe that if he’s being referred to as the Candyman then this was also used and Exploited by the Obama administration The only defense is there is that he never did anything or you could say that all of a sudden because President Trump became president He was like ah new rules I can do whatever that doesn’t make sense because the allegations go back But ultimately I think the most harmful Allegation is the idea that he was a drunk on the job right if you have someone that has a heavy drinking problem or they’re Getting trashed, and they’re blacking out and their job is to take care of the most important man in the world Can you then trust that person to properly handle an organization that is meant to help? Millions and millions of veterans that said we’ll have to see how things Continue if more information comes out if all of a sudden. There’s a lot more support It’s gonna be interesting to watch But with that said I do want to pass a question off to you because this is the philip defranco show it’s the news Sometimes my opinion after and then I want to hear from you whether it be this last story the first one anything in between let Me know what you’re thinking in those comments down below That’s actually where I’m going to ends adacia and remember if you liked this video you like I’m trying to do on this channel hit That like button if you new here hit that subscribe button make sure you turn notifications On also if you missed yesterday’s philip defranco show you want to catch up click or tap right there to watch that or if you? Want the newest? 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Hello and welcome to Com- Ha! This is for all you fucking whiny bitches in the comments who “Hey, I don’t like the cock-shot videos!” Well, here you go. Here’s a little thing we can do in between. It’ll- I’ll make everyone happy. So hello, and welcome to Comment Comeback, the show where we go back to some of my older videos and have a look at just, the most decrepit, mind-numbing, ulcer-inducing, sickening comments from the comment sections of the videos I’ve uploaded on my channel. This time, we’re going to be doing something a little bit different because I had an idea. The brainwave. So, as you may or may not know, comments in the comments section can be ludicrous at times, to the point where it’s hard to believe that they’re even real. So what we’re going to do this time is I have 21 comments overall, but the catch is half of them are real, and half of them are completely fabricated and fake. The way I achieved this was by getting the Reddit community to help find some of the worst comments over any video. There wasn’t a particular one they had to be from, they just- the goal was to find the worst comments they could And the criteria was it had to be a real comment – they couldn’t make up a comment ’cause at the time i didn’t let them know what my plan was so they just thought it was for a regular comment comeback So then on my shitpost channel, ManManBoyBoyMan I uploaded this little shitpost saying “In the comments section of that video, “Make it the worst comment section you have ever seen; just comment the most atrocious, horrible stuff…” (in video) “…to leave the most, just awful comment you can think of but, make it as convincing as possible” So then I got a nice collection of just abysmal comments Now it’s up to you, the viewer, to decide which ones are real or fake [ cool laughter ]
So this is how it’s going to work, okay? Let me introduce you to my other sidekick, ’cause people didn’t really like the last one Think everyone thought he was a bit annoying (The Ghost, from Destiny) HELLOOOO But let me introduce you to, er, my Printer Pal™ He is a… Canon™ Printer™ Not a product placement, just the cheapest one I could find Would you like to introduce yourself, er, Printer™ Pal™? [ Printer™ Pal™ makes some Printer Noises™ ] Yeah, if you could– if you could just speed that up a bit that’d be great [ more Printer™ Noises™™ ] So Printer™ Pal™ knows which comments are real and which are fake, so at the end of reading the comment he’ll print out a piece of paper that either says real or fake You’re gonna have to take my word for it, that some are real and some are fake All I can do is reassure you that the ones that are fake are fake and all the ones that are real are real So if you feel like it make a little note when I start reading these comments, either saying real or fake, so you can play along and see how many guesses you got right in terms of which ones are real and which are fake, so let’s go! (Kevin MacLeod: “Local Forecast – Elevator begins to play)” First off I don’t think it’s important to have any context for this This could literally be a comment on any one of my comment sections about, y’know, that mentions a human that isn’t me So believe it or not, this one is REAL. This was from a real comment section I am hoping that one day Toon Squirtle does become… more “famuser” “dan” me so then he can get “mor muney dan” me as well. Computer Addict, with a funny Scarce profile picture That’s so edgy it has to be fake and yeah, it is FAKE. This is a fake one, thank fucking god That was “Gameguy 886” with a FAKE comment, that was not real Maybe a bit too far with that one: “Goodbye and say alert.” is a bit of a good giveaway That’s the kind of shit I’d say on my fucking podcast [ Argy the Corgi barks once ] Pain Maximum comes in with, uh, a comment that I find incredibly difficult to read, but I’m going to attempt it So let’s– let’s try: [ cheeky little Alex laugh ] Uh, where to even fucking begin? First off: I don’t need to be turned into a woman for you to have sexual relations with my bottom so, I’m not really sure why that was– why that was even said And the ending bit I just have no idea how to interpret that I bet you’re thinking this is a fake comment 100% because it’s so ridiculous, but this is REAL This is 100% real, this was left, just, like a complete non-sequitur in a comment section not replying to anyone– it’s not even about the topic of whatever video it was on Just completely fucking random Someone typed that out– someone spent their time typing that creepy shit out First off let me just comment on the… Labrador drinking Pepsi Nice profile picture from, what, 2007? Good job. Definitely up-to-date on the funny pictures And lastly if you’re gonna call me a name, like a weeaboo – which first off makes no sense by the way But secondly, at least try and spell it right, it’s not a difficult word to spell And yes, this comment is also REAL. AJT Junk has this… poignant thing to say to me: *in an Australian accent* That was difficult enough to read in a really poor Australian accent, let alone just read normally And despite this being something quite realistic to a comment section this is, in fact: FAKE. I’d love to know what a bong booty is If you know what a bong booty is, can you please tell me in the comments And again the ‘comparing subscribers’ thing is often found in the comment section but this comment in particular, is: FAKE. Dead giveaway that this one is fake, is the fact that the grammar is too consistent So this one is FAKE. Very fake. What the fuck is any of this? What is any of this?? This is- This is REAL. This one was 100% real. I guess that’s a reference to Cars 3, the one that’s coming up? “Read the plot”, “but you’re gonna die” ’cause he looks like he’s gonna die in Cars 3 or some shit Move on, uh, that was real. Thanks, Calvin, because I don’t give you any visual representation of me other than like, a cartoon or sometimes, my body… …my voice is often the thing that’s attacked, even if it makes no sense… …I guess maybe it DOES sound a bit nasally? I do have a bit of a nasally thing going on right now, it’s that time of the year. But this is one of those comments that could apply to anyone’s voice. Like, if it wasn’t uh — an annoying whine …like you said for me… and my voice sounded more like Colossal… …is Crazy, for example a bit more posh, then the comment would say: “Oh he’s just a bunce boy faggot!” or whatever. But yeah, this one is real. This one is… REAL. 100% real. “another quirky Alex laugh” I actually “Inspect Element”-ed this one, so it’s FAKE. Right, “cunter” listen up: You’re confusing me with your triple negative sentence. “Didn’t not” is a double negative, but adding the “do nothing” is another negative so that, I guess, evens out so does that mean… Fred… uh, this is so confusing “Fred didn’t not do nothing” So Fred didn’t, he DIDN’T not do nothing, …so he DID do something. Is that right? Did I fuck that up? Either which way, this is a REAL comment. Um, obviously on the Fred review. The Fred Movie Trilogy review Person with probably the WORST fucking username I’ve ever seen on YouTube… …just so fucking awful. I can’t keep up the act with this one this is — this is one of the fucking cunt JAR Media Podcast members who thinks he’s a real comedian… “AmbushedOrange” what the — what the fuck’s your problem, James? Fucking cunt. “ohhhh, women pussies… pussy, pussy, pussy!” “oooh, suckin up meteors into my pussy!” (now that’s just cold Alex, even for a heartless pussy like you) I’m afraid, “Bottom Bunker,” it had the complete opposite effect I think I fucking LOST one or two brain cells from that one And unfortunately… that is a REAL comment. I assume on a My Little Pony video, because that is uh – a character from My Little Pony. I still get angry emails about “My Little Pony” by the way… Three years, it’s been THREE YEARS since that video. *three years* That comment has so much edge, I actually cut a fucking huge gash in my arm. If you mention anything about politics, or… gender? It doesn’t even matter what you say, you’re gonna be called a “Libtard Cuck” And luckily this comment is a parody of all those typical comments you get on videos like that and is 100,000,000% FAKE. And there’s more… Not gonna beat around the bush with this one, this is a REAL comment. The rose indicates that this is, maybe, a young female who stumbled across not only the video, but also has only just stumbled across what a swear word is. So they’re really liberal with their use of swear words. They’re finding it quite exhilarating I think. And you know, props to them for that! Ok, this comment was FAKE… …which in itself isn’t much of a crime. What is a crime though, is Suicide Squad being nominated for an Oscar. Rancid, fucking awful! That’s so fucking disgusting!! Really sexual episode this time, I apologize for that. And… thank god this is FAKE. This is very fake. With the final comment now, is it real? Is it fake? I think the amount of replies give away the fact that this is… …a REAL comment chain! On a Five Nights at Freddy’s video, I think it speaks — for — it’s — self. So how many of those comments did you guess right as being fake or real? Tell me in the comments below. I’d like to thank the ol’ Printer™ Pal™ for being a… Pal™ throughout this whole episode. You got anything you’d like to say? You didn’t really add that much, you’re a — you’re a bit shit to be honest, I don’t think you’ll be returning. But uh… good effort. So Printer™ Pal,™ take us home, take us away finish — finish this — this episode for us. *”Stylish Traveller 1″ by Martin Landstrom begins to play*

Brexit: deal or no deal? German political comedy “heute show” (English subtitles)

And now we turn to a classic Edgar Wallace shocker, The braindead zombies of London. This week, we all got a bit closer to a no deal Brexit. Unfortunately. For the umpteenth time, the British House of Commons
failed to find a way out of this dead end. Some are still hoping for a second referendum but…
what would that achieve? “Some people want Brexit, some don’t, you know, it was a 50-50 split. And say if there was to be another vote, then it will go 50-50 the other way.” Could well be. You could also say that Theresa May is leading nil-nil. In any case, the Commons want to prevent a no deal Brexit. So they say. At the same time, MPs are demanding new negotiations, something the EU has refused ten thousand times. Dear Brits, how can I explain it to you…
these two resolutions are mutually exclusive, like… oh, I don’t know… Ryanair and legroom. It just won’t stick. Sure, the Ireland question is complex,
but the so-called “backstop” was May’s own suggestion. You have to ask, what are they doing in Parliament the entire time? Here are the highlights from Tuesday. Guys! It’s like something you’d see in a primary school. THIS is what a real debating culture looks like.
Not like our benzodiazepine Bundestag. Sadly, the English have no idea themselves of how it ought to work. So NOT remaining in the customs union, but no border controls between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Not a clue. And THAT’s something for the poor old EU to sort out. It’s almost like… … brexual harassment, but seriously now. Yes, you see, in one go they are turning THEIR problems into ours. “The Germans and the EU wanted us to sign up to something that would put Northern Ireland at risk of being separated from the rest of the United Kingdom. I wonder whether German politicians would accept part of Germany being administered in a different way to the rest.” Yessssss! Which bit do you want? Bavaria, Saxony, take what you like. We don’t give a shit. Aha. An audience full of separatists, I get it. At the same time, ever greater numbers of companies are withdrawing capital from Great Britain. In Trump language, the English are taking the best path to becoming, excuse me, a shithole country. Yes. Sorry. Yes. According to the latest figures, the British car industry, for example, totally collapsed in the last year. And here’s my favourite bit of news from this week: McDonalds, the company McDonalds, has announced that in the case of a no deal Brexit, the quality of their products would be at risk. And that’s not all. “Viagra, as far as the eye can see. This British online pharmacy is preparing for the worst. Many in this country have started stockpiling, fearing a hard Brexit.” Makes sense. I mean… Hard Brexit without Viagra… difficult. I think they might take away our Grimme Prize for that one. So. And at the same time, May’s government has so much else to do, so many real problems. According to a UN report, millions of British children live in poverty. And the English working poor are growing in number. Such a thing would be unthinkable in Germany, ahem… Oh, ladies and gentlemen, I’m hearing right now that there may be some breaking news about the endless Brexit crisis. And to be precise, something is going on on the French side of the Eurotunnel. Reporting live on location for us in Calais is our colleague, Birte Schneider. Frau Schneider, what is going on right now? That I can tell you: the EU is finally walling up the damned Eurotunnel. It’s finished, over, go home. Come again? Yes, yes, they’re walling it up, we are getting on with things, because that lot seem unable to get shit done on their soggy island. It’s like in the poem, a basket of roses, a kiss in the hay, go fuck yourselves, let’s call it a day. Sure, unfortunately it’s not quite finished yet, we’re getting more and more British refugees… very difficult to integrate. At the same time, a few Africans still want to go to England. Don’t go there, it’s shit! Now, for me, Frau Schneider, that’s a bit too much Brit-bashing. Oh, I just can’t hear it any more. Even the word “Brexit” brings me out in hives. Brexit… it sounds like cat food from Lidl. Over a year of negotiations and they want to talk about Ireland AGAIN. We don’t want to talk about Ireland again! NO! NEVER EVER! Oh look, Granny Buckingham is also making a run for it. Sure. Sure, three hot meals a day aren’t something to be sniffed at. Over there, they’re already starting to horde food. Hey! If you’re hungry, you can always grill your After Eights! OK, so some sort of deal would be important for both sides, then. No, Welke, enough! “We don’t want a customs union but we want something like a customs union.” Man, English people, you can still stay in the EU and be an egotistical arsehole: just like we do! No country has as many current breach of contract procedures against it as us. We didn’t agree our brainless energy revolution with any other European country in advance. We shit all over EU regulations when we feel like it. THAT is the German solution: take the marital vows but keep the free entry to the swinger’s club. Take a leaf out of our book. There can you cut up a piece from. Just so. We do it right, of course. You can learn a lot from us Frau Schneider! Frau Schneider: How about… Brexit being postponed. Rubbish. Tomorrow we’re sealing it up. So? How was it? I told you so. Birte Schneider, ladies and gentleman. Thank you. Well then, how can we bring these Brits to their senses? Probably, the EU’s secret weapon can help. Our Budget Commissioner, Günther “don’t fuck with my backstop” Oettinger. If he can’t do it, no-one can. Köster meets Oettinger OK, I’ll be a Brit and you try to persuade me to stay in the EU. Do it properly, with feeling. Please have a sensible Brexit. In the Commons, in public, because the chaos would hurt you massively and also do us great damage. Should I react like a normal Brit now? As you like. Fuck off! Good. In a pub in Stuttgart, Dortmund you can also hear swear words, “kiss my ass” or, “leave me alone”. Could we do it like this: you get Brexit out of the way, then the EU joins Great Britain? The Brits want out, they want to get away from us. So I think the idea is not really likely. I believe instead that in fifteen years a new generation of Brits will re-enter the EU. Are we Germans perhaps also against Brexit because we know how expensive some reunifications can be? No, we Germans, I believe, the majority, wish that the Brits had stayed. And we love watching the weddings. No, not me. Not you? You maybe. We have to accept, in a democracy, that the majority decided in a referendum to leave. Good, you can also make a free choice to smash your head into the wall. Yes, but experience makes you smarter. If you’re three and you touch the hob when it’s hot, you don’t do it again. Yes. As it seems likely that the Brits will leave the EU, I would like to finish the last interview with you in English. Well, I speak very good English, but it’d be stupid to talk it with you now. I am very bad at English, so I am very happy that you are so good at it. I speak it very well, yes. But I don’t want to speak English here on television, here on German television. We’re also on YouTube quite a lot. Good for you. What tip would you give to Theresa May? Not my job. I respect her. She dances too. That’s her affair. I also dance. What sort of dance? Viennese waltzes, foxtrot and rock’n’roll. And on that note, back to the studio. Günther Oettinger and Fabian Köster, ladies and gentleman.

Trump and GOP Melt Down Amid Ukraine Scandal, Impeachment: A Closer Look

-The President is accusing
Democrats of treason as Republicans flail in their attempts to
defend him from impeachment. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” ♪♪ After more than two years
of serially abusing his power as president, using the office
to enrich himself, welcoming the interference
of foreign governments, and inflicting human-rights
abuses on migrant families, Donald Trump probably thought
he got away with all of it. He was like Patrick Swayze
at the end of “Point Break,” except instead of
a cool-ass surfer, he looks like a guy
who tried to hide a huge wave, fell off his board, and then
just washed up on the beach. [ Laughter ] This afternoon, Trump spoke to
the media in the Oval Office, and you can tell he’s totally
out of ways to defend himself because now
he just keeps insisting that he didn’t do anything wrong on his call
with the president of Ukraine. -We have a whistleblower that reports things
that were incorrect. As you know — and you probably
now have figured it out — the statement I made
to the president of Ukraine — a good man, a nice man, new —
was perfect. It was perfect. -I like how he just throws in, “You probably have
figured it out,” like they’re all on his side. Like, in Trump’s mind,
reporters are out there pounding the pavement,
digging for clues, marching into their
editor’s office going, “Chief, I got the scoop
of the year. Put it on the front page.
The call was perfect.” Now reality
is catching up with Trump as Democrats move forward with
their impeachment inquiry and support for impeachment
rises in the polls. And in response to all that, Trump is predictably
losing his mind. -The President leading his own
defense on Twitter overnight lashing out,
saying that Adam Schiff should be tried for treason,
even suggesting the possibility of civil war
if he’s impeached. -Trump even quotes
a Fox News guest who predicted a “Civil War-like fracture”
would result from the inquiry and calls for Chairman Schiff
to resign. -“In addition, I want to meet
not only my accuser, who presented second-
and third-hand information, but also the person who
illegally gave this information, which was largely incorrect,
to the whistleblower. Was this person spying
on the U.S. president? Big consequences.” -“Representative Adam Schiff illegally made up a fake
and terrible statement pretended it to be mine as the most important part of my
call to the Ukrainian president, and read it aloud to Congress
and the American people. It bore no relationship
to what I said on the call. Arrest for Treason?” -Honestly,
thank God he’s a moron. He’s threatening the collapse
of American democracy, and he says it like
he’s offering hors d’oeuvres at a party. “Can I get you
a bacon-wrapped dates? Some arrests for treason? Or maybe you’d like
our Obama Netflix?” [ Laughter ] But this is dangerous. The President is threatening
arrest and imprisonment for people who dare to
investigate his abuse of power. The only thing stopping
our system from collapsing is that everyone
just ignores him. We’ve all gotten to the point
where we have to treat the President
of the United States like a guy taking a [bleep]
in the subway car. At some point,
everyone’s just gonna move to the other end of the country. [ Cheers and applause ] By the way, the President accusing a sitting congressman
of treason simply for investigating him is
itself an impeachable offense. He keeps stacking offenses
on top of impeachable offenses. He’s making a Scooby sandwich
of crimes. “Scoob, we’re about to
get impeached! We gotta get outta here!” [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] It was a… It was cartoon that aired
when my writers were young. [ Laughter ] And as Trump was melting down
this weekend, the White House
was dispatching allies to the Sunday shows
to try to defend him. Let’s start with the creepiest
member of Trump’s staff, White House senior policy
advisor Stephen Miller. [ Thunder crashes ] [ Women cackling evilly ] [ Laughter ] Miller went on “Fox News Sunday”
right after Fox reported that Trump had been in contact not just with his personal
lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, but with two other
private attorneys to dig up dirt from Ukraine. Fox host Chris Wallace
asked Miller why, if it was such
a legitimate inquiry, Trump didn’t go through
official channels, and Miller had no answer. -Why did he use
three private lawyers to get information on Biden
from the Ukrainian government rather than go through all of
the agencies of his government? -Two different points.
Number one — -How about answering
my question? Stephen, I’m asking you
a direct question. Why did the President
use private attorneys rather than go
to the State Department? If you don’t know,
that’s an acceptable answer. -There’s two issues
that were brought up — -I’m now asking two issues.
Why did he do it? -Chris, I understand. I understand that you have your
question. I have my answer. There’s two issues that were
brought up on the phone call. -You have your nonanswer.
It doesn’t work. -Damn. Damn, Chris. Be careful. If you anger him too much, he’ll
sneak into your room at night, bite you on the neck, and turn you
into whatever he is, which I guess is a… hairless cat? [ Laughter ] Then there was Ohio Congressman
Jim Jordan, who went on CNN
to repeat a bunch of debunked conspiracy theories
about Joe Biden. Now, the short version
of what you need to know here is that the Obama administration
and most of the West called for a Ukrainian
prosecutor to be fired because he wasn’t doing enough
to investigate corruption. That prosecutor was not
investigating Biden’s son
at the time, and yet Jordan kept
repeating the lie anyway until CNN host Jake Tapper
had enough. -He’s getting paid $50,000,
and then when the company that’s paying him that money
is under investigation, guess what. Daddy comes
running to the rescue. The vice president
of the United States — -That’s not what happened. Sir, sir.
That’s not what happened. -I’m just telling you
what happened. Joe Biden… -No, you’re not.
-…called up and said, “Fire this prosecutor,
or you’re not getting…” -No, you’re suggesting that
Biden called for the prosecutor to be fired to protect his son.
That’s not what happened. Joe Biden was trying
to get a prosecutor who was not pursuing corruption
fired. -It’s amazing the gymnastics
you guys will go through to defend what — -Sir, it’s not gymnastics.
It’s facts. -It’s fun to see Jake Tapper
tell an actual congressman, “This isn’t gymnastics.”
“What? It isn’t? I was about to tell a lie while doing
a handstand on a pommel horse.” Sunday was filled
with Republicans flailing in one interview
after another because they have
no convincing answers for the President’s behavior. Of course, Rudy was
in the middle of it, as he always is. Now, given that
he was the key figure relaying information
between Trump and Ukraine, today three different
House committees subpoenaed him. On Sunday, Rudy was asked if he would comply
with such a subpoena, and his answer, as usual,
made no sense. -Are you going to cooperate with the House
Intelligence Committee? -That is a question that has
a lot, a lot of implications. Believe it or not,
I’m an attorney. -I do not believe it. I think — I think
you are a bunch of body parts sewn together and brought
to life in a laboratory, and maybe, just maybe, some of the body parts
were from attorneys. But, by far, my favorite
Republican dumb guy from the Sunday shows yesterday was House Minority Leader
Kevin McCarthy, who did an interview
with “60 Minutes.” McCarthy was asked about the
notes from Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine.
Now, in these notes, the president of Ukraine
expressed an interest in getting more military aid
from the U.S., including anti-tank weapons
called Javelins. And immediately after that,
Trump said, “I would like you
to do us a favor, though.” And when McCarthy was asked
about that exchange, which seems like
an obvious quid pro quo, he tried a very dumb defense
that did not work. -What do you make
of this exchange? President Zelensky says, “We are almost ready
to buy more Javelins from the United States
for defense purposes.” And President Trump replies, “I would like you
to do us a favor, though.” -You just added another word.
-No, it’s in the transcript. -He said, “I’d like you
to do a favor, though”? -Yes, it’s in
the White House transcript. -I mean, it’s ama– I love that his genius defense
was, “You added a word.” And it wasn’t even true. Also, which word
in that sentence does he think if you took it out
would suddenly make it okay? But my favorite part
of the interview came next when “60 Minutes” host
Scott Pelley asked McCarthy how he planned
to defend the President. -How do you expect
the President’s defense to roll out going forward? -The defense of what? -Well, there’s an
impeachment inquiry. [ Laughter ] -[Bleep]. He’s like a kid who’s stumped
during a spelling bee. “Impeachment? Uh, can you
use it in a sentence?” “Impeachment.
As in, the President is about to go through
impeachment.” “Okay. Can you, uh… Can you spell it?” Trump and his allies
can’t defend their behavior because there is no defense. What happened here
is very simple and obvious. The President asked
for a quid pro quo, the White House
tried to cover it up, and they got caught.
That’s it. So now Trump is just lying
about the whistleblower, whose report was deemed credible
and urgent and corroborated by the notes
from the call itself. Today, Trump tweeted, “The whistleblower
knew almost nothing. Its second-hand description
of the call is a fraud.” Oh, so now
you’re suddenly concerned about second-hand information, because you’re the guy
who tweeted, “An ‘extremely credible source’
has called my office and told me that Barack Obama’s
birth certificate is a fraud.” You just made that fake source
up for a racist lie. Trump likes to think
he’s a whistleblower. That’s why his lips
always look like that. But in reality,
he’s just eating the whistle. “It’s pretty cool, actually, because now when I fart,
it sounds like this… [ Whistle blows ] [ Laughter ] There’s another one
coming soon.” In a way, we’re lucky that these
guys are incompetent morons because now rather
than sticking together and coming up with a coherent
and believable defense, they’re all pointing fingers
at each other, trying to blame one another
for what happened with Ukraine. Like Rudy, you know,
the guy who always looks like he just woke up in the middle
of every interview. I mean, look at him. He looks
like an animatronic robot in Disney’s
Country Bear Jamboree who magically comes to life
when you ask him a question. Now, last week,
Rudy went on Fox News and said it was actually
the State Department that instructed him
to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden,
even holding up his phone to show the calls
from the State Department. And then on Thursday night,
he went on Fox News again and showed everyone
his text messages with a State Department official
named Kurt Volker, who had instructed him to meet
with Ukrainian officials. -What is the significance
of these? And are you, Rudy, concerned that you’re unnecessarily
dragging his name into this? -Who? Whose name?
-Volker’s name. -He should step forward
and explain what he did. The whistleblower
falsely alleges that I was operating on my own. Well, I wasn’t operating
on my own. -I like that Rudy is trying
to smear the whistleblower by pointing out the crimes
they didn’t report. “The whistleblower says
I acted alone. Well, joke’s on them.
We had a whole team. It was like ‘Ocean’s 11’ but if they were dumb
and not handsome.” Then Rudy literally pulled out
his iPad — his iPad — and read the text messages
from Volker, the State Department official telling him to meet
with Ukrainian officials. -Well, here’s Kurt.
Here’s Kurt saying, “Great. I will tell Yermak, and he’ll
visit with you there. Thanks.” “Mr. Mayor, how was
your meeting with Andrei? Do you have time for a call?
Best, Kurt.” They were all over me
asking me to do it. I was happy to do it. -Oh, my God. Rudy, you’re
literally reading evidence against yourself
on national television. Look, I’m not a lawyer,
but here’s my best legal advice. Go back to sleep. There you go. Also, it’s never good
when a confused old man reads texts off his iPad. I mean, best-case scenario, it’s your grandpa
asking you how to advance to the next level
on Candy Crush. I want to buy more lives, but I keep accidentally
taking pictures of myself.” But the weirdest part
was when Rudy was asked about Republicans
like Utah Senator Mitt Romney, who had called the Ukraine
accusations troubling, and somehow ended up doing a
bizarre impression of Al Gore. -One time,
Bill Clinton asked me, “What’s this guy Romney like?” You know what I told him?
“He’s our Al Gore.” -All right.
Rudy, hold that thought. -What do you mean,
“hold that thought”? That’s not a thought.
That’s a spasm. I mean, look at him. It’s like how your grandpa
dances at a wedding. He looks like a guy
who’s duct-taped to a chair trying to break free… which is probably something
he’s actually done because I’m pretty sure after
he does one of these interviews, the White House tries
to duct-tape him to a chair so he can’t do another one. “Gotta get out of here, Rudy! You gotta get loose! Gotta go back on TV
and confess to crimes!” Now, today we found out
that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was, himself,
on the call. These guys are all unraveling
and pointing fingers at each other because
everything’s coming out now. For example,
remember that infamous meeting Trump had with the Russians
in the Oval Office in 2017? That was the meeting where
he shared classified information and bragged about firing
former FBI director James Comey. Well, over the weekend,
“The Washington Post” reported that during that meeting,
Trump also told the Russians he didn’t care that they’d
interfered in the 2016 election, and then his aides tried
to cover that up, too. And then late this afternoon,
we found out he also asked the prime minister
of Australia to get involved. -President Trump has asked
another foreign leader — this time it was the prime
minister of Australia — to help investigate
his conspiracy theories around the origins of the now
complete, over, and shuttered Mueller investigation. From that “New York Times”
story, “President Trump pushed
the Australian prime minister during a recent telephone call
to help A.G. William Barr gather information for
a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit
the Mueller investigation. -It keeps happening.
Trump tells a foreign country he either wants them
to interfere in our elections or he doesn’t care if they do and then his aides
try to hide it. Honestly, I’m just shocked
we didn’t find out about it from a text message on Fox News. “Rudy, I told the Russians
I don’t care if they interfere
in our election. I also asked Australia
to help us out. And I tried to bribe Ukraine.
All of this is impeachable. Whatever you do,
don’t read this text message out loud on Fox News.” [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] You can tell… impeachment is already having
an impact because rather than sticking together and coming up
with a coherent defense, Trump and his allies are running
through the dumbest excuses and pointing fingers
at each other. I don’t know if this
whole thing will end up with anyone getting taken away
in handcuffs, but if it does, at least we know
what that will look like. This has been “A Closer Look.”