[VIDEO] What Should Have Happened at the Kavanaugh HearingPosted: September 8, 2018 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Law & Justice, Mediasphere | Tags: Kavanaugh, Kavanaugh Hearing, Reason, SCOTUS, video Leave a comment
Something light to cleanse the palate via Reason at the end of a week that was even stupider and more irritating than expected … (read more)
Source: HotAir.com – Reason
[VIDEO] Cultural Appropriation Tastes Damn Good: How Immigrants, Commerce, and Fusion Keep Food DeliciousPosted: August 7, 2018 Filed under: Food & Drink, Global, History, Think Tank | Tags: Cultural appropriation, Gustavo Arellano, Jonathan Gold, Nick Gillespie, Reason.tv, Tacos, video Leave a comment
Writer Gustavo Arellano talks about food slurs, the late Jonathan Gold, and why Donald Trump’s taco salad is a step in the right direction.
The late Jonathan Gold wrote about food in Southern California with an intimacy that brought readers closer to the people that made it. The Pulitzer Prize–winning critic visited high-end brick-and-mortar restaurants as well as low-end strip malls and food trucks in search of good food wherever he found it. Gold died of pancreatic cancer last month, but he still influences writers like Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times columnist and author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.
Arellano sat down with Reason’s Nick Gillespie to talk about Gold’s legacy, political correctness in cuisine, and why Donald Trump’s love of taco salad gives him hope in the midst of all of the president’s anti-Mexican rhetoric. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] SCHADENBONER: HBO’s Footage of Ben Rhodes On Election Night: ‘I Can’t Even…’Posted: May 31, 2018 Filed under: Foreign Policy, Politics, White House | Tags: 2016 Presidential Election, Ben Rhodes, Hillary Clinton, video Leave a comment
John Sexton writes: There’s a certain view of Ben Rhodes which arose in the aftermath of the Iran deal and specifically after the publication of that infamous NY Times profile in which Rhodes talked about creating an “echo chamber” of know-nothing journalists to push the deal. After that story, it was easy to see him as a kind of Machiavellian character manipulating people from behind the scenes.
There a good reason Rhodes does his best work behind the scenes. He’s just a really bad actor. I mean ‘bad actor’ in the theatrical sense, i.e. someone who is playing a part in our national story with such overwrought pathos that it becomes unintentionally funny …
“I came outside just to process all this,” Rhodes says to the camera. “I can’t even….ah…uh…I can’t…I mean I, I, I, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t put it into words, I don’t know what the words are.”
… Rhodes has a book coming out about his experience in the White House. The NY Times profile of it suggests Obama’s reaction to Hillary’s loss wasn’t much better:
Riding in a motorcade in Lima, Peru, shortly after the 2016 election, President Barack Obama was struggling to understand Donald J. Trump’s victory.
“What if we were wrong?” he asked aides riding with him in the armored presidential limousine.
He had read a column asserting that liberals had forgotten how important identity was to people and had promoted an empty cosmopolitan globalism that made many feel left behind. “Maybe we pushed too far,” Mr. Obama said. “Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe.”
His aides reassured him that he still would have won had he been able to run for another term and that the next generation had more in common with him than with Mr. Trump. Mr. Obama, the first black man elected president, did not seem convinced. “Sometimes I wonder whether I was 10 or 20 years too early,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] A Bad Lip Reading of the Royal WeddingPosted: May 23, 2018 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere | Tags: Bad Lip Reading, Royal Wedding, video 1 Comment
Source: Boing Boing
[VIDEO] REWIND: Author Tom Wolfe on Uncommon KnowledgePosted: May 16, 2018 Filed under: Art & Culture, History, Reading Room, Think Tank | Tags: Back to Blood, Tom Wolfe, Uncommon Knowledge, video Leave a comment
Author Tom Wolfe discusses the ideas and inspirations for Back to Blood, a story of decadence and the new America. In the book , Wolfe paints a story of a decaying culture enduring constant uncertainty. Heroes are spurned and abused, and values are dissolving; the message seems to be to stick with the good values.
[VIDEO] MONTAGE: Zuckerberg Promises ‘More AI Tools’Posted: April 12, 2018 Filed under: Entertainment, Law & Justice, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, video Leave a comment
Amber Athey reports: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a simple solution for most of the problems presented to him by Congress: “more AI tools.”
Zuckerberg repeatedly stressed Facebook’s growing focus on artificial intelligence during his testimony Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] MONTAGE: Zuckerberg Doesn’t Know — His ‘Team’ Will ‘Follow Up’Posted: April 11, 2018 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Law & Justice, Mediasphere, Politics, Science & Technology, U.S. News | Tags: Congress, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, media, video Leave a comment
During Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before two Congressional committees, it was unclear whether the Facebook CEO knew the answer to ANYTHING. Don’t worry though, his ‘team’ will be sure to follow-up.
[VIDEO] Black Gun Owner’s Epic Rant Against The Government Goes ViralPosted: April 6, 2018 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Guns and Gadgets, Law & Justice, Mediasphere, Politics, Self Defense, U.S. News | Tags: African Americans, Civil Rights, Gun rights, Mark Robinson, North Carolina, video 1 Comment
‘When are you all gonna start standing up for the majority? … I’m the majority!’
Ryan Saavedra On Tuesday, while speaking during a city council meeting on curtailing gun violence, an African-American gun owner in North Carolina blasted government officials who want to restrict gun rights of law-abiding citizens.
“When are you all gonna start standing up for the majority? … I’m the majority! I’m a law-abiding citizen who’s never shot anybody,” Mark Robinson said. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] REWIND: Ambassador John Bolton – The President of Red EyePosted: March 23, 2018 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Greg Gutfeld, John Bolton, National security, Red Eye, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Suspect in Kim Jong Nam’s Killing Simulated Attack in PranksPosted: March 22, 2018 Filed under: Asia, Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Terrorism | Tags: Hanoi, Kim Jong Nam, murder, North Korea, video Leave a comment
Security camera footage shows a Vietnamese woman accused of poisoning the North Korean leader’s half brother, Kim Jong Nam, performing a prank at Hanoi’s airport that simulated the attack.
[VIDEO] China’s Eye-Rolling Journalist Incident – the AftermathPosted: March 15, 2018 Filed under: China, Mediasphere | Tags: 13th National People's Congress, Eye-Rolling, media, video Leave a comment
A remarkable moment during a media conference of the 13th National People’s Congress has ignited a social media storm.
A female journalist attracted the attention during a live broadcast when she disapprovingly glanced at the woman next to her posing a rather long and stylized question. Everything about this controversy and its aftermath. (Turn on English subtitles if needed).
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[VIDEO] The Most Disturbing PaintingPosted: March 3, 2018 Filed under: Art & Culture, History, Think Tank | Tags: Francisco Goya, video Leave a comment
A closer look at Francisco Goya’s scariest painting.
[VIDEO] Trey Gowdy’s Greatest HitsPosted: February 7, 2018 Filed under: Law & Justice, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Congress, National Review, Trey Gowdy, video 1 Comment
[VIDEO] Heather Mac Donald: How Much More Delusional Can University Students Get?Posted: January 2, 2018 Filed under: Censorship, Education, Think Tank | Tags: 1st Ammendment, Anti-Enlightenment, college, Freedom of speech, HEATHER MAC DONALD, Identity Politics, Manhattan Institute, propaganda, University, Victimhood, video 2 Comments
Heather Lynn Mac Donald (born 1956) is an American political commentator, essayist, attorney and journalist. She is described as a secular conservative. She has advocated positions on numerous subjects including victimization, philanthropy, immigration reform and crime prevention. She is a Thomas W. Smith Fellow of the Manhattan Institute.
In this clip, she talks about delusional university students who see a threat in anything even though they are the most privileged people. Until this victimhood complex stops, there can be no win for free speech.
[VIDEO] Mary Jo Kopechne Won’t Get to See This ‘Chappaquiddick’ Trailer, But You CanPosted: December 21, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Bruce Dern, Chappaquiddick, Edgartown, Jason Clarke, Joe Kennedy, John Curran, Kate Mara, Mary Jo Kopechne, Movies, Preview, Ted Kennedy, Trailer, video Leave a comment
Nearly five decades ago, on July 18, 1969, a car went off the Dike Bridge on the island of Chappaquiddick. The driver, Ted Kennedy escaped. His 28-year-old passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, did not.
An upcoming movie, Chappaquiddick, attempts to tell the story of what happened that night and why it took Kennedy some ten hours to report the accident to the local Edgartown police …
… The film, directed by John Curran, stars Jason Clarke as Senator Kennedy, Kate Mara as Kopechne, and Bruce Dern as Ted’s father Joe Kennedy. It’s based on the 1969 inquest into the accident. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] #NetNeutrality Sign Falls Down and Knocks Democratic Congressman Off StagePosted: December 15, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: #NetNeutrality, Congress, Democratic Congressman, Democrats, FCC, Global Panic, Net neutrality, propaganda, South Bronx, video 1 Comment
[VIDEO] ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ Trailer [HD]Posted: December 14, 2017 Filed under: Cinema, Entertainment, France, Self Defense, Terrorism | Tags: Clint Eastwood, Movies, Paris, The 15:17 to Paris, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Dershowitz: I have Lost 7 Pounds Because Liberal Friends Stopped Inviting me to Dinner PartiesPosted: December 11, 2017 Filed under: Law & Justice, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Alan Sershowitz, Donald Trump, U.S. Constitution, video, Washington Free Beacon Leave a comment
DOJ to Hand Over Official’s Anti-Trump Texts, Amid Contempt ThreatPosted: December 7, 2017 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Law & Justice, Politics, White House | Tags: Cheryl Mills, Christopher Wray, Congress, Contempt, Devin Nunes, FBI, Huma Abedin, Peter Strzok, Rod Rosenstein, Tucker Carlson, video 1 Comment
Tucker’s Thoughts: Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin both lied to the FBI in the Clinton email server case, but thy are not going to jail like Michael Flynn, who also lied. A partisan FBI is treating him differently. #Tucker
The Justice Department is in the process of handing over to the House Intelligence Committee the anti-Trump text messages that got a key FBI official removed from Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, Fox News has learned — a move that comes as the panel weighs a possible contempt resolution.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., had demanded the text messages between FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer with whom Strzok was romantically involved. Both were part of Mueller’s Russia team at the time. Page has since returned to the FBI, and Strzok was reassigned to the FBI’s HR department after the discovery of the anti-Trump texts.
[Tucker: Why Peter Strzok’s political views matter]
The existence of the texts first emerged publicly over the weekend. A source familiar with the discussion between the DOJ and House panel told Fox News on Tuesday that Nunes has been assured those messages will be turned over in the coming days.
The exact timeline is unclear, and only the relevant texts will be turned over.
Also unclear is whether this will satisfy committee Republicans who had been looking to move forward with a contempt resolution against top DOJ and FBI officials barring a breakthrough – after the agencies did not comply with a deadline to hand over long-sought information that goes well beyond text messages.
Nunes originally had given the agencies until “close of business” on Monday to “fully” comply with the panel’s demands. Otherwise, he threatened to move a contempt of Congress resolution against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
[MORE: The Incredible Tale of a Reckless, Partisan FBI Agent and Our Partisan Bureaucracy]
Strzok is a focus of their efforts. House investigators have long regarded him as a key figure in the chain of events when the bureau, in 2016, received the infamous anti-Trump “dossier” and launched a counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling in the election that ultimately came to encompass FISA surveillance of a Trump campaign associate.
Nunes has sought documents and witnesses from the DOJ and FBI to determine what role, if any, the dossier played in the move to direct the surveillance.
[MUELLER AIDE FIRED FOR ANTI-TRUMP TEXTS FACING REVIEW FOR ROLE IN CLINTON EMAIL PROBE]
Strzok briefed the committee on Dec. 5, 2016, sources said. But within months of that session, House Intelligence Committee investigators were contacted by an informant suggesting that there was “documentary evidence” that Strzok was purportedly obstructing the House probe into the dossier. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] All About The Mahavishnu Orchestra with author Walter KoloskyPosted: November 27, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: 1970s, Billy Cobbham, Fusion, Jan Hammer, Jazz, Jerry Goodman, John McLaughlin, Miles Davis, Rick Laird, Rock, video, Walter Kolosky Leave a comment
Meet Walter Kolosky, author of “The Mahavishnu Orchestra Picture Book.” Walter has written three books about the Mahavishnu Orchestra and we’ discuss the history of John McLaughlin’s group.
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[VIDEO] Sharyl Attkisson: Why No One Trusts the Mainstream MediaPosted: November 7, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, History, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: corruption, journalism, media, New York Times, news, PragerU, propaganda, Sharyl Attkisson, Trust, video Leave a comment
Trust in the media is at an all-time low. But should it be? Why do fewer and fewer Americans trust the mainstream media. Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, author of The Smear, explains.
[VIDEO] Fox News Reporting: The Tangled Clinton WebPosted: October 21, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Bill Clinton, Bret Baier, Clintons, Enriched uranium, Fox News, Hillary Clinton, Uranium, video 1 Comment
[VIDEO] How to Safely Watch The Eclipse or CNNPosted: August 20, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: CNN, Donald Trump, Eclipse, media, news, Reason (magazine), satire, Television, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Compilation of Liberal Media Freaking Out About Google MemoPosted: August 8, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: ABC, broadcast news, CBS, CNN, Global Panic, Google, Google Memo, Groupthink, Liberal Media, media, MSNBC, news, Progressive, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] REWIND: Breaking Vegas Documentary: The True Story of The MIT Blackjack TeamPosted: August 4, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Think Tank | Tags: Blackjack, Blackjack Team, Breaking Vegas, Casinos, Gambling, LAS VEGAS, MIT, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Krauthammer: Scaramucci’s Comments Demonstrate ‘The Degradation of the Presidency’Posted: July 27, 2017 Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Krauthammer, media, Scaramucci, video Leave a comment
Being a New Yorker is no excuse. This is the degradation of the presidency. This is what we have come to. None of us have ever seen this. The reason is, it’s not to be done. That type of language is not to be used, particularly when it’s infighting in the White House. The fact that the president is allowing all this to go on, I think it means it rests with him. He’s the only one who can actually restrain this. He appears not to. Perhaps he believes Scaramucci is the guy who will clear the swamp in the White House, but this is really disgraceful.
Source: National Review
[VIDEO] Game of Thrones: Libertarian EditionPosted: July 15, 2017 Filed under: Economics, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Andrew Heaton, Austin Bragg, Game of Thrones, HBO, Libertarian, Meredith Bragg, Reason (magazine), video Leave a comment
As HBO’s blockbuster series Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season, Reason offers its own freedom-filled parody. A libertarian paradise north of the wall? What’s happened to Westeros’ social security trust fund? Should it take low-income Dothraki four years to get a hair-braiding license?
Written and produced by Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, and Andrew Heaton. Shot and edited by Bragg and Bragg. Starring Andrew Heaton, Austin Bragg, and Remy.
[VIDEO] Russian Lawyer Given Special Immigration Status Under ObamaPosted: July 13, 2017 Filed under: Foreign Policy, Mediasphere, Politics, Russia, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Catherine Herridge, DOJ, Donald Trump, Fox News, media, Natalia Veselnitskaya, Special Report, video Leave a comment
Natalia Veselnitskaya was allowed into the U.S. without a visa by the former administration’s Justice Department; Catherine Herridge has the details for ‘Special Report’.