Politics and the media
Is it getting too personal?
- Duration 6:18
- Date Jan 28, 2012
Is it getting too personal?
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Let me just make my prediction is stand by.
It isn't going to happen -- -- sure.
This summer and I know.
The Republicans if they choose to nominate him and that there provocative.
I didn't think that couldn't happen.
I think it's you know something she ought to say it and if she doesn't -- something she ought to quit saying it but this is baloney.
I don't think any Republican is going to be threatened by Nancy Pelosi.
And frank -- rather have her threaten me an endorsement.
Just a little bit of the political theater covered in the media this week so Jim what about -- that is the second time.
That Nancy Pelosi has implied that she knows something sort of dark and sinister about Newt Gingrich should the media be pushing for answers well.
And a second -- had to back down.
And sell an automatic special person what time was the ethics committee stuff and now that now there's this mean look she just appears not to like Gingrich and you know them the -- the -- happy new quoted saying and to their credit.
There -- generally -- in smaller fonts.
Reporting that she just says she's got nothing.
Well that they did sit on the couch together well the fact is is that -- capitol hill media has pressed her.
It hasn't necessarily -- how they've pressed her but they have pressed her.
And again nothing.
Well Newt didn't seem all that bothered by whatever was that she was talking about of course they're pressing her -- dying as you know you know what it is so it's sad but I think that.
Actually what she's were getting at is just that anybody who's worked with him knows a lot of things about him and I don't know that it's necessarily a specific thing.
And this is something we've been hearing from conservatives -- -- conservatives have been carpet bombing him.
Coming out saying.
Watch out if you know this guy he's a disaster.
It's a lot of our country by but I didn't write something on -- I'll share with a look at NFL.
That's -- our politics has gotten us now and I think I think the line now from Rick Santorum during debate.
-- got such huge applause was absolutely on point.
He can't we get back to some serious issues here.
We've got a fifteen trillion dollar Denton county and we got threats from Iran -- Ahmadinejad has been down there in Venezuela trying to dredge up some things with Castro in Cuba to undermine the United States we have some serious economic and political and social issues and they're talking about.
-- -- denying and Nina -- sounds like schoolyard sandbox stuff it's disgusting what -- it is true that Jonah Goldberg now heat -- in the national review he said look.
-- is capitalizing on the sort of anti establishment.
Moved in interns the GOP and that is true his people who might not like -- but the rank and file people were sort angry at the establishment GOP have like.
Right I mean this is.
But Ellington count singers it looked at the theater part of this sort of taken over for so the biggest variables -- on the last three debates.
Was CNN audience participation NBC no -- position CNN.
On Thursday -- back -- the station it makes it much more entertaining I think the surprise wasn't even though.
-- had the benefit of the audience participation in this CNN debate Thursday night -- Wolf -- is still to help nemesis for whatever reason.
Romney is better he was -- Santorum was kind of -- but of course the media are now so focused on new vs Romney that they kind of almost forget so that Santorum and the and the media ignoring a candidate is.
At possible -- out.
That never happened that's never happened -- But he I think even at that the establishment thing I know I know that the voters feel like -- we don't throw it established stop Smith says about him because -- were anti establishment.
Newt is the establishment.
The establishment is turning against somebody -- part of the establishment are not turning against him because he's this free thinking it.
Independent person and in and that's a -- distinction that seems to be lost he's not some populist who's out there these people know him he's a then part of the Washington establishment for as long as I can remember.
Come and and and then the establishment doesn't.
Like what I wanna pick up on a line Jim used about theater that's this -- become.
Theater and as I -- on this show a couple of weeks ago knowing a higher authority to -- -- myself.
That the Republican shouldn't engage in this they shouldn't put themselves into a jeopardy like.
Game show with -- and everything else letting letting Wolf Blitzer John King all the other people formulate the questions formulate the plot.
They ought to mix it up and decide on their own venues at least some of them there's nothing written in the constitution or anywhere else where they have to submit themselves to these people what.
You mentioned to Jim -- Monday -- debate that had no audience participation I mean why invite an audience if you know Columbian bull that's a good question for a thank you should look at it as -- -- well I I don't know data.
They obviously I think you know they they didn't want certain candidates did to get that.
I don't know -- Roar you rush of adrenaline that comes from there -- a lot of I think -- -- -- made that they're intimidated by it they don't like they don't like having their questions -- you know they don't wanna be beat it in boot over and it could potentially get out of control right if you start.
Coming back and people are brewing over union can't get your word out I think people don't accept people watch more when there's more -- to -- if you wanna get up your numbers.
I gotta have an -- -- Wolf Blitzer was prime -- he did come back -- Gingrich after after John King on the earlier one was kind of flummoxed by it by Newt's.
Adversary all position.
Blitzer came back and said.
Hey I'm not say anything that you haven't already said well -- Are these questions are they designed to get answers to the issue of the people want to know about -- -- -- designed to create fireworks and conflict on -- well they're they're.
Designed for -- -- I must say look I can see how the media and the Democrats are delighted to see Republicans package -- -- -- -- also say.
-- nineteen these things and get a little.
Part of it's slightly bored by the same answer I'm gonna cut taxes because that is opposite him and for all those things but however it just is not as if they're breaking new ground -- -- except.
For -- when he -- let's face college and in the -- out of well yeah and and of the replays -- you get on on TV are all about the the candidates attacking each other not about their.
She's they're not about -- or or about their ideas vs President Obama.
Will that change once we get down to one nominee well I think when we get down to one nominee there will be I mean there will be comparisons.
Because and the debates really are focused a little more on comparisons of issues the presidential debates they've done by a presidential commission and I think they're pretty good all right what.