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Mike Baker puts the 'guest ombudsman' in 'Red Eye' guest ombudsman
- Duration 9:18
- Date Aug 15, 2012
Mike Baker puts the 'guest ombudsman' in 'Red Eye' guest ombudsman
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Welcome back let's -- haven't done anything wrong so far for that we go to Mike Baker and like I just wanna tell you I dropped my pen cap I'm a little out of balance right now so little I'm out of sorts.
Okay Ottawa series that you lean left and so I should count I I don't I don't know I'm not sure what.
And maybe nothing will happen -- something like.
But I appreciate the -- got taken notes.
So if somebody does start to -- you want this you have me now I -- -- -- -- I got your six they can all go pear shape.
-- -- guy -- moment and we well when we've seen that before have now.
And that we are about -- a by the way happy birthday.
Happy birthday to bill happy birthday teacher ride what a pleasure it is to be on the show with -- Roddick got him by and that of our data and it's.
Thank you guys don't come from the same birth parents yeah -- in a birth yeah exactly exactly it -- -- -- -- -- -- The stars and stripes.
-- You didn't like it.
It was just too slow for me I mean -- a grenade already.
I think it I'm.
Yeah did you whatsoever so I watched three quarters of it -- I'm kind of adopted -- expect expect that.
Could tell you -- about because we didn't like you that would slow.
Was there anything about the -- -- I enjoyed seeing some military dudes actually didn't -- the -- -- learn about this special season where they foyer couple that was great I users when you said that that -- he's kid was was he got an off.
He got thrown off the -- brutal because he came out of -- -- children.
-- -- -- -- -- And -- and then they say that when it worth it on the show and Larry got mad so she quit America's Got Talent that's an idea -- -- I don't -- -- -- I have a full of full disclosure.
Gang I was actually.
Talked to by the show's producers Mark Burnett -- the others about appearing on the -- And so I'm somewhat partial -- that I should say that is as a full caveat I like this show I like the concept.
And -- military.
I have a great deal of respect for Mark Burnett who.
I cannot then there's there's -- career enhancing -- -- yeah but god he folds of -- we appreciate your honesty should.
But after that did they let the chips fall they may not have a guy that's that without David -- -- that detriment to do by the way I know that lot of viewers have been getting a lot of a lot of of tweets -- my phone from viewers so far -- in this first half asking about Desmond Tutu and who exactly he might days.
-- he's he was born in 1931.
He's obviously a south African activist he fought -- Especially during the eighties he was first black archbishop in South Africa.
He did an awful lot before he won his Nobel peace prize in 1984.
Let that be a lesson to others who may not happen.
And he apparently another Nobel Peace Prize winners -- find this show appalling.
But somebody raised the question I was invade Texas I don't remember who who raised the question can you glorify the military without glorifying war Shiraz are -- -- Did -- -- what's your answer that question.
Yes you can if you look by the military about glorifying war so actually you can glorify -- -- -- the great things that they do in terms of self defense in protecting us and it's not about violence it's about protecting the country right absolutely.
That's that's -- -- a very good answer bill we take notes time wise.
And I was just thinking of the song Gloria -- -- -- Client yeah now yeah why someone -- really made that jam I don't like.
Copy -- crap like that happens the only time you have a conversation and they just here in the song in your head right everything about our brand again.
Come on -- My favorite eighteenth congratulations you keep -- -- only I think it was four and half minutes into the show before you mentioned NBC's -- on the Olympic coverage.
And passes doesn't this -- it in passing.
If you have a show cooking with NBC I apologize for -- religion -- Actually I feel bad girl Elizabeth -- Yeah but yeah.
And -- you said any any film.
That it abuse at any film or project that involves war glorifies war.
To a certain extent yeah I mean you're -- if -- if you're equating glorification with entertainment's.
I don't I don't understand arguments Brian.
The argument that you posed.
Well I was.
Yeah how I see out there -- yeah I can't touch it again.
And I think you look at sent -- list you can look at killing fields you can look a lot of of of -- feature -- OK maybe not all -- -- -- I don't know -- I was just asking.
-- die you -- Nobel winners are out of touch.
Yeah -- -- just it's just the occupy their own sort of sphere of the world I only said that has Barack Obama is a winner I have to rag on them had to isolate him.
Yeah maybe I think like these guys like you win a Nobel peace prize -- you just kind of coast.
Yeah I think you do I did it that's essentially what -- what that's the pattern that's been happening right now Iverson's I want mine I have done.
I tentatively ruled -- yeah.
Andy you said you you haven't seen the show I don't know this that you pose a question whether -- not actually you know faking combat missions I think.
And but yes that's the whole point -- Yeah they go to training and then they have a fake combat mission.
But the point is and I think Wesley Clark put it best he's introducing America to you know it did that the people in the end these operatives -- they -- they have on the -- they personify the rest of the military obviously they can't have the entire military on it because -- that's not big enough for something like I don't understand production values but.
Anyway -- -- provided a second story I know let's attack that's there was some more but not.
And I forget the -- -- memorable we say we have not seen it we we really yeah.
Yeah like you -- where we at least think that -- now.
Got what you don't mean I'm all about the research now I'm yeah.
Let's see the Paul Ryan's story.
Jet -- -- -- most of the viewers had no -- idea that you're GOP operative until the mention that.
Never really knows me knows opposite I don't know that everyone in the GOP loves me back on student with him.
-- -- -- -- -- You view him is not the safe choice.
Don't you in the sense -- you look at him and think and you look at Marco Rubio and effective rubio may not have been gotten through the whole vetting process.
You look at that up Valenti look at you know -- Portman -- -- maybe didn't have the stature that they were looking for.
Hey don't you think -- at the end of the day Ryan was.
Is the logical choice we just probably.
Didn't see it logical and not necessarily safe from the perspective of the GOP machine they want people who aren't going to ruffle feathers who aren't gonna put.
Big issues out there like entitlement reform right in the middle of an election if they feel they had one.
You know Obama's record terrible they feel they had it won what they don't realizes that without charisma and without boldness a lot of folks on the right need to sit and have sat home.
Bono and of soul -- origin so you GOP operative.
I'm not good enough -- -- -- -- not so what has been covering politics for 42 years baker I will say that I don't think Natalie Portman is even made a Republican furthermore I don't think she's 35 years old.
Thank you Edward Kennedy who you love that name sounds this -- -- wonderful -- yeah -- -- name it can anybody in a rage against the machine's -- -- -- won't do what you tell me the power to power at a command power in the name freedom bulls on parade how long enormity only I was doing.
And I got home that calculus is apps on the way he said I'm walking around and -- -- -- -- -- The end of the day I wrote that down OK guys that is that we is that when -- -- it when it doesn't sound now now now now -- that.
And I'll get.
So I could could -- what I've got a lot of executive you again you -- I've been keeping jacket timing.
You've got about seven minutes into -- before you mention that Mitt Romney's Mormon.
-- -- -- And that's your -- When do you actually believe that story about the GOP.
Pundits or -- -- the operatives having angst and get it do you not think that that's probably just some Covert propaganda thrown out there by I don't know maybe the democratic machine.
I don't think so that's what -- -- -- to believe.
Everybody is not -- Democrat.
He called rage against the.
It's my name had an.
I've got to get -- -- -- time -- blogs about -- don't think I've got right back any but I addict I equipped yet to question I want to close to both -- And and also do you guys throughout your best line.
Against -- My best -- -- give Tiger Woods yeah and then keep out of -- get packed with them to Portland State isn't that different but actually look at the also if you don't like me you -- -- -- backup -- OK -- I got a good now.
That's what's -- about Gaza Baghdad thanks bye -- to recognize that power in the mother's religion and usually it's killing in the name of my you know what at the end of the -- it doesn't matter there it is again I got to believe that I.