Halftime Report: 11/17/12
TV's Andy Levy puts the 'ombudsman' in 'Red Eye' ombudsman
- Duration 9:12
- Date Nov 17, 2012
TV's Andy Levy puts the 'ombudsman' in 'Red Eye' ombudsman
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-- back let's find out if we get a rise above that -- at -- TVs in alleviating hey Greg how are.
Feel pretty -- yeah yeah much governor -- thank you very much three hours of TV but it we're very well thought.
I stayed within the lines snapped my notice that I didn't do anything that I couldn't do you know what -- allowed to do -- have there.
But stuff but the script never made it mysteriously disappears he hit.
Talking -- -- -- OK and a little like that.
Are people are just my -- it does indeed -- to be cute.
They -- there I thought so and they're delicious on data I'm.
Now Nancy very messy and seizing huge Eden and all the stuff comes out of the side yeah and it's all over the rapper beginning on hand is very sticky I don't like a double dog easier -- -- -- -- devil dogs are in the editing and -- again.
As a Christian and bit of a problem criteria are you.
Paris gestures are -- the bakers I guess technically it's it's a bakery confectionery tobacco workers and grain millers internationally and that girl's office.
Yes I called the -- yes.
If I think we gotta be clearance on the all what have seemed to blame this entirely on the union's.
This company's been -- trouble for a long time it filed for bankruptcy back in January.
What -- post reported that at that time that the company had lost money in thirty of the past 37 quarters.
Leading up to that bankruptcy filing creditors said the company.
Had been converting some of its executives' pay from performance based bonuses to salary to get around bankruptcy rules hoses eventually had to roll back some of those pay raises.
And the bottom line seems to be that the company was run really poorly for a long time well.
And at a had declining salads because it didn't keep up with what people want to.
-- you're making a point.
That's why when these workers decided to strike.
They gave them a deadline if you guys -- come back to work we might be in -- it.
I guess they thought they were kidding they filed for bankruptcy in January for the second time in their countries.
And this company's history got so they knew they were already in trouble apparently the union didn't take them seriously.
Now they have to.
-- -- I don't think it's epic I doubt that it's -- -- didn't take them seriously I think it was -- the union didn't want to take more pay decreases.
Well do you want half or half of the -- I did -- cuts are a component you know I have no -- I cannot believe they showed them they've chosen nothing.
100% -- -- -- definitely got -- that's my point is that it becomes a it's a suicide mission like what you -- you can't -- I've been hearing all day long that this is soundly beat this evil union that that single handedly brought hostess to its knees and I don't think that's the case I didn't -- was -- -- -- but I do say that if we want something that was going to cost 181500.
They might have wanted to give these employees the chance at a secret ballot because when you -- -- it like -- -- with third grade and you feel peer pressure.
They might have -- it to do something different rather than give up their jobs a week before Thanksgiving.
I'm -- I'm gonna bring -- Alison Stewart needs reading don't thinks.
And that ladies and gentlemen if you -- move on tonight.
I didn't start on the you know right yeah.
I -- currency and operate in the.
Thank Libby had his cover blown many of them I'm.
I had no -- created -- -- all over the place yeah yeah.
Food in my early in my dentist -- -- of Idaho.
Really love -- -- don't -- -- -- talk about General Petraeus from when they think yeah.
A football Mikey said he never thought -- -- on a -- went from talking about date products to Ben -- yeah did you not hear Gregg saved from baked snacks to their Gaza attacks the yeah I.
It's called a transition it is I got I screwed up -- that is a very good segment.
My -- what if you don't buy the claim.
That's now being floated that the names of groups like al-Qaeda and Ansar Al Syria were replaced with the word extremist because we didn't want those groups to know that we had -- tying -- to these attack to the attacks now I'm not buying that for the clintons now I just it was -- -- -- political -- political move forward.
-- you said obviously you weren't there and you don't know I'm if I heard this right you don't know why the hearing was held behind closed doors.
Yes I'm assuming because classified information was just.
What I what I'm suggesting it is.
That the American people obviously want to know what the hell happened right and that having a public hearing -- you exclude whatever.
Classified -- -- -- -- -- supposed to know know -- -- you know we have giving them the opportunities I can't speak about that it's classified right that that.
Would satisfy my curiosity want to get these people work for me I know I think what point do I get the full story.
Yeah I know it's I think that that's what we have a spine that's why we have weeks commute what going to be up up up up and thank -- I'm grateful for that that's what -- -- Johnny Cash.
And very protective effect draft but this Friday look it's it's.
-- uniform of the day at least a journey normally.
My -- you brought up the spontaneous protest that never happened.
As when Spencer Ackerman points out over wired its danger room you've got Petraeus now saying he thought it was terrorism the whole time -- The Director of National Intelligence James clapper back on September 28 said the Intel they had at that time led them to the belief that the attack was spontaneous.
So which is it.
Well you'd have to ask them -- that's what I'm saying yeah -- is as Camille has just pointed out.
I'm sure they were asked but now we don't know because they might have considered it to be classified which the way.
From this current administration which -- get a new wave in January we have seen a lot of classified information leaked now so maybe it's just a tick -- before we get the answers to the questions by Harry Harris I think you know very well that.
When you leak classified information you only -- -- information and if you look.
Well if it were up to -- -- that's a good.
I think that that's a strategy that works that you have to prove that that's called transparency and yeah.
Andy leaked his vacation photos last reality that because you had lost some weight and yet -- -- -- Yeah yeah I remember being very angry when those pictures showed up on finally on the I'm feeling pretty proud of what -- -- answer these hearings I am very somewhat acres on Capitol Hill now that want this to go to a Watergate style hearings -- right get everybody all in one room.
So you don't have to keep keep having -- -- committee over here having hearing it.
And and you get different stories -- all the same room let us hear what everybody has to say right at one.
What's -- Peter came brought up that Forte which is -- really good point -- like his committee can only deal with the Intel community.
Then you've got -- you know other the other thirty seconds I can only deal with the Pentagon.
But you're right let's get them all together and you know let them get their stories straight and then my big question for Mike Baker is actually have all this information does change.
I don't think fifty to a 53% knew who you vote the same decision obviously carried -- the day unfortunately and it's that.
When I had the beginning -- -- completely -- If I distillate and in fact -- -- for us tonight there aren't so.
I don't -- that -- How apathetic -- you said that ambassador rice seemed to be toeing the line when she went on the morning shows.
Which is kind of how I feel I they keep I keep reading that these senators are making her scapegoat I think she is a scapegoat but I think it's President Obama that's -- the scapegoat.
By the way he he yes -- a scapegoat it to go to escapes.
Since I don't believe -- moving on now.
What is this scapegoat.
-- -- -- netscape's.
Question like where it I don't know I'm looking well I didn't mean.
Yeah we're excited -- biblical side.
They come from the Bible they would act -- I believe they would sacrifice ago it I think Rick -- Couldn't escape.
Now then what would you agree however why can't really -- replace those are not presume the sins of the community and they let us play -- -- right now I'm not saying.
Yeah I think it's going to let up I'd move on and we don't.
Floyd hall of fame and I don't care about that no I am tired I have come running at a time -- emergency drinks that -- emergency drink and hot hot hot I call -- emergency to.
Actually said there's an increasing number of emergency room incidents caused by these drinks but as mark alluded to you -- -- -- -- to -- initiative due to alcohol which -- -- -- manufacturer's fault.
Absolutely yes and I didn't know that you and I decided that it I don't know if you can iron out these and how wrong I was actually has had alluded yet yet.
I just and very lastly I love this Connecticut senator Richard Blumenthal says he drinks -- end quote urgent and dangerous threat.
Which I'm guessing is a -- you -- when you pretended to be in Vietnam.
-- -- how.
Nice I like pounds so that's why we didn't do any questions on the Toy Story.