Halftime Report: 1/31/13
TV's Andy Levy talks cats
- Duration 10:19
- Date Jan 31, 2013
TV's Andy Levy talks cats
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Let's find out we got -- -- so far for that we go to TV Danny Levy.
-- -- be a lead story for you today -- what's that.
The cap story we did it for you are retreat recuse myself you can't refuse yourself this is the most.
Important story for you -- perhaps ever since he started to show forty years ago I actually wrote I wrote an entire monologue -- David from.
I would look at.
Well I'd like to hear that I'll show you the whole thing all now have to cut it way to hold out.
You want to do that now -- get -- the first story now that are kept.
Rick I'll start with you.
I think this study was from France actually -- done by the Smithsonian conservation biology institute in Washington DC.
Which I will grant you seems a lot like France these days so I'll give you -- the well I actually think though that that there's -- France part of this -- there.
-- look at the real details some of the numbers that the Smithsonian people used were from an earlier French that -- of the -- -- French.
There you can tell because they always trapped in imaginary litter boxes and I marginal tax credit -- -- a lot of vacation time -- wanted to move to Belgium smoked and I.
They like to be tickled.
Our Greg you mentioned that New Zealand environmentalists who says he -- eradicate cats.
He is now offering five bucks to the New Zealand SP CA for every Catholic health club that I love -- He's out of money where his -- -- yes there that -- should eat them.
He should birds are descended from dinosaurs so -- -- -- can they defend themselves from the cat I'd get -- you never heard of Saber toothed cats.
Wow I can't keep -- and another actually nicer Richard -- -- -- tires.
And we get another -- -- tell my best.
-- really want to do it with my interest in -- with.
Yet no -- there's no need I'm right about.
Not -- look.
I think it is possible that we do you need -- scientifically sound conservation and policy intervention here.
So I actually -- -- -- I don't come up came up with a plan.
OK but my research showed he basically you have yet to try to catch of adorable ones yes you have butt ugly ones often their long -- and have -- faces but yes.
I read the numbers talk to people -- rights groups 91%.
Agreed that if we just eliminate the ugly ones forcibly if necessary.
This entire problem be -- That is so ugly yes.
What is your thing and look all you owners out there of butt ugly squishy faced cats don't send me hateful tweets and -- this I'm just reporting -- He should be on television event but by the way.
I happen to think -- squishy faced cats are the adorable cows -- hideous all other great it -- what you think pat is so ugly there.
They are not even cats they're bigger guys that sounds exactly like liberal -- of cats now what you're suggesting and it's key gen X and oh yeah they -- Hey ally -- Italy and I know you William you keep that is so wrong.
That is so right now they should go by dishing out eight got -- that's it the cat is affectionate towards me.
But if you're drinking a beer -- -- that is sure I'd like why not hear the part where I'm -- Harrison.
And I -- -- here NASCAR and my dad.
-- -- it is there or college kids shifting to the middle of the road.
Ambassador you said the problem isn't the students is the tenured professors and then I believe you wish death upon them.
I just I just wish the actuarial tables to take their normal almost all of that my contemporaries who became college professors did so because they had no other -- full employment if for no other job -- -- -- time they've spent decades.
Twisting young minds to be liberals and now they'll disappear.
OK I think -- wow I'm glad I didn't just clear that up.
If it's a generational thing if you if you know that the baby boomers are the most self centered.
Generation in all of history to paradigm -- to retire.
But don't aren't don't think -- think the younger people that go into -- -- -- into these jobs also have the same sort of political -- I think I think to an extent but I think it's getting better that's why -- I'm an optimist that's violent offense to them it's not -- Can we agree.
Ricky said students are impressionable basically that Republicans need to have more voice on campus.
But do you think Greg is right at least to a certain extent that conservatives often aren't welcome.
I don't know I mean I think there are cases sure -- -- You know and I has said numerous time yeah she did not always welcome but.
I still think you got to try maybe you're on -- cruelties of them tried as a whole bunch of other people.
Who have a voice that should be on the campus again that they're very impressed might be the last one out is gonna win their disappointment.
Was -- right about the college as an officer of I don't know ancient.
To be really wise he's too busy are looking up at bat so I was writing a manifesto about David -- are right that's up from a past -- yeah.
I'm calling it from the old man nice.
Harrison -- the fact there -- Arabic advocating for different voices on campus doesn't mean we wanna get rid of the voices are already there.
I checked with a brain room they -- that's exactly what it does mean now yeah.
That's really nothing.
Now when you have two people in a room and one of them shouting louder than the other things and you just say let's bring it down a little bit have everybody talking the same levels that we can pick our own ideas where you're not telling the other person to be quiet you're saying let's have.
A balanced conversation.
I look you don't agree with the -- room that's fine I'm telling you what -- -- Different people are a lot of people arguing against science tonight I don't like it mean.
-- selective editing on the heckling video -- you pointed out that among the media outlets his coverage of this was atrocious was buzz feed.
They're actually not backing down Ben Smith who runs the politics section over -- -- He said on Wednesday quote watch the video those are not answers to a question and -- derisive -- to -- however -- say that the definition of the word heckling.
He's standing by the fact it was -- Well look at called -- speak for a reason it's it's really about just re tweeting and and repeating.
-- there I think tells the whole story they can't ever admit when they're wrong -- usually.
It's a reporter from a place like -- But going back about the you do know that they're known for -- -- I don't know you know -- but they constantly have pictures of cats and this there I'm not aware of that you go iPad there's constantly at the top of I think there's always that pictures and the they're known for -- love him.
Good point we're talking we're using the words -- source of buzz he's but he sounds like when a colleague -- bears tweets us this community to.
Said I -- originally buzz feed -- story is like.
I treat baked beans or repeat.
It -- -- and forty characters I.
Slick looking up the definition of -- because I thought we might come to this point it's to try to embarrass and -- someone speaking or performing in public by questions drives or objections -- But in this instance the crowd was asked to respond I did in the deafening silence because the crowd is trying to kind of -- -- it would -- He looks around and it looks back and then finally they answered back to I opposite of a hassle.
-- I hate to wanna be on this but I also looked at the definition.
Yeah doesn't have fair nobody told me I was supposed to look -- -- Oh yeah.
Reasons hagel is the -- the bird brother Jack so you want to once again he's going to have.
You're pretty -- -- thousand.
-- -- of my time retire right gets manifesto.
You know what I don't have time now.
Well -- is that you you you plug this manifesto it's a damn good manifesto quite look here's a deal David from.
An awful awful person.
You spend all they -- on Tuesday he tweets he he can't believe that people are condone inning the heckling that that he.
People point out.
Watch the full video he says you know what if a moderator republic meeting says he's gonna clear the room than you are heckling.
He goes on and on and on basically equates to people saying that the guy was asking a question Q people blaming rape victims.
So -- Tuesday he's saying oh it was -- he's not backing down.
Wednesday he writes this piece in the Daily Beast didn't actually laughable peace.
First he says -- -- weren't tackling -- he was merely repeating the word that was in the post he linked to so it's not it's not his -- yeah.
Even though he continued he defended it all day on Tuesday.
Eventually he admits it wasn't -- OK but that he writes quote.
Whether you call it heckling or something else it's just wrong.
And the impulse to -- excuse condone that we saw in blogs and on Twitter after it was very nearly -- -- wrong.
A substitution of ideology for basic human sympathy and that is the that's the essence of David from even when he's wrong.
He can't -- he's not really wrong.
But the people who point out that he made an error of fact there are ideologues which for him is like the worst word in the world will -- tweets are not endorsements.
Right exactly right but he but he defended the use of the word all day.
But that the main point is he he he said -- these people are substituting ideology for sympathy.
What of course when he does his stuff it's not that he has an ideological bias against guns and gun owners he's just being sensible -- He's -- axis of -- -- rising gasoline that's awful.
Absolutely awful person except Andy and Carly can't bear and I could not competed he's consistently wrong and he gets rewarded for a moment tonight.
And it would forego about this teacher fired over the tweets -- -- actually I did some research on this fifth.
I'm Irish or judge you based we have to kind of teachers -- get into trouble yet adorable slash hot ones and butt ugly ones.
-- like yeah South Carolina candy.
Clearly falls into the adorable -- hot categories so tight she should be allowed to keep her job and possibly even get a from a -- -- They they they they didn't -- So look it's.
I just involve science what did you call this not not -- I think people -- resort six believe exists all of -- science graduate Carly Carly I gotta go.
That's what they can I stop what you're pilot was your tenants.