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>> shannon: thanks for watching "special report." i'm shannon bream and in washington. please join me for "fox news @ night" this evening at midnight eastern, 9:00 pacific. "fox news primetime" hosted by ben domenech starts right now. have a great weekend. >> ben: thank you. thank you, shannon. good evening, and welcome to fox news prime time. ♪ ♪ two years before the pilgrims made landfall at plymouth rock, the dozens of lords, dukes, investors, and kings of europe were busy preparing for what will become a 30 years war. in letters between them discussing their plans, they wrote all the things that mattered strategically. in some of those letters, a specific observation was shared, a neighboring kingdom was once tough, but they had since fallen into decadence. these advisors were observing their neighbors precisely because those kingdoms were once formidable, but they had since grown rich and idle, more interested in fine things that hard work and hearty character. they were weak. they were indicate.
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this week, i talked about the american crisis and its many symptoms, tolerance for crime, the destruction of the meaning of words and truths, disrespect for christianity, hatred for judaism, open disregard for freedom, completely unaccountable elites who hate you. but what is it at the core of it? we smell the cake, but where is it coming from? most of you come if you are allowed by the corrupt leaders,o to work around the country, or retired after a career well spent. you love your country. you can defend your home or try. but something is wrong and we can see it when we drive into a once thriving cities. drug addicted madman wandering the streets, needles on the ground, tense in the park, all called progress, and we can see it every time we turn on the tv. vicious accusations pointed at us that something as beautiful as silence is nonviolence. claims that it causes incalculable damage to young black college students to live in the same dormitory as their white fellow americans. the openly spoken idea that a
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secure border is fastest, the mass hysteria gripping entertainment, academia, government, and even aspects of medicine that says men can actually be women. these ideas are insane. they are decadent. but they aren't new. some of them go all the way back to the end of rome when they were rotten, but they never took root in america outside of a coe and in greenwich village, who now relive their glory days in romanticized documentaries. when people are struggling with real problems, when civil rights is about real racist systems that actually existed 60 years ago, long before he spent a year of his life studying literature in france became a multibillionaire by talking about how oppressed he is and how awful you are. when the left tried this ideology 60 years ago, when we were far from today's harmony, those ideas did not stick because people had real concerns and real character and a real
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love for our country. the reality today is that the concerns of our ruling class are the ultimate luxury goods of the decadent society. very few of them can afford such decadence because they are working hard for what they have or are solving real problems. they are decadent because they steal a hard days later. they are decadent on your backs, growing wealthier and wealthier with no care of something made by your hands if they can get it made cheaper by weaker lsaves. who cares if two teenage girls crushed and elderly immigrants head. who cares if a woman was saved because a man took the awful decision upon himself to save her, with all that that entailed. who cares about lives ruined? there are markets in asia to conquer, and have little time for this landscape to chastise it for its awfulness.
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did you know the captive people of china buy a lot of cell phones? did you know the nba is popular there? lebron james does. when we say hard work is toxic masculinity or being on time is a white racist construct, our enemies see it, just like those boards and ambassadors for hundred years ago, they see decy smell the k. do you think the chinese are canceling advanced math in the name of equity? do they think they look at us and think we are strong? they have made it abundantly clear they don't. they know what decadence looks like because they are not decadent. it can be hard to see it when you are, but they are right. we aren't strong. we can be strong again, but the symptoms we have been dealing with, the unreasonable paranoia, disease, the obsession with emotions and how people feel instead of what is real and what is true, these are symptoms of the cancer in our cities and our universities and our ruling class. this is a cancer, and it will be hard to survive, but america is
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not doomed to fail. a drive across the country will show you a lot of hopelessness, but it will also show you an indomitable character, a love of country, a love of family, a love of god, and a fighting spirit to take on the greatest battle of our lifetimes. that's what we are in for. i'm ben domenech, and this is the american crisis. we will have more with john mcwhorter after the break. e my car insurance so i only pay for what i need. 'cause i do things a bit differently. wet teddy bears! wet teddy bears here! only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ in a recent clinical study, patients using salonpas patch reported reductions in pain severity, using less or a lot less oral pain medicines. and improved quality of life. that's why we recommend salonpas. it's good medicine. still lots of room. just more to view. still the big move.
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which shows will you be getting into tonight? talk to your doctor and say yes to linzess. how about all of 'em. netflix. cuz xfinity gets you really into your shows. when someone burns for someone who does not feel the same. oh, daphne. let's switch. from live tv to sports on the go. felix at the finish! you can even watch your dvr from anywhere. okay, that's just showing off. you get all of this with x1. so go on, get really into your shows. you need a breath mint. xfinity. it's a way better way to watch. ♪ ♪ >> ben: my first guest is a man of many hats, including editor, educator, author of "nine nasty words." john mcwhorter joins me now. thank you for joining us, john. >> thank you, then. >> ben: it is always a pleasure to talk to you and read your work, and i've been reading it over the past several months
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as you've been taking on the category that you call the elect. can you tell our listeners and viewers tonight a little bit about who the elect are and what they are doing to this country? >> well, the elect, frankly, trying to ruin this country, although they genuinely think they are bringing us in a new and beautiful direction. my issue is not with the woke. i think of myself as woke. the left are the hyper woke, or more to the point, the elect are the woke who are mean. this means woke people who decided in order to make the world properly woke, it makes sense to defend a straight people, destroy careers and reputations, with the idea of being we are on our wayh i'm not sure the brave new world they are imagining is one of most of us would think of as a good place. >> ben: one of the elements of this that we see happening across the country right now, particularly may have seen the story in virginia, about them getting rid of advanced math as being some kind of act of racial
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equity. i'm very concerned in what i see as this taking over our education environment and really preventing us from being able to compete on the world stage in the long-term. how concerned should we be about that? >> very concerned, and i'm not somebody who is usually for apocalyptic rhetoric, but there really is a genuinely alarming takeover of education happening right now, which is based on idea that black kids and also latino kids should not be expected to actually get the answer, should not be expected to be precise, and to impose the strictures of math upon them is racist. that somehow, being precise, not to mention being on time and cherishing the written word, is a white thing, that we have two descent or whiteness now, the sad thing is if you have a white person saying all of these things say 100 years ago with a southern accent, that is the thought of person we laughes
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unreconstructed and repulsive bigot, but today, somebody says it while, you know, watching the second season of "succession" and probably barefoot and think of themselves as progressive, and that somehow is supposed to be higher wisdom. it is truly racist. oddly enough, these people are racists in a new guise, where they think of themselves literally as jesus. >> ben: it is odd to see, and we will talk about this later with another guest, how much the hyper woke sound a lot like the people who we viewed historically as racist. >> tom thurman would love them. >> ben: yes. tell me a little bit in this moment about the importance of language, because i know that is the center of your work and everything you write about. how can we shift our language in ways that responds to this hyper wokeness and does not shy away from critiquing it for the type of racist language it truly
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represents? >> well, one thing we have to realize is that a person can use a term and they can mean something more specific than they know, so this idea that the hyper woke, these people i call the elect, social justice, they will say come argue in favor of social justice? but what they mean by social justice is in a world, for example, where black people did not have to do math. that is not what most of us think of social justice as being, so the idea is not to get a little nervous and hide in the corner when they say you are against social justice. say yes, i am in favor of social justice, but what you mean by it is something quite different, meaning tends to drift from what words tend to formally mean, then, of course, there is the issue of racism, systemic racism, institutional racism, what exactly do we mean? do we mean that the society as a bigot? and of course, we don't mean that. what we are talking about institutional racism is there are inequities, and then you have to get into the fact that what the elect mean by the
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inequities is they must always be due to some obstacle that whiteness put in front of brown people, that sometimes the case, but sometimes it just isn't. their vision of how social history work is extremely simplistic. so we just have to call them on how very particular their uses of words that they tend to purvey as if everything were very obvious r. >> ben: one of the elements of this, before i let you go, is how much people -- normal citizens -- are confronting this in their workplace. that it seems like the hr departments of many large corporate institutions have been taken over with this rhetoric. they are being forced through training programs that are teaching them all manner of hyper woke things. but, as a common citizen, can you do with any workplace where you fear for your job, you fear for your livelihood, if you just -- if you don't just go along with everything that they are telling you to say and think?
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>> well, you know, it's one of these things, ben, where i can say, first of all, this is late in a day in the life of me, however i am, i heard from literally, today, nine people in that position, and that is typical also of my sparring partner, glenn lowery, who i do walking heads with. we hear from us all the time, and of course, if we could talk about three examples of a black man killed by a white cop, that would be considered a national epidemic. i'm afraid that this is a national epidemic, as well. what do you do about it? that is something i'm working on now because what you know i am is a linguist ask professor writing editorials, and i'm being asked what you do what an organization is turning upside down. how to stand up to these people, for the very simple reason is what they do is they call you a racist and they know you do not want to be called a racist on twitter so you will do whatever they want. we have to make it so they can yell and scream as loud as they want to and don't get what they
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want. after what would not be a very long while, they would start to back down and come up with other tactics. >> ben: thank you, john mcwhorter. it is such a pleasure to have you on tonight. >> thank you, ben. >> ben: the federal government proving once again that it is not following the science. the paws on johnson & johnson's covid vaccine will likely be lifted, but why was there a nationwide pause in the first place? fewer than a dozen women suffered severe blood clotting after getting their shot. meanwhile, cdc says it still needs to examine whether or not you should wear a mask when you are outside. >> if you are outside and not close to people, you still need to wear a mask. >> you know, this is a question we are looking at a beer with people are getting vaccinated, if they still have to wear masks, they are outside, in the fresh air and warm weather, but the cdc is still saying you should wear your mask, what is the incentive? >> as we look at the guidance of what you can do when you are vaccinated, that will be easier
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and easier to do as more and more people get vaccinated. >> ben: joining me now, republican kentucky senator rand paul, senator thank you so much for taking time to join us tonight. >> thank for having me. >> ben: it is always a pleasure to talk to you about media it is the, which is something i know you care deeply about. it is particularly toxic, and we see so many medical officials coming out and saying things that just don't seem to be justified by the science. why do we see this as a continued problem? >> well, here's the problem when your so-called government experts are talking about wearing a mask outside, the next thing they will be doing is saying you need to wear a mask when you're by yourself in the car because some of the covid germs might still be floating around in your car when others get out. but when it so defies common sense, people are going to quit listening to them. i mean, by dint telling us that by july 4th we may be able to gather with two or three other people as long as we're wg masks, even if we have been vaccinated, nobody believes that, and there is no science. in fact, all of the science
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shows the vaccines are working very well, that very few hospitalizations, almost no deaths, and really, and the people who have been vaccinated are not spreading it. they are also showing through the science, even dr. fauci's own institute, that if you've gotten the disease, you are also immune to not only the disease you had, but also to the variants, as well, so they need to pay attention to the science and they need to quit saying "oh, but what if -- what if it changes into the spanish flu, what will we do, what will we do?" when that happens, let us know, dr. fauci, but if you don't have a study that proves any of this, then it is just all conjecture, and that is my point here quit the government should have the mandate, the burden should be on the government to prove to us why we should be wearing a mask still. >> ben: i don't know if you saw this today, joe biden participated in a conference call with world leaders, and he was the only one wearing a mask. every other world leader was normal, sitting in front of
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their zoom call, et cetera, talking to each other. it looks come at a certain point, ridiculous, and it seems like it is pandemic theater as opposed to based on the science. >> well, because it is theater, he forgot this theater was so ridiculous that people call him out on it. here's the thing, if i want to go visit the white house, republicans and democrats who go visit, even if they've all been vaccinated or have the disease, they are being tested with a deep sinus test and they are being told they have to wear the n95 mask to go in the white house. even though they have all been vaccinated. so there is no science behind any of this. it is fearmongering, but also has a deleterious effect in that it is discouraging people from getting the vaccine because they are saying, well, if the vaccine doesn't mean anything, it doesn't seem to have any protective benefit, you would don't get any benefits, quit wearing the mask, some would say why should i get it? this is coming from biden and
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the so called scientists he is putting forward. >> ben: i know you are as concerned as i am that this pandemic is going to lead to restrictions on human freedom that last well beyond, it's dealt with both the vaccine and achieving herd immunity. what can we do to make sure that we don't have a sort of permanent pandemic sized state, one that really crushes our ability to live as free americans? >> the only thing we can do is push back. i think you saw the video of the young teacher in georgia whose video went viral, saying she wants to know why her 6-year-old is still wearing a mask. it was a very passionate speech. i might even endorse her for the u.s. senate, she was such a good speaker, and we need people to push back. that's what it's going to take from everyday ordinary citizens saying "tell me why." tell me why my kid has to keep wearing a mask. and the thing is, there is no good science on any of this. we don't need people in charge of giving us advice or giving us mandates who are talking about zero risk. in a free society, we all make
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our own judgment, and what we want is low risk. we want an acceptable risk. we want the risk we take to get in a car. 's with covid is less likely to kill us and getting in a car, maybe we can make our own decisions for a change. >> ben: this past vaccine passport issue is something that is in a number of different states that have taken steps against these. what else would you like to see in terms of preventing the encroachment of the state on our ability to work and to travel? >> well, people are going to have to understand that ultimately, a lot of us aren't happy with all these mandates. i know many people who don't have to fly just won't fly because they don't want to be told what to do, to wear a mask for several hours on a plane. major league baseball, so they say all republicans are racist because of the georgia voting election law. then they charge $150, then they say, well, when you come to the game, you still have to wear a mask outside. there is no science saying anyone is getting this disease outside or that it is widely
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transmitting. the only real instances they have been able to show where in enclosed spaces, you know, a choir practice, where 20 people for one hour, for they did show significant spread in enclosed spaces, but nobody has shown that kind of study outside, so there is no proof, it is just dr. fauci saying "what if, what if, what if, you might get it, you might get it." he needs to prove to us, he needs to show us the studies as to why we have to be there with a mask on outside. >> ben: senator paul, thank you so much for joining us tonight. >> thank you. >> ben: up next, fact-checking is dead. "the washington post" swings and misses at an attempted lyrical hitch up on senator cruz tim scott. glenn greenwald joins us on this latest example of media madness after the break. ♪ ♪ advanced non-small cell lung cancer can change everything. but your first treatment could be a chemo-free combination of two immunotherapies that works differently. it could mean a chance to live longer. opdivo plus yervoy is for adults newly diagnosed
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piece on republican senator tim scott. the article examines scott's story that his grandfather never learned to read or write because he quit middle school to pick cotton. fact-checker glenn chrysler poured through census data and property records dating all the way back to the civil war and concluded that the senator's story was missing nuance because he didn't say that his grandfather quit school to work on his father's farm. the subtle message of the piece: tim scott's ancestors owned property, so it doesn't matter if his grandfather picked cotton or not. if only they held other senators to such strict standards of truth telling. joining me now, glenn greenwald, author of "securing democracy." glenn, thanks so much for coming on. >> great to be with you. >> ben: i know that you are very aware of how much fact-checkers these days now try to assert things being true or false in ways that kind of reestablish the power of the media to determine reality. it's something that we saw
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happen, you know, repeatedly under the trump administration, throughout the russia hoax and everything else within the spirit this seems to be one latest example of how the stande completely different depending on the politician they are targeting. >> right, so as the public faith and trust in journalism collapses, as all polls show, as and as they realize as their industry is failing, they are constantly looking for ways to reestablish and reassert their authority and their right to control the discourse, demanding that dissenting voices be censored from the internet is one way, but calling their journalism something different like fact-checking, as though that is a very objectively verifiable enterprise, another way to bestow on themselves authority. in principle, i do not have a problem with the journalist investigating a story of a major politician like senator scott.
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often times, politicians to exaggerate the difficulties confronted in childhood just to make their story more dramatic. but, you know, in this case, it read as though he was debunking the story, but in reality, there was nothing about senator scott story that "the washington post" ended up concluding was false. in fact, they actually verified it, but they use the tone of debunking and you were waiting for the debunking, and it never came. and i think the other part is imagine -- can you even imagine them doing this to, say, stacey abrams, who has a similar story about growing up as a black woman in mississippi? i'm sure she confronted all kinds of, you know, problems with racism and poverty, but she ended up at yale law school, there's questions how her parents got graduate degrees. if you did a post like that, you would lose your job by the end of the week, and i think that is the problem. >> ben: you mentioned one of the element of this is people trying to silence others on the internet, and what we have seen is the fact-checkers have been
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weaponized, effectively, by major entities like facebook to go after and target, to prevent them from being shared. often over things that are very small and tiny errors, if they are even errors at all. often times, just differences of opinion. to me, this is a very dangerous development in terms of our media landscape. what are your thoughts on it? >> yeah, i mean, i think the idea that we should trust any human institution, which by definition is fallible and likely to abuse its power, that we should trust any institution to arbitrate what is true and false, to the point where what is decreed to be false is censored off the internet, something we ought to be extremely wary of doing, for example, the fact-checker we were discussing, glenn kessler, who did the fact-check on senator scott, when president trump called the story
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about "the new york times" and cia about russians paying for bounties on the heads of american soldiers fake news, he gave him three or four pinocchio's. he had a ranking system at "the washington post." he said it was not a true story and "the washington post" determined it was, and last week we learned the intelligence community itself admits they have virtually no evidence for it. over and over we have seen these fact-checkers who do not want to just report but want to control our discourse, getting caught lying or manipulating information or disseminating this information themselves. >> ben: glenn, thank you so much for taking the time to join me on this important topic. >> good to be with you. >> ben: now to big tech, quickly becoming a big bully. tech giants are using their power across various businesses to force for smaller companies to do what they say, or else. amazon reportedly strong-armed a thermostat maker, give us the
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data or you cannot sell on our platform. joining me now, policy director of the conservative partner in institute. as dave rubin, host of "the rubin report." thank you both for coming on. >> good to see you. >> ben: i know you are both concerned about the rising threats we see from big tech. dave, you have created a new platform that is meant to compete with a number of these different tech entities that are out there. tell us a little bit about that. >> yeah, we started -- as you know, the last couple years, i have been warning about big tech and the ever encroaching movements on free speech online, and basically what we are doing, we are building subscription-based communities where you own it absolutely everything. you on the video, you own the audio, you can directly communicate with your audience, working on decentralized storage, decentralized payments, and if people want to see an example of what we can build for you, they can check out our website.
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good plug right there, right? became a tech guy. but by the way, we just got a bunch of silicon valley investment, which is really one of the first times that even they in silicon valley, the people of screwed up so much, they are even realizing, oh, we have a real problem on our hands and are trying to fix it, which is pretty great. >> ben: rachel, i know you paid a lot of attention to the legal side of this. there's been an increase in calls from the left and the right to utilize antitrust regulations, which would essentially go after big tech in different ways. this is often viewed as being something that is hypocritical for conservatives to embrace, but i know you really defended this idea in a lot of different forms. tell us why you think this is something that politicians need to be able to do and that conservatives in particular ought to prioritize. >> well, i think it is really a question of being vigilant about protecting the free market. you know, antitrust often gets conflated with regulation or the
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heavy hand of government, but the reality is, antitrust is law enforcement. it is illegal to be a predatory monopoly in this country. you cannot go out and act in certain ways against our laws, and that is what antitrust laws are designed to do, to weed out the anticompetitive behavior. i think in the cases of amazon and google and apple and so many of these platforms, we think about them as speech platforms, but in many ways, they are retail platforms, they are the access point for small businesses to reach a mainstream audience. so, when amazon or apple or google wields its market power eight uncompetitive ways, that harms the free market. it keeps small businesses from competing, and antitrust was designed to deal with this problem. i would say to conservatives if you want to protect the market, you need to be vigilant in its defense. antitrust is the tool for that. >> ben: you know, dave, one of the things i've always believed is the profit motive would be a really good thing, when it came to motivating big tech to try to
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reach its customers and not engage in these kind of bully tactics. why do you think that has gone away as being the motive here? or is it that they think they can make more money by essentially becoming local arbiters? >> yeah, i think it is probably they think they can make more money this way, but the real issue -- and also the idea that wokeness in and of itself and the idea of identity politics and everything we are seeing right now, it is so pervasive and once it is in a system it sort of destroys the system so in some ways it is just sort of out of control because i got into big tech systems. but in essence, i think the best way to deal with this would be to have less control to the big guys, like, start building some things. this is exactly what we are building -- building digital homes for people. everyone feels there is nothing safe because it is all of a top-down situation. start with something small and build up, that is a much more libertarian, i would say conservative idea, to deal with it. >> ben: rachel, ask the same question to you. i was thought the fact that
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republicans would buy sneakers, too, would be the primary motivation, but they are basically saying they are customers we don't want to have. what do you think can be done to push back against some of this? >> well, i want to point out, you know, these companies can act this way -- when you are a monopoly, you can shut off half your user base because you know they have nowhere else to go. that is what i think is happening in this situation. you have monopoly power that you cannot compete with. i love what dave is doing. i want to see him succeed. their marketplace is populated here, we need to ensure if marketplace actually exists, that what happened to parler will not happen to another small business. no free company should be able to stop a small business over ideological reasons, which is exactly what happens there. antitrust laws, and forcing them robustly, or legal
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ramifications, i think the time is now. >> ben: thank you both so much for taking the time to join me. >> thanks, ben. >> thank you. >> ben: americas awoke politics is making life harder for comedians, but not all of them. >> when me and brad first met, i didn't think we'll get along along, but turns out we get along over everything. >> jinx. >> ben: comedian ryan long joins us next. ♪ ♪ when i'm on my hands and knees and i'm digging through the dirt. i feel something in me, like a fire, that's just growing. i feel kinder, when nature is so kind to me. find more ways to grow at my retirement plan with voya keeps me moving forward...
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loves it, too. comedian and filmmaker ryan long joins me now. you have had to navigate one of the most challenging moments for wokeness in america, killing various comedians and canceling them over jokes when it comes to their careers, threatening them and all manner of different ways. how have you been able to resist the urge to just bend the knee and go along with it? >> well, i just want to say first off, ben, this live tv game is very stressful fearfully abducted me into a van, and i can't see you, so basically, i'm used to doing podcasting in a dungeon, so. in terms of -- i mean, listen. people are always getting mad. that's been happening since the beginning of time. comedy is the same, you just get yelled at a little more after the fact in the clubs, and there is kind of this thing, you know, people are allowed to not like something, but that is a normal comedy is, you make a joke and the audience laughs or does not
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laugh. people want to add a new thing, i did not like that so no one else should like it or whatever. the truth is, audiences aren't actually that mean because people think -- you know when people talk about punching down and all those concepts, there is some truth to that stuff. if we go to a club and i'm saying stuff to some guy, oh, i don't want to hear this, why is this guy being a jerk, right? but a lot of times you are not making fun of the thing, you are making fun of the person to tell her you can't say it. if you are at school and the teacher goes "listen, someone called someone four isaac, and the teacher goes "no one can say that again, anyone who says foun go to school, we are going to ruin your life, you just made calling someone four eyes the funniest thing you can do. it becomes about the person -- comedians do not like to be told what to do. >> ben: comedy has been a big respite for me during this
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entire pandemic, to try to find some joy and funny things. your weekly videos have been a major part of that for me, so i'm very grateful for all of them. my friends share them around. everyone sends them to each other. i just have to ask you, have you gotten feedback from people who are responding to you, just saying, thank you for saying this thing. thank you for being willing to mark something that other people are scared of marking? >> yeah, i get gift baskets daily. i'm very popular. everyone is very impressed with what i'm doing. yeah, i mean, that's kind of the thing. you go to clubs, and normal people just want to see comedy, and comedy is sort of a casualty in this war that is going on or whatever because people want to tell you what you can't say and comedians have a tendency to say the things you are not supposed to say so they want to stop that, do you know what i mean? at the end of the day, you are just trying to make funny things, and people have a problem with that, that's fine, they are allowed to. >> ben: it has been such a
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difficult year for comedians because they have had to navigate a shutdown, lock downs that have prevented them from being able to work in the kind of close-knit clubs, you know, i hear all of these people reminiscing about the days they used to have, now that the clubs are starting to open back up again, have you been performing yourself? what has it been like to come out and actually be in front of a crowd again? >> yeah, well, i was touring all the places that are open before, but i live in new york and new york is back, so i am doing two shows tonight, three shows tomorrow, the clubs are back and everyone is pumped to be there. it's cool. >> ben: i feel that is one of the environmental things that coming back will give us a sense of normalcy, in a certain way. being able to just get out there and laugh at some jokes together, to blow off some steam, is something a lot of people were unable to do during this pandemic. would you encourage them to come and see these performers live again, just as a way to try to
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support them after such a long time? >> well, i think one of the biggest problems with that, because of a pandemic, everyone lives their lives online and you start thinking that his real life, then you go back out and go oh, right, people are just normal. the fact that, before, you know, i don't care who is the president, which i think is probably an advantage in comedy. it doesn't matter to me. >> ben: you are the one. >> people are just normal people. going back into clubs, i think some of the people that felt they were in their little bubble on mine, getting mad at everyone and arguing with people all day long, then you kind of go outside and you are back on people and you go "oh, yeah, everyone is fine, this is fine." >> ben: you are a punk rocker before you were a comedian. how has that informed your comedy? >> i think that everything that i've done has had some sort of trouble, you know, oriented, so that's one of the reasons i
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like -- that's why i like -- i'm from canada, and i moved here, and one of the things this candidate is so small, does not have room for a kind of counterculture to kind of flourish. you know, you talked about the woke comedy or whatever you are talking about, what you really mean is the mainstream comedy and the same thing, you have that in journalism and everywhere. here is the main narrative and everyone can decide what that is going to be, but that america is big enough that there is room for all his other stuff, and especially with the internet, so i think that is one of the things i like about it here. >> ben: reimann, thank you so much for taking the time to join me, and thank you -- >> thanks for having me. >> ben: some laughter during the pandemic appeared more of fox news prime time coming up next. ♪ ♪ how great is it that we get to tell everybody how liberty mutual customizes your car insurance so you only pay for what you need? i mean it... uh-oh, sorry... oh... what? i'm an emu! no, buddy! only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty. ♪ in a recent clinical study,
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that delicious scramble was microwaved? get outta here. everybody's a skeptic. wright brothers? more like, yeah right, brothers! get outta here! it's not crazy. it's a scramble. just crack an egg. ♪ ♪ >> ben: all this week, i have been coming to you talking about the nature of the american crisis, and i've been putting a question too many of our guest about what a proud citizen can
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do about it. if we love our country and we believe it is facing a crisis, how do we go about saving it? for me, it begins with a very simple idea. it is not easy but it is simple. our heritage is of revolution. we do not take kindly to people who wish to rule us, and we do not suffer their subjugation easily. if you're an american, your heritage is one of throwing off the burdens of a faraway ruling elite that seeks to direct your life and accepting responsibility to govern yourself in community with your neighbors. john mcwhorter calls this ruling class the elect. a group of people who believe they have the power and the intelligence to direct the lives of millions of free people and seek to use a new vindictive tool which they call antiracism to do so. i come to you now want to urge you to consider what you can do in your daily life to push back against this elect, in ways big and small, according to your capacity. c code others to fight back against them simply by not
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accepting their frame of the nature of our country or your life. rearrange your finances. put your kids in schools that reflect your deep values, and primary politicians who won't work for you and who aren't up for this fight. we understand the problems of elite corruption. but we can find hope to keep fighting in remembering that sometimes great power of small victories. this week, a 99-year-old world war ii veteran had the honor of pinning his grandson as he was promoted to colonel during the washington international guard ceremony. in pennsylvania, they helped deliver a baby and drove to the hospital so medics could tend to the mother and her newborn. united states army soldier yesterday saved a 10-year-old salvadoran girl from drowning in the rio grande after she was abandoned at the border. think of the civilian small craft who saved the british army at dunkirk, and the cage and
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that swung into action after hurricane katrina. all these little stories are really big ones. they are about rescuing the american idea, one little boat, one soldier, one family, one community at a time. our feeble president is not an ally in this. he made clear this week he completely accepts -- it is not enough to just fight back politically or at a distance. we have to take them on in our communities in every way possible to make clear we will not accept their fictional, falsified frame of the nature of our country or the american people or reality itself. understand, the elect don't just want to rule us, they want to destroy the things we love. they want to grind us down little by little so that in the end, we have nothing and wants nothing except what they will deem to give us. and all the while, they look down on you from the heights of the institutions they now control. it reminds me of a line from "last of the mohicans," "if they
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set aside their law as and when they wish, their law no out longer has any rightful authoriy over us. all they have over us to steer, and i will not live under that yoke." we believe that all men are created equal, that they have any full right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of anything that lies beyond the far horizon. we will not forget the face of our fathers by denying that factor get to the liars that would erase their creed. i do not say this will be easy. it won't. nothing worth doing is. but we are to regard existence as a great adventure, judged therefore not by what calamities and encounters, but by what flag it follows and one high town it assaults. the high town of the elect seeks to rule you. it is time we take the fight to them. thank you for watching "fox news primetime." i'm ben domenech. starting monday, tammy bruce will be sitting in the chair hosting the show all next week. until then, the lovers of
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