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brief remarks on the record, including this quote. i think we'll get something. i really do. the infrastructure bill, it's a good bill that we need. joe manchin gets tonight's last word. the 11th hour with brian williams starts now. well, good evening, once again, day 279 of the biden administration. the president once again making it clear he won't help his predecessor assert a claim of executive privilege to keep additional material hidden from the house committee investigating january 6th. president biden's white house counsel sent that message in a letter today over to the national archives. trump has filed a lawsuit, of course, to keep documents related to 16 out of that committee's hands. this week, that house committee
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could learn more about the organization, the planning of the rallies that took place in the weeks before the riot at the capitol, including the one that very same day. several people involved in those efforts have been scheduled to appear for depositions. starting today, the only known witness to defy a committee subpoena, that would be trump ally steve bannon. he awaits the fed's decision on prosecution for contempt of congress. we're also getting a closer look courtesy of the "washington post" that the headquarters for key figures in trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election. post says rudy giuliani, steve bannon, former new york city police commissioner bernard carrick, and conservative lawyer john eastman holed up in washington's willard hotel, walking distance from the white house in a suite of rooms they called the command center. one of the reporters on that post story says the hotel is where they plotted out scenarios to deny joe biden the presidency. >> from november 5th until mid
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december, this operation was amateur hour. it was rudy giuliani throwing spaghetti at the wall, figuring out how they could get republican legislators into these swing states, that something could be done here, that they could potentially find some example of fraud that might change people's minds. when john eastman came on to the scene is when that -- they sort of brought in his constitutional expertise to map out how exactly that could be done. they were a block from the white house, and had full access to the former president and were able to make their case directly to him. >> amid the investigation into the assault on our capitol, there are new reports from several outlets including nbc news. on facebook's struggle to control posts from insurrectionists on january 6th, the reporting is based on a trove of documents that that facebook whistleblower francis haugen turned over to congress and the s.e.c.
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today she testified in front of the u.k. parliament about her former employer. >> engagement based ranking prioritizes polarizing extreme device of content. it doesn't matter if you're on the left or the right, it pushes you to the extremes and it fans hate, right, anger and hate is the easiest way to grow on facebook. we could have a safer platform and it could work for everyone in the world, but it will cost little bits of growth, and it's a company that lionizes growth. >> nbc reporting zuckerberg responded to the reports on a phone call during which he announced the company's near record revenue and quarterly profits of, wait for it, $9.2 billion. >> good faith criticism helps us get better, but my view is that what we are seeing is a coordinated effort to selectively use leaked documents to paint a false picture of our company.
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>> veteran tech journalist carol swisher is standing by and will join us with her thoughts on all of this. meanwhile, joe biden was on the road again today in new jersey promoting the infrastructure bill and his domestic spending plan. negotiations still underway in congress. biden is hoping to get a deal before he leaves for europe on thursday. also tonight, moderna now says its covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children 6 through 11 years old. tomorrow an fda advisory panel meets to discuss authorizing pfizer shots for younger children. with that, let's bring in our starting line on this monday night. philip rucker, pulitzer prize winning senior washington correspondent of the "washington post," carol leonnig with the "new york times" best seller, i alone can fix it, donald trump's catastrophic final year. and associate editor and columnist for real clear politics, and professor melissa
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murray, law clerk for justice sonia sotomayor on the federal bench prior to her nomination to the supreme court. good evening, and welcome to all of you indeed counselor, i would like to begin with you because the white house counsel has, again, said there's no privilege worries here. we're going to open up the files on the existing records from 1/6. what happens next, professor, especially considering this is under lawsuit? >> well, as you know, the former president has filed a lawsuit against both the chairman of the committee and the archivist to withhold those documents, and a review in court would have to consider both the scope of executive privilege, the fact that this is a former president as opposed to a current president invoking it, the fact that the current president has no qualms about having this material released and the nature of the communications allegedly
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being sought here. we have to think about the broad range here, why is this lawsuit been filed, and it's likely been filed because litigation takes a long time. it will have to go through a trial court, an intermediate court of appeals, and ultimately to the u.s. supreme court for final determination, and all of that may be moot if this doesn't happen before 2022 and the election and if the republicans take back the house, they could end this select committee investigation making all of this irrelevant. i think the reason why we have this lawsuit, why we have turned to the courts, and why there's no willingness to compromise on this is to run out the clock. >> great points all around. phil rucker, what else should we know about this command center at the willard hotel known very well throughout washington, d.c. while we point out in fairness a lot of this detail originate instead a book by your colleagues, "peril" by woodward and costa. >> that's right, brian, and there's great reporting here about the gathering, the command
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center at the willard hotel, and who some of those key figures are. but the testimony of those figures and this is why that january 6th committee on capitol hill is seeking testimony from steve bannon and others could really help fill in some of the gaps here. what exactly were the communications that ban jon, john eastman, rudy giuliani, john carrick and others were having with president trump in the days and hours leading up to the insurrection on january 6th. what sort of coordination were they having with members of the house, republican lawmakers on capitol hill? were they coordinating or communicating even with the thousands of protesters who were amassing just outside the hotel on the streets as they got ready to go see the president speak the morning of january 6th at the ellipse just a block or two away. and who was funding all of this? there's an important detail in the "washington post" story over the weekend that the trump campaign was reimbursing for
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some of the expenses of this command center which indicates a direct link between the campaign and between the operations at the command center, what were the other funding streams, were there any other links connecting the campaign or the republican national committee or any other formal structures perhaps even the government with the operations that were underway and being led by mr. bannon. >> a.b., condi rice was in the news recently for exactly one day having emerged from civilian lifelong enough to say that while, and i'm paraphrasing, 1/6 was terrible, it's time we put it behind us. indeed reporting you have done says republicans are banking on obviously their own faithful, but even some swing voters to put it behind them, what do they base that on? >> well, brian, the polls have shown that since january 6th, the voters who make up the trump
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base have turned away from their initial alarm and concern and upset over 1/6 and they have decided it's no big deal, and reiterated trump's rebranding of 1/6. the election is the insurrection and 1/6 was a protest. he said it a few times on talk shows, and then he released it as one of his press release statements while this debate over steve bannon's plans of the subpoena was taking place on a house floor last week, and this has been a successful marketing campaign that you can see in the polling that attitudes among republicans have shifted to now this being sort of ron johnson's description of no big deal, and if anything, it is the fault of joe biden or the democrats or the media or antifa or something else. with that, republicans really close to regaining the majority
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of the house in next year's midterms, and potentially the senate majority as well are banking on the fact that maybe swing voters are tuning this out as well. there's no alarm bells in the polling right now that independent voters and swing voters are alarming about the threat to democracy or trump's continuance of the big lie or his rebranding of the insurrection, and so we will see as the findings are released from this committee, as we learn more as we did from this explosive "washington post" reporting but also from the rolling stone magazine report about staffers and members of congress being intimately involved in the planning of this, and how some of these people are now sharing this with the committee. these finding ultimately will determine how these swing voters look upon 1/6 next year when the election is closer.
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republicans have made this gamble that it's not going to matter, but depending on what we learn and we've learned a lot since the vote last week on the criminal contempt referral for steve bannon, depend ongoing what is revealed, it's going to probably ultimately look like a very risky gamble. >> so professor, a.b. just said a lot there in addition to the piece she's written on the same topic. if the committee has this ticking clock, and they're looking to go after organizers and funders, you know, a very basic question is who paid for all of those buses that descended on washington, d.c., all those hotel and motel rooms, what's the fastest way they can go about that? >> well, to be clear, the question is the clock and time running out. one way that the committee can deal with this is to refer more of these to criminal investigations or prosecutions at the department of justice and have the executive branch take
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this up. those prosecutions would survive a midterm loss that disbanded the committee if that were to happen. that might be one way of proceeding, and longer in the long-term, but at least a way to propel this going forward and to allow it to get around that stopgap of the midterm elections. >> phil rucker, your colleagues write this tonight about president biden, the days ahead offer the opportunity for a major breakthrough for biden and his democratic allies in congress. after party leaders confronted firsthand the tough political reality of governing with only a narrow majority in the house and senate. it's not like they didn't know that coming in, but i need to know from you, your knowledge of where negotiations stand now and what is the possibility the president is going to affix his signature to a bill, any bill beyond, you know, the naming of national peach month between now
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and when he is wheels up for europe on thursday. >> brian, president biden very much wants to have one if not both of these bills signed and done by the time he leaves for europe: in part because there's a major climate conference convening this weekend, and he wants to be able to announce there that the united states has signed into law some major climate change legislation. that of course is contained in what had been a 3 1/2 trillion dollars social spending package that's now being whittled down effectively in half. my colleagues on capitol hill are reporting at this hour that it appears they're honing in on a deal for about 1.75 trillion or thereabouts, yet they're still haggling with senator joe manchin of west virginia, senator kyrsten sinema of arizona, over a couple of the key elements of that bill, specifically the expansion of
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medicare and medicaid, the expansion of a paid family leave program, and some of the climate measures that manchin is opposing in part because of the power of the coal industry in his home state of west virginia, and so those negotiations are ongoing, but we're hearing both from the white house and from democratic leaders and even from manchin himself today signs of optimism that a deal could come together in the next 48 hours or so, biden very much desperately wants to see that happen because he doesn't want to go to europe empty handed. he wants this done, and also looming on the calendar are the elections next tuesday, specifically the virginia gubernatorial race. democrat terry mcauliffe is in a real dead heat with the republican there and would very much like a talking point in that democrats governing here in washington can get things done. there's hope among the democrats that a deal could help mcauliffe win that race next tuesday. >> and a.b. as phil alluded to
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the entire biden camp is getting a taste of what it's like to govern as a democratic president in a world where manchin and sinema insist on being called democrats among other challenges. look at the bill that first started, how many trillions of dollars were we talking about, how many trillions of dollars did a guy like bernie sanders want. look at what biden's likely to get, how does he go back and cover and explain all of that? >> well, i think biden's been a realist about this mostly all along, and he knew what he was doing with his math. look, give joe manchin credit, he did outline this to his leader in the senate in july. and they've known in the end it would be pared back. you have to tell your coalition whether you're a moderate or progressive that you fought all along, you fought the big fight,
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and that's what the factions of the democratic caucus have been doing in both chambers but i do think that they're going to come to some kind of agreement. bernie sanders knew it wouldn't be 10 billion, he knew it wouldn't be -- sorry, trillion, he knew it wouldn't be 6. he said 3.5 was the floor, but he knew it wasn't the floor, and so i think we're going to come to some kind of resolution soon, and people will celebrate what's in it. you know, for some, for the progressives, it will be many many initiatives with short funding streams, and for the moderates it will be ultimately the price tag, but i do think that he's going to get -- the president is going to get something very soon, and they've known all along it was not going to be the size and scope of the initial offer. >> and it's only monday. phil gut ger, a.b. stoddard, melissa murray, our starting line on this monday. thanks for joining us tonight. coming up, veteran tech
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journalist kara swisher breaks down what we need to know from those thousands of leaked facebook documents. what employees were saying about their role in the january 6th riot as a company. and later, what we're hearing from barack obama about two very important governor's races, just about a week out from election day now. why the former president isn't holding back criticizing virginia republicans. all of it as "the 11th hour" is just getting underway for this new week, looking at the west wing on a monday night. week, lo wing on a monday night (man 1) we're like yodeling high. [yodeling] yo-de-le-he... (man 2) hey, no. uh-uh, don't do that. (man 1) we should go even higher! (man 2) yeah, let's do it. (both) woah! (man 2) i'm good. (man 1) me, too. (man 2) mm-hm. (vo) adventure has a new look. (man 1) let's go lower. (man 2) lower, that sounds good. (vo) discover more in the all-new subaru outback wilderness.
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an ad that gets more engagement is a cheaper ad. we have seen it over and over again in facebook's research, it is easier to promote people with anger than empathy or passion. we are subsidizing hate on these platforms. it is cheaper, substantially to run an angry hateful divisive ad than to run a compassionate empathetic ad. >> francis haugen explaining how people engage with divisive ads. a trove of leaked documents that show the anger in facebook over the spread of misinformation and calls to violence. according to the documents employees blame the company for what happened on 1/6. quote i'm struggling to match my values to my employment here, an employee wrote in a comment, i came here hoping to effect change and improve society but all i've seen is atrophy and
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abdication of responsibility. it's an important night to have back with us, kara swisher, veteran technology and business journalist, contributing opinion writer of the ”the new york times”, host of the ”the new york times” podcast called sway, and in her spare time host to have the podcast called pivot with scott galloway which exists mostly to give our friend scott something to do. kara, i'm going to assume that you have been through more of these documents than certainly mostover us who are here to listen to your answer. i note that mr. zuckerberg says it's a selective leak, most leaks are. doesn't make the material in them untrue. but a good try blaming the media. how bad is it? >> i think it's pretty bad. i think as we've talked about many times, brian, that this is a growing problem for facebook on a number of areas, and i think the one that struck me the most with this trove of documents and by the way, there are more coming because there's a lot of them, is the obsession
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with stopping their employees from speaking out. and i think one of the things that was interesting here, what these employees dissent, and i thought that was the most striking part, and they're going to have a real problem with labor at that company, and continue to have it, because so many people, not just one, not just two, but a lot of people were talking about the faults that facebook had in what happened on january 6th or with donald trump. that's one of the issues. the other was the incredible international problems that they had, and have created and i just interviewed maria ressa who won the nobel peace prize, and she warned me about this in 2016, and to see this so clearly in the documents is disturbing and that they knew about them. >> of course travel to other continents reminds you that in a place like africa, facebook is the portal to the internet. it is bigger there than it is here. >> absolutely. everywhere in the world, 90% of
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news is through facebook. facebook is the internet. it's not the portal to the internet. it is the internet. and you know, they've managed it kind of sloppily in many countries, and that's one of the things that really disturbed me and then of course as maria told me many years ago ago, we're just the canary in the coal mine, it's going to come to the u.s., and the employees are clearly pointing to facebook's culpability in helping make amplify the problems of hate on the internet and then later to the capitol. >> kara, are they capable of change on their own? >> i don't know. i honestly thought these responses that mark had today, you know, despite the fact that, look, their earnings are up, they're doing great, wall street loves them. that's besides the point, although it's sort of an interesting situation that they like their business. their business may be predicated on some real problems. adds "atlantic" said today, facebook proved to be the perfect hype machine for the cue inclined, and one of the
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employees, one of the texts was heartbreaking, history will not judge us kindly, that was completely on point. >> how do they prevent themselves from being the community bulletin board for insurrectionists? >> well, community bulletin board for everything, and of course facebook is not responsible for every terrible human behavior. that's been going on a long time. that's one of the facebook's defenses but when you amplify this stuff, and you provide this kind of -- renee deresa called it amplified propaganda, when you become the platform for that and your own employees are warning you about it, and you don't either get smaller or cut it back and do something, and you lean into the idea that engagement equals enragement, you've got a real problem. and so i think this is a really -- i think they're at a cross roads, and they may just stick it with the defense, and hope to, you know, sweat it out. i think that's not what they
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should be doing, and i think this name change this week, which apparently they're going to do on thursday is part of that, of trying to shield mark zuckerberg from further criticism. >> do you know the new name, has it been selectively leaked to you? >> oh, no, not at all. they don't talk to me at all anymore because i've been such a critic. since i met maria they won't speak to me at all. we asked for 12 to 15 employees that i have known for a decade and none of them will talk to me. the top employees. i'm told it's meta and it's thursday, but i'm not sure what it's going to be. but it's coming. >> i wanted to ask you a personal question about that, having read everything you've written on this topic, and heard, i think, every word you've spoken on this topic, going back to when you were complaining that they had to realize they were a publisher, they had to go through a metamorphosis, this company born in a harvard dorm had to grow up fast because the world had come to them, what is it like to you
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to see thus far and lord knows where we're going the ark of their story compared to your comment and criticism all the way? >> you know, i'm not thrilled to be right. you know, i don't like it. i don't like that this is what they do because there's so many amazing people there. that's what came through in these documents, the employees, there are people there that care a great deal. the leaders are not listening to them, and that might be because the leaders are not the right leaders for the company, no matter how well they do on wall street, this is a company that is showing deleterious effects on society, and something has to change in their attitude or accepting of their responsibility or maybe they shouldn't be this big of a platform. there are all kinds of solutions here, none of which they seem to want to embrace, but their employees know what to do, and know they can do something about it, and it's really sad they're not listening to them. >> our guest is truly the authority on this topic, kara swisher, thank you so much, always a pleasure to have you
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when your supporters hold a rally where they pledge allegiance to a flag that was
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flown at the insurrection at the capitol on january 6th, the biggest threat to our democracy in my lifetime. when you don't separate yourselves from them, when you don't think that's a problem, well, you know what, that's a problem. >> we are just one week away from two consequential elections for governor, new jersey and virginia. president biden was in jersey today where he met with the incumbent governor phil murphy, and he heads back to virginia tomorrow where polls show terry mcauliffe tide with republican glenn youngkin, back with us, john callaway, democratic strategist, founder of the action fund, and bill crystal, author, writer, thinker, and editor at large at the bull work: gentlemen, good evening
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and welcome to you both. don, i think we can take it as a given for this conversation that as a presence and as a speaker, barack obama is a singular figure in our country, and not just in our politics. having said that, i know democrats who acted like virginia was going to be a lay up. i know democrats who acted like new jersey was going to be a lay up. you don't call in michael jordan for a lay up. what do you make of the president's speaking style on the stump these days, and these two races? >> the president's speaking style is very clear that he's never running for office again, which is why he can kind of go with this almost urban folksy plain speak thing that seems to be very effective. you just wish he could have done it when selling his agenda to the american people. i think he sold it effectively but was a little too academic as president. now he's an unbridled man and speak as he sees freely. that's a positive asset not only
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in these gubernatorial races but going into next year, and then even 2024. but his main thing right now, if you think about it, no matter how much truth he speaks, he's not convincing republicans to switch their vote to terry mcauliffe, and he's not convincing democrats not to vote for glenn youngkin, he's waking democrats up, reminding people, he and stacey abrams, and others that there's a -- >> don, at first you froze, and then we took your voice, and now your voice is gone, and we will try to reestablish. luckily bill crystal is standing by as well. bill, i want to play for you some of glenn youngkin on fox news, we'll discuss on the other side. >> this is virginians, not republicans versus democrats, yes, the nation is watching because they recognize that when virginians stand up and take a state that has been blue and elect a republican governor it's going to make a statement that's going to be heard not just
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around the country but around the world that we're going to stand up for those values that mean the most to americans. >> so bill, as we establish last time we discussed this, he's done a rather effective parents' rights campaign event tour, which in the wrong hands bumps right up against that kind of quiet anti-vacc movement, he has towed the line, he has been endorsed by donald trump but has managed to the best of his ability to avoid donald trump. what does a guy like this, and a statement we just heard, what does it mean for the democrats? >> you know, we'll see how effective it is, really. his closing ad is an ad featuring a parent from fairfax county here, who claims her son was made very upset, had nightmares from reading a novel, she doesn't say how old he was or what novel it was, and that the parent objected and that the
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school board was unresponsive, and that's bad, and this was an issue in virginia, and there was actual legislation that mcauliffe vetoed over certain readings in school. now, in fact, for some senior and the book was "beloved" by toni morrison, so this is not an exotic book being forced on a 6th grader. i don't know whether we want parents to choose what should be on the ap english reading lists, the books are made up nationally, this is an ap english class. we'll see if the attempt to run against the school boards, run against the public school establishment, a claim that, you know, middle american values are being trampled on by the liberal elites in fairfax county. i don't know the closing with that is the most -- is a sign of great strength. i wonder if youngkin's polls are a little bit down. mcauliffe is closing with a little more of a pods, i was a
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good governor, i can do it again, and i can bring jobs back message as well as trying to attack youngkin obviously for his ties with trump. so we'll see. >> don, we heard most of what i think you said. we lost what you were saying at the end. take a quick swing at new jersey for me, and why democrats there are swimming way harder than they thought they were going to have to? >> they're swimming because i do this for a living, and i don't know the name of the dude that fill murphy is running against: that says all you need to know that barack obama would have to go to new jersey for a race for an incumbent democrat for a guy with no name recognition. democrat haves to remember in the dga, my good friends over there have to remember we're all old enough to remember new jersey electing a republican governor, massachusetts electing a republican senator.
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we can't take any of these states for granted, particularly in the off cycle odd number of years where ultimately it comes down to democratic turnout. if you catch people sleeping, if republicans catch the right amount of political fatigue, we can hit a perfect storm and they could end up taking charge in these seats. remember, these elections are all important because the states are the seat of democracy where republicans will attempt to subvert the process in 2022, and ultimately in '24. >> his name is jack chittareli, i can tell you because as a new jersey shore person there were banner plains trailing a banner that said merely jack to get the name recognition out there, and to your point, no democratic governor of new jersey has received more than one term in over 40 years, so both interesting races to watch. thankfully for us, both of these gentlemen are going to stick with us, i'm going to slip in a break here. coming up, when our conversation continues, the political impact of a small minority of workers taking on vaccine mandates that
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as these may increase the risk of serious side effects see for yourself at i cannot stress this enough, this is not about left or right. this is not about who's conservative or liberal. take the political speaking points and toss them. for now, i'm begging you, toss them, and think of what's good. not only for yourself, but for those around you. life is too short to be an ass. life is way too short to be ignorant of the promise of something that is helping people worldwide. stop the deaths. stop the suffering. please get vaccinated. please. >> an emotional plea from fox news host veteran anchor neil kavuto, following his covid-19 diagnosis on the very network that's still peddling vaccine misinformation on a nightly basis.
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meanwhile, red state governors continue to push back on vaccine mandates. kay ivey in alabama looking to ban vaccine mandates, and in florida, so on brand, ron desantis now offering $5,000, excuse me, bonuses to police officers -- i'm going to take a drink here -- okay. $5,000 bonuses to police officers in other states who he says aren't being treated well because presumably as first responders they're being forced to take the vaccine. don callaway, bill crystal are still with us. bill, get me out of this, talk for a while about our friends in the red states. >> yeah, have a sip of water there, brian. the vaccine thing is really extraordinary, you know, if you had told me 10, 20 years ago, the republican party was going
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to go in a populist, authoritarian direction, i would have said it's going to be wildly anti-immigration, and use terrible scare tactics on immigrants, it's going to play the race card, and get upset about toni morrison being assigned in an ap english class a hyper, the one thing i wouldn't have predicted, is vaccines. where does that come from. people have been taking vaccines for a long time. there hasn't been a political break down on it. trump, of course, demagogue on covid and the masks, even he wasn't a real leader in the effort against vaccines. he obviously toyed with taking credit, and did it for the vaccines, for their swift development and did so at times. for me it shows a level of conspiracy thinking, a level of hostilities, just any part of the establishment, anything the authorities say are a good thing
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we're going to be against. i don't know, i find it more distressing. regular authoritarianism, populism, and nativism is bad enough. this level of kind of conspiracy theorizing, people are doing things that are killing themselves and their neighbors is really terrible. and it's not -- you kind of keep thinking it's going to go away. as you say, republican governors today this week continue to cater to the anti-vaccine passions. >> much better here, thank you for that, bill, and thank you for the thoughts, contained therein. don, i have one for you, i'm going to play for you something from a woman named tina polsky, florida state senator. she's going to talk here about a meeting she had with the surgeon general of florida who was of course appointed by governor desantis. >> i said just please wear a mask, i have a very serious medical condition. at that point, i had not made
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myself public. and again, he just refused to do it. so after enough time had passed and i saw he wasn't going to i said i know all i need to know, please leave. he didn't care about my health, so i don't know how he's going to care about the public health of 21 million floridians. >> don, just repeating, the man she's talking about is the surgeon general of the state of florida. has there ever been anything more florida than that story? >> #floridaman, no, there's no real explanation for any of this. i find it odd that baby trump down there in florida has also appointed an african-american surgeon general much like senior trump did. i don't know that that has anything to do with anything. i just find it incredibly remarkable that that gentleman would fail the edicts and all of the creed of his profession so
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profoundly. it's really sad. it really makes no sense. i would say to the folks in my communities who are likely to vote democratic, we really messed up when we made toothless red necks and maga types the face of the vaccine hesitant community, and there are a lot of folks in educated spaces, and likely to vote democrat, african-americans, and urban communities not adapting at the rate we like. and i applaud neil kavuto, despite being employed d i applaud neil cavuto, at the same time, i wonder how much job security that gives him for the long haul. there's no real explaining the gentleman who's the surgeon general of florida, and i'm glad that the state senator had the good sense to get herself to safety and ask him to leave.
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>> yeah, a couple of things here, number one, obviously we're thinking of neil cavuto who has lived bravely and forthrightly with multiple sclerosis for over two decade asks talked about it on television, and secondly, we just think of dr. fauci's words that had the polio and smallpox vaccines come out into this kind of anti-vacc environment, we would have our hands full to this day with smallpox and polio. great thanks to these two gentlemen, friends of our broadcast for good reason, john callaway, bill crystal, thank you very much. assessing the damage from something called a bomb cyclone in the west. just as another storm slams into the east. s another storm slams o the east [ sneeze ] are you ok? oh, it's just a cold. if you have high blood pressure, a cold is not just a cold. unlike other cold medicines, coricidin provides powerful cold relief without raising your blood pressure be there for life's best moments with coricidin.
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from coast to coast this evening, and this week, severe weather is affecting the lives
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of millions of our fellow citizens from the tornadoes in the midwest to heavy rain on the east coast tonight, and on the west coast, something called a bomb cyclone has caused landslides and flooding in its wake. nbc news correspondent steve patterson has our report from california tonight. >> reporter: tonight the west blasted by the destructive power of a bomb cyclone. a swift and massive drop in air pressure combined with an influx of extra tropical moisture causing a deluge of rain and high wind. 8 million under flood and wind alerts, tens of thousands still without power. forecasters calling it the single strongest storm to ever hit the west coast. >> individuals are stuck in a large amount of water here. >> reporter: just outside seattle, tragedy, two people killed by a fallen tree. in northern california, historic rainfall. residents racing to keep water
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out of their home. the storm pounding the region. a result of climate change driving extreme weather more frequently with the globe's warming climate. >> a week ago, we were saying the drought, we've got no water, and here we are a week later going, too much water. >> reporter: the storm up ending trucks, toppling trees into homes, and forcing evacuations, burn scars now pathways for dangerous debris. and this is the reason why this storm system has been so dangerous inside of these burn scars, we're in the devastation that's been left behind from the dixie fire, and you can see this massive rock slide coming down, cutting off access to a major highway here in northern california. meanwhile, tornadoes flattening homes across illinois and missouri as another powerful storm system turns across the country. >> ripped the lid off the house. >> reporter: 35 million under flood alerts across the northeast, residents bracing for heavy rain and high winds. while the recovery out west is just getting started:
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>> our thanks to correspondent steve patterson for that report tonight. coming up for us, a fight between networks has brown out on the air waves, or at least on cable, that you must see to believe, and we will show it to you next. see to believe, and we will show it to you next for people living with h-i-v, keep being you. and ask your doctor about biktarvy. biktarvy is a complete, one-pill, once-a-day treatment used for h-i-v in certain adults. it's not a cure, but with one small pill, biktarvy fights h-i-v
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that is basically programmed for one viewer, even though he's just one of millions of retirees living in florida. well, there's trouble in that florida paradise or more accurately, trouble on 6th avenue in manhattan. that's because news max is going directly after fox news for being too liberal. and they're doing this out loud and in public. >> welcome back to american agenda, fox news facing more backlash today following a series of recent controversies. >> national correspondent michael carter brings us the latest on fox going woke. >> so what do major fox news personalities think about the white house press secretary, chris wallace hails from fnc's news division, where factual news judgment is supposed to take precedent over one's own political perspective. >> jen psaki is one of the best
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news ever. >> tucker carlson had nothing but influence. >> here's the grouchy flak today, almost impossible to believe it's real. >> best ever or grouchy little flak. there's similar confusion over fnc's stance on climate change. fox is rolling out a new weather channel which says it's taking the climate issue seriously. npr gleefully reported there's a seeming disconnect between what the fox hosts report about manmade climate change versus how the murdochs run the company. >> the important thing to realize about murdoch's media empire is that they not only acknowledge climate change at a corporate level but they're really seen as industry leaders in it. >> even former president donald trump attacking fox over the weekend objecting to a critical ad run by fox news channel. what good is it if fox news speaks well of me when they continually allow horrible and
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untruthful antitrump commercials to run. and despite parting ways with two decision desk executives, bill salmon, and chris, it's bringing back initiative, all of this has conservatives wondering in new york for newsmax i'm mike herder. newsmax directly taking on the longest ebola sliver all network fox news. this will certainly be fun to watch from the sidelines that is our broadcast for this monday evening, as we start a new week on behalf of all of our colleagues at the networks of nbc news, goodnight. >> >> happy to have you here. tomorrow president biden is going to be in virginia. campaigning in the governor's race there, virginia will elect a new governor a week from tomorrow, it will either be a democrat terry mcauliffe, for whom president biden is campaigning tomorrow, or


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