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Say Bible Podcast discussion June 16, 2020 “Copycat Bodysuits”

2020.06.17 21:10 PinkFurLookinLikeCam Say Bible Podcast discussion June 16, 2020 “Copycat Bodysuits”

Start-16:18: After intro they both agree that they’re bored in the house and haven’t been doing much. Discuss Queer Eye for a while. Discuss a guy that Nat talked to on the phone from Bumble who blew her off. Kathleen Theorizes that this guy, who is white, felt weird around her due to current events. Nat says he was the one who pursued her so she’s confused. Discuss finding social media profiles,the My Space days, using LinkedIn to find people, and dating. Talk about instant reject on white guys if have guns or the American flag in their dating app profile (oh I agree with this there’s something about the flag and guns that racists like, I can’t explain it) and as a black woman appreciating the use of BLM in a profile so that she can feel certain about matching and having a conversation.
16:18-20:18- Nat mentions the interview in the previous episode and apologizes if she came across harsh about the destroyed businesses in the interview (I personally didn’t feel she was harsh). Kathleen explains that it’s a complex situation
20:18-33:00: discuss Khloe getting sued (Good American) for allegedly copying a design from indie company Blue Dazzle and selling the design under the Good American name without acknowledging or compensating the company, which is black owned. The suit claims that Khloe purchased many pieces from Blue Dazzle and made copies of the purchased designs.
Nat points out that the garments look exactly alike, and there’s a paper trail of the company sending Khloe garments so Kris is gonna have a hell of a time says Nat. Kathleen says the real issue is that Khloe knowingly got pieces to blatantly copy. It’s not hard for them to partner with brands so Khloe could have made of a collab (like Good American x Blue Dazzle). Says they never tag anyone that influences them and now they’re doing it because they feel guilt about being racist (ummm what Khloe did was pretty garbage but let’s not say she’s racist. She’s a scam artist.)
Kathleen goes on for a while, repeating a few times that they’re only tagging black people “because it’s cool” (again with the damn if they do damned if they don’t. Had me in the first half but lost me in the second). Nat says it’s unmistakeable and would be hard to lose this case, it seems to always be black brands that they’re stealing from; and Kathleen says the kardashians believe that everything is theirs for the taking. Talk about Khloe wearing braids and call her dumb. Discuss white people wearing braids even though it ruins their hair while black people are likely to be fired or reprimanded for the same.(that’s the tea)
33:00-38:55: Discuss Kim working with an organization to learn how voting affects prison reform. Both shade her and say that they know all of this already because they’re “political scientists”, and that voting at the local level is extremely important. (Voting at lower levels is important, but learning isn’t bad I don’t get the god damn problem???)
Complain about Kim, complain that people complain that she complains about Kim. Says Kim doesn’t have to be a crusader (even though they’ve complained that she doesn’t do anything and other times the problem is that she does too much. Me thinks the problem isn’t with Kim). Kathleen says Kim isn’t doing anything is attempting to “blend in” with stuff other people have done. Nat says she’s treading lightly because trump is basically fucking up prison reform and that’s somehow Kim’s fault and responsibility.
Meanwhile, Nat is impressed that Taylor Swift is tweeting a lot, so there’s that. (I’m sure if Kim tweeted a lot theyd be just as impressed /s) says that Kim only wanted to do prison reform because “nothings going on” (even though prison slavery has been going on quietly for a long time but go off).
Nat says she’s read a book that’s helped her figure out that Kim is “performative” and “not transformative”. (????) says she’s not helping the bigger cause and somehow educating herself as part of becoming a lawyer and working prison reform is a problem.
38:55-1:10:52: Bring up reddit, Kathleen says that plenty that was said in recaps is valid and she’s thinking of ways to improve and that they aren’t trying to attack Kim for everything but that she can do so much more and Kathleen is “frustrated because she cares”, she “spent years defending Kanye” and they’re “not just hitting them for sport” (so that’s proof that she cares- she defended Kanye and has high expectations of Kim, meaning in some twisted way she’s not being obsessive or expecting ridiculous amounts of results from someone not even involved in the government but cares enough to do something).
Says there’s so many things going on that she can “easily hop on and it’ll be an easy win” but they say she randomly posted something about a firefighter camp which was “mind boggling” because in 2018 she hired private firefighters through a company during the California Fires, and was drug through the dirt for that. (Even though she told the firefighters to help all the houses, not just hers, and donated a lot to government agencies and the family they purchased a new home for....🙄)
Goes on to say that Cal Fire (not what Kim used) uses slave labor from prison through a program that utilizes prisoners to work as firefighters, even though they will be denied a firefighter job once they’re released from prison. Also they’re paid $1/hour.
This sounds absolutely awful and abusive, but Kim didn’t hire them (the prisoners work for the government as part of a prison program while Kim hired a “concierge” private firefighting company, which is NOT rare and not new in any way, shape, or form. In fact it’s very common in those circles and sometimes their insurance requires it).
She goes on and on to ponder “why did Kim post this NOW” they discuss this camp thats for children and uses them for child labor according to them, because it’s a JUNIOR firefighter camp. When I googled said camps, I found this lists of junior firefighter camps by region the ones in California (under “west”) seem to consist of classes and/or some sort of education or have a Boy Scouts sort of vibe to them. So from what I understand, Kim posted about these summer camps and they twisted it around to such a degree that they’re pinning slave labor from actual working governmental authorities (not summer camps) squarely on Kim. What one has to do with the other, I don’t know. How Kim is involved, I also don’t know.
Nat goes on to say that Kim is now expected to not only be active in prison reform, but also make calls and find out why they’re in prison (because they believe she wasn’t doing that the whole time and it’s not part of the research necessary to free the wrongly imprisoned)
Side note: Kim is being viewed as having a ridiculous, almost totalitarian amount of power and pull when in reality she’s a celebrity who’s trying to make a difference. She can’t actually change laws the way they’ve been implying; she’s working with lawyers to research individual cases and get presidential pardons but she is not actually a lawmaker. Perhaps in the future her team can secure funding in the millions to send people to argue for real prison reform.
Kathleen goes to say that she isn’t mentally disturbed just because she talks about Kim all the time, she just has extremely high expectations. Then she said that Kim isn’t doing anything and even a tweet could help (even though we already heard them bash her for tweeting things like petitions, all the way up to and including working in prison reform) Kathleen mentions credit several times. Nat says that Kim does say stuff but it’s “safe”
(wait now she says stuff? Jesus I couldn’t imagine having to conform to such rigid parameters Kim could donate every available organ and they’d still say that she didn’t donate enough organs. Tell me what celebrity at her level is doing what she’s doing and don’t mention one that made one donation one time or opened a charity but they never talk about it and don’t actually work to fix the problem but GOOOOO OFFFFF. I don’t think Kim is perfect, I can list several things I dislike about her but fuck this mess deadass.)
Nat mentions that Kourtney has gone to capital hill for other things but hasn’t done that for black or LGBT community (I can agree here but wasnt she just asked by a group to help out for the publicity I don’t remember). Kathleen says that she’s frustrated with Kim but she doesn’t expect her to be the savior of the world (🤔) but that she can give credit for her evolving, BUT, she’s not doing enough (😑) and she’s not saying enough taboo things (but y’all! T Swift is tweeting though!!) go on to say that she tweets but it’s not enough (yet for Taylor Swift it’s enough for accolades and awards). Rest of the conversation is just tons of the same flip flopping. Blame the lack of recognition of the Armenian Genocide on Kim, saying she hasn’t done anything (yes she has and it’s getting a lil irritating that Kathleen speaks over people about their own culture as if she is the only knowledgable source and the last say but when you’re White you’re right I suppose). Nat goes on to mock Kim for helping in prison reform, poking fun at her valley girl voice.
Nat goes on to say that reddit reviews are “psychotic” (she has not seen psychotic on reddit. Psychotic on reddit means gross, foul, usually some sort of -ist. People are entitled to opinions and these summaries drive listeners to their podcast anyway so 🤷🏻‍♀️) and “reads like a bad yelp review”, (failing to realize that I never claimed to be a writer nor claimed to be a good writer). Goes on to say that Kanye is surely paying the bills for whoever is summarizing these.
Nat says she didn’t bait Kate Kennedy to speak poorly of Kim, citing a one-off comment that Kate made as definitive proof of this (comment being “Kim doesn’t have a tik tok because its everything that Kim is not; cool, fun, creative.” I just don’t see this comment as gross, I see it as a pretty level headed observation so to me it’s not really proof that Nat somehow hasn’t said awful things or wasnt baiting her. If that’s the worst thing she said than I’m fine with that because it’s true anyway)
They say that if they have haters they’re doing something right, (of course this is true no denying that, but how am I hating? I loved this podcast until it turned toxic.) Kathleen says that she has taken the brunt of the negative feedback so she had a different reaction. The feedback isn’t new to her, she knows she can talk too much and interrupt/talk over Nat and it’s one of her biggest insecurities and has been an issue in the past. Says it was hurtful to realize that she was the White girl blabbing on over Nat, has talked to people about improving this issue.
Goes on to say that her sanity was questioned specifically because she questioned Kanye (which is not true, it’s about everything so stop bringing up Kanyes mental health to cover up what you’re doing. It’s everything. It’s talking over and for black people, it’s hatred of black men, it’s obsession with Kim and denial of anything positive shes done, it’s berating Kanye for his mental struggles, it’s everything.) Nat claims that she has been bullied and that I can also not listen and claims that I am a trump supporter. Says the content won’t change. (So don’t change then but you’re going to have this behavior mirrored back so if it looks bad then maybe it’s bad. trump? laughable.)
I think Nat should pick a run time for the podcast and give Kathleen a timeframe for each time she talks, muting her when she is talking, to prevent her from being cut off so she can complete a thought. If Nat really read these, she’d actually understand that I enjoy hearing her talk and when she is able to talk, she usually ends up talking about important and interesting things and I’ve said as much.
1:10:52-1:23:45: Tyra mail (aka The Black Ass Bottom Line they’re calling It) writes in clarifying that jewish people aren’t white, and proceeds to provide a quick genetic rundown saying that the jews that were white were not saved due to their lighter complexion, they will killed just the same (this is in relation to last episode, writer says Nat called jewish people white and said the holocaust was the greatest white suffrage in Europe) says that “the Jews run hollywood”, and had Kanye disrespected the Jews the same as black people, he would be in real trouble (Kanye hasn’t suffered, no...). Says that taylor swift still complains about Kanye running on stage and he’s been apologizing for years until he’s blue in the face. (Can’t deny that). Says people disrespect black people in Hollywood and they’re fine but disrespect a gay person and it’s all good.
Kathleen says that the Holocaust was very bad, but that there has been recognition for that and Germany has righted their wrongs. The US hasn’t done this, such as keeping confederate statues up (this is true). Says we need to get to a point where slavery is recognized as genocide. Make comparisons between both. (Not sure Im liking this about tHe JeWs control all aspect but far be it from me to be a “hater”)
1:23:45-1:27:31: Tyra Mail says she has serious FOMO for Stass birthday party and she’s not mad at kylie hanging out with her friends. If she was rich she’d do it too. Nat replies that they probably figured out that posting pictures and videos of partying without masks isn’t a good look. Kathleen says that before they pandemic they just do stuff that normal people don’t do, they don’t see rules. References hollyweird. Nat references a DJ that said he DJd a party for Jamie Foxx recently, but that people probably get tested and have their temps taken for these parties. Discuss a drake party.
1:27:31-1:31:58: Tyra mail says she’s close to Sofia’s sister and that it’s Stass hooking up with Drake, not Kylie, and doesn’t know why anyone thinks this. Jordan has reached out to kylie and has been rebuffed, they DO NOT speak at all. Kylie and Sofia got into an argument with Madison Bier and Charlotte Delasio (I don’t know either of them so sorry for shit spelling) few months ago which prompted kylie to throw Victoria’s birthday party same day as Madison’s. They cleared the air and kylie sent her flowers to apologize and they say they appreciate the tea, but don’t know really know who Madison is. Nat says she feels that kylie and drake did do something, “Eskimo sisters”. Discuss Madison for a bit.
1:31:58-1:36:05: Tyra Mail, person says she watched video by a celebrity psychic about the Kourtney/Kim fight and the psychic mentioned an addiction one of them had, that was introduced by another sister. Theorizes that Kourtney introduces Kendall to addictive behavior. Nat says she feels the same, that Kendall has an addiction to laxatives and Kathleen says could be Khloe or kylie as well. That Kourtney might dabble in MDMA or acid. Khloe might be into diet pills and kylie might be into party drugs. Kathleen says this isn’t judgmental, just trying to analyze.
1:36:05-1:40:17: Tyra mail says she’s a hardcore fan of the show, and finds scott exhausting on the show because he’s always moaning and complaining, he should leave like the other dads. Nat says he was around before the fame so he’s a fixture much like Malika, and he has actual storylines. Kathleen says she finds him entertaining and that he and Kourtney signed up to be treated this way on the show. Goes on to compare Kourtney Vs Khloe co-parenting and shade Khloe (because that’s relevant somehow and were Gonna beat Khloe into the ground for being with Tristan. it’s getting old. Also Scott always gets a pass but Tristan fucks up and he’s trash forever)
1:40:17-1:44:58: Tyra Mail user says she’s watching episode with Khloes baby shower and that Khloe mentioned that it’s Tristans moms first grand child (I checked and that’s not what Khloe said. She said “it’s Andrea’s first granddaughter. She knows that Andrea has a grandchild and he’s little boy. Let’s keep the facts on point. I don’t watch the show except for clips, but I googled and if anyone wants to check it’s Season 15, Episode 11 and happens at 4:50, right at the start of the episode).
Writer also wonders what happened between Brendan and Lea. Says the podcast helped her with mental health struggle. Nat says maybe Jordan doesn’t fuck with the family and maybe that’s why there’s a weird thing in the air where Tristan doesn’t have another kid (she didn’t say that so we can move on now). Says Brendan and Lea collab well but it probably ruined their relationship. Kathleen says Jordan probably doesn’t want her kid talked about on the show and Khloe respects that. Says that it’s weird how they don’t talk about the other kid, doesn’t know what agreement they have with jordan.
1:44:58-1:53:02: Tyra Mail, says rewatching show and currently in Kendall’s sweet sixteen and two things bothered her: Kim made an off hand comment that her late father wouldn’t have approved of her marrying a black man and she felt that at the time this was skimmed over by the press, except for a thing by the Daily Mail which discussed the late father “going ballistic” about Kim’s first marriage, to a black man, due to his race. It said that he believed black men used non-black women just for sex. Writer doesnt understand why he’s been given the angel treatment when he was like this (I have to agree, if the issue was the man’s race and nothing actually valid, that’s straight up gross). Second issue is that it was weird that 14 year old kylie at the time “organized” Tyga as a musical guest and that nothing in this family is normal.
Nat says it really was glossed over and even if you’re not racist, racism is like a toxin that’s in the air and can be picked up even if you’re not racist so Robert Sr must have treated OJ as the representative of all black men (he was a rich football playecelebrity so connect the dots, probably had lots of fun in those days ...before he did what he did). Kathleen discusses OJ a bit, and they reference his famously weird quote “I’m not black, I’m OJ”, and that Robert just seemed to label all black people off of OJs actions (which weren’t good). Says kylie thing was just disturbing and it flew right over our heads
1:53:00-2:01:39: Tyra mail says she finished Black Chyna’s show and that it’s the kardashians fault that she didn’t have a show earlier (failing to acknowledge the show she had earlier) and that she wasn’t able to tell anyone she was pregnant with King or have a baby shower because Tyga convinced her no one would care about it (what a tool, who says this to his pregnant girlfriend wtf) and goes on to describe a therapy session where she talks about having sex at 16 with a man in his 20s...the email is very long and makes some very weird connections (I suggest listening to it) and the end of the email claims that kris is guilty of sex trafficking and should go to jail. Kathleen says none of it’s out of the realm of possibility and she wouldn’t rule it out. (What I do agree with is Kathleen pointing out that kris should have cut off tyga from kylie from the get go but everything else is just ridiculous)
2:01:39-2:05:11: Tyra mail asks who chris Appleton is (Kim’s hairdresser) because he’s hot and also does sweet potatoes NDAs inform Kim’s overuse of them and why she doesn’t speak out against him. They say he’s gay and does Kim’s wigs. Says any NDA with trump isn’t a gag order so that’s no excuse (again, attributing an immense amount of power to kim and forgetting that she needs to keep an open bridge with trump for the presidential pardons). Kathleen says it’s to keep notoriety and to take advantage (right right thats why.)
2:05:11- End: Tyra mail says Nat is queen and deserves the whole world, writer enjoyed her rant (I did as well and said as much when I summarized). Discuss Cancer Vs Virgo (Im a Cancer too I get it). Kathleen says she’ll make a better effort to ask Nat what she thinks so the conversation can actually be a back and forth
Personal thoughts: Kathleen really pared down her irrelevant ranting and was able to stay on topic, proving this is a possibility. I liked how it genuinely sounded like a back and forth this episode and I didn’t have to fast forward through 20-30 minutes of exhausting toxic ranting, which shortens the episode when there’s several long Kim rants. They also mention that all money from sale of Breonna Taylor Tshirt goes to TGIJP
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2019.04.07 06:24 The_Web_Of_Slime Mockingbird X.0

Imagine if there was one desk that all stories could cross so that, at 4am, a media plan could be decided upon and disseminated where all news outlets coordinated to set the goalposts of debate and hyper focused on specific issues to drive a narrative to control how you vote and how you spend money; where Internet shills were given marching orders in tandem to what was shown on television, printed in newspapers and spread throughout articles on the World Wide Web.
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In the past, we had Operation Mockingbird, where the program was supremely confident that it could control stories around the world, even in instructions to cover up any story about a possible “Yeti” sighting, should it turn out they were real.
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If, in 1959, the government was confident in its ability to control a story about a Yeti, then what is their level of confidence in controlling stories, today?
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In fact, we have a recent example of a situation similar to the Yeti. When Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch met on the TARMAC to spike the Hillary email investigation, the FBI was so confident it wasn’t them, that their entire focus was finding the leaker, starting with searching within the local PD. We have documentation that demonstrates the state of mind of the confidence the upper levels of the FBI have when dealing with the media.
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The marriage between mainstream media and government is a literal one and this arrangement is perfectly legal.
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But, this problem extends far beyond politics; the private sector, the scientific community, even advice forums are shilled heavily. People are paid to cause anxiety, recommend people break up and otherwise sow depression and nervousness. This is due to a correlating force that employs “systems psychodynamics”, focusing on “tension centered” strategies to create “organizational paradoxes” by targeting people’s basic assumptions about the world around them to create division and provide distraction.
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In this day and age, it is even easier to manage these concepts and push a controlled narrative from a central figure than it has ever been. Allen & Co is a “boutique investment firm” that managed the merger between Disney and Fox and operates as an overseeing force for nearly all media and Internet shill armies, while having it’s fingers in sports, social media, video games, health insurance, etc.
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Former director of the CIA and Paul Brennan’s former superior George Tenet, holds the reigns of Allen & Co. The cast of characters involves a lot of the usual suspects.
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In 1973, Allen & Company bought a stake in Columbia Pictures. When the business was sold in 1982 to Coca-Cola, it netted a significant profit. Since then, Herbert Allen, Jr. has had a place on Coca-Cola's board of directors.
Since its founding in 1982, the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference has regularly drawn high-profile attendees such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch, Barry Diller, Michael Eisner, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Johnson, Andy Grove, Richard Parsons, and Donald Keough.
Allen & Co. was one of ten underwriters for the Google initial public offering in 2004. In 2007, Allen was sole advisor to Activision in its $18 billion merger with Vivendi Games. In 2011, the New York Mets hired Allen & Co. to sell a minority stake of the team. That deal later fell apart. In November 2013, Allen & Co. was one of seven underwriters on the initial public offering of Twitter. Allen & Co. was the adviser of Facebook in its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp in February 2014.
In 2015, Allen & Co. was the advisor to Time Warner in its $80 billion 2015 merger with Charter Communications, AOL in its acquisition by Verizon, Centene Corporation in its $6.8 billion acquisition of Health Net, and eBay in its separation from PayPal.
In 2016, Allen & Co was the lead advisor to Time Warner in its $108 billion acquisition by AT&T, LinkedIn for its merger talks with Microsoft, Walmart in its $3.3 billion purchase of Jet.com, and Verizon in its $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo!. In 2017, Allen & Co. was the advisor to Chewy.com in PetSmart’s $3.35 billion purchase of the online retailer.
Allen & Co throws the Sun Valley Conference every year where you get a glimpse of who sows up. Harvey Weinstein, though a past visitor, was not invited last year.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_%26_Company_Sun_Valley_Conference
Previous conference guests have included Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren and Susan Buffett, Tony Blair, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Allen alumnus and former Philippine Senator Mar Roxas, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Quicken Loans Founder & Chairman Dan Gilbert, Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang, financier George Soros, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch, eBay CEO Meg Whitman, BET founder Robert Johnson, Time Warner Chairman Richard Parsons, Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight, Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell, NBA player LeBron James, Professor and Entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun, Governor Chris Christie, entertainer Dan Chandler, Katharine Graham of The Washington Post, Diane Sawyer, InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller, Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman, entrepreneur Wences Casares, EXOR and FCA Chairman John Elkann, Sandro Salsano from Salsano Group, and Washington Post CEO Donald E. Graham, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and Oprah Winfrey.
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George Tenet, with the reigns of Allen & Co in his hands, is able to single-handedly steer the entire Mockingbird apparatus from cable television to video games to Internet shills from a singular location determining the spectrum of allowable debate. Not only are they able to target people’s conscious psychology, they can target people’s endocrine systems with food and pornography; where people are unaware, on a conscious level, of how their moods and behavior are being manipulated.
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"The problem with George Tenet is that he doesn't seem to care to get his facts straight. He is not meticulous. He is willing to make up stories that suit his purposes and to suppress information that does not."
"Sadly but fittingly, 'At the Center of the Storm' is likely to remind us that sometimes what lies at the center of a storm is a deafening silence."
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Tenet joined President-elect Bill Clinton's national security transition team in November 1992. Clinton appointed Tenet Senior Director for Intelligence Programs at the National Security Council, where he served from 1993 to 1995. Tenet was appointed Deputy Director of Central Intelligence in July 1995. Tenet held the position as the DCI from July 1997 to July 2004. Citing "personal reasons," Tenet submitted his resignation to President Bush on June 3, 2004. Tenet said his resignation "was a personal decision and had only one basis—in fact, the well-being of my wonderful family—nothing more and nothing less. In February 2008, he became a managing director at investment bank Allen & Company.
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We have the documentation that demonstrates what these people could possibly be doing with all of these tools of manipulation at their fingertips.
The term for it is “covert political action” for which all media put before your eyes is used to serve as a veneer… a reality TV show facade of a darker modus operandum.
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https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/kent-csi/vol36no3/html/v36i3a05p_0001.htm
It is now clear that we are facing an implacable enemy whose avowed objective is world domination by whatever means and at whatever costs. There are no rules in such a game. Hitherto acceptable norms of human conduct do not apply. If the US is to survive, longstanding American concepts of "fair play" must be reconsidered. We must develop effective espionage and counterespionage services and must learn to subvert, sabotage and destroy our enemies by more clever, more sophisticated means than those used against us. It may become necessary that the American people be made acquainted with, understand and support this fundamentally repugnant philosophy.
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3340677/t/cia-operatives-shadowy-war-force/
Intelligence historian Jeffrey T. Richelson says the S.A. has covered a variety of missions. The group, which recently was reorganized, has had about 200 officers, divided among several groups: the Special Operations Group; the Foreign Training Group, which trains foreign police and intelligence officers; the Propaganda and Political Action Group, which handles disinformation; the Computer Operations Group, which handles information warfare; and the Proprietary Management Staff, which manages whatever companies the CIA sets up as covers for the S.A.
Scientology as a CIA Political Action Group – “It is a continuing arrangement…”: https://mikemcclaughry.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/scientology-as-a-cia-political-action-group-it-is-a-continuing-arrangement/
…Those operations we inaugurated in the years 1955-7 are still secret, but, for present purposes, I can say all that’s worth saying about them in a few sentences – after, that is, I offer these few words of wisdom. The ‘perfect’ political action operation is, by definition, uneventful. Nothing ‘happens’ in it. It is a continuing arrangement, neither a process nor a series of actions proceeding at a starting point and ending with a conclusion.
CIA FBI NSA Personnel Active in Scientology: https://i.imgur.com/acu2Eti.png
When you consider the number of forces that can be contained within a single “political action group” in the form on a “boutique investment firm,” where all sides of political arguments are predetermined by a selected group of actors who have been planted, compromised or leveraged in some way in order to control the way they spin their message.
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The evidence of this coordinated effort is overwhelming and the “consensus” that you see on TV, in sports, in Hollywood, in the news and on the Internet is fabricated.
Under the guise of a fake account a posting is made which looks legitimate and is towards the truth is made - but the critical point is that it has a VERY WEAK PREMISE without substantive proof to back the posting. Once this is done then under alternative fake accounts a very strong position in your favour is slowly introduced over the life of the posting. It is IMPERATIVE that both sides are initially presented, so the uninformed reader cannot determine which side is the truth. As postings and replies are made the stronger 'evidence' or disinformation in your favour is slowly 'seeded in.'
Thus the uninformed reader will most likely develop the same position as you, and if their position is against you their opposition to your posting will be most likely dropped. However in some cases where the forum members are highly educated and can counter your disinformation with real facts and linked postings, you can then 'abort' the consensus cracking by initiating a 'forum slide.'
When you find yourself feeling like common sense and common courtesy aren’t as common as they ought to be, it is because there is a massive psychological operation controlled from the top down to ensure that as many people as possible are caught in a “tension based” mental loop that is inflicted on them by people acting with purpose to achieve goals that are not in the interest of the general population, but a method of operating in secret and corrupt manner without consequences.
Notice that Jeffrey Katzenberg, of Disney, who is intertwined with Allen & Co funds the Young Turks. He is the perfect example of the relationship between media and politics.
Katzenberg has also been involved in politics. With his active support of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, he was called "one of Hollywood's premier political kingmakers and one of the Democratic Party's top national fundraisers."
With cash from Jeffrey Katzenberg, The Young Turks looks to grow paid subscribers:
https://digiday.com/media/with-cash-from-katzenberg-the-young-turks-look-to-grow-paid-subscribers/
Last week, former DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new mobile entertainment company WndrCo was part of a $20 million funding round in TYT Network, which oversees 30 news and commentary shows covering politics, pop culture, sports and more. This includes the flagship “The Young Turks” program that streams live on YouTube every day. Other investors in the round included venture capital firms Greycroft Partners, E.ventures and 3L Capital, which led the round. This brings total funding for Young Turks to $24 million.
How Hollywood's Political Donors Are Changing Strategies for the Trump Era:
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/hollywood-political-donors-are-changing-strategy-post-trump-1150545
Hollywood activism long has been depicted as a club controlled by a handful of powerful white men: Katzenberg, Spielberg, Lear, David Geffen, Haim Saban and Bob Iger are the names most often mentioned. But a new generation of power brokers is ascendant, including J.J. Abrams and his wife, Katie McGrath, cited for their personal donations and bundling skills; Shonda Rhimes, who held a get-out-the-vote rally at USC's Galen Center on Sept. 28 that drew 10,000 people; CAA's Darnell Strom, who has hosted events for Nevada congresswoman Jacky Rosen and Arizona congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema; and former Spotify executive Troy Carter, who held three fundraisers for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (Carter also was a fundraiser for President Obama).
Soros Group Buys Viacom's DreamWorks Film Library:
https://www.forbes.com/2006/03/17/soros-viacom-dreamworks-cx_gl_0317autofacescan11.html#541a895f1f22
Viacom, after splitting off from Les Moonves Les Moonves ' CBS , still holds Paramount Pictures, and that movie studio in December agreed to acquire DreamWorks SKG, the creative shop founded by the Hollywood triumvirate of Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg (a former exec at The Walt Disney Co.). DreamWorks Animation had been spun off into a separate company.
Now it's time for Freston to make back some money--and who better to do a little business with than George Soros? The billionaire financier leads a consortium of Soros Strategic Partners LP and Dune Entertainment II LLC, which together are buying the DreamWorks library--a collection of 59 flicks, including Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator, and American Beauty.
The money you spend on media and junk food and in taxes goes to these groups who then decide how best to market at you so that they decide how you vote by creating a fake consensus to trick into thinking that you want something other than what is best for you; but will inevitably result in more money being funneled to the top, creating further separation between the super rich and the average person. The goal will be to assert creeping authoritarianism by generating outrage against policies and issues they hate. Part of manipulating your basic assumptions is also to use schadenfreude (think canned laughter on TV) against characters who support the cause that might actually do you the most good (which reaffirms and strengthens your confirmation biased along predetermined political lines).
https://i.imgur.com/PW1cRtj.png
We have a population being taught to hate socialism and love capitalism when the truth is no country is practicing either. These terms are merely disguises for political oligarchies where the collection of wealth is less about getting themselves rich and more about keeping everyone else poor.
What can you guess about the world around you if it turned out that every consensus that was forced on you was fake?
How much money would it take to make it look like 51% of the Internet believed in completely idiotic ideas? Combine shill operations with automation and AI’s, and the cost becomes a good investment relative to the return when measured in political power.
Even the people who are well intentioned and very vocal do not have to consciously be aware that they are working for a political action group. A covert political group will always prefer an unwitting tool to help push their agenda, so that they can remain in the shadows.
FDA Admonishes Drug Maker Over Kim Kardashian Instagram Endorsement https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2015/08/11/fda-spanks-drug-maker-over-kim-kardashian-instagram-endorsement/#25174a29587b
The OSS files offer details about other agents than famous chef, Julia Child; including Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, major league catcher Moe Berg, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., and actor Sterling Hayden. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26186498/ns/us_news-security/t/julia-child-cooked-double-life-spy/
USA Today: Businesses and organizations may refer to it as a tool for competitive advantage and marketing; but make no mistake http://archive.is/37tK3
Shareblue accounts caught in /politics posting links to Shareblue without disclosing their affiliation http://archive.is/7HAkr
Psy Group developed elaborate information operations for commercial clients and political candidates around the world http://archive.is/BBblQ
Top mod of /Mechanical_Gifs tries to sell subreddit on ebay for 999.00 dollars. http://archive.is/kU1Ly
Shill posts picture of a dog in a hammock with the brand clearly visible without indicating that it's an ad in the title of the post http://archive.is/Mfdk9
Arstechnica: GCHQs menu of tools spreads disinformation across Internet- “Effects capabilities” allow analysts to twist truth subtly or spam relentlessly. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/ghcqs-chinese-menu-of-tools-spread-disinformation-across-internet/
Samsung Electronics Fined for Fake Online Comments http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/24/samsung-electronics-fined-for-fake-online-comments/?_r=0
Discover Magazine: Researchers Uncover Twitter Bot Army That’s 350 http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/01/20/twitter-bot-army/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20DiscoverTechnology%20%28Discover%20Technology%29#.WIMl-oiLTnA
Times of Israel - The internet: Israel’s new PR battlefield http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-rise-of-digital-diplomacy-could-be-changing-israels-media-image/
Time: Social Media Manipulation? When “Indie” Bloggers and Businesses Get Cozy http://business.time.com/2013/04/22/social-media-manipulation-when-indie-bloggers-and-businesses-get-cozy/
Content-Driven Detection of Campaigns in Social Media [PDF] http://faculty.cs.tamu.edu/caverlee/pubs/lee11cikm.pdf
the law preventing them from using this in America was repealed http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/07/14/u-s-repeals-propaganda-ban-spreads-government-made-news-to-americans/
Redditor who works for a potato mailing company admits to being a shill. He shows off his 27 thousand dollars he made in /pics
http://i.imgur.com/CcTHwdS.png
Screenshot of post since it was removed. http://i.imgur.com/k9g0WF8.png
Just thought I'd contribute to this thread http://imgur.com/OpSos4u
CNN: A PR firm has revealed that it is behind two blogs that previously appeared to be created by independent supporters of Wal-Mart. The blogs Working Families for Wal-mart and subsidiary site Paid Critics are written by 3 employees of PR firm Edelman http://money.cnn.com/2006/10/20/news/companies/walmart_blogs/index.htm
Vice: Your Government Wants to Militarize Social Media to Influence Your Beliefs http://motherboard.vice.com/read/your-government-wants-to-militarize-social-media-to-influence-your-beliefs
BBC News: China's Internet spin doctors http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7783640.stm
BBC News: US plans to 'fight the net' revealed http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4655196.stm
Wall Street Journal: Turkey's Government Forms 6 http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323527004579079151479634742?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424127887323527004579079151479634742.html
Fake product reviews may be pervasive http://phys.org/news/2013-07-fake-product-pervasive.html#nRlv
USA Today: The co-owner of a major Pentagon propaganda contractor publicly admitted that he was behind a series of websites used in an attempt to discredit two USA TODAY journalists who had reported on the contractor. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/military/story/2012-05-24/Leonie-usa-today-propaganda-pentagon/55190450/1
ADWEEK: Marketing on Reddit Is Scary http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/marketing-reddit-scary-these-success-stories-show-big-potential-168278
BBC- How online chatbots are already tricking you- Intelligent machines that can pass for humans have long been dreamed of http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140609-how-online-bots-are-tricking-you
BBC news: Amazon targets 1 http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34565631
BBC: More than four times as many tweets were made by automated accounts in favour of Donald Trump around the first US presidential debate as by those backing Hillary Clinton http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37684418
Fake five-star reviews being bought and sold online - Fake online reviews are being openly traded on the internet
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43907695
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-20982985
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-20982985
Bloomberg: How to Hack an Election [and influence voters with fake social media accounts] http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-how-to-hack-an-election/
"Internet Reputation Management http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2008-04-30/do-reputation-management-services-work-businessweek-business-news-stock-market-and-financial-advice
Buzzfeed: Documents Show How Russia’s Troll Army Hit America http://www.buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/documents-show-how-russias-troll-army-hit-america#.ki8Mz97ly
The Rise of Social Bots http://www.cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/7/204021-the-rise-of-social-bots/fulltext
CBC News- Canadian government monitors online forums http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/bureaucrats-monitor-online-forums-1.906351
Chicago Tribune: Nutrition for sale: How Kellogg worked with 'independent experts' to tout cereal http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-kellogg-independent-experts-cereal-20161121-story.html
DailyKos: HBGary: Automated social media management http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/02/16/945768/-UPDATED-The-HB-Gary-Email-That-Should-Concern-Us-All
Meme Warfare Center http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tfulltext/u2/a507172.pdf
Shilling on Reddit is openly admitted to in this Forbes article http://www.forbes.com/sites/julesschroede2016/03/10/the-magic-formula-behind-going-viral-on-reddit/#1d2485b05271
Forbes: From Tinder Bots To 'Cuban Twitter' http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/04/17/from-tinder-bots-to-covert-social-networks-welcome-to-cognitive-hacking/#4b78e2d92a7d
Hivemind http://www.hivemind.cc/rank/shills
Huffington Post- Exposing Cyber Shills and Social Media's Underworld http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sam-fiorella/cyber-shills_b_2803801.html
The Independent: Massive British PR firm caught on video: "We've got all sorts of dark arts...The ambition is to drown that negative content and make sure that you have positive content online." They discuss techniques for managing reputations online and creating/maintaining 3rd-party blogs that seem independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/caught-on-camera-top-lobbyists-boasting-how-they-influence-the-pm-6272760.html
New York Times: Lifestyle Lift http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/15/technology/internet/15lift.html?_r=1&emc=eta1
New York Times: Give Yourself 5 Stars? Online http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/technology/give-yourself-4-stars-online-it-might-cost-you.html?src=me&ref=general
NY Times- From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/the-agency.html?_r=1
NY Times: Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/31/world/europe/russia-finland-nato-trolls.html?_r=1
PBS Frontline Documentary - Generation Like http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/generation-like/
Gamers promote gaming-gambling site on youtube by pretending to hit jackpot without disclosing that they own the site. They tried to retroactively write a disclosure covering their tracks http://www.pcgamer.com/csgo-lotto-investigation-uncovers-colossal-conflict-of-interest/
Raw Story: CENTCOM engages bloggers http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Raw_obtains_CENTCOM_email_to_bloggers_1016.html
Raw Story: Air Force ordered software to manage army of fake virtual people http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/18/revealed-air-force-ordered-software-to-manage-army-of-fake-virtual-people/
Redective http://www.redective.com/?r=e&a=search&s=subreddit&t=redective&q=shills
Salon: Why Reddit moderators are censoring Glenn Greenwald’s latest news story on shills http://www.salon.com/2014/02/28/why_reddit_moderators_are_censoring_glenn_greenwalds_latest_bombshell_partne
The Atlantic: Kim Kardashian was paid to post a selfie on Instagram and Twitter advertising a pharmaceutical product. Sent to 42 million followers on Instagram and 32 million on Twitter http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/09/fda-drug-promotion-social-media/404563/
WAR.COM: THE INTERNET AND PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS http://www.theblackvault.com/documents/ADA389269.pdf
The Guardian: Internet Astroturfing http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/dec/13/astroturf-libertarians-internet-democracy
The Guardian: Israel ups the stakes in the propaganda war http://www.theguardian.com/media/2006/nov/20/mondaymediasection.israel
Operation Earnest Voice http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/ma17/us-spy-operation-social-networks
The Guardian: British army creates team of Facebook warriors http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/31/british-army-facebook-warriors-77th-brigade
The Guardian: US military studied how to influence Twitter [and Reddit] users in Darpa-funded research [2014] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/08/darpa-social-networks-research-twitter-influence-studies
The Guardian: Chinese officials flood the Chinese internet with positive social media posts to distract their population http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/20/chinese-officials-create-488m-social-media-posts-a-year-study-finds
Times of Israel: Israeli government paying bilingual students to spread propaganda online primarily to international communities without having to identify themselves as working for the government. "The [student] union will operate computer rooms for the project...it was decided to establish a permanent structure of activity on the Internet through the students at academic institutions in the country." http://www.timesofisrael.com/pmo-stealthily-recruiting-students-for-online-advocacy/
USA Today: Lord & Taylor settles FTC charges over paid Instagram posts http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/03/15/lord--taylor-settles-ftc-charges-over-paid-instagram-posts/81801972/
Researcher's algorithm weeds out people using multiple online accounts to spread propaganda - Based on word choice http://www.utsa.edu/today/2016/10/astroturfing.html
http://www.webinknow.com/2008/12/the-us-air-force-armed-with-social-media.html
Wired: Powered by rapid advances in artificial intelligence http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2015/06/wired-world-2015/robot-propaganda
Wired: Clinton Staff and Volunteers Busted for Astroturfing [in 2007] http://www.wired.com/2007/12/clinton-staff-a/
Wired: Pro-Government Twitter Bots Try to Hush Mexican Activists http://www.wired.com/2015/08/pro-government-twitter-bots-try-hush-mexican-activists/
Wired: Microsoft http://www.wired.com/2015/09/ftc-machinima-microsoft-youtube/
Wired: Military Report: Secretly ‘Recruit or Hire Bloggers’ http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2008/03/report-recruit/
Wired: Air Force Releases ‘Counter-Blog’ Marching Orders http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/01/usaf-blog-respo/
Reddit Secrets https://archive.fo/NAwBx
Reddit Secrets https://archive.fo/SCWN7
Boostupvotes.com https://archive.fo/WdbYQ
"Once we isolate key people https://archive.is/PoUMo
GCHQ has their own internet shilling program https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Threat_Research_Intelligence_Group
Russia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State-sponsored_Internet_sockpuppetry
US also operates in conjunction with the UK to collect and share intelligence data https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UKUSA_Agreement
Glenn Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/
Glenn Greenwald: Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/07/14/manipulating-online-polls-ways-british-spies-seek-control-internet/
Here is a direct link to your image for the benefit of mobile users https://imgur.com/OpSos4u.jpg
Reddit for iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reddit-the-official-app/id1064216828?mt=8
Why Satoshi Nakamoto Has Gone https://medium.com/@ducktatosatoshi-nakamoto-has-gone-4cef923d7acd
What I learned selling my Reddit accounts https://medium.com/@Rob79/what-i-learned-selling-my-reddit-accounts-c5e9f6348005#.u5zt0mti3
Artificial intelligence chatbots will overwhelm human speech online; the rise of MADCOMs https://medium.com/artificial-intelligence-policy-laws-and-ethics/artificial-intelligence-chatbots-will-overwhelm-human-speech-online-the-rise-of-madcoms-e007818f31a1
How Reddit Got Huge: Tons of Fake Accounts - According to Reddit cofounder Steve Huffman https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/how-reddit-got-huge-tons-of-fake-accounts--2
Whistleblower and subsequent investigation: Paid trolls on /Bitcoin https://np.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/34m7yn/professional_bitcoin_trolls_exist/cqwjdlw
Confession of Hillary Shill from /SandersForPresident https://np.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/3rncq9/confession_of_hillary_shill_from/
Why do I exist? https://np.reddit.com/DirectImageLinkerBot/wiki/index
Already a direct link? https://np.reddit.com/DirectImageLinkerBot/wiki/res_links
Here's the thread. https://np.reddit.com/HailCorporate/comments/3gl8zi/that_potato_mailing_company_is_at_it_again/
/netsec talks about gaming reddit via sockpuppets and how online discourse is (easily) manipulated. https://np.reddit.com/netsec/comments/38wl43/we_used_sock_puppets_in_rnetsec_last_year_and_are
Redditor comes clean about being paid to chat on Reddit. They work to promote a politician https://np.reddit.com/offmychest/comments/3gk56y/i_get_paid_to_chat_on_reddit/
Shill whistleblower https://np.reddit.com/politics/comments/rtr6b/a_very_interesting_insight_into_how_certain/
Russian bots were active on Reddit last year https://np.reddit.com/RussiaLago/comments/76cq4d/exclusive_we_can_now_definitively_state_that/?st=j8s7535j&sh=36805d5d
The Bush and Gore campaigns of 2000 used methods similar to the Chinese government for conducting “guided discussions” in chatrooms designed to influence citizens https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/3xhoq8/til_the_advent_of_social_media_offers_new_routes/?st=j0o5xr9c&sh=3662f0dc
source paper. https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/4d3l3s/government_agents_and_their_allies_might_ente
or Click Here. https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/4kdq7n/astroturfing_information_megathread_revision_8/?st=iwlbcoon&sh=9e44591e Alleged paid shill leaks details of organization and actions.
https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/4wl19alleged_paid_shill_leaks_details_of_organization/?st=irktcssh&sh=8713f4be
Shill Confessions and Additional Information https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/5pzcnx/shill_confessions_and_additional_information/?st=izz0ga8r&sh=43621acd
Corporate and governmental manipulation of Wikipedia articles https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/5sb7pi/new_york_times_corporate_editing_of_wikipedia/?st=iyteny9b&sh=b488263f
Ex -MMA fighter and ex-police officer exposes corrupt police practices https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/6jn27s/ex_mma_fighter_and_expolice_officer_exposes/
User pushes InfoWars links on Reddit https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/6uau99/chemicals_in_reddit_are_turning_memes_gay_take/?st=j6r0g2om&sh=96f3dbf4
Some websites use shill accounts to spam their competitor's articles https://np.reddit.com/TheoryOfReddit/comments/1ja4nf/lets_talk_about_those_playing_reddit_with/?st=iunay35w&sh=d841095d
User posts video using GoPro https://np.reddit.com/videos/comments/2ejpbb/yes_it_is_true_i_boiled_my_gopro_to_get_you_this/ck0btnb/?context=3&st=j0qt0xnf&sh=ef13ba81
Fracking shill whistleblower spills the beans on Fracking Internet PR https://np.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/31wo57/the_chevron_tapes_video_shows_oil_giant_allegedly/cq5uhse?context=3
https://i.imgur.com/Q3gjFg9.jpg
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TOP SECRET SPECIAL HANDLING NOFORN
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Directorate of Operations
October 16, 1964
MEMORANDUM FOR THE DIRECTOR OF THE CIA
Subject: After action report of
Operation CUCKOO (TS)
INTRODUCTION

1) Operation CUCKOO was part of the overall operation CLEANSWEEP, aimed at eliminating domestic opposition to activities undertaken by the Central Intelligence Agency's special activities division, in main regard to operation GUILLOTINE.

2) Operation CUCKOO was approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense and the office of The President of the United States as a covert domestic action to be under taken within the limits of Washington D.C as outlined by Secret Executive Order 37.

3) Following the publishing of the Warren Commission, former special agent Mary Pinchot Meyer (Operation MOCKINGBIRD, Operation SIREN) also was married to Cord Meyer (Operation MOCKINGBIRD, Operation GUILLOTINE) threatened to disclose the details of several Special Activities Divisions' operations, including but not limited to, Operation SIREN and GUILLOTENE.
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TOP SECRET SPECIAL HANDLING NOFORN
4) It was deemed necessary by senior Directorate of Operations members to initiate Operation CUCKOO as an extension of Operation CLEANSWEEP on November 30th. After Mary Pinchot Meyer threatened to report her knowledge of Operation GUILLOTENE and the details of her work in Operation SIREN from her affair with the former President.

5) Special Activities Division was given the green light after briefing president Johnson on the situation. The situation report was forwarded to the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of staff, who both approved of the parameters of the operation, as outlined under article C of secret executive order 37 (see attached copy of article).
​PLANNING STAGES
6) 8 members of the special activities division handpicked by operation lead William King Harvey began planning for the operation on October 3rd, with planned execution before October 16th.

7) The (?) of the operation was set as the neighborhood of Georgetown along the Potomac river, where the operators would observe, take note on routines, and eventually carry the operation.

8) After nothing Meyer's routines, Edward "Eddy" Reid was picked as the operation point man who would intersect Meyer on her walk on October 12th, with lead William King Harvey providing long range support if necessary from across the Chesapeake and Ohio canal (see illustration A for detailed map).

9) Edward Reid was planned to be dressed in the manner of a homeless black man, due to his resemblances to local trash collector (later found out to be Raymond Crump) who inhabits the AO and the path that Reid was planned to intersect Meyer.
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2017.08.30 03:12 911bodysnatchers322 Transcript of George Webb Video Series Part 137: "Hillary's Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen" [@Georgwebb / #HRCRatlne]

  • Day 312.1 Did Wasserman Vouch For Imran's Seven Hawkshead Mortgages? - YouTube
    • Okay. everyone good morning I'm gonna try to speak directly into the microphone today it may be a little bit awkward
    • I've got this organized but I'm gonna do my best the big question today and the big question today is in my in my motion to intervene I did not put anything in there about the seven mortgages
    • So I was doing other things talking about the potential spy ring in Congress
    • And I kind of lost sight of the fact that there's seven mortgages involved here on the Hawkshead home the one I visited and found the Blackberries at the Congressional blackberries
    • So there is a school of thought that says refil or file another motion here for continuance because the court isn't considering all the mortgages that are in play here there's also a rumor that maybe Debbie Wasserman-Schultz herself was a character witness for those mortgages which would again materially alter the case quite a bit
    • So we'll see how that moves along but then the real shocker the real shock or the real material change here is that the two witnesses the two people that Imran hired as surrogates to configure phones which again have been used to used up by our military and in different political organizations our State Department our military as well as are all of our secure communications in Congress, were configured by two surrogates
    • The surrogates of Hasseeb guy named Hasseeb and a surrogate by the name of Rao
    • Hasseeb and Rao do not look like they've been deposed by the FBI which would be obviously in a case where every United States citizen has standing because of national security reasons it would be odd not to interview those two people that were securing phones here with Imran Awan
    • So the question becomes
    • Now if there was an investigation in the Congressional Credit Union and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was a first party a first party to being involved in getting and securing the loans then we have to take a different approach I believe to the investigation and the collection of evidence certainly
    • There's not just three that the court is considering or two loans the court is considering there's just one one that the court is considering
    • When there's a total of seven mortgages!
    • So even here right at me at this honset property we're not considering all the all the data and all the loans that were made on that
    • Now is that because only the last loan the three loans that were made in rapid succession in January is that because to limit and wall-off Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's involvement--we don't know the answer to that
    • But we need a continuance I believe to get that question adequately answered I don't believe a rush to judgment now makes sense especially with her brother Steve Wasserman saying now that she might be a direct first party to this to this case him saying this is a nothing burger and sort of poisoning the well before the case has ever adjudicated as the prosecutor or as a member of the prosecution team over there on five five five fourth Street
    • So that must be considered
    • So here we go a key question that I do not believe
    • Now was asked with regard to these surrogates and again this is in the national security we're talking about these twenty Blackberries are Congressional Blackberries from the testimony of Andre Taggert
    • We've established though that these are there's three different agencies in the Federal government that have established these Blackberries could be used as spy tools
    • And McCabe at the FBI is determined that along with James Comey talking about how the emails got from Huma's blackberry to and he's a laptop here and he was like very to Anthony's laptop they have already defined that as the BlackBerry is a potential spying tool
    • So all we have to do here is now establish whether Haseeb Rana or Rao Abbas these are the two surrogates that were hired by Imran Awan to configure the phones the father Tamwir Ranna has stated quite categorically publicly in the Daily Caller that Haseeb did most of the work Rao has also commented that he shouldered most of the work
    • Now if the work was occurring over here at 9667 Hawkshead if we have deliveries CDW coming to 9667 Hawkshead the question I would have for the court and the question I would put to the FBI and I'll certainly help them with questions and when I go down there later today is did I see Branagh or Rahu Abbas ever go to 966 seven Hawks head to configure phones did they ever configure iPhones as well as blackberries
    • So this becomes a key question of the court and a key reason for continuance a key reason to prepare a proper prosecution okay
    • So more things come into question
    • Now with this letter with Hillary telling Huma have Anthony's trusted staff configure these phones this goes beyond
    • Now via wands this goes to a wants surrogates as well
    • So if you they are securing these secure phones that they are configuring them is Haseeb Rana and Rao Abbas a part of that equation
    • And if who vetted them did a Mike McMahan vet know the kind of the hero that's kind of come forward talking about the problems at the Office of Personnel Management and the poor practices 675,000 folks that have gotten through without betting is that the case is that the case with C Branagh and Rao Abbas
    • We have a FBI person saying that we have very poor vetting is that the case or not we don't know we need to find out we continuance to find out
    • So here's a key question looking through Anthony Weiner's staff looking through a Amit Bagga very unusual story came back up around a Amit Bagga with all sorts of colorful colorful gyrations and gesticulate ins i'll let people look into that for themselves it's sort of a kardashian docudrama in and of itself
    • But then who are who's vetting who's vetting if Anthony Weiner's engaging these people these immigration services bringing in people from other countries who's vetting Haseeb and Rao when they're configuring the secure phones of Congress on the most sensitive committees and Congress
    • Who's who's vetting those
    • We need to answer those questions
    • And again if the tea server if the key server the kahuna server what I call the Kahuna server the server that may have not just the emails of Congress, but also of CENTCOM and also of the State Department
    • Are they is that in the same room with Rao and Haseeb? Is that in the same room?
    • We don't know we don't have the answer to that we don't have the FBI depositions
    • we I excuse me the interviews we don't have the 302s from their interviews we don't even know if the FBI conducted those interviews or asked those questions under oath
    • Certainly would be very odd practice those would be things that man never does it certainly would interview those folks under oath and they would videotape those interviews of course Okay. and then finally we don't know
    • Now with this credit union investigation we have no idea if if Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was involved in here credit union times certainly think she was remember she's the number one Democrat in the Democratic Party she's involved in this investigation and she's being deposed in this investigation like the author of this article seems to think
    • Then again we need to look into what procedures and practices were put in place in terms of gathering in information and evidence in this case
    • So we need a continuance in order to firmly establish that
    • Again the report the key report no one in the MSM has come forward yet and said and asked for Jim Kaelin's report to be produced
    • Where is MSM right now during this process here
    • Their report exists that lays out exactly what happened with these 20 stolen Blackberries why would this be suppressed again a need for continuance
    • Again this is not something that's idle speculation--we know we know Al ATTAR is an associate a direct associate in a company with Imran Awan with a known background in Intelligence work between a double agent between Iraq and Iran
    • So this is not a man known for speculation this goes back to 2003 and it's well documented
    • So again this begs more time for a continuance to look at the matter and established the facts and establish an adequate prosecution
    • It appears to me at this point the prosecution has been negligent in the preparation of their case
    • And now they're trying to throw it off on to miss Stephenson, who is a Navy graduate American University Law School, a stellar student, a great graduate of the Naval Academy
    • And now they throw it on her with seconds to go in this in this case, for her to try to pick up the pieces
    • She should not be put in such a case in such a way of Miss Stephenson
    • I believe her name is Marina Stephenson
    • She should not have to pick up the pieces in seconds and try to to put this mosaic back together and construct the case
    • She needs time she needs time she needs more time and a continuance to put this case together from the shambles that has been thrown to her
    • And again when we see red flags like 150 phones being ordered for a six-person Department
    • There's an obvious investigation involved and those documents are not made available they're not daylighted for the public then the public's right to know it is being cut off the enfranchisement of the people in their own security of their own country is being disenfranchised
    • It's been a quarter case it's been cut off it's been blocked it's been boxed off
    • And every person in the United States is now disenfranchised from their rights
    • In this case again the easy way for mr. McCabe but make it alright is to publish the metadata from Huma Hillary's servers and then also Imran's server
    • So a quick comparison could see if Huma servers matches any of the emails in Imran server and then there would be a quick quick work with the incredible software tools the FBI has to make quick work quick work of this case
    • But that that has not been has come forth mr. McCabe is still sitting on all the Hillary's emails Huma emails and of course the Imran emails as well and documents I should mention and documents okay
    • So that's this morning again we're gonna look for continuance
    • Any attorneys out there who would like to entertain or people who have legal knowledge would like to send advice on this channel much appreciated
    • I think we're going to use the same format we might use a different intervener than Carmichael just to play it safe
    • I believe Carmichael is legally sound--gives us the reason to be considered then once we're considered on the merits we will win easily work on the original
    • DeJohn did not have great merits to his to his case
    • But the case was heard, so we do we have precedent but if somebody wants to quote something different than Carmichael that would be great okay
    • So my next move is to go to the FBI
    • Now to help agent Merriman help deliver him the case I delivered yesterday to the prosecutors and help him with any of the contact information for Rao Abbas or Haseeb Rana that he may need
    • So that's the plan for this morning I don't think it's really my call or my place to go out to the homes or businesses of Hasseeb but I will if the FBI can't make I can't avail themselves to the national security interest that is so pressing
    • So clear in such a present danger here in this case
  • Day 312.2 Did Debbie Wasserman Vouch For Imran's Seven Mortgages on Hawkshead Drive - YouTube
    • Okay. So this is date 3:12 and I'm going to start this over this is volume 1 here I heard about the chat fund
    • So I made some changes to moderation
    • And I think pretty much what we need to do is start going to a none moderated format
    • Everybody can say what they like and everybody should be no hidden users know anything just let's let's let the chat go where it may
    • The idea here is Friday morning 9:30 courtroom 2 3 3 3 Constitution Avenue this is our focus right
    • Now we really can't be focused on a lot of other things as much as a lot of people want to focus on other things this is the American people's last chance at unseating aspiring that's been in Congress for at least 14 years
    • It could be it could be that the surrogates that Imran appointed Rao Abbas is still working for representative doation Conners
    • I don't know if that's true or not that still could be true that means a direct surrogate that was vetted by Imran Awad could be in the Congress still to this day
    • I'm not sure if that's true or not but I would like to see if that's true certainly Haseeb Rana who was the other surrogate does have an IT company at Virginia I don't know if he currently works in the Congress or not I don't know if he's going through CDW like Imran did but again these are critical critical questions
    • So we need to focus on helping the FBI get to these folks get their depositions
    • And again all people in the United States have standing in this case because it's a national security case
    • Now I as a member of the Cherokee Indian nation also am going to sue on the basis of the Cherokee Nation as well
    • So just to make sure all Cherokees are represented
    • So people of color will not be trampled on in this case
    • So anyway I wanted to let that the Human this case I don't know if any ties any any investigation has occurred to tie this laptop here with the Awan laptops
    • We certainly need to ask that we certainly need to do a comparison between those two okay
    • So again the key case here is is Bank fraud and interestingly enough the prosecution Steve Steve Wasserman and the different group of it attorney as attorneys at the district attorney's office or at the attorney general's office only considered I believe one mortgage of the Hawkshead property there's seven mortgages for the Hawkshead property and a key question before the court
    • Now is did Debbie Wasserman-Schultz vouch for those loans was she a part of vouching for those loans in order to secure those loans
    • If that's the case then we must see her testimony and what she wrote in order to vouch for those loans because this could be a much instead of being one case it could be sort of a neglect here by the prosecution to include all the mortgages involved in this case
    • Especially if Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was involved in gouging for those loans
    • So let's move on and ask the key question: if equipment was coming to the house the 967 Hawkshead house from CDW four members of Congress 150 iPhones and Imran testified to the fact that Haseeb Rana and Rao Abbas were acting as his surrogates has been widely reported by Luke Rosiak and the Daily Caller
    • The key question is did Haseeb Rana or Rahu Abbas ever go to this location this 9066 nest 9667 Hawkshead drive location
    • Because not only were there blackberries there as according to counter Taggart Congressional Blackberries, but also laptops and a router and potentially the master server the big server that's described in some documents that gatewaypundit has put out
    • So if Haseeb Rana and Rao Abbas are in the same location as that server anyone with drive or any kind of password access would have access to those files
    • So we're not just asking the question here did Imran and family have access but did Haseeb Rana and Rao Abbas have access?
    • And the same question here is if you start with a private firm a private group--Anthony's trusted staff here--to configure secure phones, this couldn't this right here might not read one of the Imran family Awan family but it could read Haseeb Rana or Rao Abbas we don't know we don't know if they've been vetted
    • So that's the key question here before the court
    • And the court it lewis looking like if they were not vetted if there's not FBI files being presented on friday for these gentlemen, then we just must need a continuance
    • I'd like to focus this discussion this time around on the continuance and discussion around the basis for a continuance here
    • So the key question is Anthony Weiner was bringing in these different folks to do work in IT: who vetted them? Who vetted Haseeb and who vetted RAO.
    • That's the key question and again I ask the question here if with the representatives listed being on the maned committees in Congress house intel homeland security and foreign affairs, and having access to all of their documents as well as all their email
    • If all that was being backed up on the enterprise server at 9667 Hawkshead and Rao Abbas was there and also Haseeb Rana, we have to do more explanation to find out who who they are do more background checking and if they're still in Congress
    • We have to find out if these folks are still in Congress and who did the vetting
    • It's not like there's not smoke here there is a very large investigation that occurred in the house credit union of September 2016
    • This has been suppressed by the prosecution for a very long time until basically just a couple of weeks before this trial
    • And we didn't really receive until August 17th notice that the this he had even occurred that even a grand jury had been formed when the grand jury was formed almost nine months before
    • So the prosecution has slept I believe in this case and now the citizens must stand in the shoes of that prosecution, because of this gross neglect
    • Now I am NOT made the conflict of interest argument yet, but there are some legal scholars that would certainly see a conflict of interest here now with the defendant not only being involved,
    • But also the employer of the defendant Debbie Wasserman-Schultz that implicates the top ranking member of the US Congress and certainly a wider probe than a simple banking fraud case
    • So I call again for Jim Kaelin who was the CIO of the house of sergeant of arms and also called for him as the head of the Congressional Credit Union to immediately publish the report which explains these these thefts from Congress of 20 Blackberries
    • And I call him the MSM to immediately the mainstream media to immediately call for a complete press conference to explain to the American people what is it going on here
    • This is a clear conflict conflict of interest that he runs the credit union and also runs the Congress Congressional IT
    • That's a clear separate those powers need to obviously be separated into Congress that is not a separation of powers and responsibilities
    • And again we're not speculating here the partner in Imran or ones car wash is a known terrorist with a clear record of fraud with the US government and tax evasion as well as other criminal activities
    • So no speculation here again if you order 150 phones for a six person office
    • And with a 120k right off what that really is is 120k theft going under the $500 limit in order to dope the phones of Congress potentially
    • So those are the iPhones not just the BlackBerries
    • Again Mr. McCabe could clear all down here Publishing Huma and Hillary's server data and then it could be easily compared in public
    • Again those are the people's emails that the people servants Public Records Act demands those be published
    • They still have not been published
    • And they are by definition by waiting to publish these emails by definition, they must have state secrets, which is illegal to send something in state secrets out-of-band and gmail accounts
    • So those must the at least the metadata must be immediately published and compared with Imran server and it runs emails on his large Dell server --the one I call the Kahuna server ok
    • So that wraps it up
    • I really want to focus on the case not the no ways in the case I want to focus on the signal in the case and should we and how to prepare a second motion--a second motion for continuance that's the key question before the audience now--the continuance motion not any of this other stuff that this noise
    • I want to also say my Ben Moe account I'm working with venmo they suspended my account at 1:42 p.m. yesterday
    • They suspended my account of 142 p.m. for unknown reasons
    • I just I'm sending them additional information trying to get reestablished
    • If you don't know the venmo it's G E O W E B B
    • At the same time I received messages from Robert David Steele saying he was accepting he had accepted some money on my behalf and was wondering how to transfer it to me
    • I wanted to declare unequivocally that I do not want any persons accepting money as an agent for me under any other circumstances than just directly to my venmo
    • And please if Mr. Steele is listening please return all monies to the original parties if you've collected money under those pretenses
    • I do not want to have any third party acting in my behalf in terms of collecting money
    • And if if you do not get your money back please pursue that with other parties who've made any kind of representation that they are collecting monies for me I do not want any money whatsoever from any third parties any third-party agents just direct them to venmo
    • G E O W E B B let's concentrate on the case
    • Let's concentrate on the signal
    • There there's no time to waste here with with noise
    • Thanks very much
  • Day 312.3 In Lieu of Jessie Liu - We Still Have Channing Phillips - YouTube
    • Okay. Day 312 okay
    • So I'll try to speak loudly the plot is thickening
    • As they say this is when the hurlyburly's done and this is where the battle is lost or won
    • First of all LOUIE LOUIE LOUIE LOUIE not Louis Gomert although it would be nice to have Louie Gohmert as a witness it would also be nice to have Jason Chaffetz as a witness DeSantis as a witness
    • They're all parties to this they all have standing spy ring would affect every one of them every one of their emails to their colleagues a spy ring would affect you every one of them
    • As a matter of fact there's probably a lot of Democrats that would come across the aisle and be witness to this as well
    • So this this is a spy ring
    • So every person in the United States of America has standing in this case you have fundamental rights
    • As I've said before and one of those is life liberty and the pursuit of happiness that's why we have a military that's why we have a Department of Defense that's why we have a president and an executive branch to ensure all those fundamental rights right
    • So one of the first reasons for government--first--one of the first rationalizations for government okay
    • So we don't have to stand and argue about our fundamental rights in this case
    • There is a spy ring directly directly impinges on those fundamental rights--no question
    • So we're not going to argue the constitutionality of this
    • It's it's there's no question about that
    • What is and that question is whether this is going to be a bum rush
    • Is this gonna be a bum rush where we try to rush justice rush to judgment
    • So I slip something under the carpet because that's what it is
    • Let's just call it what it is
    • At this point my patience and sympathy for the prosecution is it as at an end
    • I have not received any calls from the prosecution none of the none of the people involved
    • Poor Michelle Stephenson I think name who is the attorney this got thrown to at the last minute
    • And now she has to make some sense of this mishmash that the attorneys have prepared Channing Phillips should really conduct--
    • Channing Philips is the US attorney who runs the DC district office he was appointed just last July
    • Basically it almost looks like he was installed by Schumer almost installed for no other reason than just to provide air cover for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in the leadership of the Democratic Party
    • It looks like an install from the beginning just for air cover--no other reason
    • Look at when the emails came out look at when Guccifer came out it was almost a couple of days before that that Channing Phillips gets installed
    • So every action since then every action since then since the credit union investigations, since our Imran buys the phones with and we don't who knows what spyware got put on those phones stealthGenie we don't know
    • But we do know that in September he was questioned
    • Now we're getting indications Thomas Payne is out with another article from the FBI community that saying "hey whoa whoa don't blame us here we got a ton of stuff"
    • So don't blame us for not pressing this case--we've got a ton of stuff
    • Here I'm guessing a two things well three things one I know no no they've got it I mean Andre Taggert does he told me to my face that they had his testimony to have his equipment
    • FBI came out and CIS came out what capitol police came out capital police came out
    • So I know there's a report there I know there's a 20-page report with Kato [Jim] Kaelin
    • I know that exists but now that two key guys I asked about last night and I believe I've got the response I was looking for, because I didn't think that that Haseeb Rana and Rao Abbas I didn't think that they were gonna answer my calls this morning
    • But I did call them all I called them all
    • But one thing about when you're living a life that's not quite straight and narrow is you end up with a lot of these aliases
    • Because you get you lose your job or something happens
    • You change your names so that background checks won't pick it up anymore that change happens again because you're living life not quite right
    • And bam you pick up another alias--somebody wants you to do something that's a little bit not quite right
    • So they ask you to use another alias
    • And so you start picking up a lot of aliases well those are traceable!!
    • The part that everybody keeps forgetting is those aliases are traceable
    • And that's what's gonna open this case up
    • (So excuse me guys the uh just didn't wanna get anybody off film didn't want to be filmed)
    • So the key thing in this case is you've got to have people who have if you're you're clean and you want to portray a story that you're clean you got to be clean
    • But if you want to portray a story that you're clean and you're not clean--that's gonna fall apart
    • That's what's happening right now with the two stories the two stories right now for Haseeb Rana and Rao Abbas are falling apart right now
    • The aliases are what's killing them the aliases are what's killing them
    • Now I'm gonna reach out one more time one more time before we go to trial on Friday
    • And I'm going to encourage all my colleagues in the Congress and I'm talking about people who work for the Congressmen to do the right thing
    • Do not become a victim in this
    • Louie is going to be the new she's gonna be the new Attorney General here in the DC district court
    • Probably it's going to go to Senate confirmation as soon as the Senate gets back
    • And we'll see what happens but it probably only take a couple of weeks for her to get confirmation
    • There was a little bit of a rao that Trump met with her before her confirmation
    • You're gonna have a whole new crew over there please over at five five five fourth Street
    • Don't blow it don't blow up your whole career over this don't blow up your whole career
    • This is an obvious bum-rush that they're trying to get through and poor Stephenson attorney Stephenson
    • He's got to pick up all the pieces so Channing Phillips I'd conduct in a review immediately immediately to see what the heck is going on down there with those US attorneys
    • Who has put the delay on this who's trying to do excuse me who's trying to put them who's delayed the prosecution's collection of evidence
    • There's been a something very close to negligent well it is negligent at least but probably something closer to a conflict of interest
    • And also a malfeasance here on malpractice here
    • That's what we've got that's what we're looking at now
    • So don't let this one momentary thing in time affect the rest of your career
    • And this is not going to go away this is only going to get worse as we go forward
    • Now I'll let where I'm going but I'm gonna go look and drill down on some aliases
    • This is not going to be good please come forward now--don't wait you
  • No Motion on the Motion - YouTube
    • Okay. Here we are at the three three three Constitution Avenue Prettyman Center whatever you want to call it
    • The old part of the building not the courtroom twos and I guess on 2,200 level--not sure exactly not sure exactly where that is
    • But anyway we're gonna find out by Friday, but the news is here 24 hours ago you saw me file this thing
    • It's not filed yet. Now I don't know they said it's gonna be maybe up to 48 hours
    • I'm starting to get worried though that somehow the paperwork on lost
    • This is obviously an international case case it has huge implications for both parties for the country
    • 14 years spy ring in Congress
    • Now we've identified maybe that the person that took Imran's place may be worse than Imran
    • So we have to we have to make sure this thing gets efiled
    • Or some other way gets filed
    • I'm also going to just go ahead and say we're gonna have to file a second one now
    • I wanted to wait to see we got any response from the prosecution but I don't know any other way to say it the prosecution has been derelict in this
    • There has not been no attempt to fully discover the evidence in this case
    • There has been not only negligence but I also feel that the prosecution has a conflict of interest
    • They've poisoned the well here by almost speaking on behalf and I'll say it again almost speaking on behalf of the US Attorney's Office over there on five five five fourth Street, saying it's a nothing burger
    • You can't determine it's a nothing burger on August 5th and Steve Wasserman cannot say as a US Attorney an officer of the court over there on five five five fourth Street, he can't say it's a nothingburger he said he's not even the attorney on the case
    • That would mean that he is prejudicing the case before the case is even tried
    • That means he somehow seen the evidence and so he knows it's a nothingburger
    • Somehow he's intervene in the case that that can't be that's not how justice works the prosecutors are supposed to fully find the evidence I I went by there this morning I got off the train at judiciary square I made myself available the last 24 hours
    • No one has tried to reach me no one has tried to reach me giving out my phone number numerous times
    • 315 days almost now but I made myself available for this information about the spy ring in Congress about the aliases that about the aliases that Imran has used
    • And about the the different homes the seven different homes they're only looking at one of the mortgages there's seven different mortgages on on the case
    • They've not look at any of the Debbie Wasserman-Schultz character advisements that the Debbie Wasserman-Schultz did to get him run those mortgages
    • They haven't looked at any of the other houses
    • They haven't looked at any of their other businesses that Imran had
    • They haven't looked at any of the trips to Pakistan
    • They haven't looked at the visas that Imran has
    • They haven't looked at the aliases aliases aliases
    • They haven't looked at all the tickets the 17 tickets
    • They haven't looked at the aliases of his surrogates that he brought into the house of Congress
    • They haven't looked at the evidence the FBI has they have looked at the evidence that the Capitol Police have they haven't looked at the report from the NCIS
    • So this is just one dereliction after another it's a series of derelictions and we must
    • Now as the people take the shoes of the prosecutor if the prosecutor refuses to do their job the only the only choice that people have is to replace them with a People's Attorney General
    • It's a People's Attorney General and that's exactly what I'm going to do
    • I'm going to present this case in court we're also going to you have to present the conflict case
    • Now and just say I must now take the place of the prosecution
    • The People's Attorney General must now take the case because we have dereliction of duty here
    • I need help filing it for an attorney out there may help me
    • You're not acting as an attorney you're just giving me advice--I just need to help with the e-file because you can't do that if you're not an attorney
    • So I will need a little bit of help in that regard okay
    • So we have lots of mortgages remember we have lots of evidence on the Blackberries the Blackberries remember can be used as a spy tool
    • I think did Comey and McCabe clearly established that before Congress and their testimony
    • The Blackberries lead to a spy ring. A spy ring leads to their conflict-of-interest
    • So we must present that information to the court
    • So we're gonna wrap it up here
    • I know a lot of people are trying to get a hold of me all of a sudden as soon as I go live
    • So we're gonna take it from there Mr. Wasserman please read print a retraction
    • If you don't otherwise you're actively poisoning the case for all the other attorneys in the U.S. attendant attorney general's office if that isn't retracted and an apology isn't admitted
    • You're basically saying we are still we are still making this case and nothing further
    • The reason why the case is a nothingburger Mr. Wasserman it is because you're making in a nothingburger
    • There's plenty of evidence here as a matter of fact we just had Truepundit come out today and state that the law enforcement the FBI has piles of evidence piles of evidence with interview of Mr. Abbas, Rao Abbas and his ties overseas his aliases and also Mr. Haseeb Rana's overseas influences and his ties and his his background
    • Abbas being much much worse of the two
    • So we I try to be as nice as I can but it's hard
    • You're making it difficult, Steve
    • Come on Steve
    • Get up, get with it
    • That's all right for right Now
  • Briefing Congress - YouTube
    • Well you can see beautiful capital behind me as long as I'm here someone suggested why don't you run a couple of the copies of the lawsuit over to Luigi Gohmert and and representative DeSantis
    • Oh and maybe gosh who else Chaffetz is no longer in the house, but well those two and then Grassley I guess because they're the three that have commented
    • So I'm running those over there some of the thoughts are "you never should have forgotten the seven mortgages you dumb dumb dodo head"
    • Well it's Tuesday I got here on Monday
    • So I will put the I'm gonna put in a second complaint
    • Basically that says we got to look at the mortgages obviously we've got to look at these aliases, because not only are they there's gonna be a lot of aliases for Imran
    • But there's a lot of aliases for Rao Abbas and there's a lot of aliases for Haseeb Rana
    • Now I had a question if Luke actually met Haseeb Rana or Rao Abbas--I know there's pictures of them out there
    • But--on Manitoba Drive over on Manitoba Drive--I've got both Imran and Rahu Abbas in the same house
    • Now they could have been just roommates, and that's how they knew each other from high school,
    • Maybe, that's how I think Haseeb went to school with with with Imran
    • But there's a violent a violent past with Rao
    • So I didn't know if crazier things have happened
    • There's also an alias that takes Rao to Japan
    • And we had that car buying thing in Japan through Iran's potential father Mohammed Ashraf Awan, with the A B Cars and Imports
    • Which would be a big coincidence if there was a buyer here in Washington DC from from Manitoba Drive, also buying cars from that car lot
    • So I know this is a lot of complexity
    • But I will do the mortgages
    • I will do the aliases, which we're moving in on
    • And that's really gonna probably break the case to be honest with you--when everyone sees the people that are still I think up until a few days ago
    • (they were it's really raining heavy it doesn't look like that I know on the on the on the film)
    • But I just want to give a few members of Congress if they wanted to talk about it give them a day's notice
    • So when it does come out in the news people will be able to quote it
    • Maybe it'll be suppressed who knows
    • I don't have any idea I can't imagine this going any further without coming to light
    • It's it's so obvious
    • Now that Chanting Phillips was put in to cover for Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    • It's just it's just succeeding Lee obvious at this point and I know Trump is very interested in in the replacement of Channing Phillips which is this loo this Liu gal
    • So we'll see what happens
    • There are a lot of people have set obstruction of justice
    • (Hey Scrunch)
    • Obstruction of justice is the way to go yeah I think maybe so--it's a little bit it's a little bit stronger than saying negligence
    • But I think in this case obstruction of justice probably the way to go
    • Malfeasance is a little bit stronger
    • Yet I think and that's where you're taking money and although that may be the case
    • I would rather prove a case solidly than than reach
    • So that's what we're at I thought well maybe give Louie Gohmer a copy give the DeSantis a copy and let them
    • They don't have to read it a legislative aide can read it and you can go from there
    • And I will get a process server tomorrow
    • So and I don't I don't know what I have no idea what Jason is doing
    • {{ 911bs: People are telling George in the livestream chat: GO TO JASON'S CHANNEL! Because he's doing a Taggart interview. I think he missed that it was a taggart interview, so 'crow eating mode' initiated. Sorry George. You kids will make up I'm sure of it }}
    • I'm not with him I'm not involved with him at all I don't haven't want to have anything to do with him--if he's says I have nose hair yes I have nose hair
    • I have never committed a fraud in my life
    • So I don't know what that's all about--if he's talking about that
    • Now is the critical time that we come together right before this case
    • It's not the time to whatever he's doing I have no idea what he's saying because I'm not paying attention
    • I'm keeping my eye on the prize
    • Okay Everybody that's it for now
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2014.04.29 23:33 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: I am Larry King, back again on reddit. AMAA.

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Larry, I read that you once crashed your car into John F. Kennedy before he was president. What's the story behind this? It was a Sunday morning, and I was a young disc jockey in Miami Beach. Me and 3 friends of mine were going to drive up to Palm Beach, in 1958, we rolled up to Palm Beach in a convertible, I was driving, and it was a beautiful Sunday morning. And I was looking up, looking at all the beautiful homes, and suddenly I bumped into a car stopped at a red light. I was only going about 10 miles an hour. The guy in the car jumped out, walked over to me, and said "how could you hit me!? there's nobody on the road, it's a beautiful day, how could you hit me?!" and I said "I'm sorry, we were looking up, I apologize, do you want my license." And he said "no, I'm Senator Kennedy, I'm going to run for President in 2 years, and I want the 4 of you to raise your hands and swear you'll vote for me."
Which we did. So that's the story.
Are you mad that Here_Comes_The_King was already taken? I'm happy that he used that. Anyone can copy me, it's a great flattery. But I will say, there's only one King.
What the most shocking thing a guest has reveled to you in your opinion? Edit: Thank you for the answer! Former undefeated heavyweight champion the late Rocky Marciano told me that when he was a kid there was a bully in the neighborhood that he was always afraid of. That he would go out of his way to avoid running into him. And then on the night he won the heavyweight championship, The childhood bully came to see him in his locker room and for a couple of seconds he was afraid.
Do you have a personal supplier of suspenders? Is there a specific brand you always wear? Mostly Trafalgar. They're very good. But people send me suspenders. I actually have many more ties than I do suspenders. I have probably 100 or so suspenders, and 400 or so ties.
Hey Larry. How cool are you with Uncle Snoop Doggy Dogg? I watched your interview on GGN and it's one of my favorites thus far. Bless Up!! Snoop Dogg is one of my main men. You don't have to smoke pot to be in his presence. I love him, he's bright, he's fun, he's a good father, and a good man. Snoop is my man.
What's your best joke? I have hundreds of great jokes, I live for great jokes. Here's a current one.
Man goes to a doctor, and he says "I have bad news, and worse news."
The doctor says "The bad news is, you have cancer."
The patient says "That's terrible! What's the worst news?"
The doctor says "You also have Alzheimer's"
And the patient says "thank god I don't have cancer!"
What do you think about the Donald Sterling decision the commissioner just made? I completely agree with what Adam Silver did today. He was outstanding. I am a Clipper fan, I wasn't going to let my children go to the game tonight, but now they will go. I know Donald Sterling, I'm embarrassed for him, I like his wife very much and she deserves better. This was a great decision. Great for the league, great for society. This is a historic day. Go Clippers!
What advice would you give people in their twenties if you could tell them one thing? Always pursue your goal and never give up.
If someone can talk you out of what you want to be, then you don't to be it. A friend of mine's father, when I was 18, would walk down the street with me and say "What are you crazy?! You want to be Arthur Godfrey? What are you nuts!? Come work at my factory, I'll make you a foreman someday!"
And I never gave up.
Hello Mr. King… Thank you for doing this AMA. What is your opinion on the current state of cable news? Also, what does Conan O’Brien Smell like? I never smelled Conan O'Brien but I like him very much. He's a very good friend, he's been to my house for dinner, he has a wonderful sense of humor and he is very, very very bright.
It's a mix. A lot of it I find disturbing. They report on stories too quickly, they might pander to the audience. I still find that NBC, ABC and CBS give me my best news in a half-hour.
Do you still have no desire to eat a turnip? link: Link to twitter.com. I've never had a desire to eat a turnip, or an oyster, or to ride a motorcycle, or I never wanted to parachute. George H.W. Bush wanted me to jump out of a plane with him on his 80th birthday, we would have been in tandem, I would have done that, but my doctor wouldn't let me. I don't know what that has to do with a turnip, but there we are.
Larry, what's the craziest thing that happened on the set of Larry King Live? Dr. Jan Adams walked off the show, Mel Brooks jumped on top of the desk and sang a song called "Dancing in the Dark" saying it was how old jews die, they jump on the desk, they can't hit the high note, and they die. Or when I asked Heather Mills to show me what an artificial leg looked like, and she took it off. That was a great moment.
Were you ever intimidated conducting an interview with any particular guest on your show? The first minute with Frank Sinatra - Jackie Gleason had arranged the interview for me, I was nervous. It was the first time I was nervous. But I got over it in a minute. And Frank eventually became a friend.
Hi Larry, would you rather fight one hundred duck sized horses or one horse sized duck? That's probably the stupidest question I've ever heard. But my answer would be: that's the dumbest question I've ever heard. Give me 100 little duck-sized horses.
If you could interview one person from world history, who would it be and why? Currently living it would be Fidel Castro. From World History, Christ, Lincoln, Hitler.
What do you attribute your success in broadcast journalism to? Being always curious. I was a curious child with just about everything, I always wanted to know why, so I always wanted to be in broadcasting, never had any other goal, so I found the perfect venue for me, which is asking questions.
How did you react when you heard that Craig Ferguson is stepping down from the Late Late Show? Will you be one of his final guests? I love Craig Ferguson, I've been on his show numerous times. He told me it was time for him to go. I'm sure he will do terrific things ahead. He's a great alert.
Larry, what's the most valuable skill / technique that you've learned in order to get people to discuss something that's very personal to them on the air? I think it's a matter of approach. I think I'm very comfortable to be around. They know I'm sincerely interested in them. That I will listen completely to their answer, I make good eye contact, and I care about what they have to say.
And I don't use the word "I" because the interview subject is not me.
Hello, what's your most favourite moment in TV history? If I had to pick out one, it would be the Perot / Gore debates in 1994 which attracted almost 20 million viewers.
When will you stop wearing suspenders? On my 123rd birthday. When they tell me that the vacation resort I'm going to does not allow them.
Whats your favorite comfort food? About once a week, I like a slice of pizza, if it's good pizza.
This is pretty good pizza. New York Pizza is the best. I like thin pizzas, crisp with a nice combination of cheese and tomato, I don't like all the extras. A food I HATE is eggs. I can't stand the look of them, the smell of them, I am anti-egg.
Where did your love for asking questions come from? Did your family encourage creativity and learning? I know I'm pushing three questions here, but if you will humor me - but what is your favorite question? I don't know. I remember when I was 9 years old, I would ask the bus driver why he wanted to drive the bus. We would go to Dodgers Games in Brooklyn, and my friends would want autographs, and I would want to ask questions. My 15 year old inherited that gene from me, he is constantly asking questions. I don't know where that gene came from.
Hi Mr. King, thanks for doing this AMA! What are you currently most passionate about in your life? I'm passionate about baseball, the Clippers, my children and their athletics (they both play baseball, I go to most if not all of their games). I'm passionate about Ora.TV and the success of this undertaking of which I am part-owner. I'm passionate about fighting discrimination, I hate people who are racist. I'm passionate about social issues, like gay marriage and pro-choice issues. I'm a passionate person.
Larry, what was, in your opinion, the biggest news story you ever covered? 9/11.
What are your thoughts on Stephen Colbert taking over the Late Show? I think he's a great pick. I guested with him when he was playing that O'Reilly character when he does it so well, he's a wonderful and humorous guy. I think he'll make a great host.
Larry, what is the most underrated place to eat in Los Angeles? I don't know if it's underrated, but Chipotle. My kids love it, and the few times I've had to taste the food, it's pretty good. I find the food always tasty, and my kids love it. Chipotle is their favorite.
Larry, what book you recently read would you recommend? Well, I read 2 books at once. I just started a biography of John Wayne and it's terrific. And I read every crime novel by Michael Connelly, who I think is the best. And a brilliant book I just finished was One Summer. It detailed life in America in 1927. It's an amazing read, One Summer.
Corned beef or pastrami? what deli meat do you think would would make a better pair of suspenders? Probably corned beef.
Larry, love your contribution to journalism. What was the most uncomfortable question you've had to ask an interviewee in your career? Well, the toughest part is questioning the relatives of the victims of a death - a child who was murdered, and you have to talk to their parents, or children who are missing. Those kind of emotional things are always the hardest, you don't like doing them, you have to do it, and it's always, always hard.
What advice do you have for up-and-coming interviewers that want to be just like you but without suspenders? Stay curious, always be involved in your guests, care about what your guest thinks, and leave your own opinions out of it. That's it.
Is it hard to invent still new questions? What do you do when you can't think of any? Never had that happen! There's always something to ask.
What is the worst or most uncomfortable interview that you've ever done? What was the most enjoyable? I can't pick the most enjoyable, there are too many. The toughest I had was with Robert Mitchum, the late great actor, and he was in a bad mood that night and kept giving me one word answers. And it was tough because I liked him so much as an actor.
Hey Larry King, out of all the people you've interviewed who's your favorite? I've interviewed almost 60,000 people. It's impossible to pick one out.
I've interviewed 7 Presidents, Marlon Brando, to Frank Sinatra, to Nelson Mandela, to Martin Luther King, it's impossible.
Thanks for replying Larry. One more question, what would you say was one of your favorite moments in your career? Oh, I've had so many. Interviewing at the White House, doing a comedy tour and making people laugh, getting a lifetime achievement award, two Peabody Awards, I'm in 5 Halls of Fame, but my favorite moments have been being a father. Nothing comes close to being a father.
Rumor has it you're the roast host for my Uncle Pat's 80th birthday bash in Beverly Hills. True? If so, let me know and I'll give you a little "au jus" to pour on the roast. Thanks for always having him on your show. You guys are both legends. I will be one of the hosts of Pat Boone's 80th Birthday on June 1st.
What's an typical day like for you? I get up around 6:15, my 15 year old gets driven to his school (he goes to Notre Dame in the Valley) and I drive my 14 year old to his school which is closer to the house. Then I go and have breakfast with my friends at the bagel shop. Then I go read my newspapers, I read 5 a day. I usually have a lunch with friends or business associates. And in the afternoon, I watch an hour of ESPN, usually pick up one of the boys from school, have dinner at home or with friends, half the time at home or half the time out, watch mostly sports on TV, and get to bed around 11-11:30. Kind of boring huh?
When do you do your show? And how long does it take? I tape 4 days a week, it takes 1/2 hour each day and I usually do it late morning or early afternoon, sometimes we do multiple shows. And I'll be in New York next week, and we'll be taping shows there.
What will you make of the 2016 Presidential election and who do you think are the top candidates of each party? I think Hillary Clinton will run. I think the best race would be if Jeb Bush ran. It would be someone to the left of center, someone to the right of center, I know them both, they're both outstanding candidates. Bush versus Clinton.
Do you watch Game of Thrones? With which character would you want to make an interview most? I've never seen Game of Thrones. I played one of the characters on Jimmy Kimmel, but I didn't even know what I was playing.
Did you see the segment that John Oliver did on the Indian elections in his pilot of Last Week Tonight? What would you say to the American media who, according to Oliver, have systematically ignored them so far? I think John Oliver is hysterical, I thought the show was great. I thought the segment on India was hysterical, and that show will last a long time. I think we should cover other countries elections, but the lowest-rated shows are when you talk about things in foreign countries unless it involves American troops. Sadly, even though India is 1/5 of the world population, it's really hard to charge them up.
Tell the truth, are you a robot? If not, you look fantastic what is your secret, but if so, what oil do you use in your joints? I take a lot of vitamins. I take heart medications. And I take HGH, I've been taking that for years in pill form, I know it's banned in baseball but my doctor credits it for my vitality. I know i feel young, I don't get jet-lagged when I fly. So chalk it up to HGH.
How were your radio hosting years? Did you enjoy them? I always enjoyed them. I love radio, I still do radio on Cumulus radio and I'm on AARP every day - I tape shows every week, one minute comments, like a modern-day Paul Harvey. Radio is the most intimate media of all, and as long as there are automobiles, there will always be radio.
How do you like the online format compared to your show on CNN? What's better and what's worse about it? What's your perspective on the US response to Russia taking Crimea? Is there anything you reported on that you feel like is a good analogy for what's happening now? What's better is it's totally relaxed. A wonderful crew. Nice set, easy to do. I miss live television, though, and I miss live TV. And I like the immediacy of CNN. But I'm very happy doing what I'm doing.
Thanks for doing this again, Mr. King. After several shows about UFOs over the years, do up believe in extraterrestrial life? I don't discount UFOs. I don't discount anything. It would be logical to think that there's more than this planet, and more than this universe. It is all so enormous to me, that I'm always amazed that there are people who know the answer, whether there is a god or isn't a god. The truth is, I don't know, and I'm always amazed at people who know. I don't know if there are UFOs, or if there aren't UFOs. I just hope I'm around long enough to know both answers.
And if you can book them on my show, great!
Hey Larry King, What is something you'll never forget about your career in Hollywood? Thank you for taking time out of your day for this AMA. My whole career was 20 years in Miami, 20 in Washington, and 17 years in LA. And the highlight of LA was just being in LA. LA is my favorite city in the world. I love the weather, I love the people, I love my home, I love Beverly Hills. I don't even mind the traffic sometimes!
Hi Larry, what was the best advice you've ever received about working in show business? Always leave them wanting more.
How will Larry King Now and PoliticKING be the same or different from Larry King Live? Well, because they deliberately focus on politics. On LKL we did a lot of stuff that was a bit more tabloid, who was sleeping with whom. I wish we did more politics.
Larry, I'm an aspiring journalist and want to thank you for doing this. How do you stay on the top of your game when it comes to interviews and the like? Well, I'm always curious, so I'm always trying to be at the top of the game. I don't think about yesterday, and i don't think about tomorrow, I'm always totally involved with whom I'm interviewing right now, and that really engages my curiosity.
Are you doing Norm MacDonald Live again? Any thoughts of doing more standup and how do you like it? I loved doing it, it's one of my favorite things to do. I'd love to do more with it, had a wonderful time touring. I'd like to do something on Broadway. One of the biggest thrills I get is making people laugh.
Has transitioning from television to the web influenced the way you view technology? No. What I do is the same thing I've done for 57 years. I sit, ask questions, and communicate. The method of delivery is different, but basically what I'm doing is what I've always done.
I remembered that you interviewed Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's murderer on Larry King live in around 1992 i think it was, how did you feel interviewing him? That was a strange day. He was in prison, so we did it via remote of course. They show it now in specials on Lennon. He was a strange bird. He had his demon, and I don't know if I felt sorry for him, or compassion for him, but I tried to reach a level of understanding with him.
Do you have any good stories with the late Roger Ebert? You two share a similar space in my mind as widely accepted yet authoritative voices in your respective fields. I loved Roger Ebert. I interviewed him a number of times, read his books, his last book was terrific. He was a great critic. I just always enjoyed his stuff and I loved him as a guest.
Larry, ever tried contact lenses? No, years and years ago a friend of mine got contacts when they first came out, and his eyes were always tearing, and he was always losing, and they were not comfortable. And having glasses in broadcasting became part of my look. And my 15 year old inherited my eyes, and so he wears glasses, and he's much handsomer than I am.
What's your favorite sandwich? Grilled cheese.
What is the picture of on the wall behind you? It's a picture of me and my wife and my little boys when they were 3 and 4.
If they made a movie about your life, who would play you (other than yourself)? Warren Beatty. Because I like to think I'm that good looking, and I like him a lot and he's a great actor.
Thank you for doing another AMA! What is your opinion of the rising popularity of Podcasts such as the Nerdist? Do you favor interviews with a camera over an hour of Audio? I like being interviewed, doesn't matter where. Podcasts are part of the future, and my wife and I have been offered the chance to do a podcast, and we're considering it. It might be fun once a week.
Are there any unsung heroes of American journalism that you believe deserved more recognition? I'll have to think about that. Most great broadcasters are known. If you're good in the game of broadcasting, people know you. I can't think of anyone off the top of my head who are not known.
Mr. King thanks for doing this AMA. When you do you think you will truley retire and what keeps you so passionate about the work you do? I don't know, I tried to retire but I couldn't. Milton Berle once told me when I told him "Would he retire" he answered by saying "Retire to what?" I love what I do, so I think they'll probably have to carry me out.
Larry, there have been a lot of charicatures and spoofs of you on various comedy programs. Which one's been your favorite, if any? A lot of people have had a lot of fun with me, but Saturday Night Live has done some great work on me over the years, and so did the cartoon shows I've been on, the Simpsons - but I did the voice. But I would say SNL.
As somebody who is suffering from depression right now, can you give me any advice on how to get out of the house and kick ass like you do? Depression is a disease affecting 20 million americans. They've made great advances with pharmaceuticals that seem to work. I have had some friends who have had depression. Mike Wallace had depression all his adult life. Tom Johnson, who ran CNN under Ted Turner for a long time, had depression. I have great compassion for people with it. Unfortunately society sometimes looks down on it. It's a very, very tough disease. But i know some pharmaceuticals have helped people.
Also what questions do you like to ask people to get to know them? I don't know if I have a strict rule, I just ask thoughtful questions about why they do what they do, what drives them, what are their goals or their reactions to what they do. I don't have a formula.
Do you travel much? I'm not a great fan of travel, but I do have to do it a lot. I went to Moscow last year, got an honorary degree in Kazakhstan, have been to Israel, Mexico, Azerbaijan, South Korea. I like it when I'm there, but I don't like airplanes or airports.
What is the coolest story you know about someone you interviewed that hasn't made it to air? They all made the air. We were live.
Hi Larry, how do you take your coffee or tea? I drink coffee with 2% milk and splenda.
I think coffee is the world's best drink.
Dear Larry, you and Kathy Griffin seem to have a great relationship. Is she as funny as she thinks she is? She is funny. She's a funny lady, she's a good girl, she has a nice mother, she has a nice young boyfriend who's half her age, she's a lot of fun.
Was there ever someone you didn't want to interview, that you did? I never turn down an interview. I don't like interviewing people who are famous just for being famous, like the Kardashians. They're nice people but why am I interviewing them? But you have to do what you have to do.
What's the hardest part about being Larry King? There are so many people that come over to me and want to do business deals. Carlos (one of the richest men in the world) is my partner at Ora.TV and 10 people come to me to be introduced to him every day, and i don't take advantage of that friendship. Or being an older parent - I can't run around with them like I used to, and I'd like to be around to see them make it to play baseball. I figure if I make it to 103, 103 is the new 90 if 80 is the new 65.
What do you like to do on your spare time? Go to baseball games, I like to read, I love movies, I love theater.
I like taking long walks, I like being with friends. I like dinner with friends.
My wife is currently filming a movie in Bulgaria called "Stuck" about people stuck in an elevator. And next week, I'll be on Howard Stern AND the Today Show and on Seth Meyers and Good Day New York and Regis' new show, and I'm going to host Olbermann on ESPN next Tuesday night at 6!
Hey Mr. King! Thanks for the AMA! I did a couple jobs. I worked in a department store, I worked on the United Parcel Service delivering things, I worked at a factory corporation, I worked as a grocery boy when I was a kid, I sold milk - we would get a list of people who gave birth, from local hospitals, and we would pitch cold milk delivered in bottles every day. It was a pretty good gig. "How is little Henry? And is he drinking milk now? Well would you like some fresh milk delivered? How about the first week free?"
My question: What were your jobs before broadcasting, which ones did you like best? I liked selling to cold people on the phone it was fun.
What interview surprised you the most about the person? For ex: If you had an preconceived idea or assumptions about a specific interviewee, who made you think twice about them the most? The most surprising interview to me was one of the Watergate burglars. I was ready to not like him, and I ended up liking him. I'm trying to remember his name, but I was prepared to dislike him, and I ended up liking him, even though I didn't like what he did.
Larry, what was the process that got you involved with Buck 22 and Billy Ray Cyrus' Achy Breaky 2? Billy Ray called me and asked me if I would do it. I never saw the video, but I like Billy Ray a lot.
Where is the strangest place that somebody has recognized you? When I first went to South Africa on a tour (while there, I had lunch at Nelson Mandela's house with the man who freed Mandela, it was an extraordinary day), and a guy came out of a hut, and said "Larry King liveee!" and it blew my mind. It blew my mind. Or when I was in Jerusalem, at the Wailing Wall, and so many people started to come over to me, it was really mind-boggling to me. And being raised Jewish what my mom would feel about me being there.
Hello Larry King! You've always kept a schedule that would make most people crazy. Television, radio, personal appearances, etc. etc. etc. How do you stay ahead of it all? I don't know how! I think the key is I like what I do. Sometimes I don't like travel all that much, but when the light goes up, I like what i do. And if you're fortunate enough to have a job where you like what you do. I've spent 57 of my 80 years loving what I do.
What is one thing that scares you? Death.
What is your favourite ice cream flavour? Chocolate.
Being a Huge Dodger fan my self...What is your favorite Dodger Story? I have a million Dodger stories. I was at Jackie Robinson's first game, and then later in life I interviewed him twice. there is no greater hero to me, no stronger individual, and a great, great Dodgers story.
Larry, Do you still think there is a feud between you and Howard Stern? I've gotten to like Howard, I guested with him some months ago, I think he's matured a good deal. I went to his 60th birthday party recently, and I'm going to be guesting on his show next Wednesday in New York.
When you had your health scares, did it change your outlook on life afterward! I stopped smoking, I lost weight, I became very conscious of health. I became a good patient. My father died at age 46 of a heart attack. I had my heart attack at age 53, and now I'm 80. So I must be doing something right, even though I'm currently eating a pizza slice. If I drop off in the middle of this, goodbye to all.
Larry, In your lifetime you have seen a lot of change, what is the one thing you wish would have never changed. The loss of the typewriter. I loved my typewriter, I loved typing my columns. Second to that, I miss letters. I miss getting mail by people who actually write letters. I like mail. I like putting a stamp on an envelope and sending it in a box. I like transmission, but I don't need to know things immediately.
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2013.08.13 03:06 tabledresser [Table] IamA Donal Logue from Terriers, Grounded for Life, Sons of Anarchy, Copper and Vikings- Ask me Anything

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Any chances of a Terriers movie? I really loved that show. It ended with Britt at a crossroads, as his friend and partner, Hank offered him a choice: drive straight to prison or go left and flee to Mexico. Chance of terriers movie (we talk about it) ted griffin dreams of netflix or someone picking it back up (better as series than a film)
How do you feel the story proceeded or should have? Britt went to prison- had to go down like that.
Any news on Terriers stuff? DVD release? Realistic chance of a Kickstarter or a Netflix revival? What shampoo do you use? I use any shampoo the hotel gives me in tiny bottles- realistic chance of some kind of terriers revival- yes.
What has been your favorite role so far and why is it Hank? Be right back, going to go cry about Terriers some more. Had many favorites- hank clearly (gave me most running room) love lee toric on sons and donovan on copper- vikings is an incredible experience- cast and shooting in Ireland an added benefit- I loved doing and the band played on and jimmy the cabdriver too.
Donal, Zodiac is my favorite movie. How much of a ballbuster is Fincher? What's the most takes you had to do for a single shot? I was on the low take count for david (maybe 19 takes the least we did) possibly a record- fincher not a ballbuster though- just a genius who wants a bunch of different looks at the same scene.
Hey Donal! Big fan of Terriers and I'm a native of El Centro, CA. Got any fond valley/Central memories you could share? Too many! just wrote a novel that takes place in el centro in 1980 (so it's my youth) called "Agua" do out next year harpercollins canada and US publisher will be determined late this fall- writing book was a trip through my childhood in the Imperial Valley.
Was it more awesome working with Kevin Corrigan on Grounded for Life or Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider? Love both of them- kevin i knew beforehand- nic I just met in Australia when we did ghost rider.
In this episode of Grounded for Life Link to m.youtube.com was that scene improvised? And was Kevin looking into the audience because that reaction wasn't expected? Thanks Donal! :) > Link to m.youtube.com improvisation was involved but grounded for life was the result of bill martin, mike schiff and a big staff of awesome writers loved that scene though!
How does sitcom acting differ from drama acting? Do you prefer one to the other? Just want to say I am a huge fan. You've been my favorite actor for a long, long time. I remember a few years ago you were at Pitt's campus and it was wonderful hearing you talk about acting. Keep up the good work! A god lesson i learned at my first audition for film television (thinking it was different from theater) was NY casting director Meg Simon telling me "acting is acting- just do the scene)
Will there ever be a Knights of Prosperity reunion show? I wish- we need the Knights of Prosperity to comeback- wait kickstarter campaign in the making? could we afford Sofia Vergara? so many questions!
Really liked in you in the show Life and Terriers. Terriers is one of my favorite shows and I hope to see more of it. Any fun or interesting stories on the set of Life and Terriers? What are you favorite moments on both shows? Favorite terriers moments?? too many- working with michael raymond james and that crew off the charts (michael and I rented a house on mission beach together too and jumping in ocean everyday was a plus) doing scenes with my sister, karina, while my mom and dad were on set was awesome.
Will there be a kickstarter for Terriers like one for Veronica Mars movie? Was that you or your stunt double in full body burned make-up in Blade? How long did it take it put on the make-up? Sorry- stuntdouble for blade in burn make-up- yes and no- I did some stuff and dislocated my jaw and went to hospital in burn make-up and there is a half-hour comedy bit in what ensued- my double (who jumped out hospital into ambulance) was awesome and broke his leg on that one.
Very excited to see what is in store for your character on Sons of Anarchy. Are we going to see a lot of your character in this upcoming season? Yeah- Lee Toric runs amock around SOA land in `Season 6 (without giving anything away)
1- how bummed were you about Terriers getting cancelled? 2- how did you like working with Damien Lewis, and... 3- Sarah Shahi (on Life, for those wondering what show)? Bummed about terriers- but incredibly fortunate to have done it and thankful to FX for keeping it on the air despite low ratings (and netflix for giving it a second life) Damian is an amazing actor and even better person- also I ma a huge fan of Sarah Shahi- we are still close friends (same with Damian) Damian's acting abilities are next level
Hey, Donal! I am continually impressed by your performance in Copper. Between that beard and the accent, I didn't recognize you until I saw your name in the closing credits. Is the beard real, or prosthetic? My son (looking over my shoulder) just laughed and said- oh yeah, the beard is real (it's even crazier now)
Hey Donal! Grounded for Life was a favorite show of mine while it was on the air, and Terriers was fantastic as well. What are some upcoming projects of yours that you're getting excited about? Well Copper is in the last half of season 2 amazing show that needs love on bbc america sunday at 10 Sons of Anrchy starts Sept 10th and Vikings I am working on right now- my book Agua is the thing that drives me cra`y 24 7 though- trying to make it really good (thanks Hadley Dyer at HarperCollins! my editor)
What ever happened to Jimmy the cab driver?! Started driving a towncar.
How often do you get people quoting Tao of Steve to you? Yesterday was the last time- tao of steve endures.
RIA! How does a Hollywood actor find himself in the trucking industry? I respect these men and women immensely as this country would be at an economic standstill without their efforts. Trucking is awesome- my partners in Aisling Trucking, Bud and Cathy Williams are the hardest working, biggest hearted people I know- trucking is 1000 times harder than acting- when I am driving truck I marvel at the skill level and hard work it takes and I love truckers, trucks, truck stops and all of it- it is criminal how little truckers get paid for the service they perform- getting my class A cdl was a big, big deal in my life.
Huge fan Donal!!, love Grounded For Life, any upcoming projects??. I heard also that you're a dual Irish/Canadian citizen??, do you ever get to spend as much time as you'd like in both countries??. Keep up the good work dude!! I spent the almost half of this year in Canada- spending the other half in Ireland (bt broke it up with a stint in NOHO on Sons of Anarchy) my parents live off and on back in Kerry.
Should marijuana be legalised? I don't drink alcohol or smoke weed (not because it was something I never did) so I am not sanctimonious- even though I don't smoke weed I still think it should be legalized for 1000 reasons.
Ah, Dr. Janek in Sneakers. "It would be a breakthrough of Gaussian proportions..." was said (seriously or sarcastically) more times in the 1990s than I care to admit. Was that math monologue particularly challenging, in terms of how to deliver it? Did you base the cadence and style on anyone in particular? There is such a long story behind that- janek was not supposed to be as young as I was at the time- but i argued that he should be young enough to blast existing paradigms in math/science.
How'd you get involved with Sons? Did Sutter seek you out? Also, judging from the end of season 5 and the promo for season 6, is it safe to assume that we're going to see a lot of Lee Toric? Edit: Oh, yeah. RIP Terriers. Glad to hear that there's an outside chance of a comeback! My involvement with sons of anarchy is 100 percent due to kurt sutter trying to get me on for years (scheduling problems prevented it) I owe kurt sutter so much.
How did you get started in acting, please? I did a little in highschool (thanks Mrs. Johnson at Central Union High in El Centro) but started in earnest sophomore year in college.
It says on IMDB that you lost 4 friends to alcohol abuse and you haven't had alcohol since 1991. Did you use these experiences and was it difficult when playing your character as a recovering alcoholic on Terriers? I didn't know you still drive big rigs. Will you be making a big rig movie like Over the Top or Black Dog? The imdb thing about quitting drinking is a bit off- all of us in El centro remember a very bad wreck in 84 in which we all lost a number of friends- I quit because my life sucked and no matter what I intended, alcohol was the priority- big rig tv show is in the works (we'll see)
Hey Donald your great, can I get a good story about being on set with Kevin Corrigan? Kevin corrigan is 15 layers of cool, smart, talented and awesome- I loved working with kevin and vincent donofrio in "steal this movie" watch it!
Hi Donal, has anyone told you that your Irish accent in Copper sounds more Jamaican? Jamaican accent came from cork. kerry irish people living in jamaica- true fact) Irish accents from Belfast through Dublin to Kerry as different as Mississippi to Baltimore and then New York- rock on.
I noticed you tweeted about a Twilight Singers song the other day. I recently saw Greg Dulli live at the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee. The Afghan Whigs are one of my favorite bands of all time, with Up In It being one of my favorite albums of all time. Did you listen to the Whigs and if not, what other early 90s grunge acts do you like? I listen to the Afghan Whigs constantly- greg is one of my best friends (has been since I road managed another great band- Bullet LaVolta) mud honey, dag nasty, lemonheads, teenage fan club, mogwai, too many to count)
I love you in Grounded for Life, You are awesome in SOA. But my favorite role of yours was in Hackers 2: The take down. The movie about Kevin Mitniks arrest. Thank you for doing this AMA and thanks for the fun watching your work. Q: What did you take away from Hackers 2, and what do you (try) to take home from each part at the end of the day? Any good lessons you have learned? The best absolute greatest thing that happened because of takedown was I became friends with kevin mitnick (after he got out of prison) and skeet ulrich- they are both still good friends.
What's the best prank you've ever seen played on a set? TRAVIS FIMMEL (star of vikings) is the greatest prankster of all time- Garry Marshall however- flew in a dude I was goofing on to confront me when making "Dear God" that was deep.
Does your mom consider "Sneakers" to be the best movie you've ever been in? Did she give you math tips during the movie? Ha! did you have my mom as your math teacher at calexico??? my mom finds most of what I do amusing, but baffling from her perspective as an irish catholic.
You are awesome in Sons of Anarchy, which is up there with my favorite shows currently on TV. I'm really looking forward to this upcoming season to see how your character progresses. How is working on SOA? Lee Toric seems to be a bit of a different character than the ones you normally play. Working on sons was the best experience possible- season 6 gets so dark- it shook me leaving work though- but environment (cast and crew) couldn't be cooler- a lot of terriers peeps on the crew too.
How was working with Terrence Malick and that cast on The Thin Red Line? I got cut from thin red line and to this day i don't think I've been in such a band of brothers situation- adrien brody, tim blake nelson, dash mihok, larry romano, sea penn, will wallace john reilly elias koteas- we were all tight- would scuba dive a lot together on great barrier reef- love love love terrence malick
How often are you asked to sign a Blade DVD? (Extra points for "New Line Platinum Series" snap case) Blade is job I am most stopped for in street, truck stop, etc- I drive big rigs and pulled my peterbilt into truckstop and dude working behind the counter tripped so hard and actually had a blade dvd for me to sign.
Would you rather have people explore your film work or television work? If you had to make the choice, of course. Thanks Donal No difference- clearly television is in an amazing place right now with so much room for writers, directors and actors- but films like the tao of steve are always special (zodiac etc- can't do that in an episode of television)
What is your favourite silent film and why? Do you think the history of film is important? And what do you think can be done to broaden the appeal, or introduce silents to the youth of today? Oooh Elias Merhige's Begotten yes- the bicycle thief (not silent) is a classic for a reason.
How great it is to work on such an authentic set as Copper? Also, you all seem to have a true affection for each other, which is great. What is the word on Season 3? No word on season 3 of copper- but copper (from top to bottom) was a joy and a privilege- the production design of shows like copper and viings (and sons) makes the actor's job so much easier.
How do you feel about the city of Boston? I lived in Boston when we first immigrated to America and went back for college (and beyond) if I could- I would live very happily in Boston going to shows at the Middle East smoking a pipe- I love Boston.
Hi there! I can't wait to watch CBGB, hoping for it to be released in Germany as well. How was the atmosphere on set, and how was working with Stana Katic? Thanks! I have been friends with stana for years- I am doing a film with German Wim Wenders- and she loved the script I adapted and she is as cool as they come- CB's was a great experience (I hung at the club a lot in the 80's)
Hi Donal...friend of yours from Central. I am so impressed with the depth you bring to your characters. How do you approach each one? I try and figure out the whole world first and then where they fit in- what is their personal mission then I try my best- there have been times when if I was confused- I sucked! I feel bad about missteps I have made.
Ps- go Spartans.
Loved your work in American Splendor. Is there going to be a sequel set in outer space? Yes and no.
I am intrigued. Which leads me to my next question...how do you like your eggs? Take eggs anyway they come prepared.
I like deviled eggs with paprika. Wait- is that "runaway bride?" oh no- different answer.
Man I really loved Tennis, Anyone?. That movie needs to be seen by everyone. Just came here to say that and thanks for being so awesome. Thank you- i am super proud of tennis anyone? kirk fox, jason isaacs, paul rudd stepehn dorff danny trejo et al- thanks to orian williams.
With what happened to Bob Filner in San Diego, could you see that being worked into "Terriers" in the future? Hope the show gets a second life. The bob filner story is sad- but the terriers bad guy (neil mcdonough) was going to be far worse.
Oh, I just thought of a question! lol; is there any type of character you haven't done yet, or story line, etc. that you would really love to do? I wantt o get back to improvisation comedy a la jimmy the cabdriver- am cooking something up at bad robot possibly along those lines.
Just want to let you know that Tao of Steve is one of my favorite movies. Did you enjoy making that film? I loved the tao of steve- thanks to antony bregman and ted hope- jenniphr goodman and greer goodman and duncan north (the stone cold genius it's based on)
Hi Mr logue! One quick question, how did the music video with theory of a deadman come about? It's one of my truly favorite music videos, and you are one of my favorite actors. Even if you don't see this thanks for the AMA! Has been an interesting read so far. One of my oldest- best friends- Paul Boyd (genius Scottish Director) who actually played a role in getting me to do things like Jimmy the Cabdriver- called me up to do theory of a deadman's video- loved those guys and hanging with paul and the band in jacksonville doing that video pulled me out of a weird period where I was being a wuss and in a dark space personally- a lot of good stuff started in my life after "Lowlife"
How do you like working on coppers, vikings, and sons? All awesome shows! I was pretty bummed to hear of the demise of terriers! I feel blessed and grateful- involved a lot of flying around- but its been a bit of a thrill ride- tom kelly, tom fontana, kurt sutter, michael hirst as writers - unreal experience.
Hi Donal ! Are you still shooting the new season of Vikings ... so eager to see what happens next. Were you surprised that history channel were behind shooting a TV series of this nature ? No- because the execs at histry (and mgm) are cool and they hit a homer with hatfileds and mccoys before vikings.
Ps- still shooting vikings- we are almost halfway through season 2.
Think you'll ever play piano again? But seriously, you were fantastic in Blade! Thank you- loved blade- stephen norrington is a genius.
Would you consider 'Grounded for Life' the greatest show ever to take place on Staten Island? Grounded for Life is the second greatest show set in Staten Island- the never aired sitcom about the creation of the WU TANG CLAN IS THE GREATEST.
Good evening sir, hope all is well. Been a fan of yours for some time now, you were my favorite SOA character. My question is, do you own a motorcycle... And if so which one? I sold my 2003 harley fatboy to @GillesMarini (twitter) and now only have two insane WR450 Yamaha enduros (til I get a new street bike)
When will you be back on Vikings? I am in all of season 2 of vikings that premieres in america in march of 2014.
Did I hear something about you writing a novel? I answered that in question about my hometown of el centro on the mexican border- novel is called "Agua' will come out mid next year.
"Cochise!" Does anyone yell that at you when you're walking down the street? Thanks for the AMA! I wish- jimmy on sabotage was one of my favorites- "Nathan Wind as..." I give it up to the genius of `Spike Jonze and the Beastie Boys.
What show/movie has been the most fun to work on? There are so many for so many different reasons- I swear to god- it's not the critical factor that makes up great life experiences though- I loved working with a cool young cast on things like shark night and when david ellis died i was so sad because he was a kick ass human being and a friend.
When will the SOA crew be making a road trip to Camacho's? SOA crew would fit right in in Camacho's.
Peanutbutter or Nutella ? I can live on peanut butter.
Did you ever dance on the speakers at "Forum"? Mexicali???
Hi Donal!!! Just wanted you to know you've always been one of my faves. I never missed grounded for life, even though it aired past 9 on school nights..hehe So pleased to see you on copper as well! honestly my favorite show right now. is it true that you're canadian? I was born in ottawa, canada but my parents are from ireland- we moved around a lot- I am canadian for sure and spent a ton of time in Ireland- but all the the formative years, experiences were primarily in nogales, arizona and el centro california so I am a border town- desert rat more than anything.
Grounded for Life is an underated show...but I always had this one question: What happened to your (tv show) son Henry in the last season? He disappeared. Henry (jake burbage) had to go back to jersey- his absence was a massive loss to the show (same with richard rhiele) and we couldn't recover- I love jake- great guy- amazing actor- his audition (as an eight year old) was so insane- he is a bit of a genius.
I just want to say that I thought Terriers was a great show! Ended too soon. I like you in all your shows (Copper, Vikings, Sons of Anarchy, etc). Has there ever been a role that you were offered, turned down, and when the show came came on air, regretted not taking? Ah- yes- I was offered a couple of roles in comedies that went on to become very big- but in truth- who they ended up getting in both cases were so much better at that particular type of comedy than me- if someone else gets a gig and is better than me- I give it up to them- I've gotten stuff others have turned down for sure too.
What's up Donal. I just wanted to say that you're awesome. A while back my friend convinced me to watch your show "Terriers" , which, by the way, we are both still pissed that it got cancelled, and ever since then I have seen you everywhere. Every story I hear of you is about what a great person you are. I just have two questions. Is there anyone in the industry that you really really want to work with whether its a director or actor, and are you looking at coming back to television full time in another show? I am not sure what the future holds- I am a huge fan of a lot of people- I would love to work with bill paxton, robert carlysle, tim roth- too many people to count- kyle chandler connie britton kim dickens my sister- damn! my friend gilles marini- a lot of people-
I loved Tao of Steve but I have to confirm what I heard...fake belly or no fake belly? Fake belly- but I gained a lot of weight for the part and then couldn't shake it!
I would love to see you on 'Justified'!! I love justified- FX may be tired of me by now though!
Uh no, you are donal logue from 'tao of steve' and You are brilliant. Thank you! i am flattered (and undeserving)
Hi Donal. Just wanted to say I got a chance to work with you as an extra this summer in Ireland and you, sir, are a class act. Didn't pluck up the courage to talk to you then but hope to get the chance to work with you again. Sincerely yours, Ray the Saxon. Ray! sorry to kick saxon ass! next time on set you have to come say hey- vikings is (from top to bottom) a team effort for all involved.
Tá súil a fheiceann Karina agus tú a dhéanamh níos mó stuif le chéile! Slan- i love my sister- one of the most talented people I have ever met and crushingly funny.
I need you and Kevin Corrigan to costar on a tv show ASAP!!! you guys were so awesome on Grounded for Life. I need kevin in my life for so many reasons- I miss Kevin- one of the all time great actors (and please follow the awesome @megynprice on twitter) megyn and lynsey were the true warriostars of grounded for life in my opinion.
We need a reprisal of your MTV spots, stat. The one where you parodied the video for "Ironic" is forever burned into my memory. Thanks for that. :) Jimmy will live again!
Nothing to ask, just wanted to say Terriers was insanely good, as were you in it. Just a really, REALLY good show. Also, catchiest theme song I can think of (it's now my ringtone). We tried to make terriers a show in which if a moment felt fake or forced (and not in line with the the emotional reality of what was happening in the show) it had to go- that's Shawn Ryan, Ted Griffin and Tim Minear for you- (Tim Minear needs a ton of props- watch AMerican Horror story)
Hi Donal! Just one of Horik's men stopping by to say hello! (Up onto the overturned keel...) Sweet- I will be heading back to Ireland tomorrow - now I am in Calabasas- o snap- Kardashian country!
No question, just wanted you to know whenever talk of movies "you gotta see" comes up I always throw "Tao of Steve" into the conversation. Thank you! tao of steve love endures in the universe.
Ah man no question just wanted to say I loved you in blade. Perfect comedic relief mixed with badass. Perfectly flowed with the movie, which is one of my favorite of the action genre. You're great in everything man. Keep in keepin on. Thanks- I love keep on keeping on- it's what i tell everyone.
No question. Just want to say that my brother and I loved your cab driver character on those MTV spots when we were kids. Thank you- hearing that made doing them worth it- created it with my rock friends, jesse peretz and clay tarver.
Having gone to St. John's College in Santa Fe, The Tao of Steve is required viewing for all undergrads. I still wonder if you have any idea that it's obsessively watched at my school. I considered St. John's when I left high school (santa fe and maryland campuses) I am always impressed by st. john's grads (and now even more so)
Hey Donal, I don't really have a question. Just want to say, no matter what you are in, good or bad, you always stand out. Thank you!! one life journey on earth and we are in it together.
Hey donal i just wanted to tell you that terriers was a greats show sad they got cancel and also the tao of steve was one of the first movies that got me introduced to your humor my question is out of all you shows which one did you like the most and my wife says hi. Asking what shows you like is like asking which of your kids you love the most- the answer is arlo of course (just kidding finn- arlo's standing over my shoulder and you are at skateboard camp- hard to beat terriers for how much i was given to do though.
Howdy dooty, Jimmy The cab Driver was the best thing on MTV... dammit I would love a Jimmy The Cab Drive movie, see how he lived and where he lived.. DO EEETTT We tried to do a jimmy the cabdriver movie- had it set up at paramount and then it all went south- long, semi-boring story- but there was a guy who essentially killed it and it was a bummer- nothing we could do.
Loved you in Confidence. Just say'n. Loved confidence- ed burns, luis guzman (who inspired me to move to the country- he lives n vermont) rachel, paul, brian leland order dustin hoffman - amazing cast.
Only 1 record to play in your cab: 'Come On Feel The Lemonheads' from The Lemonheads or 'The Gift' from Bullet LaVolta. Choose wisely. The gift- bullet lavolta- my life was 24 7 bullet lavolta in those days.
Tao of Steve!! That is all. Be desireless- be excellent- be gone- the tao.
Donal!! I live in El Centro, CA. You came to my school a couple years back and I just want to say I love watching you on tv! Thank you- send my best to everyone in EC- say hey to the gang at Driscoll's Sport HQ and Camacho's for me (and Benny at Clark Baker Music)
Ve ri tas, brother. Sweet Naaahhhvard College (that's what me and Clay Tarver always call it)
The Tao of Steve was fantastic. Thanks for being awesome dude! Thank you- thanks to ted hope and antony bregman for seeing it in the script.
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2012.11.27 00:01 tabledresser [Table] I am a senior VIP host in Las Vegas. I get paid to party with celebrities and athletes and do what it takes to make sure they have a good time. AMA

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I recently heard about a crazy birthday party for some Chinese billionaire and a bunch of celebs were there (Robert De Niro, Tobey Maguire, Jamie Foxx, Benicio Del Toro, Zack Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Britney Spears, Pharrell Williams, Busta Rhymes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Olympic medalist Michael Phelps, Korean pop-sensation PSY, Ludacris, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Chris Brown and more) and there were fireworks and the works...were you there??? How the hell did this billionaire get those people to come?? No i wasnt there it was at TAO nightclub not sure if they were all there at same time but could of been! I know a lot were there! And that guy is always in vegas and when he comes to the club he buys every table in the club a bottle of patron! Hes spends hundreds of thousands everytime he is in the club
That party wasn't at TAO. Link to kroq.cbslocal.com. Yea wasnt sure what date it was prob should of asked! Hes always at tao so that where i fig it was at.
1.)How much do you get paid? 2.)How did you get into this job? 3.)Who is your favorite celebrity that you have worked with? 4.)What is your craziest story? A lot hah.
A guy offered me it 10 yrs ago.
Prob anthony anderson.
Not sure about that one ill think about it and get back to you.
Anthony Anderson is the man , I was his caddie in NY once and man is he a character . Humble and funny as hell. Great guy and funny as hell his laugh is even funny
Normally how an AMA works, is that the person actually answers questions. Im trying I got hit with alot at once! Im new to this sorry, trying to get to everyone.
Have you had sex with any of the celebs? How many of them are divas? I had sex with a porn star not sure if that counts as a celeb ?
What celebrity was the craziest? Have you done anything illegal (you don't have to say what) to please a guest? Dont want put names as far as the craziest celeb but alot of them are fun and wild! And I wouldn't say illegal, but bent the rules haha
Did you get the pig? No but i had a stripper come dressed like a pig
Nobody requested a tiger in their bathroom? Hahah not yet!
Do you have suggestions for people who don't have a lot of money who want to go to clubs? Haha yes contact me i will set you up!
Not even joking, I've got a trip coming up in May for my birthday. Set me and a ladyfriend up for some fun, what would you do? We're torn between vegas or FL (we can drive to FL) and if you're serious about getting us in to some cool shit I'll definitely hit you up. I like florida but its def not vegas, i can def take care of u guys! May is good time to come too all the pool party's are going off! Dm ill give u my contact info!
I'm saving this comment for when I get back home from the middle east. :D. Get home safe!
I want to cash in on this also...considering Vegas for my bachelor party, cliche maybe, but it sounds fun. Dm if u have any ? Or want me to help set it up.
Im actually going to Vegas this summer for my 21 st bday hahaha. Come visit me at chateau nightclub.
I might have to take you up on this offer for my 22nd bday in january! Sounds good come see me ill take care of you.
Who was the coolest/your most favorite celebrity or actor? Who was the biggest dick you had to work with? Thanks for the AMA! My coolest/favorite, isnt an actor but an athlete and its q carter! And dont wanna say name of the ones I dont care for! I do like there business haha.
Quinton Carter of the Broncos? That's my favorite team dude. It's good to hear that people on the Broncos are cool. Yes q from broncos i also know chris harris very well too! I have a few pic up with me and him.
Thank you for the answer! Is there any room in this role for females or is it really a male thing? There are some female hosts, but its mostly males.
What was Larry David like? Is he funny in person. Damn you for getting to meet Larry David, I love his wokr. He was a nice guy, kinda quiet.
I'm having a hard time picturing Larry David at a Vegas club. Haha he was and a lil awkward but a nice guy.
How important is bottle service in a night club? thanks for the IAMA! I think its very important, but just depends how much u want to spend.
Why is your suit so large?? Its not its tailored and expensive
I knew a guy that was a limo driver and oddly enough the most important duty he had was to know of the best drug dealers around. Does this pertain to you also? Not so much but people do ask.
Is there a celebrity that you hope you will never have to deal with ever again? Not really but when certain ones call me i know it will be a handful
I know a guy who did the same job in Atlantic City for about 8 years. His stories are goddamned ridiculous. He tells me that he's lucky to be alive, given the amount of drugs and alcohol he's ingested. Is your experience similar, and if so, how are you holding up? Ive never done drugs but can drink like a fish ahha.
How did you spend your Thanksgiving? I went to Vegas lol. I went to a good friends house and watched football!
What do you think is the most interesting night you've been through? Omit names and such if you need to, but I'd like to think you've seen some crazy shenanigans from celebrities in Vegas. Prob when i got done raging with my high end client dave, after i left his villa he called me and asked "do you like basketball" i sad yea of course, he said be ready at 8am my limo is gonna pic u up! I said ok, at 8 am a phantom RR was there to pic me up we then went to the executive terminal at the airport, flew on a g5 to LA to to watch the lakers play in thes, i sat court side aka on the wood and was sitting right next to david beckam pretty rad!
Would you say that you need a LOT of patience in your job? Or do the fun times just counterbalance the bad? Just depends on the client but the fun def out ways the bad!
Were you one of Tiger Wood's Mistresses? Haha that is funny i really just lol! Fun u say that tho cause i do know one of them! And she got paid not to speak hahah
How much money do you need to make it rain? - Frank Reynolds. No less than a 100 but i got a guy who starts with 10k
Craziest celebrity request? No celebs really request anything weird. The most common request is girls. So we have a "girl" guy who's job it is to go around he club and bring girls over to hang out with them.
Doesn't look like it's been asked, so sorry if it has. Do you ever get sick or tired of your job? I think most people just get sick of doing the same thing over and over for work, and they probably think if they did something cool for ever, it would be fine. I'm wondering what you're opinion on that is. Do you get sick of pandering to celebrities? do you get sick of having to spend nearly every night out in noisy places? you say you've been going for 10 years, how long do you think you can keep it up for? The only thing that im not stoked about are the nights i plan on staying home and relaxing, are the nights my phone rings and i have to go out! Other than that i love what i do
If a client asked you to just give them a good night and you make all the decisions what would you plan? Set them up with dinner prob at STK, then a nightclub CHATEAU and prob finish the night at a strip club the RHINO
I went to Vegas a few months ago. Went to galleria Friday and chateau Saturday, and I have to say chateau was freakin' awesome! Had an outside table, which was pretty amazing. Chateau alone has made me want to go back again. If I do, can I contact you to find out what else is good? Vegas is a bit expensive for trial and error, haha. And, really random, I know, but would you happen to know any good places in Hong Kong or Taiwan? Thanks, man. Im glad u liked chateau! And yes pm and ill send you my contact info! And set u up.
So i had a root canal in Vegas once on Sunday about 4 am. (after trying to deal with it till i got home). Vegas can provide anything anytime it seems. Any bizarre requests come to mind? Had a guy req a mini pig and a midget i got a midget but couldnt get a mini pig so i got a stripper to dress like a pig and come! That was a funny party to say the least.
Along with everyone else i am quite curious as to how you got this job? It sounds pretty exciting! Do you need a degree or did you work your way up? Also are there any negative aspects or is every day "the best day yet"? Yea its really hard to get and i knew a guy who was a part owner of a lounge in vegas! It was mist lounge in treasure island! Its no longer there and worked my way up from there!
So when you "provide women" what does that mean exactly? Call up all the hotties you know and say "Hey is going to be tonight, wanna come bang him and hope he marries you?" Yep! exactly!
I'm coming to Vegas Thursday, where should I go, what should I do? Does your club let anyone in? I'm ready! Yes we let anyone in as long as your in dress code! Pm ill give u my contact info and txt me when u get in ill set u up.
Do all the hos come to you or do you have to round up the hos? You say you provide women, so how do you go about doing that? I have a lot of women contacts that I can call when need be. Or we have a "girl" guy that gathers women in the club.
Do you get them drugs if they ask? Do you get like the best cocaine available? No i dont personally get them drugs but i point them in the right direction! But they usually already have it...
So when I come to vegas can you point me in the right direction? lol don't answer that. Haha of course i can thats what i do.
Nice! Gonna PM you next time I'm in vegas. If it helps, I'm friends with some celebs that go there, but I don't rely on other people for my needs :) No prob if u want pm me now and ill send u my contact info! and if u ever need help with anything let me know!! maybe just meet up and get wasted hahaha.
Cool AMA Sluggo, I am coming to Vegas for a second time for EDC, any advice on some out the norm/off the track things to do for a young >25 males/females? Best place to stay in your opinion? I rec you stay at cosmo! And contact me before you get in town ill help u set stuff up.
I'll be coming to Vegas for the first time during Christmas vacation. What are some cool bars/clubs for a Vegas newbie? My club is a cool one and cool bars are all over my fav bar is at cosmo, pm and ill send u my info so u can contact me when u get here ill set u guys up!
Most insane celebrity/athlete to party with (aside from Gary Busey)? Its actually not a celeb but one of my high end clients dave! Guy go's nuts, he will spend 10-25k on bottles and then make it rain 10-20k.
Do you work for one club or a bunch of clubs? Which one(s)? One club now but i have contracts with al lot of clubs in vegas!!
I'm going to be in Vegas Super Bowl weekend in Feb, can you hook a brother up with VIP somewhere? Yes i can my friend, superbowl weekend is a good time to come... pm me ill send u my info to contact me.
With which celebrity was it the best to hang out with? Anthony anderson! He really is a funny guy! And all my NFL guys all good peep and rage
How would you suggest my buddies and me ball on a budget next time we're in Vegas?? Haha contact me! Dm me for my info.
Besides getting paid to party, what are the perks to this job? Who was your favorite celebrity to party with? Do you feel stressed when doing this job, because everything has to be perfect? No never stressed! It always fun the perks are getting hook ups all over the city to shows dinners and accesses to any club in the city, most fun celeb def anthony anderson
Do you wear the exact same pinstriped suit, silver patterned tie, and purple watch every time you work with a celebrity? I added more pics for u guys! And at that venue we did have a set suit we had to wear!
Edit: added more pictures after I posted. Not common at all that was the only place ever! And after about a yr they changed it, so we wore our own suits! Ill put pics up of me out in my normal clothes with them too.
How much do you make? Over 100k.
How was kicking it with Gucci? I cannot even imagine... Alot of fun my fav rapper! After that night his manager got my # about 9 months later when he came into town for his bday,he called me and invited me to party with him for his bday, That night was crazy to say the least ill put pic up from his bday soon.
So... When people ask for half an oz of the finest Bolivian cocaine, do you get it for them? No i sell bottles not drugs! And anyone who wanted that much would already have a dealer and know how to get it them self hah.
If one wanted to go to Vegas with a few friends and have an excellent VIP hosted weekend...not talking JayZ style or whatever, but just something most mortals would consider an amazing once-in-a-lifetime party...how much would you budget and why? Its hard to say depends how many peep and how long you would b in town?? Lmk that and i could throw u a round about fig.
What is the coolest, most worthy-of-a-celebrity thing one can do in Vegas that's actually and unexpectedly accessible to the average joe vacationer? Depending on the time of year u come pool party's and night clubs is what i recommend
I'll be making my way to the city of Sin in the summer time, and would love to not only meet a fellow redditor but get hooked up! For my question. What are the coolest perks you get either in hotels or clubs? Comped dinners, shows, access to all clubs. Its all amazing and I am lucky.
Have you kept in touch with any of the celebrities after partying with them? Of course all of them! U gotta maintain that relationship
How tall are you? All celebrities seems to be a head taller than you ;) 5'9 hah i guess they all are
Are there nice furry walls to calm people down? Haha yes they are lol
Current nba player? Star? Yes to both
How many women contacts do you have in your computer and smartphone? Not sure exact # of just girls but i have about 5200 contacts in my phone! I dont have it grouped
Do you keep drug dealers on hand for certain celebs? Also the last picture of you with Gucci Mane is hilarious. No no need its not hard for peep to find drugs in vegas! Usually peep walking strip offering them.
WHAT STAR OF THE PORNOGRAPHIC ARTS DID YOU STICK YOUR DICK IN? Not saying names im sorry! just unprofessional
Wait half mil on a hooker? No in the club on bottles
How do you go from VIP host to someone at the executive layer? All of the VIP hosts I deal with on a regular basis haven't made it up to management. I mostly deal with multi venue restaurant and bar groups. Hard work and connections. You have to have connections to get anywhere in this city.
So someone will promote you to a fiscally demanding and management focused senior level executive position with no relevant formal education or experience whatsoever because of "connections" to customers? How does that help you define a company roadmap, or set strategic goals? Can you give me an example of some las vegas nightlife company executives who started off booking tables and arranging bottle service? I started as a jr host 10 yrs ago and earned / worked my way up!! and all exec started the same way i did... and when you can do a million + in sales every yr that makes me more than qualified
Your're a freaky looking motherfucker... There's a fucking weird head on ya. Hahaha i really just lol'd!
What's the largest amount of money you've seen someone spulrge in one night> Prob 150,000 that ive seen but my boy that is a host had a guy spend half a million i wasnt there for that but saw the pics, and that is insane to me
Is Gucci Mane intimidating or is he really a chill guy Not really intimidating nut quite around peep he doesnt know! Ive hung out with him a few times soo hes cool around me! Hes drink of choice patron shots!
Everyone is saying your AMA is lacking because basically you're supposed to answer most of the questions. When they ask questions and you say you can't answer. Everyone loses interest and loses. Anyways, you probably have an awesome job and I wish I did something like this. I have replied to everyone! Sorry it takes me some time to get there! U can see for yourself...
What would you say is your biggest asset (I mean in terms of skills/charactecharisma) in helping you perform in your job. What do you feel you do well that sets you appart from any average Joe who thinks they can be a VIP host... Prob everything ive been through in life, seen a lot and been through a lot, and biggest asset is being able to talk to anyone! I like meeting new people so thats def in my favor.
You def have no clue what your talking about!! i just got an offer as a managing partner of a new club that is about to open! and at anytime i could be a casino host if i wanted!! Its a lot dif in Vegas!!
Your pics are from 1 event. I don't believe you are who you say you are. Not 1 event but 1 club i worked there for a long time! Sorry u dont believe me!
I added more pics as proof.
Sorry bro cuz i b h8tn on u bro. Haha its ok i added more pics.
U suck at ama. Why is that? Im new to it maybe u can help me.
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In my opnion, Craig Ferguson's show is unique, as so much is improvised. None of the episodes are broadcast live (or to my knowledge most aren't), and yet that talk show seems so much more "REAL" than any other to me. But Craig, like any good host, has strong ideas about himself and what he wants to do. He's a natural.
What kind of role do you play in the creation and distribution of that show? The show has grown and changed since it first started very much. How much of that can be attributed of "Worldwide Pants" and how much could be attributed to Craig Ferguson? I believe your sitting on a goldmine. Craig Ferguson has some of the best interviews on Television. Any chance you can just give the man a Charlie Rose style interview show? Craig wears an earpiece hooked up to my office and he repeats everything I say. He really is just a giant puppet. No, Craig is brilliant and all the credit belongs to him. As a company, Worldwide Pants isn't run by typical "executives." It's kind of me and Dave on the creative side. Our mantra is to find talented people and let them do their thing. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. In Craig's case it's working. Peter Lassally, who works for us on the West Coast, was crucial to identifying and championing Craig early on, and he is there on a day to day basis to work with Craig.
Have there ever been any guests that you were unable to put on the air due to their being intoxicated, being "out of it", or something along those lines? If so how do you make up for that? I can't recall an incident like that, but I may be forgetting. Some people thought Farrah Fawcett was on something when she had her infamous appearance. I actually have no idea because she arrived late -- after the show started -- so everything you saw, I saw.
I was interviewed after the incident and said I thought she was just playing around, trying to be funny. The day after I was in my office at 11 p.m. and the phone rang. It was Farrah. I thought she was calling to thank me for backing her up in the press.
She began explaining her appearance and to this day I still don't understand what she was saying. I just know that I was on the phone with her for an hour. The only phrase I remember is that she kept telling me that she was going to Al Pacino's castle. Your guess is as good as mine.
That was one of those show business moments I will never forget. I am 49, so if you do the math, I was in mid-puberty when the Farrah Fawcett poster came out. If I could have ever looked into a crystal ball and imagined myself being on the phone with Farrah Fawcett, going on midnight, and just wanting to GET OFF THE PHONE, well, I don't think my 13-year-old self would have ever believed it.
Al Pacino's Castle. Every time you try to leave it, it pulls you back in.
I must know more about this place. Must. Thank you and g'night! Hey, I'm a professional. Don't mess with this!
What is the the most uncomfortable thing youve you've seen on the Letterman set? The Crispin Glover incident? The various Harvey Pekar arguments? Your boss' mea culpa about dating his staffer and getting blackmailed? Anything else come to mind? We've had our moments. You can't predict them. They just happen. And the truth is, they are great for us. Crispin Glover, I think, was trying to do a bit -- but I can't really be sure. Harvey Pekar was great television. Farrah Fawcett was another one that was pretty amazing to watch up close. And there was one with the old actor Oliver Reed (now longer with us) that was compelling. He had a few cocktails and I thought there was a chance he was going to punch Dave.
Also, was Larry "Bud" Melman really that odd? As for Dave's "mea culpa," I actually didn't find that awkward at all. Part of what makes Dave the best is that he is honest and authentic in all situations. And I though he handled a difficult situation amazingly well.
Interesting...never heard of the Reed incident and I was a fan of his as well. Watching it online right now. That is one amazing beard. Thanks for the head's up. Here's a little more on Oliver Reed. I don't remember when this was, but I was not yet a writer on the show. (I suspect it was late 1987/early 1988 because I became a writer in Feb. 1988.) I was 25 and I was given a chance to segment produce. I was assigned Oliver Reed. He had been in some movie that took place on an island.
I got him on the phone and said, "Hello, Mr. Reed. So, you spend several months shooting on an island --" CLICK. He hung up.
I call back, the publicist says, "Oliver is mad that you asked if he was on an island. He says, of course he was on an island." I said I wasn't really asking that, just thought maybe there might be a story or two from shooting that he'd like to share.
He gets back on the phone and I try a different approach. I figure I'll talk about his past. I say, "Hello, Mr. Reed. I see that you and Lee Marvin spent a lot of --" CLICK.
And that concluded all interactions between me and Mr. Oliver Reed for the rest of our lives.
I have two questions. 1: how painful was it for you having to watch Joaquin phoenix live on set on letterman? (you know which episode) 2: what is your opinion on Jay Leno and this whole Conan/Jay thing. (great show last night btw) The Joauin Phoenix thing is not painful for us at all. I'm never worried during those situations because I always have supreme confidence in Dave. And boy did he come through with flying colors. When he told Joaquin, "I wish you could have been here tonight," it was tremendous. The place exploded. I thought Conan was an incredible guest last night on our show. He was really hilarious. I'm a big Conan fan, really from the start when he took over for Dave in Late Night. I remember the first cold opening he did with him walking to work and everyone telling him, "You better be better than Letterman!" I immediately thought, 'This guy is really smart and funny." The idea of going into Dave's old studio and not being suffocated by the past, and moreover creating your own original brand of that show, is something for which I think Conan deserves enormous credit.
Edit: thanks for doing this AMA.
This is why i love dave more than any other host. he always knows how to stay on top of every situation. That is why I love Dave more than any other host. That and the other hosts didn't put my kids through college.
How did you get into the industry? Is it tough to get your feet of the ground when trying to become a writer for TV? Also, who is the longest in the Letterman Shows Shower? Is it David? I started as an intern at Late Night one year out of college. Here's a tip: once you get into a place, you start putting small amounts of poison in the watercooler. Not enough to kill anyone, just enough to make everyone a little slower, a little duller. Next thing you know: head of the company!
That explains a lot about the show & the network. And show business in general.
How much does Dave hate Jay Leno? Is it real or is it mostly for show? They need each other to survive like Superman and Lex Luthor. (Just so we're clear: Dave = Superman)
Honestly, I don't think Dave spends a lot of time thinking about Jay. As Dave said on last night's show, they've known each other for a long, long time so I'm not really sure even I completely understand the relationship.
When they shot the Super Bowl commercial together there was no tension or hostility at all. It was professional.
Who were some of the worst guests to deal with on Letterman? The answer to this is never as dramatic as you want it to be. We really haven't had a lot of big diva incidents and such. Everyone always asks me, "Is so and so nice?" Our segment producers have a more thorough interaction with them and can give fuller answers, but generally everyone is on their best behavior when they do our show.
Occasionally a publicist might get aggressive. I'll leave the names out because we have to work with these people, but once I remember a publicist threatening to pull a guest because he/she/it didn't like the way we had formatted the show. Specifically, the order of the guests. I politely told he/she/it that they couldn't tell us how to format our show, much as I would never tell he/she/it how to producer their movie/album/book.
The publicist turned to his/heits assistant publicist and said, "Call Jay and see if he has an opening." At which point I turned to our talent booker and said, "Call Tom Brokaw and see if he's available for tonight."
And then somehow everything magically worked out.
So we know the guest wasn't Tom Brokaw. How many does that leave? Nice work detective. Unless it WAS Tom Brokaw and I was just using him to throw you off the trail.
Your move.
You are a fine diplomat sir. How about Crispin Glover? Were you there during the 'incident'? I always wondered if it was staged, but it looked pretty scary at the time. God, I'm old. I was there when Crispin had his incident, but I was pretty removed from the action. I think I was just a talent assistant that time. My personal belief is that it was comedy gone wrong, and, in the words of my boss circa 1985, we all know how painful that can be.
Can we infer that every time a same-network star comes on that's not plugging something there was a cancellation? Do we even get that anymore? People come on shows to plug stuff. It sucks. Plain and simple. It used to not be like this, but that's how it is now.
what I heard was: "It WAS Tom Brokaw." Game. Set. Match. Which is exactly what I wanted you to hear. You = fiddle. Me = fiddler.
Does anyone else feel like they are in the princess bride here? Which is exactly what I wanted you to say.
Inconceivable. And by that you mean, "Incotheevable."
(I once was referred to as "Wallace Shawn's less neurotic younger brother" in Entertainment Weekly.")
I was a guest on the Late Show audience show and tell, and it was probably one of my favorite memories in my life. Always been a big fan of Dave. My question: Is Dave planning on retiring anytime soon, and if so, any rumblings as to who could be his Late Show successor? I really have no idea when Dave is going to want to retire. Dave is in a rarified position in show business in that he can choose when to get off the stage. It's rare. Normally, someone shoves you off with a meat hook and there's usually blood and flesh left on the floor. Dave has to decide for himself when he's had enough.
From my standpoint, Dave is still as good as he ever was -- in some ways, better than he ever was because he has incredible stature now. He is bigger than his guests and that creates an interesting dynamic.
Night in and night out he's still really, really funny. And I say this because it is true, and also on the chance that he finds this IAmA. I'm not an idiot, people!
What's Dave like in person? Do you guys get along? Dave has been on TV for about, I don't know, 5000 hours now. And largely without a script. You know what he's like. You see it every night. He's not playing a character -- that's him out there. His honesty as a performer is his biggest asset. You always know what he's thinking or feeling about something. He's just not a phony, and that is absolutely the case off the air as well. The fact that he expresses himself in such a unique and funny way night in and night out, well, that's the reason we've all had jobs for this many years.
So no, then? Hahahaaha. We get along great. There has been no bigger influence in my life than Dave.
In your mind, who are the standouts able to form the next generation of late night hosts? I think there is huge talent out there across the board: Ferguson, Fallon, Kimmel and of course Conan, Stewart and Colbert. The problem for these guys is not their ability, but the change in the TV landscape. Talk shows at their core are meant to be sort of filler shows at the end of the prime time day. Now with DVR, people can watch CSI or whatever else they want at 11:30 p.m. It's tough competition. Plus throw in Adult Swim, video games, fascinating Reddit IAmas like this one -- I don't think anyone will ever again have the mantle the way Johnny and Dave did. It's just not set up that way.
How's does one get into writing for a late night talk show? Any advice you can give? It's never easy, but I have to say it's easier now than ever because there are so many places. Just find any outlet for your jokes. Cable shows. Reality shows. Game shows. Even if you can start by just getting in the door as a production assistant. A writer's assistant is a great way in.
Here's a success story: Tracey Wigfield. She was a page at CBS. I met her, hired her as an assistant on Knights. Gave her a chance to write some ADR (additional dialogue recording) lines for a scene when Jon and I were too busy. She did a great job. I recommended her for a writer's assistant job at 30 Rock. She got it. Did a great job. Now she's on staff at 30 Rock. I think she was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award for one of her scripts. (Maybe she won -- don't know). Tina Fey told me she's doing great up there.
Bottom line: her career is better than mine now. Advice: Don't ever help anyone.
Oh god, I screwed it up didn't I? I think that actually looks better than me, and also answers that other guy's question about whether Dave ever tried to seduce me.
Rob, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being Barack Obama and 10 being Adolph Hitler, how racist is Michael Ian Black? I'm thinking about 6.5, but you know him better than I do. I would have said 6, but I'm good with a 6.5.
What kind of car do you drive? I have never been a car guy. For years I drove a beat up Honda Hybrid, but we actually used it as a prop in the movie and it got sort of destroyed. (That sounds more exciting than it actually is. It wasn't a big car chase -- just a character throwing rocks at it. It's one of the funniest scenes in the movie.)
I now drive a Lexus Hybrid. 45 m.p.g. We are big into environmental stuff in my family. My wife is on the board of the Connecticut Audubon, we use no chemicals on the lawn, my wife built a summer house that is Silver Leed certified -- if that means anything to any of you.
But, the real reason I stepped up to a Lexus is because I needed a good stereo system so that I could listen to Mike and Tom Eat Snacks every day on my way to work. I told Tom Cavanagh that he owed me for the car and he actually wrote me a check.
What selection does Dave have into choosing the musical guests? He seemed to REALLY like the Hold Steady, and the Gaslight Anthem. If he likes the band, does that increase the chances of them being asked back? Dave doesn't get involved a ton with the music bookings. Certainly he has his favorites and, as with everything on the show, we tailor things to what we think Dave likes. Sheila Rogers is the head of our talent department and Sheryl Zellikson (please let me have spelled that correctly) is specifically dedicated to music bookings.
The music has become one of my favorite parts of the show. It's a real treat for me each night to stand on the stage and watch such great musicians.
Hi, Rob. Do you listen to Mike and Tom Eat Snacks? If so, what do you think? Also, do you have any funny stories about Tom and Michael from your 'Ed' days? Mike and Tom Eat Snacks is my favorite thing in the world. It is embarrassing what a fan I am of that show. (Except for the two episodes I guested on. I knew full well I was ruining their show, but I was so excited to be on I didn't even care.) I think those guys are geniuses and that podcast is one of the funniest things being done right now in all of comedy.
It seems like lately Dave has just become a bitter old man. I loved watching him and his slightly aloof take on the world always killed me, but it just seems like the joy has gone out of him. Any thought to that? You say bitter old man, I say hilarious national treasure. Potato-potahto.
I have NEVER understood the Paul angle. I was watching the show from even before you started there and Paul has always seemed creepy, strange, odd, and his music sucks. I just don't get it. The Spanish redub show was part of my writing submission. So you're talking, oh, 25 years ago? I think the show has appropriately evolved to a great place. You don't want to be Gallagher smashing watermelons in your 60s. Part of Dave's genius is to have smartly evolved the show into what he is comfortable and great at doing. You have to keep moving forward.
He's a legend for good reason, I just remember how happy and joyful he used to be. Also, I remember getting a ton of complaints from the Miami affiliate because people thought we were just running the show in Spanish from then on.
I can't fucking believe you were the guy who did the dubbed show. If memory serves the guest was someone like Jacqueline Bisset. I laughed the whole way through. If you're talking about the show I'm thinking of -- the whole show in Spanish -- all I can remember was deep-voiced Spanish Paul singing "Dave's Roches y Minerales"
I've always wondered.. how are the sandwiches as Rupert's Hello Deli? To the best of my knowledge, no one has died, or if they have, it's been successfully covered up.
There was a period of time when I was headwriter that I ate a turkey hero from Rupert every day for two years. And I went down to his store at some point and saw that he had started naming sandwiches after staff members. Everyone had a sandwich named after them. Not me.
I said, "Rupert, why do I not have a sandwich named after me? I ordered a sandwich every day for two years!" And Rupert looked at me and in his laconic dulcet tone said, "You're sandwich is too boring."
What is your collaborative writing process like with Jon Beckerman? Do you prefer working with a co-writer, do you also write strictly solo? How did you two come up with the idea of We Made This Movie? I'm the luckiest man alive to have found a partner like Jon Beckerman. He's a genius, super funny, and, quite frankly, easy on the eyes. We were lucky in that we both grew up together working for the Late Show. I was made headwriter a week after he was hired as a writer. He then went on to be headwriter when I became EP.
When I was headwriter I would often gather two or three writers in my office when it was crunch time. Jon was always in that group. He's really one of the best ever Letterman writers. So we have a great shorthand.
Our process is that we talk and talk and talk and talk. And then talk more about an idea. We discuss characters, scenes, story. We end up making a very detailed outline. (This may be residue from our days doing "Ed"). After we have a detailed outline, we divide things up and write scenes individually, but by then we understand the dynamics of those scenes in detail. It may also be that we have jokes or ideas from our talks that end up in those scenes.
When we're done, we give each other notes. It's like I'm the boss of the stuff he writes and he's the boss of the stuff I write. The goal is to never have anything in a script that either of us doesn't like.
I remember seeing an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast that was written by some writer's of The Late Show. I can't remember which episode, but were you involved with that? Any interesting stories or anything to say about Space Ghost? I liked Space Ghost a lot, but was not involved. I believe the writer you're thinking of is a guy named Matt Harrigan who used to work for us. Very funny guy. Very nice guy.
What formal/ informal education do you think was most beneficial to helping you do what you do? Who is you favorite guest to have on The Late Show? Thanks! In some ways my education didn't contribute at all, however, when Jon Beckerman and I were writing "Ed," I found that every ounce of brain was tapped at some point to be used in scripts.
The more references I had, the more I know about -- no matter how irrelevant it might seem: from Shakespeare to Art History -- at some point, it came in handy.
Favorite guests for me are: Howard Stern, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Marty Short. And Conan was great last night. There are more, but I'm forgetting.
The people that I admire are the people that realize that while they might be there to promote their project, our show is OUR project. And they are a part of it. Guys like Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Marty Short work really hard at their appearances. They are huge stars. They don't have to do anything. But they come sometimes in advance and shoot stuff and prepare bits.
One of my best memories is directing "Dave and Steve's Gay Vacation." This was Steve Martin's idea. Jon Beckerman and I wrote a lot of the specifics, but Steve was really the guys behind it. There was a moment where I was explaining something to Dave and Steve and they're both looking up at me. It was an out of body experience. A little voice in my head said, "Two of the greatest comedians of our generation are listening to you right now."
Any thoughts on the Larry Sanders Show ? I was a big fan. It's all exaggerated of course, but they got the nuances of show business incredibly right. Show business is awkward, neurotic, ugly, strange and almost every other adjective you can imagine.
Morning Rob. You recently Directed your first feature. Do you miss 35mm film? How did you approach We Made This Movie in terms of determining a Directing style and what are the challenges of directing your inaugural feature film as opposed to episodic television and which did you enjoy better? Who are your favorite Directors and did you emulate or borrow any techniques? Thanks for your insights, Rob! My first directing experience was on Ed, which was shot on film. I know I am supposed to miss film, but I don't think I directed enough on film to have a nostalgic feeling for it. I directed the pilot of "Knights of Prosperity" on video and I loved it. It's much easier and faster. You don't have to change lenses. It gives you great flexibility.
Our DP on We Made This Movie is a guy named Chris Sargent who is a big talent. (Our DP on Ed was Michael Slovis who also is a big talent -- he's now on CSI). A good DP can make shooting digitally look plenty good.
On WMTM, we shot everything the way high school kids would shoot it. No dollies, no cranes -- nothing they wouldn't have themselves.
If Reddit raises enough bribe money, do you have the power and connects to get the Kardashians off TV? It will be done quietly and efficiently.
Hey Rob, what do you think was the best time where you felt every joke was hitting the biggest audience with Letterman? Also your favorite joke with it. Thanks! On a show like Late Show (and Late Night) that's been around so long, there are eras. Sometimes people want to feel like their particular era was the best or the most important. I don't think that way. I think it's all part of a big quilt.
The early days of the show -- before I was there -- were magical. Merrill Markoe and that group redefined television and I don't think anything can compare to those early days.
The show had a whole other explosion in the 90s when we first moved to CBS. I had thought at the end of NBC that Dave couldn't get any more famous, but when the show moved to 11:30 it existed at a whole other level. We would do stuff and the next day people on the street would talk to me about it. It was crazy.
And I think there's a whole other chapter out there -- whenever Dave ultimately retires. That will perhaps be the most memorable moment of all.
As for my favorite stuff, I think it would be the remotes we did with Dave. Probably the "Fun with Rupert" pieces would be at the top of my list. Dave was amazing at that. I laughed all day doing those.
Did you get to take home any nifty free stuff from the show? New person comes in. Welcome to show business. Walks by free bin. Free stuff everywhere. Oh my God! Things start piling up in office. David Hasselhoff's new book? Yes! New Corkscrew invention? I'll take it! Year goes by. Stuff all still there. Person no longer new to show business. I'm throwing all this crap out! Put it back in the free bin! I don't need or want any of this!
New person walks by free bin. "Hey, David Hasselhoff's new book!"
Repeat.
What made you decide to do an AMA? First off, I love Reddit. I am new to it, but I find it fascinating. I don't have enough time, but I could easily find myself becoming addicted to it. I love the celebrity stuff, but I'll take all the "I work at McDonalds" or "I just got struck by lightning" you got.
I'd be lying if I didn't say that I am beginning to promote this little movie that Jon Beckerman and I made called We Made This Movie, and I think this is the kind of audience that would enjoy it.
And I want to crush Mike Carp on twitter. @Robburnett1 Do it!
You were with dave for the transition from nbc to cbs. what was that like? last night dave told conan he wasn't worried about him because he knew conan would land on his feet. was dave that confident in himself during the carson-to-jay debacle? Dave never expressed doubt to me, he certainly didn't project it, but I have to imagine that he felt the importance of the moment. It was a crossroads for all of us. I always thought Dave would be great at 11:30.
One funny thing I remember from that time was how much thought we put into that first show. It's all Dave cared about. And then we came in the next day, I remember Dave looking at me and laughing and saying, "Oh my God, we gotta do more of these!"
Are celebrities really as good looking and desirable as they are made out to be? Nope.
Not even Julia Roberts? That's really funny. I actually had originally written: Nope. Except for Julia Roberts. No joke.
As someone finishing school in TV production, do you have any advice for me on producing my own shows? as in, what is the best way to present and pitch a show? who are the best people to pitch to? TV shows are more about the people doing them than the idea. It's like starting a business. "Ed" cost $2 million an episode. We made 83 hours. That's $166 million dollars that people had to pay for that show.
Of course they didn't have to write that check all up front, but you get the idea: they want people with track records, who have shown they can run a business.
Having said that, when Jon and I did Ed we had no track records and had no idea what we were doing. So I may very well have no idea what I'm talking about. And yet, that doesn't stop me from talking!
Ed has launched the careers of so many stars (Justin Long, Julie Bowen, John Slattery and Ginnifer Goodwin). How could Paramount or NBC not want to release this? They release so much other crap. That's been my pitch exactly: "Come on! We're just as crappy as everyone else!"
We were certainly blessed with that cast. A lot talent there. And very nice people. Many of them are my best friends today.
Here's a little "Ed" anecdote for you: I wrote and directed Larry Teng and Lesley Boone's wedding proposal.
That's right. Larry Teng, who worked on the show, and who is now a big time director, came to me and Jon and asked if he could propose to Lesley on camera.
So we wrote a scene where the whole cast is sitting around the bowling alley and Molly (Lesley's character) is talking about how she's the only one without a spouse. (This was after Ed had proposed to Carol.) She's going on and on about how she's never going to find anyone. It was a completely made up scene. And then Larry -- who was not an actor on the show. He worked in post production -- walks in, gets on one knee and asks Lesley to marry him.
The look on her face was amazing. She had no idea what was going on and we had it all on film. Her parents were there and came out. It was really nice. And now they have the cutest babies ever!!!
I'm an aspiring writer, still in college right now but want to get in the TV industry after I graduate. How did you go about transitioning from intern to writer on the show? The best advice if you want to be a writer is to write. It sounds obvious, but you'd be surprised. When I got my job at Letterman, I was already writing movies with a buddy of mine from college -- Steve Engel (who is now a bigshot successful TV writer). But my point is to just keep writing, get it into the hands of people as close to show business as you can, and hope for the best. It's also worth trying to get any kind of job on a production to get in the door.
PS: Knights of Prosperity never got its due, I loved that show. I still think about the one where Donal Logue pretends to be an architect all the time. And of course "Ed" was excellent as well. Both gone too soon. In fact, at one point we were put on a plane to go meet STeven Spielberg, and got hired to write a movie for him. Did you ever see, "Jurassic Park"? Well, we didn't write that one.
Any early Howard Stern experience stories? I believe in real life that he's a quiet guy, but what about during the Fartman / Private Parts times? One of my first experiences with Howard as a guest that I remember from way back was going into his dressing room before the show. He had three tapes and he asked me to look at them and tell me what I thought. He was considering showing them on our show. (I honestly don't remember what they were.)
I watched the tapes and told him I thought he should play one and not all three because they didn't build on themselves. He couldn't have been nicer. He said, "Right! You're right. Thank you. We'll just show one."
It was a lovely interaction. He ran the one tape. It played well. It was all good.
Next morning I tune into the radio show and hear him going on and on about how dare I tell him what's funny. Who does Rob Burnett think he is? Telling me what I can do and can't do? Etc...
I think it's all professional wrestling with Howard. I love the guy.
So here's my question: what happened? He is more like Leno these days and he kind of kisses his guests ass (sorry Dave). I miss the old Letterman, did the heart surgery slow dave Down? I think if you don't evolve in show business, you're a phony. That's one thing Dave isn't. He never clung to his old act. At times, as headwriter, it was painful because Dave started refusing to do stuff that you knew would work. But he was right. He has a compass for himself like no one else I have ever seen. I admire it.
Why have more and more old media types been doing AMAs recently? Is it being talked about within the industry? Recommended by producers? I'm not sure, but I think you might have just referred to me as an "old media type." Let me correct you: I am a VERY old media type.
I think it's the way of the world. And us oldies may just be a step or two slow in catching up.
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