Mona and Jay begin with a guest, Charles Lane. (Jay is late but butts in when he arrives.) They talk about the midterm elections and about Central America. Chuck has done extensive reporting from Latin America, as well as several other regions around the globe. Today, he is an editorial writer and columnist for the Washington Post. After Chuck leaves, Mona and Jay continue to talk about the elections, and about language, and about music, etc. Mona says it’s one of her missions in life to mix it up with lefties. Jay says – as he has many times before – “You’re a better man than I.”

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There are 8 comments.

  1. Coolidge

    Big problem with the music here guys.

    • #1
    • November 9, 2018 at 12:58 pm
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  2. Admin

    FIXED! 

    • #2
    • November 9, 2018 at 1:10 pm
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  3. Member

    I would like to say this about Jay, because I’ve been thinking about it: He is clearly wrong, and Mona is right, about their analyses of reporters. She is too much of a lady to tell him that he is wrong. Reporters are far worse today than they’ve ever been. Sure, Donaldson was not very professional in some ways. But he was nowhere near the blow-hard Narcissist that Acosta is. Donaldson wanted to argue to, but it wasn’t this blatant. And he did care about making news. All Acosta cares about is getting on the front page. Cronkite was clearly a Lefty. But we only got confirmation of it when he retired. When he was working, he did succeed in hiding it, to a large degree. These days, so-called reporters think nothing of stating their views for all to see. Acosta has said, in interviews, that he has views that are very Left. (I am not sure if he ever used those words.) But he claimed he can be a straight reporter, in spite of that. Reporters of old would never never admit how Left they were. Jay may be Mona’s junior in age (and I am older than both of them) but he is old enough to remember the time of Donaldson, Cronkite, and the rest. He is just mis-remembering.

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    • November 11, 2018 at 9:10 am
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    George Townsend (View Comment):

    I would like to say this about Jay, because I’ve been thinking about it: He is clearly wrong, and Mona is right, about their analyses of reporters. 

    As is often the case these days, I’ve been reluctant to give this podcast a listen. But based on your comments here, George, I take it Jay was suggesting that the press isn’t any more biased in its coverage of the GOP today — in 2018 — than it’s ever been.

    Have I got that right?

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    • November 11, 2018 at 12:09 pm
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    filmklassik (View Comment):

    George Townsend (View Comment):

    I would like to say this about Jay, because I’ve been thinking about it: He is clearly wrong, and Mona is right, about their analyses of reporters.

    As is often the case these days, I’ve been reluctant to give this podcast a listen. But based on your comments here, George, I take it Jay was suggesting that the press isn’t any more biased in its coverage of the GOP today — in 2018 — than it’s ever been.

    Have I got that right?

    That’s how I see it. And, as I stated, I emphatically disagree. I think Jay’s problem is that he is so anti-Trump (a sentiment with which I am in accord, basically) that he can’t he can’t seem to think fully passed that, to give an accurate assessment of others who share his sentiments, but for baser motives.

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    • November 11, 2018 at 12:31 pm
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    George Townsend (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    George Townsend (View Comment):

    I would like to say this about Jay, because I’ve been thinking about it: He is clearly wrong, and Mona is right, about their analyses of reporters.

    As is often the case these days, I’ve been reluctant to give this podcast a listen. But based on your comments here, George, I take it Jay was suggesting that the press isn’t any more biased in its coverage of the GOP today — in 2018 — than it’s ever been.

    Have I got that right?

    That’s how I see it. And, as I stated, I emphatically disagree. I think Jay’s problem is that he is so anti-Trump (a sentiment with which I am in accord, basically) that he can’t he can’t seem to think fully passed that, to give an accurate assessment of others who share his sentiments, but for baser motives.

    Too bad Jay is now incapable of taking the same, intellectually honest approach to these things that Jonah Goldberg, Charles CW Cook, Kevin Williamson, David French, John Podhoretz, etc. all take: which is to call out Trump and “Trumpism” whenever it’s required — holding nothing back — while at the same time maintaining their clear-eyed understanding of the danger posed by modern Leftism — a danger that has neither gone away nor diminished.

    But Jay’s perfectly justified contempt for the first thing (Trump and Trumpism) has all but hindered his ability to perceive the second. Or at least, to fully acknowledge it.

    Which is a shame. And more than a little shameful.

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    • November 11, 2018 at 6:56 pm
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  7. Lincoln

    Well said Mona! If people don’t know want policies they are voting for or (perhaps more importantly) against, they should not be voting. They should not care who they would rather have a beer with.

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    • November 12, 2018 at 1:08 pm
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  8. Listener

    I have to strongly object to the idea of making refugees go to their local embassy to register before trying to get into the US. What better way is there to announce to an oppressive regime that you’re trying to flee from it?!

    • #8
    • November 19, 2018 at 1:35 am
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