Two cropped up in the discussion — one unmentionable, the other not. Jay and Mona covered North Korea, Roseanne Barr, Samantha Bee, sarcasm on Twitter, the economy, Trey Gowdy and much more. A meaty meal!

Music from this week’s show: From Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13 in B flat, Op. 130

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There are 12 comments.

  1. Member

    Good Podcast, per usual!

    • #1
    • June 6, 2018 at 10:31 am
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  2. Coolidge

    I used to listen to Chris Plante every morning and thought he was great. Then came Trump. No more. Every now and then I turn him on to see if things have changed but I invariably find him spinning and excusing every stupid thing Trump does. Pity. But it is obviously what his audience wants.

     

    • #2
    • June 6, 2018 at 2:18 pm
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  3. Member

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    I used to listen to Chris Plante every morning and thought he was great. Then came Trump. No more. Every now and then I turn him on to see if things have changed but I invariably find him spinning and excusing every stupid thing Trump does. Pity. But it is obviously what his audience wants.

    Agreed! Jay & Mona’s podcast has become a kind of presidential score card, which is great for folks like us who despise Donald Trump.

    After all, if I want trenchant analysis about the broader political landscape or the culture-at-large or where Leftism has erred (or is erring), there’s always Ricochet’s flagship podcast or Jonah Goldberg’s The Remnant or GLOP or Commentary — shows that are perfectly capable of trashing Trump and the Left in equal measure.

    But if I want my fix of, “Trump stinks and, jeepers creepers, for whatever reason, the Left isn’t quiiiite as bad as I thought it was even two years ago” — Need to Know is the place to be!!

    • #3
    • June 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm
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  4. Coolidge

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    I used to listen to Chris Plante every morning and thought he was great. Then came Trump. No more. Every now and then I turn him on to see if things have changed but I invariably find him spinning and excusing every stupid thing Trump does. Pity. But it is obviously what his audience wants.

    Agreed! Jay & Mona’s podcast has become a kind of presidential score card, which is great for folks like us who despise Donald Trump.

    After all, if I want trenchant analysis about the broader political landscape or the culture-at-large or where Leftism has erred (or is erring), there’s always Ricochet’s flagship podcast or Jonah Goldberg’s The Remnant or GLOP or Commentary — shows that are perfectly capable of trashing Trump and the Left in equal measure.

    But if I want my fix of, “Trump stinks and, jeepers creepers, for whatever reason, the Left isn’t quiiiite as bad as I thought it was even two years ago” — Need to Know is the place to be!!

    You don’t know Jay and Mona if you think they think the left isn’t quite as bad. But I agree they have lapsed occasionally. I’d like them to have Andrew McCarthy as a guest for some balance. Mona is in the “clean our house first” mode and there is a place for that.

    • #4
    • June 7, 2018 at 7:32 am
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  5. Member

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    I used to listen to Chris Plante every morning and thought he was great. Then came Trump. No more. Every now and then I turn him on to see if things have changed but I invariably find him spinning and excusing every stupid thing Trump does. Pity. But it is obviously what his audience wants.

    Agreed! Jay & Mona’s podcast has become a kind of presidential score card, which is great for folks like us who despise Donald Trump.

    After all, if I want trenchant analysis about the broader political landscape or the culture-at-large or where Leftism has erred (or is erring), there’s always Ricochet’s flagship podcast or Jonah Goldberg’s The Remnant or GLOP or Commentary — shows that are perfectly capable of trashing Trump and the Left in equal measure.

    But if I want my fix of, “Trump stinks and, jeepers creepers, for whatever reason, the Left isn’t quiiiite as bad as I thought it was even two years ago” — Need to Know is the place to be!!

    You don’t know Jay and Mona if you think they think the left isn’t quite as bad. But I agree they have lapsed occasionally. I’d like them to have Andrew McCarthy as a guest for some balance. Mona is in the “clean our house first” mode and there is a place for that.

    There’s definitely a place for that. And I can’t stand Conservatives who refuse to call Trump on his b.s. Drives me nuts.

    But it’s a one-hour podcast (approximately).

    And the Left is culturally ascendant right now. Been to a campus lately? Are you watching network TV? Cable TV? Netflix and Amazon? Have you been to the movies?

    Each of these things — every last one — reinforces Leftist social norms. Which of course changes the culture. It is changing the culture.

    But Jay and Mona almost never talk about this. Or, at best, they just laugh it off.

    ”Mona, you know I haven’t watched TV since Mary Tyler Moore left the air.”

    “Ha ha ha!! Ohhhh, Jay. You’re priceless!”

    ”Thanks. Let’s talk about Chopin.”

    ”Okay!”

     

    • #5
    • June 7, 2018 at 11:01 am
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    filmklassik (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    I used to listen to Chris Plante every morning and thought he was great. Then came Trump. No more. Every now and then I turn him on to see if things have changed but I invariably find him spinning and excusing every stupid thing Trump does. Pity. But it is obviously what his audience wants.

    Agreed! Jay & Mona’s podcast has become a kind of presidential score card, which is great for folks like us who despise Donald Trump.

    After all, if I want trenchant analysis about the broader political landscape or the culture-at-large or where Leftism has erred (or is erring), there’s always Ricochet’s flagship podcast or Jonah Goldberg’s The Remnant or GLOP or Commentary — shows that are perfectly capable of trashing Trump and the Left in equal measure.

    But if I want my fix of, “Trump stinks and, jeepers creepers, for whatever reason, the Left isn’t quiiiite as bad as I thought it was even two years ago” — Need to Know is the place to be!!

    You don’t know Jay and Mona if you think they think the left isn’t quite as bad. But I agree they have lapsed occasionally. I’d like them to have Andrew McCarthy as a guest for some balance. Mona is in the “clean our house first” mode and there is a place for that.

    There’s definitely a place for that. And I can’t stand Conservatives who refuse to call Trump on his b.s. Drives me nuts.

    But it’s a one-hour podcast (approximately).

    And the Left is culturally ascendant right now. Been to a campus lately? Are you watching network TV? Cable TV? Netflix and Amazon? Have you been to the movies?

    Each of these things — every last one — reinforces Leftist social norms. Which of course changes the culture. It is changing the culture.

    But Jay and Mona almost never talk about this. Or, at best, they just laugh it off.

    ”Mona, you know I haven’t watched TV since Mary Tyler Moore left the air.”

    “Ha ha ha!! Ohhhh, Jay. You’re priceless!”

    ”Thanks. Let’s talk about Chopin.”

    ”Okay!”

     

    I agree with much of this.

    I also think it sound a lot like Dennis (the sky is falling) Prager, who sounds our doom for three hours a day. It has really helped. Things are really getting back to normal, with Prager sounding the alarm, now haven’t they? Personally, I’ll take Mona’s and Jay’s commentary any day, over someone I used to admire.

    • #6
    • June 7, 2018 at 11:13 am
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  7. Member

    George Townsend (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    I used to listen to Chris Plante every morning and thought he was great. Then came Trump. No more. Every now and then I turn him on to see if things have changed but I invariably find him spinning and excusing every stupid thing Trump does. Pity. But it is obviously what his audience wants.

    Agreed! Jay & Mona’s podcast has become a kind of presidential score card, which is great for folks like us who despise Donald Trump.

    After all, if I want trenchant analysis about the broader political landscape or the culture-at-large or where Leftism has erred (or is erring), there’s always Ricochet’s flagship podcast or Jonah Goldberg’s The Remnant or GLOP or Commentary — shows that are perfectly capable of trashing Trump and the Left in equal measure.

    But if I want my fix of, “Trump stinks and, jeepers creepers, for whatever reason, the Left isn’t quiiiite as bad as I thought it was even two years ago” — Need to Know is the place to be!!

    You don’t know Jay and Mona if you think they think the left isn’t quite as bad. But I agree they have lapsed occasionally. I’d like them to have Andrew McCarthy as a guest for some balance. Mona is in the “clean our house first” mode and there is a place for that.

    There’s definitely a place for that. And I can’t stand Conservatives who refuse to call Trump on his b.s. Drives me nuts.

    But it’s a one-hour podcast (approximately).

    And the Left is culturally ascendant right now. Been to a campus lately? Are you watching network TV? Cable TV? Netflix and Amazon? Have you been to the movies?

    Each of these things — every last one — reinforces Leftist social norms. Which of course changes the culture. It is changing the culture.

    But Jay and Mona almost never talk about this. Or, at best, they just laugh it off.

    ”Mona, you know I haven’t watched TV since Mary Tyler Moore left the air.”

    “Ha ha ha!! Ohhhh, Jay. You’re priceless!”

    ”Thanks. Let’s talk about Chopin.”

    ”Okay!”

     

    I agree with much of this.

    I also think it sound a lot like Dennis (the sky is falling) Prager, who sounds our doom for three hours a day. It has really helped. Things are really getting back to normal, with Prager sounding the alarm, now haven’t they? Personally, I’ll take Mona’s and Jay’s commentary any day, over someone I used to admire.

    Prager broke my heart as well. Very sad.

    • #7
    • June 7, 2018 at 12:10 pm
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  8. Coolidge

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    But Jay and Mona almost never talk about this. Or, at best, they just laugh it off.

    ”Mona, you know I haven’t watched TV since Mary Tyler Moore left the air.”

    “Ha ha ha!! Ohhhh, Jay. You’re priceless!”

    ”Thanks. Let’s talk about Chopin.”

    ”Okay!”

    But Mona just wrote a book about the left and feminism. 

    • #8
    • June 7, 2018 at 12:40 pm
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    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    But Jay and Mona almost never talk about this. Or, at best, they just laugh it off.

    ”Mona, you know I haven’t watched TV since Mary Tyler Moore left the air.”

    “Ha ha ha!! Ohhhh, Jay. You’re priceless!”

    ”Thanks. Let’s talk about Chopin.”

    ”Okay!”

    But Mona just wrote a book about the left and feminism.

    This is the name of it, Julia: 

    Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense Hardcover – June 26, 2018

    I ordered my copy months ago, and can’t wait to have it delivered!

    • #9
    • June 7, 2018 at 2:16 pm
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    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    But Jay and Mona almost never talk about this. Or, at best, they just laugh it off.

    ”Mona, you know I haven’t watched TV since Mary Tyler Moore left the air.”

    “Ha ha ha!! Ohhhh, Jay. You’re priceless!”

    ”Thanks. Let’s talk about Chopin.”

    ”Okay!”

    But Mona just wrote a book about the left and feminism.

    I know! And if Mona’s name appears on the front cover, you can bet it will be insightful and well-written.

    But my comment was about the latest iteration of the podcast.

    • #10
    • June 7, 2018 at 2:27 pm
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  11. Member

    “FBI nonsense” Mona? Mona is misinformed or her judgment is affected by her disgust with Trump. Andrew McCarthy, former prosecutor SDNY, is not a member of the Trump cult and he believes FBI spying on Trump campaign is a serious matter.

    Quoting McCarthy: 

    “And I think with all due respect to Congressman Gowdy, I don’t think the American people would be happy with the idea that the norm we’ve had in this country, I think from the beginning of this country, but certainly since the modern era, since Watergate, that the incumbent administration does not use the awesome counterterrorism and law enforcement powers that it has to monitor the opposition party in an electoral campaign is a norm the American people would like to keep in place, and Gowdy is simply wrong when he says that the object here was to monitor the activities of a few tangential players that had kind of tenuous connections to the Trump campaign.”

    Also, Gowdy never even reviewed the relevant documents on the matter subpoenaed by Congress. In fact, a spokeswoman for Gowdy told The Federalist that the congressman doesn’t even know what documents and records were subpoenaed by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

     The FBI did feed negative info on Trump to the media before the election. See Strzok/Page text messages. The reason more that was damaging to Trump wasn’t leaked to the media before the election is because FBI spying did not turn up anything.

     

    • #11
    • June 10, 2018 at 2:14 am
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  12. Member

    Please Mona, on the next podcast do not say you agree with the IG that there was no evidence of political bias at the FBI affecting the Clinton email investigation.

    If tempted, first read Andrew McCarthy’s latest NR piece.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/ig-report-fbi-no-bias-conclusion-may-not-supported/

    • #12
    • June 16, 2018 at 1:29 am
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