Fri, 22 October 2010
(2010/10/22) *Sound fixed!* Glenn Beck doesn't believe in evolution, Juan Williams, and Listener Mail
Episode #185 UPDATED: Fixed sound! "[Evolution is] ridiculous -- I haven't seen a half-monkey, half-person yet" -- Glenn Beck.
Allison and Jamie attempt to unpack Beck's quote, explain evolution, and briefly worry about the attachment of the word "yet."
Next, they discuss the firing of Juan Williams, the former NPR news analyst, who was sacked for making disparaging comments about Muslims. Hilariously, Andrew Breitbart claims Williams was "Shirley Sherroded." Reminder: Shirley Sherrod was the former Department of Agriculture official, who was fired after Breitbart leaked video of Sherrod that was edited to make it appear as though she made a racist statement (she was actually making the opposite point).
Jamie had a disastrous experience with a Democratic fundraiser. He explains his ordeal, including how a DJ/veteran cut his mic.
It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Questions/comments this week come from Japan, the UK, and the United States, and concern UK refugee prisons, dealing with your (possibly extremely Catholic) parents, and generally fucking shit up.
Also, the Katharine Hepburns may or may not duel again in this episode.