Bill O’Reilly got it right about this show from the get-go — This is “...1@*$^)’?’0*-Z>XW+=-@!#..”
Gay marriage — infighting among conservatives — not pretty — not informative — unconvincing either way
Iraq WMD “expose” by New York Times — secret casualties; WH & DOD coverup during Bush II years, etc. — embarrassment to prior administrations — Gallo says U.S. government and American political class don’t trust the American people and treat them like children
Ebola — Racism — Jesse ... Jackson — The Lie of the Week — The Buffoon of the Week — And so much more
A REVIEW OF THIS SHOW
Somehow, when Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo get together, they channel their internal Leopold and Loeb, Richard Hickcock and Perry Edward Smith, and/or Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow (omg, I just pictured Gene with bright red lipstick, in a dress and wearing a flapper hat). In any case, the two of them together achive some level of a "critical mass" with explosive consequences and some very deadly fallout.
The Gay Marriage Debate ! WTF !
First and foremost, how did Amanda Kohut allow herself to get coopted into doing this debate “on air” ? Given that this was a rerun of something similar that happened before the show went “on air” — I guess she has nobody to blame but herself.
For all sides the issue of gay marriage remains a hot-button issue; even the Supreme Court doesn’t want to touch it, in these times. If it can be debated at all, gay marriage, yeah or nay, must be done in a very restrained, respectful and rational way to be of any use to anybody. How this went down between Gallo and Kohut was none of that; and, needless to say Gene B’s lobbing snowballs from the sidelines was in no way a moderating or rationalizing influence.
Bottom line, this segment was not pretty, not informative, and not convincing either way. ...Other than to convince me that this show should not be done live, so Gene or somebody else can completely edit-out stuff like this.
The NY Times — WMD in Iraq report
Actually, this segment was not as bad as the rest of the show. To some that might be a special sort of damnation to the highest level of hell; and to others, damning with faint praise; but to most it just is what it is.... It came down to this: Maybe, "W" Bush was right, maybe not. There was a government cover-up of the WMD that were found in Iraq after Sadam H. was removed by George W.B.; but that still leaves us to ask why. Gallo says the government doesn't trust the people and treats them like children.
The “Big Lie” of the week — The Obama Administration’s and the CDC’s handling of the whole Ebola thingThey started out the discussion by bringing up Jesse Jackson’s charges of racism in the handling of the case of the lone deceased Ebola patient in America, Thomas Eric Duncan. With that as a starting point, one can imagine how the discussion eventuated.
The whine team of B&G basically said tha CDC and the Obama administration are lying about everything concerning Ebola, starting with whether they even know how this dread-disease is spread. Even if close contact with bodily fluids is a necessary element of the transmission of the disease, the protocols and practices being followed by the CDC and NIH are falsely citing past experience with diseases like AIDS and other diseases previously treated in the USA. None of that was Ebola, and nobody can really say that Ebola is very much like any of them.
The boys from Brooklyn pretty much agree that the CDC has pretty much shown that it is just an organ of the Democrat Party leftist communist agenda. And going on to say that part of that agenda is blaming the Republicans with charges of phantom budget cuts.
If they had left Jesse Jackson out of it, and didn’t sound so rabid in what they had to say, Berardelli and Gallo could have been given partial credit on this segment — for presenting the extreme right wing Republican position in the Ebola debate in a free wheeling and stormy screed.
Purple Penguins — “The Teachable Moment”“Listen up, we’re fighting enemies around this world [naming them specifically and graphically] these people are evil... brutal if we ever have to fight any of them ... we are emasculating our young boys ... What’s wrong with you sick idiot liberals ? ...green haired latte-drinking she-males [aren’t going to be there to protect you]" — that pretty much covers what Ole Sarge Russell G. had to say about some Nebraska school district’s trying to eliminate the terms “boys” and “girls” ... Plus “Purple Penguins” sounds kinda “gay” to Mr. Gallo.
btw, little did I suspect that all of it was a segue to the Mayor of Houston segment [See Buffoon of the Week below].
Democrat Congressional Candidate Domenic Recchia, nominated as a BOTWThis was the only part of the show that got passing marks, as far as I am concerned.... [yes, it basically agreed with some things that I wrote in one of my posts]....
In presenting the nomination of Domenic Recchia as Buffoon of the week, Gene Berardelli also presented this argument: Given Congressman Michael Grimm has all his problems, how can this guy, Domenic Recchia, still be behind by 4% ? Plus, when even Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” pokes fun at the Democrat in a race, you know that guy has a real problem.
Winner of “The Buffoon of the Week” — Houston Mayor Annise ParkerBasically, the show finished it’s thematically anti-gay agenda by awarding their weekly booby prize to the “radical lesbian” Mayor of Houston, Texas — Annise Parker — for her attempt “to bully [Christian] pastors off of their bully pulpit.” At issue was the Houston mayor’s attempt to use the courts to subpoena the sermons that had been delivered by several clergymen to their congregations in several churches in Houston that were suspected of political advocacy.
I’m sure that there are several juicy items that I have left out — but I’m not going to go back and check; listening to this once was more than enough for me.
Like I said at the beginning of this “REVIEW” — “No matter how hard I try, I just don’t get it.... any of it.” BUT, if what I wrote about in this post above seems like your cup of Rosie, then have at it, at the following links: “This Week, We Did It Live, by Gene Beradelli, 10/17/14, Behind Enemy Lines – Blogging From Within [ http://www.behindenemylinesradio.us/]; or “WAAR Radio – Behind Enemy Lines - We’re Doing it Live !” [https://soundcloud.com/waaradio/behind-enemy-lines-were-doing-it-live].