Episode

5/12 CNN’s Clown Hall, The Coming Debt Ceiling Cave, & Our COVID Failure w/ Heather Digby Parton & Matthew Film Guy

May 12, 2023

It’s Casual Friday! Sam hosts Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then, he is joined by Matthew Film Guy! First, Sam runs through updates on the debt ceiling debate, CNN’s response to backlash from their Trump Town Hall, the “end” of the COVID emergency and Title 42, Joe Manchin taking on the EPA, various mainstream court cases, and Elon’s new CEO, before diving into the floundering “reports” of the intense corruption of the Biden Crime Family. Digby then joins as she and Sam dive into Anderson Cooper’s insanely “holier than thou” response to critiques of CNN, as well as the looming conservative shadow of John Malone over the company, before quickly running through ongoing debates about the Debt Ceiling. Wrapping up, they touch on the “end” of COVID, per the Biden Administration, and how well over 1 million deaths later, the US has learned absolutely nothing. Film Guy “Matthew Film Guy” Matthew joins as he and Sam run through the impact of the WGA strike on the movie and TV industries, reflect on Sam’s appearance on Movie Night Extravaganza, and Matthew’s film suggestion of the Romanian New Wave film “Four Months, Three Weeks, and Two Days.”

And in the Fun Half: Sam tackles the right wing’s vitriolic coverage of the killing of Jordan Neely, with Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld uplifting the “heroic” murder of a guy whose crime was being hungry and upset, also touching on Elon’s new CEO appointment as Twitter overlooks a financial cliff, and Ben Shapiro’s “Pope of the Jews” schtick expanding to proclaim himself “Pope of the Rape Victims.” Wrapping up, they discuss Biden’s fascist immigration policy in the wake of Title 42 being rolled back, and Tommy Tuberville’s defense of White Nationalists in the military.

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