Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Gaining in the Polls
- Mar 29 '16
TRANSCRIPT FROM THIS 'DIRECT MESSAGE' WITH DAVE RUBIN:
Published on Ora TV on Jan 7th 2016:
I'm incredibly excited for the year we have ahead of us. We relaunched The Rubin Report in September of 2015, and in only four short months I found my voice and you guys found me. I'll always look back on 2015 as the year we built the runway and now it's time to take off. Looking forward, we've got some really fantastic guests from all over the political and social map coming on in the next few months. I should also thank you viewers for recommending so many great people -- needless to say, you're a key part of what we're doing here.
My goal with the show this year is to expand even more on the topics we discuss, as well and people we're talking to. Yes, we hit our stride by calling out regressive bullshit, and by addressing the regressives, the tide is actually turning. People are finally standing up to their insincere attacks and realizing that liberalism is about the rights of individuals before that of the group. So if you truly believe in equality for women, then you have to defend their individual rights whether it's to wear what they want, drive a car, or marry who they choose, regardless of their religious or cultural background.
I said there was an awakening months ago and it's pretty undeniable right now. That doesn't mean we can rest, though... if anything it means we have to dig in deeper and keep calling out regressive nonsense when we see it. But, as I've said from day one, I want this show to be a place for big ideas of all kinds. Over the course of the next few weeks I'm gonna talk to people from hugely different walks of life: conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder, science writer and skeptic Michael Shermer, and former leader of the English Defense League Tommy Robinson, just to name a few. We're gonna go big on topics ranging from the election to science to spirituality.
We're kicking off the year with CNN's Don Lemon. Love him or hate him, Don is one of the few people in mainstream media not afraid to say what he thinks, often paying for it via criticism from both sides of the aisle. Not only does he host his nightly show, but he also reports on location from natural disasters, co-hosts electoral debates, and has even forged an unlikely friendship with Glenn Beck along the way. I know when we see these people on TV, we have a way of thinking that they aren't even human, that they're just robots doing a job. I can assure you from personal experience, with Don, what you see is what you get.
We can always mock mainstream media and we absolutely should. Trust me, I've made plenty of jokes at CNN's expense. At the same time, we should acknowledge that there are many journalists in mainstream media trying to do good work. While online media has changed the way we get the news, one of the big lessons of 2015 is how online media can also be full of crap. Just because something isn't mainstream doesn't mean it doesn't push a narrative, distort facts, or outright lie.
As 2016 begins, let's all continue to shed light on issues we care about, talk about difficult topics in an honest way, and see if we can make the conversations in our lives a little more enlightened.