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The Brody File: The Cliff, The Border & The War

This week on The Brody File, Grover comes over to talk about the fiscal cliff and the future of taxes in America. Plus, evangelical leaders blazing the immigration reform trail, and ABC’s Jake Tapper with an inside look at a bloody battle ... ... Read Transcript


David: THIS WEEK ON

"THE BRODY FILE," WE HAVE

THE MAN OF THE HOUR IN THE

HOUSE, THE ANTI-ZEALOUS, AND

THE GUY WHO HAS ALL OF

WASHINGTON TALKING, GROVER

NO NORQUIST.

NOBODY HAS VOTED FOR TAX

INCREASES.

David: ALSO, A CLOSER

LOOK AT THE WAR IN

AFGHANISTAN.

A REPORTER FROM ABC NEWS IS

HERE TO DISCUSS HIS NEW

INVESTIGATIVE BOOK.

AMERICA'S LONGEST WAR AND

WE DON'T FOCUS ON IT THAT

MUCH.

David: AND

CONSERVATIVE, EVANGELICAL

LEADERS PUSH FOR IMMIGRATION

REFORM IN AMERICA.

WE NEED TO DO FAIR AND

JUST IMMIGRATION REFORM

BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHT AND

JUST THING TO DO.

David: AND OUR "THE

BRODY FILE" FILE CHRISTMAS

SALES.

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE GUY

AT THE DEPARTMENT WHO CAME

UP WITH OBAMA TOILET PAPER?

OY-GEVALT.

"THE BRODY FILE" IS NEXT.

David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO "THE BRODY

FILE."

ALL RIGHT, HOLD ON, BUCKLE

UP, IT IS TIME FOR CONGRESS'

VERSION OF A WILD THEME PARK

RIDE.

THAT'S RIGHT.

IT'S CALLED THE FISCAL

CLIFF.

JUST A FEW WEEKS NOW UNTIL

HUGE SPENDING CUTS TAKE

PLACE, AND TAX RATES GO UP

FOR EVERYBODY, HENCE FALLING

OVER THE FISCAL CLIFF, AND

POSSIBLY INTO ANOTHER

RECESSION.

SO HERE ARE THE PLANS THAT

HAVE BEEN PUT FORWARD BY

BOTH SIDES, AND NEITHER

PARTY LIKES WHAT THEY SEE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA STARTING

OFFER IS THIS: INCREASE TAX

REVENUE, $1.6 TRILLION OVER

10 YEARS BY JACKING UP RATES

ON PEOPLE MAKING OVER

$250,000 A YEAR.

THEN EVENTUALLY CUT SPENDING

BY $600 BILLION.

BUT HE ALSO WANTS

$200 BILLION IN NEW

SPENDING -- THAT'S RIGHT,

NEW SPENDING.

AND THE POWER TO RAISE THE

NATION'S DEBT LIMIT AS

NEEDED.

WELL, YOU KNOW, AFTER

REPUBLICANS FINISH LAUGHING

AT THAT PROPOSAL, THEY CAME

BACK WITH THIS: $800 BILLION

IN TAX INCREASES, HALF OF

WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS.

AND, BY THE WAY, IT WOULDN'T

BE IN THE FORM OF HIGHER

RATES.

INSTEAD, IT WOULD BE IN

CLOSING SOME LOOPHOLES AND

TAX DEDUCTIONS.

AND THEY WANT $1.4 TRILLION

IN SPENDING CUTS, A LOT MORE

THAN THE PRESIDENT.

AS YOU CAN SEE, BOTH SIDES

ARE VERY FAR APART.

THERE IS NOTHING GOING ON

PRIVATELY, THAT IS NOT GOING

ON PUBLICLY.

President Obama: WE ARE

NOT GOING TO SIMPLY CUT OUR

WAY TO PROSPERITY, OR CUT

OUR WAY OUT OF THIS DEFICIT

PROBLEM THAT WE HAVE.

David: WITH ALL OF

THIS TALK ABOUT INCREASING

TAXES, ONE MAN WHO IS

CENTRAL IN ALL OF THIS IS

GROVER NORQUIST.

HE IS THE HEAD OF "AMERICANS

FOR TAX REFORM."

HE IS VERY INFLUENTIAL.

WHILE NEARLY ALL

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS

HAVE SIGNED HIS NO NEW TAXES

PLEDGE, SOME ARE NOW HAVING

SECOND THOUGHTS, AND THEY

ARE ACTUALLY THINKING OF --

CUE THE ENEMY -- CROSSING

GROVER.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, THE MAN

HIMSELF, GROVER NORQUIST,

PAID A VISIT TO "THE BRODY

FILE" STUDIOS TO DISCUSS

THIS WHOLE BIG CU THING.

THEY SEEM, AT LEAST

PUBLICLY, BACKING OFF A

LITTLE BIT FROM THIS PLEDGE

THAT THEY SIGNED.

WHAT DO YOU MAKE, THAT THIS

IS MORE BLUSTER THAN

ANYTHING ELSE?

THE GOOD NEWS IS NOBODY

HAS ACTUALLY VOTED FOR TAX

INCREASE.

SOME PEOPLE HAVE HAD IMPURE

THOUGHTS ABOUT THINKING

ABOUT VOTING FOR A TAX

INCREASE UNDER CERTAIN

CIRCUMSTANCES.

IF YOU LISTEN TO SAX B.CHAM

BLISS, ORLAND OR LINDSAY

GRAHAM, AND THEY SAY I MIGHT

VOTE FOR TAX INCREASE IF

THIS OR IF THIS, AND THINGS

OBAMA HAS NEVER ANNOUNCED HE

IS DOING.

I DON'T THINK IF CHAMBLISS

KEEPS TO HIS RECENT THINGS,

AND LINDSAY GRAHAM, THEY'LL

NEVER VOTE FOR ANYTHING THAT

OBAMA WANTS.

WE'RE NOT IN DANGER OF ANY

REPUBLICANS VOTING FOR TAX

INCREASES.

David: WHAT'S THE

DIFFERENCE IN YOUR VIEW,

A.T.R.'s VIEW, RAISING TAX

RATES, MAKING SURE TAXES ARE

NOT RAISED, AND CLOSING

LOOPHOLES.

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN THE TWO, OR IS IT

ALL TAX INCREASES AT THE END

OF THE DAY.

ELIMINATING DEDUCTIONS

AND CREDITS, AND LETTING

OBAMA SPEND THEM DESTROYS

THE EFFORT TO GET TAX REFORM

DOWN THE ROAD.

WE CAN'T DO FUNDAMENTAL TAX

REFORM AS LONG AS OBAMA IS

THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE IS

NOT FOR IT AND THE DEMOCRATS

HAVE THE SENATE.

BUT TWO AND FOUR YEARS FROM

NOW, WHEN WE COULD DO THAT,

IF YOU'VE GOTTEN RID OF

DEDUCTIONS AND CREDITS AND

LET THEM SPEND IT, YOU CAN'T

DO 1986 RONALD REAGAN TAX

REFORM WHERE YOU TAKE THE

RATES DOWN AND BROADEN THE

BASE AND IT IS REVENUE

NEUTRAL, BECAUSE THEY'VE

ALREADY TAKEN THE DEDUCTIONS

AND CREDITS AND SPENT THEM

ON SPENDING.

I THINK EVEN THOUGH SOME

PEOPLE GO IT WOULD BE OKAY

TO GET RID OF DEDUCTION AND

CREDITS, IT IS DEVASTATING

TO OUR ECONOMIC GROWTH.

David: ARE THEY

MISREADING THE ELECTION

PROMISE?

YES.

WE SAW THIS FOUR YEARS AGO.

HE WENT OUT AND SPENT ALMOST

A TRILLION DOLLARS ON

STIMULUS SPENDING, WENT FROM

POPULAR SUPPORT DOWN TO

BELOW 50.

NOBODY SIGNED ON FOR THE

MASSIVE SPENDING SPREE THAT

HE CLAIMED AS A MANDATE.

David: THAT IS GROVER

NORQUIST HERE ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

GROVER HAS BEEN A TARGET OF

LIBERALS FOR YEAR, BUT ALSO

BY SOME IN THE MEDIA.

CHECK OUT COKIE ROBERTS OF

ABC NEWS DISSING GROVER THIS

LAST WEEK.

IT IS POLITICALLY SMART

TO CUT THE KNEES OUT FROM

UNDER GROVER NORQUIST.

THIS GUY -- WHO IS HE?

HE IS AN UNELECTEDELECTED --

HE REPRESENTS SOMETHING

THAT IS REAL.

David: HOW NICE TO

INCITE VIOLENCE AGAINST

ANOTHER HUMAN ON NATIONAL

TELEVISION.

GET READY FOR NEW OBAMACARE

TAXES THAT BEGIN IN JUST A

FEW WEEKS.

THAT'S RIGHT.

I SAID IT.

THE I.R.S. JUST RELEASED NEW

RULES THAT WILL APPLY

STARTING JANUARY 1st.

FIRST OF ALL, A 3.8% SURTAX

ON INVESTMENT INCOME, THAT

HELPS PAY FOR OBAMA CARE.

THAT WILL GO INTO EFFECT IN

2013, IT APPLIES TO FOLKS

MAKING MORE THAN $200,000 A

YEAR.

AND 0.9% HEALTH CARE TAX ON

WAGES FOR HIGH INCOME

INDIVIDUALS.

WELCOME TO THE AGE OF

OBAMACARE.

LET'S MOVE ON TO THE RACE

FOR 2016, NOT 2012.

WE'RE SPEAKING OF THE FUTURE

HERE AT "THE BRODY FILE."

AND APPARENTLY, SO IS MARCO

RUBIO.

HE HAS ALREADY TRAVELLED TO

IOWA, AND THIS WEEK HE MADE

A BIG SPEECH AT THE JACK

KEMP FOUNDATION DINNER,

TALKING ABOUT HOW TO MAKE

THE MIDDLE CLASS WEALTHIER.

I HEARD IT SUGGESTED THAT

THE PROBLEM IS THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE HAVE CHANGED.

THAT TOO MANY PEOPLE WANT

THINGS FROM GOVERNMENT.

BUT I'M STILL CONVINCED THAT

THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF

OUR PEOPLE, THEY JUST WANT

WHAT MY PARENTS HAD, A

CHANCE.

David: ANOTHER GUY

THINKING ABOUT RUNNING IS

FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB

BUSH.

THIS WEEK ON CNN, HIS SON,

JEB BUSH, JR., WAS ASKED

ABOUT HIS FATHER'S

PRESIDENTIAL AMBITIONS.

IS YOUR DAD GOING TO RUN

FOR PRESIDENT?

I DON'T KNOW.

NO COMMENT.

I CERTAINLY HOPE SO.

WHICH IS IT, I DON'T KNOW

OR NO COMMENT.

YOU SAID, I DON'T KNOW,

NO COMMENT, AND I HOPE SO,

WHICH ARE ALL KIND OF

CONTRADICTORY.

GIVING YOU THE FULL LOAF

OF BREAD.

David: THE BREAD

COMPARISON.

BOB McDONNELL MADE A STOP

IN LAS VEGAS TO TALK TO

SHELDON EGGELSON, AND THIS

GUY IS LOADED, AND FUNDED A

BIG PART OF NEWT GINGRICH'S

CAMPAIGN IN 2012.

AND LOUISIANA GOVERNOR,

BOBBY JINDAL, SPOKE WITH HIM

IN LAS VEGAS THIS WEEK,

PRIVATELY.

MAKES YOU WONDER WHAT THEIR

FUTURE PLANS MAY BE.

AND SENATOR RAND PAUL, WHO

HAS ALREADY ADMITTED HE IS

THINKING ABOUT RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT IN 2016, HAS NOW

ANNOUNCED HE IS GOING TO

ISRAEL NEXT MONTH.

"THE BRODY FILE" BROKE THIS

STORY HIS WEEK.

THIS WILL BE THE SENATOR'S

FIRST TRIP EVER TO THE HOLY

LAND.

THE TRIP IS BEING ARRANGED

BY DAVID LANE, WHO HELPED

OUT NEWT GINGRICH IN 2012.

THE MIX OF SENATOR PAUL,

ISRAEL, AND EVANGELICALS,

LEADS US TO THIS WEEK'S "THE

BRODY FILE" CONFLICT.

GOING ALONG WITH HIM ON THIS

TRIP ARE GOING TO BE MANY

TOP EVANGELICAL LEADERS IN

SOUTH CAROLINA AND IOWA.

DING, DING, DING.

THEY ARE, OF COURSE, TWO OF

THE STATES THAT VOTE EARLY

IN THE 2016 G.O.P.

PRIMARIES.

THIS VISIT HAS THE WORDS

"COURTING EVANGELICALS" ALL

OVER IT.

RAND PAUL NEEDS TO SHORE UP

AND START COURTING SUPPORT

AMONG EVANGELICALS NOW

BECAUSE SOME OF THE

EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY ARE A

BIT WEARY THAT HE.

AND THEN

WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL I LOVE

OBAMA DOLL.

IT IS MAIN BY A COMPANY

CALLED MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

IT IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE

LEFT AND RIGHT COAST,

CALIFORNIA AND NEW YORK.

ALL RIGHT, WHEN WE COME

BACK, HE IS A MOVER AND A

SHAKER.

OUR CONVERSATION WITH

INFLUENTIAL EVANGELICAL

LEADER RICHARD LAND ABOUT

SAFE IMMIGRATION.

WE'RE BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE BRODY FILE."

TIME TO GET INTO A

EVANGELICAL MOOD.

TIME TO CLAP THE HANDS AND

GET A LITTLE CHARISMATIC

BECAUSE IT IS TIME FOR OUR

EVANGELICAL APP SEGMENT.

* WELL, I WAS DOWN ON MY

KNEES *

David: WHATEVER YOU

DO, DON'T EVER SAY THE POPE

IS NOT HIP.

HE IS, AND WE NOW HAVE

PROOF.

HE NOW HAS HIS OWN TWITTER

HANDLE.

THE POPE IS NOW TWEETING.

HIS HANDLE IS PONTIFIX, AND

YOU CAN START FOLLOWING HIM

DECEMBER 12th.

IT MEANS POPE IN LATIN, AND

THE HANDLE ALSO SUGGESTS

UNITY, ACCORDING TO THE

VATICAN.

THE POPE DOESN'T PLAN TO

FOLLOW ANYONE, AT LEAST AT

THISPOINT.

BUT IF JESUS HAD A TWITTER

ACCOUNT, WE'RE SURE HE WOULD

FOLLOW.

FAITH LEADERS FROM ACROSS

THE SPECTRUM ARE JOINING

WITH BUSINESS AND LAW

ENFORCEMENT LEADERS URGING

SOME SORT OF SOLUTION WHEN

IT COMES TO IMMIGRATION

REFORM.

THERE IS A LOT OF MOVEMENT

AND A LOT OF MOMENTUM NOW TO

ALLOW ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO

STAY IN AMERICA.

HOWEVER, THE DEVIL IS IN THE

DETAILS.

WHAT WILL THE LEGISLATION

LOOK LIKE?

MEANWHILE, FAITH LEADERS ARE

IMPLORING THAT ACTION MUST

BE DONE NOW.

THEY LIVE IN FEAR AND

DANGER IN THE SHADOWS, EVEN

THOUGH THEY ARE POTENTIALLY

THE STABLE WORKFORCE THAT WE

NEED.

OUR UTTERLY BROKEN

IMMIGRATION SYSTEM ENFORCES

UNFAIRNESS AND INJUSTICE.

IT IS LITERALLY SEPARATING

FAMILIES FROM ONE ANOTHER.

David: ANOTHER KEY

PLAYER AT THAT PRESS

CONFERENCE WAS DR. RICHARD

LAND.

HE IS PRESIDENT OF THE

ETHICS AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

COMMISSION OF THE SOUTHERN

BAPTIST CONVINCE.

CON -- CONVENTION.

HE JOINED US THIS WEEK IN

"THE BRODY FILE" STUDIOS.

I THINK IT IS WHAT

APOSTLE PAUL CALLS A KIROS

MOMENT, AS OPPOSED TO A

CHRONOLOGICAL MOMENT.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, LET ME

REITERATE WE NEE NEED TO DO

IMMIGRATION REFORM BECAUSE

IT IS THE RIGHT AND MORAL

THING TO DO.

GOD HAS A DEFINITE OPINION

ABOUT HOW WE TREAT STRANGERS

IN OUR MIDST.

EENLIGHTENED SELF-INTEREST

IS THE WAY A LOT OF THINGS

GET DONE IN THIS TOWN.

IT IS CLEAR IT IS IN THE

ENLIGHTENED SELF-INTEREST OF

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO PASS

IMMIGRATION REFORM.

David: THERE ARE MANY

EVANGELICALS THAT ARE

REPUBLICANS, AND THEY'RE

GOING TO TALK ABOUT BEING

PART OF THAT REPUBLICAN

PARTY THAT HAS BEEN

INHERENTLY AGAINST

COMPRESSIV COMPREHENSIVE

IMMIGRATION REFORM.

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE WHO

ARE SIDING WITH THE DOGMATIC

APPROACH?

I SAY THE SAME THING I

SAY

TO SOUTHERN BAPTISTS FOR

OVER A DECADE.

WE SAY YOU'RE CITIZENS OF

TWO KINGDOMS.

YOU'RE CITIZENS OF AMERICA,

AND WE HAVE A RIGHT TO

EXPECT THE GOVERNMENT TO

ENFORCE THE LAW.

BUT WE ALSO EXPECT THE

GOVERNMENT TO HAVE LAWS THAT

ARE

ENFORCEABLE.

SECONDLY, WE'RE CITIZENS OF

THE

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

AS CITIZENS OF THE

KINGDOM

OF HEAVEN, THE BIBLE HAS

TOLD US GOD HAS A DEFINITE

OPINION

HOW PEOPLE TREAT

STRANGERS, WE FEED THE

HUNGRY AND WE HOUSE THE

HOMELESS, AND

WE DO UNTO

OTHERS

WE WOULD HAVE THEM DO

UNTO US.

AND I DON'T THINK ANY OF US

WOULD LIKE THE GOVERNMENT

NOT ENFORCING A LAW FOR 20

YEARS AND THEN TO ALL OF A

SUDDEN ENFORCE IT AND

PENALIZE US.

David: WHEN WE COME

BACK, JAKE TAPPER JOINS US,

TALKING ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK

ABOUT THE WAR IN

AFGHANISTAN, AND HOW THE

MEDIA IS COVERING IT.

BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE,"

EVERYBODY.

WE HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING THE

SHOW.

IF YOUR NOT, IT'S SAFE.

TIME FOR SOME PENETRATING,

MESMERIZING INTERVIEWS WITH

MAIMAINSTREAM MEDIA

JOURNALISTS.

WE CALL THIS SEGMENT OUR

MAINSTREAM MEDIA WATCH.

THIS WEEK JAKE TAPPER DROPS

BY "THE BRODY FILE," HE IS

SENIOR WHITE HOUSE

CORRESPONDENT FOR ABC NEWS.

HE HAS WRITTEN A NEW BOOK,

CALLED "THE OUTPOST."

IT IS FASCINATING, REALLY.

IT IS AN INVESTIGATIVE LOOK

AT ONE OF THE DEADLIEST

BATTLES THAT TOOK PLACE

DURING THE WAR IN

AFGHANISTAN.

WE TALKED ABOUT THAT, AND

MEDIA BIAS AS WELL.

WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR

OBSERVATIONS AS TO HOW THE

MEDIA HAS COVERED THIS WAR

FOR SUCH A LONG TIME?

I'M INCLUDE MYSELF IN

THIS.

WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS

I WANTED TO WRITE THIS

BOOK.

I'LL TALK ABOUT MY

COVERAGE.

MY COVERAGE HAS BEEN TOO

SUPERFICIAL, AND TOO FOCUSED

ON THE BATTLES INSIDE

WASHINGTON, D.C. BETWEEN

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE

PENTAGON OR PRESIDENT BUSH

AND THE PENTAGON.

AND TOO FOCUSED ON TROOP

LEVELS, 10,000, 40,000, COLD

AND MEANINGLESS NUMBERS.

THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS I

WANTED TO WRITE THIS BOOK.

I WANTED TO BE BETTER AT

TELLING THE STORY OF THIS

WAR.

AMERICA'S LONGEST WAR, AND

YET WE DON'T REALLY FOCUS ON

IT THAT MUCH, LARGELY

BECAUSE, TO BE FRANK, THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE A LITTLE

WEARY OF HEARING ABOUT IT.

David: KIND OF THAT

FAST FOOD MENTALITY, THE

DRIVE-THROUGH MENTALITY.

LET ME ASK YOU A LITTLE

ABOUT BEN KEATING, AND I'M

CURIOUS ABOUT THE FAITH

STORY THAT GOES ALONG WITH

THAT.

HE HAS A VERY INTERESTING

STORY TO TELL.

HE DOES.

BEN KEATING IS THE

LIEUTENANT WHO DIED IN

NOVEMBER 2006, WHO THE

OUTPOST IS NAMED AFTER.

BEN KEATING IS SOMEBODY FOR

WHOM FAITH WAS INCREDIBLY

IMPORTANT IN HIS LIFE.

HE SAID THAT HIS CHRISTIAN

FELLOWSHIP, JUST AS A YOUTH

COUNSELLOR, WAS BETTER FOR

HIM IN TERMS OF TRAINING

THAN ANYTHING HE WENT

THROUGH WITH R.O.T.C.

HE, AS A CHILD -- HE IS THE

SON OF TWO MINISTERS IN

CHAPLEY, MAINE.

HE, AS A CHILD, FIRST OF ALL

WAS A PRECOCIOUS CHILD WHO

KNEW MORE PROBABLY ABOUT THE

OLD TESTAMENT THAN HIS

PARENTS DID.

AND HE HAD ONE OF THE

PICTURE BIBLES, THAT I'M

SURE YOU HAD AS A KID, AND I

HAD AS A KID.

AND HE WAS FASCINATED WITH A

FEW STORIES.

ONE OF THEM VERY POIGNANTLY

WAS THE STORY OF JESUS

OFFERING TO WASH THE FEET OF

HIS DISCIPLES.

HE ALWAYS THOUGHT, BEN

KEATING, THAT THAT WAS HIS

LEADERSHIP LESSON.

HE WANTED TO BE THE GUY WHO

WOULD BE WILLING TO DO

ANYTHING FOR HIS MEN.

ULTIMATELY, THAT'S HOW HE

DIED.

YOU SEE THIS TIME AND TIME

AGAIN THROUGHOUT THE BOOK,

THIS HEARTBREAKING STORIES

OF THESE TROOPS, WHAT

THEY'RE WILLING TO DO, AND

THE DANGER THEY'RE WILLING

TO SUBJECT THEMSELVES TO ON

BEHALF OF THEIR FELLOW MAN

AND WOMAN, IN SOME CASES, IS

REMARKABLE, AND SO

DISCONNECTED FROM WHAT WE,

THE 99% OF THE COUNTRY THAT

IS NOT FIGHTING THIS WAR OR

PART OF THIS WAR -- WHAT WE

KNOW ABOUT THEM.

NOT THAT WE ARE ANY

DIFFERENT.

I'M SURE MANY OF YOUR

VIEWERS WOULD BE JUST AS

SELFLESS, BUT WE'RE SO

DISCONNECTED TO THEM, AND

THESE STORIES ARE SO

IMPORTANT FOR US TO KNOW,

BECAUSE THEY'RE TRAGIC IN

SOME WAYS, BUT IN OTHER WAYS

THEY'RE INSPIRING.

WE HAVE SUCH GREAT PEOPLE IN

OUR MILITARY FIGHTING FOR

US.

David: JAKE TAPPER

HERE ON "THE BRODY FILE."

TAPPER IS ONE OF THE MORE

FAIR AND BALANCED MAINSTREAM

REPORTERS OUT THERE.

HOWEVER, MEDIA BIAS IS

RAMPANT ALL OVER THE PLACE.

LOOK AT THAT IS NEW SURVEY

BY THE MEDIA RESEARCH

CENTER.

ALL OF THIS TALK OVER THE

FISCAL CLIFF HAS THE FOLKS

AT M.R.C. PLAYING

TIMEKEEPER.

THEY HAVE FOUND THAT THE

MAIN THREE NETWORKS, ABC,

NBC, CBS, FOCUS THEIR TIME

MUCH MORE, AS A MATTER OF

FACT TWICE AS MUCH, ON TAX

INCREASES OVER SPENDING

CUTS.

29.5 MINUTES ON TAX

INCREASES, AND 12:54 ON

SPENDING CUTS.

MOST BIG-TIME CELEBRITIES

LOVE PRESIDENT OBAMA, BUT

THEN THERE IS KID ROCK.

REMEMBER HIM FROM THE ROMNEY

CAMPAIGN?

*

David: KID ROCK

CAMPAIGNED ALL THE TIME FOR

ROMNEY.

HIS SONG "BORN FREE," WAS

THE OFFICIAL SONG OF THE

CAMPAIGN.

THIS PAST WEEK MR. ROCK RAN

INTO PRESIDENT OBAMA AT A

MUSIC CELEBRATION AT THE

KENNEDY CENTER.

CAN YOU SAY AWKWARD?

HERE IS THE KID.

WELL, IT ALWAYS STINKS TO

LOSE AT ANYTHING IN LIFE.

BUT I THINK THE BEAUTIFUL

THING ABOUT IT IS I LOVE

THIS COUNTRY, JUST LIKE I

THINK BOTH MEN DO.

YOU CROSS YOUR FINGERS AND

TRY TO MOVE FORWARD AND YOU

RESPECT THE OFFICE OF THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES.

David: THAT PALES IN

COMPARISON TO WHAT A FLORIDA

FIREFIGHTER DID.

THE FIREFIGHTER PUT

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FACE ON

THE TOILET PAPER IN THE

BATHROOM.

CLINT PIERCE ADMITS HE DID

IT.

IT IS THE THIRD TIME THAT

PIERCE DID SOME SORT OF

POLITICAL STUNT AT THE

FIREHOUSE.

HE HAS BEEN FIRED, BY THE

WAY.

IT QUALIFIES AS THE OY-VEY

MOMENT OF THE WEEK, BUT IT

DOES NOT WIN THE PRIZE.

THE WINNER WHEN WE COME

BACK.

David: WELCOME TO "THE

BRODY FILE."

NORMALLY OUR OY-VEY MOMENT

OF THE WEEK ARE A LITTLE

GOOFY, SILLY.

NOT THIS WEEK.

SO LET'S GET RIGHT TO IT,

BUT WITH NO FUN MUSIC AT

ALL.

HERE IS THIS WEEK'S OY-VEY

MOMENT OF THE WEEK.

YOU PROBABLY HAVE HEARD THE

NEWS THAT KANSAS CITY

CHIEF'S FOOTBALL PLAYER

JOVAN BELCHER SHOT AND

KILLED HIMSELF AND HIS

GIRLFRIEND.

IT IS A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY.

BUT BOB COSTAS DECIDED TO

PIPE UP AND HAVE THIS SAY

ABOUT GUNS IN AMERICA.

HE WAS QUOTING A KANSAS

NEWSPAPER OPINION PIECE IN

WHICH HE AGREED WITH.

HANDGUNS DO NOT ENHANCE

OUR SAFETY.

THEY EXACERBATE OUR FLAWS,

TEMPT US TO ESCALATE

ARGUMENTS AND BAIT US INTO

EMBRACING CONFRONTATION

RATHER THAN AVOIDING IT.

HERE WROTE JASON WITLOCK IS

WHAT I BELIEVE, IF JOVON

BELCHER DID NOT POSSESS A

GUN, HE AND HIS GIRLFRIEND

WOULD BE ALIVE.

David: HEY, IT IS A

FREE COUNTRY.

BUT NEXT TIME, HOW ABOUT YOU

JUST SHARE THOSE COMMENTS

WITH YOUR FAMILY OR AT A

PRIVATE COCKTAIL PARTY IN

NEW YORK.

NOT IN FRONT OF TENS OF

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AT A

FOOTBALL GAME.

I LIKE YOU, BOB, BUT KEEP

YOUR POLITICAL REPERTOIRE

OUT OF THE SPOTLIGHT.

THAT DOES IT FOR US.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOD BLESS

AN

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