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The Brody File: The Fiscal Cliff And The Bible

Join us this week on The Brody File as we discuss the impending fiscal cliff scenario with Senator Rand Paul. In addition, John Jessup joins us to discuss the impact of Senator Jim DeMint's resignation. Also, Christiane Amanpour from ABC News ... Read Transcript


David: THIS WEEK ON

"THE BRODY FILE," THE FISCAL

CLIFF LOOMS.

A LOOK AT THE ROTTEN ROAD

AHEAD FOR CONGRESS.

ONE GUY FIGHTING FOR

CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES IS

SENATE RAND PAUL AND HE

JOINS US THIS WEEK.

I THINK IF YOU RAISE TAX

RATES, YOU MAY GET LESS

REVENUE.

David: AND THE RACE

FOR 2016 HAS BEGUN, AND ALL

EYES ARE ON HILLARY CLINTON,

AND REPUBLICANS ARE GETTING

NERVOUS.

AND ALSO ON THE SHOW,

JOURNALIST CHRISTIANE

AMANPOUR TALKS ABOUT HER

CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM

PARENTS, AND HER NEW SPECIAL

ON THE BIBLE.

THERE IS SO MUCH WE COULD

DRAW ON THAT WE HAVE IN

COMMON.

David: AND CONGRESS

BANS THE WORD LUNATIC.

WHO ARE THE LUNATICS THAT

CAME UP WITH THAT.

"THE BRODY FILE" LUNACY IS

NEXT.

*

David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO ANOTHER

EDITION OF "THE BRODY

FILE."

SO, ARE YOU HAVING

NIGHTMARES YET?

NO, NOT ABOUT THE LINES

DURING CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

SEASON.

I'M TALKING ABOUT THE FISCAL

CLIFF.

THOSE FOLKS IN CONGRESS AND

THE WHITE HOUSE, WELL, THEY

JUST LOVE TO KEEP US ON THE

EDGE OF OUR SEATS, DON'T

THEY.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT BEFORE

TAXES FOR EVERYBODY GOES UP

AND BIG TIME SPENDING CUTS

AS WELL.

THAT MEANS UNLESS SOMETHING

IS DONE BEFORE THE END OF

THE YEAR, YOU'RE GOING TO BE

SOCKED IN THE POCKETBOOK,

AND THE COUNTRY COULD BE

SOCKED WITH ANOTHER

RECESSION.

BOTH SIDES ARE STILL

NEGOTIATING.

President Obama: THE

MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN

DO IS MAKE SURE THE MIDDLE

CLASS TAXES DO NOT GO OU UP

ON JANUARY 1st.

I'M PRETTY SURE REPUBLICANS

WOULD NOT HOLD MIDDLE CLASS

TAXES HOSTAGE TO TRY TO

PROTECT TAX CUTS FOR HIGH

INCOME INDIVIDUALS.

EVEN IF WE DID EXACTLY

WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS, WE

WOULD SEE RED INK FOR AS FAR

AS THE EYE CAN SEE.

THAT'S NOT FIXING OUR

PROBLEM EITHER.

IT IS MAKING IT WORSE, AND

IT IS HURTING OUR ECONOMY.

David: HERE IS A

REMINDER WHAT'S ON THE TABLE

AT THIS POINT.

THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO

INCREASE TAX REVENUE,

$1.6 TRILLION OVER 10

YEARS.

HE WANTS TO JACK UP RATES ON

PEOPLE MAKING OVER $250,000

A YEAR.

NOW, HE IS NOT OFFERING MUCH

IN SPENDING CUTS AT ALL.

REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP SAYS

WAIT A MINUTE, WE'LL VOTE

FOR $800 BILLION IN TAX

INCREASES, THAT'S ABOUT HALF

OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS,

BUT IT WOULDN'T BE IN THE

FORM OF HIGHER RATES.

INSTEAD, THEY WANT TO LOOK

AT CLOSING SOME LOOPHOLES

AND TAX DEDUCTIONS.

AND THEY WANT ABOUT

$1.4 TRILLION IN SPENDING

CUTS.

AND THE PRESIDENT'S LIKE,

YEAH, RIGHT.

IT LOOKS LIKE REPUBLICANS

MAY CAVE, THOUGH, TO THE

PRESIDENT IN SOME FORM OR

FASHION.

BUT THAT COULD COME BACK TO

HAUNT MANY MEMBERS, G.O.P.

MEMBERS, WHEN THEY'RE UP FOR

RE-ELECTION.

WELL, YOU KNOW THIS WEEK WE

DISCUSSED THAT AND MUCH MORE

WITH KENTUCKY SENATOR AND

POSSIBLE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL

NOMINEE RAND PAUL.

SENATOR PAUL, THANKS FOR

JOINING US.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

SURE, GLAD TO BE WITH

US.

David: LET'S TALK

ABOUT THE FISCAL CLIFF, TOM

COBURN, THE SENATOR WHO IS

VERY CONSERVATIVE, AND HE IS

EVEN SAYING, LOOK, WE'VE GOT

TO DO SOMETHING ON TAX

RATES.

WHEN YOU HEARD THAT, WHAT

ARE YOU THINKING AS A

CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE

UP THERE?

I THINK IT IS A MISTAKE

TO RAISE TAX RATES.

IN FACT, YOU MAY GET THE

OPPOSITE OF WHAT THEY WANT.

THEY WANT MORE REVENUE.

I THINK IF YOU RAISE TAX

RATES, YOU MAY GET LESS

REVENUE.

LAST YEAR IN ENGLAND, THEY

RAISED THE TAX RATES, AND

THEY GOT LESS REVENUE, AND

THEY'RE THINKING ABOUT

REVERSING COURSE.

WE'VE HAD MANY TIMES IN OUR

HISTORY WHERE WE'VE LOWERED

RATES AND GOT MORE REVENUE.

WE DID IN THE 1920S, AGAIN

IN THE 1960s, AND THE

1980s, AND EVEN THE BUSH

TAX CUTS IN 2003, WHEN WE

LOWERED RATES, REVENUE WENT

UP, AND INTERESTINGLY, THE

RICH PAID MORE AS A

PERCENTAGE OF THE OVERALL

REVENUE AFTER WE LOWERED

RATES.

David: WHAT DO YOU

MAKE OF THE POLITICAL ASPECT

OF ALL OF THIS.

POLL AFTER POLL SHOWS THE

MAJORITY OF THE PUBLIC IS

ACTUALLY WITH HIM ON RAISING

RATES FOR PEOPLE OVER

$250,000 A YEAR.

DO YOU BUY THOSE NUMBERS?

NOT NECESSARILY.

THE PRESIDENT GOT 39% IN MY

STATE, SO I DON'T THINK

THERE IS EXACTLY A MANDATE

FROM KENTUCKY TO SAY, WE NOW

WANT YOU TO RAISE TAXES.

39% OF THE PEOPLE IN MY

STATE SUPPORTED HIS MESSAGE,

PROBABLY THE SAME IN

OKLAHOMA AND MANY OTHER

CONSERVATIVE STATES.

THEY DON'T SUPPORT THE

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.

I FRANKLY THINK HE IS WRONG,

AND I THINK IT WOULD BE A

MISTAKE AND WILL MAKE THE

PROBLEM WORSE.

I CAN'T GO AGAINST

EVERYTHING I BELIEVE,

EVERYTHING THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY STANDS FOR, AND

AGAINST GOOD COMMON SENSE

AND RAISE TAX RATES.

David: WHAT IS YOUR

MESSAGE TO THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY, AND I'M TALKING ABOUT

THE LEADERS OF THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY, AS IT

RELATES TO THE WAY FORWARD

FOR THIS PARTY?

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF

INTERTRO INSPECTION IN THE

LAST MONTH OR SO.

IF YOU'RE RUNNING THINGS ON

KILOMETRE ON CAPITOL HILL?

WHAT IS THE WAY FORWARD?

WE HAVE TO BELIEVE IN

SOMETHING, THE LIMITED

GOVERNMENT, THE

CONSTITUTION, AND LOWER

TAXES, REALLY, I SAY

DISBAND.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PARTY

AND BELIEVE IN SOMETHING,

LET'S DO.

BUT DON'T BE DEMOCRAT LIGHT

OR PRESIDENT OBAMA LIGHT.

David: TIME TO DUST

OFF THE ANIMATION OF 2012,

AND PUT ON THE OLD 2016

ANIMATION BECAUSE "THE BRODY

FILE" IS ALREADY LOOKING

AHEAD TO THE NEXT

PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST.

HERE IS VIDEO OF THE PERSON

TO BEAT: HILLARY RODHAM

CLINTON.

HILLARY IS THINKING ABOUT

RUNNING, AND IF SHE DOES,

SHE WILL BE REALLY HARD TO

BEET.

BEAT.

JUST LISTEN TO NEWT

GINGRICH.

THE HIGHEST COMPETITORS

HILLARY CLINTON, AND STILL

POPULAR PRESIDENT OBAMA.

TRYING TO WIN THAT WILL

TRULY BE THE SUPER BOWL.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS

INCAPABLE OF COMPETING AT

THAT LEVEL.

David: 60% OF

REGISTERED VOTERS VIEW

HILLARY CLINTON FAVORABLY.

35% VIEW HER UNFAVORABLY.

BY THE WAY, WHEN PEOPLE WERE

ASKED ABOUT THE BRODY FILE,

IN TERMS OF FAVORABLE OR

UNFAVORABLE, EACH WHO

RESPONDED SAID, "WHAT'S THE

BRODY FILE?"

ONE GUY WHO IS GOING TO GET

A CHRISTMAS CARD FROM "THE

BRODY FILE," SENATOR JI JIM

DEMINT.

WE'RE GOING TO MAIL IT TO

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION.

DEMINT IS LEADING THE

SENATE.

HE TERM-LIMITED HIMSELF, SO

HE WASN'T PLANNING TO RUN

AGAIN, BUT THE MOVE TO GO TO

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND

RUN IT, CAUGHT WASHINGTON

AND THE COUNTRY BY

SURPRISE.

JOHN JESSUP FOLLOWS THE HILL

FOR US.

HE HAS TAKEN TIME OUT FROM

HIS BUSY STARBUCKS' RUN TO

JOIN US HERE.

JOHN, JIM DEMINT IS A

CONSTITUTIONAL-MAKER.

A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT

THIS HAD SOMETHING TO DO

WITH THE FACT HE DIDN'T GET

A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN THE NEW

SENATE.

BUT IT HAD MORE TO DO WITH

THE FACT HE FELT HE COULD BE

MORE EFFECTIVE OUTSIDE OF

THE SENATE THAN HE WAS

INSIDE THE SENATE.

HE WAS ABLE TO GUM UP A LOT

OF LEGISLATION IN THE SENATE

WHEN HE FOUND IT DIDN'T

CONFORM TO CONSERVATIVE

PRINCIPLES, BUT, REALLY, HE

FEELS LIKE HE CAN DO MUCH

MORE AT THE HERITAGE

FOUNDATION, PROMOTING

CONSERVATIVE VALUES.

David: WHERE DO WE GO

FROM HERE IN TERMS OF WHO

MAY TAKE THAT SEAT?

THERE WAS A REPORT OUT

RECENTLY THAT SAI HALLEY IS

NOT GOING TO APPOINT

ANYONE.

SHE IS GOING TO MAKE IT A

SPECIAL ELECTION.

ONE OF THE NAMES WE HEAR A

LOT ABOUT IS TIM SCOTT, THE

FIRST-TERM CONSERVATIVE FROM

SOUTH CAROLINA.

HE WOULD BE THE FIRST BLACK

REPUBLICAN IN DECADES IF HE

WON THE SEAT.

AND, OF COURSE, THERE ARE

SEVERAL OTHER.

JOE WILSON A NAME WE ALL

KNOW.

SO THERE ARE SEVERAL PEOPLE

WHO ARE PROBABLY THINKING

AND CONSIDERING THIS, BUT,

YOU KNOW, IT REMAINS TO BE

SEEN WHO WILL TAKE THE

LEAD.

David: AND WE'VE EVEN

HEARD STEPHEN COLBERT'S

NAME.

AND THIS GAVE US A GREAT

IDEA.

IT IS TIME FOR A BRODY FILE

COMMENTARY.

JIM DECOMJIM DEMINT HAS

LEFT THE PARTY.

AND THEY ARE DANCING ON THE

TABLE OF JIM DEMINT, BUT

THEY SAY THE TEA PARTY WAS A

QUICK BURST AND THEY FADED

INTO DOMINION.

BUT THE REAL STORY IS THAT

CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE

PRINCIPLES ARE NOT DEAD AT

ALL.

WHY DO YOU THINK THE G.O.P.

IS PUTTING UP A BIG STINK

RIGHT NOW AND TRYING TO MAKE

SERIOUS CUTS TO ENTITLEMENT

PROGRAMS IN THE FIRST

PLACE?

IT IS ONLY HAPPENING BECAUSE

DEMINT AND THE TEA PARTY

CHANGED THE CONVERSATION IN

WASHINGTON.

THE PROBLEM IS, THEY HAVEN'T

LEARNED THE SECOND PART OF

THE EQUATION, AND THAT IS

FINDING GOOD-QUALITY

CANDIDATES TO RUN FOR

OFFICE.

THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW, BUT

THERE HAVE BEEN QUITE A FEW

DUDS AL ALONG THE WAY.

FINDING THE RIGHT CANDIDATES

IS THE CHALLENGE.

JIM DEMINT MAY BE GONE FROM

THE SENATE, AND THE TEA

PARTY MAY BE DOWN FOR NOW,

BUT JUST WAIT.

LET THE RETOOLING BEGIN.

LET'S MOVE ON TO A STORY

THAT WILL MAKE YOU SCRATCH

YOUR HEAD.

NOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE

DANDRUFF.

BECAUSE CONGRESS HAS DECIDED

TO BAN THE WORD "LUNATIC"

FROM APPEARING IN FEDERAL

LAW.

ADVOCATES SAY THE WORD

OFFENDS PEOPLE WITH MENTAL

ILLNESS.

THE BILL PASSED 398-1.

WHO WAS THE ONE GUY?

WELL, HERE HE IS.

UBBER CONSERVATIVE

CONGRESSMAN LOUIE GOHMERT

FROM TEXAS.

THEY SAID, WE CHANGED THE

WORD FROM RETARDED.

BUT LUNATIC, IT'S A GOOD

WORD.

NOT ONLY SHOULD WE NOT

ELIMINATE THE WORD LUNATIC,

WHEN THE NATION IS ON THE

BRINK OF BANKRUPTCY, WE

OUGHT TO USE THE WORD TO

APPLY TO ANYBODY WHO WANTS

TO KEEP DOING BUSINESS IN

WASHINGTON THE SAME AS

USUAL.

David: I TOLD YOU THIS

WAS A SCRATCH YOUR HEAD

STORY.

BEFORE WE HEAD TO BREAK, I

WAS WONDERING IF YOU GOT A

CHRISTMAS CARD FROM THE

OBAMA'S?

ME NEITHER.

HERE IS THIS YEAR'S CARD.

THEIR DOG BO IS ON THE

FRONT.

THE CARD WAS DESIGNED BY THE

DOG WHISPER, CEASAR MILLAN,

NO, JUST KIDDING.

IT WAS DESIGNED BY LAROSA

CABLE.

I HOPE THAT'S HER NAME.

SHE IS A DOG-LOVER AND SHE

WENT WITH BO THIS YEAR ON

THE COVER.

WHEN WE COME BACK, THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL

MEDIA.

A LOOK INSIDE THEIR SECRET

WEAPON.

JENNY AND THE "B" BLOCK

EXPLAINS ALL OF THAT NEXT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE,"

EVERYBODY.

AS WE TOLD YOU A LITTLE

EARLIER IN THE SHOW, TAXES

ARE GOING UP ON EVERY WORKER

IN AMERICA AT THE END OF

THIS MONTH, EXCEPT MY MOM.

NO, NO.

UNLESS CONGRESS ACTS.

AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

BUT THE WHITE HOUSE IS

APPLYING PRESSURE USING A

WEAPON THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA

DEPLOYS OFTEN AND

EFFECTIVELY.

SOCIAL MEDIA.

IS IT WORKING?

WELL, TO FIND OUT, WE'RE

GOING TO TURN TO "THE BRODY

FILE'S" JENNY AND THE "B"

BLOCK.

SHE TRANSFORMS INTO A

TRADITIONAL DANCING

BOBBLEHEAD, AND SHE HAS THE

LOW DOWN ON THE

ADMINISTRATING'S SOCIAL

MEDIA MOVE.

JENNY, WHAT CAN YOU TELL

US?

Reporter: A FEW WEEKS

AGO, PRESIDENT OBAMA

ANNOUNCED A NEW TWITTER

HASHTAG, MY2K.

THAT IS THE AMOUNT THE

PRESIDENT SAYS THE AVERAGE

FAMILY WILL LOSE TO THE

GOVERNMENT, $2,000, IF THE

TAX CUTS ARE ALLOWED TO

EXPIRE.

THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF HOLDS

THE HIGHEST PULPIT IN THE

WORLD.

HE IS USING SOCIAL MEDIA.

MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A

MILLION PEOPLE HAVE USED HIS

MY2K HASHTAG, TWEETING ABOUT

THE ESTIMATED $ 2,000 TO

LOSE IF WE FALL OFF THE

FISCAL CLIFF.

President Obama: THERE

WE GO, MY TWEET HAS BEEN

POSTED.

Reporter: SIGNING OFF

IS "B.O.," FOR BARACK

OBAMA.

A VIRGINIA WOMAN WHO TWEETED

TWEETED UNDER THE HASHTAG

GOT A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM

THE HOSPITAL.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND LIVE

WITH HER PARENTS.

President Obama: AN

INCREASE OF $2,000 OR SO FOR

HER AND HER HUSBAND, IN THIS

HOUSEHOLD, WOULD ACTUALLY

MEAN $4,000 WAS LOST.

Reporter: AND

REPUBLICANS ARE ALSO USING

THE PRESIDENT'S HASHTAG.

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER SHARING

A LINK TO POLLING DATA.

AND ANOTHER SURVEY SHOWS

CUTTING GOVERNMENT SPENDING

MORE POPULAR THAN RAISING

TAX RATES AND THREATENING

JOBS.

AND PETER TWEETS, THERE ARE

NOT ENOUGH RICH PEOPLE IN

AMERICA TO COVER GOVERNMENT

AND MASSIVE SPENDING.

WE NEED MASSIVE SPENDING

CUTS TO GROW.

THE GOAL OF THE CAMPAIGN IS

TO PERSONA PERSONALIZE A

COMPLICATED FISCAL DEBATE.

FOR THEM TO BE HURT

BECAUSE OF THE DEMOCRATS AND

THE REPUBLICANS ARE NOT

COMING TOGETHER TO SOLVE

THIS PROBLEM GEFERS YOU

GIVES YOU A SENSE OF THE

PROBLEM.

Reporter: "WHEN THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE SPEAK LOUDLY

ENOUGH, LO AND BEHOLD,

CONGRESS LISTENS."

AS THE PRESIDENT ROLLS OUT

HIS AGENDA FOR HIS SECOND

TERM, HE WILL BE USING

SOCIAL MEDIA.

> AND HE IS INCREASING HIS

SOCIAL MEDIA REACH.

HE IS JOINING THE ONLINE PIN

BOARD POPULAR WITH CRAFTY

PEOPLE.

YOU CAN START WATCHING FOR

THE WHITE HOUSE PINS

BEGINNING DECEMBER 17th.

David: THANKS, JENNY.

FINALLY, BEFORE WE HEAD TO

BREAK, MOM AND DAD, BEWARE

OF THE APPS YOUR KIDS OR

DOWNLOADING TO YOUR PHONES.

ROUGHLY 60% OF THE APPS THAT

ARE DOWNLOADED ARE ACTUALLY,

GET THIS, TRANSMITTING YOUR

CELL PHONE I.D. INFO TO THE

APP DEVELOPER OR SOME OTHER

THIRD PARTY.

I GUESS IT SHOULDN'T BE SO

MUCH OF A SHOCK.

REMEMBER, ALWAYS BEWARE OF

BIG BROTHER.

WHEN WE COME BACK,

ONE-ON-ONE WITH CHRISTIANE

AMANPOUR, FROM ABC NEWS, WHO

TALKS ABOUT HER NEW SPECIAL

SERIES ON THE BIBLE.

NEXT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

ONE THING WE LOVE TO DO IS

TALK TO BIG NAMES IN THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

SO FAR WE BROUGHT YOU WOLF

BLITZER, ANDREA MITCHELL,

AND LAST WEEK JAKE KAPLAN.

THIS WEEK, HOLD ON, WE HAVE

ANOTHER BIGGIE AS WE CRANK

UP OUR MAINSTREAM

MEDIA-WATCH.

SHE IS ONE OF THE MOST

RECOGNIZABLE CORRESPONDENTS

AND ANCHORS IN THE ENTIRE

WORLD.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR FROM ABC

NEWS HAS HAD A FRONT ROW

SEAT TO WORLD HISTORY.

NOW SHE IS OUT WITH A

TWO-PART SPECIAL ABOUT THE

BIBLE, CALLED "BACK TO THE

BEGINNING."

SHE CALLS IT FAMILY

ENTERTAINMENT.

AND SHE EXPLORES THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLE, FROM GENESIS

TO JESUS, AND SHE JOINED US

EARLIER THIS WEEK TO TALK

ABOUT THAT AND MUCH MORE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US HERE.

REALLY APPRECIATE IT?

IT IS A REAL PLEASURE.

DLIETDEDELIGHTED TO BE ABLE

TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS

PROJECT.

David: NO PUN

INTENDED, GIVE ME THE

GENESIS OF THIS PROJECT -- I

SHOULD COIN THAT TERM.

BUT TELL ME A LITTLE BIT

ABOUT THIS PROJECT.

THIS PROJECT CAME FROM

REALLY MY EXPERIENCE, AND

ABC'S EXPERIENCE, IN

COVERING ALL THESE SORT OF

CONFLICTS AROUND THE WORLD.

AND SO MANY OF THE CONFLICTS

THAT I'VE BEEN COVERING

THROUGHOUT MY CAREER, AND,

OF COURSE, ABC NEWS HAS BEEN

COVERING FOR DECADES, HAVE

REVOLVED AROUND RELIGION,

AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN SOME

FORM OR FASHION THE

COMBINATION OF JEWS,

CHRISTIANS, AND MUSLIMS, IN

SOME FORM OR FASHION

FIGHTING EACH OTHER.

I SAID, HANG ON A SECOND.

HOW CAN THIS BE?

BECAUSE THOUSANDS OF

THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO ALL

THREE OF THESE RELIGIONS

CAME FROM ONE FATHER.

THESE ARE THE ABRAHAMIC

FAITH.

THEY ALL BASICALLY BELIEVE

IN THE SAME THING.

SO I SAID, LOOK, THAT IS

SOMETHING THAT RUNS THROUGH

MY VERY VEINS IN MY VERY

FAMILY.

BECAUSE I AM BORN OF A

CATHOLIC MOTHER, A MUSLIM

FATHER, AND I'M MARRIED TO A

JEWISH-AMERICAN, AND SO MY

SON HAS ALL OF THIS BLOOD

RUNNING THROUGH HIS VEINS.

I KNOW FROM PERSONAL

EXPERIENCE, THERE ARE VERY,

VERY MANY COMMONALITIES

THROUGH MANY RELIGIONS.

I WAS FASCINATED TO BRING

THAT SIDE OF THE STORY TO A

WIDER AUDIENCE.

David: TALK TO ME

ABOUT WHAT YOUR FAITH

JOURNEY HAS BEEN BECAUSE

YOU'VE SEEN ALL OF THESE

DIFFERENT SIDES.

AND WHAT THA MAKES YOU

CONTEMPLATE INSIDE.

I HAVE HAD THIS UNPLANNED

ABILITY TO SEE THE

CROSS-CURRENTS OF OUR GREAT

FAITH AND GREAT TRADITIONS,

AND TO REALLY KNOW FROM

PERSONAL AND FAMILY

EXPERIENCE, FIRST OF ALL, TO

UNDERSTAND THE STORY OF THE

OTHER.

BUT, SECONDLY, TO KNOW THERE

IS SO MUCH WE COULD DRAW ON

THAT WE HAVE IN COMMON,

RATHER THAN USING OUR

RELIGIOUS BACKGROUNDS AND

OUR RELIGIOUS FAITH TO

GENERATE CONFLICT.

AND HAVING COVERED ALL OF

THIS FOR SO LONG, I'M ALWAYS

STAGGERED TO SEE HOW PEOPLE

ARE FIGHTING EACH OTHER

BASED ON WHAT I BELIEVE IS A

MODERN INTERPRETATION OF

RELIGION, RATHER THAN USING

THAT COMMON HERITAGE AND

THOSE VALUES AND MORAL

VALUES AND FAITH VALUES, AND

FAITH JOURNEYS, TO FORGE A

LINE THAT CAN GO TOWARDS

PEACE AND RESOLUTION.

David: ALL RIGHT,

THAT'S CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR

HERE ON THE BRODY FILE.

I'M THINKING ABOUT CHANGING

MY NAME TO DAVIDAMAN BRODY

FILE POUR.

YOU CAN TWEET ME.

I'M CURIOUS, MAYBE I'LL

CHANGE IT.

WHILE WE'RE ON THE SUBJECT

OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA, HOW

ABOUT WHAT WENT DOWN THIS

PAST WEEK ON MSNBC.

DAVID AXELROD SHOWED UP ON

MORNING SHOW TO GET HIS

FAMOUS MUSTACHE SHAVED OFF.

HE SAID HE WOULD LOSE THE

MUSTACHE IF OBAMA LOST.

BUT AXELROD STILL SHAVED IT

OFF FOR CHARITY.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THAT

EXCHANGE.

AND CHECK OUT HOW THE

CONSERVATIVE DONALD TRUMP

CHIMES IN.

Reporter: DONALD, HOW

DOES HE LOOK?

I THINK HE LOOKS GREAT.

YOU WERE ONE OF THE FIRST

PEOPLE TO COME IN WITH A BIG

CONTRIBUTION, AND IT MEANT

SO MUCH.

WE HAVEN'T ALWAYS AGREED ON

EVERYTHING.

[LAUGHTER]

Reporter: NOT REALLY.

BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE

IT.

WE AGREE ON ONE THING.

FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS A

GREAT CAUSE.

AND, SECOND, DAVID CALLED

ME.

HE HAD A DINNER WITH MY

DAUGHTER, IVANKA, AND HE

SAID, WHAT A GREAT YOUNG

WOMAN SHE IS, AND I SAID,

BOY, HAS HE GOT ME.

AND APPARENTLY HE SAID,

THE APPLE DOES FALL FAR FROM

THE TREE.

I AGREE.

David: IT IS BY

PARTISANSHIP.

IT IS ALIVE AND WELL.

HOW ABOUT MITT ROMNEY, HE

COULD GO FOR THE FULL BEARD

LOOK.

NOW, HE COULD PULL THIS

OFF.

HE IS LIKE A HER HERMIT IN

HIDING NOW.

AND RICK SANTORUM, HOW ABOUT

A NICE MUSTACHE FOR WHEN HE

RUNS IN 2016.

IN CHRIS CHRISTIE RUNS IN

2016, "THE BRODY FILE"

THINKS A NICE GOATEE WOULD

WORK VERY WELL.

IT WOULD GO WITH HIS

RENEGADE STYLE.

WE'RE BACK IN A MOMENT WITH

AN OY-VEY MOMENT OF THE WEEK

THAT WILL HAVE YOU THINKING

DIFFERENTLY ABOUT LICENSE

PLATES.

WE'LL SEE YOU IN A MOMENT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

WE HOPE YOU ARE RECORDING IT

ON D.V.R.SO YOU CAN PLAY IT

OVER AND OVER AGAIN BECAUSE

IT GREAT ENTERTAINMENT.

SPEAKING OF GREAT

ENTERTAINMENT, IT IS TIME

FOR "THE BRODY FILE" TO DO A

SILENT MOVIE IMPRESSION.

THANK YOU.

REAL ENTERTAINMENT COMES IN

THE FORM OF OUR ALWAYS

POPULAR AND KOSHER OY-VEY

MOMENT OF THE WEEK.

*

David: WE HEAD TO

NORTH CAROLINA THIS WEEK,

WHERE THEY LOVE NASCAR AND

THEIR PRO-LIFE LICENSE

PLATE.

THAT'S RIGHT, NORTH CAROLINA

ALLOWS YOU TO HAVE ONE OF

THOSE PRO-LIFE LICENSE

PLATES IF YOU LIKE.

HERE COMES THE OY-VEY: A

FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS THOSE

LICENSE PLATES ARE NOT

KOSHER.

A.K.A., THEY'RE

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

HE SAYS THE STATE HAS TO

OFFER SIMILAR PLATES

SUPPORTING ABORTION RIGHTS

OR NO DICE.

YOU'RE KIDDING ME, RIGHT?

NO.

SO NOW PEOPLE CAN GO AROUND

WITH A LICENSE PLATE THAT

THEY ARE FOR THE CHOICE TO

KILL A BABY.

PUT THAT ON YOUR LICENSE

PLATE.

SOMEBODY GET ME SOME

EXCEDRIN.

THAT DOES IT FOR THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, EVERYBODY,

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

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