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The Brody File: God, Guns, Grits, Gravy and The State of The Union - Jan. 22

This week on the Brody File we take a look at the president’s State of the Union Address. Plus Governor Huckabee stops by to talk to us about his new book titled, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy. Finally, The Brody File team heads to the Newsmax ... Read Transcript


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David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO ANOTHER

EDITION OF "THE BRODY

FILE."

WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE WITH

US.

IT IS THE STATE OF THE UNION

TIME, PRESIDENT OBAMA WITH

HIS ANNUAL SPEECH TO

CONGRESS ON THE STATE OF OUR

UNION.

HOW ABOUT WE GIVE YOU THE

BOTTOM LINE OF ALL OF THIS

IN PICTURES BECAUSE

PRESIDENT OBAMA THINKS THE

COUNTRY IS IMPROVING, HE

THINKS IT IS NOT TOO

SHABBY.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE

WHITE HOUSE PUTTING UP HAPPY

PLACE SIGNS EVERYWHERE.

WE'RE NOT SURE IF THAT IS

TRUE.

AND IT IS LIKE DISNEY WORLD

OUT THERE.

THE REPUBLICANS, ON THE

OTHER HAND, THINK THE

ECONOMY LOOKS MORE LIKE

THIS, AND THE RAIN HAS BEEN

FALLING EVER SINCE THE

PRESIDENT MOVED INTO 1600

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.

SO WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENT

WANT TO ACCOMPLISH, AND HOW

DOES THAT FIT IN WITH THE

G.O.P. VISION?

JENNIFER WISHON IS AT THE

WHITE HOUSE FOR US AND HAS

THAT.

Reporter: NOW IN THE

FOURTH AND FINAL QUARTER OF

HIS PRESIDENCY, THE

PRESIDENT LAID OUT AN

AMBITIOUS AGENDA, DEFIANT IN

THE FACE OF THE NEW

REPUBLICAN MAJORITY ON

CAPITOL HILL.

MOST OF IT FOCUSES ON WHAT

HE CALLS MIDDLE CLASS

ECONOMICS.

President Obama: IT

MEANS HELPING FOLKS AFFORD

CHILD CARE, COLLEGE, HEALTH

CARE, A HOME, RETIREMENT.

Reporter: THEY ARE

IDEAS THAT ADD UP TO

$320 BILLION IN NEW TAXES

AND FEES ON WEALTHY

AMERICANS.

President Obama: FOR

FAR TOO LONG LOBBYISTS HAVE

RIGGED THE TAX CODE.

THEY'VE RIDDLED IT WITH

GIVE-AWAYS THAT THE SUPER

RICH DON'T NEED.

Reporter: SOME

REPUBLICANS ACCUSE THE

PRESIDENT OF PUSHING TALKING

POINTS AS OPPOSED TO

PROPOSALS THAT ACTUALLY HAVE

A CHANCE OF PASSING THROUGH

THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED

CONGRESS.

THERE HAVE BEEN

PRESIDENTS IN THE PAST WHO

HAVE BEEN REPUDIATED IN THE

MID-TERM ELECTION, AND IN

THE PAST WHAT PRESIDENTS

HAVE DONE THEY HAVE COME TO

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WITH

HUM-ELECT.

HUMILITY.

UNFORTUNATELY TONIGHT,

PRESIDENT OBAMA DOUBLED

DOWN.

Reporter: THE

REPUBLICAN RESPONSE CAME

FROM A WOMAN.

IOWA REPUBLICAN SENATOR JONI

ERNST WAS ELECTED ON A

PROMISE TO MAKE BIG

WASHINGTON SPENDERS SQUEAL

LIKE PIGS.

WE'LL PROPOSE IDEAS THAT

AIM TO CUT WASTEFUL SPENDING

AND WE'LL DEFEND LIFE.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA CELEBRATED AMERICA'S

RESPECT FOR HUMAN DIGNITY

AND CONDEMNED RISING

ANTI-SEMITISM.

President Obama: IT IS

WHY WE CONTINUE TO FIGHT

AGAINST STEREOTYPES OF

MUSLIMS, THE VAST MAJORITY

OF WHOM SHARE OUR COMMITMENT

TO PEACE.

Reporter: TEXAS

CONGRESSMAN LOUIE GOMER

WONDERED WHY THE PRESIDENT

DIDN'T MENTION CHRISTIANS,

FACING PERSECUTION AT

HISTORIC LEVELS.

WE RUSH AROUND THE WORLD

TO HELP MUSLIMS BEING

PERSECUTED, AND YET WE HAVE

CHRISTIANS BEING CRUCIFIED

AGAINST.

Reporter: SOME SEE

AREAS FOR COOPERATION AND

APPEAR READY TO HEED THE

MESSAGE VOTERS SAID IN

NOVEMBER.

I HEARD THE MESSAGE ON MY

SIDE, AND I KNOW REPUBLICANS

HEARD THE SAME THING.

THEY WANT TO HEAR WE'RE

GOING TO SIT DOWN, WORK

TOGETHER, AND AT LEAST TRY

TO A ARRIVE AT COMMON

GROUND.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA IS NOW TAKING HIS

PLANS ON THE ROAD IN AN

EFFORT TO SELL HIS PLANS TO

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

David: THANK YOU,

JENNY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD HIS TURN

AT THE STATE OF THE UNION,

AND NOW IT IS "THE BRODY

FILE'S" TURN.

THIS BRODY FILE STATE OF THE

UNION IS NOT ABOUT POLICY,

BUT ABOUT TWO WORDS WE HEARD

SO MUCH ABOUT IN 2008 WHEN

PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS ELECTED

PRESIDENT.

AND THOSE WORDS ARE THESE

"HOPE" AND "CHANGE."

I COVERED THAT RACE FIRST

HAND IN 2008.

I WAS THERE, I FELT THE

EXCITEMENT THAT PEOPLE WERE

FEELING AT THAT TIME.

IT WASN'T JUST DEMOCRATS.

IT WAS MODERATES,

INDEPENDENTS, AND, YES, EVEN

SOME CONSERVATIVES WHO

THOUGHT THIS PRESIDENT WAS

GOING TO MAKE GOOD ON HIS

PROMISE TO UNITE THE

COUNTRY, TO BRING BOTHxu

PARTIES TOGETHER.

IT WAS BARACK OBAMA, AFTER

ALL, WHO SAID IN

2004, QUOTE,"THERE IS NOT A

LIBERAL AMERICA AND A

CONSERVATIVE AMERICA.

THERE IS THE UNITED STATES

OF AMERICA."

FOLKS, IT NEVER HAPPENED.

NOT ONLY DIDN'T IT HAPPEN,

UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

WATCH, IT HAS GOTTEN MUCH

WORSE.

HE HASN'T BROUGHT THE

COUNTRY TOGETHER.

IF ANYTHING, HE HAS TORN THE

COUNTRY FURTHER APART.

NOW, IS THERE ENOUGH BLAME

TO GO AROUND?

OF COURSE THERE IS.

G.O.P. LEADERS HAVE THEIR

FAIR SHARE OF BLAME AS WELL,

BUT A PRESIDENT HAS THE

ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY TO

PROMOTE UNITY, EXECUTIVE

ORDERS, AND SAYING SEE YA

LATER TO CONGRESS DOESN'T DO

THAT.

PASSING MAJOR HEALTH CARE

CHANGES, LIKE OBAMACARE WITH

51 VOTES INSTEAD OF A SUPER

MAJORITY DOESN'T DO THAT.

MAKING STRONGMAN ARGUMENTS

ON A DAILY BASIS DOESN'T

HELP, EITHER.

DID CONGRESS GIVE HIM

HEADACHES?

YES, OF COURSE.

IT IS CALLED CHECKS AND

BALANCES.

IT IS WHAT OUR FOUNDERS

INTENDED.

BUT JUST BECAUSE CONGRESS

HAS YOU REACHING FOR THE

EXCEDRIN, IT DOESN'T MEAN

THAT THE EMPEROR HAS TO GET

HIS WAY NO MATTER WHAT.

SO WHAT IS OUR STATE OF THE

UNION?

IT IS FRACTURED, AND

PRESIDENT OBAMA DESERVES

MUCH OF THE BLAME.

TIME NOW FOR THE 2016

PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS

PORTION OF THE SHOW.

YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD BY NOW

THAT MIKE HUCKABEE IS

SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.

HE QUIT HIS FOX TV SHOW, AND

THIS WEEK HE STARTS A BOOK

TOUR.

OH, WHAT PERFECT TIMING.

THE BOOK IS CALLED -- I LOVE

THIS TITLE -- "GOD, GUNS,

GRITS, AND GRAVY."

IT IS A CLASSIC MIKE

HUCKABEE WHO WAXES POETIC ON

EVERYTHING FROM AMERICA'S

DETERIORATING CULTURE TO

POLITICS.

AND WE SPOKE TO HIM EARLIER

THIS WEEK ABOUT ALL OF

THIS.

GOVERNOR, THANKS FOR JOINING

US.

HEY, ARE YOU IN

BUBBLEVILLE?

I AM IN BUBBLEVILLE.

YOU KNOW, I AM.

NEW YORK, WASHINGTON,

HOLLYWOOD, AT LEAST TWO

PARTS OF THE BUBBLES ARE

BEING COVERED BY THE

INTERVIEW TODAY.

David: LET'S EXPLAIN

TO EVERYBODY WHAT YOU MEAN

BY BUBBLEVILLE AND

"BUBBAVILLE."

TELL ME A LITTLE MORE ABOUT

THE PREMISES.

Reporter: THE TERM,

GOD, GUNS, GRITS AND GRAVY

IS WHAT I SOMETIMES SAY TO

PEOPLE WHEN THEY SAY WHERE

DO YOU LIVE.

THEY ASSUME I LIVE IN NEW

YORK.

I SAID, I'M NOT GOING TO

LIVE IN NEW YORK UNLESS THE

MAYOR WILL LET ME DUCK HUNT

IN CENTRAL PARK.

AND THEY SAID, WHERE DO YOU

LIVE?

I SAY, I LIVE IN THE LAND OF

GOD GUNS, GUNS, GRITS, AND

GRAVY.

AND THERE IS A GREAT

DISCONNECT BETWEEN THE

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY, AND

THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN WHAT

I CALL THE THREE BUBBLES OF

CULTURAL INFLUENCE: NEW

YORK, WASHINGTON, AND

HOLLYWOOD.

IN THOSE THREE BUBBLES, YOU

SEE EVERYTHING FROM FASHION

TO FINANCE TO GOVERNMENT

POLITICS, MOVIES, MUSIC,

TELEVISION, AND IT IS PRETTY

MUCH DRBLE DETERMINED IN

THOSE BUBBLES WHAT THE REST

OF AMERICA IS GOING TO SEE.

AND YET THERE IS A DRAMATIC

DISCONNECT BETWEEN THE

PEOPLE IN BUBBLEVILLE AND IN

THE PEOPLE IN WHAT I CALL

"BUBBAVILLE."

David: I DO WANT TO

ASK YOU ABOUT THE SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE, AND YOU DEVOTE A

WHOLE CHAPTER TO IT.

IT IS INTERESTING HOW YOU

APPROACH THIS.

THE GOD-CENTERED VIEW VERSUS

THE MAN-CENTERED VIEW.

EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT

THAT.

WHEN PEOPLE SAY, HOW COME

YOU CAN'T GET ON THE RIGHT

SIDE OF HISTORY.

I HATE THAT TERM BECAUSE

HISTORY IS SO MUCH MORE

ABOUT TRADITIONAL BIBLICAL,

NATURAL MARRIAGE THAN IT

EVER HAS BEEN ABOUT SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

IN TERMS OF THE GOVERNMENT

APPROVING IT.

BUT WHEN PEOPLE ACT LIKE

THERE IS SOMETHING CRAZY

ABOUT THOSE OF US WHO

BELIEVE IN TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE, WHAT I POINT OUT

IS FOR MANY OF US WHO HAVE A

BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW, WHO ARE

GOD-CENTERED IN OUR APPROACH

TO LIFE, THIS IS THE ONLY

OPTION WE HAVE.

YOU SAY, WHAT DID GOD SAY

ABOUT MARRIAGE?

NOT WHAT DO I FEEL, WHAT DO

I THINK, WHAT DO I BELIEVE?

IF YOU HAVE A MAN-CENTERED

APPROACH TO LIFE, YOUR IN

CALCULATIO INCLINATION IS

ANYTHING IS WHAT DO I THINK,

WHAT DO I FEEL?

SO WHAT SHOULD BE THE

GOVERNING AUTHORITY OF

LIFE?

IS IT YOUR OWN PERSONAL

BELIEVERS AND FEELINGS, OR

IS IT SOMETHING BIGGER THAN

YOU?

THAT'S WHERE I COME TO IN

THE BOOK.

I WISH THAT A LOT OF THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY

CRITICAL, AND EVEN HATEFUL

TOWARDS THOSE OF US WHO HAVE

MAINTAINED THAT TRADITIONAL

VIEW OF MARRIAGE, I WISH

THEY WOULD READ THAT

CHAPTER.

I DON'T THINK THEY'LL CHANGE

THEIR VIEW, BUT MAYBE

THEY'LL UNDERSTAND A LITTLE

MORE ABOUT WHY WE BELIEVE AS

WE DO.

David: I WOULD LIKE

SOME OF YOUR TIPS FOR SOME

SOUTHERN CUISINE RECIPES, IF

YOU DON'T MIND.

BUT I DO WANT TO ASK,.

I CAN CERTAINLY GIVE

THOSE TWO YOU, ESPECIALLY ON

THE GRITS.

ALWAYS PUT SOME CHEESE AND

GARLIC, AND IF YOU LIVE ON

THE GULF COAST, TOSS IN SOME

SHRIMP.

David: CALL IT CHEESE

GRITS, NOT CHEESY GRITS.

MITT ROMNEY DID THAT IN

MISSISSIPPI, AND I THINK IT

COST HIM VOTES.

IN THE SOUTH, IF YOU SAY

SOMETHING IS CHEESY, THAT

MEANS IT IS NOT VERY GOOD.

SO IF YOU SAY CHEESY GRITS,

IT'S LIKE SAYING THESE ARE

UNFIT TO EAT.

YOU WERE WISE TO CATCH

THAT.

David: YOU MENTIONED

MITT ROMNEY.

2016, I HAVE TO ASK -- YOU

AND I, WE GO BACK YEARS AND

YEARS.

YEAH.

David: I DO WANT TO

ASK YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT

HOW SOME OF THOSE

CONVERSATIONS ARE GOING

WITH -- I DON'T KNOW, ARE

YOU LOOKING TO RAISE SOME

MONEY IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO

THIS THING.

HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR

YOU?

DAVID, I THINK THEY'RE

GOING VERY WELL.

THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS I

FELT IT WAS TIME TO MAKE THE

DECISION TO LEAVE THE FOX

NEWS CHANNEL.

I HAD TO DO THAT TO HAVE THE

HONEST DISCUSSIONS WITH

PEOPLE THAT ONE HAS TO HAVE

IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE A

CANDIDATE.

WHERE YOU GO TO SOMEONE AND

SAY, IF I RUN, WILL YOU HELP

ME.

THIS IS A VERY DIFFERENT

ATMOSPHERE.

YES, THERE ARE GOING TO BE A

LOT OF CANDIDATES.

BUT UNLIKE EIGHT YEARS AGO,

WHEN I JUST HAD A TOUGH TIME

GETTING PEOPLE TO WANT TO

SUPPORT ME FINANCIALLY, I'M

SEEING A VERY DIFFERENT

CLIMATE OUT THERE.

PREVIOUS CANDIDATES,

McCAIN, ROMNEY, AND EVEN

OTHERS, ARE NOW COMING TO ME

AND SAYING, WE THINK YOU CAN

WIN.

WE THINK YOU CAN COMMUNICATE

TO VOTERS WE HAVE NOT BEEN

WINNING, AND WE THINK THAT

IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN US

AGREEING WITH YOU ON EVERY

SINGLE ISSUE.

I'M VERY ENCOURAGED.

THAT IS PART OF THE PROCESS

I GO THROUGH OVER THE NEXT

COUPLE OF MONTHS THAT

DETERMINE WHEN TO PULL THE

TRIGGER.

David: IF YOU EVER

BECOME PRESIDENT AND YOU

SERVE A STATE DINNER, YOU'RE

GOING TO SERVE CHEESE GRITS,

AREN'T YOU?

ABSOLUTELY.

AND MAYBE EVERY TIME.

David: THAT WAS MIKE

HUCKABEE ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

WHEN WE ROLL ON, WE'LL HEAR

FROM D.C., THE UNTOLD STORY

OF BOKO HARAM.

THE ISLAMIC TERRORIST GROUP

IS ON THE RAMPAGE IN NIGERIA

AND BEYOND.

WHY AMERICA MUST NOT TURN

OUR BACKS ON THIS STORY.

WE'RE BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

WE'VE HEARD A LOT ABOUT THE

HORRIBLE ISLAMIC TERROR

ATTACKS IN FRANCE.

BUT WE WANT TO TERROR IN ON

BOKO HARAM.

THEY'RE CAUSING HAVOC,

MURDER, MAYHEM, TORTURE IN

NIGERIA AND ELSEWHERE IN

AFRICA.

SO FOR MORE ON ALL OF THIS,

WE WANT TO GET THE

PERSPECTIVE OF OUR RESPECTED

AND ALWAYS INFORMATIVE

TERRORIST ANALYST, ERICK

STAKELBECK.

GREAT TO BE WITH YOU.

David: BOKO HARAM,

WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT

THEM?

I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT THEM ON THIS

SHOW.

WE HEAR SO MUCH ABOUT ISIS.

BUT BOKO HARAM IS AS

VIOLENT, IF NOT MORE VIOLENT

IN SOME CASES.

RECENTLY THEY WIPED OUT A

NUMBER OF VILLAGES IN

NORTHERN NIGERIA, AND KILLED

2,000 PEOPLE.

THAT'S A HORRIFIC BODY

COUNT.

WOMEN, CHILDREN, BEHEADINGS,

THE WHOLE NINE YARDS.

THE NAME BOKO HARAM MEANS

"WESTERN EDUCATION IS

FORBIDDEN."

ANYTHING WESTERN IS

FORBIDDEN.

IT IS LIKE A MINI ISIS IN

NIGERIA, WHERE THEY WANT TO

FORM AN ISLAMIC EMIRATE OR A

MINI CALIPHATE IN NIGERIA.

THAT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE

NIGERIA IS A VERY POPULOUS

COUNTRY, NUMBER ONE.

IT MAY BE THE MOST POPULOUS

COUNTRY IN AFRICA.

AND, NUMBER TWO, IT HAS A

LOT OF OIL.

SO IF BOKO HARAM CONTINUES

ITS MARCH THROUGH NIGERIA,

YOU CAN SEE OIL AND GAS

PRICES AFFECTED.

AND AT THE END OF THE DAY,

NIGERIA IS VERY IMPORTANT

COUNTRY.

David: DO WE HAVE ANY

SENSE OF BOKO HARAM AND ISIS

AND al-QAEDA, ARE THESE

ALL INDEPENDENT -- I WON'T

CALL THEM AGENCIES, BUT

ACTORS, IF YOU WILL?

THE MAIN THING IS THEY

SHARE THE SAME IDEOLOGY.

THEY ARE IN DIFFERENT

REGIONS OF THE WORLD AND

DIFFERENT TACTICS IN SOME

RESPECTS, BUT THEY SHARE

THAT SAME JIHADIST IDEOLOGY,

WHICH IS DEATH TO ISRAEL AND

AMERICA, AND SHARI'A LAW FOR

ONE AND ALL.

BOKO HARAM HAS SHOWN SOME

SYMPATHY WITH ISIS, AND VERY

SIMILAR IN TERMS OF THE

BARBARIC TACTICS.

BUT DO THESE GROUPS, WHICH

HAVE SOME DIFFERENCES, DO

THEY CONSOLIDATE THEIR POWER

EVENTUALLY AND FORM ONE

MAJOR FORCE.

David: I RARELY HEAR

THE PRESIDENT MENTION BOKO

HARAM.

HE MAY HAVE.

WE HEAR "ISIS" OR "ISIL."

THEY JUST KEEP TALKING ABOUT

VIOLENT EXTREMISM.

DAVID, I THINK YOU HIT

THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO

DE-EMPHASIZE ANY ISLAMIC

JIHADIST ATROCITIES.

THEY DON'T WANT TO SAY

ISLAMIC TERRORIST.

BOKO HARAM ARE VERY BAD GUYS

DOING THIS IN THE NAME OF

ISLAM AND JIHAD, AND THE

OBAMA DOESN'T WANT TO SHINE

THE LIGHT ON THAT.

HE HAS BEEN AWOL, THE

PRESIDENT, IN GENERAL ON HIS

ISSUE, ON THE FACT HE DID

NOT ATTEND THAT MARCH IN

PARIS, I THINK SAID A LOT.

David: ERICK, ALWAYS A

PLEASURE.

MY PLEASURE, SIR.

David: WHEN WE COME

BACK, A CLOSER LOOK AT THE

RELIGIOUS BREAK DOWN OF

CONGRESS.

THAT'S AFTER THE BREAK.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

IT IS A NEW YEAR, AND THAT

MEANS A NEW

REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED

CONGRESS.

SO THINGS MAY BE CHANGING ON

CAPITOL HILL, BUT THERE IS

ONE THING THAT IS NOT

CHANGING.

THAT IS THE RELIGIOUS MAKEUP

OF THE 114th CONGRESS.

A STUDY SHOWS 92% OF MEMBERS

OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE ARE

CHRISTIAN.

OF THAT, ABOUT 57% OF

PROTESTANT, 31% ARE

CATHOLIC.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

THESE PERCENTAGES ARE

ACTUALLY HIGHER FOR CONGRESS

THAN THEY ARE FOR OUR ADULT

POPULATION.

49% OF AMERICAN ADULTS ARE

PROTESTANTS, 22% ARE

CATHOLIC.

NOW, THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER

SAYS THE MAKEUP OF CONGRESS

HAS CHANGED VERY LITTLE.

BUT ONE INTERESTING

DIFFERENCE IS THERE ARE NOW

MORE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE

WHO ARE ORDAINED MINISTERS.

FOUR REPUBLICANS AND THREE

DEMOCRATS.

"THE BRODY FILE," BY THE

WAY, LOVES THAT.

WE LIKE THAT, AS A MATTER OF

FACT, SO CAN WE GET A

Facebook PAGE?

A Facebook PAGE FOR THAT?

WE WANT TO LIKE IT.

ALL RIGHT, COMING UP UP

NEXT, A TALK WITH ONE OF THE

MOST INFLUENTIAL MEDIA

MOGULS AROUND.

WE'RE BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

TIME NOW FOR OUR DISCUSSION

WITH NEWS MAX C.E.O. CHRIS

RUDDY.

HE IS IN CHARGE OF ONE OF

THE LARGEST NEWS MEDIA

ORGANIZATIONS IN THE

COUNTRY.

HE CONSTANTLY SITS ON TOP OF

LIST AFTER LIST OF ONE OF

THE TOP INNOVATORS IN THE

COUNTRY.

AND HE HAS THE EXTREMELY

POPULAR NEWS MAX MAGAZINE.

AND NOW COMES NEWS MAX TV.

OUR BRODY FILE TRAVELLED TO

HIS NECK OF THE WOODS IN

SOUTH FLORIDA TO GET A TOUR

OF THE DIGS AND FIND OUT

MORE ABOUT HOW RUDDY HAS

TURNED NEWS MAX INTO A

PHENOMENAL SUCCESS.

TAKE ME BACK TO THE GENESIS,

IF YOU WILL, OF NEWS MAX AND

THE CONCEPT OF WHAT YOU'RE

TRYING TO BUILD HERE IN

FLORIDA.

I STARTED OUT AS A

REPORTER IN THE '90s,

COVERING THE CLINTON WHITE

HOUSE.

AND I REALLY FELT, AT THE

TIME, THAT THE MEDIA WAS NOT

GIVING A FAIR SHAKE TO ALL

SIDES OF THE POLITICAL

EQUATION.

SO WHEN I SAW THE POWER OF

THE INTERNET, I SAW THE

DRUDGE REPORT DOING SO WELL

AND OTHER WEBSITES, AND I

THOUGHT IT WAS TIME THAT A

CONSERVATIVE-LEANING,

PRO-AMERICAN WEBSITE BE

STARTED.

AND WE STARTED IN 1998,

NEWSMAX.COM.

AND IT HAS GROWN TO BECOME A

PHENOMENON ON THE WEB, AND

WE ALSO HAVE A MAGAZINE, AND

NOW A TV CHANNEL.

David: TELL ME A

LITTLE BIT WHETHER YOU'RE

SURPRISED AT THE GROWTH OF

NEWS MAX, KIND OF SHAKING

YOUR HEAD AND GOING, WOW,

YOU REALLY TAPPED INTO

SOMETHING HERE?

AND WHAT HAS BEEN THAT

THOUGHT PROCESS LIKE FOR YOU

HERE?

THE LIBERAL MEDIA DOES

KEEP ME IN BUSINESS BECAUSE

THEY'RE JUST SO BAD.

I KNOW YOU'RE IN WASHINGTON,

SO YOU'RE COVERING THESE

GUYS ALL OF THE TIME.

I REMEMBER DURING THE

CLINTON YEARS THERE WAS A

PEW STUDY THAT FOUND THAT

89% OF THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS

CORPS VOTED FOR BILL

CLINTON.

THAT'S BAD JUST ON THE FACE

OF IT BECAUSE THERE SHOULD

BE A DIVERSITIY OF OPINION

IN THE MEDIA.

BECAUSE THE MEDIA PEOPLE,

LIKE OURSELVES, WE REPRESENT

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN

WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, AND

ALL OVER THE WORLD.

AND WE SHOULD BE

REPRESENTING THEIR VIEWS.

I THINK ONLINE NEWS MAX

TAPPED INTO THAT EARLY ON.

AND WE WERE SUCCESSFUL, NOT

BECAUSE I'M SO SMART.

WE WERE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANTED

TO HAVE ANOTHER VOICE.

AND THAT VOICE WAS NEWS MAX,

WHICH IS ONE OF THOSE

VOICES.

AND I THINK ONE OF THE

SUCCESS -- ONE OF THE LONG

TIME SUCCESSES OF CBN AND

"THE 700 CLUB" IS THE FACT

THAT YOU'VE BEEN GIVING THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE ANOTHER

VOICE.

FOX NEWS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE

OF THAT.

David: VERY

INTERESTING.

YOU MENTIONED EARLIER THAT

YOU'RE

CONSERVATIVE-LEANING.

TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT

THE THOUGHT PROCESS THAT

GOES INTO THE STORIES THAT

ARE COVERED ON NEWS MAX

BECAUSE YOU HAVE AL SHARPTON

ON THE COVER, SOMETIMES

HILLARY CLINTON, AND THERE

ARE OBVIOUSLY MANY

CONSERVATIVE THINKERS ON THE

COVER.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THAT

PROCESS?

I'M NOT AFRAID TO SAY

WE'RE A CONSERVATIVE MEDIA

OUTLET, BUT WE HAVE

DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW,

AND THAT'S WHY I USE THE

WORD "LEANING."

I BELIEVE CONSERVATIVES WIN

IF WE HAVE A MULTITUDE OF

INFORMATION.

THE MORE INFORMATION THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE GET, THE

MORE LIKELY THEY WILL PICK

THE SIDE THAT IS FOR

FREEDOM, FOR LIBERTY, THAT

IS NOT FOR GOVERNMENT, IT IS

FOR LESS TAXES, FOR THE

VALUES THAT WE CARE ABOUT.

David: THERE IS FOX

NEWS ON TELEVISION, AND

YOU'RE NOW STARTING NEWS MAX

MAX TV.

TELL ME WHERE YOU WANT TO

TAKE THIS?

IN JUNE NEWS MAX TV

LAUNCHED IN 35 MILLION

HOMES, WHICH IS A HUGE

LAUNCH IN THE CABLE WORLD.

FOX STARTED WITH ABOUT HALF

OF THAT.

WE'RE ON DISH TV AND DIRECT

TV.

WE SHOULD BE IN A NUMBER OF

THE OTHER SYSTEMS IN A

COUPLE OF MONTHS.

IT WILL PUT US IN ABOUT

50 MILLION U.S. HOMES, WHICH

IS HALF THE CABLE MARKET.

FOX HAS BACTERI BEEN A

TREMENDOUS ASSET TO THIS

COUNTRY.

HE ALSO PROVED THERE IS A

TREMENDOUS MARKET.

JUST LIKE THERE ARE MANY

OTHER CONSERVATIVE SITES,

THE NEWS MAX, THE DAILY

CALLER, AND A NUMBER OF

OTHERS, WE THINK THERE IS

ROOM FOR ANOTHER CHANNEL

THAT REPRESENTS THE VALUES

THAT MOST AMERICANS BELIEVE

IN.

David: THAT IS CHRIS

RUDDY HERE ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

WE'RE BACK IN A MOMENT WITH

ANOTHER OY-VEY MOMENT OF THE

WEEK, OR TO PUT IT ANOTHER

WAY, ICE, ICE, BABY.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

FROM TIME TO TIME, WE LIKE

TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE HERE ON

THE SHOW, AND THAT MEANS

WE'RE SKATING ON THIN ICE

SOMETIMES.

BUT WE'VE GOT NOTHING ON

THIS NEXT GUY.

HE IS IN OUR SPOTLIGHT FOR

THIS WEEK'S OY-VEY MOMENT OF

THE WEEK.

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[HAVA NAGILA]

David: ALL RIGHT, TIME

TO HEAD TO YONKERS, NEW

YORK.

THE STREET WAS A BIT ICY,

AND LET'S JUST -- HERE'S THE

VIDEO.

LET'S ROLL.

ROLL IT.

YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE THAT.

IT'S LIKE A VIDEO GAME.

TIME FOR THE SLOW-MO

REPLAY.

THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING

TO THE GUY.

HE MUST BE FREAKING OUT.

BUT WE MUST SAY WE ARE

UTTERLY IMPRESSED HOW THIS

CAR DIDN'T HIT ANY OF THESE

OTHER CARS ON THE WAY DOWN

THIS ICY STREET.

THAT IS CALLED SKILL OR PURE

LUCK, BUT EITHER WAY,

OY-GEVALT.

"THE BRODY FILE" HAS ENOUGH

STRESS SINCE WE'RE A NEW

YORK JETS' FAN, AND AMBER

STRONG IS AN INDIANAPOLIS

COLTS FAN, AND WE'RE SORRY

ABOUT THE LOSS TO THE

PATRIOTS.

THAT DOES IT FOR THIS WEEK.

WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO NEW

ORLEANS NEXT WEEK.

CAJUN AND WHAT IS IT,

SAXOPHONE -- WHATEVER THEY

PLAY DOWN THERE.

WE CAN'T WAIT.

WE REPORT FROM THERE.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOD BLESS

YOU AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

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