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The Brody File: Brussels Politics - March 24, 2016

How will terrorism in Brussels affect the American political scene back home? We explore that plus Donald Trump unplugged on Israel and a review of the contemporary version of, "The Passion." Read Transcript


David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO ANOTHER

EDITION OF "THE BRODY

FILE."

WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE WITH US.

AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK

ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL

POLITICS.

WE'VE GOT A LOT TO TALK

ABOUT.

WE'LL DO IT IN A MOMENT.

FIRST, THOUGH, BRUSSELS,

BELGIUM.

YOU KNOW THE DEAL: RADICAL

ISLAMIC TERRORISM STRIKES

AGAIN.

THOSE ARE THREE WORDS THAT

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THIS

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

CANNOT SAY.

HILLARY CLINTON CAN'T SAY

IT, NEITHER CAN BERNIE

SANDERS.

BUT IT HAS STRUCK AGAIN.

ISIS IS RESPONSIBLE.

DOZENS KILLED.

HUNDREDS INJURED.

AND ONCE AGAIN, WE ARE

SEEING THIS ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

THIS TIME, OBVIOUSLY, IN

BRUSSELS AT THE METRO, AT

AN AIRPORT.

INNOCENT BY-STANDERS

SENSELESSLY

MURDERED IN

COLD BLOOD.

MORE ON BRUSSELS AND SOME

OF THE REACTION FROM TED

CRUZ, DONALD TRUMP AND

OTHERS LATER IN THE SHOW.

FIRST, THOUGH,

PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS.

BOY DO WHERE HAVE A RACE.

DONALD TRUMP MAY GET TO

THE 1237 DELEGATES HE

NEEDS.

HE DID WELL IN ARIZONA.

HE WON THE WHOLE STATE.

BUT TED CRUZ, 40

DELEGATES.

HE WON THEM ALL IN UTAH

BECAUSE HE WON WAY OVER

50% OF THE VOTE.

AND IF YOU CAN WIN OVER

50% OF THE VOTE IN UTAH,

YOU WIN ALL OF THE

DELEGATES.

SO YOU HAVE TRUMP AT 58,

TED CRUZ AT 40, IN TERMS

OF THE LAST DELEGATE HALL,

WHICH IS A PLUS 18 FOR

DONALD TRUMP.

STILL PUTS HIM ON A PATH

TO GETTING THE 1237, BUT

THERE IS VERY LITTLE

MARGIN FOR ERROR FOR

DONALD TRUMP.

AS FOR TED CRUZ, THIS IS

THE GUY, THE

CONSTITUTIONAL

CONSERVATIVE GUY THAT THE

GOSPEL GOSPEL

ESTABLISHMENT CANNOT

STAND.

GUESS WHAT?

THEY'VE GOT A PROBLEM AND

THAT'S BECAUSE HE IS

PRETTY MUCH THE LAST GUY

STANDING.

YEAH, JOHN KASICH IS

AROUND, BUT, NEWS FLASH, A

DISTANT THIRD PLACE.

AND TED CRUZ IS REALLY THE

GUY THAT CAN KNOCK OFF

TRUMP.

AND ALONG COMES JEB BUSH.

AND JEB BUSH, THE

PROTOTYPE FOR THE G.O.P.

ESTABLISHMENT ENDORSES TED

CRUZ.

HERE IS THE QUOTE: "TED IS

A CONSISTENT CONSERVATIVE

WHO HAS DEMONSTRATED THE

ABILITY TO APPEAL TO

VOTERS AND WIN PRIMARY

CONTESTS.

FOR THE SAKE OF OUR PARTY

AND COUNTRY, WE MUST MOVE

TO OVERCOME THE

DEVISIVENESS AND VULGARITY

DONALD TRUMP HAS BROUGHT

INTO THE POLITICAL ARENA,

OR WE WILL SOON MISS THE

CHANCE TO WIN OVER THE

DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE."

IT IS FASCINATING TO SEE

JEB BUSH TO ENDORSE TED

CRUZ, AND MITT ROMNEY TO

VOTE FOR TED CRUZ IN UTAH.

TED CRUZ IS THE GUY THEY

COULDN'T STAND, AND NOW HE

IS THEIR LAST BEST-HOPE TO

BEAT TRUMP.

BOY, WE'VE NOT ONLY GOT TO

TALK ABOUT THE CANDIDATES,

WE'VE GOT TO TALK ABOUT

THE CANDIDATES' WIVES.

THIS THING IS GOING IN THE

GUTTER SO FAST.

IT IS ALREADY IN THE

GUTTER.

IT IS NOW REALLY IN THE

SEWER BECAUSE IN TIME FOR

THE LATEST SOAP OPERA

INSTALLMENT OF THE G.O.P.

AND THE RESTLESS.

WELL, THERE SHE IS.

SHE COULD BE THE FIRST

LADY OF THE UNITED STATES,

MELANIA TRUMP, AND THE

MAKE AMERICA AWESOME

ANTI-TRUMP PACK PUT

OUT

THIS BIG ADD BASICALLY

SAYING

THAT

MELANIA TRUMP

COULD BE THE FIRST LADY,

AND DO

YOU

REALLY WANT

HER

BECAUSE SHE HAS DONE SOME

PICTURES THAT MIGHT BE

PROVOCATIVE.

DONALD TRUMP WAS NOT

HAPPY.

HE THOUGHT THE TED CRUZ

CAMPAIGN PUT IT OUT, SO HE

PUT UP THIS TWEET: "LYING

TED CRUZ JUST USED A

PICTURE OF MELANIA FROM A

G.Q. SHOOT IN HIS AD.

BE CAREFUL LYING TED, OR I

WILL SPILL THE BEANS ON

YOUR WIFE."

OOH.

BY THE WAY, LET'S LET THE

RECORD REFLECT TED CRUZ'S

CAMPAIGN DID NOT PUT THAT

OUT.

AN ANTI-TRUMP PACT PUT IT

OUT.

BUT WHAT IS TRUMP TALKING

ABOUT?

SPILLING THE BEANS ON

HEIDI CRUZ OF COURSE VERSUS MELANIA?

DO WE HAVE AN EXCEDRIN.

DONALD TRUMP WAS IN FRONT

OF APEC IN D.C., AND HE

HAD TO DO WELL, ESPECIALLY

BECAUSE HE TALKED ABOUT

BEING NEUTRAL BETWEEN THE

PALESTINIANS AND ISRAEL.

ANYHOW, HE AND A LOT OF

THE OTHER G.O.P.

CANDIDATES, HILLARY

CLINTON AND EVERYBODY, AT

APEC.

HAVE A

LOOK.

IT ALWAYS ATTRACTS A

BIPARTISAN "A" LIST OF

POLITICAL BIG WIGS LOOKING

TO SHOW THEIR SOLIDARITY

WITH ISRAEL.

HILLARY CLINTON IS ONE OF

THEM.

PALESTINIAN LEADERS

NEED TO STOP INCITING

VIOLENCE, STOP CELEBRATING

TERRORISTS AS MARTYRS, AND

STOP PAYING REWARDS TO

THEIR FAMILIES.

[APPLAUSE]

David: WHILE HILLARY

CLINTON SHOWED UP HERE IN

WASHINGTON, BERNIE SANDERS

DID NOT, BUT THE REAL BIG

EVENT WAS THE THREE

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES ON

STAGE.

SPECIFICALLY DONALD TRUMP,

WHO HAD SOME WORK TO DO IN

FRONT OF A PRO-ISRAELI

AUDIENCE.

TRUMP HAS BEEN UNDER

CRITICISM FOR SAYING AS

PRESIDENT HE WANTS TO BE

SEEN AS NEUTRAL WHEN

TRYING TO NEGOTIATE A

POTENTIAL PEACE DEAL

BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE

PALESTINIANS.

HIS MAIN CHALLENGER, TED

CRUZ, TRIED TO HIT HIM ON

THAT.

LET ME BE VERY, VERY

CLEAR, AS PRESIDENT I WILL

NOT BE NEUTRAL.

AMERICA WILL STAND,

UNAPOLOGETICALLY, WITH THE

NATION OF ISRAEL.

David: BUT TRUMP'S

REMARKS WERE ANYTHING BUT

NEUTRAL.

IN A CRUCIAL SPEECH, WHERE

HE READ OFF A TELEPROMPTER

FOR THE FIRST TIME, TRUMP

DELIVERED AN OVER THE TOP

PRO-ISRAEL ADDRESS.

I SPEAK TO YOU TODAY AS

A LIFE-LONG SUPPORTER AND

TRUE FRIEND OF ISRAEL.

THE PALESTINIANS MUST

COME TO THE STABLE,

KNOWING THAT THE BOND

BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES

AND ISRAEL IS ABSOLUTELY,

TOTALLY UNBREAKABLE.

AND THEY MUST COME TO THE

TABLE WILLING TO ACCEPT

THAT ISRAEL IS A JEWISH

STATE, AND IT WILL FOREVER

EXIST AS A JEWISH STATE.

[APPLAUSE]

David: JOHN KASICH,

WHO IS A DISTANT THIRD IN

THIS PRESIDENTIAL RACE

DIDN'T GO AFTER TRUMP.

INSTEAD, HE PLAYED THE

LEADERSHIP CARD.

AS THE CANDIDATE IN

THIS RACE WITH THE DEEPEST

AND MOST FAR-REACHING

FOREIGN POLICY AND

NATIONAL SECURITY

EXPERIENCE, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, I DON'T NEED

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING.

David: BEYOND

PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS, THE

CONFERENCE'S MAIN GOAL IS

TO GET PARTICIPANT ACTIVE

ON ISSUES THAT MATTER TO

ISRAEL.

AMONG THE KEY CONCERNS IS

THE GROWING ANTI-ISRAEL

B.D.S. MOVEMENT, IT STANDS

FOR BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT

AND SANCTIONS.

THE MOVEMENT IS TRYING TO

ECONOMICALLY ISOLATE

ISRAEL FROM OTHER

COUNTRIES IN VARIOUS WAYS

BECAUSE OF THEIR SO-CALLED

OCCUPATION OF PALESTINIAN

LAND.

CBN WAS ON HAND AT THE

CONFERENCE, TRYING TO DO

THEIR PART TO HELP.

C.E.O. GORDON ROBERTSON

PRESENTED CBN'S NEW

DOCUMENTARY.

IT'S CALLED "THE HOPE, THE

REBIRTH OF ISRAEL."

IT EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED

IN THE 50 YEARS LEADING UP

TO THE FOUNDING OF THE

MODERN STATE OF ISRAEL.

THE PURPOSE OF THE

DOCUMENTARY IS

SIGNIFICANT.

Gordon: THE MORE I

GOT INTO IT, THE MORE I

DECIDED THAT THE WORLD

NEEDED TO SEE THIS, AND

NEEDED TO BE EDUCATED,

PARTICULARLY IN LIGHT OF

WHAT IS CURRENTLY GOING ON

WITH THE B.D.S. MOVEMENT

TO TRY TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL.

THE MORE PEOPLE ARE

EDUCATED ON HOW ISRAEL

ACTUALLY CAME TO BE, WHAT

ARE THE HISTORICAL FACTS,

THE BETTER ABLE THEY ARE

TO ARGUE AGAINST B.D.S.

David: THERE IS NO

DOUBT ISRAEL NEEDS

AMERICA'S SUPPORT,

ESPECIALLY AFTER A TENSE

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

SO NOW THESE TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PRO-ISRAEL

SUPPORTERS HERE IN

WASHINGTON ARE LOOKING FOR

A NEW PRESIDENT WHO WILL

STAND STRONGER WITH ISRAEL

THAN EVER BEFORE.

DONALD TRUMP ACTUALLY

DOING VERY WELL IN FRONT

OF A HUGE CROWD.

HE WAS ON PROMPTER, WOW.

SPEAKING OF DONALD TRUMP

AND ISRAEL, I MODERATED A

FORUM AT REGENT

UNIVERSITY, AND CBN

SPONSORED IT, OF COURSE,

AND I HAD A CHANCE TO ASK

HIM, AS A MODERATE, ABOUT

THE ISSUE, OR THE TOPIC,

OF ISRAEL.

HAVE A LOOK.

> SUPPORT OF ISRAEL,

ESSENTIAL FOR CONTINUING

STABILITY IN THE MIDDLE

EAST, AND FOR MAINTAINING

A FIRM STANCE AGAINST

TERRORISM, WILL YOU I IMFATI

IMFATICALLY STAND WITH

ISRAEL?

YES.

IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT

HAPPENED WITH ISRAEL, THEY

WERE SO AGAINST THIS

HORRIBLE IRAN DEAL.

THEY WERE SO AGAINST IT.

OBAMA WAS THE WORST THING

THAT EVER HAPPENED TO

ISRAEL.

YOU CAN LOOK AT IT AS HE

IS NOT A GOOD PRESIDENT,

AND YOU LOOK AT NETANYAHU,

AND YOU LOOK AT WHAT HE

HAS GONE THROUGH.

YOU CAN JUST SEE THE LEVEL

OF EXTRAS BRASION O EXASPIRATION ON THAT

MAN'S FACE.

THE BASIC THINGS -- THEY

WEREN'T WINNING ANYTHING.

THEY LOOK AT US LIKE THEY

HAVE NO RESPECT FOR US

WHATSOEVER.

THEY CAN'T BELIEVE

THEMSELVES THEY WERE ABLE

TO GET THIS DEAL.

I DON'T GET IT.

I DON'T GET IT.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

THEORIES OUT THERE, BUT I

DON'T GET IT.

THIS WILL BE STUDIED AND

THIS WILL PROVE TO BE A

VERY BAD DEAL.

THIS WILL LEAD TO NUCLEAR

PROLIFERATION, 100%.

AND ALL OF THE MONEY WE

GAVE, EVEN THE KEEPING OF

THEIR HOSTAGES, AND

ULTIMATELY THEY RELEASED

THE HOSTAGES FOR

$150 BILLION, SO IT LOOKS

LIKE RANSOM.

THE OTHER WAY IT WOULDN'T

HAVE BEEN RANSOM.

AND THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN

BACK FOUR YEARS EARLIER.

I'M WITH ISRAEL 100%.

David: DONALD TRUMP

DOWN AT REGENT UNIVERSITY.

> WHEN WE COME BACK,

GENOCIDE OVERSEAS.

CHRISTIANS BEING

PERSECUTED.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS THE

David: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY, TO "THE BRODY

FILE."

WE KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON

OVERSEAS.

CHRISTIANS AND GENOCIDE.

IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR

A VERY, VERY LONG TIME.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

HAS NEVER USED THE WORD

"GENOCIDE" WHEN IT COMES

TO ISIS KILLING CHRISTIANS

OVERSEAS.

THAT HAS NOW CHANGED.

JEN ALOYISIUJENNIFER WISHON HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: SECRETARY

OF STATE JOHN KERRY SAID

THE WORDS CHRISTIANS AND

OTHERS WAITED TO HEAR.

IN MY JUDGMENT, DAESH

IS RESPONSIBLE FOR

GENOCIDE OF GROUPS IN

INCLUDING YAZIDI,

CHRISTIANS, AND OTHER

RELIGIONS.

EVERY JIHADIST IN THE

MIDDLE EAST BELIEVES THEY

CAN KILL, KIDNAP, ENSLAVE,

AND OTHERWISE TORTURE

CHRISTIANS AND OTHER

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES, AND

THEY BELIEVE THEY CAN DO

IT WITHOUT REPERCUSSIONS.

Reporter: IN NORTHERN

IRAQ, A SYRIAN CHRISTIANS

ARE AN ANCIENT PEOPLE,

DESCENDED FROM THE FIRST

FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST.

WE, AS ASSYRIANS OF THE

MIDDLE EAST, ARE ON THE

VIRGE OF EXTINCTION.

Reporter: WE VISITED

IN THE PLAINS OF IRAQ,

WHERE 200,000 CHRISTIANS

HAVE FLED FROM ISIS.

THE HOMES ARE

DESTROYED.

WHEN YOU WALK INSIDE,

THEIR CLOSETS ARE ALL

BROKEN, THE BEDS ARE ALL

OVERTURNED.

THE KITCHENS ARE

DESTROYED.

Reporter: SECRETARY

KERRY'S GENOCIDE

DESIGNATION HELPS KEEP THE

PLIGHT OF THESE CONDITIONS

ON THE FOREFRONT.

ADVOCATES ARE ALREADY

WORKING WITH THE STATE

DEPARTMENT, TO MAKE SURE

CHRISTIANS ARE REPRESENTED

IN ASSYRIAN PEACE TALKS,

THERE ARE GOING TO BE

BORDERS REDRAWN AND

CONSTITUTIONS REDRAFTED,

AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY

ESSENTIAL THAT THE

CHRISTIANS HAVE A VOICE IN

THIS PROCESS OR THEY WILL

HAVE NO PLACE IN THE NEW

SYRIA OR THE NEW IRAQ.

Reporter: THERE IS

ALREADY AN EFFORT TO

CREATE A SAFE HEAVEN IN

THE MIDDLE PLAINS SO

CHRISTIANS AND YAZIDIS AND

OTHER MINORITIES CAN

RETURN HOME.

IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE

CHRISTIAN WITNESS IN THIS

VERY GOSPEL-POOR PART OF

THE WORLD, YOU WILL

SUPPORT THE IDEA OF A SAVE

HAVEN.

Reporter: DESPITE

THAT, CHRISTIANS ARE

EXPERIENCING A REVIVAL OF

THEIR FAITH.

THEY HAVE TOLD ME

REPEATEDLY THAT IT IS

BECAUSE OF PERSECUTION

THAT HAS BEEN INFLICTED ON

THEM, THE THAT THEY FIND

THEMSELVES PRAYING MORE

AND THEY'RE THIRSTY FOR

THE GOSPEL MORE.

Reporter: NOW THE

SAME ADVOCATES WHO PUSH

FOR THE GENOCIDE

DESIGNATION ARE MOVING TO

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE TO

ENSURE THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION NOT ONLY

TALKS, BUT ACTS TO PROTECT

THOSE PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS AND OTHER

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES.

THEY HOPE TO MAKE REAL

PROGRESS BEFORE THE NEXT

ADMINISTRATION MOVES INTO

THE WHITE HOUSE.

FOR "THE BRODY FILE," I'M

JENNIFER WISHON.

David: THANKS,

JENNY.

WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'RE

GOING TO TALK ABOUT

BRUSSELS AND HOW IT IS

INFLUENCING PRESIDENTIAL

POLITICS.

IT IS.

BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

WE TALKED ABOUT BRUSSELS,

RADICAL ISLAM, HILLARY

CLINTON, AND DONALD TRUMP

AND TED CRUZ GETTING A BIT

MORE SPECIFIC, ESPECIALLY

WHEN IT COMES TO CRACKING

DOWN ON WHAT THEY SAY IS A

PROBLEM WITHIN THE MUSLIM

COMMUNITY.

HAVE A LOOK AT DONALD

TRUMP FIRST.

I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT

THIS FOR A LONG TIME.

LOOK AT BRUSSELS.

BRUSSELS WAS A BEAUTIFUL

CITY, A BEAUTIFUL PLACE,

WITH ZERO CRIME.

AND NOW IT'S A DISASTER

CITY.

IT'S A TOTAL DISASTER.

MR. TRUMP --

AND WE HAVE TO BE VERY

CAREFUL IN THE UNITED

STATES.

WE HAVE TO BE VERY, VERY

VIGILANT AS TO WHO WE

ALLOW INTO THIS COUNTRY.

IF YOU DO BECOME

PRESIDENT, AND WE'RE IN A

SITUATION LIKE THIS, WHAT

WOULD YOU DO TO PROTECT

AMERICA?

WELL, AGAIN, I THINK I

I'VE SAID IT.

WE WOULD CLOSE OUR BORDERS

UNTIL WE FLOW WHAT IS

GOING ON.

LOOK AT BRUSSELS AND

PARIS -- PARIS IS ALMOST

AS BAD.

IF YOU LOOK AT PARIS, IT

IS NO LONGER THE BEAUTIFUL

CITY OF LIGHTS.

PARIS HAS GOT A LOT OF

PROBLEMS IN IT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE THAT

LIVE THERE.

AND YOU LOOK AT OTHER

PLACES WHERE THE SAME

THING HAS HAPPENED.

THEY'RE IN FEAR.

THEIR CITY IS IN FEAR.

WE HAVE TO BE SMARTER, THE

UNITED STATES.

David: DONALD TRUMP

WITH SOME PRETTY STRONG

WORDS.

SPEAKING OF STRONG WORDS,

TED CRUZ TALKING ABOUT

TAKING A LOOK AT LAW

ENFORCEMENT TECHNIQUES

WHEN IT COMES TO THE

MUSLIM COMMUNITY,

MONITORING THE MUSLIM

COMMUNITY IN AMERICA.

HE IS COMING UNDER SOME

CRITICISM.

HAVE A LOOK.

NEW YORK CITY UNDER

MAYOR BLOOMBURG HAD A

PROGRAM THAT FOCUSED ON

WORKING PROACTIVELY WITH

THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY TO

STOP RADICALIZATION, TO

PREVENT ATTACKS BEFORE

THEY OCCUR.

AND MAYOR DE BLASIO CAME

IN AND DECIDED POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS MATTERED MORE

AND DISBANDED THE PROGRAM.

IF YOU'RE CONCERNED WITH

GANG VIOLENCE, AND GANG

VIOLENCE IS A REAL

PROBLEM, AND WHAT DOES LAW

ENFORCEMENT DO WITH

PROACTIVE POLICING?

YOU GO INTO THE

NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE THERE

IS GANG ACTION, AND YOU

WORK PROACTIVELY.

THE PEOPLE YOU ARE

PROTECTING ARE THOSE

RESIDENTS.

WITH GANG VIOLENCE, IT IS

OFTEN AFRICAN-AMERICANS,

HISPANICS, AND LOW INCOME

AMERICANS WHO ARE THE

VICTIMS OF THAT VIOLENCE.

BUT HAVING A SERIOUS

POLICE PRESENCE THERE, YOU

ARE PROTECTING THE

AMERICANS.

AND THE SAME WITH THE

MUSLIM COMMUNITIES.

WE NEED TO FIGHT AND

DEFEAT --

SENATOR, YOU KNOW THAT

SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM WAS

IN EFFECT IN NEW YORK AND

IT WAS DISBANDED.

AND IT DIDN'T LEAD TO ANY

LEADS.

THEY SAID IT DIDN'T WORK.

IT IS TRUE THAT THE DE

BLASIO POLITICAL HENCHMEN

SAY THAT, AND THE NYPD

SAID IT PROVIDED VALUABLE

INTELLIGENCE.

AS I TRAVEL THE CITY OF

NEW YORK AND I TRAVEL THE

COUNTRY, POLICE OFFICERS

OVER AND OVER AGAIN STOP

ME AND THEY SAY THANK YOU

FOR STANDING UP AND HAVING

MY BACK.

David: TED CRUZ,

STRONG REMARKS, SURELY TO

GET MORE TRACTION IN THE

DAYS AHEAD.

WHEN WE COME BACK, JOHN

JESSUP, HE IS HERE.

HE IS GOING TO REVIEW "THE

PASSION," TYLER PERRY'S

NEW MOVIE.

WE HAVE A LOT OF

EXPLAINING TO DO.

AND THE PASSION IS NOT

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO "THE

BRODY FILE."

TIME TO DISCUSS "THE

PASSION," AND WE'RE NOT

TALKING ABOUT "THE BRODY

FILE" AT THE BUFFET.

INSTEAD, IT IS JOHN'S

MOVIE CORNER.

AND HERE HE IS.

JOHN JESSUP.

John: I'M BACK.

David: WHERE HAVE

YOU BEEN?

John: I THOUGHT I WAS

BANNEDED.

David: GOOD TO SEE

YOU, SIR.

"THE PASSION," ALL RIGHT,

FULL DISCLOSURE.

I HAVEN'T SEEN IT.

I'LL ADMIT, I'M GOING TO

YouTube AND I'LL

FIGURE IT OUT.

I MIGHT NOT GO SEE IT IF

YOU DON'T GIVE IT A GOOD

REVIEW.

John: CRITICS GAVE IT

A MIXED BAG OF REVIEWS.

SOME DESCRIBED IT AS

BLAND.

SOME SAID IT WAS KIND OF

LIK A PART SERMON, PART

SUPER BOWL HALF TIME SHOW.

I'LL LEAVE THOSE TYPE OF

ASSESSMENTS TO THE

PROFESSIONALS.

I THINK AMONG SOCIAL MEDIA

OVERALL, IT WAS PRETTY

WELL RECEIVED, FOR THOSE

WHO STUCK WITH IT AND

WATCHED IT ALL THE WAY

THROUGH.

IT CLEARLY STRUCK A NERVE.

IT WAS A STAR-STUDDED

PERFORMANCE.

THEY DELIVERED STRONG

PERFORMANCES.

THE MUSIC THAT KIND OF

RESONATED WITH TODAY'S

AUDIENCE.

WHENEVER YOU SAW THE

SWEEPING WIDE PANS OF THE

AUDIENCE, YOU SAW THE

CROWD REACTING, ESPECIALLY

WHEN THE GIANT ILLUMINATED

CROSS FINALLY MADE ITS WAY

THROUGH THE STREETS OF

MODERN-DAY NEW ORLEANS.

AND YOU SAW IT WHEN TYLER

PERRY SPOKE ABOUT THE

DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF

JESUS.

IT KIND OF FELT LIKE A

LITTLE BIT OF A CHURCH

SERVICE.

AGAIN, A MIXED BAG, BUT

FOR THE MOST PART GENERAL

AUDIENCE ENJOYED IT.

David: WHAT IS THE

DEAL, NEW ORLEANS -- THIS

AIN'T JERUSALEM.

DID YOU HAVE TO SUSPEND

REALITY A LITTLE BIT?

YOU HAD TO GO IN WITH

THE MINDSET THIS IS NOT

YOUR TRADITIONAL STORY OF

JESUS.

IT IS THE GREATEST STORY

EVER TOLD IN A REFRESHED

OR RETHOUGHT WAY, USING

NEW ORLEANS AS A

MODERN-DAY BACKDROP.

IT INCORPORATES TODAY'S

MUSIC.

IT IS MORE SO THAN THE

CLASSICS LIKE FRANK -- I'M

FORGETTING HIS NAME, BUT

THE ITALIAN DIRECTOR'S

FILM.

IT IS A FRESH TAKE.

THERE ARE GOING TO BE

DETRACTORS WHO ARE GOING

TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE AND

THE SETTING.

WHAT HELPED PUT ME AT EASE

IS THEY DIDN'T CHANGE ANY

OF THE CHARACTER DIA DIALOGUE.

SO THAT WAS INTERESTING.

AND THE OTHER THING I

WOULD ADD IS SIMPLY THIS:

EVEN THOUGH IT IS OUR

STORY AS BELIEVERS, AS

CHRISTIANS, IT IS NOT

NECESSARILY OUR STORY TO

KEEP TO OURSELVES.

IT IS OUR STORY THAT WE'RE

COMPELLED TO SHARE WITH

OTHERS, SO WE CAN

HOPEFULLY GET THEM TO

ENJOY IT AND LOVE IT AND

TELL IT AS MUCH AS WE DO.

David: PASSIONATE

ABOUT "THE PASSION."

I DON'T KNOW, I JUST

WANTED TO SAY THAT.

GREAT TO SEE YOU.

David: WELCOME BACK

TO TH "THE BRODY FILE."

YOU KNOW WHEN YOU GO TO

RENT AN APARTMENT YOU CAN

EXPECT A FEW RULES.

NO SMOKING IN THE HOUSE,

FOR EXAMPLE.

NO PETS ALLOWED.

BUT OUR OY-VEY MOMENT OF

THE WEEK REALLY TRUMPS

THEM ALL.

[HAVA NAGILA]

David: MEET MARK

HOLMES, A COLORADO

LANDLORD.

IT IS A TWO BEDROOM, DOGS

ARE ALLOWED, BUT TRUMP

SUPPORTERS ARE NOT.

THERE ON THE AD IT SAYS.

,

"IF VOTING FOR TRUMP, DONE

EVEN BOTHER."

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THERE

WAS QUITE A BIT OF

PUSHBACK, ESPECIALLY FROM

DODONALD TRUMP'S SUPPORTERS.

YOU DON'T WANT TRUMP

SUPPORTERS?

YEAH, I DON'T ALLOW

THEM.

ISN'T THAT

DISCRIMINATION.

ANYTHING THAT ASCRIBES

TO HIS PHILOSOPHIES, AND

TO THE KIND OF INFORMATION

HE IS SPEWING AND THE WAY

HE SPEWS IT, I DON'T WANT

THEM AROUND ME.

David: SERIOUSLY,

RENTAL ADS WITH POLITICAL

CAVEATS?

THIS CAMPAIGN SEASON HAS

TOUCHED EVERY ASPECT OF

OUR LIVES, AND WE HAVEN'T

EVEN REACHED THE

CONVENTIONS.

STEVE, YOU HAVE THE

EXCEDRIN, AND ALSO HE HAS

A PRAYER OR TWO, BECAUSE

WE'RE GOING TO NEED THAT,

ESPECIALLY WHEN WE GET TO

CLEVELAND AND THE

CONVENTION.

HOT IN CLEVELAND.

IVE GEFITINIB.

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