Sup! You beautiful bastards. hope you’re having a fantastic Monday February 19th, 2018. Welcome back to the Philip DeFranco show and let’s just jump into it! And the first thing I wanna talk about today, one of the more requested stories of the day. Let’s talk about this situation around LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Laura Ingraham. On February 15th LeBron James, Kevin Durant do an interview. It was a segment for a show called “Uninterrupted”. it talked about things like President Trump the country, other social issues. and in that video interview, we see this: The number one job in America the point of person, is someone who doesn’t understand the people. and really don’t give a fuck about the people when we talkin’ about leadership and what’s goin’ on in our country it’s all about leadership and I learned that playing basketball, you know? I learned a lot of life skills from playing basketball you need that power of people, you need to, you know, encourage people, and that’s what builds a great team and I feel like our team as a, as a country, is not ran by a great coach it’s not even a surprise when he says somethin’ it’s not even surprise, it’s like laughable, it’s like- it’s laughable and it’s scary and in response to that, later that night, Fox news host Laura Ingraham criticized the players saying LeBron’s comments were barely intelligible, they were ungrammatical, adding here’s this barely intelligible, not to mention ungrammatical, take on president Trump in a new ESPN podcast I’m numb to this commentary, like must they run their mouths like that? unfortunately, a lot of kids and some adults take this ignorant comments seriously look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids this is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA and it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball oh and LeBron and Kevin, you’re great players, but no one voted for you millions elected Trump to be their coach so keep the political commentary to yourself, or as someone once said shut up and dribble and following this we saw a lot of big reactions online some saying, yeah, Laura’s right, stick to basketball don’t talk about politics others saying no, these guys are just embracing their freedom of speech they’re giving their opinion on something some going as far to say Ingraham’s comments were racist we then saw Ingraham respond to those allegations of racism and ultimately her defense is I’ve told people to shut up and blank for years saying following this we saw LeBron responding over the weekend we will definitely not, uh, shut up and dribble I would definitely not do that, I mean too much to the youth, I mean too much to the, to the- to so many kids that feel like they don’t have a, um, they don’t have a way out and they need someone to help lead them out of the situation they’re in also, I wish she would’ve did a little bit more fact checking because I actually did finish high school and didn’t leave early I graduated high school the best thing she did is gonna help me, is create more awareness and I get, I get to sit up here and talk about social injustice, equality, and why a woman on a certain network decided to tell me to shut up and, and dribble and as far as my personal response to this uh, uh, I, I’m not even gonna touch the, you know, the intention, was it racism, blah, blah, blah part but I do think Laura Ingraham’s point is ridiculous as well as- considering that she is on Fox news and the guests they bring on Fox news, it’s very hypocritical I’ll hit specifics on that point in a second 1: I think it’s ridiculous to disqualify someone’s opinion on something because of their job or the amount of money they make before Donald Trump was president, he said he had billions, we know that he had at least hundreds of millions of dollars yes he was a businessman, but he was also a reality TV star just because he wasn’t elected at that time doesn’t mean that Donald Trump’s opinions and reactions on things should’ve been disqualified using your same argument, we could also say why should we care what Laura says she wasn’t elected as far as the hypocritical point, I’ll just piggy-back on what Chris Long pointed out Chris Long of course Eagles defensive end, two time Super Bowl champion you’ve also probably seen him pop up in the news this year because he donated his entire salary this year to charity he made a very long Twitter collage of all the times Fox news brought on celebrities to hear their opinion Jon Voight Kid Rock Chuck Norris Clint Eastwood and if you wanna take the time, the list goes on and on so why do their opinions seemingly matter, but when LeBron and Kevin talk no, you can play basketball so for Laura to have that opinion, I just feel like it’s ridiculous but that said, of course I wanna pass the question off to you what are your thoughts on this? then let’s talk about Black Panther for two reasons one, it is just killin’ it at the box office right now it’s estimated that it’s going to make $201 million in North America over the weekend and internationally it’s expected to make $387 million more ratings wise it’s got 97% on Rotten Tomatoes with an audience score of 77% and I will say, I personally loved the movie, uh, it’s a gorgeous looking movie, they, they somehow make me care about almost all the characters, even secondary characters and Michael B Jordan is a fantastic villain with a fantastic back story for me personally when it comes to these kind of movies, how good the movie is often depends on the bad guy like some comic book movies can power through not having a really good bad guy like Guardians of the Galaxy, I feel like it’s had a bad guy problem but you just watch the first movie, it’s just so fun, like the, the main five are so great and with Black Panther, Michael B Jordan just kills it at being Kill Monger that said, I can understand people’s criticisms about certain things like the green screen some, some pacing issues depending on your personal preference predictability, but then you could argue it’s about the ride so there’s that side of it, but then there was also the fake news side of it over the last few days, some social media users have claimed that they were attacked while going to screenings of Black Panther and these people claim the attacks were racially motivated most of the photos include photos of people bruised, bloody, after these alleged beatings we’ll take a look at some of the tweets for example and there are more and more posts but you get the example that said, if you, if you are familiar with the Rob Porter story that we talked about uh, you know that was Rob Porter’s wife in one of those pictures or if you’re a fan of Supernatural, you know that this is Jenson Akles and some of the other photos included real photos from other assaults this particular one happened in Sweeden about a month ago and Twitter’s tried to stop the spread of all these false reports they’ve suspended some of the accounts but if you go online right now, there’s still people spreading this fake news and while this is disgusting to me because people are spreading fake news to further the racial divides in this country it’s also extremely disrespectful and disgusting because they’re using real victims people’s horrible moments being exploited to push a racist agenda and that’s the end of this story, I just wanted to make people aware of this fake news and if you’re aunts and uncles are sharing this because they didn’t look into it and it just kind of furthers what they think about the world hit em with that truth they’ll reject it, but still you’ll know you’re in the right but from that, I wanna share some stuff I loved today in Today in Awesome brought to you by Postmates 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Celeste enough you can play it on Steam, the Nintendo Switch, the PS4, theXBox1 it also has a fantastic soundtrack, one that I love so much, I actually listen to that while I research stories and of course, are there better games in the world? yes, but this is one of the last ones that just kind of fell in front of me and I just wanted to share it then we had other awesome including the director of Black Panther, Brian Coogler kind of just walking us through a fight scene more Slo Mo Guys awesome we had Life Noggin asking which animal is the smartest and if you wanna see the full versions of everything I just shared, the secret link of the day anything at all, links as always are in the description down below and then let’s talk about the fall out from the Parkland Florida school shooting this mass shooting of course involving a former student bringing an AR-15 to the school killing 17, injuring many others and many people were looking for who to blame other than just the shooter of course there’s a conversation to be had around gun laws, specifically what you can have background checks, things like that right, people asking questions like why is it that in Florida you have to be 21 years old you have to go through a 3 day background check to get a hand gun but if you opt instead to buy an AR-15, seemingly a much more deadly weapon you only have to be 18 years old and you just go in, if you, if you pass a quickie background check you’re gonna be out in minutes but at the same time, you had people placing blame elsewhere you had Florida Republican Congressman Brian Mast blaming who he called the biggest pusher of violence what do we do with the biggest pusher of violence, the biggest pusher of violence is hands down Hollywood movies, hands down the video game market when you look at Call of Duty, when you look at movies like John Wick the societal impacts of people being desensitized to killing in ways that are different than how somebody that was on the battlefield was desensitized is troubling also it’s important to note, Brian Mast is not alone we had Matt Bevin, he’s a Republican Governor from Kentucky, he’s endorsed by the NRA and he said this and then you look at the culture of death that is being celebrated there are video games that yes are listed for mature audiences, but kids play them and everybody knows it and there’s nothing to prevent the child from playing them it celebrates the slaughtering of peop- there are games that literally replicate and give people the ability to score points for doing the very same things that these students are doing inside of schools where you get extra points for finishing someone off who’s lying there begging for their life these are quote unquote video games and they’re forced down our throats under the guise of protected speech it’s garbage it’s the same as pornography we also had people like CNN political commentator hitting some of these same notes but then also blaming rap music we have a culture thing here that we’re not discussing, I mean when I, when I grew up, it was Andy Griffith, you never had school shootings, and we still had prayer in school and we drove to school with guns in the, in the car I say we, I would see students that did that today we are at a different time when the me- not the media but movie industry, the rap industry radio in general talks about these things that are common now and we have almost desensitized them and it’s incredibly annoying to me that I have to say the same thing that I have to say every time some politician decides to blame movies and video games and rap music every time after a tragedy like this the research doesn’t back that up like with any topic, if you search long enough, you can find a site or some research that says what you think right, there are studies on both sides that say, you know, video games do cause people to be violent no they don’t but if you look at a lot of the newer research, those using better methods, you find that there, there’s very minimal if any connection whatsoever to violent video games and violence in real life it also seemingly doesn’t answer the question why these other countries that have violent video games and, and rap music and violent movies why they don’t have simliar issues and pretty much anyone that has ever played a game where you kill someone will tell you it did not make them go ‘yeah, I’ll do this in real life now’ right? and to like a lesser degree, when I played Pokemon, it didn’t make me go you know, it’d be great to just make animals fight each other for my entertainment and to me it’s just a ridiculous argument, I get why people believe it be- especially if they haven’t played games, because it offers a simple solution an explination but just, no what these people are saying is backed by their feelings and their beliefs but not by facts and it’s really disgusting to me that these three would run what I would just see as a distraction campaign we have a real problem in this country and we need to have a conversation to come up with solutions and on the note of finding solutions, we of course have to ask the question of where do we get the solutions we can look to the White House, but the situation seems iffy at best we have seen the president talk about this being a mental health problem we’ve seen him praise local law enforcement we also saw him tweet over the weekend and this is connected to a story I want to talk about much more later this week and that is the indictment of 13 Russians, 3 Russian nationals Trump’s response to the 37 page indictment was ‘hey this proves there was no collusion,we’re vindicated’ this because the indictment read but also on that note, you had people noting that this is not the end of Muller’s investigation and this indictment seems to be just one facet of the Russian situation this being the specific situation of organized Russians trying to cause chaos online using social media but like I said, I wanna do a deeper dive on that later this week and I just wanted to give you some background context for that tweet and with that background understood, it appears the president is saying becuse the FBI was focused on Russia, that is why procedure wasn’t followed when the FBI was warned about the shooter in this incident in January so we had that version of the president on Twitter over the weekend, and then this morning Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said this so that does seem like a positive, pro gun, anti gun people I talked to, most are still onboard with better background checks that said, when you glance at the main version of this bill that people talk about, there doesn’t seem to be anything in this bill that would’ve stopped this Parkland Florida shooting and for some background, this was called the Fix the NICS Act, it was later merged with the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 it actually passed the House last year it’s currently in the Senate it’s also supported by the NRA and reportedly this including convicted criminals, people who were dishonorably discharged and understandably the bill was built this way because it came after Southerland Springs that you might remember is the Texas shooting that resulted in 26 people being killed here’s the thing, this actually wouldn’t’ve stopped the Parkland shooter he did pass an NICS background check he wasn’t a convicted criminal he wasn’t dishonorably discharged and as far as who’s speaking out the most and the loudest about what to do next, it’s actually the survivors of the school shooting on Saturday we saw students from Marjory Stowman Douglass High School holding a rally they gathered together to protest current gun laws, speak out in the wake of last week’s shooting the 5 that you have likely seen at this point you have David Hogg, Alex Winn, Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, and Emma Gonzalez and Emma Gonzlez has become one of the main faces of this movement thanks to a speech that she gave over the weekend that has just blown up where she took aim at politicians and then specifically Trump if the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy and how it should never have happened and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it I’m gonna happily ask him how much money he received from the National Riffle Association (cheering) it doesn’t matter because I already know $30 million dollars politicians who sit in their guilded house and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could’ve ever been done to prevent this we call BS (cheering) we say that- they say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence we call BS they say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun we call BS they say guns are just tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars we call BS no they say that no laws could’ve been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occured we call BS that us kids don’t know what we’re talking about, that we’re too young to understand how the government works we call BS if you agree, register to vote, contact your local congress people give them a piece of your mind (cheering) the students have also announced a march on Washington that will call for stricter gun laws they’re calling it the March for Our Lives it is set for March 24th the march’s mission statement reading separate from this, we’ve also seen students planning walk outs the first of these is planned for March 14th, exactly one month after last week’s shooting the walk out will reportedly happen at 10 am, last 17 minutes, one minute per person who was killed there’s also a second walk out that’s planned for April 20th I, I’ve seen people criticizing it saying oh kids, 420 no, that’s not what it’s about April 20th is actually the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting the walk out there is also scheduled for 10 am but it’s scheduled to last the rest of the day this morning we also saw a protest take place 17 teenagers from a group called Teens for Gun Reform laid down on the ground outside the White House there they stayed motionless for 3 minutes to symbolize how long they say it took the shooter to purchase the AR-15 that he used to kill the students and teachers last week and ultimately that is where we are right now and it’s going to be very interesting to see how this situation evolves and I mean that in two respects one: will anything actually happen with laws around guns and two: this is an election year and understandably this is going to be a key campaign issue so will that mean that something actually does change so that people can say ‘hey, look, we, we were a part of progress’ or will it incentivize those on the right to maybe not budge because they’re worried about re-election ultimately they’re all running in different places, you have different situations but it will be very interesting to see that said, of course, this is the 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