Newt Gingrich is a guest host, except for Edward Norton segment. That is not a typo.
Edward Norton is promoting his new film Motherless Brooklyn
Summary of conversation [Spoiler (click to open)]
Motherless Brooklyn is a novel by Jonathan Lethem that was first published in 1999. The story is set in Brooklyn, and follows Lionel Essrog, a detective who has Tourette's, a disorder marked by involuntary tics.
Whoopi brings up his film. EN says the character is a hot mess, a lot of paradoxes, he’s brilliant but also has Tourette’s Syndrome and OCD. More extra than Forrest Gump and Rain Man, e.g. underdog character you can root for but he was tougher than that. Abby feels like it’s pure raw talent. EN says he couldn’t have made the film without the cast, names some [includes Willem Dafoe, Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin] who did it for no money [Idk if he literally meant free, or for scale or lower than their normal fee]. His tribe of NY actors rallied around him and made it possible. He worked on it for many years, in between his other film projects. Life happens, and so on, finally he got it made and finished. Sunny said, It felt so real (timely). EN sets up the clip. Plays clip.
Abby says everyone has a fave EN film, hers is Birdman. He jokes, everyone says Death to Smoochy. Talks about how grateful he is, does it to connect with people. Whoopi gushes over his acting and flow. Sunny likes that he’s an outspoken activist, mentions climate change, yesterday’s guests (Benedict, Shannon), everyone is complicit. EN talks more about climate change, people can’t deny it. Long past the point of changing light bulbs and small things will solve it. Says we need leadership to take it seriously, make bold changes.
Hot Topic #Impeachapalooza is Dumber Godfather© Stupider Watergate™
Four more clips behind the cut [Spoiler (click to open)]
Newt Gingrich Spends His Entire Time Gaslighting
Whoopi said TRE45ON is not calling it a witch hunt anymore, he’s calling it a lynching. Audience gasps and boos. Newt says blah blah. Abby says TRE45ON brings this on himself. More Newt blah blah. Abby says she feels he thinks it’s a game, to piss off the media, piss off the Democrats. Whoopi is like, doesn’t he have other things to do. How does this giant white guy claim lynching over due process. Plus phony emoluments, which is in the Constitution. More Newt blah blah. Sunny says answer the question, a white man has said it, and Clarence Thomas is a) black and b) also wrong. More Newt bullshit. Whoopi feels like it wasn’t necessary and his choice of his words were not smart. More Newt spin.
Abby talks about hypocrisy of GOP. Newt claims what Nancy is doing isn’t right or fair. [The House is following the rules. When Pelosi became Speaker again, one of the first things she did was hire House Counsel to specifically manage the legalities of investigating TRE45ON, before Mueller Report released, long before Ukraine]. Newt keeps bringing up Clinton Clinton Clinton like Pavlov's dog. Whoopi goes off, says s/he’s not President, he can’t keep bringing that up.
Abby says Newt claimed it wasn’t an abuse of power, and that he didn’t do anything illegal. Newt lies and says blah blah. Sunny brings up tribunals, your own FBI, but you can’t go to a foreign government, she calls out Newt. Newt says blah blah. Sunny says the AG shouldn’t be investigating either. Newt says blah blah. Whoopi interrupts him and literally spins her chair while saying Excuse me while I spin. Newt says blah blah. Whoopi cuts off his conspiracy bullshit.
Plays clip. [TRE45ON is so dumb about American history how is this real life]. Whoopi explains how emoluments works, and Obama arranged his book deal after leaving office. Newt says blah blah. Abby says that’s why it’s important to have a solid team, who can say, Hey that sounds crazy. But TRE45ON doesn’t have that. Newt says blah blah. Whoopi goes off again, says a POTUS is held to a different standard, stop making excuses. Abby says even GOP were pushing back. Newt says blah blah. Sunny thinks it was triggered by TRE45ON abandoning our allies. Newt says blah blah.
Abby wants to talk about TRE45ON tweeting against Faux News. Are people more loyal to Faux News or TRE45ON. Newt says blah blah. Whoopi thinks he should do his job (vs all the nonsense). Newt says blah blah. Sunny says the little Donny always takes over the big Donald. Sunny thinks most people want their legacy to be good, but when people look back on TRE45ON, they’re going to question his mental health, family separation, enabling ethnic cleansing of Kurds, whether he was un-American. Newt says blah blah. Whoopi has a go at immigrants, people are coming to get a better life, stop claiming they’re bad. Newt says blah blah. Whoopi challenges Newt again.
Hot Topic Sunny Has a New Show
Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin premieres tonight (Wednesday) @ 10PM on Investigation Discovery. Sunny elaborates what the show is about. Says the show will cover real people, victim-centric, stories about poc, LGBTQ, marginalized demographics. Abby says Sunny is one of the busiest people she knows!
Hot Topic Newt Gingrich Book
Newt wrote a book Trump vs China. Newt says blah blah about his book. Whoopi brings up TRE45ON joking about being in office for life (similar to Xi Jinping no longer having term limits), how is that funny, what’s that about. Newt says blah blah. Abby says no matter how bad free speech can be (when people say awful things), never complain (re/free speech) because it could be worse (e.g. not having free speech). Abby says re/Baby Donny you’re representing the free world, act like it. Sunny says Pouty McFussypants keeps misbehaving over and over. Newt says blah blah. Sunny always feels there is self-dealing involved, Ivanka trademarks [including one for voting machines (!)]. Whoopi cuts him off, does one more spin in her chair in honor of Newt.
Ontd is it nice weather where you are today?
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