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life of chargers coach anthony lane. we have to mention, that was on the super bowl, the absolutely beautiful rendition by gladys knight of the national anthem at the super bowl. it was amazing. let not your heart be troubled. back in the swamp tomorrow if the state of the new, laura ingraham is in the next studio. >> laura: good show tonight. we are going to talk about that. i was at the super bowl last night. i got back at 2:30 in the morning. >> sean: did you really go? >> laura: i did. it was the first super bowl and the worst super bowl. i was surrounded by patriots fans. i was rooting for nobody because i want of the saints. i was already unhappy that i was there. >> sean: a little bit unhappy justifiably. >> laura: we had fun. gladys knight, age 74. >> sean: the grammy award-winning duo that did america the beautiful, they were amazing. >> laura: that connected and we will talk about it. see you tomorrow. all right, sean.
take care. i'm laura ingraham. this is "the ingraham angle" from a very busy washington. the state of politics and the commonwealth of virginia. it's chaotic. we are going to bring you all the crazy controversy surrounding both the governor, the lieutenant governor come in that state. what does it say about the current political climate? lawyers representing covington catholic student nick sandmann, they prepare for possible defamation case. a libel case. were going to tell you what media figures, politicians, and entertainers are going to be feeling the heat. and it was a game worth forgetting, as sean and i were saying. the super bowl was among the lowest rated ever and how can it be avoided next year? raymond arroyo has big answers. the big winner from super bowl liii. but first, the rise of the pc puritans. that's the focus of tonight's angle. now, rather than offering their own positives, pro-growth agenda
for america, the democrats have gone really negative and really nasty. they casually hurled charges of racism at conservative targets of course, including at the president himself. >> well, i think this country hasn't dealt well with issues of race. we have a president was a racis racist. >> let me pause there. you believe in his heart he is a racist? >> i don't know what "in his heart" means. >> laura: ohio must be really proud. trump is the first president to try to reverse the bleed of manufacturing jobs from ohio, the old rust belt. being called a racist is how he's repaid by sherrod brown? of course he's probably going to be joining the 2020 race and so he has to join in with the rest of the race hucksters who are dividing america under the guise of tolerance. in their america, the wall is racist. deporting illegals is racist. i.c.e. is racist.
century-old monuments, they are racist. the simulation, definitely racist. requiring english be spoken, absolutely racist. college indian mascots, oh, they were way racist. way beyond blackface, many costumes are nonracist. but now liberals are in a huge pickle. how do they maintain the racial bona fides when one of their own governors cut loose during avon school halloween party dress like this? well, of course with the release of this image on friday, the career virginia governor ralph northam hangs in the balance. initially the governor apologized. >> i am deeply sorry. i cannot change the decisions i made, but i accept responsibility for my past actions, and i'm ready to do the hard work of regaining your trust. >> laura: but then add a press conference the next day, northam was like picture, what picture? >> i am not the person in that
photo. that same year, i did participate in a dance contest in san antonio and which i darkened my face as part of the michael jackson costume. i used just a little bit of shoe polish to put under -- or on my cheeks. the reason i used a very little bit is because i don't know if anybody has ever tried that, but you cannot get you polished off. >> laura: oh, my god. ed gillespie lost to him. [laughs] you've got to be kidding me. democrats of course moved to quickly jettison him knowing he can become the todd aiken of the 2020 race. >> first of all, i think that the governor should resign. >> he should resign. there's just no question that he should resign. >> it's long past time for him to step down. >> he should step down and start his road to redemption. >> laura: or at least becoming a vegan. nancy pelosi, the democratic national committee, kamala harris, kirsten gillibrand, and joe biden all rushed out with statements demanding that
northam resign as well. the left now finds itself hoisted on its own petard. dissatisfied, they're not back bays, democrats have set themselves up as he's pc puritans. a band of politically correct enforcers who traverse the culture. stamping out any and all who violate their ever shifting ethical codes. so now everybody is walking on egg shells everywhere avoid being called out for white privilege or gender privilege. without the privilege of knowing what this new orthodoxy even requires. ralph northam's face will ultimately be decided by democrats in the commonwealth and republicans will do well to avoid joining the pc puritans of the left. because the democrats, they are tripping all over themselves to prove how enlightened they are by throwing even their own under the pc express. i find it richly ironic that joe biden was one of the first tweet out "there's no place for racism in america.
governor of jerez lost all moral authority and should resign medially." the democrat fought runner and a new iowa poll, biden has a lot of nerve. after all, this is a guy who said this of its own future running mate. >> the first part of mainstream first in america who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. >> laura: clean? who can forget this charming observation from amtrak joe. >> you cannot go to a 7-eleven or a dunkin' donuts unless you have a slight indian accent. >> laura: the "washington examiner" has dug up an npr transcript from 1975 where biden talks about his support for segregated schools. so is this disqualifying the new democratic party? is biden come after all these years, all the years in the
senate, vice president for eight years, is he a deep-seated racist incapable of running for president on the democrat ticket question i think it will get the point. this is going in a bad direction for the democrats and probably for the rest of us as well. but each time the democrats highlight the evolving purity of their party and reach into the past to convict someone today, they end up distancing themselves from america. yesterday it was maga hats that were racist. today anyone who ever impersonated michael jackson at a party might as well have burned a cross on someone's lawn. former debtor headed congressman jim rand, a northam defender put it this way this weekend. >> i think it is a rush to judgment. before we know all the facts and before we've considered all the consequences. even if the worst-case scenario, it is true, george, i think there's an issue of redemption. >> laura: oh, no, redemption, forgiveness which was only reserved for the left is now
unavailable for them too. kevin hart, al franken. the pc puritans get to decide who is orthodox and who is unclean. and they alone decide whom to burn at the stake. but don't be deceived. this whole effort is in fact a smoke screen, my friends. it's a party wide effort to distract from the democrats reliability. i think their atrocious policies what we should be focusing on. everyone is locked on northam kkk costume and it's a mess, let's not forget how he came to national prominence last week. it was his abhorrent defendant of the democrats' abortion on demand at all stages agenda. >> the infant would be delivered. the infant would be kept comfortable. the infant would be resuscitated if that's what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother. >> laura: now he's the one who needs to be resuscitated.
the exposure of the grisly reality that the democrats desire abortion even after birth has startled voters across the political spectrum and it should. but suddenly we are talking about 30 old pictures instead of a murderous policy that imperils the lives of thousands of children today? republicans should not fall into this trap. avoid the identity politics and the pc puritans. stick to the facts and to the issues. we went on those. democrats are vulnerable on those. most americans are unaware for instance that went democratic governor andrew cuomo signed that law and got the standing ovation expanding abortion in new york last week, he simultaneously removed abortion of the state's criminal code, so now new york permits the abortion of a child beyond 24 weeks for essentially any reaso reason. and infanticide is no longer illegal. left the democrats continue their witch hunts. the stocks and the town square will surely be full. republicans should keep connecting with the rest of
america who fear that come 2020, we could be heading off the rails of prosperity and toward socialism. and that's the angle. joining me now, candace owens, communications director for a turning point usa and howard franklin, current consultant to former georgia democratic retro candidate stacey abrams. who is slated to give the democratic response to tomorrow night state of the union. great to have both of you on. candace, northam has kind of just the latest case, isn't he? this constant racial rush to judgment joe lieberman was talking about today as well and yesterday will surely come back to bite the democrats again and again. >> absolutely. and i think in the future, were going to be able to underscore how disingenuous they are on the topic of race altogether because of acts like this. i mean, i actually didn't find the response to be enough. i'm sure, it's nice they called for him to resign but where are the mobs? where the boat protest, right question right whenever the left
is upset, no matter how this ingenuous, they seem to be able to assemble a mob overnight her brett kavanaugh. when antifa knocks on the door for tucker carlson. most people are nowhere because the left is an actually care about race unless it's a means to garner power for them. >> laura: howard, there are those on the left and fans of the president who say republicans can't bring this issue up. they have no standing to bring this issue up, and i want to play something for you. this is from morning joe. let's watch. >> how do you, if you are a trumpet supporter, how do you offer any lecture on race? how do you offer any lectures online? speak up they have no morals at all. republicans are happy to ask ralph northam to resign. they have a much worse guy who is heading their party. it's ridiculous. >> laura: of course, howard, everyone knows democrats, the
ultimate founders of course of the kkk, not the republican party. the roots of racism in the past, and history in this country is not embedded with the republican party, the party of lincoln. it's embedded in the democrats. >> i'm assuming there's a question in there somewhere but i will just quickly say i think one of the reasons the democrats have to talk about race and spend so much time talking about race because we are that diversity. many people who fly the banner and vote for the candidates, as was mentioned, rallying sometimes to oppose other things out there doing things we disagree with, offer diversity is a part of his tapestry. it's not something we can run from. we don't have may be the luxury of the republican party has with being homogenous. >> laura: what i am trying to figure out here, and here's the question. how do you excuse joe biden's myriad comments over the years? you have to be indian to go into
a 7-eleven? obama is clean, articulate, and bright. isn't that a storybook man. that's what he said. the "clean" thing i'm still trying to figure out. if a republican said that, he would never work again but biden says that and it's just old joe. how does that work? >> i'm not here at all to defend -- >> laura: is he a racist too? >> one thing i will say for sure here is that it's impossible to take one or two statements over a 30 or 40 year political career and make an assumption about what is in the heart of the person. >> laura: okay, we are getting somewhere. i agree with you. i actually agree with you. >> let me clarify one thing. it isn't about northam having done what he did, in my opinion, as a political professional. it's really more about his inability to respond to it in a way that's clear and concise and compelling and rallies democrats to his side. he can't in one moment sam really sorry for having made
this mistake and it's actually me in the next day say hey, i don't -- >> laura: that's dumb. that is off the dump chart. i can't even begin -- i kept watching going and can't believe ed gillespie could not beat this guy. that's what i kept saying. for the life of me. well, he needed to be closer to trump and he wasn't and that's the reason he lost in the commonwealth of virginia. candace, my concern here is it's easy for republicans to kind of sit on the sidelines here and kind of laugh. he deserves it. glad they got him. gotcha, gotcha, gotcha. i don't like any of the stuff that i really don't. i don't like the fact that this become someone's entire life, whether it's a photo or an offhand statement, made years ago or recently. i'm not saying -- obviously it's really bad photo. but i don't like when republicans are sending stuff around in social media, reveling in the moment. i don't think that's the way to go. i don't. i mean, because i had someone in friday saying ralph northam is
obviously racist. it was on my favorite guests, and i said do you really think he's a racist? he said yes, i do. i mean. i think that photo is a bad photo. but i think to say someone is a racist because of what they didn't med school with a halloween costume, i don't think that's going to go into a good place for this country. >> look, i think racism is a strong word and accusing someone of being racist is a strong word. i don't think necessarily the right is reveling in what's happening to him. i think they're just trying to point out the hypocrisy of the left. think about the way they attacked brett kavanaugh because -- >> laura: we are going to get to that in a minute. >> that something that needs to be pointed out here. there's only one side this when playing these dirty tricks and trying to get people to push out of office because of things that happened decades ago, and that's the left. what we are starting to see her now is that is a slippery slope. everybody's going to get trouble if we have to suddenly answer for things that we did decades ago, and you're right. i don't like it. but i do think it's necessary
and i'm happy that is happening right now with ralph northam because it opens a wider conversation that we need to have in this country. >> laura: i think you're absolutely right. candace, howard, stay right there. if you are looking for yet another stark example of media hypocrisy, look no further than "the washington post." this is the paper that first brought us the completely, as candace mentioned, uncorroborated accusations against now sittings up in court justice brett kavanaugh. they did not publish accusations against current lieutenant governor, however, and potential northam successor, justin fairfax. they wrote "the washington post and phone call to people who knew fairfax from college, law school and through political circles found no similar complaints of sexual misconduct against him. without that or the ability to corroborate the woman's account in part because she had not told anyone what happened, "the washington post" did not run a story." well, yeah, i totally agree. so i wasn't that standard applied to kavanaugh? we reached out to the post and
asked someone from the poster come on tonight. they simply referred us to a statement about fairfax while ignoring our questions about kavanaugh. i would like to have a really good conversation. i think would be positive and good for them too but no luck there. want to bring in former ronald reagan advisor and american spectator columnist jeff lord. he's going to bring this conversation to this point of kavanaugh and the double standard that we've been talking about. jeffrey, it's pretty clear cut double standard, isn't it? >> laura, this has been going on for decades, absolute decades. i hate to admit this but i'm old enough, when i was in college to remember spiro agnew bringing up a speech and wish he said it's a handful of people in "the washington post" and "the new york times" and the liberal media and they all hangt together. they all have this double standard and they don't give the american people the straight story. this has been going on forever and a day, they will do two things. there is the sin of commission in which they will go after someone like brett kavanaugh and then there's the sin of omission
in which they will not go after the appropriate liberal with the appropriate liberal. they do it all of the time. >> laura: howard, what i just -- i enjoyed because it was so pathetically obvious. after this northam thing blows up on friday, then it became well, trump supporters can't talk about this because trump is a racist, so they turn from that real quick. and they went to their sherrod brown, trump is a racist, as -- s-hole country. they just want through this deal with the robert e. lee statues in the protest on the torch lights and all that. democrat great hope in virginia and then he's exposed and suddenly they are on trump. now no republican can never talk about this issue. i reject it. i called you know what on that. go ahead, howard brady >> i won't go that far. trump is completely impossible to escape. it's very easy to point to things he said on a daily or
hourly basis that might underscore where there might be hypocrisy or bread let me just point out one thing. we are kind of comparing apples to apricots here. with justice kavanaugh now, we had a number of witnesses who were called to the stand. >> laura: not when the story came to light, wrong. that's wrong. >> i don't know that that's true. we were -- we saw them come and testify when the hearing actually took place. we don't know whether or not the post was able to get anybody on the record or to get background on this story before any of this came to light. could you wait a second. wait a second. wait a second. christine blasey ford is lucky if she doesn't get slapped witha defamation suit after all this. there was no corroboration. they were trolling for this information. they were -- they were so aggressively curious. they were so aggressively curious about kavanaugh. candace, go ahead. they were aggressively curious but suddenly... >> this happens over and over again on the left and you're exactly right. they ignore the allegations completely, party why they
ignored the allegations against keith ellison and there was a ton of evidence in the police report. ignored her. completely ignore the allegation. this is what the problem is. it has nothing to do with what i just said. i'm saying the people in the democratic party say they launched an investigation and determine she is not a credible witness and yet christine blasey ford had not a shred of evidence and they all decided she was incredibly credible witness. at the end of the day, it's nothing to do with sexism, racism, misogyny. the left doesn't care about all that. it's a mad quest for power and ultimately it's harming the country. it's removing the severity of words like racism and sexism and misogyny when you point the finger, as you pointed out, laura, you say to everyone. it means nothing anymore. howard, you said earlier your party has always run on topics of race because it means something. no, it means nothing to you. you run on the topic of race because your policies don't hold up. that's what's really happening right now this country. your policies, you cannot win on the merit of your ideas, so you
instead point a finger and you have ad hominem attacks against conservatives. >> laura: howard, do you want to respond? >> i don't know where to begin. i thought we were talking about "the washington post" and whether or not the media -- >> laura: it's a fluid conversation. this is cable-tv. >> fluid is a euphemism i would like to use in this particular case. we are talking about a couple different things that deserve to be connected here in a meaningful way. certainly no party is completely responsible or the complete represents the worst thing members of the party have said or done at one point or another in their poco career. i'm in no position and i don't think anybody on the panel's can say the republican party is donald trump or northam is -- >> laura: i have to get jeff lord. >> a friend of mine suggested the dilemma is choosing between the abortionists and the abolitionists and they have a dilemma coming their way. >> laura: jeff lord, great to
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>> it's national emergency. it's other things. you know, there've been plenty national emergencies called, and this really is an invasion of our country by human traffickers. were going to have a strong border, and the only way we'll have a strong border is you need a physical barrier. you need a wall. anybody who says you don't, they are just playing games. >> laura: but we are learning tonight that the president still will not go so far as to declare a national emergency at our border. you might excuse them if he did because more than 2,000 caravan migrants have just today boarded dozens of buses. hope they are air-conditioned. provided by the mexican state of quad gila. from there they will either make their claims of asylum or illegally enter the united states. despite democrat constant downplaying of the situation, americans are noticing. according to a new gallup poll, 21% of respondents now named integrationist country's most important problem. that's the second highest total
for immigration in the 80 year history of the poll. so i save democrats want to make this a defining issue ahead of 2020, bring it. here now, mark morgan customs enforcement patrol chief and the former, director for senator harry reid. why wouldn't we declare a national emergency like yesterday? >> i think, laura, that's the question. if you look at the rhetoric going on, i think the democratic party is really putting the president in that box. now, >> laura: how about the republican party? aren't some republicans worried? do you think mitch mcconnell is thrilled about a national emergency being called? i don't think so. >> i don't think so either but if you look at history, 2006, bipartisan bill passed in 2013, again the senate passed an immigration bill that put a billion dollars in there for border security, including a fence. now all of a sudden, they are saying no law, no barrier. it doesn't make sense.
when the speaker of the house puts down the gauntlet and says no wall. she actually mocks it. she talks about giving a dollar then she whispers no wall. once the president -- >> laura: try to breach nancy's security and she will stop you pretty quick. she enforces her border. well. this is the new mexico governor, a snippet. let's watch. >> one component is personnel. then there's technology and there's infrastructure. for example, i've seen places where the wall works. >> laura: i elevated her to governor, nevertheless, she's a congresswoman. she said there are places where the wall works and i think they are democrats have cutely but transparently tried to say they're not going to have a wall from seated shining sea. president trump is never said that. he has always said that in some places it will make sense and some places it won't but a wall does slow down the human trafficking, the drugs, danger, also people just coming to violate our laws.
why are democrats who hell-bent on against protecting this country? >> [laughs] democrats are all for protecting this country and of dedicated billions of dollars to border security in order to do that. you may member last year we took a bipartisan bill the congress passed to the president who said he would sign it, had $25 billion in it that included money for a physical barrier in areas where it's needed, as well as technology, as well as people. the president started hearing from the likes of ann coulter and others, you know, extremist and his party. all of a sudden, backed out of the deal. now we are where we are today. a year ago he would've had $25 billion of bipartisan bill from congress? he said no. >> laura: you can talk about what happened yesterday. >> what happens yesterday matters because you're talking not had democrats don't like border security. >> laura: but it's not working clearly. we have a porous border. marx, this was your job. this is what you are doing. we have a porous border. to say it's not a crisis is so
disingenuous, i don't care if you're republican, open borders, more generous toward immigration or not. it's a crisis. near thousands of people who know they can just come here and be released into the system. they are hurting children. being harmed on the way. traffickers are being enriched, the cartels love this situation. they love it. no amount of drones is going to stop the people from crossing so than they are just released. it caught, released, off to the races. drones are great that they are not it. >> you're absolutely right. with all due respect, it's disingenuous to talk about what was said before. if you look at the plan that the president has laid out, it includes what the experts, laura, this is what's frustrating for me. they are not listening to the experts. the experts have said for decades what you need is a multilayered approach, infrastructure, technology, personnel. >> laura: more judges too. a silent reform. they need that badly. >> is far security, it's a multilayered approach. if look at the president's plan that he laid out, that's me
scott. he's got money for infrastructure, the wall, personnel, and technology. what's disingenuous is you have people in congress there saying well, let's just get technology and personnel. any one of those things itself doesn't answer the problem. the caravan of 2,000 people, guess what. 1,000 drones isn't going to stop it. >> laura: remember, remember, remember. >> democrats talking about >> 585 members of congress. >> laura: your own boss said no sane country would allow birthright citizenship. harry reid, he sounded like a lot of democrats. we have birthed tourism motels. everyone's worried about russian collusion. the russians and the chinese have ads in all their circulars. i saw them when i was in moscow. birth motels. come here, live in miami, go to long beach. it's crazy. at some point everyone has to put politics aside and say we have a country, i think still, we want to country. let's have policies that make sense. and while it is not everything
but it does do a lot to stop the flow, the fast flow. >> the problem is the president is only talking about a wall. we are all actually an agreement of what we are talking about. yes, he is. always talking about the wall, the wall, the wall. >> includes technology, infrastructure, and personnel. >> if he would actually talk more about the need for all those things and not just talk about the wall, but about the comprehensive approach, i think we could make a lot more progress on that. >> laura: while, i think he does talk about multilayered. obviously it's important. not just for the campaign. he did make it a campaign issue, to be honest about that. but all of these fancy pants legislators all living in their big polices and the senators, they all have wall tie security themselves. walls, security systems, they've got a lot, especially the rich ones. nice walls. when president trump reopened the government, he also called for by person, need to attempt to hash out some border compromise. john was talking about a paper for february 16.
why haven't we heard about any progress? here now remember that team, tom graves of georgia. congressman, any progress whatsoever and it's not -- don't be partisan about this. we'll can we do now to make some progress before the 16th. >> not being partisan at all, there's been zero progress. we've had one meeting since his conference committee was created and it was created by nancy pelosi. you remember she said open the government and will negotiate. she created this committee. she controls this committee. her chairmen chairs this committee. she has more votes than anyone on this committee. we've had one meeting. i have requested more. i've stayed all last week, went through the weekend. yet no more meetings. >> laura: well, henry cuellar, said this on fox news sunday about the wall. >> first about were not going to have a wall. can we look at some sort of enhanced barrier? that is something we can certainly look at. but i have to say living on the
border, you have to let the local border patrol chief have the say so and let the local community the involved so they can come up with may be some sort of enhanced barrier. >> laura: okay, what does this look like? i'm a bit confused. enhanced barrier. not a wall. see through it. i think a while you can see through but we're going to have it see-through. it's kind of already and enhanced barrier. seems like there's a semantic problem in part, correct? >> well, it's a little bit of a play on words. enhanced barrier for the democrats is taking an old wall and improving it. it's no new wall. the president wants new walls, which i agree with. enhanced barriers, one piece. >> laura: well, when you see the video just released last week and the week before of hundreds of people at one time crawling across an area that, i mean, my 10-year-old could crawl over it. it's not a difficult barrier. in some places you just walk across the desert, very
dangerous parts. you aren't a countrymen that's how you get into your country in a place where a lot of people want to come in. that's not what a country does. i mean, if you want to stand country, at least. >> right, a lot of areas for improvement. but when you look at the plan that was presented by homeland security, i mean, they clearly see there needs to be new, additional barriers, steel barriers, walls. in addition to enhancements, in addition to technology, border patrol, additional judges and such. there is a lot to do, but a wall is a critical component of it. i'm not sure why they are walking away from it. >> laura: well, what they will sales were going to do drones and sensors and a lot of the bit ports of entry. they are hanging a lot of it on the ports of entry whether making some progress. lower number of apprehension. anytime you bring it up, while, apprehensions are down. won't have a border crisis. this will they continue to repeat. thank you, so much congressman
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letters from lawyers representing covington catholic student nick sandmann. the student had his reputation destroyed after a rabid trump hating press jumped on an edited clip of his interaction with the native american activist, nathan phillips. the preservation letters are considered the first step in a possible libel and defamation lawsuit, so the teen's legal team also, with those letters requesting to preserve documents, released a 15 minute video that say, that shows the truth, excuse me, about his interactions at last month's march for life. here's some of that video. watch. >> is one of the native men began to debate with one of the students, keep your eyes on nick sandmann. this is a critical moment that was omitted from the mainstream narrative. >> out of my face with that [bleep] >> it appears as though nick is trying to hush his schoolmates to show more respect to
mr. phillips. and that was that. their bus arrived and the students went on their way. >> laura: here now is libby locke, deformation attorney. she worked on the uva fake rape case, blown up by rolling stone. libby, this is really an interesting approach. the family decided to produce their own narrative, which, you know, the power of video. i had never seen that before. i thought i had seen everything. that was wild. how seriously should the celebrities, and were going to get into their names, alyssa milano, jim carrey and others, how seriously should they take this preservation of all your documents letter they will receive? >> look, laura, think they have to take it very seriously. i know lynwood. he's very good lawyer, very experienced in this area.
i think this is a brilliant optics move, p.r. move on behalf of the sandmann family and neck himself in order to produce this video. this video shows clearly how false the media got it, how falsely claims weren't that that the media first rushed and published. look, the letter, the preservation letter that lynwood sent out, i think these celebrities and the media types who rushed to judgment and published this stuff, i think they have a lot of concerns, they should have a lot of concern because lynn knows what he's doing. if you recall, lynn wood was the lawyer who represented richard jewell who was proclaimed by the same mainstream media as being the olympic bomber. lynn went, media outlet by media outlet and got richard jewell's reputation back. he was falsely accused. it was the same rush to judgment. these outlets who are really far
out there and saying these false and defamatory things about richard jewell. i think lynn is going to take the exact same approach here with the sandmann family and so i think there's a lot to be concerned about. >> laura: all right, i want to remind people some of the things that were said. we are going to kind of show them in succession. this is just a smattering of what was said by some celebrities and there were a lot of journalists obviously spent a lot too. elmar, this is what he said. let's watch. >> i don't blame the kid, the smirking kid. i lame lead poisoning. [laughter] and bad parenting and yeah, i blame that [bleep] kid. what a little [bleep] smirk face. >> laura: yeah, that was lovely. alyssa milano, she said this in a tweet "the red maga hat is the new white hood. without white boys being able to emphasize with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself." that's an example, i would say if i were defending this, as a general opinion.
the things they are going to center on art things like that, they're going to be specifically targeted at him. i think. correct? there are a lot of people with red hat there and you could say well, the indian i think one of the indian activists also had a red hat on and one of those shots. he after be specifically targeted at this young man. >> yeah, remember, laura, and i know you know this from your time at the spring court, clerking for the supreme court, there's no wholesale exception for opinions. there is the milkovich gate which says even if there are facts that are embedded within what is otherwise a statement of opinion or implicit facts part of the opinion, it is still actionable. here, you know, there's no get-out-of-jail-free card for something that they proclaim to be opinion. i think bill maher is out there. i think he's cut risk. >> laura: maggie haberman. a lot of other people.
maggie haberman, other journalist. chuck todd, they are all getting letters. every comment is going to be looked at carefully. that's how it works and defamation. i want to play really quick. this is from lynn wood, the same video, second one. >> a bunch of... >> laura: a bunch of school shooters. a video most people didn't see. these are a bunch of school shooters there. >> laura: it's gross. it's gross, the racial slurs and accusations and insults that were being hurled at these young men. you know, we are talking about adults poor hurling these things that teenagers. and how mr. sandmann in particular conducted himself in the face of those kinds of attacks, vile attacks. mr. phillips friends were there with him, yelling at these kids to go back to europe.
really disgusting, laura. >> laura: yeah, well, it's going to be interesting to see others plays out. all of these journals, a lot of slavery's maybe they don't know better. a lot of the journalists, who frankly are supposed to do this for living, report facts. >> the standard here is going to be negligence. this is a high school student. not a public figure. look, they have real risk here. >> laura: all right, got to go. thank you so much. fascinating. we'll be following every aspect. up next, how the biggest game of the year went bust in the ratings. raymond arroyo on the big winner from last night. besides tom brady. he will tell you.
♪ "fox news @ night" last night's super bowl, yes, i was there. it made history -- not because i was there but it was a low-scoring game on record. also through some of the lowest ratings. to ask blaine why and what the nfl should avoid going forward, when you think of football, who else to think of? raymond arroyo. fox news contributor. best-selling author. raymond, as you know, i was at the game and -- >> i noticed. >> laura: we had a blast. we had so much fun. dimitri came with me, my son. great friends. besides brady and the pats, who was actually the big winner?
and julian edelman won the mvp. >> when you don't have a match up fans actually wanted and you have a dynasty team that runs everybody over like a patriots, in this game for the six time, interest kind of wanes. but aside from the low-scoring game, the big winner of the night was clearly in my mind gladys knight. at 74, she delivered one of the best national anthems maybe eve ever. >> ♪ and the home ♪ of the brave >> laura, i know you thought that was the highlight of the evening too. part of the reason it worked was gladys knight dismissed the politically correct kaepernick sideshow that threatened to dominate the whole super bowl.
a red line has been drawn behind these big stages for most of these acts. kaepernick and his supporters created one around the super bowl. basically saying that any performer -- >> laura: no one cares. >> undercutting his protest. gladys knight said in a statement, i understand mr. kaepernick is protesting to things and they are police violence and injustice. it's unfortunate that our national anthem has been dragged into the debate when the distinctive sense is that the national anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone. she said class act. she showed america what talent looks like. she did it without autotune or any pyrotechnics. >> laura: she didn't have to strip down and show tattoos either. >> [laughs] we've got to talk about that. >> laura: no. let me just say, the national anthem was sung and there was a gentleman in front of me. maybe 24, 25. all patriots fans. we were in the end zone kind of at the corner of the end zone, patriots i.
all patriots fans. he's crying. he's in a brady jersey, crying. we were like why are you crying? he said my father, his father is in the military army and his mother was born in germany. they met there when he was deployed. he said i just love -- i love this country. we have a great blank blank country. he's crying. i'm telling you, 74 years old. she belted out. you hear that high note at the end. >> we have to go to version five. were going to run out of time. adam levine, he did not quite fair as well, laura. ♪ the lowest ranked super bowl and there was a reason for it. in the middle, he was kind of desperate. he stripped down, took his shirt off. lorelle, he was singing a song, moves like jagger. he moved more like mallow.
they need to get bruno mars and pharrell. >> laura: let me say, no, no, no. let me say, the rolling stones in their 70s could kick their tail. adam levine is a phenomenal musician. his talents. he's a talented stripped down, see your tattoos. we don't need to see the whole geography of the whole country on your body. my son looked at it like what is that? everyone around me, by the way, nobody around me knew any of the songs. we were all -- we were reminiscing about u2 at the super bowl years ago. >> they are kind of love, yearning songs. people want anthems and things they can sing together. "we are the champions," that kind of thing. the lowest rated super bowl in ten years. here in new orleans where i am tonight, it was 26.2% of the household, the lowest ever. something beautiful happened here. thousands of people turned into
the streets for what they call the boycott bowl. ended up being a celebration of the saints and the who dat nation. although adam levine tried to underscore this message with "one love." what new orleans showed accidentally is what one love looks like. they came together as people. white, black, hispanic. unbelievable. it was a show of unity and a show of love for their team. that's with the nfl was striving for. i hope they got that message. >> laura: it should've been brees versus brady. would've been phenomenal. we have some photos will put up on the screen of dimitri and me and maybe some others. oh, there we are. there's dimitri. is it bad i got him into school late? oops. all right. see you tomorrow. we'll be right back. >> tech: at safelite autoglass
>> laura: finally tonight, programming notes. tomorrow night we'll have a special live midnight in addition, you never know it's going to happen at midnight. of "the ingraham angle." complete wrap-up of the president's state of the union. we have a great lineup, guests, and analysis you won't see anywhere else. it's all the time we have tonight. my newest podcast drops tomorrow, the new episode. make sure to go online at podcast one.com to get and subscribe. really fun. ed henry is in for shannon bream. he and the "fox news @ night" team take it from here.
ed, did you watch any of the super bowl? >> i did. i was bored out of my mind. plus i and from new york. i will congratulate knowingly but i'm not happy about it. >> laura: to be there was fun but you wanted brees-brady. >> laura: i was talking to colleagues and we rethink about last-minute plane tickets. i'm glad we didn't spend the money paid >> laura: good for you. we had a lot of fun but no. have a great show. >> ed: seems more night. we begin with a fox news alert. political crisis in virginia. the man in mind to potentially replace governor ralph northam, fellow democratic lieutenant governor justin fairfax, seems to have a #metoo problem. here's the stunning twist. fairfax musing about the possibility that northam's allies are pushing the sexual misconduct allegations against his own lieutenant governor to save the governor's hide.