BRIAN'S OPENING THOUGHTS
Brian is lightening things up and gives his perspective on child star-turned-troubled teen Angus T. Jones and the brawl Halle Berry had on Thanksgiving. Brian also thinks Ambassador Rice totally screwed up her meeting yesterday with Senators McCain, Graham and Ayotte, and sounds off about the latest updates on the Benghazi Scandal.
Dr. Keith Ablow stopped by to talk to Brian about the latest updates on the Benghazi scandal, and why Americans care so much about the sex lives of public figures. "I don't care!" said Ablow. He went onto say that the journalists report on sex scandals because it is what catches a reader's attention.
Later, Brian and Dr. Ablow talked about the comments teenage actor Angus T. Jones of Two and a Half Men said about the show after he underwent a "religious awakening." Jones, who gets paid $350,000 per episode, called the comedy "filth" and "very inappropriate." Ablow said that Jones should have silently resigned if he felt that strongly about the show, and that he shouldn't have made a spectacle and hurt everyone he works with.
Michael Tammero also weighed in on the comments Jones said about Two and a Half Men. Tammero said he probably isn't going to see a lot of ramifications like Charlie Sheen saw during his outbursts because he apologized immediately. "He's 19, you have to cut him some slack..."
Kevin Phillips, author of 1775: A Good Year for Revolution, talked to Brian about why he wrote a book about 1775, and not 1776. Phillips said that 1775 was when all the groundwork was laid. "By December of 1775, you've had a second Continental Congress... they set up the army, they set up the navy."
John Tamny, editor of both Forbes Opinions and RealClearMarkets.com, told Brian that he sees the fiscal cliff as a very shallow slope. "I don't think we're ever going to get there," Tamny said. He went onto say that politicians live to spend money, and to have something go through that would take away part of their spending ability is unlikely.
Later, Bill Hemmer, Martha MacCallum and Brian talk about their feelings on being naked. Brian said that even when it is appropriate to be naked, he would still rather wear clothes. On the other hand, Bill said he is completely comfortable being naked. Martha finally reveals Bill's real identity: "Bill's actually a nudist!"