BRIAN'S QUOTE OF THE DAY
Brian on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Rolling Stone cover: "I am continuing to be outraged on the Rolling Stone. I despise the fact they were able to take down one of our country's finest generals of this generation, General Stanley McChrystal, because his underlings did not serve him well...Now the Rolling Stone desperate to matter again decides to take Dzhokhar Tsarnaev [on the cover]."
NTY's best-seller DANIEL SILVA and author of The English Girl, joined Brian and weighed in on U.S.-Russian relations. Silva doesn't believe the cold war is over and cited the example that when Secretary of State John Kerry recently went to Russia to "sort of beg" the Russians to do the right thing on Syria PUTIN KEPT HIM WAITING FOR THREE HOURS. Silva asked, "What better signal to send about how he really feels about the United States!"
While discussing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev being on the cover of Rolling Stone, STEVE DOOCY questioned whether this could be used as a recruiting tool because of the glamour shot used on the cover. Steve explained, "Some people are into 72 virgins and other people would love to be on the cover of Rolling Stone!" To that, Brian questioned if the 72 virgins were male or female and stated that that would be something he would look into before he blew himself up.
Later, Brian revealed to Steve that sometimes he forgets that he is actually broadcasting to more than the people in the room when he is on television and radio. Steve could not relate!
Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday and Brian began their weekly segment by discussing the fall-out from the Zimmerman verdict and Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to take on the "stand your ground" law. Chris says "Holder has been really the point person for the President. He doesn't want to speak about race, and when he has quite frankly, he's gotten into a little trouble, like with Henry Louis Gates, and when he said Trayvon is what his son would look like, so Holder is out there, and this is his way of telling the NAACP that we feel your pain, we're concerned about it. "
And of course, Chris could NOT allow the interview to go by without ribbing Brian a little more about his incident with 2yr old Titus last week. After discussing IRS hearing, Chris continued to taunt Brian about his so-called "pass."
Fellow Fox & Friends anchor Gretchen Carslon also joined Brian in-studio today, and started by remarking on how much she enjoys doing the radio show and hopes to be able to continue to do it in the fall when she starts her own afternoon television show. The two then when on to discuss the backlash from Rolling Stone's decision to put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on their cover. Gretchen pointed out that it's nice that the outrage is bipartisan.
Eliana Johnson, media editor of National Review, also joined Brian and Gretchen to discuss today's IRS hearing on Capitol Hill. She thinks there will be news coming out, saying "the Oversight Committee needs to move the story closer to the top of the IRS and by extension, to the Obama Administration. And they'll do so by saying that the Chief Counsel's office played a role in reviewing Tea Party applications."
BOB NIGHTENGALE, MLB Columnist for USA Today, gave Brian his take on the 2013 All-Star game. He said that the most memorable moment of the game was when everyone gave Mariano Rivera a standing ovation for his last appearance at an all-star game. He also weighed in on the ratings of baseball lately, an explained that while ratings might be down for baseball throughout New York, they are still sky high in places like Detroit.
Legendary critic Tom Shales weighs in on Rolling Stone's decision to put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover, saying "if you have to stoop this low to sell magazines, maybe you shouldn't be selling them." He also discussed the media's coverage of the Zimmerman trial and ESPN's decision to rehire Keith Olbermann.