Face-Off on the Election of 2012 — on The Glazov Gang

This week’s Glazov Gang involved a debate on the Republican Presidential Race and predictions on who would win both the Republican contest and the presidential election itself. The dialogue escalated into a heated exchange. Our guests were Rob Nelson, former Fox News talk show host, Doris Montrose, President of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Mark Tapson, Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Below is Part III of a three-part series. To see Part I, which involved a verbal brawl about the true nature of Islam, click here. To see Part II, which witnessed a heated standoff on both Islam and what to do about Iran, click here.

  • Mark J. Koenig

    Excellent discussion, but there is something to be said for the old William F. Buckley "Firing Line" format, in which a speaker is given the floor to make a statement, and shouting over others is not permitted. Unfortunately this sort of thing tends to alienate more viewers than it attracts, in my view. Certainly viewers who are looking for a serious intellectual discussion are not predisposed to suffer through lots of crosstalk and yelling. It can work in a small group of passionate but respectful dinner guests – it tends not to work in a broadcast format – unless one is looking more for entertainment and fireworks than intellectual enlightenment. That said – I enjoy the verbal battles as long as they are kept within civil boundaries.

  • Ouna Matebekwane

    I completely disagree with Mark. You definitely don't speak for me and the dozens of people I know who love and tune into Jamie's shows, and particularly this one, precisely because of this kind of dramatic arguing, brawling and yelling over each other. We all get inspired by it, tell lots of other people, and anticipate watching the next one having even more fireworks like this. So please don't appoint yourself to speak for other people in terms of what you think works or doesn't work. If you personally don't like it, and you want civil boundaries, then go watch Firing Line reruns. This isn't Firing Line, it's the Glazov Gang, and that's why fans like me and so many of the people I know watch it.