Every Thursday night, Bob and Brooke record the script for the show. It’s almost the last step in the production process, so it usually happens late, after midnight.
One of the fun parts of being a producer here is that you get to hear their late night back and forths. They’re funny, but a lot of it gets cut out of the show. Partly because they’re, uh, filled with unbroadcastable swear words.
Here’s an outtake from midnight last night that we liked a lot.
On the Media is one of my favorite shows, and I had no idea production was so last minute. Great outtake, you even get to hear Bob Garfield say fuck.
The Bush-era propaganda insisting that everyone at Gitmo is “the worst of the worst” continues to do its work on the perceptions of Americans and their elected representatives. For many, the notion that the prison may include innocents suffering through a hell of indefinite duration is never so much as grappled with and dismissed. Americans like to think that they believe in innocence until guilt is proven, and that it’s better to let ten guilty men free than to lock up one innocent. Gitmo is a powerful illustration that we don’t believe those things at all.