I was a guest on "The Tonight with Jay Leno" Thursday night along with the Kardashian sisters.
Jay Leno is an incredibly charming guy who's really smart and thoughtful about international affairs and American politics. And Kim and Kourtney were lovely - very happy I got their autographs for my kids' babysitter.
We talked about Libya - a topic we'll cover on this Sunday's live GPS.
And Leno asked me about my 'feud' with Glenn Beck. Here's what I said: "It's the easiest thing to call somebody an 'America Basher' when they disagree with you. But I'm not an American by birth like Glenn Beck is. I'm an American by choice."
Check out the clips below.
VIDEO: Fareed on Leno part 1
VIDEO: Fareed on Leno part 2
And here's the original "What in the World" segment where I fact checked Glenn Beck's math:
the situation in our planet the way it is , is wrong, is like you want to build a Hi rise for example 25 story and the Engineer making mistake and starting the Foundation for 10 story building he myth finish the building but it dos,t take long and that building
will claps , is 2+2=4 you can,t make 3 or 5 of that is exactly the way we are pushing to salve the problem on our planet is not going to work ,as we see every day deferent problem and one religion blaming to other , my point is all this religion they are wrong all this holly books has been change by the mankind , to take advantage of Humanity,and I am going to salve that problem.God bless Humanity
You Rock! You should do Jay Leno more often....it does wonders for your personality. I especially enjoyed the dialogue between you and Jay Leno on foreign affairs, President Obama, and the malcontent of some Americans to continue to emphasize differences. Excellent "catch" on Glenn Beck's math.
Though it may not be in your nature, there is no need to beat around the bush regarding the elephant in the room: the GOP is losing favorability among the American people. What you said about the population becoming less white and "us" becoming much harder to define will certainly cause problems for the Republcans. However, there are three things that you mentioned that run contrary to what the facts say, namely Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, and popullism. First there is no doubt that Sarah Palin is losing her star power amongst conservatives. Second, the Tea Party has clearly overreached and gone sour with the American public. Lastly, the legislation being pushed through the Republican governors throughout the country combined with the brazen conflicts of interest should prove once and for all that the Republican party is the very antithesis of any sort of populism.
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