March 11, 2014 - Ronan Farrow

  • 03/11/2014

The pope gets his own magazine, the Huffington Post investigates anal sex, the government sues Sprint over wiretapping fees, and Ronan Farrow discusses "Ronan Farrow Daily."

>> Stephen: TONIGHT, A NEWTREND HITS COLLEGE CAMPUSES,

THEN IMMEDIATELY MOVES BACK HOMEWITH ITS PARENTS.

THEN, WHAT ARE TODAY'S EMPLOYERSLOOKING FOR?

A JOB.

AND MY GUEST, RONAN FARROW, WENTFROM WORKING FOR HILLARY CLINTON

TO HOSTING HIS OWN SHOW ONMSNBCs, SO HE'S STILL WORKING

FOR HILLARY CLINTON.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )THE E.U. WANTS TO BAN AMERICAN

CHEESE MAKERS FROM USING THENAME "PARMESAN.

FINE, THEN THEY CAN'T USE THENAME "WHIZ."

THIS IS THE "COLBERT REPORT."

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEVEIN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN STEPHEN!

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THEREPORT.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US, LADIESAND GENTLEMEN.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY OUT

THERE IN AMERICA WHO IS WATCHINGUS RIGHT NOW.

AND NOW AS YOU CAN TELL, I ALSOWANT TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO IS

IN THE STUDIO RIGHT NOW.

THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT JUST ANAUDIENCE.

THESE PEOPLE ARE STORM TROOPERSFOR JUSTICE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

FOLKS, IF YOU WATCH THE SHOW--AND I HOPE YOU DO WATCH THE

SHOW--IM AS CATHOLIC AS IT GETS,BUT I HAVE NOT BEEN SHY ABOUT MY

PROBLEMS WITH THIS POPE.

FOR ONE THING, IT'S SIX MONTHSAFTER LABOR DAY, AND HE'S

STILL WEARING WHITE.

( LAUGHTER )SO MUCH FOR INFALLIBILITY.

BUT HE HAS DONE A LOT TO BROADENTHE APPEAL OF THE CHURCH.

AND THERE'S A NEW DEVELOPMENTTHAT WILL MAKE THE POPE EVEN

MORE POPE-ULAR THAN EVER.

>> THE POPULAR POPE FRANCIS ISGETTING HIS OWN MAGAZINE, A

68-PAGE MAGAZINE HIT THE ITALIANNEWSSTANDS OFFERS A GLOSSY LOOK

INTO THE POPE AS WELL AS PEEKSINTO HIS PERSONAL LIFE.

>> Stephen: STARTING A NEWPRINT MAGAZINE!

BOOM!

I SAY, TAKE THAT SKEPTICS.

THIS PROVES THE CHURCH IS ONLYHALF A CENTURY BEHIND THE TIMES.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )I JUST LOVE IT.

EL MIO PAPA IS EVEN BETTER THANPOPE BENEDICT'S MAGAZINE.

NOW, FOLKS, FOR A PAPAL FAN BOYLIKE ME, IT IS A 'ZINE COME

TRUE. IT HAS COOL TIPS ONWHERE TO STAND IN

ST. PETER'S FOR THE APOSTOLICBLESSING.

IT HAS PICTURES OF THE POPE'SCRIB.

OH, YEAH, THAT'S WHERE THEABSTINENCE HAPPENS.

PLUS, EVERY ISSUE, EVERY ISSUECOMES WITH A SPECIAL PULL-OUT

CENTERFOLD POSTER OF IL PAPA.

LOOK AT THAT RIGHT THERE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

LOOK AT THAT LITTLE DREAM BOAT.

THIS IS GOING UP ON MY DREAMBOARD, NEXT TO MY CARDINAL DOLANSHETLAND PONY COLLAGE

NOW, FOLKS, AS A YOUTH TRENDFOLLOWER, YOU KNOW I LOVE THE

HUFFINGTONPOST.

IT IS MY GO-TO NUMBER ONE SOURCEFOR PICTURE OF CHEETOS THAT LOOK

LIKE MASTURBATING MEN, ANDREPORTS OF WHEN A STARLET SHOWS

MAJOR SIDE BOOB, OR FLAUNTSMAJOR SIDE BOOB.

SIDE BOOB, OF COURSE, OFTEN THETRAGIC EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF

IMMINENT NIP SLIPS.

THERE'S MORE TO POHUFFINGTHAN SALACIOUS STORIES ABOUT

CELEBRITIES.

THERE ARE ALSO SALACIOUS STORIESABOUT COLLEGE STUDENTS.

COLLEGE STUDENTS WARM UP TO THEBACK DOOR.

NOW, OBVIOUSLY, OBVIOUSLY, THATPROVOCATIVE TEASER IS JUST BAIT

AND COULD MEAN ANYTHING, BUT ITMEANS EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK IT

MEANS.

BECAUSE ACCORDING TO THEPUFFING-HOST, THE LATEST RAGE ON

COLLEGE CAMPUSES IS ANAL SEX.

YES, YES, IT IS A COLLEGE FADLIKE SEEING HOW MANY STUDENTS

YOU CAN FIT INTO A PHONE BOOTH,AND I'M GUESSING WITH ANAL SEX,

YOU CAN FIT A LOT MORE.

NOW HUFFING-POST BROKE THE STORYBY ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES AND

DOING THE KIND OF REPORTING THATWON THEM THE PULITZER PRIZE A

FEW YEARS AGO-- THEY PARAPHRASEDA COLLEGE NEWSPAPER

COLUMN FROM WASHINGTON STATEUNIVERSITY.

THE ORIGINAL PIECES OF WRITTENBY FOR-SURE REAL PERSON, ABBEY

STUDENT.

AND TITLED, "CONSIDERING THETABOO, EXPLORING THE ROAD LESS

TRAVELED."

THAT, OF COURSE, A LITERARYREFERENCE TO POET ROBERT FROST'S

MOST FAMOUS "PENTHOUSE" LETTER.

NOW IN THE ARTICLE, THEY WRITETHAT A STUDENT WRITES IN HER

ARTICLE SHE CITES A STUDYCONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL SURVEY

OF FAMILY GROWTH FROM 2006-2008,WHICH STATED THAT 44% OF

STRAIGHT MEN AND 36% OF STRAIGHTWOMEN ADMITTED TO HAVING ANAL

SEX.

LET'S SEE, 44% OF STRAIGHT MEN.

I GOT... SO THAT'S 36% OFSTRAIGHT WOMEN...

WHICH MEANS THAT...

8% OF STRAIGHT MEN AREN'T ASSTRAIGHT AS THEY THINK THEY ARE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )NOW, FOLKS-- FOLKS, IT IS THIS

TYPE OF BOLD REPORTING THATDRAWS THE YOUTH TO THE NEW

MEDIA.

OLD MEDIA JUST DOESN'T REFLECTTHEIR INTERESTS.

I'VE WATCHED HOURS OF CNN'SUKRAINE COVERAGE, AND THEY

HAVEN'T ONCE MENTIONED ANY KINDOF BUTT BUSINESS.

EVEN BETTER, HUFF-PO BACKED UPTHEIR REPORT BY EXPERTS IN THE

FIELD LIKE ONE RANDOM STUDENTWHO SAID, "I'M PRETTY SURE ANAL

SEX HAPPENS ON OUR CAMPUS,"THOUGH I MUST SAY IF YOU'RE JUST

PRETTY SURE ANAL SEX ISHAPPENING I'M PRETTY SURE YOU'RE

DOING IT WRONG.

( LAUGHTER )EVEN THOUGH THE SAME STUDENT HAS

LITTLE DOUBT ANAL SEX ISHAPPENING AT BROWN UNIVERSITY.

WHICH MEANS--( LAUGHTER )

WHICH MEANS IF YOU'RE GOING TOBROWN YOU'RE GOING TO BROWN

NOW, FOR MORE OF THE VITALNATIONAL CONVERSATION ABOUT THE

BACKDOOR, PLEASE WELCOME YOUTHTREND EXPERT AND MANAGING EDITOR

OF THE HUFFINGTON POST, RANDYFERRAR.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> WHAT'S UP, MY MAN?

>> Stephen: IT'S A GREATREPORT, RANDY ON SOMEONE ELSE'S

REPORT.

>> GRACIASTHESE ARTICLES DON'T CUT AND

PASTE THEMSELVES.

>> Stephen: RANDY, IS THISARTICLE TRUE?

IS ANAL SEX REALLY RAMPANT INCOLLEGES ACROSS AMERICA?

>> OH, YEAH, IT IS DEFINITELYHAPPENING ALL OF THE TIME.

BLOWING UP.

>> Stephen: RANDY, HOW OLDARE YOU?

>> 39.

>> Stephen: AND YOU'RE THEMANAGING EDITOR OF THE

"HUFFINGTON POST."

>> SO I'VE HEARD.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS YOURACTUAL CONNECTION WITH COLLEGE

AGAIN?

>> I DRIVE A FOOD TRUCK AROUNDTHE QUAD, BUT I AM ALWAYS

CHECKING OUT THE SITUATION.

>> Stephen: SO WHY ARE THESTUDENTS GETTING MORE INTERESTED

IN THE, AH-- WELL, THE BACKDOOR.

>> BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE COOL, BACKDOOR, FRONT DOOR, SIDE DOOR-- IT

DON'T MATTER.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS THE SIDEDOOR, RANDY?

>> ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT.

( LAUGHTER ).

>> Stephen: ANDY, THIS IS APRETTY BOLD CLAIM ABOUT A YOUTH

TREND.

DO YOU GUYS AT THE HUFFINGTONPOST HAVE ANYTHING TO BACK IT

UP.

>> BACKING IT UP IS WHAT IT'SALL ABOUT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

YOU HAVE A FINE-LOOKING AUDIENCEHERE TONIGHT.

I REALLY LIKE THE CANDY.

>> Stephen: RANDY, PLEASETONIGHT TALK TO THE AUDIENCE.

OKAY?

I THOUGHT THE HUFFINGTONPOSTSTARTED AS A LIBERAL NEWS BLOG

THAT REPORTED ON NATIONAL ISSUESLIKE SURVEILLANCE AND GLOBAL

WARMING.

>> IF THE WHOLE WORLD IS WARMINGUP IT IT STAND TO REASON THE

BACK DOOR, WILL, TOO.

THAT'S JUST SCIENCE.

>> THIS SEEMS KIND OF CREEPY.

THE AVERAGE AGE OF A HUFFINGTONPOST READER IS OVER 35.

SO WHY IS THE SITE SO INTERESTEDIN COLLEGE KIDS' SEX LIVES.

>> YOU NEED TO LOOSEN UP OLDMAN.

LET ME TELL YOU A JOKE, KNOCK-->> WE DON'T HAVE TIME.

>> Stephen: OF.

>> KNOCK, KNOCK.

>> Stephen: WHO'S THERE?

>> NOBODY BECAUSE ANDY IS GOINGAROUND TO THE BACKDOOR.

>> Stephen: HUFF POST EDITORRANDY FERRAR, EVERYONE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

IN THE ARTICLE, THEY WRITETE

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY.

NATION, YOU KNOW I'VE GOT MYOPINIONS.

THAT'S NOT A SECRET.

BUT I HAVE NEVER BEEN ONE TO SITIN JUDGMENT.

I PREFER TO RECLINE. THIS ISTIP OF THE HAT, WAG OF

THE FINGER.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )FIRST UP ON TIPPY CANOE AND THE

WAG-WAG 2.

I ALWAYS SUPPORTED THEGOVERNMENT SPYING PROGRAMS BUT

APPARENTLY UNCHECKEDEAVESDROPPING ON OUR OWN

CITIZENS COMES WITH A TERRIBLEPRICE-- THE PRICE.

>> THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS NOWSUING SPRINT OVER THE COST OF

BUGGING PEOPLE'S PHONES.

THE LAWSUIT FILED MONDAY CLAIMSSPRINT OVERBILLED THE F.B.I. AND

OTHER AGENCIES BY $21 MILLIONFOR INSTALLING AND MAINTAINING

WIRETAPS.

>> Stephen: CLASSIC PHONECOMPANY TRICK.

YOU THINK YOU HAVE ANALL-INCLUSIVE MAN PLAN AND THEN

THEY HIT YOU WITH THE LINEMAINTENANCE CHARGE.

I'LL GIVE A TIP OF THE HAT TOTHE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

FOR PUBLICLY SUING SPRINT OVERTHEIR TOP-SECRET WIRETAPPING

PROGRAM.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )I MEAN, THAT TAKES BALLS.

IT'S LIKE A GUY TELLING HISWIFE, "I WANT YOU TO KNOW I'M

SUING THE PROSTITUTE THAT GAVEUS BOTH HERPES.

BY THE WAY, I GO TO PROSTITUTESAND YOU NOW HAVE HERPES.

FOLKS IT SHOULD NOT HAVE COME TOTHIS.

SO I'M GOING TO HAVE TO GIVE ASIDE WAG OF THE FINGER TO BARACK

OBAMA FOR WASTING ALMOST $21MILLION OF TAXPAYER CASH.

MR. PRESIDENT, I'M NOT ANGRY.

I'M JUST DISAPPOINTED.

I THOUGHT YOU WERE ABLE TOHANDLE A WIDESPREAD SURVEILLANCE

PROGRAM AT YOUR AGE.

YOU SAID YOU HAD TO HAVE ONEBECAUSE ALL THE OTHER LEADERS OF

THE FREE WORLD DID, BUT IT WASSUPPOSED TO BE FOR

EMERGENCIES ONLY.

IF YOU NEED THWART A MAJORTERRORIST ATTACK.

THEN YOU RACK UP $21 MILLION INOVERAGE CHARGES.

YOU SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT AHEADAND SIGNED UP FOR FRIENDS,

FAMILY, AND EVERYONE ELSE PLAN.

LOOK, SOMEONE HAS TO PAY FORTHIS, SIR, BECAUSE EVEN THE

PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. ISBOUND BY HIS CELL PHONE

AGREEMENT THOUGH APPARENTLY NOTBY THE CONSTITUTION.

NOW, FINALLY FOLKS, FINALLY--DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR

OBAMACARE, BY THE WAY.

FINALLY, I KNOW A LOT OF YOUHIGH SCHOOLERS OUT THERE ARE

FEELING THE STRESS OF THE S.A.TSO LET ME PREP YOU.

I'LL GO THROUGH THE SYNONYMSS.A.T., PANIC, ANXIETY,

HORROR, AND FAILURE.

BUT DON'T WORRY.

DON'T WORRY.

YOU WILL DO FINE, AND IF YOUDON'T, THE CONSEQUENCES WILL

HAUNT YOU FOR THE REST OF YOURLIFE.

>> THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYERS AREASKING JOB APPLICANTS FOR S.A.T.

SCORESWE'RE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE IN

THEIR 40s AND 50s.

>> ACCORDING TO THE "WALL STREETJOURNAL" CONSULTING FIRMS AND

BANKS ARE ASKING THEM EVEN FORSENIOR AND MANAGEMENT-LEVEL JOB.

>> Stephen: I'M GIVING A TIPOF THE HAT TO WALL STREET FOR

ENSURING THAT ONE TEST INTHE SPRING OF YOUR JUNIOR YEAR

SEALS YOUR FATE FOREVER.

WHY SHOULD WE STOP AT TESTSCORES?

THEY SHOULD HAVE YOUR PERMANENTRECORD.

BECAUSE IF YOU WERE SUSPENDEDFOR CHEATING, WELCOME TO

GOLDMAN'S.

NOW CRITICS SAY THERE IS SCANTEVIDENCE LINKING SAT SCORES

SCORES WITH SUCCESS, BUT I KNOW S.A.T. SCORES ARE THE BEST

BAROMETER FOR THE FUTURE,BECAUSE THE OWNER OF VIACOM

SCORED A PERFECT 1600, AND IT'SGOOD IDEA TO SAY THAT YOUR BOSS

IS PERFECT ON TELEVISION.

SO, TEAMS, I WANT YOU TORUMINATE WITH ALACRITY

BECAUSE IF YOU TANK YOUR VERBALSECTION THE ONLY QUESTION YOU'LL

HAVE TO ANSWER WHEN YOU'RE 40IS, "WHAT KIND OF SEX ACT WOULD

PERFORM IN EXCHANGE FOR FOOD?"THE ANSWER-- ALL OF THE ABOVE

AND SOME OF THE BELOW.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY. MY GUEST TONIGHT

GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOLAT 11, COLLEGE AT 15, WENT TO

LAW SCHOOL AT 16.

PLEASE WELCOME RONAN FARROW.

♪ FLY ME TO THE MOON ♪.

>> THANKS FOR COMING.

NOW, AS I SAID EARLIER, YOU'RE ARHODES SCHOLAR.

YALE LAW SCHOOL GRAD.

SERVED FOR TWO YEARS AS A U.S.

DIPLOMAT IN AFGHANISTAN.

NOW AT AGE 26 YOU'RE THE HOST OF"RONAN FARROW DAILY "ON MSN

DAILY.

EVERY DAY.

>> EVERY DAY.

>> Stephen: 1:00 P.M. WEEKDAYS TO APPEAL TO THE YOUTH

DEMOGRAPHIC OF PEOPLE JUSTWAKING UP FROM NOT GETTING TO

THEIR JOBS.

>> LET ME STOP YOU THERE.

IT IS NOT A YOUTH SHOW.

IT IS A SHOW THEY THINK-- AND WESEE THIS IN OUR DIGITAL

AUDIENCE, WHICH HAS-- CAN MY GENERATION --

>> Stephen: WHAT GENERATIONIS THAT?

>> STRANGE PEOPLE WHO HAVEWORKED IN AFGHANISTAN AND THE

STATE DEPARTMENT AND NOW RUN ATV SHOW?

BUT THAT'S THE TARGET DEMO.

ALL RHODES SCHOLARS>> IN THE UNIVERSAL VOICES OF

THE RHODES SCHOLARS.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE 26 YEARSOLD.

>> I'M 26.

>> Stephen: THEY HIRE MOSTLYAT MSNBC TO BE SHILLS FOR THE

LEFT.

ARE YOU A SHILL FOR THE LEFT?

>> I COULD SECRETLY BE ANO'REILLY TYPE.

PAPA BEAR.

YOU ARE MY PAPA BEAR.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

( APPLAUSE )WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH

WITH YOUR SHOW THAT YOU COULDN'TDO WITH NEW MEDIA?

BECAUSE YOU YOUNG PEOPLE-- HOWOLD ARE YOU?

>> 26.

>> Stephen: 26.

YOU COULD ACTUALLY STILL BE ONYOUR MOTHER'S HEALTH INSURANCE

THANKS TO OBAMACARE.

>> TRUE, TRUE.

RIGHT, ISN'T THAT A WONDERFULTHING?

WHAT TO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISHWITH THAT SHOW THAT YOU COULDN'T

ACCOMPLISH WITH NEW MEDIA.

ISN'T THE OLD MEDIA DEADACCORDING TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE.

ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES I WASREFERRING TO EARLIER IS NOT JUST

ABOUT REACHING OUT TO PEOPLE MYAGE.

IT'S ABOUT BRIDGING THAT DIVIDE.

AND I FOUND AUDIENCE MEMBERS OLDAND YOUNG DON'T WANT TO BE

LEFT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

IT'S FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES,GRANDMOTHERS SAYING, "AND I LEFT

CHURCH COLLECTION EARLY TO VOTEAND BE A PART OF YOUR SHOW AND

TALK ABOUT SYRIA AND BLANK OUTMY SOCIAL MEDIA AVATAR TO TRY TO

MAKE A STATEMENT ON THE DEATH TOLL IN SYRIA.

>> PEOPLE ARE GETTING INVOLVEDIN WHICH I THINK THEY DON'T

OFTEN HAVE A CHANCE TO DO INCABLE NEWS.

>> Stephen: WHAT TRAP DO YOUNOT WANT TO FALL INTO THAT YOU

SEE THE REST OF CABLE NEWS FALLINTO?

>> I THINK IT'S A LOT OFRHETORIC AND A LOT OF PEOPLE

SHOUTING AT EACH OTHER.

>> Stephen: THE LOUDER YOUARE, THE RIGHTER YOU ARE.

DO YOU SHOUT AT YOUR GUESTS?

>> I STUDIED YOU FOR THESHOUTING TECHNIQUE.

YOU DO IT VERY WELL.

BUT THERE'S NOT ENOUGH GIVINGPEOPLE REALLY USEFUL, TANGIBLE

INFORMATION SO WHEN THEY WALKAWAY FROM A STORY THEY HAVE

SOMETHING THEY CAN USE TO GUIDETHEM. MAKE IT USEFUL IS MY

MANTRA.

ON YOUR TELEVISION NETWORK,MSNBC, ARE YOU LEGALLY ALLOWED

TO DO A SHOW WITHOUT REFERRINGTO CHRIS CHRISTIE RIGHT NOW?

I WOULD SAY, LOOK, I AS A VIEWERDO RESPECT THE BODY OF

REPORTING.

I HAVE A VERY SENSITIVE NEAR THEFOR, IS THERE

PARTISANSHIP GOING ON HERE?

I THINK THE REPORTING IS HELDUP.

IT'S A STORY YOU CAN DRAW ON.

WHERE DO YOU FALL ON THEIDEOLOGICAL SPECTRUM.

ARE YOU A RAGING LIBERAL ORFURTHER LEFT THAN THAT?

>> IT'S NOT RIGHT OR LEFT.

AND HONESTLY THAT COMES FROMBEING SERVED IN GOVERNMENT AND

FED UP WITH HOW BROKEN THESYSTEM IS AND COMING OUT WITH AN

ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT BENT.

IT'S BROKEN AND SHINING A LIGHTFROM THE OUTSIDE SEEMS LIKE A

GOOD IDEA.

>> Stephen: YOU ASK YOURAUDIENCE

TO TWEET A CALL TO ACTION.

>> SOMETIMES NOT JUST TWITTER.

SOMETIMES IT'S A CALL TO ASENATOR.

OR LIKE MAKING ASTATEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

THE IDEAL IS WE GIVE YOU A TOOLSET AND A MENU OF THINGS YOU

ACTUALLY DO.

>> Stephen: DO YOU THINKYOUNG PEOPLE-- AND I'M GOING TO

SAY-- SPEAK FOR ALL YOUNGPEOPLE.

DON'T YOU THINK IF THERE'SREALLY GOING TO BE A REVOLUTION

IN THIS COUNTRY WE CAN'TACTUALLY BE TWEETING AND BLOGS

AND PHONING.

DON'T PEOPLE HAVE TO GET TO THESTREETS AND THROW BRICKS AT

WINDOWS.

>> IT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE ASHATTERING.

THE TEA PARTY CAME CLOSE, BUTTHEY DIDN'T GET VIOLENT AS MUCH

AS THEY WERE ACCUSED OF IT.

DON'T YOU THINK THERE HAS TO BESOME KIND OF VIOLENT REVOLUTION

IN AMERICA FOR THINGS TO GETBETTER.

ISN'T IT NICE TALKING ABOUT-->> YOU MAKE A VERY GOOD POINT.

I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ARABSPRING POLICY.

WE HAD A YOUTH REVOLUTION THINKTANK.

I'M NOT SAYING EVERYTHING WE DIDWORKED.

WE CREATED IT BECAUSE THERE WASA STORY GOING AROUND AS SOCIAL

MEDIA.

SOMETIMES TWITTER AND FACEBOOKOBSCURE THE FACT THAT SOMETIMES

WE BACK THE BAD GUYS ANDSOMETIMES PEOPLE DON'T LIKE

THAT, AND THERE'S A FEELING OFBEING OUT OF TOUCH ON THEIR

PARENTS UPON YOU ARE ABSOLUTELYRIGHT, THAT NO AMOUNT OR

TWEETING WILL SUPPLANT REALACTION IN THE REAL WORLD OR

COVER UP POLICY THAT CATERS TO AGENERATION.

I THINK THESE ARE ALL TOOLS TOCOMMUNICATE BUT THEY'RE NOT AN

REPLACEMENT.

>> Stephen: YOU FINISHED HIGHSCHOOL AT 11?

YOU FINISHED COLLEGE AT 15.

YOU WENT OFF TO LAW SCHOOL AT16, WHEN IS YOUR MIDLIFE CRISIS.

>> THE 30s.

THE GOLDEN 30s, MYRETIREMENT ERA

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOININGME. "RONAN FARROW DAILY"

CHECK IT OUT, WE'LL BE RIGHT

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: THAT'S IT FOR THEREPORT, EVERYBODY.

GOOD NIGHT!