March 3, 2014 - Caitlin Flanagan

  • 03/03/2014

Slavery makes history at the Oscars, an anti-Obamacare ad spreads falsehoods, Barbie poses for Sports Illustrated, and Caitlin Flanagan talks "The Dark Power of Fraternities."

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THEREPORT, GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH

US.

WHOOO!

FOLKS, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN,STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

>> Stephen: THANK YOU,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FOLKS, THANK YOU FOR BEINGHERE TONIGHT.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU.

I MIGHT BE THE ONLY ONE WHOFEELS THIS WAY. BUT FOLKS,

I AM STILL GLOWING FROM THEOSCARS.

IT WAS A MAGICAL EVENINGWHICH MIGHT STILL BE GOING

ON.

IT WAS PRETTY LONG.

(LAUGHTER)PERSONALLY, I LOVE OSCAR

NIGHT BECAUSE ITCOMBINES MY TWO

FAVORITE THINGS, COMPETITIONAND FORMAL WEAR.

THAT'S WHY I ALSO LOVE ICEDANCING AND THE UFC'S

TANGLING TUXEDOS.

SO MANY DESERVING WINNERSLAST NIGHT.

BUT OF COURSE THE BIGGESTWINNER OF THE EVENING WAS

SLAVERY.

>> AND THE OSCAR GOES TO "12YEARS A SLAVE".

>> I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEACADEMY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I DEDICATE THIS AWARD TO ALLTHE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ENDURED

SLAVERY.

>> Stephen: YES, THIS IS AVICTORY FOR ALL THOSE WHO

ENDURED SLAVERY. LET THIS WINSEND THE RESOUNDING MESSAGE

FORTH:WE'RE EVEN NOW.

OKAY?

(LAUGHTER)BECAUSE WHILE IT WAS BAD, IT

WAS BAD, OKAY IT WAS BAD ANDWE DID IT, BUT SLAVERY BEAT

THE THINGS AMERICA LOVESMOST.

ASTRONAUTS, TOM HANKS ANDJONAH HILL YANKING IT.

(LAUGHTER)AND SINCE THE TERRIBLE EVIL

OF SLAVERY RESULTED IN ABEST PICTURE OSCAR, THAT

MEANS ULTIMATELY, SLAVERYHAS A HAPPY ENDING.

(LAUGHTER)JUST LIKE THE TRAGEDY OF

THE TITANIC.

IF THOSE PEOPLE HAD LIVED TOHEAR CELINE DION SING THAT

SONG, I'M SURE THEY GLADLYWOULD'VE DROWNED THEMSELVES.

FOLKS, IT WASN'T JUSTSLAVERYIT WASN'T JUST

SLAVERY THAT GOT ITS LONGOVERDUE RECOGNITION SO, DID

MATTHEW McCONNEGHEY.

HE TOOK HOME BEST ACTOR FORHIS ROLE IN DALLAS BUYERS

CLUB AND I HAVE BEEN AMcCONNA-HEAD

FOREVER.

HE IS ONLY SUBJECT WHOEVERHAS BEEN HONORED WITH TWO

WORD SEGMENTS ON THE REPORT.

SORRY, AFGHANISTAN, TRYDOING SOME MORE CRUNCHES.

SO FOLKS, IT'S NOT JUST MEWHO IS INSPIRED BY MATTHEW

McCONNEGHEY SO, IS MATTHEWMcCONNEGHEY.

>> WHEN I WAS 15 YEARS OLDI HAD A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON

IN MY LIFE SAY WHO IS YOURHERO?

I SAID I HAVE TO THINK, GIVEME A COUPLE WEEKS, I COME

BACK, HE SAID WHO IS YOURHERO.

I THOUGHT ABOUT IT, IT'S MEIN TEN YEARS.

SO I TURNED 25.

TEN YEARS LATER.

THAT SAME PERSON COMES TO MEAND SAYS ARE YOU A HERO.

AND I WAS LIKE NOT EVENCLOSE.

NO, NO, NO.

SHE SAID WHY I SAID BECAUSEMY HERO IS ME AT 35.

SO EVERY DAY, EVERY WEEK,EVERY MONTH AND EVERY YEAR

OF MY LIFE, MY HERO ISALWAYS TEN YEARS AWAY.

>> Stephen: ONLY MATTHEWMcCONNEGHEY HAS THE HUMILITY

TO ADMIT THAT HOWEVER GREATHE SEEMS NOW, HE'S ONLY

GETTING BETTER. JK LIVING MYFRIEND, JK LIVING.

NATION, CHECK YOUR CALENDARS,WE'RE ONLY 250 DAYS AWAY

FROM THE MIDTERM ELECTIONSWHICH ARE GOING BE A

REFERENDUM ON THE AFFORDABLECARE ACT ALSO KNOWN AS

OBAMACARE.

THIS IS GOING TO BE GREATFOR REPUBLICANS BECAUSE

WE'VE ALL HEARD ABOUT THELIVES THE AFFORDABLE CARE

ACT HAS RUINED.

LIKE THE STORY OF REPUBLICANDEN MOTHER KATHY McMORRIS

ROGERS TOLD DURING HERRESPONSE TO THE STATE OF THE

UNION.

>> NOT LONG AGO I GOT ALETTER FROM BETTE IN SPOKANE

WHO HAD HOPED THE PRESIDENT'SHEALTH CARE LAW WOULD SAVE

HER MONEY.

BUT FOUND OUT INSTEAD HERPREMIUMS WERE GOING UP

NEARLY $700 A MONTH.

>> Stephen: $700 A MONTH.

AT THAT RATE BETTE INSPOKANE IS NEVER GOING TO BE

ABLE TO AFFORD THAT LASTNAME TRANSPLANT.

AND WHEN THE SPOKANESPOKESMAN REVIEW TRACKED

BETTE DOWN, THE PAPERREVEALED THAT BETTE REFUSED

TO LOOK FOR A LESS EXPENSIVEOPTION BECAUSE, QUOTE, I

WOULDN'T GO ON THE OBAMA WEBSITE AT ALL.

THERE'S ANOTHER FLAW OF THEOBAMACARE WEB SITE.

YOU HAVE TO GO ON IT TO USEIT.

(LAUGHTER)THAT'S HOW THEY GET YOU.

(APPLAUSE)NOW FOLKS, POOR BETTE IS NOT

ALONE.

IN FACT SO, MANY OBAMACAREHORROR STORIES HAVE BEEN

DEBUNKED AT THIS POINT THATTHE LOS ANGELES TIMES

SPECULATED THAT MAYBE THEREARE NO GENUINE OBAMACARE

HORROR STORIES.

YEAH, OR MAYBE THERE WEREUNTIL THE DEATH PANELS GOT

THEM.

NOW LUCKILY, AMERICANS FORPROSPERITY HAS A NEW

ANTI-OBAMACARE AD WITHHEART-WRENCHING PERSONAL

STORIES.

>> DEAR MRS. KELLY, YOURFAMILY PLAN IS NO LONGER

AVAILABLE UNDER THEAFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

>> DEAR MISS DAVIS, WE CANNO LONGER OFFER YOU THE SAME

POLICY.

THE DOCTOR IS NO LONGER INTHE NETWORK DUE TO THE

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

>> DUE TO THE AFFORDABLECARE ACT YOUR MONTLY PREMIUM

HAS INCREASED.

>> Stephen: FOLKS, I WISHTHESE STORIES WEREN'T TRUE.

AND MSNBC IS TRYING TO GRANTMY WISH.

>> THEY'RE REALLY TRYING TOSHOW YOU, REAL IMAGES OF

REAL PEOPLE LOSING THEIRINSURANCE.

JUST ONE PROBLEM.

ALL THESE PEOPLE YOU SEE INTHE ADS, ARE PAID ACTORS.

THEY'RE JUST PRETENDING TOBE VICTIMS.

>> Stephen: AND AL SHARPTONSHOULD KNOW BECAUSE HE'S

JUST PRETENDING TO BE AJOURNALIST.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: OKAY.

OKAY.

SO THOSE ARE ACTORS ANDTHOSE LETTERS THEY'RE

READING ARE WORKS OFFICTION.

BUT AS AN AMERICAN FORPROSPERITY SPOKESMAN TOLD

ABC NEWS, IN CONTRAST TO THESTORY OF A REAL VOTER, THIS

AD IS MEANT TO BEREPRESENTATIVE OF AMERICANS

FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.

THAT'S RIGHT.

THE AD ISN'T BASED ONANYONE'S REAL STORY.

BUT JUST BECAUSE A THAT ADUSES ACTORS DOESN'T MEAN

THERE AREN'T REAL PEOPLESUFFERING BECAUSE OF OBAMA

CARE.

AN I FOUND ONE, PLEASEWELCOME ACTUAL LOUISIANA

RESIDENT CHUCK DUPREY,MR. DUPREY, THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR JOINING US.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> MR. DUPREY, THANK YOU SO

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> MR. DUPREY, THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR JOINING US.

>> WELL, HELLO, STEPHEN.

AS WE LIKE TO SAY IN NAWLINS,SALUTATIONS.

>> Stephen: THANKS FOR BEINGHERE.

I HAVE TO ASK YOU FIRST, AREYOU AN ACTOR?

>> NO, I HAVE NEVER, I'M JUST AN AVERAGE AMERICAN JOE WHO

PREFERS TO CRACK OPEN ADOMESTIC BEER AND WATCH THE

NASCARS.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: OKAY, HE'S NOT

AN ACTOR.

HE'S NOT AN ACTOR.

HE WOULD HAVE TO TELL ME.

THAT'S THE LAW.

SO WHAT IS IT YOU DO DOWNTHERE IN LOUISIANA.

>> I'M A WORKMAN DOWN ON THEJOB SITE WHICH EXPLAINS

THESE HANDS TOUGH AND GNARLEDLIKE MY DADDY'S.

>> Stephen: THAT'S A GOODBACK STORY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: (LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: SADLY THE BRISKAND BITING SALTY AIR HAS

STRUCK ME WITH A SEVERE CASEOF FISHERMAN'S FOOT FOR

WHICH THERE IS NO CURE.

>> Stephen: BUT CHUCK,SURELY YOU HAVE INSURANCE.

>> I DID, STEPHEN, UNTILRECENTLY.

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN.

COMING HOME FROM THEWORKPLACE MY FOOT WAS

THROBBING WHICH IS A PORTENTOF ILL NEWS.

PEERING INTO THE POST BOX IDISCOVERED A LETTER

REVEALING THE TERRIBLETRUTH.

MY MONTHLY PAYMENTS ONCELOWER THAN A WELL DIGGER'S

HEEL HAD SUDDENLY RISEN UPLIKE THE ROADWAY WHICH

CLAIMED THE LIFE OF MYBROTHER JACOB.

IT WAS HIS 8th BIRTHDAY.

WAS HE THE LUCKY ONE?

AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF THEAFFORDABLE CARE-- LINE!

(APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: ACT!

>> I AM TRYING, DAMMIT!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT,

YES, I'VE GOT IT NOW.

THANK YOU.

OH, BOYS, LET ME EMBRACE YOU.

BEFORE DEATH EMBRACES ME.

>> Stephen: ARE THESE YOURSONS.

>> YES, SIR.

THIS IS MY SON THOMAS ANDTHIS IS THOMAS'S UNDERSTUDY

THOMAS.

(LAUGHTER)>> POPPA, YOU LOOK SICK.

>> WHAT?

YOUR DADDY'S AS STRONG AS ABEAR.

NOW YOU BOYS RUN ALONG ANDYOU HELP YOUR MOTHER DIG THE

DADDY HOLE.

(LAUGHTER)AS FOR ME, STEPHEN, MY

DISEASE IS ADVANCINGRAPIDLY.

THIS IS WHERE I SAY FAREWELL.

>> Stephen: NO, CHUCK, NO,ARE YOU IN PAIN?

>> THE ONLY THING THATHURTS ME, STEPHEN, IS

KNOWING AMERICA WILL BELIVING WITH A HEALTH-CARE

SYSTEM BASED ON STATE RUNINSURANCE EXCHANGES.

SYSTEM BASED ON STATE RUNINSURANCE EXCHANGES.

REPEAL AND REPLACE!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: CHUCK DUPREY,

EVERYBODY.

>> THANK YOU.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WE'LL BE RIGHT

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH,WELCOME BACK.

NATION, IF YOU CHECK YOURCALENDARS THEN YOU'LL KNOW

THAT MARCH IS WOMEN'SHISTORY MONTH.

AND THERE IS NO GREATEREXAMPLE IN HOW FAR WOMEN

HAVE COME.

THE ANNUAL "SPORTSILLUSTRATED" SWIMSUIT ISSUE.

SWIMSUIT ISSUE HAS LONG BEENA BASTION OF CIVIL RIGHTS

FROM THE OCCASIONAL BLACKMODEL TOLD THAT ONE GIRL WHO

WAS UNDER 5'10.

AND THIS YEAR THEY HAVEACHIEVED A NEW MILESTONE.

>> BARBIE IS POSING FORSPORTS ILLUSTRATE'S 50th

SWIMSUIT ISSUE.

>> THE MAGAZINE CRAFTED APROMO CAMPAIGN AROUND THE

ICONIC DOLL.

>> INSIDE THE MAGAZINE TOPSWIMSUIT MODELS AND BARBIE

DOLLS STRIKE A POSE.

>> Stephen: FOLKS THIS ISTHE PERFECT THING FOR ANY

MAN WHOEVER PICKED UP ASWIMSUIT ISSUE AND SAID I

WISH IT WOULD FEATURE MORETHINGS THAT REMIND ME OF MY

DAUGHTER.

BUT SADLY THERE ARE HATERSOUT THERE WHO WANT TO CRUSH

BARBIE'S MALIBU DREAMHOUSE.

>> A BARBIE DOLL DOESN'THAVE A PLACE IN A MEN'S

MAGAZINE.

IN A MEN'S MAGAZINE THAT ISDEDICATED TO SEXUALIZING

WOMEN.

>> HAVING BARBIE, A LITTLEGIRL'S TOY ON THE FRONT

COVER ONLY SERVES TO FURTHERSEXUALIZATION OF GIRLS

AND OBJECTIFICATION OF WOMEN.

>> Stephen: NO, THIS IS THEEXACT OPPOSITE OF THE

OBJECTIFICATION OF WOMEN. IT'STHE

WOMENIFICATION OF OBJECT.

BUT FOLKS-- I DON'T HAVE TOSIT HERE AND DEFEND BARBIE.

BECAUSE BARBIE CAN DEFENDHERSELF AS SHE WROTE WITH

HER TINY GLUED TOGETHERFINGERS IN A FULL PAGE "NEW

YORK TIMES" AD, QUOTE T ISTIME TO STOP BOXING IN

POTENTIAL.

BE FREE TO LAUNCH A CAREERIN A SWIMSUIT, LEAD A

COMPANY WHILE GORGEOUS ORWEAR PINK TO AN INTERVIEW AT

M.I.T.

THE REALITY OF TODAY IS THATGIRLS CAN GO ANYWHERE AND BE

ANYTHING.

EXACTLY.

"SPORTS ILLUSTRATED"SWIMSUIT ISSUES ARE ABOUT

ACHIEVING WOMEN'S DREAMS, OFBEING A DESERT EXPLORER OR

AN ASTRONAUT OR HIDING UNDERTHE MATTRESS OF A

13-YEAR-OLD BOY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)AND FOLKS, WHEN IT COMES TO

DREAMS, NOT ONLY DOES BARBIEHAVE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S

BACK, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'SGOT HERS.

>> INSIDE DID NOT RESPOND TOOUR REQUEST FOR COMMENT BUT

IN THEIR PRESS RELEASE SAIDSWIMSUIT HAS DELIVERED A

MESSAGE OF EMPOWERMENT,STRENGTH AND BEAUTY.

>> Stephen: YES, EMPOWERMENT.

BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING MOREEMPOWERING TO A MODEL THAN

BEING REPLACED BY A PIECE OFPLASTIC.

AND BARBIE IS A GREAT ROLEMODEL FOR MODELS.

>> IN SOME WAYS THE PERFECTMODEL.

SHE DOESN'T BLINK, SHEDOESN'T MOVE.

SHE TAKES DIRECTION, TAKESINSTRUCTIONS.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: YES, SHE DOESN'T

BLINK, SHE DOESN'T MOVE.

SHE'S TOO BUSY BEINGEMPOWERED TO TALK.

AND FOLKS,-- (APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: AND FOLKS, TOPROVE THAT THE "SPORTS

ILLUSTRATED" SWIMSUIT COVERIS NOT ABOUT UNREALISTIC

BODY IMAGE OR SEXUALIZATIONOF CHILDREN'S TOYS, I AM

CALLING ON SPORTSILLUSTRATED TO MAKE NEXT

YEAR'S COVER MODELMRS. POTATO HEAD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)BECAUSE HE IS THE PERFECT

MODEL.

YOU CAN CHANGE HER FEATURESWITHOUT PLASTIC SURGERY.

YOU CAN PUT HER EYES ON TOPOF HER HEAD.

YOU CAN PUT HER NOSE WHEREHER EARS ARE.

AND TALK ABOUT SILENT, IF SHEGIVES YOU ANY LIP, YOU CAN

REMOVE HER LIPS.

AND IF THERE'S ANY PART OFHER THE PHOTOGRAPHER DOESN'T

LIKE, YOU CAN JUST PUT ITRIGHT UP HER BUTT.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> MY GUEST TONIGHT AS AWRITER WHO NEW ARTICLE IS CALLED

"THE DARK POWER OF FRATERNITIES"I MIGHT BE BREAKING OUT

MY PADDLE, PLEASE WELCOMECAITLIN FLANAGAN.

GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

THANKS FOR COMING.

OH, THANK YOU FOR COMINGBACK.

>> THANKS FOR HAVING MEBACK.

>> NOW AS I SAID, YOU ARE AWRITER FOR THE ATLANTIC, YOU

HAVE A COUPLE OF PREVIOUS BOOKS.

YOU GOT A NEW ARTICLE IN THEATLANTIC CALLED THE

FRATERNITY PROBLEM.

IT'S WORSE THAN YOU THINK.

THE DARK POWER OF FRATERNITIES.

WHAT IS THE DARK POWER OFFRATERNITIES?

I KNOW ABOUT THE BRIGHTSTRENGTH OF FRATERNITIES.

THAT ALLOWS MEN TO BOND WITHEACH OTHER.

>> WELL, IT'S PART OF THATGREAT STRENGTH THAT LEADS TO

THE DARK SIDE.

BECAUSE THEY'RE SO POWERFULIN COLLEGE ADMINISTRATIONS

THEY'RE ABLE TO GET AWAYWITH LOTS OF THINGS THAT ARE

ULTIMATELY VERY DANGEROUS TOOUR YOUNG MEN AND I THOUGHT

I WOULD HIGHLIGHT THAT INTHIS ARTICLE.

>> Stephen: WHAT COULD BEDANGEROUS.

I WAS AN SAE AT DARTMOUTH.

AND ALL WE DID WAS GOODWORKS LIKE THE OCCASIONAL

FOOD DRIVE AND THEN-- ANDTHEN, YOU KNOW, DURING

PLEDGE WEEK WE PASSED AGREASE 45 RECORD FROM ASS

CHEEK TO ASS CHEEK IN THEBASEMENT.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: AND THAT'S JUSTBONDING.

IS IT BECAUSE YOU'RE A WOMANAND YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE

WAY MEN-- I'M JUST SAYING,NO, NO.

I MEAN SORORITIES ARE GOODTOO.

WERE YOU IN A SORORITY.

>> I WAS ACTUALLY A FOUNDINGMEMBER OF A SORORITY SO I'M

NOT ENTIRELY OPPOSED TO THEGREEK LIFE.

>> Stephen: NO YOU'RE PARTOF THE PROBLEM, EVIDENTLY.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

>> I THOUGHT IT WAS TIME TOBECOME A BUSINESS OF A

SOLUTION SO I THOUGHT IT WASTIME TO SHINE A BIT OF A

BRIGHT LIGHT INTO THENEGATIVE SIDES OF FRATERNITY

LIFE.

>> Stephen: I HAVE MYRESEARCHERS LOOK INTO THIS,

85% OF ALL SUPREME COURTJUSTICES SINCE 1910 HAVE

BEEN FRAT MEMBERS.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: 85% OF FORTUNE500 EXECUTIVES ARE FRAT

MEMBERS.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: SO IT MUST BEGOOD GUYS.

BECAUSE-- (LAUGHTER)

I MEAN YOU KNOW WHAT THEYSAY, NICE GUYS BECOME THE

HEADS OF FORTUNE 500COMPANIES.

>> YES, WELL THERE ARE MENWHO ARE EXTREMELY ADMIRABLE

WHO BELONGED TO FRATERNITIES WHO HAVE A GREAT HISTORY OF

LEADERSHIP AND PROMOTINGBUSINESS AND POLITICS AND

THE LAW, BUT THERE ARECERTAIN SORT OF TRADITIONS

WITHIN FRATERNITIES THAT AREALIGNED WITH A BAD INSTINCT.

>> Stephen: OKAY, BUM ME OUT,BUM ME OUT.

COME ON.

>> OKAY THERE IS A VIOLENTHAZING WHICH HAS REALLY

SCARRED AND INJURED MANYYOUNG MEN OVER THE COURSE OF

MANY DECADES.

>> Stephen: BUT IT'S DONEWITH LOVE, OKAY.

THOSE ARE MY BROS.

>> RIGHT.

I UNDERSTAND.

>> Stephen: MY BROS.

WE DIDN'T HAVE FRATERNITIESWHO WOULD I CALL BROSEF OR

BROHAM.

>> THAT'S TRUE.

I'M SORRY.

>> Stephen: WHAT AM I DOING.

DO YOU WANT A BEER?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> THANK YOU, YES.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERYMUCH, IT'S ALL FOAM, I'M

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

UH-HUH.

>> SEE YOU COULD DO A KEGSTAND NOW AND SHOW THAT--

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: OR, OR YOU

COULD.

>> WELL-- I WAS IN ASORORITY AFTER ALL BUT MY

SON IS HERE TONIGHT SO IWON'T GO THAT FAR.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)DOES THAT TAKE YOU BACK.

>> IT'S HORRIBLE.

>> Stephen: DOES THAT TAKEBACK.

>> NEVER A BEER DRINKER.

BUT ANYTHING FOR THE SHOW.

>> Stephen: DID YOU-- WHEREDID YOU GO TO COLLEGE.

>> UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.

>> Stephen: UVA, THAT HASA SERIOUS FRAT SYSTEM THERE

I SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THEPHI CAP HOUSE.

>> OKAY, UPSTAIRS.

>> Stephen: SURE, UPSTAIRS,DOWNSTAIRS, EVERYWHERE IN

THAT HOUSE, RIGHT THERE ONTHAT RUGBY FIELD.

>> THE QUAD.

DID YOU EVER SPEND ANY TIMEDOWN THERE.

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, IT'SINTERESTING WHEN I WAS AN

UNDERGRADUATE I WASEXPLICITLY TOLD EVEN BY THE

ADMINISTRATION AT UVA TONEVER GO UPSTAIRS IN A

FRATERNITY HOUSE UNLESS IHAD SOBER COMPANIONS WITH ME

BECAUSE THERE WAS SO MUCHRAPE IN THE FRATERNITY

HOUSES AND THAT IS SOMETHINGTHAT HASN'T CHANGED OVER THE

YEARS THERE IS STILL SEXUALASSAULT.

NOT ALL FRATERNITIES.

>> Stephen: I KNOW, NOW YOU ARE PLAYING THE SEXUAL

ASSAULT CARD.

>> AND NOW I LOSE.

I THINKYOU'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THAT.

(APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: SO I MEAN HOW

WIDESPREAD IS THE DARK POWEROF FRATS?

IS THERE A REDEEMING FACTORTO THEM?

>> WELL, THERE CERTAINLY IS.

IF YOU ARE IN A GOOD FRATERNITY THERE IS TREMENDOUS

LEADERSHIP TRAINING,MENTORING, THEY DO

MILLIONS OF HOURS OFCOMMUNITY SERVICE.

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FORWORTHY CAUSES SO WHEN

FRATERNITIES ARE DONE IN AGOOD WAY, IF THEIR ALCOHOL

PROBLEM IS NOT BAD, THEY'REWONDERFUL ORGANIZATIONS.

BUT THEY CAN BE EXTREMELYDANGEROUS AND EVEN

DEVASTATING TO THE YOUNGPEOPLE WHO PARTY THERE.

>> Stephen: DO YOU THINKANYTHING WILL BE DONE TO

TONE DOWN THE PARTY CULTUREOF FRATS?

BECAUSE YOU KNOW, THAT'SWHAT PEOPLE JOIN FRATS FOR,

ISN'T IT?

IT'S LIKE ♪♪

♪ ♪ DRINK [BLEEP] DRINK

[BLEEP] DRINK [BLEEP].

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)CAITLIN FLANAGAN, THE

ATLANTIC.

>> BEFORE WE GO, FOLKS IT, IWANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT

YOU HAVE ONLY FOUR MOREWEEKS TO SEE CHUCK DUPREY IN

THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME ASPATRICK STEWART ALONG WITH

IAN McCALLON IN WAITING FORGODOT AT THE COURT THEATRE

HERE IN NEW YORK.

SEE IT QUICK.

BEFORE CHUCK SUCCUMBS TOFISHERMAN'S FOOT.

GOOD NIGHT.

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