Episode #922 – Phillip Defranco

Philip DeFranco is a popular YouTube and internet personality. He hosts “The Philip DeFranco Show” where news stories are discussed every Monday-Thursday




Phillip talks about a news story he brought up on his show about an off duty cop in Anaheim California getting himself into an altercation with young teenagers and firing a gun while other kids were close. The incident resulted in 2 teenagers arrest and the off-duty cop getting away clean. Here is the raw video


Joe and Phil discuss the incident of a hit piece article on actor George Takei where George spoke of a personal incident where a camp counselor did sexually inappropriate things to him at a young age but he spoke of it in a positive way and he enjoyed it. That statement resulted in people accusing George of promoting sex between adults and young teenagers morally acceptable

While on the topic of blind anger of the masses, commonly referred to as “Mob Mentality” Joe brings up the story of an innocent girl being pepper sprayed during an interview due to her wearing a hat that looked similar to the well known “make america great again” trump hat. Here is the video showing the incident


Joe & Phillip talk about the big controversial news story involving the biggest YouTuber on the planet  Pewdiepie. Where he was labeled a Nazi sympathizer by the wall-street journal due to the  humor in his videos being taken completely out of context, this rapidly spread to all mainstream media around the world. Pewdiepie received enormous hate and backlash & even people trying to justify the story to take Pewdiepie down. He lost partnerships with many companies and services due to the scandal but has now gained even more attention due to the event. He created a response video dismissing the whole fake story which is shown below.



TV Shows


Donald Trump

Phillip and Joe discuss the absurdity of the fabricated story that is President trump hiring hookers to pee on him & a bed the Obama’s slept in. Here is a link to an article discussing the false story

They go on to talk about how Trump’s presidential transport for himself and his family will cost an alarming amount to the US taxpayer. Jaime pulls up an article about it here.

Barack Obama

While on the topic of Obama’s run as president Phil & Joe discussed the alarmingly high amount of civilian death’s via military drone strikes on third world countries during Obama’s term as president. Jaime pulls up an article about the frightening statistic here.


When Joe & Phil are talking about the immigration system of America and the debate of not allowing in refugee’s from war-torn countries in the middle east to provide “safety” to the people of America. They discuss the idea of peace between ideologies of the world. That conversation led to the short discussion of the “common enemy theory” where as shown in history only by  setting differences aside to deal with a larger threat can peace be achieved.


Famous people mentioned

Dick Cheney – Richard Bruce “Dick” Cheney is an American politician and businessman who was the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, under President George W. Bush

Pewdiepie – Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known by his online pseudonym PewDiePie, is a Swedish web-based comedian and video producer. He is known for his Let’s Play commentaries and vlogs on YouTube.

Neil deGrasse Tyson – Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City.

Cailtyn Jenner – Caitlyn Marie Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete

Tomi Lahren –  Tomi Lahren is an American television and online video host, and a conservative political commentator. She currently hosts Tomi for TheBlaze. She was previously the host of On Point with Tomi Lahren on One America News Network

Milo Yiannopoulos – Milo Yiannopoulos is a British public speaker, media personality, and former senior editor for Breitbart News. He has written under the pen name Milo Andreas Wagner.

Richard B. Spencer – Richard Bertrand Spencer is an American white supremacist. He is president of the National Policy Institute, a white nationalist think tank, as well as Washington Summit Publishers.

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