Nikita Dragun & Tana Mongeau Weren't The Most Shocking Story At The VMAs, NYT Bret Stephens, & More

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    NYT Columnist Emails Professor’s Boss After Being Called a Bedbug in a Tweet:
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    Activists Protest Outside of VMAs to Call Attention to Newark Water Crisis:
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    Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572M for Contributing to Opioid Crisis:
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  • Philip DeFranco
    Philip DeFranco  3 months ago +1202

    Heya!
    bedbugs 00:06 - TIA 4:37 - Newark 6:39 - J&J 10:00

    • Silent Drew
      Silent Drew 3 months ago

      @prince rilley that's a different drug problem.

    • Silent Drew
      Silent Drew 3 months ago

      @Morph94 seriously? It would only take 1 or 2 minutes for an apology, and this channel will be better for it.

    • fer0x
      fer0x 3 months ago

      First you call them bugs, next thing its ok to squish them.

    • odgnj5
      odgnj5 3 months ago

      @D A Because he opposes US foreign intervention? tvclip.biz/video/1t0NEYK_PMU/video.html

    • D A
      D A 3 months ago

      Talk about Hassan piker!!

  • hero awesome
    hero awesome Month ago

    If I were Bret I probably would've just commented "oh yea, def" on the tweet.

  • 420protoman
    420protoman 2 months ago

    0:10 in the video he makes the 666 Ok hand sign... go thru his vids he does it every fucking video all the time.. so does Mr. Beast... so does Good mythical morning rhett and link... pretty much every tech review guy online does it too.. u all sell outs... and it's hilarious that i can now start flagging you for it. BITCH

  • Common Peace
    Common Peace 2 months ago

    Phil made a mistake at 7:00, there's only one lady

  • Nina Gabi
    Nina Gabi 2 months ago

    “Im not a bed bug” hahahahahahahahah

  • oniros80
    oniros80 2 months ago

    @Philip DeFranco I live in the next town over from Newark, Bloomfield. And these areas are super tiny. You can pass through to the next town in 5 min. We get our water pumped from the same source traveling right though Newark. We are also affected. We get the notices and we are using the filters. As for this VMA story. I live 5 minutes away from this and did not hear a peep. No celebs speaking. Protests must have lasted only a couple hrs as this made no impact among the community at large. It would seem that all the outrage is online and while numbers of responses may look large they account for 0 action in the real world. This all stems form an infrastructure problem that has gone ignored far too long.

  • likira111
    likira111 3 months ago

    I don't know whose site im on (maybe be more professionel?) But god it would be hilarious if this guy actually meets his wife and then calls him a bed bug.

  • Junsuina Hikari
    Junsuina Hikari 3 months ago

    It's been a known thing in Newark to never drink the city water because it wasn't clean. This is almost 30 years ago.

  • FEARSE1
    FEARSE1 3 months ago

    Hey Philliip, I love your face but i want to say one thing on one issue in particular. The water issue in Newark and New Jersey is a big problem.... but associating Taylor Swift's comments with the current water crisis is misleading. Taylor does not support NJ in her weak Cali speech. She haS NO RIGHT voicing her bs disconnected voice on America's issues. Sorry Phil just my onion

    • FEARSE1
      FEARSE1 3 months ago

      The sad part about this issue in that elected Newark officials won't fix Shit!!! As a NJ resident, I understand how my state works. The same bs politicians get elected based on nothing but party recognition. For example, Cory Booker came to office as a NJ rep but he has no understanding of the day to day problems "his" state has. what a shame

  • Minh Nguyen
    Minh Nguyen 3 months ago

    Protesting the VMAs seems a little counter intuitive because, it it's the city hosting the even then that means the city gets revenue and hopefully that revenue gets put into their current situation. But who knows, when you have fiscally irresponsible people running your town, you're usually fucked anyway 🤷‍♂️

  • Aspen Calloway
    Aspen Calloway 3 months ago

    I love that shirt so much

  • LadyQ.M Jaffri #stand for Kashmir

    I think CNN major duty left to do is troll anything related to PM Trump

  • Tanzanite Queen
    Tanzanite Queen 3 months ago

    He looks like a bedbug though.

  • Ascending Demon
    Ascending Demon 3 months ago

    supplied by the FDA.. HAHAHA!!

  • Mitchell Whitehead
    Mitchell Whitehead 3 months ago

    No one on MSNBC is worth listening to.

  • Mitchell Whitehead
    Mitchell Whitehead 3 months ago

    I think Phil has bed bugs. Why does tana have a gut bigger than mine?

  • dramafabel
    dramafabel 3 months ago

    Yes they exist, yes they are hard to get rid of, yes they are annoying.

  • Map Wolf
    Map Wolf 3 months ago

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  • Netecke.
    Netecke. 3 months ago +1

    this is my first Phil DeFranco video and wow he has a great dramatic reading voice.

  • lovergirl32198
    lovergirl32198 3 months ago

    Thank you for using your platform to be a voice for Newark 💜

  • Dan the Dude
    Dan the Dude 3 months ago

    Stephens is a great example of how conservatives want free speech, but only for themselves and no one else

  • Shara Adams
    Shara Adams 3 months ago +1

    I am so happy the citizens of Newark protested and told everyone how it is.

  • Douglas Smith
    Douglas Smith 3 months ago +1

    People still watch the VMAs in 2019?? That's prehistoric stuff right there.

  • Frank Delgrosso
    Frank Delgrosso 3 months ago

    580 million is a great trade in order to sell an extra few billion in pills. The only hope is this sets a precedent and this is the first of many fines.

  • Sorenkair
    Sorenkair 3 months ago

    1:14 not gonna lie, i havent burst out laughing this hard in quite a while

  • afro symphony
    afro symphony 3 months ago

    if bret was black i bet y'all wouldn't mind he cc'd the idiots boss. Personally i think you should be punished one way or the other if you are an adult that choses to verbally abuse someone online for no reason. i mean if you're gonna act like a fucking dickhead kid then we should be able to treat you like one.

  • Edward Horner
    Edward Horner 3 months ago

    I could say I feel for Newark, but I really don't. Because once that is done with I know the rest of NJ's problems will still never see the light of day and we'll be back to square one. *Also if you think Newark has lead problems, hooo boy wait till you see the rest of the country.*

  • Alexis Ouren
    Alexis Ouren 3 months ago

    my opinion with the johnson + johnson issue is that johnson + johnson shouldn’t have been found guilty. you can’t blame a company for people’s addictions. i know they can do shady things to encourage them but it’s still the addicts fault.

  • Rainbow Fox
    Rainbow Fox 3 months ago

    I’ve always seen Johnson & Johnson as a baby soap company so seeing them involved in this opioid crisis is absurd to me.

  • Mina Stefanie
    Mina Stefanie 3 months ago

    Thank you for speaking about my home town !!! There was a protest as the vmas took place .

  • The Matadore
    The Matadore 3 months ago

    Corporations are not innocently kind merchants. They profit from addiction and they have no remorse about keeping that going. I personally think Oklahoma did the right thing, especially since it is likely that J&J profits from billion-dollar tax loopholes, and the state ends up picking up the tab on the consequences of addiction and addiction-based crimes. Plus 72Mil is pennies to them.

  • Moonstorm1
    Moonstorm1 3 months ago

    i was very confused at the johnson & johnson story to start bc i thought they only made baby oil

  • Cisneros H
    Cisneros H 3 months ago

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  • Elias Armendariz
    Elias Armendariz 3 months ago

    Hmmm not your usually topic but could you look into the Game Stop Game Informer layoffs?

  • Wesley
    Wesley 3 months ago

    Don’t get privacy.com get LifeLock

  • Alyssa Ann
    Alyssa Ann 3 months ago

    Newark is basically my sister town. (I’m from Kearny NJ). I’ve always noticed that at my grandparents house in Newark that they always had a water filter for their sink but the never drank the water. I found out that the water was very contaminated and it pisses me off. My Great Grandparents we’re constantly sick and now knowing the water was not safe for them makes me severely disappointed in my sister town. Can’t believe they held the VMA’s there instead of helping those who live there.

  • Minwell it’s a nickname Be grateful

    Phil using clickbait for good 😏😉

  • Shelby Michelle
    Shelby Michelle 3 months ago

    *AnAloGiZinG PeOpLe tO InEcTs Is WrOnG* waaaaaa

  • Unicorn Stampede
    Unicorn Stampede 3 months ago

    But what if privacy.com gets hacked

  • Neuro Weaver
    Neuro Weaver 3 months ago

    If anyone cannot tell the difference between a PERSONAL attack and deciding to MAKE a generalized comment personal (what the Leftist SJW are doing), then they are idiots.

  • D A
    D A 3 months ago

    Talk about Hassan piker!!

  • 3rdeye Brand
    3rdeye Brand 3 months ago

    Johnson and Johnson been moving that powder the white stuff for years... waiting for the documentary

  • Evan Sitler-Bates
    Evan Sitler-Bates 3 months ago

    Do you watch Mr. Sunday movies? Do yourself a favor Philly D and other Beautiful Bastards!

  • Chr0nos
    Chr0nos 3 months ago

    Are there any men out there attending any awards followed by three women on leashes? No, because everyone would crucify him. Love the double standards of today.

  • KnightRaymund
    KnightRaymund 3 months ago +1

    Helped fuel the opioid crisis. Fines less than 1% of their annual revenue. Cost of doing business indeed.

  • MiHanLin1
    MiHanLin1 3 months ago

    When you include the fact that Bret Stephens cc'd the Provost, I'm generally inclined to cry, "foul". It's one thing to put him on blast via a private email, another to tattle to his Boss...
    EXCEPT!... for the fact that the professor teaches media relations. The way he randomly trash talks a reporter he disagrees with, comparing them to vermin that borders on a disease *in a public forum* is actually relevant to his profession.
    And, no, the fact that Stephens has spoken out against safe spaces and in favor of "unrestricted speech" does not materially undermine how he responded to the criticism. He did not make the case that the professor should not have been allowed to say what he did. He simply challenged him to get to know him as a person and then see if he still saw him as a parasite after meeting him outside the digital cesspool that is Twitter.
    It's a close call, but point to Stephens. I think you failed to appreciate the professional context, Phil. It made your coverage pretty slanted, but you're entitled to your opinion. File this one under, "reasonable people can disagree".

  • Emily An
    Emily An 3 months ago

    It's sickening to see such a pompous self congratulatory award ceremony right next to people in a water crisis.

  • John Smith
    John Smith 3 months ago

    F Off Philly D. Don't you dare insult Brett.

  • Chris Hodgson
    Chris Hodgson 3 months ago

    I dunno about the bedbug tweet take. Everyone mutes and ignores. The rhetoric just escalates slowly to compensate. Ignoring is a short-term solution to a growing problem until the internet actually becomes unbearable.
    I'm more ok with people calling out others on the stuff they say on twitter.
    Successful calling out needs some fine-tuning, but the approach would be understood better if it wasn't so widely ridiculed to attempt it.

    • Chris Hodgson
      Chris Hodgson 3 months ago

      @Emily An Sure, but I live in UK, so there are likely US persons who have stronger views on the subject.

      Big companies manipulate what they can to get people to buy their product. They try to skim the line of the law, rather than passing it.
      Arguably legality interpretation does shift over time as we gather new prospectives and information, but there's also an argument it has to, and costs for going against expected morality with that new information should be borne where possible.

    • Emily An
      Emily An 3 months ago

      Can we talk about these pharmacies that are fulfilling these prescriptions...???

  • TSMSnation
    TSMSnation 3 months ago

    why does this come up when i search projared?

  • Anthony PC
    Anthony PC 3 months ago

    I’m also disappointed in all the vapid entertainment stars who declined to lend their celebrity to raising awareness for something urgently meaningful like the water problem being prostrated just across the street from their superlative event.

  • dustin massie
    dustin massie 3 months ago

    Who hear is playing borderlands 3 on the 13th?

  • Moniker Covert
    Moniker Covert 3 months ago

    Hahaha. The first story reminds me of what I tell my preschool class “Don’t tell me things your friends are doing to get them into trouble. Tell me things they are doing to get them out of trouble.”

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    Fairy Hur 3 months ago

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  • Jacob Naim
    Jacob Naim 3 months ago

    Is it just me or does Tana look kinda chunky and unattractive? Am I missing something?

  • kat
    kat 3 months ago

    Graveyard Keeper is great! :D

  • SirCrapAlot099
    SirCrapAlot099 3 months ago +1

    You gonna talk about ProJared

  • Annie1962
    Annie1962 3 months ago

    We're all bedbugs in our father's eyes...

  • Aiden b
    Aiden b 3 months ago

    I can't pay attention to anything but that shirt.

  • luvlybaluga
    luvlybaluga 3 months ago +2

    Are you going to apologize to ProJared for speaking out without actual proof and being part of the blind and ignorant mob?