Reason Writers Cross-Examined on Live Television: Matt Welch's C-SPAN Appearance

Watch as I field questions about slashing government, get called "barbaric" and "amazing" (and not in the good way!) by the American people, mispronounce the word "maestro," absorb a Rothbard-dropping, serially deploy the phrase "we are out of money," and parry questions about the nassty Kochses, in just 40 short minutes!

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  • Irresponsible Hater||

    After it was over, off camera, when you slit your wrists, did it hurt much? Who intervened?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Greta is attractive. You and she should star in a romantic comedy airing Thursday nights on C-SPAN.

    "He's an editor a reporter and stingy with a buck. She's a host with a lot to give. Watch as they grapple with issues of public policy... and of love."

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Or maybe you solve crimes. I don't know.

  • ||

    Why can't it be both?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Moonlighting, that's why.

  • Virginia||

    Lots of awesome barbarians out there:
    Conan
    Thundar
    now Matt Welch

    Those guys knew how to party.

  • Irresponsible Hater||

  • Apologetic California||

    A.) You need better glasses.
    B.) Is that a unibrow?

  • Matt Welch||

    Yes to both.

  • Tanya||

    Your old lady should really get on that.

  • Matt Welch||

    She's found the glasses solution (finding a replica of my departed Mississippi Burning specs), but I'm afraid the unibrow is non-negotiable.

  • ||

    Yeah a straight man who plucks his eyebrows is infinitely more grotesque then a unibrow.

  • Tanya||

    Just gotta make 'em symmetrical is all. Especially since I plan to watch this over dinner tonight.

  • Paul||

    Straight men shave their eyebrows. Right everyone? Right? Why is everyone looking at me like that?

  • Spiny Norman||

    Bob Geldof did it in The Wall. That worked out pretty well.

  • ||

    If I may, and FWIW:

    http://www.tie-a-tie.net/fourinhand.html

  • DG||

    A.) You need better glasses a monocle and tophat.

  • ||

    Snake in a python!!!

  • ||

    I wish he woulda said "snakes on a plane".

  • Bee Tagger||

    It's true, the camera does add 10 pounds to your glasses.

  • ||

    Now I understand why you keep Bailey around. He provides awesome Koch brother cover.

  • Warty||

    I wish they'd let the furious ranting lady continue. Some of that was awesome.

  • Tanya||

    Ugh, "Created by cable, offered as a public service".

  • ||

    It should say "created by the cable monopolies to try to keep the government off their back".

  • Colin||

    You actually mispronounced "quixotic" (kwikˈsätik) just before you mispronounced "maestro."

    Kudos, though, for suffering through those forty minutes.

  • Spiny Norman||

    And epiphenomemunem.

  • Irresponsible Hater||

    Damn that is one pokey video player they use. Why does every tv website need to reinvent the wheel: just put that crap on youtube and be done with it.

  • Charles 3E||

    Matt, were you doing to a William F. Buckley dress-up party afterward?

  • ||

    didn't the last time you went on this show you got called a socialist for saying the french health care system works?

  • Paul||

    Who the fuck are the Kochses?

  • ||

    Oh man, you are so behind the times.

    The Koch Brothers are America's be-monocled Libertarian Overlords.

    Obama and Nancy and Harry would have installed a total Social [semi]Democratic Utopia by now if it wasn't for those tricksy Kochs. Without their "covert" support for libertarian organizations, libertarianism would be a fringe political movement - rather than the vast thundering and overwelming force it is!

  • Paul||

    So thery're like the Soroses of Libertarianism. Check.

  • CrB||

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIBFWxjDj9I

  • ||

    Children stupid, crippled people starving, Kochtopus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Man, those libertarians are crazy.

  • ||

    I see why you got the faggot haircut and pretentious glasses now. Yikes!

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