Good Point/Other Point - Ted Nugent vs. Millennials

  • Aired:  06/27/11
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Tea Party darling and 70s rock 'n' roll participant Ted Nugent finds today's youth 'terminally stoned on apathy,' which is a gateway drug. (3:49)

DON'T TELL HIM THAT PART.

(LAUGHTER)

NOW, FOLKS, I'M A BIG FAN OF TEA

PARTY DARLING AND '70s ROCK AND

ROLL PARTICIPANT TED NUGENT WHO

LAST WEEK WROTE A POWERFUL

EDITORIAL IN THE "WASHINGTON

TIMES" HEADLINED "MILLENNIALS

SLEEP AS THEIR FUTURE CRUMBLES.

TODAY'S YOUTH SNOOZE WHILE

GOVERNMENT STEALS THEIR FORTUNE

AND LIVES."

YEAH!

NUGENT KNOW IT IS THING THAT'S

GOING TO JOLT OUR YOUTH AWAKE IS

THE NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY!

(LAUGHTER)

YOU SEE, TED REMEMBERS THE

SOCIAL CHANGE OF THE LATE '60s,

THE '68 B.M.C. CONVENTION RIOTS,

PROTESTS OVER THE VIETNAM WAR

AND CIVIL RIGHTS AND HE FINDS

TODAY'S YOUTH BY COMPARISON

"TERMINALLY STONED ON APATHY."

(LAUGHTER)

YES, APATHY!

WHICH IS A GATEWAY DRUG!

STARTS WITH APATHY, IT

EVENTUALLY LEADS TO CRYSTAL MEH.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

NOW, NUGENT LONGS FOR THE KIND

OF ACTIVISM HE WITNESSED BACK IN

HIS DAY, MOSTLY FROM AFAR AS HE

EXPLAINS "I WAS EITHER SQUIRREL

HUNTING OR PUTTING A SHARP EDGE

ON MY SONIC GUITAR SLAYING

SKILLS HAVING NOT AWAKENED TO MY

WE THE PEOPLE DUTIES QUITE YET."

WAIT, WHAT THE WHAT?

WE THE PEOPLE DUTIES DON'T

INCLUDE KILLING SWIRLS?

(LAUGHTER)

I'M NOT AS PATRIOTIC AS I

THOUGHT.

NUGENT BELIEVES YOUNG PEOPLE

SHOULD BE OUTRAGED ABOUT OUR

MASSIVE NATIONAL DEBT AND

DECLINING STANDARDS OF LIVING

EXCLAIMING "I AM STUNNED THAT

THEY ARE NOT PARTICIPATING FOR

THE PEA PARTY.

EVEN RIOTING IN THE STREETS,

CLASHING WITH THE COPS,

CONDUCTING SIT-INS AT THEIR

COLLEGES, INTERRUPTING POLITICAL

EVENTS AND SO ON.

I AM NOT IMPRESSED WITH THIS

GENERATION, TEXT OR TWITTER THAT

MILLENNIALS."

(LAUGHTER)

WELL, IF THEY WON'T, I WILL.

OKAY.

(LAUGHTER)

O.M.G., NUGE OP-ED IS GR 8,

L.O.L., YOU SUCK.

HASHTAG DO WHAT TED NUGENT TELLS

YOU TOW DO.

(LAUGHTER)

SEND.

MIGHT BE MORE THAN 140.

NOT SURE.

BUT, FOLKS, IN THE INTEREST OF

BALANCE I'M GOING GIVE THE

SO-CALLED MILLENNIALS A CHANCE

TO RESPOND TO MR. NUGENT'S

CRITICISM IN A NEW SEGMENT I'M

CALLING "GOOD POINT; OTHER

POINT."

(LAUGHTER)

HERE TO TAKE THE OTHER POINT

POSITION IS N.Y.U. ART HISTORY

MAJOR ROBIN GREENFIELD.

ROBIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING ME.

(APPLAUSE)

ROBIN, TED NUGENT HAS CONDEMNED

YOUR GENERATION AS LAZY AND

APATHETIC.

YOUR RESPONSE.

>> WHO'S TED NUGENT?

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: OKAY, OKAY.

OKAY, WELL... HE... HE MADE A

BUNCH OF HIT RECORDS IN THE

'70s.

>> WHAT'S A RECORD?

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: OKAY, IT'S... IT'S

THE WAY WE USED TO BUY MUSIC.

>> BUY MUSIC?

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: O.K., UM, ALL RIGHT,

HE'S THE MOTOR CITY MADMAN.

COME ON!

TED NUGENT!

"CAT SCRATCH FEVER!"

BOW HUNTING!

♪ YOU'VE GOT TO WANGO TANGO... ♪

LAUGH

(LAUGHTER)

WELL, THAT'S... THAT'S FOOD FOR

THOUGHT THERE.

STILL, CLEARLY A POLARIZING

ISSUE, THIS HAS BEEN "GOOD

POINT; OTHER POINT."

THANKS TO ROBIN FOR... SHE'S

GONE.

OKAY.

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