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Comedian and author Michael Ian Black joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book 'A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son,' which looks at toxic masculinity. Aired on 10/12/2020.
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55 Comments on "‘Be The Person You Want Them To Be,’ Says Author/Comedian On Parenting | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Man, TV, person, prison, shower, soap.

  2. Biden 2020

  3. Matthew Lindsay | October 12, 2020 at 11:11 AM | Reply

    I love Michael Black. I’ve seen all of his movies. I saw him perform a while back. MTV’s the State!!!!!!!

    • I spent my college years watching VHS copy of the state over and over. Being high made it even better. I checked every 6 months for years and even petitioned MTV to release it on DVD and then finally they did and they changed much of the music because copyright issues. Quite a disappointment but still glad I bought it. THE STATE remains one of my absolute favorite shows to quote.

  4. Make America Great Again. Vote Blue.

    • David Belway Hahahaha. Why not the plagiarized from Boris Johnson slogan of Build Back Better ?

    • Transform America into something unrecognisable more like.
      Open borders, socialism, green new deals, identity politics, cultural Marxism, court packing and a democrat party monopoly on power…..it’s game over for the USA if this dementia patient and his deranged diversity hire somehow win this election.

      I’m not even American and I care more about your country than the average democrat who believes it all needs to burn down.

    • Yes,
      and his Republican enablers !

    • llDarkPhoenixll | October 12, 2020 at 1:11 PM | Reply

      @Miss stark then mind your own GD business, 🇷🇺
      Go distill some vodka or train a bear to ride a unicycle, or whatever y’all do when you’re not interfering in other country’s elections.

    • @llDarkPhoenixll MAGAAT: Make America Great Again After Trump! and let them go down with #Trumptanic!

  5. Remember the mistake of 2016, forget about the differences, we will solve them after the elections. Let’s join forces to remove Trump from the presidency!

    • Funny T-Shirts | October 12, 2020 at 11:24 AM | Reply

      Vote blue.
      Donald: You’re fired 2020 t-shirt: teespring.com/dkbye

    • Those shirts are low energy. The left has become so tiresome and predictable you stopped being edgy and turned into joyless and perpetually triggered politically correct puritans

    • llDarkPhoenixll | October 12, 2020 at 12:39 PM | Reply

      @Miss stark nobody cares what some ⚪🗑🇷🇺 thinks. Go be mediocre elsewhere.

    • @llDarkPhoenixll
      A patriot like you concerned, nay obsessed by Russia must be livid by the declassifications that establish for a fact that Hillary Clinton concocted the Russia hoax on the 26th July 2016 and that in 2014 Hunter Biden received a 3.5 million dollar wire transfer from a Russian oligarch with close ties to Vladimir Putin 😱

      Perhaps this time you can resist the urge to grammar check me and actually reply like a gown up?

    • llDarkPhoenixll | October 12, 2020 at 12:50 PM | Reply

      @Miss stark I don’t hold meaningful conversations with ⚪🗑🇷🇺. I mock them, so keep on showing your whole ignorant @$$ for us all to see, and we’ll all keep laughing at you. 👍🏾😉

  6. Gotta be a man, gotta be a winner, gotta dominate, gotta get all the ladies. It’s a toxic act that keeps you from real human connections

    • Well said 👏

    • Michael Cohen has said the same thing. “WASTE OF SKIN” is my description for someone that displays that condition and lifestyle, The only solution to the Trump problem is like Biden said…. ” Shut Up Man”. Trump needs his right to acces any type of media, whether it be social, commercial or otherwise, removed.(That will never happen) The main stream media should cut out coverage to his propaganda. Trump, a narcissest will not be able to continue his popularity amongst his followers…. and he will be a broken man. Oh well. “It is what it is”

    • Being a man, who grew up in the 60’s, came from a rural community in the Rust Belt, and whose lived experience has reflected the many valid criticisms of toxic masculinity – I can say without any hesitation or equivocation that all these illusions about masculinity and the messages reinforced by our culture are long past due to be released. They do nothing but perpetuate a mythology that has long since stopped working.

    • @shaney Yes and I remember the ideals of those early years and we were very close, to what is needed in America these days. Peace, love, community,sharing, living within nature and not above it etc.

  7. Radwulf Eboraci | October 12, 2020 at 11:23 AM | Reply

    He coulda made this book a lot shorter … one page in fact. On that page put a picture of the Malignant Mangolini aka Donald Trump with a bold caption that says ‘Don’t Be This Guy.’

  8. I hate when you cut off the conversation!!!

  9. just look at what Trump’s dad did to him and what he is doing to his sons

    • BILLY what’s that. Made them successful.
      Careful your childish jealousy is showing

    • Billy is right. What trump learned was to blow through every dime he inherited, sleep with hookers, buy wives and hang out with someone like Epstein. God knows no one could be jealous of a “man” who is a soul less lying murderous hateful racist. His kids are exactly what you’d expect from him. Soul less lying murderous hateful racists.

    • llDarkPhoenixll | October 12, 2020 at 12:35 PM | Reply

      @The Tweatles Under His Eye, comrade.

    • True. From what I picked up out of various interview, failure and making mistakes was a crime – _any_ teacher worth ten pence will tell you that this is poison to any learning process – and the result is somebody who absolutely can not admit to being wrong, or not being the big hero who swoops in and saves the economy, the health system, the border … in some cases, five minutes after having the word explained to him.

    • @David Hale you do realize that random accusation =/= proof, right? It just makes you into somebody who can’t have 10 words worth of rational discussion and instead goes straight slinging personal insults.
      Which obviously fits in well with a Trump supporter, because, to answer your question: THAT is exactly what Trump has been made into: someone who can’t bear any opinion that’s at odd with his own, but also hasn’t learned how to rationally debate something. Because no, making up childish names (crooked Hillary, sleepy Joe,…) is _not_ rational debate.

  10. Marisel Rivera | October 12, 2020 at 11:31 AM | Reply

    Biden 2020 💙💙💙💙💙

  11. If the Trump administration doesn’t make you cry you are not a man, you are a monster.

  12. Bruce strkland | October 12, 2020 at 12:03 PM | Reply

    I will never understand hate. Based on scarcity. There’s not enough so I’m takin yours. The richest country in the world surrounded by abundance. There’s plenty for everyone. It’s a Dumbfounding lie

  13. Why is it that the people who suffer from a need to be ultra “manly” are also the most pathetic little cry babies? 🤔😅😂

    • Indeed, you get one of those violent Antifa scrotes one and one and they make little yellow puddles wherever they’re standing.

      It’s like those male feminists that like to hang out at women’s marches virtue signalling.
      They always turn out to be predators.
      A bit like a Jew baiting black supremacist like Al Sharpton being held up as “anti-racist.

      It’s a funny old world for sure

    • Most cry babying has been done by democRATS lately, no?…

  14. Simple rule: When i doubt about being a man ask yourself: would you let your daughter date someone who does something like that?

  15. And by “traditional masculinity”, he’s talking about the modern/boomer’s idea of what masculinity is. If anyone bothers to remember Achilles, the single greatest heroic figure of the western civilization, didn’t actually become likeable until he showed basic human empathy. People have been contemplating this conundrum via stories ever since we could tell them across all cultures; I’ll save you decades of researching it, the answer is cultivating empathy along with all other attributes in your life you deem virtuous.

  16. Gentleness is a true strength.

  17. How long is yours, how long is mine. Thats the core of all this male obession with comparison.

  18. BE A DECENT ,KIND, AND HONEST PERSON ! whatever your gender , background, origin , geographic location, or social status…JUST BE A DECENT , KIND , AND HONEST PERSON .

  19. Why did you cut his interview short? It was really good.

  20. Biden needs to ask Pelosi, if she thinks she can get him a date for a virtual Campaign rally where he is televised FROM THE WHITE HOUSE PODIUM on the balcony. No crowd allowed on the ground. He should have that right (EQUAL ACCESS) now, since Trump has set a precedent and Biden should be afforded equal opportunity.

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