Priests, porn stars, and 1,600 Free Pressers walk into a theater. . .
Again, I say, family dinner. I, and my four siblings grew up having conversation, discussions, debates, disagreements around the dinner table. I distinctly remember, witnessing my oldest brother and my dad “getting into it“ about a lot of things. It was great training and confirmation that good people can disagree, and remain not only related, but friends. And to this day, I continue to believe that it helped all of us to hone our position, and maybe even be persuadable… A gift, really.
TFP is on to something. From TGIF to interesting guest writers to a new type of university to things like this. It’s a completely new kind of media organization. I can’t wait to see the future!
Btw, I’ve seen some of the negative coverage. It demonstrates that you are succeeding at creating something new and powerful. They’re logically scared and jealous. If they weren’t they’d just ignore you. Unfortunately for them they can’t!
Diversity of opinion. The diversity that matters most and the one that the intolerant cannot tolerate. Bring it on.
Our Founding Fathers debated, disagreed and would not leave the room till they agreed and came up with our Founding Documents! BF: you are on the right track.
Bari, how about a debate on the issue of hate speech ( or so called mis or dis information): should it be banned and if so who decides what constitutes hate speech. This goes to the heart of your mission statement at TFP
Been following Bari since that NYT letter and with Honestly/Common Sense/TFP since Day 1. The blockbuster success of something so good gives me the chills. This feels like one of those moments where you start to realize your big leap of faith is actually resulting in success - congrats on the amazing turnout.
Speech and debate. I am old enough to know how this once controlled our society. Thanks for your efforts to lead us back to it.
College campuses. Do one on trans. Let’s see if you are invited--disinvited.
Within 10 years you’ll be more influential than the NY Times
There couldn't have been a more urgent debate topic, in my opinion. I wish they'd do a replay with a different panel in NYC. I've been annoying my brainwashed friends on this topic for well over a decade. Ironically, the most indignant are the ones who are literally exploiting men. Doing god knows what all day. Identifying as "X's Mom." You'd think we were still in a patriarchy with such staunch feminists strolling with their phones while some poor man toils at an office job to pay the child support she's living on.
Hooray for diversity of thought— we celebrate and/or tolerate all kinds of diversity in the USA, but we’ve lost our appreciation for diversity of thought and the ability to consider that someone who sees the world differently than we do might be able to add richness to our lives and the world around us.
Sold out? Could have predicted it, even in California. Especially in the Occupied State of California.
I will beat this drum until the tympan is in shreds: Bari's intuition was right on the money; Americans - and every once-free people on the planet - are bleeding for a forum where there is real, open debate, without any of the institutional, governmental, SJW, or Woke Socialist censorship that has crawled across those free peoples like a den of snakes, and when the history is written, the day she walked out of the Failing New York Times will be marked as the Beginning of the End. Now we have to do our part: we have to fight.
What is at stake? Only everything.
Have these discussions in places other than CA and NY.
Bring your show to DC!
I’ll bring my posse.
In the early 90s, one of my favorite things about living in London was passing through large parks where at the point of paths’ intersection there would be the soapbox stood upon and a debate huddled around.
Big thoughts bantered under the leafy green.
Appreciate you and your Free Press.
Good debate topic never covered in the media - should the US call for a Constitutional Convention???
Debt limits, balanced budget, term limits, tax code ( flat tax, consumption tax, post card tax filings), international policy (going to war w/o declaring war; giving money to counties that hate the US).
Good on ya! Come do this in Orlando. We could use a break from all the Micky Mouse down here.