Elon Musk Reignites Libel Controversy, California Cash Bail Reform Explained, BTS, Pewdiepie & More


Sup you beautiful bastards, hope you’re having a fantastic Wednesday, welcome back to the Philip DeFranco show and before we jump into it just a quick little note. While morning shows are not standard, we are still testing them in this morning I post a brand new morning show. WE covered the very important and heartbreaking story of Jamel Miles so after today’s show, if you didn’t see that this morning, I’ll link to it down below. Definitely check it out. Also for those sending me messages that you’re not getting this show or that show in your sub boxes I don’t know what to tell you YouTube is YouTube, just make sure you come back to the channel every day – regular time But with that said for today’s show, let’s just jump into it And the first thing we’re gonna talk about today is we had Elon Musk back in the news for an update around a story that I felt a gun away and it’s a story that’s connected to the aftermath of the Thai cave rescue situation. You might remember there was that British diver in Thailand by the name of Vernon Unsworth? It was reported that he had a leading role in rescuing those kids in the cave. He also had some words about Elon Musk and his submarine that he was trying to develop that Elon Musk did not like. Ultimately the situation led to Elon Musk calling the diver a “pedo” – even offering to take a bet on it But I thought the situation was over and done with because on July 17th, he publicly apologized. “As this well-written article suggests My words were spoken in anger after Mr Unsworth said several untruths and suggested I engage in a sexual act with a mini-sub” Although a note here is the the framing here is somewhat manipulative. Right, what Unsworth did is say you can stick your submarine where it hurts. It’s a turn of phrase well, like when you tell someone to go fuck themselves, you’re not actually suggesting a sexual act. But to finish his tweets, “A mini-sub which had been built as an act of kindness and according to specifications from the dive team leader. Nonetheless, his actions against me. Do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologized to Mr. Unsworth and to the companies I represent as leader. The fault is mine and mine alone.” But then yesterday there was this whole situation with the New York Times putting out an article and Elon Musk tweeting that he didn’t actually cry. Eventually that leads to him getting into a back-and-forth but through all and off who was a former TechCrunch writer who wrote, “one other thing Elon, your dedication to facts and truth would have been wonderful if applied to that time when you called someone a ‘pedo'”, to which Elon Musk replied, “You don’t think it’s strange he hasn’t sued me? He was offered free legal services. And you call yourself Yoda” To which Drew responded, “what I think is especially strange is that you’re wondering why he hasn’t sued you while the rest of us are wondering why you did something so egregious that he could sue you for in the first place?? To which Elon Musk responded, “Did you investigate at all? I’m guessing the answer is no. Why?” And so then – I mean we’re talking about it today you’ve probably predicted it – the news coming out today is that Unsworth IS suing Elon Musk. And specifically, according to CNBC “Unsworth….is preparing a civil complaint for libel against Musk”, and this was “according to a letter to Musk from Unsworth’s attorney…” Reportedly the letter was dated August 6 which is incredibly notable here because it would be kind of a suspect if this letter just happened to be sent out after Musk said this stuff online. And in addition to sending it to news outlets, Unsworth’s attorney went to Twitter and tweeted the picture of the document to must with the caption “Elon Musk should check his mail before tweeting.” Yeah…that is where we are today. As of recording this video, Elon Musk is not tweeted for 14 hours. And just looking at this situation it’s just it’s one of those things my personal mindset is I see Elon Musk as an aspirational figure when I look to how he views a lot of the worlds and what he is trying to do with his company. But man! He is his own worst enemy! I mean his response…it just feels like he is the reason that this whole situation has reignited. And then let’s quickly talk about some quickie online news – some that are connected to records. The first being the kpop supergroup BTS has once again set another YouTube record. Last Friday they premiered their music video for ‘Idol’ and, in one day, it got 45 million views which meant that they passed the now former queen of the single day numbers, Taylor Swift, who had 43.2 million that for her music video for ‘Look what you made me do’. And obviously, all great numbers, all winners but I mean, it’s just a completely different league that we’re talking about here The now third place debut is Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ with 36 million so, I mean, there’s the disparity – the jump – is crazy! Also, you had comedian, podcaster, former MMA fighter, Brendan Schaub making headline – this because he made a point some people saying he kind of took a shot at the UFC in connection with the Logan Paul – KSI fight, “‘Did you not see the Logan Paul fight?’ like, ‘yeah, sure did’ He looked terrible! He did not, what numbers did they do? [inaudible] card we’ve had this year – counting the illegal streams – and somehow these gentlemen who are YouTube savvy figured out illegal streams as well which we can’t do, they figured out all that should we sign them? I..I would guarantee there’s a – and this gonna hurt so many people’s feelings – I guarantee there’s a spark interest of signing Logan Paul to the UFC.” Also hitting on the note that it’s not a ridiculous idea because, quote, “people want to hate on these, tell me how this is any different than the UFC signing CM Punk? I will wait.” Which, I mean, if you saw those CM Punk fights he does have a point. And additionally, on the number of buys, once again, Schuab is right although it’s..it’s not a complete one-to-one comparison UFC payper-views much more expensive, but reportedly even UFC 226 which had Cormier it was a champion versus champion super fight apparently, that didn’t even break 400,000 buys. And I will say, I Schuab has somewhat of a point here I think the price differential though in the pay-per-view is..is…is a massive factor. That should be considered. I mean UFC is like 65 – the other was 10. But ultimately at the end of the day, what ends up selling, is the celebrity and the spectacle. I mean, that’s…that’s something that Mayweather and McGregor figured out WAY before. Obviously, when referring to those two men we’re talking about people at a VASTLY different skill level, but it’s…it’s all this weird interesting merging bubble. And it’ll be interesting to see in the world of entertainment what happens over the next two years because it is very odd time. And finally, the last bit of industry and community news, is that, very soon on YouTube, We may have a new ‘number one subscribed’. For years and years the number one title has and still does belong to Felix – aka PewDiePie. He’s sitting at 65 million subscribers but right now it appears that he will be surpassed very soon by a channel called T Series. T series is reportedly an Indian music label and movie studios so technically Felix, even after he does – or if he does – get passed, will still be the largest YouTube channel run by an individual but times are a-changin. And as far as Felix’s reaction to the news, he took it very well He…whipped out a samurai sword. Is it a samurai sword? I don’t know…but he, he was joking about it. He was memen Although if you do go to some of the videos on the T Series channel it does appear that some of his fans – whether they’re they’re serious about it, or they’re just memen – they’re disliking videos. But, I will say in general I don’t think it’s the most massive deal. Felix will still be the largest SINGLE creator and also the rise of different channels organizations – specifically those with different demographics or different interests or different content – I think it ends up being a potential mutual win for everyone involved: More people on YouTube, More potential new viewers and members to come back every single day. But from that, I wanna share some stuff I loovvveee today, and ‘Today In Awesome’, brought to you by Phil.Ting.com. If you’re not familiar Ting Is the fantastic, no BS mobile phone service. You got no contracts, no overage fees, no other carrier tricks were all of a sudden you thought you were getting a good price and you’re not. It’s incredibly simple – you just pay a fair price for the talk, text and data you actually use each month. With Ting, if you use less, you pay less. 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And we have Kevin Hart and Johnny Manziel on ‘Cold As Balls’ We got a trailer for ‘The First’, as well as a trailer for ‘First Man’ with Ryan Gosling Then we got the news of Matt Smith – David Tennant will still be my favorite doctor – is joining the cast of Star Wars Episode nine in a key role. And then, something that’s just kind of pretty cool, British GQ named our pretentious backpacks one of the 10 coolest things last week. And so, in honor of that, if you want to snag one of our black Pretentious backpacks or, one of our brand-new pretentious blankets – Oh, look at that sleeping Philip DeFranco definitely sleeping and not posing and trying not to laugh – you want to snag one of those in – honor of all of this – I’m going to extend code “DADDY” for another 24 hours so not just on the “Please don’t call me Daddy’ shirt , but on these items as well, you can get a discount. so if you want to snag one, I’ll link down below directly to those products since we have to tweak the navigation a little bit. If you want to see the full versions of everything I just shared, the secret link of the day – anything at all – links, as always, are in the description down bellow. Now let’s talk about this massive news coming out of California. And, specifically, I’m talking about the fact that California will become the first state in the nation to eliminate cash bail for suspects awaiting trial under a sweeping reform bill called the ‘California Money Bail Reform Act”. The bill passed in the state Senate with a vote of 26 to 12 – in the General Assembly with a vote of 42 to 31. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill and it will go into effect October 1st, 2019 And if you’re not familiar with the bail situation, in California right now, under the current law, bail is often set according to a fixed bail schedule. And that bail schedule is basically a chart of bail amounts that correspond with the charge and the defendant’s criminal history. Right the way that it is now, if you’re charged with a crime, a bail might be set. You can then either: one, pay the bail in full; two, borrow the money from a bail bond agent; or three, you cannot pay your bail. And so you have to stay in jail and this is of course before there has been a verdict or any sort of sentencing. But, under the new California law, those arrested and charged with a crime won’t be putting up money or borrowing from a bail bond agent for their release. Instead, individuals will get a pre- trial risk assessment conducted by pre-trial assessment services to decide whether to keep that person in custody or to release them while they await trial. So, what this means here is that a court employee or a local public agency that has been contracted will determine if the defendant has high, medium or low risk. And this is based on a number of things like, how likely they are to show up for their court date, the seriousness of their crime and the likelihood of them re-offending. Though – and this is incredibly important – most of the details on how individuals will be assessed have been left for California’s judicial council to create. The general idea though is in most non violent misdemeanor cases, the defendants would be released within 12 hours without a risk assessment. People who are deemed low and medium risk will mostly be released on their own recognizance or under supervision conditions like GPS monitoring or regular check-ins with an office. And finally high-risk people remain detained until a hearing before a judge will decide whether to continue detaining the person based on several factors like the offenders criminal history and whether that person has repeatedly failed to appear in the past. And so the question pops up: “Why?” Well the money bail system has long been criticized for clogging local jails with people who have yet to be convicted of a crime but also more importantly for many critics argue that it perpetuates an inequality by favoring the wealthy and punishing the poor. You can have people that commit the same crimes but because someone has money, they can quickly get out of jail just by posting bail whereas someone that doesn’t have it has to sit there. Or, even if they were able to secure their freedom because they work with a Bail bond agent, that could also leave them in debt. And that note of fairness and equality is something that Governor Brown hit on after signing the bill saying, “Today, California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly.” California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom saying, “a person’s checking account balance should never determine how they are treated under the law. Cash bail criminalizes poverty and with Governor Brown’s signature today, California has opened the door to pursue and perfect a just pretrial system.” But, of course, there is already massive criticism of this bill and what makes it very interesting is WHO is criticizing the bill. First up, you had the American Civil Liberties Union of California, which interestingly enough was an original co-sponsor of the bill. But, they ended up pulling their support earlier this month arguing that the new system that will be created by the court still runs the risk of perpetuating discrimination, saying in a statement, “We oppose the bill because it seeks to replace the current deeply flawed system with an overly broad presumption of preventive detention”, and a claim that last-minute changes to the bill gave court employees WAY too much discretion in determining under what circumstances people will be released or kept in custody. For example, they have a concern that if the assessments were released consider things like people’s employment, their family responsibilities, that that process will continue to disproportionately impact low-income people and minorities who may be unfairly classified as high-risk and detained. And in a joint statement, three executive directors of the California ACLU chapters wrote, “It cannot guarantee a substantial reduction in the number of Californians detained while awaiting trial, nor does it sufficiently address racial bias and pre-trial decision-making”, adding, “indeed, key provisions of the new law creates significant new risks and problems”. And along with the ACLU, the groups that oppose the bill included Civil Rights Core, Human Rights Watch, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. And as far as the reaction from the bail bond industry, ahh… unsurprisingly, not really happy. You had Topo Padilla, President of the Golden State Bail Agents Associations saying, “We’re gone. We’re done. As of today, the bail industry will start shuttering their doors.” He went on to explain the roles of bondsman as insurance agents and arguing why they are important, saying, “We issue an insurance policy to the court guaranteeing a person’s appearance in court. if a person fails to appear in court, the bail industry goes out and returns people to the court. If we fail to return the person to court in time, we pay the full amount of the bond. And so, it’s on that know you had David Quintana, a lobbyist for the California Bail Agents Association saying that this new law would lead to those accused of crime skipping out on their court dates, while eliminating 7,000 jobs in the cash bail industry. But, that said as of right now, this is not an over and done situation. And that’s because we had Jeff Clayton, President of the American Bail Coalition, telling media that it is likely the bail industry is going to sue, which would put the law on hold. And Clayton adding that this new law, “…straps the taxpayers with funding 100 percent of all pre-trial release programs and will lead to increase in detentions of people who otherwise would post bail.” You also have David Quintana hitting on that point, saying, “You don’t eliminate an industry and expect those people to go down quietly. Every single weapon in our arsenal will be fired.” What I’ll say is ultimately where I land on this as I am all for removing a cash bail system. I personally of the belief that what we have in our bank accounts should not be the difference between if we stay in jail or not. It should be based off of things like, risk of flight if it was a violent crime, are you gonna have someone that might re-offend? And while – as I mentioned – California would be the first state, it wouldn’t be the first place in the United States to get rid of a cash bail system. And we see that it can actually be very profitable. Washington DC actually already has a cashless bail system, and according to cleveland.com, it saves the district $398 million dollars a year which really makes sense when you look into Maryland’s 2014 jail inmate population. In 2014, a state commission found that two-thirds of the jail inmate population in the state were pretrial detainees. And of those, 68% were there solely because they could not afford to pay the bail that was set. And once again, all of this is without mentioning a ton of other points, including the quality of that person’s life if they’re actually able to benefit society more because they’re not in jail because they weren’t able to pay their bail – you know, being there for family, if they have kids, if they have a job – there’s a benefit. But, main point. it’s signed. There’s going to be a fight. It’s going to be interesting to see what actually happens here. Very likely what we see here in this fight in California we’re going to see elsewhere in a few other states because there are other states that have been considering this. But, with all of that being said, that’s the story, my personal take on it, and I pass the question off to you. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it makes sense to get rid of the cash bond system, or no we’re just replacing one bad system with another? Receive benefits, downfalls anything and everything, I’d love to see in those comments down below. And that’s where I’m going to end today’s show. And of course, remember, that’s not where it has to end for you. I want this to also be a conversation so whether it be the last story, the first one – anything in between – let me know what you’re thinking in those comments down below. Also, while you’re at it, if you like these daily news videos from me hit that like button. If you’re new here, hit that subscribe button. 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100 thoughts on “Elon Musk Reignites Libel Controversy, California Cash Bail Reform Explained, BTS, Pewdiepie & More

  1. Oh hi. Let me know what you want me to talk about tomorrow in the comments down below! <3
    Elon Musk (00:29), Industry Quickies (2:59), TIA (6:09), Bail Bonds (8:00)

  2. Philip DeFranco maybe you can do a video on idiots that posed as a Government Agents which is a obviously against the law, didnโ€™t they think that it would eventually catch up to them?. Hey DeFranco they better enjoy their freedom while they still have it.. am I right?

  3. WELL THUMB NAIL JUST PULLING ME IN!!!
    LOL PEWDIEPIE NOT BTS!!!
    THIS VIDEO WAS NOT THAT ALL INFORMATIVE!!!
    JUST DIGGING FOR CONTENT I SEE!!!

  4. The saddest thing with the jokes like Logan Paul or even CM punk
    getting into the UFC is that there are amazing athletes all over the world who have done nothing but train to be the best fighters possible and that even 1 could be passed over for an internet douche bag is just sad.

  5. If people use social media for legal actions against public figures? Why hasn't Trump been sued by everyone he has ever tweeted about????

  6. #BTS estuvo cerca a los 60M !!! Muy cerca!!!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
    En el MV de IDOL !!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”ฅ
    hasta que se lo arrebataron, y ni los likes de muchos, hicieron valer. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’”

  7. Love this guy… donโ€™t have the same political views as him but he really does treat everyone so respectfully and approches everything with an unbiased eye

  8. I'm happy for BTS but the fandom is horrible and the new ARMY are worse. Because of the fandom I don't longer get excited about BTS. Even some people attacked me cause I said I didn't like this comeback. Every now and then you don't like and album. There's nothing wrong with it. With BTS I'm kinda out.

  9. Lmao I clicked because I saw bts I'm a simple person I see bts I click ARMY WHERE YOU AT โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’•โฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Œ

  10. 5 seconds news? What am I gonna do? Say no? #idol 56Millions in 24 hrs I have proof. Also Felix being the 2nd most followed channel? Times are really really really changing wow ๐Ÿค”

  11. Whether your in jail or not isnโ€™t dependent upon if you have money or not, itโ€™s dependent upon you committing a crime. If you donโ€™t have the money then donโ€™t commit the crime.

  12. Aspirational? No friend, this is Musk's whole deal, throwing money at problems he doesn't totally understand and being a snarmy tool to anyone who expresses criticisms or concerns.

  13. I'm not sure why people hold Music in such high regard. Sure he's a bajillionaire businessman but he also got divorced by the same woman twice.

  14. It makes sense to get rid of the cash bail system. The replacement in California does seem deeply flawed. However the replacement system could be reformed in the future to increase fairness and reduce discrimination. Cash bail can't be reformed to make it fair.

  15. So just because California wanted to make an even playing field itโ€™s wrong. Iโ€™m not saying that there isnโ€™t biases, but this is at least a start

  16. but Phil?! If we get rid of the bail system, what'll happen to all those low-budget 'reality' tv shows about bounty hunters?! (who almost always have ridiculous names like "white snake")

  17. It's really bad…
    I cant get your new videos anyway.
    Like seeing you

    I come to your page and cant see your videos WTF YouTube is screwing you me etc

    Like suggesting shit

  18. I love this cash bail proposal. my two sons would not have had to sit in jail waiting for a hearing with bonds set at $3,000 (I pay) each. both lost jobs and their place to live. both were minor charges. nothing violent. bond is just the first of many charges and fees family has to pay to communicate with the offender.

  19. cash bail should be a thing but based on risk and it should be there to be the way to pay the person who has to go and find and bring in that person when they do not show up. on the side that removing it would save money then when in jail you should have to pay for your food and care. either by way of cash or by work. maybe the bails are set to high but i do not see why a $1000 bail would be hard to pay for as baild bonds can be bought for $100 with no return of cash but as i understand bail is returned to you once you appear in court so a bail of $500 would be easy enough to pay for any family that isnt dumb enough to spend all their money, what if the car breaks and cost $600 to fix well they just go homeless i guess.

  20. Can't pay bail? How about not doing the crime? No, your account balance has nothing to do with it. I'm all for keeping degenerates locked up awaiting pre-trial. I believe something like 90% of criminals say "I didn't do it" yet they end up being convicted. CA law makers are a bunch of morons. Each time I hear of a story coming out of CA I am more happy that I don't live there.

  21. I'll tell you why getting rid of the cash bail is VERY DUMB. I got pulled over for turning without a turn signal. I apparently had a warrant for a failure to appear in which I was not aware of. Because I got lucky and had the $1,500 on me that the bail cost, I was able to get out within 45 minutes of being arrested, which meant I was able to show up for work the next day and not lose my job.

    I was, and still am not, by any means wealthy (making just $15k a year at that point). I've just been smart in budgeting my expenses vs my income. If I would've had to wait until the following morning to just TALK to a bail bondsman, let alone get the whole bail process taken care of, I would've missed work and likely lost my job

  22. I watch Pewdiepie's videos and I'm looking forward to him not being number 1 anymore. Being number 1 has just made him a huge target. The man can't even start a video with an incomplete half-assed guitar cover of despacito without losing $12,000.

  23. Who hasn't been called a pedo online? who can I sew? Musk should know better, but it seems everyone can't control themselves.

  24. Everyone arrested has a bond hearing, if they don't bond out before, and at that hearing a judge can determine whether their bond needs to be raised, lowered, or revoked. The judge can also determine that the accused person can be released without bail while awaiting trial. Trials sometimes take years to happen. The bond system isn't perfect but there are options for indigent people. The jails are simply overflowing with people who don't have bail money. Of course the laws vary from state to state and I don't claim to know them all.

  25. Why don't they base the cash bail system on a person's income? Or on their their legal guardian's income? Raise the cost EXTREMELY for the rich, lower it for the poor. I always thought it was screwed up judging people based on wealth, but this new system is much too circumstantial and wishy washy to be truly fair.

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  27. Anyone who has ever had the unpleasant experience of going to jail can attest to the fact that poor people are all thatโ€™s there. Jail only exists because people are pit there who canโ€™t afford bail. This law is fantastic. Iโ€™m all for removing a huge piece of the for profit criminal justice system in this country that preys on the poor to milk the taxpayers of their hard earned money.

  28. Bail Bondsmen in CA can STFU if they are going to pretend that they are opposing the change for any other reason then they don't want to lose their hard(ly)-earned money! All they give a shit about is their money, not how it will affect the taxpayers or future offenders. Shut up.

  29. Hereโ€™s the thing with musk, he wants to be right above all else, and if he canโ€™t be, he wants to look like he was in the right. I used to be a lot like that, still sort of am. It sucks that such a cool guy can be such a dick, but thatโ€™s why he has been successful.

  30. in reality tho pewdiepie is still the 5th most subscribed channel on youtube after "Music", "Gaming", "Sports" and "YouTube Movies"

  31. Brits just dont run around suing people. We think its scummy unless really deserving life changing damage. He was willing to let it be but musk forced him. Just take my 4kin munny.

  32. Someone gets arrested for a misdemeanor. Now has to bail fee to get out of jail, and later has to pay fines and courts costs if found guilty. Or can't pay bail and loses job and can't pay fines and goes back to jail. New system for a misdemeanor, get out jail within 12 hours for free, keep job, pay only fines and courts costs, no bail fee.

  33. So, I've heard that if you create a youtube account in india you will be already subscribed to T-series. Is this true? If it is, no wonder why they are gaining subs so fast. Some of their videos dont get much views at all compared to the huge increase in the subs still. Seems so scetch.

  34. most of indian people do not get pewdiepie's jokes……i am a indian and have subscrbes to pewdiepie for years and i know his comedy is roast and sarcastic and sometimes borderline offensive……but most of indian population have never seen this type of comedy….all we have seen on tv is clean cut jokes..never sarcastic…..so whatever he is saying people take it at face value never realising he is joking and they assume he really does mean it…and taking offence is most indians leisure hobby….so ofcourse you are going to see them in comment section in videos…we are really big on fake pride over here…sigh

  35. I first heard of BTS from you, from this video and I've been a fan of them (ARMY) ever since. Thank you for introducing them to me. <3

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