Actress Alia Shawkat, and Vox Media’s Liz Plank join Ari Melber for Fallback Friday on “The Beat”. Shawkat says computer-generated Instagram model need to fall back for “messing with” reality, and Liz Plank calls out toxic masculinity and commends Michael Phelps for opening up about his struggles with mental health. Ari Melber says Senator Susan Collins must fall back for telling voters she’s pro-choice, but now appearing to change her tune during the hearings for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
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Fallback Friday: Sen. Collins, Insta Bots And Toxic Masculinity | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

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23 Comments

Aniya Ross · September 8, 2018 at 1:29 am

Collins always flip flops. We all called it that she didn't care what Kavanaugh's take was on Roe v Wade

CommonSense · September 8, 2018 at 1:33 am

I expect to see Republicans show up complaining about celebrities voicing their opinions, forgetting about Reagan and Schwarzenegger. They're just jealous that we have all of the good celebrities nowadays. 😉

Björn Hellqvist · September 8, 2018 at 1:37 am

Those CGI models were a theme in William Gibson's 1996 novel "Idoru". The future is almost here…

Ro G · September 8, 2018 at 1:44 am

Phelps, Kevin Love, DeMar DeRozen. All have spoken out about their own issues with mental health. It's not a sign of weakness. It's a sign of awareness.

dave marder · September 8, 2018 at 1:47 am

Anyone else enjoy Ari's show but find his hip-hop references and attempts to be hip really really cringy?

Lisa Godin · September 8, 2018 at 1:49 am

My Friday fall back? Grow a beard or don't! Tired of the scruffy look!

Ellen Rose Gaynor · September 8, 2018 at 1:49 am

Miscarriages account for major proportion of failed pregnancies (look it up) AND that is largely due to proliferation of ill-conceived corporate marketing and disbursal of chemicals and medications.

Doug Kawakami · September 8, 2018 at 1:50 am

Donald "you're fired".

Alesia Koch · September 8, 2018 at 1:50 am

Ari I KNOW your mother is so proud of you. You are such a humble, gracious man. God bless you! You deserve so much good. I'll keep asking our Lord to prosper you in everything you do.

Lisa Godin · September 8, 2018 at 1:51 am

Instagram bots any different than stupid ads people put in these vids to change peoples' empty minds with ads we don't want to see because the vid people want more money???

Michael Schwartz · September 8, 2018 at 2:14 am

Collins has one last chance to prove she's actually pro-choice before I feel completely justified in saying horrible things about her physical appearance. #jowlstherevenge

2viewbosque · September 8, 2018 at 2:37 am

Bots are like the old Petrocks.

Sweven Studio · September 8, 2018 at 2:54 am

Don’t hate on my robot friends. Seriously though, they exist to start the conversation about reality v. fiction in an increasingly virtual world.

Claudy TheArtist · September 8, 2018 at 3:25 am

Amazing how mostly all male Republicans are always so interested in women’s bodies and what they can and can not do with them is almost to the brink of disgusting… If Republicans really are against abortion as they claim, keeping them legal and safe reduces them to the lowest possible levels in history since such things have been kept statistically… Who knew…

ElSmusso · September 8, 2018 at 3:41 am

Following a bot isn’t as bad as religion.

Wendy Pastore · September 8, 2018 at 5:10 am

People are also following the Kardashians and other shallow shilling instagram “models”. The bots aren’t really any more dangerous than these.

Luis Lopez · September 8, 2018 at 5:52 am

Alia Shawkat is a gift to the screen. freckles are lucky to be on her beauty and i Love freckles they are special. She is timeless and I am so happy that the rest of my days I will have her performances to appreciate. Thank You Alia Thank you Dear Lady : )

laurensb1b · September 8, 2018 at 7:52 am

might not be the law but they do mutilate boys genitals en masse in the usa

habirton · September 8, 2018 at 9:19 am

Anyone know what the bump music that starts @0:03 is from? Is it a song or something they cooked up? It's such an earworm!

ORANGE KNIGHT · September 8, 2018 at 4:10 pm

WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP

Joanna Brinkley · September 8, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Alia and Ari moment 🙌🏻4:19!!! Loved seeing her on the show today!
I understand and agree with Plank's point about the underserved male demographic in therapy-BUT please do not throw in dog whistles of "toxic masculinity" –your point was better served coming from a place of trying to help and in reminding folks that therapy is a good thing not an leftist/feel-Y ideal. Thank you…that is all✌🏻️😂

Orella Minx · September 8, 2018 at 5:19 pm

2:31 Women also see their mental illness as a badge of honor and as an excuse to be terrible, self centered people who expect everyone to bend over backwards for them the moment they say "I have anxiety". While I agree men should seek help when they need it and should be encouraged more to do so, at the same, we need to open up the conversation that just because women talk to each other about their problems, doesn't mean they are actually suffering from half the conditions they claim on any given day. I've lost count at how many crazy women I've had to fire because they've claimed some mental illness in the same conversation they've admitted they've never even been to counseling, ever. We need to make women start wearing medical ID bracelets, because right now you'd be hard pressed to find a single woman who doesn't claim she has a mental illness.

Stoney Curtis · September 9, 2018 at 12:16 am

I lover her freckles~!
And she is so talented on her TBS show.

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