Smosh & DEFY Media's Controversial Shutdown, Where Is The Money, & What The 2018 Midterms Showed Us

  • Publisert 7. nov.. 2018
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Kommentarer • 5 732

  • Philip DeFranco
    Philip DeFranco  4 dager siden +1128

    oh hi there, hello stranger. how are you doing today? let's talk.
    DEFY Shutting Down (00:06), TIA (4:33), Midterms Recap (6:11)

    • Izzy Talaga
      Izzy Talaga Dag siden

      Philip DeFranc

    • Lynn Harris
      Lynn Harris Dag siden

      Philip DeFranco g

    • Virgil Hawkins
      Virgil Hawkins Dag siden

      Are you buying defy

    • Cassie Banks
      Cassie Banks 3 dager siden

      As far as this mid-term election, I fully believe America is going to be involved in Civil War soon. We are a nation of racists being egged on by a racist, misogynistic, bully and to people with a soul and who honor the message Christ came to give the world supported by His actions and death on the cross that is intolerable. This is exactly what the ruling 1% wants - to break the country up so there can be more than one leader. Most of the voting precincts in the country have been highly gerry-mandered to reflect red so the country looks almost entirely racist.
      Pew reports the majority of voters under the age of 45 believe and uphold the right of equality for all with their votes and those over 45 were split. This means all we have to do is wait for the people brought up in the 50s to die off, as I know first hand because I live in a retirement area of Florida that all these old 70+ people are the ones gobbling up Trump's BS and doing anything he tells them to along with the seriously uneducated who will believe anything. I find it interesting that men are the larger portion of votes for Republicans who espouse the freedom of men to sexually assault women and get away with it and act like they own women. Again, this is old 1950s programming; men who feel they aren't viral unless they have other people completely under their control. The voting numbers? So FEW non-white people voted for Trump Republicans it was actually negligible. This is why Republicans worked so hard at disqualifying people, shutting down polling places in poorer districts and created a law to take away the rights of Native Americans to vote. Had they not taken all these steps in voter suppression, they would have lost the senate as well.
      Republicans are doing EVERYTHING they can to burn down the country knowing full well Democrats would prefer peace. The sad thing is all these Fake Christians are willing to turn their back on everything their bible stands for out of their own selfishness. Those letters to the churches John wrote were spot on. If you look at America today, it's no wonder he wrote how few people would actually get into heaven. Christians think they can treat people atrociously and get forgiveness when they arrive at the gates of heaven, but they forget Christ said he came in as a lamb though would return as a lion. With all the hate and bullying these days it makes sense that He'd have to leave the lamb persona behind and bring out the claws.

    • Nast
      Nast 3 dager siden

      Hi Why i don't have any notifications about new video?

  • Proud Boyz
    Proud Boyz 4 minutter siden

    So this is just legal pimping...

  • seasons8bit
    seasons8bit 5 minutter siden

    First time watching your channel and I thought I had the speed on 1.25 or something lol

  • Sara Sara
    Sara Sara 9 minutter siden


  • JC Maldonado
    JC Maldonado Time siden

    Ryland Adams has left the chat

  • Josh Eastlake
    Josh Eastlake 5 timer siden

    I honestly only clicked on this video in hopes that a different channel would aquire the rights to Honest Game Trailers if Smosh Games shut down so that the series can get decent writers at least on par with Screen Junkies. I'm slightly disappointed 😒

  • TubaBoyTom
    TubaBoyTom 11 timer siden

    Thank God that Defy is shut down. Maybe some creative liberties can be made on these channels without corporates harping on the employees. Nobody fell in love with the business they fell in love with the people behind the channels.

  • 1maxinu
    1maxinu 12 timer siden

    Reeks of the Right!

  • Abby_Ave
    Abby_Ave 12 timer siden

    Florida admin 4 so happy!! Highlight of my night. 🤗🤗🤗

  • Abby_Ave
    Abby_Ave 12 timer siden

    Sorry, Phil. I respectfully disagree. There are a lot of uphill battle. Beto did great for Texas. I'm in Texas, a wave I'd say yes, but there is still a lot to do. Not done yet

  • Soul Paw
    Soul Paw 12 timer siden

    Your smart

  • Amaya Fuller
    Amaya Fuller 15 timer siden


  • anotakenusername
    anotakenusername 19 timer siden

    Kim Davis looks like that maniac woman Annie Wilkes from the movie Misery.

  • Oma Rumunna
    Oma Rumunna 19 timer siden

    I now realize why I keep watching DeFranco: he talks about stuff no one is really covering.
    only reason

    • Oma Rumunna
      Oma Rumunna 19 timer siden

      For DEFY issue - people need to really read up on media history
      For the polictics- one word: gerrymandering

  • James Oren
    James Oren 19 timer siden

    I just hope defy let the creators that want to buy back their channels do so - no need for everyone to suffer because you can't run a business with hugely successful products.

  • shawn green
    shawn green Dag siden

    they can do it on there own personal youtube channel with there own studio like Dave Rubin did

  • Elisheva Schofield
    Elisheva Schofield Dag siden

    Can we please get term limits for members of Congress? Also the fact that incumbents have privileges over challengers, how is that democratic? And the fact that they determine their own salary that comes from our taxes, WTF? My vote literally doesn't count if I'm voting against an incumbent. The senator of my state that was up for reelection has been in Congress more years than I have been alive! That's insane! And he just got another 6 years! Term limits are needed now more than ever.

  • INTERNETparty
    INTERNETparty Dag siden

    Philip please add closed captioning/ subtitles!!! thank you

  • Firefox SONU
    Firefox SONU Dag siden +2

    When you realise T-Series is a company that can be bought or sold as these companies which makes a fair game.

  • Alexis Outt
    Alexis Outt Dag siden

    I’m politically in the middle. And more than anything I hate the hypocrisy, lies, alarmism, and blind hatred coming from BOTH sides. It makes healthy conversation hard to find. And it makes everyone look like a goddamn fool.

  • Oxidane
    Oxidane Dag siden

    I love just jumping into it

  • kidmosey
    kidmosey Dag siden

    The point Taylor Swift made is exactly the reason people just blindly vote Democrat or Republican... That representative is likely to agree with you on more issues than their opponent.

  • Mr.Sappy 298
    Mr.Sappy 298 Dag siden

    I have a dad

  • JTB2000
    JTB2000 Dag siden

    oh my god this video is so sad i need betterhelp :(

  • Soki Moh
    Soki Moh Dag siden

    "Defy your fate" lul

  • charlespk2008
    charlespk2008 Dag siden

    i am truly frustrated with what Trump has done to congress. most of ALL Americans, do not care, about his issues, and know there is no laws being offered to resolve those issues. yet he still gets a lot of support for being "the wrecking ball", when he is really "the screaming child in the store".
    there is this one little known thing: The Black Government. no not Obama, it a military law allowing a military council to take over when congress is not able or willing to do it's i feel be are approaching the need for this.
    considering the "doomsday clock" in regard to world war 3, climate change, Yellowstone national park SUPER VOLCANO that could destroy HALF THE COUNTRY, and more......there is work, REAL work that needs to be done.

  • Leah Ginsburg
    Leah Ginsburg Dag siden

    I am so sad clevver closed

  • UltimaKeyMaster
    UltimaKeyMaster Dag siden

    Quick midterm thoughts because I really don't care much: I think it's right for Trump to say he still won cause now he has the House as a scapegoat for political plans going south. He can just point to them and say "they don't want me to get anything done" and having a BIGGER Senate majority than before will go along with it.
    I mean, last I checked, Obama loved blaming a split Congress for stalled activity. (Reminder: Liberal over here)

  • Susil Jayasinha
    Susil Jayasinha Dag siden

    philip is the only one that can make politics intresting eventhough i am from australia

  • Robert Martin
    Robert Martin Dag siden

    After about 3:30 I couldn't stop seeing how red his forehead was getting.

  • Emily K
    Emily K Dag siden

    I think it's clear, based on what happened with sourced, that followers are there for the people, so whatever happens to the people that were with defy media, they will always have an audience.

  • Ray 26
    Ray 26 2 dager siden

    Who skipped the midterms?

  • Tenksu
    Tenksu 2 dager siden

    Helloy fellow bastards! Nice to be one bastard here!

  • Dee Ramirez
    Dee Ramirez 2 dager siden +2

    I think famous people should just bring awareness to voting in general. Then afterwards they can state who they voted for, if they so desire to. They have a platform, they should use it. Just my feelings of course.

  • Mogeland
    Mogeland 2 dager siden

    lmao phil ND has it yes but its not here

  • Johnnyocha
    Johnnyocha 2 dager siden

    i'm just glad that people are more politically aware

  • A R J J
    A R J J 2 dager siden

    why is taylor on the thumbnail?

  • SirSamsAlot
    SirSamsAlot 2 dager siden

    Defy media is really big news. Did it make youtube trending?

  • Sheldon Damewood
    Sheldon Damewood 2 dager siden

    First video I couldn’t make it all the way through. I have heard none stop about these elections and I turn to what I hope to be an escape in NO-clip and it’s the same. I’m glad they’re over so we can talk about something else for a while.

  • Mana-Ramp-Matoran
    Mana-Ramp-Matoran 2 dager siden

    I've always been moderate left, but I feel like I've kinda swayed right a bit after the last election, and with the hysterics coming from the left. With things like Antifa storming Tucker Carlson's house at the extremes, or some Facebook friends blocking me after I simply try to debate their arguments at the shallow end, I can't really say I'm all for the liberal agenda anymore. I feel like a lot of other moderates do, neither side represents me well, but one side is at least putting forth a case, and not just screaming at me that I'm a racist homophobe.

    • Mana-Ramp-Matoran
      Mana-Ramp-Matoran Dag siden

      +Alex Gorell those were all individuals though, not an organization, and certainly not an organization that politicians are supporting, or at least, doing little to disparage. The analog here is the KKK, which the government has active suppressed since the Civil War.

    • Alex Gorell
      Alex Gorell Dag siden

      Mana-Ramp-Matoran what about the right plowing into protestors in cars? Mailing bombs to political enemies? Shooting up schools and synagogues?

  • chewy2069
    chewy2069 2 dager siden

    I don't know about all of you but I would totally vote for beto o'rourke for president just based off how he looks. He looks like he just wants to do some good and looks to be a genuine decent human being and not power hungry like most others.


    Lol I thought you're flyingkitty

  • gracendabz123
    gracendabz123 2 dager siden

    I think celebrity endorsements can be effective, more specifically for young people. One thing I think Phil missed out was the spike of young voters (18-24). I think part of that is celebrity and NO-clip endorsements. In a world of political apathy, I think having people you love or respect, taking a stance can be powerful - and can encourage you to do something.

  • Balta Bueno
    Balta Bueno 2 dager siden

    12:53 I know it's sad but it's also hilarious lol

  • Reasonable Debates
    Reasonable Debates 2 dager siden

    He's basically rap god-ing news at me.

  • Jenna Dair
    Jenna Dair 2 dager siden

    Sounds like Defy was extremely irresponsible with their spending (or it “magically disappeared” into someone’s pocket)..... seems kinda scammy that they bought Smosh only in stock..... totally f’d over all of their employees, especially those involved in the actual content process

  • TheBlackWolf ZX
    TheBlackWolf ZX 2 dager siden

    did you say bastard??

  • Funny Bunny
    Funny Bunny 2 dager siden

    Anthony was right i just want the old smosh back

  • Jaren Morgan
    Jaren Morgan 2 dager siden +2

    I vote a very split ballot (I know I'm throwing away my vote) because I believe in voting for a candidate I agree with over someone I don't trust. So as y'all can imagine I'm mostly disappointed.

  • Jaren Morgan
    Jaren Morgan 2 dager siden

    I wasn't aware Cruse was still in politics. I kind of just figured he just lurked around memeing.

  • Lina Media
    Lina Media 2 dager siden

    Im happy about the house results, bc it gives me hope for the future, however depressed about the Texas results. I tried not to get my hopes up the whole election, but when the news showed Beto ahead I began to have high hopes. It's depressing that my home state is still so ignorant. Ppl need to get out and vote.

    why are so many white woman supporting Ceuz??? PLS tell me bby gurl bc I need to know what in the hell happened to you? Why do you hate yourself and other women so much? It's like youre asking to get your rights taken away from you. UGH... bitch sit down and be humble bc there are women in the world who fucking wish they had the rights you want to take away from not only yourslef but other innocent women. I truly think whoever supported Cruz has more deep issues they need to sort out. Building a wall isn"t going to solve our problems. Trump isnt going to solve your problems.

    We need to help Mexico with their corruption, so all the families seeking refuge won't have to risk all their lives trying to give a better life to their offsprings by crossing our crappy boarder.

    I would love to see Beto run along side Sanders or Warren. Any one of the socialist dem liberal could pair up with Beto to have a winning ticket in 2020.

  • Juan Camilo Rojas Romero
    Juan Camilo Rojas Romero 2 dager siden

    Can't wait to see this new on PewNews...

  • Nightmare2018
    Nightmare2018 2 dager siden

    I think a lot of people forget that between 2012 and 2018 there has been a fairly large demographic shift in certain places in Texas. Namely Austin Houston and Dallas have expanded a lot in that a lot of people from California leaving that ecosystem are going to places like Texas and now they're voting Democrat

  • H.T
    H.T 2 dager siden

    It's really hurts me that some exceptional youtubers and those under DEFY were exploited regarding THEIR rightful money. Also based of Anthony Padilla words, the fact that they were manipulated by DEFY to sell their brand for stocks. It's infuriates me because Smosh was doing so well before DEFY got involved. I hope they become independent from DEFY and for them to open and law suits if there is any infringement. I really wish the best to them😊

  • Desi G
    Desi G 2 dager siden +2

    Honestly, this is a very historic election. Both Republicans and Democrats had their share of gains and loses.

  • BowieWolf - Minecraft
    BowieWolf - Minecraft 2 dager siden

    Thank god they sold Screen Junkies before this. I wouldve thrown hands if I didnt get my Honest Trailers.

  • basher basher
    basher basher 2 dager siden

    fence riding is gauche

    GODS GOD 2 dager siden

    Go Conservative party Much love from South Korea.

  • Andrew Vertigan
    Andrew Vertigan 2 dager siden

    sorry, i heard shake it off and thought...yeah.. hate and bs aside... not a bad song

  • Savannah
    Savannah 2 dager siden

    I love Beto, but can we chill a bit about 2020? The midterm results aren’t even done yet lol

  • Yukai
    Yukai 3 dager siden

    One of my biggest questions is how much did jerrymandering affect the results. I wonder if a blue wave really would’ve happened if the places were divided in a fair a manner.

  • Jay Tsosie
    Jay Tsosie 3 dager siden

    so blame the democrats so nothing changes

  • J Rod
    J Rod 3 dager siden

    I love celebrity endorsements, it's how I know who I'm not voting for

  • Ante Trusić
    Ante Trusić 3 dager siden

    he ended the show so slowly like he is tired as hell

  • Cheyanne
    Cheyanne 3 dager siden

    Just watched my very first Philip defranco vid;) now obsessed

  • yangzta41
    yangzta41 3 dager siden

    I went to England earlier this year and didn't pay attention to any political news. It felt so peaceful to be ignorant of what was going, I kept this up for 3 months. Eventually I decided it was time to catch up and what was waiting for me was overwhelming. The thought of what's to come hadn't occurred to me.
    Feeling lightheaded 😩🤭

  • Steve Preston
    Steve Preston 3 dager siden

    Smoke and mirrors biggly lies, Trump's the one with Russian ties! Is this just more republican lies?

  • Daisy Howlter
    Daisy Howlter 3 dager siden

    In his farewell address to the nation, George Washington made it the “interest and duty of wise people to discourage and restrain the spirit of the party”. In other words, he cautioned the American people against the dangers of political parties. It's quite obvious that even 200 years later nobody has taken his advice 🤔

  • Nate Roe
    Nate Roe 3 dager siden

    As a Hoosier, at least I don't have to watch "Sleeping Joe Donnelly" ads anymore.

  • Ian Fassnacht
    Ian Fassnacht 3 dager siden

    Phil, something you didn't cover was comparing how many seats have switched from one party to another in congress over the previous midterms. How many seats flipped from D to R in Obama's first midterm election? How about Clinton? How many seats flipped from R to D for the Bush Presidents' midterm elections?

  • Steven Tracy
    Steven Tracy 3 dager siden

    Hi male version of Rachel maddow!!

  • Mangu King
    Mangu King 3 dager siden

    I'm sick and tired of politics being a thing of opinion and most journalists now focus on sharing opinion rather than news. I just want for people to do their jobs right. Maybe because I am a libertarian I am not as blinded by politics, but i find it disgusting how easy to manipulate the masses have become

  • Ellie Abajian
    Ellie Abajian 3 dager siden

    Why does Beto O'Rourke look like he's 16 years old in that picture?

  • Ashley Howard
    Ashley Howard 3 dager siden

    As a resident on Rowan County where the Kim Davis story is set
    THANK YOU PHIL DEFRANCO. Literally the ONLY ONE to point out they have gotten caudill and ermol mixed up this entire time!!!

  • NickieFireUp
    NickieFireUp 3 dager siden

    I'm just upset about Alabama's amendment 2 going through

  • Dovah Girlie
    Dovah Girlie 3 dager siden

    I always get confused whenever the USA has an election. Here in Canada, Liberals are _red_ and Progressive Conservatives (essentially the same thing as Republicans) are _blue._

  • AnjumSings
    AnjumSings 3 dager siden

    I don't like to affiliate myself officially with a political party because I think the two-party system is the devil. But I'm a young girl living in NYC, so you can guess that I'm pretty damn liberal. I'm thrilled that we took the house just so that we have some checks and balances again, but I'm not feeling confident or even particularly good. Because--loath as I am to say it--Trump is right. Now anything that goes wrong, he'll spin against us. Somehow, some conservative media and politicians blamed the liberals for things that happened or, more often, didn't happen in the last two years even though we didn't have power anywhere. And we remember the vitriol congress was hit with in the gridlocked days of Obama. I mean, that sucked. So Trump is going to rile people up against us and the House even more than before, and that could end up being good for Republicans and his reelection bid. I'm super afraid of that. And then things just went so terribly in the Senate! Now that it's even more in the conservative's favor, it's going to be so much harder to flip in the years to come. And we lost some really disheartening governor races, so that's a bummer. So, tl;dr: I'm optimistic, really, but still super, duper scared.

  • StanishStudios
    StanishStudios 3 dager siden

    Lmao did anyone else get an suggesting the Clinton’s we’re responsible for Anthony Bourdain’s death? 🙄 jfc

  • Guerrillablackdog
    Guerrillablackdog 3 dager siden

    Those channels affiliated with DEFY can't just upload videos on their own?

  • Alexis Snazz
    Alexis Snazz 3 dager siden +2

    Jesus Christ... if Beto runs for president he'd lose. The reason why people like him is because he copies and pastes the sjw position on social issues.. I've never once seen him applauded on his actual policy positions. I want Trump out of office, please don't run Beto.

    • Alex Gorell
      Alex Gorell Dag siden

      Alexis Snazz it’s going to be Biden. That’s who is going to get Trump out of office. It’s who we should have run in 2016.

  • Castra
    Castra 3 dager siden

    7:14 jesus christ, is Rick Scott a goblin?

  • Matt Thompson
    Matt Thompson 3 dager siden

    The reason they are going out of business, take a look at the credits for any Smosh video. There are 20+ names for NO-clip videos that ian and Anthony used to get my making themselves and like 1 other person lol

  • jakeb O'Donnell
    jakeb O'Donnell 3 dager siden

    2 down slot more to go

  • Jessy Verklizan
    Jessy Verklizan 3 dager siden

    You sound like a Republican Philip

  • 604josh
    604josh 3 dager siden

    People still watch Smosh?...

  • Emily Kate
    Emily Kate 3 dager siden

    it's very interesting to hear this as a media student who has to enter the work field in a year or two, definitely a lesson in understanding the types of companies we could end up working for and what to prepare and look out for if something is to go wrong.

  • Dylan Stephen
    Dylan Stephen 3 dager siden

    If you wanna get phill to talk.. just say midterms- I’m glad it’s over.. there’s more global things to talk about

  • Jillian Loves Books
    Jillian Loves Books 3 dager siden

    Okay, but politics aside, the Laura Ingraham tweet was actually funny.

  • Franny
    Franny 3 dager siden +4

    I've never been so glad not to live in America

  • joao santos
    joao santos 3 dager siden


  • Gandalf StormJoe
    Gandalf StormJoe 3 dager siden

    I feel like this may be a marketing ploy, if not though: #SaveSmosh

  • Roffles
    Roffles 3 dager siden

    surprised no one has mentioned that MO is basically fully red and yet it wasn't a land slide? like how is that a 6% difference of the state?

  • Jake Ireland
    Jake Ireland 3 dager siden

    Im Canadian but following american politics is like sports and big brother combined

  • tinabeaner004
    tinabeaner004 3 dager siden

    Scott Walker has been governor for almost a third of my life and has wreaked havoc on this state. I am so happy to see him out of office that I was almost in tears when the race was called at 1:30am the day after election day. His "Foxconn Deal" is costing taxpayers over 3 billion dollars, and isn't even going to end up providing many jobs at all. According to the CEO of Foxconn, what was going to originally be 13k jobs with 75% assembly line workers and 25% engineers, is now going to be much fewer jobs and 90% engineers and 10% assembly line workers. The total cost we are paying as a state per job opening is over $300,000. Then Tony Evers gets elected and Republicans are freaking out saying that their taxes are going to go up... Do they not realize that the Foxconn deal from their beloved Scott Walker is costing them $1800 per household? It just blows my mind. But sure, be mad about having someone in office who wants to make GOOD changes for the school system, unions, etc etc.

  • Kai
    Kai 3 dager siden

    your eyes are so round

  • SleepyE Modeststeel
    SleepyE Modeststeel 3 dager siden

    Thanos I’m gonna beat ya ass if you making smosh disappear.

  • Mady Grulke
    Mady Grulke 3 dager siden

    Shout out to Scott walker for losing so that wisconsin can finally get decent funding for education

  • Liz Cop
    Liz Cop 3 dager siden

    At this point, with who is running the country, every vote of mine will be as far left as I can go. I don't even bother researching candidates anymore, I straight ticket democrat and I don't see myself changing any time soon for a while.

  • Ryan
    Ryan 3 dager siden

    "they're in the majority, it'll be easy for me to blame them" bitch republicans controlled congress and you couldn't even pass a budget, but you still blamed them

  • jonathanshane256
    jonathanshane256 3 dager siden

    folks need to get in touch with 368 ;)