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Is the Daily Show pulling our leg?

October 28, 2011

I posted a video on my Facebook page yesterday from the Daily Show. It’s of Aasif Mandvi, and he’s finding out what scientists are “up to.” It’s pretty funny, and worth a view. But the reason I mention it now is that after I watched the Global Warming denier that Mandvi interviewed be not so subtly made fun of to her face, I wondered why people continue to go on this show when they have an agenda that they know won’t play well with the people who make it.

Seriously, the Daily Show has a left-leaning political bent. There’s no doubt about that. And because it’s really a comedy show anyway, who cares? But why in the world would you, as a conservative or person otherwise likely to be made fun of, bother to sit down for an interview with them at all?

How would that conversation even happen?

DS producer: Hey, we’d love to have you come on and talk about something we don’t agree with.

Guy to be made fun of: No, way, Daily Show! You’re going to make fun of me and make me look bad.

DS producer: Nah, we won’t do that to you. We promise.

Guy to be made fun of: Oh, ok, since you sound so sincere this time. As long as you promise, I’ll come on the show.

DS producer: Sucker…

That’s how I imagine it anyway.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. mmangold12 permalink
    October 28, 2011 10:11 pm

    “I know what I’m talking about, this is just a fake news show. I will outsmart them.”

    Also, desire to be on TV is a powerful thing for many people.


  2. October 29, 2011 12:01 am

    I think mmangold has it right. Ego.


  3. October 29, 2011 9:05 am

    I think you’re both probably correct. That makes me sad…


  4. The Dog permalink
    November 1, 2011 11:22 pm

    Today (11-1-11) I posted a clip from The Daily Show just like you stated above and i got a copyright warning and the video was removed and I had to “acknowledge that I have read this information”. So what has changed in the last 3 days that would cause this to happen?


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