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You Can Go Broke Underestimating the Intelligence of the American Public

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Seeing the Daily Show‘s typically unfunny and also sexist-missing-the-point reaction to the Supreme Court’s abortion rights decision Monday was…well, actually, I can’t fairly say “typical” because after a few tries watching Trevor Noah I don’t even consider watching it anymore, and subsequent reviews don’t suggest that I’m missing anything.

It seems worth noting that Samantha Bee was 1)never even seriously considered as a replacement for Jon Stewart by Comedy Central and 2)Full Frontal is not just destroying Noah’s Daily Show aesthetically but also in the ratings. Whether this explained by the sexism reflected by whoever runs the show’s Twitter feed or just garden-variety incompetence, I can’t tell you.

Meanwhile, in another example of the American public showing better judgment that might be expected of nation in which Donald Trump was a non-zero chance of running for president, Fox Sports’s attempt to compete with ESPN by hiring as many reactionary trolls as possible is failing miserably. Im sure adding Skip Bayless to All Takes Matter will turn things around, though!

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