Friday, January 14, 2022

Seth Meyers takes closer looks at the week's news while in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

Shortly after I posted Meyers and Colbert take closer looks at Marjorie Taylor Greene's permanent Twitter suspension and CNN's New Year's Eve party, Seth Meyers tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled the rest of that week's shows. He returned the next week with shows produced remotely while he was in isolation, including three closer look segments. I begin with the most recent, last night's Mike Lindell Wants Everyone in Jail; Kevin McCarthy Stonewalls Jan 6 Probe: A Closer Look.

Seth takes a closer look at House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy saying he will not cooperate with the Jan 6 probe and Mike Lindell’s plan to prove there was fraud in the 2020 election.
Once again, Mike Lindell demostrated why he deserved to win two Razzies, including Worst Film for "Absolute Proof." As for Kevin McCarthy, his clumsy attempt to evade Mike Wallace's questions reminds me that "my nickname for McCarthy is Pickled Tongue after a menu item at the leading Basque restaurant in his home town, a place I know, having lived there, too." Good thing I already have a Pickled Tongue label for him.

Seth hearkened back to two news stories that he used for this week's previous closer looks, Ted Cruz on Fox News and The Former Guy on NPR. Neither of those went well for the interviewees. Follow over the jump to watch those.

I begin with Monday's Ted Cruz Humiliates Himself by Groveling to Tucker Carlson on Fox News: A Closer Look.

Seth takes a closer look at Congressman Jim Jordan refusing to cooperate with the January 6 investigation and Sen. Ted Cruz debasing himself on Fox News.
After watching that exercise in replacing truth with misinformation and propaganda, it's no wonder that Fox News viewers are less informed than people who watch no news at all.

Now for Wednesday's Trump Hangs Up on NPR After Being Fact-Checked on Election Lies: A Closer Look.

Seth takes a closer look at former President Trump abruptly ending an NPR interview after getting fact-checked on his 2020 election lies.
On the other hand, NPR showed why its listeners are well-informed. Also, Seth may not have had confidence that his studio audience would have laughed at the "plays for Inskeeps" joke, but I at least I laughed.

I'm glad Seth is well and am looking forward to his returning to the studio next week almost as much as he is. Stay tuned.

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