Stephen is getting hyped for Thursday's televised Jan 6 Committee hearing, and wants manufacturers to know he isn't fooled by the smaller package sizes we're seeing on grocery store shelves these days.I have to agree with Stephen; the most important question is "who cares?" I'd like to think more Americans care than Stephen fears.
So does Stephen's first guest, who said "Our Democracy Is Even More Vulnerable Today Than It Was On Jan 6" - Rep. Adam Schiff.
Congressman Adam Schiff returns to The Late Show to give a preview of what the American people can expect from Thursday's primetime Jan 6th Committee hearings, and begins his interview with a stark warning about how vulnerable our democracy is. Stick around for two more segments with Rep. Schiff.I agree with Representative Schiff that American democracy is even more imperiled now that it was immediately after January 6th. The Former Guy and his followers are using Republican control of state and local government to make a second attempt at subverting the 2024 election even more likely to succeed.
Follow over the jump for more of Stephen's interview of Representative Adam Schiff and Seth Meyers taking a closer look at one channel that will not be televising the hearing.
The interview continued in Election Officials Who Stuck Their Neck Out To Uphold Democracy Are At Risk - Rep. Schiff.
Rep. Adam Schiff praises the principled election officials around the country, including a lot of Republicans, who refused to go along with The Big Lie and have faced dangerous backlash as a result. Stick around for more with Rep. Adam Schiff.The attempts to replace meritocratic election officials with stooges of the former President remind me of the FDR quote I included in 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee' goes to the NRA Convention: "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." Like the gun rights people, this is both. I expect a lot of them are the same people.
Stephen's interview concluded with "It's Up To The Citizenry To Protect Democracy" - Rep. Adam Schiff.
In the final part of his interview with Stephen Colbert, Rep. Adam Schiff outlines what he hopes Americans will take away from Thursday's televised Jan. 6th Committee hearings.I also agree with Schiff here. It's up to the people to protect democracy. If they don't care, they will lose a functioning democracy.
Seth Meyers pointed out that one group of people who need to get that message won't in Fox News Won't Air First Primetime January 6 Committee Hearing Live: A Closer Look.
Seth takes a closer look at the January 6 committee investigating Donald Trump's coup attempt preparing to hold its first televised hearing in primetime while Republicans are already lying about it.I wish I could say that I was surprised.
I plan on returning tomorrow with clips from Stephen's live show tonight. Stay tuned.
*Shrinkflation is nothing new. I learned about it decades ago and have been telling my students about it for years. Also, it looks like I may have been too sanguine about monkeypox.