Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Seth Meyers and 'The Daily Show' take closer looks at the Chinese spy balloon and other stories

I'm returning to the Chinese spy balloon today, beginning with "The Late Show with Seth Meyers" in Biden Takes Out Chinese Spy Balloon After Fox News Spends Days Freaking Out: A Closer Look.

Seth takes a closer look at the incredibly dumb Chinese spy balloon melodrama that exposed just how vacuous and silly much of the right-wing media discourse is.
Seth packed more facts and jokes in this segment than "Saturday Night Live" did in its two segments on the story. We can still learn more with laughs, so I'm turning to "The Daily Show" with this week's guest host, Chelsea Handler, beginning her week with Biden Murders a Chinese Spy Balloon & Marjorie Taylor Greene Hates Her Job | The Daily Show.

Chelsea Handler tackles the latest news including the Chinese spy balloon shot down in South Carolina, Marjorie Taylor Greene complaining about her job, George Santos accused of groping an aide, and Mt. Washington being reportedly colder than Mars.
Yes, Chelsea and her writers had the gas to get fresh clips and jokes about the balloon. I'm passing over Marjorie Taylor Greene complaining about her job to point out that while the latest thing George Santos did wasn't funny, he continues to make my prediction that he will be a great inspiration for comedy as long as he stays in the news true. Unlike Chelsea, I understand what Mt. Washington being colder than Mars means. Just the same, Chelsea is my first choice to replace Trevor, followed by Wanda Sykes. Let's see if that ranking holds. Stay tuned.

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