Doing Time on ‘The Daily Show’

Doing Time on ‘The Daily Show’. Gavin McInnes describes his experience appearing on US television’s The Daily Show. An insight into how the propaganda machine of the politically correct works, which I can vouch for, having had similar experiences appearing as a climate skeptic on the ABC.

It’s dozens of people and thousands of dollars devoted to portraying the white male patriarchy as a bunch of clueless fuddy-duddies with hair growing out of their ears. Unfortunately, the segments always end up proving the opposite. The simple fact that it takes so many resources and deceit to make us look bad is proof we’re good.

The segment was heavily edited, so what was broadcast bore almost no resemblance to the interview that took place:

What emerged was exactly what I expected, a totally edited segment that ignored my argument and attempted to depict me as a crazy person. They actually said “lunatic.” It aired Wednesday night and Media Matters grabbed it the next morning, claiming I’d been “called out.”

We spoke for over an hour and I explained my position very clearly. … This was all cut, of course, and we were left with a twisted response that ended with them taking a joke I made and pretending I was serious.

Propaganda masquerading as humor:

In the edit they stick in a face where [the interviewer] Minhaj sarcastically feigns interest like I’m an idiot. This is all over the interview. When you’re done talking, they capture a series of correspondent reactions they can put in later and they include this exasperated brow-pinching thing you do when you’re talking to a complete moron. On top of these edits, they add in voice-over where Minhaj can sound tough and yell, “You’re 0 for 2, Gavin”.

A team against one:

Of course, the editing and voice-over are only the beginning. They had a team of researchers handling The Daily Show’s side of the argument. In the interview, the producer Stacey Angeles had her iPad ready to further Google any contradictions. …

The staff and resources it took to make me look bad was downright alarming. When you factor in rents and salaries it must have cost a fortune to frame me and they still did a terrible job. Millennials will tell you that it’s just a comedy show and I’m overanalyzing it, but these same millennials get most of their news from shows like this.