Late Night Roundup: Jon Stewart vs. ‘Rolling Stone’

Late Night Roundup: Jon Stewart vs. ‘Rolling Stone’

Jon Stewart absolutely slammed Rolling Stone magazine for its discredited story of an alleged fraternity rape at the University of Virginia — and also the fact that the magazine isn’t firing anybody over this: “Yet somehow in a sea of verifiable assaults, you managed to ‘Where’s Waldo?’ the only rape story that not only would fail to get your point across, but set the cause back. Someone’s gotta go!”

Larry Wilmore discussed the killing in North Charleston, South Carolina, of unarmed African-American man Walter Scott by a police officer, which was caught on video. And he reiterated his longstanding offer to America: He’ll stop talking about racism — when racism stops happening.

Conan O’Brien highlighted the latest messianic claims that North Korea makes about the young dictator Kim Jong Un.

James Corden presented his feature, “Celebrity Amazon Wishlist.” Tonight’s special subject was Jeb Bush — in light of Jeb having checked off the “Hispanic” box on his voter registration form — plus Hillary Clinton, and actor/pro-wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the North Charleston shooting as being located in North Carolina, rather than the actual state of South Carolina.


Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

How Is That Whole 'Law And Order' Thing Working Out For You, Republicans?

Former Georgia Republican Party chair David Shafer

One of the great ironies – and there are more than a few – in the case in Georgia against Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants is the law being used against them: The Georgia RICO, or Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations Act. The original RICO Act, passed by Congress in 1970, was meant to make it easier for the Department of Justice to go after crimes committed by the Mafia and drug dealers. The first time the Georgia RICO law was used after it was passed in 1980 was in a prosecution of the so-called Dixie Mafia, a group of white criminals in the South who engaged in crimes of moving stolen goods and liquor and drug dealing.

Keep reading...Show less
Joe Biden
President Joe Biden

On September 28, House Republicans held their first impeachment inquiry hearing into an alleged yearslong bribery scandal involving President Joe Biden and his family, and right-wing media were divided on whether it landed.

Keep reading...Show less
{{ }}