Late Night Roundup: Support For Paris

Late Night Roundup: Support For Paris

The terrorist attack in Paris became a topic of the late night shows, with hosts declaring their solidarity with the people of France — and with the concept of humanity itself.

Stephen Colbert paid tribute to France’s great contributions to America: “Aid to Gen. Washington in our fight for independence; key intelligence on how to put potatoes in boiling oil; my favorite way of kissing; half the continent at a bargain price — no take-backs, guys!”

And most importantly, France gave us “our most enduring symbol of freedom,” the Statue of Liberty — and Stephen showed her offering ISIS a fitting gesture. Stephen then offered some additional thoughts, in praise of even the smallest, symbolic gesture to show a human connection and support.

Trevor Noah spoke in depth to praise the hospitality that people in Paris showed to each other, even as their city was gripped in terror: “I think what we should try to choose to do is not focus on the perpetrators — because every attack, whether it’s Paris, Beirut, Kenya, seems less about a specific group, and more about an attack on humanity itself. Now one thing that made me smile was, people of Paris showed us that the only way to overcome inhumanity is humanity.”

Seth Meyers spoke of support for the people of Paris — as well as for people in Beirut, in Syria, and for the refugees.

Advertising

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Joe Biden

President Joe Biden

You may have noticed in recent weeks that alarming headlines about inflation – specifically, those ubiquitous stories about the cost of gasoline, or eggs, or other household goods – have vanished. Media outlets no longer feature those fearsome charts with arrows zooming skyward, or video loops displaying the latest eye-popping gas station signage.

Keep reading...Show less
DeSantis vs. Newsom

DeSantis vs. Newsom debate

DeSantis and Newsom

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ill-fated candidacy received a series of body shots Thursday night as California Gov. Gavin Newsom took the Republican to the mat repeatedly during a Fox News’ moderated debate.

Keep reading...Show less
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}