Daily Show Reporter Curiously Unafraid Of Terrifying Refugee Children (Video)
The Daily Show sent new guy Michael Che to take on the border panic in this lovely segment that tries to understand why America is threatened to its very core by Central American 8-year-olds. As with a lot of the best Daily Show "reporting," a lot of the heavy comedic lifting ends up being done by the clueless rightwing asshole Che interviews, "Minutemen" leader Jim Gilchrist, who's more than happy to provide a pile of Know-Nothing nativist idiocy for Che to play off:
Gilchrist: It's a covert, essentially a Trojan Horse type of invasion into the United States.
Che: These are children, right?
Gilchrist: Yes, they are the vanguard of a much, much larger invasion which will lead to the demise of our nation as a global economic power...
Gilchrist: Yes. But they are not coming here to kill.
Che: They're coming here to color.
Gilchrist: Sure, if they want to finger paint, sure, but they can also do that in their homeland.
It's classic Daily Show stuff: Create satire just by turning a camera on an impassioned idiot and letting him say what he truly believes.
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