Thursday on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, a panel discussed the 2016 presidential election, taking shots at both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the process. Actor and comedian Michael Rapaport slammed Donald Trump, suggesting he has a “ strong, old school, slave owner mentality.” He added: “[H]e told the Latinos, you're this, you’re that, you’re this and I’m gonna win your – and you’re gonna vote for me! That's slave owner 101, and people are like, keep going! Because the middle of the country is like, we feel the same way.”
Tuesday on The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore went after conservatives who want to defund Planned Parenthood, accusing them of potentially “stranding millions of women without health care.” The comedian linked the Center for Medical Progress – the group behind the release of a series of videos appearing to show the organization trafficking fetal body parts – to ISIS: “And the group leading the charge against Planned Parenthood, Center For Medical Progress, the most ironically named group since the ISIS Center for Women's Literacy, says – thank you – Planned Parenthood is profiting off of fetal tissue donation.”
Comedian and libertarian Penn Jillette stood up for the Second Amendment, Tuesday, offering a rare non-liberal perspective on Comedy Central's Nightly Show. In typical liberal media fashion, Jillette was outnumbered three-to-one. After contributor Ricky Velez made the tired argument that the Second Amendment was about muskets, Jillette zinged, "But, unfortunately, with that exact same argument on the First Amendment, you have real trouble too."
On his The Nightly Show on Comedy Central, in the aftermath of the Charleston church massacre, host Larry Wilmore tried to deceive his audience into believing that Fox News hosts as well as former Senator Rick Santorum had been clinging to the possibility that the Charleston church massacre was motivated by religion, even after reporting surfaced that the gunman had expressed blatantly racist motivations during the rampage.
In the case of Santorum, Wilmore's staff even reversed the order of some of the Republican presidential candidate's words from an interview to make it sound like he had suggested the massacre could not have been motivated by anything other than "assaults on religious liberty."
In the aftermath of the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore ripped Fox News for its coverage regarding the motivations of the shooter, Dylann Roof. The Nightly Show host played clip after clip of hosts and guests on Fox News promoting the idea that the shooting could have been a religiously motivated attack.
Friday night's The Kelly File on Fox News Channel shared a new Media Research Center report on how the media has perpetuated the false narrative of "hands up, don't shoot" since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown this past August.
Since his Comedy Central show began back in January, Larry Wilmore has followed the heavily-trod path of his former boss, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart -- he directs 95 percent of his snark at conservatives, the remaining sliver at fellow liberals.
Seeing how Wilmore is so selective in his ridicule toward the left, the outrage in question must be indisputably egregious to draw his fire. Mark Halperin's are-you-truly-Cuban? cross examination of GOP Senator Ted Cruz easily meets that standard.
On Wednesday night, Comedy Central host Larry Wilmore went to great lengths to promote the idea that calling rioters in Baltimore thugs was just a socially acceptable way of using the “n-word.” The Nightly Show comedian began is commentary by playing several edited clips of different people referring to the Baltimore rioters as thugs, including President Obama, which Wilmore took great offense to.