Stephen Colbert introduced Ronan Farrow by playing his possible father Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” last night and things only got more contentious from there. As the newest face on MSNBC’s daytime lineup, Colbert asked his guest, “Are you a shill for the left?”
Colbert razzed Farrow for trying to “reach the youth demographic” with a show that airs at 1pm on weekdays before challenging him to prove that he’s anything other than a left-wing partisan.
“I could secretly be an O’Reilly type, your papa bear,” Farrow told Colbert. “You are my papa bear.” He said he still working on the “art of shouting” for cable news, something he studies Colbert to learn. “There’s a lot of shouting, which can be fun, and there may be a place for that,” Farrow added, “but there’s not a lot of giving people really useful, tangible information.”
Going back to Farrow’s ideology, Colbert asked, “Are you like a raging liberal or are you further left than that?”
Farrow rejected the left-right construct, instead saying he has an “anti-establishment bent” based on his time working for the State Department.
Despite that stance, Colbert could not quite get Farrow to admit that “there has to be some violent revolution in America for anything to get better.”
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