The strange people on The Daily Show

While all of us have laughed at the weird things that some of the people in the field pieces (where the correspondents go out and interview them) have said on The Daily Show, the question has been raised as to whether they really could be that crazy or whether there has been some heavy editing done to make them look ridiculous.

In an attempt to assuage our curiosity, Jessica Williams goes back and talks to some of them to find out if they feel that they have been treated unfairly. The answer? They really are nuts.

(This clip aired on August 4, 2015. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Nightly Show outside the US, please see this earlier post. If the videos autoplay, please see here for a diagnosis and possible solutions.)


  1. Crimson Clupeidae says

    I saw that clip last night (and the final episode with Jon Stewart), and it was downright scary how set in their thought process those people are.

    It reflects something I read (I think in “The Authoritarians”) that showed right wing authoritarians, when showed data that conflicted with their beliefs, actually made them believe more strongly….

    How do you combat that?

  2. lorn says

    Perhaps the outrageousness of the claim is being confused by the form. Perhaps he means Starbucks is using sailors, by all accounts heavy coffee drinkers and people who know a good cup of joe, to brew their coffee. They have been adding “seamen” to the coffee [shop].

  3. blf says

    lorn@3, Laughs! Thanks. I live in a seaside village in the South of France which is visited by billionaire’s yachts on a regular basis, and the crew (“sailors”) certainly do know about good café. And cafés.

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