This sketch from last night’s Saturday Night Live captures precisely the sorry state of affairs in the US, both in terms of the people who are elected to office, the people who work for them, and the people who are responsible for covering the news.
These hosts don’t seem to realize that viewers don’t care what they think, they want to hear from the guests. When I see interviewers talking much more than the interviewees, and this is so, so common, I long for the return of Bob Edwards, former host of NPR’s Morning Edition, who was one of the best interviewers I have heard. He would ask very short but pointed questions that went right to the heart of the issue being discussed and allow the speakers to explain themselves.
SNL followed up with a funny Weekend Update segment where Michael Che gave Trump a brief history lesson on colonialism.