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Sexist (and Racist) Guest Line-up on Daily Show and Stephen Colbert

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August 15th, 2007

I love Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, but the other day when searching for something on the Daily Show’s website, I started searching through the interview videos that are posted on the website which confirmed something that I’ve known but haven’t wanted to confront–both Stewart and Colbert have an abysmal record when it comes to interviewing women. While
Stephen Colbert has made a conscious effort to bring feminists on his show (Jessica Valenti and Gloria Steinem for starts), the total number of women on his show is still unacceptably low (9 out of the first hundred listings).
Jon Stewart’s numbers were even worse–6 out of the first hundred listings and 4 of those were actresses. And big surprise–the lineup on both shows was also glaringly white.

Leafing through the index of interviews on both sites leaves little doubt that while we may bemoan the lack of women on Sunday morning talk shows, on Op Ed pages, etc. the alternative/liberal media leaves quite a lot to be desired as well. Check out these indexes, and then write to Comedy Central and let them know this isn’t funny.

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