Trevor Noah defends controversial Tomi Lahren interview
2016/12/06 Leave a comment
Took a certain degree of courage on both their parts rather than remaining within the bubbles, despite the risks of “normalization.” And a much more serious exchange than the Mansbridge/Coulter interview:
Trevor Noah said he invited right-wing pundit Tomi Lahren on his show because he believes Americans with different worldviews need to break out of their ideological bubbles and have conversations with each other.
The South African comedian who took the reins of Comedy Central’s news parody powerhouse The Daily Show when Jon Stewart retired last year has garnered both praise and scorn for his recent interview with Lahren, a hard-line commentator on The Blaze who has come under fire for comparing Black Lives Matter to the Ku Klux Klan.
“The conversation everyone seems to be having is: Do we live in bubbles? Do we live in a space where we are unable to understand or acknowledge the fact there are people out there in the world who have views that are very different to us?” Noah told CBC’s The National.
“It seems fruitless to some, but … the other alternative is to stay in those bubbles that you talk about, so why not have a conversation?”