The good folks at Comedy Central did not disappoint in their handling of the Rachel Dolezal scandal. Jon Stewart strives mightily to turn it into an attack on Fox News, but unconvincingly.
The far better takedown came from Larry Whitmore, formerly The DailyShow‘s “senior black correspondent” before he got his own show. His segment was called “Crazypants White Lady Pretends to Be Black,” and it pretty much explodes all the poses of MSNBC, The New Yorker, and other liberals straining to explain why Dolezal’s deception is no big deal. I especially liked “She’s not just white . . . she’s Laura Linney white! . . . The most amazing case of white-flight I’ve ever seen.”
Also this: “Shouldn’t even fake black lives matter?”
And from Seth Meyers on Late Night:
It was a beautiful weekend in New York. This is how nice the weather was: I went outside without sunscreen for about an hour, and I was elected to run the Spokane NAACP.
And from Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show:
How about this woman Rachel Dolezal in Spokane, Washington? She was president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP but was exposed as a white woman who was pretending to be black. A lot of people are upset, especially her white friends who thought they had at least one black friend.
Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP president in Spokane, was exposed for pretending to be black after her parents showed her Montana birth certificate and said that she is white. Though everyone else said, “Yeah, yeah, we got it at Montana birth certificate.”