Jessica Williams revisits infamous interview subjects to prove the show hasn’t been manipulating the outrageous comments that come out of their mouth
On Tuesday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart finally revealed how the show has managed to get so many “crazy” field interviews over the years, and even had correspondent Jessica Williams revisit some of the most infamous participants.
“Are those people real? I mean, they say a lot of crazy things,” Stewart asked Williams.
“They are real and they do know who we are, and they don’t care because we bring a camera with us,” Williams said. “It’s like ‘Girls Gone Wild,’ except they flash us their controversial ideas.”
Williams began the segment by catching up with Harlem pastor James David Manning, who referred to President Obama as “the next Hitler” during his first “Daily Show” interview in 2009.
In his new interview, Manning doubled down on his earlier comments, saying, “I’m leaning more towards Obama being more like the son of Satan.”
Williams also spoke with Noel Flasterstein, a gun rights activist who appeared on the show in March 2015 and said that doctors who keep lists of patients who own firearms will lead to dictatorship similar to that of Hitler.
Flasterstein said he was thrilled to be on the show, however. “Doing ‘The Daily Show’ was great,” he said. “I obviously put a link of it on my website so everybody can see it.”
Williams closed the segment by again speaking with Manning, who said he knew what he was getting into when he agreed to be on the show. “I understood when you asked me to be on the show exactly what it was going to be about,” Manning said. “I knew there was going to be an attempt to make my ideas seem buffoonery, but I agreed to do it anyway because I didn’t think you would succeed at it and you didn’t.”
Manning then said he believes that Starbucks flavors their lattes with semen, though he admitted that he had no empirical evidence whatsoever.