“The Colbert Report”opted for an interesting musical choice when it came to introducing Tuesday night’s guest, MSNBC host Ronan Farrow — “Fly Me to the Moon.”
The love song is sung by Frank Sinatra who may or may not be Farrow’s biological father. Questions about the newly minted newsman’s parentage came to light in a Vanity Fair profile last year of his mother Mia Farrow. Prior to that, it was believed that his father was Woody Allen, the Oscar-winning film legend who was accused of sexually molesting Ronan Farrow’s adopted sister Dylan Farrow while she was a child.
Mia Farrow told Vanity Fair that she and ol’ blue eyes remained intimate for much longer than the public had assumed. They were briefly married in the 1960s.
For his part, Farrow seemed to take the musical introduction in stride, betraying no hint of annoyance. Nor was that the only reference to fathers.
After Stephen Colbert accused Farrow of being a shill for the left by appearing on MSNBC, the 26-year old host responded, “I could secretly be [a Bill] O’Reilly type. Papa Bear. You are my Papa Bear.”
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