Posted by: drew | June 7, 2006

Interview with Lewis Black

The A.V. Club posted a recent interview with the comic best known for his cynical outlook and barely being able to contain his rage at the world around him.

AVC: Do you really think the world has gone to hell?

LB: No. But it has, in a sense. I mean, we're in a hellish period. When the guys who do news can't figure out how to point out what the fuck is going on and we're left with the job, I mean, how dumb is that?

AVC: How do you feel about that? That some people say The Daily Show is their only source of news?

LB: I understand that. Some people say, "Isn't it sad that the kids watch The Daily Show?" Who said kids had to watch news? When did that become a fucking assignment? The only reason that part of the adult generation watches the news is because of the Vietnam War, and they had a fuck of a vested interest in it.

Nobody in college races home and says, "I can't wait to see the news! I can't wait to see who CBS is going to hire!" And also, it's a constant wall of news between CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox. I think it's not bad that kids watch anything about it; it helps them develop a sardonic point of view about what the fuck they're being told.

He kills me.


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