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May 10 2021

Late Night Today

Late Night Today is for our readers who can’t stay awake to watch the shows. Everyone deserves a good laugh.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Republican Attacks on Trans Athletes Are Escalating

Conservatives are back on their B.S. and targeting trans kids in sports. We call a foul! Trans athletes deserve the opportunity to forget it’s their turn to bring snacks to the game and force their parents on a crazed Costco run just like any other kid!

Matt Gaetz and The Republican Double Standard

It’s been 6 months since Donald Trump was voted out of office. But while prominent party member Matt Gaetz is being investigated for ACTUAL crimes, Republicans are busy vilifying those in the party who failed to support Trump! Which begs the question…WTF?

It’s Time to Call Out Connecticut for Prison Phone Costs

If you hate the Detroit Pistons or the insane cost incarcerated individuals must shoulder just to make a phone call, have we got the piece for you! Sam sat down with Bianca Tylek of Worth Rises to learn how Tom Gores and the prison industry are making a fortune off of others’ misfortune.

The Amber Ruffin Show

Weed in the White House + An AAVE Spelling Bee: Week In Review

According to a recent article, several White House staffers were put on probation or fired after disclosing past marijuana use in a background check. This had Amber questioning: Has Tarik ever used marijuana? Also, the Scripps National Spelling Bee recently unveiled they’re adding multiple choice questions and a lightning round to crank up the competition. Aren’t Spelling Bees hard enough?

How the Jan. 6th Capitol Riot Was Organized In Broad Daylight

It’s May, and the news outlets are still reporting news stories of people being arrested for participating in the January 6th attack on the Capitol. How did we end with this many people feeling so comfortable committing an act of terrorism in broad daylight? And then bragging about it? Let’s find out in a segment called, “How Did We Get Here?”

Rudy Giuliani & Sen. John Kennedy Played Stupid Games, Won Stupid Prizes

Words and actions have consequences. If you do something wrong, you often pay for it in some way. Some call it cancel culture, but Amber likes to call it… “That’s What Yo’ Ass Gets!” This week, the biggest examples are Norfolk police officer William Kelly, the Capitol riot Bumble bragger, Senator John Kennedy, and Rudy Giuliani.

Your Mom’s Take on Caitlyn Jenner Running for Governor of California

These days, the world is full of different takes on the news. We get reporters’ takes, and pundits’ takes, and politicians’ takes, and random people on social media’s takes. But there’s one important take that’s missing — your mom’s take. So we’d like to bring that to you now in a segment called, “Your Mom’s Take.”