The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore took a shot at CNN for their "news porn" covering the refugee crisis in Syria, and for managing to make at least one of the segments they aired all about themselves.
After starting things off by discussing just how bad the Syrian refugee crisis has become in Europe -- and having just a little bit of fun over the potential dangers of any of them taking up the Finnish Prime Minister on his offer to open his home up to some of them -- Wilmore moved onto the very serious subject of just how few refugees the United States has taken in since the civil war began five years ago.
As Wilmore rightly observed, so much for the United States supposedly being the country that says to bring us your huddled masses and that welcomes immigrants. Although he did understand why a lot of Americans aren't paying attention to something going on halfway across the world, and said he needed to clear some space in his own brain to take it all in.
Sadly, the brain clearing to make space to care about Syria didn't go so well once he found out that Apple was about to release a new iPad.
WILMORE: I sacrificed caring about my kids for that bigger iPad you guys. But look, it's hard. And this isn't just about me. This is about those people going through this. We have to focus on the people going through the struggle.
CNN, help me focus on the people.
Sadly it seems, CNN was a bit more interested in sensationalizing the whole thing during some of their coverage, where their reporter Arwa Damon was running through a corn field at the Serbian-Hungarian border, and managed to run right past security when she said she was from CNN as desperate refugees ran through the field attempting to do the same thing.
After expressing his shock that Darwin "literally said CNN and got right through" Wilmore brought in his Nightly Show reporter, Holly Walker, who was reporting "in the field" for Comedy Central. Sadly things didn't go quite so well for Walker when she attempted to show her press pass as they did for the CNN reporter -- and who needs to go to Syria when you can head to the corn fields of Iowa instead?