Now, we’re getting set to see something that we never imaged we would ever see in a million years, and that is an appearance from him on a late-night show like “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.” It’d be like him sitting down for a fun interview with Jon Stewart back when he was the host of “The Daily Show.”
Yet, you look at the previews below for Beck’s appearance on the show Monday night, and it’s … pleasant? Beck even jokes that he doesn’t quite know why he is there, and that certainly feels applicable. This interview does come after Beck has taken on a softer approach than what he was famously known for as a conservative commentator, in particular through Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign. Speaking to the New York Times recently, he had the following to say to potential liberals out there who have strong emotional reactions to Donald Trump winning the election:
“Please be better than I was. Please learn from my mistakes. Let’s just take it from 2000: George W. Bush was called an idiot, among other things. It got so bad that Republicans and conservatives just stopped listening to the media, because we made everything about jingoism. And so what happened? The pendulum swung back so far the other way that the next guy who was elected president offered hope and change, but all a lot of people saw was that he, for a while, wasn’t wearing a flag pin. They stopped listening to people on the left. Now we’re here in crazy town. What we need now is for reasonable people to sit down with each other and say: O.K., your guy wasn’t the end of the world. My guy wasn’t the end of the world. How can we talk to each other?”
Unfortunately, Beck is probably speaking in a pipe-dream sort of way here, but we’ll give him props for at the very least saying it, and we’re excited to see what sort of common ground he and Bee have over the interview. If you remember, there were times when Stewart and Bill O’Reilly also were close to getting along on occasion.