May 11, 2016 - Angie Martinez

  • 05/11/2016

Congress investigates the underreporting of sex abuse in the military, and Larry examines Facebook's alleged liberal bias with Angie Martinez, Rory Albanese and Grace Parra.

(vocalizing)Thank you very much.

Thank you.Such a good crowd.

Welcome to the show.

Welcome to The Nightly Show. I am Larry Wilmore.

-(woman whoops) -Thank you,ma'am. Thank you very much.

So, we begin tonight

with America.

Well, just in timefor the Fourth of July

the makers of Budweiser arelooking to replace "Budweiser"

with "America"on its labels this summer.

Yeah, that's right.

And now thatit's called America,

they of course had to changethe shape of the can.

Mmm. Yeah.

Yeah. Mmm.

Mmm. That's got to havea little fat in it, man.

That's how I like it, yes.

Uh, also, in unfortunate news,due to copyright infringement,

America Ferrerawas forced to change her name

to Budweiser Ferrera.Um, I know, that's just unfair.

To... You're so sad for her.Wow.

Eh, it's an actress, they'realways changing their names.

Okay, moving on.Okay, so, you guys remember

our old friend Ted Cruz--presidential candidate,

Zodiac killer, all-aroundcreepy guy, right?

Right? Right? Okay.

Just when we thoughtwe'd heard the last

of Grandpa Munsterand Heidi, his wife...

his wife addressedsome of their supporters,

who go by the term,uh, national prayer team,

uh, by conference call.And thank God

someone besides the NSArecorded it.

Okay, hold on, okay?

Hold on.Hold on a second.

You're comparing your fightto win the presidency

with the fightto abolish slavery?

I don't recall anyone bringingTed Cruz over on a boat

and then selling him on a stump.

In fact, even if they didtry to sell him on a stump,

nobody would buy him.

Nobody wanted him, right?

-Mm-mmm. Mm-mmm. Mm.-(cheering, applause)

You hear that, Ted Cruz?

They bought usbut nobody want...

Wait, this analogy's really,uh, falling apart here. Uh...

And you know, Heidi,people don't want him now.

What makes you think peoplewill want him in four years?

You may as well tell themto wait 1,000 years.

I mean, he is a vampire.

He can do it.

They-they havethat power, right?

Plus, the fight against slavery

was more like 250 years,not 25 years.

That's weird, I mean,guys, I thought Heidi Cruz

was smarter than this.You know what,

can we pull up WebMD? I'm-I'm alittle curious about something.

Okay, let's see. Hmm.Symptoms include poor judgment,

memory loss and...

okay, oh,and sudden unexplained use

of inaccurate and highlyoffensive slavery metaphors.

Hmm.

Oh, it saysshe has a concussion.

That's...That doesn't make sense.

Did Heidi suffer a blowto the head recently?

Oh. Whoa.

Sorry.

We just likeshowing that clip, sorry.

In fact, while we're at it,let's see that barrel roll cop,

'cause I like that one too.Yeah, there you go, yeah.

Yeah, yeah.We just like showing clips.

That's all we do.

All right,on to our top story tonight--

the suppressionof conservative speech.

WOMAN: ♪ The suppression ofconservative speech, yeah! ♪

Feels kind of ha... too happyfor what the title is, you guys.

Now, suppressing speechis never a good thing.

Okay, what's going on?

Facebook this morningis defending itself

against accusationsof political bias.

An article posted Monday on thetech news side Gizm... Gizmodo

said Facebook workers suppressedconservative-leaning

news storiesin its trending section.

That's awful. I mean,I thought the only thing

Facebook suppressedwas any sense of self-control.

-(phone dings)-Oh!

Aah! Carol liked my post

about how much I likecherry blossoms. Oh!

What? Sorry.

Facebook freak-out.

Uh, but Facebook, uh, Facebookpromotes trending topics.

And the Internet todayis all about getting clicks,

so there's no way anyone wascurating Facebook's news

with some sophisticatedpolitical agenda, right?

MAN: A select groupof about 20 journalists--

young twentysomethings,often Ivy League-educated

or from privateeast coast schools--

are the ones that aresorting through the news feed

and determining what is...what people are able to see

and, more importantly,what they're not able to see.

All right... I don't know.

You're makinga bit of a leap, here.

Just because thesetwentysomethings

are Ivy League-educatedand from the east coast

doesn't mean their viewsare gonna swing le...

Yeah, yeah, they probably do.

They probably do.

Okay, so this could bepretty serious.

Uh, let's see whatthese liberals suppressed.

Trending topics such as--some examples--

CPAC, Mitt Romney or Glenn Beckwere some of the examples

that were given as issuesthat were suppressed.

All right, okay. SuppressingCPAC and Mitt Romney--

that's not fair.But Glenn Beck--

that (bleep) crazy. Okay?

I got to give you some up heres,

twentysomething liberalIvy League lefties.

Come on, man, come on.

I know you out there somewhere,there you go. There you go.

Now, another interesting...Thank you very much.

We have a couple here tonight.

But another interesting aspectof the story isn't so much that

Gizmodo's concerned with thesuppression of political speech.

They're concernedthat these trending topics

are being curated by peopleand not by complicated equation,

the way it wasclaimed to be done.

They've been saying an algorithmis doing the sorting.

You know, um, we found evidenceof them populating the algorithm

with topics that weren'ttrending on Facebook at all.

Okay, hold on a second, man.First of all, the word

isn't all-gorithm,all right? It's algorithm.

George Bush didn'tdefeat All Gore.

Uh... Right?

In the 2000 electoral college.

And Simon and Theodoredefinitely

didn't get chipwreckedwith All-vin, all right?

That happened to Alvin

and it was positivelyfrightening, all right?

Come on, man, you workfor Gizmodo-- raise your game.

But this issue isn't justbothering smart people.

Congress is alsogetting involved.

The senate commerce committeeis now investigating

these accusations initiatedby former Facebook staffers.

This was allfrom a story by Gizmodo.

You have to be kidding me.

The senate is getting involvedwith this Facebook thing?

Um, senate,can I have a word please?

Um, I know this Facebook thing

feels very... trending,uh, right now.

You know, feels likesomething, uh,

you may want the senateto poke at.

Uh, I know your relationshipwith the American people

right now feels a littlecomplicated, you know?

Let me just give youa little status update...

on the country.

Uh, Flint still needssome (bleep) clean water.

(cheering, applause)

Okay. Here's the thing.

The senate had an opportunityto pass a bipartisan energy bill

with ties to funding for theresidents of Flint, Michigan,

but that bill was blockedby Senator Mike Lee of Utah.

He did not "like" it,if you will.

So, Senate, you're telling meyou can't find enough energy

to help people choking on leadin Flint,

but you got time to dick aroundthe news feed on Facebook?

Which isn't even reallya (bleep) news feed, all right?

You know, if only we could getthose brainy, 20-something

Ivy Leaguers to createan algorithm to get the Senate

to stop suppressing issuesthat are actually important

to America.

No, not the damn beer,the country.

But I think I need one of thoseright now anyway.

We'll be right back.

(cheering and applause)

(cheering and applause)

All right! Welcome back!

Activist Margaret Sangeronce wrote,

"Woman must not accept;she must challenge."

Which is also what Holly Walkersaid to me

when she took the lastbreakfast sandwich this morning.

Mm. And that can only meanone thing.

It's Lady Time.

-♪ -(birds chirping)

(cheering and applause)

Hi.

I'm Holly Walker.

And welcome to my lady time.

It's a timewhen I open up my floodgates

and gush about women's issues.

Tonight, I'm gettinga much needed massage,

because this next storyis making me tenser

than Kelly and Michael's banterthis week.

REPORTER: Two U.S. senators are asking President Obama

to investigate whether the Pentagon misled Congress

about its handling of sexual assault cases.

The Pentagon misled Congressabout sexual assault?!

Dig deep, Maurice.

These arethe knots of injustice.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley

and Armed Services Committee Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand

cite reports suggesting inaccuracies

and omissions in military records.

Ugh. It's a sad day

when I can't trust the Pentagon

as much as I trust a manI barely know

to lube me up and rub me down.

Oh, and you're great, too,Maurice.

(chuckles)

So why would the Pentagonmislead about something

as important as sexual assault?

Those records are being usedby the Pentagon to oppose a bill

strippingsenior military officers

of decision-making powerover whether to prosecute

sexual assault crimes.

Are you kidding me?!

That's some bull...(moaning)

Oh, Maurice, you are a godsend.

Unlike those dick nozzlesat the Pentagon.

Here's a tip, Pentagon,

when your decision makers decideto mislead Congress

on how good they areat making decisions,

maybe they shouldn't bethe ones making decisions!

Now, I get it. The militarywants control over these cases

as much as Beyoncéwanted control over Lemonade.

Except in Beyoncé's case,

the only things thatwere assaulted were those cars.

Damn, Bey, they couldn'thave all belonged to Jay Z.

Now, if you need any more proof

that sexual assaultshould be taken out of the chain

of command,take a look at the numbers.

In 2012, an estimated26,000 service members

experienced sexual assault.

Out of all those,only 3,374 were reported.

A big reason for that,according to Gillibrand,

is the chain of command.

What?!

No, no, no!

Oh, oh, not you, Maurice.

No, your fingersare like the healing butter

on the warm sponge cakeof my back.

(sighs)I mean those stats.

Those stats are worsethan Roose Bolton's chances

of sitting on the Iron Throne.

Seriously, he ain't waking uplike Jon Snow.

(chuckles)Oops! Spoiler alert.

(chuckles)

Look, you can't sayyou support the troops

without supportingthe most vulnerable troops.

That's like sayingyou finish my massage

without getting to my booty.

It's the most precious spot.

(clears throat)

Yeah.

Now, that's taking my gluteusto the maximus.

So the next time this billcomes up for a vote,

let's hopeCongress has our troops' backs.

And speaking of backs,thank you, Maurice,

for turning my back intoa tender pile of lady flesh.

And thank you all for joining meduring my lady time.

(sighs)

I thinkshe explained that properly.

Holly Walker, everyone!We'll be right back!

-Very good, Holly!-(cheering and applause)

(cheering and applause)

Welcome back!I'm here with my panel.

First up, Nightly Show Contributor Rory Albanese.

(cheering and applause)

And Nightly Show ContributorGrace Parra.

(cheering and applause)

And her first memoir, My Voice, will be available on May 17,

radio superstar, the Voiceof New York, Angie Martinez.

(cheering and applause)

And for everyone at home,join our conversation right now

on Twitter, @NightlyShow,using the hashtag, #Tonightly.

Okay, so as we talkedabout earlier in the show,

Gizmodo, uh, reported,uh, this week

that your trending newson Facebook is not picked

by an algorithm. Instead it'smanipulated by Facebook workers

who were instructed to keepthe conservative items out--

or not instructed,but that's what Gizmodo thinks

that they did-- and putthe liberal leading items in.

Now, if this is true, myquestion is, why would someone

even go to the trouble ofdoing this? I don't understand.

I-I'm so confused, too.Because it feels like...

it feels like it's Facebook'sattempt at being like,

"Oh, we're really liberal."'Cause every time I go

on Facebook, it's grandmas,racists, and bots.

-Sometimes racist grandma bots.-Right. Right.

-And it's like they're just...-And who's horrified by this?

-Who is disturbed by this?Who is... -Yeah.

Well, I'll tell youwhy I'm disturbed by it.

-Yes.-Because it's like I feel like

the last thing we need is-is...

is, like, a super-rich Jewcontrolling the media.

You know what I mean?No, as on behalf...

-No.-PARRA: The horror! The horror!

Scary enough to be a Jewright now with Trump coming up.

-You know what I mean?-PARRA: Yeah.

It's like now we need this.

It's like I've just finally

convinced peoplethat's not the thing.

And now, Zuckerberg's like,"I've actually

been doing it the whole time."

-You know, so,that's frustrating. -Yeah.

-You're blaming thison the Jews. -No.

I'm sayingit will be blamed on the Jews,

and now I have to, like,

resecure my panic room,is my point.

-You know what I mean? It's...-(laughter)

We're always... we're alwaysready to escape.

-Your panic room? -That's oneof the things we're taught.

MARTINEZ:I didn't know Facebook

-was the place you getreal news. -WILMORE: Right.

People, like...This is an official news source?

PARRA:Well, that's a very...

-What is news nowadays anyway?-I...

I think, well,even the term "news feed"

-is kind of fudging a bit.-PARRA: Exactly.

It's (bleep)

-that people are talking about,right? -Right. -But yeah.

-But it's not, though... -Isn'tthat what we're talking about?

-The trending stuff? -Theassumption was the things that

you're reading are the thingspeople are talking about.

WILMORE:Right, but not usually.

But they're not the thingsthey're talking about.

MARTINEZ:These are, like, serious...

They're the things that these,like, college Ivy League...

I don't want to say "college"like it's a bad thing.

Like, "These stupid educated..."

-(laughter) WILMORE: Yeah.No, no. No, that's a lot...

No, but I'm saying, it's likeI think the issue is,

like, the assumption iswhat you're...

It's an aggregateof what's being talked about,

but if it's not, and then

you're just sort of being fedthings to learn about.

-The horror. -Do you thinkthere's some unconscious bias

going on, I mean,when he talked about the...

Ivy League thing or whatever?

Well, why does...?It's Facebook.

-He could do whatever they want.-WILMORE: Right.

-It's social media. It's notlike a... -WILMORE: Yeah. Sure.

-It not like the New York Times, or... -PARRA: Yeah. The biggest

problem is if you're goingto Facebook to get your news.

-That's a problem.-Right. -Yeah.

At least go to Twitterfor your news.

Why do you think people believe

what they readon places like Facebook?

-Only because it's written down?-PARRA: Oh, yeah. Yes.

I think people believe stuffonly because it's written down.

MARTINEZ:It's social media, right?

Like, what qualifies them?

What is the qualifications?Isn't it, like...

-WILMORE: Right. -PARRA: Therehave been, like, 15 times that

-I thought Tom Hankshas been dead. -WILMORE: Really?

-Mm-hmm. -Just because it popsup on Facebook or Twitter.

-MARTINEZ: Really? -"Tom Hanksis dead." I'm like, "No.

It can't be." And then I look,and it's, like, it's fine, guys.

-Yeah. I know.-Yeah. The weird part would be

-if you were like, "Finally."-Yeah. Yeah.

What do you gotagainst Tom Hanks?

WILMORE: What do you gotagainst Tom Hanks?

He's America's sweetheart.What are you doing?

-RIP Tom.-No, but I think

that that's the...There is an assumption,

-not that it is a news source...-WILMORE: Uh-huh.

...but that social mediais a place to go to sort of...

-You know, it moves at a fasterpace. -PARRA: Yeah.

Like, The Wall Street Journal isn't gonna be able

to tell me that Selena Gomez andOrlando Bloom may be an item.

-You know what I mean? Facebook.-The important things.

-MARTINEZ: The important things.-Yeah, the important things.

But no, I mean I don't thinkyou should use it...

WILMORE: And although Twitterhas been instrumental

in breaking storiesand in spreading news quickly.

-PARRA: Yeah. Yeah.-I mean, uh,

when the stuff was going onin Afghanistan or in Iran,

I think the other year,I mean Twitter was

instrumentalin getting that news out.

So it can serve a good purpose.

MARTINEZ: Yeah, and the imagescome up so much faster.

-Right. -So people who areon Twitter. If something's

-happening in the world,if there's a fire... -Right.

or some other, you know,protest, you get to see,

-like, what's happening on theground. -PARRA: Yeah. Sure.

WILMORE: Right. In Ferguson,when that was happening,

Twitter was used a lot.

But you take itwhat it's worth.

-These are not journalists.-Right.

These are, you know,civilians on the ground...

-WILMORE: Yeah. -...sharinginformation, which is what

-I expect from Facebook.-Yeah. I know, but people..

These are civilians tweeting,

and Facebook, you know,and posting.

People kind oftreat them like...

People take it seriously.

Like, comments, I think,have replaced critics.

-You know, like...-PARRA: Absolutely. Absolutely.

-Yeah.-MARTINEZ: Yeah.

WILMORE: But people don't careabout expert opinions anymore.

-No, what is an expert anymore?-It's only comments.

"(Bleep) you!What are you talking about?"

-How is that...?-(laughter)

Well, I mean,in all fairness, like,

if I'm on TV right nowbeing an expert,

I would validate that expertsare bull (bleep).

-You know what I mean? Like...-What are you an expert at?

-Right, right. -You don'tthink... you don't think

-there are actual experts?-So that means right now

Neil deGrasse Tyson...Neil deGrasse Tyson's at home

right now watching me,being like, "Whoa, hey,

that's a good point."You know, it's like...

WILMORE: Neil deGrasse Tysonis an expert.

MARTINEZ:It doesn't matter what...

It doesn't matter.You could have, like,

-a Harvard degree.-WILMORE: Sure.

But if you're boring...

-PARRA: Yeah.-...nobody cares.

-So I think it matters...-WILMORE: Wow.

It's as entertaining...You're entertaining...

-(applause) -No, you're right.You are absolutely right.

-That is a very good point.-Then that's what matters.

-Donald Trump.-You have to be entertaining

and informativeat the same time.

So is that what Facebook is?

I don't know if they careabout informative.

-I just think entertaining.-WILMORE: Just entertaining?

-PARRA: I think so true.-WILMORE: I think you're right.

MARTINEZ: I thinkit's just entertaining.

My concern with Facebook isthat I think

that sometimes it knows mebetter than I know myself.

-WILMORE: Yeah.-Like, for example, today,

I went on the trending listto see what was trending

-on my Facebook, and it was...-MARTINEZ: Big Boi?

-It wasn't very sadly.-Never mind.

It was Taylor Swift...

-WILMORE: Right.-...Selena Gomez and the fact

-that Nickelback is more likedthan Trump, and I... -(laughter)

This is a real...It's a real thing, and I said...

-MARTINEZ: I like Nickelback.-I know. -There you go.

And I saw these thingsand I scoffed, like,

"These are not relevant to me."

And then I was like,"Wait a second.

I got to find out more."

-And I read everysingle article. -It got you.

-It totally got me.-Right.

It knew me betterthan I knew myself.

But, you know,again, I don't know what...

Like, this Facebook is a...Facebook is a thing

that we've givenall of our information.

-WILMORE: I know.-All of it. Literally, its...

-That's the scary part.-people are like,

"Here's what my kids look like.Here's where they play.

Here's where you can stealthem." You know? And then...

and then we're... yeah,and then we're, like, surprised,

we're like,"I can't believe they're

turning their backs on us."It's like, what are talk...

You're all idiots.Like, what have you been doing?

No, child molesters are like,"Thank you, Facebook, thank you.

Where have you beenall my life?"

That's so...Why do you think like that?!

ALBANESE: Just burglars,like, remember that book...

-It's child... -Why doesthat even come to your mind?

It's not me! It's childmolesters, Angie. Come on.

I have to challenge that.I'm the host.

But The Bling... Remember The Bling Ring book?

It's, like, that's...that literally happened,

'cause Paris Hilton was like,"Away for eight days.

House unlocked."You know what I mean?

And they're like, "Good to know.We'll go get her (bleep)."

-Right, right, right. -Peopleoversharing is the problem.

Yeah, it's over... you know,but I can't imagine, like,

there's not, like,some grave injustice,

you couldn't have trusted themup until now.

PARRA: So we're supposed to readthe terms and conditions now?

MARTINEZ: It's, like,the biggest nerd issue.

-That seems too much.-We had a... we had a...

we had a-a researcher heretry to read it,

and he just shot himself,like, 20 minutes ago.

-MARTINEZ: He was upset.-All right, Clive!

Yeah. So yeah, Clive.Good job, Clive.

So you're saying this isa complete nerd issue.

-Is that what you're saying?-It's totally a nerd issue.

-Right.-I... don't care.

-PARRA: Right.-Really. I don't expect Facebook

-to be the place where...-Right.

And I also expect itto be tailored.

-Mm-hmm. -If I'm searching...shoes all day,

-Right. -I expect what comes upon my Facebook timeline

to be about shoes, becauseI know they're watching me.

WILMORE: Mm-hmm, yeah.You don't mind being watched?

-You don't mind that part of it?-I don't like that.

No, I don't like that,but I don't expect, um...

I don't expect Facebook to bethe place where I have, like,

unbiased news.

-So to me, I think...-WILMORE: Mm-hmm.

if you really... if you're,like, losing sleep over that,

I'm not really sure who's...

Yeah. The saddest thingabout the ubiquity of Facebook

is that ISIS used itas a way to recruit.

-ISIS is on Facebook!-ALBANESE: Yeah.

I mean, that tells youeverything you need to know.

It's a great placeto get young, stupid people.

-There you go. -I mean...it is. I mean, you know...

Hey, I was just poked by ISIS.What do I do?

-Yes, it's like, "I don't know."-I never thought about it...

Right? What do you do?Should I poke 'em back?

I mean, I don't know.I mean, it is ISIS, you know.

What are you supposed to do?ISIS just friended me! Oh, no!

-PARRA: Oh, God!-(laughter)

I have a friend request!

-That's so fun... Yeah.-That would be horrible.

I wouldn't know... I wouldprobably have to friend them,

-You just want to see-'cause I would feel guilty.

-what's in their profile.-Yeah, I just want to check out

-their pictures... -It would berude, by the way, to ignore

-All right, we have completely-a Face... a friend request.

devolvedinto nonsense now, okay?

We'll be right back.

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All right,thanks to my panelists,

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We're almost out of time,but before we go,

I'm gonna Keep It 100for you guys.

-♪ -Hey-oh.-Okay, thanks.

-Tonight's question---Exciting.

I know--is from an audience member

named Cassandra.All right, let's take a look.

Hey, Larry. Would you ratherwear an overtly racist shirt

for one month or wear no shirt at all?

Keep It 100.

-(Walker chuckles) -Hmm.Well, if I don't wear a shirt,

you'll seeall my racist tattoos, so...

-(laughter)-I have no racist tat...

I will wear the racist shirt.

I'm not going shirtlessfor a month.

Uh, yeah, I'll wearthe racist shirt. I don't care.

-Ew!-No? It's not good?

-All right, thanks for watching.-Take off your shirt, Wilmore!

Good Nightly, everyone.That was a good answer.

I didn't Keep It 100?

-(cheering, applause)-I kept it a 100!

-♪ -I didn't Keep It 100?

I didn't Keep It 100?

MAN: Ooh, sorry.

All right! Welcome back!

Activist Margaret Sangeronce wrote,

"Woman must not accept;she must challenge."

Which is also what Holly Walkersaid to me

when she took the lastbreakfast sandwich this morning.

Mm. And that can only meanone thing.

It's Lady Time.

-♪ -(birds chirping)

(cheering and applause)

Hi.

I'm Holly Walker.

And welcome to my lady time.

It's a timewhen I open up my floodgates

and gush about women's issues.

Tonight, I'm gettinga much needed massage,

because this next storyis making me tenser

than Kelly and Michael's banterthis week.

REPORTER: Two U.S. senators are asking President Obama

to investigate whether the Pentagon misled Congress

about its handling of sexual assault cases.

The Pentagon misled Congressabout sexual assault?!

Dig deep, Maurice.

These arethe knots of injustice.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley

and Armed Services Committee Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand

cite reports suggesting inaccuracies

and omissions in military records.

Ugh. It's a sad day

when I can't trust the Pentagon

as much as I trust a manI barely know

to lube me up and rub me down.

Oh, and you're great, too,Maurice.

(chuckles)

So why would the Pentagonmislead about something

as important as sexual assault?

Those records are being usedby the Pentagon to oppose a bill

strippingsenior military officers

of decision-making powerover whether to prosecute

sexual assault crimes.

Are you kidding me?!

That's some bull...(moaning)

Oh, Maurice, you are a godsend.

Unlike those dick nozzlesat the Pentagon.

Here's a tip, Pentagon,

when your decision makers decideto mislead Congress

on how good they areat making decisions,

maybe they shouldn't bethe ones making decisions!

Now, I get it. The militarywants control over these cases

as much as Beyoncéwanted control over Lemonade.

Except in Beyoncé's case,

the only things thatwere assaulted were those cars.

Damn, Bey, they couldn'thave all belonged to Jay Z.

Now, if you need any more proof

that sexual assaultshould be taken out of the chain

of command,take a look at the numbers.

In 2012, an estimated26,000 service members

experienced sexual assault.

Out of all those,only 3,374 were reported.

A big reason for that,according to Gillibrand,

is the chain of command.

What?!

No, no, no!

Oh, oh, not you, Maurice.

No, your fingersare like the healing butter

on the warm sponge cakeof my back.

(sighs)I mean those stats.

Those stats are worsethan Roose Bolton's chances

of sitting on the Iron Throne.

Seriously, he ain't waking uplike Jon Snow.

(chuckles)Oops! Spoiler alert.

(chuckles)

Look, you can't sayyou support the troops

without supportingthe most vulnerable troops.

That's like sayingyou finish my massage

without getting to my booty.

It's the most precious spot.

(clears throat)

Yeah.

Now, that's taking my gluteusto the maximus.

So the next time this billcomes up for a vote,

let's hopeCongress has our troops' backs.

And speaking of backs,thank you, Maurice,

for turning my back intoa tender pile of lady flesh.

And thank you all for joining meduring my lady time.

(sighs)

I thinkshe explained that properly.

Holly Walker, everyone!We'll be right back!

-Very good, Holly!-(cheering and applause)

Welcome back!I'm here with my panel.

First up, Nightly Show Contributor Rory Albanese.

(cheering and applause)

And Nightly Show ContributorGrace Parra.

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And her first memoir, My Voice, will be available on May 17,

radio superstar, the Voiceof New York, Angie Martinez.

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Okay, so as we talkedabout earlier in the show,

Gizmodo, uh, reported,uh, this week

that your trending newson Facebook is not picked

by an algorithm. Instead it'smanipulated by Facebook workers

who were instructed to keepthe conservative items out--

or not instructed,but that's what Gizmodo thinks

that they did-- and putthe liberal leading items in.

Now, if this is true, myquestion is, why would someone

even go to the trouble ofdoing this? I don't understand.

I-I'm so confused, too.Because it feels like...

it feels like it's Facebook'sattempt at being like,

"Oh, we're really liberal."'Cause every time I go

on Facebook, it's grandmas,racists, and bots.

-Sometimes racist grandma bots.-Right. Right.

-And it's like they're just...-And who's horrified by this?

-Who is disturbed by this?Who is... -Yeah.

Well, I'll tell youwhy I'm disturbed by it.

-Yes.-Because it's like I feel like

the last thing we need is-is...

is, like, a super-rich Jewcontrolling the media.

You know what I mean?No, as on behalf...

-No.-PARRA: The horror! The horror!

Scary enough to be a Jewright now with Trump coming up.

-You know what I mean?-PARRA: Yeah.

It's like now we need this.

It's like I've just finally

convinced peoplethat's not the thing.

And now, Zuckerberg's like,"I've actually

been doing it the whole time."

-You know, so,that's frustrating. -Yeah.

-You're blaming thison the Jews. -No.

I'm sayingit will be blamed on the Jews,

and now I have to, like,

resecure my panic room,is my point.

-You know what I mean? It's...-(laughter)

We're always... we're alwaysready to escape.

-Your panic room? -That's oneof the things we're taught.

MARTINEZ:I didn't know Facebook

-was the place you getreal news. -WILMORE: Right.

People, like...This is an official news source?

PARRA:Well, that's a very...

-What is news nowadays anyway?-I...

I think, well,even the term "news feed"

-is kind of fudging a bit.-PARRA: Exactly.

It's (bleep)

-that people are talking about,right? -Right. -But yeah.

-But it's not, though... -Isn'tthat what we're talking about?

-The trending stuff? -Theassumption was the things that

you're reading are the thingspeople are talking about.

WILMORE:Right, but not usually.

But they're not the thingsthey're talking about.

MARTINEZ:These are, like, serious...

They're the things that these,like, college Ivy League...

I don't want to say "college"like it's a bad thing.

Like, "These stupid educated..."

-(laughter) WILMORE: Yeah.No, no. No, that's a lot...

No, but I'm saying, it's likeI think the issue is,

like, the assumption iswhat you're...

It's an aggregateof what's being talked about,

but if it's not, and then

you're just sort of being fedthings to learn about.

-The horror. -Do you thinkthere's some unconscious bias

going on, I mean,when he talked about the...

Ivy League thing or whatever?

Well, why does...?It's Facebook.

-He could do whatever they want.-WILMORE: Right.

-It's social media. It's notlike a... -WILMORE: Yeah. Sure.

-It not like the New York Times, or... -PARRA: Yeah. The biggest

problem is if you're goingto Facebook to get your news.

-That's a problem.-Right. -Yeah.

At least go to Twitterfor your news.

Why do you think people believe

what they readon places like Facebook?

-Only because it's written down?-PARRA: Oh, yeah. Yes.

I think people believe stuffonly because it's written down.

MARTINEZ:It's social media, right?

Like, what qualifies them?

What is the qualifications?Isn't it, like...

-WILMORE: Right. -PARRA: Therehave been, like, 15 times that

-I thought Tom Hankshas been dead. -WILMORE: Really?

-Mm-hmm. -Just because it popsup on Facebook or Twitter.

-MARTINEZ: Really? -"Tom Hanksis dead." I'm like, "No.

It can't be." And then I look,and it's, like, it's fine, guys.

-Yeah. I know.-Yeah. The weird part would be

-if you were like, "Finally."-Yeah. Yeah.

What do you gotagainst Tom Hanks?

WILMORE: What do you gotagainst Tom Hanks?

He's America's sweetheart.What are you doing?

-RIP Tom.-No, but I think

that that's the...There is an assumption,

-not that it is a news source...-WILMORE: Uh-huh.

...but that social mediais a place to go to sort of...

-You know, it moves at a fasterpace. -PARRA: Yeah.

Like, The Wall Street Journal isn't gonna be able

to tell me that Selena Gomez andOrlando Bloom may be an item.

-You know what I mean? Facebook.-The important things.

-MARTINEZ: The important things.-Yeah, the important things.

But no, I mean I don't thinkyou should use it...

WILMORE: And although Twitterhas been instrumental

in breaking storiesand in spreading news quickly.

-PARRA: Yeah. Yeah.-I mean, uh,

when the stuff was going onin Afghanistan or in Iran,

I think the other year,I mean Twitter was

instrumentalin getting that news out.

So it can serve a good purpose.

MARTINEZ: Yeah, and the imagescome up so much faster.

-Right. -So people who areon Twitter. If something's

-happening in the world,if there's a fire... -Right.

or some other, you know,protest, you get to see,

-like, what's happening on theground. -PARRA: Yeah. Sure.

WILMORE: Right. In Ferguson,when that was happening,

Twitter was used a lot.

But you take itwhat it's worth.

-These are not journalists.-Right.

These are, you know,civilians on the ground...

-WILMORE: Yeah. -...sharinginformation, which is what

-I expect from Facebook.-Yeah. I know, but people..

These are civilians tweeting,

and Facebook, you know,and posting.

People kind oftreat them like...

People take it seriously.

Like, comments, I think,have replaced critics.

-You know, like...-PARRA: Absolutely. Absolutely.

-Yeah.-MARTINEZ: Yeah.

WILMORE: But people don't careabout expert opinions anymore.

-No, what is an expert anymore?-It's only comments.

"(Bleep) you!What are you talking about?"

-How is that...?-(laughter)

Well, I mean,in all fairness, like,

if I'm on TV right nowbeing an expert,

I would validate that expertsare bull (bleep).

-You know what I mean? Like...-What are you an expert at?

-Right, right. -You don'tthink... you don't think

-there are actual experts?-So that means right now

Neil deGrasse Tyson...Neil deGrasse Tyson's at home

right now watching me,being like, "Whoa, hey,

that's a good point."You know, it's like...

WILMORE: Neil deGrasse Tysonis an expert.

MARTINEZ:It doesn't matter what...

It doesn't matter.You could have, like,

-a Harvard degree.-WILMORE: Sure.

But if you're boring...

-PARRA: Yeah.-...nobody cares.

-So I think it matters...-WILMORE: Wow.

It's as entertaining...You're entertaining...

-(applause) -No, you're right.You are absolutely right.

-That is a very good point.-Then that's what matters.

-Donald Trump.-You have to be entertaining

and informativeat the same time.

So is that what Facebook is?

I don't know if they careabout informative.

-I just think entertaining.-WILMORE: Just entertaining?

-PARRA: I think so true.-WILMORE: I think you're right.

MARTINEZ: I thinkit's just entertaining.

My concern with Facebook isthat I think

that sometimes it knows mebetter than I know myself.

-WILMORE: Yeah.-Like, for example, today,

I went on the trending listto see what was trending

-on my Facebook, and it was...-MARTINEZ: Big Boi?

-It wasn't very sadly.-Never mind.

It was Taylor Swift...

-WILMORE: Right.-...Selena Gomez and the fact

-that Nickelback is more likedthan Trump, and I... -(laughter)

This is a real...It's a real thing, and I said...

-MARTINEZ: I like Nickelback.-I know. -There you go.

And I saw these thingsand I scoffed, like,

"These are not relevant to me."

And then I was like,"Wait a second.

I got to find out more."

-And I read everysingle article. -It got you.

-It totally got me.-Right.

It knew me betterthan I knew myself.

But, you know,again, I don't know what...

Like, this Facebook is a...Facebook is a thing

that we've givenall of our information.

-WILMORE: I know.-All of it. Literally, its...

-That's the scary part.-people are like,

"Here's what my kids look like.Here's where they play.

Here's where you can stealthem." You know? And then...

and then we're... yeah,and then we're, like, surprised,

we're like,"I can't believe they're

turning their backs on us."It's like, what are talk...

You're all idiots.Like, what have you been doing?

No, child molesters are like,"Thank you, Facebook, thank you.

Where have you beenall my life?"

That's so...Why do you think like that?!

ALBANESE: Just burglars,like, remember that book...

-It's child... -Why doesthat even come to your mind?

It's not me! It's childmolesters, Angie. Come on.

I have to challenge that.I'm the host.

But The Bling... Remember The Bling Ring book?

It's, like, that's...that literally happened,

'cause Paris Hilton was like,"Away for eight days.

House unlocked."You know what I mean?

And they're like, "Good to know.We'll go get her (bleep)."

-Right, right, right. -Peopleoversharing is the problem.

Yeah, it's over... you know,but I can't imagine, like,

there's not, like,some grave injustice,

you couldn't have trusted themup until now.

PARRA: So we're supposed to readthe terms and conditions now?

MARTINEZ: It's, like,the biggest nerd issue.

-That seems too much.-We had a... we had a...

we had a-a researcher heretry to read it,

and he just shot himself,like, 20 minutes ago.

-MARTINEZ: He was upset.-All right, Clive!

Yeah. So yeah, Clive.Good job, Clive.

So you're saying this isa complete nerd issue.

-Is that what you're saying?-It's totally a nerd issue.

-Right.-I... don't care.

-PARRA: Right.-Really. I don't expect Facebook

-to be the place where...-Right.

And I also expect itto be tailored.

-Mm-hmm. -If I'm searching...shoes all day,

-Right. -I expect what comes upon my Facebook timeline

to be about shoes, becauseI know they're watching me.

WILMORE: Mm-hmm, yeah.You don't mind being watched?

-You don't mind that part of it?-I don't like that.

No, I don't like that,but I don't expect, um...

I don't expect Facebook to bethe place where I have, like,

unbiased news.

-So to me, I think...-WILMORE: Mm-hmm.

if you really... if you're,like, losing sleep over that,

I'm not really sure who's...

Yeah. The saddest thingabout the ubiquity of Facebook

is that ISIS used itas a way to recruit.

-ISIS is on Facebook!-ALBANESE: Yeah.

I mean, that tells youeverything you need to know.

It's a great placeto get young, stupid people.

-There you go. -I mean...it is. I mean, you know...

Hey, I was just poked by ISIS.What do I do?

-Yes, it's like, "I don't know."-I never thought about it...

Right? What do you do?Should I poke 'em back?

I mean, I don't know.I mean, it is ISIS, you know.

What are you supposed to do?ISIS just friended me! Oh, no!

-PARRA: Oh, God!-(laughter)

I have a friend request!

-That's so fun... Yeah.-That would be horrible.

I wouldn't know... I wouldprobably have to friend them,

-You just want to see-'cause I would feel guilty.

-what's in their profile.-Yeah, I just want to check out

-their pictures... -It would berude, by the way, to ignore

-All right, we have completely-a Face... a friend request.

devolvedinto nonsense now, okay?

We'll be right back.

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All right,thanks to my panelists,

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We're almost out of time,but before we go,

I'm gonna Keep It 100for you guys.

-♪ -Hey-oh.-Okay, thanks.

-Tonight's question---Exciting.

I know--is from an audience member

named Cassandra.All right, let's take a look.

Hey, Larry. Would you ratherwear an overtly racist shirt

for one month or wear no shirt at all?

Keep It 100.

-(Walker chuckles) -Hmm.Well, if I don't wear a shirt,

you'll seeall my racist tattoos, so...

-(laughter)-I have no racist tat...

I will wear the racist shirt.

I'm not going shirtlessfor a month.

Uh, yeah, I'll wearthe racist shirt. I don't care.

-Ew!-No? It's not good?

-All right, thanks for watching.-Take off your shirt, Wilmore!

Good Nightly, everyone.That was a good answer.

I didn't Keep It 100?

-(cheering, applause)-I kept it a 100!

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I didn't Keep It 100?