June 17, 2015 - Crisis in Haiti & Women's Sports

  • 06/17/2015

Haiti's humanitarian crisis worsens, and Larry discusses the media's muted coverage of women's sports with Holly Walker, Ali Wentworth, Jamil Smith and Boris Kodjoe.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Larry: THANK YOU, VERY MUCH.

MAN.

>> Audience: LARRY, LARRY!

Larry: WHAT A GREAT CROWDTONIGHT.

HAPPENING NIGHT FOR THE SHOW.

THANK YOU, I'M LARRY WILMORE.

WHAT A PUMPED UP CROWD, MAN.

I KNOW, I LIKE THAT.

I LIKE THAT.

YOU KNOW WE HAVE A GREAT SHOWFOR YOU TONIGHT TOO.

WE'LL BE SPENDING TIME IN THE MILLENNIAL HANG OUT AREA.

FIRST IT'S TIME FOR A NEWSEGMENT WE'RE CALLING "JUST

BECAUSE IT'S SAD DOESN'T MEANYOU CAN PRETEND IT'S NOT

HAPPENING."

♪>> Larry: GUYS, GUYS.

I DON'T REALLY FEEL LIKE THATMUSIC REALLY MATCHES THE TONE OF

THE PIECE.

A LITTLE TOO HAPPY MUSIC.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

SO ANYHOW THIS IS WHEN WE TACKLEA STORY SO SAD MOST NEWS

OUTLET'S IGNORE IT TONIGHT WE'RETALKING ABOUT HAITI.

FRANKLY NO ONE ELSE WILL.

SORRY, SEAN PENN, I WASREFERRING TO EVERYONE ELSE.

TRYING TO TAKE CREDIT.

HAITI IS STILL REELING FROM THEEARTHQUAKE THAT HIT IT FIVE

YEARS AGO.

>> JANUARY 12th, 2010.

CATASTROPHIC EARTHQUAKE RAVAGEDHAITI'S CAPITOL, PUERTO PRINCE.

LEAVING 1.5 MILLION PEOPLEHOMELESS.

>> Larry: 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE ORAS DONALD TRUMP CALLS THEM

LOSERS.

AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE THE WORLDSPRUNG INTO ACTION.

>> THE AMERICAN RED CROSS RAISEDNEARLY $500 MILLION FOR HAITI.

A YEAR AFTER, THE RED CROSSANNOUNCED PLANS TO CREATE

"BRAND NEW COMMUNITIES."

>> Larry: BRAND NEW COMMUNITIES,GREAT.

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW$500 MILLION TO TRANSFORM THIS

INTO THIS ESPECIALLY AT HAITIPRICES.

THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

COOL, MAN.

FIVE YEARS.

OKAY.

WELL, HAITI HAS TO BE BRIMMINGWITH HOMES BY NOW, RIGHT.

>> THE REPORT SAYS HALF ABILLION DOLLARS IN DONATIONS

AFTER THE QUAKE WERE MISS SPENT.

A PROMISE TO PROVIDE PERMANENTHOUSING RESULTED IN SIX

HOMES BEING BUILT.

>> Larry: SIX!

SIX HOMES?

WITH HALF A BILLION DOLLARS.

GOOD LORD THAT'S --THAT'S $83.3 MILLION PER HOME.

THAT'S ALMOST AS BAD ASMANHATTAN REAL ESTATE.

GOOD LORD, HAITI, IF YOU'REBLOWING $500 MILLION AT LEAST

BRIBE FIFA FOR THE 2026 WORLDCUP.

THAT WOULD HAVE MADE SENSE.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING,LARRY, THE FACT THAT WE CAN'T

TRUST THE RED CROSS IS A SADSTORY.

YOU'RE RIGHT.

IS IT SAD ENOUGH FOR THE TITLE"JUST BECAUSE IT'S SAD DOESN'T

MEAN YOU CAN PRETEND IT'S NOTHAPPENING"

>> Larry: GUYS, THAT'SINAPPROPRIATE, THANK YOU.

HERE IS SOMETHING ELSE I WOULDLOVE TO PRETEND ISN'T HAPPENING

IN HAITI.

>> IN HAITI WHERE THE UNs HADA PEACE KEEPING MISSION FOR

MORE THAN A DECADE.

THE SOLDIERS HAD TRANSACTIONALSEX WITH MORE THAN 200 WOMEN.

>> Larry: TRANSACTIONAL SEX.

THESE UN SOLDIERS ARE GETTINGHOOKERS WHEN THEY'RE SUPPOSE TO

DO RELIEF WORK.

THIS SOUNDS DISGUSTING.

BUT THE REALITY IS MOREDISGUSTING.

>> INVESTIGATORS TALKED TOHUNDREDS OF WOMEN IN HAITI AND

LIBERIA SAYING THEY HADTRANSACTUAL SEX FOR BASIC NEEDS

OF FOOD, SHELTER OR MEDICINE.

>> Larry: TRANSACTUAL SEX.

WHEN PEOPLE HAVE NOTHING ELSE TOBARTER WITH BUT THEIR BODIES.

THE FACT IT'S BY PEOPLE WHO ARESUPPOSE TO KEEP PEACE IT'S

WORST.

IT'S LIKE A CARE BEAR ON AMURDER SPREE.

MURDER SPREES ARE BAD.

CARE BEAR MURDER SPREES AREMUCH WORST.

I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS, GUYS.

THAT'S WHY I TAKE INCREDULAX

SORRY. INCREDULOX:

FOR WHEN YOU SIMPLY CAN'TBELIEVE IT AND IT'S COMPLETELY

TRUE AND YOU STILL CAN'T BELIEVEIT.

AHH, GUESS WHAT THE UN HAS TOSAY ABOUT THIS.

THEY PROHIBIT BARTERING FOR SEXAND STRONGLY DISCOURAGES SEXUAL

RELATIONSHIPS.

OOH, DISCOURAGES.

THE BEST THE UN CAN DO IS A SIDEEYE EMOJI.

THAT'S ALL WE GOT, SORRY.

BECAUSE GUESS WHY?

>> STAFF WITH LONG MISSIONEXPERIENCE STATED THERE WAS A

GENERAL VIEW PEOPLE SHOULD HAVEROMANTIC RIGHTS.

>> Larry: GUYS, YOU'RE THERE TOKEEP THE PEACE NOT GET A PIECE.

SERIOUSLY.

YOU WANT TO GET RID OF THE PENTUP SEXUAL ENERGY GO BUILD SOME

[BEEP] HOMES.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Larry: SORRY.

I NEEDED A LOT THERE.

OKAY.

OH, GOD.

LAST THING ABOUT THIS.

NOW IF THIS IS NOT SAD ENOUGHFOR YOU.

>> Larry: STOP IT, STOP IT.

IF YOU THINK IT SUCKS TO BE AHAITIAN IN THIS EARTHQUAKE.

IT SUCKS TO BE A HAITIAN RIGHTNOW.

SAY YOU GOT OUT OF THE THIRDWORLD HELL OF HAITI AND CROSSED

TO THE TWO A THIRD QUARTER WORLDHELL THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOR

A SLIGHTLY BETTER LIFE.

GUESS WHAT THE DR IS UP TO NOW.

>> HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OFHAITIANS IN THE DOMINICAN

REPUBLIC ARE ROUNDED UP IN SOCALLED WELCOME CENTERS AND

DEPORTED.

>> Larry: YES SENT BACK TO HAITIWHERE SIX BEAUTIFUL HOUSES ARE

WAITING FOR YOUR ARRIVAL.

I LOVE THEY CALL THESE MAKESHIFTINTERNMENT CAMPS "WELCOME

CENTERS."

THEY'RE LITERALLY THE OPPOSITEOF CENTERS OF WELCOME.

IT'S LIKE CALLING WATERBOARDING, GIGGLE SPLASHING.

OR CALLING SPIRIT AIRLINES,SPIRIT AIRLINES INSTEAD OF

BREAK YOUR SPIRIT AIRLINES WHICHIS WHAT IT IS.

OKAY, LOOK WHY ARE WE BRINGINGIT UP?

IT'S SIMPLE.

HAITI IS OUR NEIGHBOR.

LESS THAN A THOUSAND MILES FROMFLORIDA.

I WISH WE COULD FORGET ABOUTFLORIDA THE WAY WE FORGET ABOUT

HAITI.

FLORIDA, I'M KIDDING, BUT IT'STRUE.

IT'S SAD TO ME THAT THE ONLYPERSON WE CAN RELY ON TO NOT

FORGET IS SEAN PENN WHO BUILTHOUSING FOR 450 FAMILIES IN THE

SAME TIME IT TOOK THE RED CROSSTO BUILD SIX.

THAT IS SAD.

I WILL GIVE SEAN PENN HIS PROPS.

ALRIGHT.

SO, THANK YOU.

[ APPLAUSE ]>> Larry: YES.

AGREE.

ALRIGHT.

NOW PLAY THE HAPPY MUSIC.

>> Larry: WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Larry: WELCOME BACK.

SO, WHEN YOU WANT TO SEARCH FORYOUR ROOTS SOME GO TO

ANCESTRY.COM.

HERE IN NEW YORK CITY ANY GIVENSUNDAY YOUR ROOTS MAY COME

MARCHING TO YOU.

I'M HERE WITH OUR OWN RICKYVELEZ.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

WHAT'S UP.

THIS IS COOL, RICKY, YOUEXPERIENCED THAT FIRST HAND.

>> YES THE PUERTO RICAN DAYPARADE.

GREAT, THANKS FOR MAKING ME WORKON A SUNDAY.

THAT'S ALWAYS FUN.

>> Larry: I THOUGHT YOU WOULDHAVE FUN IT'S A PARADE.

>> WHATEVER ROLL THE PIECE,DUDE.

♪>> IT'S HOT.

IT'S GROSS.

THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY PEOPLEHERE.

GOT TO BE HONEST I DON'TUNDERSTAND THESE PARADES.

I'M HALF PUERTO RICAN.

WHAT'S THE DEAL?

>> WHY IS A PARADE SO IMPORTANT

TO YOUR CULTURE?[SPEAKING SPANISH]

>> YA, THAT'S RIGHT.

>> I HOPE YOU KNOW SPANISH,LARRY . IT'S HOT.

>> YOU'RE WEARING WAY TOO MANYFLAGS FOR THE TEMPERATURE.

WHY DO YOU THINK A PARADE ISIMPORTANT TO A CULTURE?

>> IT BRINGS THE PEOPLETOGETHER.

>> EVERYONE OR JUST PUERTORICANS.

>> THERE ARE ALL DIFFERENTNATIONALITIES HERE.

>> BLACK, WHITE, CHINESE.

>> I HAVE NOT SEEN A CHINESEPERSON.

NOT ONE.

>> RIGHT NOW.

>> THAT'S A MEXICAN.

>> DO YOU LIKE PARADES?

>> YOU LIKE PARADES?

>> I LOVE THEM.

I DO.

>> WHAT DO YOU LIKE STANDING ONTHE SIDE OF THE STREET WITH

EVERYTHING CUT OFF ANDMISERABLE?

>> I DO.

>> YOU SEE ALL OF THE FLOATS,PEOPLE, THE POLITICIANS, FAMOUS

PEOPLE, A LOT OF NICE PEOPLE.

>> I'M SORRY WHAT AM I MISSING?

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THEPUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE?

EVEN THIS OVERLY CUTE KID DIDNOTHING FOR ME.

JESUS CHRIST!

>> TODAY IS THE PUERTO RICAN DAYPARADE.

I'M LIVING MY HERITAGE.

LET ME BLESS YOU.

GET OUT OF HERE.

OH, THIS IS DOPE!

>> THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUTGETTING THAT PUERTO RICAN CHARM

THAT OPENED ME UP TO THE CHARMSOF PUERTO RICO.

THAT AND I STARTED TO POUNDPUERTO RICAN RUM.

SERIOUSLY I THOUGHT IT WAS THECHARMS.

>> TO GET LADIES HERE I NEED ASNAKE.

>> A BIG SNAKE AT THAT.

>> I COULD FEEL MY HALF-RICANBLOOD START TO COOK.

I WASN'T GOING TO FIGHT ITANYMORE.

IT WAS TIME TO BE PUERTO RICAN.

♪[ APPLAUSE ]

>> YOU KNOW EVEN A CHICKENEATING CHIHUAHUA IN A CAPE MADE

SENSE.

>> I LOVE PUERTO RICO. ME GUSTA

Larry: HEY.

[ APPLAUSE ]>> Larry: WOW.

IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAD A GREATTIME.

>> YEAH, SURE. IT LOOKEDAWESOME, RIGHT?

>> Larry: WHAT'S THE PROBLEM, ITSEEMED LIKE YOU REALLY GOT

INTO THINGS AND EMBRACED YOURCULTURE

>> MAYBE A LITTLE TOO MUCH.

Larry: RIGHT, ALL THE DAYDRINKING, RIGHT?

PROBABLY WOKE UP SUN BURNED -->> NO, LARRY.

THIS.

>> Larry: MY GOD IS THAT?

>> ROSY PEREZ.

Larry: WOW, YOU DID EMBRACE YOURPUERTO RICAN SIDE.

VERY NICE.

WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Larry: WELCOME BACK.

WE'RE IN OUR COOL MILLENNIALHANG FOR COOL PEERS CHILAXING

TOGETHER.

I'M HERE WITH MY NIGHTLY SHOWWRITER HOLLY WALKER HERE.

AUTHOR OF THE NEW BOOK THAT MADEALL THREE NEW YORK BEST TIME

LISTS, ALI WENTWORTH. AND WEHAVE THE NEW REPUBLIC'S

SENIOR EDITOR, JAMIL SMITH

ALSO, AND OF COURSE WE HAVE TIMASLEEP IN THE BACK.

WHAT'S UP, TIM.

[ APPLAUSE ]>> Larry: OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

LAST TIME WE WERE HERE THIS WASSO MUCH FUN.

WE SAID THE HANG WAS SPONSOREDBY AXE BODY SPRAY.

THIS IS TRUE, THEY SENT US THESEPRODUCTS.

TONIGHT'S HANG IS SPONSORED BYSOMETHING ELSE WE LOVE.

PS4.

[LAUGHING] PS4 FOR WHEN YOU WANT

TO HANG LIKE A MILLENNIAL.

AND JOHNNY WALKER BLUE WHEN YOUDON'T.

MIGHT AT WELL.

[ APPLAUSE ]>> Larry: ALRIGHT.

SO, I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUTWOMEN SPORTS.

LAST NIGHT U.S. WOMEN BEATNIGERIA AND MOVED ON IN THE

WORLD CUP.

YOU SEE THAT.

AWESOME.

5 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED.

23 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED THENBA FINALS.

MYSELF INCLUDED. COMPARED TOMEN'S SPORTS,

WOMEN'S SPORTS GET VERYLITTLE COVERAGE.

HERE IS THE CHART OF ALL SPORTSCOVERAGE FOR SPORTS CENTER,

WOMENS SPORTS AT THE BOTTOM.

I'M LIGHTING A BOMB FOR YOU,JAMIL.

IS WOMEN SPORTS EXCITING AS MENSPORTS?

BE HONEST.

>> YES, I WILL SAY THEY ARE.

>> THAT'S NOT TRUE.

>> HERE IS WHY IT'S TRUE.

LOOK I MEAN THE WOMENS WORLDCUP.

TAKE THAT FOR THE START.

YOU CAN LITERALLY SEE THE SEXISMON THE FIELD.

I DON'T MEAN IN TERMS OF THEPLAYERS, YOU SEE IT IN TERMS

OF THE ARTIFICIAL TURF.

>> Larry: ARTIFICIAL SURF ISSEXIST.

>> YOU'RE MORE LIKELY TO BEINJURED.

>> Larry: MEN PLAY ON ARTIFICIALTURF

>> NOT IN SOCCER. MENS WORLDCUPS ARE ON NATURAL GAS.

PREVIOUS WOMEN'S WORLD CUPS ARE ALSO ON NATURAL GRASS.

(DOORBELL).

>> Larry: WHO DAT?

COME ON IN.

>> LARRY: IT'S BORIS KODJOE

Larry: IT'S MY NEIGHBORHOLLYWOOD HEARTTHROB.

BORIS KODJOE. PULL UP A CHAIR.

WE HAVE A CHAIR FOR YOU.

OH, THE LADIES WANT YOU.

THERE.

>> YES, COME SIT DOWN.

Larry: MAN.

>> I WAS COMING TO GET MYCLIPPERS BACK.

[LAUGHING]>> A PARTY.

Larry: A PARTY.

>> SORRY IT'S A SMALL COUCH.

Larry: WE HAVE PIZZA ON THEWAY.

ALRIGHT.

>> THIS IS A WOMENS SPORT RIGHTHERE.

>> Larry: I KNEW THIS WOULDHAPPEN.

>> WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WOMENSPORTS.

>> Larry: ARE WOMENS SPORTSEXCITING AS MEN'S SPORTS

>> REALLY?

Larry: YOU DON'T THINK SO?

>> IF HOLLY AND I WERE TOPLESSIN A BIG JELLO MOLD WOULD YOU

EXCITED?

>> OF COURSE.

>> THAT'S YOUR ANSWER.

Larry: THAT'S A DIFFERENT SPORT.IT'S CALLED LUST.

I THINK EACH SPORT IS DIFFERENT,RIGHT.

>> I AGREE.

Larry: I THINK TRACK ANDFIELD NO DIFFERENCE.

MEN AND WOMEN TRACK AND FIELD.

>> I AGREE.

>> I AGREE.

Larry: WOMENS TENNIS MOREEXCITING THEN MENS.

>> YES.

IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEECAITLYN JENNER RUN TRACK.

SEE IF THAT'S AS EXCITING ASWHEN BRUCE --

>> Larry: THAT'S INTERESTING.

>> A GREAT GOLFER.

SHE HITS THE BALL 300 YARDS.

>> Larry: WE DON'T KNOW HOWEXCITED TO BE.

>> NO WE'RE FIGURING IT AS ASOCIETY.

IT WOULD BE TRANSCENDENT.

>> I THINK YOU'RE HITTING THENAIL ON THE HEAD.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> IT'S ABOUT ENTERTAINMENTVALUE.

>> Larry: ENTERTAINMENT VALUE.

>> IT DEPENDS ON THE SPORT.

IF YOU LOOK AT TENNIS SERENAWILLIAMS HAS CHANGED THE GAME.

>> Larry: SHE HAS, RIGHT.

>> I KNOW IT'S DIFFICULT TO TALKRIGHT NOW.

I'M JUST STARING AT THIS AT THISMAN HERE.

>> ARE THOSE ONION RINGS?>> THEY'RE FUNIONS.

>> I DIDN'T HAVE ONE YET.

I HAVEN'T HAD -- I HAVEN'T HADANY --

>> IT'S ALRIGHT.

THAT'S OKAY.

>> LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING.

THIS IS WHAT I HAVE TO SAY.SOME MEN SPORTS ARE MORE

EXCITED.

I WOULD RATHER WATCH MEN PLAYBASKETBALL THEN WOMEN.

>> Larry: THE ATHLETICISM?

>> MEN ARE IN A PRIMAL WAY MOREVIOLENT AND EXCITING.

>> Larry: YOU LIKE THE VIOLENCE.

>> HOLD ON A SECOND.

>> DO YOU WATCH MEN FIGURESKATE?

>> YES, YES.

>> THAT'S REALLY VIOLENT.

>> IT CAN BE.

>> MEN'S FIGURE SKATING ISVIOLENT.

Larry: IT'S VIOLENT WHEN THEYLOSE.

>> THE ONLY SPORT I WATCHRELIGIOUSLY IS RuPAUL'S DRAG

RACE.

>> Larry: WHAT IS THAT.

>> IT STARTS AS A MAN'S SPORTAND ENDS AS A WOMENS SPORT.

IT'S THE BEST OF BOTH WORDS.

HAVE YOU NOT WATCHED IT?

>> Larry: I HAVEN'T SEEN IT.

>> NO.

THEY WERE FILMING AN OFFICE POOLBRACKET IN MY OFFICE.

>> Larry: IT'S COOL THAT--RHONDAROUSEY, IS THAT HER NAME?

>> YES.

Larry: THAT'S TOUGH.

THAT'S TOUGHNESS.

THAT'S CHANGING THE GAME INTERMS OF, YOU KNOW WHEN WE TALK

ABOUT ATHLETICISM.

YOU LIKE THAT?

>> YA, THE BEST STORIESSOMETIMES ARE THE WOMEN.

SERENA WILLIAMS IS THE U.S. MOSTDOMINANT ATHLETE, PERIOD.

SORRY, LeBRON.

>> SHE TRANSCENDS TENNIS,TRANSCENDS THE SPORT.

>> EXACTLY.

>> SHE HAS MOVED ON.

WAY PAST TENNIS.

>> AND RHONDA ROUSEY THE MOSTDOMINANT.

SHE KNOCKS WOMEN OUT IN 19SECONDS.

THE ARM BAR IS ON AND IT'S OVER.

>> Larry: IF WE ALL AGREE WOMENSPORTS ARE EXCITING.

MOST WOMEN SPORTS TO MOST PEOPLEARE EXCITING.

WHY ISN'T IT COVERED MORE.

IS IT A CONSPIRACY THEORY.

>> MEDIA DOESN'T KNOW HOW TOTELL THE STORY RIGHT.

>> Larry: REALLY.

>> IF THEY KNEW HOW TO DO ITRIGHT AND UNDERSTOOD HOW MANY

PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR STORIES OFINSPIRATIONAL WOMEN IN SPORTS

THERE WOULD BE MORE THAN 2% ONSPORTS CENTER.

THERE WOULD BE MORE ATTENTION TOTHE WOMENS WORLD CUP AND MORE

ATTENTION PAID TO THE WONDERFULATHLETES HERE THAT ARE REALLY

PAVING THE WAY FOR ANOTHERGENERATION.

>> I THINK THE POPULARITY OF ASPORT DEPENDS ON POP CULTURE.

>> Larry: HUH-UH.

>> POP CULTURE IS EXPRESSEDTHROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.

>> Larry: RIGHT.

>> SOCIAL MEDIA WORKS ININCREMENTS OF 15 SECONDS.

IT'S TOUGH TO TELL A STORY IN 15SECONDS AND CAPTURE THE EMOTION.

>> Larry: I WONDER IF SCANDALWILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

SPORTS.

THERE ARE FEMALE ATHLETES WITHDOMESTIC ABUSE AND THINGS GOING

ON.

THAT WILL BE THE THING TO PUT ITOVER THE TOP.

>> YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHO TONYAHARDING WAS UNTIL SHE SMACKED

THE KNEE CAPS OFF THAT SWEET,SWEET GIRL.

>> Larry: THE SWEET, SWEET GIRL.

WOMEN SPORTS, MORE SCANDAL,BASHED KNEE CAPS, [BEEP] LIKE

THAT.

>> YA.

Larry: WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

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