Paul Ryan Emails Seth Meyers To Whine About His Negative Coverage, Meyers Response Is Epic!

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Last night Seth Meyers used another of his “Closer Look” segments to break down the COP’s health-care bill, which barely passed the House last Thursday.

As he walked viewers through the reaction to the bill, Meyers touched on a subject that his most loyal viewers might have found familiar:

the apparent hypocrisy shown by Paul Ryan, who seems to be employing the very same tactics he accused Democrats of using when they passed Obamacare in 2010.

Meyers spent last Thursday’s “Closer Look” examining that very same topic.

Why did he touch upon it again Monday?

Because according to Meyers, in the intervening days, Ryan’s office e-mailed him to complain about Thursday’s segment.

After we aired that segment last week, we here at “Late Night” actually got an e-mail from Speaker Ryan’s office taking issue with our analysis of the health care bill and the rushed process.

And unlike Republicans and their health care bill, we actually read the whole e-mail.

But this is great because we genuinely appreciate the engagement and would love to have Speaker Ryan on the show.

Suffice to say we don’t agree with the e-mail, and we thought it would be helpful if we took a second to respond to some of their claims point by point.

For example, they took issue with our characterization that the bill was rushed, writing: “This bill has been online for a month, went through four House committees, and the only change this week was a simple three-page amendment.”

Which is misleading for a number of reasons.

For one thing, that three-page amendment is the reason a lot of Republicans changed their minds and voted for this bill, so you can’t claim it’s a small change.

A lot can happen in three pages.

That’s like saying I made you a cappuccino with hot water, sugar, espresso, and one other ingredient.

You would say, “Well, what’s the other ingredient, Mr. Cosby?”

Meyers added that he and his staff obviously disagree with the charges leveled in the e-mail—then responded to each one, point by point.

The incident serves as yet more proof that despite claims about how late-night has become a liberal echo chamber, conservatives are still watching.


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