He's had that set up for awhile. It wasn't unique to Peter Singer's interview.Originally Posted by cftwo
Isn't it interesting how they put him on a set with the Nativity Scene and the fake sheep?
Yeah, I guess you're right. He didn't look bad, so that's good I guess.Originally Posted by Kelsey
I don't know. All of my friends watch the Colbert Report religiously, and if a guest can hold his own against Stephen Colbert they have a higher opinion of that person, or check out their book, or whatever, moreso than they would if that person just appeared on Good Morning America.
Singer made some good points and didn't let Stephen walk all over him, so I'd say the interview was a success. The only point of an author going on any show, afterall, is just to let people know that your book exists.
Unfortunately not a lot of omnivores are going to buy in to the enlightened "children of the sun" defense right after he has just told them to "find another God." Following a religious insult with a claim of enlightenment is not cool. I am intrested in hearing what he has to say, and will try to find some things written by him, but deep down, I sense an "Earth-2" idealist here.Originally Posted by thephnee
instead, he focused on abstaining from meat as "moving beyond" or being more evolved, which sounded more patronising than enlightening. his sarcastic comment about the great apes supporting conservative politics (were they allowed to vote) made me cringe for similar reasons. it felt like he was more concerned with winning the game of wit than with making animal rights sound reasonable to viewers.