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ry proud of you. - tha--thank you? - i love you, sweetie. - okay, mom, you're embarrassing me, jeez. - [doorbell rings] - cesar. i'm so happy you're back. - how is the child doing? - oh, he's amazing. i think the change in personality happened. he's doing things for himself now and he seems to be accepting it. i've lost a best friend, but i've gained a son. - that's much healthier for him, and when he gets older he'll be able to be your friend too. - you're the best, cesar, and to show my gratitude i've got two tickets for you and me to see "madame butterfly" this friday night. - well, no, my work is done. i've got to get back to los angeles. - oh. but i thought we were becoming friends. - no, not really. you're just a client. well, good luck to you. gotta go. - i cleared up the table, mom. i'm gonna go upstairs and make my bed now. - eric, how would you like to go with me to see "madame butterfly" friday night? - no, that's okay.
besides, i told stan and kyle we could work on our science project then. - well, what if i took you to kentucky fried chicken afterward and then we'll go to target and i'll buy you a mega ranger. - could i perhaps have... two mega rangers? - yes, darling. you can have whatever you want. - [opera plays] >> march 21s, 2016, from comedy central's world news headquarters in new york, this is "the daily show" with trevor noah. (cheers and applause). >> trevor: welcome to the daily show, we're back. it's a monday and we're back. thank you so much, everybody, thank you so much. i'm trevor noah. my guest ton prison reform advocate and author of writing my wrongs shaka senghor joins us, people.
(applause) but to start today's show let's talk about the vinyl sofa stuffed with racist refrigerator poetry, i'm talking about donald trump. with his ever-increasing lead in the republican primaries a lot of people have started asking the question how dangerous would a donald trump presidency be? >> the economist economy's intelligence unit has now listed a trump presidency among its top ten threat to the world. >> in its updated global risk assessment, a trump presidency would be as dangerous to the world economy as the possibility of islamic terrorists destabilizing global growth. >> trevor: goddam! trump is as dangerous as terrorism? what a slap in the face to isis. 50,000 fighters and one man is the same level of world threat. like maybe one day we'll be flying and say i don't want to alarm anybody, but i think i saw a trump on the plane.
how do i know? because he was wearing that thing on his head. that's his hair, come on, it's his hair. so this highlights the question i think many of us have been asking. how did donald trump go from beinged guy who fake fired people on tv to the orange tinted terror. you know, how the [bleep] did we get here. is the subject of our new segment how the [bleep] we got here. tonight we're going to look at whether part of the spont for donald trump arrives with the news medicine yavmentd it is i complicated, i'm just playing, donald says yes, yes, the media is responsible. take for example cbs the biggest of the four networks. you know it has every day americans at heart because it gives a voice to not one but two broke girls, also a huge news division including their national network and many local tv and radio stations.
so with donald trump turning american democracy between a cross neen wrestle mania and mad max, how is this election going from cbs's sper spective. well at a media investors conference last month the c.e.o. of cbs les moonves gave us his answer. >> the money is rolling in and this-- this is fun. we're they're not even talking at issues. they're throwing bombs at each other. and i think the advertising reflects that. this is going to be a very good year for us. sorry, it is a terrible thing to say, but bring it on, donald. >> trevor: yes, that's a terrible thing to say. why is it when people say, this say terrible thing to say, they don't stop talking? that's a big hint that you probably shouldn't finish your sentence. it's almost like when people say this might be-- this might sound racist-- . >> trevor: just stop talking. stop talking. you can end it there. >> i'm not saying canballism should be allowed just stop talk, i'm not saying bill cosby
say saint-- no, no, just stop there. and les moonves is no fool. what he said about cbs is what everybody in the business is thinking. >> everybody is covering trump because it gets great ratings. >> donald trump equals ratings gld. >> fox's first gop debate this season sharyted every record all at once with 24 million viewers. >> that's making a lot of money for the networks. >> cnn reportedly charged 40 times its usual rate for ads during the three hour extravaganza. >> trevor: 40 times the usual rate. that's $200,000 for a 30 second ad. i mean i guess that explain whys wolf blitzer has new rims, you know. damn, blitzer. back at it again with the news van. so whatever the media cover donald trump they make a lot of money. and it's equally true whether they are covering news events like the debates or nonevent that just contain the word trump. >> here is donald trump. i think a picture of him, here he is. >> that is an airfield that we
may see the trump plane land. >> we have been watching and waiting for the better half of a half hour as donald trump is supposed to stand behind that podium in weren't of those four american flags and speak. >> this is where the republican frontrunner donald trump is about to appear from behind those black curtains. >> trevor: are you [bleep] me? you keep the camera on the curtain in case they miss donald trump's entrance? trust me, no one has ever missed a donald trump entrance, ever. i go guarantee you no one has been in the room with donald trump and say done at, i didn't see you come in he is the option of a ninja. that's what doon ald trump. is you know when he is coming in. bom, bomb, bomb, bom. you can cover something else. but maybe, maybe these-- you know, slow news days. nothing else going on. it's not like the media turns its back on other perhaps more important news like the autopsy report of a young black woman who died in police custody. >> we are listening to this news conference being given by a number of officials in texas in
the wake of the death of sandra bland and they are about to use some photographs to make examples from the autopsy. we will pull away from this right now. we will come back to it momentarily but i want to pivot to donald trump there about to speak. >> trevor: look, people, sandra bland will be dead forever. but donald trump only speaks into a microphone 23 times a day so we will go to that now. it's gotten so extreme that last week one high place source observed that trump can do just a tbeet on something, something, not even significant, and they break to their news within seconds adding it's quote the craziest thing. and that source should know because that source's name is donald trump. even he thinks the way he gets covered is insane. and that is from a guy who sees water boarding as foreplay. so the media loves trump because covering trump makes the media money. but as i learned from american drug commercials there are some side effects. >> without television network, websites and newspapers, donald
trump would probably not be the frontrunner. >> you are effectively giving him infomercials. >> trevor: that's right. the news media has been giving trump free infomercials which he turns into what look like actual infomercials. look at that, what is he selling there, what is he doing? and this was a statistic that blew my mind. because if donald trump actually had to pay all that advertising the media is giving him for free, guess how much $50 frozen steaks that would set him back? >> he has gotten so incredibly well out of all this free media coverage. he's got. "the new york times" looked at this and came up with this incredible figure, almost $2 billion over the last nine months or so. >> that eclipses all of his other republican competitors combined. >> trevor: the media has given trump $2 billion worth of free coverage. that's the equivalent of every commercial in the super bowl for the last five years. yeah. yeah. and frankly, america would be better off with president
puppymonkeybaby. that thing is creepy as [bleep] but i will still choose it as a president. i would vote president puppymonkeybaby as my president. i mean here's how over the top this is. abc's world news tonight gave donald trump just 15 minutes less coverage than it gave ebola. which is insane. it sort of makes sense because like ebola trump goes viral. yeah, and makes you bleed from your eyes and ears. so maybe more than ever before the news media is awarding entertainment and helping to put the very entertaining done all trump close to the republican nomination. and everyone sees it. remember when marco rubio spent a week talking about donald trump's tiny binge binge. people were saying why would rubio stoop down to that level. marco told us why. >> reality tv has infected our politics. >> for months have i been giving speeches on public policy and nobody paid a lot of attention. and the minute that i mentioned anything personal about donald trump, every network cut in live to my speeches hoping i would say more of it. so then they could go on the air and say this is so sad.
subtitle we will keep giving it coverage because it's goods for our ratings. >> trevor: boring. talk about trump's dick, you dirt owe bas tard. i am sorry, rubio. so the next time you see donald trump on your television or donald trump's air playing or empty podium, you will know yvment it's not necessarily because he has earned that air time and the people who are giving it to him are well aware of the consequences am which brings us back to cbs's les moonves who may be not well intending to but clerly speaking for the entire news media industry when he summed up why companies like his are promoting donald trump the way they are. >> who would have thought that this circus would come to town. it may not be good for america but it's damn good for cbs. >> trevor: yeah. the news media are supposed to keep the system healthy am but this year they are like a doctor who says i hate to see all these patients coming in with cancer, but have i to admit, it's been really good for my practice. oh and breaking news, here's another cigarette.
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alphacancer but let's focus on the world's of00s moth popular board game insed. >> the ancient chinese game was considered to complex for compute eros master. this are more possible moves in go than adams dissh dwsh a a tomorrows in the universities. the world champion lost the fifth and final game today leavek the fine scwor at 4-1 in favor of the machine. >> yeah, welcome to my world, i lose to computer every time i play anything, all right. starcraft, even tinder, all right. man, that game is hard, all right am can i never get to the next level. now of course some people are concerned about computers overthrowing us. and if that's the case, there are things we can do to slow down the advances, all right. like foark to, why are we teaching computers games like go and chess that are all about war strategy, huh? can't we teach them something harmless like uno or hungry hungry hypos? yeah, so even if they go rogue,
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(cheers and applause). >> trevor: welcome back. my guest tonight is the cofounder of beyond prisons and "new york times" best selling author. the new book is called writing my wrong, life, death and redemption in the american prison. please welcome shaka senghor. (applause) shaka. >> how is it going. >> trevor: how are you doing, man.
>> great, great. >> trevor: thanks for coming to the show. >> thanks for having me. >> trevor: you have such a fascinating story. correct me if i'm wrong. it book was wonderful, are you from detroit. you were in jail for 19 years. you basically got arrested when you were 19. but you were in the life of crime from the age of 14. >> yes, 14 kreers old. >> trevor: and then you got shot. >> multiple times when way 17 years old. >> trevor: so you got i gun. >> yup. >> trevor: and then one day you turned that gun on somebody else. >> yeah, 16 months later. i fired four fatal shots was sentenced to 17 to 40 years in ri son. served 19, self then solitary confinement. >> trevor: that is such a crazy story. what is crazy is not just the fact that you were in, it is what you have done since you came out. i moan this is such a beautiful and fascinating story. but let's go back into that. the number one question pem ask, i even ask it when i raid this book. for somebody who was tried and
convicted for second degree murder, why do you believe you deserve a second chance? >> i believe people are redeemable. i think that the decisions you make when are you young aren't necessarily the decisions you would make as an adult. and believe we really are redeemable. >> trevor: there is a beautiful section in the book where you talk a lot about atonement as opposed to forgiveness. you know, and there's a beautiful story. if you wouldn't mind telling it to the audience about you ho the gord mother of the victim that you shot actually reached out to you. >> yeah. about five or six years into my sentence the god mother sent me a very profound letter, it was two things she pointed out. one is, she said that she fore gave me based on her faith but she also said that she loved me. and that was something really hard to digest at that time because i didn't love myself. but it was being able to take it in, absorb it, it allowed me to transform my life in a way that allowed me to be productive and positive person once i got out. >> trevor: this was not, when
i started this is going to be like orange is the new black. it was not. it was not. >> no. >> trevor: but there must have been some funny moments in prison. there must have been, like even nelson mandela laughed at times in jail. were there moments in jail where you were like-- i know i'm here for a long time, but this is prison. >> prison itself is hilarious. people dnt really-- . >> trevor: i mean i wouldn't tut it like that. >> but if you wake up one day and are you just like wow, this guy is yus like sliding food across the wall with a-- . >> trevor: what do you mean who is doing that. >> the guy that sat across from you. how they exchange food, this is like kind of our internet. >> trevor: so you have-- wait so someone would send you food from another cell. >> with a-- . >> trevor: did you have different food. >> sometimes you have different food or selling food for cigarette z. >> trevor: and you send it across with fish line. it is funny you say this sour
internet. when you go away to prison for as long as you went away, when you come out what is the craziest thing that has changed in the worm. because it's like time travel. >> when i went to prison there was no internet no smartphones, no cars that talked. so everything was different when i came out. and it was just mind blowing to really absorb all the technology and to see how far we have advanced as a society. >> trevor: what was the first thing you did when you got on the internet. >> i created a facebook account. >> trevor: i would have gone for porn but you're a better man. >> i was trying to make that,. >> trevor: what is really beautiful about your story is, you know, you come out on the other side, from a prison system that you really prepare about needing reform. >> yeah. >> trevor: why is that so important as someone that was a prisoner? >> well, i think it's important because for so many years people, we'll just lock them up and throw away. key. the reality is they lock people up and hide the key until it is time to come home two decades
later. and the american public has been believing the testimony works and unfortunately it doesn't, so you are really just warehousing people, where there is a great opportunity to invest in people in a real way and when they come back as productive citizens. and it creates a safe environment for the men and women return to. >> trevor: you talked about how the fact that programs have been removed from the system, learning programs, all of the prisoners. a lot of people won't understand this, they go what does it matter if prisoners can't learn, if prisoners can't fill their time. that is what they are supposed to be in prison for. how would you reply to that. >> my reply would be the skill sets this are learnable, there is making shang, there is no real world application. >> trevor: making shangs. >> you have to survive in there. those skills have no real world application so when you think about somebody comingk ba, how are they supposed to reenter society if they don't have the skills to become productive tax paying citizens.
>> trevor: it's a beautiful, fascinating story. since you have come out, you have met everyone. you have met oprah winfrey. >> yeah. >> trevor: i bet there are some people you said hey, if you had to go to jail for 19 years and then could you meet oprah, would you do it? they would probably say no, but they would think about t some people would be like no, that's enough. >> yeah. >> trevor: its people that you have met, the people that have now been a part of your life what is the biggest thing you hope for them to get across in terms of your message. >> that people are redeemable. and we have to start putting people away. we live in a society where we are so quick to dismiss a person that is incorrigible. it is men and women that want to do something meaningful when they get out. we have to create a platform for that to be our day to day ret. >> trevor: a beautiful story, man, beautiful book. thank you for the message. (applause) i cannot recommend this book enough, writing my wrongs is available now, a beautiful story, shaka seng hour-- senghor, everybody. we'll be right back.
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