Adam Carolla calls out an NPR interviewer for attempting to ambush him during a taped segment, NPR buries interview:
Carolla talks about a taped appearance on Brian Lehrer’s show on New York City’s public radio station WNYC where the host ambushed him and attempted to paint him as a racist. Lehrer played an audio clip of comedian Jo Koy cracking jokes about Asians. Carolla noted that it wasn’t he himself making the jokes, it was Koy, who at the time was making a guest appearance on Carolla’s popular podcast. At this point, Carolla said, he knew it was an ambush interview.
Carolla shares how he responded to Lehrer and made him look like the racist because the WYNC host was okay with the jokes after it was explained to him that Jo Koy is himself an Asian. Carolla said the concept that Lehrer thought he was speaking for a race he didn’t belong to is the ultimate racism.
Carolla explains how this is a great example of how the media has an agenda and tried to humiliate him for his views. For example, Carolla said during the interview Lehrer did not appreciate his opinion that in order to vote you must bring a recent pay stub. Carolla took this as an opportunity to lambaste media personalities for having a bias and wanting free speech for everyone until you disagree with them.
“There is alternative view points on everything as long as you agree with them. And if you disagree with them, then you won’t get played.” It’s a half-hour segment, but not surprisingly, great audio if you want to give it a listen.