Yalies dominated the fake-news world on Tuesday night, with two hot-topic Elis appearing on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report.”
On “The Daily Show,” James Franco GRD ’16 talked to host Stewart about his recent Oscar nomination. Half an hour later, Yale Law School professor Amy Chua appeared on “The Colbert Report” to discuss her controversial book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.”
After Stewart congratulated Franco on his nomination, the actor pointed out that no one in his class on Romantic poetry knew about the nomination.
“It was straight Byron,” he said. “Nobody said a thing.”
Laughing, he added, “I didn’t expect them to know.”
Later that night Stephen Colbert introduced Chua to his audience as “a Yale professor who has written a controversial book…not Harvard? Her mother must be so disappointed.”
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