Follow Up: Daily Show Blowback

Last night’s Daily Show appearance (described here: How I Ended Up On The Daily Show) generated a surprising amount of interest.

As much as I would like to claim responsibility for the buzz — my calm demeanor and rational approach as the cause — in reality, the person on the other side of the argument, Peter Schiff, deserves all of the credit. His cost saving innovation of “paying the ‘Mentally Retarded’ $2 an hour”might have something to do with the interview going viral.

It got picked up by lots of press; here is the short list (let me know if I missed anything)

• There’s a Good Reason Why Everyone’s Cricizing Peter Schiff (Policy Mic)

• Must-see morning clip: Eat your McNuggets with a side of delicious poverty (Salon)

• TDS: Peter Schiff Suggests the ‘Mentally Retarded’ Could be Paid $2 an Hour (Crooks & Liars)

• Peter Schiff And Barry Ritholtz Battled Over The Minimum Wage On Last Night’s Daily Show (Business Insider)

• Rich CEO Wonders Why ‘The Daily Show’ Hates The, How You Say, ‘Retarded’ (HuffPo)

•  ‘You’re worth what you’re worth!’: Libertarian CEO worth $70M says the ‘mentally retarded’ should be happy to work for $2 an hour (DailyMail)

• Behind scenes look at Daily Show minimum wage segment (MetaFilter)

• ‘The Daily Show’ Finds Out Who Deserves to Work for $2 an Hour (Yahoo)

• CEO: ‘Mentally Retarded’ Could Work For $2 Wages, ‘You’re Worth What You’re Worth’ (CBS Connecticut)

•  CEO tells Daily Show ‘mentally retarded’ could work for $2: ‘You’re worth what you’re worth’  (Raw Story)

• Rich CEO Tells ‘Daily Show’ The ‘Mentally Retarded’ Are Maaaybe Worth $2 An Hour (HuffPo)

• Jon Stewart: Obama Now in the ‘F*ck It’ Stage of His Presidency (Mediaite)

• Watch the Daily Show Mock Arguments Against Raising the Minimum Wage (Eater)

• ‘The Daily Show’ Finds Out Who Deserves to Work for $2 an Hour (The Wire)

• This CEO Wants To Pay ‘Mentally Retarded’ People $2 Per Hour (Addicting Info)


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Peter Schiff has complained he was quoted out of context:

• UPDATE Jan 30, 2014: Peter Schiff responds: ‘The Daily Show’: Intellectually Dishonest about the Intellectually Disabled (Schiff Radio)

• Feb 1 2014:  “The Daily Show”: A Call To Action (Schiff Radio)

• Investor Peter Schiff digs himself in deeper after ‘Daily Show’ remarks about the ‘retarded’ (Raw Story)

• How To Not Get Pwn’d By The Daily Show – Peter Schiff Interview (Libertarian Republic)

• Peter Schiff Releases Daily Show Email, Accuses Them of ‘Lying’ to Him  (Mediaite)

Peter Schiff Takes Mediaite Inside His Daily Show ‘Hit Job’  (Mediaite)


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