Jimmy Kimmel has developed an interesting gag called “Lie Witness News.” This is a structured version of Jay Leno’s “Jay Walking” combined with various man-on-the-street attempts done by comics locally and nationally. Making fools out of the public just seems too easy. This particular episode from April appears to make the nation’s youth seem like a massive horde of bullcrappers. Apparently it is getting harder to simply say, “I don’t know.” That said we must assume and hope that most of the clips were left on the cutting room floor.

  1. CrankyGeeksFan says:

    There are videos taken about 5 years after 9/11 in this “Jay Walking” -type interview.
    Five years after 9/11, many college students didn’t know what year the attacks occurred in .

  2. SPOCK says:

    john is on the pulse. the thing is i’m positive some
    of those kids are quite intelligent. it’s hilarious, but
    when it comes to the urban crowd, being caught up
    in the rarest obscurities of the arts (music, film, etc.)
    is the norm. and this clip nailed it, if you live in that
    world, it’s as though you are obligated to know such
    things. the genius band names cracked a little smile.

  3. kevin says:

    never saw the interviewers face in that clip. could it be that those questions were edited in over some legit questions? nah, everything on tv is real and totally honest. the last thing the mega media conglomerate would ever want to do is to lead astray. just listen to the people laughing during the skit, they are real.

  4. Sam says:

    Has to be staged, as another person said we don’t see the interviewers face and the sound isn’t right, I hear some sort of reverb that doesn’t match the outdoor setting.

  5. darki says:

    There are plenty of morons from our generation, too, John. Just look at the Tea Party and the comments on your own blog. If you’re looking for positive examples of the Millennials, I recommend the last half hour of “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Restrepo”