On Monday I started the week with Steve, Ainsley and Pete on "Fox & Friends" to discuss two subjects - first, the Syrian "refugee" arrested in the Parsons Green "bucket bombing" in London, and, before that, the drearily politicized Emmy Awards, which insulted not President Trump, who can take care of himself, but by implication the half of the American people who do not regard themselves as racists or bigots because they voted for him. It was a cheerless spectacle, bereft of the honest laughter of good cheer and coasting on the self-congratulatory applause of ideological uniformity:
"They would never write for themselves the leaden material they spouted last night," Steyn said of Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin, both of whom came down hard on the president.
"These lines aren't even jokes."
Steyn also called out actor Donald Glover, who accused Trump of oppressing black people.
"He lives a life that is more privileged than 99.9999 percent of humanity through the entirety of human history have ever lived," Steyn said. "Where does he get off playing the victim card?"
At the end of the interview, Fox News' Steve Doocy asked Steyn about the recent London terror attack, in which a Syrian national is suspected of placing a "bucket bomb" on a London subway that injured scores of commuters.
Steyn claimed the attack has been "shrugged off," before accusing the "entire Western political class" of being "committed to importing people, every day of the week, a proportion of whom want to kill us...
"The Western virtue signaling of upscale people in Hollywood, indicating that it would be really nice if America just took in some Syrian refugees," Steyn continued. "As long as we don't move them to Beverly Hills or Malibu or Martha's Vineyard, they can go and be in your neighborhood."
That's when Pete Hegseth, Fox & Friends' resident purveyor of tasteful commentary, joked that "there weren't a lot of Syrian refugees in tuxes at the Emmys."
"Not even for the seat fillers!" Steyn quipped.
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Yesterday I was on the telly north of the border, joining Evan Solomon's panel on CTV's "Question Period". You can find a few moments from the show here - and, for those who prefer me in non-visual form, you can hear the whole show via audio podcast here.
Speaking of which, I'll be back later today to read Part Eighteen of our latest audio adventure, my serialization of Joseph Conrad's novel The Secret Agent - which is highly pertinent in light of last Friday's Tube bombing. And, as our story concludes, I'll be doing a special Book Club Q&A later in the week.
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