Seth Meyers goes full-throated Bernie Sanders: The smartest late-night host is also the most progressive

Maybe it's because he is a new dad. Maybe he is feeling the Bern. But Meyers' latest Closer Look is right on target


Brendan Gauthier
April 6, 2016 3:30PM (UTC)

"Late Night" host and new dad, Seth Meyers, last night took a "Closer Look" at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's newly signed law that gives state residents eight weeks of paid family leave following childbirth.

"The United States is the only developed nation that doesn't guarantee paid family leave for all its citizens," Meyers explained. "That lack of income forces parents to go back to work just weeks after a baby is born, and that's bad for everyone. Bad for babies because ... you can't just give them your HBO Go password so they can binge 'True Detective' while you're at work."

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"Going back to work early is bad for moms, too. It makes them more likely to become depressed," he continued. "And forcing parents to go back to work is bad for the rest of us. Do you want someone who's been up all night with a newborn driving your bus, or performing your LASIK, or hosting your talk show?"

Watch the full segment below:


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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