Every week, Sarah Silverman seems to push the limits of how many leftist spiels she can fit in thirty minutes. Her Hulu show I Love You, America once again is full of ignorant and insulting pieces aimed at conservatives. This time, the big target is Brett Kavanaugh.
The September 20 episode begins with her highlighting the sexual accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh brought by Christine Blasey Ford. Like every left-leaning voice from the past week, she rushes to the defense of the questionable account as if it’s gospel, calling it “brave,” and angry that it hasn’t completely halted the confirmation process. How utterly predictable of her.
Sarah: You’re probably aware that Brett Kavanaugh’s been accused of sexual assault which is bringing the confirmation process to a screeching normal pace. Of course, Kavanaugh denies the accusation, but the victim, Dr. Blasey, says that a heavily inebriated AKA shwasted Kavanaugh pinned her down onto a bed, groped her, held his hand over her mouth so she couldn’t scream, and tried to take her clothes off in a high school party in the ’80s. Which sounds kind of like a John Hughes movie, maybe the rapiest of John Hughes movies. If this is true, Kavanaugh does not remember it at all, and you know, why would he? It was clearly not a life-changing moment for him. But for her, it had a lasting effect, and of course it did. She was held down against her will. Adrenaline is released into your body during moments like this. It’s why you remember them. It’s why, you know, people remember exactly where they were when JFK was shot or when 9/11 happened or when they found out that Garth Brooks was Chris Gaines. A lot of people are saying Dr. Blasey did it for attention, and you know, maybe they’re right. Because now that she’s speaking out, she’s gotten so much attention online and in real life that she had to move. She had to fucking move. Isn’t that fun? I think she’s doing something- I think she’s doing something really brave and now, in this time, we should be thoroughly vetting Kavanaugh, we are vetting her. Someone who is exposing her personal life at the expense of her entire life and she’s okay with it because that’s the code she lives by.
Even by now, she should have realized how many holes are in the “Kavanaugh is a rapist” narrative. Like the fact that Diane Feinstein was sitting on these accusations since July and only pulled them up at the last minute. Or the lack of credible witnesses to the assault beyond what Ford claims. Or the fact that even Ford’s account is missing details such as the date and location. In fact, it’s pretty much the opposite of how “people remember exactly where they were when JFK was shot or when 9/11 happened.” We got from the fall premiere that she doesn’t like Kavanaugh, but she should at least respect due process. It can always happen to you.
In fact, the exact next segment regards Sarah explaining and apologizing for a blackface scene she did on her previous show The Sarah Silverman Program. She even uses it as an opportunity to help educate “ignorant” white people on seeing things outside a white lens. In other words, she can explain something from her past, but Kavanaugh’s condemned for a story that might not even be true.
Following this, Sarah just now decides to make good on her “open-minded” attitude and go on a blind date with a Republican. More specifically, Doug Heye, a PR consultant for a tobacco firm, whom Sarah calls “the best of the horrible.” It’s admittedly more cringe-y than insulting, with the two talking about subjects such as abortion and the handling of illegal immigration at a formal dinner. What’s more frustrating is how the show still lauds her for showing basic human decency to a political opponent. Someone should tell her that millions of Americans can manage just fine.
The final segment is a sit-down with activist Shaka Senghor who also happens to have served time for a murder conviction. Admittedly, this piece is probably one of the more harmless segments as he simply talks about his outreach program for recently released convicts. Then again, is anyone surprised that she seems more comfortable talking to a convicted murderer than a conservative?
Sarah Silverman claims to want to be open-minded, but every episode just keeps proving how ignorant she is of everything outside her studio. Most people don’t agree with her assessment on Kavanaugh, most people don’t have problems getting along with different political beliefs, and most people don’t care that she did blackface a decade ago. The sooner she realizes all three, the better.