Not everyone appreciated the cordial tone of the conversation, however, with some calling it another example of liberals normalizing, and acquiescing to, far-right and racist attitudes:

Still, Noah’s performance last night gave us a real glimpse of the 32-year-old comedian’s potential as an interviewer. He still has a long way to go before he becomes the kind of indispensable cultural and political critic that Jon Stewart was, but by hosting and facilitating such a pleasant conversation with an ideological rival, he showed that he may yet carve out a vital role for himself.

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