Stephen Colbert's Meanwhile segment features news which slipped through the cracks

Some news items slip through the cracks. [Image The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube]
Some news items slip through the cracks. [Image The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube]

There is a Facetime app bug, unusual UAE awards, a lost three-year-old that spent time with a bear and a pill to cure loneliness.

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Meanwhile: In other news from Stephen Colbert

The host of "Late Night with Stephen Colbert" often makes fun of US President Donald Trump in the funniest ways. However, he also has a segment he calls "Meanwhile," where he brings up stories that may have slipped through the cracks.

In last night's edition of "Meanwhile," Colbert compared these tasty news morsels as being "extra-value meals of news" and getting so stuffed that "you have to reach down for the little French fries that have fallen to the bottom of the greasy brown news bag." The following are the stories he brought up with great humour.


Facetime users warned of scary aspect of the app

First, there was "unsettling news for users of Facetime, which Colbert describes as the "No. 1 app used by grandpas randomly tapping their new iPad." Colbert says that apparently a Facetime bug let's you hear the audio of the person you are calling before they pick up. He said what you mostly hear is the other person saying "OMG, just text me you ugly jerk." Don't say you haven't been warned!


United Arab Emirates gender equality awards won entirely by men

The results of the UAE Gender Equality Awards were announced recently, where all the recipients were men. As Colbert says, in the UAE it is the men that are creating the inequality among genders. He said it's like giving a kid a perfect attendance award after he contaminated his classmates by giving them e-coli-contaminated cupcakes.

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