When Late Night Hosts Respond to News

The attack in Orlando last weekend allowed late night TV hosts a chance to shape the conversation in a way rarely seen before. In the past, those solemn moments after a tragedy were infused with sympathy for the victims, a call for healing, mourning. But this week, social media is filled with people sharing clips of late night hosts delivering impassioned, angry rants. What’s their role in shaping our reactions to news?