In its piece, Vanity Fair explains, patronizingly, “What’s conspicuously missing from late-night, still, is women. How gobsmackingly insane is it that no TV network has had the common sense — and that’s all we’re talking about in 2015, not courage, bravery, or even decency — to hand over the reins of an existing late-night comedy program to a female person?”
It appears Vanity Fair used the women’s 2016 start date, and the “created from scratch” gag to explain away the absence in the image of Bee, The Daily Show’s longest-running correspondent who is joining Conan on TBS’ schedule, and Handler, who, apparently unbeknownst to VF, had an E! late-night show that ran from 2007-14. And, on the subject, neither Conan nor John Oliver was “handed over the reins of an existing late-night comedy program.” Oliver, for example, left The Daily Show to launch a new franchise on HBO — you know, like Bee is doing on TBS.
Anyway, Bee fixed it:
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