When Fox News deployed Jesse Watters to Chinatown to interview locals in the New York City neighborhood about the election, his apparent purpose was less to collect the opinions of Asian Americans than it was to mock them. Rife with nauseating stereotypes, the segment sparked intense backlash from Asian American groups, journalists, elected officials and social media users. Watters, who called himself a "political humorist," responded to the criticism with a classic non-apology: "I regret if anyone found offense," he tweeted.
Watters' flimsy attempt at humor presented The Daily Show with a ripe opportunity for actual comedy. The show tasked correspondent Ronny Chieng with a mighty takedown of Fox News' Chinatown segment, and he did so with gusto.