- The Daily Showdown May 8
January's massive chemical spill in the Elk River, right upstream from Charleston, West Virginia, had a pretty strange effect on the West Virginia lawmakers in session when the tap water turned toxic: They passed legislation protecting water resources from certain chemicals. On Wednesday night's Daily Show, Jordan Klepper found a name for this phenomenon — FIMBY (watch below) — and talked to a conservative state lawmaker, Del. Cindy Frich (R), about her post-spill embrace of modest government regulation.
Frich is funny and good-natured, but near the end she realizes — and it's impressive that so few subjects of these segments do — that this is The Daily Show, and it's probably a trap. --Peter Weber
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