There’s no escaping politics in these Emmy races

Analysis: There’s no getting around Trump-era politics in this category. Last year’s winner, “Last Week Tonight,” exists as a fact-filled corrective to the nebulous news emanating from the White House, as does, to varying degrees, Colbert’s program and “The Daily Show.” Meanwhile, last year’s biggest omission in this category — and in this case, it would be accurate to call it a “snub” — was Fallon’s talk show, shunned after its host’s fawning, hair-tousling, pre-election interview with Trump.


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