Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up. In an unbelieveable Tonight Show skit Thursday, NBC literally treated Education Secretary Betsy DeVos like she was a disobedient pet or a mentally challenged child. An actress playing DeVos repeatedly mispronounces her own name, eats paper, and says she’s getting rid of textbooks because “they’re too heavy,” all the while speaking in a baby-like voice. This audacious sketch comes after NBC smeared DeVos as an idiot on Wednesday night’s Tonight Show and Late Night.
NBC's comedic hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers went on a late-night witch hunt Wednesday in a desperate attempt to portray Education Secretary pick Betsy DeVos as a flaming idiot. Despite DeVos literally getting confirmed the same day, the networks’ “comedian” hosts seemed to know what DeVos would do in office before she had even done it. In what would’ve been decried as “sexist” if it had been said about a Democrat woman, Fallon and Meyers both made pathetic jokes about DeVos’ intelligence.
NBC Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon was roundly condemned by the Left for mussing Donald Trump’s hair for five seconds, and “normalizing” him for the American public. But they were quiet on Thursday night when Fallon spent a much longer time “normalizing” disgraced CBS anchorman Dan Rather, who defined “fake news” for a generation with his false Texas Air National Guard documents about George W. Bush.
Fallon began with the unctuous note that while the social media is a wilderness, you come across “An eloquent 500-word essay by Dan Rather, and I wanna say thank you for being the voice of reason on social media.”
Wednesday night on NBC’s The Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon had Michelle Obama on as his guest for one of her final television appearances as First Lady. Fallon is known for being very friendly towards his guests but his interview with Mrs. Obama was completely out of the ordinary in gushiness.
In an unusually nasty attack from Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night, the late-night comedian went after President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, philanthropist Besty DeVos: “But this has some people upset, I heard that Donald Trump's pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, never went to public school and has never even worked for public schools. People are saying that as a billionaire without much experience, she might be too similar to Trump.”
Although NBC spent 11 years bolstering the Trump name, the network has engaged in a concerted effort to tear the mogul down through its entertainment programming.
New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff wrote a supportive article about an anti-Trump rant of TBS "Full Frontal" host and leftist scold Samantha Bee for attacking a fellow late-night comedian for the crime of being playful with one of his guests, Donald Trump. As Itzkoff noted in his story, “From One Comedic Host to Another: Criticism Over Trump,” on the front of Wednesday’s Arts section, Bee was enraged at Tonight Show host Fallon for failing to treat Trump as the second coming of Hitler. Judging by the controversy, there are many on the left who evidently take the words and acts of talk show hosts very seriously indeed. (Fallon treated Michelle Obama in kidding fashion as well, without any liberal hand-wringing.)
On Thursday night, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon came on late on the East Coast due to the first NFL game airing on NBC. But Fallon did offer a funny bit about how they may offer new voices on the Siri app. First, he had an Obama impersonator give him the weather forecast, then had a Hillary Clinton impersonator imagine what a Hillary answer would be on Siri -- about helping with e-mails.
Jimmy Fallon’s back at his Trump act. But this time, the Tonight Show host was joined on stage by avid Hillz supporter Barbra Streisand for an evening of musical Trump bashing. Parodying the Annie Get Your Gun song “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better,” Fallon crooned: “Any wall you can build, I can build taller.” Later, he sang “I can build casinos and deport Latinos,” to which Streisand parried: “I can vote for Hillary … she’s going to win, and she’s going to win HUUUGE.”
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt disputed the notion that his network was responsible for Donald Trump nabbing the republican presidential nomination. "There's really not that much of a correlation between one and the other," Greenblatt said in reference to Trump’s appearance on television and his success as a presidential candidate.
Donald Trump officially launched his presidential bid in 2016, but according to an NBC producer the campaign started “decades” earlier in NBC appearances. For years, Trump campaigned on NBC and CBS late night shows reiterating talking points similar to ones he’s used in his presidential campaign, according to former Tonight Show producer Dave Berg’s July 11, USA Today op-ed.
Variety's Brian Steinberg reported on Thursday that "drummer and 'Tonight Show' regular Questlove" became a member of the board of trustees for New York Public Radio. While Steinberg noted that "Questlove is a member of the Philadelphia band The Roots, as well as an author and musical director," he failed to mention that the NBC musician was behind an infamous 2011 attack on former Rep. Michele Bachmann, where his band played the intro to a song title "Lyin' Ass Bitch" by Fishbone.