For the second straight day, CBS This Morning on Wednesday promoted a liberal comedian attacking a prominent Republican. ABC's Jimmy Kimmel denigrated former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a "crazy moose lady" on his late night program the previous evening. Despite this insult, Kimmel hinted that Palin was still better than current GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. [audio available here; video clip below the jump]
The CBS morning newscast featured the insult during their regular "Eye Opener" segment just after the top of the 7 am Eastern hour. On Tuesday, the same segment publicized Stephen Colbert likening Romney's tenure at Bain Capital to the cannibalistic Donner Party.
During the "Eye Opener" segment, CBS This Morning played a clip of an unidentified woman stating that "Mitt Romney doubles down, refusing again to release more of his tax returns." They then played Kimmel's swipe at Romney and Palin:
KIMMEL: Romney actually did back in 2008. [John] McCain took one look at him and said, you know what? I'm going with the crazy moose lady instead. (audience laughs)
Back in April 2012, the left-leaning ABC personality claimed during an interview with Reuters that "it's hard to make fun of Obama in general because he's a cool character." Kimmel, on the other hand, has had little trouble taking shots at conservatives and Republicans. When the comedian headlined the White House Correspondents' Dinner the same month as the Reuters interview, he slammed Marcus Bachmann, the husband of Rep. Michele Bachmann, with homosexual jokes.
During the same dinner, Kimmel bashed Rush Limbaugh with a prescription drugs joke, and later claimed that "the difference between Bill Maher and Rush Limbaugh [is] the people who watch Bill Maher know he's an a--hole."