Bozell & Graham Column: Liberals Hype Comedian 'Collusion'

The late-night hosts hate Donald Trump, so the idea that they would make friendly alliances shouldn’t be shocking. But as we’ve come to understand, in today’s world anything that reflects negatively on this president becomes “news.”  So when Stephen Colbert at CBS called up Jimmy Kimmel at NBC and Conan O’Brien at TBS for a joint mockery of Trump, the liberal media jazzed up its importance. 

Vanity Fair called it a “Historic Group Chat,” as if these were world leaders in arms negotiations. Entertainment Weekly hyped them as superheroes, engaging in an “Avengers-esque collaboration.” CNN media reporter Brian Stelter led his “Reliable Sources” newsletter with the headline “Late night collusion!” 

This underlines how liberals elevate late-night comedians and Saturday Night Live satirists into the smartest, greatest Americans, an honor they don’t deserve.

The “cold open” that Colbert presented on his CBS show unwas, as usual, a lame series of references to the insults President Trump had issued at a Monday night rally in South Carolina, where Colbert was called a “lowlife” and Fallon was a “lost soul.” Colbert and Fallon greeted each other with these insults.

Oh, how touchy these comedians are when the tables are turned, with Colbert acting like “lowlife” registers as a really serious insult. This is the same Colbert who ranted last year that Trump was the “Presi-dunce” and “prick-tator,” and spoke like a “sign-language gorilla who got hit in the head.” Colbert even said the only thing our president's mouth was 'good for" was as Vladimir Putin’s penis holster. 

All that is acceptable. Calling Colbert a “lowlife” in response is not. 

Colbert and Fallon wrapped up by lamely agreeing to do lunch....at the Red Hen, the Virginia restaurant – #Resistaurant? – that kicked out White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. 

Trump also mocked Fallon for an interview he gave to The Hollywood Reporter, where Fallon sounded  like a distraught teenager obsessing over being attacked for mussing Trump’s hair on his show in 2016. “Choking up,” they reported, Fallon said “I heard you. You made me feel bad. So now what? Are you happy? I'm depressed. Do you want to push me more? What do you want me to do? You want me to kill myself?

Comedians are expected to do the Left’s bidding, like pop-culture guerrillas. The agitators apparently driving Fallon to brink of suicide threats never minded when Fallon fawned all over Hillary Clinton. 

In 2012, he hosted President Obama for a segment of “Slow Jam the News,” where he let Obama push his agenda and then endorsed it:  "Awww yeah. You should listen to the president. Or as I like to call him, the Preezy of the United Steezy."  In 2013, Fallon dressed up as a woman and  partnered with Michelle Obama for a skit called the “Evolution of Mom Dancing.” 

All is apparently right with the world when the networks work overtime to confirm the “effortless” coolness of Democratic leaders. But Republicans can never be “normalized” or “humanized” by late-night hosts. 

When Johnny Carson mocked Ronald Reagan when he was president, it was gentle, and had a “just kidding” vibe. All these years later, the Left expects late-night comedians to lead a vicious campaign of character assassination to ruin Trump, which was why Fallon’s hair-mussing gets metaphorically re-imagined as Treason. 


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