New York Times media reporter John Koblin made the front page of Monday’s Business section with “As News Drives Late Night, Anchors Join A-List,” which snuck in ideological bias and promoted MSNBC host (and Russia-gate obsessive) Rachel Maddow with a photo talking to late-night host Stephen Colbert. Yet again, the Times promotes and celebrates the mere fact of liberals talking to liberals, with the anti-Trump ideological content unacknowledged, while liberal Times readers experience the joy of raeding about their left-wing heroes on both sides of the desk.
Liberals in the media the past two years seem to be a living rendition of the movie Groundhog Day. The same routine is repeated every day, always ending with an “explosive new scandal” that will supposedly lead to President Trump being ousted from the White House. Tuesday’s Impeachment Inquiry announcement from Nancy Pelosi led to mass celebrations in the media, especially on the part of the liberal late-night host crowd.
Not even Hollywood nice-guys can conceal their hatred for President Donald Trump. Popular longtime sidekick to Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, showed signs of full-blown Trump Derangement Syndrome. In a vengeful and quaking Twitter post, the normally nice-guy comedian unloaded on the president, urging the Democratic Party and the rest of the world to: “Mock the shit out him.”
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 as "Historic."
Hollywood loves to mock the Commander in Chief, some leaders more than others. The industry takes a different approach to the First Lady. It’s either hands off completely, an occasional joke lobbed in her direction or a more collaborative connection. Remember when Michelle Obama dropped by Sesame Street to talk nutrition?What about when First Lady Barbara Bush chatted up Big Bird to spread the joy of reading?
Dana Carvey on Monday wondered whether Donald Trump will get credit if the efforts to de-nuclearize North Korea are successful. Talking to Conan O’Brien on TBS, he even joked about a Nobel Prize: “As far as Trump is concerned, if he solves the thing in thing in North Korea... are we going to give him the Nobel Peace Prize? I mean, we’d have to, right?”
Despite spending most of her time bashing Donald Trump and Republicans on MSNBC, Nicolle Wallace is still invited to lecture the GOP. The McCain/Palin ‘08 strategist on Monday described herself as a “non-practicing Republican” on TBS’s Conan. She also insisted that you can’t talk to Trump-supporting family members about the President.
It’s odd that a CNN anchor would consider a Trump tweet about him as his biggest achievement.
When all else fails, a comedian can grab for Hollywood’s default talking point: President Trump.
On Conan Thursday night, comedian Jack Black joked to host Conan O’Brien that he felt like Trump stole from one of Black’s old acts, the rock duet Tenacious D. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the conversation began when Conan asked Black, “Do you think it’s at all possible that your balls-to-the-wall, I’m the best, and everything I do is amazing shtick may have influenced our current president? Is that possible?”
Hypocrites are best known for their practice of hypocrisy. In Hollywood, celebrity is another word for hypocrite. Comedian Patton Oswalt, in his guest appearance on Conan on December 7, discussed with host Conan O’Brien the overuse of President Trump as a catalyst for comedy in Hollywood. Oswalt told O’Brien, “Like having Trump as a comedian … Trump is like, imagine there’s a guy out on the sidewalk and he’s just taking a dump on the pavement and yelling about Hitler and he’s hanging wallpaper.”
Comedian Conan O’Brien went there. He highlighted an awkward moment at Fidel Castro’s funeral, something that the network morning newscasts on Monday wouldn’t touch: The Jeep carrying the dictator’s ashes broke down on Sunday, prompting soldiers to push the vehicle down the procession route. ABC, CBS and NBC skipped that moment.