As NewsBusters has been reporting for almost two months, the disastrous rollout of Barack Obama's signature piece of legislation has made him the butt of late night jokes.
On ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday, the host repeatedly mocked the President's fundraising trip to California saying, "He basically turned the westside of Los Angeles into the traffic equivalent of the ObamaCare website" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Proving there's never too small a protest to be newsworthy to the Left, Katy Steinmetz of Time magazine reported "On Monday, protesters marched through the streets of San Francisco carrying pictures funnyman Jimmy Kimmel's face - with a Hitler mustache drawn above his lip and a swastika by his side. More than 100 people, largely Asian Americans, were still fuming about a skit that aired on Kimmel's late-night show earlier this month."
Kimmel and ABC were apologizing for a shutdown-mocking skit that aired on October 16, in which Kimmel sat down with school kids to talk politics. When asked what should be done about America's debts to China, a boy replied that one solution might be to "kill everyone in China." (The video can be seen here.) Kimmel chuckled and said, "That's an interesting idea." He jokingly asked a follow-up: "Should we allow the Chinese to live?"
America’s late night comics have been tearing the President apart for the disastrous rollout of the ObamaCare exchanges.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday, the host said, “I find it fascinating that our national healthcare website barely functions and yet every single porn site in the world works like a charm” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Although the folks at Jimmy Kimmel Live tried presenting it as a spontaneous skit, anyone with a lukewarm intelligence quotient knew they really were doing a five minute public service announcement for ObamaCare.
If you think guest Owen Wilson was able to create all the charts he had AND get Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to join him AND have a choir that included the band Panic! at the Disco sing a song about healthcare without any assistance from Kimmel or his staff, I’ve got some beachfront property in Florida to sell you (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
I’m not sure which polls late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel is citing in his prefatory remarks, which include the claim that “Americans don’t like Obamacare but love what’s in it.” Nevertheless, his man-on-the-street interviews paint a sobering picture of Americans’ ignorance when it comes to the president’s signature health care reform law — the bone of contention that led to the current partial government shutdown.
The hilarious experiment is an indictment as well of the law’s complexity: In its original incarnation it was 2,700 pages long.
Was Oprah Winfrey trying to distract attention Wednesday from the stir she caused accusing a Swiss shop clerk of racism, or just doing PR for the new film she's starring in?
Regardless of the answer, appearing on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Winfrey shocked a member of the studio audience with a new Ford Fusion (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel invited recently self-outed gay NBA player Jason Collins on his program Wednesday evening along with twin brother Jarron.
At the end of the interview, Kimmel gave Jarron an “I’m The Straight One” t-shirt.
Harrison Ford took a cheap shot at former President George W. Bush Wednesday evening.
Appearing on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the actor claimed he never believed anything Bush said (video follows with transcript and commentary):
HBO's Bill Maher is clearly getting tired of liberals.
On ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday, he said of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's nanny statism, "That makes me want to join the Tea Party and marry Ann Coulter" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Actress and singer Jessica Simpson made a comment Wednesday that is so preposterous in the year 2013 – especially from a woman that is estimated to be worth $100 million! – that it completely defies reason.
Appearing on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the once again pregnant Simpson said, “I keep planning on getting married but I keep getting knocked up.”
Was this a gag or was ABC Live star Michael Strahan serious?
On ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday, Strahan said there was watermelon in his dressing room when he got there (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
The folks at CNN sure have gotten smutty this year.
In the wake of Kathy Griffin kissing Anderson Cooper's crotch on New Year's Eve, and Piers Morgan having a truly raunchy discussion with Chelsea Handler earlier this week, Cooper on Friday reported a 1980s date as Larry King "trying to get Katie Couric in the sack" (video follows with transcript and commentary):