Tuesday’s Washington Post honored lesbian comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres for “A comic’s courage” to come out of the closet. So did the Kennedy Center people who selected her to win the Mark Twain Prize. She did not disappoint the liberals.
On the awards show (taped for PBS), she made a “sly nod toward Mitt Romney’s sentiments” with the joke, “Thank you, PBS. I’m so glad to be part of your final season.” She also told Politico Romney made her “very, very scared” for women for many reasons (on which she apparently didn't have the "courage" to elaborate):
The election’s over, ladies and gentlemen.
On Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Alana Thompson, the star of TLC's runaway hit Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, officially endorsed Barack Obama (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
As NewsBusters reported, Barack Obama did a lavish fundraiser at the Nokia Theater in Hollywood on Sunday.
According to comedian Jimmy Kimmel, the President was in Los Angeles "with his agent taking meetings in case it doesn't work out next month" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary).
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.
Polygamy was officially banned by the Mormon Church in 1890. Mitt Romney has been married to only one woman for 43 years.
But that didn’t stop perilously liberal comedienne Wanda Sykes from taking a polygamist swipe at Romney on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Comedian Louis C.K., who was forced to withdraw from speaking at this month's Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner as a result of misogynistic comments about Sarah Palin and other women, made what many would find a racist remark on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday.
"When a black woman tells you to get a job...it just hurts more” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Jim Romenesko.com reports that at least one joke ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel planned for the White House Correspondents Dinner was deemed unacceptable for the political elite. In an interview on Howard Stern’s satellite radio show, Kimmel said he ran jokes by ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper and other reporters.
Tapper & Co. flagged a joke about Newt Gingrich’s campaign being so dead Rick Santorum wanted to show it to his kids – a play on the Santorum family’s decision to show their stillborn son Gabriel to his brothers and sisters:
As NewsBusters reported, Jimmy Kimmel at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner made totally disgraceful jokes about how large President Obama’s penis is.
Three days later on his own program, Kimmel took a different tack with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying, “He looks like every guy in every erectile dysfunction commercial” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel introduced himself to Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner with an extremely vulgar video.
In it, politicians, media members, and even NewsBusters' own Tim Graham had their mouths blurred and words bleeped to make it appear they were making obscene remarks (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary).
Jimmy Kimmel attacked conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner first calling him a slut and then jabbing him with a juvenile prescription drug joke.
The comedian also took a shot at HBO's Bill Maher while bashing Limbaugh and his "extreme" right-wing fans (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary, mild vulgarity warning):
Is the White House Correspondents' Dinner the proper venue to make gay jokes about the husband of a current female member of Congress?
NBC's Jimmy Kimmel certainly thought so as he took a page out of vulgar comedian Bill Maher's playbook claiming Keith Olbermann "has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Jimmy Kimmel on Saturday trashed former MSNBC and Current TV anchor Keith Olbermann as well as the controversial commentator's former boss Al Gore.
During his keynote address at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, Kimmel said, "I’d like everyone to look under your seats. Under each one you will find a copy of Keith Olbermann’s resume" (video follows with transcript and commentary):