Controversial governor of Michigan and Joe Biden VP shortlist pick Gretchen Whitmer went on NBC’s Late Night early Tuesday for yet another friendly, softball interview from her adoring media fans. Even though her constituents have been protesting her stringent lockdown for over a month now, host Seth Meyers tried to portray the Democrat as some kind of populist icon, admiring her “rapper name” and teasing her about being portrayed on Saturday Night Live.
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another victim: the Lights Out With David Spade weeknight program on Comedy Central. Spade's show was a rarity: A late night comedy show not fixated on bashing Donald Trump and Republicans. The show featured host Spade and a revolving panel of guests discussing pop culture news. It stopped production on March 12, joining hundreds of other shows in shutting down due to the COVID-9 illness.
“Smoking gun” has become a buzz phrase in the liberal lexicon throughout the Trump presidency. The term is utilized by the lefty media on a continuous loop whenever there is a “revelation” brought forth that has the potential to damage President Trump. Seth Meyers on Tuesday's Late Night, aired early Wednesday morning, invoked the oft-repeated phrase during an interview with NBC Nightly News Lester Holt.
The publication of a vitriolic book against President Trump has become a rite of passage for a card-holding member of the leftist media elite. Washington Post reporters’ Carol Leonnig and Phillip Rucker are the latest to join in the not-so-exclusive club of anti-Trump, press credentialed authors. The two appeared on Wednesday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, aired early Thursday morning, to discuss their newest book, Very Stable Genius, in the midst of the Impeachment trial.
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.
For several years, late-night talk show hosts have regularly hurled their barbs at President Trump, but on Monday, most liberal comics instead made fun of Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam, who was allegedly found in a 1984 yearbook that contained a picture of one man in blackface and another wearing a KKK costume. Most of the time, Jimmy Kimmel -- host of his eponymous show on ABC -- and Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show on NBC lead the way in attacks on the late-night front, but this time they avoided the day’s biggest topic, probably because both comedians have previously used blackface makeup in their careers.
Remember when late night TV shows were supposed to be funny and entertaining? No more. Late Night With Seth Meyers writers filed on stage July 26 to recite a collective attack against the President Trump and his daughter, Ivanka. And of course, the liberal media – from HuffPost to Rolling Stone joined in their ‘group troll.’
On Wednesday night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, actor, comedian, and former Daily Show regular Lewis Black came on the show to discuss the 2016 election. Prompted by his liberal host to express his “message” to Trump supporters, Black bluntly said they were going to hell. “I'm saying this as a friend. If you vote for Donald Trump, you’re gonna go to hell,” Black stated frankly. After the audience laughed, Black added, “I know this, because God told me.”
Hours after it was reported by The New York Observer that HBO star Allison Williams would not be addressing the situation surrounding her father and suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams at a Michael Kors event on Wednesday night, Williams reversed course hours later and responded to questions during a Q&A at New York’s 92Y. According to the New York Post, Williams told event moderator and Late Night host Seth Myers that her father is “an honest man, a truthful man,” and “I know you can trust him.”
While a guest on Thursday's edition of NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers, Rachel Maddow complained that she's disappointed with the Democrats' “weird strategic move” of avoiding contact with president Barack Obama and his signature legislation during the midterm election campaigns.
After stating that the odds are usually stacked against the president's party during midterm elections, the host of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show said that Republicans have spent the last six years “decrying ObamaCare as the end of the world.” However, even though the Affordable Care Act is “kind of working,” Democrats have decided: “OK then. We don't want to talk about it, either.”
Longtime NBC sportscaster Bob Costas appeared on Wednesday's edition of the network's hour-long Late Night program, which is hosted by Seth Myers. The former member of the Saturday Night Live cast threw softball questions at his guest regarding “minor controversies” he caused by inserting liberal political commentary into his sports coverage.
After a discussion that included the TV broadcaster's views on the “gun culture” within the National Football League, his fawning description of Vladmir Putin at the beginning of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and his strong dislike of the name of the Washington Redskins NFL team, Costas was praised by Myers for “making sports a lot more interesting.” Costas suggested mostly "angry" people on "extreme" venues were upset, not so much the average American on the street.
Appearing on NBC's Late Night on Tuesday – aired early Wednesday morning – New Yorker editor and former Washington Post Moscow correspondent David Remnick defended Barack Obama's poor handling of the Ukrainian crisis by bashing George W. Bush: "I think President Obama was elected not to get into more wars....his predecessor, President Bush, foolishly, at the very best, got into a war in Iraq that was a disaster." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]
Remnick continued: "And by the way, it gives [Russian President Vladimir] Putin some justification [to invade Ukraine]. He says, 'Don't lecture me. Don't lecture me about invasion,' and so on. No matter how justified or not that may be, that's a point he goes out and makes in front of his own people."