Late night comedians have put out the “Welcome” mat for Democrats running against President Donald Trump next year. We’ve already seen Sen. Kamala Harris fawned over by both Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah on The Late Show and The Daily Show, respectively. Sens. Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillebrand surfed Colbert’s couch, too, as did Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Sen. Bernie Sanders appears regularly on Colbert’s show.
Given the ongoing anti-Trump onslaught in late-night television, it should come as no surprise that Republicans and Democrats have very different perspectives on how political content is used in those “comedy” shows, whether they’re on the mainstream networks or cable TV. According to a recent survey, 54 percent of Democrats said they watch late-night talk shows, compared to 26 percent of Republicans. Also, Democrats were far more likely than those in the GOP to say they like it when late-night hosts discuss politics or personal political views.
Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno tried to walk back some of his comments he made this week about late night comedy, on The View, Wednesday. Perhaps because President Trump seized on the comments, Leno clarified to the hosts that he “loved” the anti-Trump lineup on television and peppered his interview with high praise for President Obama.
There’s nothing funnier than comparing a Supreme Court Justice to an alleged serial rapist, right? Well that’s what Late Show host Stephen Colbert thought, comparing the explosive interview rapper R. Kelly gave to CBS’s Gayle King Wednesday morning to conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing last Fall.
Just like his boss and hero James Comey, McCabe has written a Trump-trashing book, and like Comey, he’s getting hours and hours of air time to sell laughable notions, like the idea that the FBI has been utterly nonpartisan. This man will say anything. Truth means nothing. He’s worse than Comey. It barely matters to his interviewers that McCabe was fired from the top of the FBI for…lying his face off to the FBI.
Proud Christian Hollywood superstar Chris Pratt is finally hitting back at LGBTQ actress Ellen Page for attacking his faith.
The liberal desire to rebut President Trump is so overwhelming that they’re now “fact-checking” him live or the moment his last sentence is completed. The State of the Union has an Official Democrat Politician Rebuttal, but why bother? One could easily consider the late-night talk shows to be the Democrat rebuttal.
The entire crew of CBS This Morning appeared on a special live edition of the Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Unsurprisingly, they were “disturbed” by the President’s talk of a wall on the southern border and of his touting of the U.S. economy.
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.
Openly gay actress and liberal activist Ellen Page appeared on The Late Show Thursday and went on an bizarre rant against everything from media coverage of global warming to the alleged hate crime against actor Jussie Smollett. She predicted the world was going to end in the next eleven years, yet no one was talking about it, and emotionally ripped into the Vice President for causing the alleged anti-gay attack against Smollett.
Far-left late night host Stephen Colbert has established himself as the go-to spot for Democrats announcing their 2020 run. The man, who in theory should be an equal opportunity humorist, is now showing his partisan stripes in another way: Colbert on Wednesday lashed out at potential third party candidate Howard Schultz, mocking him as a “beige envelope.”
Always logical left-wing director Michael Moore was so distraught about the government shutdown that he told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Thursday people should just abandon their duties to the government, including paying taxes. Moore went on to tell people not to "commit crimes" because the "FBI wasn't getting paid."