Jimmy Kimmel joked about his declining viewership among conservatives in a tell-all interview two weeks ago. The late night comedian has seen a steep decline in conservative viewers, especially since Donald Trump became president. Still, he takes shots at Trump and conservatives nightly. When asked about losing viewers, Kimmel expressed himself in ways that would make Johnny Carson cringe.
Kimmel’s message to conservatives who are tuning him out: not just “Good riddance,” but simply “Riddance.”
As for his diminished viewership, Kimmel said, “As a talk show host that’s not ideal, but I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
He continued, “I don’t say I don’t mind. I want everyone with a television to watch my show. But if they’re so turned off by my opinion on health care and gun violence then I don’t know. I probably wouldn’t want to have a conversation with them anyway.”
Laura Ingraham said mutual friends tell her that Kimmel’s a good guy, but she warned him that he’s making a “huge mistake.”
Ingraham explained that people tune in to late night comedy shows to laugh, not to hear the hosts’ political views.
“They don’t want to feel like they’re under attack. They don’t feel like the guy they voted for is this horrible monster. This kind of comedy just doesn’t work for them.”
Last week, Late Night host Seth Myers offered an even stronger rebuke of conservative viewers. We can’t tell you what this “comedian” said exactly, as this is a family format.
Here’s the bottom line: most late night comedians are intolerant elites, while rebuking conservatives for lacking tolerance. They say they don’t much care what half the country thinks. And that’s unfortunate, because this half of the country consists of patriotic, tax-paying, God-loving, flag-waving, Bible-reading, church-going, law-abiding citizens.
Still, to the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, half of America no longer matters. They are – to use a certain politician’s word – “deplorables.”
And they call us intolerant.