The Late-Night Comedians Rage at Trump


The biggest joke in former President Barack Obama’s endorsement video for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was his warning about what Biden is facing. “(I)t won’t be easy,” he said. “The other side has a massive war chest. The other side has a propaganda network with little regard for the truth.”

Obama has almost the entire news media eating out of his hand, and he still whines about Fox News, that irksome “propaganda network.” The left complains whenever it can’t corner every media market and squelch any uprising of conservative dissent. It’s “propaganda” and “disinformation” when you disagree with the left’s wonderfully compassionate worldview.

Then there are the comedians, who are even more urgently on the verge of complete groupthink. I opened up my morning email of video clips from Grabien and was just amazed at the venom of commentary from the late-night shows on April 15. Let’s start with President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold World Health Organization funding for a few months to probe what went wrong with the eruption of the coronavirus from China.

The comedians fell all over themselves competing for the best metaphors to describe Trump as a flaming-hot moron who will harm us all. Who would win the gold medal for hottest burn?

 

On ABC, there's Jimmy Kimmel, who said: "Stopping funding to an organization that handles pandemics in the middle of a pandemic is like slashing your own tires because you're mad you woke up late for work. So far, he's blamed this on Obama, the governors, the media, the WHO. Has he blamed it on the Mexicans yet?"

On CBS, Stephen Colbert offered his own entry: "It's like when your house is engulfed in flames: The first thing you do is burn down the fire department. The U.S. is the WHO's biggest donor, so Trump is talking about taking away around $553 million. He hasn't done anything this hostile to world health since introducing the burger table" (translation: the fast food feast at the White House for the Clemson football team).

On Comedy Central, "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah joked about Uber when talking about Trump's maligning the "integral" WHO: "It's the same reason you don't give your Uber driver one star during the ride. You do that (expletive) after you are safe at home, not while you're doing 90 on the freeway. 'One star? One star? I will show you one star, motherf-----!'"

The late-night comedians can even trash CNN ... from the left. NBC late-night host Seth Meyers lectured the cable newsers for their live coverage of Trump's coronavirus press briefings. "(I)t doesn't make it better when you give it a negative chyron, like CNN did on Monday with 'Angry Trump Turns Briefing Into Propaganda Session,'" he said. "You know what else turned that into a propaganda session? Pointing your camera at it. Before you showed up it was just 'Crazy Lawn Man Does His Thing.' You can't air a propaganda session and criticize it."

For "balance," we could spy on CBS late-night host James Corden, who interviewed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her kitchen two nights earlier. Now, she would be held accountable, right? Wrong. For 15 minutes, Corden asked softball questions such as this: "Why is it, do you think, the president is choosing to ignore scientists and science and talk about reopening the country, not shut the country down soon enough? Why do you think?"

Then Corden gushed all over Pelosi when she showed him her expensive freezer loaded with chocolate ice cream. "I have always felt a connection with you, and now I understand why," he said.

To CBS, she's a very sweet and creamy Woman of the People. But look over there at Fox. That network is just full of one-sided, partisan propaganda.

Tim Graham is director of media analysis at the Media Research Center and executive editor of the blog NewsBusters.org. 

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36 thoughts on “The Late-Night Comedians Rage at Trump”

    1. These late night jerks have their heads up their butts. They couldn’t make sense if their lives depended on it. They need to mock our president to stay relevant; otherwise they’ll be off the air.

  1. And guess who that worldwide concert for Covid had as its primetime hosts” Colbert Kimmel and the other unfunny funnyman.

    It was a two hour long WHO lovefest. Naturally the words President Donald Trump were studiously omitted while insufferable, self-serving tributes to WHO were spoken every minute someone wasn’t singing.

    1. Whenever three or more of these so called celebrities get together for a “show” it’s just like the useless Oscar awards. A mutual admiration society get together for back slapping and glad handing each other for the wonderful job they think doing when in fact the garbage they turn out is one major reason movie attendance is down.

      1. All of the award shows are a joke. Back in the 50s and 60s I use to watch them, but idiots like Brando wouldn’t even show up to accept an Oscar and from there on the lefty morons in Hollyweird devalued all awards. While on the subject, just what constitutes a celebrity?

    2. Didn’t they give the majority of the money to W.H.O.? for the sick democrats in congress? These jerks and they are all jerks need their heads examined… I didn’t bother to even watch these idiots… watched Waters & Judge Jeanine instead………..he WHO did some crooked things for the dems and Trump did the right thing by having them exposed for what they did to help China & the dems in congress………..

  2. So what else is new. These late night brainless buffoons have been pillorying Trump for his entire term actually thinking they were being funny. As for fantasyland west, they are in the same category without even trying to be funny or coherent for that matter.

    1. I watched EWTN instead of these so called comedians!!while they knocking our president we were praying for the end of this pandemic which the world health organization did not help the world by not telling us the truth sooner and now the liberals are saying the president is wrong!!!what’s wrong with this picture?? As far as Pelosi goes in my opinion she’s a disgrace to Italians and Catholics!as for carmine desapio I hope you are not Italian like Pelosi!!Degrazio!!!

    2. Here’s another useless, dull witted reply (just like Tony Barreda’s). Take the time and make the effort to really see what’s going on. Don’t be a mindless sheep and lap puppy. To believe what the useless, not funny, profanity laced “comedians” tells me someone hasn’t got a life. Before you respond to anything said or written, get your head together and stop living in crazy land! Trump has done what’s needed to be done at the correct time and method. Trump 2020!

  3. I haven’t watched Jimmy Fallon in almost four years since his opening, every night, was a Trump attack.;
    These guys are not funny, they are down right disgraceful.They never did this to Obama because he
    would have sent his goons after them. I believe they were afraid. I can’t understand all the hatred.

  4. These comedians are losers who can’t get a laugh without putting others down. Get a real job losers.
    Go Trump!

    1. Michael, You said what I’ve been saying for years, if these fools think they’re comedians they have another thought coming. Red Skelton, George Gobel, Bob Hope, and real comedians from the great years could make you laugh just by walking onto the stage. We need the great years to come back. We need America to be great again.

    2. @Michael…You are spot on! President Trump did the right thing in putting a halt on funding to W.H.O. The head of that organization Tedros, needs to step down. He is a communist from Ethiopia.

  5. Haven’t watched any of them for many years, they’re slowly dying on there own!
    All a total watch of time!!!!

  6. Michael, You said what I’ve been saying for years, if these fools think they’re comedians they have another thought coming. Red Skelton, George Gobel, Bob Hope, and real comedians from the great years could make you laugh just by walking onto the stage. We need the great years to come back. We need America to be great again.

  7. I would care less if I picked up the morning paper and read that Nancy Pelosi caught the coronavirus with a terminal result. Maybe her sheepie followers are entitled to the same outcome….

  8. Let ’em rage on…They still don’t know that Trump thrives on their attacks. It like throwing nutrition to a hungry man.
    In the meantime, I continue to pray to God Almighty to stand with my President…

  9. I watched EWTN instead of these so called comedians!!while they knocking our president we were praying for the end of this pandemic which the world health organization did not help the world by not telling us the truth sooner and now the liberals are saying the president is wrong!!!what’s wrong with this picture?? As far as Pelosi goes in my opinion she’s a disgrace to Italians and Catholics!

  10. I never thought there are so many people who believe this “Liar-in-Chief” b.s. when he appears everyday at the White House Press Briefing. Maybe they should join the Straw Man to see the Wizard of Oz to get a brain. Honestly, how can one condone a guy who is racist, bigot, and $$$$ self-serving at YOUR tax payers expense?

  11. he who laughs last laughs best come november they will be crying when lose everythiong including california so good bye pelosii schifff and waters unless they end up in guantanamo forst remember god is in cjrge he is watching how ther domestic enemies are trying to take over lets go trump god bcontinue to bless u mr president

  12. Brain? I have to wonder if these Trump supporters protesting in Michigan have a brain. They better not come to me expecting me to pay their hospital bill for the coronavirus infection they will most likely incur.

  13. All these so called comedians and Hollywood dumbells need a surgery known operation called a (Cranial Rectumectomy)!

  14. To quote Milton..

    I used to work as a doctor for the World Health Organization. I wasn’t planning to. I thought Iwas auditionimg for a part in Dr. WHO.

  15. When President Trump came into office one the first things he did was to challenge NATO costs to its predominantly European members who were NOT paying their fair share like the U.S.A. (We are paying the lion’s share and we’re not in Europe getting the benefits of NATO). The enemies of our President came against that act. The result is that the members for the most part are pay their due. Look at China and how this perennial problem has been alleviated. Regardless of what our President does to improve our country and the world, the fools attacking him never stop.

  16. Stopped watching late nite whatever’s….they should NOT consider themselves comedians. The only late night true CO Elian’s were Johnny Carson followed by Jay Leno.

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