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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

#EndorseThis: Kimmel Proves He Isn’t Colluding With Russia

Jimmy Kimmel obviously loves Saint Patrick’s Day — and even a day later he can’t resist talking about fake news of a leprechaun sighting from Mobile, Alabama.

Having scratched that itch, he turns moments later he smoothly turns to the president’s manic St. Paddy’s tweetstorm — in which he called for government censorship of late-night comics. He thinks they’re in “collusion” not only with Democrats but Russia.

Kimmel has a few choice words for Trump. And he has conclusive proof that he is not colluding with the Kremlin.

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#EndorseThis: John Oliver Shows Public Shaming At Its Worst — And Best

“Every nine seconds we find something new to be outraged about online,” says John Oliver, and he has proof.

But is that really a problem? Oliver argues that public shaming on social media, toxic as it can be, serves a beneficial purpose in certain cases. Consider Tucker Carlson, for example — a powerful racist broadcaster who sounded like a whining baby last week when held accountable for bigoted, misogynist, and just plain sick remarks he made on the radio several years ago.

Oliver takes the opportunity for a few extra-toasty Tucker burns, but he also looks at how an online pile-on can ruin the innocent — and how hard that damage is to redress.…

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#EndorseThis: Trump Hits Late Night — And Kimmel Strikes Back

Jimmy Kimmel knows how to make the most of a Trump tweet, especially when the president rips him and his colleagues — as in “the three very weak and untalented late night hosts are fighting over table scraps,” a reference to their nightly routines mocking him.

Kimmel took exception. “This idea of us fighting over table scraps? Not a great metaphor. It’s more like a hometown buffet in hell; it’s like, you get all the crab legs you can eat, but you can never stop eating them. They just keep coming. That’s what it’s like.”

Trump jumped ugly on Beto O’Rourke, too, and so did Pat Robertson, aged host of The 700 Club — described by Jimmy as “700 years old and the only member of the club.”

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