As the scattered landscape has us increasingly clustered in niches, even institutions like late-night are becoming platforms for some rather than all.
Jay Leno theorized on Wednesday that viewers in the Trump era seem to want politics from late-night television.
The fact is, the idea that heavily biased political comedy shows appeal to enough people to make them viable is a fantasy.
‘I thought … even though our relationship was becoming strained, there’s no way I’m going to get fired.’
Empathy is a man picking up his gun and running towards a killer. It’s not sitting in safety shooting your mouth off into your phone, or at your TV audience.
Late night hosts like Jimmy Kimmel are substituting political diatribes for monologues. In totally unrelated news, their viewership is steadily declining.
That the Right would be targeted at an awards show is not at all surprising. It is rather amazing, though, there could be no material found to skewer Democrats.
If you believed that your political party embodied the ideas that helped make the lives of your fellow Americans better and freer, you might stick around to try and save it.
The real problem is that it’s standard operating procedure for an unelected commission of bureaucrats to investigate complaints about what some guy says on air.
In their absolute frenzy to defeat Donald Trump at all costs, the media pulled David Duke and his ilk from the filthy shadows in which they lurked, and handed them a big microphone.
Jon Stewart attacked a show featuring political debate and strengthened the world where cultural elites mock those with whom they disagree. Take a bow.
Media members use group-shaming tactics to either cow ideological defectors into submission, or expel them from their ranks.
It’s the cultural progressivism we’ve grown immune to over the past 50 years.
‘You’re hurting America.’ Those are the words that killed late-night comedy and gave birth to advocacy-with-jokes.
The White House Correspondents Dinner’s famous, important, rich fans of edgy political comedy aren’t fans when the barbs fly their way.
Stephen Colbert is the perfect modern ‘Late Show’ host because he’s funny without being offensive, touting a fun social gospel wrapped in Americana.
Short-lived though it will likely be, ‘Mulaney’ boasts some of the sharper writing on religion in contemporary pop culture.
Jon Stewart is the perfect poster child for the unhealthy, smug age of outrage we live in. It’s rampant in the real news, just like the fake news.
In the video of Eric Garner’s death, we saw the police harassing, not a black man, but a fellow American.
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