ABC late-nite comic Jimmy Kimmel has annoyingly been labeled “America’s conscience.”
Kimmel has used his platform to deliver Democratic talking points on healthcare, gun control, and immigration with tear-soaked eyes.
Kimmel has dedicated plenty of time on his show to demonizing Republicans, and now he’s about to do battle with one in a completely unexpected way.
After constant ribbing from Jimmy Kimmel, Texas Senator Ted Cruz challenged him to a game of one-on-one basketball, and Kimmel surprisingly accepted.
It certainly wasn’t predictable after Kimmel has expended so much energy vilifying Republicans for “reprehensible” actions such as supporting Second Amendment rights.
A staple of contemporary late-nite comedy is to echo the talking points of Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and left-wing media watchdog group Media Matters.
This results in an endless barrage of hackneyed jokes aimed at conservatives, while liberals get handled with kid gloves, if they get handled at all.
Last Halloween, comedian Stephen Colbert attacked Donald Trump Jr. for posting a tweet that ribbed socialism. Colbert was so incensed by someone decrying socialism, he dedicated several minutes of his opening monologue praising Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
It’s a shame that leftism is so ingrained in our culture; a prominent comedian felt it necessary to defend the architects of an ideology that led to the deaths of 100 million people since 1917.
Comedy Central host Samantha Bee issued an insincere apology to Ivanka Trump after calling her a “feckless c***,” but was widely defended on the left by celebrities like Sally Field and Jon Stewart.
Meanwhile, Bee dedicated time on her show to aggrandize New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman—she produced a cartoon sketch touting him as an anti-Trump superhero named Schneider-Man—but had to recant after Schneiderman was exposed as a sexual pervert and alleged rapist.
Bee’s repudiation of Schneiderman was nothing in comparison to her assault on Ivanka Trump, whose great sin was tweeting a picture of herself with her son.
This is the state of late-nite comedy. Jimmy Fallon dared to avoid dedicating his show to an endless stream of anti-Trump jokes, and was hammered for it by the left. Fallon quickly fell in line and started copying his cohorts.
The propaganda is so blatant; Stephen Colbert was taken aback when his audience cheered at the “wrong” time. Colbert announced Trump had just fired disgraced FBI Director James Comey, and the crowd roared with applause.
Colbert had to remind his audience that Comey good, Trump bad.
In this poisonous atmosphere of defanged, politically correct comedy, it’s not insignificant that Jimmy Kimmel has agreed to play Cruz.
However, one should expect Kimmel to eventually pull out of the game. Why? Because America’s conscience can’t be seen “normalizing” a lizard-person, also known as a Republican.
As soon as Kimmel acknowledges that Cruz and other Republicans are warm-blooded mammals with senses of humor, and share common interests such a basketball, it will become harder to label them callous monsters who want people to die in the streets.
Perhaps people would start listening to free-market solutions to problems like healthcare instead of defaulting to the big-government panacea.
The predominant strategy of the left is to demonize people who don’t hew to the progressive company line so their ideas don’t have to be considered.
That is why Kimmel is going to cancel this basketball game.
But if he doesn’t, it will be a blast, regardless of the outcome.