Sunday, October 15, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel on losing Republican viewers of his late-night comedy show: 'Not good riddance, but riddance'

Jimmy Kimmel and other performers can't seem to get the message that it's not a good idea to go political. 
It alienates half the country no matter which way you go.  That's not the way Johnny Carson did it who gave jabs to both sides of the political spectrum.  Then again, Jimmy Kimmel or none of these other late night jokers can hold a candle to Carson.     
Washington Examiner reports late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel said he would perform the same emotionally-charged monologues about healthcare and gun violence "again in a heartbeat," despite a drastic reduction in Republican viewership of his show.
"Three years ago, I was equally liked by Republicans and Democrats," Kimmel told CBS' "Sunday Morning" of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" which has aired on ABC since 2003. "And then Republican numbers went way down, like 30 percent, or whatever. And you know, as a talk show host, that's not ideal but I would do it again in a heartbeat."
Kimmel earned high praise and sharp rebukes for his foray into the healthcare debate in September, an issue that became particularly important to the comic after his six-month-old son Billy was born with a rare congenital heart defect.
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1 comment:

  1. So what companies are advertising on his show?