By Andrew Bolt ~
These comics – and Time – show either the same shyness or lack of self-awareness as so many ABC presenters. Or perhaps it is deceit.
The Sept. 26 issue of Time magazine cover featured the heads of comedians Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel, and the headline “We Joke. You Decide.”
The allusion to the Fox News tagline was deliberate. The subheadline declared that they would report on “The seriously partisan politics of late-night comedy.”
Finally, liberals are acknowledging what conservatives have claimed for years.
Inside, the headline was “The New Politics of Late Night.” And writer Richard Zoglin began the article saying, “In a wild election with a ripe orange target, comics are ditching balance and taking sides.” Zoglin started with a collection of Bee stingers, calling her description of the Republican convention a “poorly attended rage-athon of hemorrhoidal has-beens.”
But just when you thought Zoglin was going to concede and celebrate the left-wing tilt of late-night TV, his analysis fell apart — as liberals’ analyses normally do when they are called to analyze the obvious.
Is this a victory? To have made Leftists too ashamed to declare their bias?
Or is this their victory, to have normalised their bias into the conventional wisdom of very conventional people?
Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.