It was back in October when a CNN reporter wrote a piece about how Jimmy Kimmel had become “America’s conscience,” so that myth has been floating around out there for a while.
Now, MSNBC is adding its two cents, positing the theory that comics like Kimmel and Samantha Bee “are leading the way to truth” under the Trump administration.
Comedians like Jimmy Kimmel and Samantha Bee are leading the way to truth in the Trump era https://t.co/R0yLZitPV6
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 4, 2018
No. Not at all, you freaking dolts https://t.co/2GauOEn96T
— Rev. Mauldin 🏍 (@Reverend_Ducati) February 4, 2018
MSNBC is already flirting with the “fake news” tag by referring to those two as comedians, but come on … who do you think is pushing this idea that they’re “leading the way to truth?” None other than fact-challenged MSNBC host Joy Reid.
She makes the case in a segment you can watch here — or not — featuring a panel of comedians including Lizz Winstead and Dean Obeidallah.
Yeah, they have been hilarious lately. The Kimmel cry-outs had me in stitches. https://t.co/SfvQdk5lGy
— john jackson (@pvtjokerus) February 4, 2018
Didn't Kimmel just blatantly lie about CHIP renewal or is that down the memory hole? https://t.co/TUWpGMRmqc
— Mo Mo (@molratty) February 4, 2018
Reid could at least give some credit to Chuck Schumer for his contributions to Kimmel’s act.
Annnddd you just
— Bob Miller (@writerbob5) February 4, 2018
This is the dumbest damn thing I've seen today on Twitter and I've been on Twitter for an hour https://t.co/wSnnV247E0
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) February 4, 2018
Could MSNBC be any more ridiculous? Why yes, yes they can.
— Jimni27 (@jimni27) February 4, 2018
— Brian Young (@byoung2138) February 4, 2018
Journalism is dead and this is its zombie corpse. https://t.co/F4ZV43mN7j
— Does It Really Matter (@MsErinMurray) February 4, 2018
The nuclear holocaust that will annihilate the human race cannot come soon enough. https://t.co/wygRrtm8dO
— Philippe Lemoine (@phl43) February 4, 2018
I don't want to live on this planet anymore https://t.co/pMc2Sc78t1
— John McCain's Boot (@ghanacolleges) February 4, 2018
meth. it's a helluva drug. https://t.co/FRHhi67TuW
— Bonnie Blue (@OkieTiger) February 4, 2018
On what hardcore drugs exactly could someone possibly tweet this out with any sincerity? https://t.co/enVaermCTs
— Cristie (@HellloEL) February 4, 2018
It's like the twilight zone brought to life https://t.co/HKUaRFyFk9
— 🔫🇺🇸Evan Klocinski (@EvanKlocinski) February 4, 2018
— John Muse (@JMuser16) February 4, 2018
No longer comedians.
Not leading anything.
Not telling the truth. https://t.co/g0f93bAKi8
— Slovydal (@Slovydal) February 4, 2018
Not sure which word is more out of place in this tweet. Comedians or truth. https://t.co/7FFhpxhSQi
— Daniel (@ddwalk34) February 4, 2018
Truth meaning: They are pushing our narratives the hardest. https://t.co/8AxwK4VsU8
— Christian Vantu (@Van2Productions) February 4, 2018
Dear comedians: If you're getting promoted by MSNBC it's a heading-toward-the-waterfall warning that you're not funny/entertaining anymore. Take a week off, go to a sweat lodge and rethink your approach. https://t.co/upCdQ5fT8I
— Gristle McThornbody (@DadLibertarian) February 4, 2018
You want more Trump? Because this is how you get more Trump. https://t.co/LcuNsTk2kR
— Mark Noonan (@Mark_E_Noonan) February 4, 2018