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.

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.

Reid could at least give some credit to Chuck Schumer for his contributions to Kimmel’s act.


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