Jimmy Kimmel is so stunning and brave, speaking truth to power about gun control and health care. Because he’s so stunning and brave and all.

Oh, wait:

In a recent interview with Vulture, America’s Moral Conscience defended his reticence to go after flaming target Harvey Weinstein:

I guess now I’m supposed to comment on everything that happens? And by the way, it’s not just from the right. Now I see it from the left, “Aren’t you going to say anything about fill-in-the-blank?” That’s not what I do, and if I did, believe me, you’d get bored in a hurry. The Harvey Weinstein thing makes no sense: This perception that the right has spread around that I’ve not made any jokes about it is false.


Yeah, although facts don’t seem to be of interest to anyone. Secondly, we do the show Monday through Thursday. I didn’t see the Weinstein story break till shortly before the show started on a Thursday night, and then we had a rerun on Friday, so that’s why it wasn’t mentioned in our monologue. We would’ve had to go back and rewrite the whole show, and we’re not going to do that for someone who was then not even known to 90 percent of the country. I have no interest in protecting Harvey Weinstein. I couldn’t care less about Harvey Weinstein. Hopefully, he will get what he deserves and we’ll all move on with our lives.

Is Weinstein someone you’re going to have to address at the Oscars next year? He’ll be the elephant in the room as a result of not being in the room. 

I probably will. It’s not really a laughing matter. There’ll be a lot of people in that room who maybe have been through experiences with him, and that’s not something I want them to relive on the night they get their Oscar.

Harvey Weinstein won’t be the elephant in the room; he’ll be the freakin’ blue whale. Yet Jimmy Kimmel wants to avert his eyes in order spare feelings or whatever. If Kimmel has “no interest in protecting Harvey Weinstein,” why doesn’t he put on his Moral Conscience hat and call Weinstein out? Protect the integrity of Weinstein’s victims and shame the victimizer. This shouldn’t be difficult.

When he’s not condescending to his moral inferiors, Jimmy Kimmel tells jokes for a living. But you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger joke than Jimmy Kimmel himself.

Show of hands?

Sounds about right.

On the other hand, maybe we’re being too hard on Jimmy:



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