After Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that she is entering the 2020 presidential race on comedian Stephen Colbert’s late-night show Tuesday, Laura Ingraham absolutely shredded the Dems for treating the comedian as though he is the final stamp of approval.
Colbert has always been liberal, but he has not always been this extreme.
The Trump presidential campaign seems to have turned him into a far-left radical.
That pivot, though, has given him a whole new audience as well as improved ratings.
Part of that, however, is the fact he, along with fellow comedian Jimmy Kimmel, are considered two of the most divisive personalities on the television talk-show circuit.
To that point, Laura Ingraham and co-host Raymond Arroyo think Gillibrand would have been better served to announce her candidacy with a less divisive host like Ellen DeGeneres or Jimmy Fallon.
While both have a liberal lean, they are far less controversial in what they say about politics.
Extremism is what apparently appeals to the new generation of liberals these days, however.
And Colbert is more than happy to put himself at the center of that.
In fact, some key Democrat advisors recently told CNN they believe Colbert is more or less a must when it comes to hoping to have any success on the Democrat ticket.
CNN’s Brian Stelter wrote, “The home of Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ is proving to be a key stop for Democrats who are positioning themselves for 2020 presidential bids.”
This is something that has not been missed by potential Democrat candidates.
In addition to Gillibrand, Colbert’s guest list recently featured Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Obama admin official and 2020 hopeful Julian Castro, and California Senator Kamala Harris, who said she “might” run in 2020.
One potential candidate’s communications aide admitted, “We strategize about Stephen a lot.”
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This is a scary thought and drives home a point I have made before.
Late-night TV is becoming extremely dangerous for conservatives.
As conservatives, we have virtually zero representation in the mainstream media.
Take away Fox News and there are a mere handful of shows with a reasonable conservative slant.
Compare that to every late-night show, a menu of shows on Comedy Central, and the numerous primetime series that are constantly running pro-liberal themes. The next generation of voters is really only getting one side of the argument.
Something has to be done about this, but sadly, most networks fear if they even give a hint of space to conservative viewpoints, they will lose viewership as well as being subject to the wrath of leftist celebs like Stephen Colbert.