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(NYPost)   Joke president is the target of 97 percent of late-night TV hosts' political jokes   (nypost.com) divider line
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2020-10-20 3:27:56 PM  
I never watch Jimmy Fallon so I'm surprised that that. Didn't he have Trump on his show and pet his head?
 
2020-10-20 7:22:31 PM  
I can hear that sound of sucking up 370 miles away from me.
 
2020-10-20 8:01:05 PM  
Can we just not greenlight NY Post stories after them gleefully spreading obvious Russian disinformation?
 
2020-10-20 9:24:07 PM  
Well he does give them a bottomless well to draw from.
 
2020-10-20 9:25:11 PM  
He was a punch line for Carson back in the day.
 
2020-10-20 9:35:39 PM  
your president IS a joke.
 
2020-10-20 9:38:11 PM  

some_beer_drinker: your president IS a joke.


Hey, no need to insult jokes!
 
2020-10-20 9:41:27 PM  

sammyk: Can we just not greenlight NY Post stories after them gleefully spreading obvious Russian disinformation?


Late night TV has taken a nosedive in the past few years. The ratings have tanked.

Mostly because it's not really funny anymore, which is a point conspicuously absent from the article.
 
2020-10-20 9:53:11 PM  
"I think they will find a way to keep making jokes about Trump, even after he leaves office," Lichter said.

Right and right.
 
2020-10-20 10:10:48 PM  
Me to Murdoch's Post after knowingly spreading Russian disinformation as if it were reporting.

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2020-10-20 10:12:31 PM  
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2020-10-20 10:13:07 PM  
The thing is, it stopped being funny.  It was funny in 2015, in a "get a load of this guy" sort of way.  Or a "can you believe this idiot" tone.  But as time went on, and we realized that he wasn't going anywhere, that people were behind him, that the media enabled...no, that we enabled him...it just stopped being funny.

And it's definitely not funny now.
 
2020-10-20 10:20:56 PM  

neeNHA: He was a punch line for Carson back in the day.


Letterman, too.
 
2020-10-20 10:21:44 PM  
I've decided last night I can't watch any late night talk shows for the next two weeks.  They're stressing me the fark out.
 
2020-10-20 10:23:15 PM  

Mugato: I never watch Jimmy Fallon so I'm surprised that that. Didn't he have Trump on his show and pet his head?


He's a friggin late night talk show host. His job is to interview famous people on one hand and make fun of them on the other. By telling jokes and doing things scripted by other people.
 
2020-10-20 10:25:10 PM  

Earl of Chives: "I think they will find a way to keep making jokes about Trump, even after he leaves office," Lichter said.

Right and right.


Even if he loses, he's eligible to run again in 2024.  I expect he'll still be all over cable news: "Trump planning 2024 run??!?!"

He's great for ratings even on, well *especially* on, the networks that claim to hate him
 
2020-10-20 10:27:26 PM  

Naido: Even if he loses, he's eligible to run again in 2024.  I expect he'll still be all over cable news: "Trump planning 2024 run??!?!"

He's great for ratings even on, well *especially* on, the networks that claim to hate him


If it were up to MSNBC execs they would love Republicans in charge all the time. If it were up to Fox News execs they would love Democrats in charge all the time. Ratings are always better when the opposition is in power.
 
2020-10-20 11:05:28 PM  

Earl of Chives: "I think they will find a way to keep making jokes about Trump, even after he leaves office," Lichter said.

Right and right.


Just like they did with Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
 
2020-10-20 11:11:39 PM  

phygz: sammyk: Can we just not greenlight NY Post stories after them gleefully spreading obvious Russian disinformation?

Late night TV has taken a nosedive in the past few years. The ratings have tanked.

Mostly because it's not really funny anymore, which is a point conspicuously absent from the article.


That's just your opinion.

The most likely reason for live ratings appearing to drop is that these days, we don't have to watch TV live.

What are the consolidated figures after people not watching it live are taken into consideration?
 
2020-10-21 8:02:37 AM  
Fark... I am disappoint.    OK, I will do it.


Only 97%?
 
2020-10-21 9:55:52 AM  

iron de havilland: phygz: sammyk: Can we just not greenlight NY Post stories after them gleefully spreading obvious Russian disinformation?

Late night TV has taken a nosedive in the past few years. The ratings have tanked.

Mostly because it's not really funny anymore, which is a point conspicuously absent from the article.

That's just your opinion.

The most likely reason for live ratings appearing to drop is that these days, we don't have to watch TV live.

What are the consolidated figures after people not watching it live are taken into consideration?


Agreed, to say "mostly because they're not funny anymore" suggests that Jay Leno was funnier than everyone today. And that's about as close to an opinion being objectively wrong as you can get.
 
2020-10-21 10:08:52 AM  

phygz: sammyk: Can we just not greenlight NY Post stories after them gleefully spreading obvious Russian disinformation?

Late night TV has taken a nosedive in the past few years. The ratings have tanked.

Mostly because it's not really funny anymore, which is a point conspicuously absent from the article.


I think Seth Myers is pretty good. Stephen Colber is ok. Don't watch any others.
 
2020-10-21 11:34:19 AM  
I watched a wee bit of Colbert last night. From what I saw, it was 99% Trump jokes and a single Biden joke, in the ten minute or so span I caught (guesstimating, I was dozing off). Not really all that different from the Bush era, when he was the butt of just about every joke.

Franky I haven't enjoyed late night since Letterman, and maybe Conan.
 
2020-10-21 12:16:56 PM  

Flagg99: I watched a wee bit of Colbert last night. From what I saw, it was 99% Trump jokes and a single Biden joke, in the ten minute or so span I caught (guesstimating, I was dozing off). Not really all that different from the Bush era, when he was the butt of just about every joke.

Franky I haven't enjoyed late night since Letterman, and maybe Conan.


It's not his fault that there's 99% more material about Trump.
 
2020-10-22 10:17:44 AM  

Mugato: Flagg99: I watched a wee bit of Colbert last night. From what I saw, it was 99% Trump jokes and a single Biden joke, in the ten minute or so span I caught (guesstimating, I was dozing off). Not really all that different from the Bush era, when he was the butt of just about every joke.

Franky I haven't enjoyed late night since Letterman, and maybe Conan.

It's not his fault that there's 99% more material about Trump.


No, but it becomes tedious. Filter out some of it, the lowest hanging fruit, and stick to the best jokes. I mean, mainstream news is comedy enough when it comes to politics.
 
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