Last night he covered several topics that have been in the news these past few days.
At the 4:45 mark, he mentions anti-mask zealot Fox News’s Tucker Carlson’s calls to people to report the parents of children who wear masks to the police or Child Protection Services for child abuse. I think we have to conclude that at this point Carlson has deliberately chosen to become a parody of himself so that he can gain attention by generating ridicule for the things he says. (Having scorn rain down on you and being seen as an idiot is, for some inexplicable reason, viewed as some kind of victory by right-wingers and is known by them as ‘owning the libs’.)
I cannot believe that even his loyal audience will follow his advice. If some do, I would love to listen to their conversations with the police and CPS dispatchers as they try to convince them of what abuse the children are being subjected to by wearing masks.
In Oregon, making a false report to CPS is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and/or an up to $6250 fine. Hit them in the pocketbook.
John Morales says
Mmm. I get a similar vibe from Kimmel to that from Bill Maher; that sort of smarmy, sneery, insincere thing. Don’t like it. Don’t like the sidekick, either (not the person, the circumstance and interaction).
Ah well, thanks for featuring him; now I know.
Pierce R. Butler says
… Carlson has deliberately chosen to become a parody of himself …
Fox has lost a significant share of its usual audience by falling out of lockstep with the mass of Trump Chumps. How else, other than getting ever more extreme, can they hope to regain the parafascist couch potatoes now devouring their scapegoating thrills from OAN, Breitbart, etc? Certainly, trying to do honest, respectable journalism won’t bring back that mob (if it even crossed the minds of Fox producers, ha-hah).