Jimmy Kimmel thinks conservatives are too dumb to be talk show hosts.
“It just so happens that almost every talk show host is a liberal and that’s because it requires a level of intelligence,” the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” said at an event Saturday night.
Kimmel made the comment at a live event for liberal podcast “Pod Save America.” Conservatives on Twitter immediately slammed Kimmel for the comments.
That moment when Jimmy Kimmel called half the country (and his potential audience) unintelligent. https://t.co/kfJsMs2AwT
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) February 4, 2018
Really? Because Kimmel's a host and is stupid enough to think political party is a proxy for intelligence.
Tribalism makes people dumb. https://t.co/Am6xrch0l1
— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair (@senatorshoshana) February 4, 2018
How does this jibe with his Neanderthal misogyny on THE MAN SHOW? https://t.co/u2FCt8PAhD
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 4, 2018
Careers that ooze intelligence:
3. Rocket scientist
1. Late night host who says funny things writers write for himhttps://t.co/odZY4ZZEj2
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 4, 2018
Saturday night wasn’t the first time that Kimmel has attacked conservatives.
Kimmel blamed gun “nuts” for the Las Vegas mass shooting in October. That same month, Kimmel said he was fine losing Republican viewers because he “probably wouldn’t want to have a conversation with them anyway.”
The liberal late night host previously used his show to rail against Republican health care legislation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, it was later revealed, secretly fed Kimmel Democratic talking points to help him attack Republicans.