In recent years, late night shows have become more anti-Trump than the mainstream media.
Hosts like Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, and Stephen Colbert use their platforms to work out their Trump Derangement Syndrome on a nightly basis.
They would tell you that they’re just trying to speak truth to power.
Yet now that Joe Biden is facing sexual assault allegations from former Senate staffer Tara Reade, they have gone curiously silent.
Hot Air reports:
Radio Silence: Late Night Hosts Loved Attacking Trump But Haven’t Said A Word About Tara Reade
If you’re wondering how Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah have been covering the alleged sexual assault by Joe Biden, the answer is mostly by not mentioning it at all. As the Daily Beast points out today, that a change from the various late-night show’s approach to allegations about Donald Trump.
From the Daily Beast:
Among the late-night set, the only hosts to address the Reade story were HBO’s John Oliver and Bill Maher. And they did so in passing, with Oliver issuing a disclaimer of sorts that she “deserves to be heard” before moving on to the latest Trump scandal, and Maher, a noted #MeToo critic, dismissing it by saying he thought it was “ridiculous and that it would go away and no one would pay any attention to it.”
The big four politically inclined late-night hosts, however—Colbert, Kimmel, Meyers and Noah? Radio silence. Instead of addressing it on his popular Late Show program, Colbert relegated the Reade news to his new Tooning Out the News animated series, albeit in a rather playful bit poking fun at her upcoming interview with Megyn Kelly…
The Daily Beast reached out to representatives for Colbert, Kimmel, Meyers and Noah for comment on why they’ve tiptoed around the Reade story but none of them responded.
Hot Air notes that Colbert did mention Tara Reade during an animated segment on his show on May 1st, but that’s it.
The reason for this is obvious.
These late night hosts are not comedians or entertainers. They are Democratic activists.