Jimmy Kimmel has taken quite a beating since making hysterical crying fits his trademark political strategy. The late night host has been intellectually decimated by conservative giants like Ben Shapiro and mocked in West Hollywood street art.
Now it’s his writers’ turn. It’s fair to imagine that since they’re the ones who actually come up with Kimmel’s mindless content, they’re just as clueless as their boss.
It seems they’re all-too-eager to prove us right.
Just look at what Jimmy Kimmel Live! writer Bess Kalb has to say about the Constitution. On Monday, she took to Twitter to write:
“Real quick seems worth clarifying the Second Amendment isn’t in the Constitution. It’s an amendment to the Constitution.”
Kalb eventually deleted her tweet after people who actually took a middle school civics class pointed out the absurdity of her statement. Fortunately, screen capture means nothing on the internet is lost forever.
A conservative was standing close-by to offer this blunt-but-honest tweet.
Well, it’s incorporated into the Constitution, right? The amended version.
— Jon Bender (@oblivious_dude) October 9, 2017
The Jimmy Kimmel writer fired back.
Other Twitter users were quick to question what being a man has to do with correcting someone when they’ve made such a blatant error.
Lmao are you insulates from being called out for being dumb because you’re a woman?
— Egg n’ McMuffin (@EggnMcMuffin) October 9, 2017
To be fair, your original point was a pretty weak “Well, actually” itself.
— Dylan Lightfoot (@DylanALightfoot) October 9, 2017
Kalb then added insult to her own injury by further demonstrating her ignorance of the Constitution.
— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair 🦥 (@senatorshoshana) October 9, 2017
At least Kalb owned up to the fact she doesn’t know the difference between the 13th Amendment–which ended slavery–and the 19th Amendment–which gave women the right to vote.
It’s sad to see that someone who’s so handsomely paid by a major television network is so deficient in the finer points of the Constitution.
What Kalb fails to understand is that the entire point of constitutional amendments is that they become part of the Constitution, as binding as the original text. Otherwise, what would that mean for the 19th Amendment that gives this sexism-obsessed writer the right to vote?
“Real quick seems worth clarifying the Nineteenth Amendment isn’t in the Constitution. It’s an amendment to the Constitution.”
— Farvoo (@FarvooF3rn) October 9, 2017
Kalb also appears never to have heard of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments that were considered too basic and obvious to even include in the Constitution. But as a safeguard against people like Ms. Kalb, the framers added in the Bill of Rights as a requisite for the Constitution to be ratified.
That’s the beauty of Twitter. It allows the know-it-alls to be schooled in the error of their ways.
Don’t say stupid things then, Bess.
— Levi (@leviphillip) October 9, 2017
Well that pesky 14th amendment and the 4th and the 5th oh and the 1st, imagine if all of these were suspended because “ the constitution”
— Jason Ryan ???? (@Jasonbryansr) October 9, 2017
Sweet tapdancing Jesus, I can’t feel my legs anymore this is so stupid.
— MonBossyMothma-WR (@nowhere_nh) October 9, 2017