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Despite airing only once per week and lacking the celebrity star power enjoyed by his rivals, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld’s late-night Saturday talk show, “The Greg Gutfeld Show,” outperformed all of Hollywood’s preferred late night shows last month.
It finished April with an average of 2.86 million viewers, making it “the most-watched late night program in all of television in total viewership with 2.9 million total viewers, topping all broadcast and cable comedy programs, including CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NBC’s The Tonight Show [with Jimmy Fallon] and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live,” according to Fox News.
Kimmel’s program drew in only a paltry 2 million viewers, while Fallon’s program drew in 2.09 million and Colbert’s drew in 2.8 million.
The key difference between Gutfeld and his three top rivals is that they all — even Fallon — lean heavily to the left politically, whereas he leans decidedly to the right.
And so unlike his rivals, particularly Kimmel, the FNC host isn’t prone to insulting and mocking the millions of Americans who’re struggling to keep their business afloat and keep food on their tables amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdowns.
Speaking of which (disable your adblocker if the video doesn’t appear):
“People are getting restless. Especially the people who aren’t too bright….I’m starting to think that these characters who support Trump might be suicidal. They seem to fight hardest for the things that will kill them,” Kimmel said last month of those struggling Americans who’ve chosen to fight back by protesting.
“They want freedom to gather in large groups during an epidemic. They want guns. They want pollution. I figured it out. They want to die and they’re taking us down with them. It’s like if the Titanic was headed towards the iceberg, and half of the passengers were like, ‘Can you please speed this thing up?'”
The fact that Kimmel, a man who’s worth $35+ million, chose to mock working-class Americans — some of whom have had to resort to drawing food from food banks to survive — for wanting to return to work may explain his relatively poor ratings.
So might his love affair with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat who last month showed off all the $13/pint ice cream stockpiled in her $24,000 fridge, even as her party purposefully chose to hold up much-needed loans for small businesses.
Kimmel was especially smitten by her when she showed up on his program last May to talk about the possibility of impeaching their shared nemesis, President Donald Trump.
Colbert also enjoys insulting working-class Americans.
“Now we’ve all been isolating for over a month now, and some of us are starting to go a little kooky in the old squirrel cage, like a handful of idiots who were out this weekend protesting against social distancing,” he dismissively said last month.
“For instance, this man in Washington State, carrying the sign ‘Give me liberty, or give me Covid-19.’ Buddy, you’re in a large crowd, you’re not wearing a mask, you’re not six feet away from people — you might not need to choose.”
Colbert is reportedly worth $60 million and has therefore presumably had no trouble procuring food and supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.
Instead of insulting the American people, Gutfeld seems to prefer defending both them and the president from the likes of Kimmel, Pelosi and other big wigs.
During his latest monologue last Saturday, he took aim specifically at all the verbal “flatulence” emanating from these big wigs’ equally big mouths.
“It’s wrong to protest without protection. But what’s also wrong, rich celebrities who pass themselves allies of the working class now mocking the actual working class. You know who’s not mocking the working class? This guy,” he said.
As he pointed to a photo of the president, he then explained how — unlike congressional Democrats and their Hollywood groupies — the president has been actually looking out for the American people’s interests by taking appropriate action.
“He put a hold on green cards,” Gutfeld explained. “Make sense. If you’re not letting Americans out to work, why let workers in to work? Of course, this will be called racist, because that’s what the media does. It trivializes a word until it has no meaning.”
“Never mind that halting new green cards is what you do when temporary unemployment skyrockets. An idiot would simply invite more people into a sinking boat.”
The president’s decision late last month to halt all immigration triggered loud recriminations from Democrats and their Hollywood allies.
Listen to the monologue below, but beware flatulence:
This defense of America, its working-class citizens and its ideals is what separates him from all his peers in Hollywood. And judging by his ratings, the American people can tell the difference.
*Editor’s Note: Jimmy Kimmel was mistakenly identified as host of “The Tonight Show” in the post. It has been updated to reflect Jimmy Fallon as the host of the show.
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