Late Night Loves Trump and Santos Jokes, But Not Biden and Menendez
In the first three weeks after the writers’ strike, the late night joke tellers picked right back up where they left off: telling Trump jokes at the expense of almost everything else, including comedy gold mines in Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption scandal and Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulling a Congressional fire alarm, a NewsBusters study has found. At the same time, jokes about Republican…
'Almost Crossed The Picket Line,' Comedy Hosts Cheer Trump Indictments
The men of late night returned from the writers’ strike on Monday and other than CBS’s Stephen Colbert no longer censoring Donald Trump’s name, not much changed as the hosts were eager to get back to their Trump jokes.
O'Brien: Trump And Liberal Reaction To Him 'Hurt Comedy'
As the late night comedy shows remain on strike, former late night host Conan O’Brien joined Kara Swisher of New York Magazine on her podcast to discuss the future of the format. During their long discussion, O’Brien argued that Trump and the angry reaction to him from current comedy hosts “hurt comedy.”
Good Riddance: 95% of Late Night ‘Comedy’ Show Guests Are Liberals
With the Writers Guild of America going on strike, it is likely that America has seen the last of the first half of 2023’s late night comedy shows. Whether America wants them to return is another question as 95 percent of their guests were liberal, a NewsBusters study has documented.
Late Night Responds To Carlson, Lemon With 16x As Many Carlson Jokes
The Monday news media news surrounding Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon provided the late night comedy shows a golden opportunity to show they aren’t just liberal partisans. However, they would fail this test as individual jokes about Carlson outnumbered jokes about Lemon 32-to-2 with five additional jokes about both men.
NewsBusters Podcast: Hunter Biden Scoops, Michelle Obama's 'Epic' Goop
Surprise! Stories broke about the Hunter Biden investigation this week, and some networks actually covered them for a bit. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama drew typical goop about her "epic lines" and whether she would please her superfans by running for president someday.
Fallon Fawns Over Michelle Obama and Her 'Epic' 'We Go High' Line
Former First Lady Michelle Obama reignited her book tour on Wednesday as she stopped by NBC’s The Tonight Show for an interview with host Jimmy Fallon, who was espicially interested in one specific chapter.
'Merry Christmas,' Late Night Hosts Celebrate Trump's Indictment
For the late night comedy show hosts and their audiences, the Thursday indictment of former President Trump was more of a chance to enjoy a cathartic experience than anything else. However, buried beneath their joy was the sense that they haven’t completely thought through the ramifications.
Comedy Shows Accuse 'Fascist' DeSantis Of Banning History
CBS’s Stephen Colbert and NBC’s Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers all spent part of their Tuesday shows falsely claiming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis seeks to ban the teaching of history in the state as they reacted to different parts of the DeSantis-driven news cycle.
'Stay in Your Lane!' Late Night Downplays DOE's Lab Leak Conclusion
Monday provided the late night comedians their first opportunity to react to the Wall Street Journal’s reporting that the Department of Energy has concluded that the COVID-19 pandemic began as a lab leak. Of those who covered the story, most dismissed it due to the DOE having “low confidence” in its conclusion.
STUDY: Five Months Of Late Night: 93 Liberal Guests, 1 Conservative
The late night comedy shows ended 2022 with a unanimously liberal guest count and that trend continued into the first month of 2023, a NewsBusters study has revealed.
Meyers: GOP Criticizing Biden In 'The Dumbest Way Possible' On Scandal
All of the late night comedy hosts discussed day one of the Biden document scandal on their Tuesday shows to differing degrees of hackery. When Wednesday brought revelations of a second batch of documents, only three could manage to discuss with NBC’s Seth Meyers and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel main takeaway being how terrible Republicans are.
Meyers Targets Tucker as Late Night Reacts to Biden Document Scandal
NBC Late Night host Seth Meyers reacted on Tuesday to the revelations that classified materials were found at The Penn Biden Center from President Biden’s tenure as vice president with a random shot at Fox News host Tucker Carlson photoshopped The Joker. Beyond Meyers, the men of late night varied greatly in their response to the news, but all managed to cover it.
STUDY: 47 Liberals, 0 Conservatives on Late Night During Fall Campaign
The late-night comedy scene has been reliably liberal for a long time, but the 2022 midterm election was a regular messaging machine for the Democrats, a NewsBusters study has revealed.
MRC analysts found that during the fall campaign, from Labor Day through the Monday night before Election Day, liberal guests outnumbered conservative guests 46 to 0.