Hollywood entertainers and particularly late night comedians have been almost universally bashers of President Donald Trump.
From Stephen Colbert calling Trump an obscene name to SNL using him as a constant punching bag, there hasn’t been much balance in the portrayals.
But there has been one noted exception.
From Daily Caller:
Despite declining ratings, “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon says viewers shouldn’t expect him to get overtly political because “people that voted for Trump watch my show as well.”
Fallon has been criticized for an interview he had with Donald Trump back in September, which some viewers say was too pleasant with the future president. He concluded the segment by messing up Trump’s infamous hairdo.
But Fallon hasn’t let the backlash from that interview force him to be more political or change his way of doing things.
However, Fallon says the backlash and falling ratings haven’t inspired him to change his show to make it more left-leaning. This is despite the success of his competitor Stephen Colbert, who recently came under fire for a blowjob joke about Trump but has had more overall nightly viewers than Fallon.
“I don’t want to be bullied into not being me, and not doing what I think is funny,” Fallon said determinedly. “Just because some people bash me on Twitter, it’s not going to change my humor or my show.”
While Fallon is not averse to making jokes about Trump, he doesn’t believe it should change his comedy or take over his show as it has with Colbert or others.
Fallon noted that he has Trump supporters as viewers, so he is taking them into consideration.
What a thought, actually being considerate of the viewpoints of potential viewers, as opposed to dictating to them, even instructing them how to think, as Colbert does. When his viewers cheered the firing of James Comey, he had to teach them that that wasn’t fitting the liberal talking point of the day.
Fallon apparently has more respect for his viewers and for actual comedy, whatever the ratings.
That’s real principle.
Good for him!