Appearing on a panel in Beverly Hills which was set up to explore the question, “Has Politics Made Late-Night Great Again?” writers representing three late-night comedy shows complained bitterly about their inability to persuade the President’s supporters to change their minds about him.
“I truly do not know if there’s a way to reach the other side,” said Ashley Nicole Black, a writer for ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’. “Not in terms of content but in terms of straight eyeballs. People only watch certain channels and read certain outlets. We’re not going to put a ‘Full Frontal’ commercial on Fox. The real problem in our country is people in our country, their media diets are so separated.”
Her reference to “the other side” clearly illustrates the industry’s left-wing bias.
In admitting that they’ve been “preaching to the choir,” Jason Reich, head writer for “The Jim Jefferies Show,” acknowledged the fact that their anti-Trump rhetoric is only attracting like-minded viewers. “We’re not really going to convert anyone, but we’re trying to point things out that people may have missed,” he said, nevertheless missing the point himself.
In his frustration, Reich finds Trump’s presidency to be “exhausting” as he tries to keep up with the never-ending news cycle.
Christine Nangle, (empty-)head writer for “The President Show,” was shocked to learn that Trump is “unearthing part of our country that people didn’t know existed,” stating, “There’s so much more hate and resentment than we possibly could have imagined … This man didn’t come out of nowhere.”
Hallie Haglund, writer for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” said that she finds the challenge of trying to come up with new ways to go after Trump “can be really boring.”
During the Obama administration, the show could go a week without using a clip of the President, Haglund pointed out, but all that’s changed now that they are actively engaged in trying to destroy Trump’s reputation… to no avail. “It’s exhausting as much as it is upsetting and boring,” she complained.
According to Variety, the consensus among these bored, frustrated writers was, “I don’t want this job.”
The comedy writers’ sentiments have been making headlines in liberal news outlets lately as their industry marvels at the fact that they’re failing to convince so many Americans that the President should be annihilated.
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