It’s exhausting accountable late-night comics for feasting on the Russian collusion hoax.
The media spent years detailing each fake angle of the narrative, whereas various information sources shredded its core tenets piece by piece.
The mainstream press has but to apologize for among the most egregious errors tied to that journalistic debacle. Don’t anticipate late-night hosts to aim something like a mea culpa.
Just know monologues like this have aged … badly.
Reporters haven’t discovered their lesson, alas.
They pounced and seized on Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony this week earlier than the Jan. 6 hearings. The former White House aide’s declare? President Donald Trump tried to physically grab the steering wheel away from a Secret Service driver to hitch the Jan. 6 protests.
When denied, Trump allegedly attacked the agent.
Only one drawback? Two, truly.
The Secret Service member in query is able to testify no such factor occurred. And the supply for Hutchinson’s testimony, Tony Ornato, denies the story as effectively.
Other than that, Hutchinson’s story checks out.
It’s the most recent black eye for the press, which recounted Hutchinson’s feedback as if it had been the smoking gun they’ve lusted after ever since Trump turned president.
None of this stopped late-night comics from mocking the incident to discredit Trump. The aide’s story started to crumble mid-day Tuesday, however they caught to the false narrative whereas prepping their nightly broadcasts.
Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Jimmy Fallon all used the testimony to assault Trump. Colbert mentioned the incident “goes to make an awesome season premiere of Kleptocrats in Cars Seizing Power.”
Fallon, who has steered the long-lasting “Tonight Show” franchise to a fourth-place finisher within the scores, twisted Hutchinson’s testimony to assault Fox News.
“Fox News was like, ‘We’ll be again proper after this fast two-hour industrial break,” Fallon says.
Noah, assuming the wobbly testimony could possibly be trusted, added his barb to the fray.
“…preventing your personal Secret Service agent is sort of genius on Trump’s half, as a result of he’s hitting the one one that can’t hit again,” mentioned Noah, whose “Daily Show” platform battles “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” for the lowest-rated late-night showcase.
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The Week, which compiled the aforementioned quotes, hardly ever (if ever) cites the different late-night host, the man close to the highest of the scores pile who occurs to lean Right.
Isn’t all the above a basic case of media misinformation, the sort a government body might cease in its tracks?
Except no media outlet will reality examine Colbert, Noah or some other late-night comedian. They by no means do, regardless that these “comedy” packages routinely unfold faux information.
Remember Seth Meyers incorrectly blasting President Trump for crushing the Meals on Wheels program? Or Meyers and far-Left compatriot John Oliver describing the nightly riots in Portland as “graffiti and light property damage?”
The media will ship extra Fake News before later, and it’ll goal Trump or different GOP officers. And, like clockwork, Team Late Night might be there to feast on these false narratives sans apology.