Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel caused quite a bit of a stir over a comment he made regarding conservatives’ intelligence.
It’s no secret that there are more liberal talk show hosts than conservatives. During an appearance at a “Pod Save America” event, Kimmel reportedly had a clear explanation for why.
“It just so happens that almost every talk show host is a liberal, and that’s because it requires a level of intelligence,” he said, according to a tweet from the event.
— Emily Favreau (@emilyfavreau) February 4, 2018
After seeing the tweet, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro quipped:
Careers that ooze intelligence:
3. Rocket scientist
1. Late night host who says funny things writers write for him
Shapiro wasn’t the only one to take issue with the assertion. According to the Daily Caller, a few other political commenters made their displeasure known.
That moment when Jimmy Kimmel called half the country (and his potential audience) unintelligent. https://t.co/kfJsMs2AwT
— The Wokest Numbersmuncher (@NumbersMuncher) February 4, 2018
Really? Because Kimmel's a host and is stupid enough to think political party is a proxy for intelligence.
Tribalism makes people dumb. https://t.co/Am6xrch0l1
— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair 🦥 (@senatorshoshana) February 4, 2018
How does this jibe with his Neanderthal misogyny on THE MAN SHOW? https://t.co/u2FCt8PAhD
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 4, 2018