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Here’s the Big Problem With Jimmy Kimmel’s Political Monologues

Do you feel alienated when you hear celebrities present opinions as if they are the only “correct” option?

Media personalities talk about taxes, health care, gun laws and other divisive, complex topics with the implication that their “team” is right, while everyone else is wrong. Jimmy Kimmel had a revealing quote in an interview on “CBS Sunday Morning” about why it’s OK to alienate anyone who doesn’t care for his opinions.

While talking about people in his audience who disagree with him on gun control and health care, Kimmel said, “I probably wouldn’t want to have a conversation with them anyway.”

“How many times are we going to hear this in our society?” Glenn asked on today’s show. Are you helping by refusing to even talk with someone who disagrees with you?

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Jimmy Kimmel seems like a pretty likable guy. I've laughed at some of the segments of his late night show. But he's been getting more and more political on his jokes and on his show lately. And he's caused an awful lot of attention.

Yesterday, he was on CBS Sunday Morning. And here's what he had to say.

VOICE: One conservative commentator in particular who says, who made Jimmy Kimmel the moral arbiter?

JIMMY: I'm not. Yeah, I agree with them. I'm nobody's moral arbiter. I mean, you don't have to watch the show. You don't have to listen to what I say.

GLENN: Okay. He might think that he's nobody's moral arbiter. But when he does these political monologues, he's presenting himself as one. It's the same thing that I do, Jimmy. And you know how you feel about me.

Here's what annoys so many Americans: Comedians will present their opinions as if it's the default position of the country. There's no nuance, no recognition that there are millions of potential viewers that really disagree with them.

JIMMY: Three years ago, I was equally liked by Republicans and Democrats. And then Republican numbers went way down, like 30 percent, or whatever. And, you know, as a talk show host, that's not ideal. But I would do it again in a heartbeat.

GLENN: Okay. So if I was ABC, I would call Jimmy and remind him that his job was to get as many viewers as possible. So alienating a chunk of the audience is bad for business. When he abandons comedy for serious diatribes on politics, he's not doing his job.

The other thing is, it ignores -- it ignores and annoys half of the country. If people want politics, they'll watch another channel. They'll watch, you know, a show like this. Or they'll go someplace where they expected.

How many of us, left and right, just want to laugh?

VOICE: So you don't mind if Republicans turn off your show, they're not watching anymore?

JIMMY: I don't say I don't mind. I mean, I'd love for everyone -- I want everyone with a television to watch the show.

But if they're so turned off by my opinion on health care and gun violence, then I don't know, I probably won't want to have a conversation with them anyway.

VOICE: Good riddance?

JIMMY: Well, not good riddance. But riddance.

GLENN: Hmm. This is the most important thing that he said: I probably wouldn't want to have a conversation with them anyway. How many times are we going to hear this in our society?

Because that's the takeaway. Not that he's saying something, you know, about guns or health care or anything else. Not that he's losing audience or gaining others.

That he says, if you disagree with me, I probably wouldn't want to have a conversation with you anyway.

Kimmel can have all the political opinions he wants. And because of his celebrity, he'll have the opportunities to talk about them.

These late night hosts might be surprised how much of the audience would just really appreciate them, doing their job, and not pissing me off at the end of the day. And just making us all laugh and come together as Americans.

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It's hard to put a label on former Democratic congresswoman and presidential candidate, Tulsi Gabbard. She has worked with Bernie Sanders but has also felt the fires of the Left and mainstream media for simply putting her love for this country above partisan politics. Lately, she has even sided with conservatives on issues from transgenderism to Big Tech censorship. But as much of the nation dives dangerously deep into partisan politics, Tulsi calls on Democrats to turn their talk of unity into action and joins Glenn to lead the way. Together, they ask who's defining "extremism," why are there still troops guarding the Capitol, and how long will we let our First Amendment be trampled on as Congress "bullies" conservative media outlets and the COVID-19 restrictions persist? And Tulsi shares her own experience in the military that shatters the far-left narrative that it's crawling with white supremacists.

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CONTROL FREAKS: The Great Reset Overlords Who Will Ru(i)n Your Life

"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

Watch the full episode below:

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Dr. Ben Carson's Prescription to Heal America | Ep 98

To the Left, "unity" means "destroy everyone we disagree with." But Dr. Ben Carson has another message: "We are not each other's enemies." As the Biden administration insists America is systemically racist, Dr. Carson's life proves just how far we've come. Despite facing poverty as a child, he became a renowned neurosurgeon, a candidate for president, and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development — one of the only Cabinet members to survive all four years of the Trump administration.

He joins Glenn to review his time in the administration, including as part of the White House's coronavirus task force, and how he discovered "the swamp is deeper and wider than I expected." But above all, he urges Americans to take courage and stand for our freedoms — and previews his newest venture to do just that as founder and chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute: "What version of America do we want?"

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

Watch the special in full below:

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