Have you ever watched late night comedy shows and thought to yourself that the constant bombardment of Republicans, Tea Party Folks, and Donald Trump just was not funny anymore? Yep, me too, and as a right-leaning libertarian, I just think it is persnickety, victimhood, progressive poop. What’s even more interesting is that all these shows are essentially the same, and they all compete against one-another, while all the right-leaning folks tune out. From a marketing and branding standpoint that just makes no sense, but their ideological slant doesn’t allow them to seek viewers outside this “hate speech” neo-liberal bubble – no wonder they cannot believe they lost the election – they lived in their own living room echo chamber.
Consider if you will the following Late Night Talk/Comedy Shows:
Of course, this indeed opens up a slot for a right-leaning talk nightly talk show host. Since there are not any, that means he or she would have 50% of the audience immediately, all those who have turned the TV off or are watching movies at night because they can’t stand people making fun of them and calling them ignorant, stupid, racists, haters, or bigots every night at nausea. Imagine the immediate viewership numbers?
From a right-leaning standpoint, I must say the current nightly talk hosts think they are comedians, but I just see it as “entertaining hate speech” and find it rather hypocritical for them to condemn a group of people, tell us all to be ‘politically correct’ and then make fun of us on the right. Personally, I find these people sick, pathetic and disgusting – I don’t find it funny at all. Oh sure, it used to be funny once in awhile, I mean I can take it a little, but on every major TV station, every night, night after night, year in and year out, no, it’s not funny anymore.
On March 8, 2016 The Washington Post had an article titled; “Late night tells 3 times as many jokes about 2016 Republicans as Democrats,” By S. Robert Lichter, Stephen J. Farnsworth and Deanne Canieso. A recent survey at the height of the 2016 election season said it was 8:1 against Republicans. Another survey noted that before the 2016 election season, 48% of the audiences of late night TV shows identified themselves as Democrats and 17% Republicans. There is an obvious trend here.
Let’s say you have 4 shows on every night and there is a viewership of 40 million people, or let’s just say for averages 10 million viewers for each show, yet, we know that there are 40 million Americans who feel alienated by the late night talk show hosts, just tired of being called stupid, and probably voted for Donald Trump and they would watch if there was a show that had balanced criticism and not just politically one-sided as we have currently.
Imagine a late night talk show with those kinds of ratings – I’d be all in if I was FOX, and there is a fortune to be made. Maybe someone will see this opportunity in our nation’s psyche, just as Trump saw an opening for his brand of politics? Think on this.