(American Spectator) -- Early in his career Jimmy Kimmel used to mock celebrities for their self-importance and presumption. Now he has become one of them. So much for his experiences on The Man Show. He has become just another entitled, weepy, egotistical entertainer lecturing middle America on animal rights, feminism, and socialized medicine.
“Kimmel Chokes Up On Air Over Cecil the Lion,” read one headline a few years back. This week, in a burst of self-righteousness, he gave out the phone numbers of senators in order to stop the repeal of Obamacare and devoted a monologue to its supposed glories.
But like Jon Stewart, one of the pioneers of late-night, virtue-signaling political activism, Kimmel mixes into his oh-so-solemn punditry a lot of immature mugging and demagogic cheap shots. Here we see the cowardly dilettantism of left-wing comics and Hollywood celebrities in general at work. They are jesters who demand to be listened to as if they are kings, while reserving the right to resume their silliness and irresponsibility the moment anyone presses them on their shallow views. “I am just a comedian or actor,” they start mumbling as soon as a policy discussion grows too taxing or sophisticated for their tiny minds.
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