President Donald J. Trump participates in a tax reform kickoff event at the Loren Cook Company, Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in Springfield, Missouri. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian). Via Wikimedia Commons.

The leftist comedian Jimmy Kimmel who hosts ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! admitted that he lost over half of his fanbase because of his anti-Trump jokes. The shocking admission comes days before the polls close in the midterm elections, where Republicans are poised to take back both the U.S. House and Senate comfortably.

“I have lost half of my fans — maybe more than that,” said Kimmel, saying, “10 years ago among Republicans, I was the most popular talk show host.”

Fox News reports:

He said when former President Trump was first running for office ABC executives “hinted” he should back off on his jokes about the candidate.

“I just said, ‘If that’s what you want to do, I understand and I don’t begrudge you for it, but I’m not going to do that,’” the comedian told co-hosts Phil Rosenthal and David Wild.

He said he agreed that being more neutral in his comedy would help the ratings and he told executives, “If you want somebody else to host the show, then that’s fine. That’s OK with me. I’m just not going to do it like that.”

He said the executives backed off because they knew he was “serious.”

Kimmel continued, “I couldn’t live with myself [otherwise],” adding that he is “proud” to be very anti-Trump. He said, “there’s a sacrifice you make when it comes to your audience and you could do pretty well if you just stayed down the middle.”

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Peter K Baker
Peter K Baker
1 month ago

I recently made a comment on Yahoo comment section that was rejected for the claim of violating it’s community guidelines . if you are a free speech advocate pay attention. I wrote on a article about Shaq clapping back at Kanye West “Doesn’t it talk about a Ethiopian eunuch in the bible. The whole Hitler lover thing that West is being accused of. That is what they pulled on Michael Jackson when he was falsely accused of being a child molester which was proven false in a court of law twice. I don’t have a problem with steel er Shaq but the Roman Empire included parts of Africa as well as Europe and the middle east so the possibility of jews being scattered or fleeing even to Sub-Saharan Africa is not outside the realm of possibility. People need to think on both issues. ” . Obviously this does not violate any sane community guidelines and I don’t see any violation of the yahoo community guidelines here. This screams move the goal post violation of free speech rights we don’t like what you said narrow minded interpretation that no rational judge would buy in a court of law . So if you are a free speech advocate who wants a court victory that can be used to push the envelope open on this anti free speech going on social media study this comment very carefully then get a friend who is on yahoo to read the guidelines and post a similar comment which if rejected you can use to screw them to the wall in a court of law which can be used as precedent to push the envelope open on other social media sites and other so called news sites who censor out comments for narrative control.

Rick
Rick
1 month ago
Reply to  Peter K Baker

One of my comments (on this site) was given the heading “waiting for approval” and then it was shadow banned and never shown. I guess that I came down a little too hard on liberals for the approval persons taste.

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago
Reply to  Peter K Baker

It’s like this: when the prisons (or whoever) stamp the state license plates by an automated sequence of alphanumerics, certain letter combinations are banned as suggestive or *OBSCENE* and blocked from stamping and printing. I think the same process is at work here, namely an artificial intelligence filter is programmed to recognize and reject comments bearing certain key words. The result: Yahoo, for all its good qualities, worships political correctness and thus cannot distinguish between trolling and genuine informative comments that reference topics that the AI considers taboo. The same has happened to me, Mr. Baker, and Yahoo has mindlessly squelched many a thoughtful or experiential comment.

Maggie
Maggie
1 month ago

kimmel your rotten comments and jokes about Trump were so out of line. Maybe you should go back to old Johnny Carson shows for hints on how to handle politics. You and Colbert really demonstrate a lack of intelligence because, while you were lobbying insults, Trump was healing our country economically and politically and internationally. So why do you think you knew better? I wonder what your payoff was.

VINNIE
VINNIE
1 month ago

Making statements in an attempt to regain his Non-Existent “Relevance” is not working but is further evidence to the Statement “When attempting to get out of a hole, the first step is STOP DIGGING”

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

It is unfortunate that Kimmel lacks grey matter and should realize that liberalism is a disease of the mind.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Too bad the network didn’t dump the show along with the host. Too, too bad about his three year renewal.

John
John
1 month ago

Really how many activists are their that know history. If they are part of a zealot group there only knowledge is what the zealot puppet master preaches. And the followers drink the kool-aid and do the head-bob chicken-neck shuffle singing we get them.

r w
r w
1 month ago

Get woke, Go broke! When Kimmel started his career, I really liked his work! When he started bashing conservatives and revealing his far-left character, I lost all interest in even hearing the guy’s voice! His loss is his own fault!

Anne
Anne
27 days ago

Kimmel isnt really funny and his tasteless jokes apparently attract like minded folks that is until he chose to spend hours insulting Trump. It proved he himself has no talent but he makes big bucks being a pain in the …..too bad not letting conservatives be a part of the party rather than shutting them out with insults gave him his bad results. He is rich and doesn’t care.
This is the sickness in our country. One side wants to hate the other. It’s terribly sad when Americans are now black or white no color just blah.