Jimmy Kimmel: Talk Show Hosts Are Liberal ‘Because It Requires a Level of Intelligence’


Comedian and ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has claimed the reason so many of his fellow late-night hosts are liberal.

Jimmy Kimmel thinks conservatives are too dumb to be talk show hosts.Speaking at Pod Save America live — which was created by three former Obama administration staffers — Kimmel said most talk show hosts are liberals because being a talk show host “requires a level of intelligence.”

“It just so happens that almost every talk show host is liberal and that’s because it requires a level of intelligence,” Kimmel said during a live event for progressive podcast show Pod Save America.”

Saturday night wasn’t the first time that Kimmel has attacked conservatives.The vitriolic comment was no real surprise, given that Kimmel is a liberal talking head who regularly uses his late-night platform to advocate for progressive issues and against President Donald Trump, Republicans or any other group that opposes liberal policies.

Kimmel blamed gun “nuts” for the Las Vegas mass shooting in October. That same month, Kimmel said he was fine losing Republican viewers because he “probably wouldn’t want to have a conversation with them anyway.”

Kimmel’s remark is sure to be a sign of arrogance and elitism that millions of Americans disdain. Most Americans believe that if somebody has to say how smart they are, then in reality they aren’t at all.