they'd lose a lot of their audience. And look like what they are. Can't have that.
Such is the case with your recent missive on gun control after the Las Vegas massacre, what the Washington Post called
an “emotional, scathing monologue,” but might better be styled “a
deeply misguided and ignorant rant about a topic which Jimmy Kimmel
appears to know very little.”
But feels. He has lots of feels.
You claim, for instance, that Republicans Mitch McConnell and Paul
Ryan “won’t do anything about” the United States’ gun violence problem
because “the NRA has their balls in a money clip.” This is a staggering
accusation—that high-ranking elected officials are ethically compromised
and financially beholden to a private advocacy organization. Is this
true? Do you have evidence to back it up?
As a matter of fact, you don’t (one assumes you would have provided it on-air if you did). So I did a little research for you.
One has the image of retreating from the word 'research' like a vampire from a piece of the True Cross. And bullshi- ah, staggering accusations are a favorite of his.
Speaking of bullshit accusations,
Mr. Kimmel, you also level an incredible charge at President Trump,
claiming that “in February, he…signed a bill that made it easier for
people with severe mental illness to buy guns legally.” This is a gross
and intellectually shameless distortion of what that bill actually
The rule change Trump authorized in February did not, as a policy,
“make it easier for people with severe mental illness to buy guns
legally.” Rather, it repealed a law
that forbid “[Social Security] beneficiaries with mental impairments
who also have a third party manage their benefits” from buying firearms.
So grossly unfair was this law that it was opposed not only by the
NRA but by “the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, the Consortium for
Citizens with Disabilities, the Disability Law Center of Alaska, the
National Alliance on Mental Illness, the National Association of County
Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors, the National
Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy, the National Association
for Rural Mental Health, the National Council on Disability, the
National Council of Independent Living, the National Coalition of Mental
Health Recovery, the National Disability Leadership Alliance, the
National Disability Rights Network, the New York Association of
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, and Safari Club International,” as
well as the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Association of
People with Disabilities, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, and
numerous other advocacy organizations.
And so on.
Kimmel's one more leftist celebritute who shows his feels for applause, and doesn't give a rat's ass about facts. Because they get in the way.