Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Marching toward irrelevance

Late night talk shows for me have become a wasteland. It used to be that Carson, Leno and even Letterman (in his early days) could be fun and entertaining to watch.
For a while I'd watch Jimmy Fallon when there wasn't anything else that caught my interest but these days it seems that all the late night "entertainers" are riding the same pony. It's a competition to see who can bash Trump the most.

Stephen Colberts recent "monologue" has upped the game by more than a few degrees.

Stephen Colbert’s Shocking Attack On Trump Concludes With A Homophobic Slur
Once the clock struck midnight on Donald Trump’s 100 days in office, Stephen Colbert’s claws came out. He delivered his most vicious attack on the President to date during the monologue of Monday night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, using language many were shocked to hear come out of the late night host’s mouth — including a derogatory slur many consider to be homophobic.~snip~
I'm all for comedians doing jokes at politicians expense cause some of them can be pretty funny but the single mindedness of the programs now are just becoming mind numbing.
I get the fact that they're somehow playing to the base of the audience who are livid that Trump is in the White House but how long can they keep milking the same cow before people get tired of the milk?

I've given up on watching then completely cause it's just the same old shit over and over the only difference being each one trying their best to sink to lower and cruder depths in an attempt to out do each other.
Apparently more shock equals more eyeballs.
Truth is you can find better and cruder insults in school yards.