Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel made headlines over the weekend when he insulted the intelligence of half the nation, and conservative commentator Ben Shapiro wasn’t about to let him get away with it.
Conservative Tribune reported that Kimmel arrogantly claimed that the reason so many talk show hosts are liberal isn’t because Hollywood is ruled by the left. Instead, he said that he and his fellow late night show hosts are liberal because they are smarter than everyone else.
“It just so happens that almost every talk show host is a liberal and that’s because it requires a level of intelligence,” Kimmel declared during an interview.
Conservative attorney and commentator Ben Shapiro fired back on Twitter, immediately exposing how ignorant Kimmel’s statement was.
“Careers that ooze intelligence: 3. Rocket scientist 2. Neurosurgeon 1. Late night host who says funny things writers write for him,” Shapiro wrote.
Careers that ooze intelligence:
3. Rocket scientist
1. Late night host who says funny things writers write for himhttps://t.co/odZY4ZZEj2
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 4, 2018
Shapiro wasn’t the only commentator who eviscerated Kimmel for what he said. Wall Street Journal contributor Shoshana Weissmann explained how ridiculous it is to use political views as a perfect measure of intelligence.
“Really? Because Kimmel’s a host and is stupid enough to think political party is a proxy for intelligence,” she posted. “Tribalism makes people dumb.”
“How does this jibe with his Neanderthal misogyny on THE MAN SHOW?” questioned John Podhoretz, referring to the fact that Kimmel’s break-out show was purposely presented as a dumbed-down caveman-like version of men.
This isn’t the first time Kimmel has disrespected conservatives. Back in October, he gave them the proverbial middle finger when he said that he doesn’t care if conservatives don’t want to be in his audience because he “probably wouldn’t want to have a conversation with them anyway.”
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