ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel took a shot at Republicans and conservatives on Saturday, saying that most talk-show hosts are “liberal” because the job “requires a level of intelligence.”
Kimmel made the comment during a live taping of the left-wing “Pod Save America” podcast, hosted by former communications aides to President Barack Obama, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Emily Black Favreau—wife of one of the podcast’s co-hosts, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau—was in the audience and quoted Kimmel on Twitter as saying, “It just so happens that almost every talk-show host is a liberal and that’s because it requires a level of intelligence.”
— Emily Black Favreau (@ebfavs) February 4, 2018
Favreau’s tweet received a wave of backlash from conservatives attacking Kimmel, prompting Jon Favreau to defend the late-night host and say that he “was of course kidding.”
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