Late Night host Jimmy Kimmel took full advantage of his invitation to host the 95th Academy Awards by attempting to discredit newly released Jan. 6 footage from Fox News and Tucker Carlson in one fell swoop during the broadcast of the Last week’s Oscars to nearly 20 million viewers worldwide. .
“Anyone who’s ever gotten a text from their dad knows how important editing is,” the Oscars host began innocuously enough. Editing being one of the categories awarded at the Oscars.
Then Kimmel dropped his punchline:
“Editors are doing amazing things. Editors can turn 44,000 hours of violent insurrection footage into a respectful guided tour of the Capitol. Their work is underestimated.
While Kimmel doesn’t mention Carlson by name, the comment is clearly directed at Fox Host in reference to more than 40,000 hours of Jan. 6 footage given to him by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Unsurprisingly, the cheap dig drew laughs from Hollywood’s elite seated in the upscale Dolby Theater.
Kimmel’s smug expression when delivering the punchline suggests he was pleased with himself. Just watch his face in the clip below.
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Images of January 6 by Tucker Carlson
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Anyone open to the truth about the events that unfolded on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021 would reasonably support the release of all footage.
Even a former adviser to Bill Clinton turned liberal journalist, Dr. Naomi Wolf, was forced to write a long apology title Dear curators, I apologize after viewing the newly released images. In the mea culpa, Wolf writes that she was “tricked”, saying:
“I believed in a jumble of lies. And, because of these lies and my gullibility – and the gullibility of people like me – the reputations of many conservatives are tarnished, on false grounds. “
“The official letter of apology. From me. To conservatives and those who ‘put America first’ everywhere…January 6 became, as the DNC intended it to become, after the fact, a ‘third rail’; a shortcut used to reject or criminalize a https://t.co/QOMCcA4lGN… https://t.co/KFt9CftATT
— Tim Wood (@TimOnPoint) March 10, 2023
Kimmel’s comments at the Oscars, however, seem to imply that Carlson or Fox News misleadingly edited the footage.
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Have the images of January 6 been edited?
Ironically, Democrats were previously in the hot seat over allegations of “selective editing” of Jan. 6 footage shown to the public. An allegation that Democrats, including J6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, vigorously denied.
Now, however, Kimmel has used his time in the spotlight on one of the most-watched programs to deflect that scrutiny on Tucker Carlson and Fox News’ recent footage drop.
Kimmel, of course, didn’t come up with this idea on his own. Left-leaning media are working to cast doubt on the images and their potential implications. The AP News published an article titled “Tucker Carlson amplifies January 6 lies with video provided by GOP » while PBS jumped into the dogpile by posting an article titled “Fox News uses selective security footage from the United States Capitol to broadcast misinformation on January 6.
Carlson never claimed to air ALL of the Jan. 6 footage. The Fox brandon specifically claimed that he was releasing unreleased footage from the day for public consumption.
“Last night we released video from surveillance cameras on Capitol Hill,” Fox News reported“this footage has been owned by the American public.”
As previously reported by The Political Insiderthe newly released footage from January 6 revealed several lies perpetuated by the mainstream.
Nonetheless, the mainstream media continues to portray the surveillance footage as “conspiracy theories” and a misrepresentation of “mostly peaceful” protests.
According Daily mail“Carlson increasingly tied the Republican Party to pro-Trump conspiracy theories about the 2021 riot and described the riot as ‘peaceful’.”
Ironic, huh? Where have we heard this before?
You might remember that fiery chaotic scene that ABC called a “peaceful protest” in its caption.
Six people have been arrested after a peaceful protest against a proposed police training ground turned violent in Atlanta, police said. https://t.co/7LDbaelFxK pic.twitter.com/gXpRjNq5im
— ABC News (@ABC) January 22, 2023
Or this Kenosha gem with CNN displaying a chyron that reads: “Fiery But Mostly Peaceful Protests After Police Shooting.”
A CNN reporter reports in front of a burning building in Kenosha with a chyron that says “Fiery Butly Peaceful Protests After Police Shooting”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 27, 2020
RELATED: Oscar ratings down
Another irony comes from the Oscar rankings. Once the most-watched program behind the Super Bowl, Oscars viewership has fallen sharply in recent years. Super Bowl viewership has also been down since it “woke up.”
Considering this is Jimmy Kimmel’s third round of hosting the Oscars (previously in 2017 and 2018), is this drop in ratings even a surprise?
Kimmel’s blow to Tucker was far from his only sour grape on Sunday night. His mention of last year’s infamous Oscar slap between Will Smith and Chris Rock didn’t impress.
“If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any time during the show, you will receive the Oscar for Best Actor and be allowed to give a 19-minute speech.”#Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel addresses “the slap” in his opening monologue. https://t.co/J1mqrghZrf pic.twitter.com/E5dHUKLAPA
— ABC News (@ABC) March 13, 2023
More, Kimmel would have done Malala Yousafzai, a survivor of Taliban fire, feels uncomfortable during the ceremony. One viewer even called it a “national disgrace.”
Jimmy Kimmel asks Malala Yousafzai a viewer question: “As the youngest Nobel laureate in history, I was wondering, do you think Harry Styles spat on Chris Pine?”
“I speak only of peace. #Oscars#Oscars95https://t.co/OizA2V2cyr pic.twitter.com/krf3VvN7os
— ABC News (@ABC) March 13, 2023
The ABC network of Walt Disney Co. holds the contract for the Oscars until 2028. Disney has been on a regular basis descent into “awakening” so it’s really no surprise to see the trajectory of the Oscars.
Audiences for the Oscars have grown from 55 million in 1998 – the year “Titanic” dominated – to only 18.7 million in 2023. While 18.7 is slightly higher than last year, viewership remains considerably below its historical average.
When will they stop preaching personal politics and just give people what they want?
With that in mind, here’s a look at what might have been had the Oscars woken up and chosen Ricky Gervais over Jimmy Kimmel.
A look back at that greatest Hollywood award speech of all time honoring the Oscars tonight
Who else thinks @rickygervais should host the Oscars tonight instead of Jimmy Kimmel?
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 12, 2023
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