The Late Show with Stephen Colbert : How much does his open Liberal stance hurt his ratings?

How much does his open Liberal stance hurt his ratings?

Most late night talk shows are mostly politically neutral.Do you think he alienates the right and that takes a big hit to his ratings? Maybe helps explain why milquetoast Jimmy Kimmel is whooping him in ratings?

Edit- I meant Jimmy Fallon. Whoops

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1. Kimmel is close friends with Bill Maher. The last time Bill was on the Late Show, Stephen was openly hostile towards him.

2. Everyone on late night mocks Trump (and Cruz, and Christie, and Carson). Loads of Trump jokes don't make a talk show host 'liberal.'

3. http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/05/03/jimmy_kimmel_show_lambastes_climate_change_deniers.html

4. Stephen had way better ratings when he was on a far more liberal show. Young viewers, the coveted demographic that are practically impossible to attract, skew heavily liberal, so Stephen's shift towards the center to try and appease CBS's right leaning older audience lost/is losing him precious numbers.

So, yes, his political stance IS hurting him, just not with the right, but with young liberal viewers. He's alienating the left, not the right. And Kimmel is, without a doubt, further left on the political spectrum.

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Is he really? I don't watch Kimmel to be honest so I wouldn't know.

What's missing in movies is same as in society: a good sense of work ethic and living up to ideals.

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what liberal stance.

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Colbert's show is viciously and relentlessly politically slanted I can't even watch it anymore. I'll pop back over for a guest I like, but I can't watch the beginning of his show at all. It's just a negative smear campaign against Trump and others. Disgusting.

I love Kimmel, but more often than not, he's gonna spend 20 minutes talking about the Bachelor and hawking other ABC & Disney properties. Late night is a garbage dump now.

"I said no camels, that's five camels, can't you count?"

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He's doing exactly what fans of The Colbert Report expected, as far as politics are concerned. And if you don't know that he's made jokes at the expense of Democrats as much as Republicans, then you haven't been watching Colbert all the years he's been on the air. The main difference is that Dems have a sense of humor, while Repubs take everything as a personal insult. I've laughed at Stephen's jokes about the Clintons just as much as his jokes about the Bushes, for example.

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This is actually a very accurate description of the satirical climate in America. I've never thought about it that way, but it's correct. Thanks!

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right ! kimmel is a funny guy, if he want to be!
but his show is one big ad for other ABC or disney shows. stop with the fvcking Bachelor already ! lol

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pretty easy to make fun of the conservatives and Republicans especially when you got an ass clown like Donald Trump running for president.
Letterman was extremely liberal he didn't beat Leno but his ratings were good. I think part of colberts problem is the show is just not very good I'm a very liberal person but I have a hard time watching his show. What he does well is the lampooning stuff.
His sidekick bandleader is terrible the guy can barely speak or carry on a conversation. The music sucks.

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His sidekick bandleader is terrible the guy get barely speak or carry on a conversation.
Are you trying for irony?



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Well, I just watched him completely trash Hillary Clinton in a "rap" song.

Which alienated me quite a bit. He sort of jumped the shark, IMO.

It was obvious that he was a Bernie Sanders supporter before tonight.

But now he seems to have gone "Bernie or Bust."

Does he seriously want Donald Trump to be elected president?

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By "trash", you mean tell the truth about, right?

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Although his political views kind of match mine, sometimes I just can't get over how politically correct he is. Especially when you compare that to The Colbert Report - I was a long time viewer of The Colbert Report (pretty much since 2005 to the end) and this is the biggest issue for me with Stephen's current show. Everything is so neat and nice and polished, the jokes are so polite...

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the jokes are so polite...
aka not funny

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I primarily watch Late Night shows for the celebrity interviews. So by that perspective, I think Stephen is not very good or friendly enough to celebrities. He's a political satirist and commententer and most celebs steer far away from any controversial politics when promoting movies. Its just a bad match for a middle America show. I imagine older conservative viewers don't like his ultra-liberal politics and that is primarily CBS audience. I think in 2 years, les moonves will hire Seth Meyers to replace Colbert, or even James Corden (but they will have to move the show to LA).

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As an older liberal viewer, I love this show, except when, in an effort to be "fair" he criticizes Clinton. Then I switch it off, just as fast as I switch off Homo Erectus Vomiticus. There are more liberal oldsters than you may imagine. Please don't lump all of us with the right, we have never been right wing. Not in the 60s, not in the 70s, and certainly not now. I don't care if the country mouse conservatives can't stomach the firm liberal stance of the late night talk shows. They shouldn't be up past their bedtime anyway. Actually, I find my 20 and 30 something children to be politically naive, and lacking in historical knowledge. They are too used to being spoon-fed by a ratings driven media, and they get all their news from Reddit. They don't realize how terrific Trevor Noah is on the Daily Show and never developed the ability to see through Sanders who had as much chance of getting the 1% to pay for all his political reforms as Trump does of getting the Mexicans to pay for his wall. They don't even plan to vote, how crazy is that?

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Yep. Reddit users in general and Bernie Sanders are pretty cozy together

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This guy is horrible. I watched his show because it was just on last night and not only was his liberal agenda incredibly dull and exhausting but then his first guest was a black actress and Colbert was extremely racist the entire time. I couldn't believe what I saw.

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Totally outrageous! They wasted the time that could have been spent opining whether or not Rene Zellweger is still hot.

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I missed that episode and watched in online to see how "extremely racist" Colbert was with Tracee Ellis Ross. Did I miss something? Where was the extreme racism? Please elaborate.

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ya and how does that racism compute with the so called liberal agenda?

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Seriously, coop032 - I would like to know what he did or said that was so racist.

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I don't know how anyone can watch this at all anymore. His political motivations are sickening.

- Made fun of Bernie during his campaign when he was vs Hillary.
- Only made fun of Hillary after Bernie lost the nomination (due to corrupt DNC).
- Supported Bernie only after he lost the nomination to Hillary.
- Now just makes fun of Donald Trump, meanwhile Trump isn't a politician and has never been in politics--Hillary has, for 30 years, yet he acts as if Trump and Bush have been President for the last 8 years. He is so absolutely stupid.

When you have one of the many TV show's that Americans now and then want to tune in to before heading to bed, you don't bash half the nation, which is exactly what he's doing.

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the irony about it is that, everyone is seeing right through his bullshít, just like you did, and so he's effectively damaging the liberal cause. he's generating hate for the DNC, not support. but he's too stupid to understand that.

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open liberal? are you serious? I'm a liberal. he's not. here are some typical no-no's for a true liberal, and he trampled over all of them:


1) don't be racist

- he's a raging slavophobe. he can't go one episode w/o attacking Putin and russia, and he has made fun of Melania Trump (slovenian), which are not the only examples, but are the most notable.


2) don't be homophobic

- in hopes of offending Putin, he represented him as a gay... not even funny, it's was just homophobic.


3) don't put someone's beliefs in front of rights of other people

- he was very hostile to atheists, and he's loud defender of muslims - which also makes him hater of women, and gays. oh yeah, *bnam.


4) don't body shame

- made fun of trump about his hair cut, complexion, size of his hands and so on.


5) don't burn books

- he's not only lying, he's known for silencing any sort of opposing view. last time I watched he was making fun of alex jones, which sure, is unpleasant, but that guy at least doesn't lie.

so that's 5 for 5. there are more rules for a liberal, but he broke enough of them to simply be disqualified as a liberal.

*bnam = but not all muslims
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Remember the days when late night shows were about comedy and variety rather than liberal politics? Colbert is just another liberal idiot spreading the word about things in America he knows nothing about. He is living an insulated life in NYC and knows nothing about what is happening in the rest of America as we speak. We are not dumb, uneducated, racist, facist as he insinuates, but struggling, impoverished, victims of immigration policies...yes, the liberals all want to talk about gun control and how guns hurt people, but what about the thousands and thousands of Americans hurt by immigrants who have been raped, and robbed and assaulted and murdered by this country and its immigration policy and Colbert does not mention any of this. Look at any jail roster in this country. Look at any wanted/warrant list for any county in this country and you will see hundreds and thousands of immigrants who have done damage to American citizens and no one cares. Colbert you are a closed-minded idiot. A clown for the liberals who tells his pre-fab jokes without any realization of the true happenings in this country. Time to grow up Colbert and face the truth.

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He's suddenly #1 in total viewers, surpassing Fallon, so apparently it doesn't hurt him much now that Trump is president. There was a very sudden shift in the last two weeks. Fallon got his lowest ever rating on Tonight last Monday.
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