Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Colbert, Kimmel, Noah, and Corden make comedy out of post-election drama, 28 days after the vote

I haven't posted a compendium of the previous night's monologues from the late night comedians who have shows at least four days a week since Colbert, Meyers, Noah, and Kimmel take closer looks at Trump refusing to concede on November 12th, so it's time I compose one again. Besides, my readers seem to enjoy them.*

I begin, as I usually do, with Stephen Colbert observing President Risks Handing Democrats The Senate By Discouraging Republicans From Voting In GA Runoff.

The president seems willing to take the entire GOP down with his ship as he continues his losing effort to uncover fraud and casts doubt among Republican voters about the integrity of Georgia's election system ahead of the crucial double Senate runoff.
Nothing like a conspiracy theory shooting its supposed beneficiaries in their feet. Normally, I would try to debunk the conspiracy theory while making fun of it. In this case, I'll just make fun of it. As Napoleon is reputed to have said, "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

In Even Bill Barr Can’t Support Trump’s Election Ruse, Jimmy Kimmel didn't mention the effect of Trump's conspiracy theories on the Georgia Senate runoffs, but he made jokes about all the rest of the post-election news that Colbert described.

Day 28 of #Squattergate is upon us, Trump has been making money off of post-election donations, Attorney General Bill Barr claims that there was no widespread voter fraud, the Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey and Donald Trump are at odds over election results, President-Elect Joe Biden shows off his new orthopedic boot, Rudy Giuliani is reportedly looking for a presidential pardon, and Jimmy and Guillermo dress up as elves to find out if kids have been naughty or nice.
When Kimmel said the next four years are going to be boring, I thought "good, I could use more boring." Also, the video description tempted me to write "28 days later" instead of "28 days after the vote," but this entry isn't about zombie movies, even if it's about a zombie campaign.

Trevor Noah had an even narrower focus in Trump’s Sham Election Defense Fund & Biden’s Diverse Cabinet.

Joe Biden selects a diverse group for positions in his cabinet, Arizona’s governor ignores a call from the White House, and President Trump racks up more than $170 million in donations to his Election Defense Fund.
Noah wasn't alone in wondering how Trump's campaign and Trump himself would spend the $170 million raised since the election. James Corden asked about that in Trump Is Loving the Support from @Catturd2.

James Corden is excited to show off Studio 56 decorated for Christmas, and jumps into the headlines including Attorney General William Barr announcing the Department of Justice has not found any evidence of election fraud. And James wonders what President Donald Trump, who was recently busy retweeting someone with the username @catturd2, will do with the $170M he has raised since the election.
After watching Arizona Governor Doug Ducey ignore Trump's call four times, I'm tempted to call that ringtone "Fail to the Chief." That is, until January 20, 2020 after Noon Eastern Time, when I'll call it "Hail to the Chief" again.

*Colbert, Meyers, Noah, and Kimmel take closer looks at Trump refusing to concede was the 9th most read entry during November 2020 with 582 default and 589 raw views. It wasn't even the most popular of that kind of post. Colbert, Noah, Kimmel, and Meyers mock Trump's premature declaration of victory was the 6th most read last month with 718 default and 768 raw page views and Colbert, Kimmel, and Corden react to Trump's speech last night with derision and outrage plus a bonus Closer Look was the 2nd most read entry during last month and the most read actually posted during November 2020 with 2.78K default and 2,824 raw page views. I told you, my readers seem to like them!

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