Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Colbert and Fallon on McConnell and Trump reacting to corporations against Georgia's new voting restrictions

Neither the late night talk show hosts nor I are finished with corporations denouncing Georgia's restrictive voting laws and conservatives reacting angrily to the corporations. Stephen Colbert featured that conflict in McConnell's Hypocrisy On Corporate Speech Falls Flat As Big Brands Punish Georgia.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, once a staunch defender of the right of corporations to express themselves, is leading the GOP charge against companies like Coca-Cola and MLB who have protested Georgia's new voting restrictions.
Mitch McConnell wants to do what to the corporations' wallets? Well, it's only their wallets. Otherwise, I don't think his wife Elaine Chao would approve. In the meantime, I think the corporations should keep their wallets shut for McConnell.

Colbert wasn't the only comedian to follow Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel in mocking conservatives for disapproving of corporations participating in the free market of ideas. Jimmy Fallon made Trump Wants His Supporters to Boycott Coca Cola the featured topic of his monologue.

Jimmy addresses Donald Trump asking his supporters to boycott Coca-Cola after they took a stand against Georgia's voter suppression laws.
As I wrote yesterday, making fun of Trump being a hypocrite is like laughing at water being wet. The same is true of mocking McConnell. Just the same, the irony and hypocrisy are breathtaking.

I will keep following the spat between the Republican Party and their hopefully former corporate donors, probably from a serious news perspective next. In the meantime, stay tuned for a Throwback Thursday retrospective at the top posts from the tenth year of the blog featuring Saturday Night Live on the 2020 election and its aftermath. The late night talk show hosts didn't have all the fun.

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