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cajunangelle
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Revealed: Why there’s No conservative/middle of the road Late Night Shows
The comedian told The Daily Wire host about an “even-handed” talk show he pitched around Hollywood recently. It wasn’t a far-right affair, but it actively tweaked hypocrisy on both sides of the aisle. He figured in the age of Roseanne, a reboot that spoke to Red and Blue State America, a similar talker might thrive.

He pitched the concept alongside a famous colleague he preferred not to mention due to Hollywood’s political groupthink.

Guess what happened next? According to Loftus, the suits in question loved the concept but couldn’t bite.

Why?

“Repeatedly, these network executives would say, ‘That’s a really funny show. We love it. That would do great. We can’t put it on the air because it would look like we were friendly to the right,'” Loftus told Klavan.

“They would openly say this,” Loftus continues. “That’s what was so shocking to me about it. You always hear it was kind of hush, hush, they’ll just kind of pass [on a right-leaning project or talent]. They’ll come up with an excuse,” he says.

Who turned down Loftus’ late night show pitch? He says “network people, syndication people and a streaming service. And the streaming service was the one that was very up front about it.”

The revelation forced him to change his career plans.

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Buckeye Jeaux
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Watched late night comedy shows for decades. But haven't watched one since the '16 election. Doubt I am alone in this.


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I haven’t watched since election either


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This is what happens when the majority of an industry lives in a political bubble. Much of the Hollywood crowd believe their groupthink is predominant around the country with conservatives that get airtime only being a vocal minority.

Such a bubble lends itself to virulent political acolytes feeling more and more justified in physical actions against others that don't believe as they do. In some instances it's starting to look like Orwell's 1984 underestimated the impact of such groupthink (see: ANTIFA in Portland).


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Would rather watch 2 girls one cup.


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cajunangelle
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Johnny Carson can be seen on antenna TV at 11:30 EST every night. No one knew his politics.


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goatmilker
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No your not. I damn sure miss Carson.


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TheHarahanian
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Haven’t watched a late night show since Letterman and O’Brien became overt with their politics.


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LSUgusto
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I recently attended a film industry summit. One segment they appealed to script writers, saying that "if you are diverse" you should submit a script because that's what the industry is looking for. So, they're not looking for quality, they're looking at the skin color of the writer? How absurd.


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weagle99
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Jüden


RoyalWe
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I can't watch anymore. It's too obvious.


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tide06
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Its almost like the people calling the shots in the entertainment industry have a political agenda and dictate content entirely based on whether it fits that agenda or not.

The sad truth is that the market could fix this in a few years if it were allowed to operate as it would naturally, but the ideologues behind the scenes in both tech and entertainment are both preventing it from happening through economies of scale.


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Born to be a Tiger1
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I haven't watched any late shows since Craig Ferguson left the late night airways.


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bmy
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re: Revealed: Why there’s No conservative/middle of the road Late Night Shows
John oliver and Patriot Act on netflix do a fair job near the center


imjustafatkid
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quote:

John oliver and Patriot Act on netflix do a fair job near the center




JuiceTerry
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re: Revealed: Why there’s No conservative/middle of the road Late Night Shows
I don't believe this anecdotal story

If execs thought
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that would do great
then it would make money, and that's all they care about


BBONDS25
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re: Revealed: Why there’s No conservative/middle of the road Late Night Shows
Roseanne was making money.


Kafka
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re: Revealed: Why there’s No conservative/middle of the road Late Night Shows
As a practical matter, these shows are dependent on guests to work. Who in Hollywood would dare appear on a show that didn't toe the SJW party line? They would be risking blacklisting.

So even if a show like the OP discusses got on the air, it would immediately have production problems.


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JuiceTerry
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re: Revealed: Why there’s No conservative/middle of the road Late Night Shows
Right up until she went full retard, yeah

Anyway, you're agreeing with my point

The execs obviously didn't think his pitch "would be great"


Parmen
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re: Revealed: Why there’s No conservative/middle of the road Late Night Shows
Greg Gutfeld has a comedy talk show at 10pm ET Saturdays on Fox News


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