12 May 2017

Not Everyone Was Taken For A Ride By Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel
A few nights ago, Jimmy Kimmel delivered an emotional health care monologue.

The late night host choked up while talking about his son's heart surgery, calling on viewers to hold politicians accountable for health care issues. Unfortunately, for him, not everyone is taken by his propaganda and erroneous plea for an inefficient system.

Many conservatives - including politicians and columnists - have quickly jumped and criticized the host, accusing him of misconstruing the broader health care debate.

"Sorry Jimmy Kimmel: your sad story doesn't obligate me or anybody else to pay for somebody else's health care," former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday. "Got no problem with @jimmykimmel tearing up & getting political. Got a big problem with: 'We need gov-run healthcare cuz of my sad story.'"

Others, like Townhall columnist Michelle Malkin, believe Kimmel's monologue is factually incorrect.

"Kimmel implies that opposition to Obamacare-style insurance mandates is both un-American and indecent," Malkin wrote. "Had he been less hysterical, he would have acknowledged that different health care systems have pros and cons -- and decent Americans can have legitimate differences of opinion on such matters."

Daily Beast conservative columnist Matt Lewis said he "understands where Jimmy Kimmel is coming from" but that the monologue was "a little cheap."

"The passion, I think, is sincere. I don't think that this is the right move for him to do to politicize this," Lewis said on "Anderson Cooper 360."

Washington Times columnist Charles Hurt echoed the frustration over Kimmel politicizing his personal life.

"I mean, really, Jimmy, does your newborn child not mean more to you than petty politics?" Hurt wrote. "How do you look at the miracle of your child and think — partisan politics?"

How about we look at how Kimmel spent his millions and find out if he really gave out to those in need of a health care?