THE LEFT HAS DEFINITELY
LOST ITS CREATIVE EDGE
Back in the 1960s and ’70s it was often said that the Left had all the talent. This was especially so when it came to political satire in mainstream entertainment.
Consider George Carlin, the Smothers Brothers, or the first couple of seasons on “Saturday Night Live.” Even “That Was the Week that Was,” a largely forgotten but highly influential weekly comedic review of the news. (Premiered in England and recreated on American TV, it introduced David Frost to the U.S. audience.)
Things are different now. You have only to compare the ideological drivel perpetrated by current late-night hosts with the monologues and sketches of Johnny Carson, who reigned as King of Late Night for 30 years.
Carson’s barbs were gentle, and not every one hit its mark. But what he delivered was topical humor with a liberal slant. And it worked.
These days, TV personalities like Stephen Colbert and his legion of wannabe imitators have pretty much given up on comedy in favor of leftist sermonizing. The funniest liberal on TV these days is Bill Maher, who’s visibly in the process of becoming conservative.
I thought about all this recently when I came across a Facebook post attempting to satirize Florida Governor and would-be presidential candidate Ron DeSantis. It linked to a video that was apparently from the Disney organization.