It’s totally embarrassing. Prominent people in the limelight, including entertainers, politicians, media and other celebrities, embarrasses me as an American and makes me ashamed that this is all we have to offer for examples of class and decorum.
I get it, about free speech and all that. Yes, people have those rights. But famous people, who have prospered by the capitalist systems with America, and who know they have a wide audience, are using their fame to bend minds and bathe in plaudits of like-minded audiences. Roasting is one thing. Downright mean spirited – and low class – is another.
Where can we begin? Let’s start with one of the late night unfunny men, Stephen Colbert, who couldn’t shine Johnny Carson’s shoes as a comedian. Johnny Carson had thousands of opportunities to use (abuse) monologues by needlessly and bitterly insulting a sitting president, he never did. We all know he had his political preferences, but he never stooped to disgusting insults. Here’s a recent example of Colbert. Pay particular attention to the last two minutes.
I’m not writing this as “pro Trump” essay. I’m writing it as an ashamed American. You can change channels and find similar garbage disguised as …