The New York Times’ blatant left-wing bias was on full display in a report published last month about the “best of late night” TV in 2022.
Missing from the 2,000-word piece was a single mention of the most popular, successful late night TV host, Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld.
As reported over the summer, ever since Gutfeld’s eponymous show, “Gutfeld!”, launched in 2021, it’s experienced a meteoric rise in ratings, to the point that it now consistently ranks as the top late night TV show in America.
‘Gutfeld!’ ratings soar, CNN employees ‘freaking out’ as network continues to tank https://t.co/59eT8SQ4Il
— ICANFLA (@ICANFLA) July 7, 2022
Indeed, when “Gutfeld!” started outperforming every other late night show earlier this year, it came as such a surprise that Forbes penned a whole piece about it.
“Something’s happening in late night. On Tuesday night, Fox News Channel’s Gutfeld! delivered a total audience of 2.5 million viewers, a staggering audience for a late-night show on cable, and the second biggest night in the history of Greg Gutfeld’s politics-and-comedy program,” Forbes reported in October.
“With 2.494 million total viewers and 396,000 viewers in the key demographic group of adults 25-54, Gutfeld! beat not just everything else on cable, but the high-profile broadcast networks’ late night shows as well,” the outlet continued.
Even “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” unperformed, bringing in only 2.1 million viewers, 375,000 of whom were in the key demo.
It’s believed “Gutfeld!” first outperformed everybody in August:
Fox News’ “Gutfeld!” topped all the late-night programs in total viewers and the key demo on Tuesday night. https://t.co/e08aFPU7g8
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) August 19, 2021
The irony is that even before “Gutfeld!” launched, Gutfeld — the person — was already beating them at their game, albeit with his prior show.
“Despite airing only once per week and lacking the celebrity star power enjoyed by his rivals, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld’s late-night Saturday talk show, ‘The Greg Gutfeld Show,’ outperformed all of Hollywood’s preferred late night shows last month,” BizPac Review reported in early May of 2020.
“The program finished with an average of 2.86 million viewers, making it ‘the most-watched late night program in all of television in total viewership with 2.9 million total viewers, topping all broadcast and cable comedy programs, including CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NBC’s The Tonight Show [with Jimmy Fallon] and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ according to Fox News.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 2, 2020
Dovetailing back to the Times, the paper is clearly in deep denial. It’s funny too because the 2,000-word piece even has a subsection titled “Alternative views.” You’d think maybe Gutfeld, who’s conservative, would have been featured there. Nope.
Instead the Times used its “Alternative views” section to pay tribute to “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah for talking trash about the late Queen Elizabeth II.
“Noah scored a coup near the end of his run on ‘The Daily Show,’ landing the first sit-down interview in which Will Smith substantively discussed his Oscars slap of Chris Rock. But it was Noah’s frank discussion of the late Queen Elizabeth II that illustrated just how different a perspective he brought to late night,” the piece reads.
“While hosts like Corden, a Brit, gave sad remembrances of the matriarch upon her death, Noah addressed how the British Empire’s colonialism affected people in Africa and India and shaped their perceptions of her reign. ‘You can’t expect the oppressed to mourn the oppressor,’ he said,” it continues.
How nice of him …
The irony is that Noah is an establishment comedian whose brand of comedy rarely, if ever challenges the beliefs and values of the liberal establishment elite. That’s why he usually trashes Republicans and defends Democrats.
— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) December 24, 2022
Gutfeld is the exact opposite. He’s an unorthodox, conservative, and even atheist comedian whose jokes consistently target anybody and everybody, but especially so the figures that are most revered by the left, such as Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Case in point:
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This is presumably why the Times inexplicably chose to not mention him even once in a piece ostensibly about the “best of late night” TV in 2022.
@nytimes how come no mention of Gutfeld? He literally has greater numbers than any other late night host. So it doesn’t really matter I guess. Not truth and facts don’t seem to resonate
— Rosewadeson96 (@rosewadeson96) January 1, 2023
The only good news is that not everybody in the establishment press is as blind to reality as the Times.
Take Vox, which ran an astute piece last month titled, “Is the right winning the comedy wars?”
“The biggest comedy show on late-night right now is not on ABC or NBC or CBS or Fox. It’s not on Comedy Central. It’s certainly not streaming. It’s on Fox News, and its name is Gutfeld!” the piece reads.
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