According to this, Jimmy Kimmel – the late night
comedian political pundit who recently went viral for slamming law-abiding gun owners with factually baseless, partisan rhetoric – is beefing up armed security at his studio, just days after criticizing gun owners for arming themselves.
The Mercury News reports:
Ever since the late-night show host began crusading against the effort by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, there have been “incidents with Trump supporters” that have forced him to increase security at his show tapings.
According to the report, Kimmel claims to have “had some issues with protestors who don’t appreciate his criticism of Trump and his support of Obamacare,” adding, “ [T]he show has increased personnel at both the front and back entrances. This personnel consists of highly-trained, off-duty police officers.”
Other than generally fingering Trump-supporting “protesters” unhappy with Kimmel’s over-politicization of the formerly kinda-sort-but-not-very-funny show, the report doesn’t detail what right-wing “threats” have inspired the late-night host to beef up his security, aside from saying the show has received “several 'concerning' emails and letters.”
Assuming the threat level is real, rather than an attempt to demonize those who disagree with "America's conscience," it’s interesting to note Kimmel surrounds himself with “highly-trained, off-duty police officers” – who are presumably armed with more than their badge and a go-get-‘em attitude – largely ensuring he’s safe from those who allegedly want to harm him.
But when law-abiding citizens who can’t afford a bevy of armed cops exercise their constitution right and arm themselves for protection, Kimmel literally weeps his disapproval.
Hypocrisy, thy name is liberalism.