Although Stephen Colbert made a name for himself mocking Fox News on his low-rated Comedy Central show “The Colbert Report,” for his big post-Super Bowl “Late Show,” the left-wing comedian has invited Fox News’s Megyn Kelly to appear. Her ongoing feud with Republican frontrunner Donald Trump combined with her Michael Moore love-fest appear to have put Kelly’s celebrity on the rise.
In the Trump-bashing department, Kelly and Colbert should have much to talk about:
Trump, meanwhile, is one of Colbert’s favorite topics, and there’s almost no opening-riff subject he cannot segue into a Trump gag. Colbert so loves the subject that, before taking over Late Show in September, he confessed to a gaggle of reporters at TCA, he was “dry-Trumping” in anticipation of having the CBS late-night platform to further eviscerate the real-estate magnet turned reality TV star-turned-GOP front-runner.
After the Super Bowl, Kelly will appear with those other industry luminaries during Colbert’s live broadcast from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.
The CBS decision to air “The Late Show” directly after the Super Bowl is a first for a late night talk show, and a sign of how much trouble Colbert is in.
Since taking the helm from David Letterman, “The Late Show’s” ratings have remained in the toilet.
For her part, Megyn Kelly appears to be entering the Nicolle Wallace/David Brooks/David Frum/Matthew Dowd/Kathleen Parker Zone — the zone that offers the SWEET EMBRACE OF WARM ACCEPTANCE from the mainstream media and entertainment world to those (from the likes of a Fox News) willing to publicly bash and damage Republicans (while playing kissy-face with a Michael Moore). This insidious but effective system, that lavishes piles of rewards and celebrity on those elites willing to sell out, has been in place for decades — because it works.