From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert by Dennis Prager
From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert by Dennis Prager, May 9, 2017
Whatever the Left dominates, it ruins.
….But more than anything, it [Stephen Colbert’s vulgar commentary on Trump on his late night TV show] exemplified a trend in American life that one could identify without any exaggeration as the unraveling of civil society.
To anyone, liberal or conservative, who grew up watching Johnny Carson on late night TV, the descent from Carson to Colbert is as breathtaking as it is heartbreaking.
Along with virtually every other American, I never knew Johnny Carson’s politics. I would not have been surprised if he was a liberal or surprised if he was a conservative, a Democrat, or a Republican. In his 30 years as host of The Tonight Show on NBC, he never so much as hinted as to how he identified politically. He poked fun at whoever was in power, Republican or Democrat.
The reason he didn’t let on where he stood politically is that he believed that he had a much greater responsibility — to offer Americans of all political persuasions an island of good-natured fun, a place where everyone could laugh together, every night.
…Prior to the Age of the Left, in which we have increasingly lived since the mid 1960s, there were places in America where Americans could enjoy life and enjoy one another without politics, not to mention hate-filled politics such as Colbert’s, intruding.
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