Kimmel Eviscerates “Phony Little Creep” Fox Host Brian Kilmeade For Mocking His Healthcare Plea [VIDEO]

Yesterday morning Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade mocked Jimmy Kimmel as a member of the “Hollywood elite” after Kimmel trashed Sen. Bill Cassidy’s Obamacare repeal bill. Last night Kimmel went ballistic.

“This is a guy, Brian Kilmeade, who whenever I see him, kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman. Oh, he’s such a fan. He follows me on Twitter. He asks me to write a blurb for his book, which I did. He calls my agent, looking for projects. He’s dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite. The only reason he’s not a member of the Hollywood elite is because nobody will hire him to be one.

“And you know, the reason I’m talking about this is because my son had an open heart surgery, then has to have two more, and because of that, I learned that there are kids with no insurance in the same situation. I don’t get anything out of this, Brian, you phony little creep. Oh, I’ll pound you when I see you. That is my blurb. That will be my blurb for your next book. ‘Brian Kilmeade is a phony little creep.’ That’s right.”

Kimmel went on to tear into critics Chris Christie and Lindsey Graham. Watch below.

  • ChrisInKansas

    We need more Jimmy’s like Kimmel, not like Fallon.

  • Tawreos

    It almost makes me want to watch Fox and Friends to see the response. Almost.

    • Kevin Perez

      I’ll watch the parts that Rachel deems newsworthy on MSNBC.
      Rachel Maddow watches Fox so that we don’t have to.

    • RemusL

      Don’t help them with their ratings. If they do make a response, Kimmel will likely mention it.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Seth Meyers and now Kimmel are doing more to change hearts and minds than 10 Rachels. People aren’t watching for politics, they’re watching for entertainment, but with humor, learning about the horrors being foisted upon them. Bless them.

    • kareemachan

      No, people who voted for drumpster watch for entertainment. They don’t like facts or real news.

      • thatotherjean

        Maybe hearing how the Republicans’ health care bill affected someone that they watch for entertainment will change some minds about it among Trump voters, though. I certainly hope so.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Exactly my point.

    • thatotherjean

      No doubt they are, because they get more viewers–but we need them all, and many others, to change as many people’s minds as possible.

    • kaydenpat

      Stephen Colbert too.

    • Reality.Bites

      She has more viewers than either of them. True story.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Her viewers don’t need hearts and minds changed. Those who do aren’t watching her, but some of they do watch Kimmel & Meyers

        • Reality.Bites

          They don’t reach people whose hearts and minds need to be changed. Meyers never did and Kimmel has lost them by now.

    • Rachel is mostly preaching to the choir. That’s not her intention but conservatives aren’t likely to tune into her show. They might watch Kimmel or Colbert if their favorite actor or singer is on. They’re all doing good work. Work, frankly that CNN and msnbc could be doing and should have been doing all last year…but her emails!

      • Gerry Fisher

        >Rachel is mostly preaching to the choir.

        She grew her audience this past year. The choir’s growing. And, as we’ve seen on the right, “energizing your base” is an important part of the process.

        • Skokieguy [Larry]

          That’s my point. And I imagine many on the right intentionally avoid Colbert because of his prior show and reputation. But Kimmel wasn’t originally seen as political, and his angle about his own child, is something everyone can relate to.

        • I did not mean to insult Ms Maddow. If that’s how it came across, I apologize. My point was that Maddow’s audience consists almost entirely of people who already agree with her. She’s well worth listening to because she (and her team) do such thorough research. If only the rest of the news talking heads did 10% of the homework Maddow does for her show, we might not be in this mess today.

          My point was the Kimmel’s audience includes people who might never tun into Maddow’s show or any news program for that matter.

  • j.martindale

    CALL OUT THE LIARS!!!!!!!

    • billbear1961

      It’s long overdue.

    • Christopher

      For the first time in history we have the ability to access all the knowledge that humans have acquired. Instantly.

      There is absolutely no good reason that these politicians can’t be fact checked As. They’re. Speaking.

      It’s increasingly disheartening to watch these politicians lie with impunity.

      • But if they did that, they’d lose “access”. That’s at the bottom of this. If you are too hard on the politicians they stop talking to you and since modern journalism is 99% stenography (publishing things that are leaked, often intentionally…see Judy Miller and the NY Times’ wmd lies) that would be a career ender for most current “journalists”.

      • Smithbc

        We’ve also entered a time when people can say “that’s not what I BELIEVE”, and that that is a valid reason to dismiss facts.

        Trump says some inane, easily disproven, idiotic thing.

        Fact checkers provide evidence for why it’s a lie.

        His followers say “well, I don’t believe libtards like politifact or anybody else who says something I disagree with. Trump is infallible!”

    • TK

      Why can’t reporters be this straightforward when interviewing the bill supporters?

      • j.martindale

        Probably because the politicians wouldn’t talk to them if they were.

    • Nic Peterson

      Kimmel is clean out of fucks.

      • David Walker

        I don’t watch his show, but I get the impression that he’s late night’s Tom Hanks, so if Kimmel gets pissed off about something, it’s a good thing and he’s probably right.

    • Lawerence Collins

      All the liars? Or just the GOP thugs, that lie?

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Yes O/T, but yea!

    Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York who was fired by President Trump after Trump promised to keep him on, has joined CNN as a senior legal analyst, according to Politico.

    [Good step, however this is not nearly enough to make up for Jeffrey Lord]

    • LatrinaDiBucca

      Maybe Mueller should interview Bharara.

      • teeveedub

        Maybe he has already. 😁

  • billbear1961

    Thank God SOMEONE is calling out these MURDEROUS liars!

    It’s up to people like you, Jimmy–the Republic seems to have few adamant, unapologetic defenders in positions of influence.

    • Todd20036

      Certainly our mainstream media advocated that role.

  • Talisman

    Most Republicans I know seem to have a defect that prevents them from being able to empathize with others. Facts on a page? That’s just text. Statistics? Those are just numbers. It’s not until it happens to them that it becomes real…

    • billbear1961

      The inability to empathize with others is one of the definitions of–or explanations for–evil.

      • j.martindale

        They are just puppets of the Mercers and the Kochs. The billionaires bought their elections, and now they want their taxes cut. Empathy, principles, hell. Nothing else matters but the tax cuts. The billionaires got to get more stuff they will never use to make their crappy lives meaningful.

        • Gerry Fisher

          >The billionaires got to get more stuff they will never use to make their crappy lives meaningful.

          …which won’t work, and then they’ll want *more* to toss into the black hole where their hearts should be.

          • Christopher

            There’s never enough wealth to satiate their desires.

          • David Walker

            The person who dies with the most toys wins. Of course, he’s still dead.

    • thatotherjean

      Yes, I know people like that, too. And for too many of them, once they get over whatever it was, it goes back to being just text and numbers.

      • clay

        That switch can be very quick.

        “Indians are lazy.”
        “You work with Frank. Frank’s Indian. Frank’s not lazy.”
        “Yeah, Frank’s great. But those Indians, they sure are lazy.”

        • Gerry Fisher

          I love that scene in “Do the Right Thing.”

          “Why do you say you hate black people? You love Prince and Michael Jackson.”

          “[pause] I don’t see them as black.”

        • Octoberfurst

          Yeah their minority friend or coworkers is always the exception. “I hate queers! I know Steve is queer but he is cool. He’s not like other queers.” Uh-huh.

          • jmax

            Or as my father is fond of saying, “He’s one of the good black folks, he’s a credit to his race”.

      • Uncle Mark

        Sometimes, it can open someone’s eyes for the long term…as in the case of Ohio Sen Portman (R). When his son came out, his views on gay rights flipped.

        I also had a friend of mine, who was a lifelong republican. He disliked Obama and the ACA (bitching about how his brother had to get a 2nd hourly job to make ends meet, because the 1st job cut his hours, as they didn’t want to pay for insurance.). That same brother was diagnosed with advanced oral cancer, and thanks to the ACA, he was able to get amazing treatment without losing the house. FYI…He early voted for Hillary, and is calling himself a democrat now.

    • Todd20036

      And even then… well MY kid is special. He isn’t dark skinned or a libtard or queer….

    • Octoberfurst

      That is exactly right! The GOP doesn’t give a shit about the average American. All they care about is kissing the asses of their rich overlords. I don’t get why the rank and file don’t see this. Stupidity perhaps? Or is it just that they live in their right-wing bubble world where BS is spewed at them on a daily basis so they have no clue what is really happening out there in real life?

      • JW Swift

        Many of them seem to think that they can somehow become rich and powerful and join the ranks of those very overlords. They believe that if there are enough tax cuts, they’ll get there.

    • JAKvirginia

      YES!!! OH, HELL, YES!!!

    • Steverino

      Case in point: Yesterday’s JMG post about “Sassy Gay Republican.”

    • MonochromeMouse

      It’s like how republicans love to whine about welfare being wealth distribution and not wanting their tax dollars to pay some crackhead with 20 kids, when they themselves are on welfare and their demographic (white people living in rural areas) make up the highest percentage of people on welfare.

      • Talisman

        Fake news.

  • kaydenpat

    Good for him. This is how Trump should have been called out during the election cycle.

  • clay

    How dare the Hollywood elite call for others to be able to access elite health care!
    That’s just so elite!

    Or is it not elite, enough?

    • Gerry Fisher

      You forgot to say “elite” one more time. /s

      • JW Swift

        Or the e-mails.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          How about elite emails?

  • LatrinaDiBucca

    Taxpayers paid for Chris Christie’s lap-band surgery. We deserve a refund.

    • Reality.Bites

      What we really deserve is an incompetent anaesthesiologist.

      • LatrinaDiBucca

        The rare intersection of what we deserve and he deserves.

    • Dan M

      They should have put the band around his neck instead to stop air, water and food from getting in.

  • Tawdry D’Tails

    I love that Kimmel is hammering these guys. I think the effectiveness of his message is that he’s appealing to people’s sense of empathy. Yeah, he uses comedy, sprinkled with facts, but he’s basically saying “imagine you and your kid in this situation and you have very little money”.

    Also, calling out that idiot Kilmeade was delightful.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Jimmy’s got the emotional trump card: a dad fighting for his sick baby’s life.

  • TuuxKabin

    Put simply: Obamacare guarantees coverage of pre-existing conditions. Graham-Cassidy would not. Kimmel is right.

    • easygoingmister

      Occam’s Razor is sharp for a reason!

      • Kenster999

        Because it’s a razor!

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    It’s funny that the Faux people aren’t happy with their creepy slice of demographics being fans of them because they know the rest of the demographics loathe & mock them.

    They would gladly do a Megyn Kelly and flee to a normal network or Hollywood job if they could. Though much like Megyn, the Faux taint is hard to shake off.

    As a side note, Hitler wanted to become a painter but was rejected by the art academy. That he then violently campaigned against what he considered “degenerate” art when he became leader shows the same kind of petty and vindictive mindset still apparent today in Faux’s demos.

  • Renfield

    “Your GOPenis out”!!! OMG!!! This totally made my morning. Also does hurt how fucking hot he is (he = Jimmy).

  • bambinoitaliano

    The MSM is deserving of the bad rap for wading into the business of celebrity dome in bid to rake in the rating. Blurring the line of legitimate news and selling entertainment. It’s no accident that many late night talk shows are wading into political and social issues more than it use to be. Viewers seek their news from shows like The Daily News because it breaks down all the confusing terminology and shell games played by the politicians. The pundits can’t just paint talk show host and celebrities with a broad stroke by denouncing their credibility when these very same people help legitimize a buffoon to become the president of the United States. What these politicians and fake news reporters don’t seems to get is the basic Newton’s law of ” for every action, there is a reaction”.

  • Keith D Plane

    Wish Dems had the same cojones Kimmel is displaying.

    • Octoberfurst

      I dream of the day when Democratic politicians become vertebrates. >sigh<

  • Cuberly

    All they can do now is belittle Kimmel’s experience and spread lies.

    What is wrong with these monsters?

    https://twitter.com/NRO/status/910692598062428160

    • Christopher

      “What is wrong with these monsters?”

      They’re all soulless ghouls who care about nothing but themselves, and worship the almighty dollar.

      • And power, you can’t forget their desire for power.

    • Because the “experts” are intent upon killing large swaths of human beings thats why!

  • Gerry Fisher

    Jimmy’s being *fierce*. His cub got threatened and he’s being the protective papa. It’s freakin’ *great*!

  • Tiger Quinn

    I love this. We need so much more calling out of each others’ bullshit.

  • ECarpenter

    After Bush won over Gore, then 9/11 happened, the Democratic establishment rolled over and played dead and it was the late night talk shows, most especially John Stewart, who took up the flag and fought against Bush’s horrible actions.

    It’s great that, while the Democratic establishment dithers around and can’t decide what they stand for, once again it’s people like Kimmel (who I never expected this from) who are fighting back against this horribly anti-human administration.

    He’s doing a great job! Support free speech in it’s many forms, folks, without it we’re totally screwed.

  • Michael

    Never wanted to f*ck the crap out him til now….

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      It’s the facial hair that did it for me.

    • Really? I’ve always thought he was magma hot!

  • The_Wretched

    Kimmel’s earnest interest shines through. good luck muddying that up.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    GOPenis & his Grandmother. Love it!

    • jerry

      Cassidy was “caught with his GOPenis out”…I’m sooo going to steal that line. Also a note to republicans: Don’t piss off people who do comedy for a living–you’re not going to win that fight.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Beautiful.

    These people are not beneath picking fights with families with sick kids.

    Remember Michelle “granite countertops” Malkin?

    Fuck these people.

    Lumpy, who got surgery at 3 to correct a congenital heart defect that my parents could not afford and couldn’t pay for.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    And doubleplusgood for calling out Kilmeade the Striver.

  • andrew

    Jimmy Kimmel has become one of our late night treasures.

  • Cuberly
    • prixator

      But, is Chachi *really* a “celebrity”, anymore?

      • Cuberly

        Well he got so mad at hollywood “libs” he declared he’s totes fine with never working in hollywood ever again. I guess that was a retroactive pronouncement.

  • Paul

    It’s hard to believe this is the same Jimmy Kimmel as the one on The Man Show.

    • DTGstl314

      Time and life experience helps a lot of us grow up. It’s been 14 years since Kimmel was involved with that awful turd of a show.

      • Paul

        He was married with children at that time, though. It’s not as if he’s experiencing marriage and fatherhood for the first time.

  • JCF

    While I certainly applaud Kimmel giving these fuckers what-for, can we PLEASE keep the focus on KILLING THIS MONSTROUS BILL??? I BEG of you all. The more I read about this bill, as a Medicaid (Medi-Cal) recipient in California, the WORSE it gets. If it passes, the only question remaining is HOW SOON I LOSE my healthcare.

    Rethuglicans are sick, EVIL mofos!!!!

  • mark99k

    Fuck yes. So refreshing to see someone with a microphone & audience who’s not 100% milquetoast and shows no signs of letting up. Our phlegmatic congresscritters need to watch & learn.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Jon Stewart now Jimmy Kimmel why are they doing the print and broadcast news media’s job? When you are in thrall to the very corporations making Americans’ lives miserable you ignore their maleficence.