TV Comics Made Over Twice as Many Romney Jokes as Obama Jokes

by Katrina Trinko

Here is another sign of the cultural bias that favors Democrats: late-night comics made far more fun of Mitt Romney and Republicans than they did of President Obama and Democrats during the general election, according to a study done by George Mason University’s Center for Media and Public Affairs.

CMPA looked at jokes Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Craig Ferguson made from late August to early October, and found that Romney was joked about 148 times, while Obama was only the subject of 62 jokes. And it’s not just because of some quirk like Romney being funnier than Obama: There were 290 jokes about Republicans compared to 138 jokes about Democrats.

You can bombard the airwaves with Romney ads, but it’s this sort of cultural influence that makes it difficult for conservatives to win in the current environment.