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Jimmy Kimmel Tries to Make Corruption Funny

Jimmy Kimmel has once again proven himself more than willing to be used as a political prop.

The “comedian’s” Thursday night interview with Hunter Biden is, to my eye, the most glaring example yet of a growing and insidious trend in American public life: the blending of important journalistic work — the task of, say, asking the son of the president about his role in what appears to be widespread familial corruption — and the work of a late-night television host.

From Hunter’s perspective, Kimmel’s show was the perfect venue to plug his new memoir, Beautiful Things. And the ever-obedient Kimmel didn’t


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