Opinion: Pete Davidson’s ‘SNL’ signoff calls out this raging hypocrisy
Davidson’s goodbye stole the show, because he did more than be funny. He perfectly called out the right’s hypocrisy as well.
Carlson then tried to claim Davidson somehow represented the Democratic Party, saying: “Well, for the past two years, the Democratic Party has outsourced much of its political philosophy to the late-night TV shows.” Carlson concluded the message from “SNL” and the Democratic Party was “Republicans are disgusting,” even if wounded in war.
So where is the fury over Carlson’s dig by those on the right who went ballistic over Davidson’s 2018 joke? When I look through the Twitter feeds of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Gutfeld and others who slammed Davidson back then, I can’t find a peep of criticism of Carlson.
Davidson is leaving “SNL,” and he will be missed. But it’s abundantly clear the right’s hypocrisy isn’t going anywhere. In fact, we can expect to see it for many more seasons to come.