Actor claims that “extreme left” would be imposing barriers to comedy on television

American actor and comedian Jerry Seinfeld stated that the “politically correct”promoted by “extreme left”, would be hurting comedy in the United States. In a podcast interview Radio Hourdo New Yorkerhe says that people need comedy, but they can’t find it on television anymore.

“Nothing affects the comedy. People always need her. They need comedy so much that they don’t understand it. Before, you used to come home at the end of the day and hope to find something funny to watch on TV. Where are you now? This is the result of the far left, political correctness bullshit and people worrying so much about offending others.”declared the actor.

According to the creator of the series “Seinfeld“, culture is changing and comedians need to be agile and intelligent to adapt to changes. Jerry claims that comedians who do stand ups They are the only ones who still have the freedom to make jokes.

“When you write a script, it ends up in 4 or 5 different hands, committees, groups. ‘Here’s what we think about that joke.’ Well, that’s the end of your comedy.”these. “It’s the stand-ups who really have the freedom to do this, because no one else gets the blame if it doesn’t work out.”


The comedian’s speech refers to the discussion in the United States media industry. In December 2023, a former editor of the newspaper Opinião New York Times stated that the vehicle had become “iliberal” and would have closed himself off from different points of view not aligned with what is often called, imprecisely, “progressive agenda”.

More recently, on April 9, 2024, a veteran journalist from the prestigious broadcaster NPR reported similar facts. Uri Berliner, an award-winning and highly respected professional in the sector, wrote the article I’ve been at NPR for 25 years. Here’s How We Lost America’s Trust.

In the text, the journalist gives an extensive report on how the radio station adopted a policy of identity and the universe woke after Republican Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential elections. Berliner declares that he has always voted against Trump and says that the change in editorial policy caused a loss of public trust – and gives numbers about this.

The text was published on the website Free Presswhich is located within the Substack platform, managed by journalist Bari Weiss, former opinion editor of New York Times. Uri Berliner, now senior business editor at NPRassesses that North Americans no longer trust the broadcaster because of the lack of “diversity of points of view”.

NPR is the acronym for National Public Radio (in Portuguese, National Public Radio). It is a non-profit social media company maintained with state money (resources from US tax payers) and direct donations from its listeners. A NPR produces content that is shared with hundreds of local North American broadcasters. In Brazil, there is no media outlet with this scope and with the same characteristics.

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