Jimmy Kimmel has used his late night platform to discuss important issues in the past, but not everyone is a fan. Kimmel took a break from his show last week as his son Billy recovered from heart surgery. On December 11, Kimmel returned and brought his son with him, advocating for healthcare to protect and cover children like his. He made a heartfelt plea to Congress, asking them to approve funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which expired back in September.
Thank you Mr. Kimmel.. I'm wondering how many little lives will be saved because of your using your voice.. They appreciate any help they can get💝💝— Valerie (@7bugglettes) December 12, 2017
Thank you Mr Kimmel ! Your son is beautiful and so is your big heart! Blessings to you!— #russiagate (@dem2119) December 12, 2017
Not a single news outlet was interested in presenting the facts that CHIP was written by a Republican and that most Democrats voted AGAINST it. Because that's not the story they want. They want Jimmy holding his toddler up and crying— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 12, 2017
If you want to know why we collectively roll our eyes at your bold proclamations of "real news", this is a great bright shining example of why.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 12, 2017
And that's media's credibility problem. They aren't interested in "Facts first". They want the crying late night comedian using his own kid as a prop while pushing provable and blatantly false information.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 12, 2017
Miller went on and on... AND ON AND ON.
Maybe that's because the news outlets don't want to get it wrong like you did. (a) the bill was primarily written by Ted Kennedy who brought Orrin Hatch in as a co-sponsor. (b) During the first vote, President Clinton-who, along with Hillary Clinton, had been a major...(1/3)— rickungar (@rickungar) December 12, 2017
..supporter (Clinton included it in his State of the Union), called the Dems. in Congress and asked them not to vote for it on the first go-around because of an agreement with GOPers on the budget. Had he supported the first vote, the budget for CHIP would have been a ...2/3— rickungar (@rickungar) December 12, 2017
...fraction of the ultimate budget. The bill was introduced ONE MONTH LATER and passed with Dems voting for it and with a much better budget. Stop BSing people and get your facts right. 3/3— rickungar (@rickungar) December 12, 2017
This dude really just used 12 280-character tweets to repeatedly say “I think news orgs should fact check jimmy kimmel”— Amir Talai (@AmirTalai) December 13, 2017
We couldn't agree more with that last one. To be fair, it turns out Kimmel's monologue was rather partisan, as this Washington Post article illustrated. Then again, Miller's long-winded tirade spun the "facts" in the opposite direction. The truth is somewhere in the messy middle, but it's difficult to argue against improved healthcare for all children.
H/T - Twitter