To call Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ performance at the final night of the Democratic National Convention “tone-deaf” while also supporting the GOP ticket in 2020 requires some truly impressive cognitive dissonance.
Either that or it’s straw-grasping at something negative to say to divert attention from the fact that Joe Biden and the Democrats put on a powerful program that spoke to the seriousness of this election and the crises facing the nation, while also realizing there’s a need for humor in difficult times.
Regardless, that’s the angle Fox News went with in a hard-hitting story titled: Julia Louis-Dreyfus panned as ‘tone-deaf’ DNC host; compared to Clint Eastwood’s ’empty chair’ moment.
“It appears that being a Democratic National Convention emcee was not the right role for Julia Louis-Dreyfus,” observed Fox writer Joseph A. Wulfsohn.
Wulfsohn based his analysis on Tweets from Republican comedy experts like these:
The #DemConvention is not a stand-up comedy show. It’s to teach us about the issues and tell us about the personalities who want to lead us.
These are serious times, and they deserve serious commentary. https://t.co/6bg30aqnio
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 21, 2020
Thank God this is the last night of the DNC. pic.twitter.com/nGr0ZAexo7
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) August 21, 2020
We did our own in-depth analysis by simply searching “Julia Louis-Dreyfus” on Twitter. It took about 8 seconds to realize there’s another review going around:
Whose bright idea was it to have Julia Louis Dreyfuss host the last night ? Whomever it was – give them a raise ! Brilliant move .
— CM RL (@4205CMRL) August 21, 2020
My god, I love Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.
— Quigley Provost (@ProvostQuigley) August 21, 2020
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss! Loving a little DNC humor
— Sharon Van Epps (@sharonvanepps) August 21, 2020
Okay Andrew Yang is not great for a straight man but I am here for Julia Louis-Dreyfuss being funny. It's been a lot of sorrow for three nights. Which is appropriate. But a lot.
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) August 21, 2020
We’ll leave you with this: