Late-night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study
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Late-night hosts Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertColbert compares Trump to herpes: We might still see 'blossomings of him' Obama says Dolly Parton not getting medal of freedom was 'screwup': 'I'll call Biden' Obama: Republican Party members believe 'white males are victims' MORE and Jimmy Fallon targeted President TrumpDonald John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech MORE 97 percent of the time in September, according to a study released Monday. 

The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University released a study that determined Colbert and Fallon made 455 jokes about Trump and 14 about Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Federal student loan payment suspension extended another month Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week MORE last month, The Associated Press reported.

The count does not include an additional 64 jokes about the president’s family or administration. 

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Robert Lichter, a communication professor at the university, has been studying the intersection of late-night comedy and politics since 1992.

Previous research has shown that the comics tend to mock Republicans more than Democrats, but this study showed an even larger difference, according to the AP.  

The previous largest difference occurred during the 2016 campaign, when 78 percent of jokes were about Trump and 22 percent were about then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary and Chelsea Clinton to host series based on their book 'Gutsy Women' Democrats see spike in turnout among Asian American, Pacific Islander voters Biden officially announces ex-Obama official Brian Deese as top economic adviser MORE

“When Trump’s onstage, everyone else is blacked out,” Lichter said, according to the AP. “I think they will find a way to keep making jokes about Trump, even after he leaves office.”

Lichter said that happened in 2001, when late-night shows joked about former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson Clinton'Black Panther' star criticized for sharing video questioning COVID-19 vaccine Black voters: Low propensity, or low priority? Biden says he will join former presidents and publicly get coronavirus vaccine MORE more than President George W. Bush.