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Twitter rages at Jimmy Fallon after playful muss of Trump's hair

Technically Incorrect: The late night host is accused of "humanizing a monster" and worse, after he plays nice with the Republican presidential nominee.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


Comedy or tragedy?

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He seemed so genial, so friendly, so pleasant.

Yes, of course I'm talking about Donald Trump. But I'm also talking about "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon.

On Thursday night, however, NBC's Fallon incurred the wrath of many viewers by not exactly taxing the conversational skills of the former NBC reality star and now Republican presidential nominee.

Instead, the most memorable part of the "interview" was Fallon succeeding in messing up Trump's hair.

This hair has been the subject of much speculation.

Many people say it's a weave. Many people say it's a terrible dye job. Perhaps those same people are the ones who took to Twitter to vent more than 100,000 times after the show.


"Jimmy Fallon is an exaggerated example of what the MSM is doing. Humanizing a monster. The most dangerous thing you could do," Kalliope Amorphous wrote, with a reference to "mainstream media."

"Mere weeks away from potential white nationalist president and here's the scene at NBC," Aminatou Sow mused as he posted a picture of Fallon mussing Trump's coiffure.

This being Twitter, some were angry that some were angry at Fallon.

"See the outcry when the left doesn't own 100 percent of what they're seeing on TV? Poor Jimmy Fallon ignored the propaganda script. SJW creeps," Matt Dougan wrote, apparently in pejorative reference to "social justice warrior."

Of course, one or two people tried to be reasonable about the whole thing, which is rarely a good idea on Twitter.

"Wow the hate flowing for Jimmy Fallon this morning. I'm #NeverTrump, but this a WAY overblown. Fallon doing his job. Lighten up," tweeted Erik Hernquist.

As we're tossed around by the Theater of the Grotesque that is the presidential campaign, there comes a point where numbskullness meets numbness.

We reached that point some time ago. All that's left is pained venting -- until we must endure pained voting.