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Adam Carolla On Liberal Hollywood: If Jimmy Fallon Was Vocal Social Conservative, He Would Lose ‘Tonight Show’ Job

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

Adam Carolla says that he couldn’t imagine a late night show host being able to stay on the air if they expressed social conservative views.

The actor and comedian explained to The Daily Caller how Hollywood treats conservatives in an extensive interview about politics and his new book, “President Me: The America That’s in My Head.” TheDC will be featuring segments from the interview throughout the week.

“If Jimmy Fallon wanted to speak out against gay marriage, it would affect the bookings of his show dramatically. Or abortion. Or whatever some of the hot topics were,” Carolla said. “Would he still get guests? Yes. Would it affect his bookings? Absolutely. ”

Would NBC allow a vocal social conservative to be the host of “The Tonight Show?”

“He wouldn’t stay on the air because his bookings — his good bookings — would dry up,” Carolla explained. “He would get people like myself on instead and the numbers would go down and then they would pull him off the air. They probably wouldn’t pull him off the air because he took a stance on abortion; they’d pull him off the air because everyone would refuse to go on his show.”

Watch the video to see how Carolla thinks his conservative-leanings have affected his career in Hollywood.

You’ll find previous segments from TheDC’s interview with Carolla below:

Adam Carolla Stands By Claim That Gay Mafia Stifles Speech in Hollywood

Adam Carolla On How To Fix America In One Second

Adam Carolla: Deadbeat Dads Worse Than Charles Manson 

Adam Carolla On Why He Thinks Rich People Are ‘Better Than Poor People’

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