After gossip gal Cindy Adams reported that Thompson's favorite comedian was Jackie Mason (and that Thompson visits backstage when Mason's on Broadway), Wonkette pointed out that may be political poison.
"Now, Fred, do you remember 1989? No? You were probably too busy laying down your Southern Mojo on Dana Delany on the set of China Beach. And, hey, we don't blame you. She's hot! But that was the year Jackie and Rudy were banging around New York together. The two were totally BFFs until Mason called then-New York Mayor Dinkins 'a fancy schvartze with a mustache.' Not cool."