Stephen Colbert is incredibly upset that Donald Trump would dare to insult Face the Nation host John Dickerson, and he unloaded on Trump with a vile and immature rant during his opening monologue Monday night.
Colbert’s entire shtick since Trump has gotten elected is to attack the president at every turn, which is about the only way to make his show work – it keeps the ratings high, but is entirely unsustainable in the long run. The week’s opening monologue, however, was not the usual comedic musings of a late night talk show host, but a rant with the most juvenile insults possible.
And, it ultimately led up to a gay slur, because that’s okay if you’re a Leftist comedian, I guess.
“When you insult one member of the CBS family, you insult us all!” Colbert began. “Mr. President, I love your presidency, I call it ‘Disgrace The Nation.’ You’re not the POTUS, you’re the ‘gloat-us.’ You’re the glutton with the button. You’re a regular ‘Gorge Washington.’ You’re the ‘presi-dunce’ but you’re turning into a real ‘prick-tator.’”
“Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine,” the host continued. “You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign-language gorilla that got hit in the head.” And then the kicker: “In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.”
Colbert is the bright and shining example of what happens when you let Trump Derangement hit dangerous levels.
Remember when Alec Baldwin got suspended from MSNBC for a similar insult? The LGBT community got all over him for the slur, and Baldwin is currently not a member of MSNBC’s all-star roster as a result. One does wonder if the target of Colbert’s slur, Donald Trump, makes this insult okay in this circumstance.
What do you think?
It is abundantly clear that we here at RedState are not fans of the President. Trump is not the man we wanted, and we intend to hold him to the fire as much as we did Barack Obama… no, moreso, because he claims to represent the ideals we hold dear.
What we don’t do, however, is call him a “cock holster” for Vladimir Putin. We don’t reduce ourselves to the most juvenile and tasteless insults possible just to score some traffic. That is what Colbert and his ilk do, and like I said, it’s not a sustainable practice.
Colbert is incredibly lucky that he picked up hosting duties of a late night show with a majority liberal audience right before Trump became the president. The late night “comedians” who have decided to make Trump 95% of their jokes are setting themselves up to be one-trick ponies who will be worthless to their networks when the Trump Era is over.
If you are reduced to crappy puns and gay slurs in order to make your viewership happy, you’ve failed late night comedy and should be ashamed. But, these people know no shame. They know only ratings, and the bottom is going to fall out on them sooner or later.