If you thought the childish Nazi catcalls were bad when Bush was president, wait’ll Trump wins. This right here is just a warm up.
The Weekly Standard did a piece last month about how Stephen Colbert’s show is basically failing in that it’s not seeing the success that CBS probably expected of it.
Judging by the video below it’s not hard to see why. Colbert is basically writing off half the country when he pulls childish bits like this. As someone who made his name on political satire you would think he could do a lot better. He’s in the major leagues now and he’s still playing AA ball with crap because unintelligent conservative fart jokes (i.e. THEY’RE NAZIS!) passes for brilliance in the liberal echo chamber of which he has clearly failed to find the exit needed to expand his audience.
The Late Show host Stephen Colbert blasted Donald Trump’s response to the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida during a Tuesday night sketch in which he drew a swastika to visually connect some of the things the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said during a national security-focused speech the candidate delivered on Monday.
Colbert opened the segment by praising the ways in which communities around the country have come together in the wake of the attack, which left 49 people dead and another 53 injured when a gunman who reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State opened fire at the gay nightclub Pulse.
But the host quickly turned his focus to Trump, and in particular, to the candidate’s national security address delivered Monday in the wake of the attack.
For humor to work there has to be an element of truth to it. This joke clearly worked on the audience of New York liberals because they really do view conservatives as fascists. Conservatives are perfectly capable of laughing at themselves, but this isn’t funny not because they’re being insulted, but because nothing could be further from the truth. The real dictionary definition of fascism is found in Islam not conservatism.
And then the diagram Colbert draws after that proves how totally unready Colbert is to play with the big boys. You know the joke fell flat because he had to explain it, but also it was even lazier than the Nazi joke.
See the video here or you can cut to the chase here.