We don’t anticipate Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’s “The Late Present,” to endure any penalty after he threw a Nazi salute to mock President Trump final week.
Colbert mocked former White Home aide Steve Bannon for telling “60 Minutes” Trump’s response to Charlottesville was “taking it as much as a better degree.”
“Yeah,” stated Colbert, “he’s undoubtedly taking it to a better degree. I’d say his help is about up there, proper about right here [gives Nazi salute].”
That prompted a couple of requires Colbert’s firing, since CNN axed commentator (and Trump fan) Jeffrey Lord over a “Sieg Heil” tweet that was plainly a sarcastic joke.
Not going to occur: Colbert makes gobs of money for his community, and anybody offended by the shtick in all probability isn’t watching his present anyway.
Sadly, the times of late-night time comedy being a largely non-political affair appear gone, at the very least for now. Jimmy Fallon tried to withstand the wave, and misplaced scores for his hassle.
It’s truly quite a bit more durable to entertain when you possibly can’t simply decide a number of protected villains and say something you please about them, understanding your viewers hates them, too.
We sit up for the day when the market once more rewards high quality.