Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert on Wednesday defended Helen Thomas's anti-Semitic remarks by attacking conservative talk radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, John Gibson, and Michael Savage.
Addressing the comments that led Thomas to resign her position with the Hearst News Service, Colbert said, "Jesus Christ on a matzo cracker, Helen. What were you thinking?"
He continued, "You don't just blurt out racially charged comments on camera."
As pictures of the four conservative talkers appeared on the screen, Colbert quipped, "You do it on your radio show" (video follows with commentary):
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Welcome to the Bizarro World of today's liberal comedian that doesn't understand the difference between news and opinion, and can't distinguish a talk radio host from a member of the White House press corps.
But this is common for modern day media members who equate anti-Semitic and/or racist comments by folks charged with reporting the news to remarks they find offensive from people on the radio.
Making matters worse is the number of Comedy Central viewers that actually rely on Colbert and colleague Jon Stewart as their primary source for information on current events.
It would indeed be laughable if it wasn't so frightening.