CBS hosts Stephen Colbert and Charlie Rose are disgusted with the “moral heresy” and "political poison" delivered by Donald Trump when he spoke to the Boy Scouts on Monday. Rose appeared on Tuesday’s Late Show and the first thing he wanted to talk about was the speech: “Boy, that interview with the Boy Scouts keeps on giving, doesn't it?”
After the journalist called the remarks “unbelievable,” Colbert seethed, “There is a sort of moral heresy, I think, going to children and pouring your political poison in their ear. It's inappropriate, don't you think?”
Rose eagerly agreed with the Trump bashing, responding, “Absolutely.” Moral heresy? Political poison? Now, journalists and hosts have a problem with trying to persuade through the mass media?
On Tuesday, Newsweek delighted in writing that the “left” thinks Trump’s speech was a “Hitler youth rally.” The article provided almost no push back on what an extreme assertion that is.
Celebrities such as Michael Moore ranted that the speech as an “abuse of children.”
A transcript is below:
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Late Show With Stephen Colbert
STEPHEN COLBERT: My first guest tonight has made a remarkable career asking important questions on CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes and Charlie Rose." My question is: How does he have time to be here? Please welcome Charlie Rose! [Rose comes out and sits down.] Nice to see you again.
CHARLIE ROSE: Boy, that interview with the Boy Scouts keeps on giving, doesn’t it?
COLBERT: The Boy Scout thing is extraordinary.
COLBERT: It's so extraordinary. There is a sort of moral heresy, I think, going to children and pouring your political poison in their ear. It's inappropriate, don't you think?
ROSE: Absolutely. But it was an interview or speech that kept on giving. one possibility to do a joke after another. It's like, “I'm doing this for Stephen. Wherever he is, I hope you're listening.”
COLBERT: Well, if you are listening, sir, “You an stop. All full, thanks.”