Thursday night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart made a guest appearance. Stewart took over the newsdesk bit from Colbert in what turned into a seven minute explosive rant against President Trump. Stewart even went as far as to joke that Trump caused the volcanic eruption currently decimating the island of Hawaii, because that’s the “home state of [Trump’s] enemy Barack Obama.”
Hollywood loves to mock the Commander in Chief, some leaders more than others. The industry takes a different approach to the First Lady. It’s either hands off completely, an occasional joke lobbed in her direction or a more collaborative connection. Remember when Michelle Obama dropped by Sesame Street to talk nutrition?What about when First Lady Barbara Bush chatted up Big Bird to spread the joy of reading?
Viewers who watch The Late Show weeknights on CBS have heard host Stephen Colbert slam GOP President Donald Trump on a regular basis, but on Thursday, the liberal comedian turned his venom onto a different target: Melania Trump. Colbert used his monologue to criticize the First Lady for wearing a jacket with the phrase “I really don’t care, do U?” on her back during what the late-night host called “the middle of the worst moral scandal in recent memory -- so bad that her husband backed down for the first time in memory.”
If you want a secure border, you’re probably a racist, is the message you could take away from last night’s airing of The Late Show on CBS. Mid-show, host Stephen Colbert sat down with CNN anchor Don Lemon and the journalist basically blamed the border situation on white people fearful of losing their “privilege” in society.
During Monday night's edition of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, host Stephen Colbert trashed the Trump Administration's policy of “forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents,” comparing the policy to an “all-baby reboot” of “The Shawshank Redemption.”
Stephen Colbert not surprisingly has attempted to use his Catholic faith to make a political point, and unbeknownst to him, he failed at it. He was referring to the incidents at the border involving illegal immigrants and their children. Colbert called attention to how AG Jeff Sessions defended the government’s actions at the border with a quote from Romans.
CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King on Thursday fawned over porn star lawyer Michael Avenatti, hailing him as a “rock star.” King, a Democratic donor who is lobbying Oprah Winfrey to run for president, touted the appearance of Avenatti on Wednesday’s Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
It was a case of the pot calling the kettle black on CBS’s The Late Show Monday evening, when guest Chris Matthews rallied his fellow liberals and members of the media to show the world what “moral goodness” is, while Trump’s in office.
On Wednesday, NBC’s Today show hit back at Bill Clinton’s “false allegations” that the network took him out of context during an interview aired on Monday in which the former president ducked responsibility for the Monica Lewinsky scandal. NBC reporter Craig Melvin, who conducted the contentious exchange, fact checked the former president’s dishonest assertions.
Typically when a politician doesn’t give the socially acceptable answer on a hot button issue such as the #MeToo movement, the media’s rage for the faux pas spurs headlines and conversations that last for weeks on cable news and print. That is, unless it’s a beloved Democrat politician. For political royalty such as the Clintons, the media always saves room for yet another chance to fix whatever politically incorrect slip up they made. Radically anti-Trump talk show host Stephen Colbert gave former President Bill Clinton just that chance on his Late Show June 5, after the former president received backlash for not being sympathetic to questions from an NBC reporter about his role in the #MeToo movement, earlier this week.
Christian baker Jack Phillips scored a major victory for religious freedom advocates on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission discriminated against his religious beliefs. But there were some like CBS’s Stephan Colbert, who declared on The Late Show that night, that it was “a bad day for gay rights in America and also for cake rights.”
Since Donald Trump's election, America's late-night show hosts have abandoned genuine comedy in favor of rabid, anti-Trump resistance. That's certainly their perogative. But if that's how they want it, they should be called out when they attempt to rewrite history as Stephen Colbert did Tuesday night. The Late Show host claimed that the now-nixed Iran deal was an "American promise," and a "treaty." It was obviously neither.