Thursday, May 4, 2017

Stephen Colbert not sorry for comments that sparked #FireColbert: 'Life is short' - LA Times

Stephen Colbert not sorry for comments that sparked #FireColbert: 'Life is short' - LA Times

A funny thing happened to Stephen Colbert during his extended run at the top of the late-night ratings: After one of his many segments attacking President Trump went viral, people on social media started asking that CBS #FireColbert over something he said on Monday's show.

Colbert did not respond to the campaign Tuesday, but on Wednesday the issue led his show. "I'm your host, Stephen Colbert," he said. "Still? Am I still the host? I'm still the host!

"Now, folks, if you saw my monologue on Monday, you know that I was a little upset with Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine," Colbert began. "So, at the end of that monologue I had a few choice insults for the president in return."

On Monday, Colbert had commented an interview between John Dickerson of CBS' "Face the Nation" and Trump, during which the latter referred to the network's long-running show as "Deface the Nation." The late-night host then explained that Dickerson had too much dignity to trade insults with the president, so he offered a string of his own.

  

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