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Crude Comedians of 'the Resistance'

L. Brent Bozell III

By L. Brent Bozell III

Published May 5, 2017

Crude Comedians of 'the Resistance'

TV comedy cannot be too harsh when directed at President Donald Trump. There are no limits, and CBS "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert has proven it. Under the rubric of corporate loyalty after the president cut an interview short with CBS "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson and mocked his show as "Deface the Nation," Colbert called the president a "prick-tator," and then suggested the only thing the president's mouth is good for is being a holster for the sexual organ of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This was on national television, and his audience roared — and gasped.

The notion of defending Dickerson and CBS as victims of Trump is a ruse. The network was given 33 minutes with the president on "Face the Nation" and 10 minutes on "CBS This Morning," with the president fielding an endless barrage of negative questions before he finally tired of it and calmly cut off Dickerson, saying: "That's enough. Thank you."

To put things in their proper perspective, it could be argued that Trump faced more CBS hostility in one interview than former President Barack Obama faced on CBS in eight years.

Conservative Twitter swiftly imagined the reaction had Colbert aimed this "comedic" fire at Obama — not to mention Hillary Clinton. He would have been fired. But it was Trump, and where he's concerned, blind hatred is never having to say you're sorry.

CBS refused comment to press inquiries. Colbert was pressed into a measure of regret ... by the gay left, for disparaging same-sex activity. He bowed to them by saying on his show on Wednesday, "Anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way is, to me, an American hero." (Think through the criminal stupidity of that statement.) As for Trump, he said: "I have jokes; he has the launch codes; so it's a fair fight."

Does anyone wonder why Trump refused to attend the White House correspondents dinner? This is the level of "humor" he was expected to endure at the hands of industry leaders who despise him."

Liberals think comedians should lead the "resistance" because the journalists are just too damn nice. A video of Colbert's penis joke arrived on Twitter with a promotional sentence that read, "Stephen tells the President everything journalists, restrained by their dignity, wish they could say."

This year, the White House Correspondents Association president and Reuters correspondent, Jeff Mason, displayed the usual schizophrenia by proclaiming it would be "unfair" to roast President Trump in absentia, and then hired Hasan Minhaj of "The Daily Show" — the son of Muslim Indian immigrants — to roast Trump. This man is best known for a vicious leftist tirade at another "objective" TV news dinner, including his label for Trump as a "racist Cheeto."

Mason was surely only responding to rejected "Daily Show" host candidate Samantha Bee, who brought her TBS show to Washington, D.C., to tape a "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" special. In her taping before the dinner, Bee attempted to outdo Minhaj by comparing Skype questioners at the White House to survivalists who drink their own urine and delighting in the smear that Trump paid for Russian prostitutes to urinate on him.

At the White House dinner, Minhaj uncorked lame jokes about "Nazi Steve Bannon" and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos "curating her collection of children's tears. He insisted: "Donald Trump is liar in chief. And remember, you guys" — the press — "are public enemy no. 1. You are his biggest enemy. Journalists, ISIS, normal-length ties. And somehow, you're the bad guys. That's why you gotta keep your foot on the gas."

The left is too angry and frustrated to admit that its poisonous remarks are having the effect of discrediting the liberal media in all its forms. It's congratulating itself while burning down the village in order to save it.

Previously:

    05/03/17 Sudden Media Anger Over Happy Talk to Dictators

    04/28/17 Reagan's Lesson for Trump

    04/28/17 Trump's 100 Days of Media Hostility

    04/21/17 Hypocrisy in the Anti-O'Reilly Army

    04/19/17 Two Very Different Tax Days

    04/14/17 PBS: 'Learning' to Love Suicide Bombers?

    04/13/17 Hillary Blames Self-Hating Women for Her Loss

    04/07/17 'Complicit' First Daughters and Double Standards

    04/05/17 Susan Rice Is Still Lying

    03/31/17 Samantha Bee: Great World Leader?

    03/29/17 Fox News Covers 'Inconvenient' Rape

    03/24/17'Saturday Night Live' Supports 9/11 Killers

    03/22/17 Time to Stop Taxpayer-Funded Propaganda

    03/17/17 Hollywood Rebels Under Trump

    03/15/17 Hiding the Media's Disapproval Rating

    03/10/17 ABC's Huge Gay Propaganda Flop

    03/08/17 The Media's Anonymous-Sources Hypocrisy

    03/03/17 Trump Hits a Home Run

    03/01/17 Networks Yawn as DNC Lurches Further Left

    02/24/17 A Speech to Denounce Meryl Streep

    02/22/17 Planned Parenthood's Pandering Press

    02/17/17 'Saturday Night Live' smears Kellyanne

    02/15/17 Suddenly, Friendly Reporters Are Offensive

    02/08/17 The Great Manipulators at Time

    02/03/17 Hail the Gender-Fluid Scouts?

    02/01/17 2017: The Year Conservative Protests Are News

    01/27/17 HBO's Supervillainous 'Young Pope'

    01/25/17 The Ongoing Gosnell Blackout

    01/20/17 Snoozing at Teachers Who Abuse Children

    01/18/17 Michelle Obama's Cult in the Media

    01/13/17 Hollywood Vs. the 'Fascist' Election Result

    01/11/17 Fawning Farewells? Not for Republicans

    01/06/17 Freedom of Association Is Great ... for Libs

    01/04/17 Can Speculation Be Defined as News?

    12/30/16 Cultural Winners and Losers of 2016

    12/28/16 The Newspapers Bully Sen. Sessions

    12/23/16 The real War on Christmas . . . is a real war

    12/21/16 Who is advocating for 'banana republicism'?

    12/16/16 Obama Underlines Failure at 'The Daily Show'

    12/14/16 Whitewashing the Black President's Legacy

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