Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Colbert vs. Trump: the ugly reality
By now I'm sure you know about Steven Colbert's disgusting, foul-mouthed on-air rant against President Trump. I won't bother to repeat it here.
All I can say is, if Mr. Colbert is not fired by CBS as a result of this pathetic exhibition, then CBS deserves to go bankrupt. The network should be disdained and ignored by any and every American with a sense of values and moral behavior.
No discussion necessary. That's just the way it is.
It's not even about Mr. Trump. It's about the Presidency of the United States. I (and many others) could doubtless have said many rude things about former President Obama, but refrained precisely because he was the President. There's a certain respect, a certain deference, due to the office, if not to its occupant. Mr. Colbert appears to have completely lost sight of that reality . . . and for that reason, I hope that we soon lose sight of him, at least on our TV screens.
He deserves oblivion.