Colbert Takes Another Cheap Shot at Tea Party

Fresh from mocking Americans concerned about illegal immigration (and from making a mockery of a congressional hearing), comic Stephen Colbert showed his disdain for another group of Americans: Tea Partiers.

In the introduction to the Oct. 4 "Colbert Report" on Comedy Central, the host said, "Then, the Tea Party reaches out to kids - I assume for help with spelling."

That's a harmless enough little joke, except that it comes from the man who once called Sara Palin "a f***ing retard."

In keeping with hi theme of contempt for conservative America, without pause, Colbert said, "And my guest Eugene Robinson has a new book about the four groups that make up black America."

Robinson, a left-wing Washington Post columnist, recently called the American electorate "spoiled brats" for their impending electoral rejection of President Obama's big government policies. Robinson, who is African-American, also called Dr. Alveda King - the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - a "figurehead or puppet" for participating in Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally.

In response to Beck's rally and the Tea Parties, Colbert and fellow Comedy Central host Jon Stewart are staging their own simultaneous demonstrations in Washington, D.C. the weekend before the Nov. 2 midterm election. Colbert's "March to Keep Fear Alive" and Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" are obviously intended to mock the conservative grassroots uprising while giving an immediate pre-election shot in the arm to liberal election hopes.

Colbert and Stewart are wildly successful. Just think how much more successful they'd be if they didn't show obvious contempt for half of the American people.


Matthew Philbin
Matthew Philbin
Matt Philbin is Managing Editor of MRC Culture