It was kinda stupid when we first heard the phony outrage over Stephen Colbert:
CBS' decision to tap Stephen Colbert as David Letterman's "Late Show" replacement sparked outrage on the right, as Colbert is best known for making fun of conservatives…
In an odd way, the right wing anger exposed their unsettling designs; a one party takeover that discourages "dissension" disguised as parody.
My heart sank when I saw a major TV network respond to a known racist, bigot and BS bloviating conservative talk host like Rush Limbaugh. What we’re they thinking?
TPM: Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh sounded the alarms when CBS made the announcement. "CBS has just declared war on the Heartland of America," Limbaugh said. "No longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values. Now it's just wide out in the open."
CBS chief executive Les Moonves addressed Limbaugh's criticisms: "I would respectfully disagree with that assessment of who Stephen Colbert is," Moonves said. "As one reporter put it, 'So suddenly Rush is going soft on Letterman?'"
Isn't it also true that Rush attacked every American who doesn't fit in to his twisted world view? Yet we waste our time responding to homophobic misogynists like Limbaugh.
Moonves’ comment had the destructive effect of legitimizing the ranting’s of a madman.
"You know what? Ironically, Stephen Colbert is much more moderate than people think he is," said Wednesday at the Milken Institute Global Conference, as recorded by the Hollywood Reporter. "He's a great social commentator, and that's sort of what we want. That's sort of what David Letterman has been."
Intimidate, submit...the drum beat continues:
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly also expressed concern over CBS' choice. "It'd be hard to fathom that 40 percent of Americans that describe themselves as conservative will watch Colbert," he said.