Pick of Stephen Colbert Shows CBS Hates You, America

Stephen Colbert has been chosen to replace David Letterman as the next host of the Late Show. The pick proves that CBS has declared war on middle America by purposefully choosing a host who has made a living ripping everything America is to pieces while pretending to be its advocate.

Mr. Colbert, who ever he is, has made a living pretending he is someone else. For years he usually plays to a much smaller audience on the Comedy network with the false front of a “conservative” talk show host. His persona is a spoof, of course, and is meant to make you hate conservatives, not root for them.

His show is meant to pick apart religion, slam the Constitution, ridicule American history, and attack his guests in an attempt to “expose” them for some such thing.

Stephen Colbert means to ridicule you, America.

Now above I said, “who ever he is.” I didn’t say that only in a dismissive way, though that certainly fits with the audience he has played to for most of his career. His show is routinely beaten in the ratings by repeats of Spongebob Squarepants.

But it is true that his audience has grown the last year or so. As Leno was winding down his show, for instance, late in 2013 Colbert did top him in the ratings for the first time ever in the key 18-49 demographic.

It seems clear that CBS chose Colbert in the hopes that he’d bring the young (usually male) viewer with him when he takes over for David Letterman.

But since CBS is not hiring “Stephen Colbert,” but instead is hiring Stephen Colbert, it is likely that his young audience who likes his ass-hole humor and attacks on the US will soon quit in disinterest when Stephen Colbert is forced to do less of that sort of thing or risk having celebrities stop showing up.

Further, no one has ever seen the “real” Stephen Colbert. Every last second of TV footage he appears in is the Colbert in his over-the-top, sarcastic, eyebrow arching, overacting “Colbert” persona. No one even knows who the real Colbert is.

When he has to try to act like a regular human, that is likely to drive his Comedy network audience away.

Still, whatever happens, it should be noted that CBS thought it was a great idea to bring a guy that clearly hates the United States of America from cable to the network. CBS sees no reason why America shouldn’t embrace a guy who clearly hates most Americans.

Stephen Colbert hates you, America. And obviously so does CBS.

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  • SteveCrickmore075

    And it is plain to see what motivates Huston is not a hatred of half of America who are Democrats or liberals, but his love of the milk of human kindness.

    • Hank_M

      Little too much sun there Steve?

    • warnertoddhuston

      First of all it is a lie to claim that Democrats are “half” of America. Half of the electorate is NOT half of the country. Secondly, I don’t hate rank and file Democrat voters. I pity them for their stupidity, sure. I think they are probably somewhat mentally deficient, of course. But I don’t hate them. Now their leaders, on the other hand. They have earned my hate and that of any true American.

      • jim_m

        Rank and file democrat voters? By that you surely mean the dead and incarcerated.

  • Hank_M

    Not a surprising pick. Hell, Letterman doesn’t exactly respect the country either as demonstrated by his refusal to answer Bill OReilly a few years ago when OReilly asked Letterman is he wanted the US to win the Iraq war.

    Letterman has become a bitter old man, not really funny anymore.
    Colbert should be able to maintain that standard easily.

    As for CBS….the network that brought us Dan Rather and has no time or use for a reporter like Sharyl Attkisson? I’m sure they can battle it out with MSNBC for ratings.

    • Commander_Chico

      The back story on that was that Letterman had been visiting Iraq and the military hospitals where the wounded and seriously maimed were. He saw the cost of the war. You could tell he wanted to strangle that chickenhawk cheerleader.

  • Par4Course

    I’ve never cared for Stephen Colbert but a lot of people find him funny, and his show is a cable-channel hit. CBS made its choice based on who it thought would get good ratings, particularly from the key demographic group (18 to 49). He probably won’t be any more palatable to me and other conservatives than lefty Letterman, but let’s see how Colbert does on CBS before we condemn him. Maybe he’ll donate part of his salary to his favorite charity, the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity for Orientals or Whatever. Will that hurt him with Asian viewers? Probably only those with no sense of humor.

  • SteveCrickmore075

    I suppose, instead Letterman’s replacement should be celebrating or humoring America’s heartland or rush limbaughland and what makes it so endearing. A Washington Post survey found that only one out of six Americans can find Ukraine on a map, and that this lack of knowledge is correlated to their preferences for what the US response should be to the Ukraine crisis? The farther their guesses were from Ukraine’s actual location, the more they wanted the U.S. to intervene with military force.

    Ukraine: Where is it?
    About one in six (16 percent) Americans correctly located Ukraine, clicking somewhere within its borders. Most thought that Ukraine was located somewhere in Europe or Asia. Somewhere in Greenland was also popular. What is a comedian suppose to do with material like this?

    • DaveTheLoveable

      Just in case you hadn’t bothered to check, Ukraine IS in Europe (albeit the very eastern end, but Europe all the same)

  • Paul Hooson

    Jesus, do you have it wrong here today, Warner. After Jon Stewart’s comedy take on the news became such a big hit, which was like a half hour version of Jay Leno’s few minutes of a comedy take on the news(Jay Leno is a Republican, you know, don’t you?), there was a search for a another comedy news program to complete a full hour set. Stephen Colbert’s producers managed to sell to COMEDY CENTRAL the notion of a show where Colbert is like a parody of Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly or sometimes FOX News where some conservatives sometimes do a pretty fair parody of themselves with their own unintentional comedy(as do liberals sometimes. Sometimes politicians are just plain funny when they attempt to actually be serious), Bill O’Reilly who used to do a scandal news program, A CURRENT AFFAIR seemed like a perfect match for his own show because he’s paranoid and unstable and sees conspiracies everywhere and instead of getting psychiatric treatment, instead has taken to the airwaves instead. Like Jim Cramer that unstable business program host, you literally watch both O’Reilly and Cramer have a meltdown on the air, and for some this is entertaining to watch both go on absurd tirades. There’s even small children who are fans of both shows(they don’t understand business or politics, but they both laugh at the “funny man” on TV), where even a child sees humor in both of these men. Stephen Colbert’s producers and writers saw a lot of humor in these guys who have a psychiatric meltdown on the air, and parody these styles for humor. As the host of David Letterman’s show, expect Stephen Colbert to leave this character behind and play himself. Let’s only hope that his real persona is half as funny as the character he plays on his COLBERT REPORT show.
    Sometimes things are exactly as simple as they seem. Some men are unintentionally funny on TV, and other men like Stephen Colbert make a lot of money doing a parody of unstable and unintentionally funny men going on bizarre tirades, self convinced of their weird conspiracy theories. And a lot of normal people find humor in all of this.
    Other times a humor target is chosen for other reasons. For example, Senator Marco Rubio’s drink of water on network TV during the 2012 Republican Response to the 2012 SOTU Address was pure comedy. The only thing that Stephen Colbert could do was to a more exaggerated take on this drink of water that involved rolling on the floor and more exaggerated actions. It was absolutely hilarious. The joke had nothing to do with any political philosophy, but it had everything to do with comedy or something that was funny. Liberals just haven’t been as successful with rant and rave TV shows like O’Reilly or Limbaugh, so their popularity as well their styles have made both easy targets. Limbaugh abused prescription drugs so it was like watching some tweeker have a drug meltdown on the air while O’Reilly appears to some to have anger management as well nervous meltdown issues. Both made easy comedy targets for someone, just like Charlie Sheen’s drug induced antics did.

    • warnertoddhuston

      Leno himself has said he’s never voted a Republican ticket. So, I stopped reading you right after the first false assertion. Nikke Finke of LA Weekly interviewed him in 2004 and Leno said he’s always voted liberal. http://www.alternet.org/story/19909/jay_leno%3A_i_am_a_liberal%2C_really

      • Paul Hooson

        I was surprised myself to see his name on a his of Hollywood Republicans which included some Independents who made sizable donations to Republican efforts. Look at The Doors for example. As a band they wrote more songs about revolution than even The Beatles, yet guitarist Robbie Krieger supported George W. Bush in 2004 and made campaign fund raising appearances in his behalf. – Liberals can be either Democrats or Republicans. I was raised in a liberal Republican household, where my mother was a friend of Senator Mark Hatfield’s wife. Here’s a picture of my late father with the late Senator Hatfield. Mark Hatfield was a very good senator with a huge legacy of achievement.

        • warnertoddhuston

          So, you are just going to ignore that Leno himself has said he is NOT a Republican?

          • Paul Hooson

            What I’ve seen is contradictory information regarding Leno’s politics posted on the Internet. I only went with one Website that listed Hollywood Republicans and included some celebrities such as Adam Sandler or the late Margaret Hamilton. Gee, she would have been a terrible GOP celebrity to use as a poster child. She wouldn’t have been good for business around the GOP.

          • warnertoddhuston

            So, you are going to ignore the words from his own mouth as reported by a well-known reporter for a well-established newspaper for some website that had some list.

          • Paul Hooson

            I would trust Jay’s words if I knew that he wasn’t joking around a little bit with the reporter. On Jay’s Garage and other shows he jokes so much that you wonder when he’s ever serious. Jay may be right about Jay this time. I do think he’s inclined towards more liberal views myself.
            I find my own political views split as well. As a car dealer, Republicans are better for that business overall, while as a strip club owner, Republican politicians are much worse on adult entertainment, always pushing for more government regulations there or obscenity enforcement. – I like the social liberalism of some Democrats, but the conservative probusiness tax policies of some Republicans.
            I have a lot at stake here. My nightclub business alone is valued at over $2 million for the building alone.

          • warnertoddhuston

            Ah, the “only joking” defense, eh? So, you went from asserting fact, to discounting a legitimate source that discounted your “fact,” to saying he was “probably only joking.” And all the while citing your source as some website you saw once…. somewhere… in the dim, dark past… that you don’t link to…that insisted he is a full-blown Republican. OK. Gotcha.

          • Paul Hooson

            I only cited what was claimed over at A HOLLYWOOD REPUBLICAN where more than one comment questioned the claim that Jay Leno was a Republican by the site as well. Based off the evidence you cited where Leno himself claimed in an interview to be a Democrat appears to be the stronger evidence here. I’ll accept that as the strongest evidence here.
            I’m not perfect Warner. Forgive me. But, I do get to see naked women every day at work and sometimes get sex breaks in my office from my young dancer girlfriend, so my life isn’t entirely bad rotten awful…..

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            The willful ignorance is strong with that one…

    • Commander_Chico

      • Paul Hooson

        There we go! Exhibit “A”that Bill O’Reilly is wacky(or, too much coffee..).

        • Commander_Chico

          Colbert on O’Reilly

  • Lawrence Westlake

    They think they know their audience, probably is more accurate. They’re also desperate. It’s tough replacing a brand like Letterman’s and it’s not as if there are are host of viable candidates. Not that they don’t hate Americana and everything for which it stands — certainly they do — but in network TV circles money is what matters and apparently the trust fund liberals at CBS believe (wrongfully, I’d bet) that Colbert somehow willl avoid a sharp drop in viewership. Time will tell.

  • LiberalNightmare

    It’ll be mildly interesting to see if colbert can pull it off, but probably not interesting enough.

    • warnertoddhuston

      Probably not is a good guess. I won’t say it’s impossible, granted. We haven’t seen it yet, after all. But his past shows that… well, see the above piece.

  • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

    “Stephen Colbert has been chosen to replace David Letterman …”
    What else would you expect from SeeBS?

  • Commander_Chico

    I was watching Fox and Friends and knew when they criticized the Colbert pick that the jihad against him would be on. So now we have Warner who’s got his message from the Politburo.

    I’d love to see Warner get invited on Colbert Report or The Daily Show, that would be great.

    • warnertoddhuston

      I was actually interviewed by the Daily Show crew twice. The first time they decided against going with the segment and canceled. The second time I told them to shove it. Colbert I would never bother with at all.

      • Commander_Chico

        So you got cold feet? C’mon, just own it. Take a modafinil and a shot or two of JWB and step into the Green Room. There is no such thing as bad fame in America today.

        • warnertoddhuston

          No cold feet. Just don’t see any reason to give them a platform in an environment where I have no power to get MY point across.

          • Commander_Chico

            Stewart lets his guests talk. I presume you know you would have limited time and have to be organized.

          • warnertoddhuston

            Well, neither time was I being offered being on with Stewart. Outside possibility I might have done it if I was with him on the air live. But the offers were with the off-site video units and they just slash and cut your words to suit themselves and you don’t get to react to honest discussion. It is all done to destroy and I saw no reason to put myself in that position.

          • Brucehenry

            Oh, you were right to not do it. They would have made mincemeat of you.

  • Paul Hooson

    BTW, Kevin didn’t get the funny caption contest up and running on Friday for one reason or another, and I think a lot of folks missed it. I’m offering a substitute funny caption contest this weekend over at WIZBANG POP with this horrible selfie that the president took of himself. I invite everyone from WIZBANG to enter their funny captions until Kevin’s contest is back up and running.

  • Brucehenry

    With this article Warner demonstrates conservatives not only cannot MAKE jokes (ones that are, you know, actually funny) — they also cannot TAKE jokes either.

    The “Stephen Colbert” character that Stephen Colbert plays on his show is hilarious. The show is a national treasure. I’m sad to see it end. It has improved each year it’s been on, and it’s been on 10 freaking years. The guy is a monumental talent.

    • Paul Hooson

      You’ve got it right here, Bruce. CBS recognized his talent for comedy, and is making him a $12 million dollar a year offer to back it up! My best guess is that Jimmy Fallon continues his big ratings lead, but Colbert draws numbers nearly as good as Letterman. As high as 5 million vs. 2.7 million viewers average, although Letterman has pulled stronger numbers last week after he made news about his retirement. The late night excitement is with Jimmy Fallon right now who has proven better numbers than Jay Leno and certainly stronger than Conan O’Brien did in his failed experiment as TONIGHT SHOW host, On cable, Conan draws a mere 871,000 viewers. Jimmy Kimmel on ABC gets 2.6 million viewers average, or a strong third right behind Letterman’s numbers by only 100,000 viewers. THE DAILY SHOW averages 1.6 million viewers and THE COLBERT REPORT 1.3 million viewers, which are very good numbers by cable standards.

  • Tom Higgens

    The criteria for hating America seems to be to criticize the right. if you criticize, ridicule, or dislike the policies ideas of the right you must by extension hate America. First hand logic there.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      Why thank you for sharing…

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