Colbert Remains Nasty, Stays Unfunny Amid Trump Jr. Emails

Nick Kangadis | July 12, 2017
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Maybe they should change the name of CBS’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to something more applicable.

Something like, “I’m Obsessed with President Trump" might be more accurate.

Colbert took full advantage of Donald Trump Jr.’s release of emails showing Russia’s offer to the Trump campaign of evidence that could possibly “incriminate Hillary [Clinton].”

“At this point, I would like to issue a formal apology,” Colbert said during his monologue. "I would like to apologize to Eric Trump. We always thought you were the dumb one. We were wrong.”

The "apology" can be seen at the 6:25 mark:

Colbert, whose ratings have fallen behind “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” has just become mean-spirited and borderline obsessive with his vitriol for anything Trump-related. It's sad, really.

Fallon, conversely, has been noted as saying that he likes to mix up his jokes instead of constantly focusing on Trump. People seem to appreciate that, as “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” routinely beats out Colbert’s show in the coveted 18-49 demographic.

People don’t mind jokes about any politician, as long as the comedy gets spread around. But, when you only focus on one, it gets real tired, real fast. 

But Colbert wasn’t done.

He continued in the sketch segment with a diagram purporting to show all the individual strands of the Trump-Russia "collusion," ending with the prediction that Donald, Jr. is heading to jail.

Colbert should really work for the federal authorities, since he seems to have it figured out better than anyone investigating any possible links between the Russian government and the Trump administration. Maybe the “Hollywood elite” should switch places with members of the federal government. After all, they come to conclusions well before any actual determinationn has been made.

Colbert relies on the lame-stream media for his material, when all most people want is a return to the days when entertainers came up with original comedy.

And, as it pertains to late night talk shows, funny + intentionally nasty = ratings.