Yesterday the world united with glee that late night’s most beloved host, Stephen Colbert, would be replacing David Letterman on the Late Show. But guess who hated the news? Right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who claimed that “CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America” by picking Colbert to replace Letterman. He claims that Colbert’s brand of comedy is a “covert assault on traditional American values,” which is simultaneously the most baffling and hilarious thing I’ve ever heard.
Trolls are gonna troll, but I’m very confused about the brand of comedy Limbaugh must actually laugh at? Jokes about the social security system? Welfare mamas? The cholesterol levels for fat, bald, grouchy conservative white men? Pretty sure Colbert is the guy you want in the ring for those jokes, Rush.