Stephen Colbert: Now Is Not The Time To Lay Blame Or Politicize This Tragedy

Much like Jon Stewart, the late-night comedian went out-of-character at the top of last night's show to talk about the shootings in Arizona.

Much like Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert went out-of-character at the top of last night’s show to talk about the shootings in Arizona:

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  1. Terrye says:

    He probably knows that people are making themselves look ridiculous with all the ranting and raving.

  2. Ronin says:

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  3. James Young says:

    He’s right. Right up until the point where he suggests moral equivalence as though the Right is trying to lay blame to the same extent as the Left.

  4. Axel Edgren says:

    Saying that Palin, Beck and the like are more probable to have been minor motivators to the shooting the shooting is not a far stretch. A planned assassination of a right-wing ‘traitor’ judge and a democrat. LOL.

    I think Americans (being generally philosophically deficient) are WAY too focused on dualities here. You think that because the left are saying some on the right are not completely innocent, then they are saying they are completely guilty… Are you people morons or something? Why are you so low of thought?