As one might have expected, when his show returned on Monday, Stephen Colbert had plenty to say about the flap that ensued after his show last Wednesday and the later tweet sent out by somebody at Comedy Central about his parody. In two clips, he walks us through what happened over the weekend when his show was off the air.
The call for his show to be cancelled was started by someone described as a ‘hashtag activist’. I am not sure what that is. I can understand someone who is an activist for some cause but what does it mean to be a communication medium activist? It would be like calling someone a radio activist or TV activist, no?
(These clips aired on March 31, 2014. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post. If the videos autoplay, please see here for a diagnosis and possible solutions.)