Stephen Colbert can’t wait to discover the latest rumors about one of his favorite targets, Sean Hannity, after the House committee investigated last year’s Capitol riots caught the eye of a Fox News host.
On the eve of the anniversary of January 6th — “that terrible day when millions of Americans stare at the TV in shock and grief and say, ‘Ah, crap, is that Uncle Dave? ? “- Colbert began. Late show monologue with a series of jokes about “Fox News host and proof that Irish people don’t intend to live past 60, Sean Hannity.”
After finding an excuse to play footage of the moment Hannity was accidentally vaporized over the air, Colbert shared some of the newly revealed text messages Hannity had sent to former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows before the uprising. “Hannity clearly knew what was to come,” said the host. “I wouldn’t be surprised if the former president planned this coup with the knowledge of the entire Fox News team, including the advertising,” he added, referring to the MyPillow guy.
“Clearly, Hannity has seen some upside in destroying our system of representative government,” continued Colbert, in contrast to the message he was sending viewers in the days before and after. attack. “On January 5, he wrote to Meadows again, saying he was ‘very worried about the next 48 hours.’ So he either had prior knowledge of the plot or just ate three Taco Bell burritos. Either way, he knows the next 48 hours will bring chaos.”
Later in the segment, Colbert turns his attention to former President Donald Trump’s erroneous decision about the schedule and then abruptly cancel A press conference is scheduled to take place on the anniversary. “Now, reading his statement straight would give it more respect than it deserves, but I’m not impressed anymore about clearing that crack,” he explains. “So instead, we’re going to read his statement by someone with the same level of emotional maturity: a seven-year-old kid.”
Apparently, the real reason he canceled the event was because ‘some advisers urged the former president to reschedule a date that would draw less attention to the lows of the presidency. his,” added Colbert. “So… every day of his presidency?”
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