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After CBS Late Show host Stephan Colbert launched into and vicious and vulgar tantrum against President Trump Monday night, the broadcast networks were initially silent on the controversy swirling around the left-wing comedian. However, that silence was broken Wednesday morning when NBC’s Today actually provided a full report on the backlash against the “crude” tirade.
Correspondent Stephanie Gosk began the segment by declaring: “It was the late night joke that left audiences shocked.” A soundbite followed of Colbert’s nasty attack on the President: “You talk like a sign language gorilla who got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s [bleep] holster.” Gosk explained: “Stephen Colbert used a crude phrase while attacking President Trump during a 12-minute monologue Monday night. The comments received instant backlash online. The #FireColbert trending worldwide.”