Outrage Grows After Stephen Colbert Gives Trump Nazi Salute

Comedian Stephen Colbert, host of the Late Show on CBS, twice flashed a Nazi salute on live television during a rant about US President Donald Trump earlier this week. During his first show after a two-week vacation, Colbert criticized Trump and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, who resigned in mid-August.

At the end of the show's opening monologue, Colbert joked about a remark Bannon made during an interview with Charlie Rose after he left the White House. When pressed to explain his reasoning for defending President Donald Trump’s initial response to the car attack in Charlottesville last month, Bannon said Trump was taking things “up to a higher level.”  

“Yeah, he’s definitely taking it to a higher level,” Colbert said.

 

“I’d say his support is about up there. Or right around here,” he said raising his arm in a Nazi salute. “Or over here,” he added, doing it again. “Or somewhere up there.”

While not the first celebrity to accuse Trump of being Hitler-lite, Colbert was the first to give a Nazi salute on national television. More importantly, it prompted conservative observers to wonder if CBS will apply the same standard as CNN did when it fired pro-Trump commentator Jeffrey Lord in early August.

Lord had tweeted “Sieg Heil!” – a Nazi slogan usually chanted with the salute – at a liberal critic in a manner that was obviously meant to be ironic. He first fired anyway.

“Nazi salutes are indefensible,” a CNN spokesperson told the network’s media writer Brian Stelter, at the time.

Of course, as Russia Today points out, the odds of Colbert getting fired are small, because what matters to the mainstream media is not the salute itself, but who does it.

This is not the first time Colbert has pushed the envelope of outrage in his coverage of Trump. In a tirade in May, he employed homophobic slurs to describe the relationship between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Despite a torrent of complaints, the FCC declined to penalize the show.
 

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Creepy_Azz_Crackaah (not verified) stizazz Sat, 09/09/2017 - 20:17 Permalink

Fascinating how Trump, Sassions, Kid Rock (might run for senate), and others, were winning awards from the NAACP, et al.  Then they became politicians on the **wrong** side and they are suddenly rayciss, white supremacist, Nazis. You've really got to be dumber than dirt to believe this crap.

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Cheka_Mate jcaz Sat, 09/09/2017 - 20:43 Permalink

I was deeply concerned that the potentially gigantic power of America, guided by uninformed and impractical idealism, might crusade into Europe to destroy Hitler without realizing that Hitler's destruction would lay Europe open to the rape, loot and barbarism of Soviet Russia's forces, causing possibly the fatal wounding of western civilization.Charles Lindbergh "Bolshevism committed the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant and uncaring about this enormous crime is proof that the global media is in the hands of the perpetrators."- Solzhenitsyn

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Manthong DWD-MOVIE (not verified) Sun, 09/10/2017 - 09:34 Permalink

  Schmuck better never meet me in a dark alley. Since I stopped the TV and cable feeds the only time I hear about punk-ass SOBs like him is here.   But on a lighter note, the electronics firm I worked for some years ago was bought by a large German concern…. I entered a meeting one day and waved hi at the folks there … they looked at me in shock and said “you don’t do that here” . Well F me with a spoon……...but the hi-up executives were labeled F-1, F-2, F-3....Guess what "F" (English: Leader) stands for...............   

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Which way to t… Buckaroo Banzai Sun, 09/10/2017 - 03:17 Permalink

The "Nazi salute" also is used by the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, which feeds into the false narative that Syria is a facsist state, making it easy for the simpleminded snowflakes to hate. Then there is the much maligned swastika, used by many cultures around the world. The poor SJW, they have a lot of work to do when they are finished with this statue thingy. Bubbles

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sarz Keyser Sun, 09/10/2017 - 10:49 Permalink

It's older than Buddhism. And found in many parts of the world, perhaps as a natural expression of an archetype. The sanskrit etymology is nice: swa (self) asti (being), meaning being one's true self or in one's element. About Hitler, he had written about using the swastika as a symbol to some brahmin priest in India, and was told that since you plan to turn the world upside-down, you should use the mirror image. So the National Socialist symbol is the reverse of the Hindu / Buddhist one. 

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Consuelo Cheka_Mate Sat, 09/09/2017 - 20:52 Permalink

  Which is why we have this continued fake moral indignation at anything 'Nazi' related.Hitler and the Germany he led, must be held as the apex of man's inhumanity, and anybody or any Facts which bring that era into question, must be put down and punished.For if it were (or ever becomes) known what happened during Solzhenitsyn's time, along with much of the hyperbole and untruth which is the Hitler/Nazi meme, a whole lot of institutions are going to fall and a whole lotta Shysters are going to be running scared.

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stinkypinky jcaz Sun, 09/10/2017 - 10:12 Permalink

"Steve was kinda fun when he pretended to be somebody else; But now that he's switched to being himself,  he's a freaking bore......"+1 It's a shame to see comedians think they're "important so they have to get serious" like that. He's lost his touch. The divisiveness between the "Left" and the "Right" at the moment needs comedy more than ever to soften the effects of the media that's trying to divide people, and he's serving to fan the flames rather than defuse the situation.

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overbet BuddyEffed Sat, 09/09/2017 - 19:59 Permalink

I find no humor in a weasley little cuck comparing the President to Hitler. Especially a beta sausage smoker like this guy. I actually find it appalling and I dont even like Trump since hes shown himself to be a sell out. I cant wait for some vigelante justice bringers to start scalping these fools. The IRS cunt would be a good place to start. 

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El Vaquero BuddyEffed Sat, 09/09/2017 - 20:05 Permalink

It's not humor.  It's butthurt from a bunch of people who, without the aid of the internet could not tell you what is at the very core of Nazi ideology.  I guarantee that if you stopped most of those people in the street and asked them to sum up Nazi ideology in one or two sentences, they could not do so.  But they know that Trump is a Nazi. 

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BeanusCountus BuddyEffed Sat, 09/09/2017 - 22:39 Permalink

So lets turn it around. How about a skit with BLM members adressing an all white group of reporters, except one black, explaining their views on America. Unintelligible black speak jibberish, no resemblance to the english language, each one shown speaking with a super underneath like "President, BLM North", "CFO, BLM Mississippi", etc. White reporters have a puzzled look on their face, can't understand a single word. Black reporter stands up, asks an unintelligible question in blackspeak. Laughter breaks out among all the black people in the room. Black reporter addresses the camera and speaks in perfect english: "glad we figured THAT out!". Cut to african American gang members hitting white people with bats.

How do you feel about that? Just humor, no?

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jin187 evildimensions (not verified) Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:32 Permalink

I don't think there's anything wrong with the guy more so than other libtards. What he's doing is probably more than half playing to the camera and knowing his audience. The PC police and Antifa types jerk off to Trump's name mentioned with shit like nazi salutes and f-bombs. He's just giving them what they want, and getting massive ratings because of it. How many people here would get on TV and spout bullshit to idiots in exchange for tens of millions of dollars? I know I would.

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