Rush on Colbert Pick: 'CBS Declared War on Heartland of America'

Friday, 11 Apr 2014 08:18 AM

By Joe Battaglia

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Rush Limbaugh did not join the line of people congratulating Stephen Colbert on being tabbed to replace David Letterman as host of "The Late Show" after he retires next year.
On his radio program Thursday, Limbaugh said that by choosing the 49-year-old Colbert,
"CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America."

Limbaugh said that with a Colbert-hosted Late Show "no longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values, conservatism. Now it's just wide out in the open. What this hire means is a redefinition of what is funny, and a redefinition of what is comedy."

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Limbaugh called the hiring of Colbert, who made his mark satirizing political conservatives on "The Colbert Report" on cable television's Comedy Central channel, blatantly counters the values traditional America has sought in their television programming.

"They're blowing up the 11:30 format under the guise that the world is changing and people don't want the kind of comedy that [Johnny] Carson gave us, or even Letterman," Limbaugh said. "They don't want that anymore. It's the media planting a flag here. Maybe not the media's last stand, but it's definitely a declaration."

Limbaugh added that by hiring Colbert, CBS showed no interest in selecting a host that appealed to both sides of the political aisle.

"They hired a partisan, so-called comedian, to run a comedy show," Limbaugh said.

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