Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh says “CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America” by hiring comedian Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on “Late Show.”
“No longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values, conservatives,” Limbaugh said Thursday. “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, and they’re blowing up the 11:30 format under the guise that the world’s changing and people don’t want the kind of comedy that Carson gave us or even Letterman,” he continued.
The hire represents a “declaration” and a “planting of a flag” proclaiming that “Late Show” will now be headed by a “partisan, so-called comedian,” Limbaugh said.
“So that’s what I think,” he concluded. “Cool. Fine. Satisfied? Good.”
Listen to the segment via the Daily Rushbo below: