Radio-politics-pundit Rush Limbaugh recently declared The Late Show’s (with Stephen Colbert) followers symbolize danger for the nation—an uninformed flock falling prey to emotional, mind control.
“Oh. Wow. Huge, huge Donald Trump fans here tonight,” Colbert said upon his fans applauding and shouting with joy over President Trump terminating FBI Director James Comey.
Colbertites immediately flipped their tune and jeered at following statements on the matter.
“There weren’t any Trump fans in there,” Limbaugh stressed. “Those were liberal Democrats—robots, mind-numbed. They just can’t keep up with whether they’re supposed to hate Comey or not at this particular point in time. They don’t know who they’re supposed to hate. Can you imagine how confused they are? Their initial, gut reaction was to stand up and cheer it, and Colbert was embarrassed.”
Limbaugh availed an elaboration comparable to Tom Nicholas’s The Death of Expertise—a book stating that: “When that trust [in experts] breaks down, public ignorance can be turned by cynical manipulation into a political weapon. Anti-intellectualism is itself a means of short-circuiting democracy, because a stable democracy in any culture relies on the public actually understanding the implications of its own choices.”
Limbaugh went on to add that Colbert’s May 10th show further solidified the masses are lacking in objective-thought process. “These are mind-numbed, programmed robots who are being programmed by virtue of hate,” he continued. “They are being emotionally manipulated, while they are being lied to. And that posits to me a grave danger… These people think they’re the most tolerant, the smartest, the most informed people around, and they are the exact opposite. And, as such, they pose a threat—if you believe that a representative republic or democracy depends on an informed, engaged citizenry. And the left cannot tolerate that. They cannot tolerate independent thinking.”
Colbert emphatically said to his fans how “shocked” he felt—Comey’s termination had his pulse “racing.” RE: President Trump “fired the FBI director, who has said under oath that he’s investigating the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia,” Colbert explained. “No rationale has been given yet as to why, but it came on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein backed Sessions’s decision due to Comey’s methods of overseeing the investigation of former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal-e-mail server and correlating, undisclosed intel.
Out of self-defense and provide additional context, Trump immediately posted on social media that Comey “lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike. When things calm down, they will be thanking me! James Comey will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI.”