“I’m still here. The dark forces trying to silence my message of core conservative principles mixed with youth friendly product placement have been thwarted,” Stephen Colbert said in his first appearance since the #cancelcolbert controversy late last week. He then chugged a Bud Lime. “I’m not gonna lie. This was close. We almost lost me. I’m never going to take me for granted again.”
Colbert explained what playing a character entails for the people who still, somehow, don’t understand what satire is. He again distanced himself from the person who wrote the tweet, side-stepping blame. It’s not even the Comedy Central Twitter account’s fault either, he says, it’s Twitter’s fault. “Who would’ve thought a means of communication limited to 140 characters would ever create misunderstanding?” (This idea of the intent of a tweet being lost because of its inherent brevity and lack of context is, by the way, only a problem for stupid people.)
Then he made a reference to Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”, literally the only work of satire anyone has ever heard of, takes a well-deserved swipe at race-traitor Michelle Malkin’s book, skewers the media for devoting so much attention to the fiasco, and compares himself to Jesus. In other words, back to normal.