As Twitchy reported last week, multiple people associated with “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” were arrested and charged with “illegal entry to House office buildings after hours.” Among those arrested was Robert Smigel, the voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Apparently, the show wanted to do a puppet segment outside the offices of Rep. Lauren Boebert and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy … important stuff.
Republicans pounced as Colbert knew they would. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson did a segment on their “non-surrection.” And the rest of us wondered why people were still in jail for “parading” in the Capitol on January 6 but Colbert’s crew breaking in after-hours was no big deal.
NPR, late as usual, did a piece on Colbert and conservative media spreading the false “insurrection” narrative.
Some of Stephen Colbert's production staff were detained while filming a puppet segment in a congressional building.
He says conservative media's response — spreading a false "insurrection" narrative about his team — was predictable.https://t.co/3lKaGtJUGN
— NPR (@NPR) June 21, 2022
“They weren’t in the Capitol building,” Colbert said Monday night. “And I’m shocked I have to explain the difference — but an insurrection involves disrupting the lawful actions of Congress and howling for the blood of elected leaders, all to prevent the peaceful transfer of power.
“This was first-degree puppetry. Hijinks with intent to goof. Misappropriation of an old Conan bit.”
It was also illegal, but NPR didn’t seem interested in that — the entire piece was dedicated to Colbert telling his side of the story.
They were there illegally, they were escorted out, then snuck back in. It's pretty clear.
— Phat3lvis (@phat3lvis) June 21, 2022
NPR auditioning for the Stelter role of cleaning up after Democrats.
— Paul (@pjb438) June 21, 2022
Way to fall in line NPR. Objective ever?
— Bill Jones (@BillJones8007) June 21, 2022
His team illegally entered a congressional building, why is NPR down playing it? For a news outlet that's supposed to be neutral, you sure do spend a lot of time parroting CNN.
— __WhydoMy__ 👌🇺🇲 (@BallzBeDangling) June 21, 2022
NPR rallying around their fellow partisan hack
— Bryan (@brostoevksy) June 21, 2022
They are guilty of the same crime many of those held for over a year in prison are. Trespassing but not hurting anyone or doing any damage.
Funny how that works though, they'll get away with it. Wonder why.
— The Hermit – Current thing emojis 👨⚕️🔪👶 (@ABetterTale) June 21, 2022
Why isn’t the FBI involved here? Why aren’t people in jail?
Stephen Colbert rages at Tucker Carlson in first monologue since the arrest of his insurrectionist production crew https://t.co/gA4U388UzW
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 21, 2022