As Twitchy reported last night, comedian Stephen Colbert has come under attack over a @ColbertReport tweet satirizing Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his launch of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation. The tweet was not authored by Colbert, but quoted remarks he made on his show verbatim.
Some of Colbert’s supporters, including Talking Points Memo (see tweet above), assert that Colbert’s critics do not understand that Colbert’s “ching chong ding dong” remark was satirical. The TPM article by Catherine Thompson, however, does not quote a single person or cite a single tweet supporting this claim.
We’re sure there are a few tweeters out there who aren’t familiar with The Colbert Report and don’t understand it is satire. On the other hand, the person responsible for sparking the #CancelColbert campaign — Suey Park — explicitly addressed the “it’s satire” argument:
Twitchy founder and Colbert critic Michelle Malkin, who was cited in Thompson’s article, also did so:
Somehow those tweets didn’t find their way into TPM’s article.