Howard Kurtz has decided it’s about time somebody took on Stephen Colbert – and Kurtz has volunteered for the job. The only problem? In his heavy-handed attack on Colbert, Kurtz has only served to set himself up as the brunt of more jokes.
In what seems to be a preview of today’s Media Buzz, Kurtz wrote a post for Fox News Insider on Friday:
It’s about time someone took on Stephen Colbert.
This guy—a fake anchor if ever there was one—has been maligning hard-working journalists for too long.
Journalists like me.
Kurtz’s beef is that Colbert took him out of context in a recent segment satirizing Kurtz’s comments about Hillary Clinton’s age.
Kurtz promised, “I’ll be responding in spades on Sunday’s “Media Buzz.”
I can hardly wait.
Memo to Howard Kurtz: If ever the phrase “lighten up” applied, it applies here. "Fake anchor?" Of course Colbert's a fake anchor! That's the whole basis of his comedy!
Kurtz also said, "Now Colbert was perfectly nice to me when I was once on his show, but it’s now clear he was just trying to disarm me for future attacks. Well, two can play this game, buddy."
Seriously, dude? Or is this your idea of a joke?
For what it’s worth, I disagree that Colbert distorted the essence of Kurtz’s report, but you can see for yourself. Colbert’s segment is below. You can view the Kurtz report on which it is based here.
I hope I don’t spoil “Scary Movie” for you Howard and your dim-witted audience, but, “Doofy” was not a real Sherriff!
It’s Oscar season and I can’t wait for Howards in depth investigation proving that George Clooney and Sandra Bullock were not “actually” in space!
To that I will only say: Ha!!
Incidentally, schmo, even the word “lighten” has had a long history of meaning “to take things less seriously.” Maybe you’ve heard the term “light-hearted?” Guess where it comes from.
Uh, next time they should take on something easier, say like a log or something.
Context. Its your friend . . .
Well DAMN, Howie — if you’re only JUST NOW realizing Colbert is a “fake anchor”, you’ve ALREADY lost the fight.
“Now Colbert was perfectly nice to me when I was once on his show, but it’s now clear he was just trying to disarm me for future attacks. Well, two can play this game, buddy.”
Hey, Howie — you know that old saying about refusing to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person?
Sounds like sage advice you should take — ’cause it looks like it applies to you (the being unarmed part) . . .
Howard, never pick a fight with a comedian. It’s one thing to not walk away from a fight, but don’t walk towards one.