President Joe Biden has enjoyed the backing of the media since day one of his candidacy. In fact, he has enjoyed media support since well before it as the second in command to former President Barack Obama and before that a Senator from Delaware.
All in all, the aging politician has had 40 plus years of doting contact with media outlets, most of which have been willing to even cover for his constant flubs, to the point that even being questioned on a normal journalistic level is insulting to the Commander-in-Chief.
Given that background, it’s a safe bet that POTUS isn’t too happy about the inevitable turn of events that lead some of the comedians at the top of their professional game to finally burst out with some real live comedy at the president’s expense.
It’s well known that everything is fair game in comedy. Even the most sensitive of topics has been dissected, editorialized, and “done to death” by some comedian at some point, but till now, Biden and his iconic gaffes have been totally off-limits, with the cursory attention they did get quickly shut down and swept under the rug by the mainstream.
However, comedy and late-night fans are finally getting to see some of the muy excellante material being pumped out of the White House as fodder for the liberal comedians of television, and it is going to be a real good time.
Former host of “Daily Show” Jon Stewart kicked things off, despite his deep Democrat loyalties saying in a rant last week that it was insane for the theory that COVID-19 was created in a lab to be just dismissed by the left.
Stewart left his longtime love of the Obama administration behind when he made his appearance on Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show,” but he clearly hit the right balance because he drew all manner of laughter and applause from the audience.
“Science has, in many ways, helped ease the suffering of this pandemic … which was more than likely caused by science,” Stewart said but was quickly interrupted by Colbert who said that he doesn’t believe the leak theory.
The host then asked Stewart, “Do you mean perhaps there’s a chance that this was created in a lab? If there’s evidence, I’d love to hear it.”
“A chance? Oh my God!” Stewart yelled. “There’s a novel respiratory coronavirus overtaking Wuhan, China. What do we do? Oh, you know who we could ask? The Wuhan novel respiratory coronavirus lab! The disease is the same name as the lab! That’s just a little too weird, don’t you think?”
As if that weren’t hoping enough that comedy might be alive and well and living it up in Hollywood, Colbert himself mocked Biden for lashing out at a CNN reporter who asked him about his meeting in Switzerland with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Biden more or less bit the head off of CNN’s Kaitlan Collins after she asked if Biden believed the Russian leader would change. However, Biden didn’t seem to appreciate her tone saying, “When did I say I was confident? Let’s get this straight. I said what will change their behavior is if the rest of the world reacts to them and diminishes their standing in the world. I’m not confident of anything. I’m just stating a fact.”
Collins attempted to regroup, likely shocked that a reporter from CNN would suddenly be treated like the unwashed masses by the Biden administration, but Biden wouldn’t have it, responding to her further inquiries (also known sometimes as a followup) “If you don’t understand that, you’re in the wrong business,” Biden said before stalking away.
Colbert didn’t pull any punches saying that Biden was giving off “strong ‘Grandpa’s had it with your lip’ energy.” The comedian’s impression of the current president included him ripping off his sport coat and shouted at an imaginary reporter some of the more bizarre mantras Biden has said over the last few months (along with, of course, some ad-libbing of his own): “Watch it, Mister! Knock it off with the grab-a** and the horseplay. This isn’t a dog-and-pony show. Were you born in a barn? If you were, grab a pail and start milking the cows because they’re coming home to roost, Little Boy Blue! I fought in Korea!”