Stephen Colbert NOT laughing when Tucker turns the tables on his Capitol stunt

Stephen Colbert went after Fox News host Tucker Carlson in his first monologue since the arrest of his production crew last week, who were charged with unlawful entry after Capitol Police discovered them inside the Longworth House Office building, which is part of the U.S. Capitol Complex, after closing time.

While Colbert avoided mentioning Carlson by name, he was clearly irked over a sarcastic monologue Carlson offered Monday, not realizing his display of elitist privilege obtained by backing the regime in power actually makes Carlson’s point, as seen when the Fox News host masterfully laid bare the double standard when it comes to those who are not protected by the rigged system.

In effect, Carlson compared Colbert’s staff to the so-called “insurrectionists,” many of whom are still being held in a D.C. jail nearly 18 months after the January 6, 2021 protest at the U.S. Capitol. Of course, at this point it’s fairly clear to rational folks that there was no insurrection, just a protest that got badly out of hand — not that Democrats don’t mind destroying a few hundred lives in a quest to hold onto power.

Colbert explained in opening Monday’s show that Triumph the Insult Comic Dog went to Washington “to interview some Congress people to highlight the January 6 hearings,” this being the liberal late-night host’s contribution to boosting the Democrats’ dog and pony show designed to impact the midterm elections.

“Triumph and my folks shot for two days in congressional offices across the street from the Capitol Building. They went through security clearance, shot all day Wednesday, all day Thursday, invited into the offices of the congresspeople they were interviewing,” he said. “End of day two, Thursday evening, after they’d finished their interviews, they were doing some last minute puppetry and jokey ’make-em-ups’ in a hallway, when Triumph and my folks were approached and detained by the Capitol police.

While downplaying the incident as “a fairly simple story,” Colbert said his staff was soon released. Capitol Police would say there was “an active criminal investigation” being conducted that “may result in additional criminal charges,” but the liberal host’s staff was not hauled off to a D.C. gulag and held without bail.

“So, the Capitol police were just doing their job, my staff was just doing their job. Everyone was very professional. Everyone was very calm. My staffers were detained, processed, and released,” he said. “A very unpleasant experience for my staff, a lot of paperwork for the Capitol police. But a fairly simple story. Until… the next night, when a couple of ’the TV people’ started claiming that my puppet squad had, ‘committed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building.'”

This being a reference to Carlson, as Colbert proceeded to explain why his crew is above the law.

“This was first degree puppetry. This was hi-jinx with intent to goof. Misappropriation of an old ‘Conan’ bit,” he quipped.

Colbert went on to say “it’s predictable why these TV talkers are doing this.”

“They want to talk about something other than the January 6 hearings on the actual seditionist insurrection that led to the deaths of multiple people, and the injury of over 140 police officers,” he said.

What the left refuses to admit is that the only death on Jan. 6 directly attributed to the protest was Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed Air Force Veteran shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer without warning.

Social media users noted that the production crew was reportedly aided and abetted by U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and two other Democrats in getting into the building, and had been asked to leave earlier by police.

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:

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