On Wednesday, The New York Times published an op-ed written by Vladimir Putin, in which the Russian President urges the United States not to strike Syria.
My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
True American Hero Stephen Colbert took particular exception to Putin's plea, regardless of intent. Colbert opens up a cooler full of rage on The New York Times and tells Putin exactly where he can stick his opinion.
How dare The New York Times print the propaganda of a homicidal, KGB clepto-crat. I assume he's filling in for Maureen Dowd this week while she's on vacation polonium poisoning. Because, news flash, New York Times: he murders journalists! We don't do that, in America. We just let you starve to death in your dying industry.
Colbert then reads part of the above excerpt from Putin's op-ed in a wonderfully ignorant Russian accent that sounds like it belongs in Archer and ends it with an emphatic, "F*** you!" This clip is Stephen Colbert doing what Stephen Colbert does best.