The Tiffany Way: CBS, John Dickerson Silent on Stephen Colbert’s Profane, Gay-Baiting Attack on Trump

CBS and John Dickerson have made no comment on Stephen Colbert’s profane, gay-baiting attack on President Donald Trump in defense of Dickerson on Monday night’s Late Show broadcast. A search of news articles returned no statements by CBS or Dickerson. A direct question posed to Dickerson while he was tweeting Tuesday evening was not replied to as of publication of this article.

Colbert took offense to Trump’s insult of Dickerson in an interview aired Sunday where Trump said he calls Dickerson’s Face the Nation show, “Deface the Nation.”

CBS Face the Nation host John Dickerson, image via CBS/Twitter

Colbert called his defense of Dickerson “The Tiffany Way’, a reference to CBS branding itself ‘the Tiffany network’ in TV’s Golden Age. Colbert wound up a rant against Trump by saying,”You talk like a sign-language gorilla that got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.”

A sample of Colbert’s remarks via Deadline:

“John Dickerson is a fair-minded journalist and one of the most competent people who will ever walk into your office. And you treat him like that?” Colbert said, addressing Trump.

“Let me introduce you to something we call The Tiffany Way,” he said. “When you insult one member of the CBS family you insult us all.”

And then, he got down to business:

– Mr. Trump, I love your presidency. I call it Disgrace the Nation.

– You’re not the POTUS; you’re the BLOTUS. You’re a regular Gorge Washington.

– Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine.

– You have more people marching against you than cancer.

– You talk like a sign-language gorilla that got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.”

The question posed by this writer to Dickerson: “I’ve not seen any comment from you on Stephen Colbert’s profane, gay-baiting, Trump trashing defense of you? Approve it or not?”

Dickerson ignored the question and instead tweeted about a Watergate era Richard Nixon tape of a phone call with Ronald Reagan.

A follow-up to Dickerson was also ignored by him.

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell showered praise on Colbert and CBS.

“Few people on TV have risen to the challenge Trump presents. History’s going to be kind to @StephenAtHome & to @CBS for letting him do it.”

In contrast, Fox News White House reporter John Roberts, who worked at CBS, criticized his old employer:

“I worked at CBS for 14 years. This is definitely not in keeping with their standards or image.”

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