Watch Stephen Colbert Hilariously Mock Fox News’ Charles Krauthammer

colbert-krauthammerOh, how I’m going to miss Stephen Colbert when he moves to CBS in a few months. While I’m sure he’ll bring some of his Colbert Report wit along with him, it’s just not going to be the same. Taking over for David Letterman on CBS isn’t going to afford him the same ability to say many of the things he’s gotten away with saying while working for Comedy Central.

Take for instance when he recently hilariously mocked Fox News’ Charles Krauthammer. You see, Krauthammer used to be the chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1978. Though, no matter what his background in medicine is, that doesn’t preclude him from being one of the most partisan conservative political commentators in the media.

And, needless to say, he’s extremely anti-Obama.

Well, he decided to offer his “expert opinion” on President Obama’s personality, saying, “So I decided when I left psychiatry never to use my authority, but let me just say as a layman, without invoking any expertise, Obama is clearly a narcissist in the non-scientific use of the word. He is so self-involved, you see it from his rise.”

I’m not even sure what any of that even means. He’s clearly trying to psychologically break down the president – while saying we shouldn’t listen to him because he’s speaking as a “layman” and not “invoking any expertise.”

In other words, he has no real evidence to professionally support his rhetoric, but he wants people to know he has a background in psychology, so you should probably listen to him. Like I said, easily one of the most partisan figures in the conservative media.

Well, Stephen Colbert had quite the response for Krauthammer.

“For the record, I have forsworn my psychiatric authority because I never had any,” Colbert said, mocking Krauthammer. “And to be clear, I am not claiming any insight or any training or any interest in human behavior. But in my layman’s opinion, as if I were raised by wolves, I just want to say that a former psychiatrist willing to give an on-air diagnosis of a stranger while at the same time claiming he isn’t doing that is not a narcissist. He’s just kind of a di*k.”

Absolutely brilliant and spot-on. Colbert hit on exactly what I thought when I heard the comments. Krauthammer went out of his way to let people know he had a background in psychiatry, while trying to simultaneously claim that he’s not trying to diagnose someone on something about which he knows nothing. Because, you know, that would be pretty stupid to do… professionally speaking.

Though no matter what disclaimer Krauthammer wants to try to use, that’s exactly what he tried to do.

Watch the segment below via Comedy Central:

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  • Chomper Lomper Tawee

    I didn’t know Dracula was a republican….

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  • Mainah

    I am so going to miss the Colbert Report.

  • Bethie41

    Unfortunately, this video didn’t go on long enough to show Krauthammer’s justification for his claim of Obama’s narcissism. He said it was because of the numbers of times Obama used the word ‘I’ when speaking, however, Colbert showed his count was way off, and, as a matter of fact, Krauthammer had used the ‘I’ word in reference to himself much more often

    • Meggie

      If the APA hasn’t throw him out by now, I think he has violated their ethical code enough to finally get around to it.

    • Meggie

      Time for the APA to throw him out for unethical behavior, if they haven’t already done so.

  • Meggie

    HA! He carefully, in true weasel-fashion, avoided blatantly using his therapy credentials to diagnose somebody who didn’t ask for his diagnosis., Because to do that is a violation of the profession’s ethical code. He tiptoed around the requirement in the most devious and sneaky way possible. But that didn’t stop our little Nicole Wallace on The View from saying that he IS qualified to diagnose AND that he is a well-respected columnist. I hope the American Psychiatric Association is paying attention.

  • Ivan Renko

    Perhaps Krauthammer should enter the world of clown nose on/clown nose off political satire. For a surprisingly large percentage of Americans, it never seems to get old, and probably never will.

  • rossbro

    Krauthammer is the fungus growing under your sweaty balls.

    • Stephen Barlow

      As they sit in a jar of formaldehyde on your ex wife’s mantle.

  • LoveArchy444

    I won’t miss the Colbert Report

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      we understand!!
      after all; U don’t!!

      • LoveArchy444

        *We understand! After all, YOU don’t!

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        correct!!! If U wont miss the Colbert report; I suspect that u simply don’t understand the mirth-

      • LoveArchy444

        How did you get out of college with that grammar of yours?

  • Joel Palmer

    Krauthammer is dead; he just hasn’t fallen down yet

    • The Reader

      That was funny!

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  • The Reader

    I’m still waiting to meet a psychiatrist who didn’t go into the business because they had their own mental issues. I’ve waited years now and still no takers.

  • giankeys loves shemale porn

    kraut says this because he gets paid big money to
    just like Hannity and greta and (UGGGH) pirro and all the “patriots” who pollute FOX “news” airwaves