Fake News! 'Late Show' Mocks Mueller Release as ‘Redacted, Redacted, Redacted!'

NewsBusters | 4/18/2019 | Staff
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Spoofing current events has long been a staple for late-night comedians. But The Late Show on CBS with liberal host Stephen Colbert uses "spoofing" to project all its hateful takes as "comedy." They took the practice to an extremely irritating level on Wednesday evening, predicting the Mueller reporter would be heavily redacted. That turned out to be....Fake News.

The video -- which was shown the night before the Mueller report was released -- didn’t take long to get to its point as a number of female newscasters were shown stating again and again that the document had been “redacted.”

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Once that was finished, a woman narrator stated:

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The video then turned to the actor theatrically reading into a microphone: “On June 9th, 2016, Donald Trump, Jr. -- the President’s son -- met with Kremlin lawyer Natasha Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower. Also in attendance were Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. In exchange for Hillary Clinton’s emails, the Trump team agreed to -- .”

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Suddenly, Gilbert Gottfried stood up into view and shouted: “Redacted, redacted, redacted!”

If the comedian’s creaky voice was intended to be annoying, it definitely accomplished that before the narrator announced his role in the clip was as “The Redaction.”

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When Gottfried left via the bottom of the screen, Brickhill continued: “And they made plans to meet again in Prague.”

“In 2017, President Trump invited FBI Director James Comey into his...
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