Stephen Colbert blasted Fox News this week over the channel’s coverage of Donald Trump’s FBI raid.
The Late Show host showed various clips from the channel, with several pundits claiming to be worried the Bureau could have planted items at the famous residence.
“Since the FBI search on Monday, the former President’s response has changed a little bit. It started out as – ‘nothing to see here’, and quickly became – ‘anything you see was put here by the FBI’,” the host told viewers.
“And all the former President’s hench-folk have gobbled up the bait.”
The host continued, “You know when you accuse someone of planting evidence before they say that they even found anything, it’s when you know they’re gonna find something.”
Colbert went on to joke, suggesting a similar scenario: “Officer, before you breathalyse me, I must inform you I suspect that you have planted a fifth of tequila in my stomach.”
“Ainsley Earhardt has a very stupid theory,” Colbert said, before showing a video of the Fox and Friends pundit asking what was inside the backpacks of the FBI agents.
Colbert couldn’t help but mock the statement: “Good point Ainsley! Everyone know you get to search the cops before they search you. That’s why I always tell TSA, ‘Hold on, mister. First, I’m gonna knuckle-bump your junk.'”
Fox News network is creating a headline storm in recent days. The network was found to have broadcast a fake photoshopped picture of the judge who had signed the search warrant for the Trump raid. The picture saw the judge receiving a foot massage from disgraced sex trafficker, Ghislaine Maxwell.
Primetime host, Sean Hannity however, quickly brought the the authenticity of the photo too question, suggesting, “i think that’s actually a picture of Jeffrey Epstein with somebody putting his head on there … I’m guessing, I don’t know.”