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Stephen Colbert celebrated conservative-leaning Fox News Channel’s decision to drop its “fair and balanced” slogan.
“Fox News is dropping its ‘fair and balanced’ slogan,” the “Late Show” host said on Thursday’s episode. “I assume because they finally watched themselves.”
According to The New York Times, the main reason Fox News dropped the longtime slogan was to distance itself from its founder, the controversial Roger Ailes, who was fired last August amid multiple complaints of sexual harassment. Ailes died in May at 77 years old.
But Colbert may have contributed to one of the other reported reasons Fox News dropped the slogan.
“According to a Fox insider, the slogan was dropped because the phrase had been mocked,” he said, before placing his finger on his lip in a guilty manner. “I’m sorry.”
To make up for it, Colbert jokingly offered some slogans to replaced the one Fox News is leaving behind. They included:
“CNN for your angry uncle.”
“Thanks for watching, Mr. President.”
“You’d be pretty if you smiled more.”
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