Colbert Scolds Press Herald
Stephen Colbert has found comic fodder in publisher Richard L. Connor's apology for The Press Herald's handling of a Ramadan story in its September 11 issue.
In his Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger segment on Sept. 20, Colbert says the "public's angry and immediate response" to the front page photograph of local Muslims kneeling in prayer "taught Connor the lesson we all take from 9/11: that the people who attacked us celebrate Ramadan. Therefore anyone who celebrates Ramadan must have attacked us. It's the same way that ducks fly south for the winter, and so do my grandparents. Therefore, my grandparents are ducks."
But Colbert went on to issue a wag of the finger at the Portland Press Herald for "not apologizing for all the other stories in their paper that bring up painful memories, like the February 13 dining review, 'For German Fare, Richard's Restaurant Cuts the Mustard.' Nowhere did they run a counter story acknowledging the painful memories of Nazi Germany."
Watch the skit at Colbertnation.com. The Press Herald commentary begins at 01:25.