"What this hire means is a redefinition of what is "funny" and a redefinition of what is comedy," he continued. "It's the media planting a flag here. I think it's maybe the media's last stand, but it's a declaration. There's no unity in this hire. They've hired a partisan, so-called comedian to run a comedy show."
Colbert, for the record, will be dropping his Comedy Central character, a parody of modern U.S. conservatism, for the "Late Show" gig.