Watch: Colbert Takes Down Limbaugh for Racist Chinese Rant

Rush Limbaugh has made an ass of himself yet again with a racist rant against Chinese -- the entire language. Complaining that Chinese President Hu Jintao was allowed to speak in his native language on American television, he said, “When I hear Chinese or Japanese, it sounds like all the same word.  And I can't comprehend of anybody understanding it!” Errm, that is probably because you are an idiot. And an asshole.

Luckily this fact was not lost on Stephen Colbert last night, who shot back with a quick wit (hint: 1.5 billion people). But Rush left him with an easy in on that one, and Colbert, always ready to take a joke a step beyond, really went in on this one.

Watch, and take a moment to silently thank Colbert and his cohorts. Really, when seeing something as saddening and horribly racist as a major national talk-show host essentially donning “Chinese-face” and mocking the language a majority of the world's people speak, comedy like this is one of the best ways to avoid being completely disheartened.


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Posted at January 21, 2011, 5:19am