VIDEO: Colbert to Putin: 'F*ck You' for Criticizing America's 'Exceptionalism'

Colbert slams Putin's New York Times Op-Ed as the ‘propaganda of a homicidal KGB klepto-crat’

Thursday night on "The Colbert Report," host Stephen Colbert blasted Russian President Vladimir Putin for his op-ed piece that appeared in the New York Times this week addressing the American people about the conflict in Syria.

"...News flash, New York Times, [Putin] murders journalists! We don't do that in America. We just let them starve to death in their dying industry," he said.

Colbert went on to criticize Putin for his warning to Americans that they should not think of themselves as “exceptional."

Colbert replied “F*ck you! Vlad, thinking you’re exceptional is not ‘extremely dangerous.’ It’s exceptionally dangerous.” Watch the video below:

Jodie Gummow is a senior fellow and staff writer at AlterNet.