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Colbert Embraces Eric Bolling’s Benghazi Conspiracy Theory

Toward the end of his “Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger” segment Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert zeroed in one the latest Benghazi conspiracy theory to come out of Fox News’ The Five. But instead of wagging his finger at host Eric Bolling for falsely claiming the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi came before the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden, Colbert shamed Dana Perino for correcting him.


Colbert was impressed with the way Perino corrected Bolling, which gave him an idea for a new Fox News slogan: “Fair and Balanced. A Great Point if It Were True.”

But even so, he was disappointed that she chose to do so. “Bolling was pulling a passionate, heart-felt conspiracy theory straight out of his ass,” Colbert said. “You don’t interrupt a man mid-yank. That’s rude! Just say ‘great point,’ because Bolling was right, up to a point.”

“Obama not having caught bin Laden at the time of the Benghazi attack,” Colbert explained, “would have made him look soft on terror if time happened in that order.”

“So Dana, c’mon, give your colleagues a break,” he continued. “They’ve been talking about Benghazi for 20 months. You can’t expect them to remember the exact date it happened.”

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