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WATCH: Parks & Rec’s Nick Offerman Roasts the Media, D.C. at RTCA Dinner

Nick Offerman, a.k.a. Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation, spoke at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner Thursday night, cracking jokes about the press and D.C., or as he called it, “a noxious sinkhole” full of “backstabbing deceit and greed.” So a Hollywood actor like him felt right at home.

Offerman had some fun with Eric Cantor, the Koch brothers, and Fox News, as well as the Comcast-Time Warner merger. He said, “Corporations are now considered people, which I think is great, because it’s always been my dream to punch Time Warner Cable in the face.”

Offerman also had a lot to say about guns, explaining the Second Amendment isn’t there “to protect our right to intimidate the teenage cashier at Chipotle,” and noted how resolving a dispute with a gun as opposed to words or fisticuffs is “nothing short of cowardly.”

In fact, Offerman went down the whole list of Bill of Rights and what they mean before concluding, “You can’t just pretend that the Constitution says whatever you want it to say. That’s what the Bible, expiration dates, and speed limits are for.”

You can watch Offerman’s full speech below, via C-SPAN:

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