House Democrat Freshman Told to Stay Away from Stephen Colbert

First Fox News, now Stephen Colbert. Rahm Emanuel has told the Democrat freshman in the House to avoid Stephen Colbert’s show:

Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), the Democratic Caucus chairman, has told new Democratic members of Congress to steer clear of Stephen Colbert, or at least his satirical Comedy Central program, “The Colbert Report.”

“He said don’t do it … it’s a risk and it’s probably safer not to do it,” said Rep. Steve Cohen. But the freshman lawmaker from Tennessee taped a segment that last week was featured in the 32nd installment of the “Better Know a District” series. Colbert asked Cohen whether he was a black woman. He isn’t.

Eyes (but thankfully, not heads) roll in Emanuel’s office when other freshmen stumble, such as the time Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) got into a debate about the merits of throwing kittens into a wood-chipper, or when Rep. Zack Space (D-Ohio) explained that he is not his predecessor, convicted felon Bob Ney (R).

Sheesh, the Democrats are afraid of everything and everyone. Why don’t they just boycott every single show on television and be done with it. They’ve obviously determined it’s too risky for them to answer any question that’s more difficult than “what’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?”

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