Fox News took its right-wing cancel culture to a new extreme this week when a number of its on-air hosts came out against puppies and kittens.
The various hosts of “Outnumbered” had a full-on freakout over a report that found highly emotional college students may benefit from petting cats. Past research also found a benefit from petting dogs.
“I don’t need to be coddling a puppy. I need my, you know, organic chemistry book if I’m in premed here,” Kayleigh McEnany said. “This is insanity. Give me a cup of coffee, a cookie and a stack of books and I’m set.”
That comment struck Colbert as a little hypocritical.
“Wait a minute! You need a comfort cookie? With a cup of snowflake coffee?” he asked. “Oh, I bet you studied in some sort of ‘safe’ building that was up to code. I spent my college years outside naked shouting essays right up my professor’s drainpipe.”
Another host griped that no one will hand you a puppy “in the real world.”
Colbert agreed, saying they can hand you two instead, and brought out a pair of pups and cooed at them as the audience cheered.
“Who makes Fox News angry?” he asked the pups. “You do! Yes you do!”
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