Apparently, Sean Hannity doesn't think Stephen Colbert is very funny. On Wednesday night's Colbert Report, Colbert got in on all the excitement over Noah Ritter, the Pennsylvania 5-year-old who swept the internet this week with his self-assured debut on live TV and his constant use of the word "apparently."
Colbert picked up on this verbal tic of this pint-sized "natural-born newsman," compared it to Hannity's repetition of the word "literally" in a recent report from Israel, then quipped: "Apparently, that 5-year-old child could replace Sean Hannity." TV Newser's Chris Ariens asked Hannity about the dig in an interview, and this is what Hannity had to say:
Hannity went to to offer Colbert a plane ticket and lodging in Israel if he'd go to the Israel-Gaza border, talk to Israelis, "sit across from the mother of an Israeli solider who was killed, and then make a joke about it." Is Hannity's pushback justified? Well, we report, you... know the rest. Watch Colbert's segment below (hat-tips to TalkingPointsMemo and Mediaite). --Peter Weber
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