Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel delight in the fallout of Bernie Sanders conquering Fox News

Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert on Bernie versus Fox News
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House Democrats were so mad the IRS blew past a deadline to turn over President Trump's tax returns, they "set a new deadline," Stephen Colbert sighed on Tuesday's Late Show. But "we did get to see a different cranky old man's taxes, because yesterday Bernie Sanders released 10 years of his tax returns," proving he's joined the 1 percent, he said. "Finally, now we can get the answers to all my Bernie-related financial controversies, like whether he writes off mothballs as a business expense or a snack?"

Also "last night, Sanders appeared at a Fox News town hall," and unexpectedly, he "dominated" the event, Colbert said. "Good for Bernie. It just goes to show that on Fox News, it doesn't matter if you're young or old, what matters is that you're old. Bernie's best moment came when Bret Baier asked the Fox town hall audience about 'government-run health insurance,'" and hands shot up across the room. "I look forward to his next gotcha question," he joked, suggesting one about sex and pizza. Still, "given Bernie's success at last night's town hall, Fox may need to rethink their position on capitalism. So look out for the latest Fox News anchors, Tucker Karls-Marx and Sean Hann-archy."

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Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.