On Friday night’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” the first topic that Colbert brought up — after a brief mention of Hurricane Florence — was Tucker Carlson’s feud with Michael Avenatti.
“Stormy [Daniels] and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, went on ‘The View’ this week. And some people weren’t happy about that, like Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, seen here watching his own show,” Colbert began, as this image of Carlson making an extremely Tucker Carlson face appeared on screen.
“And what I can only describe as ‘Tucker’s mouth made words at Avenatti and Stormy,'” Colbert said, as “The Late Show” rolled a clip in which Carlson made some pretty interesting comments.
Carlson: “They gave three segments of their show to a newly-minted political pundit who has spent her career having sex with strangers for money. Along for the ride was her creepy porn lawyer.”
“I wouldn’t throw around the word ‘creepy’ if I looked like a fancy lad who paid his wet nurse to sit on his lap,” Colbert jabbed. “Now, Avenatti fired back, tweeting Tucker’s full name.”
The tweet in question read: “Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson. Do you truly expect people to believe that you have never viewed porn? When is the last time you viewed porn? You demean my client and me because of her profession, while you are an absolute hypocrite. Nobody likes a hypocrite.”
“That is a low blow, Avenatti,” Colbert declared, as he launched into an ironic speech. “You leave Tucker alone. Do you think he likes being a hypocrite? No, but it’s part of his job. Yes, over the years, Tucker has debased himself. He has degraded his reputation by saying disgusting things with his mouth, all in front of a camera for the cheap thrills of an audience of old men, just for a few dollars — but he needed the money.
“All I’m saying is, being Tucker Carlson is a legitimate profession — you just shudder to think of your children growing up to do it. He’s somebody’s little boy! He’s somebody’s little boy!”
You can watch this portion of Colbert’s monologue from Friday’s episode of “The Late Show” in the video embedded at the top of this post.