Stephen Colbert Explains Why Richard Cohen's Latest Racist Column Is Totally Not Racist

Colbert Lays Out Top Columnist's Racist History

Stephen Colbert offered a tongue-in-cheek defense of Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen on Wednesday's "Colbert Report," citing that there's no way his much-maligned latest column was as racist as his critics said. After all, he explicitly said he wasn't racist before saying all those racist things, so how could anyone think otherwise?

Watch until the end of the segment, in which Colbert lays out Cohen's often troubled history with race in great detail.

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