What The Late Show host did on last night's show was "put the story into the larger context of #MeToo coming up on its first anniversary, what it means to actually support it, and how the deluge of allegations that has made some people suspicious is a natural response to so many years of silence," says Caroline Framke. "He pointed out that the CBS board decided not to suspend Moonves amidst an outside investigation, then cracked jokes about CBS possibly turning the lights off on the show during the commercial break. And maybe most crucially, Colbert made the point that someone like Moonves can be supportive to one person (like him) and potentially abusive to another (like one of the accusers)." She adds: "Colbert’s viewpoint certainly might change as the story itself evolves, as is his right. But for now, acknowledging the story as publicly and bluntly as he did meant acknowledging its significance for him, his workplace, and beyond. For a self-professed company man, that’s no small feat."
TOPICS: Les Moonves, CBS, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Stephen Colbert, Late Night, Sexual Misconduct