CBS Promotes Colbert Likening Romney's Leadership of Bain to Cannibalistic Donner Party

Left-wing comedian Stephen Colbert smeared Mitt Romney on his Comedy Central program on Monday, hinting that Bain Capital under his helm acted like a group of 19th century settlers that resorted to cannibalism. After noting how President Obama forwarded a claim by The Washington Post that Bain owned companies that were "pioneers" of outsourcing, Colbert snarked, "Who cares? Pioneers opened up the West. Bain was just like the Donner Party. They ate the weak."

The following day, Tuesday's CBS This Morning publicized the liberal celebrity's attack during their regular "Eye Opener" segment just after the top of the 7 am Eastern hour. The morning program played a clip of the President using the "pioneers" line immediately before the Colbert soundbite [audio available here; video below]:

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 1 (voice-over): Mitt Romney's team is suggesting he could pick a running mate by the end of the week.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA (from campaign event): Governor Romney's experience has been investing in what were called pioneers of the business of outsourcing.

STEPHEN COLBERT: Who cares? Pioneers opened up the West. Bain was just like the Donner Party. They ate the weak.

It should be pointed out that just over a week earlier, Alex Budarin of the far left website Daily Kos likened all conservatives to the Donner Party in a July 8, 2012 post.

This isn't the first time Colbert has attacked anyone who is even a hair to the right of center. Back in March 2012, the Comedy Central personality blasted Rush Limbaugh, stating that the Taliban "evidently have a better track record on women's issues" than the conservative talk show host. Over a month later, he labeled disabled columnist Charles Krauthammer "Count Chocula."

— Matthew Balan is a news analyst at the Media Research Center. You can follow him on Twitter here.