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Stephen Colbert Takes A Belt To Sean Hannity's Love Of Child Beating (Video)
Stephen Colbert thinks the NFL is a pretty cool organization. "It's America's top forum for discussing issues of domestic violence. And I understand the employees also get together and play football on the weekends." This, of course, brings us once again to the story of Adrian Peterson and his kinetic discipline methods , which left his four-year-old son with injuries all over his back and legs, and left Colbert "nostalgic for the days when [NFL] players were accidentally shooting themselves through their sweatpants." But Colbert's main focus Thursday was "Fox News' Senior Nerf football chucker Sean Hannity" and his perfectly well-adjusted display of thwacking his belt on his desk to demonstrate how his father whipped him. "And I've never been to a shrink."
At the spanking display, Colbert exclaimed, "Pumpkin Patch! Pumpkin Patch!" then turned to the audience and explained, "I'm sorry, it's just, 'pumpkin patch' was the safe word that Sean and I agreed on."
Colbert agrees with Hannity that Peterson definitely went too far, and accepted Hannity's assertion that being whipped with a belt has no negative effects: "After all, Sean's dad whipped him with a belt and he never needed to go to a psychotherapist. He just has to have them on his show three times a week." And by golly, there's a strong case to be made that all those much-deserved thrashings helped Sean Hannity become the mature, sane, even-keeled person he is today:
Mentally, he grew up to be a psychologically healthy adult who cleaves desperately to strong authority figures, lashes out at any perceived weakness, and takes his belt off on live TV. Still, perfectly normal.
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