In the on-going saga of Stephen Colbert’s “racist” tweet, which actually came from a Comedy Central-controlled Twitter account sans context or video of the satirical bit the tweet was referencing, the “Colbert Report” host handled the fallout with aplomb and will no doubt continue with his searing late-night satire unchanged by the uproar.
But one thing that has changed is that the Twitter account that sparked the whole controversy has been deleted. In the above clip, Colbert and Twitter founder Biz Stone discuss the phenomenon that is Twitter — specifically if it was founded to attack Colbert — then blow up the @ColbertReport account (which has been shut down). From now on, all show- or Colbert-related tweets will come from @Stephenathome.
Below, Colbert interviews Stone about his new book. What do you think, readers? Can this all be put to rest now?