A lot has been and will be said about the late Justice Antonin Scalia, but Stephen has one very specific memory of the man.
the fact that he was a man who made social justice warriors on the left spew there insensitive hate speach even while lying dead, shows he was a truly principaled and a great man. much respect justice scalia
FLUSH THAT TURD DOWN THE DRAIN
the old him is played by Larry David, the young Bernie should be played by woody Allen.
When I need to feel brave and want to laugh, I watch the 2006 White House Correspodents dinner. I love the clip of Scalia genuinely laughing, the only person smiling in the whole front row.
Just because he’s dead I won’t pretend that he wasn’t a Republican who blocked progress in this country until his dying breath. He wasn’t a strict constitutionalist or any of those terms that get thrown around. He always voted strictly Republican, depending on what that meant at the time, and he adjusted his “interpretation” to fit the Republican rhetoric at that time. He was also an idiot. He said creationism made as much sense scientifically as evolution if not more so. That’s who we had on the supreme court, someone who literally thought the Earth was 6000 years old, and that’s scientifically verifiable, more so than actual science. Not celebrating the man’s death, but celebrating his vacating the seat.
I’m not saying I’m glad he died, but I am saying I’m glad he’s dead.
Scalia died? Good. Fuck him and fuck your tribute.
Ever so sadly, it is blatantly apparent that for Stephen Colbert’s “opinion” about the PENULTIMATE legal knuckle dragger, the Bronze Age myth defender theocratic regressive Antonin Scalia, their Roman Catholic shared blood-on-their-hands is thicker than the ever fresh water of American respect for US Constitutional EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW promise as it has been chiseled into the stone facade of the US Supreme Court building! Decidedly NOT your best moment there, Stephen!
A disgusting man throughout his entire life deserves respect because he died? I guess I should take back all those mean things I said about Hitler post mortem.
Colbert should not have an opinion on this
Foul Play has been sighted in Scalia’s death. They even refused an autopsy.
Turn on the captions. lol …
You don’t wanna disrespect him but you praise a man by how firmly he stood to his principles, in a role where justice is supposed to IMPARTIAL? We’re not even going to discuss how many times the constitution has been breached and the justices did nothing, but only when he’s dead are we going to start singing praises about the few times this guy did? C’mon, when arguing about Texan laws against homosexual sex, he said what they were doing was well within the range of traditional democratic action while completely ignoring the fact that the laws were working against homosexuals. Were they not considered democratic subjects?
After whatever change I’m sure he impeded is undone, we can be respectful. Until then I’m glad the old fuck is worm food.
Justice Antonin Scalia is a Hero. Every American should be proud that Scalia believed in freedom for all Americans.
Hitler had an appreciation for art and he died… I don’t see anyone throwing respect his way… respect must be earned… if it’s given out of pity or tradition then what’s the point
Scalia is to intellectualism as Nickelback is to Rock & Roll
everyone, turn CC on…funniest shit i’ve read
That is class. You can disagree with somebody and still respect them as a human being.
I say fuck Antonin Scalia. He was a piece of shit who held back social progress. The country is better off without him as a justice. I had absolutely no respect for him when he was alive, so why should I have any respect for him now?
YouTube finally added audio comments
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What makes me sad is that most liberals danced and praised his death. And then went onto Twitter and started a hashtag targeted at Justice Clarence Thomas where many liberals started wishing he would hurry up and join Scalia in the grave. It is absolutely disgusting to see Americans wish death upon other Americans. I can tell you this: I absolutely hate Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I hate President Obama. I hate Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton but NEVER would I wish death or harm upon them or any of their family. When I had learned that Jimmy Carter was diagnosed with cancer, I was so mad to see so many republicans saying “good let him die” and I would tell them “he was a horrible president in our eyes but has done so much for humanity since he left office, through charity work. He is a better person than he was a president. You shouldn’t wish death upon him just because you didn’t like him as a president.” Another time was Joe Biden’s recent tragedy of his son dying from cancer. I saw less ill-will towards Biden than I saw with Carter, but it still existed and I detested it.
Americans haven’t wished death and ill-will on this kind of a scale since right before the Civil War. Yes, Americans have always had disagreements and angst and anger towards each others viewpoints, but not each other on a personal level.
I saw giant LGBT and other big liberal groups cursing Scalia when it was found that he died, and cursing the other Justices and wishing they could hurry up and die. America, we’re in a bad spot, we’re in a spot where Americans wish death upon other Americans. And it goes both ways, it just so happens that the liberal side is showing their true colors.
One last point: Why does it take a tragedy like 9/11 for America to truly feel united? Why is it so easy for Americans, on both sides, to forget the lessons of the past? We should honor and learn our history rather than forget the lessons it taught us.
“The judge who always likes the results he reaches is a bad judge.” – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
We lost a patriot, I hope there will be others with such empathy, character, and devotion to justice and the American People.
He was a terrible at his job and extremely contradictory in his rulings. So you shouldn’t eulogize such an asshole. Remember how much he loved states rights and then how al gore was robbed of the presidency because they didn’t do a recount in florida because fucking scalia be like “this is a federal issue”. Prick.
Whether you agree with him or not, I gotta like Antonin Scalia’s sense of humor.
God Bless you Antonin Scalia and RIP.
Scalia was a joke
Wow! I think Stephen Colbert is now fully prepared to take on David Letterman’s role as the person who articulates the thoughts of a nation.
What’s up with closed captioning? It has nothing to do with the video.
While I don’t agree with everything Scalia did, I have the utmost respect for his protection of our constitutional rights and public security. He was also a man of true heart and character. Anyone who disrespects the man just because he believed in creationism is a loon and is everything wrong with this country.
Well he was a piece of shit, regardless of him being dead.
Did anyone else read the subtitles or is it just me lmao
Okay guys I’m gonna generalize just this once: Conservatives quick to bash liberals on their rudeness when they’re in fact blind to their own ignorance and hypocrisy
man you guys are hateful people down there?
Well he was a horrid justice, but maybe not a horrid man. As much as I dislike him politically, a man with a proper sense of humor is a cut above most in politics.
he doesn’t even write his own jokes
A nice tribute and little human moment! RIP
My administration and I don’t agree with Scalia’s views but we respect him and will continue to uplift his family in prayer.
This is the one time I am ashamed of the liberals in the comment section. If you are a liberal and think conservatives hate on people because of their different views, STOP HATING ON SCALIA BECAUSE OF HIS DIFFERENT VIEWS. He may not have been the smarted, most fair Justice out there, but pay respect were respect is due. You’d be pissed if conservatives started celebrating Obama’s death, right? Don’t be the same.
Scalia = Bush v Gore
Antonin Scalia… an intellectual giant. Yeah. He thought the first amendment says the exact opposite of what it actually says.
That was nice 🙂 …..RIP
I give the Justice as much respect as he gave the American people… which is to say that I subtract from my respect whatever percentage of Americans aren’t straight, white, and wealthy. I am sure that those who knew him liked him, but as a progressive citizen I saw in him only a sticking post holding America in the past.
Lmao read the captions ?????
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colbert is a pompas dick know it all not ever funny dweeb over paid media whore look at me smarter than you suck my own dick head pos!
What are these subtitles?!
Too bad that happened.
Funny how all of these people in the comments have no idea that Scalia frequently went against his own personal beliefs in favor of the Constition. I suggest that before you insult a man’s integrity and ability to do his job, you do some actual research instead of remaining ignorant on his actions in the courts. Secondly, sadly, some of us cannot imagine that there are intelligent, principled, and genuine people out there that just happen to see the world differently than us. No one is perfect, but considering almost everyone that actually MET Scalia (unlike online trolls) respected and liked him, who are we to claim that he was some horrible man? Unless you are God or some supernatural being, who are you to judge a man’s heart? Especially one who was respected by those he agreed with and disagreed with, alike.
Scalia didn’t “interpret” the constitution, He actually read it word for word.
thanks for sharing, Stephen!
You’re a class act, Stephen! I love ya!
Scalia was a conservative with class. He’s what the conservative party should stride to be instead of the child like banter that the presidential nominees have been displaying. He may not have agreed with liberals, but at least he still treated them with respect like every human being should do.
People immediately boiled down Scalia’s death to the political ramifications, and no one has seemed to bother talking about him as a human being. Thank you Steven for giving this man some measure of respect and dignity
All of you fucking idiots squabbling over shitty political parties don’t realize that the supreme court is supposed to be politically neutral anyway. Show some respect for the dead you fucking animals.
I’m not surprised by the hateful things liberals are saying. it pisses me off, but I’m not shocked they’re being disrespectful. no class…
He just wanted to be sure you told him to fuck off and go to hell before plotting your ‘getting mugged’. What’s the frequency Kenneth?
colbert for presidnent#24
“I don’t know if you guys saw that”. The most annoying line Stephen Colbert has ever told. Might be the only one, though.
All the liberal hate towards the late Justice Scalia because he fought for conservative principles. This means I’m allowed to dance and shout for joy when Ruth Bader Ginsburg bites the dust, right? No. How about we respect each other, even if we disagree? People forget that a man, who was a father and grandfather, died here. And no matter what you believe, Scalia was an honest man who stuck to his principles (something that’s rare in Washington today). Much respect to Justice Scalia, thank you for serving your country. RIP.
Justice Antonin Scalia did his job according to his beliefs. That people here judge him so callously for his beliefs speaks of their own intolerance and ignorance. I disagreed with many of his rulings, however a powerful, judicious, man, one who stuck to his principles, passed away, and should be respected.
In addition, that’s a misinterpretation of a quote. Scalia was remarking on how, based on the Constitution (of which he swore to uphold and defend for his lifetime as a Supreme Court Justice), if he received a fair and full trial then the sentence would be Constitutional. That doesn’t mean that he thinks it’s right, and he himself said that he wouldn’t be surprised if the death penalty is ruled unconstitutional.
This is the full quote, from a dissenting opinion on the retrial of Troy Anthony Davis.
“This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is “actually” innocent. Quite to the contrary, we have repeatedly left that question unresolved, while expressing considerable doubt that any claim based on alleged “actual innocence” is constitutionally cognizable.”
The fact is, Scalia was a conservative justice. By that, I mean that he would uphold exactly how he believes the Constitution and past courts have voted, and he would very rarely try to re-interpret or challenge a past court. He wouldn’t twist the court for progressive issues, if he believed in them or not. You can agree with him sticking to the Constitution, or you can disagree, but either way, you must respect him for sticking to his beliefs and fulfilling his duty as he saw it.
I don’t care how good of a first impression he made on you. He was a sick bastard.
So awesome that the Late Show’s viewers have dropped so much. Fucking idiots thinking they can take the Colbert Report and make it the late show. This is just to show that the liberal joke only stretch so far until they reach a mass audience. Then it fall behind all the other shows cause people are tired of the same shit jokes that are progressive. Give it about a year before they replace him. If that.
So you can be an asshole for a lifetime, but give you one moment of human contact once, and be redeemed?
Colbert is a class act.
R.I.P. Scalia :'(
That was cool! He should have said more!
Colbert has a great way of being respectfully diapproving in very subtle ways. It’s obvious that he found Scalia enfuriating on some level due to his right wing politics and positions on various things, this tribute gets that across, whilst being tasteful.
Colbert’s White House correspondent is one of the most badass moments in comedy
@The Young Turks this is how it is done you classless putz! Cenk take notes from this video, you smug, I’ll informed jackass!
an “intellectual giant” who based his entire worldview on someone else’s interpretation of a set of nonsensical myths from 2000 years ago. right.
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” – Evelyn Beatrice Hall
I like the new colbert, maybe even more than the old one.
Go back to selling pistachios.
Justice Scalia was neither evil, racist, nor an asshole. His personal views didn’t come into view while interpreting existing law, which was his job. He was greatness. All you haters need to clean the lens through which you view life.
Did any one else notice the captions are different from what he is talking about?
Liberals have no class. A man with a wife and kids died and you immediately express your gratitude to his death. Terribly disappointed to call myself liberal
Well i don’t salute him. Good riddance. See you in hell Skullia.
Glad the fat slob died. Birds will be shitting on his grave 24/7
He was a genius
This pig was corrupt and payed by special interest groups: the trip in which he died was the bribe from his vote last fall. Rest in piss.
god this show is just a continuation of the colbert report.
I have no idea what any of those gestures mean :/
Whew. What a lesson on being the bigger man. Thank you.
He was a giant of a man. Made a lot of people’s lives miserable, yes, but a giant of a man nonetheless. R.I.P old man.
Most people who watch Colbert never even knew there was a man named Scalia on the Supreme Court until he died. They also don’t know the other members, or how many are left, until they read it a couple days ago. Now they think themselves political geniuses.
Do you think it was okay to criticize Hitler after his death? Do you think people had to be respectful, or was it okay for some to vent?
If you agree with the latter, then you’re agreeing that some people are okay to criticize on death. If so, then the only disagreement is where the line is drawn. Some feel it includes Scalia, others don’t.
Scalia was absolutely, undoubtedly, irrefutably MURDERED!!! He was about to rule on several constitutional challenges that would have muzzled the federal government. Most suspicious death of the last 20 years.
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*Comment Section Breakdown* 95%: People complaining about disgusting/offensive liberals commenting on this video. 5%: Offensive liberals commenting on this video.
If only he had extended the same courtesy to the rest of the American people, especially the powerless. Nonetheless, R.I.P.
This was a very honorable thing to do. I am, admittedly, a liberal (gasps), but when I heard of Scalia’s passing I was shocked and disgusted at the amount of disrespect, both in the form of insensitive jokes and flat-out hostility and hatred. I don’t care what people’s politics are or what disagreements they may have with the opposing side; every person deserves dignity and respect at their passing…particularly for a position as important and honorable as a United States Supreme Court Justice. Thank you for being so cordial and respectful, Stephen. You are a true Patriot.
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