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Stephen Colbert Takes On Orlando Shooting With Bill O'Reilly: 'Despair Is A Victory For Hate'

Stephen Colbert Takes On Orlando Shooting With Bill O'Reilly: 'Despair Is A Victory For Hate'

Stephen Colbert showed his support for those affected by the horrible tragedy in Orlando during his The Late Show opening monologue on Monday (June 13) in New York City.

“Naturally, we each ask ourselves what can you possible say in the face of this horror,” the 52-year-old entertainer expressed. “Then sadly you realize you know what to say because it’s been said too many times before.”

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“I don’t know what to do,” Stephen added. “But I do know that despair is a victory for hate. Hate wants us to be too weak to change anything. Now these people in Orlando were apparently targeted for who they love. And there have been outpourings of love throughout the country and around the world. Love in response to hate. Love does not despair. Love makes you strong. Love gives us the courage to act. Love gives up hope that change is possible. Love allows us to change the script.”

Bill O’Reilly
served as a special guest that same evening and offered his perspective on what happened in Orlando – Watch after the cut!


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