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Colbert Returns, Takes On Sherrod Fiasco (VIDEO)

07/27/2010 09:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Stephen Colbert returned from break last night and while he didn't sport any new facial hair, he did give us his take on the Shirley Sherrod fiasco. After cracking open a Bud Light Lime, Colbert went on to attack not only the right-wing pundits who called out-of-context snippets of Sherrod's speech racist, but the Obama Administration for fearing them so much as to fire Sherrod without cause.

Pointing out that CNN.com called Sherrod's termination "a teachable moment," Colbert argued that the only thing we learned was that "the administration is finally so scared of right-wing pundits, that it will take swift and decisive action on problems that have no basis in fact."

Colbert then urged the administration to fire more people based on controversial soundbites he himself had uncovered. Using some not-so-subtle editing, he cut to a clip of Hillary Clinton calling for the murder of innocent people via the internet. "How long can Hilary Clinton keep her job after seeming to say this?"

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