#Russiansdidit: Stephen Colbert latest ‘hacking victim’
Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Late Show’ is the latest to claim it’s a victim of “Russian hacking” amid a trend of increasingly bizarre #Russiansdidit and #Russianhackers accusations within the US media.
“Russian propaganda was being broadcast on TV directly from Washington. That’s not supposed to start until January 20th.” #LSSC— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 14, 2017
As Colbert was giving a monologue on ‘The Late Show’ about Russian hacking and the recent controversy surrounding C-Span’s feed unexpectedly showing RT footage, the show was suddenly ‘interrupted’.
“It’s unclear just how this happened,” Colbert said of the C-Span disruption before being cut off. “But a lot of people are worried it’s a hack. Luckily, I’ve been assured the CBS feed is secure and there is no way for Russia to ever…”
The show was then interrupted with what was meant to be RT footage of Russian singer Eduard Khil, complete with an RT logo.
Stephen Colbert proved my point about Americans having no integrity when it came to the Russian hacking shit in last night's monologue— Frosty Rocky (@Hitaka5Ever) January 15, 2017
@ew Please enough of this crap,the Russians are not to blame for the liberal media celebs poor sports. They r not good but enough already— Claire DiSapia (@Claire4DC) January 15, 2017
Earlier this week, Russian hackers were blamed for the leaked ‘Sherlock’ script – and the blame game continues.
Russian hackers #PutMusicInMyHead— Jon Day (@NeverFunnyJokes) January 17, 2017
@HWDSB What kind of an operation are you running over there??? No ice at all. Where are you getting your weather info from? Russian hackers?— RobertJ64 (@RobertJ64) January 17, 2017
Or the Russians did it. https://t.co/N6OjBVRKnM— Karim D. Ghantous (@kdghantous) January 17, 2017
The Russians are getting the blame for everything on social media, from the effects of drinking vodka, to Brexit.
The Russians did it again, there's something in their vodka that makes me feel I dunno, almost hungover after I drink very much of it🍸— David Ehh (@DavidEhh4) January 17, 2017
Some claim Russian hacking is the reason the Clinton Global Initiative is shutting down.
Meanwhile, others are claiming Russian president Vladimir Putin is influencing the result of games in the NFL.
Omg...😂 pic.twitter.com/4YHyNOHyVM— Traci Ramsey (@TraciRamsey10) January 17, 2017
Russia is even getting the blame for falling numbers of bees and hedgehogs.
Other Twitter users are using the hashtag #Russiansdidit to mock the anti-Russian hysteria.
@HAGOODMANAUTHOR The "Russia did it" is 2017's "Obama wasn't born in America". 😩— EdForTheFuture (@edward_shore) January 9, 2017