Colbert: At least this European tainted meat scandal doesn’t involve Silvio Berlusconi

By David Ferguson
Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:33 EDT
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Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the U.K.’s horse meat scandal and how, for once, the tainted meat they’re trying to put in you in Europe isn’t attached to Silvio Berlusconi.

“You know, folks,” he began, “as an American, I like to talk about other countries that are not us, with their crazy names, ‘Not-America-stan.’”

One other country, the United Kingdom, is currently embroiled in a scandal that Colbert said is “rocking the world of meat.”

U.K. food inspectors have found horse meat in products that were labeled as beef, including some frozen lasagne meals and beef patties served at Burger King restaurants.

“Yes, someone in Europe is trying to slip you their tainted meat,” said Colbert, “and for once, it’s not Silvio Berlusconi.”

After a beat, he said, “He has been known to yank his meat right off the shelf.”

Everyone in Europe is concerned they’re biting down on horse, he continued, “instead of their usual pickled sheep’s brain.”

Watch the video, embedded below via Comedy Central:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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