Stephen Colbert thinks Fox's Charles Krauthammer is a jerk

The comedian fact-checks the political commentator and former psychiatrist

Published September 23, 2014 1:22PM (EDT)

Fox News' Charles Krauthammer has diagnosed President Obama as a narcissist, so Stephen Colbert diagnosed him with being "a dick."

The former psychiatrist, who acknowledged on a radio interview that a doctor cannot diagnose a stranger, then proceeded to diagnose the president with narcissistic personality disorder. His main piece of evidence?: Obama's use of "I" in his speech on the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Not only was Krauthammer wrong to attempt a diagnosis, but his supporting data was wrong, too. Colbert fact-checked the mentions of "I" in Obama's speech to find that there were only 11 references to himself, not 29, as Krauthammer stated.

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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