Yes, Colbert is a late-night talk-show host, not a journalist. But remember how much flak “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon got for being too nice in his September 2016 interview of then-GOP-nominee Donald Trump?

Granted a lot of face time with Biden, the CBS host had a chance to break news and do the public a service by asking real questions of the next commander-in-chief.

But this is how Colbert brought up the Hunter Biden scandal: “You know that the people who want to make hay here in Washington are going to try to use your adult son as a cudgel against you. How do you feel about that and what do you have to say to those people?”