Stephen Colbert Criticizes Media Coverage of Istanbul Airport Attack

"Is it really necessary to show us photographs or rolling video of a terrorist exploding?"

Stephen Colbert took some time on Wednesday's The Late Show to discuss the recent terrorist attack at the Istanbul airport.

"All of our thoughts and prayers and good wishes go to the people who are suffering everywhere in the world in the hands of terrorism," said Colbert. "This time it's Istanbul. It is heartbreaking to see this happen over and over again."

He stopped to say he wanted to address the news organizations who aired footage of the suicide bombing in action. 

"Is it really necessary to show us photographs or rolling video of a terrorist exploding?" asked Colbert somberly. "That really seems like advertising for someone's cause in a way that they may like. I don't think we need to see that." 

The terrorist attack killed 41 people and injured more than 230 people.

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