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Jon Stewart Defends Colbert's Dinner Speech
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Posted on 05/02/2006 11:07:14 AM PDT by MC Miker G

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To: mnehrling
"..am I the only one that thought he was funny?"

Yes
51 posted on 05/02/2006 11:32:13 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Wolfie
Hey, the truth hurts.

Truthiness hurts worse.

52 posted on 05/02/2006 11:32:54 AM PDT by cryptical (Wretched excess is just barely enough.)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

No, they pretty much laugh in my face.

Their running joke is the engineers/owners (we are guys and outnumbered 3 to 1) should file a harrassment claim for hostile workplace. They even wrote up a list of greivances for me to air for Festivus.


53 posted on 05/02/2006 11:33:17 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: brytlea

""It was balls-alicious," Stewart said.
I am so tired of the culture of 14 year old boys"

Yeah, how about that. Colbert wasn't there to exhibit his balls, he was there to make people laugh! His source of material was a President at 35% approval and the media. How can you miss? I've been to funerals that provided more laughs. Johnny Carson would have gotten more laughs and he's been dead for sometime now.

Oh yeah, it's so brave to show up at a roast (or anywhere these days) and make fun of W! Really, lets give him credit for that, shall we?


54 posted on 05/02/2006 11:34:37 AM PDT by jpf
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To: MC Miker G

Basically, he towed the DUmmie party line.


55 posted on 05/02/2006 11:34:52 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)
Remember IPUS suggesting the Peter Jennings had an intern under his desk.

IPUS was merciless but it was the wrong venue for such crass insults.

56 posted on 05/02/2006 11:34:54 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: MC Miker G

I think colbert is funny. I dont agree with him all the time, but when he attacks his guests he attacks their liberal views and makes fools of them even though the people in the crowd are definitely democratic voters.

Hey its called humor and you have to be able to laugh at yourself once in awhile.


57 posted on 05/02/2006 11:35:01 AM PDT by hoosierboy (I am not a gun nut, I am a firearm enthusiast)
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To: MC Miker G

"balls-alicious"???????????

Well, that's the gayest made-up word I've ever heard...


58 posted on 05/02/2006 11:35:04 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Rage is the fuel that powers the islamic machine)
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To: MC Miker G
I find Colbert & Stewart about as funny as Whoopi Goldberg... swinging a bottle of whine on a stage in a drunken stupor. Both of them are smarmy, snot-nosed adolescent-adults... about as fit to comment on the news(they are NOT comedians) as they are to perform brain surgery.
59 posted on 05/02/2006 11:35:58 AM PDT by johnny7 (ďNah, I ainít Jewish, I just donít dig on swine, thatís all.Ē)
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To: jpf

Being brave and being stupid are sometimes difficult to tell apart! ;)

susie


60 posted on 05/02/2006 11:36:12 AM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: ItsForTheChildren

Imus so shocked and insulted the Toons and their sycophants in the media that the next year, Al Franken was invited to pour his unfunny, but safely liberal, act all over them.


61 posted on 05/02/2006 11:38:00 AM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("By the time I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish you felt this good again" - Jack Bauer)
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To: cccp_hater
He would get about the same response telling Jesus jokes in the vatican.

Take my wafer. Please.

Ba-dum-bump.

62 posted on 05/02/2006 11:38:52 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: OldFriend
Remember IPUS suggesting the Peter Jennings had an intern under his desk.

If he'd simply suggested that Peter Jennings was under Bubba's desk, he's have hit a bullseye. ;^)

63 posted on 05/02/2006 11:42:23 AM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("By the time I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish you felt this good again" - Jack Bauer)
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To: hoosierboy

Why do people keep saying we need to be able to laugh at ourselves, as if somehow, if we could do so, we would have found Colbert hysterically funny. I don't understand what that comment even means. The jokes weren't about me (or you). They just weren't particularly funny, to me (and obviously I'm not the only one). If you found them funny, good for you, you didn't waste your time listening to it. But, just because someone else didn't, has nothing to do with their lack of ability to laugh at themselves.
Now...maybe you meant something else. In that case...never mind.
susie


64 posted on 05/02/2006 11:43:19 AM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: mnehrling

No... it was very funny. It shows that our president doesn't take these polls or crazy MSMs seriously.

Seems to me I recall the one with Clinton...they showed some video and every two minutes a poodle humping people's legs...symbolic of our president in office then.

You tell me, which of the two was the most inappropriate...?


65 posted on 05/02/2006 11:44:30 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: mnehrling

I thought he was pretty good.


66 posted on 05/02/2006 11:45:25 AM PDT by Gone GF
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To: mnehrling
"..am I the only one that thought he was funny?""

Jon Stewart is funny but not Colbert, to me...


But you don't invite a satirist who makes fun of politicians to a roast of the President and expect him to talk about the weather
67 posted on 05/02/2006 11:46:06 AM PDT by gondramB (He who angers you, in part, controls you. But he may not enjoy what the rest of you does about it.)
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To: altura

The video is on "break.com"

Here's the first part:

http://www.break.com/index/colbert1.html


68 posted on 05/02/2006 11:49:09 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: MeanWestTexan

why don't you just stone me instead??

It would hurt for a while, but hearing that guy would destroy brain cells.

Do you know if the bit with Bush and his double is still on a video somewhere?


69 posted on 05/02/2006 11:53:28 AM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: MC Miker G

I thought the point of the speech is to be a roast, and in that Colbert did pretty well. He wasn't nice to the press either, but Bush appeared to be a good sport.


70 posted on 05/02/2006 11:53:56 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: mnehrling

He was sporatic, but its just like his show and his show is pretty damn sarcastically funny. The end bit with Helen Thomas sucked. Overall the comedian was hit of miss and Bush killed, funny as hell. Would haev been better if he just let the imposer play him while Bush stayed at home and phoned in to check on him.


71 posted on 05/02/2006 12:01:37 PM PDT by Bommer
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To: brytlea

We have to laugh at ourselves, and find the humor in all things. People who laugh live longer and have lower blood pressure. They now have in hospitals laugh therapy to help people with conditions. I dont want to be some recluse going thru life just getting mad at people. The guy is a comedian and all jokes have a hint of truth in them. The press corps is a buch of stuff shirts who think that their sh*t doesn't stink. Take david gregory for example. For them not to laugh at colbert is funny enough, after all they were the ones who invited him!


72 posted on 05/02/2006 12:02:01 PM PDT by hoosierboy (I am not a gun nut, I am a firearm enthusiast)
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To: hoosierboy

You strung a whole lot of phrases together in your post to me, and I'm sure you've heard them all somewhere, but , I don't agree with all of them (there really are things that aren't funny, bet you can think of a few if you try). Just because someone didn't think that particular bit was funny, or doesn't care for that type of humor doesn't mean they don't have a sense of humor. Please tell me you're not the sort who thinks that people who don't laugh at what you laugh at are somehow humorless.
Oh, and not all jokes have a hint of truth in them. Honest.
I'm glad you're not going to be a recluse and be mad at people because that really isn't healthy.


susie


73 posted on 05/02/2006 12:17:48 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: antiRepublicrat

I don't know about the "good sport" stuff. Granted, he wasn't petulant like Clinton during Imus, but he did not look amused.

Even though I thought he was funny, when MSNBC put up the splitscreen with W. in the corner, I couldn't stop cringing.


74 posted on 05/02/2006 12:22:25 PM PDT by MC Miker G
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To: MC Miker G
"It was balls-alicious," Stewart said.

It may be a generational or geographical thing. But I've never hung out with guys who would describe something as "balls-alicious".

75 posted on 05/02/2006 12:23:04 PM PDT by Ghengis (Alexander was a wuss!)
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To: mnehrling
..am I the only one that thought he was funny?

No, I've read hundreds of posts at Democratic Underground that thought Colbert's performance was hilarious and pure genius.

76 posted on 05/02/2006 12:30:10 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Mmm! The tears of unfathomable sadness! Yummy!)
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To: trubluolyguy

Do you think the White House hired Colbert? The President was a guest at the function, not the host.


77 posted on 05/02/2006 1:40:58 PM PDT by alnick
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To: alnick

Do you think the White House hired Colbert? The President was a guest at the function, not the host.



Keep reading.


78 posted on 05/02/2006 1:42:32 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (It wasn't the spikes that kept Him on the cross.)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker
No, I thought he was funny, too. Humor always contains an element of truth and in D.C., too much truth is deadly.

Which is exactly why his material wasn't funny. It was based on the premise that the delusional left is correct. There was very, very little truth in what he said.

I did get a chuckle out of D.C. being a chocolate city with a marshmallow middle. The rest of it bombed, very badly -- and he had a mostly friendly audience.

79 posted on 05/02/2006 1:44:46 PM PDT by alnick
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To: MC Miker G

He wasn't going after the press in that section; he was going after the President and conservatives. Read it. It basically says that we want to block the press from telling people about how we torture prisoners and secretly wiretap citizens' phone calls and that we want to keep global warming a secret, yada, yada, yada. Old Media agrees with Colbert on those issues, and Colbert knows it. He also knows they're busily putting out their propaganda on those topics and is implying that we on the right would prefer they take a break from their "watchdog duties".


80 posted on 05/02/2006 1:52:01 PM PDT by alnick
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To: MC Miker G

I thought Stephen Colbert was the perfect speaker for that event. Colbert is to political commentary what President Bush is to cogent policy.


81 posted on 05/02/2006 1:53:54 PM PDT by PubliusToo
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To: brytlea; hoosierboy
Why do people keep saying we need to be able to laugh at ourselves, as if somehow, if we could do so, we would have found Colbert hysterically funny. I don't understand what that comment even means. The jokes weren't about me (or you).

The jokes weren't even about the President. They were about the person the left portrays the President to be.

82 posted on 05/02/2006 1:55:27 PM PDT by alnick
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To: MC Miker G

Colbert is to Stewert what Sideshow Bob is to Crusty the Clown.


83 posted on 05/02/2006 1:55:34 PM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: alnick

Good point.
susie


84 posted on 05/02/2006 2:09:11 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Ghengis

Clearly, we are old (altho the other day a poster accused me of being very young!)
susie


85 posted on 05/02/2006 2:11:22 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: alnick
Which is exactly why his material wasn't funny. It was based on the premise that the delusional left is correct. There was very, very little truth in what he said.

Examples?

86 posted on 05/02/2006 3:26:49 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (Karen Ryan reporting...)
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To: Panzerfaust
Still, I'll concede that the Doolittle raid did have more panche.

It was the timing. Pearl Harbor, followed by one damned Jap victory after another ... and then that thunderbolt from Jimmy D!

87 posted on 05/02/2006 4:06:43 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

You want examples? The entire bit.

Reality has a leftist bias?

"The media is bad for America," said in character as a paranoid right winger.

The press secretary running in fear from Helen Thomas because she's asking the "uncomfortable" question, "Why did we go to war with Iraq?" and then running into other people with the same question, as if a valid reason were never given.

In character as a right wing press secretary, advising the media that it shouldn't report on secret prisons, wiretapping terrorists, tax cuts, and so forth as if there's something to hide about those things and if the people knew the truth, they'd vote the Republicans out.

And on and on and on.


88 posted on 05/02/2006 5:36:51 PM PDT by alnick
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To: hoosierboy

"when he attacks his guests he attacks their liberal views and makes fools of them even though the people in the crowd are definitely democratic voters."

It's called sarcasm. He's laughing with them, not at them.


89 posted on 05/04/2006 7:28:18 AM PDT by BackInBlack ("The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice.")
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To: mnehrling; All

He made fun of the president, and in a hateful way.

I can handle humor.

He wasn't funny. He was vindictive.


90 posted on 05/04/2006 7:30:46 AM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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