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Stephen Colbert Calls Charles Krauthammer 'Count Chocula'
Newsbusters ^ | 4/27/12 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 04/27/2012 6:12:03 PM PDT by Nachum

Can you imagine a liberal comedian demeaning the appearance of a physically handicapped, Pulitzer Prize-winning, liberal syndicated columnist? On Thursday, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert called Charles Krauthammer "Count Chocula" (video follows with commentary): (Snip) And was the comedian aware that Krauthammer became a paraplegic as a result of a car accident while he was attending Harvard Medical School? If Colbert knew this, would he still ridicule Krauthammer's appearance? Assuming the answer is "Yes," now imagine Krauthammer was a liberal paraplegic who won the Pulitzer Prize.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acount; chocula; colbert; krauthammer; stephen
Colbert, the cruel
1 posted on 04/27/2012 6:12:13 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Come to think of it, he DOES resemble ‘Count Chocula’. ROFL


2 posted on 04/27/2012 6:13:48 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Nachum

It was during his freshmen year in medical school that he had the accident that changed his life. He dove off the diving board at a swimming pool and hit his head on the bottom. Since then, he’s been confined to a wheelchair, something few people know unless they’ve seen him in person or on television. While he was forced to make certain lifestyle changes, Krauthammer did not let the accident affect his ambition.

He completed medical school and did a three year residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as chief resident the last year. During that time he wrote a paper about a condition he called “secondary mania.” Almost twenty years later, one of Krauthammer’s friends at the AMA sent him a newsletter discussing the identification and treatment of secondary mania. “I had said there was disease no one recognized and gave it a name. I left the field before the paper was even published. I sent it in and then left. I discovered that an entire field of study had grown up around the paper. It’s kind of like being a bastard child in another country and discovering you have a whole other family.”

http://www.mitchellbard.com/articles/kraut.html


3 posted on 04/27/2012 6:21:55 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

Coal Bert is not worth the energy it takes to talk about.


4 posted on 04/27/2012 6:26:16 PM PDT by AU72
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To: KoRn
Come to think of it, he DOES resemble ‘Count Chocula’.

There's no denying it!

5 posted on 04/27/2012 6:30:32 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Nachum

Oh come on. I bet Kraut even thinks that is funny.

We have to lighten up....


6 posted on 04/27/2012 6:31:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Sheesh... Do I have to do everything around here?


7 posted on 04/27/2012 6:38:40 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Nachum
Colbert's a “comedian”...Krauthammer is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.Colbert's not fit to shine Charles's shoes.
8 posted on 04/27/2012 6:55:48 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Nachum
And was the comedian aware that Krauthammer became a paraplegic as a result of a car accident while he was attending Harvard Medical School?

I think it was a diving accident but that's a small matter.I worked at one of Harvard's major teaching hospitals when he was a student there and I saw him in the hallways many times.Even interacted with him (briefly) a couple of times.He struck me as being a very decent guy and an *amazingly* courageous one.

9 posted on 04/27/2012 7:01:19 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: KoRn

Yeah, Colbert’s a jerk, but the Count Chocula moniker fits.


10 posted on 04/27/2012 7:01:55 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

This is the world of opinion. Liberals are the worst. They stoop to using personal
characteristics to attack their opponents.

But there is nothing cruel about coalbear’s statement. He did not make light of Dr. K’s paralysis. I thought he was a quadrapalegic. His paralysis is far greater than we realize.. A truly remarkable man


11 posted on 04/27/2012 7:07:12 PM PDT by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m sure many people in CK’s situation don’t want immunity from criticism just b/c of their condition, and can take such ribbing in stride.

You can be sure, however, that any similar reference to a black Liberal with no impediments, even if unintended, would immediately draw loud cries of Racism...


12 posted on 04/27/2012 7:48:29 PM PDT by mikrofon ('Hammer Time)
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To: Nachum

Stay classy, Colbert! NOT!!


13 posted on 04/27/2012 7:48:48 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Nachum
Who the foxtrot is this Stephen Colbert guy running his mouth like he's a somebody?

To quote his buddy Jon Stewart, he can go f**k himself.

14 posted on 04/27/2012 7:55:44 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: KoRn

The Right has the better sense of humor. Consider the source, I bet Dr.K does not care what Colbert thinks of him because Dr. K never thinks of Colbert.


15 posted on 04/27/2012 8:21:23 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Nachum
Colbert, the cruel

Colbert is a fantastically evil person. Everything he says is hate speech at the most perverted level. He's a major handler for millions of liberals, who feed on his filth like roaches on a turd. Calling him a comedian is like laughing at the death camps.

16 posted on 04/27/2012 9:26:35 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Nachum

It was a diving, not car accident, which occurred in his first year of medical school, but although paralyzed and spending a year in the hospital, went on to graduate with his class.

Later on he became chief resident in Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital.


17 posted on 04/28/2012 1:51:03 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Talisker

Actually, he is considered to be “conservative” by liberals because he is more moderate than the rest.


18 posted on 04/28/2012 2:15:32 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Nachum

Fags are the cruelest people. They are like spiteful children who make fun of the fat kid because they are insecure about themselves.
Big deal,Krauthammer has more brains in his finger as this chucklehead has in his entire body.


19 posted on 04/28/2012 2:31:52 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: KoRn

i was having lunch in a Greek restaurant here, years ago when I noticed an unusual looking man, very well dressed but in a wheelchair, a few tables over, dining alone. I remember wondering what nationality he was, because he just looked, well, different, like a character from one of the more recent iterations of Star Trek. He noticed me looking and became visibly uncomfortable, so I nodded, smiled briefly and looked away. It was Charles Krauthammer, I later learned.


20 posted on 04/28/2012 2:40:36 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: KoRn

i was having lunch in a Greek restaurant here, years ago when I noticed an unusual looking man, very well dressed but in a wheelchair, a few tables over, dining alone. I remember wondering what nationality he was, because he just looked, well, different, like a character from one of the more recent iterations of Star Trek. He noticed me looking and became visibly uncomfortable, so I nodded, smiled briefly and looked away. It was Charles Krauthammer, I later learned.


21 posted on 04/28/2012 2:41:36 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: AppyPappy

Typical liberal attitude.


22 posted on 07/12/2012 11:46:34 PM PDT by Jmathes
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