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  • CBS, Colbert and Contempt for America

    04/14/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives have expressed bewilderment over CBS’s abandonment of the “American Heartland” by choosing Colbert to replace Letterman. Ed Driscoll has contrasted the pick with the Letterman and Leno succession battle. But the real lesson of that battle is that while Leno won on performance, beating Letterman in the ratings, Letterman won on image, retiring as an honored figure, despite his abusive behavior, while Leno was booed out the door Leno is no conservative, but he left with the baffled bewilderment familiar to many on the right of being the better man who is despised for his...
  • Amid praise for Stephen Colbert, some ask: What about diversity in late night?

    04/13/2014 7:28:49 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 58 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4-11-14 | Mark Guarino
    The choice of comedian Stephen Colbert as the replacement for David Letterman ignited a battle of words online Thursday: While little doubt exists that Mr. Colbert is as funny, clever, charming, and goofy as Mr. Letterman, some media voices loudly complained that the decision by CBS now means that network late-night television will largely remain the domain of white male hosts. When Letterman announced last week that he will step down from the “Late Show” in 2015, television critics immediately started pooling names of possible replacements: comedians W. Kamau Bell, Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, Tig Notaro, Amy Poehler,...
  • Anti-Racism Activists on Colbert: We Will Protest This Until It Ends

    04/11/2014 2:18:37 PM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    http://time.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Suey Park, Eunsong Kim
    The marginalization of other voices is now complete.The cross-promotion of more white male celebrities prove it: The entertainment industry has perfected the development of white, cis, straight, male characters. The marginalization of “other voices” — except when those “others” are brought in only to aid in the cheap punch line of a joke — is complete. This is aggression that we do not have to accept. We will protest this until it ends. Many dismissed the protest we undertook last month with #CancelColbert, a hashtag we set up in response to a blatantly racist Tweet about Asians from the Colbert...
  • 2010: Steve King Schools Colbert and Democrats on American Workers

    04/10/2014 5:20:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 25, 2010 | Stand With Arizona
    Steve King: "Maybe we should be spending less time watching Comedy Central and more time considering all the real jobs that are out there, ones that require real hard labor and don't involve sitting behind a desk. If we did, we'd realize that every day, American workers perform the dirtiest, most difficult, most dangerous jobs that can be thrown at them. From crab fishermen who venture out into some of the roughest and most dangerous waters in the world, to the Joe the Plumbers of the world who many days would prefer the aroma of fresh dirt to that of...
  • Limbaugh Blasts Colbert Hire [re For Letterman]: CBS Declaring "War on the Heartland"

    04/10/2014 3:10:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | April 10, 2014 | Josh Encinias
    CBS’s decision to replace David Letterman with comic Stephen Colbert is an open act of contempt toward ordinary Americans, Rush Limbaugh says.
  • Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

    04/10/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 58 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 4/10/2014 | Tony Maglio
    CBS has named Stephen Colbert as new host of the “Late Show,” effective when David Letterman retires. Here is the press release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.
  • Stephen Colbert is 'front-and-center' pick to replace Dave Letterman as Late Show host

    04/05/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2014 | Zoe Szathmary and Sara Nathan
    Stephen Colbert is the rumored top pick to replace David Letterman as host of Late Show on CBS. Letterman announced he plans to retire in the next year or so. Colbert 'first engaged with network executives' while Letterman was still thinking about the best time to retire, Mashable reports. Sources tell the website that CBS has spoken to other candidates - including Colbert's Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart - but that Colbert is the 'front-and-center' pick for the job. They also say Colbert has not yet had any formal contract discussions nor is there an agreement in place.
  • Stephen Colbert’s Politically Incorrect Joke on Twitter Has People Calling Show to Be Cancelled

    03/28/2014 6:09:19 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 50 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 3/27/14 | Jason Howerton
    Apparently channeling an “ignorant” character that he sometimes plays on his TV show, comedian Stephen Colbert tweeted on Thursday, “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.” Since then, racial outrage has ensued and the hashtag #CancelColbert has been trending nationally on Twitter. However, in this instance, some context is important. Mediaite’s Josh Feldman explains: Stephen Colbert, in case you didn’t know this, plays a character on his TV show. A character that is purposefully ignorant. As he’s said in the past, “I do the show in...
  • Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: The Liberal Brain Trust That Is No Joke

    10/04/2013 5:23:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2013 | John Ransom
    Funny man Jon Stewart says it’s a catastroph@!, while showing a clip of largely old, white congressional Republicans. Paid-faker Stephen Colbert calls it a “pin prick” in imitation of Sarah Palin. He then reckons the pin prick in relation to the economy, which he shows as fragile as a balloon. Cheap laughs that would be funny, if of course, they were … funny. But they are not meant as humor. “When a humorist ventures upon the grave concerns of life,” said Mark Twain, “he must do his job better than another man or he works harm to his cause.”...
  • Colbert: Sanford’s Win "Scares Me To My Core"

    05/09/2013 12:22:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    CBS Charlotte ^ | May 9,2013 | CBS Charlotte
    CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) – Angry about his sister’s congressional election loss to Mark Sanford, Stephen Colbert did the logical thing – and declared Sanford his new sister
  • Video: Stephen Colbert reacts to his sister's election loss (pretty funny)

    05/09/2013 8:44:56 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 18 replies
    I did a search and didn't see this posted here anywhere...
  • Ex-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford wins old House seat back after scandal

    05/07/2013 6:12:57 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-7-2013 | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford revived a scandal-scarred political career by winning back his old congressional seat Tuesday in a district that hasn't elected a Democrat in three decades. The comeback was complete when he defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert. With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, Sanford had 54 percent of the vote. Sanford, who turns 53 later this month, has never lost a race in three runs for Congress and two for governor. And he said before the votes were counted Tuesday that if he lost...
  • SC 1st District Special Election (Live Thread)

    05/07/2013 11:54:51 AM PDT · by vikingd00d · 55 replies
    me ^ | 7 May 2013 | me
    No live thread yet, so I'm starting one. Voted at 2:30 p.m. in Mt Pleasant 19. No line. Poll worker reported 28.3% turnout so far in a precinct that had a 66% turnout in the last major election. Results should be here after the polls close.
  • South Carolina 'Tribal', 'A Cult': Esquire Politics Editor

    05/07/2013 1:51:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 5-7-2013 | NB Staff
    Have liberals already conceded defeat in today's South Carolina special election? Though polls show the race a true toss-up, some Democrats are attacking not just Republicans, but smearing the entire state as well. During today's Stephanie Miller Show, guest Charlie Pierce of Esquire Magazine slammed the Palmetto State as "tribal", "a cult" and the ultimate dig, "religious"! From the program: [video] STEPHANIE MILLER (07 May 2013): The cogent point in your headline “South Carolina is still South Carolina. JIM WARD: Ha ha ha ha! STEPHANIE MILLER: Obviously the latest poll had Mark Sanford ahead, right? CHARLIE PIERCE: And you know...
  • Sparks fly in S.C. congressional campaign (Sanford vs. Colbert)

    04/09/2013 5:03:43 PM PDT · by yongin · 20 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | April 9, 2013 | Paul Steinhauser
    With less than a month to go until a high profile special election to fill a vacant congressional seat in South Carolina, things are heating up. Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of satirist and Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert, Tuesday released her first ad of the general election campaign. Her Republican opponent, former Gov. Mark Sanford, whose political career was sidetracked back in 2009 thanks to a well-publicized affair, was quick to respond and criticize Colbert Busch, and he also accepted invitations to four debates between now and the May 7 contest. "I'm Elizabeth Colbert Busch, and as...
  • Mark Sanford wins primary; faces Steve Colbert's sister

    04/03/2013 6:53:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/03/2013 | Rick Moran
    Disgraced former Governor Mark Sanford easily won the runoff election for the Republican nomination in South Carolina's First Congressional District. He will face Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of comedian Steve Colbert, in the special election next month. From The Hill: The former governor's runoff win seemed likely as of two weeks ago, when he finished more than 20 percentage points ahead of Bostic in the first round of voting. Bostic got off to a slow start in the two-week primary runoff, hampered by a lack of funds, and while he secured some high-profile endorsements, including from former Sen. Rick...
  • Santorum vs. Sanford

    03/26/2013 2:36:44 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford is facing a runoff against Curtis Bostic for the GOP nomination for the state’s 1st Congressional District seat, which was vacated when Tim Scott was appointed to the Senate. One would think that Sanford’s infamous abandonment of his post to indulge in a fling with his Argentinian mistress would disqualify him from serious consideration by those who treasure “family values” or who think using public money for a dalliance isn’t the sign of a true fiscal conservative.more...
  • More Media War On Food: Papa John’s CEO Roasted for Obamacare Comments

    08/10/2012 1:35:22 PM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/10/12 | Paul Wilson
    The media doesn’t like food much these days. Papa John’s Pizza founder John Schnatter is the latest individual in the food industry to draw fire from the left; in his case the he made the mistake of discussing the economic effects of Obamacare on his company. Outlets from the Colbert Report to the Boston Globe savaged Schnatter for having the effrontery of publicly explaining basic economics. In a conference call with shareholders last week, Schnatter (who is a Romney supporter) said:: “Our best estimate is that Obamacare will cost 11 to 14 cents per pizza, or 15 to 20 cents...
  • THE CARDINAL VS COLBERT

    07/26/2012 2:30:47 PM PDT · by ADSUM · 10 replies
    Milwaukee JS on line ^ | 7/26/2012 | A Johnson
    Comedy smackdown: Cardinal Dolan vs. Stephen Colbert Two of Catholicism's funniest guys -- New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert -- will spar in a comedy smackdown Sept. 14 at Fordham University.
  • Krugman To Colbert: "Ireland Is America's Future If Romney Is President" (Watch Video)

    06/19/2012 5:40:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/19/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Forget turning Japanese, an anxious-looking Paul Krugman appeared on Stephen Colbert last night to hawk his book and suggested that "Ireland is Romney economics in practice". Noting that Obama "inherited a Depression" but has unfortunately not taken us out of it due to a "whole lot of opposition from 'the other guys'". The Kaped Keynesian Krusader went on to note that "a recession is when things are going down but a depression is when things are down" and suggests an Obama campaign slogan "It's Not As Bad As The Great Depression" to which Colbert retorts that electing Romney would seem...
  • Jon Stewart= Hypocrisy.

    06/17/2012 8:11:51 PM PDT · by Jmathes · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sunday, June 17th | Gerald Reagan
    Jon Stewart exposed Fox News reporters for using the word 'Nazi'. Watch this video of Jon Stewart on The Daily Show concerning Pat Buchanan's presidential run in the year 2000. Hypocrisy in the flesh.
  • Stephen Colbert Calls Charles Krauthammer 'Count Chocula'

    04/27/2012 6:12:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/27/12 | Noel Sheppard
    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.
  • First Lady to Give Low-Rated 'Colbert Report' Ratings Boost

    04/05/2012 9:56:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/5/12 | John Nolte
    Tweet from The Colbert Report: Nation! First Lady @MichelleObama will appear on The Colbert Report on Wednesday, April 11. Tune in at 11:30pm / 10:30c. Quite the media blitz the First Lady and the President have been on lately. You would think that if the First Lady wanted to reach a sizable audience, though, she would do a guest spot on a program that gets more viewers like "Pawn Stars" or a cartoon rerun on Nickelodeon or something on cable access. Well, Colbert is a true-blue friend to the Barack Obama re-election campaign and a fellow crusader in the left's...
  • Ratings: Stewart & Colbert Trounced By Cartoons, Reruns, 'Pawn Stars'

    04/04/2012 11:32:07 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 13 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 04-04-12 | John Nolte
    Jon Stewart pulled in a whopping 1.372 million viewers Monday, which only looks good when compared to Stephen Colbert, who pulled in less than a million. Here's the list. As you can see, something called "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and "Bad Girls Club" beat both of America's satirists pretty handily. So did cartoons ... and reruns of cartoons. What I love about these posts that prove our clown-emperors are not only naked but media-created emperors, is that people get all angry over my reporting of this fact. I know, I know -- I'm supposed to be so outraged by Bill...
  • Pelosi to Dems: Go on Colbert (Video)

    02/23/2012 5:52:12 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 2/23/12 | Will Kane
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco has a message for Congressional Democrats: Go on The Colbert Report. Faux-conservative commentator Stephen Colbert told Pelosi he’d support her campaign finance reform bill if she agreed to pressure her Democratic peers to go on Colbert’s show. Without missing a beat, Pelosi thrust out her hand and said “It’s a deal!” Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Pelosi, said the Democratic leader had yet to decide how she would get her colleagues on Colbert. “We haven’t gotten that far yet, the interview was just last night,” he said. Colbert usually lampoons members of...
  • 'Colbert Report' off air; Comedy Central mum

    02/16/2012 10:05:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    ap ^ | 2/16/12 | ap
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" is off the air and it's a mystery why. An expected live version of the show was replaced by a repeat on Wednesday. Comedy Central said Thursday's live show will be off, too. The network said it was airing the repeats "due to unforeseen circumstances," but offered no other explanation.
  • Comedy Central's Stephen) Colbert's super PAC has raised over $1 million

    01/31/2012 10:47:06 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1-31-12 | Jake Coyle
    Stephen Colbert's sway in the U.S. presidential election might be a joke, but he's got some real financial muscle. The comedian disclosed Tuesday that his Americans for a Better Tomorrow "super" political action committee has raised a staggering $1.02 million. PACs were required to submit their financial reports to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. In a letter to the commission, Colbert was quoted as saying, "How you like me now, FEC?" Colbert raised the money by asking for donations from viewers of "The Colbert Report." He has used the PAC to highlight what he considers the absurdity of campaign...
  • Colbert's Egotism Isn't Fake

    01/22/2012 5:22:07 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/20/2012 | Brent Bozell
    Late-night comedians historically have relished the opportunity to poke fun at politicians. Sometimes they savage them. In the Obama era, they haven't been so enthusiastic about any of it. A recent study of political jokes on three late-night shows (Letterman, Leno and Jimmy Fallon) by the Center for Media and Public Affairs found that Barack Obama's joke count is "substantially lower than any other president." Some of the Obama jokes are actually bipartisan slams. Jimmy Fallon joked, "Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton are more mature than President Obama and John Boehner." This is the classic comedian's pose, and the safe...
  • Herman Cain stages mock presidential rally with comedian Steve Colbert

    01/21/2012 10:03:01 AM PST · by Scouts Honor · 127 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 01/21/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Thousands have flocked to watch a fake presidential rally held by comedian Steve Colbert and one-time Republican presidential frontrunner Herman Cain in Charleston, South Carolina. And in an interesting twist, the crowd, comprised mostly of students, was far larger audience than any at an actual rally during this year's election cycle in the state. Herman Cain, whose presidential campaign was plagued - and finished - by a string of accusations of sexual misconduct, appeared alongside Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2089657/Herman-Cain-Steve-Colbert-rally-South-Carolina-draws-bigger-crowds-real-presidential-candidates.html#ixzz1k7BcEwIC
  • Todd on Colbert: Making A Mockery of The System (re Stephen Colbert/So Carolina Primary)

    01/20/2012 5:36:31 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 20 replies
    The South Carolina State ^ | January 19, 2012 | unnattributed
    NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd is no fan of comedian Stephen Colbert's efforts to take part in Saturday's SC GOP presidential primary and how the media is covering the Charleston native's "exploratory campaign." "But what he's doing now, with the campaign -- is that fair to the process?" Todd continued. "Yes, the process is a mess. But he's doing it in a way that it feels as if he's trying to influence it with his own agenda that may be anti-Republican. And is that fair to the Republican Party?" Todd said Colbert and his Comedy Central satirical news...
  • Colbert's Egotism Isn't Fake

    01/20/2012 4:09:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Late-night comedians historically have relished the opportunity to poke fun at politicians. Sometimes they savage them. In the Obama era, they haven't been so enthusiastic about any of it. A recent study of political jokes on three late-night shows (Letterman, Leno and Jimmy Fallon) by the Center for Media and Public Affairs found that Barack Obama's joke count is "substantially lower than any other president." Some of the Obama jokes are actually bipartisan slams. Jimmy Fallon joked, "Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton are more mature than President Obama and John Boehner." This is the classic comedian's pose, and the safe...
  • Stephen Colbert, Herman Cain set rally in South Carolina to build excitement for 'non-candidacies'

    01/19/2012 2:21:16 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 38 replies · 24+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Jan. 19, 2012 | Nina Mandell
    He may be running a fake candidacy, but Stephen Colbert is having a very real rally in South Carolina — co-hosted by Herman Cain. The Comedy Central personality announced on his show Wednesday that he would unite with the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO for the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain!" rally to get voters — and fans — excited for the comedian and Cain's "non-candidacies". "There will be speeches, there will be cheerleaders, there will be a marching band and a gospel band — this is going to be even better than my rally in D.C.," Colbert said on...
  • Obama Up 5 On Romney Nationally ["A Colbert bid could be a blessing in disguise for the GOP"]

    01/17/2012 2:39:16 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 30 replies
    publicpolicypolling ^ | January 17, 2012 | PPPStaff
    PPP's first national poll of 2012 finds Barack Obama with his best standing against Mitt Romney since last May, right after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Obama leads Romney 49-44. It's not as if Obama's suddenly become popular. He remains under water with 47% of voters approving of him to 50% who disapprove. Romney's even less popular, with only 35% rating him favorably while 53% have a negative opinion of him. Over the last month Romney's seen his negatives with independents rise from 46% to 54%, suggesting that the things he has to say and do to win the...
  • ‘Mitt the Ripper’

    01/15/2012 1:15:26 PM PST · by TBBT · 13 replies
    The Corner ^ | 1/15/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    The South Carolina primary’s about to get zanier: the super PAC known as “The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC” ostensibly run by Jon Stewart now, is now running this ad in South Carolina, using Mitt Romney’s August comment that “corporations are people” to portray him as a “serial killer”:
  • Joke’s On Them? FEC Set To Let Stephen Colbert ‘Report’ On His Super PAC

    06/26/2011 10:52:49 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    Daily News ^ | June 25, 2011 | Admin
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is set to approve Stephen Colbert’s request for a press exemption that would allow him to promote his “super PAC” on-air without Viacom having to report it as an in-kind contribution. Poking fun at Karl Rove offering “commentary” on his own super PAC American Crossroads on Fox News under a press exemption, Colbert said he wanted to report on his “super PAC” without Comedy Central’s parent company Viacom having to report the air time and production costs as an in-kind contribution. “Viacom will be acting within its legitimate press function when it features on the...
  • Stephen Colbert's Free Speech Problem

    05/20/2011 6:42:54 AM PDT · by radioone · 6 replies
    Wallstreet Journal Online ^ | 5-19-11 | STEVE SIMPSON AND PAUL SHERMAN
    Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert, like most of his friends and allies on the left, thinks that last year's Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC is, literally, ridiculous. To make his case that the ruling invites "unlimited corporate money" to dominate politics, Mr. Colbert decided to set up a political action committee (PAC) of his own. So far, though, the joke's been on him.
  • Importing My humorous Race Skits ... SNL; Movie: Domino; The Colbert Report...

    05/06/2011 10:08:58 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 1 replies
    Religio-Political Tal (RPT) ^ | 5-6-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    A friend and I watched the latest Republican debate [yesterday], and he said that if Herman Cain were elected President that he would be our first black President. This started a conversation on FaceBook which led to me compiling some prior humorous videos before Obama was elected. Very Funny!
  • Comedian mocks Wake schools' assignment controversy (NC)

    01/19/2011 6:23:26 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 32 replies
    WRAL ^ | 1/19/11 | Renee Chou
    The controversy surrounding the Wake County school board's plan to assign students goes up for another debate Wednesday night. The issue is once again getting national attention – this time on a comedy show. First, it was a story in The Washington Post, then a letter to the editor by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Now, news of Wake County public schools has turned into comedy material. Comedian Stephen Colbert, of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, devoted five minutes to mocking the school board's assignment policies and one of its members.
  • Colbert Puts on David Stockman to Trash Reaganomics, Bush Tax Cuts

    12/04/2010 11:26:54 AM PST · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    NewsBuster ^ | 4 Dec 2010 | Tim Graham
    In a sort of continuation of 60 Minutes offering a platform for David Stockman to trash his former Reaganite colleagues, Stephen Colbert interviewed Stockman on Thursday night's Colbert Report. At the show's opening, the graphic was the lame pun “Reag Against the Machine” and Colbert said "I'll ask him what it was like when America had a budget." Stockman quickly proceeded to trash supply-side economics and suggest most of our Pentagon budget is wasted in an ineffective war on terror. (He didn't repeat his call for a 15 percent national income surtax.) You can see why the liberals now love...
  • Liberal Sore Losers

    11/05/2010 12:33:29 PM PDT · by Stepan12 · 10 replies
    Israpundent ^ | November 4, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    In January of 2009, huge numbers of eager liberals made the trip down to Washington D.C. to celebrate the inauguration of Hope and Change. The mood of the day was optimism. The big change had finally come. Nearly two years later, they returned to Washington D.C. on buses for Jon Stewart’s clownfest, but the mood had changed. Contempt had replaced optimism. The left wing of the Democratic party had reverted to its Bush era sneers and jibes. The mocking costumes and signs had been staples of Anti-War rallies and Anti-Bush rallies from 2001 to 2008. But this was not a...
  • Funny Video: Colbert Mocks CNN's Election Night Pundits

    11/05/2010 6:26:33 AM PDT · by careyb · 6 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 11/3/10 | Stephen Colbert
    "And, of course, the eye candy". LOL!
  • Keeping 'smug' alive

    11/03/2010 12:31:09 AM PDT · by Scanian
    NY Post ^ | November 1, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    During the Democratic primaries in 2008, Rush Limbaugh famously launched "Operation Chaos" to keep the divisive contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton going. The Jon Stewart "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" might as well have been the product of an "Operation Diversion." How to keep as many liberals as possible safely in thrall to their own smug superiority and distaste for the rough-and-tumble of political persuasion? Give them a rally a few days before the election where they can amuse themselves with their ironic signs and their highhanded dismissal of anyone not as exquisitely reasonable as they are....
  • Sanity and/or fear meet comedy - or not

    11/02/2010 7:44:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/2/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    If you are a big fan of Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, you probably got a big kick out of the title of Saturday's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall in Washington. The motto was "Take it down a notch, America." Keep it up, comedy guys. There's nothing like being told you're a ranting fool if you don't like watching America go deeper and deeper into debt. Forget about wooing those folks. Hold a rally that's bound to alienate those who aren't in on the joke. Stewart and company portrayed the rally as non-political....
  • The Peter Pan syndrome

    10/31/2010 2:27:15 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-31-10 | DrJohn
    I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up Not me, Not I, Not me! So there! Never gonna be a man, I won't! Like to see somebody try And make me. Anyone who wants to try And make me turn into a man, Catch me if you can. I won't grow up. Not a penny will I pinch. I will never grow a mustache, Or a fraction of an inch. 'Cause growing up is awfuller Than all the awful things that ever were. I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up, No sir, Not I,...
  • Jon Stewart's Liberal Purgatory

    10/30/2010 7:58:21 PM PDT · by Saije · 25 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 10/30/2010 | Suzy Khimm
    I spotted my first Christine O'Donnell witch on Pennsylvania Avenue, wearing a black pointy hat with pouches dangling from it. "I have some tea bags with dollar signs on them, because corporations are funding the tea bag—the tea partiers," said Julie Gordon, who flew in from Green Bay, Wisconsin, to attend Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity with her daughter. Running through the crowd was a mock tea party activist in Revolutionary War garb, wielding the movement's iconic "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsden flag and shouting "Ohmygod Snake! Heelp! Scary snake!" And up ahead was a group of zombies in...
  • Signs at Stewart/Colbert rally show Republicans with Hitler mustaches... (PHOTO)

    10/30/2010 4:59:32 PM PDT · by FTJM · 12 replies
    MSNBC via Drudge Report ^ | October 30, 2010 | Staff
  • Just How Big Was The Stewart-Colbert Rally?

    10/30/2010 4:33:26 PM PDT · by Tea Roll · 120 replies
    TPM ^ | 10/30/10 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    No one seems to be sure exactly how many people packed the National Mall today for the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, but there's one thing everyone can agree on: sanity and/or fear are extremely popular. MTV's spokesperson told the Washington City Paper's Mike Madden that 250,000 people came out to see Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert take the stage Saturday, while Viacom (the parent company of MTV and Comedy Central, home to Stewart's and Colbert's show) told the New York Times' Brian Stelter that "well over 200,000" were in.... At the rally itself, Mythbusters hosts Jamie Hyneman and...
  • Photos from Stewart/Colbert Rally

    10/30/2010 1:47:49 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 137 replies · 1+ views
    Some photos from the Stewart/Colbert rally...
  • Stewart’s “Moderate” Fans Holding Up Cantor as Hitler Signs

    10/30/2010 12:53:47 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 10/30/10
    MSNBC, of all places, has the pictures: I don't know about you, but nothing says "restoring sanity" to me like depicting a Jewish person as a Nazi.
  • (Vanity) Anyone else notice how 'Monochromatic' the sStewart/Colbert rally is?

    10/30/2010 11:35:34 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 44 replies · 2+ views
    Comedy Channel broadcast | 10/30/10 | DGHoodini
    I think there were more "faces of color" on stage than in the crowds. How about that, OlberFuherer? Matthews? Gonna call *them* racists? The average age of the crowd seemed to be about 21 as well. And the only signs allowed, appeared to be plants by Stewart/Colbert and their production crew.