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  • Colbert On Question He'd Like To Ask Trump: "What Does Vladimir Putin's (Shortened)

    07/28/2016 9:48:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies ^ | July 28, 2016 | Trent Baker
    During a break in broadcasting “The Late Show Wednesday,” host Stephen Colbert participated in a question-and-answer session with the audience.
  • Colbert mocks Trump’s Orlando response with swastika

    06/15/2016 9:35:00 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Late-night TV host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday used a swastika to criticize Donald Trump’s reaction to the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. *snip* The comedian connected lines on the blackboard until they formed a swastika, before erasing it and starting over.
  • Letting Stephen Colbert Be Stephen Colbert [NY TIMES loves Colbert and Jon Stewart]

    05/02/2016 11:29:56 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    nytimes ^ | MAY 1, 2016 | JIM RUTENBERG
    Mr. Colbert used his longtime perch at Comedy Central to show how integrity, grace and wicked intelligence could inject something politically powerful — and powerfully funny — into the late-night lineup of stupid pet tricks and vapid celebrity interviews. He shared that reputation with his friend Jon Stewart, who left Comedy Central’s 11 p.m. “Daily Show” several months after Mr. Colbert left his 11:30 p.m. program, “The Colbert Report.” In their absence there has been a “Where is Superman?” aspect to this year’s presidential campaign, especially in Left America, Centrist-Left America and, yes, Media America. If ever there was an...
  • Stephen Colbert takes a 'Late Show' phone call from Donald Trump

    02/17/2016 1:09:02 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 7 replies
    CNN Money ^ | February 17, 2016 | Frank Pallotta
    <p>The host of the CBS late night broadcast started his show with a call from the GOP frontrunner. The call came via a bright orange phone with a blonde wig on it that Colbert called "The Trump Phone."</p> <p>"Hello, who is this?" Colbert said answering the call.</p>
  • Just for fun - Bernie Sandwiches wins New Hampshire

    02/14/2016 11:53:04 AM PST · by Yaelle · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/09/16 | Colbert
    You don't need to watch the whole 9 minutes. It's Stephen Colbert and I don't like him either, but his writers are pretty funny and he does deliver. It's his segment on the New Hampshire primary. Go forward to about 6 minutes in to just see the funny bit. It will be worth it. A tv news guy slipped and called him "Bernie Sandwiches," and Colbert produces a light hearted romp with it. We can all use a little laugh.
  • Megyn Kelly to Appear On Stephen Colbert’s Big Post-Super Bowl Show

    02/02/2016 3:57:32 AM PST · by Bratch · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | February 1, 2016 | John Nolte
    Although Stephen Colbert made a name for himself mocking Fox News on his low-rated Comedy Central show “The Colbert Report,” for his big post-Super Bowl “Late Show,” the left-wing comedian has invited Fox News’s Megyn Kelly to appear. Her ongoing feud with Republican frontrunner Donald Trump combined with her Michael Moore love-fest appear to have put Kelly’s celebrity on the rise. [...] For her part, Megyn Kelly appears to be entering the Nicolle Wallace/David Brooks/David Frum/Matthew Dowd/Kathleen Parker Zone — the zone that offers the SWEET EMBRACE OF WARM ACCEPTANCE from the mainstream media and entertainment world to those (from the likes...
  • Stephen Colbert Moderates An All-Trump Debate

    01/30/2016 11:32:41 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 61 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 29, 2016
    Starts at minute 3:21
  • Colbert Clashes With Letterman's BFF Sandwich Maker Over Missing Tomatoes

    01/09/2016 7:46:11 AM PST · by oblomov · 26 replies ^ | 8 January 2016 | Nicole Levy
    No one misses David Letterman ... except perhaps Rupert Jee. Miffed about the absence of tomato in his B.L.T., new host of "The Late Show" Stephen Colbert toted a blow-up photograph of his sandwich to its place of origin, Hello Deli, to give shop-owner Rupert Jee a piece of his mind. "It's bacon, lettuce, tomato — the recipe is right in the name! The lack of tomato isn't just an insult to centuries of B.L.T. craftsmen who died toasting bread at Gettysburg; it's an insult to me personally," Colbert said, in segment on Thursday's night's episode. "Stephen, I'm sorry," Jee...
  • Stephen Colbert: Trump campaign is 'appealing'

    12/23/2015 8:56:52 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/23/2015 | Tal Kopan,
    Late-night host Stephen Colbert says he may find Donald Trump's proposals "shocking," but there is a "very appealing" aspect to his presidential campaign. The "Late Show" host, who used to parody a conservative talk show personality on his Comedy Central show, said in a new interview released Wednesday that the GOP front-runner's ability to pull in disaffected voters is special. "There's a populism to Trump that I found very appealing," Colbert told CBS' "Face the Nation." "The party elders would like him to go away, but the people have decided that he is not going to." In a clip of...
  • Stephen Colbert Makes A Powerful Argument For Gun Control

    12/09/2015 10:52:37 AM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Dec. 8, 2015 | Bill Bradley
    "So, what do we do?" In the wake of the tragic shootings in Colorado Springs and San Bernardino, Stephen Colbert posed the question to his audience on Monday. The "Late Show" host first defended prayer as a way to share the burden of grief but said that if we want change, it shouldn't stop there. "There has to be some way to make it harder to build up an arsenal. The San Bernardino shooters had 6,000 rounds of ammunition. Why is it so easy to buy bullets when I have to show three forms of ID to buy Sudafed?" asked...
  • Colbert's 'Late Show' has become propaganda for Democrats

    11/21/2015 2:58:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 21, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    So Stephen Colbert turns out to be just as much of an a-hole as "Stephen Colbert." Viewers have noticed. After an initial burst of interest spurred by CBS's big-bucks saturation advertising campaign for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," the show's ratings have tanked and it is now running third in late night behind NBC's Jimmy Fallon and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, who rarely has managed second place before. The reason? A survey by the Hollywood Reporter found that conservative viewers are turning off Colbert in droves. Nearly twice as many Republicans are watching Kimmel as Colbert, who has turned "Late...
  • Hillary tells Colbert: 'Yes yes yes' I would let big banks fail

    10/28/2015 1:41:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/15 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said she would be willing to let big banks fail — a break from what President Obama did in 2009, according to CNN. Appearing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Clinton was asked by Colbert, “If you're president and the banks are failing, do we let them fail?” Her response was clear: “Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.” “First of all, under Dodd-Frank, that is what will happen because we now have stress tests and I'm going to impose a risk fee on the big bank if they engage in risky...
  • Bill Clinton to Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Has a "Macho Appeal"

    10/06/2015 10:45:01 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 06, 2015 | Ryan Gajewski
    "He's a master brander, and he's the most interesting character out there," the former president said about Trump's campaign success. Bill Clinton appeared on Tuesday's Late Show, where he weighed in on Donald Trump's early polling success. During the episode of the CBS late-night program, host Stephen Colbert asked the former president why he thinks Trump is off to such a hot start. "Because he's a master brander, and he's the most interesting character out there," Clinton said. "And because he says something that overrides the ideological differences." Clinton explained that Trump will brush aside questions about his political past...
  • Stephen Colbert Gave a Searing Monologue on Guns, Trump, and ‘Honest Insanity’

    10/03/2015 7:17:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    Vulture ^ | October 3, 2015 | Greg Cwik
    "I want to talk about pretending," Stephen Colbert said on last night's episode of The Late Show, which aired just a little over 24 hours after the regon shooting. "That is something that I know a little bit about."
  • Unstoppable: Donald Trump Steamrolled Over Colbert

    09/23/2015 8:37:03 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 99 replies
    Yahoo! TV ^ | September 23, 2015 | Ken Tucker
    Donald Trump came to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night, and the host got steamrolled, just like pretty much everyone who has tried to crack the Yakking Enigma That Is Trump ever since he announced his candidacy for President. Colbert tried flattery (“You’re the leader!” — of the polls, that is), abjectness (“I apologize,” he said, for mean things he’s said about Trump in the past, inviting Trump to apologize to someone, anyone, to no avail), and tossed him a softball question Colbert called a “meatball” (“Barack Obama — born in the United States?”). Trump, however, wasn’t...
  • Donald Trump Wins Stephen Colbert’s Show

    09/22/2015 10:45:12 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 70 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 22, 2015 | Lisa de Moraes
    “I want to thank you, not only for being here, but for running for president, ” Stephen Colbert told Donald Trump on The Late Show tonight. “I’m not going to say this stuff writes itself, but you certainly do deliver it on time every day,” added Colbert, who has been feasting on Trump’s candidacy since debuting as host of CBS’s late night show early this month. Colbert didn’t so much interview Trump as perform WWE Theatre with the reality TV star turned GOP front-runner. You know, pretends he’s thwapping the guy, but it’s all for fun – and ratings....
  • Donald Trump on Colbert [Live Thread?]

    09/22/2015 7:02:05 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 90 replies
    September 23, 2015 | Self
    In about 90 minutes, Donald Trump will be devastating SeeBS idiot Stephen Colbert. Normally the little weasel's "Late Show" is must-not-watch-teevee but tonight's offering ought to be great as Mr. Trump plays 3-dimensional chess against a leftist peanut brain. Colbert is still mewing and puking from Ted Cruz's jujitsu moves on him last night. Senator Cruz brought a gun to a knife fight but all Colbert had was a spork. This thread ought to be as good of a place as any for FReepers to comment on the unraveling of an unfunny, unintelligent, unhinged leftist by a true zen master,...
  • CNN: Ted Cruz and Stephen Colbert debate Reagan, gay marriage

    09/22/2015 11:33:58 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue September 22, 2015 | David Wright
    --- The two continued the debate, with Cruz contending that "Ronald Reagan also signed the largest tax cut in history" and Colbert returning, "But when conditions changed in the country, he reversed his world's largest tax cut and raised taxes when revenues did not match the expectations." ...Colbert added, before ... and joking, "Would you believe that it's important not to call the other side the devil?" Cruz agreed, saying "When others attack me, I make a point on keeping the focus on substance." He went on, "What I am fighting for are simple principles -- live within our means,...
  • Stephen Colbert confronts Ted Cruz over Reagan; senator booed on gay marriage

    09/22/2015 11:11:22 AM PDT · by Isara · 67 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    Let's Talk About Reagan For A Second (video) WASHINGTON — Comedian Stephen Colbert needled Sen. Ted Cruz about gay marriage and some inconvenient truths about his hero Ronald Reagan, in a late night TV exchange. “Guys, guys, however you feel, he’s my guest so please don’t boo him,” Colbert said at one point, when Cruz was defending his opposition to same-sex marriage and a few hisses could be heard from the audience. ... “Live within our means, stop bankrupting our kids and grandkids, and follow the Constitution,” Cruz said, summing up his platform. “And no gay marriage,” Colbert interjected, setting...
  • Watch Ted Cruz on the Late Show with Steven Colbert [FULL VIDEO]

    09/21/2015 11:15:38 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 60 replies
    Ted Cruz was on The Late Show with Steven Colbert and the first part of the interview was pretty light-hearted. The second part is when Colbert really started playing to his liberal crowd, even trying to stump Ted Cruz on Ronald Reagan. Gay marriage also came up and Cruz had to set Colbert straight (no pun intended) on his policy position when it comes to gay marriage.
  • Ted will be on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS tonight at

    09/21/2015 9:46:52 AM PDT · by libbylu · 37 replies
    9/20/15 | Ted Cruz email
    Big news! Ted will be on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS tonight at 11:35 pm ET -- you won't want to miss it! Also this afternoon, Ted will appear on Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News at 4 pm ET. So be sure to tune in to Fox News this afternoon and CBS tonight and don't forget to tell your friends! Some more news: momentum continues to build after last week's second Republican presidential debate. As you may recall after the first debate, the campaign saw a surge of support -- raising $1 million in...
  • GROSS: Colbert Launches ‘Late Show’ with Donald Trump on Screen With KKK (Video)

    09/11/2015 9:04:13 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/11/15 | Jim Hoft
    Stephen Colbert’s first night on the Late Show proved he’s still every bit the left wing hack he was on Comedy Central. He spent almost six solid minutes bashing Donald Trump but not a single joke about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal or crazy Socialist Bernie Sanders. In the course of his anti-Trump routine, he even put Donald Trump’s face on screen with an image of the KKK. n he first show he plays the Trump-KKK comparison. Sad. Like all good little liberals, Colbert fails to acknowledge that the KKK was created by Democrats. Concha of Mediaite trashed the show in...
  • Joe Biden, in Colbert Interview, Expresses Doubts About Bid for President

    09/10/2015 8:19:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 9/10/15 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., in an emotional, wide-ranging interview on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on Thursday, expressed doubt about the likelihood that he would run for president, saying that “I’d be lying if I said that I knew I was there.” Repeatedly touching on his parents, his faith and his emotional fragility from the recent death of his son Beau, Mr. Biden told Mr. Colbert that no “man or woman should run for president” without being able to promise voters that “you have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy, and my passion.” “Nobody has a right,...
  • Donald Trump says yes to Stephen Colbert

    09/10/2015 2:41:16 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 112 replies
    Stephen Colbert's show has been trying to book Donald Trump for months. And Trump just said yes. Trump will appear on the same day as Dr. Ernest Moniz, the Obama administration's energy secretary. Perhaps Trump and Moniz will have an on-air debate about the Iran deal. CBS announced Trump's appearance one day before the candidate visits Colbert's chief late-night rival, Jimmy Fallon of NBC's "Tonight Show." When Trump agreed to come on Fallon's show during Colbert's premiere week, it was interpreted as a snub of Colbert, who formerly played a conservative blowhard pundit on Comedy Central. Colbert debuted on Tuesday...
  • GROSS: Colbert Launches ‘Late Show’ with Donald Trump on Screen With KKK (Video)

    09/09/2015 9:59:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | September 9, 2015 5:05 pm | Guest post by Aleistar
    Stephen Colbert’s first night on the Late Show proved he’s still every bit the left wing hack he was on Comedy Central. He spent almost six solid minutes bashing Donald Trump but not a single joke about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal or crazy Socialist Bernie Sanders. In the course of his anti-Trump routine, he even put Donald Trump’s face on screen with an image of the KKK.
  • Rep. Steve King Schools Colbert and Democrats on American Workers (2010)

    12/19/2014 12:32:40 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King's opening statement, wherein he takes great offense to the lie that illegals do jobs that "Americans won't do", and lays out important support facts regarding this issue.
  • Pelosi laments end of 'Colbert Report' ("The Nation mourns")

    12/19/2014 3:28:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/14 | Judy Kurtz
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is lamenting the end of “The Colbert Report,” saying it’s a “loss for ‘truthiness’ advocates across America.” The Comedy Central series ends its run Thursday night. Host Stephen Colbert is poised to take the reins at CBS’s “The Late Show,” when David Letterman retires next year. The House minority leader appeared in a sketch earlier this month with Colbert, who plays a faux cable news host on the show. Pelosi stretched her acting muscles as a wheelie-popping bike cop who preached safety to Colbert and Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.).
  • Colbert & Prez @ GWU

    12/18/2014 8:47:20 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 17, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    His poll ratings may be in the basement and his policies might have mostly blown up in his face but there is one place where the president can still boost his self-esteem. This past Monday, Stephen Colbert, the faux television news host for Comedy Central, hosted President Barack Obama on the campus of George Washington University. As their school newsletter, GWToday, noted: “Our students started lining up for the show outside Lisner Auditorium by 9 a.m. George Washington Today was there to capture what was Trending Today – the first in an ongoing video series on current events and issues.”...
  • David Letterman's last show announced, clearing way for Colbert

    12/10/2014 1:05:52 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 34 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Brian Stelter
    Mark the date, David Letterman fans: May 20 will be his final edition of "The Late Show." CBS announced the finale date on Wednesday, a full five months before it will take place. Letterman announced his retirement plans back in April, but did not specify a date. "It's going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave's final broadcast in May," CBS CEO Les Moonves said in a statement. The network is planning a triumphant departure for the acclaimed late-night host, who will be succeeded by Stephen Colbert of...
  • John McCain to Stephen Colbert: Think I'd Make a Good President?

    12/02/2014 5:39:38 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 27 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 02, 2014 | Greg Richter
    "We need somebody who's got experience. You're here for the 'Colbert bump.' Is this a trial balloon to be secretary of defense?" Colbert asked. "Actually, I was thinking about running for president again. What do you think?" McCain deadpanned. "You would have the full resources of the 'Colbert Report' at your back in 2016 — if it were still on the air," Colbert shot back.
  • CBS, Colbert and Contempt for America

    04/14/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    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...