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Stephen Colbert’s ‘Factiness’

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Posted on Jan 10, 2007
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Adjusting to an altered political landscape, the “Report” host has been forced to craft a new word for his growing arsenal: “Now, since the beginning of my show, I’ve led a crusade against facts. Too often, they upset the truth that’s in your gut. But that was when the Republicans were in power. Their version of reality was worth ignoring facts for. Now the Democrats are running the show, and their version of reality is, unfortunately, based on reality.”

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    By Leige, January 24, 2007 at 3:59 pm Link to this comment
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    Facts are ok, as long as they don’t get in the way of the truth!

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    By Bill Blaxckolive, January 13, 2007 at 2:22 pm Link to this comment
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    Hey, you guys best get to having fun about the 9/ll coverup.  What are you, to be effete historically?  Start reading or whatever.  Go to the web. Do something goddamnit.

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    By MarchDancer, January 13, 2007 at 12:10 am Link to this comment
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    Let Truthiness Reign! But Factiness will always have a role to play no matter those who grace our halls of Congress and who dwell in our White House (to coin a few new cliches).

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    By johnnyfarout, January 11, 2007 at 1:23 pm Link to this comment
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    Happily, Colbert and the writers for the show are exponentially clever in their “talking points”. “Factiness” indeed! It’s this fresh wind blowing my mind that gives me hope we humans can survive these Dark Ages of the American psyche. At least when the lights go out there’ll be giggling in the bedroom the moral majority won’t be able to stop. No matter how loud they yell “shut up!”.

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