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‘Colbert Report’: Arianna Huffington on McCain’s ‘Viagra’

Posted on May 11, 2008
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Stephen Colbert is a feisty one, but he might have met his match in Huffington Post editrix Arianna Huffington, who came to his Thursday show sassy in lace and camera-ready with quips like, “You know what it’s like for John McCain to be endorsing torture? It’s like you becoming the president of the Grizzly Bear Fan Club.” In the nick of time, Colbert stole the show back from Huffington with his comeback to her best John McCain zinger.



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By slogans7, May 12, 2008 at 2:25 pm Link to this comment
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Maybe you were banned because you can’t spell, can’t type, and have insipid ideas.

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By Aegrus, May 12, 2008 at 10:06 am Link to this comment

Arianna Huffington is a nuisance. She’s another selfish politico who only cares about her own opinions..

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By thebeerdoctor, May 12, 2008 at 5:57 am Link to this comment

Purple Girl, so you were banned on HuffPo too? Did you ever get an answer from them explaining your ban? I too thought my class distinction comments got me banned, but now I am banned no longer, at least for now.

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By Marshall, May 12, 2008 at 12:15 am Link to this comment

Thanks for illustrating once again that the left is so mired in internal contradictions and conflicting interests that it is largely relegated to idealistic slogans, empty calls for change, and outright dismissal of dissension.

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By Purple Girl, May 11, 2008 at 6:45 pm Link to this comment

I was a daily reader and poster on HuffPo until I was Banned for daring to state my opinion that the ‘Investment bankers’ (Gamblers ) who got US in to this economic disaster be held Personally (cimianlly) responsible and be require to pay back the money they have stolen from US and pay back the foreign creditor who they also Swindled.
Funny how our ‘Leaders’ have no problem holding blaming US for Irresponsiblity or dishonesty when seeking loans- demanding we take responsiblity for Our actions Yet they are outraged ( or silence US) when we demand they be held to the same standard!
HuffPo has great articles, i fyou like to only skim the surface and never step out of the accepted ways of solving them. As long as you stay in the Realm of ‘conventional wisedom’ ( covering the Real criminals asses while pointing the finger at their victims) Or just repeating over & over what we Already Know- You will have the Priviledge of Free Speech. Otherwise You are Banned. Loved watching Stephen give Ari a taste of her own medicine- Talked right over the top of her. ‘Right is Wrong’ is stating the Obvious!We’ve Known this since Reagan! Funny she has no suggestions as to how to solve this contagious Infestation.Ari - If your are not part of the Solution, You Are part of the problem. Try to Catch Up, We’re still working to find real ways to get Rid of them (along with their Covert operatives Neo Con Blues- DLC). It’s laughable when she thinks she is so Enlightened and ‘progressive’ and she’s years (decades) behind the learning Curve.

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By foo, May 11, 2008 at 5:24 am Link to this comment
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I think the title should be this:

Left is right, right is wrong!


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