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‘Colbert Report’: Between a Rock and a Black Face

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Posted on Apr 9, 2010

The Republican National Committee is in quite a pickle following the whole lesbian-bondage-club kerfuffle, which has made some right-wingers question RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s leadership skills and to form a “shadow RNC ... only with a little less shadow,” as Stephen Colbert puts it in this clip.  —KA

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By subtext, April 13, 2010 at 6:11 pm Link to this comment
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Ofersince72 might be onto something, although he has it backwards.
Colbert has already done a segment where he pointed out that Beck has been succeeding while imitating HIM (Colbert): by crying on queue, by thinking all politics is about him personally, by not understanding the issues, by trying to frame everything as free-market vs communism, by showing dangerous signs of a personality disorder, and by taking any sign of progress as a personal affront.
Beck’s shows are already ironic and foolish, his viewers just don’t know it yet.

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By ofersince72, April 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm Link to this comment

Tomas de Tampa,

I love them too. They are funny and have injected in
their own way , much truth to fiction.

But just like all other mainstream, they are concentrating
their efforts villifying those who we already know are
“those two pack more truth into three minutes than Beck
ever presents.”  This is very true and makes them more
than just comedians. Wasting their time on the likes
of Beck and Steele , while humorous, does little.
but it is easy pickings…
I would like to see them pack some truth in some more
pressing issues rather than being just another mouthpiece
for the Democrat Party. but thats just me and my opinion.

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By thomas de tampa, April 12, 2010 at 5:25 am Link to this comment
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Colbert and Jon Stewart are comedians. Good comedians are the court jesters who show us truth and irony and make us laugh.  Fox presents Beck as a serious commentator, and there are nutcases who take his lunatic rantings very seriously.  Yes, I know he thinks he calls himself an entertainer, but there are many low-functioning right wingers who believe every word on his blackboard.  I would never call Colbert and Stewart “the Beck of the liberals.”  Those two comedians pack more truth into three minutes than Beck ever presents. Ever.  He is a fool.

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By BaileyWuXiang, April 12, 2010 at 4:16 am Link to this comment

With Karl Rove involved, there’s always the assassination alternative.

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By ofersince72, April 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm Link to this comment

Well,  it looks like Stewart and Colbert have

either been forced, or decided that is where the money is

,,in the Divide and Conquer game….

it seems, even their though shows are tongue and cheek news
shows,  they are following mainstream and focusing on
the ineptness of the Republican Party , which everyone
and their brother already knows is,  and forgeting the
real news.. They are good , and funny, at what they do,
but are becoming the Beck of the liberals.

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