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Facebook Triumph for Colbert

Regardless of Americans’ varying opinions about Comedy Central court jester Stephen Colbert’s satirical (or is it?) play for the White House, one thing’s for sure—the man’s getting results.  While Barack Obama’s bid to build a loyal network of young’uns on Facebook grew slowly, Colbert’s followers almost crashed the ultra-popular site’s servers in mere days.

Posted on Oct 29, 2007 READ MORE


Peter Agre

Science Misused as Propaganda, Says Nobel Laureate

Dr. Peter Agre of Scientists and Engineers for America condemns Washington’s exploitation of fake science: “Good science has something to do with reality, and reality is sometimes very useful.”

Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE


David Kuo

Faith-Based Whistle-Blower

Stephen Colbert interviews David Kuo, whose new book, “Tempting Faith,” exposes the Bush administration’s cynical exploitation of religion.

Posted on Oct 19, 2006 READ MORE


Richard Dawkins

The Science of Atheism

Biologist Richard Dawkins, author of “The God Delusion,” debates Stephen Colbert on the irrationality of religion, the misrepresentation of evolution and the idiocy of intelligent design.

Posted on Oct 18, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert’s Guide to Republican Folly

In case you lost track, Stephen Colbert offers this rundown of Republican debacles.  From phantom WMDs to Mark Foley, the “Report” host highlights the greatest hits of GOP mania.

Posted on Oct 17, 2006 READ MORE


Andrew Sullivan and Stephen Colbert

Andrew Sullivan on GOP Homosexuality and Hypocrisy

Conservative blogger and gay activist Andrew Sullivan visited “The Colbert Report” to discuss the GOP’s double standard when it comes to homosexuality: “They can’t pretend to be tolerant in private, and intolerant in public.  They’re either going to have to purge all the gays from the Republican Party or they’re going to start having to behave like grown-ups and treat us like human beings.”

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 READ MORE


Michael Lewis

E-Word Creates Controversy at Christian Convention

Michael Lewis tells Stephen Colbert how his new book, “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game,” a rags-to-riches tale about football, caused a “rebellion” at the Christian Booksellers Association convention simply by dropping the E-bomb in the subtitle.

Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert Spoofs Clinton Blame Game

Stephen Colbert offers his take on the fallout from Bill Clinton’s Fox News appearance, including the Hillary/Condi fracas, and why the former president is to blame for everything from Republican tax cuts to the war in Iraq.

Posted on Sep 28, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert Shames McCain

Stephen Colbert put McCain and friends to shame on Monday by exposing the Republican senator’s torture protest as pseudo-opposition and their compromise with the Bush administration as an abject cave-in.

Posted on Sep 26, 2006 READ MORE


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Colbert to GOP’ers: Lose in November!

Colbert offers some suspect political analysis for Republicans. A nice zinger in “The Word” segment: When you can vote for the president [in 2008], the Republicans will need a platform.” [On-screen: “Hopefully with a trap door.”]

Posted on Sep 22, 2006 READ MORE


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Colbert Rips American Tribalism

Stephen Colbert offered this riff on racial tribalism in America, after learning that whites tend to live amongst other whites.  Heres a taste: ғIm colorblind.  I donҒt see race, folks, and I always thought my gated community was incredibly diverse.  But, uh, today I asked around and it turns out that everyone at last weeks ґsmooth jazz and mayonnaise block party was in fact white.Ҕ

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert Lampoons Bush?s Torture Agenda

On Monday, Stephen Colbert went after Bush?s proposed re-imagining of the Geneva Convention by inviting the president to come on the ?Report? and demonstrate his preferred interrogation techniques.  Mocking the president?s assertion that the treaty banning torture lacks clarity, Colbert observed: ?I personally think the image of the president saying specifically what, to him, is not an outrage on human dignity will make everyone see his position very clearly….?

Posted on Sep 19, 2006 READ MORE


Richard Sexton and Stephen Colbert

Colbert Plays the Name Game in Jersey

Stephen Colbert sat down with Richard Sexton on Tuesday to discuss his congressional candidacy against the confusingly named incumbent, James Saxton.  As can be expected, hijinks ensue, including Colbert’s generous offer to smear Sexton’s opponent for him and a mock concession call not to be missed.

Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert Nails Docu-Farce

Stephen Colbert sank his teeth into the “Path to 9/11” controversy on Monday, shaming ABC’s truth-challenged drama: “What better way to commemorate a national tragedy than turning it into a miniseries?”

Posted on Sep 12, 2006 READ MORE


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At the Emmys, Stewart and Colbert Take On Hollywood

As presenters during the annual television Emmy awards, Jon Stewart played straight man to Stephen Colbert as he railed against the “godless sodomites” in the audience.

Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


Cheney Lap Dog to Pen Official Bio

The vice president has reportedly tapped Weekly Standard reporter Stephen Hayes to write Cheney’s official biography. Hayes is the guy Cheney used to peddle his myths about the connection between Iraq and 9/11. (h/t: HuffPo)
Surprise, surprise.

Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


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From GoogleVideo

‘The Office’ Training Videos Microsoft Doesn’t Want You to See

The creators and star of the hilarious BBC series “The Office” made two humorous training videos for Microsoft in 2003, under the condition they would never be made public. But they have been leaked to the Internet, and already Microsoft got YouTube.com to take them down. Lucky for us, GoogleVideo still has them up. (watch them)

Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert
From Comedy Central

Colbert Dominating TV-Web Fusion

During last night’s (Aug. 21) show, Stephen Colbert aired fan-created video mash-ups of an earlier episode—and then urged his viewers to make more. More than anyone else on TV, Colbert is harnessing the energies and enthusiasms of his viewers to produce a better product. Huff Po’s Rachel Sklar has more.

Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert: Why Is Bush Running Away From Lamont?s Opponent?

Stephen Colbert wonders if Bush is refusing to endorse Ned Lamont?s Republican opponent in the Conn. Senate race because the president is so toxic these days. But Colbert also has another theory…

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 READ MORE


Party of Death

Colbert Ribs ‘Party of Death’ Author

Stephen Colbert trains his mock-Bill O’Reilly act on Ramesh Ponnuru, the conservative author of “Party of Death.” Colbert: “You’ve got a blurb on your cover from Ann Coulter. That’s some credibility right there.”

Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


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Colbert Campaigns for Tom DeLay

The Hammer has his hands full defending himself in court, but he?s still on the ballot in Texas, so Stephen Colbert was kind enough to make a campaign ad for him.  The prayer Tom DeLay says he made before having his mug shot taken, that ?people see Christ through me,? serves as the inspiration for the ad.

Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdig Weekly Video Roundup

Check out a collection of the best Truthdig-flavored video clips of the past week. Featuring: Hillary Clinton’s smack-down of Donald Rumsfeld; Jon Stewart on Mel Gibson media coverage; a head-banging Ted Stevens music video, and more…

Posted on Aug 4, 2006 READ MORE


Colbert interviews Paul Hackett

Colbert Delivers Vintage Comeback to Antiwar Vet

The ex-Senate candidate and Iraq War vet Paul Hackett asked Stephen Colbert, “Do you really think we’re going to spread democracy with the business end of an M-16?” Colbert’s response was classic. Check it out.

Posted on Aug 4, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert Accuses Congresswoman of Sexual Harassment

Stephen Colbert, in his endlessly entertaining mission to interview every member of Congress, sat down with D.C. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton on Thursday.  While she might not have gotten the joke, the congresswoman demonstrated great patience as she and Colbert argued over whether Washington, D.C., is part of the United States.

Posted on Jul 28, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert: Mideast Goes ?Democrazy?

Linguists beware; Stephen Colbert has invented a new word: “democrazy.”  As the host explains, ?there was a time when I thought the key to Middle East peace was representative government, but then democracy gives us a prime minister who sides with Hezbollah, an Iranian president who wants to go nuclear, and a Palestinian government controlled by Hamas.  So, now, I?m thinking maybe we did the wrong thing.?

Posted on Jul 27, 2006 READ MORE


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Ruler-Wielding Catholic Threatens Colbert

William Donohue, executive director of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, began his appearance on “The Colbert Report” on Tuesday by swiping at the host with a ruler.  After Colbert confiscated the ruler, Donohue went on to hit a home run for tolerance by challenging the nativity of Native Americans and the motives of Hollywood Jews.

Posted on Jul 26, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert’s Middle East Proposal: Worship Miss Israel & Miss Lebanon

As violence once again wracks that troubled region, “The Colbert Report” host reminds us that the 2006 Miss Universe Pageant is this weekend. “Let’s forget about the conflict between Israel and Lebanon, and focus instead on the competition between Miss Israel and Miss Lebanon.”

Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert Circles the Bush & Lieberman Love Nest

Stephen Colbert focuses in on the kiss that President Bush planted on the cheek of Sen. Joe Lieberman, and muses: “You know, Mr. Bush has such soft hands. I can only imagine what his lips are like.”
(full transcript: Enigmatic Paradox)

Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


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Colbert to Suskind: We Need a ‘Zero Percent Doctrine’

Stephen Colbert tells author Ron Suskind that Vice President Cheney’s so-called “One Percent Doctrine”—whereby a one percent chance of terrorists obtaining WMDs must be treated as a certainty—is “soft on terror.”

  • Colbert: “One percent? Shouldn’t it be a zero percent doctrine? I mean even if there’s no chance that someone’s a threat to the United States, and they just look at us funny, shouldn’t we just—[beats a fist into his palm]—tag ‘em?”

  • Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Stephen Colbert and Rick Larsen

    Colbert to Congressman: ‘Are You High Right Now?’

    “Your state is one of the few that has a medical marijuana program,” Stephen Colbert said to Congressman Rick Larsen of Washington.
    Larsen: Uh-huh, that’s right.
    Colbert: Are you high right now?

    Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Stephen Colbert

    Colbert Sounds Off on the Feminine Ideal

    Stephen Colbert has some thoughtful advice on the female quest for beauty.

    Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


    N. Korea Is Seen as Wanting to Grab Nuclear Spotlight From Iran

    Stephen Hadley, Bush’s national security advisor, told reporters about North Korea’s missile launch, “Obviously, it is a bit of an effort to get attention, perhaps because so much attention has been focused on the Iranians.”

  • This reminds us of a classic Andy Borowitz article a few years back that said something to the effect of “Kim Jong Il Wants to Know What It Will Take for America to Bomb His Country and Put It on the Map.” Can anyone find that link?

    Posted on Jul 5, 2006 READ MORE


  • Stephen Colbert

    Ever Wonder Why Politicos Do the Colbert Show?

    No matter how silly Stephen Colbert makes politicians look on his show, an appearance on “The Colbert Report” is the best (and maybe the only) way to make young voters pay attention and respond to their representatives in Congress, according to The Washington Times.

    Posted on Jul 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Stephen Colbert and Brit Hume

    Colbert: The N.Y. Times Wants Your Family Dead

    Colbert sums up the N.Y. Times bank records issue. This clip also contains the not-to-be-missed zinger about Brit Hume and Superman.

    Posted on Jun 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Colbert Weighs In on N.Y. Times Bank Records Controversy

    Stephen Colbert said the N.Y. Times could learn a thing or two about secrecy from Superman, who continued to be “a pretend journalist”—“like Brit Hume.”

    Posted on Jun 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Stephen Colbert

    Colbert Rocks the Minimum Wage

    The “Colbert Report” host is very understanding when it comes to the minimum wage.

    Posted on Jun 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Lynn Westmoreland on The Colbert Report

    Colbert Show: 10 Commandments Bill Sponsor Knows Only Three

    This is just insanely troubling: Getting beyond the fact that the GOP congressman interviewed by Stephen Colbert could name only three of the 10 commandments he wants to see enshrined in public schools and courtrooms…the guy, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, is a completely empty suit. He didn’t utter an intelligent syllable the entire interview. And he’s in Congress.

    Posted on Jun 16, 2006 READ MORE


    West of Jesus

    Wave Rider

    Truthdig contributor Steven Kotler describes in The New York Times Magazine how the mere act of going surfing pulled him out of a near-suicidal battle with Lyme disease and kick-started a quest to explore the nexus of surf, science and spirituality.

    Posted on Jun 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Stephen Colbert delivers a commencement address
    From Knox.edu

    Colbert to Grads: English Is God’s Language

    As the commencement speaker for a small Illinois college, satirist Stephen Colbert told the graduates, ?God wrote [the Bible] in English for a reason: So it could be taught in our public schools.?

    Posted on Jun 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Colbert and John Gibson

    The Colbert Show Solves the ‘Under’-Population Problem

    Stephen Colbert listens as Fox News host John Gibson explains that the world needs “procreation,  not recreation.”

    Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Colbert Points
    Roger L. Wollenberg / Pool Photo via N.Y. Times

    Did Media Miss Real Colbert Story?

    Check out this fantastic review of Colbert’s performance, including this: “It was perhaps the first time in Bush’s tenure that the president was forced to sit and listen to any American cite the litany of criminal and corruption allegations that have piled up against his administration.”

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Israel Lobby Researchers Respond to Their Critics

    The Harvard and U. of Chicago professors take on the criticism surrounding their controversial critique of America’s Israel lobby.

    Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Colbert Points
    Roger L. Wollenberg / Pool Photo via N.Y. Times

    C-SPAN Pulls Colbert Clips From Internet Sites

    The nonprofit TV network demanded that popular video hosting sites Youtube and iFilm remove clips of Stephen Colbert’s roast of President Bush—because of alleged copyright infringement.
    (Google Video made a deal with C-SPAN to host the video.)

    Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Colbert Roasts FEMA

    Colbert Suggests a New Name for FEMA

    “The Colbert Report” host, fresh off his career-making roast of President Bush, comes up with a way to save the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Posted on May 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Blumenthal: Colbert Spoke Truth, not Truthiness, to Power

    Sidney Blumenthal says Stephen Colbert delivered the “most scathing public critique of the Bush presidency and the complicity of a craven press corps,” so it’s not surprising his routine was met by silence by the journalists in the room.

    Posted on May 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Tucker Carlson on Colbert
    From youtube.com

    Everyone’s Got an Opinion on Colbert

    Reactions to Stephen Colbert’s Bush roast largely break down along lines of political affiliations. But there are exceptions. Check ‘em out.
    Also, watch Tucker Calson call it an “embarrassing public flop.

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Two Bushes

    A Tale of Two Bushes

    Check out the gag routine that Bush and a presidential impersonator did during Sunday’s correspondents’ dinner. It’s funny, but a lot safer than the Stephen Colbert roast that followed it.

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Was ‘Ready to Blow’ During Colbert’s Roast

    An aide to the president says that during Stephen Colbert’s “tribute” on Sunday night, Bush “got that look that he’s ready to blow.”

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Colbert and anti-gay congressman

    Colbert Takes a Ride on a GOP Road

    Georgia Republican Congressman Phil Gingrey seconds Colbert’s motion that homosexuals shouldn’t be allowed to “gay up” the highways.

    Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


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