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Word of the Year: Refudiate

This year, Sarah Palin created a very memorable neologism, and now that word has become famous like its politician-turned-reality-star creator! Yes, the word voted in by the good people at the New Oxford American Dictionary is refudiate.

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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 WATCH & LISTEN


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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 WATCH & LISTEN


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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 WATCH & LISTEN


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Colbert Gives Us the Word on the War

Stephen Colbert continues to gain ground on Jon Stewart with his blistering satires of U.S. policy. This time he riffs on a new name that the Pentagon is using for the war on terror.

Posted on Mar 10, 2006 READ MORE


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