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(Breitbart.com)   Bombshell investigative report from Breitbart alleges Stephen Colbert may be engaging in satire and isn't really a Republican   (bighollywood.breitbart.com) divider line 247
    More: Unlikely, Andrew Breitbart, Republican, investigative journalism, Chuck Todd  
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2012-01-20 09:53:02 AM  
The for-profit news media is all about ratings. They don't care about much beyond that.

Also,

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-01-20 09:59:40 AM  
"He is making a mockery of the system," Todd said. "...Is it fair to the process? Yes, the process is a mess, but he's doing it in a way that feels like he's trying to influence it with his own agenda and that may be anti-Republican."

Or, you know, he could be a son of South Carolina. And it's the Republicans currently running their primary there. And the way SuperPACs function, their role, and whether they're damaging to the process is being discussed by the candidates themselves.
 
2012-01-20 10:24:58 AM  
Yes, it's all Colbert's fault.

It has nothing to do with the fact that the system has become a farce.
 
2012-01-20 10:27:19 AM  
All Mr. Colbert needs to do is incorporate himself and instantly he's better than a regular citizen.
 
2012-01-20 11:46:35 AM  
THE HELL YOU SAY?????????
 
2012-01-20 11:51:06 AM  
Or so the lamestream media would have you believe...
 
2012-01-20 11:51:31 AM  
That whole "free speech" thing really bothers republicans, doesn't it?
 
2012-01-20 11:51:50 AM  
He may also be canadian.
 
2012-01-20 11:52:16 AM  
Stephen Colbert is shining a spotlight onto how awful the Citizens United ruling was. The Supreme Court justices that ruled for it probably hate Stephen Colbert more than anything.
 
2012-01-20 11:52:26 AM  
KILL THE MESSENGER
 
2012-01-20 11:52:34 AM  
Wait, if Colbert is satire, then what the hell does that make the rest of these assholes running South Carolina?
 
2012-01-20 11:52:50 AM  
I also heard Borat isn't really from Kazahkstan.
 
2012-01-20 11:53:02 AM  
Nice use of the Unlikely tag.
 
2012-01-20 11:53:04 AM  
I'm shocked by this development. Shocked.
 
2012-01-20 11:53:05 AM  
Amazing that a fairly simple parody of themselves, is so dead on, and so bothersome to them. Very telling, IMO.
 
2012-01-20 11:53:24 AM  
"Is it to educate the public about the dangers of money and politics, and what's going on? Or is it simply to marginalize the Republican Party?

Both? Can it be both? Please let it be both.
 
2012-01-20 11:53:32 AM  
That only took them what a decade or so to figure out?

I do miss the days back when Rep Congressmen would appear on the Report thinking it was friendly waters.
 
2012-01-20 11:53:39 AM  
www.afunnystuff.com
 
2012-01-20 11:53:41 AM  
"NBC's Chuck Todd Troubled By Colbert Presidential Run: Is Media Helping Him Spread Anti-Republican Agenda?"

That headline is interesting. If you replace "Anti" with "Pro" and "Republican" with "American"... the headline ends up with the same meaning.
 
2012-01-20 11:54:23 AM  
Strike a nerve, did he?
 
2012-01-20 11:54:37 AM  

stoli n coke: I also heard Borat isn't really from Kazahkstan.


And Larry the Cable Guy isn't really a cable installer.
 
2012-01-20 11:54:53 AM  
Why Fark link sucky sites? Why?
 
2012-01-20 11:55:11 AM  
"He is making a mockery of the system," Todd said. "...Is it fair to the process? Yes, the process is a mess, but he's doing it in a way that feels like he's trying to influence it with his own agenda and that may be anti-Republican." -said(presumably) with a strait face

I.....I have no words

/Hanlon's razor
 
2012-01-20 11:55:12 AM  

ha-ha-guy: That only took them what a decade or so to figure out?

I do miss the days back when Rep Congressmen would appear on the Report thinking it was friendly waters.


The GOP is still butthurt that W's crew fell for the act and invited Colbert to the White House Correspondent's Dinner.
 
2012-01-20 11:55:15 AM  
My dream is that somehow Colbert wins the republican nomination and runs against president Obama.

I know that even if Colbert beat the odds and got enough delegates to put him over the top the GOP would dump him at the convention but a Colbert v. Obama election would be the best chance we've had in decades to getting a real liberal in the White House.
 
2012-01-20 11:55:43 AM  
I heard Colbets a papist and is anti-bear
 
2012-01-20 11:55:48 AM  
Aaaaaaannnnddd ... they last horse finally crosses the finish line!
 
2012-01-20 11:56:04 AM  
You also saying Ali G isn't a black man?
 
2012-01-20 11:56:07 AM  

Diogenes: Is it fair to the process? Yes, the process is a mess, but he's doing it in a way that feels like he's trying to influence it with his own agenda and that may be anti-Republican.


I like the implication here: "he's being unfair to the process by being anti-Republican."
 
2012-01-20 11:56:46 AM  

FireBreathingLiberal: [www.afunnystuff.com image 640x344]


FTA - Todd concluded by saying that he "idolized" American politics and didn't want to see people become more cynical about them.

Yes, yes they are that stupid.
 
2012-01-20 11:57:12 AM  
"Anyone with an IQ above room temperature knows what Colbert is up to"

How cold does Big Hollywood keep their offices?!?
 
2012-01-20 11:57:34 AM  
Odd... I don't see any Romero credits on the article.
 
2012-01-20 11:57:53 AM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: Wait, if Colbert is satire, then what the hell does that make the rest of these assholes running South Carolina?


Assholes.
 
2012-01-20 11:58:54 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Yes, it's all Colbert's fault.

It has nothing to do with the fact that the system has become a farce.


Yup. What better way to evoke dialogue about changing the system than to use the system to make its flaws visible via comedy.
 
2012-01-20 11:59:25 AM  
The ultimate irony is that Colbert himself is a moderate and a devout catholic and sunday school teacher. Outside of his characer, he actually probably would be a good Republican presidential nominee if they were going for some one center-right.
 
2012-01-20 12:01:20 PM  
Colbert is just proving that the United States Supreme Court is a joke.
And that's something every American should be worried about.
 
2012-01-20 12:01:28 PM  

error 303: The ultimate irony is that Colbert himself is a moderate and a devout catholic and sunday school teacher. Outside of his characer, he actually probably would be a good Republican presidential nominee if they were going for some one center-right.


No, he's not a CINO. He actually believes in helping people.
 
2012-01-20 12:01:37 PM  
The giveaway were the words serious and classy. This warranted more investigation and afterwards everything unraveled.
 
2012-01-20 12:01:47 PM  
Could Colbert be getting press coverage because he was polling better than Perry even before he dropped out?

MSM: Subverting the will of South Carolinians who support Colbert... or something.
 
2012-01-20 12:01:49 PM  

Minus1Kelvin: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Yes, it's all Colbert's fault.

It has nothing to do with the fact that the system has become a farce.

Yup. What better way to evoke dialogue about changing the system than to use the system to make its flaws visible via comedy.


Too bad the people who need to change the system, for the most part, have about as much humor as a glass of water.
 
2012-01-20 12:02:37 PM  
What you say? Someone set up us?
 
2012-01-20 12:02:56 PM  
from the comments:

A muslim father upset about the westernization of his family dressed up as Santa Claus, and killed 6 family members then himself. The same media that lauds Colbert and Stewart, didn't think this was news worthy. What if a Christian dressed up as Mohammd and killed his family then himself because his family has become too islamic, how would that have been handled?

Santa Claus is Jesus.
 
2012-01-20 12:03:31 PM  
i174.photobucket.com
 
2012-01-20 12:03:32 PM  
I have also discovered that Dr. Hugo Quackenbush may not be a real doctor.
 
2012-01-20 12:04:09 PM  

KarmicDisaster: What you say? Someone set up us?


Hey John Nolte is only interested in Great Justice for every zig.
 
2012-01-20 12:04:23 PM  
*sigh* You see the tag Breitbart and you just know what sorta ride you're in for. :P
 
2012-01-20 12:05:37 PM  

medius: from the comments:

A muslim father upset about the westernization of his family dressed up as Santa Claus, and killed 6 family members then himself. The same media that lauds Colbert and Stewart, didn't think this was news worthy. What if a Christian dressed up as Mohammd and killed his family then himself because his family has become too islamic, how would that have been handled?

Santa Claus is Jesus.


Why did you post that? I just lost 20 IQ points reading it, asshole.
 
2012-01-20 12:06:32 PM  
At least they do seem to grasp that he is mocking the travesty that is our modern election system. However, whining about his message being "anti-republican" is just stupid. It's his Super PAC, he can push whatever goddamned agenda he wants to. That's the point. Is it good for the American political system that a comedian can raise unlimited amounts of cash and flood the airwaves with BS political attack ads that further his own agenda? No, I really don't think that it is. Is it any more harmful than Carl Rove's Super PAC pushing his own personal agenda down America's throat? I certainly don't see how it could be. Wrong is wrong. Instead of whining about a message that you don't agree with, get off your ass and attack the problems within the system. At least Colbert is shining a huge spotlight on the travesty that is our campaign finance system while furthering his agenda. Carl Rove and his ilk are simply exploiting it for their own personal gain and hoping that nobody notices what a farce things have become.
 
2012-01-20 12:07:12 PM  
Subby is an idiot. Trying to mislead for your own misguided views.
 
2012-01-20 12:07:21 PM  

BKITU: I just lost 20 IQ points reading it, asshole.


that's not enough

get to -40 and then we can have a serious discussion
 
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