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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 69
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2012-01-20 11:52:16 AM
10 votes:
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 11:51:31 AM
9 votes:
That whole "free speech" thing really bothers republicans, doesn't it?
2012-01-20 12:06:32 PM
6 votes:
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 11:53:41 AM
5 votes:
"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 11:53:05 AM
5 votes:
Amazing that a fairly simple parody of themselves, is so dead on, and so bothersome to them. Very telling, IMO.
2012-01-20 10:27:19 AM
5 votes:
All Mr. Colbert needs to do is incorporate himself and instantly he's better than a regular citizen.
2012-01-20 10:24:58 AM
5 votes:
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 12:23:57 PM
4 votes:
Colbert is a true American hero. I dont say that facetiously, mockingly or jokingly. He elevates satire to a new level, in fact I bet in 100 years it will be called colberting instead of satire.

He is genius, and everything about this is genius. What if Cain finishes in the top 3 or something? then what? its great.
2012-01-20 11:52:26 AM
4 votes:
KILL THE MESSENGER
2012-01-20 01:05:11 PM
3 votes:
Todd concluded by saying that he "idolized" American politics

Yikes. American politics is currently one of the most vile spectacles on the planet. I'd love to have been able to ask him some followup questions, such as;

What part of American politics do you like the most?
- that obscene amounts of money are spent in order to even participate in the proceedings?
- that it's impossible to see which influence-seeking corporations are funding the candidates, and to what degree?
- that it's ultimately now a reality show where the randomly changing celebrity fever of the ADD masses determines who goes on to essentially rule the world?
- that whether or not you have a gaff or a 'bad television moment' is seemingly more crucial to the outcome of your campaign than your actual beliefs, policies, and experience?
- that there is basically an established standard of empty, meaningless bullshiat you have to say as a candidate, because if you actually state your beliefs and would-be policies, you'll lose potential voters?
- or the fact that debate moderators and attending voters accept these empty, question-skirting answers instead of actually demanding a clear answer from a candidate that expresses their *actual view* on an issue?
2012-01-20 11:59:25 AM
3 votes:
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 11:57:53 AM
3 votes:

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 11:56:07 AM
3 votes:

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 11:53:24 AM
3 votes:
"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 09:59:40 AM
3 votes:
"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 04:24:14 PM
2 votes:
i256.photobucket.com

"All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian." -- Pat Paulsen

No comedian has ever run for president to poke fun at how bizarre it can all be. Oh, wait, except for in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1988, 1992, and 1996.
2012-01-20 02:46:12 PM
2 votes:

tcan: Colbert suffers from the same disease as SNL, Stewart and various other comedy/satires. They don't believe in equal opportunity bashing.


You really, honestly believe that?

When a Democrat says something stupid, like, "Guam is a floating island and if we move a military base to one side of the island it may capsize" they make fun of them. When a Democrat shows off his erection in his underwear and then sends that image to a woman he never met and then claims that he didn't do that and somebody hacked his twitter account, they make fun of him.

The reality is, the GOP is a laughingstock of a political party. Democrats say / do some dumb things too once in a while, but compared to the GOP laugh factory they cannot possibly compete with that.
2012-01-20 12:29:28 PM
2 votes:
HIghlander was still a documentary and the events happened in real time, right?
2012-01-20 12:28:43 PM
2 votes:

Brother_Mouzone: Colbert is a true American hero. I dont say that facetiously, mockingly or jokingly. He elevates satire to a new level, in fact I bet in 100 years it will be called colberting instead of satire.


I wonder if we're going to look back at this campaign as the moment America stopped taking politics seriously or the moment that America started taking politics seriously.
2012-01-20 12:08:00 PM
2 votes:
Apparently the Death Star is no moon either

/bet hamill's never skywalked in his life
2012-01-20 12:07:47 PM
2 votes:

Pants full of macaroni!!: stoli n coke: I also heard Borat isn't really from Kazahkstan.

And Larry the Cable Guy isn't really a cable installer.


And his name is really Dan, and he doesn't really have a hillbilly accent, and he began his comedy career wearing ill-fitted pleated khakis and telling jokes about his gramma, and he's a total douche.
2012-01-20 12:05:37 PM
2 votes:

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 12:01:20 PM
2 votes:
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 11:58:54 AM
2 votes:

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 11:55:43 AM
2 votes:
I heard Colbets a papist and is anti-bear
2012-01-20 11:55:15 AM
2 votes:
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 11:55:12 AM
2 votes:

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 11:52:34 AM
2 votes:
Wait, if Colbert is satire, then what the hell does that make the rest of these assholes running South Carolina?
2012-01-20 09:33:08 PM
1 votes:

jabelar: Colbert's kinda funny, but I really don't get the "genius" level admiration he gets. I mean his satire is really bald, he really overexaggerates, and is basically just silly. Overall it is a really predictable and somewhat tired shtick. To me it is about the comedic level of modern Saturday Night Live -- good for a predictable chuckle and an occasional "did he really do that" kinda fun.


He consistently goes exactly where people think he shouldn't go, to say exactly what needs to be said. His comments on the Norwegian massacre were some of the most damning words ever said on television about television and the reactionary society we have become, couched in a layer of satirical agreement with the news that can make you giggle at words like 'muslish'. His coining of Wikiality was hilarious because of the whole elephant thing and the defacement of Wikipedia, but at the same time it was pointing out that we have access to such a flood of information that our main way of determining the authenticity of any given bit of information is the number of people who agree with it...the building of 'truth' through consensus.

It's more than just satire, it's Socratic irony of the highest order. That he can mix this with dick jokes and Munchma Quchi is what makes it so fantastic.
2012-01-20 04:21:16 PM
1 votes:

NateGrey: StoPPeRmobile: Mikey1969: StoPPeRmobile: Craptastic: Pants full of macaroni!!: stoli n coke: I also heard Borat isn't really from Kazahkstan.

And Larry the Cable Guy isn't really a cable installer.

And his name is really Dan, and he doesn't really have a hillbilly accent, and he began his comedy career wearing ill-fitted pleated khakis and telling jokes about his gramma, and he's a total douche.

Jealous much?

He's also a one-trick pony who can't give a simple radio interview without falling over himself to say 'Git 'er Done' as many times as humanly possible. The guy is about as funny as a train wreck, and no I'm not jealous, he just has no real talent.

What's your trick?

A Larry the Cable Guy fanboy?

Now I've seen everything.


So now its my 12 year old nephew and StoPPeRmobile
2012-01-20 04:14:36 PM
1 votes:

sethstorm: Mikey1969: If anything, we need more Colberts and less Brietbarts.

THIS.

That, and Colbert doesnt need a felon flunkie punk to fail at doing his dirty work.



punk: slang for a young man who is the sexual partner of an older man
2012-01-20 04:01:52 PM
1 votes:
Steven Colbert is clearly a problem. Why point at a broken, unfair system and call attention to it when you can stick your head in the sand and ignore it up until the time that the poor burn everything to the ground in frustration?

Why would anyone want to draw attention to our problems prior to the moment when our problems annhilate us?
2012-01-20 03:33:06 PM
1 votes:

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.


So if the media "didn't think it was newsworthy", how did the Amazing Kreskin there find out about it? Always funny when someone uses a news story to point out that the news isn't covering something.
2012-01-20 03:28:20 PM
1 votes:

qorkfiend: I like the implication here: "he's being unfair to the process by being anti-Republican."


And then he probably went on to say something Anti-Democrat without batting an eyelid.

REPUBLICANS, THESE ARE YOUR MOUTHPIECES!! TAKE YOUR PARTY BACK, OR FOREVER BE MARGINALIZED AND SEEN AS ANTI-SCIENCE, ANTI-INTELLECTUAL RETARDS!!
2012-01-20 03:23:08 PM
1 votes:
Colbert is great. I love what he's doing to shine a light on the corruption that has become common place in our politics.

I can't think of another media personality that is going after this problem as seriously as Colbert.

He's set himself up perfectly too. He's blowing the cover the political class counts on to keep their systemic bribery churning, and he can't be called out for it. He will always answer in character, with the kind of wit and presence of mind that the crooks just don't expect. He's really good at what he's doing and it's a lot more than just entertainment. He's pissing off all the right people and making me laugh out loud...love that guy.
F42
2012-01-20 03:22:54 PM
1 votes:
"What is his real agenda here?" he said. "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?

To educate the public about the dangers of money and politics, you have to marginalize the Republican Party.
2012-01-20 02:42:28 PM
1 votes:
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool"
2012-01-20 02:35:49 PM
1 votes:
tcan:

We do George Carlin, the GOP does Mallard Fillmore.

Seriously, the last decent conservative funny guy was Jeff MacNelly and he died 12 years ago and now would be considered a Liberal.
2012-01-20 02:16:34 PM
1 votes:

tcan: Colbert suffers from the same disease as SNL, Stewart and various other comedy/satires. They don't believe in equal opportunity bashing. I remember when Obama was elected I waited for SNL to poke some holes in his ego and sure enough there was a sketch about him which made fun of ......his ears. Wow that was such hard hitting satire I was astonished. I don't expect these guys to be fair or nice but if for example Colbert wanted to be really surprising he could have run against Obama in a primary instead of leaving it open to Vermin to take the spotlight. Comedy and satire should be unexpected if it is to have real impact and making fun of the Republicans isn't because everyone is doing it. All he becomes is a "me too" guy.


You sound...well....mad.

I know your a hardcore Republican, but you are the joke. Thats what is funny. Start up another half hour news hour if you think Obama's ego is hilarious.

This is what I find hilarious:

tcan 2011-01-22 12:13:06 PM
I just love the way liberals keep touting all the bad, has-been, and never were candidates for the GOP nomination. Is it that you don't believe that Obama can actually beat a good candidate? Your wishful thinking is so cute.


Alot has changed in a year huh?
2012-01-20 02:07:34 PM
1 votes:

tcan: Colbert suffers from the same disease as SNL, Stewart and various other comedy/satires. They don't believe in equal opportunity bashing. I remember when Obama was elected I waited for SNL to poke some holes in his ego and sure enough there was a sketch about him which made fun of ......his ears. Wow that was such hard hitting satire I was astonished. I don't expect these guys to be fair or nice but if for example Colbert wanted to be really surprising he could have run against Obama in a primary instead of leaving it open to Vermin to take the spotlight. Comedy and satire should be unexpected if it is to have real impact and making fun of the Republicans isn't because everyone is doing it. All he becomes is a "me too" guy.


Ask yourself this question: Why aren't there many Republican comedians?

There's a reason why Republicans love outrage as their political entertainment, not comedy.
2012-01-20 02:06:06 PM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: BunkoSquad: "Anyone with an IQ above room temperature knows what Colbert is up to"

How cold does Big Hollywood keep their offices?!?

Absolute zero.


no

less than zero
2012-01-20 01:42:10 PM
1 votes:

Brother_Mouzone: Colbert is a true American hero. I dont say that facetiously, mockingly or jokingly. He elevates satire to a new level, in fact I bet in 100 years it will be called colberting instead of satire.

He is genius, and everything about this is genius. What if Cain finishes in the top 3 or something? then what? its great.


Damn straight. I've always liked Stewart, but you can only go so far as a straight up comedian. When Stewart does his thing, it's obvious (not that that's bad).

Colbert is like a ninja the way he works his angle. Take the GOP argument, dial it up a notch, and let the audience realize the absurdity of it all. He plants the seed in your brain and let's the audience figure it out.

The most recent super PAC commercial? The one that attacked him to prove they weren't collaborating? F*cking brilliant. I didn't donate to it before, but I will now. Colbert and his writers are brilliant satirists. I've never seen it done better.

/laughed so hard at the "anti Colbert" super PAC commercial I woke up my fiancée.
// if you're not laughing, you should be crying at our political state of affairs
2012-01-20 01:26:14 PM
1 votes:

Brother_Mouzone: here is live footage of his event right now with Herman Cain

http://www.breakingnews.com/


Tweets aren't coverage.
2012-01-20 12:46:57 PM
1 votes:
This is just one more example to make the case that Conservatism is some kind of mental defect that prevents you from understand nuance and satire. Or maybe just a defect resulting in some really constricting one-dimensional thought process.
2012-01-20 12:46:20 PM
1 votes:

atomic-age: How does one "dress up as Mohammed" anyway?


i42.tinypic.com
2012-01-20 12:41:56 PM
1 votes:
Chuck Todd is just mad that the political construct as he sees it is being threatened and possibly invalidated. It's as if he believes U.S. politics is not cynical and partisan but rather empirical and measurable. Also, shave off whatever that is on your face.
2012-01-20 12:40:52 PM
1 votes:

Lando Lincoln: 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.


Or love him for it. Part of their ruling was that they wanted Congress to pass new laws which would re-regulate the process, just through a different manner. Of course, Congress did nothing
2012-01-20 12:39:27 PM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: StoPPeRmobile: Kome: StoPPeRmobile: wmoonfox: That whole "free speech" thing really bothers republicans authoritarians, doesn't it?

FTFY.

What's the difference?

Do you know the answer?

The answer is "there isn't one"


I think this is one of those "all Republicans are authoritarian, but not all authoritarians are Republican" deals.
2012-01-20 12:39:06 PM
1 votes:
Anyone with an IQ above room temperature knows what Colbert is up to.

Which is why Republicans are so worried.
2012-01-20 12:35:58 PM
1 votes:
"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?

i0.kym-cdn.com
2012-01-20 12:34:07 PM
1 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: Kome: StoPPeRmobile: wmoonfox: That whole "free speech" thing really bothers republicans authoritarians, doesn't it?

FTFY.

What's the difference?

Do you know the answer?


The answer is "there isn't one"
2012-01-20 12:30:31 PM
1 votes:
FTFA: "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?"

Chuck Todd mistake is thinking those two things are mutually exclusive.

Two birds, one stone....well played Mr. Colbert.
2012-01-20 12:23:31 PM
1 votes:
mantequillaconazucar.files.wordpress.com
2012-01-20 12:17:39 PM
1 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: wmoonfox: That whole "free speech" thing really bothers republicans authoritarians, doesn't it?

FTFY.


What's the difference?
2012-01-20 12:15:52 PM
1 votes:
The mistake no one should make, though, is to buy the notion that Todd is the only member of the MSM to have cracked Colbert's code. Anyone with an IQ above room temperature knows what Colbert is up to.

That's enlightening, since Brietbart had to just spend 200 words explaining to his followers what Colbert's doing.
2012-01-20 12:15:15 PM
1 votes:

Lando Lincoln: 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.


His interview last night with John Paul Stevens was pretty awesome.
2012-01-20 12:12:05 PM
1 votes:

voran: *sigh* You see the tag Breitbart and you just know what sorta ride you're in for. :P


I'm kinda curious to read it, but I know better than to give Breitbart a click
2012-01-20 12:11:59 PM
1 votes:
Breitbart, where rational thought goes to die.

Also, of course they're that stupid. So are some of the voters. They're the GOP base. In particular, they're the GOP base in South Carolina.

These voters watched a debate where they loudly booed RON PAUL for supporting the golden rule and cheered when Gingrich had no farking clue how something he said might have offended black people. They've now put Gingrich in the lead as the probable primary winner per fivethirtyeight.com. Newt farking Gingrich, a guy who can't get through a day without publicly saying something hugely assholish. That's who many SC Republicans want. It says more about them than it does about Newt.
2012-01-20 12:10:05 PM
1 votes:

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.


I don't disagree with you but when was the system not a farce?
2012-01-20 12:07:21 PM
1 votes:

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
2012-01-20 12:03:32 PM
1 votes:
I have also discovered that Dr. Hugo Quackenbush may not be a real doctor.
2012-01-20 12:01:37 PM
1 votes:
The giveaway were the words serious and classy. This warranted more investigation and afterwards everything unraveled.
2012-01-20 12:01:28 PM
1 votes:

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 11:57:12 AM
1 votes:
"Anyone with an IQ above room temperature knows what Colbert is up to"

How cold does Big Hollywood keep their offices?!?
2012-01-20 11:56:04 AM
1 votes:
You also saying Ali G isn't a black man?
2012-01-20 11:55:11 AM
1 votes:
"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 11:54:53 AM
1 votes:
Why Fark link sucky sites? Why?
2012-01-20 11:54:23 AM
1 votes:
Strike a nerve, did he?
2012-01-20 09:53:02 AM
1 votes:
The for-profit news media is all about ratings. They don't care about much beyond that.

Also,

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
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