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(Chicago Trib)   Colbert Report wins Peabody award for super PAC segments. You can't explain that   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 20
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2012-04-05 11:16:10 AM
For as much news as I consume even I didn't really fully understand exactly the point of the Super Pacs until he started to exploit the system on this show. So I'm glad he's getting recognized for all that.
 
2012-04-05 11:17:26 AM
Truly excellence in television.images4.wikia.nocookie.net


>i'm serious
 
2012-04-05 11:24:29 AM
A late night funny man.... winning a Peabody.... remind you of anyone?

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2012-04-05 11:30:29 AM

Expolaris: Truly excellence in television.[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 185x164]


>i'm serious


Munch ma....cootchie?
 
2012-04-05 11:33:09 AM

Expolaris: Truly excellence in television.[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 185x164]


>i'm serious


Is much funnier (and cuter) with that joke:

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2012-04-05 11:38:31 AM
Venture Bros. jipped again.
 
2012-04-05 11:42:02 AM
Best part of last night was the Wilford Brimley phone call juxtaposed with him clutching his Peabody at the end of the segment.
 
2012-04-05 11:57:21 AM
Guess we'll just have to use the Wayback machine to show you, subby.
 
2012-04-05 12:02:01 PM
CNN's covering of the Arab Spring was not superior to Al-Jazerra.
 
2012-04-05 12:21:59 PM
It's a sad state of affairs that it takes a comedy show to expose the true extent of influence money has in politics.
 
2012-04-05 12:34:31 PM
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2012-04-05 12:35:25 PM

Car_Ramrod: It's a sad state of affairs that it takes a comedy show to expose the true extent of influence money has in politics.


We've basically gone back to the Middle Ages, where the messengers were sycophants for whomever was in power (for fear of being beheaded), and the court jesters were the only ones who could get away with speaking the truth.
 
2012-04-05 12:44:17 PM

McManus_brothers: Car_Ramrod: It's a sad state of affairs that it takes a comedy show to expose the true extent of influence money has in politics.

We've basically gone back to the Middle Ages, where the messengers were sycophants for whomever was in power (for fear of being beheaded), and the court jesters were the only ones who could get away with speaking the truth.


Basically
 
2012-04-05 01:16:41 PM
It's a sad state of affairs that it takes a comedy show to expose the true extent of influence money has in politics.

It's a sad state of affairs how this subject gets buried fast whenever Obama's name or any Democrat is mentioned.
 
2012-04-05 01:27:33 PM
Now his Peabody and Emmy Awards can double date
 
2012-04-05 01:31:32 PM
The segment that really drove it home for me was after Colbert signed his PAC over to Stewart. They placed a call to the SuperPAC lawyer, clearly colluded over ads supporting Colbert, and the lawyer told them they were not colluding under the law. Before that I knew the SuperPACs were bad, I just had no idea how far a candidate could go in telling the SuperPAC exactly what to do with the millions of unaccountable dollars.
 
2012-04-05 05:02:27 PM

Expolaris: Truly excellence in television.[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 185x164]

>i'm serious


That clip was gold. I love when Stephen dissolves into laughter.
 
2012-04-05 05:23:52 PM
 
2012-04-05 05:48:58 PM
Portlandia got one? So Carrie Brownstein is a Peabody Award winner? Mind = blown. Been a huge Sleater-Kinney fan for years, so it's weird seeing her turn into a legit celebrity.
 
2012-04-05 06:58:05 PM

barneyfifesbullet: It's a sad state of affairs that it takes a comedy show to expose the true extent of influence money has in politics.

It's a sad state of affairs how this subject gets buried fast whenever Obama's name or any Democrat is mentioned.


Um, well they weren't the ones that fought to make this BS legal. And as far as I can recall Colbert hasn't been partisan in his exploitation of this.
 
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