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Lakers Fan January 17th, 2012 10:48 AM

Stephen Colbert
 
Stephen Colbert ,in my opinion is currently America's best satirist ,perhaps on par with Mort Sahl .

Are any of you fans of Colbert ?

Golden1 January 17th, 2012 11:31 AM

I do believe he is educating the public better than anyone else in regard to the way the superpacs work.

Lakers Fan January 17th, 2012 11:48 AM

Yes , I agree . I've been a satirist 40+ years and Colbert is my hero .

AR January 17th, 2012 12:05 PM

He's brilliant.

He's rewriting the comedy/satire playbook.

Last night's ploy to have people vote for Herman Cain as proxies for him in South Carolina is borderline genius.

For those who haven't been playing along, Stephen started his own Super-pac last July, signed it over to Jon Stewart last week so he could run in South Carolina. But alas, write-in votes are not allowed down there--God knows why not. But just as it is too late for Colbert to get on the ballot, it is too late to take Herman Cain's name off the ballot. So Stephen announced last night that he is running in Cain's name, and that a vote for Cain is a vote for him. He also mentioned that since SC's primary is an open primary, Democrats might want to consider packing the ballot boxes for Cain/Colbert. Hysterical.

Then this morning Colbert's Super-pac (now Jon Stewart's Super-pac) started running ads down there (without consulting Colbert, of course), urging people to vote for Cain while showing a picture of Colbert with an arrow pointing to him and the words "this guy" written in crayon in the corner of the screen.

I always thought that guys like Stan Freberg were the kings of satirical advertising, but what Colbert and Stewart are doing really tops all of what's happened before. To anyone who's paying attention and who "gets it," this exposing Super-pacs as idiotic, immoral, and damaging to the nation in the extreme is absolutely brilliant.

Whether he's actually "too sharp for the room," remains to be seen.

ToddDH January 17th, 2012 05:48 PM

No doubt Colbert is a great satirist. I can't wait for (especially vis-a-vis the Supert Pacs) the same thing concerning those supporting the President.

Aidan January 21st, 2012 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by ToddDH (Post 1410376)
No doubt Colbert is a great satirist. I can't wait for (especially vis-a-vis the Supert Pacs) the same thing concerning those supporting the President.

We can only watch what the free market provides us. Any comedian is free to satirize the President and become a hit just like Stephen Colbert. Unfortunately, the right-wing is, by and large, decidedly humorless. ;)

skymaster January 21st, 2012 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Aidan (Post 1411005)
We can only watch what the free market provides us. Any comedian is free to satirize the President and become a hit just like Stephen Colbert. Unfortunately, the right-wing is, by and large, decidedly humorless. ;)

REALLY??? :shock:


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