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  • What Atheist Ricky Gervais Got Wrong Debating God With Stephen Colbert

    02/09/2017 8:11:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/09/2017 | John Ellis
    Comedian and atheist Ricky Gervais recently squared off with comedian and Roman Catholic Stephen Colbert over religion during a recent†taping of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." The exchange was brief and mostly unproductive in terms of articulating anything of value, but it did provide some insight into one of†atheism's†blind spotsóteleology (the purpose of things). I encourage you to watch the video. Not long into the discussion, Colbert presents Gervais with the philosophical question, "Why is there something instead of nothing?" Gervais immediately dismisses the question as making "no sense at all." Ricky Gervais then proceeds to change the question...
  • Wikileaks: Colbert Report took orders from Clinton group

    12/06/2016 7:14:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | December 6, 2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    Stephen Colbertís role as the conservative newsman on the Comedy Central hit show, The Colbert Report, was a prime source of news for many millennials. It was also a chief avenue of propaganda for the Clintons years before Hillary ran for president. Wikileaks revealed on Tuesday that Colbert and his team at Comedy Central were making episodes at the request or order of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) back in April of 2013. Craig Minassian of the Clinton group e-mailed John Podesta, the close ally and future campaign manager for Hillary, to see if he saw a specific episode of...
  • Stephen Colbert Slams Senate for Failing to Pass Gun Control Bills

    06/22/2016 7:10:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 6/22/2016 | Nick Paschal
    Stephen Colbert was angrier than usual with the Senate after they failed to pass any of the proposed gun control bills this week. The Late Show host had a hard time believing that they couldnít come together on something that so many Americans agree on, saying, ďNinety-two percent of Americans want to expand background checks for gun buyers, and you just ignore them. Since when does 8 percent of the population get to have total control of an issue?Ē
  • It's 'Our Jobs' As Journalists to Shift Conversation Away From Clinton's Past

    05/29/2016 7:48:25 AM PDT · by Mier · 22 replies ^ | May 26, 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    During a conversation Wednesday night at a YMCA in New York City, CBSí late night host Stephen Colbert interviewed CBS News political director John Dickerson on the race for the White House. At some point in the interview, they took audience questions in which one person asked if Bill Clintonís past should affect Hillary Clintonís future. Dickerson responded by admitting that it was one of journalistsí ďjobsĒ to steer the conversation away from candidates' pasts.
  • Colbert to Hillary: 'Lying Should Be the Easiest Part of Campaigning!'

    02/23/2016 7:00:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | February 23, 2016 | Melissa Mullins
    They say "honesty is the best policy" but apparently Democratic presidential candidate frontrunner Hilary Clinton didn‚Äôt get that memo either. Nevertheless, comedian Stephen Colbert tried passing along the message to her this past Friday on The Late Show when he joked, ‚Äúlying should be the easiest part of campaigning,‚ÄĚ reacting to the cringe-worthy, face-palm inducing statement the former secretary of state made to interviewer Scott Pelley of CBS: Well, but, you know, you're asking me to say, "Have I ever?" I don't believe I ever have. I don't believe I ever have. I don't believe I ever will. I'm going...
  • REPORT: Megyn Kelly & Bill O‚ÄôReilly at War After She Slams His Show on National TV

    02/11/2016 8:16:40 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 113 replies
    For many months, Fox News and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump have been at each other's throats. Trump has claimed that Fox News personality Megyn Kelly hasn't been fair to him, and Fox has said that Trump's accusations are baseless. New York Magazine reported that this little spat may be causing some further complications within the Fox News network. Reportedly Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly are at each other's throats over Trump and Kelly's increasing popularity. Despite angering many people with her treatment of Trump, Kelly's popularity in Republican circles has actually grown, and she is now at the center...
  • Stephen Colbert Moderates An All-Trump Debate

    01/30/2016 11:32:41 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 61 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 29, 2016
    Starts at minute 3:21
  • Greenfield: Trolling is the New Politics

    01/22/2016 5:58:11 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 21 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, January 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 Trolling is the New Politics Posted by Daniel Greenfield Your classic troll was an amoral sociopath or played one on the internet. His only cause was his own amusement. He advocated horrible and contradictory causes because it amused him to infuriate people. If he could get an entire group howling for his blood, he won. If an outraged media reported on his antics, he was a prince among trolls. Chaos and absurdity were his only agendas. But eventually the trolls who did it for the "Lulz" gave way to the "Moralfags" sincere trolls who were sincerely...
  • Colbert says he 'completely agrees' that Donald Trump is his old conservative character

    12/27/2015 3:47:26 PM PST · by presidio9 · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 December 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Stephen Colbert is seeing some striking similarities between his old character and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. ‚ÄėI‚Äôm not the first person to say this, but I completely agree that he‚Äôs my old character with 10 billion dollars,‚Äô Colbert said. Colbert had played a cartoonish conservative for years on The Colbert Report, before retiring the character to take the reins of the Late Show in September, after David Letterman retired. Talking to Face the Nation‚Äôs John Dickerson, Colbert said that Trump was ‚Äėdoing it better than I ever could.‚Äô Colbert said Trump‚Äôs success comes because ‚Äėhe‚Äôs willing to drink his own...
  • Stephen Colbert Will Pretend to Support Trump on Face The Nation

    12/24/2015 12:03:27 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Don't panic, liberals. Stephen Colbert won't really be supporting Donald Trump†on Face The Nation this Sunday. He will only be pretending to support Trump in his character of pretend conservative from The Colbert Report. Since his current Late Show ratings on CBS are falling, one can't blame him for attempting to reprise a role that enjoyed some success. Of course, many liberals out there won't be in on the obvious joke when reading this Politico report †which leaves off the fact that Colbert will only be pretending although anybody who is familiar with him would know there is no way...
  • Colbert's 'Late Show' has become propaganda for Democrats

    11/21/2015 2:58:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 21, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    So Stephen Colbert turns out to be just as much of an a-hole as "Stephen Colbert." Viewers have noticed. After an initial burst of interest spurred by CBS's big-bucks saturation advertising campaign for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," the show's ratings have tanked and it is now running third in late night behind NBC's Jimmy Fallon and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, who rarely has managed second place before. The reason? A survey by the Hollywood Reporter found that conservative viewers are turning off Colbert in droves. Nearly twice as many Republicans are watching Kimmel as Colbert, who has turned "Late...
  • Stephen Colbert rips apart GOP‚Äôs anti-refugee stance by quoting Bible

    11/20/2015 8:46:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/20/2015 | Jethro Nededog
    Stephen Colbert isn't pleased with the wall of Republicans who are against accepting Syrian refugees into the United States and the recent passing of a bill that calls for stricter vetting of refugees from Iraq and Syria. The "Late Show" host said it was the only thing he wanted to talk about post-Paris attacks. "The question to let Syrian refugees into this country has become the new political issue, completely overshadowing the old political issue: whether to let Mexicans into this country," he said. He brought up the lunacy of Donald Trump's joke that Syrian refugees would be very angry...
  • Frail Burt Reynolds Arrives In New York For Late Show Interview

    11/18/2015 11:07:47 AM PST · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2015 | Ben Arnold
    Cutting an increasingly frail figure, Burt Reynold arrived in New York yesterday for an interview on Stephen Colbert's 'The Late Show'. Still using a cane to walk, the 79-year-old star hit the studio as part of his press rounds for new memoir 'But Enough About Me'. Former Hollywood macho man Reynolds has been suffering ill health for many years now, with back surgery in 2009 leaving him addicted to pain killers.
  • Stephen Colbert Gave a Searing Monologue on Guns, Trump, and ĎHonest Insanityí

    10/03/2015 7:17:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    Vulture ^ | October 3, 2015 | Greg Cwik
    "I want to talk about pretending," Stephen Colbert said on last night's episode of The Late Show, which aired just a little over 24 hours after the regon shooting. "That is something that I know a little bit about."
  • Politico Claims 'Colbert Bests Trump'; Other Sources Saw It Much Differently

    09/23/2015 1:41:25 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 23, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Colbert bests Trump."That was the title of a Politico story by Ben Schreckinger about Donald Trump's appearance last night on CBS's Late Show hosted by Stephen Colbert. Huh? Did Ben see the same show as everybody else because your humble correspondent was surprised at how amiable the interview was. You can see most of the interview †below and judge for yourself. Here is part of what Schreckinger wrote in trying to score liberal points at the expense of Trump in contrast to rather friendly reality:
  • Stephen Colbert brings out Donald Trump's likeable side on 'The Late Show'

    09/23/2015 3:29:14 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | September 23, 201 | Scott Paulson
    Stephen Colbert interviewed GOP presidential front-running candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday night, according to NBC on Wednesday morning. From the moment Colbert informed the audience that Trump would be appearing through to the post-interview comments Colbert continued to make after Trump left the stage, the atmosphere was comfortably amicable. As one knows, many Trump interviews have not been made comfortable for the billionaire or the audiences subjected to the interviews in the past several months. Colbert was spectacular with his interviewing skills as the newest host of ďThe Late ShowĒ on NBC as he allowed Trump to be human and...
  • Ted Cruz yucks it up with Stephen Colbert [Full Interview]

    09/22/2015 5:42:26 AM PDT · by erod · 24 replies
    Late Night with Stephen Colbert ^ | 9/21/15 | Late Night with Stephen Colbert
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Late Night with Stephen Colbert.
  • Ted will be on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS tonight at

    09/21/2015 9:46:52 AM PDT · by libbylu · 37 replies
    9/20/15 | Ted Cruz email
    Big news! Ted will be on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS tonight at 11:35 pm ET -- you won't want to miss it! Also this afternoon, Ted will appear on Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News at 4 pm ET. So be sure to tune in to Fox News this afternoon and CBS tonight and don't forget to tell your friends! Some more news: momentum continues to build after last week's second Republican presidential debate. As you may recall after the first debate, the campaign saw a surge of support -- raising $1 million in...

    09/20/2015 11:00:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took a swipe at capitalism and discounted GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and his supporters Friday, telling Late Show host Stephen Colbert Trumpís message appeals to the instincts of racism and xenophobia.
  • Joe Biden's emotional interview with Stephen Colbert exemplifies why people want him for president

    09/12/2015 7:44:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/12/2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Stephen Colbert started off his biggest "Late Show" interview yet by flattering his subject. "Everybody loves Joe Biden," Colbert said, eliciting a loud cheer from a younger-skewing audience. In the nearly 20 minutes of back-and-forth, emotional, and, at times, gut-wrenching conversation that ensued, Biden showed why ó although Colbert's statement is a bit of a hyperbole ó that is largely true. Joe Biden embodies authenticity at a time when the voting public craves it. For his part, Colbert surmised that "everybody loves Joe Biden" because "when we see you, we think we're actually seeing the real Joe Biden. You're not...
  • Mr. Saccharin Sunshine Underwhelms

    09/12/2015 5:13:11 PM PDT · by Twotone · 42 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Sept. 11, 2015 | Larry Thornberry
    During the rare moments when Stephen Colbert wasnít talking over him, Jeb! Bush said a couple of things the other night that go a long way to explaining why, with enough campaign cash to pay off the national debt and buy every adult in the lower-48 a Prius, Jeb!ís support as measured in the polls is stuck in the mid-single-digits. Warning: You should be sitting down for this. ďI donít think Barack Obama has bad motives,Ē Jeb! said. ďI just think heís wrong on a lot of issues.Ē
  • Jeb Bush Talks about the Second Amendment with Stephen Colbert

    09/10/2015 10:40:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/9/15 | JIM GERAGHTY
    If youíre underwhelmed by Jeb Bush, donít think heís conservative enough, think heís uninspiring, etcetera . . . Iím not so sure his appearance on Stephen Colbertís debut as host of The Late Show last night did much to reassure you. Colbert asked a question from a viewer that basically contended that gun control is wildly popular, and only ďa well-organized minority has stymied all progress, and weekly we see the deadly consequences.Ē Bush touted that Florida has a 72-hour waiting period for gun purchases. ďWe have simple checks to make sure that people that are criminals are not accessing...
  • Stephen Colbertís Debut Tops Late-Night Ratings

    09/09/2015 12:02:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/09/2015 | By JOHN KOBLIN
    Stephen Colbert won his first outing as CBSís new late-night host, as 6.6 million viewers tuned in late Tuesday night to watch ďThe Late Show.Ē Mr. Colbertís debut had about 3.6 million more viewers than Jimmy Fallonís ďThe Tonight ShowĒ and about 4.8 million more viewers than ABCís ďJimmy Kimmel Live.Ē Mr. Colbert also led in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic key to advertisers, drawing 1.4 million viewers compared with Mr. Fallonís 900,000 and Mr. Kimmelís 400,000. CBS hopes that he can retain many of the younger viewers who watched his Comedy Central political satire show, ďThe Colbert Report.Ē Still, Mr. Colbertís...
  • Stephen Colbert mocks Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal in epic Values Voter Summit takedown

    10/01/2014 6:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | October 1, 2014 | Sarah Gray
    "The Values Voter Summit, a four-day orgy of people fundamentally opposed to orgies" (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Stephen Colbert ripped into the ninth annual Values Voter Summit, last night on ďThe Colbert Report.Ē Very few were spared. ĒThere were so many great speakers,Ē Colbert said. ďAlso Sarah Palin.Ē But the speeches were just part of the Values Voter Summit. It also holds the first large straw poll for presidential candidates....
  • Good Riddance to David Letterman: A lefty sycophant limos off into the sunset.

    05/23/2015 5:36:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/22/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    David Letterman’s departure isn’t the end of an era. The era of late night talk shows ended a while back. In Johnny Carson’s final week in the nineties, he played to an audience of twenty million. Lately, Letterman has been lucky to get 2 million. His final shows have played to around 5 million viewers.Late night talk shows still exist, but their intended audience mainly watches viral clips from them the next day. The average age of Letterman’s audience is 54. CBS hopes that the equally smarmy Stephen Colbert will be able to bring his younger audience demo with him,...
  • Hollywood Targets the Catholic Priest

    03/13/2015 5:41:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | March 13, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    TV and movie producers rarely focus on Catholic priests in their plots, let alone use them as central characters, as in "The Father Dowling Mysteries" or "Father Murphy" in the 1980s. Maybe that's a good thing, because when Catholic priests are part of the plot these days, there is an unmistakable odor of aggression -- mocking, vilifying, and disparaging not just Catholic priests, but the priesthood itself. On March 4, on the nation's most religion-mocking channel, Comedy Central, the late-night game show "@Midnight" featured the comedian Neal Brennan. Host Chris Hardwick asked a question about confession, to which Brennan responded,...
  • Pelosi laments end of 'Colbert Report' ("The Nation mourns")

    12/19/2014 3:28:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/14 | Judy Kurtz
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is lamenting the end of ďThe Colbert Report,Ē saying itís a ďloss for Ďtruthinessí advocates across America.Ē The Comedy Central series ends its run Thursday night. Host Stephen Colbert is poised to take the reins at CBSís ďThe Late Show,Ē when David Letterman retires next year. The House minority leader appeared in a sketch earlier this month with Colbert, who plays a faux cable news host on the show. Pelosi stretched her acting muscles as a wheelie-popping bike cop who preached safety to Colbert and Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.).
  • David Letterman's last show announced, clearing way for Colbert

    12/10/2014 1:05:52 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 34 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Brian Stelter
    Mark the date, David Letterman fans: May 20 will be his final edition of "The Late Show." CBS announced the finale date on Wednesday, a full five months before it will take place. Letterman announced his retirement plans back in April, but did not specify a date. "It's going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave's final broadcast in May," CBS CEO Les Moonves said in a statement. The network is planning a triumphant departure for the acclaimed late-night host, who will be succeeded by Stephen Colbert of...
  • John McCain to Stephen Colbert: Think I'd Make a Good President?

    12/02/2014 5:39:38 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 27 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 02, 2014 | Greg Richter
    "We need somebody who's got experience. You're here for the 'Colbert bump.' Is this a trial balloon to be secretary of defense?" Colbert asked. "Actually, I was thinking about running for president again. What do you think?" McCain deadpanned. "You would have the full resources of the 'Colbert Report' at your back in 2016 ó if it were still on the air," Colbert shot back.
  • Stephen Colbert: Abortion is a ďFunny WordĒ Just Like ďGuacamoleĒ

    09/17/2014 9:24:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Katie Yoder
    Oh, the irony. The liberal feminist media are proving to be trailblazers. At least, that is, for male comedians. Abortion is ďa funny wordĒ Ė just like ďguacamoleĒ Ė according to comedian Stephen Colbertís latest segment. For his Sept. 15 ďThe Colbert ReportĒ show, Colbert invited actress Mindy Kaling on as a guest to discuss her comments against abortion sitcoms. Following Colbertís lead, Kaling admitted her show ďmightĒ find a ďhilarious take on abortionĒ in the future. Kaling, who garnered fame with ďThe Office,Ē now writes, produces and stars as an obg-yn in Fox comedy ďThe Mindy Project.Ē During a...
  • Truthiness or Consequences

    08/28/2014 6:46:54 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-28-2014 | MOTUS
    Take a bow Stephen Colbert, your fake news show term ďtruthinessĒ has just been adopted by your government. Itís been shortened to ďtruthyĒ and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the old ďAttack WatchĒ organization which was later acquired by the newly incorporated ďTruth Team.Ē†(I explained how this worked back when the merger was originally announced in 2012.)† In case youíve forgotten, the role of those totally impartial organizations was to turn Right Wingers in to the authorities for telling lies about Big Guy - so the IRS could audit them. †ďThe Truth Team is a network of supporters...
  • Elizabeth Warren Blames Financial Crisis, Middle Class Erosion on...Ronald Reagan

    05/20/2014 7:36:49 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 37 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Erika Johnsen
    Because when President Barack Obama was blaming every problem under the sun on his predecessor President George W. Bush, he just wasnít go back far enough. Via RCP: WARREN: I grew up in an America that was investing in kids. It was investing in public universities. It had a higher minimum wage. It was an America that said every kid would get a fighting chance. And thatís how we built Americaís great middle class. Then starting in about the 1980s, we turned in a different direction. COLBERT: You mean when Reagan came in and it was morning in America. The...
  • Bible Critic Says Jesus Isn't God, Stephen Colbert Leaves Him Speechless (Video)

    04/20/2014 4:36:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | BY JARED FREEMAN
    (Screenshot: Comedy Central)As we mentioned, Stephen Colbert, heir to David Letterman's chair on "The Late Show," openly talks about his Catholic faith. It's a surprise to those who know the comedian only as the satirical conservative host of "The Colbert Report."In this April 2009 episode on Maundy Thursday, Colbert hosted Bart Ehrman, a prominent New Testament scholar and biblical critic.As Ehrman points out contradictions he's found in the Bible, notably in the crucifixion of Jesus, Colbert takes him to task in his usual acerbic tone. But under the caricature, Colbert presents the divinity of Christ in ways that leave...
  • Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?

    04/16/2014 12:00:15 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 98 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 15, 2014 | Rick Ungar
    (Snip) At long last, it appears that Rush Limbaugh has run out of steam. I have to acknowledge that I have sensed Rush getting by on fumes for some time now (yes, I tune into his show from time to time to enjoy his broadcasting skills if not his message). However, it was only recently that the world of Limbaugh crossed that thin red line from partially serious to total self-parody and audience deceptionóa line crossed from which there is often no return. It happened on the occasion of Stephen Colbertís appointment to fill David Lettermanís soon to be vacated...
  • CBS, Colbert and Contempt for America

    04/14/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 4-14-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives have expressed bewilderment over CBSís abandonment of the ďAmerican HeartlandĒ by choosing Colbert to replace Letterman. Ed Driscoll has contrasted the pick with the Letterman and Leno succession battle. But the real lesson of that battle is that while Leno won on performance, beating Letterman in the ratings, Letterman won on image, retiring as an honored figure, despite his abusive behavior, while Leno was booed out the door Leno is no conservative, but he left with the baffled bewilderment familiar to many on the right of being the better man who is despised for his...
  • Limbaugh Blasts Colbert Hire [re For Letterman]: CBS Declaring "War on the Heartland"

    04/10/2014 3:10:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | April 10, 2014 | Josh Encinias
    CBSís decision to replace David Letterman with comic Stephen Colbert is an open act of contempt toward ordinary Americans, Rush Limbaugh says.
  • Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

    04/10/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 58 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 4/10/2014 | Tony Maglio
    CBS has named Stephen Colbert as new host of the ďLate Show,Ē effective when David Letterman retires. Here is the press release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning ďThe Colbert Report,Ē will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.
  • Stephen Colbert is 'front-and-center' pick to replace Dave Letterman as Late Show host

    04/05/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2014 | Zoe Szathmary and Sara Nathan
    Stephen Colbert is the rumored top pick to replace David Letterman as host of Late Show on CBS. Letterman announced he plans to retire in the next year or so. Colbert 'first engaged with network executives' while Letterman was still thinking about the best time to retire, Mashable reports. Sources tell the website that CBS has spoken to other candidates - including Colbert's Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart - but that Colbert is the 'front-and-center' pick for the job. They also say Colbert has not yet had any formal contract discussions nor is there an agreement in place.
  • Stephen Colbert, Racist: The unfunny ďcomedianĒ mocks Asians and calls it satire.

    04/02/2014 7:21:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Question: Who are the most prominent public purveyors of Asian stereotypes and ethnic language-mocking in America? The right answer is liberal Hollywood and Democrats. The wrong and slanderous answer is conservatives, which is what liberal performance artist/illegal-alien-amnesty lobbyist Stephen Colbert wants Americans to believe. Last week on his Comedy Central show, Colbert resurrected his ďsatiricalĒ 2005 ďChing-Chong Ding-DongĒ skit, in which he speaks in pidgin English with a grossly exaggerated accent. He used it in a boneheaded attempt to ridicule Republican football team owner Dan Snyder and others who defend the Washington Redskinsí name. ďOh, I ruv tea. Itís so...
  • We Want To #CancelColbert [Liberal non-whites turn on liberal white]

    03/29/2014 6:05:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Time ^ | 3/28/14 | Suey Park, et al.
    The problem isnít that we canít take a joke. The problem is that white comedians and their fans believe they are above reproach.... It seems ďfreedom of speechĒ has the assumed caveat ďfreedom of speech ó for white men.Ē
  • Stephen Colbertís Politically Incorrect Joke on Twitter Has People Calling Show to Be Cancelled

    03/28/2014 6:09:19 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 50 replies ^ | 3/27/14 | Jason Howerton
    Apparently channeling an ďignorantĒ character that he sometimes plays on his TV show, comedian Stephen Colbert tweeted on Thursday, ďI am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.Ē Since then, racial outrage has ensued and the hashtag #CancelColbert has been trending nationally on Twitter. However, in this instance, some context is important. Mediaiteís Josh Feldman explains: Stephen Colbert, in case you didnít know this, plays a character on his TV show. A character that is purposefully ignorant. As heís said in the past, ďI do the show in...
  • Outrage as US comedian mocks Asian Americans

    03/29/2014 6:23:24 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 74 replies ^ | 3/29/14 | unknown
    Washington (AFP) - Social media erupted in outrage and counter-attacks Friday after US comedian Stephen Colbert used language that mocked Asian Americans in what was intended as an anti-racist jibe. Colbert, who is liberal but parodies a blustery conservative on his late night talk show, took aim at the Washington Redskins football team whose name is considered offensive by many Native Americans. Colbert mocked team owner Dan Snyder who has announced a fund to support Native Americans while rejecting calls to change the name.
  • Stephen Colbert accused of racist joke, spawns #CancelColbert

    03/28/2014 2:20:04 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    EW ^ | March 27, 2014
    Stephen Colbert outraged online followers Thursday with an offensive-sounding and out-of-context tweet made on his Colbert Report account.
  • Crist: GOP Career Ended When I Hugged ĎNot Just a Democrat, [But] an African Americaní

    02/18/2014 7:39:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 17, 2014 - 3:21 PM | Barbara Boland
    Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor of Florida (now running for the position as a Democrat), was asked on ďThe Colbert ReportĒ about his 2009 hug with President Barack Obama and Crist said the blowback he received for the hug was due to Obama being ďnot just a Democrat, [but] an African-American.Ē Crist appeared on Comedy Centralís ďThe Colbert ReportĒ to discuss his book, ďThe Partyís Over.Ē As the summary on Comedy Central states, Crist was there to explain ďhow the rise of the Tea Party drove him to become a Democrat.Ē Ö
  • Al Sharpton shows off his French at White House dinner

    02/11/2014 7:22:54 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2-11-2014 | Eddie Scarry
    February 11, 2014 Al Sharpton shows off his French at White House dinner Eddie Scarry From a White House pool report on the state dinner taking place at the White House Tuesday evening for French President FranÁois Hollande: Al Sharpton said heís been practicing his French and he offered some at the pressí urging. ďOui oui oui.Ē Sharpton is one of dozens of celebrity guests attending the dinner. Others include singer Mary J. Blige, who will also perform, comedienne Mindy Kaling and Comedy Centralís Stephen Colbert.
  • Stephen Colbert on the NSAís phone record surveillance (VIDEO)

    06/07/2013 9:10:27 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    Comedy Centralís Stephen Colbert looks at the National Security Agency decision to collect the telephone records of millions of Americans. Colbert @1:15: "The National Security Agency is spying on our phone calls and unlike during the Bush Administration, this time it's the Obama Administration. Yeah, this guy (pointing at Obama's photo) is always trying to out-do his predecessor. Oh he poured water on their face? I'm gonna blow him up!"
  • Stephen Colbert on the IRS targeting conservative groups (VIDEO)

    05/14/2013 9:11:10 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    The Comedy Central host explains why he is the biggest victim of the Internal Revenue Serviceís singling out of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny.
  • First on CNN: Mark Sanford plans to run for Congress

    12/20/2012 5:48:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 12/20/2012 | Peter Hamby
    Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is launching a political comeback that may begin within days. Sanford is planning to run for the Congressional seat he held almost a decade ago, a Republican source familiar with his thinking told CNN late Thursday. ďHeís looking all but certain to do it,Ē said a former top aide to Sanford, who did not want to be identified while prematurely revealing the plans. A formal announcement will come soon, the source said. Sanford intends to seek the Republican nomination in South Carolinaís 1st Congressional District, a seat being vacated by...
  • Are you ready for Congressman Mark Sanford?

    01/16/2013 10:27:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2013 | AllahPundit
    He's been thinking about some sort of political comeback since mid-2011 at least, which is no surprise from a guy who first ran for Congress in his early 30s. In fairness, policy-wise, he's always been extremely good on government spending, something Washington needs now more than ever.Anyone know of any other Congress-eligible Republicans in South Carolina who are extremely good on spending? Between DeMint and Tim Scott, I'm thinking … pretty much all of them are. Oh well: Geraghty: How long have you been thinking about a return to politics?Sanford: This came out of the blue, for all the obvious...
  • Mark Sanfordís ex-wife: He asked me to manage his new campaign for Congress

    03/04/2013 10:06:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2013 | AllahPundit
    When I saw this detail in yesterday‚Äôs LAT piece, I had to read it three times before feeling confident enough to post it as a Headline item. I was sure I had misunderstood and that the ‚Äúshe‚ÄĚ referred to was someone else. This guy may be a shameless careerist, but asking the spouse you wronged to help get you back into Congress while you‚Äôre planning a wedding with the woman you left her for would take things to a Charlie-Crist-ian level of soulless ambition. ‚ÄúHouse of Cards‚ÄĚ would reject it as a plotline on grounds that not even Frank Underwood...