Stephen Colbert roasts

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  1. DNW

    DNW Senior member

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    I say slap Colbert's face on the $7 bill, the man is a patriot if I've ever seen one.
     


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    I wonder what the hell they expected in getting Stephen Colbert. If they didn't want to laugh at a parody of the inane talking heads permeating cable news and the sunday talk shows, they shouldn't have hired Colbert. Who killed, though nobody in the audience seemed to notice.
     


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    Yeah, the press corps who are no fan of Bush just couldn't get Colbert. But he killed. Really.
     


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    I'm @ work, so I can't see the clips, BUT I did catch his show last night and that Hindenburg line was brilliant, simply brilliant.

    Jon.
     


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    Yeah, the press corps who are no fan of Bush just couldn't get Colbert. But he killed. Really.
    Oh, I think they got him. But he didn't just attack the president, and considering that his speech has been very explicitly ignored in nearly every mainstream media report on the event (it was even cut from rebroadcast on CSPAN), it's rather clear that you can attack the president or you can attack the media, but if you do both and draw attention to real problems, you will be ignored. Ten years ago, without the internet, this would never have gotten anywhere.
     


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    I'll grant you that the media is no fan of reporting on criticism of itself. And while Colbert may have made some good points, that doesn't mean he was funny.
     


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    Too much dead air. Also, he went after the audience, not bringing them in on the joke but just attacking them. I'm not saying he's wrong, but I can see why they didn't laugh.
     


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    I'll grant you that the media is no fan of reporting on criticism of itself. And while Colbert may have made some good points, that doesn't mean he was funny.

    He was funny.

    Jon.
     


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    From article:

    Colbert made fun of his mixed reception at the dinner, re-running the tape of one of his jokes with the audience barely reacting. He described this as "very respectful silence," and said that actually the crowd loved him.

    "They practically carried me out on their shoulders," he said, "even though I wasn't ready to go."
     


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    From article: Colbert made fun of his mixed reception at the dinner, re-running the tape of one of his jokes with the audience barely reacting. He described this as "very respectful silence," and said that actually the crowd loved him. "They practically carried me out on their shoulders," he said, "even though I wasn't ready to go."
    Like I said: he was funny. Some people just can’t make fun of themselves, and take themselves too seriously. Jon.
     


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    Hi, I'm Tom Cruise and I'm here to kill things.
     


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    [​IMG] Hi, I'm Tom Cruise and I'm here to kill things.
    Oh! Oh! Psychiatrists first! Jon.
     


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    Seems like the man with the biggest sense of humor in the entire place, other than Colbert himself, was Justice Scalia.
     


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