Stephen Colbert roasts

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  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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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.

    That's because he love it, the life!

    Jon.
     
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    Margaret Senior member

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    If the smartest man in the room thinks you're funny... are you funny?
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    If the smartest man in the room thinks you're funny... are you funny?

    I'll bite, who was the smartest man in that room?

    Jon.
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I'll bite, who was the smartest man in that room?

    Jon.


    Scalia?

    He probably qualifies 99.9% of the time. Even his detractors generally agree with that.
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Scalia?

    He probably qualifies 99.9% of the time. Even his detractors generally agree with that.


    Damn, and I was going to say Bush... [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
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    I really disagree with a lot of Justice Scalia's legal opinions, but I think that the man is brilliant and I am a great admirer of his.
     
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    I really disagree with a lot of Justice Scalia's legal opinions, but I think that the man is brilliant and I am a great admirer of his.

    Agreed. I completely disagree with 99% of what he writes and decides (though to his defense he's pretty good when it comes to 4th Amendment issues), but from his writing it is clear that he is both brilliant and in posession of a sharp wit that most of the other Justices lack. For the wit alone, I've always enjoyed reading opinions, even ones I disagree with, authored by Scalia.
     
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    Richard Cohen is right on the money:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...302202_pf.html
     
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    Richard Cohen is right on the money: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...302202_pf.html
    Wow, those arguments are soaring; soaring just like the Hindenburg… [​IMG] He was funny, and he has brass balls, which is more than what I can say about most journalists. Who, criticize Colbert, but not the administration...Wow, that’s ballsy. Oh, and Colbert is the bully? Not Bush, with his ‘collation of the willing’ and his ‘you’re either with us or against us’ rhetoric? No, it’s Colbert that is the bully. What a bunch of nonsense. Jon.
     
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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Scalia?

    He probably qualifies 99.9% of the time. Even his detractors generally agree with that.



    Scalia, much like myself, is always the smartest man in the room as we both went to Xavier HS in NYC [​IMG]
     
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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Richard Cohen is right on the money:



    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...302202_pf.html


    Those that can do, those that can't, criticize those that do [​IMG]
    Sounds like Mr. Cohen is suffering either from jealousy or sour grapes.
     
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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    clearly, 'funny' is a value-laden term. and, politics is personal and cultural.

    just to be clear - what the commentators (including us and the blogosphere) are doing now is trying to steer the cultural rudder by emphasizing or de-emphasizing the different qualities of his speech.

    i think colbert makes a pretty good court jester.
     
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    Those that can do, those that can't, criticize those that do [​IMG]
    Sounds like Mr. Cohen is suffering either from jealousy or sour grapes.


    Exactly.

    Jon.
     
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    DNW Senior member

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    This mentality is exactly what Chomsky wrote about in Manufacturing Consent. Most mainstream journalists just have too much at stake and have not enough balls to step up to the administration. By writing the piece, it's apparent that Mr. Cohen, and perhaps the rest of these politically correct journalists, think that most of Americans can't think for themselves. Do we need instructions from this guy on what is appropriate at this event, even though the man himself hasn't never been there? How long has it been since anyone had the balls to criticize Bush in his face? Perhaps Mr. Cohen is trying to score some points so that he's on the good side of the White House. Whatever his motive was for writing the piece, I could care less. I watched, I cringed, I laughed, then I applauded.
     
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    I thought Colbert was both hilarious and wholy correct in his statements. I'm a much bigger fan of his now than before seeing his performance at the event.

    In my mind, this was quite similar to Jon Stewart's appearance on Crossfire, which I also greatly enjoyed. It was funny, which was great, but was also a very on-the-mark critique of the administration that I thought brought up some great points and provided for some good internet discussion.
     

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