Stephen Colbert

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Stephen Colbert has a quote that goes, "Isn't an agnostic just an atheist without balls?". I'd retort that isn't a polemic pundit hiding behind the label of "comedian", just a bigot without balls? It's kinda like Josef Mengele claiming he was just an anthropologist. Colbert is famous for parlaying a mocking character on The Daily Show, into a low rating show called the Colbert Report, where he was a sock puppet for the DNC, and pretends to be a conservative commentator by mocking all their positions in straw man form (e.g. reducing all their points to an extreme that he could more easily handle than the truth). With low ratings, hyper-partisan bias, and an embarassingly uninformed audience, he was the perfect choice for taking over The Late Show from another un-funny DNC sock-puppet (who had sex with most of his female staff), David Letterman. Colbert has exceeded Letterman by being every bit as unfunny, nasty, and small minded as his predecessor.

History

Assuming "you are what you do" (and we are all the sum of our action), here's some of the things Colbert should be known for:

  • 2018.06.06 - #MeToo Do-over -- after serial sex offender Bill Clinton, fucked up on the Today show, by admitting he'd never apologized to Monica Lewinski for his abuse of power -- Colbert had him on to try to do a do-over and revise the historical record. Colbert coached, cajoled and helped Clinton along (who only had days to prepare for the puff-piece interview), all while Bill lied on camera... saying that Today had taken him out of context and omitted the part where Bill admitting he'd already apologized. Today responded that Clinton was lying and to rewatch the unedited tape. Colbert never made a correction or retraction or felt shame for being a facilitator of the lie. But it is not like his audience would know better, or care. [1]
  • 2018.06.05 - Cake rights: A man tried to have his life destroyed for the high crime of not wanting to do custom design work for a gay wedding. (He agreed to sell off the shelf cakes, so it was never about not-serving Gay's -- it was just his "art" was not for sale to a cause that was against his religion). This got taken to the Supreme Court, where the guy won because the government had been so abusive and partisan as to violate his legal rights and protections. Colbert doesn't inform his audience of context or legalities, he mocked the baker as a sex-obsessed fanatic (and the Supreme Court for protecting his civil liberties), for daring to have religious beliefs that disagreed with Colbert. [2]


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Written: 2018.06.06