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Ted

Hillsdale, NJ

#1 May 18, 2011
Fun fact: Stephen is actually the secret unspoken member of SEAL team 6.
John Henry

Washington, DC

#2 May 18, 2011
Don't ask, don't tell.
Hulu

Westwood, NJ

#3 May 20, 2011
Stephen Colbert could put Fox News in bind

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/televis...
Hulu

Westwood, NJ

#4 May 20, 2011
Colbert is basically going to raise unlimited funds and use them to produce terrible, terrible ads for the GOP nominees for 2012. Because it's a super PAC he is OBLIGATED not to have their permission, so he can make horrible satirical ads about them. He can literally throw money at whatever he wants with very few limits due to the precedents that have been set.

Either he will make a mockery of the 2012 GOP or he will force Washington to close the ridiculous loopholes that allow such forces to exist.

Either way, America wins.
Sam

New Rochelle, NY

#5 Jun 30, 2011
Sam

New Rochelle, NY

#6 Jun 30, 2011
I've always thought Colbert was a genius. He entirely solidified his greatness for me when he did his speech at the White House Correspondent's Dinner for Bush.

I've been a fan of his show since it's first airing. He has perfected the art of satire.

I have a brilliantly educated genius of a brother-in-law who can give you the facts on just about any topic you can think of, and cite where you can find the information he spouts, but he was fooled by Colbert. He railed on me and my sister for being fans of that ultra-conservative Colbert. When we laughed and told him it was completely satire he refused to believe it.

It took almost a year of constant battles about it before he finally realized it really was satire all along. I can imagine there are huge swaths of people out there who honestly and truly believe Colbert is an ultra right-winger, and that's what makes him even better.
Walter

Westwood, NJ

#7 Jun 30, 2011
Colbert is liberal. He's said as much off-screen. Also he's a comedian, and comedians tend to lean left simply because they're more tuned in to the absurdities of the status quo (and thus don't see much value in maintaining it).
An important thing to remember is that neocons don't really "get" the underpinnings of mainstream comedy (irony, absurdity, wordplay). A "joke," as understood by the far right, is making statements that are simultaneously incredibly insulting and self-congratulatory - see Ann Coulter, hailed by the extreme right as "hilarious" but by basically everyone else as vituperative and venomous, but largely unfunny.
Gladly. Super-PACs are a way for corporations to donate unlimited amounts of money to PACs, since Citizens United deemed corporations have the same rights as individuals on this matter. Colbert first started a PAC, but ran into legal trouble because the parent company of Comedy Central, Viacom, was technically donating money to his PAC by paying him to do his show (on which he mentioned his PAC). Since it's difficult to calculate what that air time is worth and calculating what the contribution would be requires Viacom to release its financial records, Colbert was told to stop. He then figured out that by making it a SuperPAC he could circumvent this rule.
The real fun comes from the fact that PACs are legally NOT allowed to have endorsement of a candidate. That means, Colbert can run outrageous ad campaigns with literally no say from the candidates themselves.
BadaBingBadaBang

Westwood, NJ

#8 Jun 30, 2011
Colbert may be forming a PAC as a meaningless but symbolic counterweight, but the fact is that unlimited corporate donations will further the reality of business' control over the American political system. Expect corporate interests to be elevated above those of suffering individuals in the future. Nothing you do can change it so long as such a large portion of the American voting population continues to support corporate political domination out of ignorance.
Mike

Westwood, NJ

#9 Jun 30, 2011
Join the Super Pac...

http://www.colbertsuperpac.com/
Willie

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Jul 1, 2011
Walter

Westwood, NJ

#11 Jul 1, 2011
Mr. Colbert goes to Washington

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/tv-column...
Jefferson

Hillsdale, NJ

#12 Jul 2, 2011
This is why I love Colbert and his SuperPAC

http://i.imgur.com/ksw6B.jpg
Fred

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Jul 15, 2011
Colbert Super Pac

http://i.imgur.com/9zK4G.png
Walter

Westwood, NJ

#14 Jul 17, 2011
Wake Up

Buffalo Grove, IL

#15 Jul 17, 2011
Would that include government motors, Jeff Immelt, Buffett, and Soros.
BadaBingBadaBang wrote:
Colbert may be forming a PAC as a meaningless but symbolic counterweight, but the fact is that unlimited corporate donations will further the reality of business' control over the American political system. Expect corporate interests to be elevated above those of suffering individuals in the future. Nothing you do can change it so long as such a large portion of the American voting population continues to support corporate political domination out of ignorance.
Bill

Westwood, NJ

#16 Jul 17, 2011
Wake Up you are such a girly man.
Ray

Hillsdale, NJ

#17 Aug 3, 2011
Munchma Quchu

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Aug 7, 2011
CONSERVATIVE

Commerce, GA

#19 Aug 7, 2011
Hulu wrote:
Colbert is basically going to raise unlimited funds and use them to produce terrible, terrible ads for the GOP nominees for 2012. Because it's a super PAC he is OBLIGATED not to have their permission, so he can make horrible satirical ads about them. He can literally throw money at whatever he wants with very few limits due to the precedents that have been set.
Either he will make a mockery of the 2012 GOP or he will force Washington to close the ridiculous loopholes that allow such forces to exist.
Either way, America wins.
So let me get this straight. If we get rid of the ONLY fiscally responsible people in the room. That will make everything better? If you idiots are so concerned about the rich getting all their loopholes and breaks. CHANGE THE TAXCODE! Better yet enact The Fairtax, there will be no loopholes or breaks for anyone! The amount of tax you pay is determined by how much you purchase! Go to Fairtax.org for more. By the way nobama's bestest buddy I-melt for nobama's GE a multi-BILLION dollar corp. PAID ZERO FEDERAL TAXES LAST YEAR! The Fairtax that's how America wins!
CONSERVATIVE

Commerce, GA

#20 Aug 7, 2011
Walter wrote:
Colbert is liberal. He's said as much off-screen. Also he's a comedian, and comedians tend to lean left simply because they're more tuned in to the absurdities of the status quo (and thus don't see much value in maintaining it).
An important thing to remember is that neocons don't really "get" the underpinnings of mainstream comedy (irony, absurdity, wordplay). A "joke," as understood by the far right, is making statements that are simultaneously incredibly insulting and self-congratulatory - see Ann Coulter, hailed by the extreme right as "hilarious" but by basically everyone else as vituperative and venomous, but largely unfunny.
Gladly. Super-PACs are a way for corporations to donate unlimited amounts of money to PACs, since Citizens United deemed corporations have the same rights as individuals on this matter. Colbert first started a PAC, but ran into legal trouble because the parent company of Comedy Central, Viacom, was technically donating money to his PAC by paying him to do his show (on which he mentioned his PAC). Since it's difficult to calculate what that air time is worth and calculating what the contribution would be requires Viacom to release its financial records, Colbert was told to stop. He then figured out that by making it a SuperPAC he could circumvent this rule.
The real fun comes from the fact that PACs are legally NOT allowed to have endorsement of a candidate. That means, Colbert can run outrageous ad campaigns with literally no say from the candidates themselves.
The problem is there are some who take Colberts comedy as a legitimate news outlet. The reason Coulter is seen as "not funny" is because she uses satire at the expense of the liberal, and most critics are liberal, go figure. Why do you think liberals always win The Nobel? Hell those smucks gave nobama the nobel for doing NOTHING! I have to believe the man it was named after was rolling in his grave. Some group of idiots gave him an award for "transparentcy", what a joke! He's been about as transparent as a lead lined wall, in an X-ray room! That's liberals for ya, self gratifying idiots, full of themselves. With nothing but contempt for those who do not tow their line. Even though they claim to be the party of inclusiveness and tolerance. What they fail to tell you is, only so long as you believe exactly what they believe. Step out of line and they cut you down! Out with the liberals and RINOS! Tea Party 2012!

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