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Was Stephen Colbert Funny? May 4, 2006

Posted by tkcollier in In The News, philosophy & politics.
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TIME.com Print Page: Nation — Was Stephen Colbert Funny?
This insistence on the hilarity of Colbert's routine has a bullying quality, implying that jokes which adhere to the correct ideology are hilarious and failure to find humor in the party line is a kind of thought crime. By this logic, Cindy Sheehan should be hosting the Academy Awards.

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1. john - May 5, 2006

I think he was absolutely funny and even more truthful. He did the right thing and I support him 100%. And the fact that the media wants to shun him for bringing to light so many things that should’ve been brought to our attention long ago is absolutely cowardice.

2. Bob Bopp - May 7, 2006

I agree, Colbert’s stand-up routine was top-drawer political satire. The comment from whatever hack at Time.com wrote that seeing the performance as funny “has a bullying quality, implying that jokes which adhere to the correct ideology are hilarious and failure to find humor . . . is a kind of thought crime” is itself laughably inept. The writer does exactly what he or she purports to criticize – can’t laugh at a funny, witty routine because he/she doesn’t like the politics. Not that lovers of this administration aren’t already deservedly well known for having a stick up their collective butt and no sense of humor . . . or ability to dance . . . or to shoot straight (literally or metaphorically).


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