Hachette Says Amazon Delaying Book Shipments to Monopolistically Squeeze Profits

By: Friday May 9, 2014 10:46 am

Amazon controls roughly one third of the book market in the United States, giving it considerable muscle to extract favorable sales and payment terms. And according to Hachette Books, one of the largest New York publishing groups, Amazon is monopolistically delaying shipment of hard cover books 2-4 weeks by authors like Stephen Colbert and Malcolm Gladwell in order to do just that.


Late Night: Colbert Puts the Pope ‘On Notice’

By: Wednesday September 25, 2013 8:00 pm

The Archbishop of Colbert Nation has had it up to here with Pope Kumbaya.

Late Night: The People’s Republic of Obamastan, Plus the Forbes 400 Losers

By: Wednesday September 18, 2013 8:00 pm

“Pitting the unattainably rich against the unimaginably rich.” Pity the poor 61.

Our Twisted Politics of Grief

By: Tuesday May 28, 2013 5:25 pm

Darwin observed that conscience is what most distinguishes humans from other animals. If so, grief isn’t far behind. Realms of anguish are deeply personal—yet prone to expropriation for public use, especially in this era of media hyper-spin. Narratives often thresh personal sorrow into political hay. More than ever, with grief marketed as a civic commodity, the personal is the politicized.

Late Night: ‘No Matter How Much the Results Change, the Hypothesis Must Remain the Same’

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 8:00 pm

A study on the flawed study of austerians Reinhart & Rogoff.

Colbert’s Sister Holds Small Lead Over Sanford in Special Election

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 9:25 am

Despite the strong Republican leanings of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional district, Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch may actually stand a good chance of winning the special election scheduled for May 7th. Colbert Busch is best known as the sister of the Colbert Report’s host Stephen Colbert. According to a new poll by PPP, she holds a two point lead over former Gov. Mark Sanford and is tied with Curtis Bostic.

Nikki Haley Appoints a “Minority” to Senate Seat While Colbert Vacations

By: Monday December 17, 2012 7:30 pm

I fully expect Stephen Colbert to return to work in 2013 in high dudgeon: the most qualified applicant was, yet again, passed over because they had to give the job to a “minority.” Not much has changed in the Carolinas since Jesse Helms’ day, I guess.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Sophia McClennen, Colbert’s America: Satire and Democracy

By: Saturday October 20, 2012 1:59 pm

It’s 11:30 on a Wednesday night, and it’s been a long day. The debates last night were god-awful to watch, no matter which candidate you support. The media are already working to spin the performances, but you can’t help but feel that if either candidate is said to have won, based on his words or on a scientific — well, scientif-ish – analysis of his facial expressions and body language, it isn’t Obama or Romney who lost. America lost. So, you sit heavily in your armchair and turn on the TV. “Tonight!” yells an exuberant Stephen Colbert before giving the audience a rundown of the day’s stories, he descends through a cloud of words and plants Old Glory into a dais, before a bald eagle – the freest of all the birds – screeches a greeting. “Nation,” he begins, happily tossing a pen into the air and waiting for the audience to stop cheering.

SuperPAC Series Earns Colbert 2nd Peabody

By: Wednesday April 4, 2012 7:15 pm

More than any other media outlet, I believe The Colbert Report has explained and illustrated the SuperPAC phenomenon to the mass audience of the American public. Because of Stephen Colbert’s satirical take on — and full implementation of — his own SuperPAC, including the faux non-coordination transfer of ‘authority’ to Executive Producer Jon Stewart, more Legacy Media outlets are able to simply refer to ‘SuperPACs’ with confidence Americans understand the concept.

And now, Colbert’s media leadership has been recognized.

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