The Archbishop of Colbert Nation has had it up to here with Pope Kumbaya.
|By: Elliott Wednesday September 18, 2013 8:00 pm|
“Pitting the unattainably rich against the unimaginably rich.” Pity the poor 61.
|By: Norman Solomon 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.
|By: Elliott Wednesday April 24, 2013 8:00 pm|
A study on the flawed study of austerians Reinhart & Rogoff.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Teddy Partridge 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.
|By: Suzanne Tuesday December 4, 2012 10:00 pm|
|By: Remy Maisel 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.
|By: Teddy Partridge 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.
|By: David Dayen Friday January 20, 2012 6:00 pm|
Good Lord. Of all the things for Chuck Todd to freak out about, it’s not that unaccountable SuperPACs are outspending the campaigns in South Carolina by more than 2-1. It’s not that corporations have the ability to essentially purchase elections. It’s that a comedian is ripping back the curtain on all of this in a most inappropriate manner.