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"Stephen Colbert Spoofs Bill O'Reilly's Fake 'Attack on Christmas'"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 12/6/2005 @ 8:22 am PT...
The Daily Show and the Colbert Report are classic works of art.
It is a strange world to those, like O'Reilly, who are legends in their own mind.
They will never get it.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 12/6/2005 @ 10:12 am PT...
COULD SOMEONE IN THE MEDIA GET BACK TO REPORTING ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF PHASE II OF THE SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE. REMEMBER THE STUNT THE DEMOCRATS HAD TO PULL OVER A MONTH AGO TO GET THIS ON THE MEDIA'S RADAR SCREEN.
REMEMBER WE ARE SUPPOSED TO HOLD THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FALSE PRE-WAR INTELLIGENCE RESPONSIBLE.
PHASE II OF THE SSCI...WILL SOMEONE GET BACK TO THIS SERIOUS ISSUE
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 12/6/2005 @ 10:12 am PT...
Damnit.. I guess I need to tweak the DVR to get both of those.. I've been recording The Daily Show and skipping Colbert because some times he's not funny.. but he does have a lot of good bits I probably shouldn't miss..
It's funny.. I was watching The Daily Show last night and Ricky's comment came to mind.. you know, the one where he said (paraphrased) "this is comedy, you losers get your informantion from comedy, that should tell you something".. and while Jon was poking fun at things (comedy, if you will), I couldn't help but notice that I had already read about all the stories in the news/blogsphere.. so it was funny to me because I already knew what he was talking about.. Funny, isn't it? (in a non-comedy way) How the right-wing tries to minimalize their ignorance and criminality by trying to make associations that are 1/2-assed or flat out incorrect..? "Get our info from a comedy show"? No, Ricky.. It's "comedy" because it's funny.. That particular show makes fun of current events which have already been reported on as facts.. I guess in your twisted little world, it's only funny if someone or some class/group of people you don't like is being tortured, eh? But it's not funny when your ignorance and follies are paraded around for the world to see with the varnish of attempted sincerity stripped off and left with nothing but the naked absurdity of it all? Seeing the Emporer with No Clothes is funny to me, especially since he stands there so stark and with a failed attempt at being dignified.. He, and the right-wing, are a laughable joke, and it's refreshing (and relaxing and theraputic) to see people of like minds not being bulled over by the madness.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 12/6/2005 @ 10:33 am PT...
The Daily Show is the only show I go out of my way to watch. Colbert is funny too, but it's a struggle for me to stay awake that late. Wish they were on an hour earlier....
but anyway, yes they are comedy but they are news also. What the (fill in idiot group's name here) don't get is that if reality weren't so goddamned ridiculous. The Daily Show and Colbert wouldn't be so funny. That's what satire is all about. Of course, it must hurt them to be the butt of most of the jokes - that's what they really don't like. The endless ridicule. Now if they'd stop giving us so much ammo...
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 12/6/2005 @ 10:56 am PT...
Thanks for posting this! (Someone put a link to here from the LPU).
Great stuff! Keep 'em comin'!
(Laughter keeps me from breaking down completely over the state of the union)
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 12/6/2005 @ 11:37 am PT...
Television ratings show that "The Daily Show" generally has about one million viewers nightly, a high figure for cable television. In demographic terms, the viewership is skewed to a relatively young audience compared to other news shows. A 2004 Nielsen Media Research study commissioned by Comedy Central put the median age at 35, while, for instance, the audience of The O'Reilly Factor has a median age of 63. There is anecdotal evidence that a large portion of TDS viewers are university students. The Daily Show's ratings consistently beat out other Television News broadcasts such as NBC, ABC, and Fox. Because the News is presented in a satirical edge, the Daily Show appeals to many more people than would be expected.
John Stewart Rocks!
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 12/6/2005 @ 4:53 pm PT...
This gives me a great idea for a bumper sticker. Put O'reilly's face on a picture of a sheep, to the right is the phrase "Seasons Bleatings"!
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 12/6/2005 @ 4:59 pm PT...
You put it excellently well, Savantster! Thank you!
And this whole 'war on Christmas' thing is SO COMPLETELY & UTTERLY INANE!! Jeez!!
THERE IS NO FREAKIN' WAR ON FREAKIN' CHRISTMAS!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!
It's just ASTOUNDING that the benign & innocent impulse to be inclusive, and respectful of others' beliefs, by saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" has been interpreted as some kind of rabid hatred!
Liberals hate Christmas! Liberals hate America!
Just twisted like a freakin' pretzel & blown out of all proportion, like a giant, rolling, gas-hissing, malevolent, out-of-control parade balloon-character on a lunacy-powered float driven by freakin' Kafka!!
Jesus-in-a-jelly-jar, people. Get a grip.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 12/6/2005 @ 7:51 pm PT...
The thing that B.O. hates more than anything is for someone to mock him. I know he loses sleep thinking about the brilliant Colbert Report.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
Judge of Judges
said on 12/6/2005 @ 9:05 pm PT...
Everytime george bush speaks God kills a Kitten.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
Robert Lockwood Mills
said on 12/7/2005 @ 1:58 am PT...
O'Reilly called the White House for help in the war on Christmas. He assumed the Bush administration would be sympathetic.
But Bush couldn't serve because he claimed to still be a member of the Texas National Guard. Jenna and Barbara were out drinking and couldn't be reached. Cheney said he had "other priorities" and asked for a deferment. Condi Rice said no because she travels too much and would have to miss the carol sing. Rummy said he'd join only if Halliburton was promised a contract to rebuild Christmas after the war. Scottie McClellan said it was ridiculous to assume any White House employee would be involved.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 12/7/2005 @ 2:32 am PT...
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 12/7/2005 @ 7:55 am PT...
Victory for X-Mass
The "victory" the president and his admin now pray we will accept is tired.
They defined "victory" originally to be seizing WMD in Iraq. That war could not be won because it was a fantasy war.
Next "victory" was defined as being welcomed as liberators by the Iraqi people. The Iraqi's did not, however, like shock and awe and random killings of their women and children, less water than before, less electricity than before, less security than before, a hyper increase of terrorists and terrorism, nor did they welcome US as liberators, and so that "victory" is also an illusion.
Next "victory" was bringing "freedom" to Iraq via elections. Like Vietnam elections where "83% of the vietnamese registered voters voted" in September of 1967 even tho the viet cong were terrorizing the populace, vietnam fell not too long thereafter. Having an election is not the hallmark of freedom in case neoCons have not noticed.
The word "victory" is another empty, meaningless, and useless term which is touted as the pinnacle of admin policies and the talking points of shills like Rush and O'Reilly.
The word "victory" is the new lie word.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 12/7/2005 @ 11:50 am PT...
The daily show
Liberal news sources.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 12/7/2005 @ 11:55 am PT...
John calls his show a "Fake" news show. His words, not mine. Go to google and type in Fake News show, tell me what shows up. The Comedy central website.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 12/7/2005 @ 12:02 pm PT...
The difference between neoCon fake news and some of those Medium Right lists, is that the latter are admitted comedy sources on purpose.
The neoCon comedy news (e.g. Fox) do not point out that they are comedy. The polls and this blog point out, however, that they are a comedy of errors.
It is terrible that there is more truth coming from the comedy shows than from Snottie and the Propaganda Boys (a neoCon "gospel" music group)
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 12/7/2005 @ 12:05 pm PT...
1: a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn
2: trenchant, wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly
Satire works because it is based in truth.
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 12/7/2005 @ 1:43 pm PT...
"If there's one thing Jesus cares about, it's semantics."
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 12/7/2005 @ 8:18 pm PT...
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 12/8/2005 @ 8:47 am PT...
#11 RLM great post..lol. laura must have been in an undisclosed location, hiding from dubya
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 12/8/2005 @ 3:32 pm PT...
Stewart is great, but I think Colbert is 100x funnier. His wit and cleverness are un-matched. I think he's even funnier than Larry David. I hope everyone gets behind Colbert because if his show doesn't make it then it will be a huge disappointment.
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 12/8/2005 @ 3:51 pm PT...
Robert Lockwood Mills - re#11 - Oh that's FUNNY!!
MMIIXX re #12 - *laughin* Oh I just knew somebody was going to find a way to work Gannon in!
Medium Right - How 'bout we ask Santa to bring you a sense of humor for Christmas?
Or how about a freakin CLUE??
It's a COMEDY SHOW on a COMEDY CHANNEL! It's FUNNY because it's SATIRE using REAL CURRENT POLITICAL EVENTS!!
Geeze, how slow-witted does a person have to be to not get that???
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 12/18/2005 @ 11:55 am PT...
Here is a great story I found on another site. It pretty much sums up how I feel about this bull shit. Oh, and fuck you Dildo O'Reily, heil Hannity, and the rest of you hypocritcal fuck wads at FAUX news.