The Emmys Celebrate a Dying Industry
Stephen Colbert opened last night’s Emmy Awards with a jaunty show tune bearing the chorus “the world’s a little better on TV.” The message? Tune into your television to escape problems in the real world, such as global …
From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert
In a monologue considered witty by teenagers, by teenagers in adult bodies, and by those who hate President Trump, CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert said about the president:
“The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir …
Jeb Bush Talks about the Second Amendment with Stephen Colbert
If you’re underwhelmed by Jeb Bush, don’t think he’s conservative enough, think he’s uninspiring, etcetera#…#I’m not so sure his appearance on Stephen Colbert’s debut as host of The Late Show last night did much to reassure you.
Colbert asked …
Courts, Colbert Enabling Trump’s Violations of Democratic Norms
A great deal has been said about Donald Trump’s violations of “democratic norms.” I agree with much of it.
But the big problem with violating democratic norms — the unwritten customs and practices even political opponents traditionally abide by …
Don’t Fire Colbert — Fire His Crowd
With all due apologies for language and content, I’d like you to watch the two short excerpts of the “political comedy” — actually just crude mockery — of Stephen Colbert.
The first shows Colbert on Monday night, and the second is …
Stephen Colbert Makes His Campaign Ad Debut
I love, love, love this ad from the mysterious Committee for Truth in Politics — a bit of background here, in a mostly critical article by NPR. It is, I believe, the first to feature Stephen Colbert’s testimony before …