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Colbert's Campus Coddlers

John5840 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 1:00 PM
Bozell and his TH sycophants suffer from at least two major deficiencies. The first is an undeveloped or absent sense of humor. Thus, a Dennis Miller gets compared to two acknowledged comic geniuses in Colbert and Stewart. Second is a fundamental failure to grasp the nature of any kind of art form. COlbert adn Stewart aren't proving a news broadcast: they are offering truth. People aren't getting information from Stewart and Colbert, they are gettign truth.
Mike09 Wrote: Jul 14, 2012 9:27 AM
John 5840: In pre-Internet days, people like you went to Star Trek conventions dressed as Klingons. I'll bet you know the combination to the safe in Captain Kirk’s stateroom aboard the Enterprise.

Live long and prosper.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 11:18 PM
I was not aware of a definition of truth other than "information corresponding to reality". If they are not informing their audiences of reality, what are they doing?
Psyop85 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 2:27 PM
Stewart was very funny until he started to take himself seriously. Colbert like the Larry the Cable Guy is just grating on the nerves. My opinion like yours is worth no more than anyone else's. Geniuses, no they did not even make it into the league of the early SNL cast for me.
robinsky2 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 1:50 PM
You are entitled to your opinion, especially on TH...it's too bad that your opinion sucks, big time. I'll take Dennis Miller anytime as he is actually fully in charge of the English language.[and you need spell check or something...just sayin'
arpiem Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 2:04 PM
While I don't agree with 5840's opinions, his spelling was fine except for a few errors which were very obviously typos, probably from typing too fast. It happens with me all the time and sometimes I manage to catch them and correct them.
HalibutornThrockmorton3rd Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 2:04 PM
Proofing his point. I bet you really miss the 1/2 Hour News Hour as much as I do Chachi.

On July 9, Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi composed a puff piece to honor Stephen Colbert, "fake news" commentator and satirical fake conservative. It turns out Colbert is becoming an "obsession in academia," with a new collegiate submersion in "Truthinessology."

Let us agree that he can be very funny. Let's also agree that his satire being taken seriously by academia says something about the state of academia.

It also says something about those in the press who agree. Farhi winked in his story that this obsession is a problem, but then unfurled a long list of academic...