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Colbert's Campus Coddlers

lge Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 5:33 PM
"Let us agree that he can be very funny. " No, let us agree that he reinforces his admirers' preconceptions. His admirers are dolts, their preconceptions are idiotic, and thus Colbert's act is dreck. Colbert's act consists of repeating his tired, TIRED old shtick, of adopting the persona of a rock-ribbed conservative whom Colbert portrays as a complete donkey. But I think Colbert plays the part of a complete dolt, clod, moron and donky ALL TOO CONVINCINGLY, if you know what I mean.
John3138 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 9:25 PM
YYYawn. If you don't like the Colbert Report, don't watch. Many of us do like it, and the market rules (hence, he's still on TV).
soliton2 Wrote: Jul 14, 2012 7:17 AM
I think we all know that, John.
lge Wrote: Jul 14, 2012 1:14 PM
Yawwwwn. You're a perfect Colbert admirer. I don't watch Colbert. I see his donkey face on news reports and various other shows he manages to get his boring self on.

If you don't like other people's opinions, don't read them.

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...