Update: Full video of the Colbert Super PAC transfer below.
Tonight, Stephen Colbert had some big news to share with America: since he was announced to be polling ahead of presidential candidate Jon Huntsman in South Carolina, he had decided to form an exploratory committee to become president of the United States…of South Carolina.
There was only one hitch.
Occupy Wall Street
We here at the New York Observer don’t like to pat ourselves on the back too often (it’s definitely uncouth, and we’re nothing if not couth), but we couldn’t help feeling a surge of pride when Jon Stewart used the video we uncovered of Daily Kos’ Jesse LaGreca telling off a Fox News producer during his Wednesday night broadcast.
Of course, we’re only noticing this video now because unlike the “media-mocking-the-media-mocking-the-protesters” angle that Comedy Central took, we were actually down at the Megamarch on Wednesday and forgot to TiVo Mr. Stewart. Again, not patting ourselves on the back or anything.
Occupy Wall Street
Looking back, you could say that it was only a matter of time after Deputy Inspector Anthony “Tony Bologna” Bologna pepper-sprayed those women during the Occupy Wall Street protests until the issue got some real media attention. No, we’re not talking about Lawrence O’Donnell. We’re talking about the big leagues here. We’re talking about a Jon Stewart-level mocking.
Last night on The Daily Show, Mr. Stewart suggested that Mr. Paul gain some weight (it worked for New Jersey governor Chris Christie) or change his opinions. The media’s bored with his consistency.
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“I know we’re late,” Jon Stewart told his audience on Sept. 20, his first post-9/11 show. “They said to get back to work but there were no openings for a man in a fetal position under his desk.”
Traditional media companies, the FCC’s “Future of Media Report” has nothing to offer you. [WSJ]
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After quipping that the 2011 Can-Do Awards Gala was the nicest seder he had ever been to–and drawing attention to the especially “geometrical shape” of the Chelsea Piers banquet hall–guest Jon Stewart got serious.
“Four hundred thousand meals a day are served at the Food Bank,” Stewart said. “It really is a remarkable organization.”
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The Daily Show
2010 was kind to Jon Stewart. The serious-or-not controversy that preceded the Rally to Restore Sanity led to endless press. Once it happened, Stewart found himself before a live audeince of hundreds of thousands of people, as well as millions watching on TV. Then, the aftermath led to more press, including some who claimed Read More
The stakes have been just been raised significantly in the “Is Jon Stewart a journalist?” debate, thanks to The New York Times. No longer is it merely a question of whether the host occasionally commits journalism. Now it’s “Is he the next Walter Cronkite or Edward R. Murrow?”
The question has been raised in Read More
Rachel Maddow devoted Thursday night’s entire episode of her MSNBC show to an interview with Jon Stewart. The “Daily Show” host addressed criticism of his recent D.C. rally and outlined his issues with MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News.
The Oct. 30 “Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear” on the National Mall was attended Read More