Talk:Stephen Colbert

From Conservapedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Considering the obvious relevance it has to Conservapedia, a mentioning of the interview of Andrew Schafly on the Colbert Report should be included in this article.

Stephen Colbert's name has a French pronunciation -- that's not very American. I say this article should be removed.--Jesus_H_Christ 23:18, 23 March 2007 (EDT)

Jesus H. Christ, Les Francais sont tres bon!Tmtoulouse 23:20, 23 March 2007 (EDT)

Any reason why the part about the Correspondents' Dinner was removed? Also the statement about Colbert's intention with the Wikipedia vandalizing is speculative at best and should probably be removed.--ColinR 18:59, 12 March 2007 (EDT)

Here's a link to the Correspondents' Dinner speech on Google Video: Colbert Roasts President Bush - 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner

The Sunday school teacher remark needs a cite--I know it's true, but it really should be cited. Here's a good website, I'd edit if I could. (http://www.tvsquad.com/2006/07/13/ask-tv-squad-stephen-colbert-teaches-sundayschool/) Also, the Correspondent's dinner should be added. As much as I hate what he did, it is our duty to tell the truth on this site. --Splark 21:30, 14 March 2007 (EDT)

Why would you hate what he did? He's the greatest American ever! Stephen Colbert is a champion of truth and justice. Come on, he got Captain America's shield!!--Dialecticftw 06:24, 15 March 2007 (EDT)

Contents

Truthiness

Instead of "The Trustworthy Encyclopedia," shouldn't Conservapedia's slogan be "The Encyclopedia of Trustiness"? It just feels right.

hmm, Or maybe, Conservapedia: your daily recommended allowance of truthiness? Crackertalk
Conservapedia: The Truthy Encyclopedia Notice that to make this, we remove the letters STWOR - an acronym for WORST Human 02:42, 25 April 2007 (EDT)

"right wing" removed?

Without explanation, his act was reduced to "extreme commentator". He plays an extreme right wing commentator, specifically. That's the whole point of the show. Can anyone explain, please? Human 18:27, 1 May 2007 (EDT)

He plays what in his view and others is a "right-wing" commentator; but that does not mean the so-called right-wing fits those stereotypes. RobS 21:04, 1 May 2007 (EDT)
OK, I'll buy that. Can the article say that? It would sort of be a double-parody - explaining that he does not, in the view of those he think she is parodying, accurately portray their positions? How about "[he plays] an extreme left wing stereotype of an extreme right wing commentator"? Pretty fair and balanced, and accurate in that it mentions that his "extreme" parody or attempt at it is politically charged. It's up to you, I have no axe to grind here. Human 22:25, 1 May 2007 (EDT)
Give it a try. Sounds like it couild be humourous. Nothing wrong with that to make the point. RobS 22:36, 1 May 2007 (EDT)

That sounds like a fair compromise, given that Colbert specifically refuses to share his personal political beliefs. DanH 22:46, 1 May 2007 (EDT)

Personally, Colbert is a democrat; he's said it several times, at speeches at colleges and what not. --Hojimachongtalk 22:57, 1 May 2007 (EDT)
I don't care what he is, it just has to be disclaimed properly. We can't have any bigotry here. RobS 23:05, 1 May 2007 (EDT)

Hey RobS, I just realized I can't "give it a try" - the page is locked. Can we try this sentence:

"He plays the role of an extreme left wing stereotype of an extreme right wing commentator." I forget if you're a sysop, but obviously Hoji is. By the way Hoji, nice addition with the ursaphobia. I do think that articles on lighter subjects can have a lighter tone, even using the tone of their subjects, carefully (cf some Monty Python pages).

By the way, yes, he's a Democrat, Catholic, and Sunday School teacher. I don't know if you guys have ever seen him rip scripture (you gotta call it that if you've seen it) on people, but it's amazing. He's got that "Catholic School" recitation at full speed with full articulation thing deep in him.

And, to his minor credit (on this site), if a liberal screws up in an interview, he rips them a new one tears them apart like a hungry eagle, and leaves them gasping for air. Human 23:13, 1 May 2007 (EDT)

It's unlocked. RobS 23:19, 1 May 2007 (EDT)
Thanks, I added that sentence above, and that he is a Catholic. If it stays unlocked I'll be on the eye for vandalism, but I don't check in until after noon most days. Human 23:31, 1 May 2007 (EDT)

Picture

Maybe I have a bit of a dirty mind, but I really don't think this is the best picture. DanH 22:23, 1 June 2007 (EDT)

There probably are better pictures. I know he has a lot of good ones with his arms folded across his chest giving a serious look. Perhaps one of those.--Elamdri 22:26, 1 June 2007 (EDT)
  • Hey! I liked it! Back off! :p (most were copyrighted) --Sysop-TK /MyTalk 22:57, 1 June 2007 (EDT)

Why are any pages locked at all?? How can i "lock" my contributions?

Misspelling

In the last sentence ("Wikipedia responded by reverting and locking down the pages to pervent further editing"), the word prevent is spelled pervent and I cannot correct it.

Who wrote this?!

Fairn

See the page's history to see who wrote it, but I've fixed the spelling error, thanks. Philip J. Rayment 06:56, 7 July 2007 (EDT)

Deceit?

So how exactly is Wikipedia locking articles to prevent vandalism an example of their deceit? Isn't that what you do here, including this article? --Colest 10:16, 20 July 2007 (EDT)

Fair enough. --Sysop-TK /MyTalk 13:35, 20 July 2007 (EDT)

Stephen Colbert the character versus Stephen Colbert the person

This article presents everything Colbert has said on his show, The Colbert Report, as his actual views.

I know you folks aren't big on seperating fact from fiction, but he's a left-leaning guy off the set. Maybe the article should be changed to reflect that. Kazumaru 20:44, 29 July 2007 (EDT)

Isn't that clear that he's a liberal playing a liberal stereotype of a conservative? If you feel you want to make that clearer, then please suggest something with a citation to his real views. Thanks. In Christ--Aschlafly 20:54, 29 July 2007 (EDT)

Factual error

The "Wikiality" incident occurred in July 2006, not August 2006. --transResident Transfanform! 19:50, 24 October 2007 (EDT)

Actually, forget it. The word "wikiality" was introduced on July 31, and the corresponding wave of vandalism occurred in August. My mistake. --transResident Transfanform! 21:14, 24 October 2007 (EDT)

typo

There's a typo at the end of the first paragraph. It should say "and 'he is' a self-proclaimed democrat." or something along those lines. Small, but it probably should be fixed anyway. --BillOhannity 19:20, 31 October 2007 (EDT)

why is this article protected?

I have much to add to article, (not to mention I can find a better picture, if only I had upload rights.... Sysops get to work on that), It's a pretty tame subject, so why is it locked?

On that note: why is the "see also" a link to Conservative Links, JM, Colbert plays a conservative on television! The user formerly known as DLerner 08:20, 19 March 2008 (EDT)

Unprotected. --Ed Poor Talk 08:24, 19 March 2008 (EDT)

Nixon

I don't think that source is reliable enough to say that Nixon is his hero There are 2 colberts, the character and the real guy. The character likes Nixon, but the person is a Democrat. His comment that Nixon was one of his heroes was meant to be taken as humorous. Im going to remove it FernoKlump 10:52, 24 March 2008 (EDT)

No, he was serious. Believe me, I know that there is the real Colbert and a character. Here in a rolling stone interview (out of character) he describes Nixon as "the last liberal president". I'm reverting it, but since part of the MTP interview was in character, I'm putting the RS interview as the ref. D L e r n e r Articulate 11:00, 24 March 2008 (EDT)
OK thanks, I just wasn't convinced by the previous source FernoKlump 11:09, 24 March 2008 (EDT)
No prob -- D L e r n e r Articulate 11:15, 24 March 2008 (EDT)

Time to re-protect?

I hate to say it, but given the recent and persistent vandalism, it may be time to re-protect this article, at least until the liberal vandals' limited attention spans are exhausted and they're distracted by something new and shiny.

Hmm. Should the article include a section on Colbert openly soliciting vandalism of Conservapedia? It certainly highlights the sort of tactics he favors, but might also be seen as rewarding bad behavior with acknowledgement. --Benp 00:13, 12 October 2009 (EDT)

Better they mess with his page then the Bible pages. The page is officially a mouse trap. --Jpatt 00:16, 12 October 2009 (EDT)
Benp, I added a "Relationship with Conservapedia" section. I hope that there isn't anyone who minds. --Michaeldsuarez 14:37, 12 October 2009 (EDT)

Cleanup

The page is currently locked (probably for good reason as it'll receive some attention after tonight), however, I'd really like to make some quality additions to the page and clean it up a bit, if it's OK with some administrators. Would it be alright if I update the article? DerekE 14:08, 8 December 2009 (EST)

It's nothing urgent, so I don't mind waiting until it becomes unlocked in the future. Just wanted to offer some help if needed! :-) DerekE 14:15, 8 December 2009 (EST)

"claims to be" Catholic

I think it should say is a Roman Catholic. I mean, in Glenn Beck's article it says "Beck is a Mormon," not "Beck claims to be a Mormon."

I think saying "claims to be" Catholic implies that he's lying, of which there is no evidence. Ololwut 16:08, 9 December 2009 (EST)

I'm with you on this. What reason would we have for doubting his religion?--Bobobo 14:08, 23 February 2010 (EST)

Cult-like

Could someone be so good as to elaborate on how Stephen Colbert's followers are cult-like?--TomRobinson 20:22, 19 June 2010 (EDT)

Personal tools