Talk:Stephen Colbert

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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)

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.