EPISODE NUMBER: 7090 (July 14, 2011)
GUESTS: Jose Antonio Vargas
SEGMENTS: Intro – 7/14/11 |Carmageddon | May the Best Stephen Colbert Win | Murdoch’s Media Empire Might Go Down the Toilet | Improvised Expressive Devices | Jose Antonio Vargas | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Gray Suit | Powder Blue Shirt | Navy/Gray Polka Dot Tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, July 14, 2011
In this episode, we close a truly fantastic week with an Emmy (nominee) celebration, some terrifying transit news for our friends in California, some excellent art commentary, and a thorough review of Mr. Murdoch’s current unraveling control of, well, his total media control.
I imagined at some point this week Stephen would touch on the amazing situation with Murdoch. Is this the turning point, and an argument for de-monopolizing media? Only time will tell, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun watching Rome burn.
It was also fun watching Jose Antonio Vargas, such a sweet guy, but Stephen was all poker face, staying closely in character. We all know how important the issue of immigration is to Stephen, so you aren’t fooling anyone, Sir.
And some art commentary, reminiscent of old;
“Consider this still life by one of the inmates. The melon; cleft in twain, a severed completeness, an island identity isolated from the whole, proxy for the prisoner removed from society, foregrounded the reduction becomes amplification, hegemonic historical myth-making, undercut by the end-scape non-space of the White, this is canvas as theater of existential warfare, an insurgency of the voiceless subaltern.“
Some great work from the graphics department- shout out, hey!
There’s been no mention of my favorite Anglo- Austrailian- American- media billionaire mogul News Corp Chairman and Five Time Illluminati Dark Lord of the Month Rupert Murdoch.