Jon Stewart interviewed former President Bill Clinton on Saturday night for the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting at George Washington University. It’s over an hour and a half, but very interesting and informative, covering a wide range of domestic and international issues. You can watch the entire interview here on C-SPAN.
Name: Stephen Colbert
Occupation: Host, The Colbert Report
Is it even fair to continue calling Stephen Colbert a comedian? In recent years he’s stretched the boundaries of his emmy-winning fake punditry to their limits, and beyond. In 2010, he and Jon Stewart held a tongue-mostly-in-cheek Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the Washington Mall, drawing tens of thousands. Now he’s mulling a presidential bid, backed (but not in cooperation with) his own super PAC. In the process he’s morphed from a mere satirist to a political performance artist.
The media isn’t paying much attention to Newt Gingrich anymore (his campaign announced last night that they were dramatically scaling back their staff, resigned to more or less sit the race out until the convention) but it’s not for lack of trying. Lately, this very smart man (and he is) seems to be caught in one of those Coulter-ian downward spirals, saying ever more outrageous things to stoke controversy and breathe new energy into his faltering campaign. In fact, Gingrich is starting to sound more like Stephen Colbert’s parody conservative than that of a presidential candidate. So here’s a quiz: Who said it—Newt Gingrich or Stephen Colbert? Click on the name to find the correct answer, and determine how far Newt’s gone.
1. “A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that’s what freedom is all about.”
2. “Atheism, a religion dedicated to its own sense of smug superiority.”
3. “If we’d spent as much on space as we’ve spent on farm programs, we could have taken all the extra farmers and put them on space stations working for a living in orbiting factories.”
Full Article + Quiz: GQ Magazine.
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An O.C. Minuteman who put the border-watch movement on the map is taking The Colbert Report to the Campo, Calif. border.
Minuteman Project Founder Jim Gilchrist said he’ll appear on Stephen Colbert’s television show, The Colbert Report, after taking the political humorist and his crew on a tour of the border in mid-March.
A spokeswoman with Comedy Central confirmed that the field team did go to the Campo border with Gilchrist and other anti-illegal immigrant activists, but said they have not determined when the show will air.
Gilchrist, of Aliso Viejo, said he couldn’t get into specifics of what he was asked, but did say the crew shot for six hours during the March 15 tour.
“They’re going to make a series of the shows dealing with the immigration issue,” he said.
This won’t be the first time Gilchrist has appeared on the show, which features Colbert’s conservative alter ego. The satirist, who plays a conservative political pundit, hosted Gilchrist in 2006, a year after the Minuteman Project launched in Arizona — forcing the immigration issue into the forefront of American politics.
Gilchrist said he had no qualms about participating in the show, despite its liberal leanings.
“He’s really hilarious,” Gilchrist said of Colbert. “He’s a very nice man.”
Colbert has taken on the subject of illegal immigration several times on his show and even testified in 2010 before a Congressional immigration hearing.
EPISODE NUMBER: 8077 (March 29 2012)
GUESTS: Peter Beinart
SEGMENTS: Intro- 3/29/12 | The Mega Millions Lottery | Colbert Super PAC Super Fun Pack | Mitt Romney Tells a Funny Story | Peter Beinart | Sign-off- Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | Light blue shirt | Yellow stripped tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, March 29, 2012
Let Comedy Central’s Indecision keep you and your iPad or iPhone company through the highs and lows of the 2012 election, from that shocking ad to that incredibly dull speech to the surprise announcement of- well, we won’t give that away.
- Our interactive Peanut Gallery, featuring real-time Reacticons that let you react to news shows, debates and other events while following live commentary from Indecision bloggers and special guests
- Snap Shots: For everyone who wishes the news cycle could be captured in more pictures and fewer words, especially funny ones
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When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub catch it for a post we call “In the Press”.
The media has taken a strong look at Stephen’s satirical influence over the political process and they are all a buzz about it. Of course, his brief absence from the show caused nearly as much press as his most genius satirical stunts. It’s been an odd couple of months In The Press and this post will follow suit. The format may be different but the media frenzy remains the same.