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Love the contrast. Stewart actually has the stones (for a lefty comedian) to mock the IRS and their response to this scandal. While Colbert plays Obama's buttboy by instead mocking the critics of IRS misconduct.
Posted by: Fen | May 24, 2013 6:52:08 AM
When it comes to Obama, Jon Stewart has been, by a wide margin, the hardest hitting journalist in the lefty-sphere for years.
Posted by: Tim maguie | May 24, 2013 7:18:48 AM
Colbert is an asshole, wasting the planet's supply of oxygen by his unfettered breathing.
Posted by: ebola131 | May 24, 2013 9:34:33 AM
Stewart, the other night, was so pathetic that he tried to cover up for Obama by reaching way back to Ronald Reagan and "Iran Contra" (best said in a whiny, drawn-out, liberal tone.)
Posted by: Woody | May 24, 2013 10:09:27 AM
I thought Stewart was a comedian. When did he get demoted to journalist?
Posted by: Dave | May 24, 2013 10:36:10 AM
While I often disagree with him, Stewart can at least sometimes see the absurdity coming from his side, and use it for laughs.
Colbert is just pathetic, a Low Information comic playing to a Low Information Audience.
Posted by: Marty | May 24, 2013 4:47:47 PM
I can't quite understand what Colbert was trying to say. If, indeed, there -was- anything there. I don't think the audience knew what he was talking about either, which is probably the ideal audience for him.
Posted by: Alan | May 24, 2013 8:05:29 PM
"I can't quite understand what Colbert was trying to say."
He doesn't say anything, ever. His show is just a perpetual caricature, because to his mindset, there is no debate: the left is on the side of reality, and the right are villains.
And if you've seen him on interviews, he won't ever respond with any substance, it's entirely snark and sarcasm. He really is the ultimate liberal douche.
Posted by: Ben | May 27, 2013 9:32:29 AM
You do realize that for both of them, it is an act. Colbert is playing a role and is not really a right wing nut.
Posted by: MB | Jun 5, 2013 6:14:23 AM
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