Apr
12
2014
12

Quote of the Day, Stephen Colbert’s Publicist Said ‘Thanks’ edition.

Suey Park, perhaps not understanding the concept of ‘fifteen minutes,’ writes:

Many dismissed the protest we undertook last month with #CancelColbert, a hashtag we set up in response to a blatantly racist Tweet about Asians from the Colbert show’s account.

…Given that that protest probably sealed the deal for Stephen Colbert’s new gig (“See! He’s getting flack from both sides!”), can you really blame them, Miss Park? (more…)

Apr
10
2014
14

So, what exactly is CBS buying by hiring Stephen Colbert?

His old persona is presumably the property of Comedy Central and it’s not really suitable for late-night television anyway (too political). Assuming that Colbert has any other settings or styles, any variant from them will get panned by people who actually want to know that the old persona is on the Late Show*. What is left for Stephen Colbert to bring to the table?

I ask out of only mild interest: I don’t watch television. Not out of snobbery; my wife doesn’t want to shell out the money for cable, and I don’t care enough to push back on it.

Moe Lane

*Although they wouldn’t watch it, which is the basic problem right there.

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