If Rush is against him, I'm all for him. Besides, I do enjoy his shtick.
man of faith? what faith? The few times I have watched this guy he drips with
Is this Cobert's latest joke, calling himself a man of faith? That is
funny! What's pathetically not funny is that someone might believe this
article if they haven't had the misfortune to seen one of his shows. What is the intention of this article, really? Is it to encourage
viewership of material that is deeply entangled in sacriligeous remarks, to say
nothing of the other faith-demoting material it spews into the interwebs?
I love both Colbert and Stewart. I get so tired of the angry, paranoid rants of
political pundits on television and radio, that their humor in politics is a
breath of fresh air. But remember, Colbert is a "straw man" to hold up
ultra-conservatives to ridicule. What makes you think he is not playing that
role for fundamentalist religion? His comedy commentaries do expose much of the
hypocrisy in religion. I have no doubt he is devoted towards a religious life,
but definitely is not a zealous Christian. He does genuinely refer, with
fondness, to his Catholic mother, who raised 11 children, and her teachings. But
be careful when you prop him up as a idealized "man of faith." You just
might be taken in by his clever persona too.
@SCfan"Through and through. Catholic yes. But his is probably the same
Catholic faith that Nancy Pelosi goes by. Namely, the Matthew 15.8 kind."The Catholic church supports a strong safety net, universal healthcare
(aside from abortion and birth control of course), support amnesty for illegal
immigrants, support environmental regulation, and consider wealth inequality to
be a serious issue (particularly the most recent Pope). They're pretty
fiscally liberal to go alongside with socially conservative views. Maybe
that's why the Catholic vote tends to be split around 50-50 in this nation.
Mr. J: I would love to see Lewis Black get a show.
I hate to see the "Cober Repor" go by the wayside. Dang.
Colbert is a genius. He's actually pretty middle of the road, and lampoons
what needs to be lampooned, right or left.His genius lies in having
sold the public that his 'conservative' character is a ruse, a
persona, enabling him to spout conservative double speak that is full of
sarcasm, with a modicum of truth. He is a Catholic, playing a liberal playing a
conservative. How much of his shtick is sincere, and how much is sarcasm?I don't care about the motivation. He's hilarious, and
that's what the Late Show needs.
Good grief. Schtick is lost on many of you.
re: TOOThat would either be Lewis Black, Seth MacFarlane, or the
head writer for Big Bang Theory.
Colbert himself has admitted that his conservative persona is just that: a
persona. While he may at heart be religious, his public personality doesn't
always mesh with that. Yes, he's funny. Just on too late for me.
Stephen Colbert is a ballsy genius. I just hope he is able to keep his edge on
the Late Show.
Thank you CBS, another to go to bed early. Still waiting for the next Carson.
I don't know much about Stephen Colbert. I saw one episode of the Colbert
Report once. it was alright, but one episode is hard to go off by.Given his keen insight on the activities and motives of political figures thus
far, if Rush were disapproving of someone, I'd at least be cautious of
them. People talk a lot of trash about him, but I can say it's all trumped
up, untrue, or taken out of context. Rather than pushing for socialism and
blaming people who don't agree with him for his problems, he talks about
what has previously given America strength and hope, what will do so now, and
what is actually in the way of that.More, he actually makes an
effort to help people understand the founding of the nation, the framing of the
constitution, and the context and circumstances behind such events, rather than
sit around fuming that our founding fathers were primarily white men, then
complaining about Republicans' racism and "war on women".
A man of faith? What an odd topic for an article on a late night talk show
I don't see Colbert as religious. He is more of a panderer. He wants people
to like him, like many he will tell them whatever he thinks they want to hear.
He'll stink it up just like Letterman.......he'll never command like
Carson or even Leno? Should have given it to someone at least funny like Conan!
I love it! Stephen will open a lot of eyes and make us (non tea party types)
laugh!It's even greater because Rush hates it. Anything Rush
hates, is good for America!
Never watched Letterman and I live about 30 minutes from his high school and
neighborhood. Now that SC is taking over, I find it hard to hold my silent
protest for this news. How do you boycott something you turned your back on
years ago???I find him revolting and if you view a person by their
body of work, he is no Catholic or religious man. He might be during his Sunday
vanI'd say John Stewart does a better job of pointing out hypocrisy
on the right and left.
Bill O'Reilly must be livid!
Stephen Colbert is funny. He will do great job. I know Rush Limbaugh
doesn't approve of Stephen Colberts new job. He delcares it a war on the
heartland of America Rush says. I think it is a war on the right wing party!
Stephen colbert points out hypocrisy on the right and left better than any
comedian out there.
Happy Liberal,How dare you say such things. Everyone knows that Jim
Gaffigan is the funniest guy on the planet.
I love it! I have met Stephen Colbert and he is the funniest guy on the planet.
I only hope that he can continue with his fake "conservative" persona at
CBS. Shake it up, Stephen!
He's a liberal all right. Through and through. Catholic yes. But his is
probably the same Catholic faith that Nancy Pelosi goes by. Namely, the Matthew
15.8 kind. No way CBS would hire a conservative Catholic who was against
abortion, ssm, ect. If it makes any of you feel better you are welcome to
substitute Harry Reids name for Nancy Pelosi. And change Catholic to Mormon.There, that ought to get things started........