Colbert and the difference between smugness and comedy.
Colbert is "playing a character," a supposedly non-partisan, independent-minded, hard-hitting pundit gasbag who without a trace of self-consciousness spouts the most inane GOP talking points as if they were nuggets of hard-won personal wisdom achieved through genuine intellectual struggle. He pompously delivers preposterous, shallow, ill-informed judgements about popular culture, and pretends that he has made some sort of deep and penetrating analysis when all he has done is pose inane questions and made himself look foolish. The "Colbert character" is smugly dismissive of anyone who disagrees, especially when they present "facts," which he holds in round contempt when the argument does not go his way. He is mean-spirited, arrogant, preening, and not half as bright as he thinks, and apparently totally unaware of how thoroughly shot through with hidebound ideology his allegedly "no-spin" persona really is.
What a hoot! The obvious target of "Steve" Colbert's satire?
Why can't they see themselves in the mirror?
(Note: I can call him "Steve" because I am so deeply in tune with the true meaning of the show, unlike his silly, deluded studio audiences.)
UPDATE: Once more we see how the ideologues of the Left and Right are saying the same things! They are so partisan and vicious. This comes from Kos:
i'm pissed. ...everyone of those dems who voted for cloture should be brought downAnd then this from the Free Republic, about the American journalist Jill Carroll currently held hostage in Iraq:
My daughter would have more brains than this women shows....isn't it funny how a pro terrorist journalist can get herself into this trouble..with the very animals she has supported - then we are supposed to feel sorry for her because "what if it was my daughter" well it's not...why should I have any sympathy for a person who gives aid and comfort to the very people who have sworn to kill everyone or enslave I loveOnly the most demented partisan could fail to see the exact moral equivalence here.
That is why I am a non-partisan. It could not be more clear that I am on the side of the angels.