Friday, September 24, 2010
Stephen Colbert was Mostly in Character Today--
but he made some good points. The best point was not in this clip, but at the end of the questioning:
which wasn't in his "comedic" character but his real character, which I think is a pretty good one. Some of the "Villagers" might see this as a bit of a stunt--I don't, or if it is a stunt to have someone with some celebrity talk earnestly (well, dropping earnest points between tongue-in-cheek representations of over-the-top rhetoric) maybe it's the kind of stunt we need more of. At least, Colbert uses his persona to drop truths wrapped in jokes--too many people use the dignity of their offices to drop jokes wrapped up as policies.
For what it's worth, I'd rather have the comedian than an outright farce like Rep. King and FOX news:
Right. Drawing attention to a "huge issue" is "a waste of time". Only because the points he was making weren't "their" points. The hearing was taking place regardless, and he wasn't saying Americans don't work hard--he was talking about all people working hard in this country being entitled to some rights, including migrant workers, who are doing physical labor which exacts a physical toll that, honestly, looking pretty for the FOX News cameras or being a clueless right-wing demagogue--doesn't.
What privileged dipshits.