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By S. McClennen

Is the comedy of Stephen Colbert easily enjoyable or is it strong political satire? Does it entertain audience or does it empower them? Or does it educate us that during today’s media-saturated international these binaries make no experience? the US in accordance with Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogy claims that Colbert’s satire fosters severe pondering social matters, encourages lively citizenship, and entertains the viewer—all even as. the 1st e-book to hide a number of the topics and contours of The Colbert record, the US in line with Colbert deals readers perception into the robust ways in which Colbert’s comedy demanding situations the cult of lack of information that has threatened significant public debate and social discussion on the grounds that Sept. 11.

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Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration. ”38 The room responded with silence. Colbert followed by shouting out to a few “journalists” he called heroes: Christopher Buckley, editorial writer famous for his political satire and son of William F. , who appeared on The Colbert Report to talk about Thank You for Smoking (March 13, 2006); economist Jeffrey Sachs39, who appeared on Colbert’s show (March 2, 2006) to talk about his book The End of Poverty ; Ken Burns, a documentary filmmaker with work on the Civil War, baseball, and jazz and who has worked with PBS (appeared on November 1, 2005); and Bob Schieffer, host of Face the Nation, who Colbert contrasted against cable news hosts who shout at their guests and ignore facts.

I give people the truth, unfiltered by rational argument. ”18 Fans accustomed to Colbert’s routine would have been familiar with Colbert’s line about thinking from the gut, since that is the definition he used to describe his signature word truthiness, which he used to open his first show. But even seasoned Colbert fans would have been a bit surprised by Colbert’s direct and blunt association of himself with Bush. The audience had just watched Bush make fun of his unsophisticated intellect, and they had just watched another comedian identify with and impersonate Bush, but it was Colbert’s delivery and his sharp tone that made the silly fun of the first bit evaporate into discomfort during his routine.

Just the absolute guts it took for Stephen Colbert to stand up there and wail on pretty much everyone in the room. It’s stunning, just stunning. ” BlogCritics: “Colbert told the media, rather blatantly, that they weren’t doing their jobs. They weren’t keeping America informed of rather important events, such as Bush’s tax cuts to the rich, WMD intelligence and the effects of global warming. ” Media Cynic: “Stephen Colbert has brought back the subtle and difficult art of irony. His performance was absolutely hilarious.

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