Sharing The Stage With Stephen Colbert

I’m a little tired tonight, both mentally and physically, so I’m gonna let Stephen Colbert take the reins for this one …

43 thoughts on “Sharing The Stage With Stephen Colbert

  1. The only thing Fox lost was money, and Murdock won’t even know it’s gone. But Fox really won, because they don’t have to admit a damn thing to anyone. Maybe some prosecutor somewhere will charge them to being Jan 6 conspirators sfter the fact. As far as I am concerned, they are “no contest” guilty of treason!

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      • Jill, people like Colbert have an easy and important target in Fox News. Fox has earned every bit of criticism. They betrayed their viewers and sowed a lot of seeds of division. And, they could have helped America show Trump the door. Instead, they invited him and let him sleep in the master suite. Keith

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        • Indeed, Fox has earned every bit and more … I’m pretty sure there will be more, too! The seeds of division that they sowed have damaged this nation more than we even realize yet. I fully support Freedom of the Press, but in return for that freedom, we have a right to expect honesty. Every news outlet will occasionally jump the gun, make a mistake, or get their facts wrong, but most immediately publish a recant. Not Fox … they kept on and on. If they had not done so, Trump’s Big Lie would never have gotten as far as it did, would not have been more than a small ripple in the sea. Fox, however, turned a small ripple into a tsunami.

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          • Jill, what Fox News did hides behind a free press. They intentionally lied to their audience. This is disinformation.

            While a different issue, the concept is the same. Those folks who facilitate, protect, cover-up and rationalize sexual predators with names like Weinstein, Cosby, Epstein, et al, are guilty like the predator. Fox facilitated the candidacy of Donald Trump perpetuating his lying. They are as guilty as Trump in my view. It is not ironic Fox News also allegedly covered-up (or at least looked the other way) the sexual misconduct of Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes until the Me -Too movement arised. Keith

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            • Agreed, and as I have often said of all the ‘rights’ guaranteed under the Bill of Rights, every “right” comes with responsibilities. Fox shirked their responsibility and in my book that should cost them their right.

              Yes, those you mention also abused their rights and failed in any sense of responsibility. In all those cases, they used fame & fortune to abuse others. Fox basically made Donald Trump. Without Fox, I don’t think he could have pulled off 2016. But y’know, what disturbs me most, I think, is that so many still act as if he is a deity, still think he’s ‘great’, and would go to great lengths to help him return to the Oval. It speaks volumes about half of this nation today.

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  3. So, the, politically corrupted, “empire” of the Republican Party, finally, started, sloping downward, and, I’m sure, that Fox getting sued, is, only, that, very FIRST, domino, that’s, tipped, over, and, the rest of them shall, soon, follow.

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  4. Annie put up the brilliant Fox News apology too. Classic work.
    Great work on the Coronation too….Sheila and myself were discussing the quiche (Yuck level 10) and whether the nation will be encouraged to eat one during or after the event
    I really will have to watch more of these
    Thanks Jill

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    • Roger, Jill, in my view Fox News owes an apology to not only its viewers, but the rest of the country for dividing us further with their gaslighting and perpetuating the platform of an alleged traitor to the United States of America named Donald J. Trump. The Republican Party has had several opportunities to rid themselves and our country of this cancerous acting person but time and again failed to close Pandora’s Box. Sadly, his illicit actions are overt as are those of his sycophants. It is high time the head of this snake is chopped off and he is truly held to account.

      In emails, Tucker Carlson of Fox News says he hates Donald Trump and wants him to go away. Tucker, put on your big boy pants and make it happen rather than invite him in like you have been doing.

      Keith

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      • Well said Keith.
        I’ve been listening to an audio version of The Cold War: A World History by Norwegian Historian: Arne Westad.
        Presidents from Truman onwards all had their flaws, errors and terrible misjudgements and yet they played by the rules and did not reduce the USA’s domestic scene to a bad vaudeville act.
        Pity help us should we ever be in a situation where we feel nostalgic for these past few years.

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      • I agree 100%! They owe this nation an apology, and they owe President Biden an apology. We may never completely heal from the wounds left by the conspiracy theories and election deniers from the 2020 election, and without Fox, those theories and deniers would have faded into oblivioun quickly. Fox amplified them, gave them a voice and a platform, and for that they can never fully repay the people of this nation.

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        • And THAT is the truth! Things we never would have thought could happen are now our reality, such as it is. I don’t even want to think about what the next 50 years will bring, or even 10 years!

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          • It’s hard to say how things will pan out.
            There will always be crises and surprises. Trends are accurately charted only when looking backwards at history.
            Now we have Climate Change thrown into the mix, which will dictate our decision making processes and actions, it’s more difficult to say what could take place.
            We can all make guesses, issues warnings or work to our hopes.
            But as you can see from the hopelessly naïve and woefully lacking in a sense of history in Fukuyama’s End of History and The Last Man, a liberal place of sunshine and lollipops is simply being caught up ‘In The Moment’ of the disintegration of the Communist Bloc. Wishful thinking writ large.
            We just hope we can muddle through to another era of Mundanity.

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            • Good points all. Interestingly, I have also referred to this as the “era of Mundanity”. I feel my blood boil when I hear someone tell me to stop worrying, that everything will work out in the end, because it always has and “God will see to it.” While not a believer myself, I always thought that if there was a god who created humans, the reason he/she gave them brains was so they could use them to think and solve problems. Apparently some people think their brains are just there to keep their skull from caving in. Sigh.

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              • I think of ‘Mundanity’ as a time when folks’ issues are the personal ones we all have, and the machine of governments muddle along, with folk having difficulty seeing the difference between parties.
                ‘God Will See To It’
                Yeah…But you have to ask like you mean it and roll up your sleeves too! (that goes for the atheistic model too…it an’t someone else’s problem).
                (Did I tell you the joke about the Man getting a storm warning and praying to God about it?)

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                • Seems to me that expecting God or Allah or any other deity to “see to it” is shunning personal responsibility. Don’t we all have a responsibility to contribute to the good of the world, to try to solve our own troubles? Seems some people find it easier to just “hand ’em off”.

                  No, I don’t think you’ve told me that one …

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                  • This is where Belief and Faith become more complex and deeper. The door swings both ways, a believer has to make that responsible effort. Same as in anything you believe in. Nothing worthwhile is easy….
                    Anyway. Joke

                    Guy sees on the tv a storm warning. He gets on his knees and prays to God for safety.
                    A little while later, as the tv signal goes out, he hears a radio warning, prays again.
                    Storm hits, and along comes a police car officer hammers on the door, says floods are likely he should leave. Does he need a lift? The guy says ‘God will look after me’. Officer shrugs, has other folk to tray and save. Leaves.
                    Later flood waters arrive. Guy ends up on the roof, praying. A rescue helicopter comes along, guy refuses assistance, ‘God will save me,’ he says. It’s too dangerous for crew to hang around, they have others to save. He keep on praying…
                    So his house gets washed away, and he drowns.

                    Sometime later at ‘The Pearly gates’ and being interviewed by St Peter the guy sounds off about all the praying he did and still got drowned. What’s the deal. Peter seeing he has ‘one of those’ types calls on God to have a word with him.
                    ‘God’ the guys says ‘I prayed, and I prayed for Your Help. Why did you not come to me,’
                    God says, with some restraint.
                    ‘I sent you a tv warning. I sent you a radio warning. I sent you a police car. I even sent you a helicopter. What more help did you need already?’

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