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Aug 04 2010

Colbert calls out Laura Ingraham for terrible writing and racist remarks

I think I ovulated while watching this last night:

<td style=’padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;’ colspan=’2′Laura Ingraham

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Seriously, does this man not have the best job in the world? He gets to call out people for being racist and for being terrible writers to their face because they willingly sign up for the verbal beating. All while not coming off like a jackass thanks to ingenious use of satire. I’m jealous.

 

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  1. 1
    Alise Wright

    Wow. “This writing is terrible.” Damn. I love this man.

  2. 2
    Beyond Dimensions

    Banshees are Irish not Native American. Bitch can’t even get her mythical creatures right…

  3. 3
    LordJosh

    I love his satire. It’s so well done.

  4. 4
    mcbender

    I must have missed something; what is the stated premise of this book? Is it published as fiction?

  5. 5
    Alenônimo

    What a fucking bitch that Laura Ingraham.

  6. 6
    Jen

    It’s published as non-fiction

  7. 7
    Beth Dorenkamp

    Watching a conservative distort reality in real time is dizzying. “I’ve got you flustered.” No, lady, you don’t. Biden doesn’t want to kiss you, you didn’t fluster Colbert, and calling someone a banshee is not in any way equatable to making jokes about a black person having an insatiable appetite for ribs.

  8. 8
    Rev. Ouabache

    Wow. I’m surprised that she was stupid enough to go on his show. She had to have known that he would go after her like this.

  9. 9
    PJZen

    This was Steven Colbert at his best. I laughed myself to tears. Did you see the look on her face? Priceless.

  10. 10
    SuperHappyJen

    For Canadians:http://watch.thecomedynetwork….

  11. 11
    Ryan Schneider

    So you’re telling me that Barack didn’t write about Michelle eating a bunch of ribs in his diary right next to the part where he was all “holy crap I tricked the whole American public into thinking I was cool”?But that would mean that someone’s LYING at Fox News!

  12. 12
    godlessgirl

    The master of satire just shoved the shit into her face! ZING! She was completely off her mark after that.

  13. 13
    Robert the Skeptic

    That is because Conservatives don’t have the intellect to comprehend satire; they think you are actually agreeing with them!

  14. 14
    Jon

    I’m in the UK and this video (and the canadian alternative also posted) aren’t working for me.Any other way I can view this? It sounds worth seeing.

  15. 15
    Ben

    As to the title, does that mean you’ve given in to the people who want to know whether to reward their neural nets? :P

  16. 16
    yaoi_myantidrug

    This has replaced Paul McCartney’s interview as my favorite interview by Colbert.

  17. 17
    Kristopher W Ramsey

    Thank you SuperHappyJen, for thinking of the Canadians. Won’t someone think of the Canadians!?!

  18. 18
    mcbender

    That… is frightening. I hadn’t heard of it before, but judging from Colbert’s comments (which I assume he isn’t making up for effect and are actually in the book)… sorry, I can’t think of much to say beyond the fact that it’s frightening.

  19. 19
    Derteahound

    I literally snorted soda out my nose when I heard that. Irish and Celtic lore are among my favorites, and just… Wow. I can’t believe anyone would get that mixed with Native American lore. xD

  20. 20
    Introbulus

    …I could not possibly do that interview with a straight face. How does he do it? HOW?!

  21. 21
    mouse

    I’m always surprised by the conservatives who don’t seem to realize the joke is on them. I mean hey, even O’Reilly knows that Colbert is satire. What the hell is wrong with this woman?

  22. 22
    NotThatGreg

    But they’re allowed to: http://www.projectcensored.org

  23. 23
    NotThatGreg

    Did you see the white house correspondent’s dinner, doing all this stuff a few feet away from Bush et al? But Cheney was not there. “I can’t believe I’m here .. it’s like I’m dreaming .. somebody pinch me … somebody shoot me in the face … oh, he’s not here?”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

  24. 24
    Beyond Dimensions

    I enjoy all sorts of mythology and lore. I spent my last semester in undergrad with a crash course in Native American… Everything. Religion, Anthropology, and another class I can’t remember that was related. If they had offered a class on Ireland, I’d likely have taken it, too.

  25. 25
    NotThatGreg

    She’s plugging a book. It’s money. Being humiliated on CR won’t hurt sales, and will probably help.

  26. 26
    putdownmypants

    I enjoyed watching that.

  27. 27
    JT

    New Conservative Commentator – JTIt seems this blog needs some “fair and balanced” commentating. My only comment on this video is that being #1 on the best selling list speaks volumes, beyond the excerpt picked out my by Colbert. Plus, its like they say, any publicity is good publicity.

  28. 28
    NotThatGreg

    but see http://mediamatters.org/strupp

  29. 29
    Andrew Hall

    I envy Colbert’s style-I end up sounding like an a**hole.http://laughinginpurgatory.blo

  30. 30
    Mouse

    Twilight was also #1 on the bestselling list. What was it you were trying to say again?

  31. 31
    SuperHappyJen

    Do you have a comedy channel in the UK that shows the Colbert Report? If so, then check their website. That’s how I found the Canadian link.

  32. 32
    SuperHappyJen

    That’s terrifying.

  33. 33
    Beyond Dimensions

    That the vast majority like small words in big print? I hear big words make people feel stupid.

  34. 34
    Holytape

    being #1 on the best selling list speaks volumesBeing-#1-on-the-best-selling-list said in a loud voice, “What the hell is wrong with you people? How can a nation that put a man on the moon, buy this kind of mindless dribble? I would blame Mississippi, but they don’t read. First Twilight and now this shit. Do you hate me? That’s it. I give up.” Being-#1-on-the-best-selling-list was never heard from again and is believed to be living in northern Quebec telling polar bears about how he used to be well written, thought provoking and informed, until America went to hell in a handbag.

  35. 35
    Mouse

    I heart you.

  36. 36
    sdunn

    Lol, why did she come on the show if she knew she was going to get pwnd

  37. 37
    Sam Barnett-Cormack

    Bah, video not available in the UK. Darn geographically restricted rights. Transcript anywhere?

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