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Stephen Colbert Is Actually a Robot – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on March 19, 2019

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/03/thomas-woods/stephen-colbert-is-actually-a-robot-designed-by-henry-kissinger/

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Just when you thought Stephen Colbert couldn’t get less funny, he interviews Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who’s running for president as a Democrat.

She holds terrible views on many things. I know that. Not even close to the point, though.

Colbert had about as much charm, charisma, and humor as a hostage reading a ransom note.

Normally, a Democrat can expect light banter, friendly questions, and plenty of humor from a late-night talk-show host.

(Republicans not so much: I recall seeing Rand Paul on David Letterman, and the host spent the time not looking for common ground, pointing out what a unique politician Rand was that he could find points of agreement with pretty much everyone, but instead lecturing him — why, teachers should be paid more! Letterman boldly insisted, for instance.)

Not Gabbard.

She opposes the U.S. empire and has made this opposition a primary rallying cry of her campaign. This is not allowed.

No longer does the left exist to question authority, if indeed it ever did. It exists to defend orthodoxies and expel dissidents.

Every mainstream outlet at this point is an echo chamber for the U.S. regime’s talking points. Even — or perhaps especially — so-called comedy.

So instead of humor, Gabbard (quite unlike her opponents) was treated to relentless hostility, and the kind of fact-free talking points one might hear from Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Joe Lieberman, or any person drawn at random from the Establishment.

As usual, Caitlin Johnstone wrote what I was thinking, faster and better than I could have: Read the rest of this entry »

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Colbert Smears Tulsi Gabbard To Her Face While Telling Zero Jokes – Caitlin Johnstone

Posted by M. C. on March 14, 2019

I don’t quite understand Tulsi Gabbard. Like congresswoman Omar she tells the truth about US interventionism and havoc it wreaks upon the world.

Yet she buys into the Assad gas attack tripe. Thoroughly disputed by Seymour Hersh. See here.  True belief or picking her battles?

Admittedly Assad is not a nice person, but neither are many of our allies, particularly in the M. E.

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/03/13/colbert-smears-tulsi-gabbard-to-her-face-while-telling-zero-jokes/

Hawaii Congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where instead of the light, jokey banter about politics and who she is as a person that Democratic presidential candidates normally encounter on late night comedy programs, the show’s host solemnly ran down a list of textbook beltway smears against Gabbard and made her defend them in front of his audience.

Normally when a Democratic Party-aligned politician appears on such a show, you can expect jokes about how stupid Trump is and how badly they’re going to beat the Republicans, how they’re going to help ordinary Americans, and maybe some friendly back-and-forth about where they grew up or something. Colbert had no time to waste on such things, however, because this was not an interview with a normal Democratic Party-aligned politician: this was a politician who has been loudly and consistently criticizing US foreign policy.

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Michael Moore: We Have to ‘Put Our Bodies on the Line’ to Stop Trump

Posted by M. C. on June 29, 2018

Michael Moore and “body” in the same sentence is scary.

Just the man I look to to shape my world view. Apparently Stephen Colbert’s also. Next thing you know Colbert will be wearing his baseball cap indoors.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/michael-moore-we-have-to-put-our-bodies-on-the-line-to-stop-trump

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