This past week Donald Trump had a bizarre interview (one of several) with John Dickerson of Face the Nation in which Trump derided Face the Nation in a sophomoric pun as “Deface the Nation.” (Of all the neofacist attempts to discredit the media this must surely count among the lamest.) Dickerson is an eminently professional journalist who refused to […]
Stephen Colbert, Paul Ryan, and their subtly sexist critiques of Donald Trump
Donald Trump is a misogynistic pig. That much we can agree on. (Warning: if we can’t agree on that much, we probably won’t agree on much more.) But the more sobering fact is that some of the most notable “critiques” of Trump are couched in a subtler form of sexism. And given that subtlety, they […]
Joe Biden talking about loss with Stephen Colbert
I was among an apparent minority disappointed by the debut of Colbert’s The Late Show. Apparently I’m still grieving the loss of the right wing pundit of The Colbert Report. But seeing the real Colbert does have its upsides, and chief among them is his deeply moving interaction with Joe Biden on suffering and faith.
Stephen Colbert on providence and the problem of suffering
Stephen Colbert is one of the funniest and smartest comics/entertainers around. He was always engaging, thought-provoking, and hilarious playing his satirical conservative pundit on The Colbert Report. And he promises to carry that same brilliance into his new role in network late night in a couple weeks. Last week GQ published a fascinating profile on […]
Is it wrong to stereotype?
A couple days ago Stephen Colbert returned to “The Colbert Show” after a three week hiatus. He was in top form in the segment where he “defended” Bill O’Reilly’s assertion that Asians tend to be studious and hard workers. The segment ends with Colbert digging a deeper hole for himself as he “compliments” Jews as […]