Stephen Colbert’s Satire Mimics Justin Webb’s Actual Reporting

Remember this…cue wavy lines signifying a flashback as I quote..er myself-

Never one to leave hitherto undiscovered shallows alone the Beeb’s own emissary to Washington Justin Webb (nice but dim, actually not even that nice but makes up with extra dimness, bless) latches onto the stupidest right wing scam since Obama won, wingnuts are suggesting his victory means people of colour can no longer claim ‘victimhood’ or racism has aflicted them. Yes, because a black president means all racism has instantly been extinguished throughout American society…

And now Mr Colbert playing his fictional alter ego of a right wing fool…

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert [click for video] wants to proclaim that “Racism is Over,” and he celebrated that victory on Thursday with a cascade of uniformly pale gray balloons.

“Obama’s election is just the latest of many victories for a new generation of African-American leaders,” Colbert explained, “like Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and Justice League President-Elect Black Lightning — who beat Aqua-Man, after the failure of his slogan, ‘Yes we clam.'”

“Some say these victories shouldn’t be lumped together … but I say they won because Racisim Is Over!” Colbert claimed as balloons rained down on his head.

So just what do you do when your actual serous work is demonstrably a ludicrous joke? Move to ITV?

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3 Responses to “Stephen Colbert’s Satire Mimics Justin Webb’s Actual Reporting”

  1. libhomo Says:

    Colbert reminds me of the cartoonist who does satires or rightist political cartoons in the Onion.

  2. RickB Says:

    Well now he can be the BBC’s Washington correspondent.

  3. Widney Brown on Today « Ten Percent Says:

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