The Colbert Report

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  • Analysis: The Colbert Report

    through Thursday at 11:30pm, The Colbert Report, a television show, is a satire news show that displays an easier to understand form of news. The Colbert Report is a parody of the news show The O’Reilly Factor which takes on current controversial political issues. The star of The Colbert Report is Stephen Colbert. He plays a character on the show who is silly and sarcastic. The Colbert Report makes its viewers act, makes them think, and entertains them. The viewers of The Colbert Report want to act once they see the show. On the show, Colbert advertises multiple charities. For instance, when a typhoon hit the Philippines, he…

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  • Humorists: A Satirical Analysis

    Satirical comics are published in news papers across the country every day; the Los Angeles Times, among other newspapers, publishes “Non Sequiter” by Wiley, which has satirized both religion and politics. Going beyond comics, satire can succeed in written forms where other forms of comedy struggles. Satirical books have been published by Stephen Colbert and fellow late night host Jon Stewart, and satirical novels are extremely common in the literary world. Aristophanes wrote satirical plays in…

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  • What Is Contemporary Satire

    Most television shows have accommodated to millennials’ tastes, and when it comes to humor, satirical humor that both addresses and mocks social flaws has become the demand. No longer are books or short stories reserved for political and social satire, but so are news outlets. Programs such as The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and Last Week Tonight all are platforms that consist of telling credible news in a satirical manner. Although satirical news series are not a new concept, they are…

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  • Political Satire In The Colbert Report

    communications, it is so easy to know what is happening around the world. From The Daily Show to the Colbert Report, political humor programs send a sense of relief and true connectivity, to the distressed youth living in an age of constant political struggle, the news’ unreliability, and a wholesale negativity about the future. Moreover, political satire helps the audience get more involved in politics as they see the freedom of speech, even if spoken against the government, is an acceptable…

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  • Summary Of 'Ta Nehisi Coates' Between The World And Me

    Coates’s quote, “Journalism privileges what’s happening now over the long reasons for things happening,” giving greater insight into Coates’s initiative to inform people of the entire story, impact, and context of the historical injustice against African Americans. The author additionally questions Coates’s decreasing optimism as he releases more research. He quotes Coates’s skepticism of change, “How big-hearted can democracy be? It points to a very ugly answer: maybe not that big-hearted at…

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  • The Stewart/Colbert Effect: Satire

    It all began in the year 1999, the beginning of a new outlet for information began, With the use of satirical techniques many new news show had begun to shake the standards the news had previously had. Starting with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to continue to The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert and even websites like the onion all having a unique and ever evolving standards of their own. These news television programs unifying news and comedy into something new shocked people. Some of the…

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  • V For Vendetta Film Analysis

    foreknowledge of the topic would be an asset, allowing our audience to focus on how media coverage differed on different assets, rather than just a hindrance where they focused on the surface details of Lochte’s story. To examine differences in media coverage, we chose to utilize many different news clips: the initial Today show report of Lochte’s first story, the Today show response to Lochte’s retraction, Lochte’s significant interview with Matt Lauer, and the Colbert show segment paradying…

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  • The Fast Food Industry Analysis

    become multi-billionaire businesses. Ingesting these "foods" does not come without consequences. Pollan agues our Western Diet of refined flours, fats, and sugars leads to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes (Daily Show). According to Pollan, our diet has changed over the last one hundred years. In the past, man subsided on meat, vegetables, fruit, and a little bit of whole grains. He argues that our bodies know how to digest corn, but not corn syrup. United States "Consumes…

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  • Political Satire

    Daniel O’Brien is the head writer and creative director of video for He wrote an article on his website (leading up to his book “How to Fight Presidents”) and found out the hard way that you should not google the weaknesses of a living president without expecting a visit from secret service agents who are immune to the charms of comedians. O’Brien has been with the website Cracked since 2007 or as he claims “before they were cool” (O’Brien). Comedians who read O’Brien’s article…

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  • I Am America, And So Can You ! By Stephen Colbert

    heart” -Stephen Colbert. As ironic as this quote may seem it is another example of Stephen Colbert’s comedic style, thick satire. “I Am America (And So Can You!)” is another fantastic presentation of Colbert’s conservative capitalist character already shown on the Colbert Report. The book addresses issues that Americans face as adults and current issues facing the nation, plus a note to the future. All these issues are taken on with humor and satire so as to make big issues less intimidating…

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