Posts Tagged ‘Colbert’

17th January
2012
written by Sean Noble

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. withdrew from the Presidential contest and endorsed Mitt Romney yesterday.  Later that evening, Comedy Central late night host, Stephen Colbert claimed that he had pushed Huntsman out of the race.

Ok, that’s all fine and good for a laugh, but then Politico decides they haven’t jumped enough sharks and writes this story: “Colbert: I scared Huntsman off”

C’mon.  Really?!? Politico needs to decide whether it’s an actual news gathering entity, or just a gossip rag.  You’d never read this kind of story in the New York Times.

 

13th January
2012
written by Sean Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Politico, a DC-based newspaper, prides itself on being at the front end of political news and events.

They do in fact get the scoop on a regular basis.  But is this really a “scoop”?  Putting out a “breaking news” email severely undercuts their credibility as an actual news organization.  I mean, seriously?

See for yourself.

POLITICO Breaking News

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Comedian Stephen Colbert announced on “The Colbert Report” that he is exploring a presidential run in South Carolina, and made it legal by handing control of his super PAC to Jon Stewart in the opening segment of Thursday night’s show. “I am proud to announce that I am forming an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my possible candidacy for president of the United States of America of South Carolina,” Colbert said during the Thursday evening, several hours before airtime on Comedy Central.