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Senior Entertainment Reporter John Kiesewetter has been covering TV and media issues for 20 years. After joining the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1975 as a summer intern, he worked as a county government and suburban reporter; assistant city editor and suburban editor; and features editor supervising the Life section. He has a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Colbert On Cunningham-McCain Flap

Did you see Stephen Colbert's brilliant take on the Bill Cunningham-John McCain flap on "The Colbert Report" last night?

You can see it online at our politics blog

Or the Colbert site

Colbert's writers did a great job making fun of Cunningham, McCain's response and talk radio. My favorite line: "I've always hated him (McCain) going back to when Rush Limbaugh told me to hate him."

But curiously, the online bit ends abruptly, cutting off Colbert's final joke. Colbert concluded the piece by complaining about McCain: "He back-stabbed a man for noting that Barack Obama is probably a terrorist." Censorship? How about some truthiness here?

Will that line be seen when "The Colbert Report" repeats at 8:30 p.m. tonight?

10:30 p.m. Update/Correction: Just finished watching tape of the entire show. The Colbert back-stabbing joke appeared later in the half-hour, during "Threat Down," not as part of the Cincinnati report at the top of the show. Glad to see it! What a great show last night. Truthiness prevails!


at 2/28/2008 8:41 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillarious! Colbert is awesome. And yes it appears the 8:30 rebroadcast cut out the terrorist line.

at 2/29/2008 9:49 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

my day is not complete until i watch stewart and then colbert ... very cathartic...i love political satire...

at 2/29/2008 11:24 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

OTS, but who is the new evening traffic person at 700? He has one of the best voices I've heard in ages. Soft spoken but forceful.
From the neighborhood

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