StephenColbert http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1992/all en ABC's Amanpour: Conservative 'Gang' Were 'Frog-Marching' U.S. to War with Iraq http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-amanpour-conservative-gang-were-frog-marching-us-war-iraq <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-02-02-CC-TCR-Amanpour2.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>Appearing as a guest on Thursday's <em>The Colbert Report</em> on Comedy Central, ABC's Christiane Amanpour characterized conservatives as several years ago "frog-marching" the U.S. to war with Iraq as she and host Colbert discussed the likelihood Israel will soon attack Iran to prevent the Islamic state from producing nuclear weapons.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-amanpour-conservative-gang-were-frog-marching-us-war-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert ChristianeAmanpour ComedyCentral Conservatives Iran Iraq Israel liberalmediabias StephenColbert TheColbertReport Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:33:00 +0000 39011 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Ted Koppel Talks to 'Leading Authority' Stephen Colbert About Super-PAC 'Lethal Weapons' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-ted-koppel-talks-leading-authority-stephen-colbert-about-super-pac-lethal-weapons <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-01-16-NBC-RC-Koppel.jpg" border="0" width="241" height="184" /></div> <p>At the top of Monday's Rock Center on NBC, host Brian Williams lamented the "avalanche of attack ads this political season" and warned: <strong>"...it's only just starting thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, a boatload of money, and those lethal weapons known as super-PACs."</strong><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-ted-koppel-talks-leading-authority-stephen-colbert-about-super-pac-lethal-weapons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BrianWilliams Campaign2012 CampaignFinance liberalmediabias NBC Republicans RockCenter StephenColbert super-PACs TedKoppel Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:17:00 +0000 38915 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Boosts Colbert's 'Mitt the Ripper' Anti-Super PAC Campaign http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-boosts-colberts-mitt-ripper-anti-super-pac-campaign <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-01-17-CBS-Reynolds.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="184" /></div> <p>Dean Reynolds filed a glowing report on Tuesday's CBS This Morning promoting comedian Stephen Colbert's mock campaign against super PACs. Reynolds led the segment by stating, "<strong>Before we say that a comedian could have no serious impact on a presidential campaign, let us remember that six days after a poll came out here showing Stephen Colbert slightly ahead of Jon Huntsman, Jon Huntsman quit the race</strong>."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-boosts-colberts-mitt-ripper-anti-super-pac-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs CBSThisMorning CharlieRose DeanReynolds liberalmediabias MittRomney NewtGingrich StephenColbert Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:34:00 +0000 38907 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's 'Today' Touts Colbert Spoof Calling Mitt Romney a Serial Killer http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-today-touts-colbert-spoof-calling-mitt-romney-serial-killer <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the top of the 8 a.m. ET hour of NBC's Today on Monday, fill-in news anchor Tamron Hall promoted a fake campaign attack ad created by comedian Stephen Colbert which argues that if Mitt Romney believes corporations are people, <strong>"Then Mitt Romney is a serial killer. He's Mitt the Ripper." </strong>The ad follows with a woman screaming. [<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-01-16-NBC-TDAY-MittTheRipper.mp3"><em><strong>Audio available here</strong></em></a>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-today-touts-colbert-spoof-calling-mitt-romney-serial-killer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2012 liberalmediabias MittRomney NBC StephenColbert TamronHall Today Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:17:00 +0000 38903 at http://www.mrc.org 'Right-Wing Blowhard' Bill O'Reilly Featured in Sunday Magazine Cover Story on Colbert http://www.mrc.org/articles/right-wing-blowhard-bill-oreilly-featured-sunday-magazine-cover-story-colbert <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From the Times Sunday Magazine cover story profile of Comedy Central political parodist Stephen Colbert: &quot;Though Colbert doesn&#039;t much resemble [Fox host Bill] O&#039;Reilly physically, the persona has mastered some of O&#039;Reilly&#039;s pen-wielding, hand-stabbing gestures, and his credentials as a right-wing blowhard are beyond doubt.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The New York Times Sunday Magazine cover features a profile by Charles McGrath of actor-comedian Stephen Colbert, host of the satirical news show The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, in which Colbert plays a caricature of a conservative political personality.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/right-wing-blowhard-bill-oreilly-featured-sunday-magazine-cover-story-colbert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BillO'Reilly CharlesMcGrath liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias StephenColbert TimesWatch Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:14:00 +0000 38771 at http://www.mrc.org Stephen Colbert Slams MRC's Brent Bozell in Montage Mocking Use of Waterboarding in UBL Killing http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/stephen-colbert-slams-mrcs-brent-bozell-montage-mocking-use-waterboarding-ubl-killing <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/101864" width="300" height="169" frameborder="0"></iframe></div><p> Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, on Tuesday's Colbert Report, featured MRC President L. Brent Bozell in his "The Word" segment that ridiculed those who credit enhanced interrogation or waterboarding in the killing of Osama bin Laden.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/stephen-colbert-slams-mrcs-brent-bozell-montage-mocking-use-waterboarding-ubl-killing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert DonaldRumsfeld L.BrentBozell liberalmediabias StephenColbert Wed, 18 May 2011 22:35:00 +0000 37705 at http://www.mrc.org CBS: Stewart/Colbert Rally 'Touched Anti-Anger Nerve,' Called for 'Less Name-Calling' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-stewartcolbert-rally-touched-anti-anger-nerve-called-less-name-calling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-10-30-CBS-TES-Andrews.jpg" height="180" width="240" /></div><p>On Saturday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Wyatt Andrews previewed the Washington DC 'Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear,' organized by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: "Almost all of the folks we found said they hope it's about the moderates of America....<strong>Stewart seems to have touched what you might call the anti-anger nerve."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-stewartcolbert-rally-touched-anti-anger-nerve-called-less-name-calling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs Conservatives EarlyShow JonStewart liberalmediabias RallytoRestoreSanity StephenColbert WyattAndrews Mon, 01 Nov 2010 21:38:00 +0000 36874 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo AstroTurf? Arianna Offers Busing From NYC to DC for Stewart-Colbert Rally http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-astroturf-arianna-offers-busing-nyc-dc-stewart-colbert-rally <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If Arianna Huffington, an admitted “progressive,” announces she’s offering transportation to individuals that desire to participate in Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s “million moderate march,” can it really be described as “moderate?”</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-astroturf-arianna-offers-busing-nyc-dc-stewart-colbert-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Politics AriannaHuffington Astroturf ComedyCentral HuffingtonPost JonStewart MediaBias StephenColbert Wed, 29 Sep 2010 09:52:50 +0000 admin 27077 at http://www.mrc.org Colbert To Meghan McCain, 'You're More Liberal Than President Obama!' http://www.mrc.org/articles/colbert-meghan-mccain-youre-more-liberal-president-obama <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Meghan McCain was again provided with a national outlet for her “moderate” Republican views with her appearance on “The Colbert Report” on May 18. Host Stephen Colbert said to her, “You're more liberal than President Obama. Is that how you see the future of Republican Party going?” </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/colbert-meghan-mccain-youre-more-liberal-president-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education BarackObama conservative MeghanMcCain pro-sex Republican StephenColbert Tue, 19 May 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28676 at http://www.mrc.org Colbert Shreds Sunday School http://www.mrc.org/articles/colbert-shreds-sunday-school <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Christmas is coming, which means it's time for Comedy Central to begin besmirching the holiday. This year's first salvo is “A Colbert Christmas,” hosted by the clueless- ultraconservative buffoon persona played by Stephen Colbert. Colbert is so busy manufacturing his O'Reillyesque right-wing jerk that it's impossible to tell where the real man and the cartoon diverge. His adoring entourage in the secular press tries to smooth over his satires of Christianity by insisting he's a Sunday school-teaching Catholic family man.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/colbert-shreds-sunday-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Christmas ComedyCentral StephenColbert TobyKeith Mon, 01 Dec 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27980 at http://www.mrc.org Alessandra Wonders Why Fox's Comedy Show Targets the Left http://www.mrc.org/articles/alessandra-wonders-why-foxs-comedy-show-targets-left <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plus cheap shots at Rush: &quot;Mr. Limbaugh is the newly elected commander in chief, and he tells his fellow Americans that his Democratic opponent, Howard Dean, is &#039;finally getting the medical attention he has so desperately needed for so long,&#039; which is a strange joke for Mr. Limbaugh to make, given his history of pain killers and prescription fraud.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Alessandra Stanley's <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/17/arts/television/17stan.html " target="_self">review </a>Saturday of the first episode of Fox News' comedy show, "The ½ Hour News Hour," began with a couple of dubious assertions and includes a cheap shot at Rush Limbaugh.</p><br /> <p>"Making fun of the president is not ideological. Not making fun of the president, on the other hand, is.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/alessandra-wonders-why-foxs-comedy-show-targets-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch "RushLimbaugh "The1/2HourNewsHour AlessandraStanley comedy FoxNews JonStewart NewYorkTimes NYTimes StephenColbert TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 20 Feb 2007 14:11:00 +0000 admin 5448 at http://www.mrc.org