Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fare Thee Well Stephen Colbert

Last week we lost the most witty, clever and informative TV personality. Stephen Colbert is leaving to take over David Letterman’s job. It will be a blow to many young people who prefer to get the news from comedians instead of major news propaganda corporations.

Even though Colbert will now be on air twice as long, the Colbert we know will be gone forever. We will soon be getting the same tired late night formula that has been shoved down our throats for decades; a few inoffensive jokes, some games, and interviews of famous actors. * There will be nothing creative nor interesting. Everything we loved about the Colbert Report will not be passed on to NBC.

The one interesting thing about this is the world will get to know the real Stephen Colbert. He was the only talk show host who played a character. Everyone loved Stephen Colbert the character, but will they like the real person? While it might seem that NBC is getting the sarcastic, creative, politically incorrect host, they will most likely end up with another talented person forced into an uncreative pc box.

It is a shame that we will be losing a personality that gave more informative political news than all the major networks combined (It is even more shameful, as American's, that this is true). Like George W. Bush famously said, “There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”

I leave you with a clip from Colbert's most memorable speech at the White House Correspondence Dinner.

*America’s obsession with actors and actresses really pisses me off. Some of the highest paid and most influential people in our country are entertainers whose only skill is to pretend to be a fictional person.

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