Colbert Report

aka Stephen Colbert show

spin-off of Daily Show

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/12271521/cover_story_americas_anchors_jon_stewart_and_stephen_colbert/print

Then we've succeeded. We want people to be in pain and confused. I make up facts left and right... Peter Cook was once asked if he thought that satire had a political effect. He said, "Absolutely. The greatest satire of the twentieth century was the Weimar cabaret, and they stopped Hitler in his tracks." It doesn't mean that what we do is worthless. It's hard to do, and people like it, and it's great. But it doesn't mean that it has an effect politically.


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