April 5, 2006

THE LEFT DOESN'T THINK WE SHOULD JOKE ABOUT IT:

Did ’Colbert’ do justice to our Scalia scoop? (Laura Crimaldi, April 5, 2006, Boston Herald)

It looks like “The Colbert Report” gets the last - and we do mean last - laugh in the flap over U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s infamous Sicilian salute last week at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

In a segment that aired this week on the Comedy Central network, pseudo anchorman Stephen Colbert made sport of the conservative jurist’s controversial gesture - and the Herald’s coverage of it.

“There’s an old saying where I come from. I honor you with all the treasure in my coin purse,” said Colbert, grabbing his crotch. “That’s for you, Boston Herald!”

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 5, 2006 8:06 AM
Comments

I get it now: it's wrong to joke about a Supreme Court justice saying "vaffanculo!" with his hands, but it's perfectly OK to joke about killing billions of people with ebola.

Posted by: Bryan at April 5, 2006 8:23 AM

of course, just as the Justice was accidentally expressing his true feelings about the press, so too was Dr. Strangelove about humans.

Posted by: oj at April 5, 2006 8:26 AM

"I honor you with all the treasure in my coin purse, said Colbert, grabbing his crotch."

Coin purse? I thought that's where you kept the family jewels.

Posted by: AllenS at April 5, 2006 8:46 AM

Perhaps he only has small change in it.

Posted by: Jayson at April 5, 2006 9:00 AM

Liberals love to watch Colbert after their daily dose of John Stewart, and think both this is what Bill O'Reilly is really like and that conservatives are too stupid to see through O'Reilly's pompus schtick. The fun part would be if Comedy Central came up with a faux anchor to mimic the actions of MSNBC anchor and conspiracy afficianado Keith Olbermann, but outside of Matt and Trey on "South Park" the comedy channel doesn't tread in those terriroties.

Posted by: John at April 5, 2006 9:33 AM

Just wait for the parodies of Katie trying to be a serious newsie.

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 5, 2006 10:03 AM

How did the original story qualify as a "scoop" in any way? They asked a grotesquely offensive question at a totally inappropriate time & setting and got told to buzz off. Just because you work for some big name media outfit doesn't mean you shouldn't be treated like a tabloid jackal if your behavior warrants it.

Posted by: b at April 5, 2006 2:55 PM

Let's face it. Outside of "South Park", the main thing missing from "Comedy Central" is comedy, sort of in the same way that "MusicTV" (aka MTV) doesn't seem to carry any music any more.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 5, 2006 10:20 PM
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