May 4, 2016

ALL COMEDY IS CONSERVATIVE:

Letting Stephen Colbert Be Stephen Colbert (Whoever That Is) (JIM RUTENBERG MAY 1, 2016, NY Times)

Last Wednesday, the CBS chairman, Leslie Moonves, ducked into that night's taping of Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," and then joined Mr. Colbert in his office above the Ed Sullivan Theater. [...]

 It was about whether they could pull off one of the most intriguing experiments in late-night television history; whether Mr. Colbert, who became a leading voice in American political satire by playing a fictional character on his Comedy Central show -- holding forth before a cable congregation of the converted -- could succeed as himself in the big broad tent of network television, whose commercial and corporate imperatives can be homogenizing.

His critique of liberalism was funny.  His adoption of liberalism isn't.

Posted by at May 4, 2016 3:44 PM

  

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