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Colbert on O’Reilly’s…

Make that “on O’Reilly’s sack.”

In a match of wits, the two TV pundits exchange pleasantries and insights as Colbert offers his full adulation to his idol: the one and only Papa Bear.

What’s amazing is that Colbert not once breaks character as a staunch advocate of conservative politics, even as he’s taking the piss like a horse, and production assistants behind the cameras giggle audibly, and that O’Reilly, in turn,  not once breaks the Fox News mold of naive sternness, alternating with helpless puzzlement at the world as a whole. O’Reilly seems so hellbent to not be pulled in by Colbert and win the shiny, imaginary Fox News trophy of non-satire, he can’t even manage a single funny comeback. It’s like watching a professional carpenter bringing a file to a nailing.

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The fox and the sheep

So Sarah Palin is actually going to get paid to sit on Fox News as a “political analyst”? Really? When’s the last time she ever analysed anything, leave alone come up with original and share-worthy insight that a pet turtle couldn’t divulge in between two nibblings of tomato?

Accordingly, she’s getting a bit of a pointing, laughing and bashing by the few, usual media that haven’t entirely lost their minds, and quite tellingly, also by some of her former political allies right down to none other than Fox News posterchild Bill O’Reilly himself.

Column from The Nation:

O’Reilly had just shown John Heilemann, coauthor of Game Change, on 60 Minutes saying, “She still didn’t really understand why there was a North Korea and a South Korea, she was still regularly saying that Saddam Hussein had been behind 9/11, and literally the next day her son was about to ship off to Iraq and when they asked her who her son was going to fight, she couldn’t explain that.” While Sarah flashed a fixed smile and told Bill that she didn’t let that sort of thing get to her, it started to dawn on me that, in one important respect, Fox and Palin are quite different: Sarah Fox is not nearly as clever as cable Fox…

Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson, on Monday night’s Countdown, said it best: “Sarah Palin is the latest in a line of populists, but she’s very different in one way. Populists historically have pretended not to know anything. They’ve actually been part of a fairly intellectual group of people. But she really doesn’t know anything. And it’s in God’s plan apparently that she not learn anything.”

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