VIDEO: Junot Díaz Talks Immigration and “The Superman Question” on “The Colbert Report”

Last night Junot Díaz appeared on “The Colbert Report” talking literature, immigration, and Freedom University, a college for undocumented student. Like he tells Colbert, “Every single immigrant we have, undocumented or documented, is a future American. That’s just the truth of it.”

And then what about the “Superman Question?” You do know that Superman is undocumented, right?

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Here is the interview.

The Perfect Colbert and Daily Show Combo: Romney’s Latino Problems and The Racist Time Out

Last night during what is clearly becoming TV's Best Hour, The Colbert Report and The Daily Show packed a hilarious 1-2 punch.

First off, our man Colbert and how Mitt Romney tries to convince other Latinos who are not part of the 14%.

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And then there was The Daily Show's Racist Time Out.

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Brilliance.

Colbert on Santorum and Puerto Rico Visit: “It Takes Serious Cojones”

You go, Colbert. The following line last night when Colbert covered Rick Santorum's English-only comments about Puerto Rico summed it up perfectly (about 1:35 into video clip):

"Folks, folks, it takes serious cojones to go to Puerto Rico and tell them to stop saying cojones."

We will give Colbert a pass about delgados.

 

Colbert Super PAC: Meet Mitt the Ripper

Ok, we all know that Stephen Colbert is all about satire and now that he is exploring a run for President, his Super PAC is going after Mitt Romney.

"If corporations are people, then Mitt Romney is a serial killer." HA!

Is Stephen Colbert Really Running For President? Tonight, We Will Find Out

So now that is a new poll is out saying that The Colbert Report's Stephen Colbert is polling ahead of Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, will Colbert run for President? Like Stephen says in the video, "Wow, this just got real." Colbert is making a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT tonight on his show.

¡Colbert 2012!

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Stephen Colbert is Outpolling Jon Huntsman in South Carolina

Now, we all know that Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report is a proud South Carolinian. Looks like the GOP voters down there agree, since a recent poll shows that if Colbert were to be on the ballot of the Mother of All GOP Primaries, he would do better than Utah Governor Jon Huntsman and Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer.

As reported by Public Policy Polling in their release distributed this week:

Colbert in South Carolina

Stephen Colbert wanted to sponsor the South Carolina Republican primary.  He wanted his name on the ballot and he wanted a referendum about whether corporations are people or only people are people.  He was rebuffed in his efforts but our team at PPP decided if he couldn't get all that stuff on the actual ballot, we could at least poll it for him.  Here's what we found:

-5% of primary voters would pick Colbert.  He runs behind Mitt Romney's 27%, Newt Gingrich's 23%, Rick Santorum's 18%, Ron Paul's 8%, and Rick Perry's 7%.  But's he beating out Jon Huntsman's 4% and Buddy Roemer's 1%.

Even if Huntsman finishes second in New Hampshire tonight it doesn't speak well for his prospects down the line that he's running behind Stephen Colbert.

  • Colbert's key, had he been allowed on the ballot, would have been to draw out Democratic voters in the state's open primary.  34% of Democrats planning to vote in the Republican contest support him to 15% for Romney, 13% for Gingrich, and 10% for Santorum.   That actually leads to a serious question though- if Colbert had really been on the ballot would enough Democrats have gone out to vote for him to put him in the top tier of Republican candidates?  My guess is if he'd really put some effort into it he could have won 10-15% of the vote and nabbed himself a 4th place finish there.
  • While Colbert's prospects for actually winning in South Carolina may have been limited, he would have found support on his proposed referendum. Just 33% of likely voters think that 'corporations are people' compared to 67% who think that 'only people are people.'  Supporters of every Republican candidate believe that 'only people are people,' even 66% of Mitt Romney's whose comments inspired this debate in the first place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radiohead Survives The Colbert Report

Radiohead on The Colbert Report. They survived it! Enjoy!

 

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The Colbert Report Covers #OccupyWallStreet This Week

Stephen Colbert gives it up to #OccupyWallStreet this week. All publicity is good publicity.

Here is the clip if you missed it.