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Colbert on “The Father, Son and Holy G”

Well, it’s been a while since MCPF Stephen Colbert appeared on The Bench, but I’m delighted to bring him back for a special salute to my Boston siblings in Electronic Evangelization, Catholic TV.

Take it away, Steve.

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posted August 9, 2010 at 8:54 pm

“Allow me to explain for all the heathens and excommunicated…”
Oh, that is some classic Stephen Colbert. And I have to wonder how many caught the joke at the end when he remarked that Lazarus is a little ripe. I hope more got it than not.

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Dana MacKenzie

posted August 9, 2010 at 10:27 pm

I guess Colbert was trying to both give Catholic TV a major plug but also maintain his “cred” with his audience. I think he failed. All he succeeded in doing was making Catholic TV look lame and further ingrain the whole “Catholic priets are all pedophiles” narrative. Once again, a “good” Catholic who could have really done something by challenging himself and his audience a little (would it kill him, or anyone, to mention that the grave scandals that have hurt all of us so much were mostly from DECADES past, and that we are possibly the most kid-safety minded institution in the world, at this point? No? Couldn’t get in a swipe at the public schools that are rampant with abuse? No?).
No, Colbert had a chance to do something really worthwhile, here, and he punted, because God forbid he be thought uncool or out of touch. He took an easy route, this time. I’m disappointed.

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posted August 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm

I agree with you Dana. I like Colbert, but watching this made me really uncomfortable and most disappointed.

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posted August 10, 2010 at 10:21 am

Dana and Klaire,
In case you weren’t aware, Colbert is a comedian, not a serious journalist. Lighten up a little. I don’t know why people are so surprised when comedians make light of situations or make fun of people, places, or organizations. It’s kind of their job to do that…

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posted August 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Colbert shows he’s more adept at being a comedian than catholic.

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posted August 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Colbert gets paid to be a comedian, not a Catholic.

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