Looking for bin Laden gossip? Colbert nails it

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, May 5, 2011 8:58 EDT
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In a celebrity news-like segment of his show last night, Comedy Central pundit Stephen Colbert examined why terrorists — and specifically al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden — are “just like us.”

“He lived in a big mansion, he peaked in 2002 and has been in trouble with the law ever since,” he said. “He’s basically a fundamentalist Lindsay Lohan.”

“I’ve got to say, I love these details,” Colbert went on. “I can’t get enough of O-B-L!”

This video is from “The Colbert Report,” broadcast by Comedy Central on Wednesday, May 5, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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