Colbert addresses hazards of eating poisoned cat-meat stew

By David Ferguson
Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:14 EDT
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Screen grab of Colbert's cat stew
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On Wednesday night’s edition of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert took a break from the networks’ wall-to-wall coverage of the State of the Union address to discuss the death by poisoning of Chinese billionaire Long Liyuan.

Liyuan celebrated the Chinese New Year with a meal of “slow-boiled cat meat stew,” only to be hospitalized with dizziness and nausea, then died hours later after suffering cardiac arrest.

Colbert reported that the tycoon was poisoned by a business rival who introduced a “toxic plant” to the stew. Stephen then announced that there are no plans to recall the brand of canned cat-meat stew that he himself endorses in China, “Colonel Tuxedo’s Happy Joy Power Cat with Eating.”

The host almost made it to the end of the segment without breaking character and starting to crack himself up.

Watch the clip, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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