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Colbert: Target knows what you’re doing in bed

On Wednesday night’s The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert (wearing the traditional “Ash Wednesday” cross on his forehead) devoted his nightly “The Word” segment to retailers and their increasing reliance on the science of “predictive analytics.” A recent New York Times article discussed how Target and other retailers are gathering…

Family emergency behind Colbert’s sudden suspension: report

Comedy Central viewers accustomed to watching hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert back-to-back were surprised last night to find that while The Daily Show was new, The Colbert Report was in re-runs — and after a day of speculation, small tidbits of information are beginning to leak out. Rumors were…

Colbert to spend super PAC’s million dollars on ‘cat breading’ meme

The Colbert super PAC has netted more than one million dollars, according to its Federal Election filing. On Thursday night’s episode of The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert confirmed that viewers “gave until it hurt,” although some, he said, apparently have a very low threshold for pain. Some 1,600 donors…

Colbert’s super PAC receives over $1 million in donations

Stephen Colbert wildly celebrated getting his super PAC back from Jon Stewart Monday evening by breaking an exciting bit of news: it has made over $1 million, mostly from small donations. Colbert explained to his audience how January 31st was the deadline for all super PAC’s to disclosure their financial…

Colbert: ‘Gingrich would totally win a wet t-shirt contest’

Stephen Colbert summed up his feelings Tuesday evening on the latest GOP debate in two words: “Who cares?” “It was a dud, total dud,” he said. “The candidates did not attack each other, thanks to Saturday Night Live host and part time news anchor Brian Williams.” Colbert was visibly upset…

Colbert: This is Gingrich’s ‘Titanic’ moment

Thursday night on The Colbert Report, Stephen recounted some of the turbulence currently roiling the GOP presidential field. In Iowa, state Republicans are reporting that Rick Santorum actually won the caucus there, robbing Mitt Romney of the chance to score a record three wins if he take South Carolina this…

Colbert provides alternative content for sites in SOPA blackout

Wednesday night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert turned his attention to the Internet blackouts protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act, which would grant the government sweeping new powers to shut down websites for violation of copyright laws. Websites like Reddit, BoingBoing, Wikipedia, and…

Colbert gives super PAC to Stewart, may seek presidency

On last night’s very special edition of The Colbert Report, Stephen welcomed two special guests ahead of a major announcement regarding his surge in a recent South Carolina presidential poll. But, because it is illegal for a candidate to run for office and coordinate with with super PACs supporting them,…

Colbert skewers cable news coverage of Iowa caucuses

On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen congratulated his colleagues in cable news for their coverage of the 2012 Iowa caucus results. He saluted the Fox News team’s willingness to soldier on in spite of the loss of all “basic mental functions” like speech and the ability to operate a calculator.…

Colbert calls for ‘Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude’

Department stores don’t offer free gift-wrapping anymore, recession-era Santas are now revising children’s expectations downward, it’s all a bit too much for Stephen Colbert, who has declared the “Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude.” Because, as he and gun-toting Arizona families know, “Nothing says ‘Christmas’ like an AK-47.” Watch the clip, embedded via…

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