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April 30, 2013 12:09 AM
Great, Colber. The best way to glorify Bostonians (especialy their first responders) and those whose hearts with them.
April 29, 2013 9:48 PM
Jingoistic, maybe; but not in bad taste.
Colbert wasn't making fun of the victims or making light of the deaths and injuries. He was shouting out, in his comedo-republican way, a feel-good message to scared Bostonians (and other Americans) and a challenge to jihadists and other terrorists: "You hurt us, but you haven't cowed us. You shocked us, but you haven't beaten us. We are stronger than you." What better message to send (on a comedy show, remember), in the days following such a craven attack?
April 25, 2013 3:05 PM
This was great. It helps put things in perspective. Sometimes, the way that people deal with tragedy is through a touch of humor. I know my father was in the work trade center when the planes went in. Whenever he discusses it, he always puts jokes in - it helps keep himself under control as well as to not make himself or anyone listen become depressed at the thought that over 600 of his friends and co-workers perished on that awful day.
So thank you Steven for giving me the outrage to smile and to show the world that we can't be beat. We will always fight on.
April 25, 2013 2:22 AM
His comments are in bad taste, crude, thoughtless, and self-serving. Good thing he has canned laughter! He should apologize publicly, and never try mixing comedy with tragedy again. EVER,
April 24, 2013 10:54 AM
islam is not under attack, nobody cares. we got Osama and we will get you. Cobert, you are wonderful..
April 24, 2013 12:56 AM
I don't think that now is the time to be funny. Sometimes things are just too painful.
April 23, 2013 4:25 PM
In very bad taste! Very disappointing!
April 23, 2013 3:03 PM
nailed it Stephen! God bless America,and may that remain on our currency:-)
April 23, 2013 2:50 PM
Good job Mr. Colbert
Who could find anything other than inspiration in S Colbert's commentary on Bostonians and the event that occurred? Since time immemorial Jewish comedians have used self-laughter to make deep thoughts more palatable for those in crisis, and what better way to feed unpleasant thoughts than with a touch of humor? I think any Bostonian watching his show would have a grin on their face and a glow of pride in their hearts, and no amount of sour commenting will replace a good sense of humor and personal courage.Good job, Steven.
April 22, 2013 1:54 PM
Thank you for reminding us of how strong we are. You honored and uplifted the people of Boston and those from all over the US who came to run this race. We continue to run the race of life and if we can continue to run in the service of others like those who gave blood and those who gave encouragement from the sidelines, then the entire world will be uplifted. We are to be a light to this dark world. In this tragic event we saw both the dark and the light. Thank you for allowing us to focus on the light.
April 22, 2013 1:10 PM
Very Bad Taste!
So sorry for the people of Boston who are grieving to hear/see this.
April 23, 2013 12:16 AM
If you dont like comic relief, dont watch comedy shows
If someone in Boston is seeing this, he is obviously looking for comic relief. And this is comic relief and this is good, funny and applauds and supports Bostoners. What exactly about this is in bad taste?
April 21, 2013 10:47 PM
There's time for humor and then there's time to wake up and grow up. He took a time for potential introspection and threw it away. After 9/11 there were no jokes about the attacks. There should have been none here. Cancel the show if it's too uncomfortable to laugh when others are grieving. And be enough of a man to look inside when tragedy strikes so close to home. I'm disappointed.
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