Wednesday, January 17, 2007

know your venue.

If you are a hack like think-tanker Dinesh D'Souza who has authored a book essentially blaming popular culture and the blue states for driving Islamists to attack us, it's probably not a good idea to be the guest on the Colbert Report.

D'Souza needs to fire his booking agent or watch some TV -- this is an absolute owning along the lines of what Colbert did at the White House Correspondents Dinner.


Run Up The Score! said...

Baaaahahaha. pwn3d.

I remember almost feeling a pang of sympathy for Ponnuru, but it subsided quickly.

Signal to Noise said...

"You need to do your research."

That was the best part.

Run Up The Score! said...

It seems my cousin might convince CNN to give him a show. Weird. He was also on Colbert, although I didn't see it.

Signal to Noise said...

If they put him back to back with Lou Dobbs, I'm done with CNN. I don't care how much MSNBC sucks outside of Olbermann.

The Almighty Ajax said...

I really have trouble watching Colbert's interviews, even when I know he's about to make somebody I don't like look stupid.

Maybe cutting people off after a sentence and a half, and about 150 seconds of unintelligible crosstalk per five-minute interview is how O'Reilly does it, but it leaves me cold when you invite a guest on your show and don't let them get a word in edgewise.

Sure, I know it's "part of the satire" to use the interview as just another means of getting the spotlight on Colbert, but it seems like it always makes the interview the weakest segment of the show, and so I'll generally skip it unless the guest is somebody I just have to see.

Run Up The Score! said...

Here's some more about Dinesh.