The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 135

Barry Manilow

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Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Oct 30, 2006 on Comedy Central
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Tonight Stephen welcomes musician Barry Manilow.

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      • Stephen: See you tomorrow night, trick or treaters! Hope you like stationery. This is The Colbert Report!

      • Stephen: …which brings us to tonight's Word: Shameless. O yes, Rush nailed it. It is shameless the way the liberal press is criticizing Rush Limbaugh for saying Michael J. Fox was acting. Face it, actors act. (When they're not adopting) You don't really think Michael J Fox actually was a teen wolf, do you? He was playing a wolf. (Also playing a teen) So, naturally, Rush just thought that Mr. Fox was just putting on an act. But it turns out Michael J Fox really does have Parkinson's and those movements are the side effects of prescription medication. (Something Rush knows about) Now as soon as Rush Limbaugh found out, ever the big man, he apologized on his radio show. "So I will bigly, hugely admit that I was wrong, and I will apologize to Michael J. Fox, if I am wrong in characterizing his behavior on this commercial as an act…Michael J. Fox is allowing his illness to be exploited and in the process is shilling to a Democrat politician" You hear that? Rush is clearly sorry. (Sorry son-of-a-b*tch)

        See, Michael J. Fox is a victim, a victim of the Democratic Party and the stem cell-ocracy that is cynically exploiting his disease to try to find a cure for his disease. (Has anyone asked what the disease wants?) Folks, this is despicable. And I don't mean Michael J. Fox is despicable no. To look at that ad and not feel for the man you'd have to be a cold, heartless sociopath. [Rush Limbaugh] When I think about how Democrats forced Michael J. Fox to sit in that chair and say things he did not believe it makes me so angry, because he's not the only one whose misfortune has been exploited for political gain. (See: Schaivo, Terri) Look at the list: Cindy Sheehan, the 9/11 widows, disabled veterans, they've all been used by the Democrats who callously rope them in by supporting issues that affect their lives. (Instead of issues that affect burning flags) It is an old Democrat trick, (Like Losing) and I folks, I am calling for a moratorium right now. No more forcing defenseless citizens to speak out on issues they have first hand experience with. Gay people: Stop talking about same sex marriage. (And Project Runway) For that matter, Iraq War veterans: Stop running for Congress. (As Democrats) And Michael J. Fox, don't go through the shame of letting the Democrats exploit you, leave that to Rush Limbaugh. (Shameless)

        And that's the Word.

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