The Colbert Report

Season 4 Episode 120

Cornel West

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Sep 24, 2008 on Comedy Central
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Cornel West
Tonight Stephen welcomes professor of religion and African American studies at Harvard and author of Hope On a Tightrope, Dr. Cornel West. Also, Stephen talks with New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera about how the Wall Street bailout will save the economy.

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      • Stephen: Tonight: The Wall Street bailout: Should we give Henry Paulson unchecked power or merely unfettered omnipotence? Then I name my Alpha Dog of the Week. He's so impressive your leg will want to hump him. And my guest is Professor Cornel West, author of Hope on a Tightrope. I'll introduce him to rage on a soundstage. This message will self destruct, but only if you have one of those new exploding TVs. This is the Colbert Report.

      • Stephen: People tell me I'm white and I believe them because I have a late night talk show.

      • Cornel West: I hear McCain's going to DC, I figure the further he stays away from DC the better. Because he was there for 26 years and he helped cause the problem.
        Stephen: If that's true, than who better to fix it? Who knows fires better than an arsonist, sir?
        Cornel: This is not an arson, this is one who helped set the fire. That deregulation, that free market fundamentalism is just as vicious as religious fundamentalism.

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