The Colbert Report

Season 4 Episode 110

John McWhorter

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Aug 29, 2008 on Comedy Central
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John McWhorter
Tonight Stephen welcomes political commentator and author of All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America, John McWhorter. Also, Stephen talks with former Denver Bronco Terrell Davis about how Barack Obama did during his speech.

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      • Stephen Colbert: (to guest John McWhorter) If hip hop can't save black America, can hip hop sample something that can save black America?

      • (with lobbyist Lori Lipman Brown, Director of the Secular Coaltion of America)
        Stephen Colbert: Ms. Brown, thank you for taking the time to talk to me on your way to eternal damnation.

      • Sarah Palin: (on a video clip) What is it exactly that a vp [vice president] does everyday?
        Stephen Colbert: Easy. All you do is break ties in the Senate and shoot old men in the face. (shows video of Palin with a gun) And she's ready on day one.

      • Stephen Colbert: Who the f**k is Sarah Palin? The sexy librarian? (fax machine rings) Oh, thank god, oh that's my emergency talking points fax. Okay, let's see...She has certainly got experience-Governor of Alaska for twenty months. Now listen, that may not sound like much, but, when you adjust for how long the nights are there, that's like thirty-six years in the Senate.

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