The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 82

Robert Baer

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Jun 28, 2006 on Comedy Central
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Robert Baer
Tonight Stephen welcomes form CIA agents and author of Blow the House Down, Robert Baer.

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  • I was one of the lucky ones to catch the Robert Baer Episode on your show!

    I only wish that his brilliance and expertise could reach the ones making key decisions; and that we could have had a chance to meet him here in Louisville, KY to sign our copy of his newest release \"Blow the House Down\", which really IS unputdownable. We will always follow all of his work, and consider him a true hero.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Stephen: The New York Times want you and your family dead.

    • Stephen: Looks like this is a job for tonight's Word: Superman. Superman has changed over time, just look at the waistline on his super-shorts. How small are those shorts gonna get? Call me old fashioned, but I think Superman shouldn't have to use his heat vision to give himself a Brazilian wax. (Makes him aerodynamic) But one thing has never changed about Superman. (Wears underwear on the outside) Folks, he's always known how to keep a secret, namely his secret identity. Superman knows he's much more effective against his enemies if no one knows who he really is. (A bird? A plane?) So he disguised himself as the one thing farthest from a hero: a journalist. And it cannot be easy on Clark Kent. As a reporter, he's sitting on the biggest story in the history of the Daily Planet: that Superman is a reporter for the Daily Planet. (2nd biggest story: Brainiac's diet secrets) You know he would win a Pulitzer for sure, maybe even get a book deal. ("Men are from Mars, Superman are from Krypton.") But if he publishes his identity, he's putting Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Jimmy Olsen all his loved ones in danger. (Gives aid and comfort to Luthor) New York Times, you could learn a thing or two from Superman. (Like get a comics page) The real way to be a hero is to keep secrets from the public and only pretend to be a reporter. (Like Brit Hume does) Then you'll really be in a position to fight for truth, (As defined by Tony Snow) justice, (In Gitmo without a trial) and the new American way. (Domestic spying) Remember, if you want to be a real hero, you've got to save us. (From information)

      And that's the Word

  • NOTES (1)

    • In this episode, Stephen asks his fans to send pictures of Chris Matthews (guest of previous episode) eating potatos, regarding a comment Colbert said to Matthews while he was at the show.


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