The Colbert Report

Season 4 Episode 102

Thomas Frank

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Aug 07, 2008 on Comedy Central
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Thomas Frank
Tonight Stephen welcomes contributing editor for Harper's and author of The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, Thomas Frank. Also, Stephen talks to Newsweek Olympic editor Devin Gordon about what China hopes to get out of the games, and the athletes that will emerge from the Olympics.

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      • Stephen: Tonight: I get ready for the Beijing Olympics. I hope some athletes have compelling personal stories that can be set to delicate piano music. Plus: Exxon once again makes records profits and encourages you to not inflate your tires. Then I talk to author Thomas Frank who blames conservatives for destroying the government. Wrong! They're destroying the Constitution! Take everything I say with a grain of salt, because my new sponsor is salt. This is the Colbert Report!

      • Stephen: Oh Lord, please help our athletes bring home the gold, enough gold so we can melt it down and buy back our economy from the Chinese.

      • Stephen: Tell me something that the conservatives have done to the government that has mad our life worse.
        Thomas Frank: Let's say you live in New Orleans…
        Stephen: No one lives there anymore.

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