Tag Archives: Colbert

Colbert Reports On The Wallenda Walk

14 Jun

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert reports on Nik Wallenda’s scheduled highwire walk across Niagara Falls.

“You know a town is in bad shape when they have to create a tourist attraction to attract tourists to their tourist attraction”

Colbert on Immigration

24 Sep

Stephen Colbert testifies before Congress to discuss – in character – migrant farmworkers in America. ┬áMy favorite line, “my grandfather didn’t travel 4,000 miles across the Atlantic to come to this country only to have it overrun by immigrants.”

Also,

I don’t want a tomato picked by a Mexican. I want it picked by an American, sliced by a Guatemalan, and served by a Venezuelan, in a spa, where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian.”

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The questioning that followed isn’t in the embedded video, but when asked why he cared about this issue, Colbert gave this reply:

I like talking about people who don’t have any power. It seems like some of the least powerful people in the U.S. are those who come to the U.S. and do our work and don’t have any rights when they’re here. And then we ask them to leave. … I don’t want to take anyone’s hardship away from them or diminish [the widespread effects of the recession] … but migrant workers suffer and have no rights.