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The Colbuffington Re-Post

Great summary of Colbert's latest comedic coup from Alexia Tsotis at TechCrunch:
On his show tonight Colbert, frustrated with all the free content Arianna Huffington has been glomming off “The Colbert Report” and others, announced that he would build his own site and call it “The Colbuffington Re-Post.” The Colbuffington Re-Post has “everything you love about the Huffington Post because it is the Huffington Post with a new border around it that says the Colbuffington Re-Post.” Har har indeed, except that when you actually visit TheColbuffingtonRepost.com, it truly serves up an exact copy of The Huffington Post with Stephen Colbert’s Colbuffington Re-Post logo. a) I’m not sure this is even legal. b) Just wait ’til Arianna gets a load of this...
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Stephen Colbert To Testify Before Congress

First Elmo, then Kevin Costner, and now Stephen Colbert gets to testify before Congress at an immigration hearing entitled "Protecting America's Harvest." With Colbert testifying in Congress and Jon Stewart's "Rally to Return Sanity," the lines between politics and political comedy are increasingly blurred. From New York Daily News:
It's no joke — Stephen Colbert will testify before Congress. The Comedy Central host will head to Capitol Hill and appear before a House Judiciary subcommittee for a hearing on immigration called "Protecting America's Harvest." Colbert will speak alongside United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez. The comedian spent a day working at a farm in New York last month after Rodriguez came on the show to discuss UFW's "Take Our Jobs" campaign, which challenges the view that illegal immigrants are stealing jobs from Americans.
Continues at New York Daily News ...
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