3.14159265... wrote:So there is no bias in Colbert's program?
No. Which is to say, there is such a bias. Note that this is not the same as saying Colbert is as biased as O'Reilly. Neither is it the same as saying Colbert strays as far from truth as does O'Reilly.
No one watches O'Reilly because he is entertaining?
No. Which is to say, people do watch O'Reilly to be entertained. The difference is that O'Reilly's show purports to be news, whereas Colbert's show airs on a network called "Comedy Central" and there exists a great amount of additional circumstantial evidence to indicate that The Colbert Report
is not intended as news. I would guess that the proportion of news-seeking to entertainment-seeking viewers of O'Reilly's show is far higher than the same proportion for Colbert's show.
No one ever quotes Colbert for political discussion in a manner of regurgitation?
No. Which is to say, sometimes people quote Colbert while discussing politics, in a "manner of regurgitation." I would, however, note that since the positions Colbert takes are often understood to be false, a viewer does have to distinguish what it is exactly in Colbert's stated views that is wrong. When one expresses one of Colbert's implicit
views as one's own, there's been some preprocessing going on. Let's not even talk about taking Colbert at face value.
Colbert does not have a world view that he is trying to share with others?
No. Which is to say, he does have a worldview which he is trying to share with others. Again, this is secondary to his jokes.
You, personally have read more news from journalists or heard from Colbert in the last year? How many others? Is he just a Comedian?
I've read much more from "real" news than I have gotten from Colbert. How many other what
s? No one is 'just,' as you say, a comedian, so no, Colbert is not 'just' a comedian. As for his on-air activities: A better blanket term for them would be 'satirist.'
Another set of reasons people don't like O'Reilly, which you seem to be ignoring, is that he is often rude and condescending, and that he ignores or glosses over things he doesn't want to hear.
As my last remark of the night, I'll mention in passing that the Socratic method only works when you ask intelligent questions.