Upper Left Coast

Thoughts on politics, faith, sports and other random topics from a red state sympathizer in indigo-blue Portland, Oregon.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thin skinned at the O

As part of an announcement of the release of his new book, Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central poked a little fun at Portland yesterday. Calling us a "hippie stronghold," he noted that his book was sold at a Powell's Books release party for $8 below list price.

"Look, I know Portland is communist, but what the hell?" Pointing his mock threatening finger at the camera, he added, "Powell's Books, you owe me eight bucks, cash money."

(Never mind that the CC website lists the book for more than $7 under list price.)

So, being the newspaper of record in our beloved hippie stronghold, the Oregonian's website noted Colbert's barbs this morning under this headline:
Fake news guy Stephen Colbert pokes fun at Portland
Gee, is someone at the O feeling a bit picked on? They could have said "Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert," but instead they called him a "fake news guy."

My first reaction was: It takes one to know one. But that's about as good a comeback as calling Colbert a fake news guy.

C'mon, Oregonian: he works for Comedy Central, for Pete's sake. Colbert's next broadcast will be to point out the complete absense of a sense of humor among us hippies.

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  • At 10/11/2007 11:58 AM, Blogger RINO WATCH said…

    "fake news guy" from the "phony news people"

    Pot calling kettle black....

    Good catch Upper!

  • At 10/11/2007 7:31 PM, Blogger MAX Redline said…

    And to think, my 16-year-old daughter loved that Colbert riff!

    Obviously, she'll never work for the Oregonian (thankfully!).


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