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Colbert Blasts Maddow: Rand Paul Is Not A Plagiarist, Who The Hell Do You Think You Are?

Stephen Colbert talks about what he and all Americans are probably obsessed about now, the Virginia gubernatorial race between Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe. Colbert insist that it’s the biggest battle in Virginia since the Revolutionary War.

Earlier this week, Rachel Maddow caught Senator Rand Paul plagiarizing off the Wikipedia page for the 1997 movie Gattaca when he made a speech in support of Ken Cuccinelli. Maddow mocked Paul, comparing his speech to the Wikipedia page and pointing out that it was almost verbatim.

In Paul’s defense, Stephen Colbert said just because he used the same words, it doesn’t mean he is a plagiarist. Colbert suggest that maybe Paul wrote the Wikipedia entry on Gattaca.

Colbert blasts Rachel Maddow, “How dare you besmirch this man’s good name. Rand Paul is not a plagiarist.” Colbert then pulls out a few iPads and reads the information about Rand Paul.

Blasting Maddow again, Colbert asked, “Who the hell you think you are?” Answering that question, Colbert reads the information on Maddow off of his iPad.




(Video via Comedy Central)

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  • Demotage

    He “blasts” Maddow? You know, doncha, that Colbert says nothing in seriousness, right? He’s doing an extended parody of Fox News. You knew that, right?

  • LyndaLBD

    But…asking who the he’ll she thinks she is is a bit beyond satire….

    • PDK

      Not even close to beyond satire !! If you don’t get Colbet, you need to watch more of him. Everything he said in that segment was designed to mock Rand Paul, and it did, as he should, as we all should.

    • Demotage

      Faux right wing outrage is Colbert’s entire act. The more outraged he is, the bigger the joke. It can admittedly be hard to discern if you don’t follow his show, because, by design, he doesn’t sound that different than real right wing talkers. But with him, if you don’t get the joke you probably are the joke. Here, he is making fun of Paul and his defenders. If you hadn’t gotten the joke, Colbert lets you in on it by answering his own question (who does she think she is?) by recommitting Paul’s offense of lifting material from Wikipedia (although unlike Paul, he identifies his source :). This is not only Satire, it is brilliant satire.