Stephen Colbert’s “The Word” on Obama’s recent race speech (video)

Stephen Colbert’s “The Word” segment looks at race in America. He uses President Obama’s recent race speech as a starting point.


The Word is one of my favorite Colbert segments. It’s quite good, always – but this one was particularly funny.

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7 Responses to “Stephen Colbert’s “The Word” on Obama’s recent race speech (video)”

  1. Mark says:

    You’re correct; both have excellent writers and good fact checkers.

  2. newbroom says:

    I agree…yet, do Colbert and Stewart deserve ALL the credit? Writers?

  3. Bill_Perdue says:

    Black Agenda Report has a different take on Obama’s approach to racism.

  4. karmanot says:

    Wouldn’t it have been a better America if Obama were even a hundredth as great as his speechifying?

  5. S1AMER says:

    Yep. Gotta be one of his best!

  6. cole3244 says:

    stewart & colbert, we don’t realize the gift we have been given until that gift is in our rear view mirrors.

  7. Mark says:

    Colbert is national satiric treasure.

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