The Colbert Report
The Family Leader's Controversial Pledge
Season 7 • 07/12/2011
Taxation is economic slavery, and Michele Bachmann stands up against slavery in all forms.
Michael ShermerThe Colbert ReportS7
Michael Shermer discusses his book "The Believing Brain," which explains how people form beliefs first, then filter data to reinforce them.
Intro - 7/11/11The Colbert ReportS7
The natural gas industry tries to counter bad press, and Michael Shermer claims to be the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine.
Colbert Super PAC - Pushing the LimitsThe Colbert ReportS7
The Colbert Super PAC and Transformers have a lot in common: both can rake in millions of dollars for no reason.
Anti-frack AttacksThe Colbert ReportS7
To promote fracking, Talisman Energy releases Talisman Terry the Frackosaurus, the funnest energy extraction-based character since Mountaintop Mining Manny.
Sign Off - Super PAC Fundraising GoalThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen wants to reach his Colbert Super PAC fundraising goal of infinite dollars.
Tip/Wag - Conservative John Lennon & Unfunny GermanyThe Colbert ReportS7
John Lennon was a closet Republican, and a European poll ranks Germany as the world's least funny country in spite of the name of their breakfast cheese.
Dan SavageThe Colbert ReportS7
Dan Savage thinks monogamy shouldn't be the ultimate defining characteristic of a successful marriage because fooling around can sometimes save a marriage.
Sign Off - Fixing the BoilerThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen goes under the desk to help Tad with the boiler.
Heterosexual Accountability BuddyThe Colbert ReportS7
A therapist at Dr. Marcus Bachmann's Christian counseling firm recommends taking a straight accountability buddy to a same-sex wedding.
Herman Cain TrainThe Colbert ReportS7
In the GOP's all-you-can-eat superstar buffet of white bread and potato candidates, Herman Cain stands out as dessert.
The Family Leader's Controversial PledgeThe Colbert ReportS7
Michele Bachmann responds to public backlash against the Family Leader pledge's insensitive slavery reference with a sensitive slavery reference.
Intro - 7/13/11The Colbert ReportS7
America might have to crash on Canada's couch for a while, the Republican party gets a fresh young face, and David McCullough discusses his book about Americans in Paris.
Obama Calls the Republican BluffThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen asks Naftali Bendavid if Barack Obama is calling the Republicans' bluff because they've publicly said they're bluffing.
Republicans Choose None of the AboveThe Colbert ReportS7
During debt ceiling negotiations with President Obama, the Republicans practice the old saying, You scratch my back, I get my back scratched.
Flagworth 2012The Colbert ReportS7
Seeing an American flag can shift voters toward republicanism, so Franklin F. Flagworth should be the GOP's frontrunner.
David McCulloughThe Colbert ReportS7
David McCullough explains why 19th century Americans moved to Paris rather than stay in the states and appreciate American mayonnaise.
May the Best Stephen Colbert WinThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen's Emmy Award nominations might lead to an Emmy three-way.
Intro - 7/14/11The Colbert ReportS7
Scandal won't bring down Rupert Murdoch, Gitmo detainees get dangerous, and Jose Antonio Vargas admits to being an illegal immigrant.
Murdoch's Media Empire Might Go Down the ToiletThe Colbert ReportS7
With News of the World gone and BSkyB out of reach, all Rupert Murdoch has to comfort him are a few media companies.
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