The Colbert Report
Timothy Garton Ash
Season 7 • 06/30/2011
Timothy Garton Ash discusses his book "Facts Are Subversive" and wants Stephen to feel bad.
Hometown Hero Town - Lexington, KYThe Colbert ReportS7
While there are some things in life worth standing up for, folks in Lexington, KY, would rather sit down for them.
Colbert Super PAC - Trevor Potter Preps Stephen for His FEC HearingThe Colbert ReportS7
Trevor Potter prepares Stephen for his FEC Super PAC hearing, which will not require him to fight in the sarlacc pit in sudden-death overtime.
Intro - 6/29/11The Colbert ReportS7
The FEC decides whether or not Stephen can have his Super PAC, a survey identifies America's least active city, and Gary Sinise talks about entertaining American troops.
Sign Off - See You at the FECThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen reminds Colbert Nation to go to the FEC for his Super PAC hearing.
Colbert Super PAC - Irresponsible AdvertisingThe Colbert ReportS7
If the FEC allows his Super PAC, Stephen promises to make ads that are even less responsible than Turn Right USA's racist, misogynistic ads.
Colbert Super PAC - Stephen Addresses Colbert Super NationThe Colbert ReportS7
After filing his Super PAC papers, Stephen wades into the crowd with a credit card swiper attached to his iPad like Washington crossing the Delaware to ask it for money.
Formidable Opponent - PakistanThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen wants to give Pakistan an ultimatum to stop supporting terror or lose American aid, but Stephen doesn't think Stephen should choose his friends for him.
Colbert Super PAC - I Can Haz Super PAC!The Colbert ReportS7
After a lengthy hearing, heavily peppered with arcane bureaucratic jargon, the FEC allows Stephen to form his Super PAC.
Sign Off - Super PAC DonationsThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen reminds Colbert Nation to sign up at colbertsuperpac.com, and donate coffee money.
Intro - 6/30/11The Colbert ReportS7
The FEC rules on whether Stephen can talk about his PAC on the air, and Timothy Garton Ash believes reporting the facts can change the course of history.
Timothy Garton AshThe Colbert ReportS7
Timothy Garton Ash talks about his book "Facts Are Subversive" and discusses the decline of the Western world in an ever-changing geopolitical landscape.
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.
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