The Colbert Report
America's Credit Grating
Season 7 • 08/02/2011
Credit ratings agencies get to wave their Wall Street wand and tank the American economy.
The Colbert ReportS7 The Word - With Great Power Comes No Responsibility
With the proposed Super Congress, only 12 lawmakers will have to make unpopular recommendations, and the rest of Congress can avoid blame.
The Colbert ReportS7 "Three Billy Goats Gruff" Budget Negotiations
When handling budget negotiations, Troll Obama should never have let the Republican billy goats clomp over his bridge.
The Colbert ReportS7 Intro - 8/1/11
Barack Obama makes a deal with Republicans, a new technology honors the dead, and Zappos' C.E.O. Tony Hsieh always does free returns.
The Colbert ReportS7 From Ashes to Bullets
Alabama company Holy Smoke turns loved ones' ashes into real bullets that can be used to hunt turkeys on Thanksgiving.
The Colbert ReportS7 America's Credit Grating - David Leonhardt
According to The New York Times' David Leonhardt, safeguarding America's credit rating requires reducing health costs and raising taxes.
The Colbert ReportS7 Intro - 8/2/11
America's credit rating may be downgraded, the recession affects children, and Al Hunt has 42 years of journalistic experience in Washington.
The Colbert ReportS7 Newt Gingrich's Twitter Scandal
Allegations arise that 80% of Newt Gingrich's Twitter followers aren't real, but making up people may be the key to keeping his campaign alive.
The Colbert ReportS7 Al Hunt
Bloomberg News' Al Hunt believes Barack Obama lost the debt ceiling negotiation, but he doesn't think the Republicans won.
The Colbert ReportS7 Sign Off - Goodnight
Stephen shoots WristStrong bands into the audience and says goodnight.
The Colbert ReportS7 Baby Teeth Economy
In order to get the soft tooth market back up, kids must reduce baby teeth inventory and stop losing teeth.
The Colbert ReportS7 America's Credit Grating
America should handle credit ratings agencies the way it does all terrorists: by marching the marines into their offices and whisking them off to Gitmo.
The Colbert ReportS7 Sign Off - Official Flag Updater
Stephen considers the legitimacy of the states in his American flag sampler.
The Colbert ReportS7 ThreatDown - Fake States, Sharia Weather & Monopoly
The state of North Dakota may not exist, subversive weather blows into Arizona, and the classic American game of anti-trust law violation gets a makeover.
The Colbert ReportS7 Women's Health-Nazi Plan
Free birth control will wipe out the American race and instantly turn daughters into wanton harlots with insatiable sexual appetites.
The Colbert ReportS7 Intro - 8/3/11
An old kids' game gets updated, the government gives women new health guidelines, and Robert Wittman investigates art crime.
The Colbert ReportS7 Robert Wittman
Art crime investigator Robert Wittman recovers stolen paintings around the world and explains the challenges of museum security.
The Colbert ReportS7 Multiracial Spider-Man
A half-black, half-Hispanic Spider-Man replaces a dead Peter Parker, setting a terrible precedent for superhero diversity.
The Colbert ReportS7 Intro - 8/4/11
Somebody snuck a vegetable into Wisconsin, baseball's cherished records face a threat, and Anthony Bourdain travels the world in search of great food.
The Colbert ReportS7 Wisconsin's Recall Election & Americans for Prosperity's Absentee Ballot Typos
The Koch brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity PAC sends absentee ballot applications with minor inaccuracies to Wisconsin's Democratic districts.
The Colbert ReportS7 Anthony Bourdain
Chef Anthony Bourdain worries about the ballooning of Americans and occasionally eats endangered birds with a hood over his head.
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