Today Marc Barns posted his favorite Colbert Catholic moments. This made me think of one of my personal favorite Colbert moments: his 2006 interview with bioethicist Lee Silver. Silver says plenty of stupid things during the whole interview, but the stupidest is when he tells Colbert that the cells on his arm are human life in the same way that embryos are. To which Stephen responds, “If I let my arm go for a while and didn’t wash it, you’re saying I’d have babies on my arm?” Hilarious, and exactly right!
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I know that Colbert is a satirist and, for the most part is making fun of conservative ideals, but, as I’ve said before, you can’t deny the truth amid his “truthiness.”