First Freedom Watch Cancelled, Now Colbert Suspended?

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It appears that slowly but surely the NDAA equivalent for the less than compliant on air mainstream media is picking up steam. First it was Napolitano's Freedom Watch getting cancelled by Fox (ostensibly for his endorsement of Ron Paul but who knows) some days ago, and now Politico reports that that political uber-lampoon Stephen Colbert has been also temporarily "suspended". From Politico: "The late-night comedy program hosted by Stephen Colbert will suspend production for at least two days this week, POLITICO has confirmed. The Colbert Report, the home of relentless parodying of super PACs and the campaign finance system, will not air original episodes on Wednesday or Thursday. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16,” Comedy Central Senior VP for Communications Steve Albani told POLITICO. Albani would not comment on the specific reasons for the suspension. It is expected that the suspension of original production will not be indefinite, and that the show will return soon." We can only hope that the ringing endorsement of freedom of speech by CC owner Viacom was not a major reason of the "uncommented" reasons for the suspension. Or lack thereof as the case may be in the US these days.

Below is a defining clip from the now cancelled Freedom Watch.

Incidentally, here is the letter that Andrew Napolitano sent to his fans post cancellation:

Dear Friends--


Many of you are not happy with the cancellation of FreedomWatch, and you have sent emails to my Fox colleagues expressing that unhappiness. In television, shows are cancelled all the time. Two of my former shows have been cancelled, and after each cancellation, Fox has rewarded me with more and better work. This cancellation--along with others that accompanied it--was the result of a business judgment here, and is completely unrelated to the FreedomWatch message. It would make a world of a difference for all of us, if you would KINDLY STOP SENDING EMAILS TO FOX.


I am well. Your values are strong. I will continue to articulate those values here at Fox. But the emails many of you are sending are unfairly interfering with my work and that of my colleagues here. The emails even violate our values because they interfere with the use of private property. I have accepted the cancellation decision with good cheer and a sense of gearing up for the future. You should as well.


As a favor to me, and as I have asked this past weekend, PLEASE STOP SENDING EMAILS TO MY COLLEAGUES AT FOX ABOUT THE CANCELLATION OF FreedomWatch; and please stop NOW.


All the best,   apn.

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Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:01 | 2165896 fightthepower
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Screw you Rothschilds!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:08 | 2165951 Badabing
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time to act! take my Colbert report will you?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:09 | 2165962 johnQpublic
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all your opinion is belong to us

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:16 | 2166001 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Remember when Luke Rudowski chatted Colbert up from the audience?  Luke is the man.  Colbert's pretty cool too.  I wonder if Colbert is going to rethink exactly how far the rabbit hole goes?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:23 | 2166021 MillionDollarBonus_
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Are you kidding me? “Judge” Napolitano has been using his ridiculous show to promote ludicrous conspiracy theories, crackpot economics and broadcast countless libertarian nut jobs who in fact represent a tiny minority of Americans. Now that this preposterous show has been cancelled, at least he can no longer embarrass himself and his lunatic supporters in front of shocked and horrified American public. As for Mr. Colbert, I admit I have enjoyed some of his work over the years. However his relentless mocking of legitimate campaign contributions has crossed the line somewhat.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:27 | 2166042 fuu
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Too cliche.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:35 | 2166078 slewie the pi-rat
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just empty the magazine into the string-jumping MSM troll!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:43 | 2166113 spiral_eyes
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It's not trolling. It's parody. 

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:55 | 2166157 slewie the pi-rat
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not when he jumps every string to fuk up the site with shit you couldn't fuking comprehend if you lived to be a hundred, you ignorant fuking toy-boy asswipe!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:18 | 2166267 knukles
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I'm with you, slewie.
Propaganda of reeducation camps.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:39 | 2166344 Thomas
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I'm just pissed that I underbudgeted for guns and ammo this year.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:41 | 2166355 smlbizman
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keiser has a clip of colbert at the ap dinner...somewhat roasting gwb...

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:45 | 2167088 Temporalist
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I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned on here that Stephen Colbert, on Morning Joe, said that Ron Paul would be his choice for Republican presidential candidate:


Stephen Colbert Likes Ron Paul!!!!

clip from Jan 20, 2012


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:03 | 2166431 10mm
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Make it happen.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:14 | 2166491 Red Raspberry
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I shorted myself on PM funds but have plenty for peanut butter.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:42 | 2166818 FEDbuster
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Hell, I sold some gold to buy more food and ammo.  PM's will continue to go up, but so is food and other supplies.  The shit blizzard is coming, and you better be prepared.

Like Max Keiser said to Alex Jones last week, the battle for rule of law ended with MFG stealing billions of dollars from customer's segregated accounts.  We lost, the banksters have won.  It's time to move into the final preparedness stages and try to survive.  The battlefield without rule of law has begun, did you miss the starting gun?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:01 | 2166422 BLOTTO
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He is worse than a troll - he is a traitor to the good people.

Here we are *most of us* trying our best to come up with ways to protect ourselves from the fuckin EE in every and all aspects - and this guy mocks and belittles every move we the good people are trying to make. And he is wrong 90% of the time...consistently...


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:44 | 2166117 francis_sawyer
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Look! a shark! JUMP!...

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:04 | 2166442 fuu
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You do it better.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:50 | 2166144 roadhazard
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At least we still have Lush Rimbaugh and Glen Beck. :rolleyes: 

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:56 | 2166165 tradebot
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The Dems on this Forum blow me away...but they are closet stackers just in case RL, GB and the like are wonders why they are reading here.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:04 | 2166205 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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RL and GB aren't right about much.  Those two are crazier than crazy.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:08 | 2166459 FrankThinkTank
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GB did call gold. I'll give him that. And the incremental loss of our freedom under Obummer, but so did every sane person.

ZH is indeed being overrun by liberals masquerading as libertarians.  

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:42 | 2166599 BlueCollaredOne
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Don't fret, and here's my take on why not to...

The occupy movement has woken up alot of what I would consider to the "Facebook generation."  They may not have actually been protesting, but they were passing images along of posters held by occupiers.  I know this because my girlfriend, who is as unpolitical as they come, was showing me images that people were sending her.

This raises awareness, and people begin to ask questions and research once the MSM fails to address the need for information.  It is my belief that somehow people stumble on to this site, and realise that it really does support the idea that the entire system is broken, and supports that idea with the most amazing array of minds/charts/pictures the world has to offer.  I speak from experience because I found this site on accident as well while I was doing a little after reading "End teh Fed"

This same generation has had everything handed to us from birth.  None of us have had hard childhoods, besides divorces,death etc.  Our parents tell us of how there parents had two jobs, McDonalds was a treat, and going to the movies was a huge deal.  We know nothing of struggle/sacrifice.  So when we see the libertarian idealogy of cutting social programs, not giving us bailouts for student loans, etc, that scares some of us. 

Give them time, they will wake up and realise that there is no other way.  Big government programs will not fix big government programs.  If they are smart enough to find this site, they will be smart enough to see the error in there "liberal" ways.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:48 | 2166625 fuu
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+1 for the bio.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:50 | 2166635 GoldenTool
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Pulling internet shutdown switch in 3, 2, 1...

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:47 | 2166836 caconhma
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Judge Andrew Napolitano and FreedomWatch at FOX News are just stink to the high Haven.

FOX News is a disgusting and lying Zionist Mafia propaganda outlet. So, this POS cares about freedom and democracy? WOW. One must be a total imbecile to believe in it.

Judge Andrew Napolitano reminds me Clint Eastwood: both are very good actors but very phony individuals.


Fri, 02/17/2012 - 03:30 | 2168696 thefatasswilly
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"If they are smart enough to find this site, they will be smart enough to see the error in their 'liberal' ways."

LOL. No, they won't. People are idiots. Even a lot of the 'old timers' on this site can't see beyond the groupthink present here.

Read Fight Club, for fuck's sake.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:55 | 2166161 Black Friday
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I really hope, that by this point, people only vote down your comments based on the quality of your satire and not for any other reason...

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:01 | 2166191 karzai_luver
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MDB is a national treasure , he states the feelings of more than 80-90% of the u.s. pop.


Have no doubt, he is a true revealer of that truth.

They really are that fucked up.


He is the Colbert of ZH , it can't be any more clear than that.

Great postings MDB, salute.


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:35 | 2166331 Taint Boil
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MBD is awsome - surprised that some don't "get it".

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:56 | 2166405 Clampit
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I think most "get it", the question is wether to approve with the up or down arrow? Being the material is disingenuous, and given the current count, it seems an approval vote for satire is thumbs down. I'd also venture to guess this has been covered before ad nauseum, apologies.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 21:15 | 2167909 the PTB
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I must concur.  The MDB engages in entertaining sarcasm that is lost on all too many.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:32 | 2166558 Bansters-in-my-...
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Just stoped by to say,Fuck You ,you smelly piece of shit MinnionDollarBonus....

You and the likes of you make me puke....

Fuck Off.!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:35 | 2166570 JW n FL
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who in fact represent a tiny minority of Americans.

Most Americans have enjoyed the Fluoride in the Public Water Supply for to, too Long! and then there is of course the Public School System..

as well the Books.. the shelves and libraries filled with Propaganda that changes the way you think.. at the very core!

and college.. so you could study those books.. soak in the ideas contained therein.

our Chief Justice of the Supreme Court!

he Swore before congress that he was a Supporter of the Constitution, Strictly!

hence we have Corporations as people and money as free speech!


I hope ALL of these Baby Boomers Burn in Hell!



Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:02 | 2166676 walküre
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I hope ALL of these Baby Boomers Burn in Hell!

Yup, they've done us in for good. They invented "free love". Why couldn't they invent free money, too? No, then they grew up and out of their hippie ways. Changed their approach and became lazy corporate leeches. But their mind is still full of holes from smoking all that weed hence their complete lack of compassion for anyone else but themselves. Weenies! Oh, forgot. They have compassion if it pays.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:45 | 2166614 collon88
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MDB...your obvious sarcasm goes unappreciated once again. 

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:52 | 2166855 WhiteNight123129
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MDB, you just fake it so well it is hilarious. I think MDB should work as the spokeperson of the white house for life, it would work regardless of who wins the elections. 

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:01 | 2166894 AchtungAffen
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legitimate campaign contributions? If one thing's been made clear by the Colbert Report, is that the American electoral system is a joke. And a bad one. It's just ludicrous that the shit they did at CR was legal.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 22:28 | 2168124 DeadFred
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HaHa, I was the #100 red arrow!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:55 | 2166874 Phil Free
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...ARE belong to us.



Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:13 | 2165982 battle axe
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Touch Colbert and blood will darken the streets.....

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:54 | 2166156 Transformer
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What will Stewart do?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 19:47 | 2167705 UP Forester
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Go to his brother, Larry Liebowitz, the COO of NYSE, and get Colbert a job at CNBC?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:02 | 2165897 Cognitive Dissonance
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Not surprising at all. It's all taken directly from the Fascist play book. When the world fills with lies and subterfuge, the truth (or anything that even smells like a truth other than the "official" one) must be aggressively stamped out.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:03 | 2165918 tekhneek
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During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

- George Orwell

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:04 | 2165931 disabledvet
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We can still call 'em losers though can't we?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:09 | 2165943 tekhneek
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More like terrorists, or thought criminals I think.

Damn 1st amendment junkies.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:15 | 2165995 redpill
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Definitely domestic terrorists, especially if they carry seditious documents with them like a copy of the Constitution.

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