Monday, March 27, 2006

FEMA rapor

Former FEMA director and Colorado horse guy Michael Brown plans to sit down with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert Tuesday night.

My take? This is actually a smart move.

For all the bravado of Colbert's eponymous character, his interviews tend to be a lot more softball than his compadre Jon Stewart's over on "The Daily Show."

Stewart doesn't have a part to play, so he often asks real questions. Colbert's interviews may include some zingers, but they're coming from an essentially fictional character, which makes the consequences lower. By going on the Rapor, Brownie gets to humanize himself and show he's big enough to take the heat, but actually avoid some of the moral condemnation or pointed questions Stewart would lob at him.


At 2:24 PM, March 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brown and Colbert. Hmm. Who's the comedian?


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