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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Colbert v. Branson

posted by on August 23 at 9:04 AM

Contrary to earlier reports, it looks like Colbert wasn’t all that ticked off when Branson tossed a cup full of water on him during the taping of an interview.

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Yeah, I know. I was expecting mayhem.

Posted by Alphonse | August 23, 2007 9:37 AM

He played it cool, which is cool.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 23, 2007 9:38 AM

I think we've been played by Colbert.

And not for the first time.

Posted by N in Seattle | August 23, 2007 9:54 AM

That was rather amusing really. Colbert propping his feet up and all and him throwing that water at him in good natured irritation. I was expecting discomfort, but I thought it played out well. Except the very last bit which was overkill. They got what they want though - the prebuzz on the clip and the repeat viewings only garner them the attention they want. >:)

Posted by Nay | August 23, 2007 9:59 AM

Man. That was overall a pretty lousy interview.

Posted by Ben | August 23, 2007 10:21 AM

I still think one of the best he did was the one with Stone Phillips on his very first show last year.

Posted by The CHZA | August 23, 2007 10:23 AM

Yeah, but what exactly peeved Branson of? He was obviously miffed pre water fight and Colbert seemd a little puzzled by that...

Posted by dr thompkins | August 23, 2007 11:21 AM

I think Branson was miffed that Colbert was hardly discussing the actual airline, and was talking more about the plane named after him.

Branson wanted to get his own product out there.

I think he didn't realize that by doing this interview it would be out there 1000-fold over what he could have ever done anywhere else.

Posted by Sam | August 23, 2007 11:36 AM

That typically good sported Colbert and typically playful and irreverent Branson. This was funny and completely without any lick of detectable malice.

We can't even get accurate media on incosequential bullshit nowadays.

Posted by No Surprise Here | August 23, 2007 3:34 PM

Corry Paul Tyler, 29, an Army captain and 1999 West Point graduate from Woodbine, Ga., was among 14 soldiers killed in the crash of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter near Kirkuk in northern Iraq on Wednesday.Tyler, on his third deployment to Iraq, is survived by his wife, Kathy, and three small children in the Tacoma area.
A couple excerpts from Dan Savage\'s \"Say yes to War\" article October 2002:

\"War may be bad for children and other living things, but there are times when peace is worse for children and other living things, and this is one of those times. Saying no to war in Iraq means saying yes to the continued oppression of the Iraqi people.\"

\"In the meantime, invading and rebuilding Iraq will not only free the Iraqi people, it will also make the Saudis aware of the consequences they face if they continue to oppress their own people while exporting terrorism and terrorists. The War on Iraq will make it clear to our friends and enemies in the Middle East (and elsewhere) that we mean business: Free your people, reform your societies, liberalize, and democratize... or we\'re going to come over there, remove you from power, free your people, and reform your societies for ourselves.

Posted by Ecce | August 23, 2007 9:50 PM

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