15 Jul '11, 6pm

Good stuff. Stephen Colbert Takes on #Fracking Thanks, @StephenatHome

Good stuff. Stephen Colbert Takes on #Fracking Thanks, @StephenatHome

Photo: Screengrab from Comedy Central It's sort of surprising that Stephen Colbert's caricature of a Foxy uber-conservative pundit has lasted this long -- he gets a remarkable amount of mileage out of his now-famous persona. Sure, his satiric character's participation in real-life politics has upped the stakes. But regular old bits like this remind us all why he's still going strong: I never have, and probably never will again, see such a comprehensive, hilarious takedown of fracking. Watch: The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes ,Political Humor & Satire Blog ,Video Archive He takes it all on -- the flammable water, the struggle in New York to keep fracking banned (and the Governor's using his recently-earned goodwill in liberal circles for his role in the marriage equality passage to hedge against fallout from removal of the ban), the dangers of fracki...

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