Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert looks at the National Security Agency decision to collect the telephone records of millions of Americans.
June 7, 2013

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert looks at the National Security Agency decision to collect the telephone records of millions of Americans.

The Colbert Report host actually said, “Obama is a tyrannical despot who ignores all the rules.”

“Yes, the National Security Administration is spying on our phone calls," Colbert explained, "and unlike during the Bush administration, this time it’s the Obama administration. Yeah, this guy, he is always trying to outdo his predecessor. ‘Oh, he poured water on their face? I’m going to blow ’em up! Ha Ha Ha! Did I win?’”

Colbert said, “Folks, I’m going to be straight with you. I’m conflicted here, folks. On the one hand, this proves Obama is a tyrannical despot who ignores all the rules. On the other hand, I kind of like tyrannical despots who ignore all the rules. Shows spunk.”

Colbert then began to read –- “a cherry on top of my conflict sundae” -- some of the New York Times editorial claiming “The Obama administration has lost all credibility.”

Colbert then picked up the phone and ordered home delivery of the Times. “My wife likes the Style section. I go straight for the Obama bashing.”

“I didn’t actually make a phone call just then,” he continued. “I just assumed the NSA is listening and will pass it on.”

Hilarious, but it will be rather creepy if the New York Times shows up at his door in the morning.

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