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The Colbert Report: Clipgate

Stephen Colbert had a bit of fun with the latest ridiculous attack on President Obama from Fox "News" -- Shockingly Petty: News Corp. Outlets Attack Obama Over Paper Clip: In the annals of mindless partisan sniping, this may place at the top.

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Stephen Colbert had a bit of fun with the latest ridiculous attack on President Obama from Fox "News" -- Shockingly Petty: News Corp. Outlets Attack Obama Over Paper Clip:

In the annals of mindless partisan sniping, this may place at the top.

This morning, Fox & Friends joined the New York Post in attacking President Obama for using a paper clip. Read that again: They attacked Obama for using a paper clip.

The Post's story today on Obama's jobs bill is headlined "O gives jobs 'clip' service; $447B 'tax hike' plan bound by chintzy fastener," and its first two paragraphs attack Obama for his choice of document fasteners:

President Obama's plan to reverse the nation's staggering jobless rate is held together with a paper clip!

"Here it is," Obama said, waving a copy of his jobs plan during a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden yesterday, an enormous paper clip binding the pages together.

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Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy repeated this attack at the top of the show today -- right down to using the word "chintzy" -- while the on-screen graphic read "Obama's 'Clip' Service"... Read on...

From Colbert:

If he really believed in his jobs bill, he should have presented it in a leather-bound volume with gold filigree and illuminated initials so the Republicans had something presentable to dismiss before they ever looked at it. Plus, if the president was serious about getting Americans working, he would have given that clip's job to an unemployed person.

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