Steven Colbert, Jon Stewart dismantle Sarah Palin's media persona



I stayed up late to see Cornell West on The Colbert Report. I don't usually watch that show, but I like West and wanted to see how he interacted with Colbert, a comedian who lampoons cable pundits nightly on Comedy Central.

While I enjoyed West's interview, it was Colbert's skewering of Sarah Palin's media persona — as well as the the dismantling his cohort, Jon Stewart, did on The Daily Show — that kept me glued to the screen.

Well done, gentlemen. Thanks for reminding us all that this lady — who wasn't elected to be our vice president, who quit on her state, who has her own reality TV show, who gets more media coverage than anyone else who's ever lost the bid for national office — is the mainstream media.

If you missed it, here's the Palin dissection on The Daily Show:

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And, here's the re-do on The Colbert Report:

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Rhiannon "Rhi" Bowman is an independent journalist with a degree in Communication Studies/ Mass media (minor in journalism) who contributes snarky commentary on Creative Loafing's CLog blog four days a week in addition to writing for several other local media organizations. To learn more, click the links or follow Rhi on Twitter.

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