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Stephen Colbert Has Pun With Anthony Weiner Twitter Scandal (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 2nd 2011 4:40AM
Congressman Anthony Weiner, 'The Colbert Report'When a scandal breaks like the one surrounding Congressman Anthony Weiner and an alleged photo of his crotch in underwear, which was Tweeted to a young woman from his account, you can almost hear Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert giggling in anticipation of covering it.

The latter took to 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central) with more puns than we were ready for.

Everyone knows the news loves puns for headlines, but Colbert took it to a whole new level, using them to tell the story.

"It's my duty to keep you informed about the swelling controversy that has cast a lengthy shadow over New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, stretching the fabric of our national discourse and throbbing like a ... "

At this point, Colbert had had enough and simply related more specifically what had happened, including putting up the picture in question. "Is this or is this not Representative Weiner's chief of staff?" he asked in response to Weiner hedging questions on that very topic.

Sure you might wonder how someone might not be able to identify whether a picture of a penis bulging in underwear is theirs or not, but politics is a tricky game, and Weiner is playing a careful game right now. As long as he continues to do so and keeps this story in the spotlight, both Stewart and Colbert are going to be very happy comedians.

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Phillip

I don't think Weiner has been completely frank about the whole situation but he does seem to be pretty steamed about it!!!

June 02 2011 at 2:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Bill

...steamed!? I believe you're misreading his emotion. Its called 'chagrin.' The man is guilty. He knows it. We know it... EVERBODY knows it... What a 'perv.'

June 03 2011 at 1:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bighornman

Gotta tell you the truth ... Weiner must go. He's really done.

June 02 2011 at 1:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
frankerin

Weiner, Wiener, either fits Small and whiny

June 02 2011 at 1:19 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
frankerin

That is likely not the first time Colbert has taken such a picture.

June 02 2011 at 1:16 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
James Bridges

Does it really matter? As far as I am concerned all politicians are weiners

June 02 2011 at 12:43 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ernie

Love this hope and change

June 02 2011 at 12:27 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
dhartson

Weiner is an arrigont MORON!!!! Club "Fed" has a place for him!!!

June 02 2011 at 10:23 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
jnub4

Weiner is a far left scumbag.

June 02 2011 at 10:19 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
soleserenade

Colbert is such a dweeb, I don't know why he's even taking up space on the air waves. He's not funny, and when he tries to be serious, he fails in that regard as well. But concerning Weiner, he's the biggest buffoon of all of the "libs."

June 02 2011 at 9:58 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
hhirock

Weiner sure is lucky there is a (D) after his name and he has high buddies in the Justice Dept. that will do all they can to protect him. If there was an (R) after his name and this was already a week old he would be on the bus back home with no job cause the (D's) would have made sure he was runout of down in disgrace. Just shows this kind of crap is the norm with the (D's).

June 02 2011 at 9:26 AM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
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hcorbin1972

You mean like Vitter? Or Ensign (took over 2 years)? Gingrich?

June 02 2011 at 1:53 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Bill

,,,no 'hcorbin1972.' This particular issue.. "where a picture of a man's junk was sent to a college student, via Twitter" is all about Anthony Weiner

June 03 2011 at 1:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
Bill

Absolutely correct..., with NO equivocation.

June 03 2011 at 1:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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