Satire In The Colbert Report

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As defined by Merriam Webster, satire is a way of using humor, irony, sarcasm, and exaggeration to ridicule and criticize something or someone (“Satire”, n.d.). The overall purpose of satire is to draw attention and to criticize issues to create a moral change in society. In 2005 Stephen Colbert debuted in “The Colbert Report”, which is a parody of pundits on Comedy Central’s channel. He is now currently a comedian and talk show host on CBS “Late Show”. Stephen Colbert's testimony on Capitol Hill in front of the House Judiciary Committee demonstrates an exaggerated conservative news pundit and uses his television persona to take on a bias foolishly favoring government. By using his television persona, he gains confidence from his
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This claim is unbelievable but someone would have to research this to know if it is actually factual. This also brings light to how so few Americans actually want the farm jobs due to the amount of hard work required. This program is supposed to show that migrants aren’t taking jobs that Americans are willing to do by stating that only 16 people took up the challenge. This represents a solid argument in favour of the migrants gaining better working laws geared towards them because it is clear Americans don’t want to do the job.
“If we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we make the earth waist high?’ is a sarcastic and unrealistic comment by Colbert referring to spending all day bent over picking beans (as cited in Lange, 2010). This is exaggerated because everyone knows that making the earth waist high is not possible. This could also be considered a symbolic representation because it shows the impact of the hard work migrants do every day bending over to pick fruits and vegetables. It criticizes Congress for having done nothing to improve the working conditions of the
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