Colbert testifies to Congress
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|Fri, 09-24-2010 - 9:07pm|
All I can say is, What was he thinking? Did he think he was making a point with his comedic tone? Has he gotten to the point where he is taking himself to seriously and he too thinks his show is actually news?
"FOX News: The host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" stayed in character during testimony as he made light of his experience working for one day as a migrant laborer on a vegetable farm in New York. (Full testimony at link on video)
"America's farms are presently far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables," he said. "Now the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables and if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many Americans have already started." While some audience members laughed, most the members of the House Judiciary subcommittee barely cracked a smile. "This is America," Colbert continued. "I don't want a tomato picked by a Mexican. I want it picked by an American, then sliced by a Guatemalan and served by a Venezuelan in a spa where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian." "