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    Re: Does Stephen Colbert owe his success to Fox News?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Gutfeld and I think a lot a like so I agree with him again here. If he didn't have the Conservative Satire I do wonder how successful he could be. The perfect example of this is William Shatner who is seemingly just now beginning to understand where the root of his success has come from. I have heard for years from other cast members on Star Trek that Shatner was the least trekkie. Shatner like Colbert could not do anything else without the success of ST and the connections it has made him. People love him for one thing. It's sad because both guys are really talented. I don't think they'll be remembered for anything else.
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    Re: Does Stephen Colbert owe his success to Fox News?

    Partially. But a lot of people do.
    I will never forget the day when Colbert first came on and FOX News couldnt tell if he was serious or not. It was great!


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    Re: Does Stephen Colbert owe his success to Fox News?

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    Fox News Host: Stephen Colbert Owes His Success To Us

    One of the hosts of the Fox News show "The Five" said on Friday night that comedian Stephen Colbert owes his success to conservative news network.

    The other four co-hosts of the Fox News show heaped a surprising amount of praise on Colbert after the comedian bid adieu to his acclaimed Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" on Thursday night with a star-packed musical spectacle.

    But as the website Mediaite pointed out, co-host Greg Gutfeld used the moment to take a sly shot at Colbert, whose fake conservative newsman persona has been modeled after some of the overstuffed personalities at Fox.

    "He should write an eight-figure check to Fox News," Gutfeld said, "because all of our gaffes made that manís career."

    Colbert is planning to ditch his conservative shtick when he takes over as host of "The Late Show" on CBS next year.

    Watch video of Gutfeld's remarks over at Mediaite.
    It (Fox) doesn't hurt, but he still had to have the talent and ability to do something with it.
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    Re: Does Stephen Colbert owe his success to Fox News?

    Mostly he owes it to his own talent. I just wish he would realize that it goes the same for the rest of us. We EARN our success, the govt doesnt build it.

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    Re: Does Stephen Colbert owe his success to Fox News?

    I think Colbert is a talented enough comedian that he would've simply capitalized on a different satirical route. Do I think the fodder from Fox, specifically O'Reilly, was useful for him? Absolutely. It was a perfect crossing of a good comedian, with the perfect satirical topic, on the perfect channel, at the perfect time to explode. But Colbert doesn't "owe" Fox anything for that.

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