Here's your BuddyTV High Five: The five big moments and questions from tonight's episode of The Colbert Report, April 28, 2011.
High Five Highlights:
1. Stephen is in England for the Royal Wedding. Really, he is in England. He begins the show with a smoke machine and a montage of green-screened landmarks to prove it. Sure, we believe you -- not.
2. We learn about the rules for creating a super-PAC (political action committee) at the Loophole-ulator 6400 and Stephen tackles the controversial FEC v. Citizens United ruling.
3. Senator Russ Feingold, founder of PAC Progressives United, joins the conversation via satellite so that Stephen can "say mean things to his face." He is not afraid to ask the Senator tough questions about anti-corporation discrimination, like "Would you let your daughter date a corporation?"
4. Stephen is devastated by the news that the U.S. is eliminating the color coded threat level system, since the security colors are the only rainbow that has not been "ruined by the gays."
5. Wade Graham joins Stephen to talk about his new book, America's Eden and what America's gardens say about who we are as a nation. Who knew gardens could be interesting?
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- Should corporations really be considered people that have a right to "speech" in the same way biological people do?
- Where is Stephen's invitation to the royal wedding?
The Last Word:
The big issues tackled today were election regulation, corporate personage and American fears of terrorism. It really seems like as a nation we need to redefine corporate rights and how they are related to the freedom of assembly clause of the first amendment and Stephen has a great way of making the current definition seem absurd. The section on threat levels really makes you wonder about the previous system and why it was designed to effectively create a constant "threat" condition.
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