I was alerted to an appearance by Doug Kmiec on The Colbert Report.
The following comment also came in:
I watched it. Bizarre. I don’t understand why anyone watches Colbert; there are funnier programs on and off The Comedy Channel. I don’t understand why Colbert would want to have Kmiec as a guest — he’s not funny. [Someone must have canceled.] And I don’t understand why Kmiec would want to be a guest on Colbert to tout his book when there are plenty of serious venues available for him to do that.
That said, perhaps liberals — who are absolute disasters as radio talk show hosts — can only succeed in the kind of medium that Colbert and Jon Stewart offer, the kind where everything has to be said in a comedy-TV show medium, with plenty of innuendo and tongue-in-cheek.
But then why is Rush Limbaugh seen as dangerous to democracy by liberals, because he is one-sided and prejudiced in their view, while Colbert and Stewart are not seen in the same way. Why do liberals deny the symmetry between Limbaugh and Stewart, for example?
On the argument about separating marriage as a religious institution from civil unions (whether heterosexual or homosexual), Kmiec did not and could not answer Colbert’s point, i.e., that Kmiec’s argument cannot rebut those who would argue for polygamous civil unions.
Colbert having everyone on, of course, but it is amazing how accurate some of his comments were.