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Colbert Report political ad supports NBA owners

Posted on: October 8, 2011 7:29 pm
Posted by Ben Golliver

Stephen Colbert, cable television's premier satirist, has brought his pro-corporate schtick to the NBA lockout. 

After recently interviewing billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who defended his fellow owners as "kind" and "caring" people, Colbert has released a mock political advertisement vouching for the NBA owners in their ongoing labor dispute with the NBA players.

The minute-long spot features a visual of an American flag, an unemployed businessman, mice chasing cheese, and a headshot of Cuban, as Colbert reads a voiceover script.

"It's another sad day in America," Colbert says. "As the NBA lockout grinds on, depriving millions of their favorite sport. Meanwhile, the NBA players will stop at nothing to get all the cheese. With unemployment at an all-time high the players are demanding more millions." 

He continues: "But the NBA owners are on your side, they're working hard to save the season so Americans don't have to watch hockey. NBA owners are job creators who send our economy soaring... And heroes like Mark Cuban are the number one employer of our nation's tiny blimp pilots. The players have missed their shot, so call your local sports radio show and yell, 'We want our NBA.'"

Here's the video clip, via, courtesy of

The Colbert Report


Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: October 9, 2011 1:31 pm

Colbert Report political ad supports NBA owners

What the fuk are you devils even talking about? many nonsensical and unrelated rants in re: to this "lockout"

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2011 11:47 am

Colbert Report political ad supports NBA owners

Cute commericial....I'm waiting for the one where an NBA player in uniform goes into the NBA Corporate office with a ski mask and a gun to his OWN head, saying "Give me all your money, or I'll shoot"....and David Stern says "Go ahead, make my day".

Well, NBA owners HAVE generated more income for minorities than ANY politicans have, while losing less money doing it than the politicians....The sad truth is, Politicians spend enough money on election campaigns to give every minority in this country $40,000 a year, without taxing other people's money....

Remind them of that the next time a politician says they're on the black man's side.

Besides, politicians want the NBA to go back to work. They need their help with the  new "millionaires tax".  Half the billions in salaries the players make would go a long way.

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