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    C-Span Asks Web Sites to Pull Colbert Clip

    By NATASHA T. METZLER, Associated Press Writer
    Mon May 8, 8:56 PM ET



    Political comedy often is intended to stir controversy, but this doesn't usually involve broadcasting rights and the public affairs network C-SPAN.

    The cable network asked two Internet video providers, YouTube and IFILM, to pull clips of Stephen Colbert's April 29 performance at the White House Correspondents Association dinner from their Web sites.

    C-SPAN said it contacted the companies because the copyrighted material was posted online without its permission.

    Both YouTube and IFILM complied with the request.

    Colbert hosts a satirical current events show on Comedy Central and performed his comedy routine at the correspondent's dinner.

    YouTube posted the Colbert video shortly after the dinner ended and received the letter to remove it May 3, according to Julie Supan, senior director of marketing. The Colbert video was viewed 2.7 million times in less than 48 hours, she said.

    "Our community was really passionate about it," Supan said.

    After removing the video, YouTube received a large number of e-mails asking about the missing clip, Supan said. A misconception that C-SPAN is funded by the government led viewers to complain that the Colbert video should be in the public domain, Supan said.

    IFILM declined to comment.

    C-SPAN is a private, nonprofit company and holds the copyright on the entire correspondent's dinner.

    On May 5, two days after YouTube received C-SPAN's letter, the Colbert video was publicly available through an agreement with Google Video.

    Google had been talking with C-SPAN about a partnership before the dinner, according to Jennifer Feikin, director of video and multimedia search partnerships.

    C-SPAN said it chose Google as a partner because it agreed to post video of the entire dinner, and to include a link to C-SPAN's Web site.

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    On the Net:

    Google video of correspondent's dinner: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...17448770513925

    C-SPAN: http://cspan.org

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    Default Re: C-Span Asks Web Sites to Pull Colbert Clip

    he always kills! He's a damn genius on Strangers w/ Candy
    he's like the King of Asshole Comedians, I've never seen him crack a smile during his asshole sarcastic rants, its great; its genius!

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    Default Re: C-Span Asks Web Sites to Pull Colbert Clip

    The links don't work. I guess Google removed the video? And the C-Span link didn't load. Is it a conspiracy? Smells like one...

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    Default Re: C-Span Asks Web Sites to Pull Colbert Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank_Rizzo
    I LOVE Stephen! I feel bad for him because obviously not many people at the dinner appreciated his humor so it seemed like he bobmed... but I was cracking up!

    He made reference to: the NSA scandal, global warming, Bush's shitty approval rating, Dick Cheney's hunting 'accident', uh... what else?

    Oh well... anyway, I think he killed!
    Damnit! I missed it. He probably didn't expect raucous applause, but that's why I admire people like him. They know their humour won't be appreciated by half of their professional audiences, but they choose to speak the truth anyway. They know they're reaching the people who are listening.

    In hindsight, Strangers With Candy was hysterical. I didn't get it when it was on, even though I found myself watching it constantly, and I'm like, "This show sucks! It's so offensive!" Much of the satire and humor was lost on my young mind. I'm wishing that I could re-watch the episodes because now that I recall their content, I appreciate just how awesome it was.


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    Default Re: C-Span Asks Web Sites to Pull Colbert Clip

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...83917758574879

    I saw the video today. Colbert was damn funny, and he got laughs many times. From Judge Scalia, from Scott (that bastard) McClellan, from Valerie Plame, even from The Prez. At the end, many people stood and applauded.

    So I guess Fox News, et.al. declared it unfunny cuz Colbert dissed them all. Jackasses. Too bad they can't take a joke, too bad the truth hurts. No way did he bomb. No way. There were too many people laughing and smiling and applauding all throughout.

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    Default Re: C-Span Asks Web Sites to Pull Colbert Clip

    Aw, that's so sad. Poor Stevie! I wouldn't exactly call it a standing ovation, but there were some people standing at the end. But that was just one camera shot, so who knows?

    The Colbertster shouldn't feel anything but proud of his performance. And Frank: GET THEE TO A VIDEO STORE STAT!

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    Default Re: C-Span Asks Web Sites to Pull Colbert Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank_Rizzo
    I didn't ever see Strangers With Candy!
    OMG you have to! You will love it.

    Also, Stephen has Titanium Balls for saying that shit with the Prez three feet away!!

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