Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WATCH: Conservative Commentator* Continues Assault On Sen. Jon Kyl's So-Called "Excuse-planation"

Arizona Senator Jon Kyl and his (office's) explanation for botching a statistic about how many abortions Planned Parenthood performs (as a percentage of all services it performs) continue to be on the receiving end of conservative commentator1 Stephen Colbert's sharp barbs. Colbert led last night's show with a segment on what he calls Kyl's (office's) "ground-breaking excuse-planation".

There is some seriousness to Colbert's crusade, however. He points out that Kyl's non-factual statistic is now in the Congressional Record. And, as he closes the below segment,
"But, 'Nation' (his moniker for his viewers), when you Tweet something you know to be false about Senator Kyl or anyone else, be sure to use the hashtag #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement. Because Jon Kyl taught us that makes it OK. And, if it's not OK, I look forward to hearing Senator Kyl's response, perhaps in a Tweet. Although it might take him awhile. After all, he did just have all of his fingers surgically replaced with Bratwursts.2"
(embedded video from Comedy Central not working again - at least for me; here's the link:

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