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Old 06-30-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: South Side
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The Colbert Show shouldn't be taken that seriously. Colbert is an exagerrated, comical version of Bill O'Reilly. He used to be on Jon Stewart before they gave him his own show. I thought it was funny and Castro did pretty well. I dont see anything wrong with him being on the show. Obviously he has higher ambitions.The show is only 30 mins so there isnt exactly a whole lot of time to get everything in that I'm sure Castro would have liked to. Plus Colbert is a comedian, hes looking to get the last funny word in because its all about timing.
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Saw it. Didn't think much to it and I feel his time could have been put to better use elsewhere. At least San Antonio as a city got some nice advertisement out of it!
With that logic, we could all be doing something better with our time at any given moment.

The Mayor's job does not just consist of what he "does" while in his office, but how he represents San Antonio in a wide range of eclectic settings. Whether that be politically or comically charged.

He did a good job, caused a buzz - and what could be better than getting coverage around any given water cooler today?
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Castro was very charming and generated some positive press for himself and the city.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Hah! About as charming as a mule deer in a martini bar!
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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As far as Julian Castro on Colbert... I watched it last night. Colbert did fixate on him as a "Hispanic Mayor" a lot... I don't know if he was serious or if he was sticking to his satirical immitation of biggots on Fox News or Conservative Talk Radio. It was nice to get a spotlight for our city.
WTH??? Whatever...
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I just watched it. I am not a big fan of our current mayor, but I do watch Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert regularly. He actually faired far better than most of Colbert's guests, even throwing in a good zinger about the way Colbert pronounces his last name when questioned about the pronunciation of his own name. He did far better then when governor Ann Richards appeared on the Tonight Show with a bunch of stupid redneck sayings like the "The wagon is stuck in a ditch" and "that dog don't hunt", which embarrassed me as a Texan. I was born and raised here and I don't know anybody who talks like that. Thank God "Git Her Done' wasn't in play back then when she appeared on national TV. I am still not a fan of Julian Castro, but he held himself well, I will give him that.
Wow, you mean because she was an old-school blue-dog Democrat Texan and had an actual personality? That belonged to her...and wasn't created for her like so many we-must-appeal-to-all-voters politicians? Blech!

Shoot, I'm conservative, didn't really like Richards' policies at all, but I can appreciate the fact she was not about to change her personality for a TV show... and I don't care what your politics are, being a Texan is NOT equal to being a redneck...thank God we still have people with convictions around here. Now, can someone tell Rick Perry that?
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Feebs, Colbert's gig is that he mocks conservative news celebrities by imitating them in a very unflattering way. His interviews are all "acting" and not real. Not sure if you knew that or not. Sometimes they are laugh out loud hysterical and other times they fall flat. I found Castro amusing which is more than I can say for some of his guests.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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With that logic, we could all be doing something better with our time at any given moment.

The Mayor's job does not just consist of what he "does" while in his office, but how he represents San Antonio in a wide range of eclectic settings. Whether that be politically or comically charged.

He did a good job, caused a buzz - and what could be better than getting coverage around any given water cooler today?
I understand where you are coming from. I should have been a bit clear, it just seemed for the three minutes of a quick comical jab the Mayor could have done another interview with someone else better...Larry King maybe before he retires?
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Feebs, Colbert's gig is that he mocks conservative news celebrities by imitating them in a very unflattering way. His interviews are all "acting" and not real. Not sure if you knew that or not. Sometimes they are laugh out loud hysterical and other times they fall flat. I found Castro amusing which is more than I can say for some of his guests.
Yep, I know that. Hell, I even laugh at him sometimes. He's a funny guy! I believe the opinion stated that Fox News commentators and journalists are "Biggots" (sic) was the City-Data member's and not speaking of Colbert's, necessarily. I watch Fox--does that make me a bigot, too, I wonder?
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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Feebs, Colbert's gig is that he mocks conservative news celebrities by imitating them in a very unflattering way. His interviews are all "acting" and not real. Not sure if you knew that or not. Sometimes they are laugh out loud hysterical and other times they fall flat. I found Castro amusing which is more than I can say for some of his guests.
Everyone is an actor. Some are just better than others. The better ones get elected, and have tv shows named after them.
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