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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-19-11 08:35 PM
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Stephen Colbert vs. Arianna Huffington
By Gloria Goodale, Staff writer / February 18, 2011

Stephen Colbert and Arianna Huffington are grown-ups, right? Yeah, well, in a channeling-their-inner-digital-child sort of way.

The two are in the midst of an electronic sandbox spat over who is poaching whose online content without properly paying up. Each is one-upping the other with cute moves and fancy talk.

But Mr. Colbert, the Comedy Central host, is never clowning about an issue without something else on his mind, longtime satire experts point out. So, what the heck is going on as these two masters of Internet self-promotion continue to lob cyber sand at one another?

The feud bubbled up earlier this week when Colbert complained about The Huffington Post, Ms. Huffingtons website, embedding his videos on the site without sending along proper payment. I have yet to receive my percentage of the Huff bucks, he complained to his studio audience.

Colbert then posted The Huffington Post on a new website he dubbed The Colbuffington Re-post. Ms. Huffington returned the favor with a newly christened site, Huffbert Nation.

Now, Colbert is cautioning his audience against clicking on the reposted repost, saying, Its like a Russian nesting doll of intellectual theft.

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-19-11 08:40 PM
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1. I am in love with Stephen Colbert...-
There. I've said it. There is nothing on earth sexier than smart and funny. And he is SO smart, and SO funny.
And brave.
He stole my Heart at the Correspondants Dinner, two seats away from that excremential sonofa spook a couple of years ago.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-19-11 09:21 PM
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2. Go Stephen!
He is right! and funnier too.
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