A print reporter should have probably known better than to try to extract from Mr. Stewart and Mr. Colbert actual details of what the new show will be.
For example, when asked if he planned to be a guest on the program, Mr. Stewart snapped, “I don’t stoop to start-ups.” A moment later, suspecting that he had been too harsh toward his mentee, Mr. Stewart softened, saying he would consider an appearance “if the show gets its footing.”
When told of Mr. Stewart’s resistance, Mr. Colbert said his boss should consider himself unwelcome. (more in expanded post)
“His shadow is dark enough,” Mr. Colbert said. “I don’t want to ask the source of darkness for help. I’m not interested in that same liberal claptrap. That meow, meow, meow, ironic detachment.”
“We’re going to deal with truth on my program,” Mr. Colbert said. “We’re going to catch the world in the headlights of my justice.”
Wow. I may cry with happiness.