Local blogger does good: Juan Cole on the Colbert Report

University of Michigan professor and popular local blogger Juan Cole appeared on the Colbert Report last night to promote his new book, “Engaging the Muslim World.” Here’s a clip:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Juan Cole
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I find it humorous that the same word – “blogger” – is used to define both of Cole and me. I know that fact must cause him a great deal of pain, but I find some degree of comfort in it… At any rate, I’d like to congratulate him for reaching the summit…. My hat is off to you, Dr. Cole.

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  1. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 7:56 pm | Permalink


  2. Ol' E Cross
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    I think I’ve made similar assertions before, but you should take comfort, Mark, in knowing that if you ever appear on television accompanied by a picture like this, those that love you will beat you with a stick.

    If you can’t tell if I’m joking, that’s okay, neither can I.

  3. Kristin
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    That was so exciting to turn on the Daily Show and see him there! I do feel very local boy done good about that. I’m sure that’s of great comfort to Dr. Cole.

  4. Paw
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    I love the professor, but he’s letting his hair get a little “Tiny Tim”.

  5. Robert
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Juan Cole looks like a whigged-out Peter Sellers.

  6. Dirtgrain
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    I was encouraged by what he said. Do Republicans watch the Colbert Report?

  7. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Republicans aren’t in power.

  8. Posted March 20, 2009 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    And we all know that only those supporting the party in power are allowed to watch television.

  9. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    I just assumed the Republicans were sitting on their porches drinking whiskey, complaining about stuff.

    Also the fact that Obama isn’t exactly scaling back in the middle east might seem relevant to the intellectually honest observer. Although I guess he talked to Iran or some token shit. Correct me if I’m wrong.

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