Colbert: Bomber Picked the Wrong City to Attack
Offers tribute to Boston after marathon bombings
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2013 9:32 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Stephen Colbert interrupted his normal Colbert Report opening last night in order to offer a moving and, of course, amusing tribute to the people of Boston. Whoever bombed the city's marathon "obviously did not know s--t about the people of Boston," he said. "'Cause nothing these terrorists do is gonna shake them. For Pete’s sake, Boston was founded by the pilgrims—a people so tough, they had to buckle their goddamn hats on. ... A city that made it through the Big Dig, a construction project that backed up traffic for 16 years."

"But here's what these cowards really don't get: They attacked the Boston Marathon, an event celebrating people who run 26 miles on their day off, until their nipples are raw, for fun," Colbert continued. He went on to laud runners who finished the marathon, then kept running two more miles to the hospital to donate blood. "Here's what I know," he concluded. "These maniacs may have tried to make life bad for the people of Boston. But all they can ever do is show just how good those people are." Jon Stewart offered up his own more serious tribute to Boston on the Daily Show, thanking the city for "once again, in the face of gross inhumanity, inspiring and solidifying my belief in humanity and the people of this country."

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793tango
Apr 21, 2013 4:42 PM CDT
They'd have created more chaos if they'd hit St Louis or Duluth. Smaller middle American cities don't quite have the emergency response that NYC and Boston have (and Chicago, LA etc.)
right2dave
Apr 18, 2013 4:05 PM CDT
What a dik?
KimKendall
Apr 17, 2013 7:59 PM CDT
colbert must be working for the government. he is simultaneously trying to dispell fear and chide the perpetrators into commenting. the boston marathon was the ideal event from a logistics stand point. if there is a nation or group that wants to repay america's good work at killing people then they should stay silent and continue. but I would say they should target senators and congressmen that support our corrupted actions around the world schumer, graham, etc