Stephen Colbert's 'not factual' hashtagging
April 13th, 2011
08:32 AM ET
11 years ago

Stephen Colbert's 'not factual' hashtagging

(CNN) - It was a remark seemingly made for late-night TV comics: Sen. Jon Kyl's claim that abortion is "well over 90% of what Planned Parenthood does."

When the actual figure turned out to be 3%, his office released a statement clarifying that Kyl's figure was "not intended to be a factual statement."

Enter Stephen Colbert. The Comedy Central host lampooned the line on last night's show... but it turns out he was just getting started.
FULL STORY at the Marquee Blog

Filed under: Jon Kyl • Stephen Colbert
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. terdy, va

    When the actual figure turned out to be 3%, his office released a statement clarifying that Kyl's figure was "not intended to be a factual statement."

    Johnny Kyl seems like a perfect host for Fox News.

    April 13, 2011 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    What is most amazing is how can someone stand up on the House floor, address your colleagues and the American people, and flat out tell a non-truth wiith a straight face. Then, unapologetically rationalize it away as stating that the statement was not never intended to be truthful anyway.

    And then, expect the policies that you advocate to be in the best interests of this country. All the while no one from his caucus defended or denied the original remarks, not the rationalization that he was expressing his right to free speech.

    Come one, man. The GOT Party is playing the American people for complete fools, have been doing it for the past 30 years, and who now have a group of totally inept incompetents who seem to have decided to drop the charade and just insult us all.

    April 13, 2011 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    Typical GOP slander, nothing new. Kyl gets whatever he deserves.

    April 13, 2011 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  4. Mr Caribbean

    Give itto him Colbert,politicians must not lie so blatantly with a bold face, make all the fun you can of him

    April 13, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    The attack on Planned Parenthood, is pathetic.

    When are the politicians going to actually get some information before they start attacking people?????

    April 13, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  6. Doug

    Let's make the statement a fact.

    If a majority of Democrat voters had their way, abortion would be "well over 90% of what Planned Parenthood does."

    April 13, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Kyl can say it like that because he thinks he has got it like that. Is he correct? So far, the answer is yes.

    April 13, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  8. jason

    90% sounds better, because with that number republicans get to feel right about something – so we should stick with the 90% thing or they might panic: conservatives don't handle being wrong so well, which is why they despise educated people with all their facts.

    April 13, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  9. Lucullus

    Typical of the Jack Boot Right. The claim the mantle of morality but have no problem lying when they think they can get away with it. It just shows how uninformed and stupid the American people are. If weren't, the Jack Boot Right would have a following of about 5% of the population. As long as people are willfully ignorant, these clowns will thrive.

    April 13, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |