21 Jul 2009 09:32:57 AM
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Sport Report – Jessica Simpson, Olympic Brothel & Bud Light|
As if it wasn’t enough that Brock Lesnar’s UFC 100 antics drew the negative attention of the mainstream media, now we can add the fake mainstream media to the list of Lesnar detractors. On last night’s “Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert took Lesnar to task for disrespecting UFC sponsor Bud Light. If Colbert’s attempts at pronouncing Lesnar’s pretty easy last name didn’t clue you in that he might not be an avid MMA fan, the requisite jokes about biting ought to do it.
I guess the question here is, should we see it as a positive sign of increased awareness in the mainstream that a legitimate story on the UFC gets mentioned on a highly-rated, non-sports, fake cable news show? Or does the fact that it came on just after a bit about a taekwondo fighter who opened a brothel in New Zealand suggest that maybe this isn’t such a huge step forward?