|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Tip/Wag – Art Edition – Brent Glass|
Fire in My Belly bit starts at about 2:50. Stephen Colbert (who it’s worth noting, is a devout Catholic), mocks representative Congressman Eric Cantor’s criticism of Fire in My Belly as an attack on Christians at Christmastime in a beautiful display of pretentious artspeak that accomplishes a nice looping logic connecting the current crisis to the Helms era de-funding of the NEA and Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ. Colbert points out that Eric Cantor is the only Republican Jew in Congress. Oy vey…
Almost to drive home the point further, Stephen follows up his commentary on the censorship of Fire in My Belly by having on Smithsonian National Museum of American History Director Brent Glass, who announces that Stephen’s portrait is going back on display at the Museum of American History. Make of that what you will.