Lawrence Lessig is dropping out… what, you didn’t know he was in?
16 view, wow…
Steven Colbert is the fastest changer in the world.
The only reason you don’t know him is because of our shitty, broken system. He was actually someone I’d be thrilled to vote for.
it’s about time
Did he get someone to clean that up before his next bit?
lol i was wondering how long this segment would be when Lessig said he will drop out.
Goodbyeeeeeee, mother trucker. Sadly, I would have preferred you to Billary.
That guy looks like a mix of Toby Jones from the hunger games and the dude who gets his face melted off in Indiana Jones.
lol, he said “you can’t be too hard on bush.”
People would voted for you if you were still being played by Christopher Lloyd.
my mom went to high school with Larry, as he was known. he signed her yearbook
This is unfair, the media had purposely excluded Lessig from getting any media attention, he was denied access to participate in the democratic debates despite meeting the criteria, he raised over a million dollars in campaign funding, he was told if he could get at least 1% in the polls he would be included, when he got the 1% his name was taken out of the polls. I’m not saying he was presidential material, but he was unfairly treated as a presidential candidate.
Colbert should have spoken about why the American people haven’t heard of him running, because the DNC literally refused to have him in the debates and CNN removed his name from the polls, despite him gaining enough votes to make it to the Democratic debates, simply because they didn’t want him talking about campaign finance reform.
Yeah, because Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (DNC chairperson/Hillary campaign chief) prevented Lessig from appearing in any debates because he would’ve only talked about money corrupting politics and exposed the two-faced reality of Hillary’s campaign. Also, coincidentally, DWS also thinks reducing the no. of debates from 20 in 2008, to 6 in 2016, was also important despite 4 out of 5 candidates actively criticising it.
i as a european or more specific as a german was very well informed about lessig and his campaign …. here he got real media attention maybe even more than other candidates because of his ambition to change the donation system in your politics, which is by the way the main reason your country is so shitty and people like trump, carson , clinton , cruz, get media attention u.s. citizens only seem to care about how loud things are said and not whats is actually said…. please misinformed u.s. citizens i beg you vote for bernie he its the only real human being out there the others will only squeeze money out of your country and will fuck up the rest of the world so please please vote for bernie or the whole world will suffer
My vote is sold to Bernie Sanders, but Lawrence Lessig was completely focused on getting rid of our system of legalized bribery. Such a shame that American politics is basically a battle of the billionaires. If you don’t vote for Bernie Sanders (who has been trying to ban legalized bribery for 30 years), you are a complete moron.
The same people that get a laugh out of spilled champagne find it funny that someone who actually ran with a plan (unlike hillary) dropped out of the race. #Murikuh
This time the segment was actually condesending and bad
Yesssssssss, more of my favorite segment. Glad we’re sticking with Caesar and not going full Effie.
Should put the picture into a shredder instead of just the garbage can.
DNC had an empty podium just in case Biden might show up. Lessig was so unpopular that, they did not provide him a podium even when he was in the race!
Why no more war on bullshit, Stephen? What happened?
Shows the limitations of the “late night” format where serious issues that Colbert used to tackle with joy like campaign finance (remember his actual superPAC and the great job he did explaining how ridiculously corrupt the system is?) can’t be discussed because the mainstream audience he’s appealing to is just too damn ignorant.
Whoever you were? I’m not even an american and i know that Lawrenece Lessig is one of the creators of Create Commons.. CC.. that you see every where ..its used on billions of things…He was treated unfairly by the media +plus he just wanted to reform 1 thing that may be the reason he want that popular..But calling him a nobody is unfair.
This is quickly becoming my favorite Colbert persona.
jeez, and I thought the media hated Bernie
I can’t believe it, but I am going to dislike this video. I love Colbert but I think CBS is getting to him.
he was told he could be in the debate if he raised enough money and did well enough in the polls. then when it looked like he had raised enough money and was doing well enough in the polls, his name was not included in any more of the polls. the fact that he was never in the debate demonstrates that our supposed democracy is actually just extremely rich people deciding which two extremely rich people we get to choose from, and even then we are only voting for who this other group of people are encouraged to vote for. so we don’t really get to vote, and we don’t really get to choose who we don’t really get to vote for, and if a guy like larry deserves to be in the debate, then they change the rules at the last minute and pretend they never heard of him.
So irrelevant he didn’t even deserve a proper salute LMFAO
When your single issue is being talked about by Bernie Sanders (with legitimacy) and Hillary (Hypocritically) then obviously you’re not going to get too far. It’s a hugely important issue, but it’s not like he was the only one talking about it.
Fyi, I’ll never patronize a company with 30 second commercials and no skip button
I really hate how the media only wants to talk about Lessig dropping out of the race. God forbid they actually mention his damn name before now. The articles about his dropping out just seem like a crude victory lap from the media, especially after they refused to even mention him running before.
When colberts on budget haha ^^
So with a $1billion spent on political advertisements in 2012 CBS, CNN, et al. must be completely impartial when it comes to a candidate who sole mission is to get money out of politics. When CNN was hosting a debate and set the entry requirements to participate as requiring 1% in the polls and then used a poll that didn’t have Lawrence Lessig as an option, obviously that’s not biased. They had a spare podium in case Biden showed up, didn’t think to ask him to be an alternate. When Colbert mocks his lack of presence it’s kind of insulting and does a disservice to American democracy. He wouldn’t have been my candidate of choice as he only planned to pass on the presidency after achieving on goal, a valiant goal but that kind of weak position would seriously undermine his electability. But Lessig’s participation in the race should have raised the importance of bought elections and steered the conversation for other candidates. Bernie 2016!
Lessing got more coverage for quitting than he did for running; two minutes on the Colbert show.
No mention of WHY he’s dropping out? Shame on you Colbert.
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