Stephen Colbert Takes a Shot at Detroit
Oh Stephen Colbert, you kidder you.
Comedy Central funny man took a shot at Detroit on Wednesday night's show. And yes, he got a few laughs and a little applause.
It all started when Colbert was talking about the tough economic times some towns in the Rust Belt were experiencing.
"No one is struggling more than Niagara Falls, New York, home to a breathtaking and majestic cascade of crushing poverty," he said. "According to the latest census, two out of three residents subsist on welfare or social security."
Then he showed a video clip of Niagara Falls officials talking about a publicity stunt -- having a daredevil walk a high wire across the Falls at night -- all with the hope of drawing attention to the town and possibly attracting business investment.
Colbert said he hopes other towns in the Rust Belt try some death-defying stimulus stunt to boost their economies.
"Maybe Gary Indiana can fire a human cannon ball across Lake Michigan," Colbert said. "Or maybe someone could attempt the unthinkable: Walk through downtown Detroit." -- A.L.