It’s a good chess joke — but as an accurate description of the way the real Colbert sees things, and operates, it’s not even close. Shades of gray, and moving behind enemy lines — that’s where the fun is. And in that game, Colbert is a grandmaster himself, always thinking several moves ahead, and always poised to attack.
David Bianculli is TV critic for NPR's Fresh Air and for tvworthwatching.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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