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Sophia McClennen's Profile

Sophia A. McClennen is professor of comparative literature, Spanish, and women's studies and affiliate faculty of the School of International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University. Her latest book is, Colbert's America: Satire and Democracy.

Diaries published: 6 (133 days since last diary on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 02:12 PM PST)

Comments posted: 10 (133 days since last comment on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 02:12 PM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: seldom

Total Recommends: 276

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: Rush Limbaugh called me a "professorette", 92 comments, 250 recommends

People Following Sophia McClennen: 13

Sophia McClennen's Most Recent Diaries:

It didn't take long for critics to come after Charlie Hebdo for being racist and inflammatory. It's not that simple. After the rise of solidarity encapsulated by “Je suis Charlie” we soon had “
by Sophia McClennen
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 02:12 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Rush attacked my Salon piece on the patriotism of Stephen Colbert, dismissed me as "professorette" -- and got facts so wrong, he made my point stronger. Read my rebuttal .
by Sophia McClennen
Comment Count 92 comments on Wed Dec 24, 2014 at 09:16 AM PST with 250 Recommends
On Saturday satire goes toe to toe with punditry when multiple Emmy winner and political comedy guru, Jon Stewart, goes up against Fox's noble newsman, Bill O'Reilly, in a 90 minute debate. The ...
by Sophia McClennen
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 12:14 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
When comedian Stephen Colbert launched his show, The Colbert Report (2005), he introduced the word "truthiness" to the U.S. public. Speaking in character as a bloviating right-wing pundit, Colbert ...
by Sophia McClennen
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 09:43 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
co-written with Remy Maisel originally posted here: Stephen Colbert just can't seem to stop causing trouble. ...
by Sophia McClennen
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 10:26 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Thanks to Stewart and Colbert at least some of the major media is standing up to Newt's hypocrisy.
by Sophia McClennen
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 06:50 PM PST with 4 Recommends

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