by the Forward

Must-Watch TV: Obama on 'The Colbert Report'

Watch the Leader of the Free World make fun of himself, his critics, Fox News and lots more in a hilarious “Colbert Report” appearance.

In the following clip, Obama walks on the set “unexpectedly” (he was due to show up a few minutes later for widely advertised interview) and announces that he’s going to do Colbert’s job for him by reading his “The Word” segment. That’s a recurring segment in which the faux-conservative host gives a little speech while wry comments pop up on the screen next to him. Obama’s version is renamed “The Decree,” and begins: “I, Stephen Colbert, have never cared for our president.” Obama uses the opportunity to deliver a not-to-subtle pitch for ObamaCare, in the guise of a faux-conservative attack on it.

By the way, media-savvy types will notice a wry reference to Colbert’s upcoming move to CBS to take over from David Letterman as host of “The Late Show.”

A sample:

Here it is, courtesy of Comedy Central:

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J.J. Goldberg

J.J. Goldberg

Jonathan Jeremy “J.J.” Goldberg is editor-at-large of the Forward, where he served as editor in chief for seven years (2000-2007).

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