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Michelle Obama presenting Best Picture was "big government out of control," Colbert said

By Jillian Rayfield

Published February 26, 2013 2:20PM (EST)

             (Colbert Report)
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Stephen Colbert was outraged to report that Michelle Obama presented the award for Best Picture at Sunday's Oscars, what he called "big government out of control."

"Now the private sector can't even broadcast its own self-congratulatory strokefest without federal intervention?" Colbert asked. "What's next, regulatory limits on how much Joaquin Phoenix can eat during the ceremony?"


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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