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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Live On Tape

This evening, I watched Stephen Colbert for the first time in a long time and noticed something I hadn't heard before. At the top of the show, the announcer says Colbert is "live on tape."

Sorry, that's not possible. "Live" means "happening now," while "on tape" means "recorded earlier." They can't both be true, unless the show is hosted by Schrodinger's cat.

Moreover, I doubt very much that "The Late Show" is recorded on tape. It's almost certainly done digitally.

Bottom line: there's nothing about the statement that's true. Who's Colbert's announcer -- Sean Spicer?