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2008 | Television

Colbert, Stewart led the fray

Above: Blake Lively (left) and Leighton Meester on the CW's ''Gossip Girl.'' Above: Blake Lively (left) and Leighton Meester on the CW's ''Gossip Girl.'' (Eric Liebowitz/The CW)
By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / December 28, 2008

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The presidential campaign gave TV comedy an electric jolt in 2008. Bored from years of throwing darts at the easiest First Target ever, TV comics and talk-show hosts gleefully turned to John McCain's body language, Barack Obama's ears, and Hillary Clinton's forced calm. And we cheered them on with gladiatorial fervor, punchy from endless months of candidate stumping. (Full article: 1039 words)

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