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Sunday, August 18, 2013

'Colbert Report' Visits With Openly Gay Mayor Johnny Cummings

In a report that may just restore your belief in human kindness, Stephen Colbert introduces us to Johnny Cummings, the openly gay mayor of the 334-resident Appalachian town of Vicco, Kentucky. It's being called the best segment to ever air on The Colbert more
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) ( 8/18/2013 8:48:01 AM -08:00 )

Colbert Takes On Out-Mayor Johnny Cummings In Amazing 'People Who Are
Whenever Stephen Colbert debuts one of his "People Who Are Destroying America" segments, you know you're about to meet someone wonderful. It's the brilliance of "The Colbert Report" that anything labelled as horrible or destructive is actually something more
Huffington Post (satire) ( 8/16/2013 7:30:53 PM -08:00 )

'The Colbert Report' visits gay-tolerant small town in Kentucky
Vladimir Putin could learn a thing or two from Johnny Cummings, the openly gay mayor of the tiny but tolerant coal town of Vicco, Ky. On Wednesday night “The Colbert Report” profiled Cummings, the politician and hairdresser who helped Vicco become the more
Los Angeles Times ( 8/15/2013 1:29:37 PM -08:00 )

'Colbert Report' Visits With Openly Gay Mayor Johnny Cummings
The Colbert Report this week visited the town of Vicco, Kentucky in search of “people who are destroying America.” The segment's target was Mayor Johnny Cummings, who is “a gay mayor destroying America” with his gay agenda, the segment sarcastically more
On Top Magazine ( 8/18/2013 11:38:48 AM -08:00 )

Stephen Colbert's gay mayor Johnny Cummings segment will restore your faith
Who says all small town people are small-minded? That blanket statement is certainly disproven in Stephen Colbert's latest "People Who Are Destroying America" segment on "The Colbert Report." This time the person "destroying America" is Mayor Johnny more
Zap2it.com (blog) ( 8/17/2013 1:00:06 PM -08:00 )

Gay Mayor of Vicco, Kentucky, Reacts to the "Best Segment of 'The Colbert
On Wednesday night, the Comedy Central news-satire program aired the latest installment in its "People Who Are Destroying America" series. The segment is on Johnny Cummings, the openly gay mayor—and a part-time hairdresser—of Vicco, Kentucky, more
Mother Jones ( 8/16/2013 12:52:41 PM -08:00 )

Stephen Colbert At His Best
My column Saturday will begin by talking about "The Colbert Report" segment I've embedded below via YouTube. I'll tell you straight out that it left me nearly in tears. In fact, just talking about it -- particularly the ending -- still chokes me up. It's about the more
Blogging with Bill White (blog) ( 8/16/2013 11:18:26 AM -08:00 )

Mullets and Mayors Save the Day in Kentucky
The Kentucky town of Vicco, population 334, was little known before this February, when it did something you might not have expected from a tiny town in the heart of Appalachia. While there were a few news reports about the event in question, it wasn't until more
The American Prospect ( 8/16/2013 11:15:25 AM -08:00 )

Stephen Colbert to Olympians: Cool It on Gay Stuff
Stephen Colbert to Olympians: Cool It on Gay StuffColbert satirically advises athletes on the Russian antigay law, then sees the U.S. threatened by a gay mayor in a small Kentucky town. BY Trudy Ring. August 16 2013 2:03 PM ET. Stephen Colbert had a couple of typically hilarious commentaries on LGBT more
Advocate.com ( 8/16/2013 10:06:31 AM -08:00 )

Vicco In The Media Spotlight Following Colbert Report Segment
VICCO, Ky. – After being featured in a segment on The Colbert Report this week, the eastern Kentucky town of Vicco is getting offers from reality TV show producers. Enlarge image. Vicco Mayor Jonny Cummings. The Appalachian town became the smallest more
WUKY ( 8/16/2013 9:48:00 AM -08:00 )

Colbert's Gay Mayor Segment With Kentuckian Goes Viral (Video)
Stephen Colbert's gay mayor skit with Mayor Johnny Cummings of Vicco, Ky., is being hailed by one reviewer as "perhaps the single best segment ever seen on The Colbert Report" and has gone viral. The segment aired Tuesday night and was an installment more
Newsmax.com ( 8/16/2013 9:35:09 AM -08:00 )

Is this the best Stephen Colbert segment ever?
In The Colbert Report's latest "People Who Are Destroying America" segment, the show visits Vicco, Ky., where it interviews the town's openly gay mayor, Johnny Cummings. The result? A piece that is "heartwarming, hilarious, and hopeful all at once," writes more
The Week Magazine ( 8/16/2013 9:25:17 AM -08:00 )

Stephen Colbert: This Smalltown Gay Mayor "Is Destroying America" (WATCH)
Vicco, Kentucky, isn't just smalltown America. It's teensy-weensy, itsy-bitsy America. We're talking population 334. So it's a little surprising the folks of Vicco elected an openly gay mayor. Or maybe it's not. It seems Mayor Johnny Cummings—a parttime more
NewNowNext ( 8/16/2013 9:17:51 AM -08:00 )

City of Vicco featured on Comedy Central's Colbert Report
Wednesday night, the small Perry County town was featured on the Colbert Report, which is a satirical show on Comedy Central. Vicco has made headlines before but this time, the town is getting a different kind of attention. Vicco Chief of Police Tony Vaughn more
WKYT ( 8/16/2013 6:04:38 AM -08:00 )

Comedian Colbert comes to Kentucky to expose the 'gay agenda'
Comedian Colbert comes to Kentucky to expose the This Sept. 8, 2010, publicity photo released by Comedy Central showed host Stephen Colbert of the"The Colbert Report," in New York. COMEDY CENTRAL, SCOTT GRIES — AP Photo. Recent Headlines. Family ties a factor in key Senate races 25 minutes more
Lexington Herald Leader ( 8/16/2013 6:03:34 AM -08:00 )

Stephen Colbert Takes On Gay Mayor Johnny Cummings In 'People Who Are
Stephen Colbert premiered the latest addition to his “People Who Are Destroying America” segments on last night's The Colbert Report, and it has already been labelled one of the greatest pieces to ever air on the show. Colbert introduced those watching to more
The Inquisitr ( 8/15/2013 7:38:34 PM -08:00 )

Stephen Colbert outs a small Kentucky town as awesome
Stephen Colbert has a way of skewering the delightfully skewerable, often by letting the subjects of his attention do most of the work themselves. But with this "People Who Are Destroying America" segment, not only does he expose some small-town Vicco, Ky. more
msnNOW ( 8/15/2013 3:50:50 PM -08:00 )

WATCH: Colbert Brilliantly Profiles Gay Mayor “Destroying” Small Town In
Stephen Colbert did an amazing profile last night on Johnny Cummings, the chain-smoking, openly gay mayor of Vicco, Kentucky — the smallest town in the nation to pass a non-discrimination ordinance that included sexual orientation. With a population of more
Queerty ( 8/15/2013 2:59:20 PM -08:00 )

Afternoon Links: Stephen Colbert Profiles Beloved, Kindhearted, America
One of the best features of The Colbert Report is the "People Destroying America" segment, and the video above is a prime example. Johnny Cummings is the mayor (and hairdresser) of a small town in Kentucky called Vicco, and he's openly gay (and openly more
Grantland (blog) ( 8/15/2013 2:17:14 PM -08:00 )

Video: Stephen Colbert Profiles Openly Gay Kentucky Mayor Johnny Cummings
johnny-cummings.jpg Stephen Colbert treated us all to another "People Who Are Destroying America" segment last night, and this time the subject is Johnny Cummings, the gay man who got elected mayor in the tiny, 340-person town of Vicco, Kentucky. more
SFist ( 8/15/2013 1:46:42 PM -08:00 )