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What is the term for "artificial sincerity" coined by Stephen Colbert?

Asked by HarryWeener (33points) April 23rd, 2010

He uses it to describe the way journalists try to make a mundane topic sound exciting.

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thriftymaid's avatar

Flaky fakey fluff .

ucme's avatar

Doing an Oprah?

jrpowell's avatar

Are you thinking of Truthiness?

rebbel's avatar

Slightly lying.

Buttonstc's avatar

Truthiness is it.

HarryWeener's avatar

holy crap, that was fast. “truthiness” may be it. what i’m looking for is a term i heard colbert use during an interview on cnn. he defined it as “fake sincerity”. making something mundane seem important. for some reason i think it was more of a stoic adjective. ive been trying to find it on youtube, but to no avail.

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