This incorrect spelling and pronunciation of Our Glorious Stephen's name appeared on the Fox News.com webpage on January 19, 2006: the morning following the pundit swap, in which Stephen Colbert and Bill O'Reilly appeared on each other's shows.
To date, the controversy surrounding the circumstances of just how this blasphemous spelling was allowed to plague the pages of America's favorite news source remains an unsolved mystery, shrouded in unasked questions. In the interests of justiness, Wikiality.com presents a fair and balanced account of all views on this event of superstantial national importance.
Conflicting Theories about the Falsy Spelling of Stephen ColbertEdit
The Liberal Media's Conspiracy TheoryEdit
The godless, bear-loving, New York Intellectuals in the liberal media would have us all believe that Fox News chose to spell "Stephen" as "Stephan" in order to "Frenchify" the name, thereby casting Stephen in an unfavorable light to the French-hating viewers of The O'Reilly Factor.
The Factor's More Rational ExplanationEdit
Dude, nobody told me spelling was part of the job, or I totally would have taken the position at Eddie Bauer. My uncle said this internship would like, totally look good on my resume and all, and he's like, friends with Rupert, so I was like, sure, why not? But I didn't think I was gonna have to really, like, work, you know? I mean, my buddy Pee never even had to show up for his internship. And O'Reilly is always like, asking me questions, you know what I mean? Like, "Do you work out?" "Do you have a girlfriend? Or a boyfriend?" That kind of creepy stuff. He's not right. I mean, how am I supposed to think with all that going on??? And then people get all crazy because I accidentally put an "A" instead of an "E" in "Stephen"?? It was an accident! I swear. I mean, I might get fired. Over a typo. Like, can that happen? I'm gonna call Pee. I think he might be interning for a lawyer now.
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