stephen colbert 500 Stephen Colbert talks 'Network' prophecy and Glenn BeckComedy Central political pundit Stephen Colbert opens up to the New York Times about his favorite movie, “Network.” The 1976 drama (or dark comedy) chronicles the corruption of news media, which Colbert hails as both prophetic and beautiful.

]]>Peter Finch, who won a posthumous Oscar for the role. His character is an anchorman regarded as “The Mad Prophet of the Airwaves” lacking a filter between what he thinks and what he says. He is murdered on air at the conclusion of the story.