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Stephen Colbert's Monologue On The Oregon Shootings Was Powerful And Moving

"We change nothing and we pretend that it won’t happen again.”

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Saying he wanted to talk about the act of pretending, Colbert said he didn't know how to start his show given the tragedy.

"I can't pretend that it didn't happen," he said. "I also can't pretend to know what to do to prevent what happened yesterday all the times it has happened before."

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David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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