February 4th, 2012
Some recent commentary on Stephen Colbert and the wacky world of American campaign finance.
When a 91-year-old former justice is patiently explaining to a comedian that corporations are not people, it’s clear that everything about the majority opinion has been reduced to a punch line. - Slate
Stephen Colbert, a latter-day Twain and mock presidential candidate, is so valuable these days. Absurdism may be the only effective way to expose the absurdities of campaign finance laws. The laws have become so ludicrous that they require a satirist to unpack them in the pursuit of truth (or, as he calls it, “truthiness”). - Philadelphia Inquirer
It’s one thing to point out that the emperor has no clothes. It’s a damn sight more effective, as Colbert has shown, to get people to point and laugh at the emperor’s nakedness. - Politico
There is no funnier or smarter (or more heartbreaking or depressing) deconstruction of the American scene - particularly our fatally flawed political process, as signified by Colbert’s Super PAC - to be found anywhere else in the culture right now. - AdAge
(Above photo: Stephen Colbert and his attorney Trevor Potter aka Stevie C and T Potts)

Some recent commentary on Stephen Colbert and the wacky world of American campaign finance.

When a 91-year-old former justice is patiently explaining to a comedian that corporations are not people, it’s clear that everything about the majority opinion has been reduced to a punch line. - Slate

Stephen Colbert, a latter-day Twain and mock presidential candidate, is so valuable these days. Absurdism may be the only effective way to expose the absurdities of campaign finance laws. The laws have become so ludicrous that they require a satirist to unpack them in the pursuit of truth (or, as he calls it, “truthiness”). - Philadelphia Inquirer

It’s one thing to point out that the emperor has no clothes. It’s a damn sight more effective, as Colbert has shown, to get people to point and laugh at the emperor’s nakedness. - Politico

There is no funnier or smarter (or more heartbreaking or depressing) deconstruction of the American scene - particularly our fatally flawed political process, as signified by Colbert’s Super PAC - to be found anywhere else in the culture right now. - AdAge

(Above photo: Stephen Colbert and his attorney Trevor Potter aka Stevie C and T Potts)