Re: Fake Newsman...

by Jonah Goldberg

I’m with Mark et al on this. I am really kind of stunned by the stupidity of the Democrats. I mean the entire political discussion has been about how the Democrats have been out of touch with the times, with the country’s needs etc. And here they are playing games with Stephen Colbert? I still like Colbert and think he can be funny. But it’s almost as if the Democrats are deliberately taunting the voters. Maybe that’s the idea for some reason?  Or maybe the idea is to activate the youth vote by making congressional hearings into an ironic joke?

In fairness, Colbert wouldn’t  provide the most “fakiness” to a Congressional hearing. Duke Cunningham invited Elmo to testify before Congress. Yes, Elmo the muppet. But at least Elmo’s testimony was on music education for kids. There aren’t raging passions on both sides of the music education issue. Bringing in Colbert — in character! — to talk immigration strikes me as  beyond idiotic.

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