The Colbert Report wins Peabody award


This was a well-deserved win for his brilliant expose of how Super PACs make a mockery of campaign rules by enabling hugely wealthy individuals to secretly exercise vastly disproportionate power in the election process.

(This clip appeared on April 4, 2012. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)

Comments

  1. peter says

    Love the way he tied the Supreme Court decision to Mubarak.

    Brilliant as usual, he is.

  2. 'Tis Himself says

    It says something about the rest of the media when a comedy show wins a reporting award.

  3. timberwoof says

    When laws or regulations are extraordinarily convoluted and cost a significant amount of money to adhere to, we attach the name of an empire that crumbled in part because of such regulations: Byzantine.

    I wonder if the United States will lend its name to the sort of political situation we find ourselves in, where the Overton window has been dragged into the neighbor’s house and comedians are a more reliable source of news than news readers. “Oh, dear, that organization is so American.”

  4. raymills says

    bill o’reilly must be furious, he used to claim a Peabody. Now Colbert who he must hate with a passion has one.

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