In a few decades time, people like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will be widely acknowledged as the heroes they are. People whose 'fake' news shows have more legitimate news and commentary than the vapid 'real' ones. Their buisiness is satire, yet they are far less disingenuous than the Serious Reporters.
And of course, most importantly of all, they are funnier than anything else on the tee vee. In fact, you can watch all kinds of Colbert videos from Colbert on Demand.
The video above was part of Colbert's Better Know a District segment, in which he aims to interview all 435 US Representatives. So far he has interviewed more than 60 - a few have been in on the joke but most have not. How can you be a high-ranking national-level politician in the US and not know who Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are? Especially after the 2006 White House Press Correspondents' Dinner. Especially if you agree to do an interview with them. Seriously, if they are that cocooned, they are really just asking for it.
Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA-3) interviewed in the video above plans to run for governor of Georgia in 2010. I would love to see an opposition ad against him that was just the Colbert video with no commentary.
Got any fun stuff planned for the weekend?