Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Colbert Bump

Stuart and Colbert on the cover of Rolling Stone, Oct. 2006

Nation, in spite of stupid people like Rahm Emanuel not getting it, The Colbert Bump has been confirmed-- esp. in the realm of fundraising.

Democratic politicians enjoy a major spike in political contributions after appearing on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” according to a new study. Political scientist James Fowler of the University of California, San Diego found that Democrats receive a 40 percent increase in contributions in the month after appearing on the fake-news show. But Republicans, Fowler concludes, “essentially gain nothing,” according to a release. --Bob Cusack from The Hill
Good news and hopefully the word will get out and our Dems will choose the wonderful folks at Comedy Central over the Faux News Sleestaks.