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Colbert's Campus Coddlers

lge Wrote: Jul 14, 2012 1:14 PM
Yawwwwn. You're a perfect Colbert admirer. I don't watch Colbert. I see his donkey face on news reports and various other shows he manages to get his boring self on. If you don't like other people's opinions, don't read them.

On July 9, Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi composed a puff piece to honor Stephen Colbert, "fake news" commentator and satirical fake conservative. It turns out Colbert is becoming an "obsession in academia," with a new collegiate submersion in "Truthinessology."

Let us agree that he can be very funny. Let's also agree that his satire being taken seriously by academia says something about the state of academia.

It also says something about those in the press who agree. Farhi winked in his story that this obsession is a problem, but then unfurled a long list of academic...