So what the left found out is that they can't tell the truth and keep young people anymore, so they lie and then the media step up to declare the move brilliant and "informative." They also can't manufacture any energy to keep promoting their bankrupt agenda, so they impersonate conservatives in order to borrow *their* energy and then pass it off as parody, irony and uber-coolness.
It's really, REALLY pathetic. That's actually the biggest reason I can't watch Colbert's deplorable show. It would make me sad for him and sadder for the gullible Gen-Xers who watch him.