Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Strange feeling

The Fox News crew is going after Steven Colbert for his Congressional testimony, linked to a couple of days ago by Greg Mankiw. As I watched - I only do this in hotels - they played a tape of Nancy Pelosi defending Colbert. I think this means I agree with Nancy Pelosi on something, which is pretty scary.

To me, though, the truly scary part of the Colbert testimony video is the near complete humorlessness of everyone else in the room. They can't laugh because Colbert is being honest. Congressional hearings are not about information gathering. They are about theater. But no one is supposed to say so.

So, I am with Mankiw and Pelosi on this one: advantage Colbert.

Addendum: A link to some conservative criticism of Colbert.

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