Monday, April 18, 2011

Colbert and Viacom

Watch from 3:45-6

at 5:30 Colbert reads a letter from his "parent company who won't be viacomed" which says:
At this point, Stephen has used enough of Viacom's resources in promoting the as-yet-unformed PAC... that the FEC would likely see an in-kind donation from Viacom in the event the PAC is ever actually formed. That means you can't form it."

This was a great example of some of our conversations in class about the inabilities of the mainstream media to go against their parent companies but what comedy can do in its wake.

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