Colbert is our top professor!
We've officially gone through Alice's mirror, folks: More citizens learn more about political issues from Stephen Colbert than from actual journos. Take the role of money in politics. A study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at Penn finds that The Colbert Report "is doing a better job than other news sources at teaching people about campaign financing," says its lead author, Bruce W. Hardy. Colbert "did better than every other news source we included in our model," he says. Based on phone surveys of 1,232 adults, the study tested Colbert's show against newspapers, talk radio, network news, and 24-hour news channels CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. Colbert's show provided "an extended civics lesson," researchers said in the report.