Republicans Think Colbert's Serious: Study

Conservatives actually think comedian is conservative, too
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2009 7:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Geez, why do Republicans keep letting Stephen Colbert interview them?” some Ohio State researchers might have the answer: They don’t realize he’s making fun of them. According to a new study, conservatives “were more likely to report that Colbert only pretends to be joking, and genuinely meant what he said.” Just wait until these guys see his 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner show," writes Jason Linkin of the Huffington Post. That's some great pretend joking, there. (Read more Stephen Colbert stories.)