Saturday, June 10, 2006

You can't write this shit: DeLay cites Colbert

The Bugman is so desperate that he's now citing Stephen Colbert's faux-O'Reilly assault on Bob Greenwald's film in DeLay's defense:

A good sign that Tom DeLay doesn’t have the facts on his side: the top source for his latest defense against his critics is Stephen Colbert. This morning, DeLay’s legal defense fund sent out a mass email criticizing the movie “The Big Buy: Tom DeLay’s Stolen Congress,” by “Outfoxed” creator Robert Greenwald. The email features a “one-pager on the truth behind Liberal Hollywood’s the Big Buy,” and the lead item is Colbert’s interview with Greenwald on Comedy Central (where Colbert plays a faux-conservative, O’Reilly-esque character). The headline of the “fact sheet”: 'Colbert Cracks the Story on Real Motivations Behind the Movie."
I can see only two possible scenarios explaining DeLay's citation of a fictional wingnut TV host, as played by Colbert, in DeLay's defense:

(1) DeLay or his people don't realize that Colbert is playing a character (unlikely, because even if his people never watch the "Report", they must have heard about Colbert's evisceration of the Shrub at the National Press Correspondents' Dinner); or

(2) They know damned well that Colbert's character is a parodic fiction, but they assume that their target core supporters are too dumb to make the same realization (much more likely, given the stupidity of anyone who would vote for Tom DeLay expecting him to actually represent any interests other than his own greed).

Either way, you simply can't make this shit up--it's so perfect that no-one would believe it.

[h/t: ThinkProgress

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