I wasn’t at all surprised by the study John cited about Colbert. I hate to use this word, but Colbert is a genius, he hits just the right notes and his whole act has a good-heartedness to it that it doesn’t alienate anyone except the hardest-core #hashtagactivists.
That said, it is incredibly difficult for me to distinguish between real wingers and joke wingers. For example, is this a joke or not?
Well I've got to leave my home to go off to work so the losers & takers can stay in theirs watching their HD cable TVS on my dime. Bastards
— An Average Guys Take (@bobbyelesky) April 4, 2014