Smith and Justice Thomas v. Colbert

A clip of CCP Chairman Brad Smith was featured in a segment on last night’s episode of “The Colbert Report.” Host Stephen Colbert took on the Common Cause-manufactured controversy about Justice Clarence Thomas and Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Colbert mangled a few facts (for instance, saying Citizens United allowed anonymous corporate contributions to candidates), but, hey, he’s a faux news host…

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Adds Brad: “Colbert is skewering me for agreeing with Chris Matthews!  Normally, I’d expect him to skewer me for disagreeing with Chris Matthews.  I can’t get a break!”


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