Oh, how the gods must enjoy Stephen Colbert, I sure know I do.
“It has been said that freedom isn’t free. Today, we have placed a sizable down payment,” he noted.
Stephen Colbert at the FEC in Washington DCThe six FEC commissioners issued an unanimous advisory opinion to Colbert at their monthly meeting Thursday, stating that he could form the “Colbert Super PAC” with a media exemption. The exemption allows news outlets to report on campaigns without having their work considered a contribution, which would then have to be filed on a candidate’s disclosure forms.
The commissioners did rule in a 5-1 vote that Viacom would have to disclose payments if Colbert were to place advertisements on any media that was not “The Colbert Report.”