Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stephen Colbert Parody of NYT Think Tank Piece

Comedian Stephen Colbert has just done a parody of the recent New York Times piece on foreign government funding of US think tanks.

The video can be viewed here.  Washington Post's Eric Wemple has just written a brief post about the video clip.

Mr. Colbert said that he has "always been suspicious of Washington think tanks" and that there is "too much think and not enough tank."

He went on to call think tankers "chin-stroking intellecta-nerds" and goes on to single out Qatar's funding of Brookings, and funding of US think tanks by Japan and Norway.

The latest reactions to the NYT think tank piece can be found here (there are more than three dozen).