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Conservatives Think Stephen Colbert Is Serious?

If this is true, it’s 50% hilarious and 50% horrifying. According to this study, some Conservatives take Stephen Colbert quite seriously. From the abstract:

Additionally, there was no significant difference between the groups in thinking Colbert was funny, but conservatives were more likely to report that Colbert only pretends to be joking and genuinely meant what he said while liberals were more likely to report that Colbert used satire and was not serious when offering political statements. Conservatism also significantly predicted perceptions that Colbert disliked liberalism.

Now, before we jump to conclusions, this study needs to be evaluated.  We’re not statisticians by any stretch of the imagination, so we’ll leave the number crunching to others.  But seriously, you can’t take this guy at face value:

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UPDATE: We realize that this is old, but it’s still funny:  Evidence that ACTUAL CONSERVATIVES don’t realize that Colbert’s show is parody.  Be sure to scroll down and read the comments even if you don’t read the whole article.

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