If Sarah Palin can have her own PAC, so can Stephen Colbert. After all, they’re both fake news generators, right? On Thursday, Colbert celebrated the official launch of his Super PAC — which, TPM Muckraker points out, goes by another funny name — in his usual modest style, assembling a crowd of admirers and reminding them, “I do not accept the status quo … but I do accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.” That’s some democracy right there. –KA

Colbert Nation

Your support matters…

Independent journalism is under threat and overshadowed by heavily funded mainstream media.

You can help level the playing field. Become a member.

Your tax-deductible contribution keeps us digging beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that unearths what's really happening- without compromise.

Give today to support our courageous, independent journalists.