Comedian Stephen Colbertís now infamous testimony in front of the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Friday has drawn mixed reactions on Capitol Hill and off.
Subcommittee chairwoman Zoe Lofgren, Democrat of California, invited Colbert to bring attention to the struggles of illegal immigrant farm laborers, based on his first-hand experience Ė a day spent as a migrant worker for a Colbert Report segment.
Today the Globe's editorial page weighed in:
ďColbert began his remarks in his persona as a Bill OíReilly-style conservative commentator whose ideological blinders discredit everything he says. Colbertís gags ó his assertion that consumers should stop eating vegetables, his offer to enter a video of his colonoscopy into the congressional record ó fell embarrassingly flat.Ē
Read more of the Globeís ďA little earnestness goes a long wayĒ here.
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