"Undermining my electoral viability since 2001."

Colbert Dropping Bombs

Trad media talking heads are hostile to Stephen Colbert for the same reasons columnists are hostile to bloggers: they're facing competition from strangers who are pitching a product that hits above the brain-stem, and people are responding. It's pretty alarming how most members of the Press (I'm thinking in particular of the I've heard Mark Halperin of ABC's "The Note" say) view themselves as producers of a commercial product, with a pretty dim assessment of their "consumers."

It's a post-consumer era, mi amigos. Take a minute and let it sink in.

Bonus link: Matt Stoller pens a great piece in Net Neutrality.