We've previously reported on Stephen Colbert's laughable (yet somewhat alarming) presence in the 2012 Republican presidential primary. A Tuesday release of paperwork from his SuperPAC "Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow" to the Federal Election Commission, could suggest that it is perhaps time we take him seriously.
Earlier in the month NBC's Chuck Todd delivered some harsh comments for the media's indulgence of Colbert.
“He is making a mockery of the system,” Todd said during a panel discussion at Winthrop University. “Yes, the process is a mess, but he‘s doing it in a way that feels as if he’s trying to influence it with his own agenda that may be anti-Republican.”
“Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have this ability to want to mock us in the media all the time, claim we don’t do our job, and then when you call them out on it, say ‘we’re just comedians,’” Todd went on to say. “Actually no you’re not anymore. You are mocking what we’re doing, you want a place in this, you’re also going to be held accountable for how you do your job.”
The announcement of the $1,023,121 already raised by the SuperPAC, which has been used in the past to fund ads like "Mitt the Ripper,"may provide further credence to Todd's claim that Colbert's effect on the campaign is no joke.
Prior to the announcement of the over $1 million raised, Colbert spoke about the FEC filing during his show last night: