Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert is putting his satire to work in the presidential campaign, forming a super PAC and announcing his support for former presidential candidate Herman Cain in the South Carolina primary.
But NBC News broadcaster Chuck Todd isn’t amused, The Huffington Post
"He is making a mockery of the system," Todd said at a Winthrop University forum in Rock Hill, S.C. "Is it fair to the process? Yes, the process is a mess, but he's doing it in a way that feels like he's trying to influence it with his own agenda and that may be anti-Republican."
Todd said the media should be careful about giving Colbert a broad platform, Huffington Post reports. "What is his real agenda here? Is it to educate the public about the dangers of money and politics, and what's going on? Or is it simply to marginalize the Republican Party? I think if I were a Republican candidate I would be concerned about that."
Todd said Colbert is doing a "noble" thing by educating his audience about the intricacies of a super PAC. But Todd also said that he "idolized" American politics and doesn’t want to see someone encouraging cynicism among the voting public.
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