Steny Hoyer: Stephen Colbert an 'Embarrassment'

Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 02:10 PM

By S.E. Cupp

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The laughs were short-lived (if they had any life at all) after comedian Stephen Colbert testified before the House immigration subcommittee, at the behest of Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren.

It was, to be sure, a preelection stunt meant to give Democrats an injection of that Hollywood cool they rely on so often to sell their wares.

But in a year when unemployment is still staggering and the economy is still slumbering, Colbert's standup (or sitdown, as it were) failed to impress.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer called the moment "an embarrassment." Strategist Chris Kofinis told Politico that, given Congress's low approval ratings, "we should forget social satirists." And David Corn of Mother Jones said Colbert was "making a mockery of this hearing."

And that was just the criticism from the left.

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