Don’t get campaign finance? Experts recommend watching more Comedy Central.

by - June 03, 2014

In 2011, Stephen Colbert came to D.C. to talk about campaign finance. He stood outside the Federal Election Commission, surrounded by about 200 people and told a knock knock joke. “Knock knock,” Colbert said. “Who’s there?” responded the crowd. “Unlimited union and corporate campaign contributions.” “Unlimited union and corporate campaign contributions who?” “That’s the thing,” Colbert said. “I don’t think I should have to tell you.” Apparently, people who ate up this method of explaining outside money were far more knowledgeable about America's changing campaign finance law than those who didn't. This news comes from a new study published by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania titled, "Stephen Colbert's Civics Lesson: How Colbert Super PAC Taught Viewers About Campaign Finance."

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