Trevor Potter's Feature on The Colbert Report is More Informative Than Actual News
Trevor Potter is featured in a New York Post article concerning his role in teaching viewers about basic campaign financing issues on The Colbert Report. A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center found that Colbert's elaborate gag of setting up a Super PAC served as "an extended civics lesson" and helped viewers better grasp the convoluted role of money in politics. For the complete article, please visit the New York Post's website.
Excerpt taken from the article.
Colbert's Super PAC, "Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow," accepted unlimited donations from corporations, unions and wealthy individuals. He also established a "shell corporation," which funneled anonymously donated money to his Super PAC. Former Federal Election Commission chairman Trevor Potter walked him through the entire process on the show and even seemed to hint that there wasn't much difference between money laundering and the shell corporation's gifts to the Super PAC.