OTB on Colbert

Doug Mataconis' Thursday posting "Herman Cain Releases Bizarre New Video Involving Apparent Goldfish Murder" got picked up on that night's edition of The Colbert Report.

Doug Mataconis’ Thursday posting “Herman Cain Releases Bizarre New Video Involving Apparent Goldfish Murder” got picked up on that night’s edition of The Colbert Report.

It’s at the 8:02 mark in the video. Commenter John Personna noticed it; I watch the show via DVR delay and hadn’t yet gotten to it.

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Comments

  1. I’m pretty sure that makes you “a friend of the show.”

    Or, under Colbert rules you can claim it.

  2. PD Shaw says:

    Congrats . . . I think.

  3. James Joyner says:

    @john personna: Amusingly, there’s been no indication of a Colbert Bump from this.

  4. @James Joyner:

    I’m afraid it was so fast that only us existing visitors would recognize it. Sorry, man.

  5. J-Dub says:

    Joe Scarborough mentioned a tweet from Doug on Morning Joe a couple weeks ago as well. Something about getting the f*** out of Afghanistan.

  6. Famous…..err, infamous. Which one leads to the big money again?

  7. @Doug Mataconis:

    From now on, always refer to Colbert as “friend of the site,” 😉

  8. This is weird, but I’ve actually suspected for a while that someone at the Colbert Report reads OTB reguluarly, because pretty much whenever you report something bizzare here, it ends up on the show the very next day.

  9. Neil Hudelson says:

    I was kind of impressed when James was published in The Atlantic. This? NOW you’ve made it to the big leagues.

  10. @Doug Mataconis:

    Famous…..err, infamous. Which one leads to the big money again?

    In the New Media era?

    Neither.

    (But cool nonetheless).

  11. John Peabody says:

    Brush with greatness- or whatever credit we give to the Comedy Channel. On the other hand, contributor Al Frankenstein is in the US Senate now…

  12. Dazedandconfused says:

    I think you guys are, collectively, quite representative of a broad cross-section of “middle of the road” America. Somehow it’s the wing-nuts that reel in all the cash.

    Best wishes to the whole batch here that the current apparent melt-down of the extremes will result in more people looking for information from other sources.