Stephen Colbert on anti-Obama obituaries

A Salon report inspires the comedian: "This gives a whole new voice to America's extremely silent majority"

By Justin Spees
Published March 3, 2011 11:40PM (EST)

On his show Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert introduced viewers to a story originally reported by Salon's Justin Elliott about a bizarre trend: Obituaries containing pleas to send -- in lieu of flowers -- money to efforts to unseat Barack Obama:

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Justin Spees is an editorial fellow at Salon.

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