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:
Stephen Colbert on anti-Obama obituaries
A Salon report inspires the comedian: "This gives a whole new voice to America's extremely silent majority"
March 4, 2011 4:40AM (UTC)
Justin Spees is an editorial fellow at Salon.MORE FROM Justin Spees