The Colbert Report has won a second Peabody Award, thanks to “its deadpan anchor’s ‘Super PAC’ segments lampooning the rise of megabucks politics,” according to the Peabody Committee.
“What an honor! I am truly speechless. Luckily, thanks to Citizens United, my money can speak for me,” said Colbert.
In classic Colbert fashion, the fake news host bragged about his big win, but said that the award wasn’t just about him:
“And I share this award with the members of the Supreme Court, whose Citizens United ruling made it possible, just as CNN could not have won their Peabody for their coverage of Egypt without the brutal regime of Hosni Mubarak. You guys are the real heroes.