Stephen Colbert has gone where no pundit has dared go before — talking truth to the power of corporations. He discussed corporate personhood and the upcoming Supreme Court decision that might put the final nail in the coffin of free elections by giving corporations more free speech rights than actual (human) people.
What, you haven’t heard about that decision? Could it be because the media in this country is all owned by those same corporations that will benefit hugely from that decision? Including Comedy Central, which is owned by media giant Viacom.
In fact, Colbert spent two whole segments of his show on this subject:
UPDATE: Almost unbelievably, new Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor actually questioned corporate personhood today, saying that judges “created corporations as persons, gave birth to corporations as persons. There could be an argument made that that was the court’s error to start with … [imbuing] a creature of state law with human characteristics.” Wow!