Rep. Judy Chu: “The lone day Mr. Colbert spent in the fields gave him a better understanding of this issue than many people covering this story”

By: Saturday September 25, 2010 12:00 pm

Rep. Judy Chu, the last member of Congress to question Stephen Colbert during a hearing on migrant farm workers and an AgJobs bill, took issue with the media hand-wringing over the comedian’s in-character testimony, saying instead that he brought an important message to Congress and did a far better job covering the issue than any so-called straight reporter.

 

Colbert Gives More Attention to Farmworkers’ Struggle than Any Reporter in Half a Century

By: Friday September 24, 2010 11:40 am

We live in a short attention-span theater world (ironically, a Comedy Central show once hosted by Jon Stewart) where all too often, the voiceless and the less powerful need the backing of a louder megaphone to get their claims a hearing. Colbert displayed during the hearing that he understands this implicitly.

Happy Cesar Chavez Day!

By: Wednesday March 31, 2010 7:20 pm

Today is Cesar Chavez Day, honoring the birthday of the great Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers. President Obama designated today as Chavez day while meeting with the late UFW leader’s relatives.

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