Back in the olden days, fake news was what The Daily Show reported, actually satire, with no expectations that its audience would think otherwise. When the Weekly World News reported “Hillary Clinton Adopts Alien Baby” or the National Enquirer headline screamed “Cheating Blake: 9 Women He’s Hiding From Gwen!” most people smirked.
On the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert generally stayed in character as the arch-conservative blowhard. Even when testifying before Congress. He recently recorded a segment for the Ask a Grown Man/Woman on Rookie, a web site for young girls, in which he dropped his on-screen persona to give thoughtful answers to questions about relationships submitted by readers/viewers. It’s definitely worth ten minutes of your time. Click here.