Now this is really funny. There’s a new documentary out, The Big Buy: Tom DeLay’s Stolen Congress, by Robert Greenwald. It apparently is an expose on DeLay’s corruption, and the DeLay folks are busy trying to spin the claims in it. They sent out a mass email about it that included a one-page fact sheet that declared:
Hollywood Pulls Michael Moore Antics on Tom DeLay
Colbert Cracks the Story on Real Motivations Behind the Movie
That’s right, they’re using a Stephen Colbert interview, where he asked such questions as, “Who hates American more, you or Michael Moore?”, as evidence to disprove the claims in Greenwald’s movie. The email actually claims that Greenwald “crashed and burned” under Colbert’s tough questioning. That line between reality and parody just seems to escape some people.