A Poli-Tea Politics Project: The Colbert Report Political Rorschach Test

In May, I relayed word of a study entitled "The Irony of Satire" from The International Journal of Press/Politics, which "investigated biased message processing of political satire in The Colbert Report and the influence of political ideology on perceptions of Stephen Colbert." At the time, I noted that Colbert's brand of comedy effectively functions as an ideological Rorschach test, in which both conservatives and liberals each see their own ideological predispositions mirrored in the phenomenon. We are confronted with such ideological mirages on a daily basis, and they are undoubtedly reinforced by the binary logic of the two-party system and the corresponding ideology of our duopolized politics. For fun, and on the basis of the study, I decided to create The Colbert Report Political Rorschach Test, an ongoing Poli-Tea Politics Project, in order to investigate the "truthiness" of duopoly ideology. Take the test, let me know what you think and spread the word if you're so inclined!

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