Oh, I saw this as pure entertainment, Ann. It reminded me of an old British series, Not the Nine O'Clock News which was hilarious and definitely not the news. In the early 1960s there was a wonderfully satirical show in Britain, hosted by David Frost, called That Was the Week That Was. And of course, Colbert walks impressively close to the news in his show. It's amazing what can be done with "the news"!