Colbert checks the math on Super PAC negative ads: ‘Arabian Nights’ plus Jay-Z’s problems

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 10:11 EDT
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Stephen Colbert on Super PACS. Screenshot via Comedy Central.
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Stephen Colbert took another look at the rise of Super PACs Tuesday evening, including how they have contributed to a major increase in negative campaign ads in the current election cycle.

“Since 2008, campaign spending by groups like Super PACs have jumped by more than 1100 percent,” Colbert mentioned. “To put 1100 in perspective, that’s the number of Arabian nights, plus the number of problems Jay-Z has.”

“So far this year, 70 percent of all presidential ads have been negative. That’s not even counting the positive Gingrich ads, which are still kind of negative because they include Newt Gingrich.”

WATCH: Video from Comedy Central, which was broadcast on May 8, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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