At 12:30 a.m. Mountain time, during the wee hours of May 30, David Sirota, a columnist whose work frequently turns up in the physical version of the Denver Post as well as on Politics West, a Post blog that was at the center of a September 2007 Message column, will sit across a table from one of the few current pundits who understands that he's saying stupid things: Stephen Colbert.
Yes, Sirota's the guest on the next edition of The Colbert Report, the consistently hilarious Comedy Central send-up of cable blowhards. He's been down this road before: Click here to view his previous appearance on the program, broadcast in June 2006. And as was the case during that visit, he's got a new book to promote. His latest effort, The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington, sounds like just the sort of progressive manifesto that Colbert loves to whack around.
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Of course, Sirota won't mind being on the receiving end of a satirical smackdown -- if, that is, it helps him sell a few more books. -- Michael Roberts