Colbert Advocates “Pre-Reporting the Future”

Stephen Colbert takes on the McCain campaign’s recent attempt to “pre-report” last week’s presidential debate—“He was getting his version of the story out before the press could mangle it with what happened“—and suggests that other public figures may want to follow suit:








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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.