Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert
David Shankbone

On his popular Comedy Central talk show The Colbert Report Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert mourned the fact that his sister, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, lost to former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford in a race for the state’s first district’s Congressional seat.

“Mark Sanford beat my sister,” Colbert said. “I feel so betrayed by South Carolina.”

From Cronkite to Colbert

Aug 14, 2012

Americans used to turn to veteran journalists like Walter Cronkite for political coverage. These days, late-night comedians like Stephen Colbert are the most important political journalists in the country, according to author Geoffrey Baym.