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How Much Money Did Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC Give to Iowa Stations?

Stephen Colbert‘s Super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, recently filed a document with the the Federal Election Commission, reporting its donations and expenditures as of January 30th.

In addition to reporting over a million dollars in donations, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow also listed how much money it spent on running ads in Iowa before the state’s Republican caucus. Read more

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Colbert Checks in with WOI News Team Following Iowa Caucus

Stephen Colbert checked in with his favorite Des Moines local news team, WOI, this week following the Iowa caucus (video above).

Showing that his local news allegiances can change as quickly as the fortunes of a GOP candidate, Colbert flipped the channel over to New Hampshire’s WMUR after talking to the WOI team.

Stephen Colbert Calls Out WFAA Over Super PAC Ad

WFAA is the latest station to be taken to task by Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert for not airing an ad for his Super PAC.

In the above segment from last night’s “Colbert Report,” Colbert charges WFAA with an “elaborate, nefarious conspiracy” to quiet his Super PAC, saying he bought advertising time on the station’s noon newscast last week to air his latest ad, which calls for an immediate end to the NBA lockout. The ad never aired. Read more

WOI Boss Defends Decision Not to Air Colbert Ad: ‘It Was a Close Call’

WOI has been a favorite target of Stephen Colbert this past week, ever since the Des Moines ABC-affiliate decided not to air his satirical Super PAC ad in the days leading up to last weekend’s Iowa straw poll.

Colbert even called out station boss Ray Cole on Monday, offering a sort of apology for his criticism the previous week before joking about their chance meeting at the 2008 Emmy Awards (video inside). While Colbert has continued to poke fun of WOI, Cole is defending his station’s decision.

“This was a close call for us,” Cole told the Des Moines Register on Tuesday. “Our instincts are to grant access to our airwaves to qualified parties. We just felt this was too confusing. The straw poll isn’t a real election, but… it has a real impact.” Read more

Colbert Tries to Recruit WOI Reporter Katie Eastman

Stephen Colbert has gone after WOI during his past few shows, after the Des Moines ABC-affiliate refused to air his satirical Super PAC ad last week (video above). An unlikely byproduct of the feud is the growing national profile of WOI MMJ Katie Eastman, who Colbert has tried to recruit as his intrepid reporter on the inside.

A Facebook fan page has been set up in support of “Intrepid Cub Reporter Katie Eastman” joining “The Colbert Report,” and Colbert again lobbied for Eastman to join his cause on Monday (video inside). On Eastman’s own Facebook page, a growing number of people are urging her to join him. Read more