Penn State Professor Blames Stephen Colbert’s Bad Ratings on Republicans

, Spencer Irvine, 7 Comments

The piece was published by Salon, so take it with a grain of salt:

Sophia McClennen, a professor of international affairs and comparative literature at Pennsylvania State University, recently sounded off on why she believes Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show” ratings are sagging – Republicans won’t watch it because they’re too thickheaded to get his clever jokes!

“It is the socially conservative, less educated, Tea Party version of the GOP that is least likely to want to watch smart comedy like Colbert’s,” McClennen stated in her Salon piece, titled “Republicans just don’t get Stephen Colbert: Why the Fox News-watching, climate-change denying crowd can’t understand complex satire.”