America, Stephen Colbert has failed you.
The comedy host apologized to the nation Wednesday night after a recent study showed that Americans actually learned more about campaign finance reform in the last presidential election from "The Colbert Report" than from any other news program.
"I have been ranked the most informative of all American news organizations and I am incredibly sorry," he said. "When we began this show I promised to feel the news at you from my gut. That's why I yank everything I say directly out of my ass."
For Colbert, doing a better job than Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and broadcast evening news was no victory at all.
"I let you down, nation," he said. "Clearly I must work harder at informing you less."
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