Posted by Ben Golliver.
Stephen Colbert, cable television's premier satirist, has brought his pro-corporate schtick to the NBA lockout.
After recently interviewing billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who defended his fellow owners as "kind" and "caring" people, Colbert has released a mock political advertisement vouching for the NBA owners in their ongoing labor dispute with the NBA players.
The minute-long spot features a visual of an American flag, an unemployed businessman, mice chasing cheese, and a headshot of Cuban, as Colbert reads a voiceover script.
"It's another sad day in America," Colbert says. "As the NBA lockout grinds on, depriving millions of their favorite sport. Meanwhile, the NBA players will stop at nothing to get all the cheese. With unemployment at an all-time high the players are demanding more millions."
He continues: "But the NBA owners are on your side, they're working hard to save the season so Americans don't have to watch hockey. NBA owners are job creators who send our economy soaring... And heroes like Mark Cuban are the number one employer of our nation's tiny blimp pilots. The players have missed their shot, so call your local sports radio show and yell, 'We want our NBA.'"
Here's the video clip, via IAmAGM.com, courtesy of ColbertNation.com.