Colbert's irony and Twitter don't mix

    One of the unwritten but widely respected rules of satire is that somehow, somewhere, someone simply isn't going to get the joke.

    And if they don't get the joke, you get taken seriously about something you don't really believe.

    That makes Stephen Colbert, who has turned a satirical version of himself into a Comedy Central superstar of fake news, one of the bravest people on television.

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