The Colbert Super PAC Takes on the NBA Lockout


Nobody wants Americans to have to watch hockey. Nobody. That’s why the Colbert Super PAC has put together this important ad about the MNBA lockout and its potential consequences for tiny indoor blimp pilots across the country (hint: the consequences would be dire). Here’s the full press release:

For Immediate Release

Colbert Super PAC’s New Ad Goes Strong to the Rim/Airwaves

TEXAS, USA – Colbert Super PAC has released a new TV ad to resolve the lockout in the Men’s National Basketball Association (MNBA). The commercial, entitled “Foul Balls,” chides the players for demanding superhuman salaries merely because they possess superhuman skills.

The spot was made possible thanks to a generous contribution from Colbert Super PAC S.H.H., a completely independent nonprofit organization which does not reveal its donor, or donors, or even if said donor(s) constitute a plural(s).

“I have always enjoyed watching a few rounds of ball-in-hoop,” said Stephen Colbert, President of Colbert Super PAC and Colbert Super PAC S.H.H. “But now, greedy basketball players are threatening the livelihoods of many in the MNBA: from the job-creating team owners, to the Maori basketball net weavers, to half-time mini-trampoline slam-dunk gorillas. In these tough economic times, can we really afford to pay players what they’re worth?”

The new commercial begins airing today in the most coveted ad spot in the nation – on the Dallas/Ft Worth’s WFAA Channel 8 Midday News at Noon – right between all-new episodes of “The Chew” and “One Life to Live.” Colbert Super PAC has also struck an exclusive deal with The Internet to stream the ad online – you can view it by clicking here.

Colbert Super PAC, also known as Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, is an independent expenditure-only committee, and Colbert Super PAC S.H.H. is a 501(c)(4) group that protects donor anonymity. Both were founded by pundit Stephen Colbert, who has a television program called The Colbert Report, which has recently hosted such notable guests as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Good guy.

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For Press Inquiries Contact:
David Stern, Commissioner
The Men’s National Basketball Association
(212) 407-8000

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