Stephen Colbert said a good word for public shaming on Monday night, so long as it is in the service of democracy.
On the eve of Election Day, the host of “The Colbert Report” brushed aside all the standard methods candidates have used to get out the vote, such as TV ads, pamphlets and busing to polling stations.
“The problem with all of those methods is that they rely on something few voters still have—a crap to give,” he said.
The host much preferred new flyers being sent out by certain groups and state parties that publicly identify how often recipients have voted over the years.
The flyers have been criticized for “shaming” people into voting by divulging their recent attendance at the polls to neighbors and friends.
“Please, bow to this emotional blackmail,” he urged viewers, “and vote tomorrow.”
Watch below, courtesy of Comedy Central: