Stephen Colbert has gone after WOI during his past few shows, after the Des Moines ABC-affiliate refused to air his satirical Super PAC ad last week (video above). An unlikely byproduct of the feud is the growing national profile of WOI MMJ Katie Eastman, who Colbert has tried to recruit as his intrepid reporter on the inside.
A Facebook fan page has been set up in support of “Intrepid Cub Reporter Katie Eastman” joining “The Colbert Report,” and Colbert again lobbied for Eastman to join his cause on Monday (video inside). On Eastman’s own Facebook page, a growing number of people are urging her to join him.
In a statement last week, WOI said, “In the middle of all of this national coverage here in Iowa right now, we were quite surprised to find ourselves in the national spotlight.