Stephen Colbert on Emotion vs Information

“[When I came up with the character] I was thinking of the idea of passion and emotion and certainty over information. […] Passion and emotion, what you feel in your gut, that’s more important to the public at large than information. If you can make information have passion and emotion as well that’s great, but it’s no important. Information is not important at all. You’ve really got to appeal to people. ”

Stephen Colbert