Stephen Colbert is now getting communication coaching from lead GOP spinmeister Frank Luntz, the man who rebranded oil drilling as "energy exploration" and counseled Republican politicians to "make the lack of scientific certainty a primary issue in the [climate change] debate." Luntz has done a lot to armor the GOP with the rhetorical weapons it needs to stab the environment in the face, and now he's telling Stephen how to be a slick customer like him. Does he know he's being mocked? Does he care, as long as he gets his fee?
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