As many of the readers on the site may remember, we brought you news last July that Rock Band fan Benji noticed a familiar name crawl across the screen when Stephen Colbert was simultaneously lampooning AND engaging in the new political action committees (PACs). Now it looks like the details of the campaign that has since raised over a million dollars and is seriously competing with real political candidates running for president, and the largest single donation comes from someone we are all familiar with.
Most people who donated to the Colbert SuperPAC gave less than $200, and only one person gave over $5,000. That person was Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos, who donated $9,600. Could this donation be a nice “thank you” for allowing Charlene (I’m Right Behind You) to be released as DLC in Rock Band? We’re not sure, but that’s the theory we’re going with.
UPDATE: On last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, Alex was personally thanked by Stephen Colbert on the show, and he’s getting a special gift for his big donation. We’ve embedded the clip from the show below (starts at ~2:30).
[Full details; Thanks to Mark for the head’s up!]