The story of cyber security firm HBGary Federal and its plot to
undermine WikiLeaks is a convoluted tale.
To know HBGary is to know its battle with "hacktivist" group Anonymous
and how that struggle relates to Bank of America and even the U.S.
. Needless to say, it's not the ripest of material for a
quick-hitting comedy show on cable TV.
Colbert accepted the challenge last night, weaving the story together
with finesse in an elaborate setup to his joke. "Did I get that right?"
he asks Salon's Glenn Greenwald in the succeeding segment. "You did, you
explained it well." Have a look for yourself:
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