A couple weeks back, a number of us flagged an illuminating New York Times investigative report about debt collectors sinking to new lows by cornering patients in hospitals.
Last week, concern about outrageous collection practices got the "Colbert bump" (watch the segment beginning around the 1:35 mark):
It's gratifying to see stories on consumer rights make the leap from newspapers and blogs to other media that reach larger and more diverse audiences.
PS (and OT). Interesting tidbits for Colbert fans: Read more about the far-reaching effects of the aforementioned bump. Watch Stephen crack himself up over the cancellation of his Norway "Norwalkathon."