In 2007, Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, announced his run for President of the United States. Now, in the midst of this week’s media frenzy regarding the question of the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso’s successor, Colbert dropped another bombshell on the Nation: he will be the 15th Dalai Lama.

Finally, a successor that both Tibetans and China can agree on.

On a more serious note, the media, at the least at first, got this story mostly wrong. Read our coverage here.

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