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Colbert: 'Difference maker' was ... a vampire

West Philly's Patrick Rodgers made national news two years ago when he won a "Sheriff Sale" order against Wells Fargo. Later, partly thanks to "The Colbert Report," the Goth music promoter became known as "the vampire who foreclosed on a bank."

Colbert: 'Difference maker' was ... a vampire

Patrick Rodgers is back in the news. Two years ago, the Philly homeowner was fighting Wells Fargo over his mortgage, as I described here and in follow-ups here and here. Now he's battling eBay - I'll tell you details in tomorrow's Tech Life column in the Inquirer - here's a link. But in case you missed how Stephen Colbert later exposed Rodgers as a vampire - and lambasted the rest of the media for ignoring the obvious - here's a Comedy Central video from 2011. Turns out Dan Rather would never have made the same mistake.

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