30 August 2012 7:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Adam McKay-produced satire The Campaign provided a broad comedy satire on American politics, but don't mistake those laughs for a dearth of seriousness on the issues. Though he's built a mini empire on goofy humor, McKay has a sharp, progressive perspective. His films reach out to all sides of the aisle -- Ron Burgundy isn't exactly an idealogue -- but his Twitter feed is where he engages in more topical debate, without the worries of alienating box office customers. Photos: 'The Campaign' Premiere Stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis He has been especially active during the two nights of the

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