Sunday, April 30, 2006
Colbert Was Brutal to Bushie
Stephen Colbert was brutal to Bushie at the White House Correspondent's Dinner. (Scroll down for links to the video.)
Colbert ripped the Great Decider into miniscule bloody shreds. Only a few feet away from Colbert, the pResident's splotched and botoxy red face appeared to be in imperial pain.
Said Colbert, "When the president decides something on Monday, he still believes it on Wednesday - no matter what happened Tuesday."
Among his many close-at-hand targets, Colbert tore into Scalia, McCain, Tony Snow and the media.
"Fox believes in presenting both sides of the story — the president’s side and the vice president’s side."
The segment on Helen Thomas and her still unanswered question was a nice tribute to America's bravest journalist.
And to think the Great Decider had to sit through it all! The indignity!
Something is seriously wrong with the monarchy.
But you can hear Colbert and see the Great Decider's red face over at Crooks and Liars where there is a discussion by people who saw the entire scandalous show on CSPAN. Or you can see a shorter/edited version at One Good Move.
I hear CSPAN will replay the entire brutalizing Bushie event later today.
UPDATE: Everybody's talking about the courage, or unmitigated gall, of Stephen Colbert. The Moderate Voice has a nice round up from the left and the right. Also, see the E&P.
UPDATE 2: I just watched it again. Gawd, Colbert is fearless! Only in America do you find your best and bravest journalists over at Comedy Central. (With the notable exception of Helen Thomas.) CNN has been playing the Bush the Clown segment of the dinner all day and ignoring Colbert's Goring of the pResident. And isn't it funny how everybody on the internets is doing the exact opposite? Perhaps MSM will awaken a little bit tomorrow, I mean Colbert gave them such a BIG CLUE: Reality has a liberal bias. But stay tuned this week as Stephen Colbert's ratings soar. Question: Who set it up so that Colbert would have the last word?
You can see all of Colbert's Goring of the pResident in these three video installments, one, two, three. And here's a transcript.
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Posted by egalia at 7:42 AM