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Colbert is the Man
I hope you all have heard about this, but if you haven't--Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report, formerly of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, was the keynote speaker at the White House Press Correspondents Dinner. Instead of lobbing soft ball jokes about gas prices he did a scathing critism of the press and the administration, all in the guise of his president-loving, freedom fighting character. Words do not describe it, so go see it here (update: You Tube scrubbed the video, booo). One of the best bits:
"But, listen, let's review the rules. Here's how it works: the president makes decisions. He's the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Just put 'em through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again. Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration. You know - fiction!"
When you're done watching that, take a look at Stephen--the real Colbert, not the character--on 60 Minutes here. I'm so proud of Stephen... a pride only rivaled by my pride for Jon Stewart when he was on Crossfire a couple of years ago. Three cheers for the comedians, who tell the truth in ways the rest of us wish we could.
:: Kazen 9:47 AM [+] ::
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i seriously think it was the funniest because everyone in the audience seemed to scared to laugh too much. :-)
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